By Jan Westmark-Allan The Barbaro statue at Churchill Downs I am the first to admit that I am not a racehorse aficionado, and while I love Thoroughbreds I don’t watch too many races.
Thursday, May 02 2013 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan Win a cross-country course walk with Karen O’Connor on May 10 at 4:30 Win A Cross-Country Course Walk with Olympian Karen O’Connor at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event! Sidelines Magazine and the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event are teaming up to give one lucky winner the cross-country course walk of a lifetime. The winner will get a one-on-one course walk experience with United States Three-Day Eventing Olympian Karen O’Connor on May 10 th at 4:30
By Jan Westmark-Allan The de Leyer kids grew up with Snowman, who retired from the show ring in 1962. Photo from the Private Collection of Harry de Leyer In the May issue of Sidelines, Emily Riden wrote a story for us called “Harry de Leyer and Snowman: A Cinderella Story Becomes a Film.” It’s a great story and when I read Emily’s story I rushed out and bought the book “The Eighty Dollar Champion.” I loved the book and the story of Harry, a Dutch immigrant, and his horse Snowman
Sunday, April 28 2013 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan Buck Davidson is in third place after dressage and cross country at the 2013 Rolex and had the best optimum time for an American rider so he rode away with a two-year free lease on a Land Rover! Photo by Beth Grant Photography Day three of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event was exciting – because it’s always exciting to watch horses and riders gallop over huge obstacles and make it look like they are showing in a walk-trot crossrails class. The cross-country course was 11 miles, and I don’t know how the horses felt after galloping it, but my feet hurt after walking it. We tried to watch as many jumps as possible, so we walked the entire course.
Friday, April 26 2013 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan Rolex – day two! Day two of the Kentucky Rolex Three-Day Event meant the second day of dressage and at this writing William Fox-Pitt is in the lead with Chilli Morning (although another dressage rider could have taken the lead by now). The weather is beautiful, the dressage is fantastic and the Kentucky Horse Park is packed with people.
By Jan Westmark-Allan All of the horses passed the jog yesterday, despite the fact that it was a wet, wild and windy day! Today is cold and beautiful in the BlueGrass State and at the Kentucky Horse Park! We have purchased New Vocations sweatshirts to stay warm – and just got back from watching the Friesian demonstration! Dressage is half way through today, and is going great. Here are a few photos of yesterday’s jog. (All jog photos by Beth Harpham) William Fox-Pitt and Seacookie
Thursday, April 25 2013 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan Keeneland Track It rained all day yesterday (Wednesday) but today has dawned bright and beautiful.
Tuesday, April 23 2013 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan We are here!! The Campbell House in Lexington, Kentucky. The Kentucky Rolex Three-Day Event begins on Thursday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, and many of the Sidelines staff arrived today! The Bluegrass State is a great place and tomorrow we will head to The Kentucky Horse Park – a favorite destination for horse people.
Sunday, April 21 2013 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan Enter the Sidelines Magazine Ride to Rolex contest – send in a photo like this! Sidelines Magazine Ride to Rolex Contest April 21 – 28 Win a clinic with Ralph Hill or Eric Dierks or a great horse bag or tote from Upcycled Sacks . To enter, send in a photo of your horse’s ears – taken from the back of your horse!! (Just pretend you are riding to Rolex, camera in hand while sitting in the saddle.) All winners will be drawn at random for the four prizes, BUT you must state if you want to be in the drawing for a free clinic
Sunday, April 14 2013 by Editor
William Fox-Pitt’s autobiography By Jan Westmark-Allan William Fox-Pitt is an Olympian, world-champion and two-time winner of the Kentucky Rolex Three-Day event.