Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 5:30am
Bebe Davis and Poldy 10. (Photo: SusanJStickle.com)

Wellington, FL — “From the second he walked into the arena, I was in love,” said Barbara “Bebe” Davis, recalling the first time she saw the German Riding Pony Poldy 10. Every rider searches for that once-in-a-lifetime equine, and once found they are remembered forever.  Sixteen-year-old Davis found that perfect match in Poldy 10, and achieved major victories with him in the show ring before eventually donating him to Dressage4Kids to give more riders the enjoyment of Poldy’s talent and affection. Now, Davis and all of Poldy’s admirers must say a final goodbye to their beloved pony, who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 18. Davis, a champion dressage student at Piaffe Performance Farm, first met Poldy 10 in Germany in 2011. The two clicked immediately, and by 2012 were together raking in dressage wins across America. The pair’s accomplishments include being named 2012 U.S. FEI Dressage Pony Champion.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 2:00pm
Heidi Zorn of Premier Equestrian presenting Olympian and US Dressage Team chef d’equipe Robert Dover with the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award during the 2014 Global Dressage Festival.

Wellington, FL – At the Wellington Classic Dressage Autumn Challenge held in conjuction with the 2014 GAIG USDF Region 3 Championships this October, dressage arena and footing company Premier Equestrian will not only be cheering on the first-place winners. Premier Equestrian will be recognizing competitors who have great attitudes toward their horses and other riders and staff—whether they’re winners or not. Premier will present the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award to the rider who demonstrates the most exemplary sportsmanship at the Autumn Challenge, which is held in conjuction with the Regional Championships. “We take pride in recognizing riders who are not only competitive, but kind and friendly to other competitors and show staff, put their horse first, and contribute to a positive overall atmosphere,” said Heidi Zorn, president and founder of Premier.

Written by Emily Riden, Phelps Media Group, Inc.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 1:11pm
Brian Ross comes to the Virginia Horse Center with a judging background that spans 30+ years and includes a number of the world's largest and most reputable events.

Lexington, VA  - The Virginia Horse Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to the Foundation's Board of Directors. Joining the Board as the Horse Center continues to expand its team of top-notch industry professionals and leaders are Bill Heizer, Tim Jennings and Brian Ross.

Written by USEF
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:08am
Sabine Schut-Kery and Alice Womble's Sanceo

Lexington, Ky. - Riders have been selected for the second USEF/USET Foundation Dressage Pipeline Clinic. This clinic, which is made possible through a gift from USET Foundation Trustee, Betsy Juliano and Havensafe Farm, will be held October 11-12, hosted by Michael Fowler's Epona Farm in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The purpose of the USEF/USET Foundation Dressage Pipeline Clinic is to showcase the U.S. dressage pipeline of athletes and horses in one clinic with the USEF Dressage Coaches including; Robert Dover, USEF Chef d'Equipe/Technical Advisor, Debbie McDonald, USEF Developing Coach, and Scott Hassler, USEF Young Horse Coach. With all of the coaches working together, the clinics will demonstrate the harmonization of the various coaching programs.

Written by Equine Canada
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 9:46am
In memory of Marie-Helen Lessard. Photo Credit - Wendy Hudson

Ottawa, ON September 30, 2014 - The Canadian equestrian community is saddened to learn of the loss of Marie-Helen Lessard, 49, and her husband Steven Ratz, 57. On September 28, 2014 they passed away in a traffic accident.

Marie-Helen, commonly referred to by her nickname MH, was a strong advocate in the development of the Canadian coaching program, a keen participant in eventing and dressage competitions and revered instructor to her many students. She was a leader in the equestrian community and enjoyed much success running eventing and dressage shows at her farm, Equus 3D Equestrian Centre.

Her many accomplishments included coaching, organizing competitions, volunteering, competing and officiating. She had recently achieved her FEI Eventing Level 1 steward accreditation, in addition to her English Competition Coach certification, Equine Canada Basic dressage, para-dressage judging status and steward accreditations.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 9:25am
KB Omega Fahim++++// and Daugther Quarab KB Jull Fahim+//

The 12th annual Arabian Horse Association Sport Horse National Show was held September 24-27th in Nampa, Idaho. 15-year-old Quarab KB Jull Fahim+// daughter of KB Omega Fahim++++// captured a historical moment by matching her sire’s record of winning all 4 FEI dressage tests during the reign of these shows. This is the first time a father and daughter have BOTH won all the Open FEI dressage competitions individually at this national championship show. It was a breathtaking moment when Jull completed her final halt at Grand Prix which translated into her final and ultimate achievement as a historical champion.

