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f you have three horses and two adult riders, how many saddles do you need? I’m sure many, if not all of you, can relate to the dilemma of saddle shopping. The shopping part is rather easy as manufacturers have provided endless options – adjustable trees, custom fits, various flap lengths, a variety of colors and styles, the list goes on and on. The hard part is getting the saddle to fit both horse and rider while keeping the bank account in the black! To make it even more challenging, the most recent addition to our equine family, a five-year-old Half-Arabian/Oldenburg cross gelding is still growing, gaining muscle, and therefore, changing his body shape. The equine chiropractor keeps reminding me that the saddle that fit him six months ago is on borrowed time. Keeping him comfortable so he can learn his job without soreness issues is a top priority, and so the saddle search continues. In an ideal world we would have one saddle for each horse, but what I find comfortable to ride in doesn’t work for my daughter, Jenn. It’s too bad that there is no such thing as “one size fits all” with saddles! Reader feedback via email and Facebook messages has been fast and furious lately. We posed a question online about what changes you would like to see in Equine Journal. While it’s not always possible to implement changes immediately, there was one change that we were able to accommodate. You will notice that within our regional breed and discipline news section, the photo size has been increased. This gives the pages a whole new look, and I’ll admit that I find it easier to see who is in the photo now. Let us know what you think at editorial@ or Fan us on Facebook (Equine Journal) to post your comments. The response to the August 2011 Pamela Mansfield article, “A Closer Look,” on ways to determine lameness, has been positive. Inevitably, horses will take a funny step at some point. Keeping them sound isn’t an exact science, but science can help us determine how to get them sound again. If you missed the article in print, you can view it on in our digital flipbook at no cost. As I write this month, we are more than halfway through the calendar with finals, national championships and world shows heading our way. We are pleased to have partnered with many different events this year, including Fidelity Jumper Classic, New England Equitation Championships and the USHJA Zone 1 Championships. We were also sponsors of Lendon Gray’s 13th annual Youth Dressage Festival. This year was the largest turnout ever with 268 competitors and a higher percentage of first-time exhibitors – an encouraging indicator about the growth of the sport within the ranks of riders 21 and under. Equine Journal has supported this event for many years now and we are thrilled to be part of the progress. What is even more rewarding is how much our support is appreciated. Every year after the event, our mailbox is flooded with handwritten thank-you notes from the competitors. Often, they will even include drawings of their favorite horse. This is what makes it all worthwhile!

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W Performesantecern: By Kandace York

Reining isn’t just for Quarter Horses. In 2008, stallion TA Khalil, owned Arabian by Craig and Carol Willett ridden by Thiago Sobral, was National Champion and Purebred Reining Futurity in the at U.S. Nationals. 80, Equine Journal,

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A Nontraditional Appro ach


Three nontraditional breeds prove that they have what it takes to succeed in weste rn performance event s.

he grey stallion lopes into the ring, breezing through circles, Andalusians are just sliding stops, rollbacks as comfortable under and spins. Then the ern saddles as they westannouncer calls him are under English into the middle of tack. “As with any breed, if the arena and chats they want to do it, with his rider, Steve Kutie. they’ll do it,” Kutie explains. Moments later, the The Andalusian’s stallion returns to work – intelligent, easy-going personalit now bridleless. It doesn’t seem y impresses him. to matter to him, “Just show them what though the crowd to do and they’ll watching notices the difference do it.” Reining isn’t the and cheers according only ly. Months later, talking comes easily to Andalusia western work that about that demo, Kutie credits the talents ns. “They’re the original cow horse,” of the grey stallion, he says, agreeing Ichibon DMF. with the theory that today’s Quarter Horse may Ichibon DMF? What have inherited its cow kind of reining horse sense name is that? that carried Andalusia from Spanish Mustangs n blood. Ichibon DMF (“Petri”) While it sounds odd is an Andalusian at first, after some lion owned by David stalthought it makes and Theresa Whittaker sense. Compared one told the two-time . No to bullfighting – one of the Andalusia national reining champion that Andalusia n’s original purposes – separating a calf ns aren’t supposed from a herd is easy to be reining horses. and natural work. Kutie laughs. “He can run, he can stop he can spin. He can and do the work.” Dressage Roots He draws the respect of even the Quarter Today, Steve Kutie Horse-dominated is best known for National Reining ing and working reinHorse Association (NRHA) cow horse, but his community. Kutie training career started with says that when he goes to dressage horses in NRHA shows, the Ohio. He preferred western first question he gets is, “Did you performance, though, bring the ‘Andy?’” moved to Texas so and he could be closer to the area he calls “the heart of horse country” “The Original Cow for western disciplines. Horse” Steve Kutie, of Bowie, Dressage remains Texas, didn’t seek a strong compone nontraditional breeds; out his training regimen, nt of the Whittakers brought however, whether Petri to him as a his horses are destined for three-year-old. “They’d dressage, reining him to 15 or 20 other taken or cutting. “Training is training,” trainers, but no one he quips. ed to take a chance wantOwners of nontraditi or ride him.” Ten years later, Petri Andalusians are receptiveonal breeds like is proof that to that approach. client just shipped “A a Lusitano to me, and he’ll

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Western Performance I loved reading about Morgans and Arabians succeeding in western performance events (“Western Performance: A Nontraditional Approach,” August 2011, pg 81). You always hear about Quarter Horses, but other breeds are more than capable of rising to the upper levels of reining, cutting and ranch versatility events. I compete my Morgan mare in team penning and am hoping to start showing her at some reining shows. She has great cow sense and is a lot of fun to ride! Thank you for a great article! Stacy Sutton Via Email

Something for Everyone I love your magazine. You always offer a wide variety of articles. There is something for everyone. I am a hunter rider, but I find the dressage articles helpful in my riding, and the articles on horse care are always useful and informative. Keep up the good work! Claire Myers Via Email

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Going Green By Equine Facility Architect, Ellen Whittemore

Heating and Cooling an Indoor Arena with Geothermal Power The University of New Hampshire Equine Facility of the Future At UNH a research team (including members of my office) is planning the Equine Facility of the Future. For the team designing a facility that uses only clean power is essential, and to this end, we have been evaluating the use of geothermal ground source heat pumps or heating and cooling the indoor arenas, and we would like to share with you some of what we have learned.

What is a Geothermal Power? The word geothermal derives from two ancient words: geo (earth) and thermos (heat), and as the definitions imply, geothermal power actually uses the ground as an energy source. This is possible because the earth’s temperature remains fairly constant ranging from 45 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit at a depth of about six



feet, and simply put, this energy can be drawn into a building for heat in the winter, and in the summer heat can be drawn out of a building and dissipated into the ground.

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Going Green below grade through which environmentally friendly antifreeze is pumped. During the winter the antifreeze, which has been heated by the earth, is piped into the building where compressors concentrate the energy, which causes the temperature to rise. From there, the antifreeze travels through a heat exchanger where air is heated by blowing it across the loops. The heated air is then distributed throughout the building via ducts. In the summer the system reverses and basically becomes an air conditioner that extracts hot air from the building and transfers it into the ground.

Considerations Geothermal systems are extremely clean as there is no combustion involved. They are sustainable in that they deplete no natural resources if solar power is used to run the fans and compressor. Geothermal power is plentiful and constant, unlike solar and wind power. Having no moving parts, these systems are easy to maintain and they avoid the dangers of flammable fuels. On the other side of things, geothermal systems do have high first costs and require additional work to winterize the arena (insulation, etc.) But, they can prove to be cost effective over time. Once the initial installation is paid for, your heating and cooling is free, and you can have the satisfaction of producing all of your power on site. So when you consider the benefits for

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he attention to detail at Beacon Woods Stable in South Glastonbury, Connecticut, is the first thing people notice, and it extends from the first class amenities to the meticulous care of the horses. Built in 2010, the Tudor-style hunter/jumper show facility is reminiscent of an elegant French chateau, with its graceful lines, artistic pendant lighting and gables topped with whimsical cupolas. Owners, Laurie and Mick Paternoster, have spared no expense to offer horses and riders at Beacon Woods the very best in resources and comfort in a pastoral setting. Laurie delights in sharing the beauty and serenity of the farm with riders and visitors, saying, “Our dream for Beacon Woods has been that it is a place where owners know that their horses are well taken care of while at the same time having access to programs and facilities that allow them to pursue their equestrian goals, whether that is pleasure riding or competing at the local, regional or national level.” Laurie has overseen every aspect of the project to ensure that both horses and riders will have access to the very best amenities. The stalls range in size from 12’ x 12’ to 12’ x 14’ to accommodate all types of horses, and Laurie’s design ensures that each stall has a window. There are also two heated wash stalls, two veterinary stalls and a large tack room. Riders are treated to the same level of thoughtful detail in the large dressing room with a shower and a comfortable observation lounge. The 84’ x 204’ indoor arena is bathed in natural light as well as high tech fixtures, and both the indoor

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and 100’ x 200’ outdoor arena are equipped with state-of-the-art dust-free footing. Trainer and barn manager, Kris Bramley, has a warmth and friendliness that adds extra dimension to her professional accomplishments. Growing up on horseback, she has competed throughout her life and coached students to multiple championships, including the Pace University Equestrian Team that reached the nationals for the first time in 11 years under her tutelage. She says, “I have always had a gift for figuring out horses, and I enjoy working with owners to help them bring out the best in their horses as well. I get a kick out of working with the Short Stirrup kids and the Juniors as well as Amateur Adults. We have the facility and the program here to meet all their needs, from sales to boarding, training and competing, or just lessons on our incredible school horses. We are a high-quality barn, but there is also a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere here for riders of all ages and levels, and that adds something extra to such a first class facility.” For more information on Beacon Woods Stables, visit Beacon Woods is located at 99 Beacon Woods Lane, South Glastonbury, CT 06073. Phone: 860-430-2606; Fax: 860-633-5499; Email:

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National News Greenwich Park in London (GBR), the site of the equestrian Olympic Games in 2012, was full of excitement July 4-6 during the Greenwich Park Eventing Invitational (CIC**). The event has been hailed a huge success, but after a week of hectic activity, and three days of intense competition, it is now time to reflect in the aftermath. A key player in ensuring it all happened was Tim Hadaway, London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games’ (LOCOG) Equestrian Competition Manager, who spoke about some of the extra challenges unearthed by the test run during the week. On Tuesday, following the thrilling cross-country phase, he said, “It’s been an interesting few days so far - it was encouraging just to get the horses here; that worked out really well, and we are very pleased with the stabling. We are monitoring the temperature in the stables on a daily basis and we are considering using mechanical ventilation next year. Today, we learned a lot about spectators. It was fantastic to see the school children enjoying themselves and making all that noise, but they also present big challenges – we may have to think a bit more about the width of the course itself and how we direct people around the Park.” FEI Veterinary Director, Graeme Cooke, was impressed by the huge support offered by members of the veterinary profession. He pointed out that the event has provided some food for thought. He said, “We’ve identified a few things we would like to examine further, including 32, Equine Journal, September 2011

The London skyline provided the perfect backdrop to the Greenwich Park Eventing Invitational (CIC**) – the equestrian test event for the 2012 Olympic Games.

fence distribution – the distance from one fence to another, especially where the horses experience strenuous activity coming uphill. In general, horse recovery rates were well within capacity, despite the fact that it was really very hot – that ensured that cross-country day really was a good test.” He was pleased with the Anti-Doping procedures, and stated, “We had the biggest Anti-Doping Team ever put together in the U.K. in action here this week. There was a training course for them last Sunday with some instructors from British Horse Racing included on the panel, and all this complements the new FEI approach to Anti-Doping – it’s all about education.” For LOCOG, the successful staging of the equestrian test event is something of a milestone. Debbie Jevans, LOCOG Director of Sport, pointed out that there is still work to be done. “There will be a debrief now between ourselves and the FEI – this was a test and there will be some

learning. The platform was a great success but, as always, the devil is in the detail. The initial reaction to the footing was that it was very successful. The cross-country will be technical. William Fox-Pitt said that it will be a real test of athleticism and that the ideal ‘Greenwich horse’ will need to be athletic and capable of focusing on a technically-challenging course. We have been respectful to the Park itself every step of the way – we have taken very great care to protect its integrity and we’ve had a ‘no dig’ policy, even taking the urine offsite with ducts from the stables. We will be opening the Park to the public as quickly as possible after the Modern Pentathlon takes place this coming weekend,” she explained. A year ahead, it seems that fans, athletes, officials and everyone else involved in the 2012 London Olympic Equestrian Events can look forward to a Games to remember.

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Rebecca Cagle, equestrian author and owner of Professional Life Coaching for Horse People based in Knoxville, Tennessee, announces that she will donate one dollar to the Equestrian Aid Foundation for each of her Kindle book’s sales during the month of July 2011. The books are Grieving the Loss of Your Horse: How to Survive Your Journey and How to Save Time and Money with Your Horse Veterinarian: Treat Your Horse Right! As a stage III breast cancer survivor, Rebecca endured chemotherapy, radiation, mastectomy and reconstruction surgeries and wants to give back to pay forward the many people who helped her in her time of need. “I do not know what would have happened to me without the help of a lot of caring people,” said Rebecca. “So I want to help other equestrians going through cancer and other life-threatening medical challenges.” To purchase the books on, go to RebeccaCagleBooks

New Breyer® Model Sato, a dual-registered APHA and Jockey Club (TB) palomino overo stallion, will represent The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) in the 2011 Breyer Animal Creations model horse collection. Owned by April Wayenberg of Blazing Colours Farm, Wellandport, Ontario, Canada, the stallion is sired by Puchilingui (TB) and out of Springtime Girl (TB). The stallion’s unique color pattern caught the attention of Reeves International, parent company of Breyer, last summer. Known for producing foals of the sabino overo coat pattern, a trait uncommon among Thoroughbreds, Sato has gained recognition in the Thoroughbred industry. His foals have gone on to compete in eventing, dressage and hunter-jumper disciplines. The Sato model is available for purchase online and in authorized stores. More information about Breyer collectibles and the Sato model can be found at

America’s Favorite Trail Horse TV Series The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) held auditions across the U.S. in April 2011 looking for finalists for America’s Favorite Trail Horse. Nine hundred contestants tried out for the finals. One hundred horse and rider teams, representing 36 states and 25 breeds, were selected to attend the finals at Franklin Family Ranch in Austin, Texas. America’s Favorite Trail Horse will air in 13 onehour episodes this September on HRTV and cable. The winner will be chosen by America’s vote! Viewers can vote for their favorite by going to! $100,000 in Prizes will be awarded! Visit to view a clip of the show.

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Horses Hit the Air Waves The maiden broadcast of The Horse and Friends Radio Show was successfully launched. The guest on the first show was two-time Grammy nominated singer/song writer, Mary Ann Kennedy, who is also an accomplished horsewoman. Future guests will include trainers, veterinarians, authors, singer/song writers, etc., all who share a common love of horses. To reach a vast number of listeners and horse lovers, the radio show is launched from various venues, to include YouTube, Ivory Pal’s Facebook page (over 30,000 fans), and the Nashville Newzine website (with over 2 million hits). You can listen to the maiden broadcast, as well as future broadcasts, of The Horse and Friends Radio Show at: html. Another new radio show is The Horse Radio Network (HRN), Equestrian Legends, a twice-monthly exclusive interview that is unique in online broadcasting. Equestrian Legends will feature the greatest names in the horse world from around the globe with personal interviews exploring the depth and breadth of their lives. The Horse Radio Network, can be heard on the Equestrian Legends website at and on HRN affiliate websites in 43 countries. It is also available as a free podcast downloadable on iTunes and Zune.

Free Horse eBook Mandee Widrick, creator of Horse Family™, has released a brand new eBook entitled, 10 Tips for First Time Horse Owners. This eBook, now available for free download on the Horse Family™ website, is a compilation of 10 tips for novice riders who are looking to purchase their first horse. The eBook covers topics such as: prepurchase veterinary exams; general riding safety while shopping; how to find a trusted horse professional; acquiring records and history of the horse, and red flags to watch for when dealing with sellers. To download 10 Tips for First Time Horse Owners, visit You may also learn more about Horse Family™ on Facebook at

NARHA’s New Name The professional organization that promotes equine-assisted activities and therapies to improve the lives of people with disabilities has a new name: the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH International). Formerly NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped Association), PATH International better expresses the scope of the 42-year-old organization whose 6,300 therapy horses and 3,500 instructors serve 42,000 children and adults with physical, mental and psychological challenges at 800+ member centers around the world. The PATH International board and members chose the term therapeutic horsemanship because it more accurately conveys the organization’s numerous disciplines. PATH International centers now offer equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning, therapeutic carriage driving, interactive vaulting, hippotherapy, competition, and programs for leadership, team building and stable management. In addition to many physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, paralysis, stroke and traumatic brain injury, PATH International centers work with those with autism, attention deficit disorder, anxiety and depression, and have targeted programs to help at-risk teens, injured veterans and military personnel, seniors with Alzheimers and victims of domestic and sexual abuse. For more information, visit 36, Equine Journal, September 2011

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Small Barns “It doesn’t have to be big to be beautiful.” So says Richard Pitman, owner of Center Hill Barns in Epsom, New Hampshire. He has more than 30 years’ experience in construction and horses to back up that statement. “You can really make a smaller barn classy without spending a lot of money, if you know about architecture and construction.” One of the easiest ways to upgrade a small barn is through 38, Equine Journal, September 2011

Each of the 12’ x ’12 stalls of this 36’ x 36’ barn include at least one external door, one window and a 10’ overhang to protect the horses from extreme weather.

Photos Courtesy Center Hill Barns

the use of natural lighting and ventilation: doors, windows and gable-end overhangs. They’re not just for “air and sunshine,” he says; they also add curb appeal. He cites one Center Hill barn, just 36’ x 36’, which utilizes many of these features. Each of its 12’ x 12’ stalls includes at least one external door, one window and a 10’ overhang which protects the horses from extreme heat, wind and rain. Windows in the gable-end sliding doors, above the doorframe, and in the loft invite even more light. The reason for all those windows and doors is simple. “We have long winters!” Pitman says. Careful placement of windows and light panels help make those long winters more bearable, decreasing electric and heating costs. A six-foot long light panel on the southeast side of the building, he says, “generates noticeable solar heat in the winter when sun hangs low in the sky.” The opposite is true in the summer, when the sun’s angle is sharper; then the panels let in light, but by the time the sun is high enough to create heat, it’s already past the windows.

The barn’s smart design also includes a feed room and two open spaces, each 12’ x 12’, which can be used for storage or later finished out as stalls. The aisle is a spacious 12’ wide, with steps leading to an overhead loft. The barn is an ideal fit for busy owners who want their horses at home but also need an efficient design that allows the horses to be outside much of the time, even if the owners aren’t home. Opting for a smaller “footprint” saves more space for the horses’ pastures and riding areas. Even with a small structure like this one, Pitman recommends “doing your homework” in the planning stages so your construction project goes smoothly. Working with your local township ordinances and involving them in the process early will minimize problems along the way. Keep your neighbors in the loop, too. If they balk at the idea of a horse barn, he suggests reminding them that horse farms are good alternatives to housing developments taking up precious green space.

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This 36’ x 60’ five-stall barn includes five stalls along one side of the barn, while the other side features two open bays (which can be used for storage or left open for later conversion to stalls), a wash rack, a feed room and a tack room. A full loft above offers additional storage.

Medium Barns Linda Weatherbee has seen horses housed in everything from a two-stall outbuilding to a “big, beautiful, highquality stable.” As director of sales and administration for Circle B, based in Lancaster, Massachusetts, she says neither small nor big barns guarantee a design that works well for horses and people. For horse owners planning to “plus up” their horse barns, it is easy to think that more space always equals better choices. Instead, she suggests keeping things simple and avoiding “a lot of fancy options” that sound impressive but may not actually serve a purpose. One of her recent projects – a 36’ x 60’, five-stall barn – illustrates those principles at work. The five stalls lie along one side of the barn. The other side features two open bays (which can be used for storage or left open for later conversion to stalls), a wash rack, a feed room and a tack room. A full loft above offers additional storage. Leaving spaces unfinished is an option for owners who may be undecided about how to use the spaces, or who may face unexpected budget increases elsewhere and need to postpone extras. “You can save $2,000 to $3,000 for every stall 42, Equine Journal, September 2011


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be in the barn all the time.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; For that client, boarding was really a better option.â&#x20AC;? Even though that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happy news, it saved the client from spending many thousands of dollars building a barn in a space that would not provide all the amenities required for keeping horses properly turned out. Georgia Hickey, of King Construction, says a good dose of reality is useful in any building project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Work with someone who has been through this before. The design and planning are the most important elements for a facility that works. Also, get the advice and direction on where the budget will head, remembering site engineering and excavation.â&#x20AC;? Otherwise, she says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It can get to be more than you were expecting.â&#x20AC;?


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n the days when most animals were grazed continuously on the same pasture, the grass was always greener on the other side of the fence. Turned out on the same pasture day after day, week after week, horses eat their favorite plants down to the ground while allowing unpalatable weeds to flourish and reseed themselves. Their hooves also compact the soil in their favorite places to loaf, especially as such areas turn to mud in wet weather. In this scenario, the pasture becomes less and less able to feed the horses, unpleasant, unhealthy to both horses and the environment, and even potentially dangerous when slippery. Fortunately, there has been a lot of research in recent years that has developed the science of pasture management into a workable system that any horse owner can utilize to turn tired, unproductive lots into thriving, nutritious pastures. Doing so can reduce feed bills, give your horses a diet more suited to their digestive systems, and make them calmer, happier, and more agreeable. Best practices in pasture management also promote the health of the natural environment, reducing soil erosion and improving water quality. The system revolves around the basic principle that grass will thrive if given a chance – i.e., if the pastures are not overgrazed, which can kill desirable species, and if they’re mowed regularly, which discourages weeds. (Brushy pastures can turn lush in two or three seasons just by regular mowing!) To avoid overgrazing, subdivide your available grassland into smaller paddocks, and rotate your horses on and off each paddock so the pasture can have a chance to recover after being grazed and to grow to an optimum height before being grazed again. This simulates what happens in the wild, where herds of grazing animals feed in one area for awhile and then move on.

How Does Your Grass Grow? The growth of plants is fueled by the sun hitting their leaves, so the more leaf area a plant has, the faster it will grow. A limited amount of the energy plants get through photosynthesis is stored in their roots. So, if a plant is eaten down to where it has more stem than leaf area, it will grow back, but its growth will be slow at first, and having to draw carbohydrates from its roots will weaken the plant. A good rule of thumb is to put horses on pasture that is six to 10 inches high, and take them off that paddock as soon as you see any areas less than two or three inches high. According to Dr. Rachel Gilker at the Center for Sustainable Agriculture, University of Vermont, plants eaten down that low will start to regrow after three days. It’s crucial for them not to be eaten again until they’ve replenished the reserve energy in their roots through leafy growth. Moving horses to a new paddock every three days is ideal, Dr. Gilker says. In any case, she emphasizes that you must give your pastures a chance to rest after being grazed, even if it means limiting the number of hours per day your horses are turned out on pasture. Otherwise, Dr. Gilker says, your pasture will turn into “a putting green with weeds.” Depending on the time of year, it can take anywhere from two to six weeks for grazed pasture to recover. It

may be tempting to put horses back onto a paddock before it has fully recovered, but consider this: your land can produce up to 40% more forage if the plants are maintained in their vegetative (leafy) stage. Depending upon your horse group numbers and available acreage, Dr. Betsy Greene, Extension Equine Specialist at the University of Vermont, recommends dividing your pasture into six to 12 paddocks and letting your horses graze each one for a week (six paddocks) or three days (12 paddocks) – or until you see areas eaten down to two or three inches. To avoid sudden swings in your horses’ diet, limit the number of hours per day on pasture, if necessary, rather than turn them out all day for several days and then keep them in the barnyard on hay until a new paddock is ready for grazing.

What’s Best for Your Horses? In laying out your paddocks, keep in mind that horses prefer rectangular spaces to square spaces, because a long shape allows them more room to run. “Turning horses out to pasture is not only for the purpose of feeding them. They need a place to run and buck and play, too,” says Dr. Greene. Balancing this need while not damaging pastures can be tricky. If you have sufficient acreage, Dr. Gilker suggests creating a “racetrack” around the perimeter of your grassland, and dividing the interior of the track into wedge-shaped paddocks with access to the exercise track. (Just be sure not to create acute corners where a horse could get trapped by a dominant horse. Rounded corners are best.) Or, create a rectangular strip down the middle of your land, with a row of paddocks on either side. Sharon Ahern of Haveran Hill in Morrisville, Vermont, has developed a thriving grazing system for three horses on her farm’s 10 acres of pasture. One of her strategies is portable fencing. Designed in New Zealand, the brand she uses is very easy and quick to move. It has step-in posts and 1/2” braided rope wire that Sharon can unreel without getting out of her all-terrain vehicle. “I can literally move a fence line in about five minutes,” she says. “And I can make an alleyway so the horses can come into the barn any time. I have total flexibility.” To avoid one of her horses gaining too much weight on her lush pastures, Sharon moves the fence line over a few feet daily, so the new paddock includes some forage in its leafy stage (high-protein) and some in its stemmy, reproductive stage (high-fiber). This practice is recommended by the University of Vermont Extension as being healthiest for your horse.

Too Many Horses Per Acre? There is a limit to how many horses your pasture can support. A good rule of thumb is one to two acres per horse. However, with very careful management, it is possible to give your horses some good pasture with a lower acreage/horse ratio. East Hill Farm in Plainfield, Vermont, keeps over 30 horses on 17 acres of pasture divided into 30 paddocks. Each horse is turned out onto a healthy pasture for about three to four hours per day. In 2003, the farm was named Vermont Conservation Farm of the Year September 2011, Equine Journal, 51


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East Hill Farm installed drainage systems in wet areas of their pasture and in four all-weather paddocks, which have no grass but provide a well-maintained place to turn horses out year round. Finally, Ruth makes sure all the pastures are limed and fertilized every other fall. Lime raises the pH of soil, and if the pH is too low, plants cannot access nutrients in the soil, even if the soil is fertile. To determine if your pastures need lime or nutrients, have your soil tested by your local University Extension. If any areas of your pasture need renovation and you plan to overseed or reseed, Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District recommends using a high-quality seed mix with a low percentage of weed seeds. They also point out that composting your horse manure will kill weed seeds in the manure. A good rule of thumb is to put horses on pasture that is six to 10 inches high, and take them off that paddock as soon as you see any areas less than two or three inches high.

for its success in maintaining good pasture and the water quality of a nearby stream. Ruth Poulsen, owner of the farm, explains what her strategy is. Her response indicates the many facets of proper pasture management: “Don’t turn horses out in the spring until the soil is dry and firm,” she says. “Mow regularly and rotate grazing. If I see anything lower than two to three inches, I close that paddock and mow it to a height of four to five inches. We also pick manure out of the smaller paddocks.” In larger paddocks, you can either break up clumps of manure by mowing, or even better, drag a chain harrow behind your tractor.

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f you had to name one person in the equestrian world as your role model, who would it be? Many riders and trainers are worthy of admiration for their athletic and teaching ability, but a select few rise above the others for their gift of sharing their talents, intuition about horses, and amazing experiences in such a way that their influence is easily taken to heart by anyone fortunate enough to benefit from their guidance. Melanie Smith Taylor is surely one of the greatest role models today for hunter/jumper riders, and while the pinnacle of her successful international show jumping career was winning the 1984 Olympic Team Gold Medal, her sixth sense and appreciation for the horse reaches across all disciplines. Inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame in 1998, she has dedicated herself to horses, but perhaps never with as much influence as now. Since coming out of retirement a few years ago,

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she helped launch the U.S. Hunter/Jumper Association’s Emerging Athletes Program, which is instrumental in shaping the international riders of tomorrow. In her key role as co-chairman, she helps riders work on the intricate details of riding and horsemanship that shape the accomplished equestrian. You might say Melanie’s lifelong career with horses has come full circle with the EAP, allowing her to help the horses she loves by helping riders to better understand them and become better horse people. Every phase of her life has been touched by her own special mentors who had this ability – from her mother to horseman Buck Brannaman, trainer George Morris, and her late husband, Lee Taylor. Something Melanie laments is that today’s riders – with hectic show, school, and social schedules - don’t have the time to learn from horses by being with them

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for quality time together. She grew up on a farm in Tennessee, where her mother ran a successful riding school with a barn full of ponies and horses that Melanie rode and cared for daily. As she grew older, she helped with training the young horses, participated in Pony Club, and even rode horseback to school and to the grocery store. Her mother, Rachael Smith, had ridden Western on her Iowa childhood farm and learned hunt seat mostly through a great deal of reading and riding on her own. A natural horsewoman, she gave her daughter an excellent foundation. Melanie started competing successfully in local shows in the mid-south, but with little exposure to the mainstream hunter/jumper and equitation scene. When she was in her late teens, she and her mother heard that George Morris was giving a clinic in Knoxville, so they went. Thrilled with the opportunity to ride with Morris, she attended his clinics for the next three years and asked to train full time with him, but he always said no, mostly because Melanie was past the age limit for junior riders. It was only recently that the amateur jumper division had been formed. Through sheer tenacity and raw talent, by age 20 she was finally able to realize her goal and train with Morris as a working student at his 58, Equine Journal, September 2011

farm in New York. She commuted from Tennessee to compete on the east coast and the three winter shows in Florida, and her skills in the new jumper division were awarded when her horse, The Irishman, won Amateur Owner Jumper Horse of the Year. “It was a great division for me to develop my skills,” she reflects. “I had never ridden in jumpers before. I went on to ride in my first Grand Prix in 1971 at the Gold Cup - now the American Invitational – in the Tampa stadium! It was incredible.” With Morris’ help, she eventually found sponsors and her path to success was a steady one. She was named American Grand Prix Association’s Lady Rider of the Year in 1978, and by convincing the AGA that women could compete equally against men in the sport, she was also named Rider of the Year. Her horse, Val de Loire, was awarded AGA Horse of the Year. Melanie kept going strong, winning the “Triple Crown of Show Jumping” – the American Invitational, the International Jumping Derby and the American Gold Cup on her way to the top. She found her next horse, Calypso, in Holland, and her sponsors bought him at the beginning of what was to become a new trend of importing European warmbloods for sport. Just








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rode for another three years and then retired from competition in 1987. She married Lee Taylor at his Wildwood Farm back in Germantown, Tennessee – in the barn, of course! Unbeknown to Melanie, Lee tracked down and purchased her Olympic mount, Calypso, for her wedding present. She kept him at home, enjoying the fields, pond, and a full life until the horse died at age 30. Lee, a polo player, had raised and trained lovely Thoroughbreds for polo, hunter/jumper, and pleasure riding since the 1960s, and there were about 100 horses on the farm in its heyday. He shared his passion for natural horsemanship with Melanie, and his friends Buck Brannaman (the original “horse whisperer” now the subject of the new motion picture, Buck) and Buck’s mentor, Ray Hunt, gave clinics every year at the farm. Lee never stopped honing his horsemanship skills and sharing his enthusiasm with Melanie. “Lee loved horses. He was a great student of the horse and believed in giving them every chance to be the best they could be. He was a real advocate for the horse and believed that horses are like they are because of what humans have done to them. It’s a huge lesson to learn, and I try to teach that now to students who have horses that have issues. I try to help them understand how those issues got there and that we have to help that horse be successful rather than allowing him to fail.” Melanie thrived in this environment. Lee, Brannaman, and Hunt “really helped me understand how a horse thinks and how a horse feels on the inside and how much of a responsibility that is for us as riders to have more respect for the animal and their natural instincts – it just made me more aware of the horse.” They were so enthusiastic about their approach, that Melanie says, “Our goal was to establish a foundation school, but my husband died before we were able to do that together; so after he passed away, I talked with different people about starting a program for young people that really encouraged horsemanship.” She would start by gradually getting back into the sport she had loved. Throughout her marriage and retirement she had stayed connected as television commentator for several Olympics, as a course designer, and as a judge. She was coaxed back onto the scene when she was asked to coach the first USET Developing Young Riders tour, and she accompanied the very first team in 2007 through the experience of representing the U.S. on an international team. One of the four riders named to the 2007 team was Eliza Shuford-Hucks, a trainer herself at Rock House Farm in Hickory, North Carolina, who remains in contact with Melanie today. “When you meet somebody like that, you want to keep her in your life,” Eliza says. “We hit it off right away. We shared the same thinking about keeping the horse happy. When you’re in competition, horsemanship can get forgotten in all the hustle and bustle. She was a breath of fresh air.” Melanie’s influence made a difference for Eliza, who found her to be “a great, humble and kind person who is honest and true to what she says.” The team won the Nation’s Cup, and Eliza continued with Melanie’s help 64, Equine Journal, September 2011

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has been going through some changes. An exciting new team is in place aiming to re-energize the trusted Tipperary name. Kate Shepherd, Sarah Fortin and I are all riders. We focus on paying respect to the company’s history, but are exceptionally committed to moving forward. New ideas have been nurtured and exciting new products are on the horizon to meet ASTM and British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) standards.” Customers will probably notice some new trends in Tipperary products while browsing the shelves at their local tack stores or perusing online. “Tipperary expanded into helmets with a fantastic fit and ventilated model called the Sportage,” says Leslie. “On its third generation, the 8500 has a drop back shell for added coverage, superior ventilation and a flexible visor.” And for all you competitors out there, Leslie says to be on the lookout for the new T-Series show helmets coming this fall. Through the MyTipperary™ program, riders can dream up anything they would like embroidered on their vests – a perfect idea for all barns and organizations, birthdays, or special occasions. “Tipperary customers are loyal and pass on their passion to the next generation of young riders,” says Leslie with pride. “Incredible quality and comfort coupled with earnest customer service, makes owning a Tipperary special. Top riders love this product and many a riding parent is retelling stories of ‘The Day my Tipperary Saved Me’ stories. We love them all,” she says sincerely. For more information on Tipperary Equestrian and Phoenix Performance Products, please visit

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Timeless Classics: Baroque Horses in Classical and Competitive Dressage


port or art? Dressage is a tradition steeped in history, yet competitive dressage has a modern edge as well. How do these two elements work together? What role have Baroque horses played in the development of dressage? Classical and competitive dressage rider, Carol Popp, leads us through a timeline spanning centuries.

Early History & Evolution To get a sense of dressage’s history you have to look back. Way back. Xenophon, a contemporary of Socrates in ancient 74, Equine Journal, September 2011

Greece, wrote the earliest known texts on the subject of dressage, which date back to the 4th century B.C. At that time, however, what Xenophon was developing as “dressage” was simply good riding that was fair to the horse. What we now know as the Andalusian can be traced back to that time period as well, as mounts of Alexander the Great. While Xenophon was already espousing correct and humane riding in ancient times, dressage was derailed during the Dark Ages and Middle Ages, which called for heavy horses capable of carrying armored knights into battle.

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The equestrian arts didn’t reach their heyday until the Renaissance, Baroque and Victorian eras. At the end of the Middle Ages, The Enlightenment, which characterized the Renaissance, spread to horsemanship as well. During the Renaissance, an interest in the old Greek and Roman classical ways flourished. With the classics in mind, trainers began to develop their own art of riding. The emphasis shifted toward light horses that were capable of collection, lateral movements and airs above the ground. Haute e’cole, the “high school” of classical dressage, took center stage among the nobility of that era. During these centuries, many riding masters developed theories of correct horsemanship using Xenophon’s treatises as a taking-off point for producing literature that is still honored today as the foundation of dressage. Humane training, whose hallmark was lightness of aids, became the style of day. This time period also ushered in the foundation of the great classical riding schools in Europe: the Spanish Riding School (Spanische Reitschule zu Wein) in Austria, The last decade has seen Baroque horses trickling in at not only the highest levels of world competition, but at the local level as well. The success these horses are enjoying is causing the Cadre Noir in France, the Royal Andalusian School people to take a second look. of Equestrian Art (Fundación Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre) in Spain, and the Portuguese School cavalry officers. The tests were different from what is performed of Equestrian Art (Escola Portuguesa d’Arte Equestre) in today. For example, there was no piaffe and passage. Rather, Portugal. The tradition of classical horsemanship is carried on there was a strong similarity to what was performed on the patoday at these riding schools. rade field. Jumps were included at the end of the test. The horses The term “Baroque horse” refers to the many breeds that were expected to display qualities integral to military horses, inwere developed during the Baroque period, which dominated cluding bravery, obedience, precision and ridability. Europe after the Renaissance, from the late 16th through the earOver time, as horses lost their military importance, dressage ly 18th centuries. These breeds include the Andalusian, Lusitano, became sport. In 1952, women and civilians were permitted to Lipizzan, Friesian and more. The idea of Baroque horses links compete in Olympic dressage. As modern dressage had a cavalry the elegant and classical style, characteristic of Baroque horse background up to this point, warmbloods dominated; the warmbreeds, with the similarly extravagant style of art, ornamentablooded army mounts became the standard. tion, and music that flourished at that time. Baroque breeds were Today, competitive dressage encompasses every level from lighter in frame and stature than earlier fighting horses. These most basic Introductory and Training levels through Grand Prix. horses were suited for the new, refined style of riding. No airs above the ground are performed in competition. Riders Baroque breeds of horses were sought after for centuries of all ages compete on every breed imaginable. Any horse is caby people far and wide. Their intrinsic value lay in their steady pable of performing dressage. nature, ridability, maneuverability, bravery and hardiness. They The difficulty lies, however, in the standard of horse that were originally desired for belligerent purposes as battle horses, judges are seeking. Baroque horses and warmbloods move difbut developed over time into an art form in their own right. ferently from one another. Warmbloods are known for a longer, ground-covering stride, whereas Baroque horses display more elThe Debate: Classical Versus Competitive evated action of knees and hocks. Warmbloods were developed The question of classical dressage or competitive dressage is in the 19th century for size and ground-covering efficiency. Their a contemporary issue. militaristic jobs included carrying scouts cross-country at top Modern competitive dressage derives from the natural evoluspeed, and pulling caissons and supply wagons equally well. The tion of classical dressage, coupled with the demands placed on stylish “Baroque movement,” which was suited to close combat, military horses. would simply not have been useful in the19th and 20th century Prior to World War I, warmbloods were developed in cavalry. Due to this historic development of competitive dressage Europe through the crossing of native horses with Thoroughbreds from the European breeds in the past century, dressage judges and Arabians, producing the variety of warmblood breeds we see typically favor horses with warmblood-like gaits, which have betoday. These horses were used by the military as messenger and come the standard today. reconnaissance mounts, as well as for pulling supply wagons. The dressage test should be measured on merit of training, These military horses, which were no longer needed for direct which improves any horse’s gaits. Judges must be able to evaluate combat, required versatility, including the ability to jump crosshorses based upon their training and the quality of their gaits as country as needed. 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FEATURE derstanding and personality to dictate the progression of training. These are classical principles that are easily applied to competitive riding. The ubiquitous training pyramid common to competitive riding has been proven to work, yet classical riding allows for deviations from that guideline, when appropriate, to accommodate the needs of individual horses.

