Wednesday, September 03 2014 by Editor
Okay, we lost sleep, following the Jeux Equestres Mondiaux, the acronym WEG in English-speaking countries, but we’re going to be quirky (what else is new?) and refer to them as JEM – because the world championships are gems. In retrospect, now that the first week is complete and the US reining team earned all of the medals, one might question why our other teams didn’t do as well and medal somehow, some way, in eventing, dressage, paradressage and endurance… Well, listen up, because we’re only going to say this one time: to qualify and compete in the world championships is not easy – just getting there is a victory of sorts.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 by Editor
Devon, PA (August 5, 2014) – Each year, the Dressage at Devon Breed Show hosts hundreds of well-bred colts and fillies.
Friday, July 11 2014 by Editor
Lake Placid, NY–July 10, 2014–On Sunday, July 6, the Lake Placid Horse Shows hosted their 22nd Annual Doggie Costume Contest, a popular competition at the show. All people with leashed dogs in costume were admitted to the horse show free of charge, and the contestants from the horse show and the local community took center stage in a special ring set up near the horse show’s Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field. The contest co-sponsors, Animal Planet and The Brown Dog Café & Wine Bar, presented the awards to this year’s “top dogs.” All canine contestants went home with a special event bag of doggie treats! Rascal, a 4-year-old Shetland Sheepdog owned by Bruno Freeman of Bloomingdale, NY, took top honors as “China Dog.” Rascal received 4 scores of a perfect 10 with only one judge giving him an 8.5.
The Colorado Horse Park and Griffis Residential Present the Military and First Responders Appreciation Day July 19
Saturday, July 05 2014 by Editor
Parker, CO – July 3, 2014 - Colorado Horse Park’s Summer in the Rockies brings thousands of horses and riders to the Denver area over the course of its six-week run. This year the show is bigger than ever, with even larger numbers of competitors traveling from all over the United States to compete in show jumping and enjoy the ideal Colorado weather and the wonderful amenities of the Colorado Horse Park and surrounding areas.
Friday, July 04 2014 by Editor
Spooner Makes It Three in a Row For Immediate Release Lauren Fisher for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc. Calgary, AB, Canada – June 28, 2014 – The ‘Canada One’ Tournament at Spruce Meadows continued on Saturday featuring the $33,500 McDaniel & Associates Cup 1.55m with a win for Ireland’s Darragh Kenny and Alpha VDL. The small margin of six one-thousandths of a second separated Kenny from second place finisher Kirsten Coe (USA) aboard Czardas 30
Hey Y’all. SMU Equestrian would like to welcome Carol Gwin to the Hilltop.
Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation mourns the loss of the great show jumping mare Sapphire who died on June 22, 2014 following complications from colic.
Welcome to that special time of year – early June in Virginia’s Piedmont and the week of the Upperville Horse Show when we enjoy catching up with longtime friends, meeting new people and seeing the amazing changes and improvements to this renowned and revered USEF “Premier/AA” and Jumper Rating Five Heritage Competition horse show, celebrating its 161st renewal. As the oldest horse show in the USA, Upperville is a brilliant blend of old and new, tradition and high tech – guaranteed to please both exhibitors and spectators
We love Thoroughbreds and in the course of our life we have galloped racehorses, worked with OTTBs to learn to be show hunters and field hunters, and one very memorable year, we worked with Concisely, by Cormier out of a mare named Marcelene, who ranks as one of the best jumpers we have ever had the pleasure of riding (funny story about that very opinionated mare some other post). In the course of our love affair with Thoroughbreds – flat track racehorses and steeplechasers over hurdles and timber – and all the stories we have researched and written, there is one element that stands out: the sire is very important, but the dam contributes just as much, often more, to the foal. A good mare with an average stallion can produce lightning in a bottle, so to speak.
It has been pretty quiet for the team this month, however we have meetings set up this coming week to organize with our new officers and make a plan! We have a lot to do to get ready for next semester and especially our Collegiate Team Challenge at Full Gallop in November! Send invites, order ribbons and awards, find sponsors and donors, get our teams together and more! If any person or business is interested in being apart of USC Aiken’s FIRST EVER collegiate team challenge please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org ! Paradise Farm HT was yesterday and it was a great day! Beautiful weather…a bit hot at times though! The show ran great and from what I heard from many friends they all had a great day. I competed in the Open Training division and placed second! The xc course was a blast! Paradise has always been one of my favorite events! Every semester the USCA Equestrian program dose an honor roll! Congratulations to the following Equestrian Club members who have been named to the Equestrian Club Honor Roll for the Spring 2014 semester