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
Thursday, January 31 2013 by Editor
The third annual So8ths/Nikon Three-Day Event in the “Heart of the Carolinas” takes place May 2-5 in Chesterfield, SC. Now’s your chance to see what this event is all about by reliving all the action thanks to a creative video produced by nFocus Pictures and visible on Southern 8ths’ YouTube channel. Noted course designer Tremaine Cooper aboard Arnold, owned by Southern 8ths Farm owner, Brad Turley.
We caught up with Canadian polo player Laura Wilson at Polo West in Wellington, Florida to catch some of the action and get brought up to speed on the finer points of Arena Polo.
Brian Krausert, President, Beaver Drilling and his wife Dr. Donna Wood presenting the trophy to Carla Diewert aboard Vaquero, winners of the Beaver Drilling Puissance in 2011. Photo credit: Spruce Meadows Media Services
Friday, October 05 2012 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan A few years ago I was at my farm outside of Wellington, Florida, when Sidelines contributing writer Sydney Masters called me and asked if I wanted to catch the jitney with her that weekend and go watch the Hampton Classic Horse Show! Well of course I said YES! But of course I also couldn’t go.
Tuesday, October 02 2012 by Editor
Upper Marlboro, MD – October 1, 2012 – The Capital Challenge Horse Show kicked off hunter competition today at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center. Ten divisions had their opening classes, and the class winners were honored in presentations.
Megan MacPherson Rides to Victory in North American Junior Flat Equitation Championship to Kick Off Capital Challenge Equitation Weekend
Sunday, September 30 2012 by Editor
Upper Marlboro, MD – September 29, 2012 – The Capital Challenge Horse Show opened up competition today at the Show Place Arena. This is the first day of the Capital Challenge Equitation Championship Weekend, presented by Bigeq.com.
Rolex Kentucky – 27 Jumped, Fox-Pitt & Parklane Hawk Won 2nd Leg of Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing, Allison Springer & Arthur USEF Nat’l…
Sunday, April 29 2012 by Editor
Sunday – the grand finale of Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event, presented by Bridgestone, spotlighted 27 horses in the show jumping, which began at 12:45 pm. At this morning’s final veterinary inspection, of the 30 horses presented, one did not receive the ground jury’s nod and two horses, held for re-inspection, withdrew. Before the jog, two horses were withdrawn: RF Rovano Rex, but Marilyn has her second horse RF Demeter (one of the few mares entered in this year’s Rolex) and Saturday night, after cross-country, Sara Kozumplik withdrew Manolo Blahnik, who comported himself great at his first-ever four-star even though he didn’t complete. Kudos to Sara for putting her horse first – she’s a class act rider and trainer all the way. This morning, Sara texted to me: “He was amazing yesterday. I had silly mistake at easy fence. so proud of him.” Manny is fine, by the way.
Saturday, April 28 2012 by Editor
Wowie zowie – what a morning – we’re still reeling from the changes in the leaderboard. Even before the XC began, there were three withdrawals: Buck Davidson pulled out with Absolute Liberty, who would have been first out of the start box this morning, & his Pan Titanium, Jolie Wentworth & Killian O’Connor. Then, only two completed the cross-country out of the first seven horses to start this morning! Two retired on course: Andrew Nicholson (NZL) took out a frangible pin at 9abc – Bridgestone Park Question (coffin combination), picking up 21 penalties, and James Alliston (GBR) and Jumbo’s Jake after they accumulated 20 penalties at 9abc – and 17abcde, the Sunken Road. Three were eliminated – Karen O’Connor had a splash crash at the HSBC Water Park (5abcd) – no injuries to horse or rider, just dampened spirits, but Karen has another chance with Mr. Medicott this afternoon. Becky Holder and Courageous Comet got to #22abc, the HSBC FEI Classic Series Normandy Bank, but parted company and Becky bought a cheap piece of real estate that cost dearly in terms of her goals with her wonderful ex-racehorse