Modern Meets Baroque

During the Renaissance an interest in the old Greek and Roman classical way of riding flourished. This time period also ushered in the foundation of the great classical riding schools in Europe, such as the Spanish Riding School, depicted here in this 1773 painting by Bernardo Bellotto.

only the highest levels of world competition, but at the local level as well. The success these horses are enjoying is causing people to take a second look. Whether a rider chooses to show or not, he or she must allow the horse’s conformation, strength, suppleness, level of un-

What place does the Baroque horse have in the modern world? There is no doubt that dressage goes hand-in-hand with the grace of the Baroque breeds, with their centuries-old ties to the art of classical riding. The qualities of Baroque horses are just as relevant today as in the past: a steady disposition, beauty, intelligence, trainability and ridability. It should be noted that in the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Special, 50 percent of the score is accumulated in piaffe, passage, canter pirouette, and transitions into and out of these movements. It is precisely this highly-collected work that the Baroque horse is bred to do. The shorter-coupled conformation of Baroque horses provides tremendous balance and collection, as well as a lower center of gravity, making piaffe, passage and canter pirouette easier for them than for their taller, longer-backed warmblood cousins. In addition, they are particularly suited to the largest demographic of dressage riders today: the adult amateur. Easy to sit, comfortable and safe to ride, capable of the highest levels of dressage along with hacking out in the trail – there’s no doubt that Baroque horses are an ideal mount suited for the modern rider’s needs. People are seeing Baroque horses in new light and enjoying what Continued on page 84




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here are more and more riders today, especially women, who want to learn how to ride in a light and balanced way. They are not interested in riding big, powerful gaits, or performing ground-covering extensions. Their preference is to relax and glide from one movement to the next with the ease and fluidity of a ballroom dancer. They dream of someday experiencing that floating, soft, cloud-like fantasy ride. Simply put, they want to feel as though they are dancing with their horse. Up until now there has not been a recognized venue that rewards and/or addresses these needs, however, an inspiring competition is being introduced that offers riders a way to learn and improve, while enjoying a very special and creative journey with their horse. This competition is called The Baroque Equestrian Games©. It embodies the original techniques and exercises of classical equitation as practiced in the Baroque schools of horsemanship when artistic riding reached its zenith. The purpose of The Baroque Equestrian Games competition is to help riders understand and experience this system of training, which was conceived out of an age that revered beauty, nature and art in all of its forms, including horsemanship. Therefore, the goal of this competition is to demonstrate the art of classical horsemanship and be rewarded for the qualities to which it aspired. This resourceful competition was created by Tina Cristiani Veder and Bruno Gonzalez of Caballos de los Cristiani. Being open to all breeds, they believe that every horse and rider can benefit and improve by correctly practicing the progressive exercises and patterns of the tests of the competition. There are three Sections, or Segments, to The Baroque Equestrian Games. The first is The Classical Schooling Section©. It includes four Phases (levels) of Training beginning with walk and trot, and ultimately progressing to the High School Phase, which embraces full collection. Each Phase of Training includes three tests, which are comprised of exercises designed and practiced by the classical masters themselves to create a horse with balance, suppleness, and selfcarriage, and to produce a rider with proficiency, finesse, and grace. The Classical Schooling Section determines what Phase of Training the horse and rider will be entering in the following two Sections of the competition. It employs a different scoring system than competitive

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dressage and puts emphasis on different criteria. The Baroque Equestrian Games Section© is next. It employs certain games and maneuvers practiced during the Baroque period to test the training of the horse and the skill and accuracy of the rider. Nothing in the Baroque Games Section is timed. As in all the tests, the goal is to present a picture of grace and harmony by the rider, and relaxation and effortlessness by the horse. If done correctly, the maneuvers and exercises in the Baroque Games Section will improve the capability of the rider, while increasing the responsiveness and correctness of the horse. The Presentation Section© is the third Section. It is the showcase of the competition. It gives the rider and horse a way in which to express unity and harmony by creating a costumed, musical freestyle that is reminiscent of the gala equestrian displays of old. The Presentation Section honors classical equitation as a performance art. It is limited only by one’s imagination and eventually will be open to teams or quadrilles. The Baroque Equestrian Games is being introduced this year through demonstrations and schooling shows. Judges certification is underway. The first demonstration was at the Region 6 ERAHC show held in Mt. Holyoke, MA, on July 22-24. It was enthusiastically received. It is the hope of its creators that The Baroque Equestrian Games© will act as a vortex to connect modern horsemen to the heritage and knowledge of a time-honored system that created the most beautiful movements that have ever united man and horse. In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The Creation of Beauty is Art.” Therefore, we pose the question, shall we just ride or…shall we dance? For more information about The Baroque Equestrian Games, go to

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n many instances, hoof and leg problems can be best resolved with a team effort – the veterinarian and farrier working together for proper diagnosis and treatment – especially if the treatment requires special trimming or shoeing. Donna White, of White Haven Farm in Upton, MA, specializes in foot problems and products that are helpful for equine feet. For 30 years, she has run a retail and mail order business. One of her main goals is helping horse owners take better care of their horses’ feet. “Hoof problems are becoming a major part of my business,” she says. She uses several veterinarians and one farrier. “The veterinarians and farrier I send out to my clients work well together, and it’s always a team effort. We all talk about each case – and I keep the client on board. There are always four of us – the vet, the farrier, the client and me. Our team effort, over the years, has pulled some horses out of the grave and given them a second 88, Equine Journal, September 2011

chance at life,” says White. She feels it’s very important for owners to get their veterinarian and farrier involved in lameness issues. “The most success I’ve seen with laminitis or any other foot problem is when they work together. You must have a proper diagnosis to begin with, and the veterinarian can take radiographs that can help guide the farrier in the proper angle for a foundered foot, for instance,” says White. “Many people think it will be cheaper to just have the farrier change an angle or toe. But, the farrier may not be able to determine the actual angle (of the coffin bone, for instance) without a radiograph.” The angle may be vastly different from what you’d guess from just looking at the foot and not knowing the depth of the sole. If a person thinks he can get by with just having the farrier guess at something, it’s trial and error. “How many times can you

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FEATURE rip off the shoe and re-nail it before you find out you were 60 degrees off rather than 6? There may not be much foot left by then. It may take weeks or months, and the horse is still suffering, whereas it could have been quickly and easily resolved if radiographs had been taken at the beginning.” In the long run, it’s cheaper to do it properly the first time, and much better for the horse. “All that time, the horse is suffering, so the owner gives painkillers. If the horse is loaded up on Bute or some other anti-inflammatory drug, this may damage the stomach. Then, the owner has to buy ulcer medication,” says White. Dr. Jake Hersman (Animal Imaging, Irving, Texas) says, “If the farrier notices a gait abnormality, he or she visually evaluates the foot and looks at how the horse is moving, and uses hoof testers to get an idea of any painful areas in the hoof capsule. This may provide a diagnosis, and perhaps the foot can be balanced and shod with an easy solution. “The farrier’s initial visit would involve evaluating the horse’s conformation, heel angle, sole depth, medial-lateral balance, foot flight and other clinical parameters. If the lameness is puzzling, however, localizing the soreness is important before embarking on a shoeing plan. This is where the veterinarian needs to be involved, to further define the site of the lameness with a series of nerve blocks.” But, nerve blocks may not always determine the cause of lameness. Sometimes advanced imaging, such as radiographs, ultrasound or MRIs, are needed. Hersman continues, “One of the things we’ve learned after doing MRI evaluations on horses

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By Audrey Humphrey

Rules& Recruiting Learn the steps that can make or break your admittance into the riding program of your choice.


ollege planning is an exciting time for all potential students who are deciding where they are going in terms of career paths and lifestyle. While academics are usually of the utmost importance, nowadays students don’t have to choose between academics and athletics – plenty of fantastic schools offer excellence in both. For this reason, consideration should be taken early in a student’s high school career to become familiar with what choices are available for pursuing a riding program in college, and learning the steps that can make or break entrance into the riding program of choice.

Organizations of Importance

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While the Internet will provide a vast amount of information on which colleges offer riding programs, familiarizing yourself with some of the major college associations will assure some ease in navigating the waters of the recruitment process. The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) was established in 1967 and today offers over 300 member colleges that allow riders of all experience levels and financial statuses the ability to participate in horse shows. Students ride horses that are furnished by the host college and chosen by drawing lots – personal tack is not used and schooling is not permitted, equalizing the playing field for all students, male and female. Famous alumni of the IHSA include Beezie Madden and Greg Best (just to name a couple). The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is sometimes thought of more like that of a varsity team, where coaches recruit (if there is any interest in an NCAA September 2011, Equine Journal, 97

varsity team, visit that school’s athletic department website and fill out the potential recruit questionnaire that is available on most sites – this will help get the ball rolling). Currently, only female riders are recruited in NCAA Equestrian, which emerged as a sport in this organization in 1998. There are a multitude of rules that prospective students should be aware of, such as registering with their Eligibility Center, reviewing the NCAA amateurism rules, and applying for an amateur certificate depending on the guidelines for that division. According to official NCAA recruiting information online, “Coaches may receive telephone calls from prospective student athletes at any time…[but] are not able to return [the phone calls] to students prior to July 1 of their senior year in high school…coaches are able to send out written information, including email, to students beginning September 1 of their junior year of high school.” While the IHSA does not hold specific amateur status rules or recruiting guidelines, the NCAA’s policy is very detailed and also differs from that of other organizations, such as the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA), or the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). Therefore, it’s deeply important to investigate and follow procedures if a student is applying to an NCAA program. It’s also vital for prospective students never to forget that both programs are looking for solid academic backgrounds, so a decent GPA and good SAT and/or ACT scores will play a large role in recruitment as well. Other notable intercollegiate riding associations that maintain their own rules and processes are the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA), American National Riding Commission (ANRC), and the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA).

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A good beginner or novice level rider is sometimes more sought after for an IHSA team than an open rider, as often a solid, lower level rider will be harder to find than an open rider. It’s important for high school riders to be aware of this and not feel pressured to rush or force their way to a level where they are not successful.

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It’s no secret that amateur status can get confusing at times, not to mention all the different riding programs, organizations, and sanctioning governments that come along for the ride in intercollegiate programs. Deciphering the codes of bylaws, literature, and unwritten “rules” in dealing with recruiters can cause headaches and stress that nobody needs when looking toward the fun and experience that college can offer. Roxane Lawrence, Executive Director of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) in Cleveland Heights, OH, says that for all those trying to understand amateur status, “An amateur is clearly and very specifically defined in the USEF rulebook – in abbreviated and simplified terms, an amateur is an adult horseman who does not receive any kind of remuneration for riding, teaching, or training.” So, will prize money affect the chances of a student competing in college? The answer is yes – and no. Since each organization has different rules and regulations on amateur status, the answer is specific and dependent upon where the student will be enrolled and what organization the student is riding in, whether it is the NCAA, IHSA, or USEF. For example, the NCAA plainly states on their official website that “Prior to enrollment at a university, winnings cannot exceed the dollar value of actual expenses related to the competition. It is recommended that prospective students keep a record of expenses and winnings for specific shows. During college, no prize money is allowed to be received.” Differing from the USEF, NCAA rules state that teaching riding lessons does not affect a rider’s amateur status, as long as payment was comparable to the going rate. Katie Bobola, the head coach of the Brandeis University Equestrian team, works under the guidelines of these organizations, and is well versed on their meanings and processes. “I took over the head coaching position over two years ago after three years as the assistant coach under Debbie Hoyt Banfield,” she explains. Katie is also the owner/trainer of Autumn Mist Farm, a full-service hunter/jumper facility in Plainville, MA. When it comes to amateur status, she says, the major differences lie between the NCAA and the IHSA. “According to the NCAA rules and regulations, you must be considered an amateur to be eligible to ride on a varsity team,” Katie begins. “The NCAA considers prize money earned as a large factor in their definition of an amateur, so it is very important when trying to be recruited to keep all of your horse show records. Once on an NCAA team, you cannot earn any prize money at a competition to still be eligible to ride as a part of that team. So, if you have decided that you want to ride at an NCAA school, you must keep careful records and make sure you view the NCAA website for full rules and regulations on eligibility.” On the contrary, the IHSA places no rules on the status of a rider. You may be considered an amateur or a professional and still be considered to be on an IHSA team. “Therefore,” Katie says, “Your earnings at competitions place no bearing on your eligibility as a rider under the IHSA. However, it is still very important to keep close records of your placings at horse shows as that will come into play for what division your coach can place you in on the team.”

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How Will It Affect My Intercollegiate Riding Career?




So, what does this mean for a riderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s potential chances in college? Roxane explains that while some riders may feel they are unable to get on a competitive college team due to lack of experience or abilities, this is usually not the case. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it is a common misconception that a rider has to be a top-level competitor to get on a college team,â&#x20AC;? she states. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In NCAA/Varsity Equestrian, it is essentially necessary because of their competition format that a rider should be at the top level of junior competition â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;openâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; level rider. However, in other collegiate competitions, there are extensive opportunities for beginner, novice, and intermediate riders as well as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;openâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; riders.â&#x20AC;? According to Roxane, a good beginner or novice level rider is sometimes more sought after for an IHSA team than an open rider, as often a solid, lower level rider will be harder to ďŹ nd than an open rider. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for high school riders to be aware of this and not feel pressured to push through all the riding divisions and rush or force their way to a level where they are not successful. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will be more opportunities in many cases for the experienced lower/middle level rider than for a person who breaks into an upper level, but has not gained enough experience and success in that higher level. If you arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really ready to move to that more advanced level of riding, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it for college,â&#x20AC;? Roxane advises. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You may be better off to hold back your ofďŹ cial status and/or experience so that you can qualify for a novice or intermediate collegiate level.â&#x20AC;?

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Four years of high school will be over before you know it, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why the earlier a student begins the college inquiry process, the better. Students should become familiar with the organization they may be making inquiries into; for example, the NCAA has very strict policies on communication between recruiters and potential athletes, so becoming familiar with each organization is important at that point in the process so as not to cause any harm toward your potential acceptance. Katie agrees, and says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;When looking to be recruited, whether for an IHSA or an NCAA team, it is very important to remember that your grades and standardized testing scores play as much of a role as your riding ability. NCAA schools require a certain GPA to be maintained throughout a riderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career at that school, so they are looking for well-rounded, serious students both on and off the horse. Also, schools will look at a studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resume to see what activities you might be involved in.â&#x20AC;? Roxane adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I highly recommend that prospective students begin the research process as freshmen in high school, so they can determine which schools look interesting and what the requirements and processes are. Be familiar with the procedures in sophomore year and begin to make some visits. Then, dig in during junior year and early senior year to do actual applications, go for riding team tryouts, etc. It is amazing how much needs to be done to complete the application process. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t save it all for junior/senior year,â&#x20AC;? she warns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do your research ahead of time and save the ďŹ nal year for the time-consuming application process.â&#x20AC;?

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What a Recruiter is Looking for in You An important piece of advice from Roxane, for all prospective students: Don’t be a know-it-all! While an overzealous student may be bursting at the seams to show all the knowledge, experience, and expertise in their riding capabilities, Roxane says recruiters are searching for students who contain the very important aspect of an open mind. “Coaches want riders who are teachable!” she says. “Good horsemen are always willing to learn from others, so good college recruits are those who are eager to learn and willing to listen and try new techniques and methods.” A student should be prepared to show horsemanship skills and riding techniques by bringing recent footage of a horse show or lesson to his or her interview. Be sure that your video reflects you in the best light – proper riding attire and horsemanship should be of the utmost importance in any document you may share with officials. As with most areas in your life, it never hurts to go the extra mile – be on time for meetings, arrive prepared with all necessary documents and maintain a polite and gracious demeanor. Katie explains her thought process as a recruiter: “As we are recruiting for a team and not an individual sport; attitude and willingness to work well with others are factors as well. All teams have captains that are appointed by the coach, so we look for people with strong leadership skills and an ability to bring

a large group of students together both at competitions and on campus.” Sometimes it is advantageous for students to put themselves out there and get noticed a little. Remember, recruits are not magically able to find and see the best riders out there; they do have limited time and resources for searching the riding scene. Enrolling web bases, recruitment “shows” and tournaments, and intercollegiate equestrian fairs are all becoming more popular. These venues allow for parents and students to gain information about the options available and are all tools that a student can use to make himself or herself seen and heard. Katie adds, “There are many websites now where potential student riders can post their resumes and videos of themselves at competitions. Those websites will distribute each student’s profile to the coaches, and this is a great way to get ‘seen’ by a variety of different schools.” Again, proper attire and a professional, polite attitude at these events and in these videos are important for leaving a good impression. The best advice, Roxane says, is simply to be a good student, and the rest will follow. She explains, “Your grades are the number one way to get into any college and get good scholarships and opportunities. Be aware of your future interests and goals, and find a college that fits your career goals primarily. Then, your riding opportunities will be the bonus feature that seals the deal!” ■

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Pro Questions

Dressage Clare Long of Clarity Dressage Q: How can I begin to teach my horse a true collected canter?


: I recommend that you use the Second Level movements as guides to the exercises needed to teach your horse how to perform a true collected canter. Of course, you will have done all the foundation work as preparation. Training Level and First Level movements and exercises need to be mastered for your horse to be ready for the true collected canter. They need to be strong enough in their hind end for the pushing power, in their bellies for the lifting power, and in their topline for their overall strength and thoroughness. The true collected canter requires the horse’s ability to sit and carry and articulate the hind leg. Walk to canter and canter to walk transitions are an excellent way for your horse to understand what you want of them in the collected canter moments. In the first canter strides of the upward and the last canter strides of the downward, you will get the feeling of true collection in the canter. The 10-meter circle before the simple change is great for encouraging your horse to collect as well. In the last three strides of the 10-meter circle, just before we get back to the rail, I will think “collect, collect, collect”; asking my horse to close and compress his stride and jump more “in place.” Then I will drop them down and uphill into the walk. Then, three strides of walk and back up to counter canter; “collect, collect, collect.” The transitions rock them back, and to do a good, uphill transition, they have to be collected and sitting. If there is not enough collection, the horse will add trot strides into, and out of, the canter and will fall on the forehand. Transitions within the gait are also excellent for teaching true collection in the canter. Think “lengthen and shorten,

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lengthen and shorten.” I prefer to do these transitions in short sequences, some strides forward, some strides back, not riding the lengthening of strides for too long as this tends to put the horse on the forehand. Try using the corner to help your horse to collect, and then ask them to give you five or six bigger strides. Then, recollect and repeat. Make sure you have your collected canter before you go back into the corner after the long or the short side. This is also a great exercise to ride on a 20-meter circle, using the bending line to help with the collected strides and the articulation of the inside hock. “Lengthen, collect, lengthen.” Please remember, when you start to ride a true medium canter from a true collected canter, the medium should feel like your horse is jumping forward and uphill. And in the true collection, the horse should feel like they could canter in place. After your horse starts to master the feeling for, and the strength and ability to do the collected canter, it is fun to progress to preparation for the canter pirouette. These exercises are also excellent for teaching collected canter or the ultra collected canter, often referred to as the pirouette canter. Some of these exercises for teaching the canter pirouette may include spiraling down to a 10-meter circle from a 20-meter circle and then back out again; spiraling down to a 10 and then positioning haunches-in on the 10-meter circle before spiraling back out; using the corners of the arena to ride collection to a quarter turn and back to collection; or riding those quarter turns on a 20-meter square or triangle or even onto the center line. These are harder, more advanced, Third and Fourth Level exercises, but they are fun to think about schooling and accomplishing once the canter collection is achieved. Note: please, in your day-to-day

Clare Long with the Hanoverian gelding, Amantiado.

training, remember that these movements are hard physically and mentally for a horse to understand and perform. The collecting muscles need lots of “stretching out” breaks. Soft, low and forward in the trot, or frequent free rein breaks with big pats go a long way in training a horse properly and keeping them sound and happy. Clare brings to the table 37 years of equine experience gained from Pony Club, eventing, jumping, starting youngsters and ground driving. She specializing in Friesians and adult amateurs, dressage, reining; and basic training. She has been awarded her USDF Silver and Bronze Medals and has competed successfully through Prix St. Georges. For more details, check out her website at




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Pro Questions

Western Chris Culbreth, Scottsdale, Arizona Q: When my horse jogs, he tends to walk behind. What are some exercises I can do to help him with a true jog? A: The secret to good gaits is “connection.” This means that when I touch a horse’s mouth his first thought is, “I feel pressure on the bit; I must engage my rear end, round my back, lift my shoulders and go up to and meet the bit.” How is this accomplished? From the beginning, I always want a horse to uncompromisingly go forward. Then, I never ask a horse to get back off of the bit. I always ask them to go up to, meet and finally soften to the bit. I look at the gap between the horse’s chin and the base or middle of the anterior portion of their neck. Instead of thinking about pulling the horses chin into that gap, I think about leaving the chin where it is and filling that gap up with the rest of the horse. I spend a lot of time galloping them up to the bridle and work on rating without them ever turning off their motor, which is their rear end. If I begin to slow them down and their first thought is to quit behind, then I re-engage them and push them harder behind until they come down without ever quitting behind. Once they are proficient at doing this transition down from a gallop, then I will work at the same thing from a trot. I make sure that I can speed up or slow down without ever losing the back end. This is called “staying connected.” Another way to think of it is if I let the front of the horse go 30 miles per hour, I want the back end to be going 35 miles per hour. I will rate the speed by slowing down the front while the back end is always pushing for a slightly faster speed I am allowing the front to go. This applies for speeding up or slowing down. Once a horse is comfortable going forward and staying up to the bridle, they will begin to soften in the bridle. As I am pushing them up to the 108, Equine Journal, September 2011

Chris Culbreth with the Scottsdale Champion, Phenom.

bridle, I will not allow them to squirt out the sides. This is similar to pushing a train up a hill. If the engine is in the back, and pushing the train uphill with both tracks in place, it will go straight up the hill with the impulsion provided by the engine. If one of the tracks is removed, guess what? The energy will leak out the side and the train never advances forward in an organized way. Think of the tracks as your legs and the horses knowledge of moving away and forward from them. Typically a horse will walk behind at the jog if the front end is dragging the back end along. If the back end is pushing the front end along, then the gait will become true. Additionally, make sure the horse is going uphill, never downhill in the bridle. Over bridling and going downhill will just drive their shoulders into the ground and create an unappealing performance.

Chris began training horses professionally in 1979. He started his own business in 1988 in Temecula, CA, at Magic Meadow Arabians. In 2000, Chris was recruited to manage the training program at Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc. This was all a natural progression and evolution to the current development of Culbreth Equine Training & Management. He is a licensed judge and officiates widely all over the U.S. and Canada as well as South Africa, Brazil and Australia. Chris is president of the Arabian Professional and Amateur Horseman’s Association and Chairman for the Professional Horseman’s Committee of AHA. Chris and his clients have garnered many National and Reserve National Championships.

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While teaching advanced welding to a group of his peers, Wyoming master spur and bit builder, Tom Balding. picked up a design he wanted to improve upon. In West Texas, spur makers fashion a heavy heel band that helps keep spurs in place and adds to rider comfort. Using his 27 years of spur building and design experience, he began fashioning the new Tom Balding West Texas Style Spur. The heel band weighs two ounces more than Tom’s classic designs – just enough heft to fix them firmly in place and enough width (1 inch) to spread pressure across a broad area of the heel. Combined with Balding’s extraordinary welding and finish work, these are functional spurs that riders will wear daily, for a lifetime. Already, professionals are singing their praises. “I am really impressed with my new West Texas spurs from Tom Balding,” said Zane Davis, 2009 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion. “The extra weight of the heel band makes them balance well and stay put on my heel.” Hand-forged in Sheridan, WY, the West Texas Spurs is made of brushed 1018 steel. They can be customized with the buyer’s choice of shanks and rowels and dressed up with the buyer’s initials, name, brand or logo. They also make great show prizes or gifts that will be cherished for a lifetime. Base price is $260. Visit to view the West Texas Style Spur and see his full line of 100% American-made, hand-crafted bits and spurs.


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By Omar Maher, DVM, DACVS and A. Rachel Roemer, DVM of New England Equine Medical and Surgical Center

How does anemia effect horses?

A: Anemia is a decrease in the number of circulating red blood cells in your horse’s body. Numerous causes of anemia exist. Basically, anemia is caused by either decreased production of red blood cells (which are constantly being produced by bone marrow), increased destruction of red blood cells in the body (known as hemolysis), or blood loss from the vasculature (hemorrhage, either internally or externally). Anemia affects horses because with fewer red blood cells, which are the carriers of oxygen in the blood, less oxygen is delivered to all of the tissues in the body. Signs of anemia include: pale mucous membranes (you can check your horse’s gums for this sign, they should be nice and pink); increased heart rate (your horse’s heart pumps faster to deliver blood and oxygen to its tissues as fast as possible, normal heart rate is 28-44 beats per minute); weakness and lethargy; and potentially a heart murmur (because of changes in blood viscosity and turbulence in the heart). Acute (fast) blood loss Omar Maher, DV, DACVS will cause more pronounced signs sooner than chronic (slow) blood loss, because horses are able to adjust over time to changes in red blood cell numbers. The causes of anemia that are easiest to identify are issues that cause external bleeding such as severe external wounds, bleeding from the nose (also called epistaxis), bleeding into the gastrointestinal tract causing bloody manure, or bleeding in the urinary tract causing bloody urine. An adult horse can lose many liters of blood before it will become anemic, and could lose 25-30% of its entire blood volume (about 10-12 liters or two and a half to three gallons) before it will die from blood loss. Horses can also bleed internally from events such as a kick from a pasture mate or rupture of an internal vessel after foaling, which can be harder to diagnose. Several disorders and diseases cause destruction of red blood cells within the vascular system (hemolysis) and secondary anemia. Hemolysis can be caused by immunemediated mechanisms, which cause the immune system to attack red blood cells. These are most commonly caused by a change to the red blood cells secondary to a viral, bacterial or neoplastic process or even as a side effect of medications. Oxidative injury to red blood cells can cause spontaneous hemolysis, such as in cases of red maple toxicity. Finally, horses can have suppression of blood cell production from the bone marrow. Iron deficiencies will cause decreased production of red blood cells because iron is required for erythropoiesis (the process of red blood cell production). Horses can also suffer from “anemia of chronic disease.” This occurs when horses are sick for a prolonged period of time with illnesses such as bacterial infections or cancer. Less commonly horses may suffer from bone marrow failure where the primary issue is in the bone marrow itself. Anemia itself can cause problems, as described above, but it is always secondary to another physiologic process. In any case of significant anemia, the underlying cause needs to be identified and treated appropriately to stop the process that is causing red blood loss. 110, Equine Journal, September 2011


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The Review Farnam’s TRI-Care® Economy Size The popular TRI-Care Triple Action Wound Treatment formula is now available in a 14-ounce size that is ideal for horse owners with multiple horses and for boarding facilities. TRI-Care® Triple Action Wound Treatment addresses the three main concerns that horse owners have with wound care: it aids in wound cleansing; it helps prevent infection; and it aids in pain relief. TRI-Care® Triple Action Wound Treatment may be used on cuts, scrapes, bite and kick wounds, skin irritations, rubbed skin, dry patches, scratches, stings and insect bite sensitivities, plus it has a scab-softening effect. TRI-Care® Triple Action Wound Treatment remains available in the traditional four-ounce size and comes in a new triangular-shaped box that is perfect for the tack box or traveling to shows with your horse. It is also an effective wound treatment for dogs. For money saving coupons, visit the Farnam® Horse Products website at www.

BLASTER® Essential Oil Horse Spray FINISH LINE’S® BLASTER Horse Spray is a concentrated blend of seven natural essential oils in a water-soluble base. You simply mix the concentrate with either water or a water/vinegar combination and use immediately to see real results. The essential oils include: rosemary, thyme, calendula, citronella, cedarwood, lemongrass, and tea tree oils. Unlike other sprays that are harsh to horse’s skin and can be harmful to the air quality in a stable, BLASTER® is natural and safe. Also, unlike others that lose their effectiveness sitting on the shelf, you are in control of the effectiveness by mixing only what you use. Natural BLASTER is concentrated and ready-to-mix. It comes with a spray bottle or sold as a refill only. For more information, visit

Tom Balding “Powder River” Shank Bit Elegant artistry, ideal function. While that description could apply to any of Tom Balding’s hand-crafted bits and spurs, it’s particularly apt when applied to Tom’s new Powder River shank design. The Powder River shank is a moderate, seven-inch shank that works well with all varieties of Tom’s pure copper inlaid sweet-iron mouthpieces. Its look is clean and modern thanks to the enclosed stainless steel ball that holds the mouthpiece without pinching a horse’s mouth - a Tom Balding innovation, now widely copied. Completing the shank are round headstall and rein rings. Tom describes the look of the Powder River as “tribal.” Its flowing compound curves certainly share similarities with a design motif often seen in bold tattoo art. It’s a look bound to appeal to individuals looking for something different and distinctive. Of course, customers can also change the look with an engraving pattern or other decoration – a benefit of working with the fullcustom shop. For more information, visit or call 307-672-8459. 112, Equine Journal, September 2011

“All Grip, No Slip” MacWet Gloves Shires is the exclusive U.S. dealer for the revolutionary “All grip, no slip” MacWet gloves, and they are offering two types of gloves in both long and short cuff versions: the MicroMesh, which was developed specifically for warmer weather and designed to aid circulation around the hand; and the Climatec, developed specifically for cooler weather, with a windproof, water-resistant and fleecelined material on the back of the hand for comfort and warmth. The constant grip at all times is thanks to the glove’s breathable palm fabric, Aquatec. Any moisture on the skin is wicked to the outside of the material where it is used to increase grip. The skin-tight fit of the MacWets enables the rider to make changes to tack without having to remove the gloves. The gloves are now available at tack shops through the U.S. and Canada that sell Shires equestrian products, and online at shop.

The Review Clearspan Partners With Agrilab Technologies ClearSpan Fabric Structures, a division of ESAPCO, is proud to announce a new strategic partnership with Vermont’s AgriLab Technologies, a company specializing in heat capture and transfer from aerobic composting. AgriLab’s cutting-edge ISOBAR™ technology moves heated vapor, averaging 120°-150°F, produced by the composting process, across closed-loop, gas-charged tubes to collect and capture the heat. This energy can then be used for various purposes, potentially saving users thousands a year in propane and diesel fuel costs. AgriLab’s ISOBAR™ technology allows for heat to be captured in a controlled environment. Compost bays must be covered, which is why their partnership with ClearSpan is key: there is no better way to protect such a precious resource than with a premium fabric-covered building that provides a clear expanse of space and a naturally regulated climate. ClearSpan buildings are of the highest available quality and provide the versatility necessary to maximize the benefits of AgriLab’s ISOBAR™ systems. For more information, visit www. or

Horse Sun Protection Nag™ Horse Ranch presents a line of horse sun protection products. Their shades protect horses with white muzzles or bald faces. All are made with quality 90% UV proof materials that are durable and effective for preventing sun damage. With summer here, sun protection for horses with white is critical. The nose shade flares away from the horses face, allowing for adequate ventilation and comfort, while providing a dome like shade from the sun. Horses can easily graze and drink with their shades on. Simply put the shade on your horse, and you don’t have to worry all day; they stay on great. Nose shades are designed to either attach to a halter or be halter free. Full-face shades protect the entire face and muzzle, doubling as a fly mask. Eye protection shades serve horses that need the eyes covered only, without the nose protection. Trail rider shades circles the nostrils and mouth to ward off insects as well as protect from the sun. For more information, visit or call 770-990-8487.

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Real Estate Showcase By Karen E. Baril

Save Money on Remodeling in a Down Market


ecently, we invited a contractor to quote a grading and footing job we wanted done around our barn. Last spring, the area was muddy, creating a mess as we walked the horses out of the barn. The contractor returned a week later with his quote, which was too high for our limited budget. Our first reaction was to “just say no,” but we needed the work done and we liked this guy. He’d done work for us in the past. I’m not all that comfortable with bargaining, but I asked him if he could do better on the price. He said he’d think about it, but thought that might be the best he could do. We thanked him and planned to gather a few more estimates. A week later, he returned with a much better quote. He’d contracted another job in our area. That meant he could spread the cost of transporting his heavy equipment between two jobs. The new quote was 15% lower than the original. We were thrilled and made plans to have the work done. Although everyone still has to pay his or her expenses, there’s real money to be saved in a down market if you hold out for the best price. In a recent Angie’s List survey, (www., 81% of contractors said they’d be willing to negotiate prices on home repairs, improvements, and new construction. Compare that figure to just 43% of contractors in a similar survey taken just three years ago. Look for negotiations to save you between 10% and 15% on the total quote. The best way to get into a good negotiating frame of mind is to get multiple price quotes for the job. We found that by the time we described our plans to the fourth or fifth contractor, we had a much clearer idea of what was needed to complete the project, including materials required and how it would be done. This confidence in talking about the project brought a new dimension to our negotiations. It didn’t hurt that we told each contractor we were getting multiple quotes. The best news is that you don’t have to be Sylvester Stallone-tough to do this. If you’re not, by nature, Stallone-tough, you won’t be able to pull it off anyway. Simply be your naturally nice self and ask if your contractor if he can do bet114, Equine Journal, September 2011

ter on that price. Of course, don’t automatically opt for the lowest bid, which can backfire if you end up with someone who doesn’t do good work. If you like the contractor, but he says he can’t budge on the price, ask if he can throw in a free upgrade or two instead. Once you’ve found a contractor you like and a price you can live with, check his references thoroughly. Ask references if the contractor stayed on budget. Did he complete the job on time? Was the work professional? Inviting heavy equipment onto your property is a big deal. You want someone who will be mindful of your horses and the farm. While you’re gathering quotes, be wary of the scam “contractor.” Always verify telephone and address information and be wary of anyone who asks you to pay cash in advance. Check licensing numbers by calling the Department of Consumer Protection Licensing Division in your state. Most legitimate jobs are paid by check, money order, or credit card. There should be a legitimate contract you can look over at your leisure, informing you of your right to cancel within three days. A reputable contractor will not pressure you to “sign today.” Most contractors ask for a sizable down payment up front and the balance on completion. If it’s a big job, you may have to disburse more money in the middle of the project. When it comes to negotiating, contractors aren’t the only ones willing to bend. You might be able to negotiate financing fees as well. Lenders are negotiating closing fees with customers who show good credit. If you’re borrowing home equity to pay for the remodeling, be sure to ask your lender if there’s wiggle room in those numbers. The most bargaining takes place in the adjustable rate mortgages, which might not be your best choice with interest rates so low. Make sure your financing works for the long run as well. We all complain about the state of the economy, but the flip side of a bad economy is that people are looking for work and that can save you money. Choose a contractor that gives you his best price, comes with great references, and has the experience to get the job done.


