Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar (September 2011)
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Dressage and Combined Training Asssociation 70 72 stockimAgeservices.com/fei 73 74 75 [ breeds & disciplines ] 76 Dressage 82 Eventing 88 Hunter/Jumper 100 Morgan/Saddlebred 104 Driving 108 Quarter Horse 111 Western Sports 115 Color Breeds 117 Arabian 120 North American Junior & Young Rider Championships 84 87 refLectioNs photogrAphY 106 Saratoga Driving Association 115 New England Pinto Horse Association 85 Stoneleigh-Burnham Summer Horse Trials [ tail end ] 119 123 131 133 134 142 145 146 News in the Nation Real Estate Calendar Classifieds Directories Affiliation Forms Advertiser Index The Horse's Mouth [ on our cover ] Dr. Cesar Parra and Grandioso winning the Small Tour at the International Horse Sport Champions Cup in Loxahatchee, Fla., in March 2011. Dr. Parra has had much success over the years, most recently being named the 2010 Collecting Gaits Farm/ USEF National Intermediaire 1 Champion. With Grandioso, Dr. Parra hopes to compete for the United States at the Pan American Games this fall. Photo by Sharon Packer/www. horsesportsphotography.com. wALteNberrY 112 USEF National Youth Reining Championships Time DaTeD maTerial � PerioDicals 83 Leicester street � North oxford, mA 01537 � teL: 508-987-5886 � fAx: 508-987-5887 � www.pedLAr.com � emAiL: iNfo@pedLAr.com PeDlar Policies: the opinions expressed herein are those of the individual authors, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the publisher, editor, or policy of the horsemen's Yankee pedlar. photos: submit clear photos only. please include complete identification of subject on separate sheet of paper and print full name and address of sender on back of photo. send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return. calendar: List calendar items on a separate sheet. News solely for the purpose of promoting an establishment cannot be accepted. Advertisers accept responsibility for all copyrighted and trademarked art work and photographs submitted to horsemen's Yankee pedlar for publication. horsemen's Yankee pedlar (issN 0199-64360) is published monthly by horsemen's Yankee pedlar, inc. for $12.95 a year with editorial offices at 83 Leicester st., No. oxford, mA 01537, 508-987-5886. periodical class postage paid at No. oxford, mA and at additional mailing offices. copyright 2011 by horsemen's Yankee pedlar, inc. All rights reserved. No part of this newspaper may be reproduced without the publisher's permission. postmAster: send address changes to horsemen's Yankee pedlar, inc., 83 Leicester st., No. oxford, mA 01537, phone 508-987-5886, fax 508-987-5887. 8 horse me n' s Y a nkee Ped l ar september 2011 Top Hunter Derby Riders Tammy Provost, Jennifer Alfano, Peter Pletcher, Louise Serio & Liza Towell Boyd sport their Making A Difference bracelets to show their support. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN This handmade bracelet, made with real horse hair and ne sterling silver accents, retails for $200.00 and has been made available to you at the special price of $140.00. The proceeds from this bracelet directly support the USHJA Foundation and the Horseman's Assistance Fund, which provides urgent assistance to horses and equestrians in need. The USHJA Foundation was created to provide funding for educational programs, grants, scholarships, and research, as well as emergency assistance to those in need. This Foundation serves a broad base of equestrians who are members of the United States Hunter Jumper Association. These members include dedicated horsemen and horsewomen, equestrian-related organizations and horses. This year the Foundation has provided urgent relief to several USHJA members including: A long time equestrian with stage 4 lung cancer; an aspiring young professional who broke her back; and a braider unable to work due after receiving life-saving surgery. It's only through donations and fundraising that the Foundation is able to continue its work in supporting those in urgent need and the needs of the industry as a whole. This Foundation also provides research grants, educational scholarships, and support for USHJA programs. The USHJA Foundation provides philanthropic equestrians and industry supporters with the ability to play an important role in the future of our sport. Each contributor to the Foundation will know they personally made a difference. With 90 cents of every dollar going directly to these important programs, the USHJA Foundation encourages every member, as well as all hunter/jumper enthusiasts, to help support the industry we all love. We ask you to help us in Making A Difference in our sport! To purchase your bracelet, contact the USHJA Foundation at 859.225.6707 or visit www.ushjafoundation.org Photos by Hunter Messineo At the Ingate mailed to your front door, many of our young readers will have already begun school, and your