March 2012

  • Festival of the Horse CDI 3*/Y/J Presented By HorseShow.com - Day One

    Written by Yellow Horse Marketing for Cornerstone Event Management
    Steffen Peters & "Legolas 92" were presented with a HorseShow.com dress sheet by judge Mary Seefried for winning today's CDI Grand Prix Test at the Festival of the Horse CDI 3*/Y/J Presented By HorseShow.com. (Photo: Jennifer M. Keeler)
    Steffen Peters & "Legolas 92" were presented with a HorseShow.com dress sheet by judge Mary Seefried for winning today's CDI Grand Prix Test at the Festival of the Horse CDI 3*/Y/J Presented By HorseShow.com. (Photo: Jennifer M. Keeler)

    BURBANK, CA - West Coast riders continued their journeys toward qualification for the Olympic Games today in San Juan Capistrano, CA at the Festival of the Horse CDI 3*/Y/J Presented By HorseShow.com.  An international field of 41 CDI horses vied for critical qualifying scores in the Grand Prix, Intermediaire I, Young Rider, and Junior divisions before FEI judges Gary Rockwell (5*USA), Mary Seefried (5* AUS), Jane Weatherwax (4* USA), Lorraine MacDonald (4* CAN), and Gabriel Armando (3* ARG).  Steffen Peters (USA) and Four Winds Farm's ten-year-old Westfalen gelding "Legolas 92" (Laomedon x Fuerstin by Florestan II) continued their winning ways in the CDI Grand Prix Test with an impressive score of 75.255%. "This is a wonderful horse which has the potential to earn even higher scores as he continues to get stronger," noted FEI judge Gary Rockwell (5* USA), who will be officiating for this summer's Olympic Games in London. Fellow ground jury member Mary Seefried (5* AUS) agreed. "His horse's attitude is wonderful, and we saw a lot of harmony today.

  • Pierre St Jacques And Lucky Tiger Are Tops At $120,000 5* West Palm Beach - Presented by Diamante Farms

    Written by Jamie Saults and Betsy LaBelle for the Global Dressage Festival
    Pierre St Jacques and Lucky Tiger,  Terri Kane of Diamante Farms and Leif Tornblad (Photo: Susan J Stickle)
  • Diamantina Proves To Be A Gem at The Dressage and Jumping with the Stars CDI-W

    Written by Berni Saunders
    Diamantina and Maree brave the blustery conditions to win the Grand Prix. Pictures Berni Saunders www.cyberhorse.com.au
    Diamantina and Maree brave the blustery conditions to win the Grand Prix. Pictures Berni Saunders www.cyberhorse.com.au

    The Dressage and Jumping with the Stars CDI W Grand Prix Freestyle was the perfect finale for 3 fabulous days of equestrian entertainment and Victorian rider Maree Tomkinson aboard her flashy mare Diamantina by Diamond Hit won their first Grand Prix Kur and put the world on notice that WEG 2014 is in their travel plans. Diamantina also won the Grand Prix test so went into the freestyle as the one to beat. Overcoming the "first to go" nerves, Maree put together a high quality test which had it all and kept the others following for the rest of the evening. Diamantina is very reactionary in a big atmosphere but Maree was able to coax the flamboyance whilst soothing the tensions that can cost concentration and harmony.

  • Stalls Available at The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Through Summer and Fall

    Written by Lauren Fisher for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

    Wellington, FL - Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) would like to announce that a limited number of permanent stalls are available for rent at The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) as of April 15 through the upcoming summer and fall season. Riders, trainers and owners in any discipline can stable their horses in the beautifully constructed, brand new permanent stalls with access to all of the PBIEC's great amenities. The stables at The Stadium were constructed to house the competition horses for the inaugural Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, which took off with leaps and bounds this winter, but the venue was built for multi-discipline use. The desire is to bring the many members of Wellington's equestrian community together with the hope that horses and riders from many other backgrounds and interests would be able to use the facility throughout the year.

