Television personality Stephen Colbert had the dressage world buzzing with his announcement on the “Colbert Report” that dressage is the Sport of the Summer. Colbert talked about Rafalca, owned in part by Ann Romney (wife of Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney), who is ridden by Jan Ebeling and said dressage was “basically NASCAR in a velvet
ShowChic (formerly Show Clothes) has developed a Mentorship Program to help younger upcoming riders. Instead of just giving them riding clothes and goodies Michele Hundt, owner, came up with the idea of mentoring these riders and having them help in her store and at shows. The first lucky participants are Mary Cameron Rollins, Lauren Knoop
Brandi Roenick has leased Bruce and Jen Hlavacek’s Pan American Games gold medal winner Weltino’s Magic this season. Roenick, 17, won three gold medals at the North American Junior And Young Rider Championships. She has been living and training with Steffen and Shannon Peters for a year and a half. Congratulations to Courtney King Dye!
Dwight Tran (a student at Yale University) of Polo Gear/Palm Beach Rox Team was named Most Improved Player at the Third Annual International Gay Polo Tournament. Talbot Logan (Marketing Director forRalph Lauren) of Polo Gear/Palm Beach Rox Team was named MVP at the Third Annual International Gay Polo Tournament. Another polo club in Aiken? Sort
Catching up: Mary Kate Olsen, part of those famous Olsen twins was seen in Wellington recently. We hear she purchased a horse from Debbie Stephens and will be on the scene when she isn’t acting. Yes folks, Bill Gates has been in and out of Wellington a number of times. His daughter was showing at
Catching up: We love superstars, and you don’t get much more super than Totilas, soooo if you haven’t seen him, now’s your chance! We are told that this spectacular animal will make a onetime US appearance competing in The World Dressage Masters at the Jim Brandon Center. The show will be produced by Wellington Classic
Monday, August 29 2011 by Editor
USEF National Developing Horse Dressage Championship sponsored by The Dutta Corp. and Performance Sales International, and USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals presented by DressageToday Wayne, IL - Competition finished up Sunday at the Lamplight Equestrian Center as the top 6-year-olds and developing horses in the U.S.