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equestrian Our Town: Great American Equestrian Communities

The Official Magazine of American Equestrian Sports Since 1937

June/July 2011

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34 Our Town: Great American Equestrian Communities—There are so many wonderful cities and towns across our country that supports a truly equestrian lifestyle. From the horse shows to the shops and meeting places, these special places are at the heart of the American equestrian experience. One such locale is the twin burrough of Peapack and Gladstone, located in north-central New Jersey. Nancy Jaffer shares a tour of her hometown and its equestrian landscape.

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United States Equestrian Federation® Our Vision

The vision of the Federation is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grassroots to the Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian federation in the world.


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Clockwise, from top left: The Ladies Day and Hat Contest at Devon this year saw some creative millinery and then some. Style impresario and Saddlebred exhibitor Carson Kressley. At the 2011 Jersey Fresh Three-Day Event: Tiana Coudray. Emma Ford (Phillip Dutton’s groom) smiling on the job. Up-and-coming eventers Caitlin Silliman and Jennie Brannigan.


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Applications Available for 2011 USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award The search is underway for nominees for the 2011 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Youth Sportsman’s Award. Now in its sixth year, the award recognizes young equestrians who exhibit exceptional leadership potential, serve as positive role models for their peers, demonstrate an ongoing commitment and dedication to the promotion of equestrian sport, are involved in their community, and exemplify positive sportsmanship principles. All national winners will be honored during the 2012 USEF Annual Meeting. Each will receive a $500 grant to be paid to the educational program of his or her choice and will be invited to attend the USEF Annual Meeting as the Federation’s guest, to attend committee and board meetings, a career opportunity session, and awards banquet. Meals, accommodations, and travel expenses (up to $500) will be provided for all who are invited to participate. The overall winner of the 2011 USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award will receive a $1,000 grant payable to the educational program of choice, a USEF Life Membership valued at $2,500, and a commemorative trophy. The winner will also be one of the nominees for the USEF Junior Equestrian of the Year Award. Applications are available online at

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Equestrian Federation of Finland Honors George H. Morris with Gold Badge of Merit U.S. show jumping legend George H. Morris received a Gold Badge of Merit from the Equestrian Federation of Finland (EFF) on May 5, for his work with the Finnish show jumping athletes. Morris, who is the Chef d’Equipe for the U.S. Team, has globally impacted the sport of show jumping. Tom Gardin, a representative of the Scandinavian country’s Federation, awarded the Badge to Morris at the conclusion of a three-day clinic. The presentation took place in Ypäjä, a small village 80 miles northwest of Helsinki best known for horses and its equine college that hosts Finnderby, an international competition that takes place annually. Morris has been making almost annual trips to Finland since 1984. He has been highly appreciated by the hundreds of riders and trainers, including partici-

pants from the Baltic countries, who he has taught and inspired throughout his years of training and conducting clinics. “I like coming to Finland...I value this badge highly and feel honored,” said Morris. Morris is a well-known advocate of the light American riding style and classical horsemanship on which the successes of the U.S. Show Jumping Team is based. He teaches trainers and riders to give the horse the best possible education to develop and flourish. He advocates the importance of training one concept at a time, a method he believes is the most efficient. The EFF announced the medal in late 2009, but due to travel interruptions caused by the Icelandic volcanoes and subsequent ash clouds, the presentation of the award was delayed.

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USET Foundation Presents Pinnacle Cup to Sinead Halpin The USET Foundation has awarded the 2011 Pinnacle Cup Trophy to Sinead Halpin of Gladstone, NJ. Halpin rode Manoir de Carneville to a third-place finish at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event sponsored by Bridgestone and was the highestplaced American rider, which earned her the trophy. Winning the Pinnacle Cup is an achievement that Halpin hopes will mark the start of a very bright future. She began riding at the Advanced level in 1999, and contested the Boekelo CCI3* last fall in Holland as part of the USEF Developing Rider program. Halpin excels in the training of young


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horses and bringing those with talent successfully through the ranks of the sport. Over the years, she has trained under the careful tutelage of Stuart Black, the O’Connor Equestrian Team, Sandy and Mark Phillips, and William Fox-Pitt. “The people that have won this award before me are riders that I am in awe of, and to actually have my name on that list is a little intimidating,” she said. “It’s certainly a pat on the back that you are on the right path and doing the right thing. I am really flattered.” n Rebecca Walton/PMG


War Horse Wins Five Tony Awards category: Good People, Jerusalem and The Mother with the Hat. The Handspring Puppet Company which performs as the various horse characters received a special Tony Award, as well. In short, the play begins at the outbreak of World War I. Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey.  But Albert cannot forget his horse, and still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a mission to find him and bring him home. A national tour will take place in summer 2012. A film adaption by Stephen Spielberg is due for release in late 2011. In the film version, live horses were used. Tickets to War Horse are priced from $75 to $125 and are available at the Lincoln

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War Horse, a play based on Michael Morpurgo’s book of the same name, has won five American Theatre Wing Tony Awards against strong Broadway competition. The heartfelt play is about a farm boy from Devon, England, who follows his beloved horse into the maelstrom of the First World War. Originally produced in England by the National Theatre of Great Britain, the U.S. production has proved itself a great success with audiences packing New York City’s Lincoln Center’s theater to see the emotional stage play. The play melds human actors with life-size, lifelike cane-and-plywood horse puppets, creating a visually stunning experience for theatre-goers who have been leaving the theatre in tears and creating an incredible word-of-mouth buzz. War Horse beat out three other nominees in the Tony Award’s Best New Play

