By Jan Westmark Photo op with Morris the Horse in Tryon, NC While I am a horse person through and through, I also love to play tennis! I play tennis with a great group of ladies – and just like riding at a barn where you get to know your fellow riders and love hanging out together - that’s how it is with MY tennis ladies (yes, they are mine!) A few weeks ago I discovered my tennis ladies had never ventured to the horsey land of Tryon, North Carolina, right down the mountain from where we live near Asheville, NC. So we arranged a date to head to the horse mecca - and earlier today we embarked on our Tour de Tryon
Sunday, August 17 2014 by Editor
Lexington, KY – August 15 – Tori Colvin and Inclusive claimed victory in the Classic Hunter Round of the $180,040 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship. Their scores of 92, 90 and 95 for a 289 total was unmatched after a field of 75 horses contested today’s course in the Kentucky Horse Park’s Rolex Stadium. Jimmy Torano, the busiest rider with eight mounts in the class, saved the best for last as he guided Mindful to second place with 90, 92 and 94 for 288 total points.
“Dreamer” by Barbara Wright Get your cameras ready for Sidelines Magazine’s amateur photo contest! Send us your equestrian-themed photograph for a chance to win a beautiful canvas print from artist Barbara Wright called “Dreamer.” The winner will also have their photo published in Sidelines Magazine . In addition to the overall winner, selected honorable mentions will also be featured in the magazine. All entrants will also receive a free digital subscription to Sidelines Magazine
By Jan Westmark The book Sandsablaze is receiving rave reviews! I love to read and I love horses – so if I can combine both and read a great horse story then I am a happy camper. I just finished reading the book Sandsablaze, Grand Prix Greatness from Harrisburg to the Olympics , by Kimberly Gatto, and suffice it to say I am a very happy camper – even without the s’mores! Sandsablaze is a great ride through history. The book kicks off with a foreward by George Morris that is a fascinating look at what life was like in the show jumping world in the 1970s.
Jordan Wilcox of Lexington, Kentucky – former Sidelines supermodel winner Sponsored by Equi In Style, 2KGrey and Noble Outfitters Send us your best supermodel pose (on or off a horse!) for a chance to win great fashionable prizes from Equi In Style , 2KGrey or Noble Outfitters . This contest runs June 4 th through the 13 th. The three most fashionable photos will be the winner. One winner will get the Equi In Style Cool Shirt, one will receive the 2KGrey Avatar Knee Patch breeches and one winner will receive the Noble Outfitters Signature Duffle Bag
September 4 th , 2013 Aiken, SC – The exciting hunter and jumper action of the 2013 Aiken Fall Festival Horse Show is set to kick off this Thursday. The event in its 6 th year will take place at Highfields Event Center in Aiken, SC with JP Godard and his Equus Events, Inc. handling the managing duties. The show carries a USEF A rating and a jumper 3 star and will run September 5 th -8 th and 12 th -15 th . “This year’s show is our biggest to date and with two sold out events we are looking forward to two busy weeks”, said show organizer JP Godard
Scott Stewart and Garfield Grab Top Honors in the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship Classic Round
Saturday, August 17 2013 by Editor
Lexington, KY – August 16, 2013 -It really was déjà vu all over again for Scott Stewart.
Valkenswaard, The Netherlands – 2008 Canadian Olympic champion Eric Lamaze made two trips to the winner’s circle on opening day of competition at CSI Valkenswaard, The Netherlands, running August 16 to 18. A marquee event on the Longines Global Champions Tour (GCT), the three-day show jumping event is staged at the home stable of GCT founder, Jan Tops, and attracts the best horse-rider combinations in the sport
Fifi Schmidt and Gotta Dance Show No Signs Out of Step as They Capture Performance Hunter Championship at Fieldstone Summer Showcase I
Friday, August 16 2013 by Editor
Halifax, MA – August 15, 2013 - Fifi Schmidt and Gotta Dance rode to the top of the Performance 3’3″-3’6″ Hunter Championship today during the Fieldstone Summer Showcase I. Blue skies greeted riders at the Main Hunter Ring early this morning, welcoming the second day of competition at the Fieldstone Show Park. Lisa Foster and Castleguard returned to the ring to defend their June championship title in the Amateur-Owner Hunters, and they rose to the top of the ranks with a clean sweep of the first day’s classes.