Tuesday, August 19 2014 by Editor
Yowza – lots going on, have been trying to find time for a new post, but weeks went by… at last, a quick one – literally at a gallop! On Saturday, August 23, Morningside Training Farm (The Plains, VA) will host a Young Rider Fundraiser & Special Event , featuring Bareback Puissance (High Jump) & Speed Classes (Jumpers). Start time is 4 pm
From August 23 rd through September 7 th , top equestrians and their equine partners will descend on Normandy, France to compete at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games .
Carrying proper weight in your heels is the foundation to a secure seat when riding, but many riders struggle with getting their heels down deeply enough. If you’d like to be able to drop your heels down further while in the saddle, we’ve got some great exercises you can try. Check for Proper Leg Alignment and Stirrup Length If you’re riding with an improper leg position, dropping your heels down will be difficult.
Friday, August 15 2014 by Editor
Bridgehampton, NY – August 14, 2014 - The 39 th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show returns to Bridgehampton, NY, starting with The Atlantic Opening Day on Sunday, August 24. The Classic, which runs August 24-31, features world-class show jumping competition, as well as magnificent shopping and a variety of entertainment attractions. The highlight of the Classic’s The Atlantic Opening Day is the $50,000 Clear Channel Hunter Der b y, presented by MeadowView Farms, which will take place at noon in the Classic’s famed Gran d Prix Field. The Derby follows the adorable SeaAire leadline classes, jud ged by Olympic gold medalist Joe Fargis, which feature riders as young as 2 years old. In addition, traditional Local Hunter Divisions will include the Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists Professional Division, the Revco Local Junior Hunter division, and the Local A mateur-Owner division, all open to horses that make their home on Long Island. “The Atlantic Opening Day activities set the Classic off on a great foot,” said Shanette Barth Cohen, Executive Director of the Hampton Classic. “Our local Long Island exhibitors get their chance to take center stage and spectators are able to see top level hunters in action!” Kids will not b e l eft out of the O pening Day fun wit h m an y activities taking place in the Kids Tent! Cookie decorating with gourmet market, Citarella, live animals from Long Island Livestock Co., and activities with Church Street School for Music & Art will all be taking place throughout the day.
The team is still busy competing! Manon Quilodran and her gelding Orison competed at the Fair Hill August HT this weekend! Check them out with their USCA Eventing saddle pad! We have four members competing in the Full Gallop HT next weekend and we are all competing at different levels! We all have been working hard to prepare! Check out the members getting ready for the HT! Melissa Del Tufo and Ode to Calliope-Begginer Novice Melissa has been busy xc schooling, going to schooling shows and building jumps for practice! Keyanna Farken and She’s a Flirt-Novice Keyanna is a incoming freshman and this show she will be able to meet some of the current team members! Keyanna has been busy with many xc schoolings at full gallop! Marissa Collins and Carino-Training I have been busy with a few xc schoolings at full gallop and working on my jumping position. Brendan Quinn and Smoke-Prelim Brendan has also got in some xc schools! Practicing many big prelim questions to be prepared!
Facebook has taken over the horse world for better or worse. (For better: A) A. You can see what your friends have won at that special event.
Is your horse’s topline lacking? A good topline both improves a horse’s appearance and makes it easier for him to carry himself properly. If you’re looking to develop and strengthen your horse’s topline, these exercises can help you do that.
Are you envious of other horses at your barn with long, full tails? While some horses and breeds are genetically predisposed to having thinner tails than others, there are a number of ways you can encourage fuller, healthier tail growth on your horse. Start With Nutrition The quality of your horse’s coat and his tail hair are closely linked to his health and nutrition.
By Jan Westmark The book Sandsablaze is receiving rave reviews! I love to read and I love horses – so if I can combine both and read a great horse story then I am a happy camper. I just finished reading the book Sandsablaze, Grand Prix Greatness from Harrisburg to the Olympics , by Kimberly Gatto, and suffice it to say I am a very happy camper – even without the s’mores! Sandsablaze is a great ride through history. The book kicks off with a foreward by George Morris that is a fascinating look at what life was like in the show jumping world in the 1970s.
Thursday, July 31 2014 by Editor
Beach riding is one of the many percs to showing at the Charleston Summer Classic The Classic Company sm just wrapped up its biggest Charleston Summer Classic since returning to Charleston eight years ago. Record entries and stalls, perfect weather and non-stop party action is how the show will go down in the record books. The overall sentiment was, ‘I’m having so much fun, I don’t want to leave.’ The Unbridled Affair sponsored by the Seabrook Island Beach Club included an open bar, live band and delectable local favorite food.