Bob Bell has announced that he and Bradley Spragg of Classic Publishing, a division of Classic Company Ltd, have acquiredSidelines magazine. Bell will serve as president and Spragg will act as publisher for the magazine.Sidelines is an equestrian-focused publication that has been often referred to as “Peoplemagazine” of the horse world. The publication and website
Wednesday, July 24 2013 by Editor
Beverley Widdowson (GBR), owner of the 10-year-old bay stallion Big Star ridden by Olympic team gold medallist Nick Skelton, has been awarded the prestigious title of FEI Owner of the Year for the second year running by the FEI and the Jumping Owners Club. A year ago, Beverley Widdowson picked up the coveted owner’s prize with her 12-year-old grey gelding Carlo 273, ridden by Nick Skelton to double bronze at the FEI European Jumping Championships 2011 in Madrid (ESP), and which is now the new top horse of Sergio Alvarez Moya (ESP). “To win this award for the second year running is an incredible feeling, and is testament to all the hard work of everyone on the team involved in the success of Big Star – I am over the moon,” said Beverley Widdowson.
The time to retire a racehorse can be a life or death matter. More often, however, it is a quality of life decision that can affect the horse forever. Obviously, it’s a topic that needs serious consideration.