summer plans have likely started to slow down. If you've yet to book a vacation, there's still time NIKKI WELCH W elcome to our September issue! By the time this magazine gets to find a destination where you can enjoy adventures on horseback. This month, trot along with Equitrekking star and producer Darley Newman in our Great Getaways feature, "Equitrekking Adventures" on page 48. Newman takes us abroad to Ireland and Jordan, as well as to the tropical island Maui, where equine enthusiasts can journey to many fascinating and exotic locations on horseback. We're celebrating two unique riding disciplines in our Fall 2011 Dressage and Eventing issue. Enthusiasts of these sports probably already know that both are derived from military training. Many dressage movements that are used in competition today were originally developed for military personnel to perform in battle. Likewise, eventing was once used as a "militaire" test in the 20th century, to assess if a horse was appropriate to use for cavalry. Those new to eventing can get an in-depth look at its history in Christina Keim's article, "The ABC's of Eventing" on page 42. In it, you'll learn about the different phases that make up the discipline, the levels of competition, and where to start if you're ready to show. Also, "The Bills"--Bill Warren and Bill McMullin--are a household name in the region, making them prime candidates to profile them this month. Although they're always on the go--riding, training, and judging at events throughout the East Coast--our Assistant Editor, Kathryn Selinga, managed to catch up with them to find out how they became two of the Northeast's top trainers. To learn more about this dynamic duo, turn to page 36. Lastly, while many of our readers were spending most of their summer days at the barn or traveling, our Art Director, Angela Antononi, and I were busy training for our first halfmarathon, the inaugural Providence Rock `n' Roll Half-Marathon. Since the passing of my family's beloved horse, "Whinny," I haven't been able to ride nearly as much as I'd like. Physical exercise, such as running and yoga, has helped keep me active while I'm awaiting my next trail ride or lesson. Share with us what physical activities you enjoy when you're not at the barn on our new forum at www.pedlar.com. 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Warmer winters fabric structures For more information call 1.866.643.1010 or visit www.ClearSpan.com/ADHYP. september 2011 pedl ar.com 11 PubLisher SCOTT ZIEGLER 508-987-5886, ext. 223 editor ELISABETH PROUTY-GILBRIDE AssistAnt editor KATHRYN SELINGA CreAtiVe direCtor WILLIAM GREENLAW Art direCtor ANGELA ANTONONI sALes MAnAger JOAN MCDEVITT 508-987-5886, ext. 228 senior ACCount exeCutiVe CHRISTIAN P. LEATHAM 508-987-5886, ext. 222 ACCount exeCutiVe ANGELA SAVOIE 508-987-5886, ext. 227 ACCount exeCutiVe ERIN PALUMBO 570-878-9760 oFFiCe MAnAger LIZ MACK 508-987-5886, ext. 221 SENIOR designer NICOLE WELCH grAPhiC design WESLEY M. 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Take note: There is no trail fee, but those who visit the forest regularly are strongly urged to become members of BTA/BOLT, a volunteerrun, nonprofit group. No motorized vehicles of any kind are allowed on the land, though hikers, bikers, snowshoers, and dogs off leash are welcome, so be aware you could come across them. BTA/BOLT asks riders to please stay off trails and jumps when the ground is wet and soft, and cross-country fences are closed for several weeks before their horse trials. Send us photos of you and your horse out on the trail and you could win! If your photos are featured in next month's Rave Rides, you'll receive a free Mane `n Tail gift set! Please email high resolution photos (minimum 300 dpi, at least 4x6 inches) of yourself riding at your favorite state or national park, free access land, or beach, along with why you love riding there, to firstname.lastname@example.org. "LOCKWOOD FOREST REALLY IS A HIDDEN TREASURE FOR A RIDER. THERE'S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE-- WOODS, WATER, MEADOWLAND, HILLS, JUMPS, AND, OF COURSE, INTERCONNECTING PATHS WITH THE REST OF THE BOXFORD TRAIL SYSTEM." -Joyce Copland, Boxford Trails Association 14 HORSE ME N' S Y A NKEE PED L AR What you need to prepare: There are over 100 miles of trails and 1,200 acres of protected land located in Boxford, Mass., all maintained by the Boxford Trails Association/ Boxford Open Land Trust (BTA/BOLT). Lockwood Forest is a favorite spot in the trail system among equestrians. Parking is tight, with room for a handful of trailers between two sites--Lockwood Lane and Middleton Road--so trailer-pool when possible. There are no restrooms or water for people, and no trash receptacles, so come prepared. There is, however, a brook that runs through the forest near the Lockwood Lane entrance available when your mount gets thirsty. Trail highlights: According to Copland, the Boxford trails system and Lockwood Forest offer something for every horse-rider team, from enjoying a relaxing day on the trails and conditioning your horse with hill work, to perfecting your dressage in the flatlands and SEPTEMBER 2011 From dream to reality, without the nightmares. You've worked hard. You're ready to build. Do it with confidence and choose Lester Buildings, a national leader since 1947. Start with eBuildings, the industry's only interactive, real-time internet pricing tool. Be assured by the expertise of your local Lester builder and Lester's Lifetime Structural Design Warranty. It's buildings the easier, modern way. Everyday Low Pricing Now In Effect 800-826-4439 lesterbuildings.com Bud Carpenter Inc. 