  • Adrienne Lyle And Wizard Are Magical At $120,000 5* West Palm Beach

    Written by Jamie Saults and Betsy LaBelle for the Global Dressage Festival
    L to R: Lyle and Wizard, Terri Kane of Diamante Farms, Ghislain Fouarge  (Photo: Susan J Stickle)
    L to R: Lyle and Wizard, Terri Kane of Diamante Farms, Ghislain Fouarge (Photo: Susan J Stickle)

    Wellington, FL - Adrienne Lyle, 27, and Wizard took the top award at the Global Dressage Festival (GDF) in the FEI Grand Prix at the $120,000 5* West Palm Beach, presented by Diamante Farms.  Their score of 73.021% placed them well above Anja Plonzke of Germany on Le Mont d'Or, who received 71.851% to come in second, and Ashley Holzer of Canada on Breaking Dawn with 70.957% for third place.  Lyle works as an assistant trainer for Debbie McDonald at Peggy and Parry Thomas' River Grove Farm. She and McDonald brought six horses for the Florida winter, among them Wizard (Weltmeyer - Pica, Classiker). Lyle was given the ride on Wizard because her height was a better fit with the gelding. "Debbie is tiny and Wizard is huge so she said, 'Why don't you try him?' And we just clicked," Lyle said of the 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding.  Lyle and Wizard proved that they belong among the twenty elite competitors in the Grand Prix. A month ago they were having some struggles in the piaffe - passage movements at the GDF show grounds, but have made a strong comeback in the 5*.

  • It Takes a Village - Custom Saddlery Steps Up To Send Shawna Harding and Come On III to Holland for the 2012 World Cup Finals

    Written by Jan Westmark
    Custom Saddlery is offering a free set of Dressage Sport Boots (DSB) to anyone who makes a donation of  or more towards Harding’s World Cup fund. (Photo: SusanJStickle.com)
    Custom Saddlery is offering a free set of Dressage Sport Boots (DSB) to anyone who makes a donation of or more towards Harding’s World Cup fund. (Photo: SusanJStickle.com)

    Wellington, FL – To bring a horse and rider to competition on the international stage really does take a village of support, from grooms and trainers to owners, riders, and fans. Dressage rider Shawna Harding and her 13-year-old Danish gelding Come On III were recently boosted into a spot on the US Team for the World Cup Finals in s’ Hertogenbosch, Holland after James Koford and his mount Pharaoh were forced to drop out due to an injury.  Harding and Come On III now have the daunting task of garnering the necessary funds to cover the expenses of traveling and competing overseas, and Custom Saddlery, makers of custom fit jumping and dressage saddles, has stepped up to the plate.  Custom Saddlery is offering a free set of Dressage Sport Boots (DSBs) to anyone who makes a donation of $50 or more towards Harding’s fund.

  • Meet Global Dressage Festival's Founding Sponsor - Diamante Farms

    Written by Jamie Saults and Betsy LaBelle for the Global Dressage Festival
    Devon and Terri Kane of Diamante Farms (Photo: © 2012 Ken Braddick)<br />
    Devon and Terri Kane of Diamante Farms (Photo: © 2012 Ken Braddick)

    Wellington, FL - Word is out in the dressage community that Wellington is the place to be. With the Global Dressage Festival in the new Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center premiering to rave reviews, all eyes are on this new prize. Wellington based Diamante Farms welcomes the local and global community as a proud sponsor of the Global Dressage Festival. Diamante Farms is an elite dressage training, showing, sales and boarding facility welcoming all levels of dressage riders. Their head trainer is Olympic Team bronze medalist Michelle Gibson.  The farm's picturesque setting, covered arena with Martin Collins footing, outdoor arena, oversized stalls and proximity to show facilities make it an ideal equestrian location. They are accepting horses and students at all levels.