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breeds &disciplines Be a Part of the Action at the 2011 Morgan Grand National – Plans are being made for the 2011 Morgan Grand National, which promises to be the biggest and best one yet, and the show committee is looking for you to be part of the action, October 8-11 in Oklahoma City, OK. Help is needed with awards presentations in the coliseum and performance arena, as well as other volunteer duties. There are three performances each day (morning, afternoon, and evening) and the show would love to have Morgan people presenting to Morgan people. Contact Sally Plumley at or (503) 931-6655 to learn more. Centenary Steals the Show at IHSA National Championship – Centenary College may have traveled to the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championships with a young team, but their results belied their inexperience. They dominated the event, May 5-7 at the Alltech Arena in Lexington, KY, with victory in the Collegiate Cup team competition and USEF Cacchione Cup individual championship. Eventing Mandatory Outing Information for Pan American Games – The USEF has announced that the Mandatory Outing for Eventing for the 2011 Pan American Games will be held at the Richland Park Horse Trials in Richland, Michigan, August 25-28, 2011. The event will run a separate division for the USEF Short Listed riders. Their division will include the FEI CCI2* dressage test and the Advanced cross-country and jumping tracks. The Event at Rebecca Farm (July 21-24) is the last selection trial designated in the Selection Procedures, after which the final and complete Short List will be named. Watch USEF Network Online for the Latest in Events Coverage – is offering up action-packed video coverage from a selection of events from the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show to the many events in Wellington to the exciting Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event sponsored by Bridgestone. It’s easy to choose from the live and recorded competition coverage videos. Turn to and change the way you look at equestrian sports. FEI CSI4*-W Designation for Alltech National Horse Show Debut in Kentucky – The Alltech National Horse Show announced that this year’s debut event in Kentucky will be designated a CSI4*-W and the featured class, the $250,000 Alltech National Horse Show Grand Prix, will be a 2011/2012 FEI World Cup qualifying event. The Alltech National Horse Show, 128th edition, will be staged at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of last year’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The show will be held from November 2-6, 2011.

McCutcheon Golden at the 2011 FEI Reining World Final – Set in a beautiful arena and in front of a capacity crowd, the 2011 FEI World Reining Final had an electric atmosphere at Bökebergs Gård, Sweden, just outside of Malmö. The best reining horses in the world contested the highly coveted title, and Tom McCutcheon of the United States was flawless in his effort to top the podium. Riding Darlins Not Painted to an extraordinary score of 229.5, McCutcheon—the double-Gold medalist at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games—added another Gold medal to his impressive resume and continues his dominance of international high performance reining events. Darlins Not Painted is owned by Turnabout Farm.

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Making the Team… Making it onto one of the many teams that represent the U.S. in equestrian competition worldwide is a thrill and highlight for anyone. One such talented rider is featured this month—a Para-Dressage rider who has his sights firmly set on success—Jonathan Wentz.

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From the age of two, horses have been a part of Wentz’s life. It was during his therapeutic riding sessions that he was introduced to riding to combat his loss of physical strength caused by his cerebral palsy—a neuromuscular condition—which he had since birth. But, there was more than his disability that he was born with, for this young equestrian in the making was filled with a strong will and determined sense of self. It would prove to serve him well through his early days with horses. At age five, Wentz switched riding centers and continued his therapy. Over the next few years, he would expand his participation to include vaulting, jumping, Western pleasure and English equitation. However, it was dressage that “fit” best for him, and he continued at Equest in Wylie, TX, with Gail Pace and Boaz Or. In less than a year, a competitive young Wentz showed at his first United States Dressage Federation recognized show—and an able-bodied one, at that. In 2008, he moved to North Texas Equestrian Center, an able bodied competitive dressage barn, where he trains with Kai Handt. Handt’s coaching and sponsorship has enabled him to make the next big step toward his goal. Wentz is classified as a Ib para-equestrian competitor. In his sport, there are five classifications or grade—Ia, Ib, II, III and IV—each determined by a rider’s degree of disability based on range of motion, strength and/or coordination.

If his past results and current dedication are any future indicator, there is a bright and successful future for this para-equestrian.

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For him, dressage and his involvement with horses has provided an important outlet in more ways than one. “The horse has played, and continues to play, a vital role in my life,” said Wentz. “They help in maximizing my physical abilities and providing me an outlet for my competitive drive.” It’s that drive that earned him an opportunity to be a part of the Para-Dressage USA Team at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games—a career highlight to date. “Being a part of the Para-Dressage USA Team at the 2010 World Equestrian Games was a remarkable experience and an honor,” he said. “Dressage is mainly an individual sport and to have the opportunity to be part of the Team makes you strive even harder to represent your country.

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Once having that experience, you step up your training and commitment and work to overcome any obstacles in order to have it again.” And that is exactly what Wentz is doing today. With the test of international competition still fresh in his memory; his sights are set on nothing less than continued success and growth as an athlete. His goals are firmly set in place. “My biggest goal in 2011 is to compete in two or more CPEDI3* in preparation for the 2012 London Selection Trials,” he said. “My coach and I feel it’s important to be actively competing even in an ‘off ’ year to continue to improve and be in top form for 2012. I feel the exposure to the European judges will be invaluable and will be great training toward the 2012 Selection Trials for London.” This year, Wentz will take two horses to a CPEDI3* in California, NTEC Richter Scale, who he rode at the WEG, plus a new younger horse, NTEC Daytona Beach. Both mounts are owned by Kai Handt. He competed them both in Del Mar in March of this year where Richter placed first all three days and Daytona placed third, second, and third. Wentz plan is to bring Daytona up to replace Richter when he retires. All of this is another part of his master plan for success. “At 13, I set a goal to be a member of Team USA in Para-Dressage at the 2012 Paralympics and started training in earnest,” he continued. “I had the privilege in 2000, at the age of 10, to perform in a quadrille for Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal when she visited Equest. I hope to ride in front of her again in 2012, this time in London!” Somehow, Wentz finds a way to balance all of his equestrian pursuits while being a full-time student at Southern Methodist University where he just finished his sophomore year where he is majoring political science, history and Medieval studies. “School, along with my dressage training and competition schedule, keeps me fairly busy, but I enjoy both immensely,” he said. If his past results and current dedication are any future indicator, there is a bright and successful future for this para-equestrian. It’s all a matter of Wentz putting his mind to it.

