College Prep Invitational Grant winner Emma Karlson and her trainer Greta Avery from Cape Cod, Massachusetts give us the details on her journey to the Invitational.
Thursday, January 31 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL -January 30, 2013 Announcing the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival WEF Dressage Classic CPEDI3* presented by Today’s Equestrian and Fellows scheduled March 14-17, 2013. This will be the first opportunity of the 2013 season for Para-Equestrian Dressage riders to begin the qualifying process for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. The Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* will take place in Wellington, Florida at the beautifully designed Adequan Global Dressage Festival Show Grounds.
By Jan Westmark-Allan In the February issue of Sidelines Magazine we have a great story on Canadian blogger Noelle Floyd, written by Katie Shoultz. In the print edition we asked Noelle 10 questions and promised to share her 10 favorite photos on our website. When Katie asked Noelle for her favorite photo - this is what she said: “Wow, that’s a hard one since there are so many I love.
Monday, January 21 2013 by Editor
Ladies Night at the $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix CSI 2*on January 19 By Kim MacMillan, MacMillan Photography & Media Services When the last fence was jumped in the nine rider jump-off on Saturday night three young ladies topped the 56-entry field that included riders from 14 countries. The line-up included, among others, international stars such as Mario Deslauriers, Margie Engle, Kent Farrington, Laura Kraut, Ian Miller, Rodrigo Pessoa and McLain Ward. Reed Kessler, at 18 the youngest Olympian to date at last summer’s London Games, riding her 13-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding Ligist (Levantos II – Robin Z) made neat work of the jump off, blazing over the fences and tripping the finish timer in 37.81 to take top money. Less than a second behind her was Katie Dinan on Grant Road Partner’s 11-year-old Selle Francais gelding Nougat Du Vallet (by Scherif D’Elle out of Camme Du Vallet). The final pair in the jump-off Brianne Goutal and Remarkable Farm’s 11-year-old Selle Francais Nice de Prissey (by Rosire out of Trophee De Prissey) gave it their all, but they stopped the clock at 38.53 to capture third
Friday, January 18 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL – January 17, 2013 – Laura Kraut and Jubilee d’Ouilly jumped to victory in the $33,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 2 on Thursday afternoon at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF) in an exciting jump-off of top competitors. Last to go in a 24-horse tie breaker with McLain Ward holding the first and second positions, Kraut and Jubilee shaved fractions off of the leading time to win in a dramatic finish
Reed Kessler and Cylana Capture Victory in $100,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix, CSI 3*-W, Presented by Events DC
Sunday, October 28 2012 by Editor
Cylana and Reed Kessler. © Shawn McMillen Photography For their victory, Kessler and Cylana were presented with the President of the United States Perpetual Cup. As Leading Jumper Rider, an award sponsored by Robin Parsky, Kessler was also presented with the Margaret Chovnick Memorial Trophy and awarded a Rolex luxury timepiece from Tiny Jewel Box
Wednesday, October 24 2012 by Editor
Abigail Johnston and Caden won the Gittings Horsemanship Finals at the WIHS Regional Horse Show.
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Sidelines Spotlight: American Women Shine at Burghley (Way to go Sinead Halpin and Allison Springer!)
Wednesday, October 17 2012 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan Now that the November issue of Sideline s is on the news stands (you can see it free online if you have a print subscription also!) there are several stories that were cut from the issue because of space — but they are still great stories and I want to share them with you!! MiMi Falb wrote a wonderful on-the-scene story on the success that American eventers Sinead Halpin and Allison Springer had at the Burghley Horse Trials following the London Olympics. It’s a great story and we were thrilled with the success these two young ladies had. Enjoy the journey as you ride along with Mimi, Sinead and Allison! Allison Springer riding Arthur IV in the dressage phase at Burghley.
Monday, October 15 2012 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan During his tour with the World Famous Lipizzaners, Maluso II (known as Pegasus at the University of Central Florida) stopped by the Martha Stewart show – and the TV host jumped on for a ride! In my blog yesterday I shared the Sidelines Sidekick story from our November issue called “Maluso II: Big Horse on Campus.” The gorgeous Andalusian – a former star with the World Famous Lipizzaners – retired from his touring life and is now the mascot for the University of Central Florida, where he goes by the name of Pegasus! During his time with the World Famous Lipizzaners he appeared on the Martha Stewart show – and as you can see from the photo above, Martha jumped right on. (Martha is a horse lover and has her own horses.) Catherine Anne Cassidy, who was interviewed in our Sidekick story and was a knight that rode Pegasus at the UCF football games, also sent us a great collection of photos of Pegasus – and since only one photo could make it into the Sidelines November print issue, I am sharing them here