  • Canadian Dressage Rider David Marcus Wins ShowChic Turnout Award At $15,000 Wellington Dressage Classic CDI At Global Dressage Festival

    Written by Jan Westmark
    Canadian rider David Marcus won the ShowChic Turnout Award during the jog at the ,000 Wellington Dressage Classic CDI at the Global Dressage Festival. The ShowChic Dressage Boutique sponsored the Turnout Award.
    Canadian rider David Marcus won the ShowChic Turnout Award during the jog at the ,000 Wellington Dressage Classic CDI at the Global Dressage Festival. The ShowChic Dressage Boutique sponsored the Turnout Award.

    Wellington, FL - Canadian Dressage rider David Marcus showed off his fashionable side during the CDI jog at the $15,000 Wellington Dressage Classic CDI at the Global Dressage Festival, and thanks to his great style Marcus took home the ShowChic Turnout Award. The ShowChic Dressage Boutique sponsored the ShowChic Turnout Award and Marcus received a $100 gift certificate to ShowChic as the winner of the ShowChic Turnout Award. Marcus’s show-stopping attire included a navy jacket, purple button-down, red tie and matching pocket square. His equine partner Chrevi’s Capital was also groomed to perfection.“I always want to present a professional, stylish turnout to the judges because I believe it is a reflection of my training and riding,” Marcus said. “I am thrilled to win the Turnout Award and want to thank ShowChic for sponsoring the award.”

  • Festival of the Horse CDI3* - Results and Day Sheets

    Festival of the Horse CDI3*/Y/J March 29-April 1, 2012 at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano, CA

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  • The $120,000 5* West Palm Beach Featured This Week At the Global Dressage Festival - Presented by Diamante Farms

    Written by Jamie Saults and Betsy LaBelle for the Global Dressage Festival
    Jim Koford and Rhett will participate in the CDI5* (Photo: Sharon Packer)
    Jim Koford and Rhett will participate in the CDI5* (Photo: Sharon Packer)

    Wellington, FL - The $120,000 5* West Palm Beach, presented by Diamante Farms, has finally arrived! This prestigious dressage competition takes place March 29-30 at the Stadium show grounds of the Global Dressage Festival (GDF) in Wellington, FL and features the only CDI5* in North America this year. One of the highlights is the $84,000 FEI Grand Prix Freestyle "Under the Lights" with exciting pre-competition entertainment.  The 5* West Palm Beach begins Wednesday with the Horse Inspection at 4:00 PM in the International warm-up arena.  The first class for the 5* is the FEI Grand Prix and takes place on Thursday at 9:00 AM.  On Friday morning the FEI Olympic Grand Prix Special also starts at 9:00 AM. 

World Equestrian Games 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 14:12
Sidelines Blogs - Lauren
We’re at the half-way mark, hump Wednesday, en route to the return of world-class eventing to Great Meadow, The Plains, Virginia, the spectacular setting for this weekend’s Great Meadow World Equestrian Games Prep Trial, July 26-27. Great Meadow’s brilliant showcase of 15 stellar horses and riders features the members of the Land Rover US 3-Day...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:43
On July 26th and 27th Great Meadow will host the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team (USET) 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Prep Trials, along with an exclusive VIP Dinner the evening of July 26th to benefit Great Meadow and the USET Foundation. The prep trials will serve as the final groundwork for the upcoming Alltech FEI WEG in...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 14:21
Sidelines Blogs - Lauren
This is so cool!!! We are tickled red, white and blue for the USA 3-Day WEG team and alternates and their magnificient horses who will be showcased July 26 & 27 at Great Meadow, The Plains, VA, in the mandatory final outing before they go to Normandy, France to compete in the 2014 FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games.

