Monday, March 06 2017 by Editor
Holly Shepherd pilots Jade to the win in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by KCR, besting a field of 41 horse and rider teams Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography For Immediate Release: March 4, 2017 Gulfport, Mississippi The Hunter numbers continue to grow at the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Circuit ! The $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Kruse Cushion Ride , saw 41 horse and rider teams compete under sunny skies on a course designed by Paul Jewel and judged by Brian Lenehan and Jimmy Toon.
Gulf Coast Classic Company President and Sidelines Magazine President, Bob Bell, greets Tom Brennan and Notes from the Underground in the winner’s circle Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography For Immediate Release: February 26, 2017 Gulfport, Mississippi The Hunters were happening Week III of the Gulf Coast Winter Classics ! The action kicked off with the overwhelmingly popular Sidelines Green Hunter 3′ and 3’3″ Divisions, which are offered for only $5, thanks to sponsor Sidelines Magazine! Twenty two horse and rider teams competed in the 3′ Division and eight in the 3’3″ Division. Tom Brennan and Olivia Falkenberry’s Notes from the Underground took the Championship in the 3’3″ Division and Julie Curtin of Woodstock, Georgia and Rebekah Warren’s Cassico were Reserve. Courtney Calcagnini and Lori Mathews’ Sidenote won the Sidelines 3′ Green Hunter Division Week III Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography Courtney Calcagnini and Lori Mathews’ Sidenote were champions in the 3′ Division and Tom Brennan and Riley King’s Refined were awarded Reserve Champion. Trainer Tom Brennan commented, “The division formerly known as Pre-Green, now currently Green, are the most important divisions for horse shows to pay attention to
In 2012 my son began riding and entered his first horse shows, I wrote “Flesh and Blood 1,” as a parent watching his son show and less as the professional trainer that I am. I wrote about how my wife ( who by the way was also once a professional trainer) and I were just like all the “whacko,” parents of the kids we teach; we video taped everything, coddled him, took thousands of pictures, made sure he had a drink even before he left the ring, and whooped like idiots for all his trips, even if they were crappy. It’s has now been almost 3 years of him showing and about to be 2015, and things haven’t really changed
On the week prior to the 2014 Maclay finals to be held in Kentucky next Sunday, I cannot help but long for the days of old before there was anything called the “regionals.” I understand the need to limit the amount of participants in the actual class because of time constraints, and space problems, and I don’t actually disagree with the concept, it’s just the giant, all in, finals appeals to me. I cannot help but like the idea of a good old fashioned, two hundred – two seventy plus equitation class that takes all day.
Jennifer Alfano and Candid Capture Grand Hunter Championship at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show
Thursday, October 16 2014 by Editor
Jennifer Alfano and Candid Captured the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Grand Hunter Championship Photo By Emily Riden/Phelps Media Group “ Harrisburg, PA – October 16, 2014 - Two years ago, Jennifer Alfano purchased a young horse for the USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Program. She saw a horse with talent and untapped potential, a horse that she had faith would climb the ranks to become one of the industry’s best. Together they dominated the Pre-Green Hunters throughout 2013, and today they once again showed why, claiming the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Grand Hunter Championship, after completing smooth and consistent rounds in the Green Conformation Hunter division.
Have you ever heard of the Trait du Nord ? This beautiful draft breed originated in the 1800s, yet it is endangered today and its future remains uncertain. History The Trait du Nord originated in the grasslands of the southern Netherlands, northern France, and throughout Belgium
If you’re tired of having non-horsey neighbors, an equestrian community can solve that issue. But before you look into moving in, you’ll want to consider the pros and cons of life in an equestrian community.
Warrenton Horse Show – East Coast site for 2014 Sallie Wheeler B Wheeler US National Hunter Breeding Championships – WOO HOO!!!
Tuesday, August 26 2014 by Editor
Okay, we have been trying to find out why the heck FEI TV does not offer replays of the WEG ParaDressage rides – the way it does for all the other FEI disciplines being contested at WEG!!! – because we would love to write some posts about ParaDressage and its importance, as well as rave about the return of Lee Pearson to the GBR team, but hélas! (you don’t want to know what we had to do to find that French e with the ‘accent aigu’!) – no replays exist for ParaDressage! But you can get every single round of the reining and every test of the Grand Prix – WTH!?! We tried to find the French equivalent of What The Heck and the first thing that popped up was Que diable! okay… what the devil might work, also Sacre Bleu!!! Mon Dieu!!!! Needless to say, we’ve had it up to here with internet glitches the last few days… ON TO SOMETHING LOVELY LOCALLY – if you live in Horse Country VIRGINIA!!! Warrenton Horse Show, founded in 1899 (that’s right, it’s 115 years young!) – a great one-ring old-fashioned, small-town, historic horse show in Warrenton, VA and the home of Warrenton Hunt Night – will host again (no clue how many years running, but a lot) the East Coast Sallie B Wheeler National Hunter Breeding Championship. Under the able leadership of show manager Tommy Lee Jones, the horseman, not the actor, Warrenton Horse Show has evolved into a series of one-day shows, and this year runs from August 27 to 31. It is a Labor Day Weekend tradition and a labor of love for all involved!!!! (We wrote a pretty big story about it in 2008 for In & Around Horse Country and you can read it HERE ) FYI – thought you might like to see the USEF release about the Sallie B Wheeler National Hunter Breeding Championship, which takes place on Saturday, August 30.
The Colorado Horse Park CCI ** / CCI*, Training and Novice 3-Day, National Horse Trials and Area IX Championships Come to a Close
Tuesday, August 26 2014 by Editor
Parker, Colo. – August 24, 2014 – The Colorado Horse Park CCI ** / CCI*, Training and Novice 3-Day, National Horse Trials and Area IX Championships came to a conclusion to day with show jumping in the derby field.
A truly American breed, the Missouri Fox Trotter originated from crossbreeding various popular breeds of horses .