Photo: From left to right, Lauren Knopp, Rebecca Cohen, and Mary-Cameron Rollins are participants in the ShowChic mentoring program. Wellington, FL (May 3, 2012) – Mary-Cameron Rollins, Lauren Knopp and Rebecca Cohen are three confident young riders and stars on their way up in the dressage world. Thanks to a new mentoring program by the dressage boutique ShowChic, formerly known as Sho Clothes, all three young ladies will have help as they travel the road to success within the horse industry. “I have a strong desire to help young riders get started and find success,” said Michele Hundt, owner of ShowChic. “Our ShowChic Mentoring Program will give our riders an opportunity to head in the right direction while being ambassadors for us at the same time. I am excited to launch the mentoring program and look forward to watching these three young ladies blossom.” As part of the ShowChic mentoring program, Rollins, Knopp and Cohen will attend and assist with the boutique’s monthly “Shop Talk” program, present ShowChic sponsored awards at dressage shows and assist Hundt with fashion shows and educational events ShowChic takes part in. “The girls will also post on our Facebook page and act as spokespersons for ShowChic,” Hundt said.
Purina and Unwanted Horse Coalition Help Find Adoptive Families for Rescue Horses with A Home for Every Horse Program
Thursday, May 03 2012 by Editor
Rescue horses at S.A.F.E.R. rescue shelter in Sonoma County, Calif., are just a few among the thousands of horses across America waiting to find homes that will adopt or foster them. Purina Makes Feed Contribution and Asks Horse Owners, Retailers to Help (ST. LOUIS, Mo. – May 1, 2012) – During the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Purina Mills, LLC announced its pledge to donate $125,000 in feed to American Horse Council’s Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC). The donation will support A Home for Every Horse , a program dedicated to finding homes for horses in need of adoption or fostering. Purina’s goal is to donate a half ton of Purina® Strategy® horse feeds to 400 rescue shelters
Tuesday, May 01 2012 by Editor
O’Connor leads the group of intrepid journalists on the second annual “Rolex Ride The Course” media tour of the 2012 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI**** cross-country course. Sidelines representative Kim MacMillan is about twenty feet behind David on the roan gelding Comanche on the right had side of the group. Photo by Allen MacMillan/MacMillan Photography Looking through Comanche’s ears as we jigged up to the Rolex Head of the Lakewater complex the jumps looked even more daunting from the saddle than from the ground, if that’s possible. Comanche, a red roan Appaloosa gelding, was my trusty, albeit enthusiastic, mount on the 2012 “Rolex Ride The Course” media trail ride around cross-country at theKentucky Horse Park
Sunday, April 29 2012 by Editor
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes – Ka-CHANG! Yep, Derek di Grazia created a cross-country test that demanded precision and riders minding their Px & Qs every step of the way.
Saturday, April 28 2012 by Editor
Wowie zowie – what a morning – we’re still reeling from the changes in the leaderboard. Even before the XC began, there were three withdrawals: Buck Davidson pulled out with Absolute Liberty, who would have been first out of the start box this morning, & his Pan Titanium, Jolie Wentworth & Killian O’Connor. Then, only two completed the cross-country out of the first seven horses to start this morning! Two retired on course: Andrew Nicholson (NZL) took out a frangible pin at 9abc – Bridgestone Park Question (coffin combination), picking up 21 penalties, and James Alliston (GBR) and Jumbo’s Jake after they accumulated 20 penalties at 9abc – and 17abcde, the Sunken Road. Three were eliminated – Karen O’Connor had a splash crash at the HSBC Water Park (5abcd) – no injuries to horse or rider, just dampened spirits, but Karen has another chance with Mr. Medicott this afternoon. Becky Holder and Courageous Comet got to #22abc, the HSBC FEI Classic Series Normandy Bank, but parted company and Becky bought a cheap piece of real estate that cost dearly in terms of her goals with her wonderful ex-racehorse
Friday, April 27 2012 by Editor
Allison Springer has been in the catbird seat after dressage before, but not on the last day. This is her fifth Rolex with Arthur, and she entered the arena at 11:30 a.m. with the brilliant but somewhat quirky gelding who gave her pretty much everything she asked. The judges rewarded the duo’s test with a score of 39.8 penalty points, thereby ousting Parklane Hawk and William Fox-Pitt (GBR) on 41.3pp from the first place berth they had earned a couple of hours earlier
Friday, April 27 2012 by Editor
Dawn comes early, especially during Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bridgeston. Last night, however, we feasted very well at the Alltech Press Dinner hosted by Dr. Pearse Lyons at his Alltech Brewery, home of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale.
Thursday, April 26 2012 by Editor
Welcome to Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bridgestone – and the first day of dressage. We had just enough time to get to the stadium where we took a few pix of Sinead Halpin and “Tate” – Manoir de Carneville, who performed the test ride. Last year they finished third at Rolex, winning the USET Foundation Pinnacle Cup as the highest-placed US rider/horse combination as well as Best Conditioned Horse.
Tuesday, April 24 2012 by Editor
Katrina Hiller April 24, 2012 – The Dressage Foundation’s Renee Isler Dressage Support Fund recently provided two scholarships to young riders to support their participation in educational clinics. Katrina Hiller (WI) was accepted by the United States Dressage Federation to participate in the Junior/Young Rider Clinic with Jeremy Steinberg on March 17-18, 2012. However, she needed some financial help to make the trip from Wisconsin to Maryland with her horse, Toy Soldier. Katrina received an $800 scholarship from Renee’s Fund, which enabled her to attend the clinic. “The clinic with Jeremy Steinberg was an incredible experience,” said Katrina. “His methods were effective yet respectful to the horse, and overall made Toy much more supple, active, and rideable. I can’t thank The Dressage Foundation enough for giving me the opportunity to ride for Jeremy!” Annie Adamcyzk Renee’s Fund, which also provides support to young riders and professionals who participate in other educational events, awarded a $325 scholarship to Annie Adamczyk (IL). Annie was selected to participate in the Emerging Dressage Athlete Clinic with Lendon Gray. The event will be held April 28-29 at Legacy USA Equestrian inBurr Ridge,IL. “Receiving this scholarship to ride with Lendon Gray is such an honor. I cannot thank Renee Isler and The Dressage Foundation more for giving me this great opportunity. I am so excited to see how well Storm, my new mare owned by Marilyn Black, and I improve because of this clinic,” said Annie. Since 2008, the Renee Isler Dressage Support Fund has provided nearly $40,000 in grants/scholarships to support young riders, the USDF Jr/YR Clinic Series, and dressage professionals. For more information about this Fund, go to www.dressagefoundation.org/Renee_Isler_Dressage_Support_Fund.htm or contact Jenny Johnson at (402)434-8585 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, April 24 2012 by Editor
DEVON, Pa.— Thousands of volunteers work year-round on the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, and each year two of them serve as Chairman. Each Chairman serves for two years, with the beginning of their service years alternating. This year’s Country Fair Chairmen are Mrs