Best of all,...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 12:16
JustWorld International
Caen, France - JustWorld International is pleased to announce that Hannah Selleck will be their ambassador at the upcoming Games in Normandy, France. As one of only four charities chosen, this selection provides JustWorld an unparalleled opportunity to benefit from the outstanding visibility offered by this exceptional international equestrian...
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 15:44
Kathleen Landwher, USEF
Aachen, Germany - Five members of the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Short List for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games qualified for the Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen on Sunday and the U.S. horses and riders held their own with some of the best in the world. Kent Farrington led the way with a double clear aboard Voyeur. In the jump-off, he and...
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 15:47
When Steffen Peters was sent to the hospital in Germany near Aachen with pleurisy and pneumonia, it was a painful and scary. “I had no idea what Pneumonia is all about., said Peters. “It was a scary lesson in a foreign hospital.” But the USET Team Dr. Mark Hart, Robert Dover team Chef d’Equipe, and USEF Director of Dressage Jenny Van Wieren Page...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 11:49
Vinceremos has a package for two available, which includes tickets to the Show Jumping Championships as well as airport transfers from Charles de Gaulle to your accommodation in Rouen for three nights. Sightsee on the secluded Mont St. Michel and walk along the Normandy Beaches before heading to Lisieux for seven nights! Daily breakfast and...

Eventing

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 16:00
Lynndee Kemmett
College was initially on David Ziegler’s mind when he graduated from high school. Only problem was he couldn’t figure out what to study. He changed his mind about his major on a weekly basis, which led his frustrated mother to give him this advice: “Just go ride and figure it out.” David took his mother’s advice and as he put it, “and here we...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 14:38
FEI Communications
Tommy Brennan, the legendary Irish Olympic event rider and championship course designer, has passed away after a short illness. He was 74.
 
Tommy Brennan was born in Kilkenny on 29 January 1940 and grew up on the family farm at Dunnamaggin, where his love of horses started at an early age. He hunted with the local Co Kilkenny...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 14:12
Sidelines Blogs - Lauren
We’re at the half-way mark, hump Wednesday, en route to the return of world-class eventing to Great Meadow, The Plains, Virginia, the spectacular setting for this weekend’s Great Meadow World Equestrian Games Prep Trial, July 26-27. Great Meadow’s brilliant showcase of 15 stellar horses and riders features the members of the Land Rover US 3-Day...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:43
On July 26th and 27th Great Meadow will host the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team (USET) 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Prep Trials, along with an exclusive VIP Dinner the evening of July 26th to benefit Great Meadow and the USET Foundation. The prep trials will serve as the final groundwork for the upcoming Alltech FEI WEG in...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 14:34
Louise Parkes, FEI Communications
The FEI North American Championships for Juniors and Young Riders celebrated its 40th anniversary this year with a total of 216 young athletes from five countries lining out in four disciplines at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, USA from 15 to 20 July.
 
This is the only FEI Championship held annually in North America, and the...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 14:21
Sidelines Blogs - Lauren
This is so cool!!! We are tickled red, white and blue for the USA 3-Day WEG team and alternates and their magnificient horses who will be showcased July 26 & 27 at Great Meadow, The Plains, VA, in the mandatory final outing before they go to Normandy, France to compete in the 2014 FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games.

Best of all,...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 08:32
Tommy Brennan, the legendary Irish Olympic event rider and championship course designer, has passed away after a short illness. He was 74. Tommy Brennan was born in Kilkenny on 29 January 1940 and grew up on the family farm at Dunnamaggin, where his love of horses started at an early age. He hunted with the local Co Kilkenny Foxhounds every...

