Tuesday, January 07 2014 by Editor
January 2, 2014 – The Dressage Foundation has announced that a total of $10,000 has been awarded to U.S. dressage instructors through the Major Anders Lindgren Scholarship program, funded through The Dressage Foundation’s Carol Lavell Gifted Memorial Fund. The Lindgren Scholarships provide financial support that enables dressage instructors to train in a concentrated amount of time in order to improve teaching, riding, and training skills. This year, the Selection Committee chose the following recipients: Gina Duran Reese Koffler-Stanfield (Georgetown, KY) was awarded the $6,000 Lindgren Scholarship. Reese is a USDF Certified Instructor through 4 th Level and has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold Freestyle Bar medals. She plans to use the funds to train with Kathy Connelly. Gina Duran (Livermore, CA) is the recipient of a $2,000 Lindgren Scholarship. She has earned her USDF Gold Medal and is a USDF Certified Instructor through 2 nd Level. Gina will use the scholarship to train with Rachel Saavedra.
Congratulations from the American Trakehner Association to the newly approved stallions from 2013: Feiner Prinz (Perechlest – Cornus, bred by Dr. Renate Wernke-Schmissing, Germany) owned by Dr. Margaret MacGregor, Holders Hill, Auburn, Illinois; Hart Throb (Hailo *Pg*E* – Martini *Pg*E*), bred and owned by Jean Brinkman, Valhalla Farm, Wellborn, Florida, and Heroic Measures (Platinum vom
Thursday, December 26 2013 by Editor
Paul O’Shea and Primo de Revel Win $25,000 Holiday Festival III Grand Prix For Immediate Release Lauren Fisher for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc. Wellington, FL – December 23, 2013 – Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) hosted its Holiday Festival III this weekend on December 20-22, 2013, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL
Saturday, September 21 2013 by Editor
Jacksonville, FL – September 19, 2013 – Southeast Medal Finals got underway with entries doubled over last year’s attendance. The Jacksonville Equestrian Center was abuzz with activity, with equitation and jumper classes featured in the indoor arena. For the Southeast Medal Finals $5,000 Welcome Stake, 26 horse and rider combinations tried their hand at course designer, Allen Rheinheimer’s course
Saturday, September 21 2013 by Editor
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Horse-crazy kids will put the horses out to pasture and pull on their party boots for Alltech’s Barn Night in the Bluegrass, presented by Group C, at the Alltech National Horse Show. During this barn bazaar on Friday, Nov
September 18 th , 2013- The 2013 Aiken Fall Festival horse show series came to a close this past Sunday. The two week hunter/jumper show ran from September 5-8 and 12- 15 at Highfields Event Center in Aiken, SC and was managed by Equus Events and show organizer JP Godard. Gold sponsors of this year’s event included: The Willcox, The Barn Book, Sidelines Magazine, The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill, Fenwick Equestrian, Dietrich and Company Equine Insurance The Mark Lexton Collection, DFG Stables, Gamboa Veterinary Services, EquiFit, Inc., One K Helmets, Holley Tractor, Integrity Fine Equestrian Linens Silver Sponsors- Aiken Yoga, CrossFit Aiken, Equine Divine, Finally Farm, Oak Manor Saddlery, Sandra Thomas, The Aiken Horse Hospitality Sponsors- Allison Mills, Beaver River Farm, Booth Parker, Brick Church Farm, Bridlewood Farm, Christison Stables, DFG Stables, Gagne International, Hot To Trot Boutique, Liz Tarumianz, The Willcox, The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill A special thanks to title sponsors; Holley Tractor for sponsoring the National Hunter Derby Friday, September 6 th , The Willcox for sponsoring the $15,000 Jumper Classic on Saturday, September 14 th , and The Tack Room for sponsoring Zone 4 Horse of the Year Finals. Friday evening featured the 2 nd annual Bridles and Birdies Relay Challenge which took place out on the grass field. The event combines two of Aiken’s greatest passions, horses and golf. 11 teams composed of professional and amateur riders along with 5 local celebrities all competed in a unique relay that combined a jumping course and a golf related course consisting of several golf challenges. “I’m super excited by the turnout this year, it’s awesome,” said Megan Godard, Equus Events.
