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Defying Limits Celebrating a Century of Equestrian Olympics page 60

How to Make College Affordable 8-Point Plan for Pony Finals

Your All-Breed, All-Discipline Resource REVIEWED

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features 68 Along for the Ride with Reed Kessler Get to know this 17-year-old U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team hopeful. BY KARENA GARRITY

80 Prepping for Pony Finals Tips to be at your best in one month. BY SARAH WYNNE JACKSON

94 Money Matters Discover easy ways to make college affordable. BY KAREN ELIZABETH BARIL

104 The Inside Scoop Learn 10 ways to improve your horse’s nutrition.

Check out our top hunt boot picks on page 32.

60 Equestrian Olympics 100 Years of Defying Limits

Take a look back at a century of equestrian sports in the Olympics. BY NANCY HUMPHREY CASE 6

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50 Bevin O’Reilly Dugan gives advice on improving your horse’s performance. 116 Learn how to stay dry while looking good. 188 The New Hampshire Cowboy Mounted Shooters State Championships draw record-breaking entries. 128 Tami Hoag shares her thoughts on reading, writing, and riding. 111 Take a ride to the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT. 217 Phillip Dutton tops the charts at the Jersey Fresh CCI3*.

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14 At the Ingate

111 Travel

244 Marketplace

18 Letters to the Editor

116 Equine Fashion

249 Real Estate

22 In Your Words

120 Business

256 Directories

26 Points of Interest

124 Going Green

276 Calendar

32 Prepurchase Exam

128 Collecting Thoughts

286 Affiliate Coupons

36 Stable Solutions

130 Media Review

295 Classifieds

44 Ask the Vet

298 Last Laugh

48 Eventing Pointers 50 Dressage Pointers

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52 Western Pointers

133 Across the Northeast

56 Business Bits

212 Across the Regions

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“Find your passion and fling your life out to it.” –Tami Hoag, page 128

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AT THE INGATE

Coming Together IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE THAT Morris Communications Company brings you the first combined issue of the Horsemen’s Yankee Pedlar and Equine Journal. For more than 70 years total, these two publications have provided news, information, and features to families and individuals who love horses and who live in the northeastern United States. It has long been my vision to bring these two fine publications together, thereby making it easier for readers to get all their news, information, and advertising in one magazine. Our mission will be to embrace that idea and build upon it. While you will be able to see the DNA of both publications in this magazine, this is just the beginning of future innovations. Working together, the staff from both magazines can do much more for our readers in the way of coverage, special sections, and other new features. We will also be expanding into the digital realm, enhancing our digital services as rapidly and completely as possible. We treasure our relationship with the many and varied equine associates served by these publications, and we plan to build on these mutual friendships and relationships. The Morris family has had a love of horses for over three generations. We have raised, shown, and ridden horses for many years. In my youth, I had a morning newspaper route delivering The Augusta Chronicle on horseback. As you may know, Morris has owned Horsemen’s Yankee Pedlar since 2001. In addition, we own and publish several other major equine publications, including Western Horseman, Barrel Horse News, Quarter Horse News and an equine website, Horsecity.com. We also publish numerous horse books under the Western Horseman imprint of Globe Pequot Press. If we had anyone in mind when we created this magazine, it was you—the equestrian! We thank you for your support, loyalty and readership and look forward to growing together. We value your opinion. Let us know what you think by visiting www.cvent.com/d/xcq1k4 and giving us your comments and feedback.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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I am a recent subscriber to your magazine. I enjoy the health articles, the “Now You Know” section, and the “Collecting Thoughts” section. I find your articles easy and quick to read, which is wonderful, as I don’t have a lot of time to sit and read long articles. I also enjoy the regional section of the magazine as it keeps me up to date on what’s happening in my area. Thank you for your magazine! – Sarah Craig, LVT, North Bangor, NY

I loved reading “Last Laugh” in the May 2012 issue. It is such a relief to read about someone else’s embarrassing show ring disaster and eventual redemption. Having had my fair share of red-faced moments while on the back of a horse, the article gave me a much-needed laugh and muchneeded hope! –Mary Lynne Carpenter Via Email

I really like the “Ask the Vet” column. I am always interested in learning something new about medical issues and when to call the vet and the likes!

I was shocked to find out when reading your editor’s letter that you’ll be joining forces with Equine Journal! As an avid reader of the Pedlar, I’m really excited on how you’ll be able to contribute to making the content even better! Hopefully that means even more news stories and results from local events!

–Olivia Grace Via Facebook

The “Quick Tips” training sections for the different disciplines is always so interesting! I enjoy reading how to improve! I actually keep my back copies to use for reference! –Katy Wormwood Wells, Maine 18

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We love hearing from you! Send us your letters to the editor for a chance to win this month’s prize of a North Woods Animal Treats gift pack. All letters we receive by August 1 will be entered in the drawing. Send your letters to editorial@equinejournal.com, or to Equine Journal, Editorial, 83 Leicester Street, N. Oxford, MA 01537. Congratulations to Sarah Craig for winning July’s letter-of-the-month! She will receive a North Woods Animal Treats gift pack.

Thank you so much for donating a rain sheet to our raffle. It will make a great raffle prize, and we appreciate your generosity! –Emily Messing 2012 MassQHA Queen

I wanted to say thanks to the Pedlar for the awesome write-up on my horse, HMF Nagid Fadl on pages 124 and 145 in the June issue, and thanks for letting us display our trophy at your office! –Cheryl Dauphinais Via Facebook

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–Melissa Winch Deerfield, NH

I love all of your articles! They are all so helpful and interesting. Whether it’s how to treat an infection or what the news buzz is in the equestrian world, Equine Journal has it all! Thank you EJ!

North Woods Animal Treats for Your Thoughts!

Thank you so much for your donation of the tack bag full of goodies. It brought a high price at our silent auction to benefit a youth member of our club that is undergoing serious medical issues. We appreciate your continued support of the New England Paint Horse Club. We will continue our efforts to fundraise at our next three shows. –Brenda Ide Vice President, NEPHC

I just received the stuff from the Earth Day contest a couple of days ago…everything fits perfectly, and I love the stuff! Thank you! –Kristen Buckley Via Facebook

I was also surprised and shocked that the Pedlar and Equine Journal are joining forces! I love the Pedlar and have been reading it for many, many years! I was also a bit sad! –Tammy Haley-Amnott Via Facebook

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IN YOUR WORDS

What is your favorite childhood memory of your pony? I never had my own pony, but I took lessons for many years. My all-time favorite memory would have to be with this Quarter Pony, Bandit. Neither he nor I had any prior training of getting into frame, but somehow we managed. We connected while cantering during a lesson, and we were both just so balanced. We were quite the team! – Heather Jade Taking a bareback trail ride right after a five-inch snowfall with my Dunkin. It was just him and me out there, flurries were still falling, and all you could hear was the crunch of the fresh snow under his hooves and his soft snorts. It was amazing! I’ll never forget that day. – Melissa Whittaker The day my pony decided I had enough skill to finally jump the picnic table! – Jaye Fisher I got my first pony when I was about three or four years old. She was really little and we used to haul her around in my parents’ Volkswagen van! Later, my parents ended up selling her to Barnum & Bailey. I tell everyone that she had to run off and join the circus to follow her dreams! – Misty Farmer Pearson My favorite pony memory was when my sweet pinto pony dumped my brother on a pricker bush. That’s what he got for stealing her from me that day! – Vicki Berry Whenever I needed someone to talk to or to have someone to listen, my 22

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Apache girl was always there for me, nuzzling, and always seemed to be intensely listening. – Deborah Brodeur The moment he came off that trailer and I saw him for the first time, and my dad said he was mine! I was 10 years old, and it just didn’t get any better than that moment of pure joy and ecstasy! – Sharyn Cates Hughes Riding my paint, Flicka, through a watermelon field with my little dog, Daisy, running behind. – Tracy Heffner Falling off over and over and over again! Just because my pony wanted to steal a bite of grass – Rachel Corinne

From our StaFF At one of my very first horse shows, I ended up breaking down in tears as the ribbons were awarded. My goal was to leave with the pink ribbon, and I was hugely disappointed that I had won the blue! – Jennifer Roberts Digital Editor/ Editorial Assistant

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POINTS OF INTEREST p. 26 | PRE-PURCHASE EXAM p. 32 | STABLE SOLUTIONS p. 36 ASK THE VET p. 44 | PRO TIPS p. 48 | BUSINESS BITS p. 56

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USA Reining is a New FEI Affiliate

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HITS-on-the-Hudson: Hits-on-the-Hudson IV and V in Saugerties, NY, will be taking place July 18-22 and July 25-29. Don’t miss this fast-paced circuit with some of the top international-level hunter/jumper riders. See www.HitsShows.com.

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Growing: Keep in mind that your horse’s hooves grow more in the summer months, and you may need to increase the frequency of visits from your farrier.

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Stuart Horse Trials: Taking place July 12-15 in Victor, NY, the Trials feature top international riders and their horses, testing partnership and athletic prowess in the triathlon of equestrian sport: dressage, cross-country, and stadium jumping. See www.stuarthorsetrials.org. ®

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The United States Equestrian Federation recently welcomed USA Reining as its newest USEF International Discipline Association. “We are thrilled that USA Reining was approved as the newest affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation. USA Reining was established in order to provide a direct pipeline for athletes in the sport to the high performance level and to be able to compete there successfully on behalf of the U.S.,” said USA Reining President, Pete Kyle. “Working with as many stakeholders as possible in the sport of reining, we look forward to finding ways to continue the success our U.S. reining athletes have enjoyed on the international stage.” To learn more about the USEF Reining program, visit http://usef.org/_ IFrames/breedsDisciplines/discipline/ allReining.aspx.


          

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A Special Visit MINIATURE THERAPY horse, Mozart, bonded with a young man named Joseph, who suffers from Pompe disease—a neuromuscular disease that is a rare form of muscular dystrophy. When Mozart saw Joseph, he walked over on his own and gently put his head in the young Miniature therapy horse Mozart, visiting Joseph. man’s lap. After a few minutes, Mozart closed his eyes, ignoring everything going on around them. He refused to move away from Joseph, something he had never done before, except to walk along with him next to the wheelchair. He stayed with his head resting in Joseph’s lap for over a half an hour until it was time for Joseph to return to his room. Mozart is one of the Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses™ that visit over 18,000 adults and children each year. For more information, visit www.Horse-Therapy.org.

The Search is Underway APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE 2012 UNITED States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Youth Sportsman’s Award. Nominees for the award are young equestrians who exhibit exceptional leadership potential, serve as positive role models for their peers, demonstrate an ongoing commitment and dedication to the promotion of equestrian sport, are involved in their community, and exemplify positive sportsmanship principles. The overall winner of the 2012 USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award will receive: a $1,000 grant, payable to the educational program of choice; USEF Life Membership valued at $2,500; and, a commemorative trophy. The winner will also be one of the nominees for the USEF Junior Equestrian of the Year Award. The reserve winner will receive a $500 grant, payable to the educational program of choice. Changes have been made to the program, and the updated forms posted on the website reflect the current awards offered. Applications are available online at www.usef.org or through any USEF Recognized Association or International Discipline Association. For more information regarding the USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award, contact Jennifer Mellenkamp, Director, National Breed/Discipline Affiliates and Youth Programs, via email at jmellenkamp@usef.org, or call 859-225-6955.

Pan American Games

The next Pan American Games, set for 2015, will be held just up the road in Palgrave, Ontario, at the new Caledon Equestrian Park. Construction on the park began this spring. Caledon is already the location for several major equestrian competitions and the new park is set to make the region even more of a competition destination.

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bits & pieces POINTS OF INTEREST Fun trivia and interesting facts about everything horses

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Equestrian is the one sport where men and women compete equally in the Olympics and the one sport that involves animals.

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German dressage rider, Reiner Klimke (1936-1999), is the most decorated rider in Olympic history with a total of six gold medals. In 1984, he won an individual gold in Los Angeles, and won team gold in 1964, 1968, 1976, 1984 and 1988. He also won two individual bronze medals in 1968 and 1976.

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The U.S. captured its first individual gold medal in an equestrian event in 1968 when William Steinkraus and the great horse, Snowbound, won in show jumping. Steinkraus started riding for the United States Equestrian Team in its second year and rode on five Olympic teams before his retirement in 1972.

Germany has dominated Olympic team dressage competition with 11 gold medals since 1928.

Twenty years after American Lana duPont became the first woman to compete in eventing at the Tokyo Games in 1964, U.S. eventing rider, Karen Stives, claimed the silver, and Great Britain rider, Ginny Leng, claimed bronze to become the first women to earn individual medals in eventing.

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Fun and flashy, these boots are sure to make a statement! The thick elastic panel down the back allowed the boot to contour to the leg and break in quickly. We thought that the zipper placed along the front was genius in design, allowing for the convenience of a zipper and a close contact with your horse along the back of the boot. The foot was more sneaker-like than boot-like, a pleasant (and comfortable) surprise! The stable zipper allowed for less of a drop than most boots, so be cognizant of this. Our tester’s biggest complaint was that she won’t be able to wear these on the hunt course! BUY THEM: $499, www.ariat.com.

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These boots were by far the softest in this month’s boot test. The full-grain, nappa leather broke in almost instantly. Slim through the ankle, they gave the appearance of a custom boot. Our tester appreciated the ergonomically-designed, soft and comfortable, removable EVA-insole, which was spacious enough to include her orthotic. The full-length zipper with protective leather covers claims to prolong the life of the zipper and protect your saddle. The leather was so soft that it led us to question the durability of the boot, but long time owners of these boots told us that they hold up for years! BUY THEM: $499, www.mountainhorseusa.com.

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We were excited to crack open the box and remove the boots from their individual velour bags! The crossover design impressed us, with the slim ankle of a field boot and the smooth flow of a dress boot. The discreet rear stretch panel on the inside ensures a contoured fit, but don’t think that the stretch panel will cure drastic fitting issues; the panel stretches about a quarter of an inch. They come in extensive calf widths and heights to accommodate fit. The boot broke in well through the foot and ankle, with our tester’s only complaint being that it did not drop quickly enough for her less-than-lengthy legs. BUY THEM: $489, www.tredstep.com.

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Safety Rules

25 Tips for Keeping You and Your Horse Out of Harm’s Way By Sue Perry

Horses are wonderful companions, but it’s important to remember that they are also big, strong and often unpredictable. When working with (or riding) horses, it is important to always remember, safety first. The following are 25 simple safety considerations that everyone should remember when working with equines.

Always use a lead rope when leading your horse.

General Handling The horse must always remain under control of the handler or rider; whatever you do with your horse, you should keep him safe— not scared, at risk of injury, getting loose, or into harm’s way; and all of the people working with the horse need to be safe as well. Horses can be unexpectedly startled by something (noise, moving object, etc.) and jump sideways, rear up or try to bolt away. You need to remember that this can happen with any horse. And, always be alert so that you stay out of harm’s way. When you approach a horse, always come from the side where he can see you, move slowly, and say something to further alert him to your presence. You and your equine are a herd of two, and you are the leader. He is expected to stand still when you say so, and remain there until you ask him to move. A gentle push on the chest means to back up, and a hand on his hindquarters says, “swing your butt over.” If two people are working with a horse, they should both be on the same side. Such situations occur when the handler is holding the horse’s head while a second person is performing a procedure—clipping, giving an injection, wrapping a leg, etc. The handler needs to watch how the procedure is going and how the horse is reacting to it. If the horse loses his cool, the handler is then able to push him away from both people. When handling your horse, always remain on your feet so

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Leading One of the first things that beginner horsemen learn is to always lead your horse with a lead rope. Never, ever lead a horse with just your hand holding the halter. All it takes is the horse quickly turning his head to bite at a fly on his belly for him to pull the halter out of your grasp. Now you have a loose horse who is at risk for injuring himself or others, and a possible shoulder injury for yourself as well.

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bits & pieces STABLE SOLUTIONS If it’s necessary to use a halter when turning out your horse, be sure to use a breakaway one.

as described above except slip the halter off your horse’s head slowly as you turn him loose. If a halter is left on for turnout, it should be a breakaway halter made of leather or nylon with a leather crownpiece. The leather will break under pressure if your horse gets his halter caught on something or a hind hoof gets stuck under the throatlatch when he scratches his head. Always hang halters and lead ropes next to the gate, where they will be immediately accessible. Many barns have cross-ties in the aisle for riders to use for grooming and tacking up their horses. Never lead a horse underneath a cross-tie that is attached to a second horse. If the led horse puts his head up and hits the fixed tie above his neck, he could become frightened. Now you have two scared horses, one of which is trampling his handler and one of which is attached to the wall by the cross-ties. If you must pass a cross-tied horse, ask the groomer to unsnap one tie and push her horse over toward the other side of the aisle. She should hold her horse’s head/halter with one hand and place the other hand on the horse’s body to prevent him from swinging toward your horse as you lead him past. Not all strange horses will be friendly to each other.

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narrow space, so he tends to move quickly and ends up banging the side of his pelvis on the unyielding door frame. These injuries usually heal in a few months, but the horse will likely have a deformity (frequently called a “knocked down hip”) and may be more fearful of going in and out of his stall. Always lead a horse into his stall rather than just turning him loose as he approaches the doorway. Once in the stall, turn him around to face the door before you unsnap the lead rope. This ensures that you are not trapped in the back of the stall, with the horse between you and the door. It also prevents the horse from escaping before you have a chance to close the door. When turning a horse out in the paddock or pasture, lead him through the gate as you push it into the enclosure in front of you. Turn the horse around to face the gate, as you latch it shut behind you. Slowly unsnap the lead rope and give your horse a pat to say “Thank you for waiting.” After he turns and ambles off, go out through the gate and re-latch it securely. If you let the horse loose without having him facing you and the gate, you run the risk of getting kicked in the face if he should buck and run away as soon as he senses that the rope is unsnapped. Never yell or wave your hands at your horse to make him run off into the paddock. If you prefer “halters off” for turnout, follow the same routine

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If you have any doubts about your ability to control a horse from the ground, use a lead shank with a chain on the end. Pass the snap through the left ring of the noseband, outside to inside; bring the snap above the noseband; cross it over toward the lower edge; snap it to the right side ring. Putting the chain over the nose gives you more physical control of your horse by providing better leverage if needed and keeping his attention on you. Always hold the lead rope in two hands, one about 6-12 inches below the halter and one on the free end of the rope. The extra length of rope should be folded in half and then held rather than coiled in a loop. If the horse is startled and suddenly tries to bolt away, he’ll probably pull your hand off the rope near his head. Continued tension on the rope would pull a coil in the free end into a tourniquet on your hand, from which you have no escape. This would obviously be painful and you could be dragged by the frantic horse. A folded free end of the lead rope will not trap your hand in such a dangerous way. When leading a horse through a doorway, always swing or slide the door open completely. The most common cause of tuber coxae (the prominent part of the pelvis, often referred to as “point of hip”) fractures is leading a horse through a doorway that is not fully open. A horse often gets a little worried going through the

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bits & pieces STABLE SOLUTIONS of your horse trailer to secure your horse, always tie the lead rope with a quick-release knot. It is better still to also tie the rope through a loop of gauze or rope bailing twine (breaks with minimal pressure), which is itself tied to the metal ring. Always tie with a leather or breakaway halter and always tie to a fixed object (wall, post, hitched trailer) rather than a movable one (chair, table, handle of a sliding door). If your horse put a little tension on the rope, such as turning his head to look at something, and the object that he’s tied to moves toward him, he will instantly freak out and bolt, dragging the object behind him. Also, never tie a horse with reins attached to a bit as this can be equally dangerous.

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your horse’s back, secure it with the girth/cinch. An unattached saddle can easily slip if your horse moves. If it falls off, it could frighten your horse and possibly damage the saddle. Always put the reins over your horse’s neck before removing his halter. “Reins around the neck” is better than no restraint at all if your horse should try to leave the area. Once you put the bridle on his head, keep one arm looped through a rein as you buckle up the bridle. Always having a hold on your horse while tacking up is especially important when you are doing this outdoors (i.e., next to your trailer at a show or trail ride). Once you are tacked up, take the reins back over your horse’s head. Lead him to the mounting area with two hands on the reins, one hand just below the bit and one hand on the free

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end of the reins. Along with always using a lead rope, the other most important horsemanship safety rule is to always wear a helmet when you ride. Be sure that the helmet fits snugly but is not uncomfortably tight and has the chinstrap adjusted in a similar fashion. If you are trailering your horse, be safety conscious while loading and unloading. After leading your horse onto the trailer, close the butt bar before you secure his head. A horse that starts to back out of a trailer and finds that his head is tied will panic and pull back just like a scared horse on cross-ties. At your destination, open the doors for additional ventilation and lower the ramp. Remove the manure into a muck bucket. A horse could trip over a large pile as he backs out or slip on manure as he steps down the ramp (this is especially likely if the ramp is wet on a rainy day). Untie the horse’s head and attach a lead rope before dropping the butt bar down. Back your horse out slowly, one hand on the lead rope near his chin and the other hand holding the folded free end of the rope and guiding his body at the same time so that he doesn’t swing sideways off of the edge of the ramp. If you follow the rules of safe horsemanship, you lessen the risk of injury to your horse and yourself, and you’ll both be ready to have a fun ride!

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Battling Botulism By Alfredo SAnchez-londoño, MV, MS, dAcVIM (lArge AnIMAl)

I recently read about a botulism outbreak which caused the deaths of 23 horses in Maine. Since there is no test for this, can you tell me what some of the symptoms and causes of botulism are, and what are the different forms of treatment?

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ally affect foals from a few days old to several months, with the majority of cases occurring between two and five weeks of age; affected foals usually lie down for longer periods of time than normal, and when forced to stand will have generalized muscle tremors. Forage poisoning most commonly occurs in adult horses that ingest the preformed toxin in forages that have been improperly dried and processed, such as round-baled hay, hay cubes, etc., or from feed contaminated with animal body parts that contain Cl. botulinum. Clinical signs of botulism can occur as early as 12 hours to as long as several days. The clinical signs in horses will be very similar, regardless of the route of toxicity. Common clinical signs identified include: difficulty swallowing, which will lead to the horse taking a longer time to eat its normal amount of food; poor or decreased muscle tone, resulting in reduced tongue tone, droopy eyelids, poor tail tone; decreased ability to retract the tongue after pulling it out of the mouth; generalized weakness; and muscle tremors that can lead to the horse lying down

Forage poisoning most commonly occurs in adult horses that ingest the preformed toxin within improperly dried and processed forages.

and having difficulty rising. In some cases, horses can present signs of colic, due to the lack of adequate intestinal motility and gas accumulation. The toxin can cause significant changes in the respiratory pattern and rate, which can lead to respiratory paralysis, and consequently, death. There are simple field tests that can be done to try to diagnose the disease in its early stages. As previously mentioned, the tongue tone is decreased, so gently pulling the tongue out and releasing it to determine how long it takes to go back into the mouth can give an early indication that there is a problem. A normal horse should retract the tongue very fast after pulling it out, but a horse with botulism may leave it out for a prolonged period of time. Another easy test to perform is the “grain test,” in which a small amount of feed is offered to the horse in a feed tub, and the horse is monitored to determine the time it takes to consume the feed offered. A normal

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Botulism is a disease that affects all warm-blooded animals and causes damage to the nerves and muscles, resulting in a lack of muscle tone with decreased ability to move, also known as flaccid paralysis. The clinical signs of the disease are a result of the neurotoxins produced by the bacteria clostridium botulinum. There are seven different neurotoxins (A, B, C, D, E, F and G) that have been identified, but the most common ones that affect horses are type B (85% of cases) and occasionally types A and C. The botulism toxin is considered the most poisonous naturally-occurring substance in the world, so it takes a very small amount of toxin to cause death in an adult horse. The bacteria can live in the soil in most areas of the United States, but is very commonly found in the Northeast, Ohio Valley, and along the eastern seaboard. The disease can occur by one of three routes: ingestion of the toxin in forage (most commonly in adult horses and cattle), ingestion of spores (affects mostly foals with a syndrome known as Shaker Foal), and through wounds contaminated with botulism spores with production and absorption of neurotoxins. Horses are more susceptible to botulism than cattle. Wound botulism most commonly occurs in horses after castrations, umbilical hernia repairs, or deep puncture wounds that occur with injections of irritating substances. The disease can be severe and will cause respiratory complications, that if untreated or not recognized early on, can lead to death. Shaker Foal Syndrome can occasion-


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Horses that are down and unable to rise on their own usually have a poor prognosis compared to those that are able to remain standing and do not show progression of signs. The disease treatment can be extremely expensive and the recovery period can also be very prolonged. There is a commercial vaccine available against the type B toxin that should be administered to horses in areas of the country where there is a higher risk, and also if they are getting fed material that has a risk of being contaminated. Initially, three doses of vaccine administered intramuscularly one month apart are required, and revaccination annually is needed to maintain adequate protection. Broodmares will need to be vaccinated in their last trimester of pregnancy, and foals can be vaccinated as early as two weeks of age. It is important to discuss with your veterinarian the risk of botulism in each particular setting to determine if precautions need to be taken.


       

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bits & pieces QUICK TIPS riding tips from top trainers

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more experienced horse. Ride the fence at a forward walk, keeping your leg on, and even grab some mane to ensure you don’t get left behind and bang the horse in the mouth. Be ready for him to jump well over the ditch. If he breaks into a slow trot for the last few steps, that is acceptable. Keep your horse’s head up so he is not looking down into the ditch, and keep your eyes up and looking ahead of you. I am a firm believer in positive reinforcement; really praise your horse for his efforts. Once he is confident and quiet following another horse, you can trot it on your own.

Ride a forward trot, and if that goes well, you can ride a solid canter without rushing. Be in tune with your horse. Don’t get frustrated with him if it takes longer than you expect. Great event horses take patience and time. Kimberly Cartier Dome owns and runs Cartier Farms in Candia, NH. She has over 25 years in the horse industry. Kimberly specializes in young horses and off-the-track Thoroughbreds. She has been involved in many disciplines but focuses on eventing. She is an accomplished rider, trainer and sought-after clinician. More information about Kimberly and Cartier Farms is located at www.cartier-farms.com.