Reining and Western Riding

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 13:11
Louise Parkes
The Italians proved unbeatable for gold at the FEI European Reining Championships for Juniors and Young Riders 2014 which drew to a close at Givrins in Switzerland yesterday. Last year they scored a hat-trick on home ground in Manerbio, but this year they went one better and swept all before them. The Championships took place at the state-of-the...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 11:14
USEF Communication
Lexington, Ky. - The top youth reiners in the U.S. went head-to-head on June 28 at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., to stake their claim on coveted National Titles in the Adequan/USEF Youth Reining National Championship. At the competition held in conjunction with the NRHA Derby, Amanda Hurd claimed top honors in the 14-18 division...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 06:19
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, -166 of the nation's leading middle school and high school equestrians competed at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 26-28, 2014. The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) student-riders competed in the Western discipline during the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby. The...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 16:06
Wellington, FL - Hundreds of spectators gathered at Polo West on Saturday for a night of fast-paced barrel racing as Horse Show By Appointment (HSBA) and PoloGear® teamed up for the second of five events in their summer exhibition series. While watching more than 60 barrel racers of all levels battle it out for the quickest time, visitors could...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 05:04
AQHA News
The American Quarter Horse Association, - Take Me Riding, the world’s most revolutionary effort to introduce children to a wonderful world of horses, is now available. Take Me Riding is an all-breeds “edutainment experience” for children ages 5 to 9 found online at www.TakeMeRiding.com. “It’s refreshing how leaders in the horse industry have...
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 09:18
HorseCity.com
Amy Bell, of Dennis, Texas, died suddenly and unexpectedly Friday morning, May 16, in a Tulsa, Okla., hospital, a few hours before she expected to compete with two of her horses at the ongoing Breeder’s Invitational cutting. Bell, the 33-year-old daughter of Larry and Ellen, of Midland, Texas, managed the family-owned Kalpowar Quarter Horses...
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 13:47
Equine Canada
Ottawa, ON - The Canadian Reining Committee is thrilled to announce the appointment of the highly coveted and internationally experienced coach and judge, Lyne Laforme of Mont St Hilaire, QC as the Chef d'Equipe to lead the Reining Team heading to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, FR. "The CRC is proud to announce the...

Driving

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 16:12
By Andrew Minnick
Aachen, Germany - A fantastic four-in-hand driving season for American star Chester Weber got even better on Saturday with a hard-earned win at CHIO Aachen. The CAIO4* field full of international talent and former world champions, and the crowd of spectators at the historic show, made the weekend's win one of the biggest of Weber's career. With...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:35
Aachen, Germany – In keeping with his nickname “Mr. Dressage,” Chester Weber and his team of KWPN geldings owned by himself and Jane Forbes Clark took an early lead at the prestigious CAIO4* in Aachen. Weber topped the Individual Driven Dressage with a score of 35.67, the only score below 40. Due to inclement weather at Aachen over the past...
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 11:19
Exciting competitions, an excellent atmosphere and top world-class sport – that is the most apt description of the vaulting competitions at the CHIO Aachen. The Saturday (July 12th) and the Sunday (July 13th) are both completely sold-out and there are only a few tickets left for today (July 11th). For those, who can't make it to the Albert-Vahle...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 15:22
Cindy Timmer
Sandringham Estate (GBR), the much-loved country retreat of HM The Queen, provided the gorgeous backdrop for the ninth FEI World Para Equestrian Driving Championships which took place last weekend. Germany was the strongest nation taking home the team title as well as individual gold in Grade II thanks to the 27-year old Alexandra Röder. Jacques...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 13:52
Suzy Stafford
Coatesville, PA – Champion carriage driver Suzy Stafford is prepared for a busy summer of doing what she loves best—competing in driving competitions and passing her remarkable skills on to others. With a record of victories that includes winning a FEI Live Oak International CDE and the title of World Champion in both Morgan Carriage Driving and...
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 13:30
USEF Communication Department
Sandringham, England- The United States closed out a successful weekend at The Royal Estate in Sandringham, England on Sunday by capturing Team Bronze at the 2014 FEI Para-Equestrian Driving Championships for Singles and adding Individual Silver to their medal haul. The team of Bob Giles, Virginia "Boo" Fitch, and Diane Kastama kicked off...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 11:11
USEF Communication Department
Lexington, Ky. - A team of three U.S. drivers and two individuals are set to take on the challenge at the 2014 FEI World Para-Equestrian Driving Championships for Singles. Taking place at The Royal Estate in Sandringham, England, the championships will run from June 27-29. Virginia "Boo" Fitch, Bob Giles, and Diane Kastama will represent the U.S...