Jonathan Wentz and NTEC Richter Scale at the 2009 Para-Equestrian Nationals and CPEDI3* at Lamplight Equestrian Center.

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horsehealth | Q&A

The Thyroid Hormone and Iodine Q: I have heard that a natural remedy for hypothyroidism in the horse is to feed iodine instead of treating with a synthetic thyroid hormone. Does iodine work the same as thyroid hormone? Is it safe to give a broodmare supplemental iodine? Can a kelp/seaweed supplement work as an iodine supplement?

A: Thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland is responsible for a number of functions in the body, the main one being regulation of basal metabolism. If a horse is thought to be “hypothyroid,” it means the metabolism is sluggish due to low thyroid hormone production.  Even though true hypothyroidism is uncommon in horses, it is routinely given as a reason for obesity and lack of energy. Thyroid hormone replacement therapy is frequently used in horses to treat hypothyroidism, as well as obesity, equine metabolic syndrome, reproductive problems, anhidrosis, and other problems with metabolism. An important component of thyroid hormone is iodine, and it is necessary for the synthesis of both thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), two forms of thyroid hormone. The idea behind iodine supplementation is to boost thyroid hormone manufacture in the thyroid gland by providing more substrate.  In rare cases in which iodine deficiency results in hypothyroidism, supplementation of iodine might be warranted. Unfortunately, if there is no iodine deficiency, little difference in thyroid hormone production will be seen with iodine supplementation. The body protects itself from overproduction of thyroid hormone from too much iodine by blocking the incorporation of iodine into the hormone. This regulation mechanism is called the Wolff-Chaikoff effect.  Iodine excess is much more common than deficiency. Interesting26

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ly, many signs of iodine deficiency are the same as those of iodine excess, and hypothyroidism may result from either underconsumption or overconsumption of iodine. The most notable outward sign of a problem is goiter, an enlarged thyroid gland. Other signs are lack of energy, abnormal estrous cycles, abortion, alopecia, and an increased susceptibility to infectious diseases.   A broodmare should not receive excessive amounts of iodine because it can cause problems with the foal. The fetus is solely dependent on maternal intake for its iodine supply and is more sensitive to the effects of overconsumption, so a foal can be born with goiter even though the mare showed no signs. Toxicity has been seen in foals born to mares consuming as little as 40 mg of iodine on a daily basis. Overconsumption can affect viability of the foal, and those foals that survive to delivery may exhibit other signs of iodine toxicity like goiter, weakness, difficulty standing to nurse, and extreme flexural deformities of the lower forelegs.    Kelp or seaweed supplements contain high levels of iodine but when used correctly do not result in toxicity. If using a kelp or seaweed supplement with pregnant mares, it is particularly advisable not to exceed the recommended dosage on the product. These supplements cannot cure hypothyroidism if iodine deficiency is not the cause. ■ Kathleen Crandell, PhD


Western Wear Retailer Rod’s Western Palace Knows the Heart of Philanthropy Tornado. Flood. Hurricane. Wild fire. It’s amazing how some of the most destructive forces of nature can bring out the generous nature of people…people willing to lend a hand or assist in putting lives back together. But, what about remembering to have that spirit and dedication to humanity when disaster hasn’t just happened? For one equine retailer, giving is an everyday opportunity to truly make a difference. Rod’s Western Palace and owner/ president Scott Hartle understands the importance of giving back and supporting those in their time of need. They “put their money where their mouth is,” so to speak. The Columbus, OH-based, retailer specializing in Western gear that opened its doors 35 years ago has seen lots of success. From the day Hartle took over, he has led the company from simple showroom sales to a booming catalogue and online business. As a way to give back to the community that has supported their business, he decided it was time to do more than use words. It was time to literally “pay it forward.” “We’ve always tried to give back to the community that we basically live and breathe from. When we became more active with our website, we tried to do something that our customers could participate in,” said Hartle. “We provided them with an opportunity to make a donation when placing an order to the three different associations on the site.” One of those three associations is the United States Equestrian Federation’s Disaster Relief Fund which was created

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following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in the summer of 2005. “Basically, we want to give back to those people that have helped make our lives so great…we just feel lucky to be in the business and industry that we are in. A lot of people have a love for horses like we do, and it’s just been a good way to complete a ‘circle of life’ for us,” he continued.

Importance of giving when things are good? “Number one…there is always a need and things happening. Even if there isn’t a need at that immediate time, there is a need to stock away some funds for when there is something happening like the recent tornadoes in Joplin, MO. Even when there it seems like there is nothing glaringly apparent, it’s good to stock the reserves so you are ready and can react to things as needed and not scramble to get things done.”