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Ditches are a common problem fence for many horses. The key to training a horse that is nervous or scared is to take your time. Building a solid and confident foundation is imperative to a trusting event horse-and-rider team. Pushing your horse too far too fast will only exacerbate your problem. Don’t mistake a horse that runs at a fence for one that is a confident jumper. Horses that rush fences tend to jump flat, not have acceptable distances, and it can lead to very bad falls. It also may cause your horse to stop trusting you and start refusing fences. It is just as important that the rider be confident and quiet. A fearful, anxious or inexperienced rider will have a very difficult time calming a nervous horse. It’s helpful to have an older, more experienced horse-and-rider combination come along with you when schooling a young, green, or anxious horse on cross-country. I do not recommend cross-country schooling alone. A knowledgeable trainer is essential to educating horse and rider, both to fix problems and move up through the levels. The first time you approach a ditch will always catch your horse off-guard. I prefer to jump very small ditches as an introduction. I try to find something that I could easily walk over; therefore, even if the horse is at a standstill, I will still ask him to go over the ditch. The horse needs to know that sideways and backward are not options to avoid the fence. Be patient with the horse, but encourage him that the only way out of the situation is forward over the ditch. I keep my horse close behind the


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bits & pieces QUICK TIPS riding tips from top trainers

Dressage Pointers Bevin O’Reilly Dugan of Winchester Stables

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Hill work is a great tool for improving your horse’s performance. One could go on for pages and pages describing all of its benefits and the different exercises you can do. Without knowing your horse, I can’t say how this will help a specific issue you are having with him/her, but what I can tell you is that working on hills has a variety of benefits, from strengthening to improving balance to increasing adjustability. I use different types of hill work in the training program of nearly all of the horses I work with, whether they are eventers, dressage horses, hunters, etc. The most obvious benefit is that it makes horses stronger. If humans walk up a lot of hills, we end up with stronger legs, backs and behinds. The same applies to our horses. When beginning these types of exercises, always start by just walking the hills and then progressing to the trot. Be careful not to do too much too soon and listen to your horse. Just like us, horses will get sore, so be careful not to overdo it. Horses will also learn a lot about their bodies by working on hills. They realize how to balance themselves (and the weight of the rider) through coping with the slope they are on. It is your job as the rider to guide your horse to those realizations. For example, the rider reminds the horse to maintain a certain pace whether going uphill or downhill. Your horse will figure out how to adjust his body in order to be able to maintain the pace you request by keeping his balance. With your help, he will learn to use his neck and back to aid in maintaining his balance, rather than bracing. The knowledge will carry over into his regular work as well. 50

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A third benefit of working a horse on a hill is to help teach adjustability within the gaits, such as introducing or improving lengthening and shortening of the stride. When going uphill, your horse can learn to lengthen his stride. As his haunches engage to push him up the hill, it is an ideal time for you to ask for a bit more length of stride while maintaining the same tempo. At the start of the down slope, remind your horse of what he has already learned about controlling his balance, and build on that education by asking for a shortening of stride or collection. Then, he’ll carry the shorter stride down the hill. Working “against the slope” will be physically challenging for your horse, which, again, also

serves as a strengthening exercise. The further down the slope you wait to ask for the collection, the more challenging the task. Ask yourself what you feel needs improving with your horse and be creative with the use of hill work. Talk to your trainer about how to integrate this into your routine. Remember to do it gradually to avoid excessive soreness and have fun with it! Bevin Dugan is a USEA ICP Level 2 Certified Instructor and Manager/trainer at Winchester Stables in Newfane, VT. She can be seen at dressage shows and events throughout the season as both a coach and competitor. For more information, visit www.winchesterstables.com or call 802-365-9434.


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Western Pointers Troy Green of Troy Green Quarter Horses

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My horse is a great hunter under saddle horse. How can I introduce him to western pleasure?

Great question, and I always try to follow a rule-of-thumb of letting the horse tell us what disciplines it is good at. Years ago, all-around horses could truly do everything from barrels, to western pleasure, to hunter under saddle. Although there are horses that can do the same today, every discipline has become so specialized that it is rare to find one that can excel at a high level in both hunter under saddle and western pleasure. A quality hunter under saddle horse will have good rhythm and a good cadence, just as a first-class western pleasure horse will. Work on taking your horse’s rhythm and slowing it down. If you just try to slow the speed down, that’s when horses can learn to move in unnatural ways to compensate. Slow the rhythm but still maintain it. Your horse will let you know if he can do western pleasure and if he is happy doing it. The last thing you would want to do is to ruin your great hunter under saddle horse to get a mediocre western pleasure horse. It’s important as you work on a slower rhythm to get in and get out with your hands and legs. You don’t want to hold all the time and trap your horse at an unnatural pace, nor do you want to pick or nag. Draw back on your reins as you add leg. You should feel a lift and a slowdown; when you get a definite result, release. Your hand and leg aids will work in unison and begin to take on an ebb-and-flow, like a tide going in and out. Get in, get out, get in, get out… always achieving a result, and pretty soon, your horse will have a built-in rhythm, and rhythm is the foundation for every single event. 52

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Troy Green has earned over two dozen All American Quarter Horse Congress Championships, while coaching clients to over 50 Congress Championships. Troy has twice trained the All-Around horse at the Congress, and has won at all the major futurities (Tom Powers, Reichert Celebration, etc.). He has also been on the national board for the National Snaffle Bit Association for three years. For more information, visit www.troygreenqh.com.

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U.S. riders, Will Simpson, Laura Kraut, Beezie Madden and Mclain Ward, won team gold in show jumping at the 2008 Hong Kong Olympics.

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Equestrian Olympics 100 Years of Defying Limits BY NANCY HUMPHREY CASE

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UROPEANS HAVE LONG REIGNED over the world of international dressage competition, and the 1948 Olympic Games in London were no exception. After outstanding performances by the Swedish dressage team, they were awarded the gold medal—only to lose it eight months later. Why? Because it was found that one of them was an enlisted man in the Swedish army, not an officer as most participating countries’ rules required. America’s William Steinkraus, then in his early 20s, was thrilled to be a spectator at those London Games, never dreaming he’d be able to compete as a civilian four years later, when cavalry and its domination over international equestrian contests were history. Steinkraus would go on to compete in a total of six Olympics, and in 1968, jump his way on Snowbound to America’s first-ever individual gold medal for an Olympic equestrian competition.➜

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Military Roots Although the Paris Games in 1900 included three equestrian jumping competitions (one of them a long jump!), the equestrian Olympics as we know them today were instituted at the 1912 Games in Stockholm. The competitions tested qualities that made for a viable military mountâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;agility, speed, endurance, responsiveness, obedience, and the ability to navigate difficult terrain laced with obstacles. The individual dressage competition, held in a 20 x 40-meter arena, was roughly equivalent to todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fourth Level in difficulty of movements. Extra points were awarded to those who held both reins in one hand, especially at the canter. The rider had to walk his horse past or between objects at which the horse had shied. Besides this flatwork, the dressage test included jumping four fences up to 1.1 meters high, one having a spread of 3.0 meters. The stadium jumping contest (individual and team, called Prix des Nations) consisted of 29 jumping efforts. Straightforward obstacles, mainly wood and brush, could be up to 1.4 meters high, with water jumps 7.3 meters in breadth. Each horse was required to carry at least 165 pounds, so weights were inserted into saddle pad pockets if necesThe U.S. Army Olympic sary. The pace was set at 400 Team at the stadium entrance during the meters per minute, with no 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden.

A view of the 1932 Los Angeles Games.

advantage given for finishing under the time allowed. The eventing contest, called the Military, was much longer than todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s version. The first day began with a two-part, 4-hour-long endurance test: it consisted of 50 kilometers over roads, then five kilometers over a cross-country course with natural obstacles. On the same day, riders galloped their horses over a 3,500-meter course with ten obstacles. There was a time limit of five minutes, 50 seconds. The weight requirement for event horses was 176 pounds. The next day came the jumping test: 15 obstacles up to 1.3 meters high or 3.0 meters across. A dressage test easier than the specialized one took place on the third day of the event.

Rule Changes Rules and requirements changed often, and sometimes dramatically, over the next several Olympics. In 1920, at Antwerp, the dressage phase of the eventing test was omitted and a second endurance test was added: 20 kilometers in one hour followed by a 4,000-meter steeplechase. Exhausted

The Equestrian Olympic Games at a Glance

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Stockholm Start of equestrian Olympics as we know them: 3-day event, individual dressage test, individual and team jumping competitions

Antwerp Vaulting included in these games

First Olympics held under FEI jurisdiction; polo included at these games

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Los Angeles Only four nations compete; first gold medal for U.S. (team eventing); passage and piaffe added to dressage competition

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Paris First Olympics with equestrian events: show jumping, high jump, and long jump

WWI Games are canceled because of WWI

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horses were pulled from the competition at this point. The dressage phase was reinstated in the following Olympics in Paris, with the eventing format taking the basic shape it has today: dressage, then cross-country, then stadium jumping. By the middle of the century, the crosscountry or endurance phase of Olympic eventing had become much shorter. On the other hand, the stadium jumping competition became astronomically more difficult. Perhaps in the spirit of the Olympic motto, “faster, higher, stronger,” stadium jumping courses from 1960 (Rome) through 1976 (Montreal) were so much more intimidating than any other courses in international competitions, riders referred to them as “blood and guts” courses. George Morris sand his Thoroughbred, Sinjon, showed amazing “heart,” and they got around the course well enough to help the American team to win a silver medal. Also mid-century, women were allowed to compete in equestrian Olympic events—first in dressage (1952) and finally in eventing (1964), and some of these women showed amazing “heart” as well. American Lana duPont proved that women were up to the challenges of eventing when she tackled a treacherously wet cross-country course at the Tokyo games in 1964. She and her horse, Mr. Wister, fell so hard at the third fence that Wister broke several bones in his jaw. They would fall again near the end of the course, but both of them were eager to finish and helped the U.S. win team silver.

Arrival of Olympic horses at Verden, Germany, during the 1936 Games in Berlin.

WWII Games are canceled because of WWII (1940 and 1944)

1936 Berlin Stimulants and sedatives are banned; the infamous water jump is introduced: only 27 out of 50 horserider combinations finish the cross-country course

No Age Limit Much has been said about the equestrian disciplines being the only Olympic sport where men and women compete with and against each other on an equal basis. Also remarkable is the range of ages of Olympic riders. Nicole Uphoff of Germany was only 21 years old when she won double gold medals in dressage at the Seoul Olympics in 1988. Ian Miller, who had made every Canadian Olympic jumping team since 1972, rode his famous Big Ben in Los Angeles (1984), Seoul (1988), and Barcelona (1992), but never placed better than 14th in individual competitions. Big Ben retired in 1994, but Ian Millar did not. He continued his Olympic run and earned his first silver medal for team jumping at the 2008 Games in Beijing/Hong Kong at age 61. As of this writing, he hopes to represent Canada again in London, which would be his 10th Olympics—a phenomenon unheard of in other Olympic sports.

Higher, Faster, Stronger— And More Viewer-Friendly Unlike other international equestrian competitions, the whole world watches the Olympics. Partly because of protest by animal rights organizations, cross-country courses have become safer and conditions of horses have been addressed. Prior to the 1996 Games in Atlanta, a team of veterinarians researched ways to alleviate the effects of heat and humidity on horses in competition. Four years later, in preparation for the Games “Down Under,” research was conducted on safer and more humane methods of transporting horses over long distances. Musical freestyle has been added to Olympic dressage competition, giving it more entertainment value for the average viewer. Jumping courses have become increasingly

U.S. Army dissolves cavalry branch

Helsinki Equestrian games are open to civilians; dressage is open to women and Lis Hartel (Denmark) wins individual silver medal

Rome Era of “blood and guts” courses begins

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Dressage rider, Lis Hartel of Denmark, competed in the first equestrian Olympics open to women and proved her merit in an inspiring display of courage. Stricken with polio in 1944, she’d been told by doctors that she’d never ride again. Not accepting that prognosis, she learned how to ride without the use of her lower legs and rode her horse, Jubilee, to an individual silver medal in the 1952 Games in Helsinki— reporting her triumph again at the 1956 Stockholm Games.

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London The U.S. wins gold in team eventing again; passage and piaffe are omitted from these games because horses are unprepared due to WWII

USET The United States Equestrian Team is formed to select U.S. competitors (later merged with AHSA to form USEF)

Melbourne Strict rules prevent horses from entering Australia, so equestrian events held in Stockholm; jumping competition open to women

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Riding In Style, Ian Millar competed at his ninth Olympics during the 2008 Hong Kong Games and won his first medal.

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more colorful and creative. And, “short format” cross-country courses have been introduced into eventing, partly in hopes of broadening the pool of countries competing in that discipline. TV broadcasting has made its mark on equestrian—as well as other—Olympic sports. The potential dangers of the influence of such a revenuegenerating giant were perhaps hinted at in an incident in Mexico City in the 1968 Games. Heavy rains before the eventing competition impelled coaches to ask that the competition be postponed, but the decision was made in favor of keeping the TV schedule. By the day of the crosscountry phase, a water jump had swollen to a 100’ wide, raging river, which had to be crossed more than once. Many horses fell at that crossing, and one horse and rider almost drowned but were pulled out by bystanders. William Steinkraus has expressed concerns about what increasing commercialism is doing to undermine the uniqueness of Olympic competition. But over the years, riders have commented that of all their wins, the Olympic medals mean the most to them because they represent a gathering of diverse athletes from all over the world. Despite the hype, the equestrian Olympics still inspire for their examples of horse and rider partnerships pursuing ever-higher degrees of excellence. Sources for this article include Jennifer O. Bryant’s book, Olympic Equestrian: A Century of International Horse Sport (Blood-Horse Publications, 2000 and 2008), and the International Olympic Committee website: www.olympic.org.

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With the chance of making history close at hand, 17-year–old Olympic Show Jumping hopeful, Reed Kessler, has been a very busy teenager lately. However, she took some time out of her demanding schedule of training, competing, working out and traveling to answer some candid questions for Equine Journal.

How old were you when you started riding? I was six months old when I got on my first pony. My parents and my Godmother, who is also my trainer (Katie Monahan-Prudent), got me on the pony using my stuffed animals. I had a great time and rode lots of ponies at Heritage Farm. Mardi Gras was my best jumping pony.

When did you know “this” was the sport for you? This is just something I always wanted to do. I can’t remember ever wanting to do anything else.

Which of your mounts has been your best teacher? Flight (a Swedish Warmblood gelding) was definitely my best teacher. I got him when I was 12 and so was he. He is smart, sweet and overall just a wonderful horse. He is not even like a horse at all; he is like a person. He taught me so much, from the low jumps to the high jumps in the circuit. There will always be a special place in my heart for Flight, and now (he is 18 years old) he is being ridden by my father in the Masters, so we will always have a place for him in my family. We love him. My perfect horse has enough blood and natural scope that you have to hold him off the big jumps. Cylana (a 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare) has unbelievable scope, and she is naturally a very careful horse. She really doesn’t have any weaknesses; she is just unbelievable. » 68

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Reed Kessler riding Cylana at the 2012 Winter Equestrian Festival.


Clockwise from top: Reed with trainers Katie and Henri Prudent; riding Cylana at the 2012 Olympic Trials held in March; and enjoying a moment of downtime with her father, Murray Kessler.

Where do you see yourself five years from now? I would love to be like Beezie [Madden] and have a successful international career. I would also eventually like to incorporate some teaching into my career.

Do you have any pre-show rituals, besides polishing your boots?

What advice would you give young riders?

Mika (a 10-year-old Selle Francais gelding) is a great horse also. He is a bit of a worrier, but he has really matured in the last year. The trials have given him a lot of confidence. I have ridden a lot of feisty mares; I prefer geldings if given the choice, but no stallions. I am not a fan of the attitude. So, right now, I think that Cylana and Mika are both pretty perfect for me.

What has been your hardest obstacle so far to overcome as a rider? My biggest obstacle is staying unemotional about competing and taking one day at a time. This all takes a lot of time and a lot of work and I have to work at keeping my emotions out of it. 70

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I would tell them that this sport takes a lot of time and you have to approach every day and every competition doing the best you can, every time, to go somewhere in this sport. You have to commit to it, love it, be completely dedicated to it and know for sure that this is what you want to do. You have to make it your life to be successful.

What do you enjoy most about riding? Showing? Training? I love riding because it is such a humbling sport. You are only as good as your last class. You can never sit back and rest, you always have to be training and working and always doing your best. I also like the fact that this is a sport that you can remain competitive in your whole life. And, I just love horses. You don’t want to see me when I haven’t been around horses for a while, I get very cranky.

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How will you feel if you are not on the Olympic team this year? How will you feel if you are? Regardless of whether I make the Olympic team or not, I will respect the four that go as the four that should go, because they will be the best ones to represent our country in the end; and if I am not on the team, I will be in London cheering them on. If I am part of the team, it will be the greatest honor of my life.

Who has been your biggest supporter? My biggest supporters have always been my parents, one hundred percent. They both ride and show, and they have always been behind me and supported me in everything that I have done.

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Madden [she rode in her first Olympic games at age 39, in 2004]. She is the constant professional. Beyond being so talented, she is just professional and very organized with her business and everything that she does. I aspire to be like her.

Do you remember the specific moment you realized that the Olympics were within reach for you? It was at the end of the trials [the Olympic selection trials in March, when she tied for first place with Margie Engle]. It was kind of an out of body experience. It took a few days to set in and I am still just trying to go out there and do my best every time.

If you couldn’t be a rider, what would you be? [She jokes] A professional shopper! No, honestly, I would be useless if I wasn’t a rider. This is all I have ever wanted to be.

“I just love horses. You don’t want to see me when I haven’t been around them for a while, I get very cranky.”

Who is your biggest competitor? All the riders I am competing against at this level are so talented; every one of them is my competitor.

Explain how it feels when you ride a clear round. I can’t really put that feeling into words. I go out there every time expecting a clear round of myself, working hard to do my very best. When I am clear, I just feel amazing. It’s a great feeling, that’s

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I enjoy showing because I am pretty competitive, I always have been. Plus, I love the fact that you get to travel so much. I hate to be in one place for too long, so this is the perfect life for me. My schedule is never the same and no two days are exactly alike. I love that constant change and challenge. I enjoy helping others train because it really is an amazing feeling when you are able to help someone else. That moment when you explain something and you can see it click for someone else and they have learned something, that’s a great feeling.


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What have you had to give up to be the athlete you are at such a young age? I’ve had to give up a normal social life as a kid to do this, but I go to the Professional Children’s School, so most of the kids that go there also have careers and jobs…we are all alike in that aspect and we build our own schedules. I don’t have a huge social life. Before trials it’s to bed at 9:00 p.m., stuff like that. But to me it is all worth it because this is what I want to do and I have to know that I have given it everything I can to perform at my best. For me, doing this is better than going to the prom or to graduation. This is just my choice and I love what I am doing, so I don’t really feel like I am giving anything up.

To date, what is your biggest riding accomplishment? When I came in first and third in the trials, it was an amazing feeling.

To date, what is your biggest riding blunder? I can’t identify just one right now, but there have been plenty of mistakes. The important thing is to just take everything as a lesson and learn from it and pull yourself together.

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How much of riding do you think is athletic ability? How much is intelligence? How much is heart? And, how much is luck? Katie always says, “I can teach you to ride, but I can’t teach you to be hungry.” I think that is pretty much it. You have to want it really badly. You can’t do it without having a lot of heart and a lot of want. You also have to put in the time and the work. The athletic part of it is huge also. I recently started working with a personal trainer and it has made a huge difference. I am little, so getting stronger during my workouts at the gym has made a big difference in my riding, like being able to snap back after a double vertical. It has actually made such a big difference; Katie has the other riders at the barn going to the gym now. Of course, luck has a little something to do with it. When it’s your time, you have to make the most of it and do all that you can.

How much is horse and how much is rider? It’s hard to say. Can a fantastic rider make up for a good, but not great horse? I really think that to be at the level to medal, it has to be a real partnership of two fantastic athletes, both horse and rider.

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Which one of your horses have you had the closest bond with? Again, I would have to say Flight. He has just taught me so much and we went through so much together. I love Mika though. We actually call him Wuby, because we have to build up his confidence so much. Tracey [Edge, the barn manager], Mika, and I are like the three amigos and we spend a lot of time together. He is a little bit of a nutcase sometimes—he is nervous and worried—but has been doing great at trials, gaining a lot of confidence. It has been amazing to watch him grow; it’s like watching your kid go off to college and be a success.

How do you think your age will help you if you are in the Olympics? And how do you think it may hurt you? Age is irrelevant. Clear rounds speak for themselves.

Final thoughts? I am just so thankful to everyone who has helped me get this far—my parents, Heritage Farm, my sponsors, the owners, Katie, Tracey, the vets and blacksmiths, everyone. I am very appreciative of everything. You can’t do this by yourself, and everyone around me has helped and worked so hard—I really just want to say thank you! As we go to press, Reed has been named as a Nominated Entry by USEF for the 2012 Olympics. Definite Entries will be announced on July 6. If she makes the team, she will be the youngest rider in Olympic Show Jumping history, turning 18 on July 9, just 18 days before the London Games begin. Best wishes to her—we’ll be watching.


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Know What to Expect

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better when they’re at least somewhat familiar with what the show will be like, so I try as much as possible to get them in situations that will mimic the experience of Pony Finals. I do a lot of research to find shows that have the same environment, layout, and schedule as Pony Finals.” “I don’t care how many times they’ve shown, when you go to a competition that is that built up in their minds, the kids aren’t going to ride the same as they do at home,” says Peters. “They are so nervous anyway. This gives them one less thing to be nervous about.”

Train for It

In lessons, Peters also replicates the challenges pony riders will face in the ring. She says, “At home I try to simulate what they’ll be doing at the horse show, like walking the course and seeing the different approaches from different angles. I’m small enough to ride the ponies, so I’ll have the child watch to see how it should be done and how it should look when a course is ridden correctly.” Training time in the month before Pony Finals should focus on practice and repetition of those necessary skills. Sage explains, “The kids should be practicing what they’ll be asked to do, especially the parts they’re not used to doing in the ring, like modeling.” All good riding has its foundation in good fundamentals. The basics should be an integral part of every lesson, especially in the weeks before Pony Finals. If a rider has a solid understanding of the

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basics, she will be ready for the unexpected. The child should be encouraged to reach for excellence but avoid nit-picking and pestering. The result is often the wrong frame of mind, which can quickly erode a rider’s confidence. She’s already under stress and pressure, so this is the time for positive support and lots of praise. Children should also avoid nagging their ponies, which can turn even the most willing and obedient partner into a resistant, unhappy animal. Correcting every little mistake and expecting perfection at every fence, corner, and lead change is unrealistic. Discipline will only add to the tension, and a stressed horse is unlikely to perform well. Focus instead on strengthening the basics.

Promote Relaxed Confidence

Calmness and relaxation are essential to a good ride. If you and your horse are both nervous, this will add up to mistakes and missed opportunities. Keep your thoughts on pleasant things instead of the pressure of Pony Finals. It can be helpful to run a mental replay of a past ride where you performed well. Also essential to relaxation is the support of the people around you, such as your trainer, parents, family members, and friends. If they maintain a positive and calm attitude, it becomes that much easier for you to adopt that outlook, too. In addition to relaxation, confidence is key to competing your best. How can others help build the rider’s confidence? By making her feel like a 86

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Maintain Your Usual Routine

In this month before Pony Finals, it can be tempting to work harder than ever or give your pony a fortifying vacation. Peters cautions against changing your pony’s routine. “Keep them in the same schedule as much as possible. If you don’t keep them in that same routine beforehand, you don’t know what to expect from them at the show. We usually give them a big vacation after Pony Finals. If you give them time off before, they might get fresher because they’ve been out of work. If you work them harder, they might get sour.” “It’s also important not to overtrain,” Peters says. “Don’t cram things in that are out of the ordinary. That can cause problems you won’t be able to fix in time for the Finals. It freaks out the kid and the pony, and can cause soreness or lameness.” “Practice, but don’t overdo it,” agrees Sage. “Don’t make the pony sore or sour. Make sure he’s fit and ready for what he’ll face at the show, but keep it pleasant and within his usual routine.”

Stay Healthy

Safeguarding both you and your pony’s health is always paramount, but even more so in the weeks leading up to their biggest competition. Keep your pony on his usual daily schedule of feed, turnout, and health care. “Get them ready for shipping so they arrive ready to compete, not run down from the trip,” Sage says. “You might give electrolytes so they

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Family and friends can help a competitor stay relaxed by offering support.

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training problems, be realistic about what can be fixed in this last month before the Finals, and what can’t. Sage says, “You’re not going to fix the rider’s eye and judge of distance in that month. But a lead change you could fix in a month, and things like standing the pony up on the line quietly [for the modeling phase]. You could also get the pony to learn to relax under saddle.” Your trainer is your best source of advice on getting problems fixed before you compete. If things just aren’t coming together, or an unexpected lameness or health issue arises, is there a plan B? Some riders are lucky enough to have a second pony qualified, but most don’t. Since it’s your pony that qualifies for the hunter classes, he could only be replaced with another one that had qualified. But if you’re entered in a medal class, you can use a pony that had not qualified.

After spending the effort and time of preparing for Pony Finals, it can be disappointing if you and your pony don’t win the championship. But only one pony and one rider can win each ribbon. If you don’t win, that doesn’t mean you didn’t ride well. It simply means someone else was also working hard toward the same goal you had and may have ridden a better round that day. Focus on the things that did go well and be pleased that you were lucky enough to qualify. For all riders going to Pony Finals this year, Sage gives one last bit of advice: “To kids, it’s very exciting; it’s their World Cup. They should make the most of it—watch all three phases, go to the functions, meet other kids, go have fun and soak it all in. It’s a great experience.”

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“First of all, it’s important to look at the total cost of tuition,” says Milstein, “which includes room and board, books, supplies, and fees.” Colleges notoriously don’t like to share the bottom line. That’s because even they know that the total cost of education is intimidating. But recently, the federal

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government passed a law mandating that colleges publish a “net price calculator” somewhere on their websites. According to Milstein, the net price calculator is designed to give students and parents an exact figure on what it will cost to attend that particular college for one year. If the bottom line seems overwhelming to you, don’t give up just yet. As you read on, Milstein shares her expert advice on how to decrease the financial burden.

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Grants come in all shapes and sizes, and the best part about them is they don’t have to be paid back. Think of a grant as a gift. Most college students are familiar with the Pell Grant, a federal need-based grant for low-income undergraduate students and some postbaccalaureate students. In order to be eligible for the Pell Grant or any financial aid, students must fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov for information on filling out the form and deadlines. The information you provide is often used by other financial aid resources as well. Even if you don’t think you’ll qualify for financial

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Planning your college adventure is exciting. As a student, you’re already thinking about which schools you’d like to apply to, what career to pursue, and whether or not you want to ride through college. If you’re a parent, you’re encouraging your child to apply to the best institutions, but you’re also eyeing the bottom line—the high cost of tuition. You’re not alone. Most parents will find it a struggle to pay tuition fees. Students are thinking about the bottom line as well. These days, a good percentage of students are shouldering some of the financial burden of going to college. To find out how to lessen the financial impact, we talked with Sloane Milstein, author of The High School Equestrian’s Guide to College Riding 101, and founder of College Riding 101 (www.collegeriding101. com). Here’s what we learned:


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aid, fill out the FAFSA anyway. “One of the biggest mistakes students make,” says Milstein, “is assuming they don’t qualify for certain grants or work-study. It’s important to apply, even if you don’t think you’ll qualify. Many students find they qualify for a lot more aid than they think.” Once you’ve filled out the FAFSA, you can apply for grants that pertain to your situation. Look for federal and state grants, but don’t overlook grants offered to ethnic or minority groups, women, or students pursuing degrees in teaching, math, science and engineering.