World Equestrian Games 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 14:23
FEI Communications
Italy’s Sara Morganti has been voted the International Paralympic Committee’s best female Allianz Athlete of the Month for August following her incredible performance at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy (FRA).
 
The Tuscany-born Para-Equestrian Dressage rider scored an outstanding Freestyle Grade 1a gold medal...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:36
Grand prix show jumper Danielle Goldstein has represented Israel in major international competitions in 2014, from Spruce Meadows and Thunderbird Horsepark in Canada to the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.  Upon returning to the United States, the dual US and Israeli citizen has been invited to compete in the Central Park Horse Show,...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 13:20
Alltech Media
[CAEN, France] – After a successful 15 days of competition and celebration, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy have come to a close this evening with a farewell ceremony in the Michel d’Ornano Stadium in Caen. A cast of close to 2,000 of the world’s best equine and human athletes, more than 570,000 on-site spectators and 3,...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:18
Diana DeRosa
Where to begin. I’m on the journey home with memories of Beezie Madden claiming the Individual Bronze Medal and Cortes C claiming the Best Horse title in the Final Four phase of Show Jumping at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy. Chester Weber did us proud as well claiming an Individual Silver in Driving and his team was...
Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 22:54
FEI Press Release
FEI President HRH Princess Haya officially closed the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy at the D’Ornano Stadium this evening, bringing to an end two weeks of incredible sport.  The final medals of the Games were presented by IOC Member, Tsunekazu Takeda, Vice-President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and Member of the...
Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 22:47
Louise Parkes
 made it double-gold at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy today when adding the individual title to last Thursday’s team victory for The Netherlands. He made his way into this afternoon’s top-four Jumping final thanks to a horse that he admitted was inexperienced at this level of the sport and which clearly surprised him...
Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 22:30
In sport, time is often the difference between victory and defeat, and in a display of supreme individual horsemanship, the Netherlands Jeroen Dubbeldam today sealed a growing reputation within the sport of Show Jumping by claiming the Individual World Champion title at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy by less than half a...

Eventing

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 14:26
USEF Communications Department
Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is now accepting proposals for the USEF Eventing Developing Rider Coach position. The Developing Rider Coach will work under the direction of USEF Eventing Team Coach David O'Connor to further develop and oversee the Eventing 25 and Eventing 18 programs. To learn more about the USEF...
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 14:23
Stuart Horse Trials Media
Victor, NY - October 17, 2014 - If the Stuart Horse Trials wanted to top its successful 25th anniversary last July, then today's news certainly fits the bill. Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI), organizer of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, is partnering with Stuart Horse Trials to organize the Stuart event in Victor, NY, starting in July 2015....
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 14:02
Ann Haller, Classic Communications
Fair Hill, MD - October 16, 2014 - Three week s on the road traveling across the country from California to Maryland, and a first-time ride at The Dutta Corporation Fair Hill International, was only part of the challenge Matthew Brown, Petaluma, CA, set for himself to "get outside of his comfort zone". Happenstance, an 8-year old Holsteiner...
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 13:53
Ann Haller, Classic Communications
Fair Hill, MD - October 15, 2014 - Eventing riders from coast to coast of the U.S. and around the world presented horses today at The Dutta Corporation Fair Hill International CCI ***...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 14:18
Brian Hennessy
A group of some of Ireland’s top Show Jumping and Eventing riders visited Emerald International Equestrian Centre in Co Kildare with their horses on Tuesday 14th October to sample the fantastic facilities on offer, as Emerald International prepares for its forthcoming Irish Masters Show which runs from November 14th – 16th. 2014. Those in...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 10:40
Sally Spickard, Eventing Nation
Thomas Carlile entered the ring today aboard Sirocco du Gers with one rail in hand to maintain his overnight lead at Boekelo and needed it, dropping the penultimate fence to end on a final score of 46.5 and secure the win. Sirocco du Gers, an eight-year-old Selle Francais gelding, has been a consistent performer in FEI competition, accumulating...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 10:17
Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event
Lexington, KY - October 13, 2014 - Tickets for the 2015 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover will go on sale Oct. 31, 2014, at 9 a.m. Eastern U.S. time. The 2015 event returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY., April 23-26. Known as the "Best Weekend All Year," Rolex Kentucky is the nation's premier Three-Day Event...