At first, Rod’s website—www.rods. com—provided the option to donate $1 per order. Interestingly, customers asked about an option to give more. “We had a number of customers who asked, ‘What if I want to give more than that?’, so we changed it to where you could enter your own amount,” he said. And what’s even sweeter about the

donation is that Hartle and Rod’s Western match every dollar that is donated by customers through their website to double the donation. “It’s a good mindset to think beyond oneself. Think of your community and try to have some kind of impact,” said Hartle. “Even if your contribution is small financially compared to others, it’s just important to try and make a difference to us.” This dedication and commitment to philanthropy is ingrained at Rod’s and for Hartle. So much so that it receives serious consideration during annual budget planning. “It is very high on our list, and it is something we have in our budget all the time,” he said. “Whether it’s a good year or a bad year, we keep doing it, even if we have to cut out other things.” The equestrian community as a whole is known for its generosity and willingness to lend a hand during hard time of others. This is something agreed upon by Hartle. “The people in the equine community are extremely generous,” he said. “Even when times got tough these past few years, they have seemed to step up even more.” If you would like to join Rod’s Western and all the others who have been so generous, it’s easy. Simply visit www.rods. com/Charity.dlp and learn about the charities they support. Or, visit the USEF’s own charitable donation link at www. aspx in order to learn more about the various ways of giving. ■ Brian Sosby

In addition to their catalogue and retail business, Rod’s is an active marketer and sponsor in many equine expos, horse shows and events across the United States. The largest of these events, The All American Quarter Horse Congress, is held near Rod’s retail store on the Ohio State Fairgrounds.



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My computer I don’t think I could survive without some sort of computer.

My horses Aphrodisiac+// and Noble Hero. They’re the best! I don’t know what I would do without them.

Arabian horses They are by far the most amazing creatures to ever walk this earth.

My barn family I ride at Select Show Horses. I couldn’t live without them. They are amazing.

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Horse shows Always fun! Horse shows are my favorite thing in the world.

Music No matter what mood I’m in, there is a song on my iPod perfect for it.

Who: Matt Huke Age: 15 Where: Westfield, IN What: Well-spoken Arabian Country Pleasure rider and winner of multiple Youth National Champion titles in 2010.

My smart phone I have the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, and I could not live without.

My friends They help me with any and everything. Cheeseburgers I live for cheeseburgers. Yes, they’re unhealthy, but they’re so good!

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Nancy Jaffer (1-2, 4-6), James L. Parker (3).


OurNewTown Jersey’s Somerset Hills By Nancy Jaffer

The word “Gladstone” sparks instant recognition and respect around the equestrian world. The name of the small New Jersey town is synonymous with the ultimate in classical riding, from the days when legendary coaches Bertalan de Némethy and Jack Le Goff trained America’s Olympians there at Hamilton Farm, home of the U.S. Equestrian Team. The medal-winning competitors who came out of the team’s landmark stables and the fabulous horses they rode made the mailing address of the U.S. Equestrian Team a name spoken with reverence. But Gladstone, half of the “twin borough” of Peapack and Gladstone, is just one element of New Jersey’s storied horse country in the Somerset Hills. Neighboring Bedminster and Far Hills also include some of the nation’s loveliest farms and stables, about an hour from New York City. With the establishment in 1890 of a commuter train dubbed “The Millionaire’s Express,” accessibility to the area drew a number of America’s wealthiest residents westward from Manhattan to establish country estates. One of those was Hamilton Farm, belonging to James Cox Brady. He oversaw construction of the 1916-vintage steel-reinforced brick and concrete stable that is now the headquarters of the USET Foundation and an integral part of the community’s equestrian fabric, with its iconic, glassfloored trophy room; brick rotunda and stone wall-rimmed ring. In addition to the Bradys, whose descendant, Nicholas F. Brady, was a U.S. Secretary of the Treasury under Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, other well-known people and families in the area included the Johnsons of Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals; another former U.S. Treasury secretary, Douglas Dillon; the Engelhards (precious metals), the Mercks (more pharmaceuticals) and the Forbes family (publishing). They usually had some kind of interest in horses, though none drew more attention in that regard than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who owned a hunting box in Peapack and rode

regularly with the Essex Fox Hounds. Her much-anticipated yearly appearance at the Thanksgiving hunt attracted not only news media, but also crowds eager to catch a glimpse of the glamorous former First Lady on horseback. Day to day, however, the Hills is an area where boots and breeches are so commonplace that they don’t even draw a curious glance at the supermarket or local stores and restaurants.

“Day to day... the Hills is an

area where boots and breeches are so commonplace that they don’t even draw a curious glance at the supermarket or local stores and restaurants.”

“Having the USET Foundation located in the Somerset Hills area is ideal,” said Bonnie Jenkins, the foundation’s executive director. “The area is rich in equestrian history, and the interest and passion for the sport still exists today. We are so fortunate to be in an area where the community truly loves being part of our U.S. equestrian teams, is knowledgeable about the sport and turns out for competitions and events that are held at Hamilton Farm.

Clockwise, from top left: Chef/owner Tom Carlin at the Gladstone Tavern. • The Far Hills Race Meeting always draws a crowd. • The 2010 Talent Search East was held at Gladstone. Pictured is 2010 winner Brittany Hurst. • Driving is another of the equestrian activities in the Hills. • Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was a regular at the Essex Fox Hounds’ Thanksgiving Day hunt in the Somerset Hills. • The Far Hill races always draws a crowd.

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“Being able to share the history of our teams and also provide the facility to the Somerset Hills Pony Club and Somerset Hills Handicapped Riders, as well as for our U.S. teams’ selection trials and preparations for international competition, is something that continues to build on the legacy already established.” A popular gathering place for the equestrian-involved is the Gladstone Tavern, just across Route 206 and down the hill from the USET. The life-size figure of a horse on the front porch of the 1847 colonial-style farmhouse is yet another example of how the equestrian theme is an integral element in the Somerset Hills’ cachet. Owner Tom Carlin said when he designed the restaurant’s logo, he sought to have it resemble the type of sign one might see at a nearby horse farm.