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Work-study is closely tied to financial aid and is similar to a grant. In the federal work-study program (FWS), students are paid for hours working for the university, either on or off campus. The money earned can be used at your discretion—whether it is used to pay for tuition or food. The money does not have to be paid back and is almost always based on financial need as determined after filling out the FAFSA forms.

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“It’s important to start thinking about scholarships early,” says Milstein. “Students should start researching scholarships in their sophomore year in high school. It’s as time-consuming as a part-time job, but if students put effort into preparing for and then applying for scholarships, the time and effort will pay off in the end. “There are three types of institution scholarships—athletic, academic

“It’s important to start thinking about scholarships early,” says Milstein. “...It’s as time-consuming as a part-time job, but if students put effort into preparing for and then applying for scholarships, the time and effort will pay off in the end.”

and participation—as well as third party or private scholarships,” says Milstein. “Athletic scholarships are awarded to outstanding athletes. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) institutions, the International Horse Show Association (IHSA), the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA), the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) are just a few organizations that offer equestrian athletic scholarships. There are many, many more that can be found with a little research. “Each association offers information on its website that lists membership, volunteer, or participation requirements and whether the scholarship is “needbased” or is open for everyone. Some of these associations require a certain number of years as a member. If you search early, you’ll have a better chance of meeting requirements before the deadline,” says Milstein. Academic scholarships are awarded based on school excellence. Institutional participation scholarships might be offered for riding, choir, or being part of a sorority, while third party or private scholarships can be found anywhere from your local gardening club to breed organizations.

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Equestrian activities are known as “emerging sports” and, as such, don’t have the same resources as other, more popular games, like baseball or football. “When it comes to equestrian athletic scholarships,” says Milstein, “students will have to do most of their own recruitment. Equestrian team coaches often wear many hats and don’t have the time or resources to go to your shows or competitions to watch you ride. “In a way, you’re recruiting the interest of the coach,” says Milstein. “You have to let the coach know you exist and that you’re good. There are several ways to do that.”

If you are a strong student, you may qualify for academic scholarships that can help pay for the cost of tuition.

The best advice when looking for scholarships is to leave no stone unturned. “I have an ongoing list of equestrianrelated scholarships on my website at www.collegeriding101.com,” says Milstein. “Many organizations tell me that money goes unclaimed simply

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because no one ever applied for it. That’s money that could have been in your pocket.” Milstein says that while many NCAA institutions participating in the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) competitions follow specific guidelines (available on their websites), third party or equestrian-related scholarships can be considered as early as the student’s sophomore year in high school and can then be pursued right through graduate school.

Start Now The entire college process is intensive and can be very stressful; the earlier you start, the less overwhelming it will be. Students should begin visiting teams and taking school tours in their sophomore year. They should be thinking about school size, location, majors, and equestrian involvement. Even though the application process won’t begin until fall of the senior year, juniors should download applications, gather information and review essay questions. The senior year should be saved for finalizing the school choice, submitting applications for both academics and financial aid and, of course, keeping a solid academic GPA.” For more information on how you can save money on tuition, visit Sloane Milstein at www.collegeriding101.com, or purchase her comprehensive book, The High School Equestrian’s Guide to College Riding 101.

Make a DVD “Begin taking footage of your riding in your sophomore year,” Milstein advises. “Include only the best riding and showcase your best talents, whether they’re leg-yields, turns on the forehand, or riding without stirrups. Showcase your best assets, but be sure that the skills you choose to include are exactly what the coach is looking for. In other words, the coach doesn’t want to see a fantastic round in a jumper class if he or she is looking for amazing equitation.” Keep your DVD short; about five minutes is long enough. “These coaches receive up to 300 DVDs a year,” says Milstein. “Make yours the one they want to watch. You can do that by putting the good stuff right up front and keeping it short. I suggest students check out the USEF equitation tests for pattern ideas, but choose elements that you and your instructor think will display your best talents.”

Create a Personal Website Milstein suggests students create personal web pages to share with coaches. “A personal web page is a great way to keep in touch with a coach,” she says. “If you have a great competition, you can put a short video on your website or post the results of the show. Then you can email the coach with something like— I had a great competition this weekend and thought you might want to watch the footage.’ Then, attach a link to your website.”


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As convenient as it may be to grab the coffee can to measure out your horse’s grain, be sure to use a scale for an accurate weight measurement. The volume of grain can vary greatly, depending on the weather conditions and the amount of settling that has occurred. It is imperative that you weigh your grain to guarantee that your horse is getting the correct amount.

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nutritional requirements that hay holds and the importance of having a quality water supply at all times. According to Dr. Lydia Gray of SmartPak™, “Most people believe that horses aren’t supposed to eat fat because it’s not naturally present in their diet. However, many research studies have shown the benefits of fat in horses. It’s a concentrated source of calories that can be used: for weight gain, for energy in sustained performance, as a substitute for sugars and starches in the tying up or PSSM horse, to rebalance the omega-3 to omega-6 ratio that can be skewed with a grain-based diet in a stalled horse, etc. Most fats are 99% digestible, which is higher than any other category of nutrient the horse takes in, so they are a very economical source of many healthy benefits to the horse.”

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Make sure that your horse is receiving enough forage in his diet. A horse should roughly consume one to two percent of its body weight in forage products each day. For a 1,000-pound horse, this would mean that it should eat 10 to 20 pounds of grass and/or hay products. This may be hard to determine for horses that are turned out on pasture, so be sure to keep a careful eye on your horse’s weight.

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« Most owners know to make a gradual change when switching their horse’s grain, but caution should also be taken when introducing a new forage source.

horse gets. Someone may have told you that senior feed has higher amounts of nutrients than a normal grain, but Dr. Gray tells us that, in fact, the truth is quite the opposite. “Senior feeds are like hay and grain in a bag. That is, they are a dilute source of calories, protein, vitamin and minerals because a source of forage (usually beet pulp or alfalfa) has been blended with these nutrients at a much lower rate than, say, a sweet feed. So while it might require only four to five pounds of sweet feed to supply all of the nutritional requirements of a 1,000-pound horse in light work, it might take 15-20 pounds of a senior feed to accomplish the same thing.” Consider feeding a grain or a supplement fortified with omega-3 fatty acids. Studies have shown many health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in the human diet; while the equine research benefits have not been as numerous, omega-3 supplementation shows potential for healthy results. According to equine nutritionist, Dr. Tania Cubitt, the addition of omega-3 fatty acids in equine feeds has been shown to reduce inflammatory processes, while a Colorado State University study showed an increased sperm concentration and motility in breeding stallions supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids.

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While the “low carb” and “no carb” diets are becoming popular, Katie Young, Ph.D, a consulting equine nutritionist at Purina® Mills, LLC, cautions against cutting carbohydrates out of your horse’s diet completely. Horses use sugars and starches to produce glucose. Dr. Young tells us, “The glucose is then absorbed into the bloodstream and is carried to various tissues where it is used as fuel, or it is stored as glycogen in the muscle or liver where it is used

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later as fuel, or it is stored as fat.” In some cases, such as an insulin-resistant horse or a horse that suffers from Cushing’s syndrome, cutting out sugars and starches can be beneficial, but most horses need these simple carbohydrates as a part of their diet. When putting together your horse’s grain allotment, try to stick to feeding one type of it. Feed manufacturers design each of their products to be given at a certain rate to meet a horse’s caloric and other nutritional requirements. But, when you start mixing a quart of this and two quarts of that, plus a scoop of this and a handful of that, no one has any idea what the horse is truly getting.

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feeding guidelines 10 Remember, are just that—guidelines. It’s imperative to feed your horse as an individual and not rely entirely on what a grain or supplement company says you should be feeding. Dr. Ron Rompala, staff veterinarian at Blue Seal®, gave general guidelines for assessing your horse’s nutrition, “Ribs should not be seen, but should be felt, with the underline of the horse tucking-up slightly as it approaches the hind legs. There should not be any fat deposits that are visible or protruding at the base of the tail.” Rompala also urges anyone with questions to call their veterinarian for clarification. Together, with your veterinarian’s insight, you can put together a feeding program that is the best for your horse.

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The VermonT Summer FeSTiVal horse Shows give equestrians the chance to spend July and august in the picturesque Green mountains. This year, the quaint new england towns of the manchester and the Green mountains areas will host the 19th annual Vermont Summer Festival. new england’s largest hunter/jumper competition will offer more than $750,000 in prize money, making it the richest sporting event based on purse in the state of Vermont. The first five Saturdays of the Vermont Summer Festival will feature a $30,000 Grand Prix. During week six, the $50,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Grand Prix will be held on Saturday, august 11. The hugely popular $5,000, 3'3'' hunter Derby will be held each Thursday for the first five weeks, with the show organizers adding a $15,000 hunter Derby for week six, sponsored by Vermont-based equestrian luggage manufacturer, oughton limited. The Vermont Summer Festival can be a great experience for both horse lovers and their non-horse-loving family. Known for its wide variety of area amenities, including a large range of lodging options, restaurants, outdoor activities, and shopping, manchesterarea businesses warmly welcome

competitors and spectators to the area each summer. For more information about the Vermont Summer Festival, visit their website at www.vt-summerfestival.com.

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Where to Eat Chantecleer: Serving classical French provincial cuisine in a restored barn, they are regarded by many as one of the finest restaurants in Vermont. Phone Number: 802-362-1616. Bistro Henry: Recommended by The

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“Look for crossover items—things you can wear to the barn and on the street to get the most bang for your buck,” advises equestrian fashion designer, Arianna Anderocci. Must Have: “Betmar® does a classic cloche called the Raina ($38). It has an adjustable patent leather belt and waterproof nylon shell. It’s almost like the bucket hats they used to wear in the 20s—very fashionable.” Lust Have: “Barbour’s wax Baker Boy rain hat is super cute ($40). It’s an English company that uses a patented wax glaze technique, so the hat is windproof and extremely water-resistant. And, it’s lined with a 100% cotton in Barbour Tartan.”

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“You definitely want rainwear that has breathability—things that won’t keep sweat and moisture inside, especially in the warmer months,” says Anderocci. Must Have: “The Luna Jacket from Horseware® Ireland’s Pessoa Collection ($125) is a short, light-weight nylon coat that’s water repellent and windproof. It has a slim fit and it’s machine washable. We love that!” She continues, “Navy is a huge trend for fall.” Lust Have: “For staying dry in the saddle, you can’t beat the Asmar All Weather Rider™ ($320). It falls just above the knee and has a hidden zipper gusset in the back, so you have full coverage of your seat and saddle and the freedom of movement to ride. Plus, it has a removable hood, reflective safety piping, zipped chest pocket and inside sleeve cuff. It, too, is machine washable.”

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Gone are the days of foot-sweating, black-and-tan rain boots. Now, even some rubber boots let your skin breathe. Must Have: “däv is a line by Lust Rain Boots out of California. They specialize in fashionable rain boots. They’re highly functional but also look great and are half the price of Hunter boots,” she says. Anderocci likes the Victoria ($57). “It looks like a fashion boot. It has a narrow ankle with seaming that is reminiscent of a riding boot and lacing up the calf you can tighten, which is great for a skinny leg. I like the snakeskin, chevron and paisley prints,” she says. “däv also does a cowboy rain boot ($59) and an unlaced, Chuck Taylor-esque rain sneaker ($59). Both are 100% waterproof and great alternatives to a mucker.” Lust Have: “BOGS® is another company I love. The Charlot ankle-length rubber boot ($80) is made of Neo-Tech™ and Airmesh with a four-way stretch inner booty, so it molds to your foot—rare for this kind of shoe. It also has adjustable lacing and an antimicrobial insole, so it’s highly functional. It looks great with jeans,” says Anderocci. Carley sparks writes mostly-true editorial on the hunter/jumper community at getmyfix.org. Arianna Anderocci designs the luxe equestrian fashion line Le Fash (LeFashNY.com).

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Branding Your Business Tom Peters, author of the book, The Brand You 50; or 50 Ways to Transform Yourself from an “Employee” into a Brand That Shouts Distinction, Commitment, and Compassion!, defines a “brand” as “a promise of the value you’ll receive.” That may sound a little nebulous, but the truth is, it’s one of the best phrases to define what can be a difficult concept to grasp. In the next few paragraphs, we’ll look at a few examples to clarify things, but first, let’s go out and buy ourselves a cup of coffee. Where would you like to go? Dunkin’ Donuts®, or are you more of the Starbucks® type? Both shops serve deliciously aromatic coffee, but if we stop at Dunkin Donuts, we’re probably looking for value and maybe some comfort in an old-fashioned doughnut. We like convenience as well. If we stop at Starbucks, we’re looking for a bit more sophistication, a strong cup of coffee served with a scone perhaps or an English shortbread. In the above example, both shops serve coffee and do it well, but each of them has developed a unique brand or “signature” that sets them apart from each other. In a way, they’re still competitors, but they’ve carved out a niche with a brand that is distinct. Doug Emerson, of The Profitable Horseman (www.profitablehorseman. com), defines a brand as “the essence of you. It’s what makes you unique and it’s what will attract customers to you.” Emerson suggests business owners write down a set of core values, just three or

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four will do. Think of what is important to you, both in your business and private life. Is honesty one of your most important values? Is compassion? Are you a person who values simplicity? “Think of your heroes,” suggests Emerson. “One of my heroes is Michael Matz, the Olympic competitor and trainer of Barbaro,” says Emerson. “He’s got a lot of integrity and that shines through in everything he does. So, when I thought about how my brand might look, I thought of Matz and how he portrays those characteristics.” Once you’ve written down three or four core values and identified a hero or two, pay attention to how your heroes portray themselves. You’ll find the best brands shine through in every business

transaction, every interview, every public appearance, and every email. If your hero has a webpage, how does the webpage support the characteristics you admire? Within the horse business world, there are many obvious brands, but we may not always think of them in just that way. Let’s take George Morris as an example. He’s bluntly honest. If you send a photo to him for critique, you’d better make sure you’ve got a firm seat, your hair is tucked neatly into your cap, and you got rid of the 10 pounds you packed on over the winter. “That’s exactly it,” says Emerson, “George Morris’ brand is total honesty.” I asked Emerson how our target market affects our brand, but I had it wrong. “I’d reverse that,” says Emerson. “We should ask how our brand affects our target market. The fact is, you can improve your brand, but you’re not going to change who you are. Nor would you want to. If your brand reflects your core values, you’ll attract customers that reflect those values as well. I tell my clients that it’s okay to refuse to do a certain kind of work or even turn away a customer if it means taking care of those values. That’s how you build a brand that customers can rely on.” Visit Doug Emerson, of The Profitable Horseman at www.profitablehorseman. com, for information on workshops, coaching, and creating an effective marketing plan.

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Solar-powered fencing is a costeffective option.

energy from the sun to a rechargeable battery, where it is stored. From there, a charger transmits the electric current to the fence tape itself. Being from New England myself, land of cloudy winters, I asked if there was enough sun to keep them running even on cloudy days. I learned from Ken that a 6-volt unit, once fully charged, can run for 21 days in the dark, and the 12-volt can run for 14 days. Additionally, you can back the units up with a conventional battery, but Jerry has never found there wasn’t enough sun to keep his fences charged. The units have a warranty of two years, and Ken reports that

the average life of the charger is 9.4 years and three to five years for the battery. The cost of the units ranges between $169 to $199 for a 6-volt unit and between $279 and $300 for a 12-volt unit, depending on where you buy them. Over time, the solar-powered units can pay for themselves by avoiding the cost of batteries or electric power. So, what could be better; they are economical, save time and are good for the environment! We would love to feature your green ideas and projects. Contact Ellen Whittemore at ellenmwhittemore@ yahoo.com.

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Jerry Kinney, owner, trainer, groom and general Jack-of-all-trades, has been running the Ascot Riding Center, located in Ipswich, MA, since 1969. He estimates he has taught over a thousand students to ride and trained over 100 horses in his career. Safe to say, he doesn’t mess around with anything that doesn’t work when it comes to operating his facility. So, we were very interested to learn that he had been using solar-powered fencing for over 20 years! In the winter, given that he lives in New England, Jerry closes his pastures and converts his outdoor rings into turnouts by running a single line of electric tape fencing around the top of the existing fence to extend the height of it. He also uses it year-round between paddocks to prevent horses from fighting. Originally, Jerry used batteries to power this fence but converted to solar power because it took less maintenance, as the batteries had to be changed every three months; the photovoltaic cells only have to be replaced every two to three years (he tells me he has one that hasn’t been replaced in over six years). That’s a big time savings, not to mention the benefit of avoiding the frequent hassle of going out to replace batteries in bad weather! Interestingly enough, the solar-powered fence is proving to be cheaper as well. When Jerry started, he estimated that batteries cost $25 each, and it cost a couple hundred dollars to install the solar devices. So over time, with the payback, the solar-powered units proved to be cheaper. Ken Turner, of Parker McCrory Mfg. Company (parmakusa.com), tells me their company made the first solar-powered fence charger in 1975 and explains how it works. A small photovoltaic cell supplies


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Worst Fall: In 2003, I was flung from a sales horse; I managed to fracture five vertebrae and herniate three discs.

Guilty Pleasure: I have to say, watching reality wedding shows on Sunday. I love the crazy psychological dynamics of the people involved.

When I’m Not With My Horses… I like to do a lot of things, but mostly, I work. When I am not astride one of

my dressage horses, I can most likely be found buried behind a keyboard working on the next mystery.

Why I Ride: It’s a deeply ingrained part of me. Without it, I have no inner peace. If I Knew Then What I Know Now… I would have been bolder in my life choices.

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ALL SEASONS SLOW COOKER RECIPES FOR HORSELOVERS, VOLUME 1, by Debbie Overman. 194 pages, paperback (www. winterskymoonranch.com), 2011. Right off the bat, readers will be struck by the misspelling of “recipes” on the cover and spine. They may also be confused by the rest of the title, which refers to slow cooker recipes but also promises that you’ll be done in the kitchen within 15 minutes. The author explains on the back cover that the intention is to prep the meal before you head out to the barn, and while you’re riding or doing chores, your meal is slowly cooking to perfection. Overman offers enticing recipes for appetizers, various meats, vegetarian dishes, horse treats, and much more. It’s obvious that this book came from the heart, and I can assure you that the recipes sound both delicious and simple to execute. Occasionally, you’ll also come across a page or two describing one breed of horse, including the breed’s history and a photo. In a cookbook, this strikes me as odd. BOTTOM LINE: Mouth-watering recipes with only a tenuous connection to horses.

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The Muttontown and Nassau Suffolk Horsemen’s Associations’ Open House, postponed from last fall, took place on April 29 at the Muttontown Park Preserve. It featured numerous equestrian exhibitions that began with the Long Island Rough Riders, sadly missing their beloved Bill Uhlinger, who passed away over the winter. An impressive Parade of Breeds included: Paint, Arabian, Morgan, American Quarter Horse, Haflinger, Spotted Saddle Horse, Paso Fino, Miniature horse, Peruvian Paso, Tennessee Walker, Friesian, a part draft horse from a Premarin mare, Spanish mustang and miniature Sicilian burros. Dressage was presented by Cathy Armiger on Rainman, her 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding. Cathy demonstrated the half-pass, flying changes, extended trot, the piaffe and other Grand Prix movements. Cathy hopes to be competing at Fourth Level this year. The Islip Horsemen’s Association’s (IHA) Spirit of Long Island Drill Team

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French Connection! By Joann K. Long Gentle Dove Farm was recently featured on French cable television. They were delighted to participate in the filming of the French documentary highlighting the new York Mounted Police! You can view a 12-minute extract on www.GentleDoveFarm.com that shows highlights from the 50-minute film that was aired in March on the equidia cable television in France. Gentle Dove Farm shared their A French film crew came to training methods that represent the mounted police’s Gentle Dove Farm to film a piece on mounted police work. relationship with horses. July 2012

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(CLOCKWISE FROM TOP) Lindsey Marshall went home as the day-end winner in the Light Horse and Open division and took the top prize in the Four Winds Farm Equitation Classic; Alyssa Clark took home the cooler in the Holiday Acres Challenge, riding Mount Theodore; Tough-E-Nuf Farm Walk-Trot Classic cooler winner McKenzie McLarnon.

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and even quadruple day-end award winners. On Saturday, Tori Sullivan of Tough-E-Nuf won both the 4-H division and the Quarter Horse division. Kayla Paine and Graf Tesoro of Hugo Hill Farm took both Children’s divisions. MJ Mita riding Oliver Sudden for Camp Marshall won day-end in Hunt Seat Jr. and Modified Hunters. The two day-ends in Short Stirrup went to Julia Hulburt of the All In Stride Farm on Mister Oreo. On Sunday, the good times continued for Kayla, as she again won both Children’s Hunter and the Equitation. Julia Hulburt took both Short Stirrups again and added the Hunt Seat Jr. Day-End and the Color Breed division. Peggy Sager of All American Farm was a double winner for the Medium Long Stirrup and the English Adult divisions. Meridith Haley of Tough-E-Nuf was day-end champion in the 4-H division and the Quarter Horse division on Heza 134 equine

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Awesome Traveler. Both Green Horse Walk-Trot-Canter divisions were won by Allyson Shogren and Send Me an Angel of Dream Acres Farm. The last double winner was Lindsey Marshall of Rock Ridge Farm, who received the day-end in Light Horse and in the Open division. The Two Town Trotters 4-H Classic, which is 50% riding and 50% written test, was won by Maggie Beauregard of Rock Ridge Farm. The Horsemen’s Yankee Pedlar Pleasure Classic halter went to Jesslyn Besardi of Highland Equines with Love My Assets. The Four Winds Farm Equitation Classic cooler went home with Lindsey Marshall of Rock Ridge Farm. The Holiday Acres Hunter challenge cooler was won by Mount Theodore, ridden by Alyssa Clark of Willowbrook Stables and the ToughE-Nuf Farm Walk-Trot Classic cooler was presented to McKenzie McLarnon of the Whispering Oaks Farm. Next up is the 4-H Fair show on August 26, with the final two events taking place September 22-23. For more information, visit www.cmhss.net.

drew cheers as it executed its intricate routine. The team is coached by Kayla Krenicky and her assistant coach, Alyssa Greco. Its riders are mounted on everything from gaited horses to Thoroughbreds and ride both English and western. IHA’s Lauren Leggio preceded the performance with a moving vocal rendition of the National Anthem. The My Shine Program, based at the Sweet Hills Riding Academy, demonstrated therapeutic riding. Riders age three and up with numerous disabilities benefit from the instruction, games and exercises that were shown at Muttontown. “We had children who didn’t walk and are now walking,” said volunteer Stephanie Mugnai, “and children who didn’t talk and are talking.” Karolina Zamecka-Zoa of Regal Carriages presented a driving demonstration with Sonja, a 2,600-pound gray Percheron mare. Karolina’s husband, Mauricio, was her groom and navigator. Sonja’s tight turns and accurate negotiation of a course of cones impressed the spectators. A touch of yesteryear was provided by Cathy Springer riding sidesaddle on her crowd-friendly horse, Ricky Martin. Cathy took time to explain some of her traditional attire and accessories. She carried a flask and cup, sandwich, hunt whip and string gloves tucked under the saddle in case of rain. She also displayed a breakaway stirrup on her left side, which is important in case of a fall. Cathy has ridden in several inaugural parades in Washington, D.C. with the national sidesaddle organization. Cathy also drove her miniature donkey in an exhibition with other members of the East End Ass Whisperers, a group of

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Greater Boston Charity horse Show Draws Over 300 Horses to Fourth Annual Event By cHriS caSSenTi

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Miniature donkeys were also wellreceived at the event.

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continued from page 134 donkey and burro afficionados. These adorable animals have participated in parades and festivities, especially around holidays like Christmas and Halloween. They were definitely a hit, and people along the fence were overheard whispering that they’d like to take one home. Natural horsemanship was shown by the Natural Equestrians, who put their horses through such challenges as flying streamers, wearing hula hoops, pushing a ball, standing on a pedestal and facing obstacles that would frighten the average horse. The secret lies in trust, with the horse remaining focused on the trainer. Sonny Garguilo also demonstrated his natural horsemanship technique with his Arabian mare, Sis, who responded perfectly to his signals. He emphasized that it is important to communicate with the horse in a way that it understands, rather than by means of verbal commands. Sonny studies the horse’s body language and aims at building its trust.

News and Notes (Above) Hunter Equitation Champions Firemark Against All Odds and Sarah Harb. (Below) Shana Pilz made her riding debut at the Greater Boston Charity Horse Show.

horse show attire, tack, equipment, supplies, and fun “stuff” for the kids! Don’t miss out on this show for 2013. It promises to be the horse show of the century, as a family-friendly event attracting people from all walks of life, and offering classes for academy and beginner riders to proven national and world trainers from the new england states and beyond. for more information about this event, visit www.greaterbostoncharityhorseshow.com.

The recent Bill Uhlinger Memorial Ride was reportedly a success that attracted more than 50 riders from many local stables and organizations. Frank Bradford, commander of the Rough Riders, spoke, as well as Bill’s sister Chris. Amazing Grace was played on a bagpipe, and the Smithtown Hunt presented a demonstration. Bill was the founder of the Rough Riders and a historian who educated children about cavalry life. He also hunted with the Smithtown Hunt for many years. Congratulations to Sue Fiore, who made it to the cover of Newsday’s April 12 weekend edition. Also appearing in photos was Sue’s daughter, Sheralee. Both earned 2011 year-end National Barrel Horse Association awards, along with some of their students.