Show Jumping

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 14:38
FEI Communications
Tommy Brennan, the legendary Irish Olympic event rider and championship course designer, has passed away after a short illness. He was 74.
 
Tommy Brennan was born in Kilkenny on 29 January 1940 and grew up on the family farm at Dunnamaggin, where his love of horses started at an early age. He hunted with the local Co Kilkenny...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 14:32
Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Gateway, MT - The northwest will once again be welcoming George Morris. Next week, Morris will be traveling to Gateway, Montana for two weeks of clinics at Holloway's Pretty Good Horse Barn. Glena deRham will be hosting Morris for two clinics, with the first event running July 31 - August 2 and the second section to be held August 7-9, 2014. The...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 14:32
Laura Cardon for Starting Gate Communications Inc.
East Dorset, Vermont - The Vermont Summer Festival hosted World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) week, showcasing several of the country’s top hunter riders and horses, from July 16 to 20 in East Dorset, VT.

Division championship titles were awarded to professional, amateur, and junior riders all hoping to qualify for the WCHR Finals...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 13:25
Horse Shows By The Bay
Traverse City, MI - Lisa Goldman returned to Horse Shows by the Bay for Series IV, July 23-27, and picked up right where she left off. She and Centurion B won the $2,500 1.40m Open Jumper Speed class, sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Bertram R. Firestone, just as they had last year during the culminating week. The difference this time, however, was...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:28
Rebecca Walton for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Lexington, KY - July 23, 2014 - The Kentucky Summer Series got underway today, with familiar names at the top of the leader board at the Rolex Stadium. The 1.40m Open Jumper classes were the feature events, with Aaron Vale and Pablo Barrios each taking home a win. Vale closed out the day with a victory aboard Quidam's Good Luck in the jump-off...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 09:47
Rebecca Walton for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Lexington, KY - June 23, 2014 - Revival and Enticement have not seen the show ring since the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, but today they picked up right where they left off at the Kentucky Horse Park. With Kelley Farmer in the irons, the two talented young mounts earned multiple blue ribbons on the first day of the Kentucky Summer Horse Show,...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:11
Blenheim EquiSports
Del Mar, CA - July 22, 2014 - Directly after wrapping up the final jumper classes on Sunday of the Showpark Summer Festival, the striped poles were set aside to welcome a prestigious annual event.   Decorated flower boxes, walls, rolltops and such were carefully set on the gorgeous grand prix field in preparation for the 2014 US Junior...

