Heading out on the trails is a great way to enjoy a summer day.
Last month we featured a blog post on how to handle a rider who’s been in a serious fall. In some cases, it will be plainly evident that a rider is injured – they’re knocked unconscious or they have broken a bone. In other cases, though, the injuries might not be quite so apparent.
Jump for the Children’ Horse Show-benefitting Duke Children’s Hospital wins Prestigious award from USEF
Tuesday, June 17 2014 by Editor
Jump For The Children Horse Show Jump for the Children’ Horse Show-benefitting Duke Children’s Hospital, earned the prestigious Heritage Competition designation from the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). The USEF is the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport. The Heritage designation is reserved for competitions that have been established for a long period of time and have made substantial contributions toward the development and promotion of the sport within the broader community, by achieving, maintaining and promoting the equestrian ideals of sportsmanship and competition. Nationwide, only seventeen other horse shows have been awarded this honor. In 2013 ‘Jump for the Children’, celebrated thirty years of service and commitment to Duke Children’s Hospital in Durham NC, raising over $1.6 million for Duke Children’s since the horse show’s humble beginnings in 1984. ‘Jump for the Children’ Horse Show is the longest, continuously-held, annual fund-raiser for Duke Children’s. This year’s show will be held at the Gov. James B
Friday, June 13 2014 by Editor
WESTPORT, CT – June 3, 2014 – Just qualifying for horse shows like the Devon Horse Show & Country Fair is an accomplishment in itself, but over 120 exhibitors went the extra difference by participating in the Best Performance Competition, the new joint effort of the EQUUS Foundation that rewards competitive excellence and also supports horse welfare. 2014 Devon Best Performers Photo by Brenda Carpenter courtesy of the Devon Horse Show & Country Fair. W Devon’s Best Performance Competition Winners Class Action owned by Meridian Partners LLC & ridden by Megan MacPherson Patrick owned by Dr
Top-notch Competition Set to Begin at 2014 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions presented by The Dutta Corp
Thursday, June 12 2014 by Editor
Gladstone, N.J. – The focus of the dressage world will turn to Gladstone, N.J., this week for the U.S.
Tuesday, May 20 th - The 2014 Atlanta Spring Challenge Horse show came to a close this past Sunday. The event in its 11 th year had its biggest turnout to date. The show again took place at the famed Georgia International Horse Park May 14 th -18 th home of the equestrian portion of the 1996 Olympic Games. JP Godard and his Equus Events team handled the managing duties. Gold sponsors of this year’s event included Fenwick Equestrian, Dietrich and Company Equine Insurance, The Tack Room, Reflections Farm, and DFG Stables. The Tack Room of Camden, SC presented this year’s daily continental breakfast throughout the event. Hospitality has always been a key element at the Atlanta Spring Challenge and this year was no exception. Exhibitors, trainers, and spectators alike were treated to daily ring hospitality, an ice cream party, as well as an exhibitor’s dinner Friday evening sponsored by the 2014 Hospitality Sponsors. This year’s sponsors were; Booth Parker, Black Ankle Farms, The Atlanta Hunt Club, DFG Stables, Finally Farm, Liz Tarumianz, The Meadow Hill Stables, Proof of the Pudding, Reflections Farm, The Tack Room, and The Marketplace. DFG Stables presented this year’s annual Preakness Party on Saturday evening and The Meadow Hill Farm and the Porath Family sponsored a farewell pizza party Sunday afternoon.
Welcome to that special time of year – early June in Virginia’s Piedmont and the week of the Upperville Horse Show when we enjoy catching up with longtime friends, meeting new people and seeing the amazing changes and improvements to this renowned and revered USEF “Premier/AA” and Jumper Rating Five Heritage Competition horse show, celebrating its 161st renewal. As the oldest horse show in the USA, Upperville is a brilliant blend of old and new, tradition and high tech – guaranteed to please both exhibitors and spectators
Are you going to ride in a clinic this year? Clinics are great chances to learn under skilled trainers and riders, but riding in your first clinic can be a bit intimidating
Show Jumping Hall of Fame – Juniors Addison Gierkink came a good distance to Devon from Harpswell, Maine but her effort was well rewarded when she took home $5600 and the Blue Ribbon in Class 203, the $20,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame – Juniors. Riding Candy Tribble and Windsor Show Stables Promised Lane, she was one of only four competitors in the first round of 23 to go double clear and advance to the second round. With a fast, thrifty and balanced second round she bested the next placed horse/rider combination of Luxina and Michael Hughes by over two seconds in the jump off