Friday, July 13 2012 by Editor
I’ll Have Another PHOTO CREDIT-Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club July 13, 2012 – Lexington, KY – Earlier this week, the horse racing industry encountered further criticism when an article by the New York Times (found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/11/sports/ill-have-another-had-history-of-ailments-records-show.html?_r=3&pagewanted=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss ) alleged that drastic treatments were being given to Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another leading up to this year’s Belmont Stakes.
Cesar A. Hirsch Dedicates His Career to Maintaining Good Horsemanship, Fair Play, and Welfare for the Horses in International Sport
Wednesday, June 27 2012 by Editor
By Lauren Fisher For Cesar A. Hirsch, a life-long love of horses has developed into a successful career as an international equestrian official. Hirsch is devoted to his work as a professional judge and steward, and commits himself to following three golden rules for the industry. He is dedicated to maintaining good horsemanship in the sport, creating fair play for all competitors and protecting the welfare of the horse. Cesar Hirsch with Maribel Alonso - MEX (FEI Technical Delegate Dressage) and Jose Ortelli - ARG (FEI Technical Delegate Eventing) at the Pan American Games. (Photo by Anwar Esquivel) “I respect the horse, I have a passion for the sport, and I love competition,” Hirsch stated.
Friday, June 22 2012 by Editor
Carmi Weininger is riding Iditarod ("Ditto"), owned by Carol Babington, in Prix St. Georges in the ReactorPanel Saddle Company dressage model, the "Encore". Photo by JC Dill
Thursday, June 21 2012 by Editor
Nora Demchur, center, with USC IHSA rising seniors Julie, Megan, Katie & Kara.
Stacy Sanderson, assistant hunter seat coach for Baylor University May 25, 2012 – The NCEA is proud to announce the first recipient of the Coach of the Year award. Stacy Sanderson, assistant hunter seat coach for Baylor University, helped lead the Baylor hunter seat team to its first ever National championship this season. Stacy, a second year coach in both NCEA and collegiate riding, has been instrumental in the success of the hunter seat team this season
Tuesday, June 05 2012 by Editor
June 1, 2012 (Lexington, KY) – Pony Club’s Adult Horsemasters members are being offered the opportunity to qualify for, and compete at the 2012 Championships Competition. Both East Championships held in Lexington VA July 25-29, and West Championships held in Cle Elum, WA August 7-10 have extended the offer to Horsemasters members to compete at Championships right along with the youth members. Current members of the Horsemasters Program must qualify in the discipline of their choice and will then compete in either, Dressage, Eventing, Show Jumping or Tetrathlon. Like the youth members, adult participants will be judged on their Horse Management skills and they will share tack and feed stalls with fellow Horsemasters members. Unlike the youth competitors, the Horsemasters members will compete as individuals rather than team members and will ride against the other participating adults. “Taking an inventory of our resources, one sees at the top of the list a large group of competent individuals who serve the Pony Clubs in many capacities, from District Commissioner and local committee member to national officer or member of a national board. Here lies our greatest asset – people; people dedicated to helping children to enjoy a way of life with horses and ponies, which has meant so much as a part of their own lives.” Sherman P. Haight, Jr., M.F.H. USPC President, 1961-1963 About the Horsemasters Program – Started in 2001, the USPC Horsemasters Program was developed to meet the needs of Pony Club parents and other adults to learn more about horses, to feel comfortable around the animals and secure in their knowledge about horsemanship and riding skills, thereby becoming more empowered volunteers to Pony Club at the local, regional and national levels. Horsemasters Groups may be formed in affiliation with a Pony Club, a Riding Center or a Region, and are open to anyone, who is not a current Participating Member, 18 years of age or older.
It’s the last week of May and you see this color: You’re thinking: a box from Tiffany’s, The Robin’s eggs that have just hatched, a beautiful cloudless sky? If you’re one of the legions of competitive hunter or jumper riders, breeders, pony, horse or coaching drivers, side saddle, gaited or western riders, you are seeing Devon Blue, the ubiquitous color that drapes the boxes and grandstands at The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. The first Saturday night of the 2012 Devon Horse Show brings a chance to check out the vendors, the food, the carnival, who else is there, and, oh yeah, the horses. Devon has something for everyone punctuated by a few traditions of its very own
Liz Halliday and Baloo (Darola Diamond) Liz Halliday returned to eventing action at Tweseldown on Monday following the British season’s recent postponements due to bad weather. The spate of unseasonably heavy showers had put paid to nearly a month’s worth of competitions across the country, ensuring this was the professional dual sportswoman’s first outing since mid-April. As such, no less than four of Chailey Stud’s horses were in action at Tweseldown’s one-day event. Among them were Oscar (Viscount Oscar) and Baloo (Darola Diamond) who both enjoyed solid outings on their return to Novice competition. Indeed, having been away for so long, Liz was delighted with both their performances, including strong Dressage results and clear Show Jumping and Cross Country rounds that would eventually see Oscar finish 10th and Baloo 13th. Liz & Viscount Oscar Having contested the Lotus Cup UK’s second round at Brands Hatch on Sunday, Halliday’s quick-fire eventing switch also included two Open Intermediate entries with Fox (Red Letter Day II) and Bud (Newmarket Malt)
Polo Team Representing the U.S. Displays Strong Performance Against England in St. Regis International Cup
Friday, May 25 2012 by Editor
St Regis International, England vs USA. Photo Credit © Tony Ramirez/www.imagesofpolo.com Wellington, Fla. (May 21, 2012) – There was plenty of action in Saturday’s 5 th annual St
Thursday, May 17 2012 by Editor
Canopus Interagro, a striking buckskin stallion by Tufão Interagro, is one of the horses to be presented at the auction.