by Doris Degner-Foster Recent articles I’ve written have been while dealing with various bizarre situations that came up at the worst of times. A Shaky Start The article in the July issue about Beezie Madden might not have even happened. I met her just after I arrived at the Palm Beach Equestrian Center and was impressed to the point of open-mouthed gazing at my surroundings
Editor’s Note: I love sharing all of the great stories that run in Sidelines Magazine. The story on Tom Poulin – a true pioneer in the development of modern dressage and a founding member of the U.S. Dressage Federation – is an inspirational story
It was such fun to do my research before interviewing Laura Kraut. I read an article where her mom spoke of how Laura and her sister Katherine had fun showing their horses at the Tryon, North Carolina show, then took them swimming in the creek near the show barns. Even at a big show, having fun played a predominate role and it continues for the sisters to this day
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
First Eventing Meeting The eventing team had their first meeting. The team got together for dinner at Mi Ranchos and we had a great turn out. We mostly focused our discussions on team challenges and tshirts.
Wednesday, August 27 2014 by Editor
Win tickets to see the American Gold Cup! With the American Gold Cup will be here soon and Sidelines Magazine is honored to be able to give out five pairs of tickets to the American Gold Cup, held September 10-14 at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, New York. How do you win tickets?
We’ve all heard the saying, “No hoof, no horse.” Your horse’s hooves are the literal foundation to his soundness and athletic capabilities, so it’s important to take care of them properly. Want to help keep your horse’s hooves in great shape? These important approaches will help
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.
Tuesday, August 26 2014 by Editor
A crew member for the US Endurance Team tends to My Wild Irish Gold, owned by Team veteran Valerie Kanavy and ridden by Kelsey Russell. By Darlene Ricker Photos by Darlene Ricker In the old days, tradition held that Sunday was a day of rest, and that’s exactly what the organizers of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy had in mind when they created the schedule of events.
A truly American breed, the Missouri Fox Trotter originated from crossbreeding various popular breeds of horses .