Thursday, May 02 2013 by Editor
Proceeds benefited New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and Retired Racehorse Training Project Lexington, KY- Friday night’s Thoroughbreds For All nearly doubled in size from last year’s event with over 500 attending from 28 states while raising over $12,000 for two worthy aftercare charities. The majority of the audience was made up of equestrians in town for the Rolex Three Day Event who wanted to learn more about retired Thoroughbred racehorses. The racing industry was well represented as the event was sponsored by AmWest Entertainment, Gulfstream After Care, and Three Chimneys Farm. The beneficiaries, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and the Retired Racehorse Training Program, partnered to host the educational event at the New Vocations Lexington facility. The evening consisted of dinner followed by a special presentation from The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program to recognize each of the 2013 Rolex riders competing on registered Thoroughbreds with a gift. Each Rolex rider shared their thoughts and most their preference for using retired racehorses for eventing. “The Thoroughbred Incentive Program recognizes and rewards the versatility of the Thoroughbred through sponsorship of Thoroughbred classes and awards at horse shows and events across the United States and Canada,” said Kristin Leshney , legal associate for The Jockey Club “The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is the epitome of equine athleticism, and it was an honor to be able to recognize so many Thoroughbreds competing at this level.” The remainder of the evening consisted of four sessions focused on how to choose and work with newly retired racehorses.
Jack Lube, the winner of the Sidelines Magazine WEF Exclusive Showing Vacation contest competing at WEF!! He tells us about the awesome experience!
Bethany Peslar of Everglades Dressage gives a dressage lesson to Sidelines Magazine Editor in Chief Jan Westmark-Allan and staff writer Abby Westmark at her Everglades Dressage Farm in Grand Prix Village, Wellington, Florida.
Monday, February 04 2013 by Editor
We get a chance to speak with French rider Marie Hecart on what brought her to compete in the United States and how growing up with International show jumper Michel Hecart as her father shaped her riding career.
Equine Massage Expert Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt discusses the benefit of massage for both the horse and rider.
Sunday, December 02 2012 by Editor
December 1, 2012 –New York, NY- New York’s QUAD Cinema, IMA Studios, WFLF Humanion Films and The Triumph Project are proud to present the provocative new documentary Saving America’s Horses: A Nation Betrayed produced, written and directed by filmmaker Katia Louise. Featuring revealing interviews with distinguished veterinarians, trainers, academics, investigators, policymakers and members of the equine community, including Paul Sorvino, Linda Gray, Tippi Hedren, and Willie Nelson, the film addresses a question that recently prompted the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, to threaten to “punch out” a reporter who asked him if “any changes need to take place in the system in terms of safeguarding America’s wild and domestic horses.” Louise and her organization, the Wild for Life Foundation, ask the same question in her investigation of the economic, environmental, public health and ethical issues surrounding the slaughter of both wild and domestic horses for their meat.
By Jan Westmark-Allan The first thing I notice when I walked into Louise Mellon’s sunny art studio in Aiken, South Carolina, is that it makes me smile. The walls are covered with Louise’s vivid artwork – from traditional pieces that take your breath away to the quirky ones like her “Olympic Show Bull Jumping” painting