Equine Sidekicks…The University of Central Florida’s Sidekick Rocks! (Read About Pegasus – Big Horse on Campus)
Monday, October 15 2012 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan Maluso, known as Pegasus, on the football field.
Saturday, October 13 2012 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan What a funny horse!! (or maybe just a funny photographer!) Spirit doing his smile trick on command – curling up his lip.
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.
David Marcus and his Olympic mount Chrevi’s Capital won the World Cup Qualifying Grand Prix at CDI-W Dressage at Devon held September 27 to 30 in Devon, Pennsylvania. Devon, Pennsylvania – Canadian Olympian David Marcus of Campbellville, ON, won three grand prix tests to dominate CDI-W Dressage at Devon held September 27 to 30 in Devon, Pennsylvania.
Ladies Hat Day Alexandra Reid; winner of FEI Young Rider Test Dressage at Devon Day 4: Performance Classes September 28, 2012 (Devon, PA) Friday was the first full day of performance classes plus wonderful exhibitions by Aussie horseman Guy McLean and the Delaware Valley Combined Training Association Quadrille. “Remember Hope; this is your dream to do dressage at Devon,” said Guy McLean to his horse, Hope, explaining to the audience that following his performance last year they had a conversation that ended with a commitment by both horse and rider to perform dressage in the Dixon. Later on the Delaware Valley Combined Training Association (DVCTA) Quadrille team – the Quad Squad – performed “Think Pink,” sponsored by the Unionville Equine Associates of Oxford, PA. Their performance was comprised of a 13-horse team, which performed an inspirational, moving and upbeat medly of musical favorites
Friday, August 24 2012 by Editor
Joel went ahead and took the train down to pick up our tickets for the GP Special at Will Call and we drove down.
By Kim MacMillan July 24 th – Hello London! We finally arrived in London late on Tuesday evening, July 24 th , after a panic-filled trip to the Indianapolis airport much earlier the same day. We started out at “O’dark thirty”, as my father calls it, with plenty of time to get to my cousin’s house (she had agreed to drive us to the airport and store our car at her house for the next three weeks) and the trip went downhill from there with a flat tire and a torrential downpour complete with a dazzling lightening show that made it impossible to see where the road was! At one point we had to drive around a downed tree.
Congratulations to show jumper Daniel Bluman, who rides for Colombia, and lives in Wellington. Daniel is on a roll – on opening day at Spruce Meadows he and Sancha la Silla won the $32,000 Enbridge Cup. The bigger news is that Daniel and Sancha are headed to the London Olympics, where they will compete for
The first veterinary inspection took place at Kentucky Horse Park at 3 p.m. today under sunny, balmy skies: 57 of the 58 horses presented were passed by the jury composed of Anne-Mette Binder (Denmark), Michel Assaray (France) and Nick Burton (Great Britain). The jury did not accept Llewellyn, ridden by Brittany Kart (USA), they also held two other horses and accepted them when they re-presented. It was a pretty parade of ponies, all things considered and the riders went all out, fashion-wise. We can’t hope to prognosticate in the same league as Jimmy Wofford, and we will admit with unabashed honesty that often sentiment and friendship drives our partisanship toward certain horses and riders. We certainly have a healthy respect for anyone who gets to the four-star level: it takes guts, determination and over the top horse craziness, but we digress. Karen O'Connor & Veronica, owned by Team Rebecca LLC © Lauren R Giannini Karen O’C looks fit and ready for Rolex
Wednesday, April 25 2012 by Editor
A lot rides on Kentucky Rolex Three-Day Event, sponsored by Bridgestone, April 25-29 at the Kentucky Horse Park. Not only is it the premier four-star this side of the big puddle (Atlantic Ocean), it is THE PLACE where the Selectors for the US 3-Day Olympic Team will be watching the US contenders through high-powered microscopes. Then, too, there is the British invasion to roil the Rolex “waters” as William Fox-Pitt (GBR), 2010 winner of Rolex with Cool Mountain, is slated to ride Parklane Hawk: they won 2011 Burghley, which was Fox-Pitt’s sixth triumph in the testing September four-star.