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A Touch of Tuscany Located on 225A and new to the market is this beautiful gentleman’s farm. With a meticulous eye for detail and set on 11+ acres of rolling country side, this redesigned 1,500+ sq. ft. home has it all. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage fuses authentic Tuscan style architecture and old-world craftsmanship with the latest in modern amenities. From the hilltop location, the pool house overlooks the pond and the entire farm. With a kitchenette, sitting area, and a full bath, it truly has it all. Keeping with the Tuscan feel, the barn has an air conditioned woodworking shop, large bay area for an RV or boat, smaller bay for cars or other toys, an upstairs exercise room with full bath, and an attached 4 stall barn for your pets. Can’t wait to see it? Call Shadd Daugherty at (352) 239-2244 for your private tour!

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Listed for $1,299,999 247 ACRES • Ashby Stock Farm situated on 247 acres of rolling hay fields and woodlands. • Ideally located on Rt. 119, Ashby MA attractively set back from the road. Generous parking, easy access and turnaround for trailers and other horse equipment. • Morton buildings complex and facility with 39 stalls (with window, automatic waterers, feeder and matts).

• Two indoor arenas attached to building one arena is 72’ by 240’ the second is round and 66’ by 66’. Dust control system. Good natural lighting. Windows open. • Three outdoor arenas. • Several out buildings, one for sawdust storage, hay purchase and storage. On site manure management available.

• Heated tack room with brass saddle holders, 2 heated viewing observation rooms.

• Fly system, Fire alarm system tied to central station.

• Interior common area has large office, reception area, kitchen, extensive storage, horse wash stall area, laundry room, and 3 handicap bathrooms.

• 2 bedroom 1.5 bath apartment in renovated farmhouse, wood floors, storage, porch, garage also included in this lease 1 bedroom apt. & studio apt.

• Ample turn out areas.

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agnificent turnkey horse facility on 17+ acres. Stone Ranch home boasts large rooms, hardwood floors throughout (except kitchen), large open foyer with slate floor and detailed moldings, Living room with stone/mercer tiled fireplace and large bay window, formal dining room with built ins., large kitchen open to family room. Freshly painted. Entertaining is made easy with the inground solar

heated pool, Large built in stone/mercer tile fireplace, oversized stamped concrete patio, pool house with full kitchen, bath and two bonus rooms. Horse Facility includes large 8 stall barn (potential for more), feed room, tack room with heat and a/c, bathroom with hot water heater, washer/dryer hookup and full hayloft. 2 outdoor riding rings~70x135 lighted indoor arena~outside washing facility~3 fenced pastures. This is a must see!

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Sundays, Evans would hitch Figure to the buggy, so his wife and kids could go to church in style, and Figure was very stylish! One Saturday evening on his way to the Inn for his spirits, the men at Martin’s Mill hailed him down and asked if he would help them by hitching his little horse on beside Martin’s big grey mare to pull in the last log of the day, a large pine. “We’d like ‘er up on the landing so we can set ‘er up on the mill tonight. Martin wants to start on it first thing Monday mornin’,” one of the men explained. “What’s the matter with Lucy?” Evans asked. “She can’t budge it,” they replied. “I wouldn’t hitch my horse beside that old nag; I’ll yard ‘er myself fer a couple pints.” The men laughed heartedly. “We’ll take ya up on that if it’s a bet.” Evans unhitched Figure from the buckboard while the men moved Lucy. Evans eyed the log and remarked, “We skid bigger logs ‘n that every day. Set three of ya on the back, ‘n we’ll land ‘er in three pulls for a third pint.” Three of the biggest men climbed on the back, and Evans cautioned them, “Watch yer feet. Nate, get up there with the lantern ‘n holler ‘whoa!’ when she’s where you want it.” Evans stepped up on the front and bellowed, “Git!”, slapping the horse lightly with a line. To everyone’s surprise, when Figure stopped, the log was halfway to the landing. After a short breather, Evans repeated his command, and the log ended up on the landing. One of the men was heard to say, “Twas three pints or go down to the barn ‘n yoke up Martin’s team of cattle. The woulda took awhile.” Another replied, “Yeah ‘n we’d be till midnight settin’ ‘er up.” That episode spread around Randolph like wildfire, and the talk and bragging caused the men at the mill to leave some of the bigger logs a ways out to settle disputes of farmers and loggers, who were sure their skid horse was the best. But, the story of the little Dutch horse was, and still is, the most talked about horse pull in Vermont. In 1799, the only states added to the original 13 were Vermont, Tennessee and Kentucky, so I’m sure horse pulling got its start one Saturday night in 1799 in Randolph, Vermont. September 2011, Equine Journal, 127

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ecently, I spent a pleasant few days doing historical research. That’s my term for watching old movies on Turner Classic Movies all weekend. The theme was Singing Cowboy movies. Seeing all those old films was delightful. There was: Gene Autry, his horse Champion, and his sidekick Smiley; Tex Ritter and his sidekick Fuzzy; Roy Rogers, his horse Trigger, and his sidekick Gabby – plus, of course, his best girl, Dale. The sidekicks’ names sounded a little like The Seven Dwarves, and the movies had names like The Cowboy and the Senorita and Texans Don’t Cry. Dale Evans and I had something in common – both of us being Texas gals who didn’t know how to ride. When Roy and Dale were filming their first movie together, Dale bounced so hard on her galloping horse that it knocked her temporary tooth caps out of her mouth. Roy told her, “I never saw so much sky between a woman and a horse in all my born days.” Yep, I’ve had rides like that. The acting and the tunes were corny and sweet, and the plots were predictable. But, part of the fun was watching the horses and riders. I realized, watching these old ‘30s and ‘40s cowboy movies, that apparently everything I’ve been learning about riding is wrong, or at least unimportant. A good seat? Mounting block? Use your legs and weight as aids? Kid stuff! No, little lady, if you want to ride like a Hollywood Cowboy of yesteryear, you jus’ need to foller a few simple rules. Steering. Forget the concept of leg yielding or using weight to guide your horse. There is only one way to turn a horse: Pull up on the reins and haul his head around. Not very graceful, it’s true, but it looks so…so…purposeful. Hurry, podners! The bad guys are ridin’ into town to rob the bank! Everybody haul your horses’ heads around so the audience can see that action is being taken. Galloping. It’s all in the arm action. Galloping is apparently much more effective when the rider leans forward and flaps his arms, like a large albatross, in time to his horse’s stride. If not for all the arm-flapping, how would we know the cowboy is going along very fast to rescue the senorita? If the situation is really dire, keep slapping your legs against the horse at the same time. Stopping. If you have traveled a goodly distance with arms and legs flapping and now you need to come to a stop, you MUST study the Roy Rogers-and-Trigger technique for correctly stopping a Hollywood Cowboy horse. Trigger never just stopped. He stopped and then reared. Even when stopping from a slow lope of no more than several yards, Trigger reared. He also reared when Roy mounted. If you grew up on Mars and the only horse-and-rider combo you had ever seen was Roy and Trigger, you might well conclude that proper riding technique requires the horse to rear whenever starting or ending his forward motion. 130, Equine Journal Northeast, December 2008

By Ange Dickson Finn

Mounting. A mounting block? Puh-leeze. There are several mounting techniques for a Hollywood Cowboy horse. There’s the step into the stirrup while the horse is dancing sideways or jogging forward. There’s the run-and-leapfrog over the horse’s rear into the saddle. Occasionally (don’t try this at home or anywhere else, kids) there’s the drop from a barn hayloft or saloon window onto the horse. And of course, there’s the “have your buddy gallop by and sweep you up off the ground” mount-up, when for some reason you find yourself without a horse in a dangerous situation. Well, it’s okay. We all know you don’t ride like that in real life; it’s just part of a Hollywood that has long faded away. Just as we all know that cowboys don’t break into song, accompanied by their own band, every time they turn around. That would make round-ups really awkward. “Hold up on that stampeding cattle and gather round with your guitars, boys…I feel a song comin’ on.” But, when the girl and the cowboy get together on the silver screen, and they mosey on down the trail side by side on horseback, we forgive ‘em all that bad riding and sappy singing – heck, we might even be singing along. Happy trails, everybody.

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Trail Rally This year Dove Farm will be organizing their fifth obstacle trial event, this time with a slight twist, the rally will consist of a ride with six judged obstacles and three practice obstacles with chance prize pickups along a trail of several miles. The pace of the trail ride is the choice of the rider group. Horse and rider are measured against a set standard as they negotiate each judged obstacle. The Trail Rally will be held on September 11 at Knight’s Farm, 8393 Pierpont Rd, Honeoye, NY. Join them for several miles on a trail ride with judged obstacles along the way in this low-key, fun competition! Not only will you be having fun with your horse, but you will be helping many others as well. Riders may raise pledges for the Habitat for Humanity to benefit their many programs and services. Both entry September 2011, Equine Journal Northeast, 133

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Mounted Search and Rescue Have you considered joining Maine Mounted Search And Rescue (MMSAR)? They are currently Maine’s only mounted search and rescue unit. They look for lost people, not lost horses (a common misconception!) MMSAR is on call to the Maine Warden Service and is a member of the Maine Association for Search And Rescue (MASAR). MMSAR is officially based in Litchfield, ME, and many of the meetings are held at the Litchfield Fire Station. Most of their members live in Southern or

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Dance Party! The Rhode Island Horseman’s Association presents a Rootin’ Tootin’ Two Steppin’ Foot Stompin’ Good Time at the Mishnock Barn in Coventry, RI, on September 1, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. Linedancing instruction will be provided as well as free dancing and music requests from the DJ. A cash bar and light fare are also provided. RIHA members, non-members and all ages are welcome. Come dance the night away with other horse-loving people! Go to www. for more information.

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Dressage News Silva Rides For Life On June 25, 2011, Sons of the Wind School of Equestrian Arts joined the talented performers during the PVDA’s Ride for Life at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. Sons of the Wind showcased the versatility of the Lusitano breed with athletic airs above the ground and a traditional quadrille during the 2011 Dancing Horse Challenge. This annual event is a premier dressage show and breast cancer benefit where all proceeds fund quality of life and breast cancer research at the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center. Silva says, “The organizing committee for the PVDA’s Ride for Life has worked very hard to create an incredible event for such an important cause. This terrible disease has touched almost everyone. We must continue to support this cause to help further the research as they search for a cure.” Sons of the Wind founder, Vitor Silva, and manager Julie Bottum have both experienced cancer within their 136, Equine Journal Northeast, September 2011

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Classical System The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce the fall dates and locations of the FarmVet/USDF Adult Clinics, featuring Lilo Fore. This clinic series is entitled “The Classical System Simplified” and should prove to be a great learning experience for everyone who attends. The first clinic in the series will be held October 22-23, 2011, in Region 8 at Sugar Hill

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Youth Dressage Festival Congratulations to all of the hardworking competitors of the 13th Annual Lendon Gray’s Youth Dressage Festival. They had the largest turnout ever, 268 competitors! Mother Nature cooperated, and everyone seemed to have a positive experience. It was wonderful to see a higher than average percentage of firsttime competitors at the show, which is an encouraging indicator about the growth of the sport within the ranks of riders 21 and under. For results and information on next year’s festival, visit

Fall Festival Be sure not to miss NEDA’s Fall Festival on September 13-18, 2011 in Saugerties, NY. Fall Festival is probably the largest dressage event in the United States, with an entry of almost 600 horses and a total purse of $48,000. It has been a NEDA “star production” since the early 1970s when it was held in Framingham, MA. Over the years it traveled to Groton MA, Hamilton MA, Stratham NH, Halifax MA and now to the world class HITS on the Hudson facility in Saugerties, NY, where it runs simultaneously with the Marshall Sterling Hunter Jumper Finals. This facility features, for NEDA use, six competition rings and four warm ups with superior footing (redone in 2008) and 618 premier stalls, in new barns. Fall Festival features sport horse breeding classes on Tuesday afternoon, all day Wednesday

and Thursday morning and dressage classes, starting Thursday morning, from Training Level to Grand Prix. Visit their website,, for show schedule, times, stabling, results, photos and other details.

Dressage in Vermont GMHA is holding their Fall Dressage Show on October 1-2, 2011. This is a Green Mountain Dressage Championship Series Competition and a USDF Region 8 Championship Qualifying Competition. They will be offering Intro through Grand Prix level tests, as well as Dressage Equitation and Para-Equestrian Test of Choice. For more information, visit

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NEDA Scholarship The Mission of the NEDA Scholarship Committee is to provide educational opportunities to members “Seeking Lightness Through Dressage” who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to and/or excellence in the sport as well as service and ambassadorship within this Association. In particular, the committee seeks to support qualified members to take advantage of specific * Emphasis on biomechanics and positioning opportunities * Lessons for beginners to advanced for advancement with the * Schoolmasters available for lessons understand* Several lease options available ing that the * 30 Years of training experience membership and the sport G. Tommy Jensen will benefit as a result of the 131 Hartwell Ave Littleton, MA 978.337.1520 knowledge | September 2011, Equine Journal Northeast, 141

Industry Driving

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Leah Haney and GT’s Haley of Tippcrest Farm in Harrison, ME.

Clapp Graduates Congratulations go out to Ashton Clapp on her graduation from Cazenovia College with a degree in professional studies and a specialty in equine business management and reproduction. The Clapp family are very active members of the NEFHC and run a successful breeding farm, Starlit Ridge Friesians in Salem, NY. Ashton is extremely pleased to have started employment at Granville Large Animal Veterinary Service in Granville, NY.

Draft Demo On Sunday, September 11, the Eastern Connecticut Draft Horse Association will hold a Draft Horse Demonstration, at the Hebron Fair, Hebron, CT. There will be a parade of breeds and disciplines. Come and see how versatile the draft horse can be! For more information, visit

Drive in Maine Are you ready for the 34th Annual Maine Carriage Days? This year they will be held in Topsham, ME, on September 24-25, rain or shine. Don’t miss out on two days of fun with pleasure classes, dressage, cones and even a VSE (Very Small Equine/Mini) division! All breeds and the public are welcome to attend. 142, Equine Journal Northeast, September 2011

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30-Miles On September 17, 2011, the Vermont Equine Riding and Driving Association LLC will be holding a 30-mile Ride and Drive CTR that will run from Chester to Springfield, VT. For more information, contact Ronda Batchelder, via telephone at 802-875-4304 or e-mail

GMHA Ride and Drive On July 9-10, GMHA held a 25/50mile ride and drive. Entries included a catered lunch each day, one or two nights of stabling, and snacks. There was a lot of participation, with some great competition. In the 50-mile drive division, there was a three-way tie for the championship tri-colors: Doug Bejarano and Mecca Bay; Jenny Kimberly and Dixie Dee; and Wilson Groves and UVM Worthyscores all came home victorious. In the 25mile driving division, Marcy Baer and Dykedale Duke took home the prize. Full results are available at

Fall Fest On October 1-2, 2011, the Blue Slope Country Museum will hold its Fall Festival in Franklin, CT. There will be draft horse demonstrations, antique tractors, historic re-enactors, wagon rides and other activities/demonstrations. Volunteers appreciated. For more information or to volunteer, call Sandy at 860-642-6413.

Granite State On September 3-5, 2011, the Granite State Carriage Association is holding their Greenfield Drive in Greenfield, NH. Camping, stalls and swimming is available. Contact Sonja and Bob Cahill for more information at 978-851-5124 or by email: rjcmoosecaboose@yahoo. com. There will also be a GSCA Play Day/ Mock ADT held on-site with driven dressage, cones, and obstacle course with timing and critiques. Contact Rick Moses for information 603-528-1531. Want to see YOUR NAME in Driving News? E-mail your information and photos to Visit for the latest driving news.

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Kari Hyyppa in good form on the GMHA cross-country course with Toni.

Green Mountain Horse Association (GMHA) held a two day Starter Trial July 2-3 where youth from the Junior Horsemanship Clinic tested their newly learned skills from their 10 days of instruction, and local riders joined the competition. Tremendous thunder and lightning that ripped up through the Kedron Valley on Sunday caused a delay in the schedule, and all the horses and riders headed for cover in the barns were rewarded with bright blue sky as the event finished once the storm had passed. The smallest JHC competitor, Kari Hyyppa, won her division Elementary C on her pony Toni. James Day, another JHC camper, won the Beginner Novice B division. Local rider, Daryl Kinney, of Tamarack Hill Farm from Strafford, VT, rode three horses over the weekend and took home two first place ribbons and a second. Clinic co-director, Jim Gornall, designed and built the cross-country course. The stadium course designer was Karey Manner, GMHA Event Coordinator. This weekend would not have been

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Daryl Kinney on course with Rosie’s Girl. They received a first place ribbon for their efforts. September 2011, Equine Journal Northeast, 143

Industry Eventing for the weekend included Story Jenks from Shoreham, Gayle Davis of Cornish, NH, Anne Hennessey of Woodstock, Karen McCollom from Bethel, and stadium judge Mary Hutchins of Norwich, VT.

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On July 18, 2011, three teams competed in the first ever Area I Young Riders Mixed Team Challenge at UNH. The winning team, Amirah’s Good Gingerbread Team, featured riders Ava Wehde, Emily Fields and Payton Garson. Second place was Patrick’s Chunky Rainbow Dream Team with riders Brie Achorn, Erica Jarell, Ashley Cate and Matheson Burns. Third was Coyote’s Rambo Wish Team with Angela Huber, Marcy Daley and Madison Gallien. The competition kicked off on Saturday night with course walks for each division by trainers Tom Davis, Jane Hamlin and Babette Lenna followed by a BBQ dinner for all riders and parents. Three of the 2009 NAJYRC Team members, Ryann Quigley, Kimber Achorn and Anna Loschiavo, came to help out the teams as mentors. Thank you to their sponsors, Dover Saddlery and Whipwatch.

Salisbury Trust Sportsmanship Salisbury Trust Wealth Advisory Services, a division of Salisbury Bank, has announced the finalists in of its first annual Sportsmanship Award contest. The contest was open to horse and rider pairs of all ages and skill levels (Beginner Novice, Novice or Training). A committee at Salisbury Trust selected four winning pairs, who the Bank will sponsor to compete at three events: Riga Meadow Horse Trials, Town Hill Horse Trials, and Kent School Horse Trials. Each participant’s scores will be tallied throughout the sponsored events and the horse and rider with the lowest average score will receive the Salisbury Trust Sportsmanship Award. This year’s winners are: Edith Taylor

New Partnership Congratulations to Katie Murphy on the purchase of Esccord RGS from Page Brook Farm in Whitney Point, NY. “Garth” is an inquisitive, very sweet young horse with exceptional focus, and powerful gaits that show natural suspension. Katie tells us that he is a pleasure to work with in the barn and under tack. We look forward to seeing this pair in the future.

Course Design Clinic Richard Jeffrey will teach a show jumping course design seminar on September 30, 2011, on the grounds of the UNH Horse Trials in Durham, NH. This clinic is being sponsored and subsidized by Area I so that the cost to attend is only $25 per person. This seminar has value for riders, trainers, course designers, and organizers. Richard Jeffrey is an FEI course designer and is the USEF course design advisor for eventing. He designs the Rolex**** course and has done courses for numerous large jumper shows, WEG and the Olympic games. However, he also does a great deal of work designing courses for the lower levels. He emphasizes the designer’s responsibility to the horses to provide inviting, learning courses for the lower levels so that they have positive experiences and do not become scared. At his seminar last year in Arizona, one of his primary themes was “it is easy to make it hard, it is hard to make it easy.” He offers excellent, practical advice on how design techniques can help the horses when riders make mistakes, what kinds of construction leads the horse to jump in a certain way and what you can expect from different distances and combinations. For more information, visit Area I website at Want to see YOUR NAME in Eventing News? E-mail your information and photos to Visit for the latest eventing news.

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Hunter/Jumper Road to Maclay The Grand Fall Classic at Westbrook Hunt Club in Westbrook, CT, will again host the ASPCA Maclay Region 1 Finals. The Grand Fall Classic takes place September 22-25, 2011 and is USEF “A” rated, CHSA, CHJA, NEHC, M&S, and NAL recognized.

Fair Fun The Eastern States Exposition, fondly referred to as “The Big E” in West Springfield, MA, will host hunter/jumper competition from September 14-18. Exhibitors will be treated to an all-new covered warm up area as well as a covered walkway from C-barn to the coliseum. The USHJA Zone 1 H/J Finals will also take place during the week. Get your fried dough, ferris wheel ride and horse show fix all in one spot!

Alternate Series The Tack Shack Hunter/Jumper Show Series offers an alternative show venue for residents in Maine, New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts seeking all the medal classes without traveling great distances. What began as a USEF “C” rated shows is now “B” rated and affiliated with NHHJA, NEHC and MHJA. Organizer Pat Couturie is also pleased to be working with two students from Coe-Brown in Northwood on their senior community project and is offering three classes where all proceeds are donated to MSPCA Nevins in Methuen, MA. The last show of the series will be held on September 3 with Amy Eidson and Paulajean O’Neill officiating.

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Prix of Lake Placid and a Pan American Games team Bronze Medal in 2007. Minikus was one of eight entries from the starting field of 25 to reach the tiebreaking jump-off with a fault-free ride over the first-round course at the North Elba Showgrounds. In the tiebreaker, Minikus again went clean, finishing in a blazing time of 34.355 seconds, to claim the win. In hunter competition, Scott Stewart of Wellington, FL, dominated the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Eastern Hay and Purina Mills, for the second straight year. Stewart finished with the top score in both rounds on Carlos-Boy, owned by Krista and Alexa Weisman of Sherborn, MA, to win with an overall score of 381.500 points. Kim McCormack of Simpsonville, SC, was second on her 16.2H, chestnut gelding, Sundance, with 367.000. Stewart completed the top four, coming in third with a score of 365.750 on Dedication, owned by Fashion Farm, and fourth on Empire, owned by Becky Gochman, with 365.000. Further information, including full results, is available by calling the

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Summer Festival Benefits NICU This year will be the 14th annual running of the Mystic Valley Hunt Club Summer Festival. The show occurs in the first week of every September and brings people from far and wide. Typically, show registrants number in the hundreds, which makes for great competition (including a Hunter Derby and Mini Prix) and equally great spectating – two of the reasons why people typically turn out in droves at the 172-acre property in Gales Ferry, CT. But the competition is certainly not the only draw; proceeds from the Summer Festival benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, which nurses an average of 200 critically ill newborns, weighing as little as a pound and a half, back to health each year. L&M’s tiniest patients require intensive medical care 24 hours a day by a highly skilled staff. Neonatal intensive care is an expenSeptember 2011, Equine Journal Northeast, 149

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Rockin’ In Plymouth The Plymouth Rock Hunter Jumper Classic was held on June 21-25, 2011, at Fieldstone Equestrian in Halifax, MA. Wednesday’s highlights were the well-attended derby classes held on the scenic grass grand prix field. There were 50 entries in the $2,500 2’9” Hunter Derby, and it was Jennifer Tate of Bourne, MA, riding Cavallino owned by Barbara

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and Huckleberry Finn, owned by Susan Huyett of Concord, MA, who excelled through two rounds for the win. The Plymouth Rock Hunter Jumper Classic concluded its main competition on Saturday and hosted the $25,000 Grand Prix in the lush grass of the Grand Prix Field. Michael Nielson of Diamond Bar, CA, was the course designer of the Grand Prix that saw four horse and rider combinations jump the first round clear to advance to a thrilling jump-off. Only two of the four in the jump-off were able to go double clear, and Gideon and Holmes had the fastest time of 38.528 seconds to earn them the win in Gideon’s second career Grand Prix.

On the Road Olana Laffey’s Evenstride, Ltd., in Byfield, MA, has been on the run all summer long. At Fieldstone in June, Laura Kadane and Upper Ten could do

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Elita and Aaires Honeysuckle Rose North (HRN) of Troy, NH, would like to share their show wins for 2011. Elita HRN (*Ecaho X S S Heiress) was the HVAHA Arabian Show Reserve Grand Champion Mare and the New England Arabian Horse Show first Place Mare 5 and Over. Aaires HRN (Mishaali RCA X Elita HRN) was the HVAHA Arabian Show first Place Yearling Colt and New England Arabian Horse Show second Place Yearling Colt. Both horses were trained and shown by HRN owner and breeder, Amanda Mitchell.

Ali Thea ++ Anne Burke sends us exciting news about her show season, “I would like to announce that my horse, Achaean Ali Thea, has earned her Legion of Merit award just this spring after Katherine Speer rode her successfully in dressage at Hudson Valley Arabian Show and I piloted her in hunters classes and dressage 158, Equine Journal Northeast, September 2011

at NJHAHA in Allentown, NJ. I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to Katie Speer for her outstanding capabilities riding my horse as a dressage mount and my riding instructor, Penny Lowman of Hollis, NH, for her outstanding leadership in finding my horses abilities to be a hunter and working with us to enable our success in Hunters Championships and dressage. Achaean Ali Thea ++ was the 2010 USEF Region16 Arabian Hunter/ Jumper Horse of the Year Champion.”

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Condolences Our condolences go out to Dottie Paquette on the loss of her husband, Reginald O. Paquette “Reggie,” age 87, of Fairhaven, died Saturday, July 16, 2011 at home. He was the husband of Dorothy E. (Perry) to whom he has been married, as of July 1, for the past 65 years. Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Oscar A. and Rose A. (Valiare) Paquette, he lived in South Dartmouth for 35 years prior to moving to Fairhaven in 1981. Mr. Paquette was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army under General Patton as a Private First Class from 1944 to 1946 and was a Purple Heart recipient. He and his wife are the owners of Perry Paquette Farm Equestrian Center in Fairhaven. Prior to that he was a mechanic foreman at Gulf Hill Dairy in Dartmouth for many years and worked at Old Colony Transportation as a mechanic, and foreman before retiring as a Transportation Director in 1981. He was a member of the Farm Bureau Association, the New England Teamsters Local 59, the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Massachusetts VFW Post 6643. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons; Reginald D. Paquette and his wife Jeanne of Dartmouth and Ralph A. Paquette and his wife Cindy of Sandwich, one daughter; Jayne C. Fleury and her husband.

Ash Lane Excitement Ash Lane Farm and Mary Kay Newton send us some exciting news about this year’s foals. “We had a Welsh/ Arab foal out of our Crabbit mare and by Welsh stallion, Bur Dal Lord Solomon. He is very cute and sweet and was purchased by Sarah Newton and her husband for Sarah’s two daughters. We are looking forward to a lot of fun with him and the girls. We also had a filly out of our Arabian mare, Spring Sojourrn, by the Holsteiner stallion, Riverman. She is beautiful, and we are looking forward to seeing her mature and go to the shows and inspections.” Want to see YOUR NAME in Arabian News? E-mail your information and photos to Visit for the latest Arabian news.

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Dixie Khream with Anne Cinelli for owner Stephan Guran winning the Half-Arabian Western Pleasure class.

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Rick Loveless and PVF Power Factor are having a successful year in the Carriage Division.

Carriage Driving Success Rick Loveless and PVF Power Factor (Moe), of Whippet Run Farm in Monson, MA, are having a great year showing in the Carriage Division. The pair were Reserve Champions at both the Vermont Morgan Horse Show and the Connecticut Morgan Horse Show in the Limit Division. And at the time of press were looking forward to competing next at the New England Morgan Horse Show. Moe continues his great show career as a sixyear old this year.

Louise Hittle of MA. She is 11-years old and has been a broodmare and now will start her training. There are also plans to try and breed her again in 2012 for another full Lippitt offspring.

Karen Swanberg has been busy traveling to Epping, NH, monthly to work with Lynn and Rick Paulson and their talented Morgan gelding, Dragonsmeade Carillon, for carriage driving. They hope to attend the Woodstock Fair show over Labor Day Weekend and compete in the Carriage division, Morgan In-Hand and other classes. This is a huge four-day show held in Woodstock, CT, and usually averages over 550 entries, well worth a trip to watch or show. By the time this goes to print, the Lippitt Country Show will be over, and this year Cherry Ledge is attending with three horses: Mint Black Jack, Royal Image Jedi Knight and Baroncrest Sunny Delight. Karenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neice, Becky Messier, has been in the saddle all summer and is a huge help at the farm and away at the shows. They will also be attending the 11th Annual Celebrating Agriculture Day Event at Woodstock Fairgrounds on September 24, to promote the Morgan Horse and Lippitts. Karen is looking ahead to booking clinics in the New England area for interested groups for the fall season. Just call 860-974-3236 for more information, or check out the website at or cherryledgefarm.

Cherry Ledge Farm News Cherry Ledge Farm in Woodstock, CT, has had a very busy spring and summer with new horses, clients and hitting some open shows to promote the Morgan and Lippitt lineage lines to the horse world. New to the farm this summer is CBMF Gabriella owned by Lisa Fenton of VT. She is being trained and shown with the goal of being their family show mare. Also new to the farm is the full Lippitt mare, Baroncrest Sunny Delight, owned by Ann160, Equine Journal Northeast, September 2011

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Morgan Mare Wins Dressage Competition A Morgan mare was ridden to distinction at the recent Youth Dressage Festival in Saugerties, NY, which was held July 8-11. Queen’s Cultured Pearl (Mizrahi x Queen’s So Rare) was named FEI Pony Champion, and her rider, Ciara Cummiskey, won the FEI Pony HighPoint Rider at the event. Cultured Pearl is

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Mass Meeting The next MassQHA General Membership Meeting is on September 10, 2011, and it will be the first time that MassQHA has offered interaction via conference call with major trainers across the country. Vice President Mike McCallan is setting up a very exciting meeting for members to enjoy. Send the questions you would like to ask to Mike prior to the meeting, and visit for time and directions to the meeting.

Going Green Troy Green Quarter Horses wishes to congratulate the following for qualifying for the 2011 AQHA World Championship Show: • Torey Roderick and Cash or Chips, owned by Dr. Gail Mason of Brunswick, ME, will be competing in Junior Trail. • Torey Roderick and Outta Range, owned by Terrie Briand of Cranston, RI, will be competing in Junior Trail. • Cathy Perron and RR The Best Man, owned by Cathy Perron of Quebec,

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Association will be holding their Annual Membership and Elections Meeting at their show on September 9-11, 2011. This AQHA show will feature class paybacks and more prizes randomly given in some classes through the Riding for Rewards Program. Never showed at a CQHA Show? CQHA welcome new exhibitors and members through the Mentor Program. Simply ask for a mentor and someone will guide you through the

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Mid-Atlantic & Midwest Majestic Farm Equine Advocate Award By Greta Smith Majestic Farm of Batavia, OH, is set to honor local “horse whisperer,” Emmett Wayne, with its first annual Majestic Farm Equine Advocate Award. This award, slated to be given out the first night of the Great American Insurance Group, United States Dressage Federation Region Two Championships, which will be held at the farm this year, has been designed to recognize a member of the booming Greater Cincinnati equestrian community for a lifetime of work promoting safe and responsible horsemanship in the area. An active member of the local equestrian community for the past 60 plus years, Wayne is an advocate of a more gentle, natural horseman approach. As the trainer for the Cincinnati Police Division’s mounted patrol, Wayne worked to develop mutual respect with the horses he trained, using firmness and kindness rather than more forceful techniques. Wayne works to develop a bond with each horse that he comes in contact with, treating them as the individuals they are. He passes this careful approach on to each of his students, regardless of their discipline. It is for these reasons, and many more, that Wayne has been chosen as the first recipient of this award. The Majestic Farm Equine Advocate Award will be given out on the evening of September 22, the first night of the championships, and will be followed by a short demonstration and reception.

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along with Richard Winters, 2009 Road to the Horse Champion and 2009 Super Cow Horse Competition Winner, will be showcasing their horsemanship skills this Labor Day weekend (September 2-4) at Gordyville USA in Gifford, IL. The event will be among the premiere equine-related offerings in Central Illinois this year. Cameron will be hosting an Extreme Cowboy Race on Friday and Saturday evenings with the championship showdown on Sunday afternoon. Cameron and Winters, who will each be hosting several clinics and daily seminars throughout the weekend-long event, will be joined by Steve Lantvit of HighGrove Farms and Tim Austin of ABC Horsemanship in the round pen and seminar room. Rounding out the weekend will be lots of shopping, entertainment, great food, campfire cooking and trail packing demonstrations, horses for sale and much more. For more information on the Tack & Togs Extreme Cowboy Race & Equine Expo and to purchase tickets at a reduced advanced rate, visit or contact us at 612-709-5790 or 630462-2883.

Will Rogers Memorial Center Enhancements Dust continues to fly on the $32 million construction and infrastructure improvement campaign at Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Memorial Center, with the first tangible benefits available nearly a year before construction is complete on the new Equestrian Multi-Purpose Facility. Critical infrastructure improvements continue along University Drive and Harley Avenue that will provide significant benefit to the overall complex. Reconfigurations of streets and intersections allow for better traffic flow. A proposed retaining wall – in some places as high as 25 feet – will have decorative precast panels and landscaping. The wall is the first step towards stabilizing the site for an additional 2,000 parking spaces, including room for approximately 200 recreational vehicles, while providing protection for the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. The parking lot will reroute the flow of storm-water runoff away from the gardens and into the storm-water drainage system. A new equestrian and golf cart path will also provide convenient access to the competition arenas from the additional parking lot. For more information, visit www.

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NLM Announces New Exhibition From now through October 7, the National Library of Medicine (NLM), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will host a new exhibition, “From Craft to Profession: The Transition from Horse Farrier to Professional Veterinarian,” in the NLM History of Medicine Reading Room, Building 38, on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The public is invited to visit from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays (except Labor Day weekend, September 3-5). This exhibition will showcase original illustrated manuscripts and early printed books from the Library’s collections featuring the care and treatment of horses over the past five centuries. For more information, visit www. vet.html

DeGraff Stables Congratulates HBF Iron Man The 2011 Pinto World Championship Show held at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 7-18 boasted four outstanding contenders sired by fivetime World Champion, HBF Iron Man (AQHA/APHA). A total of nine World Championship Titles and four Reserve World Championship Titles plus a HiPoint Award from over 7,400 entries and 2,000 horses shown were earned! Git Ya Some O That, a 2003 sorrel mare, bred by Ron Gooding of Florida and owned and shown by Stacie Lundquist of Brookwood Farms in Missouri, was crowned the Hi-Point Junior Amateur after collecting three World Titles in Amateur Jr Hunter Under Saddle, Amateur Jr Train-Western and Amateur Trail-English. This incredible team were Reserve World Champions in Amateur Jr Western Showmanship and

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had multiple Top 5 and Top 10 placings. Multiple APHA and PtHA World and Reserve World Champion, Iron Star Man continued his winning ways in Tulsa. This 2003 stallion, that stands at Iron Star Farm and is owned by Gayle Benton, was crowned World Champion in Amateur Working Hunter Over Fences and in Amateur Hunter Hack, Reserve World Champion in Amateur Junior Trail with multiple Top 10 finishes with Jennifer Potterton. He also accumulated multiple Top 5 and Top 10 placings in Open Versatility, Open Trail, Open working Hunter Over Fences and Open Jumping, thanks to riders Roger Deromedi, Arturo Maestas and Shelly Lunde. Check Your Irons, a 2005 AQHA/ APHA bay gelding, bred by Ron Gooding of Florida, earned World Champion Open Sr Hunter Under Saddle and World Champion Open English Pleasure honors with Amanda Ringer up. He is owned by Alison Gooding and shows under the guidance of Erica Richardson. The team of Kacey Kostura Schmitt

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and Naturally Ironic were named unanimous Champions in SPB Amateur English Showmanship and Reserve World Champions in SPB Amateur Hunter Under Saddle and Top 10 SPB Amateur English Equitation. Breeder, Chad Crosby, placed in the Top 10 in SPB Open Hunter Under Saddle and Jen Hladek showed Naturally Ironic to a third place finish in SPB Open Dressage! Totally Iron, bred by Celeste Fender and owned by Sheri Fox, was shown to a Top 10 finish in SPB Open Hunter Under Saddle by Mike Staples. HBF Iron Man stands at DeGraff Stables in Midway, KY. For more information, visit

educational experience for the public to learn how every part of the horse and his environment is inextricably connected to every other, and how common, everyday horse keeping practices may be working against your horse, and why the “whole horse” concept is so important. The Symposium will be a rare opportunity to see and hear world class equine professionals in many disciplines help tie it all together in a “whole horse” and holistic way, and learn about many of the key aspects of horse care and management presented in a way you haven’t seen before.

