Sponsored by Kerrits Performance Equestrian Apparel, Dyer Equestrian, Dav Rain Boots and Der Dau Custom Boots Be A Sidelines Supermodel!! Calling all supermodels! Mandee entered our contest and does a great job showing off her Bearpaw Boots! Calling all fashionistas! Send in your Sidelines Supermodel photos and win a fabulous outfit from Kerrits Performance Equestrian Apparel or Dyer Equestrian, a pair of boots from Dav Boots or a $400 gift certificate toward a purchase of Der Dau Dream Boots valued at $2,500.
Atlanta Regional Polo Center is showing its appreciation for the military and rallying the local community together this week (June 7-10) with its season opening event, the Atlanta Charity Cup benefiting wounded warriors from the Army’s Ft.
Stacy Sanderson, assistant hunter seat coach for Baylor University May 25, 2012 – The NCEA is proud to announce the first recipient of the Coach of the Year award. Stacy Sanderson, assistant hunter seat coach for Baylor University, helped lead the Baylor hunter seat team to its first ever National championship this season. Stacy, a second year coach in both NCEA and collegiate riding, has been instrumental in the success of the hunter seat team this season
Yipes: *originally Wed PM – sun-fuddled fatique! This is a verbal nightcap – no adult bevvies and too late for coffee! Lovely day, but long, and we’re weary. We’ll do a quickie recap of some of the action, but honestly, peeps, you would have such a great time if you head out to Upperville, an easy drive westward on Route 50 if you start somewhere in northern VA on the Route 66 side… if you decide to travel to Upperville on Rt.
Tuesday, June 05 2012 by Editor
June 1, 2012 (Lexington, KY) – Pony Club’s Adult Horsemasters members are being offered the opportunity to qualify for, and compete at the 2012 Championships Competition. Both East Championships held in Lexington VA July 25-29, and West Championships held in Cle Elum, WA August 7-10 have extended the offer to Horsemasters members to compete at Championships right along with the youth members. Current members of the Horsemasters Program must qualify in the discipline of their choice and will then compete in either, Dressage, Eventing, Show Jumping or Tetrathlon. Like the youth members, adult participants will be judged on their Horse Management skills and they will share tack and feed stalls with fellow Horsemasters members. Unlike the youth competitors, the Horsemasters members will compete as individuals rather than team members and will ride against the other participating adults. “Taking an inventory of our resources, one sees at the top of the list a large group of competent individuals who serve the Pony Clubs in many capacities, from District Commissioner and local committee member to national officer or member of a national board. Here lies our greatest asset – people; people dedicated to helping children to enjoy a way of life with horses and ponies, which has meant so much as a part of their own lives.” Sherman P. Haight, Jr., M.F.H. USPC President, 1961-1963 About the Horsemasters Program – Started in 2001, the USPC Horsemasters Program was developed to meet the needs of Pony Club parents and other adults to learn more about horses, to feel comfortable around the animals and secure in their knowledge about horsemanship and riding skills, thereby becoming more empowered volunteers to Pony Club at the local, regional and national levels. Horsemasters Groups may be formed in affiliation with a Pony Club, a Riding Center or a Region, and are open to anyone, who is not a current Participating Member, 18 years of age or older.
Sunday, June 03 2012 by Editor
Jennifer Alfano riding Jersey Boy won the Hunter Derby at Devon this afternoon with a score of 395, topping Kelley Farmer on Red Sky with 389. Kelley Farmer took three of the five top places, taking third with Taken and fifth with Clearly. Peter Pletcher rounded out the top five with a fourth place aboard NF Shakespeare’s Rhythm.
Liz at the Borde Hill Horse Trails in the UK An excellent showing from each of her four horses helped Liz Halliday produce a sensational Eventing performance at Borde Hill Horse Trials last weekend that included victory in her BE100 section. Just 30 minutes from her base at Chailey Stud Equestrian Centre in East Sussex, Borde Hill offered Liz the ideal opportunity to give four of her less experienced horses a run after a largely washed-out month of May. That ‘home advantage’ certainly seemed to help Benny (Benaughlin Little Hero) who dominated his BE100 section on Saturday thanks to an overall score of just 27.4. Having not competed since mid-April, Liz was particularly pleased with his all-round performance which included a strong Dressage, clear Show Jumping and near-perfect Cross Country round that featured just 0.4 time fault points. Sunday saw Halliday’s remaining horses entered in Novice sections and once again all three were in terrific form
It is surely coming as no surprise to you that McLain Ward won the Grand Prix on Thursday night, but I thought you’d like to see how he did it. This is a photo essay about Ward and his mount, since 2010, Antares F, an 11 year old Wurtemburger grey gelding ( http://www.theequinest.com/breeds/wurttemberger ) and Margie Engle and her horse, Indigo, a 12 year old gelding who was second. Chill R Z, ridden by Charlie Jayne was third; Cedric, ridden by Laura Kraut was fourth; and Vornado Van Den Hoendrik, ridden by Jessica Springsteen was fifth. Less than one second separated first and second place in the jump off, Ward having ridden it in 34.32 seconds and Engle in 35.28. McLain Ward and Antares F The First Round Leaving the ring after the first round, Ward communes with his horse. The Jump Off begins….. …..and ends. Leaving the ring after the awards ceremony and victory gallop. Margie Engle and Indigo in their first round. The Jump Off Charlie Jayne and Chill R Z Laura Kraut and Cedric Jessica Springsteen and Vornado Van Den Hoendrik
Okay, we’ll admit it. We don’t know how to relax. We think that we have been racing from deadline to deadline for so many years that we have totally forgotten how to relax and enjoy “leisure” – and that’s what this conference is, compared to our real life. This is leisure.
Friday, June 01 2012 by Editor
Kerrits Slender Rider Bingen, WA – Maybe it’s your first ride of the season. Maybe it’s a longer distance than you’ve ever ridden before. Whatever the circumstances, Kerrits’ Slender Rider Padded Capri ensures you return to the barn in the same shape as when you left. That’s because the stretchy, breathable capri is built with a soft moisture-wicking padded seat that cushions and absorbs every leap and trot. We worked with our design team in Italy to construct a seat pad specifically for horseback riding, extending over the sit bones to target cushioning right where riders need it most; seamlessly molded with all-way stretch, and segmented to expedite airflow and increase breathability. The soft, stretchy undergarment slims and supports thanks to compression riding technology. Zonal knit construction contours through the hip and thigh, while a wide waistband helps support abdominal and lower back muscles