Friday, August 23 2013 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan Today is the one-year mark till the start of the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France! I went to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky and had a great time. Who wouldn’t
By Jan Westmark-Allan John and his dog Schoep, who just passed away. This photo by Hannah Stonehouse Hudson turned them into Internet sensations. The news that Schoep, the 20-year-old dog owned by John Unger, passed away has saddened the animal community
Saturday, June 22 2013 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan Sun setting over the mountains in Colorado Springs. I am so proud!! Sniff, Sniff!! April Leonard, who was an intern for Sidelines and handled social media as well as wrote stories, just won the Student Award for 2013 at the American Horse Publications conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Tuesday, June 04 2013 by Editor
Performers at Arabian Nights in Orlando, Florida.
Sunday, June 02 2013 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan Sidelines writer Abby Westmark (standing on the horse) took part in the Arabian Nights Performer For A Day experience – and now you can too!! Send in a photo of your horse in a costume (you can be in a costume too)! My daughter, Abby, and I took part in the Arabian Nights “Performer For A Day” experience at the Arabian Nights Dinner Show Attraction in Orlando, Florida not long ago – and we had the time of our lives!! And now you can too! Starting in a few days, we will have a Sidelines Magazine – Arabian Nights “Performer For A Day” contest where three people will win the chance to do what we did – take part in the show. In order to enter you will have to send in a photo of your horse in a COSTUME!! (you can be in costume too, but you don’t have to be – but your horse does!) When you take part in the show at Arabian Nights, they will dress you in a great costume – so the theme of our contest is your horse wearing a costume.
By Jan Westmark-Allan Brianne Goutal became a household name in equestrian homes in 2005 when Animal Planet aired the six-part television show about the Big Equitation Finals called “Horse Power: Road to the Maclay.” It was wonderful reality television and my daughter Abby and I were glued to the TV. Young riders today still watch it on DVD and dream of being like Brianne and the other riders featured on the show. Brianne’s junior years are behind her and she is now an accomplished grand prix show jumper and I am thrilled to welcome her to our Sidelines family.
Sunday, April 28 2013 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan Buck Davidson is in third place after dressage and cross country at the 2013 Rolex and had the best optimum time for an American rider so he rode away with a two-year free lease on a Land Rover! Photo by Beth Grant Photography Day three of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event was exciting – because it’s always exciting to watch horses and riders gallop over huge obstacles and make it look like they are showing in a walk-trot crossrails class. The cross-country course was 11 miles, and I don’t know how the horses felt after galloping it, but my feet hurt after walking it. We tried to watch as many jumps as possible, so we walked the entire course.
Sunday, April 14 2013 by Editor
William Fox-Pitt’s autobiography By Jan Westmark-Allan William Fox-Pitt is an Olympian, world-champion and two-time winner of the Kentucky Rolex Three-Day event.
Wednesday, March 27 2013 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan I was in Wellington, Florida a few months ago and took part in the photo shoot of David Marcus that we did for our April cover of Sidelines Magazine.
By Jan Westmark-Allan I met Alexandra Cherubini, the founder of EquiFit, about eight years ago at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington. I did a story on her company, which was fairly new at the time – and it has been very exciting to watch it grow by leaps and bounds over the years.