Monday, July 18 2011 by Editor
Ward and Rothchild Win Yageo Prize at Aachen CHIO by Jennifer Wood for USEF Aachen, Germany - Team USA wrapped up the 2011 World Equestrian Festival CHIO in Aachen, Germany, with more strong performances, including a second-place finish for Steffen Peters and Ravel in the Grand Prix Freestyle CDIO and a win for show jumper McLain Ward on Rothchild.
Wednesday, June 15 2011 by Editor
$25,000 Equestrian Sport Productions Grand Prix winners, Vick Russell aboard Lucky One are presented with the blue ribbon at the 83rd Tryon Riding & Hunt Club Charity Horse Show. On hand for the presentation were Mark, Katherine and Nicole Bellissimo with ESP; Roger and Jennifer Smith, Vice President TR&HC and horse show chairwoman; Chuck Lingerfelt, TR&HC President; Lucky One owners, Lily Hahn and Ben Rosichan; trophy donor, Linda Lee Reynolds; and members of the Russell family The 83 rd Tryon Riding & Hunt Club Charity Horse Show held the $25,000 Equestrian Sport Productions Grand Prix on Saturday June 11 th . Course designer Doug Russell presented a technical course that whittled down the field of 25 to only 2 riders, each with 2 rides in the jumpoff. A familiar sight for shows in the Southeast, it was Tryon’s own Vick Russell and Aiken’s Daniel Geitner left to duel it out for the win. Vick made it through the first round clear with Lily Hahn’s Lucky One and his own Here’s the Deal. Daniel brought Fit to Print Farm’s Camera Ready and Karen Kerby’s T/Salemon to the second round. Vick laid down the only clear round with Lucky One, who both he and owner Lily Hahn have had great success with in the Grand Prix
Wednesday, June 01 2011 by Editor
By Yellow Horse Marketing for Cornerstone Event Management BURBANK, CA – Young dressage horses were the stars of the weekend in the historic and pastoral setting of the Flintridge Riding Club for Dressage at Flintridge CDI*/Y/J, May 26 – 29, 2011 in La Cañada-Flintridge, CA. As host of the Markel/USEF Young Horse Western Selection Trial for the FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Championships in Verden (GER) and the final Pan American Games qualifying competition for Southern California, competitors made the most of the opportunity to try to earn scores worthy of securing an invitation to represent their country on an international stage. John and Lisa Seger of Markel Insurance present the Markel/USEF Five-Year-Old Western Selection Trial championship ribbon to Sabine Schut-Kery and "Sanceo". Photo courtesy of Genia Ply. In the Five-Year-Old division of the Markel/USEF Young Horse Western Selection Trial, the standout performer was “Sanceo”, a brown Hanoverian stallion (San Remo x Rivera by Ramiro’s Son II, bred in Germany by Gerhard Dustmann) ridden by Sabine Schut-Kery of Thousand Oaks, CA for owner Alice Womble-Heitman of Hempstead, TX. Winner of last fall’s California Dressage Society (CDS) Young Horse Futurity as a four year old, “Sanceo” impressed the judges to earn 8.12 in the Preliminary Test (40%) and 8.30 in the Final Test (60%)for an overall score of 8.23, the championship ribbon, and a possible ticket to Verden. “This stallion is such an elegant and light type of horse,” noted judge Natalie Lamping (4* USA). “He’s just what we’re looking for in this division.” Reserve Champion was the U.S.-bred bay Dutch Warmblood mare “Bakara” (Sir Sinclair x Thea by Idocus). Ridden by 2007 Verden competitor Willy Arts of DG Bar Ranch, “Bakara” earned scores of 7.38 and 7.60 for an overall 7.51 for owner and breeder Janice Kissel of San Luis Obispo, CA. In the demanding six-year-old tests, Sherry Van’t Riet of Monte Nido, CA rode her own brown Oldenburg gelding “Sir Deauville” (Sir Donnerhall x Estella by De Niro, bred in Germany by Karl-Heinz Drees) to win the championship title with scores of 7.38 and 6.90 (7.09 overall), while in reserve was last year’s CDS Five-Year-Old Futurity champion “Soleil” (bay Oldenburg gelding, Sunny Boy x Ricoletta, bred in Germany by Werner Martens Achternhoff) owned and ridden by Bekki Vrono from San Dimas, CA with an overall score of 6.74
Sunday, May 29 2011 by Editor
Horse World Gives Back to Stage HRN Radiothon and Retail Day on June 6-7, 2011 Lexington, Kentucky, USA. May 30, 2011 The Horse Radio Network (HRN) has announced the creation of Horse WorldGives Back ; a charitable initiative aimed at uniting the horse world in a fundraising drive that will benefit horses and horse owners affected by the recent flooding and tornadoes across theUnited States.HRN will host a 3 hour LIVE broadcast on June 6, 2011, 6-9 pm Eastern as a fund raising effort called the HorseWorld Gives Back Radiothon followed by a Horse World Gives BackRetail Day on June 7, 2011. Participating retailers will give back 5%of the day’s sales to the charities that will direct the funds towards helping horse owners across the country whosehorses have been affected by the devastating weather damage.This relief aid is being channeled through the Kentucky Horse Council’s Equine Disaster Relief Fund(www.kentuckyhorse.org ) and the Red Cross (www.redcross.org ). HRN and its media partners are reaching out toequestrian and equine related organizations to become involved and unite the horse world in this nationwide effort.HRN Hosts, Glenn, Jamie and Chris will be hosting the Live Broadcast on June 6th from the Red CrossHeadquarters in Lexington, Kentucky which can be heard on the Horse World Gives Back website atwww.horseworldgivesback.com and its many affiliate partners listed on the website. Guests will include horsepeople affected by the devastating weather that has displaced so many horses and their owners, Red Crossrepresentatives, prominent riders and members of the horse community. How you can get involved: ● Website Owners and Associations: Help us promote the Radiothon and Retail Day through your email lists and social media
Tuesday, May 17 2011 by Editor
By Yellow Horse Marketing for Cornerstone Event Management BURBANK, CA – Riders will continue their quest for a Pan American Games team berth at the Dressage at Woodside CDI*/Y/J in Woodside, CA, May 19 – 22, 2011. As a valuable qualifier for the Northern California region, horses and riders will compete in front of judges Axel Steiner (FEI 5* USA), Hilda Gurney (FEI 4* USA), Brenda Minor (FEI 4*CAN), and Sandra Hotz (“S” USA). In addition, this competition will serve as a qualifier for the Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Festival of Champions (Pony Rider, Junior, Young Rider, and Brentina Cup divisions); NAJYRC; Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Program; and the USEF Developing Horse division (sponsored by Dutta & PSI). A competitive field of U.S. and Canadian horses and riders who are already well-seasoned from early-spring West Coast competitions will once again face off for valuable qualifying scores in the beautiful setting of the Horse Park at Woodside. Situated on 272 gently rolling, oak-studded acres on the border of Menlo Park and Woodside, California, the Horse Park’s facilities, terrain and scenic setting have made it an ideal venue for equestrian activities including horse trials, Pony Club ratings, dressage, arena polo, hunter/jumper shows and western reining.