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equestrian history, and the interest and passion for the sport still exists today.” Bonnie Jenkins

“It’s an upscale area, but we’re casual,” he said. That fits the equestrian motif, which includes numerous photos and paintings of horses, making it a good place to recount what happened at the last show or plan the next one. Local officials respect the value of horses. Peapack and Gladstone Mayor William Horton commented, “We are a community that greatly desires and encourages preservation of farmland, open space and all that goes with that, to include, of course, horses,” which he called, “a highly valued part of the community, past and present.” The Essex Fox Hounds (EFH), based in Peapack, also ride through Bedminster. Housing developments, golf courses and major highways have taken a lot of the acreage over which the hunt once galloped, but as EFH Joint Master Jazz Johnson Merton put it, “The area is still impressively picturesque, considering its proximity to New York. There is nothing like riding out crosscountry here, surrounded by the glory of the changing seasons. “Many of the horse sports, eventing and foxhunting in particular, require open space and these sports are largely responsible for maintaining the beautiful character of the Somerset Hills countryside.”

However, she added, there is a serious challenge not only from development, but also from “a growing population of nonequestrians in the area.” Despite the land lost, she emphasized, “We strive to convey an important message that foxhunting and open space go hand in hand.” The former Essex hunt races, started generations ago as a thank-you to farmers and other landowners who let the hunt go across their land, have morphed into the Far Hills Races at Moorland Farm. The rich steeplechase card annually draws more than 30,000 spectators, many of whom concentrate more on their tailgate picnics than on the Thoroughbreds. It has become a rite of fall that draws people from all over the state and beyond to a tiny town of less than 1,000 residents. In the more developed segments of the Somerset Hills, Bernards Township boasts an outstanding Somerset County-owned facility in Lord Stirling Stable, once owned by John Jacob Astor VI. Neighboring Bernardsville has little left in the way of vast open space for riding, but a few small stables still linger. It was far more active on the equestrian scene in 1955, when Mark Walter’s father, Bev, founded Beval Saddlery there. He moved it to Gladstone a few decades later, where it developed an international reputation and is the flagship for other Beval stores and mobile facilities. “The area has changed to some degree,” Walter observed, but he noted a lot of the older, bigger tracts remain intact, and preservation of quiet, unpaved roads help a diversity of equestrian sports to prosper. So does an appreciation of the legacy by some newcomers, such as the decision to preserve trails when the Trump Golf Club was built on Lamington Road, which is practically wall-to-wall horse farms. “That way, part of the heritage of the area is maintained, which is a wonderful thing,” Walter said. Showing the depth of the local equestrian community, another tack shop, Coach Stop Saddlery, is just a short canter down the road in Bedminster. Proprietress Tierney Sullivan has made it the kind of place where people come and chat even if they’re not shopping, just to sit around the equestrian cracker barrel and catch up on the latest doings and gossip. Sullivan observes that the area has evolved from a focus on hunters and jumpers to a “blended community of riders,” (who are not necessarily horse owners) that also includes those with an interest in dressage, eventing, polo, racing and steeplechasing, as well as driving and a wide range of breeds. “The common bond that keeps this neighborhood going is the horse community,” she said.

Clockwise, from top left: The entrance to the USET Foundation. • Tierney Sullivan of Coach Stop Saddlery. • Catherine Haddad aboard Winyamaro competed at the 2010 Collecting Gaits/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions which was held at Gladstone. • Bucolic scenes abound in the Somerset Hills. • Dirt roads offer great access to the countryside for equestrians in Bedminster. • Just one of the magnificent homes in the Somerset Hills.

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licensedofficialnews yellowpagesheader The Licensed Officials Committee (LOC) meets in person three times each year to review applications for enrollment, promotion and re-enrollment, as well as any other committee business. Future meeting deadlines are: • October 13, 2011, for the January 2012 meeting. • February 6, 2012, for the April 2012 meeting. • June 4, 2012, for the August 2012 meeting. The LOC invites current members of the Federation to submit comments regarding applicants for licensed official status as a judge, steward, technical delegate or course designer. A “List of Applicants” is posted on the Licensed Officials portion of approximately five to six weeks prior to the next LOC meeting.  This list is arranged by breed/discipline and includes the names of applicants for the various licenses, including FEI status. The following individuals were approved for licenses or promotion at the Licensed Officials Committee’s April 2011 meeting: NAVA, Jose Jesus 2900 Farel St #127, Oceanside, CA 92054; navalorena@; (760) 212-1947; ‘R’ – EVJCD ROWSELL, Morgan 103 Fairmount Rd, Long Valley, NJ 07853;; (908) 303-2837; ‘R’ - EVCD n Diane Shawback