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The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games held September 25 through October 10, 2010 at the Kentucky Horse Park had an economic impact of $201.5 million. According to the report commissioned by the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Alltech World Equestrian

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Looking to experience a unique and thrilling event this fall? Look no further than the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), which takes place October 25-30 at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. This truly is one of the last big horse shows based in the heart of a major city. Featuring riders from all over the world and over 500 horses, WIHS draws people of all ages and backgrounds, including celebrities, politicians, horse enthusiasts and those who have never been around horses. It provides a week of thrilling events and interactive activities that will keep you coming back for more. One of the highlights of the week is the Junior Equitation. Riders under age 18 from across the country compete to win this coveted title. Only the top 35 are invited to compete in the final two rounds (hunter and jumper). Past winners have gone on to successful riding careers. The WIHS Equitation Finals features the best of the best. Last year, 13-year-old Lillie Keenan triumphed in the Junior Equitation Finals, making her one of the youngest riders to win the class. The $100,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix is a crowd favorite. It enthralls viewers as they watch riders navigate a difficult course. Riders must go through tight turns and fly over enormous jumps in the hopes of negotiating a “clean” round (one with no jumping or time faults) in order to move on to round two. In the jump-off, the horse and rider combination with the least faults and the fastest time wins. The President’s Cup Grand Prix features some of the top show jumpers in the world, as well as many Olympic veterans. Olympic Gold Medalists McLain Ward and Sapphire beat out the competition to win the 2010 WIHS Grand Prix, a feat Ward has achieved several times before. If you want to see riders and horses pushed to their limits, the $25,000 Puissance (high-jump) competition takes place during the week. In one of the most anticipated classes at the WIHS, riders compete to see who can jump the highest. The U.S. indoor record was set in Washington in 1983, when Anthony D’Ambrosio sailed over the 7-foot 7 1/2-inch wall. He completed the act aboard Sweet ‘N Low, a gray Thoroughbred. Twenty-eight years later,

Last year, 13-year-old Lillie Keenan triumphed in the Junior Equitation Finals, making her one of the youngest riders to win the class.

their record remains intact. In the 2010 WIHS, Pablo Barrios and G&C Blanchee Z, owned by G&C Farm/Gustavo and Carolina Mirabal, cleared a height of 6’1” for the victory. The Gambler’s Choice Costume Class is show jumping with a twist. Riders go through a difficult course aiming to accumulate the most points within the 50-second time limit, all while in costume. Jumps are assigned a point value of 20 to 120 based on the difficulty, and jumps may be negotiated in both directions. Upon crossing the finish line, each competitor has 20 seconds to make one attempt at the joker. If it is jumped correctly, 200 points are added to the score, but if it is knocked down, 200 points are deducted. The rider who accumulates the maximum number of points is the winner. Brazilian Rodrigo Pessoa and Palouchin de Ligny won last year’s Gambler’s Choice dressed in an authentic Formula One uniform. The WIHS features over 50 exhibits and vendors as well as the competition.

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Families can enjoy a day filled with shopping, while experiencing this world-class horse show. Each year the WIHS features Kid’s Day on Saturday (October 29 this year) that takes place in a tent outside the Verizon Center. Guests visit the tent for free pony rides, drawings for prizes, arts and crafts and photo opportunities. Barn Night attracts many young horseback riders from the local area. These riders attend Barn Night in a group with their stable and have a chance to win prizes through various contests. There is a very popular costume and banner contest that barns may enter, as well as a video contest. The Washington International Horse Show features something for everyone, ranging from world-class horseback riding, exciting contests, educational opportunities or even just a fun day out. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster®. For more information, visit the website or call 202-525-3679.

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Equine Extravaganza A Horse Expo with Attitude (Plus Mules, Drafts, and Donkeys, Too!) Equine Extravaganza, the Mid-Atlantic’s biggest horse happening, returns to the Meadow Event Park November 4–6, 2011 for three action-packed days of everything horses…oh, and everything mules and donkeys, too! The seventh annual Equine Extravaganza promises to be bigger and better than ever, and thanks to some special guests, even more entertaining! In addition to the robust schedule of clinics and demos with internationally acclaimed clinicians, this year’s event will host The Virginia Draft Horse and Mule Association’s team of Belgians. the Virginia Draft Horse and Mule Association’s Old Dominion Show. The VDHMA event adds an element of fascination for even the most seasoned equestrian! Classes include magnificent four and six in-hand draft hitches, Mule Coon Jumping, log dragging, adorable donkey antics, and more. By popular demand, John Lyons, America’s “most trusted horseman” and an Equine Extravaganza favorite, returns for 2011. John’s clinics make it possible for equestrians of all levels to learn to accomplish simple and complex tasks quickly Lizzy Traband showing off her bridleless jumping routine. and effortlessly. John will be joined will be a farmers market, Virginia wines, historic farm by other exceptional exhibits, a barn and trailer shopping extravaganza, and trainers including a photo exhibition of Horses in War presented by the Kenny Harlow, Tommy Virginia Horse Council. Garland, Brock and In 2011, Equine Extravaganza will also be hosting its Leisha Griffith, Steuart first Competitive Trail Competition. With course designer, Pittman, Colleen Kelly, Kenny Harlow, it is sure to be a fantastic competition, Randy Abernathy, Mike with great prizes and a great way for participants to Branch, Larry Whitesell, showcase their horse’s abilities. For information on and, the amazing entering, please contact Equine Extravaganza’s office. 12-year-old trainer Equine Extravaganza will continue its Horse Rescue Amazing Grace, “Gracie,” showing off her basketball and performer, Lizzie Initiative in an effort to raise awareness of programs skills. Traband! Clinics and that support horse welfare, both in terms of rescue and demonstration topics will rehabilitation. Day’s End Horse Rescue and USERL include jumping, dressage, reining, barrel racing, competitive will present an Adoption Showcase of grateful equine partners trail riding, cowboy mounted shooting, gaited horse clinics, ready for adoption and in need of a second chance. In addition colt starting, health, nutrition, saddle fitting, dentistry, massage, this year, the Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction acupuncture, dog obedience, and much more. In addition, there with clinician Mike Branch, will be joining the event with a 170, Equine Journal Mid-Atlantic & Midwest, September 2011

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Cesar Parra rode Grandioso into the winner’s circle at the Hemer-Edelburg show.

Majestic Farm At the Majestic Farm CDI1* in Batavia, OH, Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Rifallino took home the win in the FEI Prix St. Georges scoring 68.904%. George Williams and Don Bailey came in a close second with 68.860%. LaGoyWeltz and Williams had repeat one-two performances in the FEI Intermediaire I with a 69.868% and 68.026% respectively. LaGoy-Weltz and Williams dropped to second and third in the Intermediaire Freestyle with Tina Irwin of Canada winning with a score of 70.833%.

USDF Adult Clinics, featuring Lilo Fore. This clinic is entitled “The Classical System Simplified” and should prove to be a great learning experience for everyone who attends. The clinic, to be held November 5-6, 2011, is in Region 4 at Providence Farm in Palmyra, NE. For more information about the FarmVet/USDF Adult Clinic series, to see dates and locations for 2012 and 2013, to register, or to apply as a rider, please visit the USDF website or contact the USDF office.

Calling Breeding Judges Classical System The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce the fall date and location of the FarmVet/

A dressage Sport Horse Breeding Judges Clinic will be offered at Hilltop Farm in Colora, MD, October 3-5, which will include a special class for promotion to large “R” on October 3 – a clinic that

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International dressage rider and trainer, Cesar Parra, who owns Piaffe-Performance with locations in Florida and New Jersey, receives the congratulatory handshake from the show official at Balve, Germany. Grandioso is owned by Michael and Sarah Davis.

has never been previously offered. All registration applications are available at For more information, contact Chuck Walker, USEF Director of Education, at 859-225-6970 or

Volunteers Still Needed The 2011 Collecting Gaits Farm / USEF Dressage Festival of Champions will be held at the USET headquarters in Gladstone, NJ, on September 8-11. It is the last selection trial for the U.S. team that will compete at the Pan-American Games that will be held in Guadalajara October 16-29. June Brody and Marsha Montgomery will once again be volunteer co-coordinators for the Festival. They are still looking for volunteers to help put on this large

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Steffen Peters and Ravel at CHIO Aachen.

Team USA wrapped up the 2011 World Equestrian Festival CHIO in Aachen, Germany, with more strong performances, including a second-place finish for Steffen Peters and Ravel in the Grand Prix Freestyle CDIO and a win for show jumper McLain Ward on Rothchild. Peters and Ravel, owned by Akiko Yamazki and Four Winds Farm, stepped up their game and gave the best dressage horse in the world a run for his money in the Grand Prix Freestyle CDIO for the Deutsche Bank Prize. The judges gave Ravel and Peters technical scores of 77.25, 77.00, 80.50, 80.50, and 76.75, along with artistic scores of 86.00, 83.00, 83.00, 89.00, and 87.00 for an overall 82.000% – just

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Golden State The Golden State Dressage Classic in California played host to CDI competition. In the Prix St. Georges class, Mette Rosencrantz and Finally had the top score with a 67.325%. Second place went to Chelsey Sibley and Contester II with a 66.535%, while Carolyn Adams and Winterprinz took third with a 66.272%. Heather Oleson and Escorial took first place in the Intermediaire I class with a score of 67.939%. Adams and Rosencrantz had strong performances once again to finish in second and third respectively, with scores of 67.588% and 66.053%. In the Intermediaire I Freestyle, Rosencrantz and Finally took home another win with an impressive score of 72.083%. Oleson and Escorial had another high-scoring performance to come in second with a score of 71.208%, while Tracy Lert and Udo finished third with a

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Laurels at Landhope spectators can relax with fine food, drinks and jazz in the Patron Tent while the continent’s top combined drivers race for a national championship just outside.

Laurels at Landhope The 25th annual Laurels at Landhope International Combined Driving Event, one of the most prestigious events of its kind in the U.S., will be held in West Grove, Chester County, PA, on September 9-11, 2011. Combining family fun with international equestrian competition in a beautiful country setting just 40 miles from Philadelphia, the event hosts the best drivers from Canada, Mexico and the United States, who compete in a series of three events with combinations from single horses and ponies to four-in-hands. It features competition in Preliminary, Intermediate and Advanced Divisions. The Laurels’ signature event is the U.S. National Four-In-Hand Championship, a driving competition for teams of four horses. Admission to The Laurels at Landhope CDE is $10 per car, which includes admission for all occupants. Tickets for the patron tent, which includes daily preferred parking and lunch Saturday and Sunday, are $150. For more

information and directions, visit the website, or phone 610486-0710.

All American The All American Horse Classic (AAHC) will welcome the nation’s top horses and riders to the Indiana State Fairgrounds in September. Offering over $650,000 in awards, the All American is renowned for its “Breeders Showcase” events, one of the highlights of which is the American Saddlebred Registry (ASR) Sweepstakes for two-, three- and four-yearolds, as well as the All American Cup, the American Hackney Horse Society (AHHS) Hackney Limited Breeders Stakes, and the American Saddlebred Futurity of Indiana. The ASR Two-Year-Old Sweepstakes will show in two divisions in 2011: Fine Harness and Three Gaited Park. The Registry paid out over $213,000 to owners of Sweepstakes winners in 2010. New for 2011 will be classes for Junior Exhibitor Three Gaited Park, ASB Park Pleasure Driving, Open English

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Pleasure Driving and a Saddle & Bridle Hunter Classic. The AAHC is going “green” again in 2011 – printed prize lists will be available by request only. Instead, the prize list, entry blank and all other forms will be emailed to exhibitors and are now available at the show’s website at

CAA Success The Carriage Association of America (CAA) is pleased to report that its first-ever pleasure-driving show was a huge success. The show and all related activities were held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on July 1-3. Over two full days, the indoor arena was home to 64 entries in 36 classes, all judged by Karen Homer Brown. Participants competed in reinsmanship, turnout, working, and a variety of obstacle classes, each within their own division, ranging from single ponies through multiples of horses or ponies, and on up to coaching. In addition, the Saturday-eve-

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ning session featured a Carriage Dogs class and a Fancy Dress / Costume class. In addition to being recognized by the American Driving Society (ADS), the CAA Carriage Classic was the very first United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)-approved carriage pleasure driving show. Besides the show, the weekend also featured pleasure driving opportunities throughout the Horse Park, a tour of the Kentucky Horse Park’s biomass gasification plant, talks by a carriage-driving judge to explain what the judge in the ring is looking for during each class, and social activities usually associated with a full CAA Conference. Saturday also featured a small antique- and classic-car show. For more information on the Carriage Association of America, or to join, visit, write to, or call 859-231-0971.

Drive Bromont Several U.S. drivers were in attendance at the CAI competition in Bromont,

Canada. In the Pony Singles division, Mary Mott-Kocsis won with a final score of 112.48. Robin Groves won the Horses Singles division with an overall score of 122.46, while Cheryl Pratt Rivers finished third and Wilson Groves finished fourth. Two U.S. riders were one-two in the Horses Pairs division, with Lisa Singer taking top honors with a score of 131.83 and Alan Aulson finishing second with a 135.47.

Support Temple Getting to Europe for humans isn’t as hard as it seems – passport, airplane ticket, maps, and some spending money and you’re ready to go. However, an equestrian athlete traveling to Europe to complete for one’s nation is a tougher. Shelly Temple, three-time U.S. National Champion Combined Driver and member of the 2007 bronze medal team, is seeking to travel to Slovenia to compete in the World Pony Driving Championships. Her Morgan pony, Cooper, is in top form

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Greenwich Invitational In preparation of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the CIC2* Greenwich Park Eventing Invitational was held as the London Test Event. Piggy French of Great Britain lead from start to finish with DHI Topper W, fi nishing on her dressage score of 34.70 in front of the stunning backdrop of Greenwich Park. Michael Jung of Germany and River of Joy came in second, while Pippa Funnell of Great Britain and Billy Shannon finished third. Will Faudree and DHI Colour Candy were the top placed American pair, finishing in 21st place.

High Performance Update USEF has updated the Eventing High Performance Training Lists based on spring performances so far in 2011. Riders will be invited to participate in training sessions with USEF Technical Advisor Capt. Mark Phillips at competitions throughout the summer and fall seasons in preparation for the 2011 Pan American Games and 2012 Olympic Games. The following riders have been named to the High Performance A List: Phillip Dutton, Will Faudree, Sinead Halpin, and Boyd Martin. The following riders have been named to the High Performance B List: Jennie Brannigan, Hannah Sue Burnett, Will Coleman, Buck Davidson, Clark Montgomery, Karen O’Connor, Doug Payne, Michael Pollard, and Julian Stiller. The following riders have been named to the Developing Rider List: Lainey Ashker, Emily Beshear, Anna Collier, Tiana Coudra, Jon Holling, Max McManamy, Heather Morris, Alexandra Slusher, Tami Smith, Lynn Symansky, and Sharon White.

Barbury Castle At the picturesque Barbury Castle CIC3* in Great Britain, Will Coleman and Twizzel finished seventh in a division of more than 100. The pair added only a handful of time penalties on cross-country

Heather Morris, shown here on Slate River, was awarded the Amanda Warrington Grant from the USET Foundation.

to their dressage score to finish on a 50.2. In the CIC2* B division, British-based Aimee Chambers and After Eight finished eighth with a score of 53.0. Californian Tiana Coudray and Ringwood Magister were 15th with a 56.6. For full results, visit

Amanda Warrington Grant The USET Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded the Amanda Warrington Grant to eventing rider, Heather Morris, of Lewisville, TX. The Amanda Warrington Grant is awarded through the Amanda Pirie Warrington Fund, and Morris was the recipient of the grant in 2009 as well. The Amanda Pirie Warrington Fund was established by Amanda’s family in her memory with the purpose of helping provide financial assistance to a developing event rider who has been identified

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as a rider with great talent and ability to represent the United States in the future. As the recipient of the grant, Morris will receive up to $5,000 to help offset expenses associated with her training over the next year. While Morris’ plans are not confirmed, she hopes to use the grant to train for a spot on the Team for the 2011 Pan American Games with Sportsfield Maisie Grey, and for the Galway Downs CCI**, where she was victorious in 2007. Morris also hopes to move to the USEF Higher Performance List and have the opportunity to compete abroad. For more information on the USET Foundation, please call 908-234-1251, or visit USET online at

Worth the Trust The Worth the Trust Educational Scholarships reward up-and-coming eventers by helping to fund their train-

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ing, which can include, clinics, working student opportunities, private, or group instruction. In addition, learning to officiate, working with a course designer, technical delegate, judge, veterinarian, organizer, etc. are also appropriate uses of the scholarship. Applicants must be members of their local eventing club or association and contribute at least six hours volunteer work to a national or local charitable organization, any minority/disadvantaged group, local eventing association or horse trials, et cetera. The $3,000 Amateur Young Adult Scholarship is available for riders between the ages of 16 and 25, while the $2,000 Adult Amateur Scholarship is available for eventers 26 and up. The deadline for applications for the 2012 USEA Worth the Trust Educational Scholarships for Young Adults and Adult Amateurs is October 17, 2011.

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Condolences Our condolences go out to Jo Bailey and Kadi Eykamp and all at Normandy Farm on the loss of their horse, Greystone’s Harley. This nineyear-old chestnut gelding, collapsed and died of a pulmonary hemorrhage between fences on the Preliminary course at Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials. Temperatures were in the low 70s and conditions were optimal. Owned by Normandy Farms of Keller, Texas, and ridden by Kadi Eykamp, Greystone’s Harley was an Irish Sport Horse who had just begun his Preliminary career.

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Recognizing Thoroughbreds There’s something new for the Thoroughbred owners/eventers in Area II! Judith Lamb is sponsoring a special Thoroughbred award (donating a silver plate and beautiful cooler). If you sign up for the 2011 USEA Area II Year End Awards Program with your Thoroughbred you are automatically eligible for this special award. They will be assigning separate points system from year end awards for this award. Want to see YOUR NAME in Eventing News? E-mail your information and photos to Visit for the latest eventing news.

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Caitlin Ziegler and Valencia, winners of the AON cup.

Teen Makes History History was made at Spruce Meadows on July 7, 2011 with 16-yearold Caitlin Ziegler (USA) becoming the youngest ever winner of an FEI event in the Spruce Meadows International Ring. Riding her 13-year-old mare, Valencia, Ziegler bested an international field of 32 horse/rider combinations with a convincing double clear, and a three-second margin of victory in a seven-horse jump-off in the 1.5m AON Cup. “This is really unbelievable, I really am speechless. Winning here against these riders is very special,” said the beaming teen from Wisconsin. With names like Madden, Spooner, Millar, Simpson and Lamaze falling behind her in the final standings, Ziegler took time to relish the moment. “I guess I should be worried about my job,” chuckled her coach Eric Lamaze, who finished sixth in the event with four faults in the jump-off and a slower time. Earlier this season Caitlin Ziegler was recognized at Spruce Meadows for her commitment and dedication to the sport with the RSA scholarship. Clearly that dedication is paying off with her historic win.

$25,000 Chicago Hunter Derby Chicago Equestrians for a Cause is pleased to announce that they will host

Some of the beautiful natural jumps found in the field for the Chicago Hunter Derby. Jennifer Alfano and Jersey Boy won the first two editions of the Chicago Hunter Derby.

the third annual $25,000 Chicago Hunter Derby in 2011 to benefit The Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago as well as the USHJA Foundation. The Chicago Hunter Derby will return to the beautiful Annali Farm in Antioch, IL, on September 11, 2011. This is a 2011-12 Member Event of the USHJA International Hunter Derby Series. Following in the footsteps of its first two events, the Chicago Hunter Derby hopes to raise even more money for Chicago Equestrians for a Cause, a philanthropic group that donates money to significant charities, including the Children’s Memorial Hospital and the USHJA

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Foundation. The USHJA Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to advance and promote the hunter and jumper disciplines by supporting the programs of the United States Hunter Jumper Association, Inc. The Foundation offers numerous new initiatives, including the Horsemen’s Assistance Fund, which benefits horses, individuals and organization in need of emergency relief. A new addition to the weekend this year will be a three-foot national hunter derby class on Saturday. More exciting news and information is still to come as the Chicago Hunter Derby nears its show date.

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Candice King won the $30,000 Cleveland Grand Prix for the second time aboard Toronto.

The Children’s Hunter Pony – Small/Medium Champion was Tea Party, owned by Pamela Blossom of Gates Mills, trained by Jeff Gogul of Chagrin Falls, and ridden by Audrey Layman of Chagrin Falls.

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Chagrin Valley Classic Candice King returned to the Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field in Moreland Hills, Ohio, to win the $30,000 Cleveland Grand Prix for the second time. The Cleveland Grand Prix, the highlight of the Chagrin Valley Hunter Jumper Classic, was North America’s first show jumping Grand Prix, debuting in 1965. This year’s event featured both former Olympians and local amateur riders, including Jennifer Waxman of Chagrin Falls. History was made in 2002 with Candice King winning the Cleveland Grand Prix aboard Espadon, as well as taking second, third and fourth place aboard her other mounts. With only one mount this year, King, of Wellington, FL, took top honors aboard 11-year-old Toronto, owned by AAA Equestrian of New York City, NY. Coming in second

place was one of the youngest competitors to ride in this year’s Cleveland Grand Prix, 17-year-old Shawn Casady, of TN, aboard Skara Glen’s Basel, owned by Skara Glen Stables, of Pittsburgh, PA. Leading up to the Cleveland Grand Prix was a weekend full of exciting competition and fun for the whole family. Friday evening’s $10,000 Welcome Stake was won by former Olympian, Joe Fargis, aboard Lariat, who also went on to compete in Sunday’s Cleveland Grand Prix. Top honors in the fourth annual $10,000 International Hunter Derby on Saturday evening were taken by Jennifer Alfano and Jersey Boy, for the fourth time. For more information, please visit or call 330-903-9915.

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Western News Inaugural Interscholastic Reining Championship The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) welcomed Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) competitors to the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby Show on June 30. Competitors were given an opportunity to participate the first-ever NRHA Interscholastic Reining Championship, a competition similar to the long-standing NRHA Collegiate Championship. The new championship class brought together the top four riders from the Individual Open Reining at the IEA National Western Championship and the top four riders from the 2010 NRHA Youth 14-18 division in an exciting competition where the youth will show unfamiliar horses donated by generous supporters. Layla Choate of Hazel, KY, and Dunit Pistol Pete (donated by Kathleen Ray of Aubrey, TX), earned the first Interscholastic Championship title with a score of 217.5. Megan Foley of the Autumn Rose Equestrian Team in Powell, Ohio, rode Check This Dun It (donated by Lorrie and Terry Thrasher) and was awarded Reserve Champion with a score of 217. IEA riders included: Cody McMillion, Hammond School; Megan Foley, Autumn Rose Equestrian Team; Jessica Cornwell, Autumn Rose Equestrian Team; and Ciara Bartholomew, Autumn Rose Equestrian Team. NRHA riders were: Ashley Auditore, Pepperell, MA, Kayli Mullins, Weare, NH, Layla Choate, Hazel, KY, and Laura Sumrall, Summit, MS. Layla Choate winning the inaugural NRHA Interscholastic Reining Championship aboard Kathleen Ray’s Dunit Pistol Pete (Photo credit: NRHA/Waltenberry)

Fappani Rides to Win By Katie Hendrickson NRHA Reiner Assistant Editor

The 2011 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby showcased the $155,000-added Open Derby finals on Saturday, July 1 at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, OK. The NRHA Derby Show is the NRHA’s premiere event for the world’s best four-, five- and six-yearold reining horses and hosts to two slates of ancillary classes. During the go-round, 428 entries competed for a spot in the finals with 69 of the top-scoring horse-and-rider teams invited back to Saturday night’s event. Andrea Fappani rode Tinker With

Guns to a 228 to win the Level 4 Derby Open division championship and $50,000. Tinker With Guns (Gunner x Tinker Nic) is a five-year-old stallion owned by Rancho Oso Rio, LLC of Woodside, CA. Prior to the Derby, the flashy sorrel stallion had over $135,000 in NRHA earnings. The race for the Level 4 Open reserve championship ended in a three-way tie between two of Shawn Flarida’s mounts and Jay McLaughlin. Trevor Dare, of Whitesboro, TX, scored a 224.5 aboard Conquistador Star to win both the Level 2 and 1 Open division championships. Conquistador Star (Conquistador Whiz x Aleena Starlight) is a six-year-old gelding owned by Steve and Karen Brownlee of Mounds, OK.

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NRHA Intercollegiate Reining Championship Twelve college-age riders competed in the 2011 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Collegiate Reining Championship during the recent NRHA Derby Show in Oklahoma City, OK. Jesse Gentile of The Ohio State University won the championship title and NRHA Lawson trophy with a score of 218. Paige Monfore of Auburn University, who rode Dunit Pistol Pete from Katheen

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Ray of Aubrey, TX, and Mckenzie Lantz of the University of Georgia who rode Playgun Chic Olena from Teresa Wynn of Benton, KY, tied for reserve with scores of 215.5. NRHA selected four riders from a pool of collegiate NRHA members to participate in the championship. The individuals who competed on behalf of NRHA are Jenna Blumer, Oklahoma State University; Jesse Gentile, The Ohio State University; McKenzie Lantz, University of Georgia; and Austin Griffith, The Ohio State University. Four individuals were selected to represent NCAA Varsity Equestrian competitors in the class. The riders selected to compete on behalf of Varsity Equestrian were: Page Monfore, Auburn University; Rachel Houchin, Oklahoma State University; Kristen Hansen, Auburn University; Becca Haaland, University of Georgia. The top four placing individuals in Open Reining at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Finals represented the IHSA. The riders who qualified

to compete were: Rebekah Irish, Black Hawk College; Kaitlin Hoffman, Cazenovia College; Alissa Trucco, Ohio University; and Jason Romney, Utah State University.

NCHA’s annual convention

The National Cutting Horse Association held its annual convention June 17-19 at the Oklahoma City The 2011-2012 NCHA Executive Committee. Front row: Matt Gaines, Don Bussey, President Elect Ernie Beutenmiller Jr., President Keith Marriott. New officers were Deaville, Vice President Barbara Brooks, Edley Hixson Jr. Back row: elected, and Hall of Fame Jerry Louie, Seth Kirchner, Chuck Smith, Jon White, Craig Morris, Maben inductees were recognized Thompson, Bruce Richerson and Dennie Dunn. at the event. The three new executive board members were: Each year, AQHA recognizes the top Keith Deaville, Covington, LA, as NCHA breeding horses based on money earned by President for the next year; Barbara Brooks, their offspring in NCHA competition during Nashville, TN, as vice president; and the the calendar year. Just Scarlet was the 2010 open At-Large position was filled by Craig leading dam. Owners David and Ro Anne Morris, Weatherford, TX. Two regional Ory accepted the award. One Time Pepto representatives earned the 2010 leading freshman sire trowere elected to phy. Owners Jeffrey and Sheri Matthews, serve the next three Matthews Cutting Horses, were on site to years – Region II accept the award. High Brow Cat took his The solid wood fence that’s maintenance-free selected Jerry Louie, eighth leading sire award. Jack Waggoner, of Chico, CA, and Waggoner Ranches, accepted the award. Region III selected Cutting horses are inducted into the WoodGuard provides the Seth Kirchner, of NCHA Hall of Fame were: Copaspepto, strength of solid wood for Clarinda, IW. owned by Don and Kathy Boone, West equine safety and has a New inductColumbia, TX; Ms Peppy Cat, owned by maintenance-free 1/16” thick ees to the NCHA Lonnie and Barbara Allsup, Clovis, NM.; polymer “armor” Members Hall of and Woody Be Lucky, owned by Dan and coating that Fame were comKaren Hansen of Nampa, Idaho. prised of Don looks great and Non-Professionals inducted into Bussey, of Guin, the NCHA Hall of Fame were: Michelle lasts a very long AL; Wayne Hodges, Anderson, Victoria, TX; Bonnie Martin, Las time. No staining of Weatherford, Vega, NV; Megan Miller, Poolville, TX; and or painting, TX; Pat Jacobs, of Julie Wrigley, Weatherford, TX. no splinters. Burleson, TX; and Open riders inducted into the NCHA Lisa Johnson, of Hall of Fame were: Mark Lavender, Choice of black & white Clayton, NC. Brenham, TX; Mark Mills, Brookshire, TX; WoodGuard fence has a thick polymer coating The 2010 Jim Mitchell, Danville, IN.; Don Pooley, spray-applied over treated lumber. Affiliate of the Year Bebe, TX; Matt Sargood, Millsap, TX; and award went to 3 Greg Smith, Star, ID. ½ Amigos Cutting Horse Association. Want to see YOUR NAME in Western The 2010 Reserve News? Send your information and photos Affiliate of the Year to WoodGuard products available certified organic was West Central Distributed by Goat Island Resources Visit for the Texas Cutting Horse latest western news. Association.

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News from Stone Hollow By Beth Thomas

Stone Hollow took three to Region 15 and we had a great show and a great time. Lisa Devineni’s FR Hercules+++/ was stellar as usual, earning a reserve championship in the working hunters as well as three Top Fives in sport horse and hunter hack. Caitlyn Thomas’ Angelica Bay+// jumped well to a reserve championship in AAOTR hunters and Top Fives in equitation and working hunters. Karen Morris’ youngster, GA E-Khwaytor keeps improving, and though no ribbons this time out, he will be there in the near future! We are staying close to home for the rest of the summer, catching some local hunter shows and schooling and prepping for SHN in Lexington, KY, the end of this month.

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Leadline To World Headlines Gold medalist Suzy Stafford’s registered half-Arabian mare, Miss Josephine,

Suzy Stafford has been long-listed for the 2011 FEI World Pony Driving Championships in Slovenia with her half-Arabian pony, Miss Josephine. The talented Arabian mare will be the first Arabian to compete in the World Pony Driving Championships. Photo Courtesy of Amy Cross

Accidents happen so fast. Eddie Ralston was injured in a horse accident Wednesday, June 22, when the horse he was riding fell, pushing the saddle horn into the interior muscles of his thigh. Doctors are saying that he will be ok after therapy and a lengthy healing process. With no insurance, the medical bills will begin to accumulate. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to help Eddie during this time of crisis, you can log on www.horsemensdistressfund. com and make a secure donation on line using your credit card, and send an email to with the receipt and a note to earmark the funds for Eddie and Mitzi Ralston. Or, you can send a check, made out to The Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund, to: 236 Henry Sanford Road, Bridgewater, CT 06752, and include a note that earmarks the check for the Ralstons.

Leadline rider, Addison Cross, shows off her blue ribbon while riding Miss Josephine, a 14-hand registered half-Arabian mare owned by National and World Champion combined driver, Suzy Stafford. Miss Josephine has gone from leadline to world headlines as she is long-listed for the 2011 FEI World Pony Driving Championships with Stafford.

may be long-listed for the 2011 FEI World Pony Driving Championships in Slovenia, but the 14-hand FEI mare’s career has also included much “smaller” competitions. Those competitions include being a patient and wonderful leadline mount for

children. Stafford also thinks it is remarkable that Josie will be the first registered Arabian to compete in the World Pony Driving Championships for the United States. “Arabians are a very versatile breed and they really can excel in any discipline,” Stafford said. “Arabians are a great mount for children and adults. Even though Josie has the ability to win in the leadline division with a small child, she also has the ability to become an award-winning FEI World Driving Pony Champion. “ Stafford and Josie became partners in September of 2010, and the pair has already proven they have the drive to win. Stafford and Josie won the Reserve National Single Pony Championships at

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Margit Bentley 1943-2011 We are saddened to learn that longtime breeder and owner, Margit Bentley, died in Scottsdale on June 20, 2011, after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. Bentley was a lifelong lover of Arabian horses, a passion she passed on to her daughter, Jaime Ward, and enjoyed with her late husband, Warren Bentley. In 1993, the family opened Geneva Arabians, a training and breeding farm, in Delavan, WI. In Geneva Arabiansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 18year history, Margit and her family demonstrated a gift for breeding and selecting promising individuals and developing their talent.

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Live Oak International earlier this year and as the most consistent competitors in three selection trials held in Florida, the pair also drove away as the winners of the Triple Crown of Driving sponsored by Live Oak International, the Sunshine State CDE and Little Everglades CDE. For more information on Stafford, visit her website at www.staffordcarriagedriving. com. Stafford is currently raising funds for her trip to the World Championships, a trip that will cost over $40,000 with roundtrip airfare for Josie and the cost of transporting the carriages and equipment. Donations for Staffordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trip to the World Pony Championships can be made directly through her website.

Winning Destiny The annual Virginia Arabian Horse Association Show and Futurity was held on June 3-5 at Meadow Event Park in Doswell. Participating from Arabians Destiny in Farmville, VA, were AD Bey Bashyr and AD Falkhans Majeed. AD Bey Bashyr placed ďŹ rst in VAHA Futurity Fillies and second in VAHA Futurity Fillies three-years-old. Showing in his ďŹ rst show, the yearling colt, Majeed, won the following classes: VAHA Futurity Yearling Colts, VAHA Futurity Sport Horse In-Hand Colts, Arabian Yearling Colt/Gelding, SHIH Yearling Dressage Type and SHIH Yearling Hunter Type.

Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day brought another addition to Crescendo as Chrystal Coffelt-Woodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dressage stallion, Tru-Blu Gold Mine, sired their newest colt, Crescendos Maestoso, nicknamed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Henryâ&#x20AC;? after Krissâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; father. His proud mother is Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Huckleberry, a Hey Hallujah++// daughter. The two are doing well and Henry looks to be already practicing his â&#x20AC;&#x153;pirouette canter,â&#x20AC;? preparing for his future in dressage.

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Industry Morgan

Morgan News Lead with Courage (Statesman’s Signature X Courage to Lead) was born on July 5.

Welcome to the World! Lead With Courage, a chestnut filly born to the international Bronze medal winning Morgan mare, Courage To Lead (Katy), and sired by dressage champion, Statesman’s Signature (Sigi), was foaled on July 5, 2011 in Pennsylvania, reports her owner Beverly Lesher. Courage To Lead was one of seven USEF Horse Of The Year nominees in 2009; her National and International Gold medalist driver, Suzy Stafford, was also one of seven USEF Equestrians of the year in 2009. Stafford is currently long-listed for the World Cup FEI Pony Driving finals in Slovenia in 2011. “Katy” was retired from competition in 2010 and began her career in the breeding shed when she was paired with Sigi to create a new combined driving dynasty. Sigi, owned and competed by Marthe Reynolds, and bred by LLC, has begun an alternate career in siring competitive driving champions. His filly PVF Peace Of Mind (Statesman’s Signature x JPR Have Mercy) was purchased in 2010 by Suzy Stafford’s sponsor, and won her first Open competitive driving championship in June 2011 at just four years of age. Sigi and Marthe train with noted young Silver medalist and FEI dressage trainer Louisa-Marcelle Eadie of LME Dressage ( in North Salem, NY and Chuluota, FL.

Camp Sunshine, a special needs camp in Dalton, GA, recently visited Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm in Delano, TN.

Camp Sunshine visits Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm, Delano, TN, the three-generation family farm of the Denman, McGee and Bayard Families, was recently the site for a visit by campers and staff from Camp Sunshine, a special needs camp from Dalton, GA.

At the farm, the campers were introduced to Morgan Horses that range from yearlings to senior citizen retirees. And also to friendly farm cats and various poultry species, including newly hatched chicks. The campers had watched the movie Justin Morgan Had a Horse the day prior to their visit and were able to relay lots of information that they knew about the Morgans. Some of the campers’ families had horses, and for some it was a new experience to get up close to the personality-filled Morgans. After the visit, the campers went back with lots of information about things to do in the area and more infor-

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mation about horses in general – especially the Morgan Horse.

Morgan Horse Touring the Country

AMHA Club Offers Trail Ride

Kerry B Proud, better known as “Clifford of Drummond Island,” has been touring the country promoting the Morgan breed. This year he has been doing a summer reading program, “Horse Tales From Around the World,” where he visits public libraries. Clifford is the only horse in the world that signs his own biography! He is fully house trained and has visited stores, libraries, gift shops, tack shops, and nursing homes. He has visited NY, PA, MD, KY, TN, IL and OH as well as his home state of MI. To see Clifford in action, watch this fun video where he takes a shopping trip to his local Tractor Supply Company last fall: wY1t3yMkk8&feature=autoplay&list=FL RScNTADz8.

The Morgan Single-Footing Horse Association will have their annual ride September 18-23 in Monument Valley, AZ. About 20 club members have reserved a spot for this special offering of reservation land riding and special Native American and cowboy entertainment. The annual meeting will consist of installation of new officers and a business meeting. The ride will be five to seven hours daily. For more information, contact Vali Suddarth of Missouri Morgans at 573286-1954 or go to www.gaitedmorgans. org.