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The story revolves around the murder of the entirely unlovable former actress and equestrian, Glenda. The body is found by Cat Enright, a horse trainer and neighbor, who finds herself being accused of the crime. Not only that, but Cat is implicated in the disappearance of a neighbor who, if found, could hold important information to prove her innocence. So Cat and a hodgepodge team of amateur detectives (including a possibly psychic horse) set out to find the boy and the truth. It's an entertaining read that takes you along for the ride as the story unfolds. BOTTOM LINE: A murder, a mystery, and a psychic horse. What's not to love? her best-sellers, Cross-Train Your Horse and More Cross-Training. This massive book doesn't merely provide tips for success, but rather a whole plan for how to develop your dressage skills and your horse's performance from beginning to end. With emphasis on the horse's physical and mental well-being, Savoie has created a dressage training guide that walks us through the stages in a clear, and dare I say a fun, way. You need not be an advanced dressage rider, or a dressage rider at all, to benefit from her guidance. Savoie introduces the horse-rider relationship in a straightforward yet entertaining way. Overflowing photos, diagrams, and even cartoons help Savoie drive her points home. Reading this book, it's easy to see why she has risen to the top of the dressage world; not only does she know her stuff, but Savoie knows how to present her knowledge to riders of all kinds. BOTTOM LINE: Like fine wine, Jane Savoie's classic guidance only gets better with age. BOOK UNBRIDLED PASSION: SHOW JUMPING'S GREATEST HORSES AND RIDERS, by Jeff BOOK JANE SAVOIE'S DRESSAGE 101, by Jane Savoie. 488 pages, paperback, Trafalgar Square Books (www.horseandriderbooks.com), 2011, $34.95. Jane Savoie, one of the most accomplished dressage riders and trainers in the country, needs no introduction. Similarly, her new book is something you may already be familiar with, as it's essentially the combination of Papows, Ph.D. 385 pages, paperback, Acanthus Publishing (www.unbridledpassion.net), 2011, $29.95. Filled with tales of hard work, passion, and drama, this new book by equestrian and software industry executive Jeff Papows is an exciting, behind-the-scenes look at the best North American horse and rider teams from the world of show jumping. Each chapter presents the story behind an accomplished rider and one of their most famous mounts. The foreword from the talented equestrian George Morris sets the tone of the book, which aims to showcase the successes, frustrations, and beauty that are a part of show jumping across the globe. The book spotlights the likes of McClain Ward and his sassy mare Sapphire, Beezie Madden and her personable equine, Authentic, and Margie Goldstein Engle and the unlikely relationship with her mount, Perin. Readers will enjoy the biographical recount of each rider's rise to the top, as well as the stories of how the partnership with their horse began. The focus of the book is, essentially, these connections. Photography by Tony DeCosta and Gretchen Almy also illustrate the bond between horses and riders. BOTTOM LINE: Horse lovers can experience the thrill of high-stakes competition through the profiles of these amazing athletes. GAME HORSE LIFE ADVENTURES by Valcon Games, available for Nintendo Wii and DS. In this exciting game geared to equine enthusiasts, players can customize their choice of three horse breeds by naming them and choosing a coat color. After their horse is customized, they can begin training, and purchase more than 80 items of tack, clothing, food, and treats for their horse in the virtual tack shop. BOTTOM LINE: If you're a saavy shopper who also enjoys horses, this game's for you. 16 HORSE ME N' S Y A NKEE PED L AR SEPTEMBER 2011 Standard L Quality pays. Top quality Kubota equipment delivers on the high performance and versatility you need to power through your fast-paced chore list. Put Kubota's L Series compact tractor or rugged RTV utility vehicle to work and see how Kubota quality pays dividends in productivity. Visit one of these authorized Kubota dealerships today. 