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, July 22 2014 by Editor
This is so cool!!! We are tickled red, white and blue for the USA 3-Day WEG team and alternates and their magnificient horses who will be showcased July 26 & 27 at Great Meadow, The Plains, VA, in the mandatory final outing before they go to Normandy, France to compete in the 2014 FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games.
Bay My Hero & William Fox-Pitt (GBR) Win Rolex, Lauren Kieffer & Veronica earn USEF National 4-Star Championship, Buck Davidson & Ballynoe…
Sunday, April 27 2014 by Editor
William Fox-Pitt won his third Rolex championship and watch in five years – on the less experienced of his two horses, Bay My Hero, with Seacookie TSF earning ninth place. William rode both horses to clear cross-country rounds (no jump penalties), although Seacookie picked up 7.2 time penalties. In the final show jumping test, both horses jumped double clear (no time, no jump penalties)
Here we are again – and the first thing we saw walking into the Press Center presided over by Marty Bauman, assisted by his Classic Communications/Rolex team is this poster! AMEN!!!! Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event, only CCI**** in North America, is for eventing enthusiasts the “best weekend of the year!” © Lauren R Giannini Not only the best, but also one of the most exciting weekends in terms of the equestrian triathlon of dressage, cross-country and show jumping, which pretty much sums up eventing. The roster of 60 entries (we hope we counted correctly) is all-star with quite a few four-star debutantes. Needless to say, the jog has taken place, a couple horses were spun or withdrawn, and the excitement of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event will continue to increase until the winner is crowned on Sunday afternoon
Overnight you could hear the water coursing though the downspouts and when the power went out just about 5:55 A.M., then back on again, the chime of my iPhone woke me up.
WHOA! Allison Springer has a new dancing partner – William Fox-Pitt’s Lionheart – the horse he rode t to team silver for GBR on home turf at the 2012 London Olympics! This is exciting news for the Upperville, VA-based rider and her Team Lionheart Syndicate LLC.
For as many years as I can remember, Gerry Hoover has been the Field Master for Mr.
North Salem, NY – August 16, 2012 – The 2012 American Gold Cup announced today that legendary boot maker, Der Dau Custom Boots, has joined forces as a new sponsor for this year’s event.
Germany, Austria and Great Britain take top spots at FEI Open European Junior Vaulting Championships
Wednesday, August 08 2012 by Editor
Great Britain’s Andrew McLachlan and Rebecca Norval become the first FEI Open European Junior Vaulting Pas-de-Deux Champions. Image: Daniel Kaiser/FEI.
Friday, July 27 2012 by Editor
If Something Doesn’t Fit, Just Return It – and Let SmartPak Pay the Shipping! PLYMOUTH, MA—July 26, 2012—SmartPak has taken the worry out of online shopping by introducing free shipping on all returns of tack and apparel. Now you can order any sized item from SmartPak online; if it doesn’t fit, just return it and SmartPak will pay the shipping! The only equestrian retailer to offer free shipping, SmartPak has broken new ground once again in making online shopping smarter, easier and totally risk-free.