Reining and Western Riding

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:15
Emily Riden, Phelps Media Group, Inc.
Tampa, Fl. - Quarter Horse riders, owners and trainers mark your calendars and clear your schedules now for December 27 - 31, 2014. The Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Shows is returning to the Florida State Fairgrounds' Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, and the five full days of American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) shows are not to be missed....
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 11:10
The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Center will be at the All American Quarter Horse Congress and will be providing therapies. MagnaWave and Laser Therapy will be available with special Congress pricing. They can treat your horses and your dogs. To make an appointment call or text Melissa at (352)804-6864
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 11:52
Lindsay McCall for the USPEA
Oklahoma City, OK - The American Quarter Horse (AQHA) World Championship Show November 7-22, will once again feature a para-equestrian reining demonstration on November 15, 2014. The demonstration will take place in The Jim Norick Arena at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City after the Senior Reining CRI 3*. The previous 2013 AQHA World...
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 11:10
Mary Adelaide Brakenridge for Phelps Media Group
Jupiter, FL - Steed Training and Horse Show By Appointment are making the final preparations for another exciting, family friendly Western exhibition on Saturday, Sept. 27. Spectators are welcome to the free event at Golden L Ranch in Jupiter, FL. Brothers Trevor and Rick Steed of Steed Training will lead the way in showcasing team sorting and...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 13:20
Alltech Media
[CAEN, France] – After a successful 15 days of competition and celebration, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy have come to a close this evening with a farewell ceremony in the Michel d’Ornano Stadium in Caen. A cast of close to 2,000 of the world’s best equine and human athletes, more than 570,000 on-site spectators and 3,...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:18
Diana DeRosa
Where to begin. I’m on the journey home with memories of Beezie Madden claiming the Individual Bronze Medal and Cortes C claiming the Best Horse title in the Final Four phase of Show Jumping at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy. Chester Weber did us proud as well claiming an Individual Silver in Driving and his team was...
Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 22:54
FEI Press Release
FEI President HRH Princess Haya officially closed the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy at the D’Ornano Stadium this evening, bringing to an end two weeks of incredible sport.  The final medals of the Games were presented by IOC Member, Tsunekazu Takeda, Vice-President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and Member of the...

Driving

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 13:25
Lindsay McCall for the USPEA
Lodi, California- Four Para-Equestrian Drivers competed at the Shady Oaks CDE September 18-21, 2014, in Lodi, California. Those athletes included Tracy Bowman competing in Preliminary Single Pony; Ginny Leal competing in Training Level Single Pony; Diane Kastama competing in Preliminary Pair; and Stefanie Putnam who competed in Preliminary Single...
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 11:09
Kathleen Landwehr, USEF
Lexington, Ky. - The last USEF National Combined Driving Champions of 2014 were crowned during the final day at the Kentucky Classic CDE as drivers guided their horses and ponies through Richard Nicoll's 20-obstacle cones course at the Kentucky Horse Park.   USEF National Pairs Championship  Misdee Wrigley Miller (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) earned her...
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 11:23
Kathleen Landwehr, USEF
Lexington, Ky. - The exciting marathon phase took place Saturday at the Kentucky Classic CDE, the host of the final USEF National Combined Driving Championship competitions of 2014. Drivers demonstrated their skill through seven-obstacles on the marathon track at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. USEF National Pairs Championship        By...
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 09:37
Kathleen Landwehr, USEF
Lexington, Ky. - A warm and sunny afternoon at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., set the stage for the first phase of competition in the final USEF National Combined Driving Championships of 2014. Drivers entered the dressage arena at the Kentucky Classic CDE in order to take their first steps toward a National Title.  USEF National...
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:45
Helen Murray for USEF
Izsak, Hungary - The United States closed out the 2014 FEI World Driving Championships for Singles on a high note with strong performances in the cones phase. Jacob Arnold and Donna Crookston were among only seven competitors to produce clears on Sunday, while Leslie Berndl also left all the balls in place, just collecting a handful of time...
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:18
Cindy Timmer
After four exciting days with seventy-seven drivers from 24 nations at the eighth FEI World Single Driving Championships in Izsák (HUN) at the weekend, Dutch driver Wilbrord van den Broek won individual gold and Germany took team gold for the third time in a row. Hats off Four-time Dutch champion Wilbrord van den Broek won the Dressage phase with...
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 11:01
Helen Murray for USEF
Izsak, Hungary - The United States will head out on the marathon at the FEI World Driving Championships in ninth place, after posting a team score of 101.57 in the dressage. On Friday, Jacob Arnold and Hotspur's Red Rowl rounded the U.S. effort in the first phase with a top-40 performance. Arnold (Snow Camp, FL.) and John C. Merritt and Karen K....