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The fourTh annual GreaTer Boston Charity horse Show was held at the Topsfield fairgrounds in Topsfield, Ma, on May 25-27, 2012. having a horse show of this caliber in the greater Boston area is a treat for everyone! Top Saddlebreds, Morgans, hackney Ponies, friesians, and more from around new england came to compete at this show to live organ music, a colorful horse show announcer, and the best “hospitality” around! The weather made the event just perfect. admission and parking is always free of charge, welcoming thousands of families and spectators. lots of fun activities for the kids were available at the craft table, including making and decorating their own masks and “stick horses”—for the Stick horse class—under the direction of equine artist Chris orcutt. The kids also enjoyed a daily Scavenger hunt with neat prizes. under the direction of Chairmen John lampropoulos and Ken logan, this show raises money for the upreach Therapeutic riding Center. The show brings increased business to the new england community and the show committee is second to none. They go all out to make all the exhibitors and spectators have a great time! Courtney Cahill is the “hospitality guru,” and hP hood and high Tail acres held an Ice Cream Social with all the fixings for competitors and their entourages to make their own sundae on Saturday afternoon. The northeast hackney association put on a fabulous complimentary breakfast on Saturday morning, complimentary coffee and doughnuts every morning, and the parties and food just kept on coming, thanks to the show! horse Show Secretary Kay lampropoulos reported that there is a growing number of entries each year. She reports 350 horses competed this year, which is another increase from last year’s show. Quality vendors attended this event to satisfy attendees’ shopping for equestrian needs and wants, plus gifts including equestrian jewelry, riding lessons/training, quality


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hollis area equestrians Host Trail Ride to Benefit St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital By cHriSTine STanizzi

Sunday, May 6, 2012 May have been the day after the Kentucky derby, but for the hollis area equestrians (hae) and the children of St. Jude it was a win-win situation for all. early in February, Linda Statkus, of hollis, nh, was called by a representative of St. Jude Children’s Research hospital to host an equestrian fundraiser for the kids. The hospital’s needs are great in their quest for cures for childhood cancer and their unquestioning support for children from all income brackets. Being an avid trail rider with her half draft, Forrest Gump, and her off-thetrack Thoroughbred, vinny, Statkus decided to take on the challenge of planning the ride from start to finish. This entailed every little detail from plotting the best trails to explore, including a 5-,

10-, and 15-mile loop, to fine tuning the smaller details, such as a fun and free raffle made possible by very generous local merchants. as all the details pulled together, Hollis Area Equestrians head out on the trails. the only thing left was prayers for generosity of dunkin donuts and snacks sunny skies after a week of much and lunch were sold in support of St. needed rain. On May 6, the day dawned Jude. Several passersby walked in to to be ideal for the event with some sun, some clouds, and temperatures no higher inquire about hae and gladly reached into their pockets to donate to St. Jude than 70 degrees; perfect for both horse as well. Sixty three riders who checked and rider. at 7:30 a.m. trailers began to pull in to Silver Lake State Park in hollis, in to explore the beautiful trails were afforded a wonderful day with their fournh, from all over new hampshire and legged friends. neighboring states. Riders came in, not Thanks to Linda Statkus and her only to accumulate mileage, but there troupe of hae volunteers, everyone were also many who just came to enjoy came out a winner—riders, participants, a stroll through the picturesque trails and most importantly, the children of abutting the park. In the morning, coffee St. Jude. and doughnuts were free thanks to the July 2012

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across the northeast Jen Coffee (right) and her family enjoy the ride.

(Above) Courtney Marchand riding Lux (left) and her sister Caroline aboard Calvin, enjoy a dip in the water. (Below) Participants riding along the waterfront.

Sprague Land preserve Spring Fling Benefit Ride Hosts 74 riders By loree osowski and Gail Miller

barbecue chicken lunch, compliments of Todd Osowski. The benefit was to raise money to purchase the Watson property which abuts the Sprague preserve and, once purchased, will be open space for everyone to use for hiking and horseback riding. The ride offered 5, 10, or 20 miles, all new england horse and Trail affiliated. There were 66 riders and a few dog walkers stopped by to check it out and give a donation. Many enjoyed winning the raffle prizes and everyone went home happy! The Land preserve will also be hosting a ride on September 30 at ayer Farm, which will

Maine appaloosa Spring Classic horse Show Goes Off Without a Hitch By Pat Grass

May 19-20 SaW perFeCT WeaTher for the Maine appaloosa horse Club’s annual Spring Classic horse Show. There was a good turnout of horses and riders and some well-filled classes. The event ran smoothly and timely thanks to show manager Mike grass, show secretary Leslie West, announcer Issiac MacKenzie and his assistant Margo Condon, ringmaster Clyde rainey, and gatekeeper Beth Stewart. Misty Morning Stables was a great 138 equine

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host, with their constant help and support, as well as the many people that did ring crew work. gass horse Supply was at the grounds with a well-supplied trailer of horse goods, and the photographer was rhonda Mosley. The day-end high point awards included bright colored Sleezies and reserve high point awards consisted of shoulder guards. all in all it was a successful show. next up for the club is their annual State Show, to be held august 24-26,

benefit the Town of Sprague in acquiring the Watson Farm property as well. Once that is purchased, the town can continue to blaze new trails and have more beautiful areas to host future rides. There are plans to start permanently marking trails in the preserve for those who want to come ride on their own. and the biggest thank you goes to the volunteers for all their help clearing trails, parking trailers, etc., and the support in making this ride a success. For more information on the next ride, visit www.cthorsecouncil.org.

2012. The granite State appaloosa Club will be holding a show the following weekend, august 31 - September 2, 2012. attendees can participate in the Maine show, stay over at the grounds at a cheaper rate, and attend new hampshire’s show too. This gives them an opportunity to show under eight judges with less travel expense. as usual, Maine appaloosa will have a full slate of classes, Lucky 13 opportunities, and high and reserve high point awards in all 14 divisions. also, a wine and cheese party will take place on Friday night, there will be a lobster and clam bake or barbecue chicken dinner on Saturday night, and a live country band will perform on Sunday afternoon. For more information, visit www. maineappaloosahorseclub.com.

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The Sprague Land preServe “Spring Fling” Benefit ride went off without a hitch. The ride was held at Konow Trout Camp in Sprague, CT, with special permission from the Konow Family. The organization could not ask for a more beautiful area, right along the Shetucket river. The weather was perfect for riding. Some enjoyed taking their horses into the river after a lovely trail ride as well. The riders enjoyed the views of the waterfalls, riding on the Watson property, ayer Farm, the Scotland dam and numerous new blazed trails in the preserve. Many remarked on how much they enjoyed the tasty


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GMha Mud ride Weekend Hosts Two 15-Mile Trail Rides By e. Tully

The firsT Trail evenT of The season, on april 28, was also the first for many rookies. nineteen beginner horses and 11 first time distance trail riders were among the 50 competitors entered for the 15-mile judged pleasure ride. The contest, judged by veteran competitors linda Glock and nancy Gaynor, both of W. Windsor, vT, loosely followed the scoring guidelines of a sanctioned event and puts the emphasis on the conditioning of the horse and awarding the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outcome with ribbons and prizes. Grand Champion went to senior division rider alice Braedeen, of langdon, nh, riding rookie horse sapphire, a 5-year-old Pinto mare. reserve went to Canadian Pierre Paradis and his arabian mare China. Denny emerson, of stratford, vT, on high Brook rockstar shared high Point Morgan honors with ann Marie savino of Brownsville, vT,

who rode lee alexanderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s little acre Prince andrew. it was the first 15-miler for both horses. This year, the organization saw the return of driving horses, including a pair brought down from Quebec by raymond lessard. Plainfield, nh, native Connie Walker took first place driving sasha, a veteran distance pony who has added driving to her accomplishments, having been first put to harness at age 20. volunteers held fast to rustling paperwork while the wind blew and the day grew long, but many of the same folks and horses braved the next day for the eCTra sanctioned Conditioning Distance ride (CDr) and Drive. Thirty were judged by Dr. heather hoyns of W. Windsor, vT, and Ginny shaw Wilson of orwell, vT. The format for this day was purely training and conditioning, with no placings or awards. The format, while not limited to eastern Competitive

Alice Braedeen and her young Paint horse, Sapphire, bested the competition to claim the Grand Champion title.

Trail association (eCTra) members, permitted the opportunity to amass recorded career miles and have veterinary input on the effects the miles had on the horse. GMha will host two more CDrs this coming summer. for more information and full results for the 15-Mile ride & Drive, or for more information on any of GMhaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events, visit www.gmhainc.org.

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[LEFT] Charlotte Jacobs riding Kachina. [RIGHT] Caroline Hastings and other riders taking part in the Geoff Teall Clinic at Stonewall Stables.

Victory Stables, Inc. of Stoughton, MA, has been keeping very busy at the pony ring. Madeline Avery Ahern has an adorable new small named Ginger Snap and the pair got off to a great start together winning the Handy trip and picking up the Small Pony Hunter Reserve Championship at the April Fieldstone Show. Maddie also qualified for the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Pony Medal Finals catch riding a medium sale pony named Mona Lisa. In the Small Greens, Katie Krolick has been doing a beautiful job with Land’s End Diana, piloting her to tri-colors and qualifying her for Pony Finals at their debut show together! Skyler Fields has been consistently winning all winter and spring with her pony, Liseter Sea Cloud, in the Pre-Children’s and 11 & Under Eq. Skyler is now also leasing a medium pony hunter, Stonehaven Ring Master, from McCarthy Farms and Emily Elek. Jennifer Fuerst and her adorable pony Captain Jack picked up the series championship for HBF in the Short Stirrup Hunters and Equitation. 142 EQUINE

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Meanwhile in “horse news” from Victory, Lexi Keller and Superman recently won a Marshall & Sterling Adult Hunter Classic at the Pines, Katie Krolick and Snowcap Mountain have been accumulating good points in the Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) National Children’s Medal, the USEF Jr. Medal and the Maclay, and were looking forward to competing at Devon in the Big Eq. The pair also dabbled in the Large Juniors at Fieldstone and picked up reserve champion, which qualified them for the National Junior Hunter Finals this coming July in Lexington, KY. Victory also welcomes back college students Taylor Pirog, who is leasing Meteor and Alanna Shuman with I Sebastian. Watch for both of them in the adult hunters and equitation this summer.

FROM SHOPPING TO SHOW-STOPPING In news from Virginia Shaw’s Stonewall Stables in Maine, Emma Wriggins has a new pony, Knight Light, and will be taking the Walk-Trot ring by storm. Carly Ransdell has a new horse,

Chipoltle, who was recently purchased from Kammy Duffy, and the pair can’t wait to get showing. Carly also just returned from Syracuse, NY, where she competed in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Nationals for the York Equestrian Team. Geoff Teall just recently visited and hosted a two-day clinic. The kids and adults worked hard and learned lots. Geoff will be returning next spring for another clinic and Stonewall will be having Judy Richter in November as their next clinician.

THREE CHEERS FOR CHARLOTTE Kudos to Charlotte Jacobs of East Aurora, NY, who has donated $17,000 she won in the jumpers at Saratoga to Danny and Ron’s Rescue, a no-kill rescue organization that has placed over 4,196 dogs in loving homes. In addition to winning championship honors in the High and Low Junior Jumpers, Charlotte scored top ribbons in the $25,000 Saratoga Cup Grand Prix and $25,000 David B. Wood Cup. Charlotte trains with Missy Clark of North Run.

NEW PRIZES FOR YOUNG RIDERS Zone I has some exciting new programs for young riders that members of the Zone I Committee worked hard to create! The Zone I Young Rider Development class is a series of five (1.20-1.30m) with the goal of promoting the North American Junior and Young Rider (NAJYR) program and to create incentives for aspiring young jumper riders. This class will award $2,000 in bonus prize money to the top six Young Rider-eligible (Junior/Amateur riders ages 14-21) finishers from Zone I, irrespective of class placings. The last class will be followed by an educational demonstration about different aspects of high performance show jumping, as well as an award presentation to the high money winner from the series. Classes will take place at Vermont Weeks 1 and 2, Northampton, and Fieldstone in August. Zone I also offers four Educational Assistance Program (EAP) Grants and two college scholarships. Learn more by visiting www.ushja.org.

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Blue Meadow Farm (lts) 120 nobscot rd., Sudbury, Ma 01776 978-443-4800 www.bluemeadowfarm.com Beacon woods stables (tsl) Mick & laurie Paternoster, owners Kris Bramley, Trainer 99 Beacon Woods lane, South Glastonbury, CT 06073 860-430-2606 barn; 860-601-0670 cell beaconwoodsstables@yahoo.com www.beaconwoodsstables.com Crossen arabians and warmbloods (bs) 1209 South St., Coventry, CT06238 860-742-6486 www.crossenarabians.com Evenstride (btsl) 26 orchard St., Byfield, Massachusetts 978-465-9119 www.evenstrideltd.com Grazing Fields Farm (tsl) 201 Bournedale rd. Buzzards Bay, Ma 02532 508-759-3763 www.grazingfields.com hidden Fields Farm (tsl) Melanie Finkeldey 70 Shields road, Woodstock, CT 06281 Cell: 802-380-0886; Barn 860-315-7419 www.hiddenfieldsfarm.com holly hill Farm (tsl) 240 Flint Street, Marston Mills, Ma 02648 508-428-2621, hollyhill7@aol.com www.hollyhillstable.com horseman’s Exchange, llC Tack & apparel Consignment 294 Great road, rte. 119 littleton, Ma 01460 978-486-0008, 978-779-6119 fax horsemans.exchange@yahoo.com New England Equitation Championships Cookie DeSimone 617-347-6413 amy eidson 401-789-5206 Kelley Small 508-835-1110 www.newenglandequitation.com phoenix rising horse Farm (tsl) 260 Pound Hill road north Smithfield, ri 401-766-5500 www.prhf.com

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mclain ward and Antares F Head List of Winners at Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows Two-Time olympic Gold medalist mclain ward made his long-anticipated return from a three-month layoff and showed that he hasn’t lost a thing as he swept both featured grand prix at the 2012 old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows.

The horse shows attracted a star-studded line-up that included olympic riders such as ward, Beezie madden, chris Kappler, Nona $40,000 Old salem Farm Grand prix winners Mclain ward and antares F. Garson, leslie Howard, Anne Kursinski, peter in the second week’s $75,000 empire leone and mario deslauriers. it also State Grand prix. featured internally-respected course “it hurts but it’s holding up well,” designers like Alan wade of ireland said ward of his kneecap, fractured and leopoldo palacios of Venezuela who had great words or praise for old in January. His grand prix win over a 33-horse field on Antares F—his Salem’s huge, grass Grand prix Field. candidate for a spot on a third consecin the ring, ward announced loud utive olympic team—showed him to and clear that he is back, riding to the be more than ready to contend. win in the first week’s $40,000 old Also winning Grand prix events Salem Farm Grand prix on Antares F at old Salem were ward’s student, and then electrifying a packed crowd on Zander to capture the top prize continued on page 146

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continued from page 142 NEEC ExpaNds one of the most prestigious finals in the northeast, the new england equitation Championships, has expanded to five days to accommodate a full schedule of medal classes for junior and adult riders. Join them october 17-21, 2012, in West Springfield, Ma, as they celebrate juniors in their last year, present special awards, and compete for the coveted Katie Battison Horsemanship award and in the exciting Challenge of the States. NEw FaCEs Stacey Pierce at Jumpers academy in north Stonington, CT, checked in with the following reports: Shana o’Connor moved up to the adult equitation division on a new horse, invitation only, a pretty palomino owned by Stacey. Courtney Burton has purchased Sweet William to show in

the Pleasure division this year, and eliza Gilbert is showing Walk-Trot on almond Joy, her first pony! Jumpers academy has also purchased Heart Maker from Mystic Valley Hunt Club in Gales Ferry, CT. This nice horse is being leased by Hannah Hatter to show in the low Training Jumpers. TwiCE as NiCE For the second year in a row, equador has captured the norfolk Hunter Derby. Congratulations to Saddle rowe rider, olivia van der Meer, for piloting him to this win. a big round of applause is also in order for ali Sturtevant and Mambo, who won the SmartPak™ Jumper Classic at norfolk as well. spECTaCular FiNish Volo Farm in Westford, Ma, wishes to congratulate their head trainer, Hannah lavin, on a spectacular first place finish in level 7 at HiTS Saugerties aboard Canetti.

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$20,000 Speed Derby winners Darragh Kerins and Hot Wheels.

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18-year-old Katie Dinan, who rode Nougat Du Vallet to the win over a 47-horse field in the $25,000 New York Welcome Stake Grand prix, and Molly Ashe-Cawley on Carissimo, who topped a field of 45 in the $25,000 North Salem Grand prix. Top honors in the $20,000 Speed Derby of North Salem went to ireland’s Darragh Kerins on hot Wheels. Winning the first week’s $10,000 high Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic was Michael hughes on Luxina and winning the second week’s $15,000 high Junior/ Amateur Jumper Classic, was Dana Scott on KM Whatever rV. Both classes are

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$25,000 New York Welcome Stake Grand Prix winners Katie Dinan and Nougat Du Vallet.

member events of the Show Jumping hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series. Fifteen year-old Lillie Keenan also added to her reputation as a standout rider, taking top honors in both the $10,000 UShJA hunter Derby and old Salem’s inaugural equitation Challenge. She took top honors in the hunter Derby on Kid rock, owned by Lexi Maounis, with a two-round score of 388 points and won the equitation Challenge on Chansonette Farm’s Monterrey, on whom she also finished second in the Talent Derby and won the platinum performance/USeF Show Jumping Talent Search. patricia Griffith of Katonah, NY, was the first week’s Grand hunter

Champion on Sutherland with Jennifer Bauersachs of Frenchtown, NJ, earning that honor during the second week on Wingman. Griffith won the horse shows’ $5,000 Leading hunter rider Award, given to the rider who earns the most points in the pre-Green, Green, Conformation, high performance 3’3”and high performance 3’6” hunter classes during the two weeks of the old Salem Spring horse Shows. Griffith amassed a total of 171.5 points. Second place went to Amanda Steege of Far hills, NJ, with 117.5 points and Bauersachs was third with 117 points. For more information, visit www.oldsalemfarm.net or call 914-669-5610.

St. Christopher’s horse Show Holds Best Event Yet The 2012 ST. ChriSTopher’S horse Show, held at the historic Quentin riding Club in Quentin, pA, on May 9-13, had perhaps its best year ever. An exciting schedule of hunter/ jumper competition for riders of all ages and skill levels saw outstanding performances that produced an impressive line-up of champions! Andrew ross rode electra Taylor Willever to the win in the $10,000 Mini was named the prix, sponsored by Johnson Best Child Rider horse Transportation. ross on a Horse. won the prix for the olisco Batchelor rode Joy ride, owned by Trophy over irish olympic veteran Joanne Copeland, to victory in the Kevin Babington, who placed second UShJA National hunter Derby. on Quidam De Fee. in the featured competition in the hunter ring, hope continued on page 148

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horse show was probably the best we have ever had at St. Christopher’s and we owe it all to our wonderful exhibitors, sponsors and horse show staff. We thank them all and look forward to welcoming them back again next year!” The St. Christopher’s Horse Show is a member event of the Pennsylvania Horse Show Association. For more information, contact Ryegate Show Services at 717-867-5643 or stchris@ryegate.com, or visit www. ryegate.com.

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Grand championships were won by Jazz Merton on Kingston in Amateur-Owner Hunters; Katelyn Roberts on Lord Stanley in Junior Hunters; and Abigail Hamilton on Lyrical in Pony Hunters. Taylor Willever was named the Best Child Rider on a Horse; Elizabeth Newmeyer was named the Best Child Rider on a Pony,

and Caroline Dance was named the Best Children’s Hunter Rider. Florenzia, handled by Robert Croteau and owned by Florence Abell won the Best Young Horse Award. The Best Young Pony Award went to Nancy Reed’s Land’s End Balanchine, handled by Raymond Francis. “We’d like to congratulate all of our competitors on an outstanding 2012 St. Christopher’s Horse Show,” said show producer Annette Longenecker of Ryegate Show Services. “This year’s

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Jeffery welles and Merlin Claim Victory in the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix Two of The Top five sloTs in the $25,000 smartpak Grand prix, presented by pfizer Animal health, were captured by one man on June 1, at hiTs-on-the-hudson. Jeffery welles of Brewster, nY, rode two horses to clean rounds and won the class aboard Merlin, while finishing fourth on Aries. The jump-off welcomed five pairs back into the ring and peter leone of Greenwich, CT, kicked things off with an 8-fault round to finish in fifth.

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welles returned second in the order to post the first clear round and set the Great American Time to Beat at 42.92 seconds aboard Aries. “There were a lot of right turn rollbacks in this course and [Aries] in particular needs to work on them, so he was resisting a little and we got off to a slow start,” said welles of his first jump-off appearance. “After we added a stride to the liverpool, he settled in and we finished well.”

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Despite a hard rub on the ninth fence of the first round, Darragh Kenny of wellington, fl, advanced to the jump-off and stole the lead from welles in the irons of sandor de la pomme. even while jumping the last two fences without his right stirrup, Kenny took the lead in a time of 42.21 seconds, which ultimately gave him third place. After a win in the $50,000 Grand prix on sunday, May 27, Margie engle of west palm Beach, fl, was fourth to ride in the jump-off and again raised the bar with a total time of 41.88 seconds. she and elm Rock partners, llC’s Royce finished in second behind welles. welles saved the best for last and rode for the win with Merlin in a time of 40.94 seconds. “[Merlin] tends to get strong throughout the course, but the turns kept him organized,” said welles. “he rode well and ended up having enough speed to get it done.” $10,000 Brook ledge open welcome Jumper action got underway with the $10,000 Brook ledge open welcome on May 30. Ronan McGuigan of far hills, nJ, rode to top honors aboard his own Capall Zidane. Kenny also found the ribbons aboard lipton de l’othain with a second place finish in the Brook ledge. following Kenny was peter lutz of south salem, nY, in third on indiana 127 and leone on lincourt Gino in fourth. Rounding out the top five was Brandie holloway of Topeka, Ks on Any Given sunday. for more information on hiTs, visit www.hitsshows.com.

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New Hampshire Hunter Jumper Association Kicks Off Season with Two-Day Show Submitted by Jodi Fortier

NHHJA kicked off tHe seAsoN with a two-day show at cheshire fairgrounds, May 11-13. over 160 horses attended the beautiful Mother’s day weekend, where exhibitors had the chance to compete in the indoor ring or on the outside course. the weather was ideal for bringing those green horses or young riders out for their first show. kim Ablon Whitney did a great job judging the indoor classes, while cynci Broda presided over the outdoor ring. the show ran extremely well and everyone in attendance seemed to have a great time. the committee is gearing up for the summer festival to be held at silver oak equestrian center, July 4-8, 2012. All new this season will be the “seacoast Medal day,” to be held on sunday and will offer the Usef Medals, Marshall and sterling Medals and the AsPcA Maclay. in addition to “Pink friday” for

breast cancer awareness, we will have a donor testing area for bone marrow transplants. Wear pink on friday to show your support, and stop by the test booth to see if you are eligible to help someone in need of a critical bone marrow transplant. the NHsPcA will also be on the property with an “adopt a horse or dog.” there are so many ways to give to someone in need. We will hold the usual great variety of hunter classics, derbies and the equitation challenge. for the kiddos, we will host a “kid Prix” to see which child can jump the highest. All kids

love to jump those jumps, so here is the opportunity to showcase their talent. check out the website for more details and a prize list. NHHJA would like to congratulate Jackie Lundsted who won her division at the ieA nationals. Great job Jackie! We’re looking forward to a great season. see you all at the next show!

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something exciting to do,” said shanette Barth cohen, the horse show’s executive director. “the thrilling competition, our great shopping, and all of the fun family activities will ensure that everyone who comes to the Hampton classic will have a wonderful time!” the Hampton classic features more than 100 classes of competition for horses and riders of all ages. A wide range of jumper, hunter, equitation, short stirrup and leadline classes are part of the classic’s schedule, as well as competitions for riders with disabilities. the highlight of the Hampton classic Horse show is the $250,000 fti Grand Prix and fei World cup™ Qualifier on sunday, september 2. the Grand

Mclain Ward and Antares F won last year’s $250,000 FTI Grand Prix.

Prix, open to horses that successfully complete friday’s $50,000 spy coast farm/Young Horse show series Grand Prix Qualifier, features olympians, World champions and other show jumping veterans. this year, the Grand Prix is part of the new taylor Harris triple crown challenge

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tHe HAMPtoN cLAssic Horse show returns to Bridgehampton, NY, August 26 – september 2, for its 37th year of world class equestrian competition, shopping and entertainment. the event will feature six show rings, a Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options, all on its 60-acre show grounds. the classic’s world class equestrian competition attracts many of the nation’s top professional and amateur riders, and its Hamptons charm and schedule of family attractions make it the perfect destination for anybody looking to add some style to their summer. “We know that everyone attending the Hampton classic this summer will find


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continued from page 152 which awards a $200,000 bonus should the same horseand-rider combination win the $100,000 Wells Fargo Grand Prix of Devon, $250,000 FTI Grand Prix at the Hampton Classic, and $250,000 Alltech Grand Prix at the Alltech National Horse Show. The $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by MeadowView Farms, returns to the Hampton Classic for the second year and will now be held in the Classic’s famed Grand Prix Field on Opening Day, August 26. The USHJA International Hunter Derby will follow the $20,000 Nicolock Time Challenge that will kick off competition in the Grand Prix ring on Sunday morning. Besides exhilarating competition, the Classic

will offer many other exciting activities for the whole family. A favorite is Optimum® Kids Day, set for Saturday, September 1, which features children’s activities throughout the day. Returning for its third year is the popular ASPCA Adoption Day on Monday, August 27, which will showcase rescued horses available for adoption. Dogs, cats, rabbits and potbellied pigs that are available for adoption will be also showcased. In addition, the ASPCA will conduct seminars and other fun activities throughout the Classic. For those who can’t make it to the showgrounds, WVVH-TV, the official Long Island television station of the Hampton Classic, broadcasts up to five hours of competition and highlights each day during the event. The videos can also be seen online at www.wvvh.tv.


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CELEBRATION Katie Murphy and Esccord RGS made quite a splash at Hitching Post Farm in South Royalston, VT. They won the Open Novice division on their dressage score, and they also managed to take home the best score of the entire weekend (23). Congratulations also go to Katie for completing Northeastern University’s MBA program! She graduated with a Master’s degree in business administration with a specialty in marketing. Nicely done!

WELCOME EMILY! True North Farm in Harwich, MA, welcomes Emily Moeller as their new barn manager. She comes to the farm with tons of experience in horse management and a degree from the UNH Equine Program…and a win at UNH’s Spring Horse Trials with Darling Clementine in Open Beginner Novice! The farm had a busy, fun spring, with clinics from Andrea Waldo, Tom Davis, and Joe Forest. Their riders have had several successful outings this year, including two more competitors who qualified for 156 EQUINE

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the Area I championships with good ribbons at King Oak in May, and lots of new riders out learning to event!

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certificates to the winning team members in each division.

NEW AT LORENZO Team Lorenzo, out of Berlin, MA, sends congratulations to Martha Palermo on the purchase of her new eventing superstar, Derringer, from Starry Night Trakehners. They also wish good luck to Erin Sanchez and Awe Kitty Kitty on her new adventures in Arkansas—she will be

sorely missed! The team looks forward to meeting up with her in Aiken, SC, during the winters. Karen’s group of riders have also enjoyed watching Blythe Rose, Colby Balazs, and Caroline Teich, who are currently on the national leaderboards, compete—good luck for continued success during the 2012 season! A big shout out goes to Ann Barrett and Fenway; after a short lay-up

Jocelyn Hawe of Coyote Spring Farm in Lee, NH, is proud to announce her riders had a great trip to the UNH Spring Horse Trials. Deirdra Baldwin took home the blue in Beginner Novice, Mary McEachern was sixth in Novice, Molly Tulley claimed second place and Chloe Hood was fifth at Training Level, and Danielle D’Amore successfully completed her first Training/ Preliminary, ending on her dressage score. The farm also hosted a derby cross on June 16. SmartPak very kindly donated bridles to the winners of each division, Elementary through Training, Deirdra Baldwin took the win in Open Beginner Novice C at the UNH Spring and gave $25 gift Horse Trials.

