As we finally emerge from winter and head into spring, you can focus your efforts on spring cleaning and readying the barn for your show season. Since you will not need your horse’s winter blankets again until the late fall, it is best to clean them and store them away to give yourself added space in the barn and to keep them protected until they are needed again. Make sure that you store your blankets properly, though – otherwise you might find a damaged or smelly blanket come fall
As horse people we often joke that we don’t need to go to the gym; our work around the barn more than suffices as a workout. And it’s true – when you think about the amount of lifting you do in the barn, you’re putting your body through a pretty intense workout every day. But as with any workout, it’s important to keep your body protected from injury.
As you begin to prep for show season , it’s important to assess your horse’s health . Pulling off the blankets after winter can reveal a very different horse than the one you had that fall.
Your horse spends a large part of his life in his stall, and as winter arrives he’ll probably be spending more time than normal standing indoors. You can keep him comfortable by providing him with a good flooring system for his stall. Today Greg, Classic Equine Equipment Regional Sales Manager, discusses two flooring systems that Classic Equine Equipment has available
Cutler Farm Dressage Grand Opening Welcomes Riders and Celebrities, Brings World Class Dressage to New England
Monday, August 05 2013 by Editor
Medfield, MA (August 2, 2013) – “The farm was packed!” described Donna Cameron, owner of Cutler Farm Dressage about their Grand Opening weekend celebration, “People came from many different states to attend the party, and the response was overwhelmingly positive.” The celebration, which took place during the evening of June 29 th in Medfield, Massachusetts, was a momentous occasion for Cutler Farm, and served an important purpose for the New England dressage community and the Greater Boston area in many ways. Cameron couldn’t be happier with the success of the event, and is proud to have been able to give back to the equestrian community she appreciates so much. “We decided to host the event for several reasons,” Cameron explains, “First of all, I was really excited to introduce Heather Blitz in person to the New England dressage community and to our local neighborhood, and I was also excited to celebrate the beginning of summer and the arrival of show season in New England. But in addition, I felt very strongly about using this opportunity to raise funds for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, especially living here in the Boston area, so we could give back in a small way to this wonderful and supportive community.” From left to right, Heather Blitz, Cathy Drumm, Donna Cameron, Ruth Walker, Gwyneth Drumm, Miranda Drum, and Bliss Rufo at Cutler Farm Dressage’s Open House.
Thursday, July 11 2013 by Editor
July 11th, 2013 Aiken, SC – Equus Events is gearing up for the third annual Atlanta Summerfest Show series taking place at beautiful Chattahoochee Hills (Bouckaert Farms) in Fairburn, GA. Due to the overwhelming success of the last couple of years a third week has now been added to make the series run August 8th-11th, 15th-18th, and 22nd-25 th . “We have been sold out the last two years so when the opportunity came up to add another week we decided that giving exhibitors three options of shows would hopefully ease the overflow”, said show organizer JP Godard. “We are looking forward to returning this year with three great weeks of horse shows to offer “. Well known in the eventing world, “Chatt Hills” has been host to the USEA American Eventing Championships the last three years. The facility boasts an 8000 acre equestrian paradise filled with established pastures, lakes, and woodlands with ample room to ride, all located along the Chattahoochee River.
Thursday, July 11 2013 by Editor
Bridgehampton, NY—July 10, 2013— All horses coming on to the grounds of the Hampton Classic Horse Show will be required to bring a Statement of Health signed by a licensed veterinarian within 7 days of arrival at the Hampton Classic. The Hampton Classic Horse Show returns to Bridgehampton, NY, August 25–September 1, for its 38 th year of world-class equestrian competition, shopping and entertainment. The Classic is requiring the signed Statement of Health as a precaution to protect the well-being of all horses at the Classic. “The new Statement of Health requirement will help us in our goal of keeping every horse at the Hampton Classic as safe as possible,” said Shanette Barth Cohen, the horse show’s Executive Director.
There comes a time in every equine’s life when he wonders to himself, just how prepared are my humans in the event of an emergency? Would they know what to do
Kent Farrington and Venus Blaze to Victory in $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic at Kentucky Spring Classic
Sunday, May 19 2013 by Editor
Lexington, KY – May 16, 2013 – Although thunderstorms disrupted competition throughout the day at the Kentucky Horse Park, the clouds parted as the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic got underway during the Kentucky Spring Classic. Sixteen horse and rider combinations advanced to the tiebreaker, creating a speed duel for the winning prize. Kent Farrington proved to have all the answers with Venus, blazing an uncatchable clear track that was almost two seconds faster than second place finisher Andrew Bourns of Ireland