14 ANNUAL PMHA MORAB NATIONALS: CHAMPIONSHIPS AND FUTURITY October 22 & 23, 2011 KENTUCKY HORSE PARK Covered Arena, Lexington, Kentucky A Three Breed Show for Purebred Morabs, Morgans & Arabians Class “A” Purebred Morgan and Purebred Arabian/Half-Arabian Divisions Main Show Judge Liz Sanchez Albuquerque, NM Sport Horse Judge Carrie Dahmer, Georgetown, KY USEF Class A, #307744 AHA # 111411010 AHA Region 14 Qualifier AMHA Morgan Open Competition Program - 2 Star Rating Kentucky Association of Fairs and Horse Show, Inc FEATURING: AHA SWEEPSTAKES Classes; Breeding/In-Hand & Performance Classes

Sport Horse In-Hand/Performance and Championships for Arabians and HA/AA Junior Division: Western, Hunter, Saddleseat, Showmanship and Championship Classes Expanded 10 & Under Classes - Select Arabian/HA/AA; 17 & Under Arabian Classes Morab Sport Horse, Performance, Futurity, Breeding/In-Hand & Championships Arabian, Morgan Performance Classes & Championships Adult Amateur W/T, Adult Equitation, Horsemanship, Fun classes and

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Morgans Take Part in Reality TV Show In April, the American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) held auditions across the country looking for finalists for the reality television show, America’s Favorite Trail Horse. Nine hundred contestants tried out for the finals and of that group, 100 horse and

rider teams were selected to attend the finals at Franklin Family Ranch in Austin, TX. Among the Morgan competitors are Pure Country Majestic and Lisa Schafer, Finallys Miss Bay Bee and Bonny Curless, and Royal Rhiannon and Derrick Dupler. America’s Favorite Trail Horse will air in 13 one-hour episodes in September on HRTV and cable. The winner will be chosen by America’s vote! Viewers can vote for their favorite by going to and $100,000 in prizes will be awarded! You can watch a clip of the show here:

Morgans Win at Bromont Several U.S. Morgan drivers were in attendance at the recent CAI competition in Bromont, Canada. In the Pony Singles division, Stanhope Express and Mary Mott-Kocsis won with a final score of 112.48. Two Morgans were one-two in the Horses Pairs division, with Lisa Singer taking top honors with LR Ami Bengali and LR Ami Sahib with a score of 131.83, and Alan Aulson finishing second with a score of 135.47 driving Nordby Coalie’s Duke and Nordby Shadow’s Sam Spade. Hotspur’s Red Rowl finished third in the Horses Singles division driven by Cheryl Rivers to a score of 133.47 and UVM Worthy was fourth in the division with a score of 139.94 with driver Wilson Groves. For complete result, please go to BromontCAN/BM11-FinalHorses.pdf. Want to see YOUR NAME in Morgan News? Send your information and photos to Visit for the latest Morgan news.

Industry Quarter Horse

Quarter Horse News Condolences Our sincere condolences to North Carolina Quarter Horse Association member, Ellen Myers, and her family on the loss of her husband, Bill Myers.

Elliott Acres On July 1-9, 2011, Both Quarter Horses and therapeutic horseback riding were well represented at the Big Butler Fair in Butler, PA, by the Elliott Acres Therapeutic Horsemanship Center crew. Elliott Acres is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization located in Chicora, PA, and founded in 2003 by Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship certified instructor Deborah Elliott. Her grandsons, Braden Elliott, who is seven, and Bernie Elliott, age six, both of whom are hearing-impaired, but great riders, participated in the horse show at the fair.

Bernie rode his buddy Molly, a 35-year-old Welsh/Appaloosa, and had a blast! Braden impressed the judges in his classes, earning fourth place in eight and under showmanship and second in eight and under walk-trot with a much-loved mainstay of the therapy riding program, the 30-year-old AQHA registered mare Potential Star, “Sly.” Sly is a former reiner, that competed in many NRHA events back in the day. That was not all for the Elliott Acres representatives though, as the newest addition to the program, 11-year-old registered Quarter Horse mare Missin Major Peppe, “Aly,” rode to a third place ribbon with Elliott Acres volunteer Shannon Francis. Aly was born on Ms. Elliott’s property in 2000, and she says the mare is “very happy to be back to her birthplace.” Some of the riders and volunteers did a demonstration of the skills the riders learn and the techniques used in the Elliott

Acres therapy-riding program. The riders all received a blue ribbon for participation. A great show for the horses, riders, and volunteers of Elliott Acres! For more information about the Elliott Acres therapeutic riding program, visit or call 724-283-0947.

Change of Date The fourth annual NCQHA “No Bling” Novice/Rookie Show has been moved from November 5 to November 12. The show will now be held in Williamston, NC. Check out their website at for more details on the show.

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Industry Quarter Horse State Fair Park in Oklahoma City for Battle in the Saddle. The first was that it would be really nice to qualify Scottish Solano for the AQHA World Championship Show in tie-down roping. The second was that it would be nice to win $10,000 in a match roping against Ryan Jarrett of Summerville, GA. Whitfield knew that consistency would be the key to winning. “In a match roping, you try to rope your best and minimize the mistakes,” Whitfield said before the evening’s contest. “I’m riding a horse that we showed here at the World Show last year, belongs to Joni Gabriel, Scottish Solano. I qualified him for the (senior tiedown) finals this afternoon.” On July 8, before a large crowd in the Jim Norick Arena, Whitfield and Jarrett roped 10 head of cattle in alternating sets of five. Whitfield was behind after the first set, but by the time he tied his last calf, he pumped his fists in the air as he finished. “I pulled it off,” he said. “I thought the second set of calves, the ones Ryan ran the first time, were a little better than the ones I had. I just tried to get a little closer to the

barrier, gain a little on the ground, and it paid off. I was able to tie them all in 8 and a couple in 9 and hang on to win.” Though Whitfield had a backup horse ready, he stuck with American Quarter Horse Scottish Solano, aka “Stick,” through the whole match. Jarrett borrowed his American Quarter Horse from Ronnie Austin of Ringling, OK. CNN Smart Gunner is a three-time Select world champion in tie-down roping with Ronnie, and he was third in amateur roping at the 2010 World Show. The final times on 10 head were 104.07 seconds for Jarrett and 100.19 seconds for Whitfield.

Racing Experience Need something new and exciting to do this fall? Race on over to Hoosier Park to increase your knowledge of the American Quarter Horse racing industry and also compete for scholarships. The American Quarter Horse Youth Association National Racing Experience will be October 5-9 at the Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Indianapolis, IN.

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All participants will fill out two workbooks. Workbook A will be worth 450 points and must be completed before the Experience. It will be scored by a racing expert. The scores will be available at the Experience. Workbook B, worth 250 points, will be completed and graded at the Experience. In addition to the workbooks, a barn test will be worth 300 points. How well can you saddle your horse? Are your horse’s legs wrapped properly and safely for the race? Scores will be based on the two workbooks and the barn test. For the participants with the highest scores, $6,000 worth of scholarships will be awarded. For more information on the AQHYA National Racing Experience, email Want to see YOUR NAME in Quarter Horse News? E-mail your information and photos to Visit for the latest Quarter Horse news.

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Affiliations Associations, clubs and organizations that promote their objectives, breed or discipline with the assistance of the Equine Journal.

American Friesian Association ................................... 198

Massachusetts Quarter Horse Association ............... 207

Black Swamp Driving Club........................................... 196

New England Miniature Horse Society .......................202

Connecticut Quarter Horse Association ....................207 Flatlanders Dressage & Combined

Northeast Fjord Horse Association ............................ 197 Northeast Friesian Horse Club..................................... 199

Training Assoc. ........................................................ 196

Ohio Arabian & All Breed Trail Society ...................... 195

Foundation of the Pure Spanish Horse ...................... 206

Purebred Morab Horse Association............................ 204

Granite State Appaloosa Association..........................194

Quarter Pony Association............................................. 207 Rhode Island Arabian Horse Assoc............................. 194

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Granite State Appaloosa Association By the time you read this, our 22nd Color Caper Show will be history. So far the weather is shaping up to be very nice. Many GSAA members traveled to Tulsa, OK, in July to compete in the Appaloosa Youth World show. Marissa Ahola took sixth place in youth senior geldings and in youth keyhole 14-18. Rebecca Ardman was tenth in youth showmanship 13-15 with I Will Impress You. Angela Connolly placed eight in youth senior mares. Shea Garvey was fifth in bareback horsemanship 13 and under. Isabella Eldredge and Pardon My Excuses were

world champions in walk trot hunter under saddle as well as third in youth hunter in hand geldings and sixth in walk trot hunt seat equitation. Kristen Hinchey came away with an eighth youth stakes race 14-18 and a ninth in camas prairie stump race 14-18. Samantha Johnson was eighth in walk trot showmanship, ninth in walk trot hunter under saddle and tenth in walk trot horsemanship. Katherine Shepard took third place in western horsemanship 12 and under, fourth in showmanship 12 and under, ninth in hunt seat equitation 12 and under and tenth in western pleasure 12 and under. The appaloosa national show was held the week after youth worlds. Mary Ellen Prunty’s gelding was seventh in senior western riding with Melissa Proulx. Linda Coyle and her hunt seat horse Hez Got the Touch (Nemo) were reserve national champion in masters hunter under saddle and Brian Holmes drove him to a third place in open pleasure driving. He was also reserve national champion green hunter with Chuck Briggs in the irons. Nemo placed fourth in both senior hunter under saddle and the Kathy Show Equipment senior hunter under saddle sweepstakes, which paid $500. Linda and Duplicated DZ (Healey) took fifth

place in both master’s western horsemanship and master’s western pleasure as well and sixth in 35 and over western horsemanship and tenth in master’s hunt seat equitation. Healy was also fifth in junior western riding with Sarah Tremblay aboard. In other member news Janet Murray and her gelding M I Everanexample rode to first place finishes under all four judges in the open working hunter at the WMAA show in June and took home a check for $250. They are also currently leading the nation in non-pro hunter hack and the performance permit for the region. Janet has a new addition, a two-year-old gelding by State of The Art named Hez So Irresitible or Pedro and his name really suits him. Janet and Amanda Soffron will be showing him at the remaining appaloosa regional shows and the Cheshire Fair in August. Beth Stewart’s new twoyear-old mare will make her maiden western pleasure debut at the Reichart Cellebration in Texas in September. Erica Osborne’s new two-year-old mare came away with three grand championships in halter mares at the WMAA show. Submitted by Janet Murray, PR director GSAA, please send news to Janet at


Rhode Island Arabian Horse Association RIAHA’s Annual Open Horse Show is drawing near and this year’s show will feature numerous new classes. As an added treat, our exhibitors will be happy to hear that we have “ROLLED BACK PRICES”. 194, Equine Journal, September 2011

Class Fees are just ten dollars for Regular Classes and twelve dollars for the Champion Classes. Our way of showing that we care and realize the strain on those who like to compete. The show is scheduled for Sunday, August 28, at Kevin Dwyer’s Red Rock Farm, 180 Plainfield Pike, Foster, RI. Kevin Dwyer, Manager, is hosting the 2011 show and invites you to his new facility for a day of fun and competition. You will enjoy all the amenities this facility has to offer including a large warm-up ring and a jumping ring for our newly reinstated Jump Classes. Jumps will be set for all levels from cross rails to over two feet in height pending on the class. Judges are Mr. Chris Picardi and Mr. Walter Comire for the Jumping classes. The Association has removed the registration fee for the Year-End Awards

Program this year. Another new feature for our members. Of course, you must be a member in good standing and you must still register. Points from all shows are recognized. A win / win situation for all. Registration forms are available on our Web Site: OR Contact Julie Baker at (401) 710-9961 / RIAHA.YEAPOINTS2009@GMAIL.COM As always, we pride ourselves on the quality of our Open Show and Awards and therefore, we must not forget the Sponsors. If it wasn’t for their generosity, we would not be able to offer you such. If you’re interested in being a sponsor, you can download the Form from our web site: or contact Shirley Russell at (401) 783-4227 or e-mail: RIAHA@COX.NET A food concession supplied by Fire & Ice Caterers will be at your disposal with

Arabian a full menu for breakfast and lunch and anything in between. The caterer only, will be accepting Credit Cards for your convenience. We also ask that if you plan on staying for the day or viewing for a while that you bring a chair. Our supply of chairs is limited. The Secretary’s booth will open at 8:00 A.M. with show starting at 9:00 A.M. Prize-List and information in regards to the show may be had by e-mailing Lu Guilbault Mgr.

at: or calling 401-5688238. Club News: RIAHA holds its’ monthly general Meetings on the fourth Tuesday or Thursday of each month alternating every other month. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, AUGUST 25th . Meetings are open and memberships are available as well. The meeting officially starts at 7:30 p.m. with President Anne Cardoza presiding. For place or questions? Contact Anne: (401) 647-3245 E-mail:

Visit our Web site: and learn all about our Association and what it has to offer for Arabian Horse Owners or Non-Breed Horse Lovers alike. Check the Equine Journal’s Calendar of Events for RIAHA events and important dates. Also, the Affiliate page for a RIAHA Membership Form. Submitted by Pauline M. Comire

Distance Riding

Ohio Arabian & All Breed Trail Society Ride attendance has been strange this year. Seems lower but then sometimes at the last minute it pops. Mollie wasn’t sure how many she’d have for Scioto Run, and at first it looked rather lean. But when the trailers started rolling in, they just kept coming. The same thing happened with Celebration. It was obvious there would be a large novice ride but at first it seemed there would be a very small open ride. Then trailers just kept rolling in! Speaking as a ride manager, this is a very good sign. For anyone who hasn’t managed a ride, they are very expensive to put on, and there’s never any guarantee of breaking even. Too many years in the hole and the ride disappears. So it’s good to see what is hopefully a trend toward larger numbers again. Weather at Scioto started out gorgeous. Saturday was a great day to ride -warm but not hot, cool in the morning, sunny but not overbearing. Could not ask for much better. Unfortunately on Sunday we paid for it! the 30% chance of rain started about 15 minutes after the last rider left camp, and I don’t think it quit until about the time I left (later than most; I’d stayed to help pack up). As I was driving home, the sun came out and it turned into a gorgeous day. Oh well, we can’t control the weather and at least both days weren’t like that. We all managed to have a great time regardless and it was a class act as always. The CTR that Mollie added this year to help out since we’ve lost a few CTRs were attended by some, but not a huge

draw so it probably won’t happen again. With having to have separate insurance and awards, it’s just not cost-effective. She is thinking, however, of having a type of introductory ride that is approved by AERC so the insurance that comes with that sanctioning would cover it and still give people something to try out if they were new to the sport. Time will tell. Celebration was hot, as expected, but downright chilly at night, which was a nice surprise. Any time we can wear jackets in July, we’ll take it! Carolyn Loedeman was lay judge and it was great to see her. Twice I tried to book her to lay judge Abi-Khan+ and both times she got hurt beforehand, so I was glad to see that obviously it wasn’t all rides. We just need to have her attend Abi-Khan+ as a rider and not a judge, and she can enjoy judging others. For those of you at the ride who are curious about the photographer, he is a Medina county OHC member and should be willing to sell the photos to anyone interested. I don’t believe he has a web site but his email is; his name is Reuss Griffiths. Don’t forget that we will again be voting at the Cracked OAATS Crunch for the BoD members who are up for re-election. Stop by and fill out your ballot when you register. That’s it for this month. Stay cool and hope to see you on trail. Submitted by Mickie Newnam

Our member spotlight this month is on Mary Mast. The photo was taken at Scioto this year as she and Pete (registered name Dr. Thunder Solstice) waited in line,

by Peter DeMott. If you’ve been to many rides you’ve probably seen Peter at some point; he does great work (info can be found at When Mary saw him taking this one she told me that’s what she wanted used for her profile so Peter was kind enough to oblige. Below is the blurb from Mary: My name is Mary Mast. I’ve spent my entire life around animals, either rescuing or giving something a better place in life. I currently have four dogs and four horses and way too many cats! My distance riding began in the late 1980s with Michigan’s Shore to Shore ride. That segued into endurance and competitive trail riding with multiple horses. My greatest enjoyment comes from raising and training young horses. I also enjoy sharing my distance riding addiction with whoever happens to cross my path. So if you see us on the trail, say hi and come along as we enjoy that special day. September 2011, Equine Journal, 195


Flatlanders Dressage and Combined Training Association Flatlanders Dressage and Combined Training Association holds one to three Schooling Shows each year to fund various programs to help educate and encourage the membership, local youth, and the horse owning public. F.D.C.T.A. supports many other local and national horse related organizations through monetary donations and volunteering our time. This year the members decided to have one show which was held on June 18. The show was held at the University of Findlay English Farm. This is a beautiful facility with large stalls to accommodate

the show horses. UF English Farm also has two indoor arenas which allow us to have an indoor warm up arena and a large indoor arena for the tests. There is also a very large outdoor arena for warmup (weather permitting). The weather was great that day, so all the space was greatly appreciated. The show was organized by CoChairs Laurie Leyerle and Pat Boutwell. Diane Foltz is in charge of scoring. Cynthia Klingler has been a faithful ring steward for many years. It takes numerous other volunteers to make our show a success and we are blessed with helpful people. We had heard that many shows in NW and NE Ohio had been cancelled due to lack of entries earlier in the year because of the long wet spring we had and people not being able to get their horses ready. The entries for the show came in slow, but when all was said and done we had an almost full show. We were happy! The results of our show were as follows: Intro A, 1-Katy Platek riding Classy; 2-Kelly Mehallow riding Dino; Intro B, 1- Katy Platek riding Classy; 2-Shelly Toms riding Platinum; Intro C, 1-Chiara Kerr riding Desert Storm; 2-Megan Saylor riding Obsidian; Training 1(adult rider), 1-Brittany Everly riding Lord Zack; 2-Michele Andrews Sabol riding Two Buck Chuck; Training 1 (junior rider), 1-Katy Platek riding Irish; 2-Amanda Haines riding Nellie; Training 2 (adult rider),1-Brittany Everly riding Lord Zack;

2-Michelle Andrews Sabol riding Two Buck Chuck; Training 2 (junior rider), 1Katy Platek riding Irish; 2-Amanda Haines riding Nellie; Training 3, 1-Rebecca Samples riding Mellow GHJ; 2-Michele Andrews Sabol riding Two Buck Chuck; First 1, 1-Wendy O’Desky Reichel riding VF Esabella; 2-Rebecca Samples riding Mellow GHJ; First 2, 1-Megan Saylor riding Luuch; First 3, 1-Pam Shipley riding Turn the Page; Percentage Class, 1-Nancy Kotting riding Pino-w showing Prix St. Georges, 2-Alison Schmidbauer riding Ferdinand. High Percentage Intro-Katy Platek riding Classy; High Percentage Training Level-Rebecca Samples riding Mellow GHJ; High Percentage First Level-Wendy O’Desky Reichel riding VF Esabella; High Percentage Adult RiderRebecca Samples riding Mellow GHJ; High Percentage Junior Rider-Katy Platek riding Irish. Another large contributing factor to the success of our shows is our sponsors. We have many faithful sponsors that include: Full Spectrum Tack, Core Fitness Ltd., Professional Hearing Care, Kagy Insurance Service, Quality Inn, Dancing Water Stables, LLC., Liz Morgan, Janet Harms and Blanchard Valley Lawn and Pet. We indeed appreciate their support. I hope you all have a successful show season. Submitted by Pat Boutwell


Black Swamp Driving Club Happy Fall! It just doesn’t seem possible that its September already! The club 196, Equine Journal, September 2011

has held several events already this season, and even though its September, we still have events yet to come. Here is the list of events yet to happen: September 25 - Coon Hunters Drive, Tiffin, OH. October 4-9 - National Drive at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. October 8 - Hites’ Homestead Drive, Kenton, OH. October 16 - Parker Bridge, Upper Sandusky, OH. November 5 - Maumee Bay State Park Drive, Oregon, OH.

November 12 - Annual Banquet, Plaza Inn, Mt.Victory, OH. December 17 - Christmas at the Farm, Kenton, OH. The Murrays sent this information for their drive on September 25. Joint Drive: Black Swamp and Western Reserve. Come and meet members of the other club, find out what they have been doing. If you don’t have a horse, or your truck is broken down, come anyway to see carriages and horses, as well as enjoy good food and fellowship.

Driving Date: Sunday, September 25 Time: Potluck at noon, drinks and table service provided. Place: Coon Hunter’s Lodge, 7575 TR 131, Tiffin, OH Directions: From east or west, take US 224 to SR 53, just south of Tiffin. If coming from the north, take turnpike or US 20 to Fremont interchange, which is SR 53, and follow that until you have gone through Tiffin and come to US 224. Go South on SR 53 for five miles to County Road 6. Look for the Camp Glen signs. Turn left (east) on CR 6 and go 0.8 miles to Township Road 131. This will be the second right. Travel on TR 131 for 1.5 miles. Sandusky River Coonhunters’ Lodge is the big barn on the left. Drive description: This drive is on public roads through scenic farmlands along the Sandusky River. Therefore, you will need the SMV (slow moving vehicle)

sign as required by state law. There are two routes marked: 4.5 miles or 6.5 miles. Breeching or brakes are recommended because there are hills. Plenty of parking on gravel or grass at the Coonhunter’s Lodge. Any questions? Call 419-447-0076. They will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. The Annual Banquet will be held at the Plaza Inn, in Mt. Victory, OH, on November 12, 2011. Please watch your newsletter for the forms to complete. We hope to have a great turnout, so come and enjoy the food, fellowship and club festivities. Are you interested in becoming an officer or being on the Board of Directors? If you are, please let one of the officers know so we can put your name on the ballot. We will have two three-year terms, and one one-year term positions, so step up and put your name on the list. A successful

club needs people to get involved. We have had a great season of driving so far this year. The locations have been awesome and for the most part, the weather has cooperated with us as well. We always have fun at the events, and the ones with the potlucks… well, they are always special. We have some great cooks in the club. As always, we extend an open invitation to our activities. Please contact us for additional information if you would like. We would be happy to answer any questions that you have. Come and check us out! This will do it for another month. If you have any information to put in the article, send it to or call me at 740-251-7193. Until next time, Enjoy! Submitted by Roger Higgins Jr., Reporter


Northeast Fjord Horse Association As mentioned to our members a while back, the Northeast Fjord Horse Association (NFHA) is proud to announce its sponsorship to the New England Horse and Trail Breed (Norwegian Fjord) mileage award each year. New England Horse and Trail (NEHT) was founded in 1984 and serves a purpose to bring information and recognition to the pleasure trail rider and or driver. The NEHT provides information to help riders find rides and rides find riders. Awards are given by the NEHT to those that reach certain mileage totals (200, 500, +) and by various breed organizations to the horse and rider of that breed with the highestmileage clocked in at NEHT recognized

events each year. It’s a real fun way to keep track of how far you’ve ridden and be recognized for doing so. This year was the first year the NFHA sponsored the NEHT Norwegian Fjord Breed award for highest-mileage and it was awarded to member Michelle Moynihan and her five-year-old Fjord Anders. Michelle and Anders clocked in 62.6 miles for the 2010 season. Michelle won the award, which was sponsored by a Fjord enthusiast, the previous year as well on her Fjord Anita with 46.2 miles. This year she won a $25 Gift card to Dover Saddlery! Congratulations to Michelle and Anders in a job well done. If you’d like more information about the NEHT visit their website at: If you’ve got a story to share with your Fjord friends please pass it along and share with us all! All stories can be sent to Don’t forget to check our website for updates, dates, and events as they’re always changing. Don’t forget the monthly photo contest either and send those photos! Until next time Happy Fjording! Please check out our website at Submitted by Angela Young

Michelle Moynihan with Anita on an NEHT affiliated ride

Michelle Moynihan and Anders in the front on an NEHT affiliate ride September 2011, Equine Journal, 197


American Friesian Association Overview of the American Friesian Association Thanks to a dedicated group of individuals who love the Friesian horse, the American Friesian Association has been formed. The American Friesian Association (AFA) was organized to preserve and promote the purebred Friesian horse in America, to promote the Friesian Derivative horse in America, and to serve the owners of these horses. The AFA is committed to the breed standard of the purebred Friesian horse, as interpreted from the Friesch Paarden Stamboek (FPS) with regard to the needs of American owners for a healthy, sound horse suitable for performance in the current equestrian world. Our goal is to maintain the beauty and uniqueness of the Friesian horse, as it has been known throughout history. The AFA is also committed to high standards of quality, integrity, honesty, and fairness for all horses and members. The founders recognized the evergrowing demand for an American-based registry for the Friesian. The AFA wishes to register purebred and partbred Friesians while providing equal and fair representation for all horses and owners while maintaining the quality and integrity of the breed. The AFA was born out of a need for an American registry with American rules. A registry was needed for American owners who have felt like they deserved a registry that they believed in, one that did not feel so distant and out of reach. There was a need for a registry whose interest lies in promoting the American bred and owned horses, offering them attainable goals, and allowing for equality for all purebred Friesians. The AFA is also committed to embracing the Friesian Warmblood (Friesian cross) and giving those horses and owners 198, Equine Journal, September 2011

an association that is everything to them as it is to the purebred horses and owners. Mirrored benefits such as registration, breed inspection, awards, and more will all be available to the Friesian Warmblood. The AFA will honor horses of quality through breed inspections and predicate levels, and we have built these standards into our rules. The AFA will view all purebred registered Friesians as equals, offering the ability to earn predicates and status to all horses based on their individual quality and ability. Inspections will be done using a “blind judging” system, meaning that the horse’s pedigree, owner, trainer, and other information will not be disclosed to the judge(s) prior to their being judged and receiving their scores. For those owners who wish to breed their horses, AFA will offer pedigree information, inspection results, and performance scores to empower owners to make wise breeding decisions. The AFA understands that many purebred Friesian owners may not feel comfortable immediately switching over to a new American registry, and with the foreign based registries not allowing dual registration, the recording option has been developed by the AFA as a good way for owners to “try out” the AFA without putting their original registry affiliation in danger. In this way, the Recorded horses may participate in AFA inspections and other functions. Their offspring may be AFA registered. This gives the owner a chance to learn more about the AFA, see where the AFA is going, and decide if they want to continue with membership and registering horses. Recorded horses may at any time be upgraded to Registered horses, keeping all titles and predicates earned from the foreign registry and/or any AFA inspections. Additionally, the AFA meets the requirements of IFSHA (International Friesian Show Horse Association) by microchipping and DNA testing our horses as a means of positive identification, so that all our registered horses may participate in the IFSHA and USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) recognized Friesian shows. The AFA is also recognized by the USDF (United States Dressage Federation) as a breed registry so our members and

their horses may participate in the USDF Breed Year End Awards. Here are just a few highlights you can look forward to with the AFA: • Sensible breeding practices – AFA will register all Purebred Friesians equally. • Opportunity to belong to a registry that wants to hear your voice and concerns. • Inspections with licensed American Judges and Blind Judging for all horses, Purebred and Derivatives alike. • Emphasis on breed type, movement, and conformation, with athletic talent and ability also considered important. • All honors/status/predicates earned by your horse from the foreign registries will be honored by AFA. No removal of earned status/predicates. Once earned, always respected and held. • AFA Status/Predicate Level earnings. • AFA Supreme Sire or Supreme Dam awards. • AFA Friesian Fun Riding and Driving Log Program. • AFA Year End Awards for many competition and promotion categories. • AFA Lifetime Cumulative Awards for individual performance as well as for production of quality performance offspring. • Timely response to member inquiries, requests, Registration Documentation, Transfer of Ownership, etc. • A place for the Friesian Warmblood (cross) complete with mirrored benefits of a purebred. • Recording of horses belonging to foreign registries, whose owners are not yet ready to give up registration within those registries, allowing participation in AFA inspections, as well as allowing the owners to “try on” the AFA. • Tracking of Bloodlines, Inspection Scores, and Performance records. • A forum for having fun and enjoying our Friesian or Friesian Derivative. Please check out the AFA at our website www.americanfriesianassocation. com or email or call 912-462-6330 and ask for Button Lee for more information. Submitted by Button Lee


Northeast Friesian Horse Club Wow, summers sure do zip by fast! The weather is cooling off, the kids are back to school, and show season is winding to a close. But for Friesian owners, this may be the most exciting time of the year as we polish up our black beauties, fret about stride length, and touch up on our Dutch in anticipation of the 2011 KFPS Inspection. On Thursday, September 22, Friesians from around the northeast with converge at the Cheshire Fairgrounds, in Swanzey, NH, to be inspected and entered into the KFPS studbook. Judges Henk van der Meulen and Pete Bergsma will be traveling over from the Netherlands along with some our favorite white-clad Dutch runners to assess the quality of our Friesian foals, geldings, mares and stallions against the registry standards. For those who have not yet attended a KFPS Inspection, come on by, it is worth a visit! For many, the annual Inspection or ‘keur’ is the most anticipated event of the year, and a chance to see these fabulous black horses at their very best. See young foals float at liberty next to their dams,

Congratulations to Ashton Clapp and parents Pam and Tim Clapp on her graduation from Cazenovia College!

mares and geldings try for first premie star, and stallions strut their stuff for a chance at stud book consideration. Visit our website,, for more information about the annual Inspection. We hope to see you there! Who says an old mare can’t learn new tricks? Gail Miller has been having a great time with her broodmare Eeldertsje: “After being a broodmare and giving me four foals, I brought my mare, Eeldertsje, back to work and we are having a great time together. We attended our first dressage schooling show, sponsored by the Champlain Dressage Schooling Series, held at The Equestry in New Haven, VT, on June 26. Eeldertsje was terrific and behaved like she had been showing all of her life. We scored 61.88% and 63.75% in Intro A & B, placing second and third, respectively, in our classes. Our next goal is to start schooling at the canter and be ready for another schooling show this fall at the next level.”

Jasper (Wander 353) romping with his dam, Jaike Anne. Owned by NEFHC secretary Caren Polillio of Lazy Stallion Friesians.

Congratulations from the NEFHC go out to Ashton Clapp on her graduation from Cazenovia College with a degree in professional studies and a specialty in equine business management and reproduction. The Clapp family is very active members of the NEFHC and run a successful breeding farm, Starlit Ridge Friesians in Salem, NY. Ashton is extremely pleased to have started employment at Granville Large Animal Veterinary Service in Granville, NY. Congratulations and good luck Ashton! For more information on the NEFHC and to keep up-to-date with current events, please visit our website: www. Have something Friesian-y to share? News and photos for future issues of the Equine Journal can be submitted to Submitted by Kelsey Evans


Gypsy Horse Registry of America, Inc. Gypsy Horse Registry Youth Association Babe Scholarship Winner GHRyA would like to announce the 2011 winner of The “Babe” Scholarship. Layla Tanja Lynn Smith is the first annual winner. Layla is a senior at

Dibble High School in Dibble, Oklahoma. She is the daughter of Renae Nail, Tim Nail, and Mick Smith. Randy and Brenda Hearon of 4C’s Gypsy Horses established the Babe Scholarship that is to be awarded each year to a deserving High School Senior who is a member of the Gypsy Horse Youth Association, and will be attending an institute of higher education. The following is Layla’s winning essay: The Gypsy Horse, Forever in my Heart September 2011, Equine Journal, 199

Gypsy The Gypsy Horse is a beautiful and an elegant breed of animal, but there is more to them, than just having a long flowy main and tail. Gypsy Horses are also very intelligent animals, trustworthy with kids, and athletic. Gypsy Horses want to please their owner, whether you are their handler or rider. They are naturally well mannered and have a good temperament. If a new rider is nervous, a hot-blooded horse will sense the uneasiness and usually gets hyper along with the rider, but a Gypsy Horse is always calm and knows when the rider does not feel the safest. A Gypsy Horse takes care of their rider as if they were the rider’s babysitter. Parents would not have to worry about their kids on a Gypsy horse as much as they would on a hot-blooded horse. The athleticism a Gypsy horse has is unbelievable. It is something you would not expect from a horse like this. Most people do not realize they can spin or roll towards a fence much like a Quarter Horse. I only know this because I have the great opportunity to work for 4C’s Gypsy Horse Ranch. The owners of the Ranch were the first to introduce me to this breed that is called the Gypsy Horse. Gypsies now are

Gypsy Vanner Horse Society The Gypsy Vanner Horse Society is excited about a wonderful event happening this month in Canada. Our wonderful breed has its roots in horses bred by the British/Irish Gypsies who hold an annual get together known as Appleby Fair. It is a time of family, fun, and showing off their pride and joy - the wonderful horses that represent family heritage and accomplishment to them. As the horses have become more and more popular here in America, 200, Equine Journal, September 2011

being put around barrels, being shown in Western Pleasure Classes, and also shown in Hunter Jumper Shows. People from everywhere are coming to watch these horses work. Who would have thought these big, wide, stout horses would be so diverse. The only thing Gypsy Horses may be missing is speed, but you have to remember why they started this special breed of horse. They have been used for many years by the Romany people to pull wagons and carts at a steady pace for a long period of time. Gypsy Horses needed to be stout with wide chests so they were capable to carry large loads across a wide spread of country. Gypsy Horses have massive amounts of hair. Their mane and extremely thick tails can grow until it reaches the ground. Their for-top can cover their whole face. Gypsy Horse’s feather starts at the knee and can make it seem as if they do not have hooves. These animals are gorgeous and they are very aware of it. They will demand the attention that they think they deserve. Gypsy Horses love to be spoiled. Once you look at them, they know that you are hooked. Any time after that no matter how far back in the pasture they are, you will hear the sound of thundering hooves as they come

Randy & Brenda Hearon presenting the GHRyA Babe Scholarship Award to Layla Smith.

to greet you at the gate as soon as they hear your door shut. Gypsy Horses need affection and if you give it to them you will have a best friend forever. The year and a half I have worked for the 4C’s I have not found one that has a bad temper or rebellious attitude. Gypsy Horses have great minds and loving hearts. Submitted by Jan Easter

The Vanner Fair offers visitors beautiful Vanner mares and foals.

many enthusiasts have made that exciting trip to experience Appleby Fair. Now for the very first time since the breed arrived in North America such an event is taking place to honor those days at Appleby and the culture that brought this amazing breed to life. The Gypsy Vanner Horse Society along with the Canadian Gypsy

The Vanner Fair offers visitors a chance to see a breeder’s pride and joy.

Vanner Horse Club and Deerfield Stables are sponsoring North America’s first Vanner Fair. This great event is taking place 24-25 September hosted by Deerfield Stables Country Inn located in Caledon, Ontario, Canada.

Gypsy This event has been carefully planned to capture all the beauty, enchantment, and versatility that has made so many love these horses. Breeders, owners, trainers, and enthusiasts will enjoy lively demonstrations, keen competitions, and good camaraderie which so naturally follow the colorful Gypsy Vanner Horses. Specialty vendors and artisans will display their products capturing and honoring this beloved breed in a variety of art and collectables. Gypsy Vanner breeders from all over the USA and Canada will proudly present their horses, many of which will be for

sale at the event. If this breed has captured your attention this will be an event not to miss, giving you the opportunity to see first-hand many Vanners and their proud breeders. Hospitality areas offering wine sampling and a beer garden will offer guests a pleasant break from all the activity of the weekend. The event will end with a live concert by Terri Lea and The Mustangs. If you are looking for a great get away weekend may we suggest heading to Canada for a fun and sure to be fanciful experience at North America’s first Vanner Fair. As always the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society invites all

The Vanner Fair offers visitors a chance to see lively competition.

that are interested to, “Come and share the dream with us!” Submitted by Joyce M. Christian

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Industry Wide torrential rain the night before, the ring we usually use for trail was mostly under water, so we divided the ring and moved trail inside so everyone would be safe and dry. Our next show was the following weekend, June 19, at the Woodstock Fair Grounds, Woodstock, CT. Ed Golembeski was our ring judge. Bill Ritchie judged the trail ring. We held our second Therapeutic Horsemanship class of the season at this

show. This class will be offered once more this year at our September 25 show at Woodstock. June 26 was our next show, also at Woodstock. Kelli Wainscott judged the ring while Karol Bennett handled the trail classes. Fortunately both of the Woodstock Shows were blessed with sunny weather. On September 18 our affiliate, the Colchester Lions Club will hold

their show at the Hebron Fair Grounds, Hebron, CT. Our season ends back at Woodstock Fair Grounds on September 25. Don’t forget stall rentals and camper hookups are available at both Woodstock and Oneco. For the latest point standings and general information about the club, visit our website, Submitted by Cynthia Anne Bowen

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New England Miniature Horse Society Results of June Show The New England Miniature Horse Society held its second and last show of the season on June 19 at Camp Marshall in Spencer MA. About 45 horses representing New England and New York

were entered. Again, youth and driving classes were especially competitive. Results are as follows: Open Supreme Champion under judges Iversen and Holloway: SRF Premier, owned by Roger Slobody, Open Supreme Champion under judge BakerKennett: SRF Perfection, owned by Roger Slobody High Point Youth Age 7 and under: Ashley Hoff-


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World Class Miniature Horse Registry Minis to the Max! The 16th WCMHR World Championship Miniature Horse Show, presented by World Class Miniature Horse Registry, Inc. September 24, 2011 at Spring Valley Farm and Cabins, LLC, 1190 Horseshoe Bend Rd., Moneta, VA 24121, Approx. 12 miles from Roanoke, and 12 miles from Bedford, VA Information and Online Entries available at or call/fax: (540_890-0856. For Show Grounds Info and WCMHR has maximized the fun, competition, and awards! New in 2011, Supreme Champion Stallions, Mares, & Geldings MAXIMUM Sr. & Jr. Supreme World Champions MAXIMUM Supreme World Champions Performance & Driving Stallions A, Sr. Supreme World Champion Stallion Stallions A, Jr.

