Monday, August 05 2013 by Editor
Palgrave, Ontario – It was a case of the student beating the teacher as Jordan MacPherson of Toronto, ON, beat out Ian Millar to win the $35,000 CSI2* Ram Equestrian Grand Prix held August 3 during the CSI2* Summer Festival at the Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave, ON. The Caledon Equestrian Park will host the equestrian events for the 2015 Pan American Games. Jordan MacPherson of Toronto, ON, rode Piccobello du Val de Geer to victory in the $35,000 CSI2* ShootPhoto.ca photo Five riders were able to pass the test set by two-time Olympic course designer Leopoldo Palacios of Venezuela, successfully negotiating the first round track to advance to the all-deciding jump-off. Canadian Olympian Beth Underhill of Schomberg, ON, just missed the cut after incurring one time fault in the opening round with her entry, Viggo
McLain Ward and Cadence Capture $50,000 Akita Drilling Cup 1.50m (SPRUCE MEADOWS, Calgary, AB): The ‘North American’ Tournament finished today with two fantastic competitions in the International Ring. The highlight of the day was the $140,000 Cenovus Energy Classic Derby 1.60m, and Olympian Jonathan Asselin recorded a victory for Canada as the winner with Showgirl. In the $50,000 Akita Drilling Cup 1.50m, McLain Ward (USA) rode to victory with Cadence.
Frances Land and Vieanne Blaze to Victory in $33,000 Pepsi Challenge 1.45m SPRUCE MEADOWS, Calgary, AB): The ‘North American’ Tournament continued today, and it was Reed Kessler (USA) and Wolf S who took the highlight victory of the day in the $50,000 Lafarge Cup 1.50m over Lauren Tisbo (USA) with Catharina 9. Frances Land (USA) and Vieanne were very fast to win the $33,000 Pepsi Challenge 1.45m as the first ones in the jump-off.
East Dorset, Vermont — Samantha Schaefer of Westminster, Maryland, celebrated the Fourth of July by winning the first $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby of the six-week Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT. Offering over $750,000 in prize money, the Vermont Summer Festival runs July 2 through August 11 at Harold Beebe Farm. The first time proved to be the charm as the Vermont Summer Festival marked Schaefer’s first competition riding Per Se, owned by Iron Horse Farm of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. In the opening week of competition at the Vermont Summer Festival, Schaefer and Per Se claimed the Pre-Green 3’3” Championship title, having won four out of five classes in the division. Based on their success, Schaefer decided to enter Per Se in the $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby. The event is a qualifier for the $15,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby Final to be held at Fieldstone Show Park in Halifax, MA, on August 22.
Priscilla Baldwin Wins Interagro Lusitano Achievement Award with Brioso Interagro at 2013 Gold Coast Grand Finale Show
Friday, May 24 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL (May 23, 2013) – Adult Amateur dressage rider Priscilla Baldwin was the proud recipient of the Interagro Lusitano Achievement Award during the Gold Coast Dressage Association (GCDA) Finale I & II for her rides on the stunning Lusitano stallion, Brioso Interagro. Interagro Lusitanos, the world’s largest breeder and exporter of Lusitano horses, was proud to present this award to Baldwin in recognition of the amazing and successful relationship she has developed with this young horse. The GCDA Finale I & II was the duo’s second time showing after only riding together for a little over 8 months
Valiant the Blind Dressage Horse to Perform and Present Valiant: Life Is a Horse Documentary Trailer at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival Nations…
Friday, April 12 2013 by Editor
Saturday night, the audience at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival Nations Cup in Wellington, Florida will be in for an unexpected treat.
Saturday, February 02 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL – February 1, 2013 -Week four of the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF) continued on Friday with the junior and amateur-owner riders beginning their jumper competition in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). In the first class of the morning, 16-year-old Wellington resident Spencer Smith jumped to victory in the $1,500 Griffis Residential High Junior Jumper Power and Speed class aboard Skara Glen’s Voltan H. Week four of the FTI WEF, sponsored by Fidelity Investments® , will continue through February 3.
Wednesday, October 31 2012 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan The love of a horse or pony can be a powerful thing in a young girl’s life! It’s almost difficult to put into words the importance that horses play in our lives - they are our joy, a warm shoulder to cry on, our therapy, our love, our exercise, our friend, our social outlet and our soul mates!! Imagine if you were an underprivileged young girl with a load of bad stuff in your life and someone introduced you to the great and amazing love of a horse or pony. Enter a program called Heroes N Horses – a program that helps young girls and changes their lives for the better. The Heroes N Horses program has done so much for these young ladies, but now the program itself is in trouble! Heroes N Horses has two locations – one in Ocala, Florida and another in Wellington, but they might have to close down if they can’t raise funds
By Jan Westmark-Allan University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. Ole Miss – Hotty Toddy – Are you ready
Well, this summer didn’t go exactly how I had planned. But with horses, when does it ever? Eight months ago now, when Palermo first re-injured himself, we thought we were looking at 5-6 months of rest and walking, before getting back to work