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fortherecord CONTRIBUTED BY REGULATION DEPARTMENT UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED. Only newly arising suspensions to be added to the existing list of suspensions are published in each issue of equestrian. For the complete list, contact the Regulation Department or check the United States Equestrian Federation’s (hereinafter referred to as the “Federation”) website at (see LICENSED OFFICIALS, subsection SUSPENSIONS). ATTENTION ALL READERS No suspended person will be permitted on competition grounds from the time participants are admitted on the competition grounds until their departure.  For example, suspended individuals may not be on Competition grounds during schooling or other such days prior to the start of the Competition for any purpose, including such things as: coaching riders, training or schooling horses or trailering horses on or off Competition grounds. OFFICIAL NOTICES: THE FOLLOWING OFFICIAL NOTICES ARE ONLY INTENDED TO GIVE PENALTY INFORMATION FOR A GIVEN CASE AND NOT TO DISCLOSE THE FACTUAL BASIS FOR EACH VIOLATION OR PENALTY. THE HEARING COMMITTEE DECIDES EACH CASE BASED ON THE EVIDENCE PRESENTED AT THE HEARING, AND TAKES INTO ACCOUNT MANY FACTORS THAT MAY RAISE OR LOWER A GIVEN PENALTY. FOR EXAMPLE, THE HEARING COMMITTEE TAKES INTO ACCOUNT SUCH THINGS AS WHETHER THE VIOLATION WAS INTENTIONAL OR UNINTENTIONAL, THE NATURE OF THE VIOLATION, THE CREDIBILITY OF WITNESSES, PENALTIES IN SIMILAR CASES, PAST VIOLATIONS OF FEDERATION RULES BY A RESPONDENT, AND MANY OTHER MITIGATING FACTORS. HEARING COMMITTEE RULINGS Below are the official rulings reached by the Hearing Committee following hearings held in these matters and/or plea agreements made: This is official notice of actions taken by the United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. Hearing Committee on January 31, 2011. SANDRO PINHA of Cave Creek, AZ, violated Rule AR101.5 of this Federation, in connection with the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show held on February 11-21, 2010, in that SANDRO PINHA, as trainer, exhibited the horse BINT CHALL CE after it had been administered and/or contained on its body 6-gingerol. For this violation of the rules, the Hearing Committee members present directed that SANDRO PINHA be censured pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1a and fined $2,000 pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1j. It was further directed that CHARLES and ERIN HANSEN of Mantorville, MN, as owners, must return for redistribution all trophies, prizes, ribbons, and monies, if any, won by BINT CHALL CE at said competition and must pay a $300 fee to the competition in connection with this penalty pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1g. DAVID BOGGS of Elk River, MN, violated Rule AR101.5 of this Federation, in connection with the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show held on February 11-21, 2010, in that DAVID BOGGS, as trainer, exhibited the horse LD PISTAL after it had been administered and/or contained on its body 6-gingerol. For this violation of the rule, the Hearing Committee members present directed that DAVID

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BOGGS be censured pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1a and fined $2,000 pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1j. It was further directed that FELIX CANTU of Scottsdale, AZ and Rogers, MN, as owner, must return for redistribution all trophies, prizes, ribbons, and monies, if any, won by LD PISTAL at said competition and must pay a $300 fee to the competition in connection with this penalty pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1g. SILVIO MORAES of Boerne, TX, violated Rule AR101.5 of this Federation, in connection with the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show held on February 11-21, 2010, in that SILVIO MORAES, as trainer, exhibited the horse PSABER after it had been administered and/or contained on its body 6-gingerol. For this violation of the rules, the Hearing Committee members present directed that SILVIO MORAES be censured pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1a and fined $2,000 pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1j. It was further directed that STEFANIE POOLE of Shingle Springs, CA, as owner, must return for redistribution all trophies, prizes, ribbons, and monies, if any, won by PSABER at said competition and must pay a $300 fee to the competition in connection with this penalty pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1g. This is official notice of actions taken by the United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. Hearing Committee on February 1, 2011. KAREN HEALEY of Westlake Village, CA, violated Chapter 7, GR702.1d and GR702.1e of this Federation, in connection with the Showpark Summer Classic Horse Show held on August 25-29, 2010, in that KAREN HEALEY entered the Judge’s booth without permission; took the Standby list from the announcer and began commenting about the judging and the fact that her student was not on the list. This was all done while the Judge was present in the booth. For this violation of the rules, the Hearing Committee members present directed that KAREN HEALEY be censured pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1a and fined $3,500 pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1j. KOST and JENNY KARAZISSIS of Calabasas, CA, violated Chapter 4, GR410-411 of this Federation, in connection with the Blenheim June Classic I Horse Show held on June 9-13, 2010, in that KOST and JENNY KARAZISSIS, as trainers, exhibited the horse PORSHA K after it had been administered and/or contained in its body oxazepam and nordiazepam. For this violation of the rules, the Hearing Committee members present directed that KOST and JENNY KARAZISSIS be censured pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1a and each fined $2,000 pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1j. It was further directed that PAMELA METAL of Vancouver, BC, as owner, must return for redistribution all trophies, prizes, ribbons, and monies, if any, won by PORSHA K at said competition and must pay a $300 fee to the competition in connection with this penalty pursuant to Chapter 4, GR406.15. KELLY DOUGLAS of Los Gatos, CA, and KATIE HOEFS-MARTIN of Gilroy, CA, violated Chapter 4, GR410-411 of this Federation, in connection with the Coastal Classic II Horse Show held on July 10-11, 2010, in that KELLY DOUGLAS and KATIE HOEFS-MARTIN, as trainers, exhibited the horse FEIN STYLE after it had been administered and/or contained in its body oxazepam, diazepam, and nordiazepam. For this violation of the rules, the Hearing Committee members present directed that KELLY DOUGLAS and KATIE HOEFS-MARTIN be censured pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1a and each fined $2,000 pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1j. It was further directed that KELLY DOUGLAS, as owner, must return for redistribution all trophies, prizes, ribbons, and monies, if any, won by FEIN STYLE at said competition