High Point Amateur Level 2: Kristina Slobody High Point Single Pleasure Driving (all classes): SRF Revelette, Roger Slobody High Point Country Pleasure Driving (all classes): SRF Heiress, Roger Slobody High Point Classic Pleasure Driving (all classes): Royal Oaks Impressive Rollex, Stephanie Himlin High Point Novice Adult: Dawn Schabacker High Point Novice Youth: Ashley Hoffman-Schabacker Sportsmanship Award: Virginia Gonsolves

Congratulations to all! During a club business meeting held during the lunch break a Year End Awards banquet was discussed. Watch the website for details. The members also voted not to rent a booth in the Equine Affaire Breed Pavilion this fall. Check out the Club website for news, meetings, photos, and for contact information. Please send news (e.g. new foals) and photos for the Equine Journal and/or the website to Mary Adams, 247 North Stone Street, West SufďŹ eld, CT 06093 (860) 3709035 or

Youth Jumper at the WCMHR World Championship Miniature Horse Show.

Seven-Year -Old Driving with her Grandfather, WCMHR World Championship Miniature Horse Show.

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Champion Stallions B, Mares B, and Geldings B compete.) MAXIMUM Supreme World Champion foaled in 2011 â&#x20AC;&#x201D;All A & B horses foaled in 2011 are eligible to compete. Show Ponies 2009-2011 Show Pony Sr. Supreme World Champion Show Pony Show Pony Jr. Supreme World Champion Show Pony Show Pony MAXIMUM Supreme World Champion (Sr. and Jr. Supreme Show Ponies compete. Exhibitors may show multiple horses in Hunter, Jumper, Combined Hunter/ Jumper, & Racing. Only the highest points received in a single class counted for High Point Awards. MAXIMUM Supreme is compiled from Horse Points Only. MAXIMUM Supreme World Champion Performance Horse by an Amateur A

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Koren Gravell, won top awards in halter performance and driving WCMHR World Championship Miniature Horse Show.

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All horses and show ponies must be of show quality without dwarfism, blindness, and lameness. Horses and Show Ponies must be mature for jumping and driving . Owner is responsible. All announcements at the show take precedence over any previous materials. Classes may be combined at the Show Manager discretion. The Judge’s Decisions are Final. Entry form and waiver of liability required for all entries. Parent or Legal Guardian must sign waiver for all youths. All rules and regulations of World Class Miniature Horse Registry, Inc. and its representatives and Spring Valley Horse Farm and Cabins, LLC must be followed at all times. Arrival upon the show grounds constitutes agreement to all terms of the show. All dogs on leashes and proof of current rabies vaccinations. Vet on call. Food concession onsite for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Cookout planned for Friday evening with a D J or Karokee. Horse Boarding Available. Stay awhile, Fish in eight stocked ponds on the premises or visit Smith Mountain Lake, 500 miles of shoreline. (6 miles) or the D Day Memorial in Bedford. Friday Night Cookout available and DJ or Karokee. From Rt. 460 Bedford Route 122 To Smith Mountain Lake, Hales Ford Bridge to Rt. 220. Come enjoy a horse show like they used to be! Submitted by Ken Garnett


Purebred Morab Horse Association, Inc. 14th Annual PMHA Morab Nationals: Championships and Futurity The time is rapidly approaching for the 14th Annual PMHA Morab Nationals: Championship and Futurity show held at the Kentucky Horse Park October 22-23, 2011.PMHA initiated their Morab show in 1998 and features Morabs and the parent breeds of the Morab, the Arabian and the Morgan. This is a USEF and AHA ap204, Equine Journal, September 2011

proved show with a class A division for Arabians, Half- Arabians and Morgans. For the Arabian and Morgan exhibitor, show winnings/points will apply for 2012 show year. This show also has an AMHA Two Star Show rating and is registered with the Kentucky Association of Fairs and Horse Shows, Inc. The judge is a double-carded judge for Arabians and Morgans and the judge this year is Liz Sanchez from Albuquerque, NM, and the sport horse judge is Carrie Dahmer from Georgetown,

KY. There is a wide range of classes for all breeds. Classes include sport horse (In Hand and Performance), traditional performance type of classes and driving, youth classes which includes 10 & under age group, adult classes (W/T) as well as fun classes. Liberty still holds out as the favorite class for all concerned. It is the last class on Saturday evening and exhibitors and horses prepare to strut ‘their stuff’. The youth and breed championship classes are held Sunday afternoon. This show features opportunity classes which are classes that any breed can show, even horses other than Morabs, Arabians and Morgans. The exhibitor does not pay the USEF fees for these classes,

Morab however, if the horse and exhibitor crosses over into a breed class, breed requirements and fees will apply. Repeat exhibitors is the mainstay of this show as they like the ‘laid back’ friendly atmosphere and the fall weather at the Kentucky Horse Park. It is common for the Camp Grounds to be full as people come this time of year just to get away and enjoy the park. There is a unique advantage for the owners of Arabians and Half Arabians

in Kentucky who are members of the Kentucky Arabian Half Arabian Breeders Alliance. Those Arabians and Half Arabians who are participating in the Kentucky Incentive Program through KHABA have classes at this show that gain point value as well as a new venue for this year, Production Classes. Information for the show can be obtained by going to the web site www. and go to the top menu bar – Nationals. The show book is posted

and can be downloaded or one can just download the class list and TBA Options list. The show secretary is Marilyn Norton at 22009 East 19th Road, Nokomis, IL62075 217-563-2487norton5@ show manager is Jeff Caldwell, 502 468-4953 cell. General Information270-735-5331.If you wish for a show book to be mailed, contact general information. Submitted by Donna Lassanske


Lippitt Morgan Breeders’ Association Lippitt Morgans are very adept at competitive trail riding ( Lippitt Miss Nekomia), and today we have Lippitts continuing that tradition….actual relatives of Lippitt Miss Nekomia years later. The Green Mountain Horse Association in South Woodstock, VT, holds monthly competitive trail rides throughout the year. In June, a Lippitt gelding, Ashmoro Billy Alan, won the 25 mile ride, Senior division, carrying owner Rhonda Batchelder of Springfield, VT. These two are seasoned veterans in this venue. On July 10, seven drivers and 40 riders each day, covered the 25 miles on trails, the weather was perfect, no humidity, light breeze, sun and clean Vermont air. On Sunday, Rhonda, with her young gelding, Braelea Vigilant, made their debut as a team in this sport. Rhonda was concerned how it would turn out but not to worry, Vig, aka Asa, came through like a trooper. No apparent case of nerves for Vig as he

handled the 25 miles with ease( In fact, he won the Rookie division)! I was at the grounds to talk with Rhonda and many folks went by and commented on what a great horse he was. Makes an owner and breeder proud. Lippitt Morgans were also busy in Tunbridge, VT. Over the Fourth of July weekend at Heritage Days, sponsored by the Vermont Morgan Horse Association. The weather was hot but the three day event saw eight Lippitt Morgans on the grounds…Friday was the dressage, Saturday the in-hand and performance classes and Sunday the driving events. Four Lippitts were from Maine, one from Connecticut, three from Vermont. Three stallions: Weathermont Ethan, Hagerbrook Beau Jeste, Ryegate Sabastian, three mares, Special Occasion, her daughter, Brookhill Ember Ash, Weathermont Amanda, two geldings, Brookhill Syndication and Randallane Fusion. People and horses had an enjoyable weekend and went home with various colored ribbons for their efforts. Ash Royalty Lippitt Morgans, Centralia, MO, is enjoying a fun summer with local shows with their two mares, Horton’s Bay Beauty and Edgewood Geneva. Both have been shown by granddaughter Caitlin Reed, age 12, and have been winning and always placing in non-stock type halter; showmanship 12 and under; hunt seat, all ages/breeds; western pleasure, non-stock type; freestyle reining; and games. They are particularly fond of bareback pleasure, ride-a-buck, and egg and spoon! More 4H and open shows coming up soon, thru September. Our next large show is

the Boone County Society Horse Show, in Columbia, MO, where Edgewood Geneva will again be entered in hunt seat and western pleasure Morgan classes. She will be shown by her trainer, Sharon Ward, at this show. This is the oldest horse show west of the Mississippi River, and began as (and still is, mostly) a Missouri Saddlebred show, now with added classes for Morgans and Arabians. Ash Royalty Deidre Moro, age two, will resume more basic training in line-driving in the fall with Sharon Ward. Deidre is scheduled to participate in the September shows also, in the in hand classes. Mint Jacob is the proud sire of a lovely bay filly out of New Fork Wyoming Sara, owned by Wendy Shupe in Missouri. The filly certainly has Jacob’s unmistakable “look” and her owners are very pleased with her. Rachel Lonergan of New Hampshire, proudly announces the birth of a bay filly from her beautiful mare Baroncrest Mesa Ash, and sired by Knollwood Danny Boy. The little lady is named Lonergan’s Lady Kate, and she is a “looker”. Plans are that mare and filly will be attending the Lippitt Country Show in August in the mare and foal class. Rachel’s other lovely mares, Randallane Trinity, and Baroncrest Mallory are also readying for the upcoming show in Vermont. Please check out the LMBA website, for horses for sale, with new listings, at www.lippittmorganbreedersassociation. com. Submitted by Jane Myers

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P.R.E. Horses

The Foundation always says, “We are for the horse” but this time it is all about YOU! It is personal. Now close your eyes and imagine what you would do if you were in control of the P.R.E. world. What would you do? How could you make a lasting difference? Would you make a retirement ranch where older P.R.E. Horses could live out their remaining years in a nice pasture with some of their friends? Would you sponsor educational clinics in your area? Would you want a museum exhibit in your name or your horse’s name? Maybe you want to encourage people to trail ride and want to provide awards for those who do so that others might try it. You might want to help build a National Spanish Riding School or let the world know about the importance of a specific bloodline. The Foundation is proud to announce it has partnered with the United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM) to help you fulfill your dreams. We can now offer endowments and annuities as part of its new planned giving program. Corporate donations have enabled the UWCNM to offer programs where administrative expenses of these tax advantaged planned giving programs are offered at no cost to non-profits who partner with them. Now anyone can take advantage of these programs. Put purpose in your life by helping our beloved horse. Call at your convenience 505.294.0800 or email Your dream for the future of the P.R.E. Breed can come true. Have you ever considered what generations in the future will say about you and your life? What will your legacy be? It certainly can be partly monetary, but it should be much, much more. You should leave behind a part of your life, a glimpse into your character and values, a picture of whom and what you really were. There is no better way to demonstrate to the future your love for the Pure Spanish Horse than to endorse the work of The Founda206, Equine Journal, September 2011

tion by providing it with a gift. The Foundation has partnered with the United Way of Central New Mexico to make it easy. Anyone can do it. Planned Giving to the P.R.E. Horse can be easy! The planning is the key. There are many ways to give and fund your legacy. Of all the gifts you have given, a bequest, (a gift you designate in your will) may be the most meaningful one you will ever make. Through a bequest you can remember loved ones, both human and equine, in special ways, perpetuate your values and help shape the future of the P.R.E. horse that was so important to you during your lifetime. Many people find security in retaining control over their assets until their deaths. Gifts that you may be reluctant to make today become feasible when provided for by your will. Bequests have the added advantage of avoiding federal estate taxes, which can devour your estate. Our beloved horse has existed for almost 500 years. Help preserve its future and leave a legacy worthy of your dreams and of King Felipe II’s intentions of creating the perfect breed to serve and befriend mankind. This is about what you want your life to count for, what do you want to be remembered for, your legacy, your dreams for our beloved P.R.E. breed. It is your personal vision, your idea of what is right and how to make it happen. No amount is too small; together we can make a difference! The Foundation has formed The King Felipe II Society to honor individuals who have chosen to include The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse Association in their estate plans or in any planned gift arrangements. There are no membership fees or required gift amounts to join. If you have a gift plan that names The Foundation as a beneficiary but have not yet informed us of your plan and wish to accept membership in the King Felipe II Society, please contact us at 505-2940800 or Submitted by Barb Clark

You could fund a museum exhibit

Photo: Ami McHough

Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse Anyone Can do it!

You could help fund a retirement ranch

Quarter Horses

Connecticut Quarter Horse Association The Connecticut Quarter Horse Association will be holding our Annual Membership and Elections Meeting at our September Show. This AQHA show will feature class paybacks and more prizes randomly given in some classes

Massachusetts Quarter Horse Association Well, I just got back from the Falls Creek Farm Heat Wave Classic. Several of the MassQHA members were showing there. This was our last pointed show for our members this year. The Versatility Ranch horse clinic is

through our Riding for Rewards Program. Never showed at a CQHA Show? We welcome new exhibitors and members through our Mentor Program. Simply ask for a mentor and someone

will guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. September will also include the finale of our season long Battle of the Barns, awarded during our meeting. We will also offer a FREE Mini Clinic! The June NO BLING show was well received. New people attended and had a great time. We received many wonderful comments. Everyone enjoyed free pizza and all the other special activities such as the free mini clinics!

coming together. Information should be on the web site with the forms to sign up and ride. Come join us for this special event weather you ride or not. It should be a great time. We received a very nice thank you card from the MSPCA at Nevins Farms for the donation that MassQHA made to their equine program. Thank you to everyone that attended the meeting. And don’t forget to visit their tack shop, they have some

amazing deals! The next General Membership Meeting is in September and it will be the FIRST time that MassQHA has offered interaction via conference call with Major Trainers across the country. VP Mike McCallan is setting up a very interesting meeting for us to enjoy. Imagine talking to “The BIG guys!” Get questions you always wanted to ask to Mike prior to the meeting and visit our website for date, time and directions to the meeting www.

Submitted by Donna Rosciti, President

Submitted by Toni Gregoire

Quarter Pony

Quarter Pony Association QPA Inspectors - Lets take a moment to recognize the folks who serve the Quarter Pony Association, as Inspectors. Thank you for your availability. AR – Kim Hammock; CA – Dayna Davis, Dena Hurlock, Sharen Kae Morse, Jeri Robertson; CO – Rhonda Lange; GA – Valerie Smithe; HI – Leticia Sweet Grittman; ID – Nicki Stephens; IL – Pauline Curry, Rebecca Curry; IN – Autumn Kinser; IA – Terri Bergen Smith, Cynthia Kendall, LuAnn Cahill; KS – Callene Rapp; KY – Pat

McGraw; MI – Stacy Huston; MS – Murphy Uhl, Amanda Wimberley; WA – Craig & Thompson, Brenda & Tom Colarossi, MeLinda Larsen, Christina Padgett; WI – JoAnn lissa Daniels, Mary Ladnier Senseney; MO Buttner, Roxy Lavigne; Canada/Alberta – – Jennifer Lappin, Teresa Kearney; NV – Vic- Katrina Schumacher; Austrailia/New South Wales – Debrah Fearne, Lisa Paton, Lisa toria Courmier; OH – Theresa Pool, Deborah Brown, Ann Montgomery; OK – Lara Armstrong, Shavings/Sawdust Ryanne Hoffman; Bulk Kiln Dry/Green Bagged Shavings OR – Wendy Loper, Jean Sirotek; PA Arena Footing Trucking - Live Floor Trailers/ Rubber - Leather - Chips Vans Deliver throughout – Laurie Whitling; New England, NY, PA SC – Stephanie Truck Tire Sidewalls Welch; TN – Ann (for tarp anchors) Collins, Dominique Nave, Lauren 1000 Plymouth St., Rte 104, Bridgewater Bishop, Robbie SeaBridgewater, MA Farm Supply Co. Inc. graves; TX – Alisha Stark, Kim Gould FARM • LANDSCAPE & PET PRODUCTS Wende, Vickie 508-697-0357 or 800-665-9328 Andrew, Amanda Mon-Fri 8-5:30, Sat 8-4, Sun 10-3 September 2011, Equine Journal, 207

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Quarter Pony

Smokin Double Dutch

KT Stardust Holliday

Ponies - placing second in Cow, first in Equitation, second in Gymkhana, tied for second in trail. In addition, KT Stardust Holliday ranked as reserve, 2010 year end, overall top pony. Previous years have also proved to be a successful for the team, as they had earned the versatility champion title, in 2009, with ROM’s in halter, gymkhana. Tami Platt is one of the founding members of the Quarter Pony Association. She has served as Points Secretary, Western Director, and currently the Judges Committee. Tami has two Quarter Ponies, a mother and daughter team. She expressed that the breed has all the versatility of the larger stock-type breeds but in a smaller, easy to manage package. Tami commented, that as a fledgling association, we do not have a way to card judges, however as the QPA grows, be on the lookout for more information from this Committee. Owned and exhibited by Tami and Carly Keicher of Oregon, Smokin We offer delivered: We are now able • 20 yards/$240 to $315 Double Dutch to offer within 30 miles earned Supreme deliveries all over • 50 yards/$800 Champion title in within 75 miles New England. 2009, with Superi• 100 yards/$1200 We also can arrange ors in Halter, Trail, within 75 miles automatic delivery Driving, English & • 100 yards/$1400 on a monthly, semi-weekly Equitation, giving within 110 miles or weekly basis. her the honor of Ken & Evan Sigfridson being the first pony 125 Fitzgerald Rd, Brooklyn, CT 06234 to win the Supreme

Wiseman; Austrailia/Queensland – Kathy Birch, Val Kelly; Austrailia/Victoria – Leanne Prime, Barrie Tapp, Sharyn Dowdy. For a complete list and contact information, please refer to the QPA website. Updates are ongoing. QPA Board & Committee Members: To acknowledge, and express thanks to those who serve the Quarter Pony Association; from to time, some details will be shared about each person. Jean Sirotek, along with her daughter Kyra Turner, is the proud owner of KT Stardust Holliday. They have been part of the QPA for the last three years. They have been involved with POA’s over twelve years. Jean has served as the Points Secretary, Membership Services, and is an inspector for the QPA, for the state of Oregon. KT Stardust Holliday has had a busy season, competing in a variety of events, ranking among the 2010 Division Top

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Champion Title. Earner of the Superior Champion title in 2007, with ROH’s in Halter, Trail, Driving, & Equitation. At the end of 2008, this pony became a Versatility Champion. Human Membership Quarter Pony Association P.O. Box 104, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403 Website: E-mail: Horse Registration (QPA Affiliate) International Quarter Pony Association P.O. Box 230, Lyles, TN 37098 Website: E-mail: For groups considering becoming an affiliate of the Quarter Pony Association, please contact the QPA Board for discussion. Hopefully we can work together, with a common goal, in promoting this small horse, pony breed. Thanks are extended to the Equine Journal, for allowing the Quarter Pony Association and its affiliate the International Quarter Pony Association, to share the news. All submissions for consideration in QPA Newsletters, become property of the Quarter Pony Association and no compensation, for use, shall apply. Submissions may be sent to nickistephens11n@yahoo. com. Submitted by Nicki Stephens, QPA Publicist

affiliation coupons American Drum Horse Association Gypsy Cob & Drum Horse Association American Friesian Association Gypsy Horse Association Arabian Horse Association of Maine Gypsy Horse Registry of America Arabian Horse Association of Massachusetts Gypsy Vanner Horse Society Arabian Horse Association of New England International Friesian Show Horse Association Berks Equine Council Lippitt Morgan Breeders’ Association Black Swamp Driving Club Maine Morgan Horse Club Blackstone Valley Dressage & Combined Training Assoc. Massachusetts Quarter Horse Association Connecticut Quarter Horse Association New England Miniature Horse Society Flatlanders Dressage & Combined Training New England Region/Carriage Association of America Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse New Hampshire Horse Council Granite State Appaloosa Association New Hampshire Hunter Jumper Association

all breed / all discipline

all breed / all discipline


Berks Equine Council Membership Application (Please check one)

❑ Junior $10 ❑ Individual $15 ❑ Family $30 ❑ Business/Farm $75 ❑ Friend of BEC donation _____ Name: ______________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________ Phone: ______________________________________________________________ Email: _______________________________________________________________ Family Membership, list members: __________________________________________ Breed/Interests: _______________________________________________________ Farm/Business Membership Farm/Business Name: ___________________________________________________ Business Address: ______________________________________________________ Phone: ______________________________________________________________ Email: _______________________________________________________________ Website: _____________________________________________________________

Northeast Fjord Horse Association Northeast Friesian Horse Club Ohio Arabian & All Breed Trail Society Purebred Morab Horse Association Quarter Pony Association Rhode Island Arabian Horse Association Silver Heels Riding Club Southern New England Horsemen’s Association Vermont Quarter Horse Association World Class Miniature Horse Registry, Inc.

Southern New England Horsemen’s Association Offering English, Western, Saddle Seat and Miniature Classes. Youth & Adult Exhibitors!

10 Shows Per Year/ Year-End Awards Thru Sixth Place For more information or to receive a membership form - return this form, call or email:

Karen Sapia, 57 Lathrop Rd., Uncasville, CT 06382 Phone: 860-608-7577 • Email: Name: _______________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________ City:___________________State:_____________Zip:_________

Signature: _________________________________________ Date: _____________ Your signature gives us permission to send you the E-newsletter and occasional emails that are part of your membership package. Mail completed form with check made payable to: Berks Equine Council, and mail to: P.O. Box 6085, Wyomissing, PA 19610

Silver Heels Riding Club

Name:_____________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________ Phone:___________________________Email:____________________


appaloosas GRANITE STATE APPALOOSA MEMBERSHIP FORM Name ______________________________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________ City_________________________________State _____ Zip__________ Email________________________ Phone ( )_______________________

Youth Name:______________________ DOB: ____________________

Annual Dues: Family: Individual: Youth:

Family - $30.00 Single - (18 or over) $25.00

NAMES List all in family: Name, DOB, ApHC# ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Junior - $20.00

Lifetime - $200.00

Membership includes a one year subscription to the Equine Journal. All memberships expire on Dec. 31.

Mail form and check payable to: Silver Heels Riding Club, Sheri Paplaskas, 6 Meadow Fox Lane, Chester, NH 03036 Note: to qualify for year-end points, both exhibitor and owner/leasee of equine must be a member of SHRC.

$30 ____________ $25 ____________ $20 ____________

Lifetime: $250 __________

___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________

See website to nominate youth, N/P, or horses for year end points. Make checks payable to GSAA, enclose all paperwork & mail to:

Julie Dolder, 796 Meredith Center Rd., Laconia, NH 03246

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arabians Arabian Horse Association, Inc. of Maine Application for Membership

New Member ______ Renewal ______ Membership Year ______ ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP (Belonging to AHAME Only) 1. Individual Associate Membership 2. Family Associate Membership (includes children under 18) 3. Junior Associate Membership (under 18)

$25 $40 $17

FULL MEMBERSHIP (Voting rights in IAHA, Region 16 and AHAME) 4. Full Individual Membership $55 5. Full Family Membership $105 6. Full Junior Membership (under 18) $30

Please Note: Due to IAHA rules, full members MUST submit the date when you first became a member of IAHA in order to renew your Full Membership. Date: ________________________ If you are submitting a Junior Membership, please check here ______ Name _____________________________________ Date of Birth (required) _______________ Address ______________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip Code_____________________________________________________________ Social Security # ________________________________ Telephone ______________________ Please send this Application for Membership, along with your check made out to AHAME, to: Laurie Emery, 222 River Road, Madison, ME 04950

arabians Membership Application RIAHA Affiliate Members: expires the following year on the last day of the month in which you joined. Adult: Includes one membership in RIAHA and AHA. _____ Basic Dues $40.00 _____ Competition Card $35.00

Youth: Includes one membership in RIAHA and AHA. _____ Basic Dues $30.00 _____ Competition Card $25.00

Name: _____________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________ City:_____________________________ State:______ Zip Code:___________ E-mail: ___________________________________________________________ SS#: _____________________________ Main Phone: ______________________ Youth DOB:______________________ Alternative Phone: ___________________ AHA#: _____________________________________________________________ Renewal or New Membership (Please circle one)

Any Questions: E-mail: or call (860)928-5580 Make Checks Payable to: RIAHA Mail to: Karen Richmond, 246 Freedley Rd., Pomfret Center, CT 06259-1205

breed specific Membership Application

Arabian Horse Association of MASSACHUSETTS Name_______________________________________Date ____________________ Address _____________________________________________________________ City_____________________________________State________Zip______________ Email _____________________________Phone_____________________________ Membership Fees: __$15 Junior __$40 Jr w/IAHA __$20 Individual __$80 Ind. w/IAHA __$30 Family (No IAHA) __$10 IAHA Late Fee after Dec. 15th __$10 per horse Year End Awards

__/__/__ Date of birth ( Jr.) ____-____-______ Soc. Security# Adult ______________________Junior Name(s) ______________________ Horse Name(s)

Arabian Horse Association of New England Name: _____________________________Phone: ____________________ Address: ______________________________________________________ City: _________________________State: _____________Zip: __________ DOB: _______________SS#: _______________Email: ________________ New: ______ Renewing:______ AHA#: _______________________ Member Since: __________________ Mary Kay Newton Ash Lane Farm, P.O. Box 192 New Braintree, MA 01531 Membership has increased to reflect an increase in membership from AHA.

~ Ride To The Beat Of A Different Drum ~ ADHA Membership Application Name: _______________________________________ Phone: ___________________________ Farm: _______________________________________ Fax: ____________________________ Address: _____________________________________ Email: ___________________________ _____________________________________________ Website: __________________________ Membership categories (please check one): Annual Individual Membership (1 vote) Annual Family Membership (2 votes) Lifetime Individual Membership (1 vote) Lifetime Family Membership (2 votes) Annual Junior Membership (under age 18, Non-voting)

____$ 65.00 Renewal? ____$100.00 Renewal? ____$500.00 ____$750.00 ____$ 25.00 Renewal?

Yes / No Yes / No

Yes / No

Would you like to be included in our published Members/Breeders list? Yes / No Please make check to: ADHA ___________Total Amount Enclosed

Make checks payable to: A.H.A.M. Mail to: 5A Farm Street, Blackstone, MA 01504 Memberships include a subscription to the Equine Journal

Send form and check payable to AHANE to:

American Drum Horse Association

American Drum Horse Association 33822 Bluff Dr., Coarsegold, CA 93614 • 559-676-7990

The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse Invites You to Join Our Family! Name: ________________________________________________________________ Breeder/Owner Codigo if known or if applicable _______ Do you own? ( ) Stallion ( ) Mare ( ) Gelding Birth Date (optional):_______________ Farm/Ranch: ______________________________ Billing & Mailing Address: ____________________________________________________ City: ______________________________ Zip:_______________ State: _____________ Website: _______________________________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________ Fax: ________________________________ Cell: ___________________________ Email: ________________________________

____ $80.00 AHA Adult with Competition Card (AHA membership, Competition Card, AHA excess personal liability insurance)

____ $75.00 AHA Senior with Competition Card (AHA membership, Competition Card, AHA excess personal liability insurance) (60 years by 12/31/09)

____ $65.00 AHA Youth with Competition Card (Under 18 years by 12/31/09)

____ $25.00 AHANE Individual Membership

You may also join AHANE online via the AHA website:

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Passage Club - $12/Month See other benefit levels available at Please make checks payable and send to: The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse 4001 Juan Tabo NE, Ste. D, Alburquerque, NM 87111 Questions about membership? See or call us at (505) 294-0800 or email

breed specific

distance riding

Northeast Fjord Horse Association “Promoting and Enjoying the Norwegian Fjord Horse”

NAME: ______________________________________________________________ FARM NAME: _____________________________ PHONE: ___________________ ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________________ CITY, STATE, ZIP: ______________________________________________________ E-MAIL: _______________________________ # OF FJORD HORSES: ___________

OAATS MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION FORM Name _____________________________ AHA # (If applicable) _____________ Address ____________________________________________________________ City _______________________________ State ________ Zip _______________ Phone number _______________________ Email __________________________ ❑ New Member ❑ Renewal Member Membership runs from January 1st of any given year to December 31st of the same year. Membership and Horse registration must be current for any competitions and/or recreational riding hours to be considered for all programs.

❑ Full OAATS & AHA Member - Adult ($80) ❑ Full OAATS & AHA Member - Youth ($65) ❑ Associate OAATS Member - Adult ($30) ❑ Associate OAATS Family - Adults ($50) ❑ Associate OAATS Membership - Youth ($25)


PJunior Membership – $15.00 PSingle Membership (1 vote) – $30.00 PFamily/Farm Membership (2 votes) – $40.00 MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: Northeast Fjord Horse Association MAIL NEW MEMBER APPLICATIONS AND DUES TO:

Rita Maccini, 152 Frank Williams Rd, Shelburne, MA 01370

New Horse Recording $15 Renewal Horse Recording $10 One-Time Recreational Riding Enrollment Fee $25

Horse Name ________________________ Breed _____ Age ____ Sex ______ Barn Name ______________________ Check One: ❑ New $15 ❑ Renewal $10 ❑ Rec Riding $25 Please make all checks payable to OAATS and send to:

OAATS, Inc., PO Box 231, Rising Sun, OH 43457 Please check the website for forms, schedules, program rules, news, and updates throughout the year!


Membership Application


First Name: ______________________ Last Name: ______________________ Address: _________________________ _________________________________

Blackstone Valley Dressage & Combined Training Assoc. BVDCTA Membership Application

City:_____________________________ State: _________ Zip: ______________ HomePhone :______________________ Email: ___________________________ Member Type: (__) Individual $30 (__) Family

$45 (__) Corporate

(__) Club

$50 (__) Youth under 18 $15


Renewal #: ____________________

Reg. Prefix: ______________________ Farm Name:______________________ Club N ame: ______________________ Corp N ame: ______________________ Website URL: ____________________ Under 18-Age: ___________________

Please make check payable to: PMHA Mail to: Donna Lassanske, P.O. Box 203, Hodgenville, KY 42748

Membership Year Runs January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011

Membership Fees:

Juniors Members (under 18) $25.00 Adult Members (over 18) $30.00 Family Membership (not to exceed 4 family members) $40.00

Name: ______________________________________________________________ (Include All Names if Family Membership)

Street Address: _______________________________________________________ City, State, Zip Code: __________________________________________________ Email Address: _______________________________________________________ Phone Number: ______________________________________________________ If you are interested in volunteering, please check the form below, we will contact you I am interested in helping out, please contact me by ❑ Email or ❑ Phone Make checks payable to: Blackstone Valley Dressage & Combined Training Association, 87 Purgatory Road, Sutton, MA 01590 For more information, contact:

QUARTER PONY ASSOCIATION Membership Application ❑ Junior (17 & Under) ..... $15 ❑ Single Lifetime ........... $100

❑ Single (Adult) .................. $25 ❑ Family/Farm Lifetime ..... $150


❑ Family/Farm .... $30

Sr. Name: _________________________ Sr. Name: _______________________________ Youth Name: ____________ DOB: ________ Youth Name:_____________ DOB: _______ Youth Name: ____________ DOB: ________ Please list additional family members on separate sheet Mailing Address: ______________________________________________________________ City: _______________________________ State: ______________ Zip: ________________ Phone: _____________________ email: ___________________________________________

I hereby make application for membership/renewal in the Quarter Pony Association and agree to abide by the rules of QPA and/or the decisions of the Board of Directors.

Signature: ______________________________________ Dated: __________________

A note about points: Both the exhibitor and the owner of the pony must be QPA members for year end award points to count.

MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO QPA & MAIL TO: Quarter Pony Association • P.O. Box 297 • Leon, KS 67074

Dressage & Combined Training Association

Join Us! Contact: Pat Boutwell 18380 TR 51 Bluffton, OH 45817

Phone: 419-231-4688

Annual Membership fee: $36 Family membership fee: $36 + $10 additional fee per family member Visit our website or contact Pat Boutwell to receive a complete membership form.

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Membership Application Name________________________________________________________ Address______________________________________________________ E-mail Address _______________________________________________ City____________________________State______ZIP_______________ Phone _______________________________________________________ Type of horse driven____________________________________________ Type of vehicles driven__________________________________________ Membership ( ) $25.00 Names of family members_______________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ Make check payable to: Black Swamp Driving Club Send completed application to: Jacqueline Minges, Treasurer BSDC, 9048 Summerfield Rd, Temperance, MI 48182 Phone: 734-856-6122 Email:


American Friesian Association Please print clearly. Send this completed form and fees to:

American Friesian Association, Route 2, Box 60, Nahunta, GA 31553 • (912) 462-6330 Farm/Company:_______________________________________________________________ Your Name:__________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________ City/State: ______________Zip:___________ Phone: _________________________________ Fax:_________________________________ Email:_________________________________Website:_______________________________ Memberships run from January 1st through December 31st • Fee Schedule: All fees are given in US Dollars { } Individual: $40 All households must have an individual or family membership. { } Family: $65

Family memberships available for 2 or more members in a given household (must have same physical address). Please list first and last names of ALL members.

{ } Youth: $15

Youth membership requires one individual membership from an adult residing at the same physical address. To qualify for youth membership individuals must be under the age of 18 on January 1 of the calendar year in which membership is applied for.

{ } Lifetime: $250 Individual membership only. TOTAL FEES ENCLOSED $____________ •

International Friesian Show Horse Association PO Box 535, Santa Ynez, CA 93460 Voice: (805) 448-3027 • Fax: (805) 448-3027 •

NER/CAA Annual Dues: $20.00/Family or Individual Name: __________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________ City: ______________________State:_________________Zip: ____________

Membership Application Name(s): ___________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ Phone:_____________ Alternate Phone: ___________ Mobile Phone: ____________ Email: __________________ IFSHA Membership Number (if renewing):____________

Telephone: (____) _______________ Email:____________________________

USEF Membership No. _________ USDF Membership No. _______ Birth Date (Required for Juniors): ______

Please make checks payable to NER/CAA and send to: Alan Retter, 35 Flagg Rd., Hollis, NH 03049

Membership Type: ❏ Junior (under 18) ❏ Adult Professional* ❏ Adult Amateur** *Professional - compensated for training and/or competition **Amateur - not compensated for any training and/or competition Membership Term - December 1 through November 30: ❏ Junior Annual $30.00 ❏ Adult Annual $45.00 ❏ Adult Lifetime $1000.00 See website for horse membership application and Equine Identity Record form.

Phone: 603-465-2720 • Email:

english disciplines New Hampshire Hunter Jumper Association PRESIDENT Chelise Storace 38 Frying Pan Road Stratham, NH 03885

VICE-PRESIDENT Cynthia McLaughlin 109 Lexington Avenue Manchester, NH 03104 603-625-8392

SECRETARY Melissa Barden PO Box 31 Dublin, NH 03444

TREASURER Kelly Hawkins 23 Cobb Meadow Rd Dublin, NH 03444

Northeast Friesian Horse Club Membership Form

❏ Individual Life $150.00 (Membership year Oct. 1 - Sept. 30)

The Northeast Friesian Horse Horse Club invites you to join our club formed because of our mutual admiration of the Friesian Horse. We are an official chapter of The Friesian Horse Association of North American (FHANA) & are organized under their rules & regulations.

❏ Family (2 Riders) $30.00 - Parent(s) & children under 18 (as of Dec. 1, of previous year)

Name: ________________________________________________________

❏ Individual $20.00 per year

❏ Adult

❏ Junior (under 18 as of Dec. 1, of previous year)

❏ Grande Family (3 or more riders) $40.00 - Parent(s) & children under 18 (as of Dec. 1, of previous year) Name ________________________________________________________________ Street ___________________________City/Town _____________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________ Telephone: ____________________________________________________ Email: ________________________________________________________

State _______ Zip ____________ Phone ____________________________________ Date of Birth(s) for children under 18 _________________________________________

Family/Farm Membership: $55.00 • Individual Membership: $45.00 Associate Membership: $35

Make checks payable to: NHHJA

Please make your checks payable to NEFHC & mail to: Cathy Zine, 115 Waterford Drive, Hanover, MA 02339, 781-829-2086

Mail to: Melissa Barden, PO Box 31, Dublin, NH 03444

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Thank you!

gypsies The Gypsy Cob and Drum Horse Association, Inc. Preserving, Protecting & Promoting the Traditional Gypsy Cob Name: ______________________________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________________________ City:_____________________________________ State:_______ Zip:____________


GYPSY VANNER HORSE SOCIETY Membership categories are as follows (please check one): General Membership (1 vote) ____ $80 Associate Membership (non voting) ____ $50 Lifetime Membership (1 vote) ____ $750 Youth Membership (non voting) ____ $25 Please mail completed form and make checks payable to: Gypsy Vanner Horse® Society, P.O. Box 65, Waynesfield, OH 45896 Or you can submit your application on our website and pay dues through the GVHS store by using your credit card on paypal.

)___________________ E-Mail:_________________________________

New Member __________________________________ Renewal ________________________________________ I currently DO DO NOT (circle one) own a registered Gypsy Vanner Horse.

Type of Membership: ___________________________________________________

Name ____________________________________ Spouse’s Name ________________________________________

Phone: (

Farm Name _______________________________________ Phone ________________________________________

Voting: Single: $75 Family (2 Votes): $125 Lifetime Voting: Single: $500 Family: $750 No Vote: Associate Adult: $40 Associate Family: $60 Junior (Under 18): $30

Mail to: GCDHA • 1812 E. 100 N. • Danville, IN 46122

317-745-6746 E-mail: • Website:

Gypsy Horse Association Membership Application

Name:______________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________ City:_____________________________State:_________Zip: __________ Email: ______________________________________________________ Telephone: __________________________________________________ Farm Name: _________________________________________________ Website: ____________________________________________________ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏

General Membership - One Vote, Subscription to Equine Journal, $75.00 Associate Membership - No Vote, Subscription to Equine Journal, $50.00 Youth Membership - No Vote, $20.00 Founding Lifetime Membership available through Sept. 30, 2008, $525.00 Please see website for mailing information

Address ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Email ________________________________________ Fax ____________________________________ Website ____________________________________________________________________________________________ I have read the history, mission, goals and beliefs of the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society and hereby submit my membership to the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society.