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[LEFT] Katie Murphy and Esccord RGS. [RIGHT] True North Farm welcomes Emily Moeller as their new barn manager.


across the northeast this winter, they got back to competing. and congratulations to Blythe rose, who graduated from Harvard Medical School this spring. Team lorenzo wishes her a hugely successful career in medicine.

Get Ready! uSea area i has revealed that Fitch’s Corner in Millbrook, nY, will once again host their championships this year. organizers expect the event to be just as thrilling and spectacular, if not more so, than last year. The championships will offer top-notch competition, a trade fair, and social scene unlike any other, with prizes from Tiffany & Co. and Dover Saddlery. The event is set to take place July 20-22, 2012.

Combined test Green Mountain Horse association held their annual Spring Combined Test on May 27, 2012. Winning the Pre-elementary division was Brady McGarry with Hamilton. in the elementary division, Midge Dunn and Tuireann Willow took home top honors. The Beginner novice division was won by Paige Skipper and irish Sea, while annika lipsky and Matus won the Training division.

ChanGe of date The Stony Brook Farm Future event Horse, Young event Horse and new event Horse Competition will now be held on august 25, 2012. The new opening date for the competition is July 10, 2012 and the closing date will be august 7, 2012. For more information, visit stonybrookhorses.blogspot.com or call 603-924-3940.

help Wanted Volunteers are needed for the Snowfields uSa Horse Trials on august 4-5. Please contact lila Townsend at 207-332-0758 or ltownse3@ maine.rr.com if you have time one or both days to help out. There will also be a workday on July 31, 2012 to prepare the cross-country course.

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Unh spring horse Trials Kicks Off 2012 Season The UniversiTy of new hampshire equine Program kicked off its 2012 season with a successful spring event, hosting nearly 170 horse and rider combinations over two days on May 5-6, 2012. Competitors traveled from all over the new england, new york, and the provinces of Quebec and new Brunswick, Canada, to compete at the weekend’s event. several divisions were quite close after the dressage phase, with some divisions’ preliminary/training winners alison eastman-lawler and top six riders separated by no otto Rocket. more than two points. The cross-country tracks, designed by Jim Gornall of Massachusetts, were intended to provide a good first outing for horses that were based in the northeast for the winter. “we are always concerned about the footing in the grassy areas for our spring event,” says Chair of the organizing Committee Christina Keim. “even though the weather was mild for many weeks, the rain we had in the days leading up to the event was a concern.” open training C winners tiny dancer and erin Renfroe. Keim noted that the unusual spring weather made cross-country preparations from the Unh spring horse Trials: At different than usual. “our water jump Preliminary Level, namaste and hallie was bone dry for the first time i can ever Coon were victors, while otto rocket remember in the spring,” says Keim. “we and Alison eastman-Lawler took the win also very rarely have to do any extensive in Preliminary/Training. open Training mowing before the spring trials, but this A was claimed by Porter Creek and erin year it looked like a jungle out there.” renfroe; in section B Unimpeachable and inspired by last fall’s course design Katherine Cooper claimed the top spot; seminar with rolex designer richard and in section C it was Tiny Dancer with Jeffrey, the show jumping competition erin renfroe who came out on top. in the featured three distinct routes for the novice division, section A was won by Preliminary, Training and novice/Beginner novice levels. “having Mr. Jeffrey here was odyssey and Alison Bean, while sections B through D were taken by Monkey Business hugely helpful in terms of learning how and Michelle Morgan, shao Lin finn and to best utilize our space,” says Keim. “he Mary Lee, and Courage Under fire and really emphasized the need for different questions to be asked of competitors at the Jillian nelson, respectively. in a large Beginner novice division, various levels, so we tried to address that sections A through e were won as follows: in our courses.” fabulous Thrill with Leslie Ann McGowan; The University of new hampshire will Tullamore and Lauren Bigelow; Lights out host its second event on July 8, 2012 (a and Deirdre Baldwin; Darling Clementine smartpak young riders Team Challenge and emily Moeller; and Thessaly with event) and its fall horse Trials (an Area i Josie hough. Adult rider’s Program low score event) on for more information, visit www.equine. september 29-30, 2012. unh.edu/horse-trials. The following are some of the results July 2012

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Eventing contact listings Bevin O’Reilly (tl) Brattleboro, Vermont 413-478-1661 borei@hotmail.com Kimberly Cartier Dome (tl) candia, nH 03034 603-483-0171 cartierfarms@myfairpoint.net www.cartier-farms.com

Alison Eastman-Lawler, who competed at the first King Oak Horse Trials 30 years ago, returned to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

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Open Novice C winners Native Two Feathers and Sue King.

and starter at the first event. He still acts as the starter, getting everyone on course. Ken Kreuzer has helped tom Cross ever since the first event, building cross-country jumps and clearing trails. He also used to print the program for the event. Chris Milanesi has been the course builder and early advisor since 1983. dr. robert Schmitt was the veterinarian at the first event and continues to serve in that position in 2012. Fran’s sisters Lisa york and ruth Baraniuk have also been involed since the start, as well as ruth’s son Eric Lepine. Her daughter Beth Lepine has been a jack of all trades for the event for many years as well.

the event itself ran very smoothly. the course was very appropriate for an early season event in area I. Stadium jumping was held in the upper dressage arena, which makes a challenging course due to the smaller size. In Open Beginner novice, it was Lucky dreamer and Paige Montague coming out on top in section a. Smudge and andrea Waldo took first in section B. Open novice a was won by Blue Collar dollar and Erin Langan, while Clonmethan Crest and Madlen Fields took top honors in section B. In sections C through E, the winners were native two Feathers and Sue King, Insatiable Casanova with William Ward III, and Prince renan and anna Loschiavo, respectively. at training Level, Guypowder Valley with dale Eddy, Porter Creek and Erin renfroe, all the above and Emma O’neal, and Captivate with Zehra Gundogan won their respective divisions. and in Open Preliminary, Grey Expectations and Jennifer Lyford were the winners in section a and rosie red with tracey young took section B. For more information, visit www.kingoakfarm.com.

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Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13 had perfect weather for the King Oak Horse trials in Southampton, Ma. this was a special event to mark the 30th year of competition hosted by tom and Fran Cross. Greetings from prominent horsemen were posted in a memory book. General Jonathan Burton (the first technical delegate in 1983) said “Congratulations for 30 years, keep going forward.” denny Emerson commented, “Events like King Oak Farm have been the backbone of american eventing; local events, beautifully run, and given to the sport of eventing through the generosity of their owners. In years to come riders will look back with nostalgia, great appreciation, and longing at the kind of gifts that King Oak Farm has given to the event community.” alison Eastman-Lawler was the lone rider who competed in 1983 and again Sunday, May 13, 2012. She rode a horse in 1983 called “Classified” in the Pre-training (now novice) division. alison said she cannot imagine missing a King Oak Farm event. “I am always excited to come here.” Some key people who have been involved with the horse trials since the beginning are still involved. Shawn Spencer became the warm-up steward


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Connecticut Dressage & Combined Training association Offers Cross-Country and Eventing Clinics Submitted by Cheryl matthewSon with help from Jenny berelSon and miCkey lorenzen

The annual ConneCTiCuT Dressage & Combined Training association (CDCTa) cross-country clinic was held on april 29 at horse Power Farm in Canterbury, CT. ann Bowie acted as both host and clinician. Riders from a range of levels participated. horse Power Farm boasts a variety of cross-country jumps that are appropriate for elementary through novice level horses. Riders worked on keeping their pace while galloping around the well maintained field that has just the right mix of flat, hills, tricky turns and jump approaches. ann encouraged riders to keep their horses straight and balanced, to avoid

riding up the neck and to make a plan and stick to it. She also coached riders to maintain their correct position on the horse. her calm but firm coaching inspired confidence in the riders and this went through to their horses. Many things that were personal obstacles at the start of the clinic became personal accomplishments by the end. Participant Jenny Berelson stated â&#x20AC;&#x153;CDCTa does a terrific job providing wonderful clinics. They are well organized, friendly, and always a positive learning experience. i am so happy that i participated.â&#x20AC;? CDCTa thanks Donna legere for organizing and ann Bowie for hosting this clinic. looking ahead, CDCTa is offering

Alison Silvester riding Lida at the CDCTA clinic with Ann Bowie.

an eventing clinic at King oak Farm in Southampton, Ma, on august 25 and 26. Stephanie Baer will be the clinician. Stephanie has been teaching, riding, competing, and training for over 25 years. She regularly competes at the advanced level and rode in four-star events at Burghley (england) and the Rolex Kentucky. She also competed at the north Georgia, Thirelston Castle (Scotland), Bromont (Canada),

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Southern new Hampshire dressage and Combined Training association Hosts Ride-Review-Ride, Annual Meeting Submitted by debi barka, kat Villemaire, and erin CoSgroVe

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ruslan; Kara King-riley and Baloo; erin Cosgrove and desert Fox; Francesca Bochner and Topazio dos Pinken’s; Claire durfee and Penelope; and Karen o’Malley and CCr arreyo.

Kerry Guilmette riding her MSPCA alumni horse, Campus King.

SNHDCTA Annual Meeting SnHdCTa was lucky this year to have an amazing guest speaker for our annual Meeting—none other than Beth Jenkins, the u.S. dressage Federation (uSdF) vice President. Some of you may remember Beth for her prominent role on the new england dressage association (neda) Board of directors. Beth delved into her equine background and discussed how she became involved in neda and then the uSdF. if you have not already read it, i strongly recommend taking a look at her article, “Who is Training your Trainer” in the USDF Connection. it’s a great read. The members present at the meeting were asked, “What does the uSdF do?” and also, “What does the uSdF mean to you?” answers varied from having no need for the uSdF or being unsure of what their exact purpose is. The following is an overview of some of the “jobs” of the uSdF: education (etrak); producing The Connection (newsletter); awards Program; training judges and instructors; and acting as the “dressage police.” Beth informed everyone that in addition to the list above, the uSdF is our

“national dressage organization.” The question was also asked why is there no longer a discount to upgrade your GMo membership to a participating membership, and the answer was quite frankly, money! The uSdF is struggling along with the rest of us and that is one place where they can make up some money. However, if you have two GMo memberships you are eligible for a $12 credit, but you do need to file for it. The national Championship was also discussed. The inaugural event would be held in Lexington, Ky. if you win a regional championship you would then be eligible to compete at nationals. The uSdF is taking pointers from other associations that have been holding successful national championships for years. The most important point that Beth wanted to stress to us was that the power in the uSdF did not reside in the board room, or the upper level riders or their sponsors…the power lies in the people—its membership! For more information on SnHdCTa, visit www.snhdcta.org.

and trained in england. She has also participated in several united States equestrian Team training sessions. additionally, Stephie was a working student and employee of Bruce davidson for over four years. She has also trained with Captain Mark Phillips, Jack LeGoff, rick Sullivan, Lauren Stevens, Kathy Connolly, Sandy osborne, and arlene

Full. She attended clinics with Lucinda Green, Joey darby, ann Kursinsky, Jane Savoie, Sandy Pflueger, eric Horgan, and Jimmy Wofford. if you are interested in riding in or auditing this clinic, please visit www.cdctaonline.com for more information. This clinic will fill quickly, so be sure to mail your entry soon!

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Have you ever ridden your dressage test, and wished for a “do-over” or a “mulligan?” Southern new Hampshire dressage and Combined Training association’s (SnHdCTa) recent ride-review-ride clinic gave all participants a chance to not only ride their test twice, but also benefit from some great coaching. nine rider and horse teams arrived at the MSPCa nevins Farm arena on april 22, ready to upgrade their dressage tests during the ride-review-ride with instructor yvonn Coleman-Larsen. The location had special meaning for Kerry Guilmette and her horse Campus King. Kerry adopted him from nevins Farm, and was thrilled to bring him back for an alumni visit. Coleman-Larsen shared tips with the rider and horse combinations to help boost their dressage scores this season. each pair rode their test once, then received hands-on coaching focused on key areas of improvement. after working on exercises with ColemanLarsen, the pair then rode their test a second time. There was clear progress between the first and second tests! To learn more about Coleman-Larsen, including her dressage blog, visit www. europafarm.net. riders and horses in the clinic included: Pam Tenaglia and ranch L Zorro Jammy; Kerry Guilmette and Campus King; Katherine dwyer and aly’s Crown Jewel; regina downey and


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THEY’RE IN THE MONEY The New England Dressage Association (NEDA) recently awarded five scholarship recipients with their prizes. Winners included Diane Cantara of Northfield, NH; Cindi Wylie of Georgetown, MA; Lisa Pierson of Hopewell Junction, NY; Katherine Ayn Dow of Bow, NH; and Rita Brown of Kingston, MA. NEDA will be giving out more scholarships this year, with an appliction deadline of October 1, 2012. For more information on how to apply or donate to their fund, visit www.neda.org/ Scholarship.html.

ACTION MAVERICK Congratulations to Connecticutbased classical dressage rider and trainer Bettina Drummond. She was named the 2012 Action Maverick by the STREB Lab for Action Mechanics, a dance company in Brooklyn, for the artistry of her riding. Helping her celebrate on the award night, in which Bettina also received a proclamation from the City of New York for “Outstanding Service and Contributions to Artistic Expression,” was the 162 EQUINE

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late Ingred Lin’s Lusitano stallion Quemacho. Bettina and Quemacho made history at STREB when they performed live during the awards ceremony, making them the first horse and rider pair to set foot in the converted warehouse that serves as STREB’s studio. Sporting a pink ribbon in his forelock in memory of his late owner, who died from cancer, Quemacho, who is now owned by Lin’s son Adam Pollack, took the urban setting in stride. The STREB studio is a mere 50 x 100’ long. Riding to the music of Grace Jones’ Hurricane, Drummond and Quemacho passed within inches of elegantly-clad dinner guests, executing such movements as passage, piaffe, and even canter pirouettes. The performance left dinner guests speechless with awe. “We never, ever dreamt that she would bring the horse here, that it would be possible to create like an intricate corral in this relatively small space and feel comfortable performing here,” said Elizabeth Streb, founder of STREB. “I still can’t believe she did this. It seems like the horse

can’t turn at such an acute angle but he did.”

BIG WINNERS! Congrats also goes to Johnson & Wales University’s (JWU) Dressage Team, who placed first at the Intercollegiate Dressage National competition. The JWU Dressage Team came in first out of 12 teams from nine regions across the country representing the 50 member colleges. Led by Assistant Professor Crystal Taylor, JWU was represented on team day by Chloe Cosgrove from Corpus Christi, TX; Anne Appelbaum from Villanova, PA; Tierney Hassell from Charleston, SC; and Jessica Mitchell from Derry, NH.

WELCOME DAVE! Cutler Farm Dressage, a state-of-the-art dressage facility located in Medfield, MA, is pleased to introduce German-certified trainer and biomechanics expert Dave Thind as trainer and instructor. “Dave Thind holds a ‘Trainer A’ license from the German Equestrian Federation. This high level degree is a Level III,

the highest possible, and one step higher than the ‘Bereiter’ title. An International Level III means certification as a Master Instructor. This level of certification allows Dave to act as an ambassador for both the principles and correct application of the German classical system of training,” stated Christoph Hess, Director of Training and Education at the German Equestrian Federation.

RIDING TO WIN And congratulations also to New Windsor, NY, based paraequestrian Donna Ponessa who is becoming one of America’s leading para-dressage riders. She placed in the top three at the 2012 USEF Para Equestrian Dressage National Championships, behind Rebecca Hart and Jonathan Wentz. The 2012 United States Equestrian Paralympic Team definite horse and rider combinations will be named in mid-July. Be sure to keep an eye out for Ponessa! SPRING SYMPOSIUM In case you missed it, NEDA continued to bring forward

PHOTOS FROM TOP LEFT: CAROLE MACDONALD; COURTESY OF CROSSEN ARABIANS AND WARMBLOODS

[LEFT] Cindi Wylie was recently awarded a NEDA Scholarship. [RIGHT] Crossen Arabians and Warmbloods recently welcomed a Hanoverian colt to the world! The lovely chestnut is sired by Royal Prince and out of their mare, SPS Winala (Wolkenstein II).


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top educational opportunities for its members and dressage enthusiasts with their 2012 Spring Symposium. The Spring Symposium was held at apple Knoll Farm in Millis, Ma, with olympic Bronze Medalists Michael Poulin and Carol lavell. Poulin and lavell were teammates on the 1992 united States Barcelona olympic Team, along with robert Dover and Charlotte Bredahl. Carol and Michael broke away from a regular symposium format and provided an atmosphere where discussions were held amongst the entire group for the duration of the event. The informal format provided a place where the basis behind their training methods could be fully explored, focusing on the foundation behind each exercise and movement practiced on a young horse, all the way up through international levels.

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Region 8 JR/yR clinic with conrad schumacher Features Lunchtime Fitness Lecture May 4-6, 2012 was a special weekend for all of those who attended the dressage clinic with conrad schumacher at ashby stock Farm in ashby, Ma. Friday was open to adults, and many of the trainers of the attending Junior Riders (JR) and young Riders (yR) took advantage of this. From as far away as Florida, the riders came to learn and be inspired. schumacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s patient teaching style helped build their confidence. saturday and sunday were left for the Region 8 JR/yRs. There were representatives from ponies through Brentina cup riders. The girls each had lessons with schumacher as well as a lunchtime fitness lecture by kerry Madden of Fitness your weigh in Groton, Ma. saturday night, schumacher gave a wonderful lecture after dinner talking about theory and competition. after the lecture he very graciously answered questions from the girls. The lessons on both days covered rider

position, skillful giving of the aids and riding patterns. accuracy in the movements was of utmost importance as this showed if the horses were truly on the aids. Riders participating in the clinic were: lisa cross, Gayle paquin, Mary ann Grant, susan Mercer, shan lawton, ariel Matisse, clair Glover, nancy later lavoie, kelly Hendrick, Taylor lindsten, chloe cosgrove, katelyn kok, laura Hope Gammell, nicole and kristin nowak, Hope cooper, emily smith, kate Mancosh, eleni econopouly and ciara cummisky. This clinic was made possible by nancy later lavoie and her husband Matthew lavoie, as well as the owners of the ashby stock Farm, Jeanne and charlie parlee. For more information about supporting the Region 8 JR/yR teams and the opportunities available at the ashby stock Farm, visit www.nancylaterdressagehorses.com.

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Central vermont Dressage association Spring Schooling Show Sees Tight Finish at Training Level By Anne TrAcy

Three Senior Training LeveL horses and riders almost made a three-way tie at the Central vermont Dressage association (CvDa) Spring schooling show at gMha in South Woodstock, vT, on May 6, 2012. anna Loschiavo on annaLena topped the trio at 77.67% with Penny Williams on Topeka Sands, who scored a 77.50%, and Candace Piscopo on Cassanova at 77.29%. it was the first outing for all three horses, and while their riders would have been happy with a good, positive experience, they were all delighted with their high scores as well. Martyna echilczuk rode a very nice intermediaire i test to earn the top score

of 65.78% in the Fei Test of Choice, Second Level and above. riding Debbie Malcolmson’s 7-year-old Dutch Warmblood, atacha, Martyna also won First Level Test 2 with a 62.16%. heidi hauri-gill won at Third Level with her 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Willioso. and the top Junior at Training Level was one of heidi’s pupils. Fifteen-year-old Lauren Buck rode her Quarter horse/Thoroughbred cross, Sundancer, whom she’s owned for about a year. The top Junior at First Level and above was 14-year-old Shea Monsey on impressive edition, her 9-year-old Quarter horse/Thoroughbred gelding. Barbara Ann Archer USDF Silver & Bronze Medalist www.dressageatfairfieldfarm.com info@dressageatfairfieldfarm.com

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Charlotte Bathalon was in a class by herself, both literally and figuratively—in Fei Test of Choice for Paras—on her 20-year-old irish Sport horse, Sportsfield Twist. She earned a 78.81% and a 77.61% in her two tests. robert Piro was far outnumbered by the ladies, but he had the high score in the event division, winning the novice event Test a with a 70.43% on his 14-year-old irish Sport horse gelding, Waterview. Jutta Lee’s sole ride of the day was a neat musical freestyle on 15-year-old Thoroughbred/Percheron, Braveheart.

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Charles river Dressage association Holds First Schooling Show of the Season Submitted by morgan randall

The Charles river Dressage association (CrDa) had an incredibly successful first schooling show of the season on May 6. The heavy rains of the week held off on an absolutely beautiful sunday. The show ran on time all day, thanks to some changes that the group implemented for this year. The day was incredibly well organized and participants had a blast! riders and supporters (and show staff) alike got to enjoy an ice Cream social that ran for a good portion of the day. With excellent toppings such as homemade hot fudge, it is sure to be a requested staple at future shows and other group events. another highlight of the day was a grand Prix performance by Jorge gabriel riding Ultra

do Castanheiro from Casa lusitana. Those not warming up their own horses or otherwise occupied were able to enjoy seeing a grand Prix special ridden locally. high point awards were given out for all three divisions. The prizes included a duffel bag donated by Dover saddlery, Open High Point Award winner Jeanie Clarke. an equine massage donated by Patti Wisialko, and a CrDa and a clinic with Kathy Connelly sweatshirt. Congratulations the weekend of October 20 and 21. to the winners of the high volunteers, auditors, and participants point awards! are always encouraged to join in! CrDa is looking forward to Please see www.crdressage.org for many more successful events this more details on any of these events, season. Coming up for the rest of or email the group at charlesriverthe season include two more shows dressageassoc@gmail.com. on august 12 and september 30,

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morgan/saddlebred Cox and Jacqueline Egan of Hanover, MA. Nena Marlin of Brunswick, ME, sold her own Highlander Coress (Corriminie x Be My Fire). The 13-year-old chestnut mare was purchased by Sandra Matison of Harvard, MA. Danielle Paufve and Scott Neidlinger of Misty Meadows LLC in Falls Village, CT, were the agents for Bob and Patti Brooks when they sold UVM Plymouth (UVM Tennyson x Boxford Totally Psychic). The 3-year-old gelding was purchased by Daniel Rice of Hubbardstown, MA.

Congratulations to Roxanne Sardelli on the birth of her colt, Sarde’s Shamless, out of Stonecroft Bewitched and by HVK Courageous Flaire.

A STAR IS BORN Roxanne Sardelli Greenway of Sarde Morgans in Clayville, RI, had three foals born earlier this year. In April, Sarde’s Sirius was born. The bay colt is by KDS Star Wars and out of Sarde’s Victoria Anne. Then Sarde’s Starina hit the ground. This bay filly is by KDS Star Wars and out of Stonecroft Shalimar. In May, Stonecroft Bewitched had a bay colt by HVK Courageous Flaire. Sardelli also recently sold Boxford Constance (HVK Constantinoble x JKendalwood Lois Lane). The 13-year-old chestnut mare was purchased by Meghan Maglaras-Stevenson of New Sharon, ME.

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Schdngrund, the sporty 3-yearold mare was purchased by Mary Brannon of Willowick Farm in McDonough, GA.

Corine Crossmon and Mitch Michaud of Menomin Morgan Horse Farm in Lebanon, ME, welcomed two new foals this spring—a handsome liver chestnut colt by LCS PepperJack and out of Menomin Mercedes and a bay filly by Ultras Special Agent and out of PPM Sommer’s Dream. Watch for this handsome colt at the Maine Morgan Horse show during the July 4th weekend! You can follow Menomin news on their at www.menomin.com.

MOVING ON Judy Nason of Bellewether helped owner Susan Galvin sell her 7-year-old brown mare, Willow Hill Tia Maria (Treble’s Tanqueray x Willowhill Rosemarie). She was purchased by Carolyn Fuller of Atkinson, NH. The Broad Brook Group LLC recently sold Stonewall’s Pure Cabernet (Tug Hill Celebrity x PRM-Sissy-LumpLump). Mike and Liz Murphy of Legacy Stable in Mendon, MA, were the agents on the sale. The 7-year-old gelding was purchased by Patricia

DRIVING DEBUT Rick Loveless and PVF Power Factor (Moe), of Whippet Run Farm in Monson, MA, made their Open Carriage Driving Division debut at the Vermont Morgan Horse Show, May 18-19. The results were very good; they won the Preliminary Test 3 Dressage Driving Test and placed third through sixth in the Dressage Driving Preliminary Test 4, Open Reinsmanship, and Open Carriage Driving class. They are off to a great start for the 2012 season!

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38th Annual Lippitt Country show To Feature a Wide Variety of Classes By Paul Sullivan

The LippiTT CLub is proud To presenT The 38Th Annual Lippitt Country show, to be held at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds in Tunbridge, VT, on August 18-19, 2012. A scene from last year’s Lippitt it was over 38 years ago Country Show. that the “old type Morgan” fanciers planned the first Lippitt show to showcase their special horses with their old bloodlines. As the Morgan breed evolved over a period of time, four distinct strains of bloodlines emerged. The Lippitt Morgan strain represents the purest of the four strains, tracing back to the original Justin Morgan with no outcrosses from other breeds.

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Connecticut Morgan horse Association 52nd Annual Summer Show a Success By Stacey StearnS

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(Clockwise from above) LPS The Boogie Man won the Open Western Pleasure Championship with David Rand in the irons; Open Park Saddle Champions Springmill Superstition and Nikki Rae Woodworth; Mike Carpenter drove Stonecroft Triumphant to the Open Park Harness Championship.

Abigail Bemis for Joy and Wes Smith.” nine trainers brought students and horses to compete in the Academy division, held on Sunday morning again this year. Riders and horses were all extremely well turned out and there were lots of smiling faces leaving the show ring. The dressage, carriage and working hunter divisions were well represented. Western dressage was added this year with Jackie Ross taking home the Primary division championship on Partridge hill Passport. Comushun’s Avante (aka Chippy) was inducted into the CMhS hall of Fame on Saturday evening. Chippy is owned, bred and loved by the Comeau family of lunenburg, MA, and trained by Sebring

Stables in Richmond. Chippy’s great disposition and willingness to please make him a fan favorite, and everyone in attendance enjoyed his hall of fame ceremony. “i remember this show when it was a one-day event in Glastonbury, CT. i’ve watched it grow over the years and it just keeps getting better.” John Bennett of John Bennett Stables in Putnam, CT, begins. “The competition, the food, friends and parties are wonderful. i’m proud to be part of this show for the last 40 years, and am looking forward to next year.” For more information on the Connecticut Morgan horse Show and Association, visit www.cmha.com.

liance and action that typifies an old- type Morgan. This two-day event showcases the versatility, stamina, and personality of the lippitt Morgans in a relaxed environment of family, friends, and visitors. A wide variety of classes will be offered, ranging from in-hand, hunter, jumping, and dressage, to carriage driving, western, saddle seat, trail, costume, and

the popular trotting races on the oval track. Festivities will include a Friday night Potluck Supper and a Pizza Party on Saturday night. The club welcomes everyone to come for the weekend. Spectators can tour the barns, talk with our proud owners, and enjoy the show! For more information on the upcoming show or the lippitt Club, visit www.lippittclub.net.

