By Kerstie Allen When I’m not galloping around the polo field, I like to catch up with friends who ride in other equestrian disciplines. While still seeking the adrenaline rush of playing polo, I also enjoy being a stunt woman and specialty rider in the movies and for television shows. Early call times,
After competing in the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) this season for the first time, I was in awe of the caliber and quantity of competitors. Here is proof that it is truly a horse show like no other: statistics provided by: http://www.equestriansport.com/esp/pdf/ Flat classes in the 15 -17 equitation were always packed and often had to be split into two different groups
By Darlene Ricker What kind of polo superstar gives one of his best-trained horses to another player who can’t afford to buy a safe mount? Treats a beginner with the same respect he does a student from the British royal family? Stops after a match to chat with a stranger who cheered him on from
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By Lauren R. Giannini Professional musician, concert clarinetist, avant-garde performer, recording artist, chamber musician and college professor are some of the “hats” worn by Jean Kopperud in her unusual and eventful career. She has even played her clarinet while jumping out of airplanes and dangling from a parachute. She rode western until she was
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She was on the fast track to international glory when life brought her plans to a halt. Now she’s back and ready to rock the FEI arena! By Dani Mortiz Looking back at her career, it was obvious the next logical step for Mary-Haskins Gurganus was the international arena. Her lifelong goal of making a
Monday, December 02 2013 by Editor
Chile’s Matias Vial (1) and his horse turn into a shot with Team USA’s Jeff Hall (4) defending. Photo by Scott Fisher WELLINGTON, FL-Nov.
By Alan Korotkin Editor’s Note: Alan is at a horse show and sent in his blog, but didn’t have access to a photo to go with it – so we picked out the photo. After you read his blog, hopefully you will agree that the photo fits. Thanks for this great lesson Alan – enjoy the read (and the ride) everyone - Everyone gets frightened at some point before they enter the riding ring, either because they are nervous about doing poorly, or they think they are going to fall off and crush themselves.
By Doris Degner-Foster In 2009, Peter Wylde considered retiring from grand prix jumping. He wanted to focus on teaching, but that changed when a special horse came along and convinced him otherwise. “Sanctos made me realize all the parts I love about show jumping,” Peter said, adding that he was proud that Sanctos went
Tuesday, August 27 2013 by Editor
WELLINGTON, FL-August 24, 2013—Melissa Potamkin Ganzi of Wellington has been elected to the Board of Governors for the United States Polo Association, the sport’s governing body. Ganzi, owner of Grand Champions Polo Club, will begin her two-year term at the October 2-5 Fall Meetings at the Houstonian Hotel in Houston, Tex. Ganzi is one of twelve new Governors-at-Large elected by USPA members
Thursday, August 15 2013 by Editor
Lexington, KY – August 14, 2013 - David Blake piloted the up-and-coming young horse Park Lane to a win in the $5,000 1.40m Open Jumpers to kick off the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show’s jumper divisions. Earlier in the day, Christi Israel rode Bull Run’s Zino Platinum to first place in the 1.35m Open Jumpers. David Blake and Park Lane The $5,000 1.40m Open Jumpers was run as a speed class over the course designed by Allen Rheinheimer