Come share the dream with us! Signature _____________________________________________________________ Date ________________


President: Clinton Jury, Vice President: Victoria Chalut, Secretary: Missy Tansey, Treasurer: Laurie Slobody, NEW ENGLAND MINIATURE HORSE SOCIETY, INC. ENCLOSED IS $35 FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL OR $50 FOR FARM MEMBERSHIP (2 ADULTS & ALL YOUTH) TO NEMHS FOR CALENDAR YEAR _____.

NAME ________ PHONE____________________ FARM NAME ____ MAILING ADDRESS _____ EMAIL ADDRESS _ CITY __________ STATE ZIP____________ JR’S NAME ___________________________________ DATE OF BIRTH _____ JR’S NAME ___________________________________ DATE OF BIRTH ____ MAIL TO: MISSY TANSEY, 87 PURGATORY RD., SUTTON, MA 01590

Gypsy Horse Registry of America, Inc. Membership Application Please complete form and mail with appropriate fee to address below. Please make checks payable to GHRA.

Name:______________________________________________________________________ Farm Name:__________________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________Phone:____________________ City/State: __________________________________________Zip:______________________ Spouse’s Name: _______________________________________________________________ Fax:_____________________________ Email: ______________________________________


WORLD CLASS MINIATURE HORSE REGISTRY, INC. 12009 Stewartsville Rd., Vinton, VA US 24179

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Camps Northeast September 09-11 Womens Camp, www.friesiansofmajesty. com. Sharon Re. 802-365-7526. information@ Townsend. VT. 11-14 Eventing Training Camp at Swept Away Farm, 603-8633821. Newport. NH.

October 28-30 Womens Camp, www.friesiansofmajesty. com. Sharon Re. 802-365-7526. information@ Townsend. VT.

Other Locations September 16-18 Lone Tree Farm Adult Camp, www. 209-874-3401 . lonetree. Waterford. CA.

Clinics, Seminars, Symposiums Mid-Atlantic/Midwest September 12 Control of Internal and External Parasites, New Castle. IN. 17 Chesapeake Fall Competitive Trail Clinic, Cate Peloquine. 410-652-3454. Elkton. MD. 17-18 Cracked OAATS Crunch, www.OAATS. org. Mollie Krumlaw-Smith. 513-583-5034. Chillicothe. OH. 19 Extreme Trail Course Clinic, www. New Castle. IN. 23-26 Buck Brannaman Clinic at 7 Springs Farm, Dick McCoy. 908-238-9587. Pittstown. NJ.

October 01-02 Maryal Barnett Clinic, Elizabeth Grainger. 574-251-9694. Lakeville. IN. 03 What to Look for in Good Quality Hay, New Castle. IN. 13-14 Lucinda Green Clinic, www. Jane Cory. 609-2590170. Allentown. NJ. 17 Basic Horse Handling Clinic, www. New Castle. IN. 27-30 CHA Annual International Conference, 800-399-0138. office@ Lexington. KY.


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10 Tyrone Farm Introduction to Foxhunting, Susan Boone. 860-9283647. Pomfret. CT. 11 Educated Equestrians Riding with Purpose Course, Julie Robins. High Falls. NY. 18 Educated Equestrians Riding with Purpose Course, Julie Robins. High Falls. NY. 24 Tyrone Farm Cross Country Jumping Clinic, Susan Boone. 860-9283647. Pomfret. CT. 25 Educated Equestrians Riding with Purpose Course, Julie Robins. High Falls. NY.

04 The Benchmark Program Rally with Linda Allen , Linda Westin. 818-426-8668. Somis. CA. 09-11 “Photographer of the American West” Photo Workshop, 208726-5191, ext 1. Mackay. ID. 09-11 Brent Graef Clinic, Crescent City. CA. 16-18 Lone Tree Farm Cross Country Clinic, 209-874-3401 . Waterford. CA. 17-18 Jan Ebeling Clinic Series, www. Pam Pentz. 425-483-9583 . Woodinville. WA. 18-23 Brent Graef Clinic, Canyon. TX. 23 Dressage Forum for Judges and Trainers with David Hunt, 831-596-4999 . Somis. CA.


07-10 Kathleen Lindley Clinic, www. Reva Seybolt. 860-9280754. Foster. RI. 14-16 Brent Graef Clinic, www. East Greenwich. RI. 15 Tyrone Farm Riding and Jumping Clinic, www.tyronefarm. com. Susan Boone. RAIN or SHINE 860-928-3647. - 2 Judges events@tyronefarm. com. Pomfret. CT. Charles Ethier 15-16 Eric Horgan and James Bolton Clinic, www. 518-441-2176. mhutch5100@ North 4-H Camp Marshall - Spencer, MA Chatham. NY. 22-23 Educated Great Parking & Warm Up Areas Equestrians Workshop, www. Julie Robins. Walk trot 14 & under • Open Pleasure JulieRobinsInc@ High Pre Green • Green Horse • Green Rider Falls. NY. Walk trot Ground Poles • Arab/Half Arab • Lead Line

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23-25 “Photographer of the American West” Photo Workshop, 208726-5191, ext 1. Mackay. ID. 24-25 David Hunt Dressage Clinic, www. 831-596-4999 . Somis. CA. 30-10/02 Brent Graef Clinic, www.BrentGraef. com. Celina. TX.

October 07-09 “Photographer of the American West” Photo Workshop, 208726-5191, ext 1. Mackay. ID. 08-09 Cornerstone Pro Clinic Series, www. Linda Worley. 503-3513253. Portland. OR. 20 Brent Graef Individual Lessons, www. Cottonwood. CA. 20-23 Brent Graef Clinic, Cottonwood. CA. 28-30 Cornerstone Pro Clinic Series, www. Linda Worley. 503-3513253. Portland. OR.

Southeast September 17 Educated Equestrians Demo, www. Julie Robins. JulieRobinsInc@ Aiken. SC. 18 GDCTA Hunter Equitation Clinic, www. Sara Juriceck. 404-386-1651. sadie1@mindspring. com. Cartersville. GA.

October 16 GDCTA Hunter Equitation Clinic, www. Sara Juriceck. 404-386-1651. sadie1@mindspring. com. Cartersville. GA. 21-22 BWFA Annual Horseshoers Convention , 706-397-8047. . LaFayette. GA. 22 B&M Stables Group Horsemanship Lessons, Michele McLaughlin. 919- 934-1344. Four Oaks. NC.

Dressage & Eventing Mid-Atlantic/Midwest September 01-04 Dressage at Stone Tavern, www. Jane Cory. 609-2590170. Allentown. NJ. 02-04 Kentucky Classic Horse Trials, www. Mike Fike. 859-621-2479. Lexington. KY. 03 The Meadow Dressage, www. 609-261-0601 . Mount Holly. NJ. 03 Evergreen Farm Schooling Show, 540-955-0529. Berryville. VA. 03-04 Virginia Starter Horse Trials, www.

216, Equine Journal, September 2011 Brian and Penny Ross. 540348-1152. Lexington. VA. 09 Dressage at the Horse Park I, www.mseda. org. Susan Posner. 859-221-3462. Lexington. KY. 10-11 Dressage at the Horse Park II, www. Susan Posner. 859-221-3462. Lexington. KY. 10-11 VADA/Nova Autumn Dressage, www. Diane Boyd. greyhorse11@gmail. com. Leesburg. VA. 11 Friendly Horseman’s Club Dressage Schooling Show, Alice Hummel. 717-4842222. Denver. PA. 17 NJ Bred All Breed Dressage Schooling Show, Debra Moscatiello. 609-984-4389. horseparkofnj@aol. com. Allentown. NJ. 17 High Point Stables, Lindsey Vanderlaan. 517-490-7013. Charlotte. MI. 18 ESDCTA Dressage Championships, www. Terri Masters. 609912-9401. Allentown. NJ. 18 ESDCTA Cross Country Schooling, www. Terri Masters. 609912-9401. Allentown. NJ. 18 FDCTA Schooling Show, www. Sarah Potts. 419-3694989. Findlay. OH. 19 Derbyshire Farms Horse Trial II, www. Lucinda Henderson. 269429-7259. Stevensville. MI. 24 Dressage at the Shrine, Barb Meadows. 260-625-4182. Columbia City. MI. 25 NJ Pony Club Starter Horse Trials, www. Cathy Brogan. 908510-7999. Allentown. NJ. 25 Region 1 Adult Competition, www. Cathy Brogan. 908510-7999. Allentown. NJ. 30-10/02 Jump Start Horse Trials, www. Shelley Ryan. 859224-3411. Lexington. KY.

October 001 Mystic Marsh, Darla Maybee. 269-6233878. Delton. MI. 08 The Meadow Dressage, www. 609-261-0601 . Mount Holly. NJ. 14-16 ESDCTA Dressage, www. Terri Masters. 609912-9401. Allentown. NJ. 15 Reins of Life Benefit Show, www.reinsoflife. org. Elizabeth Grainger. 574-251-9694. South Bend. IN. 20-23 VADA Fall Competition, www. Diane Boyd. 703-7774846. Lexington. VA. 28-30 Virginia Starter Horse Trials, www. Brian and Penny Ross. 540348-1152. Lexington. VA.

29 Evergreen Farm Schooling Show, 540-955-0529. Berryville. VA. 29-30 ESDCTA NJ Horse Trials, www. Terri Masters. 609912-9401. Allentown. NJ.

Northeast September 04 Oak Rise Farm Dressage/2-Phase Show, 603-656-9730. Goffstown. NH. 04 MRF Dressage Schooling Show, www. Michele Routhier. 603-4908958. Nottingham. NH. 04 Oak Rise Farm Gaited Dressage Series, 603-656-9730. Goffstown. NH. 10-11 King Oak Fall Horse Trials, www. Fran and Tom Cross. 413527-4454 . Southampton. MA. 11 Equine Events Two-Phase and Dressage Show, Missy Tansey. 508-917-8488. EquineEvents@ Spencer. MA. 11 Independence Stable Dressage Schooling Show, www.indepencencestablellc. com. Dottie Brittingham . 413-284-0371. . Belchertown. MA. 13-18 NEDA Fall Festival, Beth Jenkins. 508-655-6490. bjenkins@ix.netcom. com. Saugerities. NY. 17-18 September Horse Trials, www.gmhainc. org. 802-475-1509. S. Woodstock. VT. 18 SMDA Dressage Schooling Show, www. Robyn Cuffey . 207-929-6562. Hollis Center. ME. 18 Ocean State Hunt Club Two Phase, www. Rick Thell. 401-255-6568. Greene. RI. 25 CVDA Fall Schooling Show, www.CVDA. org. Paula Wedhe. 603-675-2905. pwedhe@ S. Woodstock. VT. 25 Horse Power Dressage Series, www. . Nancy Digregorio . 508765-0641 . Southbridge. MA. 25 Flatlands Equestrian Center Mix & Match Schooling Event, www.Flatlands-Equestrian. com . Rehoboth. MA.

October 01 UNH Fall Horse Trials - 40th Anniversary Celebration Event, events. Liz Oertel. 603-862-0027. liz.oertel@ Durham. NH. 01 Larkin Hill Schooling Show and Horse Trials, 518-441-2176. North Chatham. NY. 01-02 Fall Dressage Show, www.gmhainc. org. 802-475-1509. S. Woodstock. VT. 02 BVDCTA Two-Phase and Dressage Show, Missy Tansey. 508-9178488. Spencer. MA.


02 King Oak Schooling Dressage and Horse Trials, Fran and Tom Cross. 413-527-4454 . inquiries@kingoakfarm. com. Southampton. MA. 03 Members Day Dressage, www.gmhainc. org. 802-475-1509. S. Woodstock. VT. 08 Horsemen’s Club Benefit XC Schooling Day, Liz Oertel. 603862-0027. Durham. NH. 08 Hitching Post Farm Schooling Horse Trial, Laurie Hudson. 802-763-8164. South Royalston. VT. 08 Course Brook Farm USEA Recognized Horse Trials , . Laura Chandra . 617-256-3818. info@ Sherborn. MA. 09 Independence Stable Dressage Schooling Show, www.indepencencestablellc. com. Dottie Brittingham . 413-284-0371. . Belchertown. MA. 14 Mystic Valley Dressage Schooling, www. 860-464-7934. Gales Ferry. CT. 15-17 Mystic Valley Dressage Show, www. 860-464-7934. Gales Ferry. CT. 16 Groton Pony Club Fall Three-Phase Schooling Show, Lisa Doyle. 603-930-7576. Groton. MA. 16 Horse Power Dressage Series, www. . Nancy Digregorio . 508765-0641 . Southbridge. MA. 23 Ocean State Hunt Club Two Phase, www. Rick Thell. 401-255-6568. Greene. RI.

Other Locations September 11 The Fall Event Derby at LOH, www. 503-636-0674. Lake Oswego. OR. 24-25 Fall Dressage at Briar Fox Farm, www. 316-775-5512. briarfox@ Augusta. KS.

October 16 Dressage Ride-A-Test, www. 503-636-0674. Lake Oswego. OR. 29-30 Fall Horse Trial at Briar Fox Farm, www. 316-775-5512. briarfox@ Augusta. KS.

Southeast September 03 Poplar Place Schooling Dressage Show, 706-582-9999. Hamilton. GA. 03-04 Five Points Horse Trials, www. 910-875-2074. Raeford. NC. 05 Cross Country Schooling, www. 910-875-2074. Raeford. NC. 10 Lighten Up Dressage, www. 704-992-1550. Huntersville. NC. 10 GDCTA Dressage/Combined Tests Series, Sara Juriceck. 404-386-1651. sadie1@ Gainesville. GA. 10 Red Horse Stables One Day Three-Phase and Dressage Schooling Show, www. 770-258-0444. Carrolton. GA. 10-11 Poplar Place Dressage Show, www. 706-582-9999. donna@ Hamilton. GA. 17 Oxer Farm CT and 3-Phase, www.OxerFarm. com. 770-654-3934. Clermont. GA. 17-18 Wellington Classic Dressage Fall Challenge I & II, www. Noreen O’Sullivan. 561-227-1570. nosullivan@ West Palm Beach. FL. 17-18 Cool Down Dressage, www. Kay Whitlock. 910692-8467. Raeford. NC.

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18 Oxer Farm Dressage on Sunday, www. 770-654-3934. Sandra@ Clermont. GA. 23-25 Poplar Place Horse Trial, www. 706-582-9999. donna@ Hamilton. GA. 30-10/02 Pony Club Dressage Rally, www. Lida Sease. lida@ Hamilton. GA.

October 02 October Starter Horse Trials, www. 910-875-2074. Raeford. NC. 09 Cross Country Schooling Day, www. 910-875-2074. Raeford. NC. 15 Lighten Up Dressage, www. 704-992-1550. Huntersville. NC. 15 Red Horse Stables One Day Three-Phase and Dressage Schooling Show, www. 770-258-0444. Carrolton. GA. 22 Poplar Place Schooling Dressage Show, 706-582-9999. Hamilton. GA. 22 GDCTA Dressage/Combined Tests Series, Sara Juriceck. 404-386-1651. sadie1@ Gainesville. GA. 29-30 Poplar Place Dressage Show, www. 706-582-9999. donna@ Hamilton. GA.

Driving Mid-Atlantic/Midwest October 05-09 National Drive, www.TheNationalDrive. net. Mike Lyon. 931-492-0154. Lexington. KY. 06-09 Kentucky Classic Combined Drive Event, Kathy Courtemanche. 859-987-3589. Lexington. KY. 07-09 Combined Driving Event, www., www.woodedge. com. Karey Maner. 802-356-0160. Allentown. NJ.

Northeast September 10-11 Fall Driving Classic, 802-475-1509. S. Woodstock. VT. 17 VERDA 30 mile Ride and Drive , www. Ronda Batchelder. 802-875-4304 . Springfield. VT. 24-25 Maine Carriage Days, www. Paula Leavitt. 207-2344537. Topsham. ME.

Fairs Mid-Atlantic/Midwest September 02-05 Central WI State Fair, Danelle Kinney. 651-380-9600. Marshfield. WI.

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Northeast September 02-11 Vermont State Fair, www. Richard Rivers. 802-7755200. Rutland. VT. 04-05 Guilford Fair, David Franklin. 802-254-2228. Guilford. VT. 15-18 Tunbridge World’s Fair, www. 800-889-5555. info@ Tunbridge. VT. 29-10/02 Deerfield Fair, 603-463-7421. Deerfield. NH.

Southeast September 30-10/02 Charlotte Equestrian Celebration, Gordon Calhoun. 704-919-0683. info@ Charlotte. NC.

Horse Shows Mid-Atlantic/Midwest September 01-04 Eastern Region Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Show, Linda Denniston. 301-447-6240. Lexington. VA. 01-04 Greensboro Hunter Jumper Show, Martin Schlaeppi. 336-822-4313. Greensboro. VA. 02-04 Showtime Series at Delaware, www. Delaware. OH. 02-04 CSHSA 49th Annual Fall Round-up, Wilmington. OH. 02-05 QRC Fall Hunter Jumper Horse Show, Quentin. PA. 02-05 WMAHA Fall Classic, Jean Hedger. 937-434-6114. Mason. MI. 03 Pennsylvania Pinto Horse Club Show, www. Denise Paver. 717-245-9979. Carlisle. PA. 03-04 Fall Arabian Classic, Sherri Re. 281-5135745. Lexington. VA. 03-04 OHAHA Fall Show, Jean Hedger. 937-434-6114. Springfield. OH. 03-04 Crabbet Celebration XVIII Horse Show and Futurity, Lynn Blake. 540-667-5199. Wilmington. OH. 04 Baymar Farms Show, www.BaymarFarms. com. 732-591-9600. Morganville. NJ. 04-05 MSPB&O Class in the Country Show, Betty Dennis. 989-843-6838. Corunna. MI. 05 Briarwood Farm Horse Show, www. 908-534-8833. jackkate@ Flemington. NJ. 07-11 Riverview Asbury Autumn Jumper Classic I, . 908-4796171 . Asbury. NJ. 08-11 Virginia Quarter Horse Association Breeder’s Futurity, Dave Higgins. 434-315-4434. Lexington. VA. 09-10 East Coast Morgan Sport Horse Classic, Suzette Bodnar-Boisselle. 540-209-5957. Stanardsville. VA.

09-10 Michigan Championships Horse Show and Futurity, Susan Fenner. 586-855-8091. Lansing. MI. 10 QRC Open Fun Show, www. Hannah Salvadore. 610-693-8228. Quentin. PA. 10 Friendly Horseman’s Club Fun Show, Alice Hummel. 717-484-2222. Denver. PA. 10-11 Fall Classic I, Robert Murphy Stables. 859421-7323. Lexington. KY. 10-11 Thousand Lakes Feathered Horse Classic, . Oshkosh. WI. 10-11 Country Hill Farm, Marsha Herbert. 410-876-5998. Westminister. MD. 11 The Meadow Horse Shows, www. 609-261-0601 . Mount Holly. NJ. 11 Hear the Beat Horse Show , Deb Work. 540-464-2953. dwork@ Lexington. VA. 14-18 Rocky Mountain Horse Association International Show, 859243-0260. Lexington. KY. 14-18 Riverview Asbury Autumn Jumper Classic II, . 908-4796171 . Asbury. NJ. 15-18 Virginia State 4-H Horse and Pony Championships, Celeste Crisman. 540-231-9162. ccrisman@vt,edu. Lexington. VA. 17 NJ Bred All Breed Horse Show, www. Debra Moscatiello. 609-984-4389. Allentown. NJ. 17 Sussex County Benefit Horse Show, www. Lucille Pagano. 973-875-9548. Augusta. NJ. 17-18 Indiana Arabian Pro-Am Show, www. Donna Auber. 330-274-2039. Rochester. IN. 17-18 Fall Classic II, Robert Murphy Stables. 859421-7323. Lexington. KY. 17-18 Stonybrook Saddle Club Point Show , Mary Lynn Fentress. 412-767-5750 . Plum. PA. 18 PHC Hunter Schooling Show , www. 301-208-0200. N. Potomac . MD. 19 Sunday Hunter Series at QRC, www. Steph@ Quentin. PA. 20-25 Kentucky National Hunter Jumper Show, Suzanne Mayo. 615-790-2953. Lexington. KY. 24-25 Glenmore Hunt Pony Club Annual Horse Show, Marjorie Hays. Lexington. VA. 25 Hidden Haven Horse Show, www.hdnhvn. com. . Mechanicsville. VA. 25 The Meadow Horse Shows, www. 609-261-0601 . Mount Holly. NJ. 28-10/01 Mid-Atlantic Morgan Horse Show, Kent Moeller. 804-363-3085. Lexington. VA.


28-10/01 ASHAV Horse Show, Kent Moeller. 804-363-3085. kentmoeller@ Lexington. VA. 28-10/02 Culpeper Finals, 845-246-8833. Culpeper. VA. 28-10/02 Arabian Sport Horse Nationals, 303-696-4500. Lexington. KY. 29-10/02 Woodedge at the Park, www., www.woodedge. com. Bob Allen. 856-235-5623. horseparkofnj@ Allentown. NJ. 30-10/01 Showtime Series at Delaware, www. Delaware. OH.

October 01 On Course Hunter Show Series, www. 973-875-8780 . katie@ Lafayette. NJ. 01 Friendly Horseman’s Club Fun Show, Alice Hummel. 717-484-2222. Denver. PA. 01 Briarwood Farm Horse Show, www. 908-534-8833. jackkate@ Flemington. NJ. 01-02 Garden State Appaloosa Association Fall Folly, . Lori Wunderlich . 973-579-7661 . Branchville. NJ. 01-02 Capital Challenge Equitation , www. 301-260-2467 . admin@ Upper Marlboro. MD. 02 On Course Jumper Show Series, www. 973-875-8780 . katie@ Lafayette. NJ. 02 FDCTA Fun Show, www.flatlandersdressage. com. Sarah Potts. 419-369-4989. sarah@ Blufton. OH. 03-09 Capital Challenge Hunter Jumper, www. 301-260-2467 . admin@ Upper Marlboro. MD. 05-08 Kentucky Fall Classic Saddlebred Show, Scarlett Mattson. 502314-7960. Lexington. KY. 05-09 Friesian Grand National Championships, Nancy Nathanson. 805-448-3027. Lexington. VA. 07-09 CVPHA Color Classic and Fall Futurity, Kerry Aleshire. Lexington. VA. 08 Sussex County Benefit Horse Show, www. Lucille Pagano. 973-875-9548. Augusta. NJ. 08 Bringing Back Color, Jennifer Driessens. 815-441-5165. Hampshire. IL. 08-09 House Mountain Horse Show, Molly Trimble Moore. 540-291-6928. Lexington. VA. 08-09 Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia Fall Horse Show, www.travinc.vom. Lynda McGarry. 540-334-7092. Lexington. VA. 09 The Meadow Horse Shows, www. 609-261-0601 . Mount Holly. NJ. 09 QRC Open Fun Show, www. Hannah Salvadore. 610-693-8228. Quentin. PA. 10 Derbyshire Farms Pumpkin Harvest Classic, Lucinda Henderson. 269-429-7259. henderson@qtm. net. Stevensville. MI.

13-16 Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association, Dave Stephanie. 859-699-300. Lexington. KY. 14-15 Old Dominion Saddlebred Show, Carolyn Folkers. 434-386-4350. Lexington. VA. 15 Riverview Schooling Show, www. . 908-479-6171 . Asbury. NJ. 16 Hidden Haven Horse Show, www.hdnhvn. com. . Mechanicsville. VA. 17 Sunday Hunter Series at QRC, www. Steph@ Quentin. PA. 22 Briarwood Farm Horse Show, www. 908-534-8833. jackkate@ Flemington. NJ. 22 PMHA Morab Nationals, Championship and Futurity, Donna Lassanske. 270-735-5331. Lexington . KY. 23 The Meadow Horse Shows, www. 609-261-0601 . Mount Holly. NJ. 23 PHC Client Show , 301-208-0200. N. Potomac . MD. 23 Baymar Farms Show, www.BaymarFarms. com. 732-591-9600. Morganville. NJ. 25-30 53rd Annual Washington International Horse Show , 202-525-3679 . Washington. DC. 29 Sheiks N’ Shrieks Open Show, www. Deneb Thompson . 304-389-5717. Shelbyville. KY. 29 Sussex County Benefit Horse Show, www. Lucille Pagano. 973-875-9548. Augusta. NJ.

Northeast September 02-05 Woodstock Fair Open Horse Show, Christina Daigneault. horseshows@ . Woodstock. CT. 03 22nd Annual Goshen Fair Draft Horse Show, Stacy Lynch. 860-491-0203. slynch@ Goshen. CT. 03 Greystone Stables, www.GreystoneStables. net. 845-355-7433. greystonestable@optimum. net. New Hampton. NY. 03 Tack Shack Hunter Jumper Show, Kristen Tomalison. 617-719-2524 . kristentomalson@ . Fremont. NH. 03 NEPHC Paint-O-Rama Youth/ Novice/ Amateur Show, Cindy Kovach. 413-386-6823. buckskin97@yahoo. com. Oneco. CT. 03 Tack Shack Hunter Jumper Series, www. 603-303-7955. Fremont. NH. 03-04 Silver Spur All Arabian, Marlene Kriegbaum. 716-655-1536. arabshows@mac. com. Hamburg. NY. 04 Carriage Town Horse Show, www. Felicia Knowles. 603-474315. Amesbury . MA. 04 MHC Classic Finals Horse Show, www., Steve Lampson. 978-204-4800. Amesbury . MA. 04 Blue Ride / Bella Rosa Schooling Show, . 508-561-5829. Wrentham. MA. 04-05 Guilford Fair Horse Show, www. David Franklin. 802-2542228. Guilford. VT. 04-05 111th Annual Myopia Horse Show, John Manning. 413-625-9967. Hamilton. MA. 04-05 NEPHC Paint-O-Rama Fall Futurity and Open Show, Cindy Kovach. 413-386-6823. Oneco. CT. 07-10 HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII, www. 845-246-8833. info@ Saugerties. NY. 08-11 Putnam Boston Jumper Classic, www. John Manning. 413625-9967 . Hamilton. MA. 09-11 CQHA Horse Show, Ellie Keene. 401-231-1241. Oneco. CT. 10 Horses and Hounds Stables, www. 845-895-9376. Gardiner. NY. 10 Fairfield- Westchester PHA Finals, www. Naomi Gauruder. 203-650-3148. Newburgh. NY. 10-11 $500,000 HITS Hunter Prix Final, 845-246-8833. info@ Saugerties. NY. 10-11 AHAME Autumnfest Horse Show, www. Lee Cheever. 207-676-8529. Skowhegan. ME. 10-11 Indiana Pinto Hoosier Classic, Joe Grissom. 765-424-4644. New Castle. IN. 11 Silver Heels Riding Club Horse Show, . Fremont . NH. 11 Equine Events Fall Classic, www. Missy Tansey. 508-917-8488. Spencer. MA. 11 Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix, www. 845-246-8833. info@ Saugerties. NY. 11 Oak Rise Farm Pleasure Show Series, www. 603-656-9730. OakRise@ Goffstown. NH. 11 CRAA Open Fun & Learn Horse Show , Deb Thomas. . Rochester. MA. 11 New Boston Farm Show, Paulajean O’Neill. 207-657-3274. . Gray. ME. 11 Different Drummer Farm Equitation and Hunter Schooling Show Series , www. . Jodi Fortier . 603483-2234 . . Candia. NH. 11 Cornerstone Farm, Pam Hunt. 978-3734610. Haverhill. MA. 11 The Pines, Paul Foohey. 860-633-5964. S. Glastonbury. CT. 11 Yankee Clipper, Debby Tate. 508-759-9512. Marshfield. MA. 11 Schooling Show Series, www. Rick Thell. 401-255-6568. Greene. RI. 11 Stepping Stone Farm, www. Naomi Gauruder. 203650-3148. Ridgefield. CT.

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DATELINE 11 Open Horse Show, westfieldridngingclub@, . Westfield. MA. 11 HRC Open Horse Show , www. Hanover. MA. 14-18 Fidelity Jumper Classic, www. 978-283-7708. Hampton Falls. NH. 14-18 Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic, Melissa Lovasco. 978-283-7708. Hampton Falls. NH. 16-18 NEPtHA Fall Fiesta, Meredith Daignealt. 860-564-3252. Oneco. CT. 17 AQHA Novice and All Breed Show, www. Joanne Ives. 603-228-1244. jives@ Pembroke. NH. 18 Folly Farm Horse Show, Simsbury. CT. 18 North Shore Horsemen’s Association Hunter Show, www.northshorehorsemens. org. Lowell Murray. 978-500-7453. Georgetown. MA. 18 AHAM Open Fun Show, Sanday Crowe. 508-473-2545. Spencer. MA. 18 Biscuit Hill Farm, John Manning. 413-625-9967. manning@ Shelburne. MA. 19 Blue Ride / Bella Rosa Schooling Show, . 508-561-5829. Wrentham. MA. 21-25 Empire Fall Show, Double Judged/Split Combined (4 shows total). Charlotte Jaynes. 607-546-7373. Syracuse. NY. 22-25 Buffalo Showtime Horse Shows, www. Liz Keller. 585-250-8968. Hamburg. NY. 24 St. Lawrence Summer Horse Show Series, 315-379-0205. Canton. NY. 24 Shallowbrook Horse Show, www. Sally Allison. 203-731-1757. Somers. CT. 24 Brook Edge Farms, www.brookedgefarms. com. 845-292-5311. Ferndale. NY. 24 Saddle Rowe Horse Show, www. Tina Geoghegan . 508-2691044. Medway. MA. 24 Shallowbrook Equestrian Center, www. 860-749-0749 . sallison@ Somers. CT. 24 Open Schooling Horse Show at Mount Holyoke College hosted by the MHC Western Team, 413695-8343. . S. Hadley. MA. 25 Sandy Point Stables Horse Show, www. John Bahret. 401-8493958. Portsmoouth. RI. 25 Fairfield County Hunt Club, www. . Westport. CT. 25 Oak Rise Farm Pleasure Show Series, www. 603-656-9730. OakRise@ Goffstown. NH. 25 Riding & Driving Club Versatility Challenge, Tanya Coran . 508-397-5429 . Barre. MA. 25 North Shore Horsemen’s Association Pleasure Show, www.northshorehorsemens. org. Lee Bernier. 978-462-3732. Chester. NH. 25 Black Ridge Farm Show, www.

220, Equine Journal, September 2011 845-355-1600. Middletown. NY. 25 Gardnertown Stables Rated Show, www. 845-564-6658. Newburgh. NY. 25 4th Annual Maine Event Horse Show, Ricky Drew. 207-272-0082. Hollis Center. MA. 25 Fairfield Hunt Club, www.BHCManagement. com. Naomi Gauruder. 203-650-3148. naomi@ Westport. CT. 29-10/02 Deerfield Fair Horse Show, www. John Lampropolous. 603394-7699. Deerfield. NH. 30-10/02 MHC Day’s of Champions, www. 508-636-8620. joprisc@ . Northampton. MA. October 01 Pony Farm Fall Horse Show, www. Boo Martin. 603-654-6308. Temple. NH. 01 Western Massachusetts Horse Show Series, Goshen . MA. 01 Gardnertown Stables Rated Show, www. 845-564-6658. Newburgh. NY. 01-02 Willow Hill Farm’s 13th Annual Classic Horse Show to Benefit Equine Rescue, 845-457-1414 . Montgomery. NY. 02 Western Massachusetts Appaloosa Association Open Show, www. MassAppy2@ Westfield. MA. 02 The Pines, Paul Foohey. 860-633-5964. S. Glastonbury. CT. 03 Mount Holyoke Open Hunter Show, www. Joy Collins. 413-538-2493. S. Hadley. MA. 07-09 New Hampshire Hunter Jumper Association Finals, info@ Swanzey. NH. 08 St. Lawrence Summer Horse Show Series, 315-379-0205. Canton. NY. 08 North Atlantic Buckskin Association Open Horse Show Series , kellimarie43@yahoo. com. Granby. MA. 08 Stepping Stone Farm, www. Naomi Gauruder. 203650-3148. Ridgefield. CT. 09 Mystic Valley Hunter Seat Rated Show, 860-4647934. Gales Ferry. CT. 09 Oak Rise Farm Pleasure Show Series, www. 603-656-9730. OakRise@ Goffstown. NH. 09 Fall Foliage Show, Kathy Zimmer. 315-6731072. Camillus. NY. 09 Zephyr Farm, Naomi Gauruder. 203-650-3148. naomi@ Mahopac. NY. 09 End Of Hunt Equestrian Center Show, 860-668-1556. Suffield. CT.

15 Folly Farm Horse Show, Simsbury. CT. 15 Schooling Jumper Show, www.equine.unh. edu/events. Christina Keim. 603-862-1171. Durham. NH. 15 Saddle Rowe Horse Show, www. Tina Geoghegan . 508-2691044. Medway. MA. 15-16 Ridgefield Equestrian Center, www. Naomi Gauruder. 203650-3148. Ridgefield. CT. 16 Schooling Show Series, www. Rick Thell. 401-255-6568. Greene. RI. 16 Blue Ride / Bella Rosa Schooling Show, . 508-561-5829. Wrentham. MA. 20-23 35th Anniversary New England Equitation Championships, www. Amy Eidson. 401-741-0211. W. Springfield. MA. 21-23 Stepping Stone Horse Show, Kathy Zimmer. 315-673-1072. Syracuse. NY. 22 Fairfield County Hunt Club, www. . Westport. CT. 22 Gardnertown Stables Rated Show, www. 845-564-6658. Newburgh. NY. 22 The Pines, Paul Foohey. 860-633-5964. S. Glastonbury. CT. 22 Fairfield Hunt Club, www.BHCManagement. com. Naomi Gauruder. 203-650-3148. naomi@ Westport. CT. 23 Old Field Farm Show, www.OldFieldFarm. net. 845-294-6339. JustImagine1134@hotmail. com. Goshen. NY. 23 Horse Power Hunter Jumper Series, www. . Nancy Digregorio . 508765-0641 . Southbridge. MA. 23 Mount Holyoke Open Jumper Show, www. Joy Collins. 413-538-2493. S. Hadley. MA. 27-30 TSASA Octoberfest, Sue Arthur . 603-887-5937. sarthur110@aol. com. W. Springfield. MA. 29 Shallowbrook Horse Show, www. Sally Allison. 203-731-1757. Somers. CT. 29 Holloway Brook Farm, Brian Conefrey. 508947-8424. Lakeville. MA. 29 Cornerstone Farm, Pam Hunt. 978-3734610. Haverhill. MA. 29 Shallowbrook Equestrian Center, www. 860-749-0749 . sallison@ Somers. CT. 30 Sandy Point Stables Horse Show, www. John Bahret. 401-8493958. Portsmoouth. RI. 30 Lucky Clover Stables Show, Sue Austin. 207-651-1881 . Sanford . ME. 30 River’s Edge Farm, www.BHCManagement. com. Naomi Gauruder. 203-650-3148. naomi@ Bethany. CT.


Other Locations September 01-04 AHABC Fall Frolic, Geri Burnett. 604-531-8726. Langley. Canada. 01-04 Champions’ Welcome, www. Calgary. Canada. 01-05 Northwest Spectacular, www. 541-342-5432 . Wilsonville. OR. 02-04 AHASC Fall Show, www.ArabianHorses. org. Jean Beck. 559-642-2072. Santa Barbara. CA. 07-11 Texas Sport Horse Cup, Britt McCormick. 972-467-6008. Tyler. TX. 07-11 Masters, Calgary. Canada. 09-11 September Celebration, Colleen Maxwell. 763-323-0428. Fergus Falls. MN. 10-11 OHJA Medal Finals, www. 541-342-5432. Wilsonville. OR. 12 Kansas State Fair, Val Burgess. 785-389-1881. Hutchinson. KS. 14-18 Northwest Autumn Clasic, www.wshja. org. Monroe. WA. 14-18 Texas Rose Classic, Britt McCormick. 972467-6008. Tyler. TX. 15-18 Lone Star Fall Fest Show, Robert Barton. 210-378-8365. Katy. TX. 16 Nebraska Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show, Terri Freeman. 402-203-5803. Gretna. NE. 18 Sun Coast Pinto/ Seven Counties Paint Show, Vicki Halsey. 619-5048960. Lakeside. CA. 22-25 Southwestern Showdown Horse Show , Patrick Rhoades. 940-240-1207. Tyler. TX. 24 Nancy Wild Hunter/Jumper Equitation Medal Finals, www.LakeOswegoHunt. com. 503-636-0674. generalmanager@ Lake Oswego. OR. 29-10/02 Great Southwest Fall Classic Horse Show, Pauline Cook. 281-579-1272. Katy. TX. 29-30 Tulsa State Fair Show, www.region9aha. org. Velma Boodt. 918-284-7505. Tulsa. OK. 30-10/02 Diablo Fall Fling, www. Nancy Goertzen. 559-6252631. Elk Grove. CA.