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fortherecord and must pay a $300 fee to the competition in connection with this penalty pursuant to Chapter 4, GR406.15. This is official notice of actions taken by the United States Equestrian Federation, Inc., Hearing Committee on February 2, 2011. MARY DUENOW of Napa, CA, violated Chapter 10, GR1035.1 and Chapter 12, GR1210.15 of this Federation, in connection with The Event at Woodside held on October 2-4, 2009; Galway Downs Three Day Event & Horse Trials held on October 29-November 1, 2009; and the Galway Downs Winter Horse Trials held on January 30-31, 2010, in that MARY DUENOW officiated as Technical Delegate for more than two consecutive competitions run by the same governing body, Board of Directors or Licensee. For this violation of the rules, the Hearing Committee members present directed that MARY DUENOW be censured pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1a and fined $300 pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1j. REBECCA HUHS of Moreno Valley, CA, violated Chapter 7, GR702.1d of this Federation, in connection with the AHASFV Annual Amateur Arabian Horse Show held on November 27-29, 2009, in that REBECCA HUHS was seen yelling and using inappropriate language in the barn area, in the presence of other exhibitors and children. For this violation of the rules, the Hearing Committee members present directed that REBECCA HUHS be censured pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1a and fined $250 pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1j. ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES This is official notice of the imposition of Administrative Penalties pursuant to Chapter 4, GR412 and/or Chapter 6, GR616 offered by the Federation and accepted by the following parties, and approved by the Hearing Committee in lieu of hearings: SHELLY HAINES of Temple, GA, violated Chapter 4, GR410-411 of this Federation, in connection with the Tryon Fall Classic Horse Show held on September 24-26, 2010, in that, SHELLY HAINES, as trainer, exhibited the horse FASHIONISTA “LOLA” after it had been administered and/or contained in its body 2-(1-hydroxyethyl) promazine sulfoxide. For this violation it was determined that pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1b and GR703.1f, SHELLY HAINES be found not in good standing, suspended from membership and forbidden from the privilege of taking any part whatsoever in any Licensed Competition for two months and is excluded from all competition grounds during Licensed Competitions for that period: (1) as an exhibitor, participant or spectator; (2) from participating in all Federation affairs and activities, (3) from holding or exercising office in the Federation or in any Licensed Competition; and (4) from attending, observing or participating in any event, forum, meeting, program, clinic, task force, or committee of the Federation, sponsored by or conducted by the Federation, or held in connection with the Federation and any of its activities. The two month suspension shall commence on September 1, 2011 and terminate at midnight on October 31, 2011. Any horse or horses owned, leased, or of any partnership, corporation or stable of hers, or shown in her name or for her reputation, (whether such interest was held at the time of the alleged violation or acquired thereafter), shall also be suspended, pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1c for the same period; and that SHELLY HAINES be fined $2,000 pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1j. It was further directed that for this violation of the rules, VICKI and JULIA CURTIS of Villa Rica, GA, as owners, must return for redistribution all trophies, prizes, ribbons, and monies, if any, won by FASHIONISTA “LOLA” at said competition and must pay a $300 fee to the competition in connection with this penalty pursuant to Chapter 4, GR406.15. NEW ENGLAND DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION, of Acushnet, MA, violated Chapter 10, GR1011.1, GR1011.2, and GR1011.3; and Chapter 12, GR1211.1of this Federation, in connection with the NEDA Fall Dressage Festival: GAIG/ USDF Region 8 Dressage Championships held on September 14-19, 2010, in that NEW ENGLAND DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION, as Competition Management, allowed a Retired FEI Dressage Judge to officiate without obtaining a Guest Judge Card. For this violation, it was determined that NEW ENGLAND DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION be censured pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1a and fined $300 pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1j. KRISTEN BLOMSTROM of Southlake, TX, violated Federation Rule HU106.3 and USHJA 2010 Zone 7 Specifications, in connection with the Ocala Winter Classic Horse Show held on February 9-14, 2010; Ocala Winter Festival Horse Show held on February 16-21, 2010; Ocala Masters Horse Show held on February 23-28, 2010; Pin Oak Charity Horse Show held on March 23-28, 2010; Spring Gathering 2010 Horse Show held on March 30-April 4, 2010; Texas Shoot-Out Horse Show held on April 28-May 2, 2010; Show Jumping Classic Horse Show held on May 19-23, 2010; Colorado Circuit Opener held on July 7-11, 2010; and the Rocky Mountain Classic Horse Show held on July 14-18, 2010, in that KRISTEN BLOMSTROM, as