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Optional Equipment may be Shown. �Kubota Tractor Corporation, 2011 www.kubota.com september 2011 pedl ar.com 17 Business Bits [ NEW PRODUCTS YOU NEED ] Hit the Road in Syle Featherlite Trailers now has a two-horse bumper pull trailer designed by none other than renowned clinician, competitor, and trainer Lynn Palm. It features a mechanized air transfer system that keeps airflow circulating around the horses, and the plentiful lights keep horses calm and safe. The spacious dressing room has a cedar-lined wardrobe closet to protect clothing, a padded boot box, and full-length mirror. (www.lynnpalm.com) Healing Touch Columbia Healing Cream utilizes botanicals, vitamins, and minerals to provide the skin with super hydration, resulting in healthier, smoother, and younger looking skin. Created to function as both a preventative and a restorative, this product simultaneously soothes and protects the skin. The cream moisturizes and helps heal rough, cracked, suffering skin with an irritant free, fragrance free, oil free, and hypoallergenic formula--perfect for the equestrian. (www.columbiapowder.com) Get in the Zone NoZone Clothing has created a new equestrian shirt that's classy enough for show and rugged enough for schooling. The shirt is made with Versatex fabric, offering the highest UPF protection from the sun's harmful UVA & UVB rays. Soft and comfortable, the shirt is available in short and long sleeves. It stretches four ways and keeps you cool by wicking away moisture. (www.nozoneus.com) Get a Grip Already famous in Europe, the "all grip, no slip" MacWet gloves are now available in the U.S. exclusively through Shires Equestrian. Shires offers two types of gloves in both long and short cuff versions: the MicroMesh, developed for warm weather and designed to aid circulation around the hand, and the Climatec, perfect for cool weather, with a windproof, water-resistant, and fleece-lined material on the back of the hand for comfort and warmth. (www.shop.shiresequestrian.com) 18 HORSE ME N' S Y A NKEE PED L AR SEPTEMBER 2011 THE FREE DIGITAL MAGAZINE FROM THE HORSEMEN'S YANKEE PEDLAR HY P (Division of KOF) visit www.pedlar.com for details "A Happy Horse Rides in a Yered Trailer" "Experience the Yered Trailer Difference" Since 1976 New England's Premiere Trailer Dealer 11 West Mill Street Medfield, MA 02052 508-359-7300 Fax 508-359-7302 1-800-888-1930 www.yeredtrailers.com Thank you Rhonda and Chris, and all our friends, for your patronage over the years september 2011 pedl ar.com 19 Business Bits [industrynewsyoucanuse ] an unsurpassed reputation. Dover saddlery has used many of Langrish's photographs as catalog cover images, including the 2011 annual catalog. (www. boblangrish.com) Tri It Out HIts isn't just for equestrian sports anymore. the new HIts triathlon series is the first race series to feature five distances at each event, with races taking place at different destinations every month of the year. With distances suited to triathletes of all levels, the series assures a challenging course geared to the unique level of training, endurance, and personal goals of participants. (www.hitstriathlonseries.com) JOHN COLumbO 2010 Christine Baranski, Faith Middleton, and Jacques Pepin will again be hosting the Celebration of Connecticut Farms. The Secret of Nem the makers of steadfast, an equine supplement, are especially proud of their product these days. An ingredient in the supplement, Nem (Natural eggshell membrane), won the 2011 North American Dietary supplements for Joint Health New product Innovation of the Year Award from Frost and sullivan. Nem provides relief from occasional joint discomfort and promotes joint mobility. (www.arenus.com) A Taste of Conn. Actress Christine baranski of The Good Wife, Mamma Mia, and many other Hollywood hits, will accompany tV Chef Jacques pepin and Connecticut public radio's Faith middleton as hosts of the 2011 Celebration of Connecticut Farms, to be held september 11 at Jones Family Farms in shelton, Conn. this is the state's largest fundraiser to help preserve farmland in the state. the event will feature food and drinks prepared by some of the state's best chefs. (www.CelebrationOfCtFarms.org) Normandy, Here We Come the FeI World equestrian Games has chosen Normandy to be its location in 2014, with Alltech as the title sponsor. the seventh Royal Honors Dover saddlery, Inc. recently congratulated equestrian photographer bob Langrish on A Whinny being awarded Bob Langrish with his wife, Pam. for Willie member of the On October 6 in Order of the british empire by the Nashville, Willie Nelson will accept a Queen of england, which he received Whinny Award for his contributions in for his contributions to equine saving horses from slaughter. the Whinnys photography and art. In his nearly are an awards program set up by the 40-year career, Langrish has accumuWomen's Horse Industry Association, and lated 400,000 images and achieved the event will raise money for several equine charities. Nelson opposes the slaughter of wild horses, and of his own Basse-Normandie Regional herd of 70 horses, 25 to 30 were rescued Council Chairman Laurent Beauvais from slaughter. His daughter Amy and and Alltech President Dr. Pearse granddaughter raelyn have joined in the Lyons celebrate the announcement fight, working with the state of tennessee's of Alltech being named title legislative branch on this issue. (www. sponsor of the 2014 World womenshorseindustry.com) Equestrian Games. 