Thursday, July 24 2014 by Editor
It’s galloping ever closer – the return of world-class eventing to Great Meadow, The Plains, Virginia , a very spectacular setting for the Great Meadow World Equestrian Games Prep Trial, July 26-27.
Tuesday, July 22 2014 by Editor
This is so cool!!! We are tickled red, white and blue for the USA 3-Day WEG team and alternates and their magnificient horses who will be showcased July 26 & 27 at Great Meadow, The Plains, VA, in the mandatory final outing before they go to Normandy, France to compete in the 2014 FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games.
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.
corrected with new pix: Bay My Hero & William Fox-Pitt (GBR) Win Rolex, Lauren Kieffer & Veronica earn USEF National 4-Star Championship, Buck…
Sunday, April 27 2014 by Editor
Pre-PS: Sorry for the mistake in original post – our bad – when we identified Sinead and Tate as Lauren and Veronica – big oopsie! – we know the difference, but were dazzled by smiles and feeling a wee bit fatiqued after an exhilarating Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover. Also, stay tuned for a post about the inaugural Dubarry of Ireland Nations Team Challenge, won by the USA – Lsuren Kieffer/Veronica, Sinead Halpin/Manboir de Carneville and Buck Davidson/Ballynoe Castle RM. We think that’s the main reason why we inserted Sinead’s photo by mistake – we noticed the blue rosette and kicked on with our brain asleep at the mouse… NEW IMPROVED POST RE ROLEX KENTUCKY 3-Day Event, presented by Land Rover: William Fox-Pitt won his third Rolex championship and watch in five years – on the less experienced of his two horses, Bay My Hero, with Seacookie TSF earning ninth place
It has been an interesting and somewhat emotional day in the dressage standings for a variety of reasons. Currently, American riders more than hold their own in the upper echelon of the standings.
Friday, April 25 2014 by Editor
Thursday proved to be stellar, fun, moving and meaningful for this journalist/photographer, who honors Rolex and the 3rd annual ROLEX RIDE THE COURSE with the royal rating of 10 “Crowns of Excellence”!!!!! ROLEX RIDE THE COURSE – Bruce Davidson (on foot), Gina Miles (far left), Lynn Symanshky (white top, third in, and yours truly far right front row (pinny #7) near the end of the Rolex Ride. Photo © Rolex/Kit Houghton Rolex, the sponsor of Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event and the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing (Rolex Kentucky, Mitsubishi Badminton and Land Rover Burghley), extended invitations via Merrick Haydon to six credentialed press, including yours truly, for Rolex Ride The Course. This is more than sheer enjoyment, it is also a huge privilege to mount up for a course ride with commentary from 3-day specialists: Olympic and Pan Am medalists Bruce Davidson, Gina Miles and Lynn Symansky.
Much of Aiken is still without power but the ice if pretty much gone. By early afternoon the temperatures had risen to the high 40′s and ice was melting
WHOA! Allison Springer has a new dancing partner – William Fox-Pitt’s Lionheart – the horse he rode t to team silver for GBR on home turf at the 2012 London Olympics! This is exciting news for the Upperville, VA-based rider and her Team Lionheart Syndicate LLC.
Hillary Simpson Brought Arkansas Back to His Roots in Retired Racehorse Training Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium
Saturday, October 12 2013 by Editor
Headlined Star-Studded Line-up in Two-Day Event at Pimlico Race Course Southern Pines, NC–October 8, 2013—Grand Prix rider Hillary Simpson showed that careers in show jumping can be viable for ex-race horses during her appearance with her Thoroughbred Arkansas in the Retired Racehorse Training Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD, over the weekend of October 5-6. Simpson brought her 10-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, on whom she has won several Grand Prix ribbons this year including a win in the Mt. Equinox Grand Prix in Vermont, to the two-day event and participated in several functions.
Friday, August 24 2012 by Editor
Don’t Miss 2012 London Olympic Gold Medalist Nick Skelton and Other Olympic Veterans October 23-28 at Verizon Center Washington, D.C., – August 23, 2012 - The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for its 2012 competition, running October 23-28, 2012, at Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. Full ticket information can be found by visiting www.wihs.org/tickets/ . The WIHS is one of the most exciting equestrian competitions in the nation, and spectators are welcome to join in the festivities during the week to watch show jumping at its best, the beautiful hunters, and the best up-and-coming junior riders in the country