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owner, allowed the horse, STARRY NIGHT, to be shown in the Pre-Green Working Hunter Division although it had previously shown in classes and/or divisions in 2007, 2008, and 2009 that would make it ineligible. For this violation it was determined that KRISTEN BLOMSTROM be censured pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1a and that she must return for redistribution all trophies, prizes, ribbons, and monies, if any, won by STARRY NIGHT in the PreGreen Working Hunter Divisions and must pay a $300 fee to each competition in connection with this penalty pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1g. LAUREN SCHROCK of Orono, MN, violated Federation Rule HU106.3 and USHJA 2010 Zone 6 Specifications, in connection with the Two Rivers Summer Festival II Horse Show held on August 18-22, 2010; Madison County Fall Horse Show held on September 29-October 3, 2010; and the Minnesota Harvest Hunter/Jumper Horse Show held on October 5-10, 2010, in that LAUREN SCHROCK, as owner, allowed the horse, STARRY NIGHT, to be shown in the Pre-Green Working Hunter Division although it had previously shown in classes and/or divisions in 2007, 2008 and 2009 that would make it ineligible. For this violation it was determined that LAUREN SCHROCK be censured pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1a and that she must return for redistribution all trophies, prizes, ribbons, and monies, if any, won by STARRY NIGHT in the PreGreen Working Hunter Divisions and must pay a $300 fee to each competition in connection with this penalty pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1g. AUTOMATIC SUSPENSIONS (Chapter 13, GR1301.4) The following persons have failed to settle their indebtednesses with the Federation and each is therefore automatically barred until further notice from participating in any Licensed Competition pursuant to Chapter 13, GR1301.4: GALLAGHER, BONNIE – Bethlehem, PA MARTONOVICH, ERIK – Las Vegas, NV (2/23/11 – 3/10/11) QUICK, JENNY – Wellington, FL (4/7/11 – 4/19/11) REYNOLDS, EMILY – Fort Lewis, WA STIEFFENHOFER, JESSICA – Philadelphia, PA (3/29/11 – 4/28/11) STIEFFENHOFER, RENEE – Philadelphia, PA (3/29/11 – 4/28/11) WELLING, ROXI – Council Bluffs, IA AUTOMATIC SUSPENSIONS (Chapter 9, GR913) The following persons are under suspension and are not in good standing until further notice, unless otherwise specified. A suspended person is forbidden for the time specified to hold or exercise office in the Federation or any Licensed Competition, from the privilege of taking any part whatsoever in any Licensed Competition, and is excluded from all competition grounds during Licensed Competitions as an exhibitor, participant, or spectator. Any Licensed Competition that permits a suspended person or horse to take any part whatsoever in the competition is in violation of the rules of the Federation and is subject to disciplinary action. Please check the issue of equestrian for Automatic Suspensions due to Chapter 9, GR913. AUTOMATIC SUSPENSIONS (Chapter 10, GR1035.3j) The following person(s) are under the suspension for 90 days due to a third offense of filing late Steward/Technical Delegate reports. Please check the next issue of equestrian for Automatic Suspensions due to Chapter 10, GR1305.3j. Below is a summary of additions to the list of suspended horses. For a complete list, please check the Federation’s website at or contact the Regulation Department. SUSPENDED HORSES LANCE – Erik Martonovich (2/23/11 – 3/10/11) MOUNTAIN VIEW COMET – Erik Martonovich (2/23/11 – 3/10/11) SOPRANO – Andrew Vaziri (4/7/11 – 4/19/11) AMATEUR & PROFESSIONAL STATUS Amateur status: The following individuals were reinstated as Amateurs by vote of the Hearing Committee pursuant to Chapter 13, GR1308. ALLEN, PETIE – Franklin, TN BEACH, HOLLY – Verona, WI CHILDRESS, BARBOUR – Charleston, WV

fortherecord DOW-BURT, JANE – Westbrook, CT GENNARI, JAIME – Boca Raton, FL KINBERG, RUAN – Colorado Springs, CO MINNICH, DR. PEGGY – Fredericksburg, VA PITTMAN, JANE – Senoia, GA POULIN, CHRISTINE VALARDI – Petersham, MA SCHOEN, AMANDA – Lake Worth, FL SORRENTINO, KATRINA S. – Squantum, MA SWANSON, HEATHER – Canton, SD VON ASTEN, CAROLINE – Charleston, SC WARE, JACQUELINE – Atlanta, GA Professional status: The following individuals have relinquished their Amateur status and declared themselves Professional pursuant to Chapter 13, GR1307.2. ALEMIAN, KAITLYN – East Weymouth, MA ALLISON, DUANE – MILFORD, MI ANDERSON, WHITNEY – Hinsdale, IL BAILEY, LEIGH – McCall, ID BEDARD, KASEY – Gainesville, FL BEDIENT, HOLLY – Branchport, NY BITTNER, NANCY – Mars, PA BLOUNT, CHARLENE – HOUSTON, TX BLU, ASHLEY – Wauconda, IL BOSARGE, MISTY – Richlands, NC BOURBONNAIS, CHRISTY – Harvard, IL BOWER, SUSAN – Nottingham, PA BOYD, CAROLE – Medina, TX BOYD, MARGIE – Jackson, WY BRADLEY, EMILY – Los Angeles, CA BRAMMEIER, EMILY – Tulsa, OK BRITT, BERNADEAN – Magnolia, TX BROCHU, MICHELLE – Bow, NH BROWN, SIMONE – Bradenton, FL BRYANT, BETTY – Virginia Beach, VA BUCK, JESSICA – Harrisonburg, VA BURTS, JENNIFER – Youngsville, LA BUTTIGIEG, ERIN – Prospect, KY CARMITCHEL, ANGELA – Scottsdale, AZ CARRAWAY, MICHAEL – Starkville, MS CERTAIN, LIZ – Wellington, CO CHASE, KATHRYN – Radford, VA CHERRY, RACHAEL – Deland, FL COLLMAN, LORA – Nashua, NH COSGROVE, ERIN – Denville, NJ COSTELLO, VANESSA – Nesconset, NY


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1. Jump for Joy

If you like jumping, this original Pamela Robins design is for you! Soft, white and 100% organic cotton t-shirt. 2. Pretty Ponies

The Franco dress from Lilly Pulitzer in Hotty Pink Hot To Trot will be your go-to dress this summer.


3. Custom Cuteness

Ellie’s Bows are custom made Show Bows. Each bow is hand-made and one-of-a-kind. 4. Coffee with Heart

My Racing Heart, LLC, has partnered with Consumers Choice Coffee to produce a great coffee for a great cause.





equestrian | june/july 2011

Sure, it’s just a tire. Like the Grand Canyon is just a big crack.



Equestrian Magazine for June/July 2011