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The 52nd AnnuAl ConneCTiCuT Morgan horse Show (CMhS) was held June 7-10 at the eastern States Coliseum in West Springfield, MA. “our numbers were up this year,” Show Manager Johnna Chenail of Killingworth, CT, notes. “our show committee works hard to offer something for everyone, and we really feel that we accomplished our goals in 2012.” John hufferd and Amanda duPont officiated in the main ring. duPont also judged the working hunter division. Ann Marie Gregoire scored the dressage tests, while Susan Koso judged the carriage division. Announcer david “Tuffy” owens kept everyone up to date and on time. Kristina Vine and MeM naughty But nice won a very competitive ladies hunter Pleasure Championship. nikki Rae Woodworth and Springmill Superstition, owned by Karen Marlin, awed the crowd in the open Park Saddle Championship. Joan Travers and dM Bugatti Royale put in a lovely performance on their way to winning the ladies Pleasure driving Championship. horse Show Wire sponsored the Best Performance of the Show Award again this year. The 2012 winner was lPS The Boogie Man, shown by david Rand for Jill and Steven Tassinari. Boogie Man was also the open Western Pleasure Champion. “The lippitt Morgans were a great addition to the show,” Johnna mentions. “The high Point lippitt was awarded to Weathermont ethan who was shown by


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[Left] Congratulations to Bea McCullough, who was blessed with a set of Percheron twins on May 5, 2012. [Right] John Lavoie demonstrates what donkeys can do with his Mammoth Jack, Jasper, at the sixth annual Plowing the Community Gardens.

Kathryn “Bea” McCullough is pleased to announce that her farm has been blessed with a set of Percheron twins, born May 5, 2012. The proud parents are Carpscale Midnight Persis and Philcourts Andy’s Teddy. Bea was surprised to find out the dam was already pregnant when she was purchased in November, putting the Belgian mare on the disability roster for Bea’s driving team. Both foals are reported to be doing well.

May 19 in Wilbraham, MA, was stellar to say the least. “This year, Pepsi has awarded us with its ‘Pepsi Supports Surrounding Towns’ volunteer effort!” said Melissa Graves. Fantastic weather, warm temperatures, and a huge crowd, made it enjoyable for teams and teamsters from Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut to ready two-acres of community garden for the town’s families, who enjoy growing vegetables each year. Vendors with well-started vegetable and flower crops were there to sell to excited gardeners, and of course, Pepsi’s volunteers were beautifying the place. Horses, donkeys and mules not only worked at turning the soil, but at public relations, allowing youngsters a pat and teaching adults a thing or two about what true horse power can do. Wagon rides from a local farm were also there to give tours of the townowned preserve, which sits on 180-plus acres off Monson Road.

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Park? Now is your chance! On August 12-19, 2012, the Granite State Carriage Association will be headed to Bar Harbor, ME, for its annual Ride and Drive. For more information, contact Laurie Goodwin at 603-483-8797.

EAST AURORA COMPETITION The 37th Annual East Aurora Carriage Drive and Competition will be held July 28-29, 2012, at the Chur Family Equestrian Center in East Aurora, NY. New for this year, they will have two judges and utilize two enclosed rings with a new class schedule and an expanded warmup area. The officials for this year are: Ed Young, Technical Delegate; Toddy Hunter, Judge; Billie Hill, Judge; Debra McCarthy, Announcer; Matt Ferro, Ringmaster; Margaret Monnelly, Course Designer; and Carl McNicoll, Cones Steward. For more information, email EACarriageShow@msn.com, or call 716-652-6443.

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Association Bennett Pleasure Drive was held on May 12, 2012. Judy and Maurice Bennett graciously offered to provide a place for the pleasure drive through the state lands of the Pharsalia Forest located in Chenango County. The leisurely, seven-mile drive on dirt roads had just one sloping hill to climb that was about a quarter-mile long. The road was quiet, with the group only meeting two or three cars on the two-hour drive.

CONGRATULATIONS! Maine Driving Club member, Larry Catlett, reports that his training at Blackprong earlier in the year certainly paid off for them at GMHA on May 12-13, 2012, with their pair, Sassy and May, winning the preliminary pair division of the annual GMHA Arena Driving Trial.

NEW ENGLAND’S CDE Green Mountain Horse Association is excited to announce that once again they will be hosting the only combined driving event in New England, and will continue

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continued from page 176 to use the three-day format with dressage on Friday, marathon on saturday, and finishing up with cones on sunday. The event will be held on august 24-26, 2012, at the picturesque south Woodstock, VT, facility. This year, they will be offering divisions at the Training, Preliminary, intermediate, and intermediate ii levels. For more information, visit www.gmhainc.org, or call 802-457-1509.

Visit Newport Mark your calendars and make plans early for the spectacular “Weekend of Coaching” in newport, ri. The event, to be held august 16-19, is open to the public and free of charge for viewing. The historical coaches highlighted over the course of the week will drive through the streets of newport and the spectacular grounds of the newport Mansions. a coaching exhibit will be offered

on the grounds of The elms on saturday, august 18. on saturday night, a “high society” black tie dinner dance will be held in honor of the whips and their teams participating that weekend. sponsored by the Preservation society, it is the largest fundraiser of the year. For more information, visit www.newportmansions.org.

DriVe 4 the Cure often seen as “ride” for the cure, the susan G. Komen for the Cure® Foundation will be the beneficiary of a similar fundraiser, “Drive 4 the Cure,” to be hosted by the World Percheron Congress in West springfield, Ma, in 2014. as part of the fundraiser to help find a cure for breast cancer, Drive 4 the Cure bracelets and T-shirts may be purchased through the World Percheron Congress website, and at draft horse events around the country. To learn more, visit www.2014worldpercheroncongress.com.

(This PaGe) PhoTos: lisa Cenis; (oPPosiTe PaGe) Carol FranK

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Invites Members to the Invitational Demonstration Drive at the Saratoga Racetrack submitted by carol frank

The SaraToga Driving association (SDa) is delighted to announce that our club has been invited to participate in the Saratoga horse and Tack expo on September 22, 2012, hosted by the new York horse Park. SDa members are invited to bring a number of turnouts as part of their demonstration event. The Saratoga Driving association will host an invitational Demonstration Drive at the Saratoga race Track. This event is in support of the new York horse Park and represents a new venue for the SDa, and an exciting opportunity for club members to show off our turnouts to other horse lovers and the public. The racetrack management has welcomed us with the offer to use Clare Court for parking, harnessing, and warming up. This lovely venue ensures privacy from the public and a spacious area where we will have a chance to get organized and ready. The SDa demonstration will be in front of the grandstand on the racetrack. The track is wide enough to provide a large area where horses can work in a simulated ring. in order to ensure that we meet with the racetrack’s requirements, and that our members are safe and well-informed, we have decided to treat this like “a show without ribbons.” We want to present a coordinated effort, and minimize risk associated with horses in a group in a new environment. This is an event for experienced and well-behaved equines only. Please do not apply if your horse does not handle new situations and noisy crowds well. Saratoga Driving association members are invited to submit an application for participation for this educational demonstration to highlight the sport of driving in various formats and turnouts. We wish to introduce this equine discipline to the general public, share with those who enjoy horse events, and those who may never have attended any such event. The number of equines

We will be parking at Clare Court. if you intend to park there with or without a horse, you will need to apply for a parking permit by September 1. otherwise, you may park with the general public on the other side of the track. You can request a permit through the website or by returning the application for participation.

The Footing it will be packed down after racing season, but it may be an issue for some horses. There are two paths around the track so one could get to the staging area in front of the grandstand without having to go on the track. The track will be sealed after racing season, which means it is compacted and should not present a problem. A view of the Saratoga Racetrack and Grandstand, where SDA members will be giving a demonstration.

is limited. applications for participation will be due august 15. Turnout can include what would be seen in pleasure, combined driving (marathon or formal), or in a traditional day of driving. entrants must include a full description of their equine partner, vehicle, and turnout to be used, and detailed information on the exploits or experience of the whip. Participants will be selected for the variety of turnouts to be represented and notified of their selection by September 1 to allow plenty of time to prepare for the event. We encourage anyone participating to bring a helper. Turnouts may include a passenger or groom. We would prefer that person to be an SDa member. new York racing association requires all equines participating in racetrack events to be accompanied by current negative Coggins, rabies vaccination certificate, and a six-month veterinarian health certificate. The application for participation forms will be on the website. if you are not currently a member and

Schedule We are allowed on the grounds of the racetrack at 11:00 a.m. We will park trailers and harness our animals at the backstretch barns known as Clare Court after 11:00 a.m., when the racehorses have completed their training. This is an outstanding opportunity for the club and its members to “show off” their enthusiasm for our sport. We would like to have a social gathering in Clare Court after the demonstration.

Volunteers and Committee Members If you are interested, we are looking for people to join the Planning Committee. Let us know if you are interested through our website: www.saratogadriving.com. Do you want to be on the Planning Committee? We will also have a booth on Saturday. it needs to be staffed and set up. The staging area is on the back side of the track, safely away from the public. volunteers are needed to help with the event. Details will be on the website. as we know more about who will be coming to help and which turnouts will be attending, we will formalize plans for the demonstration. The most up-to-date information will always be at www. saratogadriving.com. For questions, contact Carol Frank at carol.frank@saratogadriving.com or call 519-852-5239. July 2012 | equine Journal

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heather encouraged Sabrina to take it one event at a time, to know what she’s capable of doing, and prove that she has done it. With that in mind, Sabrina approached the June show at Orleton Farm with determination. She took the day off from school to compete all three Meet Sabrina Scheilding-Cameron days. her Training level dressage test was her best to date. her results in cones Submitted by Kay Konove and country pace earned her top honors in Training Junior to drive Sabrina Scheildingcombined Test. in the Junior to cameron, who turned 15 in drive of the Pleasure Show, she was January, is enjoying homepleased with their performance. schooling in Stephentown, as Sabrina said, “We just clicked nY, for a very special together—lilly was listening, and reason—she can look we were working together as partout the window and see ners.” She finished with a tie for the her pony, lilly belle, in Junior championship with Olivia the paddock below. Their Fowler of Maine. journey together in the last The next show was the Saratoga six years—which started driving association’s (Sda) with a humble begincontinuous drive at lindenwald. ning and, led to a very Sabrina competed at Training successful show season in level and was awarded Pleasure 2011—is a story of devochampion and combined tion and dedication. champion as well as high Point Sabrina and heather Van Sabrina driving Lilly Bell at the 2011 Orleton Farm Pleasure Driving Show. champion. Sabrina finished Oort found lilly listed in a the 2011 season at the Sda local want ad in 2006. in her horse driving Trial, her late teens, the Standardbred/hackney first ever. nervous about cross was at the bottom of the pecking whether she should have order—skinny, with no training. heather moved up to Preliminary, felt sorry for her, but for Sabrina, it she lost focus in the cones was love at first sight. Sabrina and her course. “lilly tried really family brought her into good health, hard. My pony was there, bonded with her, and the adventure but i wasn’t—i let her down. has made a huge difference in both Two balls down in cones—i their lives! was really disappointed. Sabrina started riding at a young age i felt better after the maraon two ponies owned by randy Van thon. Jeff Morse talked Oort’s family. lilly was fun to ride and to me about the cones safe enough to drive around the farm. The driving pair tackles the water hazard at course, so i could let it go Sabrina’s goals were to just have fun in Orleton Farm. for the marathon.” Sabrina the beginning. When she realized lilly’s pulled it all together in the potential, she thought about competition, end to claim the Preliminary Pony it is counter-intuitive is evidence of her especially when she saw how much fun champion title. talent. She is a great youth ambassador glenn Van Oort was having in driving Morse had this to say about Sabrina for our sport.” Sabrina works with events. Sabrina worked with heather at recently: “competitive carriage driving first, then got more serious about driving Marsha chavin in nassau, nY, on riding is a sport in which you get out of it and driving, and Morse of greenmeads in 2010 by attending a clinic with Scott what you put into it. Sabrina is a very Farm in richmond, Ma, has been very Monroe, competing at the Orleton Farm composed, organized, dedicated driver helpful behind the scenes at shows. Pleasure driving Show—where she was who does her homework. That obvililly is getting older now, but she coached informally by Jeff Morse—and ously paid big dividends for her in loves what she’s doing and keeps having a blast at colonial carriage’s surprising them. in late summer of 2010, competitions in 2011. On top of all that, Summer Fun day. this young horsewoman is naturally lilly contracted Potomac horse fever. her first competitive driving success gifted, sensitive, sympathetic and intuiShe recovered after a stay at the equine was at Orleton Farm in 2010, when she tive. You can’t teach that and you can’t achieved the honor of Junior champion. clinic at Oakencroft, but lost weight learn it. but, all great athletes have it. and muscle tone. She came back slowly She studied with bill broe at a horse Keep an eye on Sabrina.” in 2011 after having the winter off, drawn affair in ancramdale, nY, in although she treasures all the which led to an amazingly successful 2011, who commented that, “her ability ribbons, she is most proud of being show season. to adapt to different horses and take awarded third place in Junior Pleasure They didn’t expect much in 2011. instructions and use them even when 180 equine

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Lilly, the do-it-all pony, jumping at the Old Chatham Mix and Match event in 2010.

a real family sport—navigator, groom, coach—as evidenced by the Van Oort clan! While Sabrina enjoys playing

Bruce and Olga Hausser, Cat Luce, Heidi Johnson, Adrienne St. Cyr, Kay Konove, and Mike Tomany at the Spring Spruce Up Fashion Show.

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soccer, horses come first. She is currently looking into joining Pony Club, and her college plans include a degree in Equine Studies and definitely a school with an equestrian team— perhaps UConn. She is leasing Glenn’s Morgan, Ranger, for some possible eventing in the summer. She would like to compete at Orleton Farm at the Preliminary Level. Combined Driving Events may also be in her future. Sabrina’s favorite part of this whole journey is how they found Lilly and the special things they have achieved together. It is remarkable that all this happened before Sabrina turned 15. For more information on CCDS, visit www.colonialcarriage.org.

Test and Road Test. They started preparing for it a year ago in March, and on a rainy day in April, Jerry Tripani from the CAA came to Celtic Cross Farm to administer the test, which required participants to explain basic horse care and feeding, grooming, harnessing, and putting to the carriage. Each candidate was tested individually. As the nine club members went through each process, they had to explain what they were doing and why. Also included in the exam were naming different parts of the horse, harness, and carriage. The test culminated in driving a simple cones course, having to use hand signals for directional changes, and showing basic driving skills. Pat Musser, Adrienne St. Cyr, Leona Anastasi, John Anastasi, Bonnie Jean, Reva Seybolt, Patricia Mann, Sheila Guimond, and Cat Luce passed with flying colors. For more information on the Rhode Island Driving Club, visit www.ridrivingclub.org.

Members Get Lesson in Driving Fashion Submitted by mug tomany

APRIL STARTED OUT WITH HEIDI Johnson from D.D. Rapps coming to my house for a Spring Spruce Up Fashion Show. Members of the club dressed up as drivers and passengers. Heidi then changed some of the clothes on the passengers to dress them in appropriate attire for a groom. She talked about the different types of hat construction and materials and how to choose one for your carriage turnout. Heidi

was very busy throughout the day, critiquing photographs of members’ turnouts and helping them find items to give their outfits that special pop that would hopefully catch the judge’s eye. Cat Luce, Kay Konove, Mike Tomany, Adrienne St. Cyr, and Bruce and Olga Hausser were our models. Congratulations to the nine members who took the Carriage Association of America’s (CAA) Level One Proficiency

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Sarah Tasker-Jackson and Ryan Warriner were married on June 15, 2012, in Simsbury, CT. We wish you the best!

SPRING CLASSIC Congrats to Cassie Dawn Elia and Carole Mason for getting High-Point Versatility Champion and Reserve at the AHAME Spring Classic Horse Show. Congratulations, also, to Emily Janine Hawkins, who was their High-Point Youth, and a special congratulations to Brittany Guilmette for winning the Youth Sportsmanship Award.

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will be an exciting part of the Dwyer Equine show string this summer.

CONGRATULATIONS! At the Region 12 show in Perry, GA, held May 8-12, Cynnamon Girl (First Cyte+ x Fly Girl) earned two Regional Championships in Half-Arabian Halter. Ted Carson showed the three-year-old filly to her title in Half Arabian Mares 2 and Over, Saddle/Pleasure type, and Monica Dumont showed her in the AOTH division. Cynnamon is owned and bred by Francis and Monica Dumont of Ledyard, CT. The Dumonts

Kudos to Drue McNeil and her mare Kharasell+/ on winning the Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship at the Buckeye Sweepstakes Horse Show. “KB” and Charles Ethier also won the reserve championship in the Hunter Pleasure Open division.

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Congratulations to Jenny Stine of Monastiri Arabians on the birth of this lovely filly (Escape Ibn Navarrone-D x Macanita), who was born on May 5, 2012.


across the northeast Kristie Stevens and Extremely Noble, reserve champions in the Half-Arabian Show Hack Open.

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The ArAbiAn horse Club of Connecticut (AhCC) held their 40th Annual horse show on May 25-27, 2012, in West springfield, MA. exhibitors were thrilled with the new addition of the covered warm-up arena, especially to get away from the heat and sun that the weekend brought, with temperatures soaring high. This show offered $100 random Draw classes and more prize money. The show committee also added more

RAE Lightmyfire and Rebecca Eddy, the Purebred Sport Horse Under Saddle Champions.

Monastiri Arabians (bs) breeding fine arabian horses Jennifer stine 67 prospect hill road, harvard, ma 617-359-5623 jkstine@yahoo.com www.frsarabians.com Quarry Hill Farm (bs) 345 sharon rd., lakeville, Connecticut 06039 860-435-2571 www.quarryhillfarm.com Winchester Stables (tsl) bevin o’reilly dugan 336 river road, newfane, vt 05345 802-365-9434 www.winchesterstables.com b=breeding, t=training, s=sales, l=lessons

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sport horse under saddle, in hand for Amateurs, and more english Pleasure and Country english Pleasure classes to compete in. A large crowd of horses and riders gathered for the Walk/Trot/Jog benefit class late saturday afternoon. everyone could participate, regardless of riding seat. This year’s benefit class donated its proceeds towards Alzheimer’s research. every entry got a flowered neck sash and had his

or her picture taken center ring. AhCC also took note of points during the show and will award high Point Awards to the highest-pointed Purebred, half Arabian and Junior to ride at its Annual Awards banquet for the year. They also handed out high score Dressage awards in Training level, First level and second level, as well as high score sport horse in-hand awards to Purebred and half Arabian out of the entire field of competitors. AhCC thanks everyone for a great show and hopes to see everyone next year for another fantastic show! For more information and complete results, visit www.ahccashow.com. July 2012

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Joe Lauzon won the belt buckle and moved up to Level 5 Shooter riding Ghost in the NHCMS State Championships.

The Chesire Fair, held this year on August 1-4, 2012 in Swanzey, NH, will once again be holding their famous pleasure classes with the winners taking home beautiful jewelry.

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The Northeast Reining Horse Association held their Northeast Classic and Derby on June 15-17, 2012, at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, MA. Exhibitors raved about the supportive show staff, Cathy Nevitt, Diana Wilson and Kathy Colleary, who helped the show to run smoothly. With over $13,000 added back into the divisions, many of the classes were well attended…but the exhibitor favorite was the Sit-A-Five Bareback Ride held on Friday night; Bob Anderson was the winner of the adult division and Julia Puru won the youth division. A special congratulation goes to Leslie Brooks, the grand prizewinner of the volunteer raffle! For results, visit www.nerha.com.

The points for the New Hampshire chapter of the National Barrel Racing Association are now online! Do you want to see how you are faring? Check out www.nhnbha. com to see where you rank.

in the Open Reining Division at the IHSA Region 3 Zone 2 Semi-Finals hosted by Findley University in Findley, OH.

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SUNY Cobleskill sophomore western equestrian team member, Leah DiGioia of Higganum, CT, Middletown High School, placed ninth in the Open Reining Division at the 2012 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championships hosted by the Hunt Horse Club in Raleigh, NC. The talented sophomore was the sole participant from SUNY Cobleskill in the national event that featured riders from eight geographic zones. DiGioia qualified for the event by placing third

How fun! The Northwestern Riding and Driving Club in North Fairfax, VT, will hold a PeeWee Gymkhana on July 14 and August 11. This is very similar to a regular Gymkhana, but at a much slower pace! Pee Wee Gymkhana offers a leadline division in which the children ride (walk, trot only) while an adult leads the horse. There will also a non-leadline division for children who can ride unassisted. If you have any questions

or suggestions for the Pee Wee Gymkhana, please contact Sue Sullivan at jsstables@hotmail.com.

MONEY FOR SCHOOL Don’t forget that the New England Horse Council offers scholarships for junior riders in three disciplines…awarding $500 for each. The Western Committee of Camille Pepin, Kathy Keefe, James Mullaly, Virginia Kavanagh, and Anne Messina will choose the western award recipient. Check out the NEHC website for details and forms, www.nehc.info. July 2012

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Paige Whitt and Wind Jammer won the Ladies Reserve title at the State Championships.


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13. Reg Paint brown/white 16H 8-year-old likes to jump 14. Paint Gelding, 6-year-old, 16H Red/White, 50/50 color, big body, show ring or trails 15. Pinto red/white 40/60 Color 15.2H great trail, family horse, good on trails 16. Pony chestnut mare, 14H jump, quite in trails, 13-years-old 17. Pony 14H Bay gelding, cut jump, showing, trails, good mover 18. Pony 14H grey gelding 8-year-old top show pony, jump trails 19. Warmblood cross dapple grey mare 16H, 5 has a jump, movement, always in the ribbons, nice horse. 20. Warmblood cross chestnut gelding 6 year old show ring, trails, jumps 21. Branded Hanoverian, 8-year-old, 16.2H, Gelding, Dressage, Jumping, good mover 22. Branded Bay Hanoverian, 7-year-old 15.3H, Dressage, great mover, eventing, nice mare

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BY TINA KARLEN AND JENNIFER ROBERTS

Sarah Rosciti and Nuthin Escapes Her.

EMILY MESSING, the 2012 MassQHA Queen.

for finishing qualifying for the World Show with a first and second out of 30 in Amateur Showmanship. Also congrats to Troy and Wannabe Invited on their second and third in Green Trail. Torey and RR The Best Man finished the show weekend by being named the Circuit Champions in Junior Trail and Troy and Wannabe Invited, owned by Cory and Wendy Welch, were named Circuit Champions in Green Western Pleasure. Rock N Assets and Marie Josee Paquette placed third out of 30 in the Amateur Hunter Under Saddle and second in the Green Hunter Under Saddle with Torey. Rachelle Bouchard and My Best Kept Asset were the winners in the Select Amateur Hunter Under Saddle and placed second in the Senior Hunter Under Saddle with Torey.

Dave Miller and He’s Hot N Handsome.

PINE TREE WINNERS SHOWSTRING SUCCESS The Showstring Show Team had a very successful trip to the New York State Horse Breeders Show (NYSHBS) held May 24 - 28, 2012 at the New York State Fair Grounds, in Syracuse, NY. Congratulations to Sarah Rosciti of Scituate, RI. She was named the NYSHBS Circuit Champion in Amateur Hunter Under Saddle with Nuthin Escapes Her. “Daisy” was also the Circuit Champion in Green Hunter Under Saddle with Scott Jones riding. Cindy Anderson was happy to report that her horse, He’s Hot N Handsome, was the Circuit 190 EQUINE

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Champion in Junior Hunter Hack shown by Dave Miller. She thanks David Miller and Scott Jones, and the entire Showstring team for making “Bentley” a champion. Alexandra Mahaffy and Scott Jones were among the other Showstring winners, with Just Say The Word in Hunter Hack, Hunter Under Saddle and Senior Hunter Under Saddle, and earning wins in the Progressive Working Hunter division. Dave Miller rode I’ve Been Baptized to second place in the Open and Green Working Hunter for owner Merry Norton Sharp.

TALES FROM TROY GREEN Troy Green Quarter Horses also had a successful trip to NYSHBS. Gail Mason and Cash or Chips and Cathy Perron and her own RR The Best Man earned first and second place finishes in Novice Amateur Trail. Torey Roderick and RR The Best Man placed first and second and finished by qualifying for the World Show in Junior Trail. Make N A Statement and Wannabe Invited had more top five placings in Green and Junior Trail and My Best Kept Asset placed in the top three in Hunter Under Saddle. Congratulations to Cathy and RR The Best Man

Erin Cecchini, owner of Five Star Performance Horses in North Guilford, CT, reported a great show with her clients at the Maine Quarter Horse Association (MeQHA) Pine Tree Classic Show, held May 24-28 in Skowhegan, ME. Gabby Guarino of Guilford, CT, earned 17 showmanship points in Novice Youth and Youth Amateur, and placed first, third, and third in Pleasure and first, first and second in Youth Horsemanship. Caitlin Wade of Westbrook, CT, placed first under all three judges in two Walk-Trot Hunter Under Saddle classes. Buckley Quarter Horses of

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Preston, CT, also had a great show. nikki Kramer earned over 40 points on Harry Hilfinger and Jessica Stepanek earned over 20 points on Pretty and Good and alaina Halter added another 16 points toward her quest for the rookie of the Year award.

Traveling UpdaTe The Flowers family of new Hampshire headed to their first show of the 2012 season, The Virginia quarter Horse Classic in lexington, Va, after spending the month of March in Florida with a friend. This show boasts the $50,000 Hylton 3-Year-old Maiden Western Pleasure class, and it drew some of the top trainers in the country. “We spent six days there before we drove home to new Hampshire,” said rachel Flowers. “after being home for three weeks, we then packed up and drove to Virginia again to the HiTS grounds in Culpeper for

the combined Paint/quarter Horse show managed by rock Star Horse Show Management. The kids had fun and we reconnected with some amazing people in the industry. We will continue to travel around the east Coast all season, and we are also looking forward to the shows that will be held locally.”

remembrance our condolences to raeanne Bowden on the loss of her mother. Margaret “Peg” (Carragher) Bowden, of Tyngsboro, Ma, died May 12, 2012, after a period of declining health. She was 90 years old. For 70 years she was the beloved wife of the late raymond J. “ray” Bowden, who died in 2011. Peg was an avid horse lover and an accomplished equestrian. She had the great privilege of riding with the late Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy on many

occasions while living on long island, nY. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, who was known for her love of animals, especially horses, and who will always be remembered for her dedication to her family.

