By Doris Degner-Foster George Morris is a charming man with impeccable manners. “What you see is what I am: old breeches, old sweaters, that’s me,” he said modestly. Perhaps someone who didn’t know him might think he was just a kind uncle who had come to the barn to visit his young relatives.
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Lausanne (SUI), 30 July 2013 FEI European Dressage Championships By Louise Parkes In the final countdown to the Blue Hors FEI European Dressage Championships, one of the three disciplines to be contested at the ECCO FEI European Championships 2013 in Herning (DEN), the stage is set for another intriguing encounter in the history of a sport that has undergone radical changes in recent years. It was at the last European Championships in Rotterdam (NED) in 2011 that the British bounced to prominence, claiming their very first team title and sending a warning shot across the bows of the other nations that had previously been so dominant
Lausanne (SUI), 29 July 2013 Peters steals the limelight as brilliant British take four-time gold; team double for Germany while Ireland clinches individual Jumping title By Louise Parkes British riders dominated the podium at the FEI European Pony Championships 2013 in Arezzo, Italy where Phoebe Peters created a sensation when storming to victory in both Individual and Freestyle Dressage, and Yasmin Ingham secured double-gold in Eventing. Germany topped the team events in Dressage and Jumping, while Susan Fitzpatrick clinched the Individual Jumping title for Ireland. A total of 159 competitors from 17 nations lined out, and the flags of Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland adorned the showgrounds. Temperatures soared throughout the week, but ponies and riders coped admirably under the Tuscan sun
Monday, June 10 2013 by Editor
Calgary, Alberta – 2008 Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze was in the winner’s circle after claiming the $40,000 ATCO Structures & Logistics Cup on Sunday, June 9, at the Spruce Meadows “National” Tournament in Calgary, AB. While Lamaze has welcomed two new international mounts to his stable in recent weeks, it was his partner of almost two years, Wang Chung M2S, that carried him to Sunday’s victory. The pair had the advantage of going second to last in the starting order, knowing they had to better the time of 85.33 seconds set by Reed Kessler of the United States. Catch her time they did, cruising through Werner Deeg’s course in the International Ring in a time of 84.73 seconds. When the final rider, Brianne Goutal of the U.S., proved to be no threat, Lamaze claimed his first victory of the Spruce Meadows summer series
Saturday, June 08 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL – June 7, 2013 – It was a busy five months for JustWorld Ambassadors, but the numbers are finally in for the 2013 JustWorld Team Challenge. It was Team Guatemala who won the challenge this year, raising more than $31,000 through hard work, fundraisers and generous donations.
Saturday, May 25 2013 by Editor
May 23, 2013 – An equestrian’s focus can become isolated on their horses and competitions when at the highest level of the sport, but world-class rider Kevin Staut has never allowed his focus to falter from the good he can provide in the community as an equestrian icon. Since 2007, the French rider has been a long-term Rider Ambassador for JustWorld International, a charitable organization that raises funds within the global equestrian community to help provide education, nutrition, healthcare and vocational training programs to underprivileged children in impoverished communities around the world
By David Marcus For those who aren’t aware, I was eliminated in my Olympic debut in London this past year. Chrevi’s Capital and I were performing our grand prix test in the Olympic stadium during a horrific downpour. Unfortunately, Capital spooked and I was eliminated when we were not able to continue our test
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Recently, Augusta, Georgia hosted the first leg of the Mercuria NCHA (National Cutting Horse Association) World Series of Cutting. The competive event will then move through Texas, Canada, Idaho, California, Ohio and Lyon, France before the end of 2013. TheNCHA, with 16,000 members nationwide, falls somewhere between eventing (USEA) with 12,000 members and dressage (USDA) with 30,000 members so it represents a significant number of competitors nationwide although membership tends to be clustered in regions where the sport first sprang up.
I’ve been privy to enough new product launches, tried and tried again new-to-market fashions and understand the great importance of not only riding top but looking top in the process (this means if you have a brown saddle you better be darn sure you’re sporting a brown girth and bridle!) thus I feel compelled to share a happening new range from the folks at SmartPak dubbed Alexus complete with the hip byline aesthetic, athletic, alexus! Schweet! The Alexus Hybrid Jacket is a nice tailored fit without being too tight and the contrasting black sides are slimming too.