20 mC CHANtrAIt horse me n' s Y a nkee Ped l ar september 2011 COurtesY OF DOVer sADDLerY edition of the FeI World equestrian Games will officially be known as the Alltech FeI World equestrian Games, and more than 900 riders and 850 horses representing more than 60 nations are expected to participate. (www. normandie2014.com) 5 Cushing Dr. 846 Bronco Hwy. www.rigidply.com Equestrian Agricultural Residential Commercial Experience the natural beauty of wood! 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Follow us on Twitter and Facebook www.facebook.com/LIFEFORCEhorse www.Twitter.com/@LIFEFORCEHorse september 2011 pedl ar.com 21 In The Saddle [ TRAINING TIPS WITH JOHN LYONS ] On the trail, you want a horse that's alert yet relaxed, one who's willing to travel on a slack rein at the pace you've established. to get home or back to the trailer as soon as possible. � He needs to establish his position in the herd (the other horses on your ride) and is trying to push to the front, find a safe spot somewhere in the middle, or crowd the other horses to assert his dominance. Since one potential cause of jigging is physical pain, you'll want to rule that possibility out right away. All kinds of behaviors are triggered simply because a horse is trying to avoid discomfort. Make sure your horse is healthy and sound--and don't forget about his teeth. If his mouth aches, even gentle rein pressure can cause pain and distraction. He may also compensate by holding his jaw unnaturally, which could affect his balance and, eventually, his confidence. Be sure that his tack is comfortable and that it fits. Pay special attention to the way your bridle is adjusted, and be considerate when choosing your bit. The bridle should allow you to communicate effectively with your horse without causing pain or anxiety. An excellent option is a full-cheek snaffle because it allows you to send clear, direct instructions, instead of relying on leverage and restraint to force him to respond. If Something Hurts CHARLES HILTON Quelling the Urge to Surge By Jody Gilbert With John Lyons YOU DON'T HAVE TO PRANCE YOUR WAY DOWN THE TRAIL. LEARN HOW TO REDUCE YOUR HORSE'S ANXIETY, AND YOU'LL REDUCE HIS TENDENCY TO JIG. t one time or another, you're likely to encounter a horse who just can't seem to contain himself. He pulls against the reins, dances in place, tries to push ahead, and generally seems unwilling or unable to settle down. Maybe it happens when you start out on a ride. Or maybe it happens all day long, turning into a constant struggle to hold your horse back as he fishtails down the trail. A lot of the time, it happens when he knows he's close to home. Whenever it occurs, riding a horse who's wound up like that can be uncomfortable, nerve-wracking, and scary. But being that horse is probably even worse. He's not being willful or uncooperative for the fun of it. A jigging horse has some real concerns, and we can't improve the situation unless we approach things from his perspective. 22 HORSE ME N' S Y A NKEE PED L AR When You're the Culprit A Why is He Jigging? Generally speaking, a horse jigs because he wants to go and he can't. But there can be various reasons that precipitate his urge to surge: � He wants to escape or find relief from some physical discomfort or pain. (Poorly fitted tack is often the culprit here, or a painful bit.) � Perhaps you're keeping a tight hold on the reins and the horse is seeking a break from the pressure. (If you're maintaining a death grip on your reins, it may mean that you're nervous yourself, which can further increase your horse's anxiety and the impulse to jig.) � Your horse is anxious to stay close to other horses and gets worried when you hold him back from them. � Your horse may be insecure about being away from familiar surroundings and wants Once you've determined that there are no underlying physical concerns that could be creating the jigging problem, you should turn the spotlight on yourself. It's very natural for riders to pull back on the reins when a horse is jumping around or trying to surge ahead. It's also common to try to hold a horse back by not letting go. Often, even if the horse does try to relax, we may be too preoccupied or insecure to loosen the reins, so doing the right thing provides no relief for the horse. If you think about it, it's not hard to see how this all makes the situation worse.