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soon as possible. riders can continue to accumulate hours for the remainder of the year, but the association would like to get an idea of where everyone is so they can purchase any awards that are due. Call Donna with any questions at 207-582-5532.

mark YoUr calendar The new Hampshire quarter Horse association aqHa introductory and all Breed Horse Show will be held august 12 in Swanzey, nH. Be sure to mark your calendars for the event, which will be awarding open, Youth, novice and amateur aqHa points as well as nHqHa points for quarter Horses and other breeds.

Saddle Up maine The recreational riding Committee of the Maine quarter Horse association would like to remind all participants to submit their log sheets as

HiT THe TrailS! The 2012 empire State quarter Horse association (eSqHa) Trail Challenge will be held on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Turk’s Southwind Stables in lodi, nY. riders must be aqHa members to ride; however, memberships will be available at the event. Some of the obstacles will include: Hunting Camp, Construction Zone, Gnome Village, Horse Wash, Bridge over Troubled Water, Stairway to Heaven, and many more! For more information, contact Tina at 607-582-6408 or loDiqH@ yahoo.com.

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MassQHYa Delegates MacY saulnier, Kelsey Brooks, amy Putney and Brianna tyler are headed to the Youth excellence seminar (Yes) conference in amarillo, tX. alyssa Fasolo, amanda Putney, Brianna and Rose Blomgren will be attending as well. this three-day, fun-packed event offers valuable leadership skills, inspiring speakers and tons of fun. aQHYa Officers and Regional Directors will hold their elections. tours of the aQHa Headquarters and Hall of Fame are also included. Have a great time! the MassQHa Novice and Open show was held april 13-15, 2012 at Northampton’s three county Fairgrounds. We enjoyed great weather and our largest turnout to date for this show. the new barns were open and the consensus was “We love them!”

congratulations to our 2012 Versatility challenge winners, Kayleigh McDonnell and captive Bees! second place went to Kyla McDonald and step Up and luke; third: Mary Kate Mahassel and Mo Roses Please; fourth: lyndsey Ouimet and Huntin For Daybreak; fifth: caitie Barrett and Bankable asset; and sixth: grace O’connor and I’ll lope For cash. Our top six finishers received cash awards totaling $500, and our champion also received an embroidered cooler. Rounding out the top 10 were: Nicole Kramer and Harry Hilfinger; toni gregoire and Fancy Huh; Michelle cifuni and Nifty suga Miss; and Briana Zwernemann and Denim star. the MassQHa spring show was held May 3-6, 2012 at three county Fairgrounds. thank you to aQHa judges Dean Bogart, Keith longacre,

Becky schooler and Mike Hawkins; ring stewards tom O’Neil, Melissa Briggs and ann Roberts; show secretaries alice andrews, Beth Moore and Marge tanner; gate keeper Jean Hughes; announcer Matt Wadman; show manager andy tanner; show coordinator Raeanne Bowden; farrier steve Hughes; and veterinarian aimee eggleston DVM. congratulations to our showmanship challenge winners: champion gretchen Ingersoll and the One to chase; reserve champion cathy Perron-lapalme and RR the Best Man; third: Beth stanton and she Made It Happen; and fourth: Noemie lavoie and Ms chelsea Reds Bar. Our silent auction raised more than $600 towards the MassQHa scholarship Fund. thank you to all the individuals and businesses for their generous donations, and thank you to all the bidders for supporting the scholarship fund. thank you to all our class and division sponsors for our spring show! Briggs stable, Buckley Quarter Horses, carousel colors, Five star Performance Horses, 4 c Farm, Mcallister’s Rolling M Ranch, Powder Brook Farm, and Whitney Ridge stables. July 2012

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Bay State trail riderS aSSociation (BStra) officially hit the ground running in april. to start, we had a number of trail work days, some organized by us and others by friends’ groups where BStra members volunteered. Part of our mission statement is maintaining trails and to that end we did so at the West Hill dam in Uxbridge, Ma, on army corps of engineers property. a total of 36 hours was put in by 12 volunteers, which included BStra members Sue Perry, tammy dykstra, Sue and ray Quirk, Jill and Gloria duhaime and Karen Parlin, as well as tri-Valley Front runners club members Frank nealon, anthony tieuli, Joe Hamm, Paul Shanahan, and chip adams. our next event was earth day with two events going on. Both involved work on the Southern new england trunkline trail in two towns, douglas and Bellingham, Ma. the douglas section that was targeted was between Franklin Street and depot Street. that area was the hardest hit by the Halloween snowstorm last year. 194 equine

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Between earth day and a couple of evening work sessions, a total of 21.5 hours were put in, cutting and brushing back and clearing out downed trees. our volunteers for those work parties were cheryl Fitzpatrick, Joe and Julie taddei, Karen Parlin, Becky Kalagher, Phil and Jane rutledge and dick lindstrom. the Bellingham work party had 48 people including daisy troop 783 and Boy Scout Pack 100. the primary objective of this work day was picking up all the illegally dumped trash. they worked from center Street to rt. 126 and just about filled a 30-yard dumpster donated by the town of Bellingham. a big thanks goes to Whole Foods Market of north Bellingham for donating water and snacks for the volunteers. on Park Serve day, which was held on april 28, the Friends of Myles Standish State Forest had a work day. over 30 equestrians came to help out. Signage was done at Bentley loop near Gate 30, and the trails coming into

and out of the equestrian campground were cleared and the roots and stumps removed. each campsite was trimmed back and cleared, stumps were taken out, and each site was made more accessible for trailers. and last but not least was Park Serve day at Upton State Forest. this was organized by the Friends of the Upton State Forest. nine BStra members volunteered, including agnita Knott, Jen, Gary and conner Shults and Karen, Patrick and adam ober. BStra members put in 22 hours and the time spent by everyone totaled 117 hours. We are very proud that BStra gives back to the trails that we all ride on. thanks go to the people that volunteer because they make a difference. our first ride of the season was our “it’s Finally Spring ride” held at the department of conservation and recreation’s (dcr) douglas State Forest, and hosted by Jane and Phil rutledge and included 72 riders. Phil did have some interesting history for us—it was the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the titanic and it was particularly fitting that the ride included parts of the Grand trunk. charles Melville Hays, the man in charge of building the Southern new england railway, went down with the titanic. the Grand trunk railway company had completed much of the

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grading throughout Massachusetts, but the railroad was never completed. robyne Jaworski, a new member, noted how much she appreciated the roadside assistance provided by Jim Shaw, who changed her trailer tire. She said that in honor of the Titanic hitting the iceberg, she hit a big rock with her trailer and blew out a tire. BSTra would like to thank our ride sponsor azrael acres in Uxbridge, Ma, for making sure this ride didn’t sink. our first ever ride-roll-run relay was held at DCr’s Douglas State Forest on april 29. it was a timed competition with three segments, completed by a team of two or three participants: an equestrian, a mountain biker, and a runner. and for the real ambitious type, we had the Triple Crown division, where one person did all three segments. This event highlighted the benefits of multi-user trails within the DCr Douglas State Forest and brought together different user groups. Funds raised went to BSTra, which supports multi-use trail systems and maintenance within the forest. The grand planners for this event were Jill Duhaime, Kathy Wicks and Karen Fleming-Brooks, along with an army of volunteers, the Douglas CerT team, and relay 198 equine

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Sponsor Cove insurance agency of Uxbridge, Ma. With weather that the marathon people would have prayed for, 18 teams, and five Triple Crown competitors, it all added up to a lot of fun. all participants received a cozy cooler for beverages, an insulated lunch bag and a ride-roll-run relay T-shirt. The T-shirts were sponsored by Dean Bank in Franklin, Ma, aDC Septic from Blackstone, Ma (they also donated two porta-Johns), Cove insurance from Uxbridge, Ma, Walking High Farm in Douglas, Ma, and Wishful acres pleasure Standardbreds in n. grafton, Ma. liza Carrachino-Tangney of Core equine Bodyworks was on hand to give free 10-minute massages for participants. at lunchtime, we made sure we talked to the participants to get their feedback. i apparently shouldn’t be in horse mode when marking the mountain bike route. We mark high for horseback riders. Mountain bikers are not that “high” and don’t ride looking up. it seems that it’s safer to look where you are going which is eye level or down. i promise it will be better next year. yes, there will be another one in 2013, as that was the best feedback we received; they want to do it again. For more information on the Bay State Trail riders association, visit www.bstra.org.

Hello again everyone! Hope you are all getting out and doing some riding. There were a few members who enjoyed a Kentucky Derby party at Camp Boardman (photos were posted on our FacebookSM group) in May. The first ride offered on May 13 was a washout, as no one attended. This year, members holding lots at camp have extra time to be able to keep their lots. Due to the Fourth of July falling mid-week, it was decided that members could stay any 24 hours during the 10 days from Friday, June 29, through Sunday, July 8, and have it count toward keeping their lot for the 2013 season. There will be a potluck supper (no official host) on Saturday, July 7, and a scavenger hunt hosted by the Dilger family on Sunday, July 8. Currently there are no other rides or activities offered for the rest of July. The weekend of august 4 and 5 brings the annual barbecue and fundraiser auction! This is not a lot holding weekend. There will be a trail ride from camp hosted by Bud Dore on Saturday, august 4, and a potluck supper at 6:00 p.m. in the pavilion, with Bingo following supper. Sunday, august 5, is the barbecue and auction, which will be hosted by Kim, rick, and Bud Dore. Details on this activity will be direct mailed as well as being posted on the website and Facebook page and group. reservations are required for the barbecue. Currently there are no other rides or activities offered for the rest of august. as always, all members are encouraged to get involved either by hosting or attending rides, potlucks or special events. For more information on the Connecticut Trail rides association, visit www.ct-trailrides.org.

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Members Attend Federation of Riding Clubs’ Annual Cleanup, Blessing of the Horses Cancelled

Draws 90 Horses to First Show of the Season

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West GreenWich horseman’s association (WGha) is hot! We have already put on four rides and there is no end in sight! if you are thinking that you would like to try a hunter pace or fun ride, this is the club to join. Visit www.orgsites.com/ri/wgha for a list of rides and events. Dr. Jeff corey joined our april meeting. he is a veterinarian who also does acupuncture on small and large animals, and was voted Veterinarian of the Year by Rhode Island Monthly. he gave a great talk on the benefits of acupuncture and explained the positive results that can be reached by using it. at the end of his talk, a drawing was held for three free acupuncture sessions. the lucky winner was our president, Luann Grafe! on april 14, the Federation of riding clubs held its annual cleanup. this year, we focused on the main camp at the horsemen’s area. only a few joined in to help, but we got a lot done. the place looked great. a huge thank you to my husband, Joel! he cut, stacked, slipped, and dragged every fallen or going-to-fall tree in the area. so whoever uses all that split wood for the campfires, you can make the toast! i hope everyone recovered from the poision ivy! also, if you’ve ridden at escoheag, i hope you noticed that the Dirty mary trail (which is parallel to eschoeag road) has been fixed! the Federation hired Lamphere and sons excavation to repair that trail and remove all the big rocks in the driveway around the camp area. We all thank marilyn Grafe and Joel Lamphere for getting together with the Department of environmental management to get all that fixed! on april 21, Bar Wharton organized a newton trail clean up. Bar, Paula moore, George reddick, Deb calder and mark Joubert did a great job under the threat of heavy rain! hopefully next year, we can get the word out sooner

at this time We are WeLL into the show season. our first show of the year, held in may, brought in 90 horses! Please be sure to mark your calendars for the rest of the shows, to be held July 29, august 5 and september 10. all shows take place on sundays, rain or shine. our website is full of information, including the class list, judge for each ring, rule book and registration forms. Patterns for trail and driving are also on the website. the patterns repeat twice in a show season—that is, pattern one is used for the first show, pattern two is used for the second show, pattern three for the third show, and then they repeat starting from the top. We continue to seek sponsors! if you are interested in being a sponsor, visit www.silverheelsonline.com for sponsorship opportunities. as a club that has been together for 55 years, we often see generations of families show with us. We get to know the parents, the children, and the horses. and as time passes, we often see the grandchildren begin their show career with silver heels. there is much joy in watching children and families grow and change. sometimes, there is sadness too, and at those times, the club tries to support our members the best we can. this year, we are helping one of our younger members, alexis sawyer. Lexi, a 16-year-old from Bradford, ma, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. surgery and other treatments have left her with limited use of her left arm and no peripheral vision in her left eye. an avid horseback rider and competitor, Lexi is no longer able to do some of the many things that she loved to do. insurance no longer covers the cost of her treatment and therapy. in support of Lexi, the club is hosting a raffle at every show. raffle winners receive five free classes at any of the silver heels shows. Please consider buying a raffle ticket (or two) when you attend a show.

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Sandee Pacheco with her new horse Cheyenne at the RISPCA Ride.

and louder. We sure could use a lot more help from our members and other clubs. the annual Blessing of the horses was cancelled due to the forecast of rain and wind. marilyn Grafe of the Federation had to make the tough decision to call off the ride. hopefully next year will be sunny and dry! on may 6, the rhode island society for the Prevention of cruelty to animals (risPca) held its 10th annual fundraising horse ride at Goddard Park in Warwick, ri. this ride is affiliated with neht and WGha miles. Denise anthony, one of our members, volunteers to make this a successful event every year. this year she really outdid herself. over 100 attendees came and the ride collected $9,200 for the risPca. so for all who rode, donated, or volunteered, thank you. all your hard work will be appreciated by many animals in need!

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norfolk hunt Club Partners with Regional Pony Clubs to Offer Foxhunting Certification Submitted by d.a. Hayden and rutH lawler

On Sunday, april 29, the nOrfOlk hunt Club hosted an unmounted foxhunting clinic for members of local pony clubs. the clinic is part of the united States pony Club’s (uSpC) requirements for juniors to earn a certificate in foxhunting. a dozen excited pony clubbers arrived at the norfolk hunt Club kennels at 8:30 a.m., prepared to absorb as much as they possibly could about foxhunting. the clinic was presented by norfolk member and Whipper-in Soo Billings, accompanied by norfolk associate Master ruth lawler and norfolk member Briton Sanders, who is the norfolk hunt pony Club’s liaison with the regional organization. norfolk huntsman John elliott played a special role, as he provided a tour of the kennels and insight on training hounds for the sport. upon arrival, the pony clubbers immediately went to a field adjoining the kennels to observe the hounds being “walked.” norfolk’s hounds are trained and exercised 365 days a year. pony clubbers were invited to meet and pet the hounds; several young members were overheard discussing how walking them would be a “a great way to start 202 equine

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the day.” (as well, several hounds were overheard commenting how great it was to have so many young people out to learn about their special sport!) the kids learned the basics of how the hounds work and saw young ones “coupled” (linked) with older hounds, so the younger hound could learn from his more experienced counterpart. they had a tour of the kennels, where the pack is separated into “girls” and “boys” living quarters, and were reminded that tradition dictates that a foxhound is never called a “dog,” rather, “hound” is the proper terminology. John elliott also explained how hounds are named— using the first letter of the mother’s name to create the puppies’ names. Soo explained the various roles Ted Eayrs was awarded his colors at the Middleboro fixture. of the members

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of the hunt staff and provided a brief history of the sport of foxhunting, including the specific history of norfolk, which was founded in 1895. the norfolk kennels are the oldest in america that are still in current use. Soo also reviewed foxhunting etiquette and safety, which are key to the success of a good foxhunt. ruth reviewed foxhunting tack, showing samples to the group; she then spoke about proper attire and explained the historical and safety reasons behind specific foxhunting clothing. lastly, she shared how members of norfolk achieve their “colors.” next, pony clubbers participated in a game, in which they were asked to match foxhunting terminology with the appropriate definition. it was clear to everyone in attendance that they had studied and done their homework prior to the clinic, as they were very familiar with the terms and aced the matching game. the morning concluded with a two-part test comprised of oral questions and a written test of foxhunting terms. all pony clubbers received certification for passing the unmounted clinic. ruth commented, “this was a fantastic way for us to share the basics of foxhunting with a young audience— these enthusiastic pony clubbers represent the future of our sport. the Mfha/uSpC partnership is a wonderful program and offers great opportunities for young riders


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Ted Eayrs Receives Colors On Saturday, May 12, prior to the start of the Middleboro, Ma, fixture, norfolk Hunt Club member ted eayrs received his colors from norfolk Masters Carol Mansfield and owen Hughes. ted—who foxhunts, plays polo and drives—was praised for his horsemanship and commitment to foxhunting, his work to preserve and protect open space and his great spirit of volunteerism. appropriately, the scene of the honor was ted’s back polo field, from which the hounds were cast for a terrific morning of hunting in Middleboro. ted and norfolk member George davey have been instrumental in opening beautiful new territory for norfolk in Middleboro, where the club now has a spring and fall fixture.

Summer Social Rides Norfolk associate Master ruth Lawler is coordinating summer social rides. the rides are designed to get norfolk members together on horseback during the non-hunting season and to introduce other riders to the beautiful country norfolk has the privilege to hunt. the first social ride was held in late april, when 30 riders departed from the norfolk Hunt Steeplechase Course, in two groups. one group of riders walked, trotted, cantered and jumped a few fences; the second group walked and trotted only. equestrians do not need to wear formal attire, but must be well turned out, along with their horses, and riders must wear approved safety helmets. the rides will depart from different locations throughout the summer and will be scheduled on weekday evenings and on weekend days. For more information, contact ruth Lawler, 781-431-1461 or relawler@comcast.net. to learn more about the norfolk Hunt Club, visit www.norfolkhuntclub.com.

Green Mountain Horse association Boots and Bling Expected to be a Festive Fundraiser Get ready to put on your boots and bust out the bling! the Green Mountain Horse association (GMHa) is excited to present a new and festive fundraiser for 2012. “Boots & Bling,” a western themed evening, will take place at the GMHa facility, on route 106 in South Woodstock, Vt, on Saturday, august 4, 2012. the event will kick off with a silent auction and cocktail hour, followed by our fantastic equestrian performances, a full barbecue dinner, and live auction. all funds raised will benefit GMHa, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. an evening at GMHa would not be complete without top notch equestrian entertainment. We are very pleased to announce this year’s performers— never before seen at GMHa! to get the party started, the Hitching post Farm drill team will perform a special drill to live fiddling music. the team, made up of local young riders based in South royalton, Vt, is sure to delight the crowd. our main attraction will be a unique and special performance by ruth Hogan-poulsen and dave davis. the pair will debut a Musical Freestyle Showdown, each representing their riding discipline—ruth riding dressage, and dave in reining! each will also perform individually following the showdown. Both ruth and dave are extremely accomplished in their disciplines, and in putting on a great show! ruth rides

and trains high-level dressage horses at her east Hill Farm in plainfield, Vt, and competes regularly at GMHa and other top competitions from Vermont to Florida. She specializes in musical freestyles, with many fantastic performances to her credit. She has recruited dave davis, from Hardinsburg, In, to join the fun. dave has won three World Championships in reining competitions, in addition to performing trick horse shows at big events around the country. their performance is sure to be an exciting affair, not to be missed! We are gearing up for another great silent and live auction. there are sure to be many fabulous items, both equine and otherwise, up for bid to benefit GMHa. For example, win a red Sox night for four, including box seats and an overnight stay in Boston! For those not able to join the festivities on august 4, our silent auction will be open for bidding online (details tBa). GMHa is now accepting donations of auction items in all shapes and sizes. If you are interested in donating an item, please contact reese Brown at reese@ rdbevents.com. partygoers, get ready to embrace the theme! Contests will be held (with prizes) for the best boots and most bling. For updates and ticket information on this exciting new event, visit www.gmhainc.org. We hope to see many of you on august 4.

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The long horn SuPPly Fun Festival horse Show, the first Maine horse association (Mha) event of the season, has come and gone. The event was held on april 29.The show grounds were full of horse trailers, exhibitors, and even spectators. Some spectators even had to park outside the grounds at the side of the road. This was the seventh anniversary of the show and it has been sponsored by long horn Supply and wright way Stables all seven years. The american Saddlebred association of Maine, Inc. (aSaM) coordinated the show. It was managed by rick drew with Secretary Pat leclerc and Steward Jo hight. Judge Jo-ann hamson officiated and Jess Small had the ringmaster duties. Steve Boutet kept things moving as announcer. Khris gerrish handled the gate and deb St. laurent did a great job as awards presenter. Many classes and divisions had more than 10 entries, including hunter Pleasure, Mha english Pleasure, youth activity, and adult equitation. The walk-

Trot section was also large. John lettre Jr. has had enough with leadline and made his debut in walk-Trot. The Plantation Two-gait class had six entries. It was good to see the Tennessee walkers back at the shows. Khris gerrish was back handling the Chuck-a-duck game that was won by Courtney grant. The fun classes at the end of the show were won by the following: In the Pocket Pattern class, Courtney grant took first place riding honor and glory; green horse walk-Trot was won by Southview Sabre and Jennifer Flanigan; and in the Command class and Trail Class Challenge, rangers golden Casper and Carol Mason were the victors. In this last class, the handler had to “lead” the horse with treats, grass or whatever the horse liked—leadlines were not allowed. outside the ring was another great show—a tack sale/swap. It had some used and new equipment, jewelry, suits, boots, hats, etc. aSaM had some beautiful mugs and T-shirts for sale. The T-shirts had a list of the aSaM spon-

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we have also experienced a surge in memberships with quite a few people signing up the day of the show. remember, to be eligible for year-end awards, you must make two monthly membership meetings and exhibit in three shows. Monthly meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Fields Memorial School in Bozrah, CT, except for the august meeting, which will be held on august 21. we are still looking for show help at the gates. If you work the gate for the whole day, you will get two free classes, and you will receive one free class if

you work half a day. This is a great opportunity for exhibitors to get free classes for themselves or their children. our remaining shows will be on august 12 at the woodstock Fair grounds with judge Jeremy Mimitz, and on September 16, we will hold our affiliate show with the Colchester lions Club at the hebron Fair grounds in hebron, CT, with Melissa Proulx judging. remember to give the nutrena tags to arline Card. our last Sneha Therapeutic horsemanship class for the year will be offered at the august 12 show. don’t forget, we have our high Point day-end award at every show. This is based on the same horse/rider and/or horse/handler combination. The highscoring combination for the season will receive a special award at our year-end awards banquet. For more information about our club, visit www.snehassociation.com.


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tri-state horsemen’s association Celebrates 40th Anniversary with First Open Show of the Season Submitted by beth Stone

It’s hard to belIeve that summer is upon us, bringing with it the busiest season for tri-state horsemen’s association (tsha) members! With so many events for horse and rider, tsha members have the opportunity to enjoy good company, the warm weather and their horses almost every weekend. Whether it is open shows, dressage shows or trail riding, tsha has something for everyone! the 40th anniversary tsha open show—the first in a series of three—was held June 1-3 at Falls Creek Farm in oneco, Ct, bringing many changes to celebrate this milestone year! beginning with the return of the opening Ceremonies on Friday evening, the entire weekend was truly special. exhibitors and spectators alike enjoyed the classics held “under the lights” on saturday evening and the jumpers were more exciting than usual, competing outside on saturday afternoon. Complete results will be published in next month’s issue. the next tsha open show will be held on July 13-15, with the final show held on august 17-19. the second tsha dressage show was held on June 17, with good turnout at all levels. the Western dressage classes seem to be very well received with competition that was quite stiff. the final show of the series will be held on July 29. the closing date is July 16. any questions about tsha dressage should be sent to dressage@tristatehorsemen.com. the May 12 Pleasure trail ride was a success! bub and the committee would like to thank all who participated in our first pleasure ride of 2012. We could not have ordered better weather. We had 11 participants who enjoyed the time spent with friends and horses. bub was the master chef of some great food

provided by tsha and the ride participants. the committee would like to send a special thank you to longtime member diane davis for leading out the ride for us. be sure to save the date for the Moonlight ride on august 4 at Pachaug state Forest in voluntown, Conn. Participants will eat first at 7:00 p.m. and ride out at dark. this is always a lot of fun and is traditionally our largest ride. be sure to call bub at 860-376-3659 to let him know you if are attending the ride so he can plan the food accordingly. as always, members ride and eat free. Non-members pay $5 per

person. tsha provides drinks and (for example) hot dogs and (not frozen) hamburgers. everyone should also bring a dish to share. Plan to come and share fellowship even if you are not riding. and watch the web for more Pleasure trail ride dates to come. It is with great sadness that the tsha board of directors accepted the resignation of larry “Pops” burgess as 2012 President of tsha. larry remains committed to the club (and is sure to be seen at the open shows). as his life takes him in a different direction, we wish him all the best. larry has been an active supporter of tsha for many years, and the club would like to express their sincere appreciation for all that “Pops” has done for the organization and so many of its members! alicia Cugini-Muscatelli was appointed to serve as president for the remainder of the term. best of luck, alicia! Please remember to check the tsha website, www.tristate horsemen.com, for the most current information on events and activities, as well as great photos from 2012 tsha events!

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connecticut horse Shows association 6th Annual Finals to be Held August 24-26 Submitted by Cynthia JenSen

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each show. Points in all classes are tracked from august 1, 2011 to the deadline of July 31, 2012. as of that closing date the top 20 riders/horses in each division or class that has qualified will be invited to participate in the finals. This was the first year of carrying points forward; riders who rejoined and horses/ponies that were re-registered with chSa prior to May 1, 2012, had points carried forward from last august 1, 2011. also there will be a special high hopes demonstration class on friday and the always popular lead rein demonstration

class on Saturday. for the chSa Medal classes, riders qualify by earning a minimum of 12 or more points at recognized shows. however, riders should continue to enter the Medal classes after they have accumulated the requisite 12 points because, at the end of the qualifying period, only the top 30 high score qualified medal riders will be invited to participate in the chSa Medal finals. Those riders who reach 70 points in the Medal classes are

automatically qualified and are exempt from continuing to show in the appropriate qualifying classes unless necessary. riders may only compete in one equitation Medal class at finals. If you are interested in being a sponsor or advertiser, please contact larry Schwartz at 203-903-chSa (2472) or email chsa@chsaonline.com. To learn more about the connecticut horse Shows association, visit www.chsaonline.com.

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The race for The 6Th annual connecticut horse Shows association finals is winding up with the last two qualifying shows being held on July 28 at Windcrest farm in hebron, cT, and July 29 at end of hunt equestrian center in Suffield, cT. This year’s finals will take place on august 24-26 at high hopes Therapeutic riding center in old lyme, cT. More than 200 horses and riders in 16 divisions qualified for the 2011 finals. last year’s show was supposed to be a three-day event. however, as we all remember vividly, due to hurricane Irene, the finals were cut down at the last minute to two days with amazing success. This year chSa has again planned for a three-day show in order to accommodate all of the divisions and classes, which have qualified already. our new division, which was added last year, Modified children’s hunter, is gaining in popularity as an opportunity for a hunter class for children with 2’6’’ jumps. low Training Jumpers has qualified this year and we are planning to run them under the lights on Saturday night! chSa is excited to present their judges for the 2012 finals. Walter (Jimmy) lee of Keswick, Va, and Michelle Morosky of revere, Pa, will judge the hunter, Jumper and hunt Seat Medal classes on Saturday and Sunday; and Jimmy lee and Joyce Przebowski of Medford, nY, will judge the Walk-Trot divisions and all of the Pleasure divisions on friday, august 24. The purpose of the chSa finals is to provide a showcase to encourage and promote interest in the beginner and intermediate classes for all members of chSa. for a division or class (except chSa Medals) to be included in the finals, there must be a minimum of 10 horses and riders each having more than 25 points by the qualifying deadline on July 31, 2011. The exception will be the chSa Pleasure class, which only needs 12 points to qualify due to the fact that it is only offered once at


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Joyce Egge, Ramona Murray, and Jody Pellecchia work the Yankee Walkers’ booth at the Topsfield Equine Expo.

