Thursday, September 04 2014 by Editor
Vaulting in action. Story and Photos By Darlene Ricker Vaulting doesn’t tend to get as much attention as the Olympic equestrian disciplines of Dressage, Eventing and Jumping, but let me tell you, it’s a beautiful sport to watch – especially at the level of performance this week at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, France. These legions of strong and nimble vaulters, many of them still teenagers with tender self-images, are as dedicated as any of the combined drivers, and as fiercely competitive as the riders in the mounted disciplines.
Monday, September 01 2014 by Editor
Whereas many racehorses are renowned for their incredible winning careers, there’s one racehorse who is known for just the opposite. Zippy Chippy, a 1991 Thoroughbred gelding, lost an incredible 100 races during his racing career, the 100 th race being at the Northampton Fair in Northampton, Massachusetts on September 10, 2004.
Monday, August 25 2014 by Editor
“Chess piece” (horse) being directed to its next move on the “chessboard” that was created on the arena floor with grid lighting By Darlene Ricker Photo by Diana De Rosa Who else but the French can turn the floor of a soccer stadium into a magical mystery tour? That’s the only way to describe Saturday night’s Opening Ceremony for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy.
Saturday, August 23 2014 by Editor
August 21, 2014 – The Dressage Foundation is honored to announce that friends and family of Carolyn Van Cise have established a new grant Fund in her memory to benefit young riders from Michigan.
Friday, August 22 2014 by Editor
As the show season progresses, it’s easy to get caught up in competition and your goals of advancing through the levels. However, it’s back-to-school season, and both you and your horse can benefit from it. Taking a few rides to focus on the basics can make your more advanced riding even better
The USCA eventing team had a great day at the August Full Gallop HT this past Sunday! We had four members riding and some other members came out to support! We of course want to thank Chris Quinn for taking pictures and the trainers who coached some of the riders; Lynn Coates Holmes and Kate Halvorsen. Brendan Quinn and Smoke competed in the large Preliminary division
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 .
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!
Friday, August 08 2014 by Editor
Many riding camps offer campers the option of bringing home a camp horse at the end of the summer. Camps save on the upkeep costs of their horses, and some lucky campers get to enjoy having “a horse of their own” for the year until it’s time for the horse to return to the camp in the early summer.
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.