Show Jumping

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 14:14
FEI Communications
Over two million people connected around the world for the FEI’s interactive social media competition #SupportYourNation during last week’s Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final in Barcelona (ESP). That’s enough people to fill the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona 400 times!
 
Overall winner Valen Maniotti was selected randomly from the...
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 14:10
Pennsylvania National Horse Show PR
Harrisburg, PA - October 16, 2014 - CANDID, owned and ridden by Jennifer Alfano of Buffalo, NY, was crowned Grand Champion Hunter at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, and won the highly sought after Beaufort Hunt Perpetual Trophy. Amy Polacheck, who takes care of CANDID, won the Grand Champion Hunter Grooms Award. "I'm originally from...
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 13:48
Pennsylvania National Horse Show PR
Harrisburg, PA - October 16, 2014 - A competitive field of 38 top international riders, including many Olympic and World Champions, headlined the $40,000 Pennsylvania National "Big Jump", sponsored by Wilmington Trust, an M...
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:50
Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Win a golf cart courtesy of Southern Lawn and Equipment on Friday, October 31!  Lexington, KY - October 15, 2014 -  On Friday, October 31, horse-crazy youth from around the region are invited to put the horses out to pasture and pull on their costumes for Barn Night at the National Horse Show.  Meet all-star equestrians and show your barn spirit...
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 09:20
Pennsylvania National Horse Show PR
Harrisburg, PA - October 15, 2014 - It was a patriotic evening at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show for Military Night, sponsored by Yards Brewing Company, as competitors and spectators saluted those who have served in our country's military. A men's choral group opened the evening's festivities with beautiful renditions of God Bless America...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 15:33
Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Lexington, KY - October 15, 2014 - The National Horse Show announced today that popular Canadian equestrian, Angela Covert, will be joining the commentary team for this year's live webcasts of the evening's main events. She will be partnered with play by play man Brian Lookabill for the prime time shows. The top-rated National Horse Show returns...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 15:21
Pennsylvania National Horse Show PR
Mindful Wins High Performance Working Hunter Championship Harrisburg, PA - October 14, 2014 - The Green Hunters and High Performance Working Hunters were featured at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, competing over fences as well as under saddle which ultimately determined the Champions. It was a golden day for GOLDEN RULE, an 8 year-old...

