Saturday, June 15 2013 by Editor
(SPRUCE MEADOWS, Calgary, AB): Riders at the Spruce Meadows ‘Continental’ Tournament had to deal with incoming rain and storms today, but it didn’t dampen the level of competition. McLain Ward (USA) and Grant Road Partners’ Super Trooper de Ness were fastest in a large field of 75 to win the $33,000 AltaGas Cup 1.45m
Stephanie Riggio and Saline Are Grand Adult Amateur Hunter Champions at Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show
Saturday, May 18 2013 by Editor
North Salem, NY – May 16, 2013 – The Adult Amateur Hunter competitors were featured today at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show, and it was Stephanie Riggio of New York, NY, and her mount Saline who took top honors as the Grand Adult Amateur Hunter Champions.
Sunday, May 12 2013 by Editor
Halifax, MA – May 11, 2013 – The time is quickly approaching for the long-awaited Fieldstone Spring Festival, the day when the Fieldstone Show Park will surely delight local, regional and national competitors to the newly improved show grounds. Twenty-seven years ago, the Fieldstone Show Park was built to accommodate one-day horse shows, but its demand and prestige has only continued to grow throughout the years, and after a well-deserved two-phase overhaul, the show grounds are sure to impress and bring in top competition during the Fieldstone Spring Festival
Thursday, May 09 2013 by Editor
North Salem, NY – May 8, 2013 – The first week of the Old Salem Spring Horse Show continued today with championships in the professional hunter divisions as well as opening classes for the Open Jumpers. The show goes through Sunday, May 12, and the second week will be held on May 14-19 at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY
Walking the course of the Southern Pines Horse Trials II this past Friday underscored yet again the tremendous amount of preparation, and bravery, involved for both horse and rider at the Advanced level. These fences are not for the faint of heart, equine or human. The humans, of course, have walked the course more than once; the horses, however, as they round each twist and turn, are seeing the course for the very first time.
With the recent outbreak of Equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) at the Horse Shows in the Sun show in Ocala, Florida, the fear of your horse contracting this (or other) contagious diseases while at shows is justifiable. In addition to staying up to date on the most recent quarantine information, there are many measures you can take to lessen the chance of your horse contracting a contagious disease while away at a show. Your Horse Before you make the decision to attend a show, be sure that your horse is in good health and current on all of his vaccinations
Kent Farrington and Blue Angel Triumph in $150,000 CSIO 4* Grand Prix Presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty
Monday, March 04 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL, March 3, 2013- Week eight of the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF), sponsored by G&C Farm , concluded on Sunday afternoon with an exciting victory for Kent Farrington (USA) and Robin Parsky’s Blue Angel in the $150,000 CSIO 4* Grand Prix, presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). In an 11-horse jump-off, Farrington and Blue Angel were 1/100th of a second faster than Beezie Madden (USA) and Abigail Wexner’s Cortes ‘C’ who finished second. Conor Swail (IRL) and Lansdowne, owned by Ariel and Susan Grange, placed third.
By Jan Westmark-Allan Tab Hunter – the subject of the West Side Story in the March issue of Sidelines.
By Jan Westmark-Allan The March issue of Sidelines Magazine – featuring Olympic star Reed Kessler! Photo by Jack Mancini The March issue of Sidelines has hit the stands – or at least the Internet (but will be in your mailboxes soon!) The March issue features Olympic Show Jumper Reed Kessler on the cover and has a great story on Reed by Sidelines writer Dani Moritz. I was just in Wellington and was able to watch Reed show, and she is pretty remarkable – which is why we titled her story “Remarkable Reed.” Wellington photographer Jack Mancini did a great photo shoot of Reed and had a fun time shooting her with her Olympic horse Cylana and her newly adopted pup Carly, who she adopted from Ron and Danny’s Rescue. I ran into Reed’s mom at the show, standing on the side of the ring watching Reed show, while holding cute Carly in her arms.
Wednesday, February 13 2013 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan Jack Lube talking on the phone with our Sidelines Editor – he had just found out he won the Sidelines WEF Showing Vacation contest! After watching more than 70 videos and reading more than 70 essays written by people hoping to win the Sidelines Magazine FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival – a winner has been chosen!! Congratulations to Jack Lube, a 14 year old rider from Orlando, Florida on being the big winner! I called Jack’s mom first and asked her if she could video him with her iPhone when I called him – and she did. She cried first though, knowing that her son was about to have the opportunity of a lifetime.