Thursday, March 21 2013 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan The Sidelines OTTB Photo Contest was a huge success and we are excited to show you the 20 photos that were awarded Honorable Mentions! Thanks again to everyone who sent in photos and took part in the contest – and thanks also for rescuing your horses. You will never know how much you inspired me!! Thanks and keep on spreading the news – “Save a Life, Adopt a Horse!” In case you missed the top four winners and top four runner-ups, here is the link to the page with their photos: http://sidelinesnews.com/blogs/editorsnotes/and-the-lucky-ottb-photo-contest-winners-are.html
By Jan Westmark-Allan If you followed the Sidelines Magazine OTTB (off-the-track-Thoroughbred) Photo Contest , then you know that judging the contest wasn’t going to be easy. It was a “PHOTO” contest – so our judges (an independent panel, unpaid) judged based on the photo and the description of the photo. I am thankful I didn’t have to help judge (too much pressure!!) but I am thrilled with their results and I think they did a great job! The best part of the contest – as I know all of you will agree – was seeing the hundreds and hundreds of photos of rescued OTTBs now living their amazing and wonderful lives! It brings tears to my eyes just to think of all of the people who rescued former racehorses – I am so proud of all of you – you are all winners in my book!! The four top winners and four top runner-ups will appear in the May issue of Sidelines – the 20 Honorable Mention photos will only appear on the website (and in another blog I will post soon).
By Jan Westmark-Allan I met Alexandra Cherubini, the founder of EquiFit, about eight years ago at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington. I did a story on her company, which was fairly new at the time – and it has been very exciting to watch it grow by leaps and bounds over the years.
By Jan Westmark-Allan Valiente’s Patron, Bob Jornayvaz about to score. All photos by Alan Fabricant More flying ponies were spotted in Wellie World (a nickname for Wellington, Florida)this weekend – which translates to fast galloping polo ponies!! Photographer Alan Fabricant (www.alfabphoto.com) was on hand for the action and sent me photos. I love the photos, like the one above, where no hooves are on the ground – that pony is flying! This weekend they played the qualifying game for the USPA Piaget Gold Cup and Audi beat Alegria and Veliente beat Coca Cola
By Jan Westmark-Allan A great book! We are knee-deep in the Sidelines OTTB Photo contest and it has been amazing to read each story and see the photos. They are heartwarming and amazing stories and show the strength and determination of the Thoroughbred breed.
Friday, March 08 2013 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan Today I welcome SmartPak as my guest blogger – and hopefully you can learn a thing or two about what to do with your horse’s tender tummy. And you can also learn about SmartPak’s new ColiCare program. Thanks SmartPak for sharing your knowledge.
Thursday, March 07 2013 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan Sgt. Reckless – the little mare who served with the Marines in the Korean War. I had seen the Reckless YouTube video a while back – about the amazing little mare who was a pack horse for the Marines in 1952 during the Korean War and became a historical part of the U.S
By Jan Westmark-Allan The Dancing Pony doing his thing! If you haven’t seen the Dancing Pony who is dancing his way around YouTube and Facebook pages everywhere – well take one minute and ten seconds to sit down and watch it – and get ready to smile. It’s silly (and I’m not even sure what it is advertising) – but nothing beats a silly dancing pony! I am a big fan of Shetland Ponies – and this dancing Shetland Pony takes it to an all new level
By Jan Westmark-Allan Hilario Ulloa of Alegria advances the ball. All photos by Alan Fabricant The last time I was in Wellington, Florida, I enjoyed watching polo
By Jan Westmark-Allan Enter the Sidelines Magazine OTTB Photo Contest now! Sidelines Magazine OTTB Photo Contest “Beyond the Track and Under Tack” Sponsored by Fenwick Equestrian Products and OnTyte Magnetic Stirrup System Contest runs March 2 – 16 One entry per person – no professional photos allowed, unless submitted by the professional photographer Sidelines Magazine is a big fan of Off the Track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) – and we know you are too! We want to see photos of your OTTBs – so the search is on! They can be photos around the barn, at a show, or even in the horse’s former life on the track. The OTTB doesn’t have to belong to you – it can be a horse you ride, admire or wish you owned! No professional photos – unless the professional photographer submits them!! And only one entry per person.