It is a sad but exciting time of year. The school year is officially ending! It has been the best school year yet for the USC Aiken Eventing team.
It has been a very busy week for USC Aiken Eventing. Many horse shows and meetings! We had an equestrian club meeting, a meeting for those going to Rolex, a meeting about the FENCE team challenge in April and a meeting with Stable View Farm! Good news is we are getting a lot done! Our meeting with Stable View was wonderful and we even got to catch a bit of Allison Springer’s rides on Copycat Chloe and Arthur! Stable View is very enthusiastic about helping USC Aiken Eventing as well as collegiate eventing! We had many riders competing this past weekend at Jumping Branch and Pine Top HT.
Friday, January 31 2014 by Editor
Biostar brings us an interview with Show Jumper Chris Sorensen and he gives us some pointers on finding the right Hunter or Jumper.
Check out out twitter account Hannah created! https://twitter.com/USCAeventing 1) Name: Hannah Cangilla 2) Year in School: Freshman 3) Major: Business with a concentration in equine management 4) Hometown: Broomfield Colorado 5) Horse Name: Gentle Ben 6) Breed: Off the track Thoroughbred 7) Age: 12 8) Level: Training 9) Where do you board/train with?: I board my horse at Valhalla and I am a working student for Kristin Schmolze. 10) How did you start riding? I was always that little girl with horses drawn all over everything and about a million Breyer horse so when I turned 5 I started taking some lesson on an old cranky chestnut Arabian mare
I am continuing the “Meet our Members” post! This week features Allyson Boyd! So glad to welcome Allyson to the team this year! Name: Allyson Boyd Year in school: Freshmen Major: Biology Hometown: Hardeeville, sc Horse Name: Miss Melody (Missy) Breed: Quarter horse Age: 10 Level: Novice/ Training Where do you keep your horse/Train with: Paradise Farm with Lellie Ward How did I start riding: I got a pony for my 7th birthday. Biggest riding accomplishment: Changing from a hunter to an eventer Biggest riding goal: Making it to Rolex Favorite phase in eventing: Cross country Why did you choose USC Aiken: Because of all the riding opportunities Favorite thing about eventing: There’s three phases, the matching colors, and the trust you have to have for you and your horse. What was your reason for joining the eventing team?: To meet more people like me What are your hopes to get from being on the eventing team?: To get advice from people like me to be able to get better.
On the weeks we don’t have competitions I plan to do a “Meet Our Members” post so you can get to know all of our members and today Brendan Quinn is featured! Brendan is the only boy on the team and has been a huge help to me! He is always willing to help me with getting things done for the team and takes on responsibilities. Name: Brendan Quinn Year in school: Freshman Major: Business Management Hometown: Evans, Georgia Horse Name: “The Macallan” (Mac) Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 15 Level: Preliminary/Training Where do you keep your horse/Train with?: Fairwinds Farm-Lynn Coates-Holmes How did you start riding?: My mom introduced me to it not long after I was born Biggest riding accomplishment?: Eventing Gold Medal at the Novice Level/Top 10 Junior Horse and Rider pair in US at Novice in 2010 Biggest riding goal ?: To compete at the international level for the US Favorite phase in eventing?: Cross Country Why did you choose USC Aiken?: The Aiken horse community and the opportunity to compete Favorite thing about eventing?: The bond of trust it requires between horse and rider What was your reason for joining the eventing team?: To be part of something that was helping to grow our sport What are your hopes to get from being on the eventing team ?: Experiencing what it feels like to compete in a team competition
TWELFTH ANNUAL EQUINE ADVOCATES AWARDS DINNER & CHARITY AUCTION BRINGS HORSE WELFARE TO THE FOREFRONT IN SARATOGA SPRINGS
Friday, August 02 2013 by Editor
Jack Knowlton of Sackatoga Stable and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco Honored Saratoga Springs, NY.
Monday, July 22 2013 by Editor
Tuesday Evening to Highlight High Performance Hunters Prize List Featuring Other Enhancements Now Available Online Washington, D.C. – July 22, 2013 – The 55th Washington International Horse Show CSI 3* (WIHS) is pleased to announce an increase in the prize money awarded this year in the open jumper and hunter divisions. WIHS will offer nearly half a million dollars in total prize money in 2013, more than a $70,000 boost from 2012! The official prize list for 2013 competition is now available online at www.wihs.org , featuring some exciting new changes to the schedule
The Pet’s Trust needs your comments on the Miami Herald’s article in Sunday’s paper NOW!!! URGENT!!! ….. The Pet’s Trust passed with nearly half a million votes this fall
Wednesday, July 10 2013 by Editor
CULPEPER, VA (July 11, 2013) – HITS, Inc. announced today that Commonwealth Park, home to the HITS Culpeper show series in Virginia, will undergo a complete makeover in 2014.