Friday, December 14 2012 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan You could win a chance to compete at FTI WEF – just like Lillie Keenan pictured here! Sidelines has a great time hosting contests and giving out fantastic prizes to equestrians all across the country. It’s fun for us to see how excited everyone is to enter – and of course we love the reaction of the contestants who win. Well hold on to your helmets, because Sidelines is about to offer the “Contest Of A Lifetime!” (I had to capitalize every word – the prize is that Big!) If you have ever dreamed of competing at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF) in Wellington, Florida – the winter show capital of the horse world – then your dream could become a reality
Wednesday, October 31 2012 by Editor
Toronto, Ontario – Ten-time Olympian Ian Millar will be inducted into the Jump Canada Hall of Fame alongside show jumping horse Hickstead at this year’s Jump Canada Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala. Presented by BMO Financial Group, the seventh annual black-tie event will take place on Sunday, November 4, 2012, at the Liberty Grand in Toronto, ON. The most successful competitor in the history of Canadian show jumping, the accomplishments of Millar will be celebrated during this year’s ceremony as the Perth, ON, native is inducted in the Individual Builder category.
Thursday, September 27 2012 by Editor
Taylor Schmidt guided Acortaire to the Region 4 ASPCA Maclay Regional first place finish at the Kentucky National.
Wednesday, September 26 2012 by Editor
Peter Leone and Lincourt Gino won the $200,000 American Gold Cup Wellington, FL – September 24, 2012 – Peter Leone and Monica Carrera’s Lincourt Gino received a huge ovation from the spectators as the only horse and rider team to go double clear around Steve Stephen’s challenging long and short tracks around the rolling terrain of the Old Salem Grand Prix field in the American Gold Cup.
Sunday, January 15 2012 by Editor
Cincinnati, OH - To cap off a record-setting year, dressage superstar Steffen Peters added one more record to his résumé on Saturday night at the United States Equestrian Federation’s Pegasus Awards dinner. He became the first person to score the USEF’s Equestrian of the Year title three times. Steffen Peters (right)won the William C.Steinkraus Trophy as one of the 2011 Equestrians of Honor and then the Robert P. Strub Trophy (shown here being presented by USEF President David O'Connor on left) as the overall USEF Equestrian of the Year. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography Peters (San Diego, CA) won the top honor in 2008 and 2009 based largely on his accomplishments with Akiko Yamazaki’s phenom Ravel – but in 2011, Ravel had some help. Peters capitalized on his first trip to the Pan American Games and scored Team and Individual Gold in a tremendous effort with Jen and Bruce Hlavacek’s Weltino’s Magic
Friday, December 30 2011 by Editor
[December 27, 2011] Equine Canada and Dressage Canada are taking an industry-wide leadership role by requiring all dressage riders to wear helmets in competition. Commencing in 2012, a national rule change will require all riders to wear helmets for all levels of Equine Canada sanctioned dressage competition. The rule for January 1, 2012 is SAFETY HEADGEAR All riders, regardless of age or level or competition, must wear ASTM/SEI or BSI/BS EN approved protective headgear at all times when mounted at any EC-sanctioned Dressage competition at the event location. “I am very proud of our Dressage Committee for taking this step,” said Equine Canada president Michael Gallagher. “I believe we are the first national federation in the world to introduce this rule across all levels, and I can guarantee we will not be the last.” This change for 2012 is a modification to the rule that was put in place in May 2011 where all riders competing in Fourth Level and below, FEI Young Horse Tests, Material and equitation classes at Bronze, Silver and Gold shows had to wear helmets. This rule also included non-competing riders as well. “Helmet use is an important step and component in the safety for all our members,” said John Harris, chair of Equine Canada Board’s Task Force on Safety.
Leibler and Watson 108 Second in Freestyle at the FEI Young Rider World Cup Dressage Final in German
Monday, December 19 2011 by Editor
Lexington, KY - Isabelle Leibler and Watson 108 came in second in Sunday’s B Final in the Freestyle, representing the U.S. at the FEI Young Rider World Cup Dressage Final in Frankfurt, Germany. Leibler (Greenwich, CT) scored 68.700 on the 14-year-old Westphalian gelding, just behind Simona Aeberhard, representing Switzerland. Leibler and Watson 108 were invited to represent the U.S. at the 2011 Finals after posting the highest average in the FEI Young Rider Freestyle Test at CDI-Y’s during the qualifying period. This pair landed in Germany after a strong 2011 campaign that included winning a team Bronze medal and two Gold medals, individual and freestyle, at the Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Riders Championships presented by Gotham North. Additionally, they were crowned National Young Rider Dressage Champions at the 2011 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Festival of Championships
Leibler and Watson 108 Continue on to Freestyle at the FEI Young Rider World Cup Dressage Final in Germany
Saturday, December 17 2011 by Editor
Lexington, KY - Isabelle Leibler and Watson 108 performed flawlessly Friday while representing the U.S. at the FEI Young Rider World Cup Dressage Final Grand Prix, and are moving forward to the B Final on Sunday in the Freestyle. “We were mistake free and I finished the first day very proud of myself and of Watson for staying focused throughout the exciting distractions,” Leibler said. “The competition has been absolutely amazing so far. It is like nothing I have ever seen before: big, bright, and electric.” Isabelle Leibler and Watson 108 National Young Rider Dressage Championships. Photo ©SusanJStickle.com Leibler (Greenwich, CT) and the 14-year-old Westphalian gelding were invited to represent the U.S. at the 2011 Finals after posting the highest average in the FEI Young Rider Freestyle Test at CDI-Y’s during the qualifying period.
2012 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session Presented by USHJA and Adequan: Promoting the Importance of Excellent Horsemastership
Friday, November 04 2011 by Editor
Lexington, KY - Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 2012 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session presented by the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) and Adequan. The sixth annual George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session will be held on January 3-7, 2012, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. The following 12 riders will be invited to participate: The North American Young Riders Individual Champion from the 2011 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North The North American Junior Rider Individual Champion from the 2011 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North The 2011 Randolph College/USEF National Jr.
Friday, November 04 2011 by Editor
It was an epic adventure in Mexico for the United States Equestrian Federation’s Dressage, Eventing and Jumping Teams. They won a record 10 medals across the three disciplines and cemented a solid foundation for the 2012 Olympic Games. Bookended by double Gold medalists Steffen Peters, who rode the Hlavacek’s Weltino’s Magic to It was an epic adventure in Mexico for the United States Equestrian Federation’s Dressage, Eventing and Jumping Teams