Wednesday, September 03 2014 by Editor
Okay, we lost sleep, following the Jeux Equestres Mondiaux, the acronym WEG in English-speaking countries, but we’re going to be quirky (what else is new?) and refer to them as JEM – because the world championships are gems. In retrospect, now that the first week is complete and the US reining team earned all of the medals, one might question why our other teams didn’t do as well and medal somehow, some way, in eventing, dressage, paradressage and endurance… Well, listen up, because we’re only going to say this one time: to qualify and compete in the world championships is not easy – just getting there is a victory of sorts.
Show Jumping Hall of Fame – Juniors Addison Gierkink came a good distance to Devon from Harpswell, Maine but her effort was well rewarded when she took home $5600 and the Blue Ribbon in Class 203, the $20,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame – Juniors. Riding Candy Tribble and Windsor Show Stables Promised Lane, she was one of only four competitors in the first round of 23 to go double clear and advance to the second round. With a fast, thrifty and balanced second round she bested the next placed horse/rider combination of Luxina and Michael Hughes by over two seconds in the jump off
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
Sunday, April 27 2014 by Editor
Ever since 2006, the first year that we covered Rolex, we wanted to stay in an RV at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground.
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.
The first jog is history, the first day of dressage is nearly finished – at this moment they have fewer than ten tests remaining with Friday’s schedule that will round out the 60 combinations who will run cross-country on Saturday and show-jump on Sunday.
Boyd Martin’s newest mount made a debut, of sorts, yesterday in the Open Intermediate Division at Pine Top Farm in Thomson, Georgia. After watching the video that had been posted at Boyd Martin’s website in December I was most interested to see Shamwari 4 in person. He may come in a Plain Brown Wrapper but that label is anything but descriptive of what you will see. The horse has that “It Factor”, charisma. You WILL remember this horse when he goes by. Already spectators are calling him by the most obvious nickname, you guessed it: ShamWOW!
Thursday, October 24 2013 by Editor
WESTPORT, CT – October 23, 2013 - Animal Planet announced today that the EQUUS Foundation was awarded the first of eight $5,000 bonuses in the Animal Planet R.O.A.R. Matching Campaign running through November 12. In addition to the $40,000 in bonuses, Animal Planet is matching $100,000 in the first donations received by its seven charitable partners
Wednesday, October 02 2013 by Editor
Surface performed outstandingly despite deluge at Sonoma Horse Park Lexington, KY (September 30th) – When the show must go on, Sonoma Horse park officials put their trust in Martin Collins Equ ine Surfaces . Despite six hours of consecutive, heavy rain (record rainfall for a single day in September in Sonoma County) at the Sonoma Horse Park’s final Saturday show of the 2013 season, Martin Collins’ CLOPF® footing held up flawlessly throughout the downpour, and the horse show stayed on schedule.
Wednesday, September 25 2013 by Editor
Fort Worth, TX – September, 2013 — Dan James and Smart Little Mustang, also known as “Punk” demonstrated what can be achieved in the Double Dan Horsemanship Program at the Mustang Heritage Foundation’s Mustang Million. After several days of competition in the Legends Division, James and Punk earned their way to the Mustang Million Zoetis Free Style Finals with 19 other competitors.