October 01 Nebraska Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show, Sybil Greene. 402-310-2718. Lincoln. NE. 01 Schooling Show at Briar Fox Farm, www. 316-775-5512. briarfox@ Augusta. KS. 01-02 Cornerstone Hunter/Equitation Show, Linda Worley. 503351-3253. Portland. OR. 06-09 Blue Ribbon Fall Fest, David Morse. 817579-1100. Glen Rose. TX. 08-15 Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show, www. . Frederick Nava. 781-585-2449. Oklahoma City. OK. 12-16 Fall Fun Hunter/Jumper Show, Patrick Rhoades. 940-240-1207. Tyler. TX.

13-15 Western Gold Cup Challenge Horse Show, Phyllis Buteyn. 760-345-2518. City of Industry. CA. 13-16 October Classic, Monroe. WA. 15 Pony Classic, Calgary. Canada. 15-16 Fiesta Del Sueno Derby & H/J Series #3, Samantha Valla . 661-618-5659. Somis. CA. 20-23 Britannia Farm Fall Show, Pauline Cook. 281-579-1272. Katy. TX. 20-23 Harvest Classic, www.SpruceMeadows. com. Calgary. Canada. 21-29 Arabian U.S Nationals, www. 303-696-4500. Tulsa. OK. 22-23 Irish Fox Fall Show I, www. Beth Korenak. 636-3986868. Lake St. Louis. MO. 22-23 Jack O’Lantern Jamboree, www.pinto. org. Kevin Woodward. 319-350-3443. Iowa Falls. IA. 27-30 Texas Fall Classic Horse Show, David Morse. 817-579-1100. Glen Rose. TX. 27-30 Oktoberfest, Calgary. Canada. 29 Nebraska Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show, 402-453-400. Omaha. NE. 29-30 Inland Empire Show Series, www. Chino Hills. CA. 30 High Desert Pinto, Fral Lelli. 951-849-3031. Chino Hills. CA.

03 Latta Fun Show, www.lattaequestriancenter. com. 704-992-1550. Huntersville. NC. 03 Poplar Place Schooling Show, www. 706-582-9999. donna@ Hamilton. GA. 08-11 Aiken Fall Festival I, www.EquusEvents. com. J.P. Godard. 803-643-5698. info@ Aiken. SC. 09-11 FoxLea Farm September “A” Rated H/J Show, 941-480-1100. Venice. FL. 10 Pine Rock Farm Show Series, www. John Monahan. 252-4330117. Kittrell. NC. 10-11 Barrington Hill Series, www. Alicia Trias. 727-6436128. Dade City. FL. 15-18 Aiken Fall Festival II, www.EquusEvents. com. J.P. Godard. 803-643-5698. info@ Aiken. SC. 17 GDCTA Schooling Show, www.simplesite. com/newclassichorseshows. Sara Juriceck. 404-386-1651. Cartersville. GA. 17-18 Horse Show Ventures Fall Show, www. Megan Taylor. 770827-0175. Alpharetta. GA. 19 Woody Williams Saddle Club Horse Show Series, www.woodywilliamssaddleclub. com. Suzanne Butler. 843-538-8927. loft1@ Hampton. SC.


Southeast September 01-04 Greensboro Hunter/Jumper Classic, www. sedgefield 336-707-2056. info@sedgefield Greensboro. NC. 02-04 Conyers Fall Classic, www. J.P. Godard. 803643-5698. info@ Conyers. GA. 03 Johnston County Horse Show Series, blaine_mclaughlin. Michele McLaughlin. 919-934-1344. Four Oaks. NC. 03 PSJ Just For Fun Show Series, www. 803-649-3505. Aiken. SC.

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DATELINE 23-25 12th Annual Sunnyside Open Horse Show, Trish. 252799-0334. Williamston. SC. 23-25 FoxLea Farm Fall Quarter Horse Show, 941-480-1100. Venice. FL. 24 NCHJA Fall Classic, www.CarolinaHorsePark. com. 910-875-2074. Raeford. NC. 24 Tall Pines Horse Show Circuit, www. Angie Davis. 843607-0026 . . Reevesville. SC. 24-25 Greensboro Derby Classic, www. 336-707-2056. Greensboro. NC. 24-25 PSJ Series Show, 803-649-3505. Johns Island. SC. 24-25 Liberty Classic United Horse Show, www.libertyunitedhorseshow.yolasite. com. Elizabeth LD McGee. 423-244-5986 . Cleveland. TN. 25-10/01 PFHA Grand National Championship Show, Catherine King. 859825-6006. Memphis. TN.

October 01 Johnston County Horse Show Series, Michele McLaughlin. 919-934-1344. Four Oaks. NC. 01 PSJ Just For Fun Show Series, www. 803-649-3505. psjshows@aol. com. Aiken. SC. 01-02 Barrington Hill Series, www. Alicia Trias. 727-6436128. Dade City. FL. 08 Woody Williams Saddle Club Horse Show Series, www.woodywilliamssaddleclub. com. Suzanne Butler. 843-538-8927. loft1@ Hampton. SC. 08 Carolina Mule Association Open Horse and Mule Show, www.CarolinaMuleAssociation. com. Karen Reeder. 910-639-0791. rrtucker@ Reidsville. NC. 08-09 PSJ Series Show, 803-649-3505. Aiken. SC. 08-09 Florida Pinto Harvest Moon, www.Pinto. org. Liza Houghton. 813-971-7143. Tampa. FL. 11-13 Feathered Horse Fall Classic, www. . Perry. GA. 14-16 PSJ Series Show, 803-649-3505. Tryon. NC. 14-16 Southern Hunter Jumper of Georgia Finals,, www. Hamilton. GA. 14-16 Southeastern Fall Classic, www. Megan Taylor. 770827-0175. Alpharetta. GA. 15 GDCTA Schooling Show, www.simplesite. com/newclassichorseshows. Sara Juriceck. 404-386-1651. Cartersville. GA. 15-16 Greensboro Fall, www. 336-707-2056. Greensboro. NC.

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15-16 October Open H/J Schooling Horse Show, 941-480-1100. Venice. FL. 20-23 Autumn in the Pines, www. 910-875-2074. Raeford. NC. 22 Tall Pines Horse Show Circuit, www. Angie Davis. 843607-0026 . . Reevesville. SC. 22 Poplar Place Schooling Show, www. 706-582-9999. donna@ Hamilton. GA. 29 PSJ Just For Fun Show Series, www. 803-649-3505. psjshows@aol. com. Aiken. SC. 29-30 Greensboro Haunted Classic, www. 336-707-2056. Greensboro. NC.

Hunter Pace Northeast September 17 Piscataqua Hounds Hunter pace, www. Cheryl Niles. 603-7490452. North Berwick. ME. 18 Sue Brainard Memorial Fall Hunter Pace, 413-267-4826. Douglas . MA. 18 Tanheath Hunter Pace , www.tanheathhunt. com . Melanie Chace . 508-579-4840. Coventry. CT. 25 Great Vista Farm Hunter Pace and Team Chase, Sarah Dalton Morrie. Fort Plain. NY.

October 09 Tyrone Farm 27th Annual Pomfret Hunter Pace, Susan Boone. 860-928-3647. Pomfret. CT. 23 Brimfield Pleasure Ride, 413-267-4826. hiddenhollowacres@comcast. net. Brimfield. MA. 30 Landsman Kill Trail Association Hunter Pace, Paula Vincitore. . Rhinebeck. NY.

Other Locations October 30 Lone Tree Farm Hunter Pace, www. 209-874-3401 . lonetree. Waterford. CA.

Miscellaneous Mid-Atlantic/Midwest September 03-04 Crabbet Celebration XVIII, www. Lynn Blake. 540-667-5199. lynn@ Wilmington. OH. 10 Eastern Fall Horse Sale, www. 800-240-7900. Lexington. VA.

October 09 Special Olympics, 800-6337403. Lexington. KY. 17-20 Mounted Police Colloquim, www.kmsha. com. Sgt. Ellen Sam. 859-258-3868. Lexington. KY. 28-30 CHA Convention, Christy Landwehr. 859-231-7066. Lexington. KY.

Northeast September 10 Harriman Cup, UVA vs. Yale, www. meadowbrookpolo .com. Elizabeth Hedley. Old Westbury. NY. 11 Charity Obstacle & Trail Rally, www. 585-738-7477. JKLong@ . Nunda. NY. 17 Therapeutic Riding Programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Charity Luncheon at the Fidelity Jumper Classic, Cindy Burke. 603862-0131. Hampton Falls. NH. 17 HRC Fiesta Day , Middleboro . MA. 17 Ronald McDonald House Charity Match, www.meadowbrookpolo .com. Elizabeth Hedley. Old Westbury. NY. 18 Hanson Riding Club Versatility Competition, Middleboro. MA. 23-25 Belchertown Chapter of the GRHC in the Belchertown Parade, www., www. DeDe Beach. 413-250-4085. Belchertown. MA.

October 08 Fall Fun Day sponsored by New Hampshire Quarter Horse Association, www.NHQHA. com. 603-228-5304. Cathy Lisk. Pembroke. NH. 09 Fall Round Up Auction, www.farmheritage. com. 413-527-1612. Easthampton. MA. 16 Open Gymkhana & Steak Roast,, . Westfield. MA. 19 Hampshire County Riding Club Pot Luck, Bob Root. 413-339-5592. Goshen. MA.

Other Locations September 16-17 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover, Fort Worth. TX.

October 01 RCMP Foundation 2011 Auction, www. Sarah Bellissimo. 877-565-6255 . Calgary. Canada. 29 LOH Spooktacular Costume Contest, 503-636-0674. Lake Oswego. OR.


Southeast September 01-05 Equestrian Exchange Consignment Sale, Lynn Beeson 336-362-6248 . 336-362-6248 . Raliegh. NC. 27 Friesian Keuring, www.lattaequestriancenter. com. 704-992-1550. Huntersville. NC. 30-10/02 Charlotte Equestrian Celebration Expo, www.CharlotteEquestrianCelebration. com. Gordon Calhoun. 704-919-0683. info@ Charlotte. NC. October 06-08 Women’s Horse Industry Annual Networking Expo, www. 615-730-7833. Nashville. TN. 08 Woof’n and Hoof’n, www., www. 704-992-1550. Huntersville. NC. 15 Educated Equestrians Early Holloween, Julie Robins. Aiken. SC. 21-23 Extreme Mustang Makeover, www. Murfreesboro. TN.

Trail Rides Mid-Atlantic/Midwest September 03-05 White River Fall and Labor Day Ride, Wayne Gastfield. 231-924-2605. Little Manistee National Forest. MI. 10 Mounted Map and Orienteering, www. Lexington. VA. 10-11 NJQHA Overnight Trail Ride, www. Sussex. NJ. 10-11 Lincoln Trail, Ruth Stewart. 217-3824544. Kimmundy. IL. 11 Judged Trail Ride, www. Nancy Wolek. 732446-9565. Allentown. NJ. 16-18 Chesapeake Fall Competitive Trail Ride, Cate Peloquine. 410-652-3454. Elkton. MD.

October 07-09 Brighton Fall, Lisa Germann. 734-4395616. Brighton. MI. 15 The Virginia State Competitive Trail Challenge/ ACTHA, dwork@ Lexington. VA. 15 Mounted Map and Orienteering, www. Lexington. VA. 21-22 MOWHA Fall Round-up, www. Mag Ranft. 614-946-7046. Springfield. OH. 21-22 Spook Run, Lois McAfee. 812-294-1776. Henryville. IN. 29 CKRH Halloween Benefit Trail Ride, www. 859-231-7066. Lexington. KY.

02 Komen Connecticut Ride for the Cure, 860-321-7806. ride@ . Hampton. CT. 03 TSHA Lobster Pleasure Trail Ride, www. 860-564-4700. East Beach. RI. 08-09 Riding & Driving Club Fall Trail Ride, Margo Petracone . 978-355-4247 . westwindfm@aol. com. Barre. MA. 09 Big Pumpkin Ride, 774-2480587. Grafton. MA. 10 VT-NH Ride for the Cure, www.vtnhkomen. org. Lois S. Whidden. 802-869-2629. S. Woodstock. VT. 15 GMHA Endurance Ride, June Hamel. 802-457-1509. S. Woodstock. VT. 16 GRHC’s Annual Fall Foliage Ride and Feast,, www. Diane Godek. 413-527-9532. Southampton. MA. 16 NEECA Fall Trail Ride, www.Equinecenter. org. . Athol. MA. 21-22 Fourth Annual Haunted Trail Walk, Sue Lukey. 508435-4129. Hopkinton. MA. 23 Halloween Trail Ride, Cathy Lisk. 603-228-5304. Profile Falls Hill. NH.

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02-04 GMHA 100 Competitive Ride, www. June Hamel. 802-457-1509. june@ S. Woodstock. CT. 02-04 Horse Days Pleasure Rides, www. 802-475-1509. kmanner@ S. Woodstock. VT. 03 BBQ and Trail Ride sponsored by New Hampshire Quarter Horse Association, Cathy Lisk. 603-228-5304. Salisbury. NH. 03-05 Labor Day Campout, 401-762-4805. Carver. MA. 10 NEATO 1/ AHA Endurance Ride, Cheryl Mastele. 860-301-6767. Escoheag . RI. 11 NEATO 2/ AHA Endurance Ride, Cheryl Mastele. 860-301-6767. Escoheag . RI. 11 Belchertown Chapter of the GRHC’s September Pleasure Ride, www., www. Frank Davis. 413-320-6819. Wendell. MA. 17 VERDA 30 mile Ride and Drive , www. Ronda Batchelder. 802-875-4304 . Springfield. VT. 17 Tyrone Farm Judged Pleasure Ride, www. Susan Boone. 860-928-3647. Pomfret. CT. 18 Adventure Trail, Sophiea Bitel . bitel@ West Newbury . MA. 24 Burnt Hill Competitive Trail Ride, Holly Bailey. 607-532-4924. hbwrite@zoom-dsl. Putting the best forage in front of your livestock com. Burdett. NY. 25 Hampshire ■ Soil Samples County Riding Club Poker Ride, ■ Lime & Fertilizer www.hampshire Applications countyridingclub. com. Bob Root. 413Our off-the-farm 339-5592. Goshen. services include: MA. 25 Landsman Kill Trail ■ Brush hog mowing 75/hr with a 2 hour Association Trail minimum Ride, www.lkta. org. Paula Vincitore. ■ Manure pile . Hollis Hills Pasture Management specializes clean outs Rhinebeck. NY. in bulk spreading. With our flotation truck,

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Pricing is always dependent on location and volume. For a quote, please email a request with your name, location and acreage.

Jim & Allison Lattanzi ❙ 123 Hollis Road ❙ Lunenburg, MA 01462 Home 978-337-7879 ❙ Fax 978-582-1270

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Southeast October 16 Ride for the Horse , www.userl-nc-sandhills. com. Reed Tucker. 919-412-6547. rrtucker@ Fuquay-Varina. NC. 20 Second Annual Trail Ride, 706-397-8047. . LaFayette. GA.

Western Events Mid-Atlantic/Midwest September 06-11 NRHA East Coast Championship, Rick Clark. 606-232-4723. Lexington. KY.

Northeast September 04 GHRC Gymkhana, www., www. Jennifer Moeau. 413-467-3495. Granby. MA. 04 Cowboy Race at Heritage Farm, www. 413-527-1612. Easthampton. MA.

10 EMRHA Ranch Horse Versatility Show,, 603-225-7024. Pembroke. NH. 10-11 AQHA and All Breed Versatility Ranch Show, Joanne Ives. 603228-1244. Pembroke. NH. 11 NHQHA Ranch Versatility Show, www., 603-2257024. Pembroke. NH. 17 Picnic at the Park/Wannabe Cowboy Challenge, althea. . Athol. MA. 18 Oak Rise Farm Gymkhana, www. 603-656-9730. OakRise@ Goffstown. NH. 18 Riding & Driving Club Gymkhana Series, Tanya Coran . 508-397-5429 . Barre. MA. 18 New England Stock Horse Show, 413-527-1612. Easthampton. MA. 18 Versatility Competition , www. Middleboro . MA. 23-25 Reiner’s Rendezvous, www.NERHA. com. Cathy Nevitt. 781-690-1032. cathyn17@ . Oneco. CT.

24-25 “Border Wars” Cowboy Mounted Shooting Matches, . Dina Baratta. 781-696-0039. masixshooter@ Dunstable. MA.

October 02 Oak Rise Farm Gymkhana, www. 603-656-9730. OakRise@ Goffstown. NH. 02 Cowboy Mounted Shooters Fall Shoot Out, Bill Ledoux. 207-282-2821. cowboybill@maine. Hollis Center. ME. 16 New England Stock Horse Show, 413-527-1612. Easthampton. MA. 16 Open Gymkhana & Steak Roast,, . Westfield. MA. 30 Halloween Open Gymkhana Show, Jill Flaherty. 207-671-0690. Scarborough. ME.

Other Locations September 02-03 Cleburne Annual Rodeo , www.urodeo. com. Cleburne. TX.

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401-88-HORSE Trainer: Mark DeBlasio | 401-243-3795 cell Heritage Equestrian Center is set on sixty beautiful acres with lovely grass fields for your horses daily turnout. We are conveniently located in Central Rhode Island and are a full service facility. HEC offers board, riding instruction in the disciplines of hunter/ jumper and dressage, on-site horse shows, and clinics. We have two large outdoor riding arenas, one for hunter/jumpers and one for dressage riders. Also, for year round comfort, we offer a large insulated indoor arena with a heated viewing room.


Show Schedule • September 17 • November 6

All Shows are USEF Rated

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The Arabian Horse Association of New England

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was formed to encourage breeding, exhibiting and promotion of the Arabian horse. To help educate those individuals interested in perpetuating the Arabian breed.

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Arabian Horse Association of Massachusetts

Robert Nickerson, President Email:



Arabian Horse Association, Inc. of Maine A member club of Region 16 of the Arabian Horse Association Andy Bailey, President

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89 Main Street, Suite 308 • Medway, MA 02053

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Please direct inquiries to:

Breeders of Beautiful, Athletic & Tractable Purebreds & Warmblood Crosses ◆

Susan Dorazio 860-379-5557 PO Box 246 Colebrook, CT 06021

CA Dillon - Sport Horse Sire Tom and Susan Crossen (860) 742-6486

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We Sell New and Used Blankets and Re-Waterproof Free Pickup and Delivery in the Northeast

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Berks Equine Council


P.O. Box 6085 Wyomissing, PA 19610


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Bringing together people interested in advancing and promoting the Arabian and the Half-Arabian horse. Robyn Thibodeau 25+ Years Experience 17 Crittle Hill Rd Candia, NH 03034 603-483-0640 “Always Considering the Integrity of the Horse’s Spirit”


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GBA SHEFFIELD 8-year-old bay purebred Arabian Gelding. Started under saddle. Shows potential for hunter, pleasure, dressage and the Sport Horse Ring.

GAITED HORSES BOOKCLIFF REINY’S FIREMAN. 3-year-old bay TWH gelding. 30 days professional training. Ready to trail or rail. Excellent running walk, 9 WGC.


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Doug & Deb King 204-838-2328

GBA CANDYMAN 9-year-old bay purebred Arabian Gelding. Wonderful dressage and sporthorse mount. Region 16 top 5 in Sporthorse-in-hand ATR. Ready to be your superstar! Contact Lynne at Double A Arabians, 860-749-4797.


See more at – 970-858-0497.

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Contact Lynne at Double A Arabians, 860-749-4797.


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PO Box 527 Shartlesville, PA 19554

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FORD F150 SUPER CAB, 4 X 4 ESOF. Superb condition, chrome package, Max trailer tow package, Synch, satellite, keyless entry, fuel, power seat, captains chairs, bed Liner, loaded. Low mileage. $27,500. 603-566-5470.

CLASSIFIEDS HORSES Arabians Beautiful, Bold, Bay 15.3hh, 9 year old, Half- Arabian Gelding. First year over fences and loves it. Winning in the jumpers with clean changes. Has also won in the hunter over fences and hunter pleasure at “A” rated Arabian shows. Safe for both kids and amateurs with a willing personality. Keep him at home or the trainers. Easy to get in the ring at shows, minimal prep work required. Also has the potential to win in the hunter pleasure ring. Stands quietly for both the vet and blacksmith. Call Kevin Dwyer at Dwyer Equine, 860-213-1299

Dressage/CT/ Eventing Northeast Sporthorses is a service dedicated to providing clients and trainers with quality horses suitable for hunter, jumper, dressage and eventing disciplines Vanessa Spencer 12 Cobblestone Road Barnstable, Ma. 02630 508-776-6235


Gypsy Horses Blue roan and black Gypsy Vanner foals available. For the most recent photographs and information, please see:

Flying W Farms-offering proper Gypsy Cobs. 2011 foals by Sampson for sale. Reasonable prices. Visit our web for more information: phone:740-493-2401 email: WHITE BISON FARM Gypsy colts available. The Lion King & The Gypsy King as well as Sid’s Good Stallion bloodlines. 814-674-2330

Paso Finos REGISTERED PASO HORSES for sale. Trail or Show. El Zafiro de Trillador at stud. Rockwater Farm. Call Ann (704)798-3460, Rio del Costa Paso Fino Horses Herd Reduction Sale: Stallions, Mares, Geldings, Fillies, Colts Jimmy or Jenny Griffin 3921 ACR 468, Montalba, TX 75853 903-549-3637 Excellent Bloodlines For Breeding

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Friesians HORSE FOR SALE Beautiful Purebred Friesian mare for Sale. Second level dressage and learning spanish walk, fancy movement, thick mane, tail and feathering. Call 815-629-9668, Rockton IL.

General SEVERAL WELL BROKE HORSES available: We specialize in “Quality” horses for trail, show and pleasure. English & Western. Riding both Indoors and outside; comfortable with Ring work & trails/trips, etc. Call us at (603)465-2672 or visit

THE LIPPITT MORGAN Horse Registry, Inc. Protecting and Preserving the original Morgan Horse

Paso Finos KILLCREEK PERUVIAN RANCH, Peruvian Pasos of all ages, stages of training FOR SALE! 913-856-7334;

Conway Excavating Arenas, Custom Footing, Farm Design/Layout,Drainage, Land Clearing, Site Work, Paddocks, Manure Removal Fully Licensed and Insured (508)946-5504 Shawn Conway, Owner

Horse Stalls For Sale, Aluminum - no rust, fully assembled components shipped to your door with the necessary hardware for installation. Call us before you buy! 800-876-7706 or PERUVIAN HORSES for sale.Well gaited, trail and show experience, excellent bloodlines.Hacienda la Colina (Hillside Farm), Accord NY-845-626-2498

Nashboro Morgan Horse Ranch Breeding Palomino, Bay, Buckskin, Cremello & Chestnut Morgans of classic, type & temperament for sport, show, breeding & pleasure since 1978. Email for pictures & list: 615 952 2907


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Pangaea Equestrian Services Offering fine quality Icelandic Horses for pleasure or sport, lessons, training, clinics, breeding, and consultations. web address: e-mail address: phone: 845-789-1076


Laurel Highland Jake 2004 Black Registered Fell Pony Gelding. 13 hh. This professionally trained dressage pony also jumps and drives. Needs experiencd rider. Contact Bruce at 508-896-8082 or


Quarter Horses SEVERAL WELL BROKE HORSES available: We specialize in “Quality” horses for trail, show and pleasure. English & Western. Riding both Indoors and outside; comfortable with Ring work & trails/trips, etc. Call us at (603)465-2672 or visit

Tennesse Walking Horses TENNESSE WALKING HORSES: $2000 & up. Bay & Sorrel geldings for sale. Ready to trail ride. See photos at or email or call to inquire or 970-858-0497

EMPLOYMENT Help Wanted Painted Horses, LLC is looking for an experienced Equine Specialist to work per diem hours as part of a mental health treatment team and also to provide horseback riding lessons. The qualified individual will meet the EAGALA Model Equine Specialist Criteria and be willing to go through an EAGALA Model training. Individuals with mental health knowledge and experience are preferred. For application and/or more information call April Roglitz at 207-837-7671. WE ARE SEEKING a true Equine Professional that is a self starter and motivated to get the job done. This position is an all-around position including lots of riding, training, lessons, chores, etc. You must have a proven record of accomplishment in the equine field riding, training, giving lessons, etc. Impeccable references required. Experience with multiple & varied disciplines is an asset.If you truly believe you have what it takes to help run a full time equine operation then send your resume and qualifications immediately. 603-465-2672,

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CLASSIFIEDS Work Wanted My name is Gloria Henry, I am seeking employment. I have been in the horse industry for 16 years and have an Associates degree in Equine Science. I Have worked mainly with Morgan horses and showed in the morgan A circuit. I am a very hard worker, dependable, able to work independently or with others. Have experience in Hunter under saddle and beginning dressage. I have my own 10 year old morgan horse and would love to bring him with me where ever I go, it would be nice to have a live in position if possible. Profile Animal science college graduate with strengths in stable/facility management, customer service, animal products, animal care, and organization. Experience - Stable Assistant, Meadowair Farm, Walpole, NH, 2005-present Managed all aspects of horse facility including feeding, turnout, stall and tack cleaning. Rode string of horses to prepare for lessons and sale. Attended horse shows and prepared both horses and riders. - Instructor Assistant/Head Groom, Meredith Manor, Waverly, WV, 2009-2010 Managed horses and lesson preparation for instructor including turnout, tack and exercise riding. Education - Meredith Manor, Waverly, WV Riding Master IV with Honors, Outstanding Achievement Award, Excellence in Barn Award August 2010 Morrisville State College, Morrisville, NY, AAS - Animal Science December 2008 - Keene High School, Keene, NHHigh School Diploma June 2005 Skills - Maintenance and organization of animal housing activities equipment and feed storage area, routine cleaning of animal housing facility according to established procedures. - Maintenance of records. - Ability to work independently and make correct decisions about daily routines. - Reliable and dependable. - Ability to perform heavy lifting. - Attention to detail. - Willingness to work weekend and holiday hours. - Patient, caring, respectful attitude with animals and customers. - Provision of care for training/show barn horses, including feeding and watering. - Experienced rider with proven show record. References Available Call: 603-357-2128 E-mail:

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OTHER Bed - Breakfast - Barn BED, BREAKFAST, BARN Spacious and Cozy Loft Bedroom with Private bath and entrance in authentic tobacco plantation home. Southern country atmosphere for you and your horse/s on Hwy #1 in Cameron, Moore County, NC. Accomodations include all household amenities, i.e. laundry, kitchen, etc. plus continental or personal choice breakfast. Pets welcome. Private barn is safe and secure and pasture allows for a large acre protected turnout. RENT: $400/guest/month; $600/guest with horse/s/month; $100/guest with horse/s/night. Other arrangements considered. Contacts 910-245-9911(home), 910-528-6505(cell), Email

PRODUCTS Bedding Lyons 1st Quality Shavings. Top Quality Hay, Mulch, Sawdust, and Shavings (Bagged or Bulk). Competitive Prices, Satisfaction Guarenteed. (603)237-8732, Cell (603)359-2337

Feed & Bedding QUALITY CANADIAN HAY for sale. Big and small squares available. Price includes delivery. Call or e-mail for more information. 802-525-3645 or 802-525-3275

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Jewelry Horsehair Jewelry by IM Silver: Custom horse hair Jewelry and Hand Engraved Silversmithing. Have a piece of jewelry made with your special horseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hair. Please visit or call 970-275-0043.

REAL ESTATE Real Estate For Sale

GENTLEMAN'S FARM MIDCOAST MAINE Ten pastoral acres and thirty acres of wood located only 30 minutes from the Coast. Quality reproduction center chimney cape and 30 X 40 ft barn has the potential for horses and more. $695,000

Boarding & Training

Saddle Brook Farm LLC in Swansea Beautiful Area, 23 Stall barn, lighted outdoor arena, 1/2 mile track hunt course. Good Turnout and great care. Patricia Metivier, (508)336-6151.

Horse Care

Contact Info:

Broker ~ Owner 207-236-0593

Real Estate Wanted LAND WANTED Wanted to Buy: 6-60 acres (Some or All pasture) within 60 miles of Chapel Hill, NC. Finders Reward offered for information about available land. Call 561-702-8773.

SERVICES Alternative Therapies Painted Horses, LLC Self Exploration Through Horses Counseling Services Serving-Individuals, Families, Groups using Traditional in office Counseling or Equine Assisted Psychotherapy April Roglitz, LCSW Peter Comstock, LCPC Accepting new clients Private insurances, and self-pay Richmond, Maine 207-837-7671

Boarding Inspired by my love of horses, I have created a line of unique equestrian gift items. From stainless steel water bottles to organic tees, there is something for every rider.

Horse Retirement Boarding for Retirement and Lay-up. Daily Grooming, No Riding Programs, Lots of TLC. Summit, NY Phone: 518-287-1870

HORSE STALLS FOR RENT in West Dudley MA. For Details call 508-943-4274

Excellent shelter, run-in shed, rich pasture, nice pond, daily feed & water, winter hay, deworming, farrier service, veterinarian service, and TLC! Photo updates provided. Complete Quality Care $200 per month Duane Sims, Owner & Manager 706-833-0219 Grovetown, GA

Insurance Mortality, Instructors and Farm Insurance made easy. New rates and Major Medical coverage for horses up to age twenty. Call or email for a free quote. Terri Ray 781-837-6550



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FRY'S EQUINE INSURANCE One of the oldest equine insurance agencies in the country ..we'll be here when you need us. -Farm/ranch Owners- Boarding-Lessons-Training- Care & Control - -Shows- Clubs- MortalityMedical- Immediate Coverage Available Payment Plans- Identify Theft Shield -Prepaid Legal 800-842-9021 Insurance for your Horse and Farm! Mortality, Medical, Theft, Farm Property, Liability, Trail Rides, Pony Rides, Petting Zoos and More. Other coverages available. ACE Insurance Services, Inc. (800) 887-9869


Arabian Origins Marketing is quickly becoming synonomous with consistent results and beautiful graphics. Visit: to see how we can help get your Arabian horse business in the spotlight!

Training PROFESSIONAL TRAINING through gentle persuasion yet firm, consistent & persistent methods while never being cruel or angry. Finally, get your results and learn how to keep them! (603)465-2672

Tack - Harnesses Harness Saddlery Catalogue St. Paul Saddlery 953 W. Seventh St. St. Paul, MN 55102 (651)222-5616 Since 1908, Mini to Draft Sizes

Tack - Western 16” Lakota Work Saddle Excellent Condtion Rough Out Training Dees Quarter Horse Bars, Double Skirt 860-796-0903 $600

by Lindsey Todt, Saddle Suits, Western Tops, Hunt Coats, Western Chaps, Dressage Coats & so much more! Visit: TODAY! Or Call 603-203-0864


Drive in Luxury! Pony Size Bronson Surrey for sale. Will fit 12-12.2 hand pony. Four Passenger. Completely refurbished! Natural oak, black iron, pin striping and upholstery. New tires, hand brakes, whip socket, rein rails. Brackets for lamps and umbrella basket. Very reasonably priced at $5,000. Reasonable offers will be considered. Call Bruce: (508)896-8082.

Tack & Accessories

Ozark Mountain Tack offers you a complete line of tack for your miniature horses and ponies. Harnesses, Blankets, Halters, Hoof Care and Educational DVD's. Call 888-775-6446 for a free color catalog. Visit us online at Saddles - Western & English All Under $500! New and used saddles. Try one today at Hunter Pace Tack Shop in Middleboro, MA. 774-213-1969

Tack - English 17” Collegiate Diploma Convertible close contact saddle. Comes with regular gullet only and used a handful of times. No leathers or irons. Hardly any wear. $900. Call Lauren: 860-874-1773

• Warmblood x Quarter Horse cross, 16.2H, chestnut gelding, 8 years, 3 white legs, blaze, super quiet and broke, the best for anyone to ride, great on trails, jumps • Warmblood x Quarter Horse cross, 16.3H, bay gelding, 6 years, dead quiet, trails, jumps • Warmblood x Paint cross, 16.2H, brown/white/black, 9 years, big body, super broke, great on trails, jumps, quiet for anyone to ride, English or western • Reg. Paint, sorrel/overo, 16H gelding, 2006, English or western, jumps • Reg. Paint, red/white tobiano, 16.2H, gelding, 2008, shown western pleasure and English • Red/White Paint, 15.3H, 50/50 color, gelding, 8 years, good looking, great in show ring or on trails, jumps, nice horse • Pony, chestnut gelding, 9 years, 13.3H, big body, great on trails or in the show ring, likes people • Pony, dark gray mare, 5 years, one owner, 14.1H, jumps, always in the ribbons • Pony, chestnut gelding, 9 years, great all around show pony for the family, 4-H, jumps, trails, lots of riding, has done it all • Thoroughbred x Quarter Horse crosses, 6 of them, 15.3 to 16.1H, all geldings, 5 to 9 years, good movers, all jump and trail ride • Three Thoroughbreds, 2 chestnut, 1 bay, all have been shown and jump, good movers • Three Hanoverian x Thoroughbred crosses, 2 bay, 1 chestnut, all geldings, 6-8-9 years, good movers, all jump, big horses, 16.1 to 16.3H • Reg. Appendix Quarter Horse, gray mare, 2004, shown western pleasure, English, 16H, always in the ribbons • Reg. Appendix Quarter Horse, 16.1H, sorrel gelding, 2006 great all around horse in showmanship, equitation, and horsemanship, good mover, jumps • Reg. Quarter Horse, 14H, dark gray mare, 2007, show broke, good on trails or show ring • Reg. Quarter Horse, 15H, sorrel gelding, 2000, trails, games, team penning • Reg. Quarter Horse, 15.2H, brown mare, 2002, point earner to western pleasure • Reg. Quarter Horse, 15.2H, bay gelding, 2002, great all around horse, does lots of jobs • Reg. Quarter Horse, 16.1H, bay gelding, 2002, good looking, good mover, good horse, does lots of jobs, always in the ribbons • Reg. Appendix Quarter Horse, 16H, gray mare, 1999, big body, always noticed by the judge • Reg. Quarter Horse, jet black gelding, 15H, really broke to ride, 2004, nice horse for the whole family to ride and enjoy • Reg. Quarter Horse, 15.2H, brown gelding, 2005, English or western, jumps, good on trails, games, all no problems • Reg. Quarter Horse, 15.3H, black gelding, 2002, could do lots of jobs, great all around horse for the whole family • Reg. Quarter Horse, 15.2H, chestnut gelding, 2002, Incentive Fund, jumps, trails, great family horse

860-653-3275 Local and Long Distance Trucking Available. Trade-in and consignment horses welcome at no charge. Fifty-two horses and ponies on hand, all take their leads and jump, trails, water, traffic, really nice horses with our 3-week trial. Worth the trip to see so many nice horses in one place. New arrivals each week. Save Find Us on Facebook gas and time & have our great guarantee! September 2011, Equine Journal, 241

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Millbrook Farm Woodworks


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Mystic Valley Hunt Club


Ag Structures/Barn Store Of NE, LLC


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Nolt’s Wheel Shop


BLM Adopt A Wild Horse & Burro


North East Friesians Horse Club


Blue Chip Structures


On The Road

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Poulin Grain

154, 155

Blue Seal Bridgewater Supply


Precise Buildings, LLC


CB Structures, Inc.


Purebred Morab Horse Association


CCC Feeds & Farm Supplies, LLC


Purina Dealer List

Cheshire Horse


Quarry View Construction, LLC


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Ride For The Cure


Eberly Barns


Rsd Horse Auctions


Equestrian Shop


S & L Builders, LLC


Equine Extravaganza


Saddle Shed


Esch’s Fencing


Schockman Lumber


Evenstride, Ltd.


Shuck Fence


Farmer Boy Ag


Siegel Saddlery




Sigfridson Wood Products


Goat Island Resources, LLC


Smart Pak Equine


Hanover Pole Buildings


Southern Tier Trailer Sales


Heartland Veterinary Supply & Pharmacy


Sparta Trailers


Heritage Equestrian Center


Springfield Fence


Hollis Hills Farm


Stable Hollow Construction


Holly Hill Farm


Strain Family Horse Farm


Homes For The Troops


Sunset Horse Stalls


Horsemen’s Exchange, Inc.


The Paddock, Inc.


Kerrits Inc./rains & Associates, LLC


There Be Dragons


Key R - D Trailer Sales


University Of New Hampshire


Lester Buildings


Will Williams Trailer Center


Lucky’s Trailer Sales


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Equine Journal (September 2011)  

Your All-Breed, All-Discipline Resource

Equine Journal (September 2011)  

Your All-Breed, All-Discipline Resource