September 4 th , 2013 Aiken, SC – The exciting hunter and jumper action of the 2013 Aiken Fall Festival Horse Show is set to kick off this Thursday. The event in its 6 th year will take place at Highfields Event Center in Aiken, SC with JP Godard and his Equus Events, Inc. handling the managing duties. The show carries a USEF A rating and a jumper 3 star and will run September 5 th -8 th and 12 th -15 th . “This year’s show is our biggest to date and with two sold out events we are looking forward to two busy weeks”, said show organizer JP Godard
August, 28 th , 2013-The 2013 version of the Atlanta Summerfest Horse Show series wrapped up this past Sunday. The event again took place at beautiful Chatt Hills (Bouckaert Farms) in Fairburn, GA August8-25 th . “We were extremely pleased with this year’s show”, said show organizer JP Godard. “We were sold out again and it always a pleasure putting on an event at such an incredible facility”. The facility is an exhibitor favorite that boasts an over 8000 acre equestrian paradise filled with established pastures, lakes, and woodlands with ample room to ride all located along the Chattahoochee River. The footing and stabling are both exceptional and the schedule allots for early days so exhibitors can enjoy the nearby lake, Six Flags, or the hustle and bustle of nearby downtown Atlanta which is only minutes away. Highlights of the week included a $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby that took place Friday evening along with exhibitor’s party sponsored by The Atlanta Hunt Club. Alyssa Mansfield took home the blue ribbon honors in the derby on Stone Lane Farm’s Calice De Fuyssieu Z. Julie Curtain took home second through fourth place honors respectively; second place went to Jeffery Sutton’s Visible, third place to Helen Brown’s Tybee and fourth place to Mimi Washburn’s Confetti. Complete results are as follows: Calice De Fuyssieu Z and Alyssa Mansfield Photo by Holly Ridge Photography $2500 USHJA NATIONAL HUNTER DERBY Place Horse Owner Rider 1 CALICE DE FUYSSIEU Z STONE LANE FARM MANSFIELD, ALYSSA 2 VISIBLE SUTTON, GEOFFREY CURTIN, JULIE 3 TYBEE BROWN, HELEN CURTIN, JULIE 4 CONFETTI WASHBURN, MIMI CURTIN, JULIE 5 THE FINAL WONDER HOWE EQUINE LLC SWEAT, TIM 6 BLUE STEEL MANERS, MADISON MANERS, MADISON 7 CARTAIRE PATCHWORK FARM LLC LARIMER, QUINN 8 ZAZOU NESTLEDOWN EQUINE SERVICES, LLC LARIMER, QUINN 9 TRUFFLE KOORNICK, CHELSEA MARGER, MANDY 10 ROCKETEER CHEVALIER, TAYLOR CHEVALIER, TAYLOR 11 CELEBRATION SMITH, ANNA CLAIRE SMITH, ANNA CLAIRE 12 PLAYOFF HOWE EQUINE LLC HOWE, ADDISON The $10,000 Chattahoochee Hills Jumper Classic took place Saturday in the jumper ring. The hospitality sponsor’s provided the party hillside. This year’s sponsor’s included; Dr.
Hannah Holik and Dahlila Conquer the Competition in 3’6″ Performance Hunters at Summer in the Rockies V
Friday, July 19 2013 by Editor
Parker, CO – July 18, 2013 - Hannah Holik is moving up the ranks in the jumpers and showing that she is capable of dominant performances in the hunter ring as well. She and Czech Mate LLC’s Dahlila notched two wins on Wednesday and placed well on Thursday to secure the championship in the 3’6″ Performance Working Hunters, with Ashley Keeler and Emma Willsky’s Simply Said taking the reserve.
Tuesday, July 16 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL- July 16, 2013 - James Lala’s Wellington Quarantine provides federally required CEM testing for the importation of mares and stallions from Europe. The requirement for stallions is that they breed two test mares each by live cover. Then, the bred mares must be tested and found negative for CEM.