Para Dressage

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...
Friday, July 4, 2014 - 09:38
Written By: USPRE
Susan and Kamiakin (Photo by SusanJStickle) WELLINGTON, FL - USPRE member Susan Treabess has officially broken the glass ceiling for the PRE horse and PRE riders in the United States – she made the US Para Dressage Team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Normandy, France with the PRE stallion Kamiakin, owned by Susan in partnership with Katie and Scott Hill. This is an exciting achievement for the PRE horse and for US breeders and USPRE President Kim Boyer is excited about what this could mean for the future of the PRE horse in the United States, she comments, "The PRE Horse is much loved in the United States, especially in the Dressage Community. It is nice to see one rise to distinction and represent our country, and we expect this to be the start of an irreversi...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 05:26
Written By: Lindsay McCall
Gladstone, NJ - On June 6, 2014, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) named the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team. The top four ranked horse-and-athlete combinations will serve as the Team and the fifth ranked combination will serve as the self-funded Individual. The costs to travel to Normandy, France for the U.S. Para-Dressage Team are considerable. The United States Para-Equestrian Association 501(C)(3) (USPEA) has created a tax-deductible fund to support the U.S. Para-Dressage Team headed to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. These funds will be used for travel for the riders, grooms and trainers. Those travel expenses include airfare, trains, rental cars, vans, etc. As a USEF International Discipline Association, the USPE...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 05:55
Written By: Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Gladstone, NJ -As Para Dressage riders are training and preparing for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, The Jonathan Wentz Memorial Challenge for High Performance Para Dressage continues to gain momentum and bring in new pledges, having raised $585,000 towards the $800,000 goal. The United States Equestrian Team Foundation announced the new fundraising initiative in April, which has been made possible through the generosity of Margaret H. Duprey and The Barnfield Foundation. The purpose of this Challenge is to establish a base of funding for each of the next four years, which will provide for a High Performance program that will include training sessions, coaching and international competition opportunities leading up to and including the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. D...
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 14:43
Written By: Lara Oles Para Equestrian
Cambry Kaylor and Donnewind Heber, Utah- Lara Oles and Cambry Kaylor, Utah’s only internationally classified Para Equestrians competed at the Sage Creek Equestrian II Dressage Show on Saturday. Both rode well and earned high scores towards their United States Equestrian Federation ranking. While Oles competed on her other horse last year, this was her first time showing the FEI Grade III Para Dressage tests on her new horse, a Canadian Warmblood mare named Bella. Her highest score of the day was a 68.2%, which was good enough to win the high point championship for the adult amateur division. Kaylor made her debut as a Grade 1B Para Dressage rider, but this was not her horse’s first competition. Kaylor’s horse, Markgards Donnewind, a Danish Warmblood, had competed in many Para Dressage...
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 17:58
Written By: From the USEF Communications Department
Rebecca Hart and Schroeter's Romani (SusanJStickle.com) Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named 10 horse-and-athlete combinations to the Short List for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team. The top four ranked horse-and-athlete combinations with serve as the Team and the fifth-ranked combination will serve as the self-funded Individual. The remaining combinations will serve as ranked alternates. The following 10 horse-and-athlete combinations have been named to the Short List (in ranked order) Rebecca Hart (Unionville, Pa.) and her own Schroeter's Romani. Schroeter's Romani is a 2003 Danish Warmblood mare. Roxanne Trunnell (Rowlett, Texas) and her own Nice Touch. Nice Touch is a 1995 Dutch Warmblood mare. Sydney...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 10:09
Written By: Helen Murray
Rebecca Hart and Schroeter's Romani (SusanJStickle.com) Gladstone, N.J. - The USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship came to a close on Thursday at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, N.J., with Rebecca Hart claiming her sixth National Title in a competition that was widely regarded as the most competitive the sport has ever seen in the United States. The day began under overcast and rainy skies, ultimately clearing at the lunchbreak to finish out the 2014 event with much more pleasant weather. All 24 entries performed their Freestyles, to earn the remaining 20% of their championship score, in front of the Ground Jury of Adrienne Pot, David Schmutz, and Kristi Wysocki. "The caliber of riding has gone through the roof," said Wysocki of the 2014 National Champion f...
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 22:40
Written By: Lindsay McCall
Susan Treabess and Kamiakin (PRE), owned by Scott and Katie Hill, earned the top Grade IV position with a 69.444%. Photo: SusanJStickle.com Gladstone, NJ- The weather began beautifully for the athletes at the Dressage National Championship/ Selection Trial for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) but as the afternoon came and Ashleigh Flores-Simmons was halfway through her test on Verite SF a downpour began. Flores-Simmons maintained a steady pace and clean test as the rain continued to drench the arena. As the weather changed an alarm went off signaling lighting right as the last ride of day, Marsha Cullen, entered the arena. After two movements Cullen was given a weather delay but the storm did not look like it would stop. After completing Grade Ia, Ib, III, and IV, Grade II...
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 05:31
Sydney Collier and Willi Wesley at the 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*. Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall Gladstone, NJ- In less than a week the 2014 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship and World Equestrian Games Selection Trials will occur June 2-5, 2014. Para-Dressage athletes from around the United States will meet at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, NJ, for their opportunity to represent the United States in Normandy, France. Over the year equestrians have prepared by traveling around the world to multiple Para-Equestrian Dressage competitions. One of those athletes includes young rider Sydney Collier (Grade Ib) of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Collier participated in the 2012 USEF National Championships but was unable to compete for the London Paralympic...
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