By Jan Westmark-Allan My dog Bugs – found on the side of the road about 9 years ago. Faithful companion, lover of food and trusty sidekick! My last blog was about dogs, and here we go again – another dog blog. But as I have said before, loving horses and loving dogs goes hand in hand – or hoof in paw
By Jan Westmark-Allan John and his dog Schoep, who just passed away. This photo by Hannah Stonehouse Hudson turned them into Internet sensations. The news that Schoep, the 20-year-old dog owned by John Unger, passed away has saddened the animal community
By Jan Westmark-Allan “Don Altena made his competition debut under Canadian Olympian David Marcus at the CornerStone Summer Festival held July 12 to 14 at Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave, ON.” Photo Credit – Ally Dunlop Canadian Olympic Dressage rider David Marcus appeared on the April cover of Sidelines Magazine with his gorgeous Olympic partner Chrevi’s Capital. I had the pleasure of attending the photo shoot (at Tuny Page’s Stillpoint Farm in Wellington, Florida) and it was a great shoot! Photographer Sue Stickle took a zillion photos (not sure it that is an accurate number) and David and Chrevi were great sports – not to mention very photogenic! After the photo shoot, David saddled up his other great mount Don Kontes and rode him in the indoor for us. It was beautiful – poetry in motion.
By Jan Westmark-Allan Click on the link below to see the horse playing with the ball. In my line of work, I see lots of horse videos. Many are cute, some are touching and some just make you smile.
Tuesday, July 02 2013 by Editor
Would You Like To Design A Hunter Derby Course? Then Enter the Sidelines Magazine – Charleston Summer Classic “Design A Hunter Derby Course” Contest Sidelines Magazine and the Charleston Summer Classic Horse Show are teaming up to give one lucky winner the chance to design a Hunter Derby course at the Charleston Classic Week II at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Johns Island in South Carolina
Sunday, June 30 2013 by Editor
The Course Walk with a Grand Prix Rider will take place at the Colorado Horse Park. The winner will get to walk the course with Grand Prix rider Mark Mead (riding Balthazar). Photo by Carrie Wirth Enjoy the Experience of a Lifetime and Win the Chance to Walk The Course With A Grand Prix Rider Before the $40,000 Holiday Inn of Parker Grand Prix on July 13! One lucky winner will get the chance to walk the course at the Colorado Horse Park with Grand Prix rider Mark Mead on July 13, 2013 during the Summer in the Rockies V Show
Sunday, June 30 2013 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan The Black Forest, Colorado Last week I went to Colorado Springs, Colorado for the American Horse Publications annual conference. I had a great time with Sidelines staff writer Dani Moritz and Sidelines intern April Leonard. I spent my final day in Colorado with Kayce Douglass, our Sidelines Rocky Mountain sales rep, and she took me on a whirlwind trip through Colorado
Friday, June 28 2013 by Editor
Enter Sidelines’ Oldies but Goodies contest! Enter Sidelines Magazine’s “Oldies But Goodies” Contest (Horses & Ponies 25 years and older) By Jan Westmark-Allan Everyone loves pictures of adorable foals, but what about those equine gems that have been around for what feels like forever? Sidelines thinks older horses deserve a shout out too! Sidelines Magazine is celebrating horses and ponies 25 and older through our “Oldies but Goodies” contest
Saturday, June 22 2013 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan Sun setting over the mountains in Colorado Springs. I am so proud!! Sniff, Sniff!! April Leonard, who was an intern for Sidelines and handled social media as well as wrote stories, just won the Student Award for 2013 at the American Horse Publications conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
By Jan Westmark-Allan Sidelines at the American Horse Publications seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. l to r: Jan Westmark-Allan, April Leonard and Dani Mortiz I arrived in Colorado Springs, Colorado yesterday for the American Horse Publications annual seminar