Tuesday, October 23 2012 by Editor
Washington , D.C. – October 22, 2012 – Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is excited to announce that the $100,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix, CSI 3*-W will be aired on NBC Sports Network on Sunday, October 28, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST
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.
Tuesday, August 21 2012 by Editor
I have heaps of things to blog about right now and at the top of my list are blogging about my trip to Holland to visit a very dear friend and go to the London Olympics to watch the Grand Prix Special in dressage as well as how dressage is #1 in general BUT I’m writing about two things that have been on my mind this past week; bell boots & Pessoa Training System. I’d borrowed a Pessoa Lunging System for a few weeks and incorporated it into a weekly schedule with Hansel and saw some great results.
Improve Your Ability to Ride and Compete with Laura Boynton King’s New Summit Subliminals™ for Equestrians
Tuesday, July 31 2012 by Editor
Laura Boynton King Lake Park , FL (July 31, 2012) – Laura Boynton King’s latest subliminal and audible affirmations help equestrians stay focused and calm! This pioneering new product, called Summit Subliminals™ is easy to use and has both subliminal and audible recordings that are great for listening any time. Imagine having all of the powerful affirmations taken directly from Laura King’s wildly popular Keys to Winning for the Equestrian self-hypnosis series in one recording! Laura has done just that with her latest Summit Subliminals™ series. Laura created Summit Subliminals™ to offer her clients two additional ways to reach the subconscious brain and make powerful, positive change happen even more quickly; and they are safe for listening while driving! Summit Subliminals™ audio recordings for the Equestrian are designed for use while driving, walking, cooking, or just relaxing, as a tool to create powerful and lasting change in your life.
Picture this – I’m standing at the in-gate just before the course walk for the Idle Dice Open Stakes Class at Devon. I have a Press Pass (Sidelines has hooked me up!), and I am trying to play it cool, but internally I am bouncing off the walls. I am literally standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Beezie Madden and Margie Engle. Everywhere I look, I see Olympic greatness. I stand at the gate, snapping photos with my pathetic, amateurish, digital camera, at the literal legends of our sport who are counting out strides just feet from me. It feels like I’m through the Looking Glass. Inside the Press Box, I stick out like a sore thumb. But, I am almost just as thrilled to be shoulder-to-shoulder with real equine journalists (there are people who do this for a living, how cool is that!). I quickly catch on that nobody really claps in there, and it’s all very routine. They take notes, snap photos, and idly chat about how long the winner interviews will likely take. Once again, I find myself trying to play it cool. The class ends, and I have taken dutiful notes on every round, where the rails fell, and which rides I liked. I’ve tried to take photos, but once again the pathetic camera has utterly failed me. (I vowed about a hundred times to upgrade that particular piece of equipment as the class went on.) When I sat down to write this post, though, I realized nobody tunes in to Tucker the Wunderkind for class results and you’ve seen my photography skills . Instead, check out the photos from Sidelines blogger Beth Harpham at Chasin’ - they are fantastic. And here’s the good stuff, from my perspective. Katie Dinan did something amazing at the beginning of her Open Stakes round that I won’t soon forget. She came to the first line, fences three and four (which, it goes without saying, were larger-than-life), and right in the middle of the line, her horse Nougat du Vallet let out a HUGE buck, about two strides out from the monster oxer that was fence four. Katie just got him straight again and cleared the oxer with no problem at all. They had just announced, moments ago, that she was Best Child Rider at Devon in ’09. Just in case anyone forgot that she’s not only awesome, but also just a kid. I was totally impressed, and vowed to remind myself of that moment the next time Tucker flicks an ear at a fly and I think it’s a good excuse to make a circle
Thursday, March 29 2012 by Editor
If you haven’t been tracking the progress of the second annual So8ths/Nikon Three-Day Event in the “Heart of the Carolinas,” May 3-6, 2012, then it’s time you take notice. Why? Because some of the most talented Eventing riders and trainers are doing just that. They think so highly of this event that is focused on amateur riders and training-level horses that they are donating their time. They will serve as clinicians to the first event that will showcase all three of the lower levels (Beginner Novice, Novice and Training) as recognized three-day events. In the past Training has been recognized at the three-day level but it was only this past February that BN and N were added into the fold by the U.S. Eventing Association.
Monday, March 26 2012 by Editor
HOUSTON, Texas – Lia Chafee, a senior majoring in international communications and media at Texas A&M University, won the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show’s 2nd Annual Collegiate Charity Invitational equestrian event, sponsored by Superior Energy Services, on March 24th at Great Southwest Equestrian Center, 2501 South Mason Road, Katy, Texas. Chafee was one of eight competitors. Taking second place was Holly Eisbernd, a senior from Granada Hills, Calif., majoring in sociology at California Fresno State. Four of the top 12 2012 Pin Oak Collegiate Invitational teams –Texas A&M, SMU, Baylor, and California Fresno State – which were selected for the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (to be held next month in Waco, Texas) were represented at Pin Oak. For more information and competitor bios, see pages 116-117 in the 2012 Pin Oak Charity Horse Show Program at www.pinoak.org and www.varsityequestrian.com.
Wednesday, March 14 2012 by Editor
Wellington, FL- Melissa and Marc Ganzi, Wellington’s first family of polo, are in good company in the sports world.
Wellington, FL – March 12, 2012 – A tribute to Donald V. Little will be held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on Friday, March 16. Doors of the International Club Tent open at 7 p.m. and the ceremony will start at 7:30 p.m. in the International Arena
Jennifer Baumert Produces Flawless Freestyle With First Perfect Score of the Dressage Under the Stars Season
Thursday, March 08 2012 by Editor
Sidelines publisher Samantha Charles steps in as media judge Wellington, FL-March 8, 2012- The night was filled with surprises as the fourth week of Dressage Under the Stars got underway at the Palm Beach Polo and Hunt Club. The skies opened with torrents of rain; however, the riders were not fazed as they continued to perform and impress the panel of judges, and the crowds were not deterred as the stands were nearly filled to capacity. Jennifer Baumert, the winner of last week’s dressage event, emerged victorious once more as she and her mount Don Principe earned straight 10′s from the judges and the first perfect score of the season. Last week, Baumert, a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist, exhibited a 10-year-old Hanoverian adorned in a red bandana as she performed tempis to Johnny River’s “Dang Me” and canter pirouettes to Roger Miller’s “England Swings.” The cheer that erupted from the crowd was mimicked again last night as Baumert took center stage and stole the show aboard Don Principe. The pair was decked out in blue glitter and not a inch without a touch of pizzazz as their costume reflected the dazzling lights to another country/electronic performance