Since the semester has officially come to a close many of our members have returned back home. Home for many of our riders are in other states like Massachusetts, Colorado, Maryland and New Jersey! We will miss them but hope they have a great summer with their horses. Since the end of the semester we have officially announced our new officers of the team
On the weeks we don’t have competitions I plan to do a “Meet Our Members” post so you can get to know all of our members and today Brendan Quinn is featured! Brendan is the only boy on the team and has been a huge help to me! He is always willing to help me with getting things done for the team and takes on responsibilities. Name: Brendan Quinn Year in school: Freshman Major: Business Management Hometown: Evans, Georgia Horse Name: “The Macallan” (Mac) Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 15 Level: Preliminary/Training Where do you keep your horse/Train with?: Fairwinds Farm-Lynn Coates-Holmes How did you start riding?: My mom introduced me to it not long after I was born Biggest riding accomplishment?: Eventing Gold Medal at the Novice Level/Top 10 Junior Horse and Rider pair in US at Novice in 2010 Biggest riding goal ?: To compete at the international level for the US Favorite phase in eventing?: Cross Country Why did you choose USC Aiken?: The Aiken horse community and the opportunity to compete Favorite thing about eventing?: The bond of trust it requires between horse and rider What was your reason for joining the eventing team?: To be part of something that was helping to grow our sport What are your hopes to get from being on the eventing team ?: Experiencing what it feels like to compete in a team competition
Monday, October 17 2011 by Editor
Elkton, MD - Sunday brought an action-packed slate of show jumping at the 2011 Dansko Fair Hill International. With the top riders in both the CCI3* and CCI2* divisions tremendously close, clear rounds were at a premium. Boyd Martin and Kylie Lyman rose to the occasion producing fault-free rounds to win their CCI3* and CCI2* divisions as well as claim 2011 USEF National Eventing Championships.
Saturday, October 08 2011 by Editor
Kristi Siam Wins ARIAT National Adult Medal Finals The best six hunter riders in the country this year – Scott Stewart, Kelley Farmer, John French, Jenny Karazissis, Hunt Tosh, and Elizabeth Boyd – competed in the WCHR Professional Finals presented by the John R. Ingram Fund. The head-to-head unique competition saw John French of San Juan Bautista, CA, jump to the top of the leaderboard for his third win in the history of the class. Earlier in the day, Kristi Siam led the victory gallop in the ARIAT National Adult Medal Finals sponsored by ARIAT International. The Capital Challenge Horse Show, held at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center, will run through Sunday, October 9
Tuesday, September 20 2011 by Editor
Wellington, FL- September 20, 2011 – As the only North American leg of the prestigious World Dressage Masters CDI5* circuit, the World Dressage Masters Palm Beach CDI5* presented by International Polo Club Palm Beach will take place January 26 – 29, 2012. Wellington Classic Dressage will once again bring this world-class dressage spectacle to the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, FL, close to the nearby Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington.
Monday, September 12 2011 by Editor
Gladstone, NJ - The top three placings in the Intermediaire I National Dressage Championship never changed throughout the week at the 2011 Collecting Gaits Farm Dressage Festival of Championship and Steffen Peters dominated with Weltino’s Magic finishing on a three day average of 78.661%. Riding for Jen Hlavacek, Peters owned the Dick and Jane Brown Arena this morning, and to music by Seven and Five, he showed off the 9-year-old Westphalian gelding’s strengths and was rewarded with a freestyle score of 81.250%
Monday, September 12 2011 by Editor
Lexington, KY - With three riders in the top 10, the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team had everything to play for in the show jumping on the final day of the 2011 Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials in Woodstock, U.K. And Tiana Coudray played the game the best for the U.S. throughout the week, adding nothing to her dressage score of 49.4 to finish second on Jaital, Inc.’s, Ringwood Magister, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. “Today it was pretty much textbook,” said Coudray after the show jumping. Photo ©Stock Image Services The California native has had a rough spring.
Wednesday, April 27 2011 by Editor
Leipzig, Germany - The United States presented three horses to the veterinary panel at the Horse Inspection this afternoon for the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final. All proved sound and ready to compete. There were 18 horse/rider combinations fielded from the 11 nations competing at the 2011 Final. Shawna Harding and Come On III at the First Horse Inspection at the 2011 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Final. (Photo by Aly Sanderford/PMG) The U.S. will be represented by: Rider / Age / Home Town / Horse / Age / Breed / Sex / Owner Jan Ebeling / 52 / Moorpark, CA / Rafalca / 14 / Oldenburg / Mare / Ann Romney Catherine Haddad-Staller / 47 / Vechta, Germany / Winyamaro / 11 / Hanoverian / Gelding / Catherine Haddad-Staller Shawna Harding / 41 / Aiken, SC / Come On III / 12 / Danish Warmblood / Gelding / Shawna Harding “All of our combinations looked good, sound and ready to compete