Para Dressage

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 14:23
Written By: FEI Communications
Italy’s Sara Morganti has been voted the International Paralympic Committee’s best female Allianz Athlete of the Month for August following her incredible performance at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy (FRA). The Tuscany-born Para-Equestrian Dressage rider scored an outstanding Freestyle Grade 1a gold medal with her mare Royal Delight ahead of British Paralympic and reigning world champion Sophie Christiansen and Singapore's most-decorated Paralympic athlete Laurentia Tan. Morganti, who also won Individual Grade 1a silver at the Games in Normandy, beat five champions to the top spot in the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) poll from the worlds of canoeing, athletics, swimming and sailing following a bumper month of global para-sport.   Since her internationa...
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10:16
Written By: Lindsay McCall for the USPEA
2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team and support staff in Aachen having a team meeting during training camp. Photo courtesy of Sydney Collier Aachen, Germany  -  The 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team and Chef d' Equipe Kai Handt arrived in Aachen and began their training camp this week. The U.S. Team and Individual athletes include: Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Victoria Dugan's Willi Wesley; two-time Paralympian (2008 and 2012) and 2010 WEG athlete Rebecca Hart (Unionville, Pa.) and Schroeter's Romani, owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo's, and Will and Sandy Kimmel; Angela Peavy (Avon, Con...
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10:16
Written By: Lindsay McCall for the USPEA
2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team and support staff in Aachen having a team meeting during training camp. Photo courtesy of Sydney Collier Aachen, Germany  -  The 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team and Chef d' Equipe Kai Handt arrived in Aachen and began their training camp this week. The U.S. Team and Individual athletes include: Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Victoria Dugan's Willi Wesley; two-time Paralympian (2008 and 2012) and 2010 WEG athlete Rebecca Hart (Unionville, Pa.) and Schroeter's Romani, owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo's, and Will and Sandy Kimmel; Angela Peavy (Avon, Con...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 16:56
Written By: USEF Communications
Sydney Collier and Willi Wesley at the 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*. Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named five horse-and-athlete combinations to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team. Four combinations will serve as the Team, while one combination will compete as an Individual. The following horse-and-athlete combinations have been named to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team (in alphabetical order): Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Victoria Dugan's Willi Wesley, a 2000 Warmblood gelding. Rebecca Hart (Unionville, PA) and her own Schroeter's Romani, a 2003 Danish Warmblood mare. Angela Peavy (Avon, Conn.) and Rebecca Re...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 16:56
Written By: USEF Communications
Sydney Collier and Willi Wesley at the 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*. Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named five horse-and-athlete combinations to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team. Four combinations will serve as the Team, while one combination will compete as an Individual. The following horse-and-athlete combinations have been named to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team (in alphabetical order): Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Victoria Dugan's Willi Wesley, a 2000 Warmblood gelding. Rebecca Hart (Unionville, PA) and her own Schroeter's Romani, a 2003 Danish Warmblood mare. Angela Peavy (Avon, Conn.) and Rebecca Re...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 12:44
Written By: Diana DeRosa
Susan Treabess. Photo by Diana DeRosa The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy are just around the corner and everyone headed to the Games is anxious for everything to start. Opening Ceremony takes place on August 23rd with the actual competition beginning on the 25th. While media and spectators are packing their bags, riders and horses competing in the first week and prepping for their journey to France. On Sunday, August 10th, the Endurance and Para-Dressage riders were sharing quarters at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, NJ. With camera in hand, it was the perfect opportunity to capture pictures and listen to the excited voices of the riders as they talked about the impending journey. The Para riders will be competing at the La Prairie Racecourse August 25...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 12:44
Written By: Diana DeRosa
Susan Treabess. Photo by Diana DeRosa The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy are just around the corner and everyone headed to the Games is anxious for everything to start. Opening Ceremony takes place on August 23rd with the actual competition beginning on the 25th. While media and spectators are packing their bags, riders and horses competing in the first week and prepping for their journey to France. On Sunday, August 10th, the Endurance and Para-Dressage riders were sharing quarters at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, NJ. With camera in hand, it was the perfect opportunity to capture pictures and listen to the excited voices of the riders as they talked about the impending journey. The Para riders will be competing at the La Prairie Racecourse August 25...
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 12:06
Written By: Lindsay McCall for the USPEA
  Gladstone, NJ - In only 16 days the U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team will be riding down centerline at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy, France. In preparation for the trip overseas the final jog for each of the four U.S. team horses and individual horse occurred at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, NJ. Led by Chef d'Equipe Kai Handt, the four team duos include: Grade II rider Rebecca Hart (Unionville, Pa.) and Schroeter's Romani, owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo's, and Will and Sandy Kimmel; Grade Ia rider Roxanne Trunnell (Rowlett, Texas) and her own Nice Touch; Grade Ib athlete Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Victoria Dugan's Willi W...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 12:44
Ottawa, ON, - The Canadian Para-Equestrian Team were in the top placings on the first day of competition at the Hartpury Festival of Dressage CPEDI3* held July 9-11, 2014 in Gloucester, ENG. Riding Double Agent, her seven-year-old Anglo-European Studbook mare, Roberta Sheffield of Lincolnshire, UK won her Grade III team test with 69.000%, and finished in second with Evelyn Little's eight-year-old gelding Dutch Warmblood, Bindro T, with a score of 68.211%. Three-time Paralympian Lauren Barwick of Aldergrove, BC and Equine Canada's 13-year-old Oldenburg mare, Off to Paris, finished in second place in their Grade II team test, scoring 68.824%. Ashley Gowanlock of Surrey, BC and Collegiate Sweet Leilani, M. Kendalyne Overway's 13-year-old Morgan mare, earned a score of 66.360% for seventh i...
Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 05:37
Susan and Kamiakin (Photo by SusanJStickle) Kamiakin is the first Spanish Horse ever to have the honor to represent the United States in an international competition. He and his rider Susan Treabess have been selected for the US Para-Equestrian Team that is going to the WEG in Normandy, France. Kamiakin is a P.R.E. Horse bred right here in the United States by Ami McHugh of Crown J Ranch. He is owned by Susan in partnership with American, Katie Hill, who now lives in Holland, and registered with The IALHA, The P.R.E. MUNDIAL and with ANCCE. The Problem: Due to budget cuts at USEF, Susan and Kamiakin need to raise about $15,000 more to be able to attend the games. Some donations have already been sent but it is not enough to get their team to France. Now is the time for all of us, the m...
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