September 18 th , 2013- The 2013 Aiken Fall Festival horse show series came to a close this past Sunday. The two week hunter/jumper show ran from September 5-8 and 12- 15 at Highfields Event Center in Aiken, SC and was managed by Equus Events and show organizer JP Godard. Gold sponsors of this year’s event included: The Willcox, The Barn Book, Sidelines Magazine, The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill, Fenwick Equestrian, Dietrich and Company Equine Insurance The Mark Lexton Collection, DFG Stables, Gamboa Veterinary Services, EquiFit, Inc., One K Helmets, Holley Tractor, Integrity Fine Equestrian Linens Silver Sponsors- Aiken Yoga, CrossFit Aiken, Equine Divine, Finally Farm, Oak Manor Saddlery, Sandra Thomas, The Aiken Horse Hospitality Sponsors- Allison Mills, Beaver River Farm, Booth Parker, Brick Church Farm, Bridlewood Farm, Christison Stables, DFG Stables, Gagne International, Hot To Trot Boutique, Liz Tarumianz, The Willcox, The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill A special thanks to title sponsors; Holley Tractor for sponsoring the National Hunter Derby Friday, September 6 th , The Willcox for sponsoring the $15,000 Jumper Classic on Saturday, September 14 th , and The Tack Room for sponsoring Zone 4 Horse of the Year Finals. Friday evening featured the 2 nd annual Bridles and Birdies Relay Challenge which took place out on the grass field. The event combines two of Aiken’s greatest passions, horses and golf. 11 teams composed of professional and amateur riders along with 5 local celebrities all competed in a unique relay that combined a jumping course and a golf related course consisting of several golf challenges. “I’m super excited by the turnout this year, it’s awesome,” said Megan Godard, Equus Events.
Tuesday, September 17 2013 by Editor
OTTAWA, ON, Sept.16 2013 — Laurence Blais Tetreault of Montreal, QC has been named the Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month for August.
Wednesday, July 31 2013 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan New Sidelines intern Katherine Winter Martin, from Texas! I am thrilled with our Sidelines interns – they do a great job helping me out on our website and Facebook page. I want to welcome Texas rider, writer and photographer Katherine Winter Martin – a new Sidelines intern! You can read her story below, and if you follow our Facebook page you will have already seen her photos. Katherine is a whiz kid when it comes to photography (that makes three photography whiz kid Sidelines interns – yay, Christina, Rachel and Katherine!!) and I know you will want to share all their great photos.
Friday, February 15 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL – February 14, 2013 - As Valentine’s Day welcomes in the roses, cards and candy, we all can enjoy the ones we love, or even imagine the ideal date with a celebrity. Look no further as the White, White West Party benefiting Horses Healing Hearts offers more than food, fun and entertainment at the Players Club on February 22, 2013.
HorseShow.com ‘s online network opens a world of possibilities for dressage enthusiasts of all ages and abilities In today’s uncertain economy, times are tough for almost everyone, and horse enthusiasts are no exception. With increasing membership dues and entry fees, rising costs for feed and supplies, and skyrocketing fuel prices, equine budgets are stretched to the max. As a result of these increasing expenses, many riders are forced to make difficult decisions as to whether or not they can even afford to compete in horse shows; and if making the financial commitment to compete, exhibitors must be more certain than ever that they are truly ready for the level of competition they will face, and maximize that showing opportunity to gain the most points towards year-end awards, or the required qualifying score for championships. HorseShow.com , an online horse show network, offers a revolutionary way to assess a horse and rider’s readiness for competition and receive expert feedback without the expense of actually traveling to a live show. Video entries are now being accepted for HorseShow.com ‘s Spring Dressage Festival, which offers classes for Training through Fourth Level and the FEI tests, and will be judged by renowned USEF and FEI official Natalie Lamping. In addition, HorseShow.com is offering a “Focus on Dressage Equitation” division, open to all age riders. “I think this is a tremendous opportunity for dressage riders to get a judge’s feedback about where they stand,” said Lamping. “Do you feel solid at your level but want to get extra practice and feedback before your next big show? Are you thinking about moving up a level but want to be sure you’re ready? Or maybe you live in an area without many dressage shows. For all of these riders, the HorseShow.com network can be an invaluable resource.” Entering a digital horse show is easy. By visiting the HorseShow.com website, a rider can sign up for a free membership and set up a profile for her horse. As a bonus, new members receive enough online “credits” so that their first class entry is free. Competitors can then upload a video of their test of choice, filmed from the comfort of their own facility.
(SPRUCE MEADOWS, Calgary, AB): There are a few sure indications of the arrival of spring: the swelling of buds on the trees, tulips poking up through the newly thawed ground, street sweepers out gathering up all the gravel that was spread on the icy, winter roads. There are a few additional signs at Spruce Meadows that usher in spring: new foals, construction and the removal of the tarps from the grass of the International Ring.
Monday, May 02 2011 by Editor
Low Score Winner Becky Brown and EZ Win Nikon Camera The riders couldn’t say enough nice things about Heart of the Carolinas Three-Day Event in Chesterfield, SC at Southern Eighths Farm. They loved the facility, the organization, the footing, the courses, the jumps – just everything. When it was all over Jim Baker and Wings claimed the victory in the Beginner-Novice division (58.30). “The format and the organization were topnotch. I can’t say enough about it,” he readily commented. Becky Brown and EZ dominated the Training level (32.90) and Anne Lane Maunder and Penny Lane (37.30) were the winners in the Novice division. As the Low Score rider of the event, Brown was in awe when she was presented with a Nikon D3100 Camera Kit. “I’m floored,” she commented. “I can’t believe I won this camera. We’ve all had our eye on it all weekend.” Jim Baker and Wings are Victorious in Beginner Novice Jim couldn’t have been happier for this opportunity to check out what Southern Eighths has to offer and commented, “I feel wonderful, fantastic on top of the world. I thought the show jumping went very well. It was a typical switch back type course which I tend to like.” Jim was pleased with how Wings finished. “I think Wings grew a lot in confidence. I saw him mature over the weekend. He was nervous when he got here and now he’s calmed down. I was very pleased with the way things went over the weekend.” When asked what he thought the best part of the weekend was, Jim was quick to respond, “The facilities are amazing, simply amazing, probably the most spectacular thing is the effort they made for us as competitors. I’ve been Eventing for a long time and we have never had this done for us. For the average competitor, the lower level competitor, this was a phenomenal event. I’ve only seen this at the higher level events.” Brad Turley, owner of Southern Eighths is already talking about doing some schooling weekends in addition to next year’s event. When Jim heard that he was quickly onboard.
Saturday, April 30 2011 by Editor
Leipzig, Germany - A strong field of 15 riders from nine nations contested Saturday evening’s Grand Prix Freestyle, to bring the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final to a close. There were three nations that qualified three riders each for tonight’s class; the United States, The Netherlands and Germany.
Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Ready for CCI4* Challenge at the 2011 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials
Thursday, April 21 2011 by Editor
Lexington, KY – All 84 horses presented at the first Horse Inspection at the 2011 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials were accepted by the Ground Jury without incident. This includes three American horses: Mandiba, BallyNoe Castle RM and The Good Witch