Yankee Walkers, Gaited Horses of new england Participates at Topsfield Equine Expo Submitted by loren StevenS

On April 28, YAnkee WAlkers members from all over new england convened at the Topsfield equine expo in Topsfield, MA, for an enjoyable day of shopping, a gaited clinic, a gaited breed demonstration, and at the end of the day, a Yankee Walkers club meeting. The club sponsored a full table of new and lightly used horse equipment and other fun items for sale. Joyce egge, Jody pellecchia, Julie Dillon, ramona and Willard Murray, rachael Broadhurst, Debra Benanti, and ellen Flatley worked at the booth and answered questions about our wonderful gaited American breeds. Yankee Walkers gained three great new members and all proceeds from the tack sale benefited the club. Thank you to all the folks that brought items to donate, bought items to support the club, and to those members that worked so diligently to set up the beautifully decorated booth, staffed our space, and helped break everything down afterwards. Our club also presented a gaited riding clinic hosted by Julie Dillon of Horse Feathers Academy in new Boston, nH. Julie is a certified instructor with both Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and exhibitors’ 208 equine

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Association (TWHBeA) and Champagne Horse Association (CHA) and specializes in gaited dressage and trail riding. she is passionate about teaching and has traveled around the country as a clinician and lecturer giving lessons and furthering her own education. Julie’s clinic emphasized the basics of maintaining the breeds’ smooth gaits and focused on safety and smoothness for the trails. Julie also discussed the differences between the Missouri Fox Trotter and the Tennessee Walking Horse. Fourteen-year-old Abby French rode Jesse, a 10-year-old cherry chestnut Missouri Fox Trotter. Abby and Jesse

demonstrated the form of the Fox Trot, the proper head nod, and the rocking horse canter for which gaited breeds are so well known. sixteen-year-old Alexa stevens rode her mare Brooke, a 10-year-old Champagne Tennessee Walking Horse. Alexa demonstrated methods of relaxing a horse, whether in the ring or on the trails. Toby Freeman rode Jamison, her beautiful, new, 11-year-old black Tennessee Walking gelding. Toby had only owned Jamison a few weeks when she rode him at this clinic, and she had already created a great frame, lovely four-beat running walk, and relaxed head nod. Toby and Jamison are a team to watch as they grow in their bond and skill together. loren stevens switched horses to ride Music, a majestic, white, 21-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse gelding, owned by Julie Dillon. loren and Music demonstrated how to collect up a pacey horse to running walk more correctly and evenly. Julie was masterful at answering the questions from the spectators and at instructing each gaited riding pair in the very small ring with techniques for improving gait and relaxation. Thank you, Julie, for donating your time and your talent for our gaited riding clinic. later in the afternoon the gaited horses and riders suited up for a versatility demonstration, showing a few of the many disciplines in which gaited horses excel. Alexa and Brooke dressed in bling for competition in western pleasure show classes. loren and Music were attired for english saddle seat show pleasure. Toby and Jamison were fully clad in bright orange outfits for safety during hunting season on the trail, and Julie, riding her gelding Jesse, was clothed for dressage competition, showing the dressage patterns and demonstrating the lovely rocking horse canter. Thank you to our horse and rider teams for sharing your beautiful horses at the Topsfield expo. The wonderful day concluded with a Yankee Walker ‹ Toby Freeman with Jamison and Alexa Stevens on Brooke at the gaited clinic.

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northeast Fjord horse association To Host Upcoming Horse Show Submitted by angela young

Julie Dillon discusses gaited breeds with Toby Freeman riding Jamison, and Abby French aboard Jesse.

membership meeting. Members unanimously voted in bylaw changes to support a code of conduct for all members. the club also discussed future plans for the Cathie anderson Versatility Clinic and trail riding bylaw changes for year-end awards. the day was a great success for

the club, participants, and spectators alike. We look forward to the topsfield equine expo next year as the Yankee Walkers plan to partake in the event again for a fantastic day of fun, shopping, and learning. For more information visit www.yankeewalkers.com.

Join us at our northeast FJord horse association (nFha) horse show on July 27-29, 2012. there is no need to have a Fjord, just a love for the breed. thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun for all. the weekend will be full of fun events, including a Versatile horse and rider Competition, riding classes, jumping classes, dressage, and most importantly, games! Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also be holding our usual banquet on saturday evening with some fabulous food and a silent auction. Please come join us for the weekend or just for the day. You will not be disappointed. For more information, contact angela at spookus3@aol.com or visit www.northeastfjord.com. We hope to see you there!

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Northeast Friesian horse Club Members Anticipate Upcoming Classic Horse Show Submitted by KelSey evanS

The NorTheasT FriesiaN horse Club (NeFhC) Classic horse show on July 20-21, 2012, and the NeFhC Day of Dressage on July 22, at the Topsfield Fairgrounds in Topsfield, Ma, is finally here. entries close on July 10, so be quick and get your submissions in! The NeFhC Classic is a favorite for Friesian owners in the Northeast and is always a lot of fun for participants and spectators alike. Participants will be warmly welcomed with a move-in party on Thursday night sponsored by salty Lane Farm of Derry, Nh, and morning doughnuts and coffee sponsored by Warrior Friesians from Chester, Nh. starting on Friday, get ready for two days jam-packed with great classes! We are very pleased this year to have Peter Fenton manning the mic for the show and eric Tasker as ringmaster. in addition to our usual repertoire of Friesian, Canadian, Gypsy, Morgan, Color Breed and open classes—for the first time

Cindy Foote’s 7-year-old gelding, Robyen FOM, runs out to sample the first spring grass of 2012.

NEFHC offers condolences to the Clapp family whose horse, Femke, passed away in April.

this year, we are welcoming Norwegian Fjords to the class list. With our show featuring six different breed classes— plus the crowd favorites of open Liberty, Costume, Fantasy Freestyle and more— the NeFhC Classic is a great opportunity for spectators to feast their eyes on these lovely and unusual breeds.

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NeW York sTaTe PiNTo’s FirsT show of the year was attended by members of the New england Pinto horse association (NePtha) this past May 5-6, held at the New York Fairgrounds in syracuse, NY. The weather was perfect, the people were friendly, and the show complex was amazing. our fellow New York members did an outstanding job of running their well-attended show. Not only did our New england members compete, but they also won their divisions. kate hair won the amateur elite english 210 equine

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Championship; New england Pinto (NePtha) President Paula Laughlin took the high Point open Miniature Championship; and eileen ricci earned the reserve open Miniature Championship. New england Pinto also combined the first show of the season with Connecticut Paint horse on Mother’s Day weekend, May 12-13, and the turnout was huge! our second show is slated for July 7-8 at Falls Creek Farm in oneco, CT. For more information, please visit www.nepinto.com.

also, make sure you don’t leave before saturday night. That’s when we’ll be holding the Parade of Champions, where NeFhC horses and riders with World titles will strut their stuff for the crowd. in addition, attendees will be able to enjoy our annual ice Cream social, sponsored by stony Pine stables and dished up by the eccard family. This will be held close to the pleasure show festivities for the weekend. You might also like to stick around for our Day of Dressage on sunday to watch some of our competitors test their proficiency in the technical aspects of riding these beautiful horses. in the meantime, visit our website at www.nefhc.com for more information, and remember, there are still some classes that need sponsorship. We will welcome sponsorship submissions right up until the day of the class! Please join us in sharing our condolences with the Clapp family and starlit ridge Friesians for the loss of their mare, Femke, who died unexpectedly in april, six days after giving birth to a healthy filly, Naiya. Many of you will know Pam Clapp as the membership coordinator for the NeFhC. although greatly saddened by their loss, Pam says, “We feel very blessed not to have lost both Femke and Naiya.” Luckily Naiya is thriving, and though she has a demanding feed schedule, she is successfully being socialized with her human companions; she was recently welcomed up onto the back deck for a family barbecue. For more information on the NeFhC, check out our website or visit us on FacebooksM.


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Extreme Makeover: Mare Edition

IHSA’s Honors

(L-R) Jack Fritz Scholarship winner Nora Demchur with teammates Shelby Rogers, Katie Batiste, and Kara Garland.

THE 39TH IHSA NATIONAL Championships remembered IHSA co-founder, Captain John “Jack” Fritz, who passed away at age 87 this February. His memory will live on in the Jack Fritz Memorial Scholarship for $1,500, which went to Nora Demchur of University of South Carolina this year. Congratulations also go to Zone 1 scholarship recipients, Jacqueline Marinoff of University of New Hampshire and Rebecca Hicks of Mount Holyoke College. (www.ihsainc.com) 212 EQUINE

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Own a Marchador (Above) THE MANGALARGA Mangalarga Marchador is an Marchador outstanding saddle stallion, horse bred in Brazil Ximoio de for more than 200 Maripa. years. Over 400,000 of these horses are in Brazil, making it one of the largest breeds in the world, but here in the U.S., there are roughly 200. Lynn and John Kelley, of Summerwind Marchadors created the program, SW Future Foal, for those interested in owning one of these rare horses in the U.S. Lynn and John are excited to announce that they have joined forces with Jeff and Michelle Bosley, who already own Bacara do Summerwind, a SW Future Foal. Jeff and Michelle will be operating as SW Future Foal at Lumber Bridge in North Carolina. (http://futurefoal.net or www.namarchador.org)

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THE EXTREME MUSTANG Makeover challenge in Norco, CA, brought in some tough competition among top trainers, but in the end, the event was dominated by 18-year-old Obbie Schlom of Silverado, CA. Schlom showed two Mustang mares, Rosamay and Crazy Mary, earning both champion and reserve champion honors. As the Double Down Champion, she received a new Martin Saddlery Mustang Series Saddle, plus $3,000 for winning the event and $2,500 for her second place finish. The Extreme Mustang Makeover challenge included 31 mares, all of whom were virtually Obbie Schlom and Rosamay completing the Urban untouched prior to the selecTrail Course at the 2012 Extreme Mustang Makeover in Norco, CA. tion in February. Trainers were allowed to choose two horses, and by competition day, these transformed mares were judged on their body condition and new skills. The trainers and Mustangs competed in a series of classes that utilized the equine-friendly landscape, such as a rural trail course and an urban trail course that took horses and riders through the city’s bridle paths. There was also a trail course and pattern class in an arena. After the event, Rosamay was adopted for $1,900, and Crazy Mary was adopted for $1,450. The horse with the highest price tag, however, was Debbie Doneyson’s fifth place winner Isabella, who was purchased for $5,000. (www.extrememustangmakeover.com)


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St. Lawrence Takes Top honors At 2012 Intercollegiate Horse National Championships The ST. LAWReNCe University Saints hunt seat team clinched the IhSA Collegiate Cup during the 2012 National Championships, May 3-6, at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC.

Hunter Seat Champions “This has been a totally exciting day,” said Mary Drueding, coach of the St. Lawrence team. “I have a great school behind me and it was easy to put together a good group of riders.” hunter seat judges Chrystine Tauber and R. Scot evans praised the overall caliber demonstrated throughout the classes: “We were very impressed with the quality of riding and horses, and kept reminding ourselves these were not riders on their own horses.” For the USeF/Cacchione Cup, Tauber and evans called back three finalists—Claire Margolis (Stanford University), Kelly Campbell (Skidmore College) and Kels Bonham (Savannah College of Art and Design). It was Bonham’s second and—as a graduating senior—last try at the Cup after having finished reserve in 2010. Margolis, a freshman, was making her first appearance for a national title. Ultimately,

Team Reserve Championship went to Ohio State University and coach Ollie Griffith. For Griffith, possibly the greatest reward was in family pride, as son Austin Griffith earned the AQhA high Point Western Rider title as well as Show Association the Open Reining Championship, Open Western horsemanship (AQhA Trophy) Championship, and Open Western horsemanship (Individual) Reserve. The NRhA Open Reining Pattern Championship went to Griffith’s Ohio State teammate, elisabeth Bianco. Josh Clevenger, of Black hawk College, earned St. Lawrence University team members celebrate their win. the reserve championship. For 2013 and 2014, the IhSA the championship and reserve went to is pleased to announce its National Bonham and Campbell, respectively. Championships will be hosted in harrisburg, PA. For more Western Winners information and complete results, visit The western teams vied for the top spot www.ihsainc.com. in an intense three days of competition. Dancing their way to the top of SINCE 1989 the AQhA Trophy Western Team Championship leaderboard were Celebrating 23 years! coach Dawn Ross and her Oregon If you are interested in Hoof Care, we can help! State University Classes held Full-Time, Part-Time & Weekends... year round Beavers, after Offering: twice (2011, 2009) s 2 day Introduction to finishing reserve. Trimming and Safe The 2012 Handling for Owners AQhA Western s 2 week course to Learn to Shoe Your Own Horses

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WELL WISHES AND ONE BIG WIN Mclain Ward recently retired his two-time Olympic mount, Sapphire, during a ceremony held at the Devon Horse Show right before the $100,000 Wells Fargo Grand Prix. Well wishes go to the mare, who enjoys the occasional box of Dunkin Donuts. Following the retirement ceremony, Ward and “Antares F” proved to be perfect, winning the $100,000 Wells Fargo Grand Prix of Devon, and at the same time, the first leg of the brand new $200,000 Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge, America’s richest rider bonus. Ward is now the rider in the spotlight this year for the firstever Triple Crown Challenge offered by Taylor Harris Insurance Services. After this win, he and Antares F must also win the Hampton Classic’s $250,000 FTI Grand Prix & FEI World Cup™ Qualifier on Sunday, September 2, 2012, and the third jewel of the Triple 214 EQUINE

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Crown Challenge, the $250,000 Alltech® Grand Prix at the Alltech National Horse Show on Saturday, November 3, 2012, to receive the $200,000 bonus.

NEW FESTIVAL The inaugural Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival will be held at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, MD, November 17-18, 2012. Modeled after the popular New England Equitation Championships, the competition is a showcase for equitation riders in the Mid-Atlantic states. It is the goal of the USHJA award-winning team at Allstar Events, LLC, to produce one of the finest equitation competitions in the United States. Mid-Atlantic riders will now have their own indoor year-end event to celebrate their riding achievements and enjoy year-end hospitality with their friends and family. The festival will offer awards to equitation riders of all ages, as well as recognize trainers, teams and schools. In addition

to the Sunday featured finals, there will be other medals offered, including USEF, ASPCA, WIHS and more. The event will also feature a holiday shopping expo and silent auction. Visit www.midatlanticeq.com for more information and a time schedule.

JOINING FORCES Grand Prix veteran, Hector Florentino, was the first member of a “team” of international riders who championed the Step by Step Foundation (www. stepbystepfoundation.com) in competition to put in faultfree and fast rounds at the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows. The talented Dominican rider piloted Stransky’s Mission Farm’s “Ultimo” to the blue ribbon and trophy in the $35,000 Welcome Cup Open on day one of the two weeks of competitions at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, in the beginning of May. Riders of all ages represented the non-profit, including

the lovely Venezuelan rider, Daniela Stransky, who competed in both the Junior Jumper Highs and the Junior Jumper Lows. Jose Fernando Bonetti, another 15-year-old who rides with Stransky’s Mission Farm, worked equally hard to follow in the footsteps of their trainer, Florentino. The young rider put in fault-free rounds to win the Children’s Jumper Championship aboard “Light” during the first week, bringing back a few more blue ribbons to the barn. Emanuel Andrade, 15, who also helps raise awareness for the nonprofit in the show ring, consistently put in clear, winning rounds at the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows. By the end of show, he had received top honors for his talent in the saddle, winning the Low Junior Championship title on “Mikos” under the tutelage of Angel Karolyi at Hollow Creek. For further information on the nonprofit, go to www.stepbystepfoundation.com.

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Victoria Colvin and Dione De La Vie Take $10,000 Open Jumper Stake at ESP Spring 4 Horse Show Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) wrapped up its fourth week of the 2012 spring horse show series at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) on May 4-6. It featured â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;?-rated hunter and three-star jumper competition.

Gemma Paternoster and Osiris took second place.

Jumper Highlights The Sanctuary at the PBIEC hosted a $10,000 Open Jumper Stake during ESP Spring 4 on Sunday, May 6, with a win for 14-year-old Victoria Colvin aboard Dione De La Vie. Gemma Paternoster riding Osiris finished in second. Kaely Tomeu took home both the third and fourth place honors. Riding Belle Bleu S, Tomeu finished third. She guided Kalle to the fourth place prize. Marie Hecart and Lalique finished the class in fifth. Colvin and Dione De La Vie were also the winners of the $2,500 South Florida SportChassis NAL Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic on Sunday. The pair beat out Alexandra Crown and NK Nemo, who finished second, as well as Rogelio A Pellerano Heinsen riding Quatuor De bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neville, who placed third. In the Merrill Lynch M&S Child/Adult Jumper Classic, the win went to Elizabeth Craven and Silverado. Skylar Rogalny and Shakespeare finished second, and Sophie Howell and Original VDL placed third. The Tackeria Child/Adult Jumper Classic saw a win for Rogalny and Shakespeare, with Craven and Silverado in second and Emily Rizzo riding Little Joey in third. The Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic was won by Noel Powell riding Desert Rose. Second place went to Charles

Jacobs riding Elphaba. Third place honors were awarded to Marina Rubin and Whitaker II.

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$10,000 Open Jumper Stake Champions Victoria Colvin

and Dione De La Vie. Laurie Stevens dominated the Amateur-Owner Working Hunter Addison Piper. Katie Jacobs and Millpond division during ESP Spring 4 with her Patchwork took home the reserve honors. horses Iceman and Lonestar. Stevens In the equitation classes, Kelcie Brophy guided Iceman to the division championrode Sunman to victories in both the ship and was reserve aboard Lonestar. Platinum Performance/USEF Show In the Rich Favor Transport Baby Jumping Talent Search and USEF/Pessoa Green Hunters, Chrystal Knight rode Hunter Seat Medal, sponsored by Roland Widget to the division championship. College. The ASPCA Maclay class saw a Armani, ridden by Ellen Raidt, took win for Jordyn Katz riding Can Fly. The reserve. WIHS Equitation overall winner was The Child/Adult Hunter champion Victoria Colvin riding Amore Mio. was Water Castle, ridden by Lindsay For full results, please visit www.showLevine. Reserve honors went to Calero groundslive.com. and Susannah Rose. The Pilates Rocks Low Child/Adult Hunter division saw a championship win for Blush, ridden by Kimberly Jacobs.       

    

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BY KATHRYN SELINGA AND JENNIFER ROBERTS

Professional’s Choice, APF, Ride On Video, and Four Star Equine Therapy.

REMEMBERING JIM We were sad to hear that James K. Ligon, United States Pony Club (USPC) graduate, past Board of Governors President and longtime USPC supporter, passed away after a brief battle with cancer on June 4, 2012, at the age of 64. Jim was a Graduate B from Redland Hunt Pony Club. He received the USPC Founders Award in 1998 and was named a Pony Club Legend at the USPC 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2004. He was a wonderful man and will be missed.

RIDE SHARE Looking for a lift? The USEA Ride Share service has been revamped and is back online! From hitching a ride to an event to getting a sale horse to its new owners, this nifty site is designed to help eventers save a few bucks on gas during the tough economy. The format allows you to choose “one-way” or “round trip” depending on your situation. You can also designate if you’re looking for a ride or are offering a spot or two in your trailer. Find the program at www.useventing.com.

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CONDOLENCES Michael Pollard’s team of international event horses was involved in a road traffic accident just five miles from his training center in Dalton, GA, on May 25, 2012, when their trailer turned over, trapping all six horses on board. Five horses were cut free, but tragically Michael’s new stallion, VDL Ulando H, died at the scene. Later, Jude’s Law and Icarus were euthanized due to injuries sustained in the crash. The accident was caused by the driver of another vehicle, who pulled out in front of them without seeing the trailer. The horses were being driven by their groom, and according to police at the scene, there was nothing that could have been done to avoid the oncoming 216 EQUINE

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vehicle. Our condolences go out to the whole Pollard Eventing team.

AREA II APPLICANT The USEA’s Area II is currently accepting applications for the Young Rider Team Coach for 2013. The current coaches are stepping down after the 2012 season, and Area II would like to open the search up to anyone who is qualified and interested. Qualifications for the position include: substantial coaching experience, excellent interpersonal skills, and currently competing at the Advanced Level. Not every candidate may meet all of these conditions, and the credentials of each candidate will be weighed. Interested parties should contact Area II Chair, Steve Symansky, at

More than 800 spectators gathered at the Horse Park at Woodside for the final phase of the fourth annual $15,000 Woodside Preliminary Challenge on May 26 in California. Going into show jumping, there were only four penalties separating the top five placements in the Horse division. Frankie Thieriot, 25, rode a faultless round on Uphoria to capture the win. Julie Flettner and Ping Pong also went double clear to claim first place in the Rider division. The winners received $2,500 and a saddle, plus the prizes from

CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to Heather Dubois of Black Forest, CO, who led the victory gallop in the two-star division on Every Wish at the Colorado Horse Park CCI Three-Day Event and Horse Trials. The competition attracted riders from 15 states, including Minnesota, Louisiana, Idaho, and Texas. David O’Connor acted as course designer, and drew many praises. Tiffany Lunney finished on her dressage score with her 11-year-old Thoroughbred, Patent Pending, to claim the one-star.

Michael Pollard and Icarus at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.

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THE USET FOUNDATION is pleased to announce that the Jacqueline B. Mars Domestic Competition and Training Grant has been awarded to Jolie Wentworth of Martinez, CA. The grant is given to an eventer who has been identified and recommended by the USEF Eventing Selectors, with an impressive record and potential to represent the United States in future international competition.


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CCI3* winners Phillip Dutton and Mystery Whisper.

Michael Pollard and Jude’s Law took second place.

Phillip Dutton and Mystery Whisper Take Top Honors at Jersey Fresh CCI3* The singular goal ThaT PhilliP Dutton had been working for all season was accomplished at the CCi3* at Jersey Fresh in allentown, nJ; he and Mystery Whisper qualified for this summer’s olympic games. “it’s a big relief actually—not just to win but to get the horse qualified,” said Phillip. “i knew that he was more than good enough to win, but although that wasn’t the objective, it was icing on the cake.” not a single pair in the CCi3* jumped a double clear show jumping round, and Mystery Whisper even had his first rail down of the season. so, when Karen o’Connor and Veronica had three rails down, it opened the door for the placings to shuffle, and Michael Pollard, with Jude’s law, stepped into the second spot despite having a rail down themselves. selena o’hanlon and Colombo were one of only two pairs to keep all the rails in their cups, but they had two costly time penalties that kept them out of the second spot by a mere .10 points. “My plan for this year was always to ride and try and make the [olympic] team. if i had one stop, i was going to retire because he doesn’t owe me anything. i don’t want to stop competing

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him just because he has turned a certain age. he has never been happier or fitter or more sound, so i am really pleased just to enjoy the ride. if he doesn’t make the team, he doesn’t owe me a thing and i will retire him. even if this was his last go, i am so happy,” said selena.

CIC3* it was a nail-biting finish in the CiC3* with the top-placed riders all within a point of each other. sinead halpin and rebecca howard both had rails in the final round, but were still able to claim the top two spots. overnight leader, rebecca howard, and Blithe hill Farm’s riddle Master were the final pair in the ring for the entire day, but didn’t let the pressure get to them as they held onto their lead. “it was a challenging course for sure,” said rebecca. “and, it is exactly the stuff i have been working on because i tend to get stuck in the turns with him. he was full of himself and just a bit dramatic in between the fences. The rail was my fault, i should have changed my plan.” The last-minute entry for sinead halpin and Manoir de Carneville proved to be a good one as their single rail down allowed them to take the second

spot behind good friend, rebecca. “he looked fantastic after crosscountry, and he feels good in his head,” said sinead. “Just a couple little mistakes that i made over the weekend that i think are ones that are very good to make because they are ones that i can fix. he came back a sound, happy horse.” Will Faudree and Pawlow had two rails down, but enough other combinations had problems that it only dropped them one spot in the standings to finish the weekend in third position. For more information on the Jersey Fresh international Three-Day event, visit www.horseparkofnewjersey.com. -Courtesy of USEA

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so8ths/nikon Three-day event Draws 38 Riders to the Heart of the Carolinas

Trae Meder and Direct Flight took the Best Turnout Award in the Beginner Novice division.

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Training division winner Bonnie Mosser riding Isbond.

Elliott Blackmon and Tully Cross Prescott took top honors in the Novice division.

d.c. McBroom of Floyd, Va, placed second on Twain (33.20), followed by Kindell Billingsley of Wesley chapel, nc, on Keeneland in third (36.10). McBroom also won the adult amateur low score award and Best Turnout for the novice division. The three top finishers in the Beginner novice division maintained their dressage scores throughout with clean rides in the endurance and stadium jumping phases. Trae Meder of

danville, Va, won on direct Flight with 30.70 penalty points, and took home the Best Turnout award for the division. Following in second and third place were sarah Zimmer of Martinsville, Va, on Mardi Gras in second (32.60) and Jamie Miess of Indian Trail, nc, on In The Zone (32.80), respectively. “The educational clinics made this a learning experience for riders at every level, but it was also a very competitive event from day one. It was well run, on time, and a friendly and supportive atmosphere where you could learn what you need to do to get the job done,” Bonnie Mosser, whose horse won the Best conditioned award, commented. The clinic program was given by international eventing stars Will Faudree, a World equestrian Games veteran who came to southern 8ths directly from competing at Rolex Three-day in lexington, KY; holly hudspeth and susan Beebee, who also made the trek from Rolex; charlie Plumb, winner of Fair hill and son of eight-time olympian J. Michael Plumb; Tremaine cooper, FeI “I” rated course designer; and Rebecca howard of canada, a Pan american Games team silver medalist, among others. howard, who has experienced other amateur-level long format three-day events, stated, “It’s great that people can come to this event both to compete and learn. It benefits everyone—the riders, the horses, and the sport.” For more information on events in the heart of the carolinas, visit www.so8ths.com.

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The second annual so8Ths/ nikon Three-day event in the heart of the carolinas took place May 3-6 at southern 8ths Farm in chesterfield, sc. Riders, grooms, officials, spectators, and guests were clearly impressed by the facilities, the show grounds, the social functions, and the quality of clinicians who came to educate participants about the finer points of long format competition. The event drew 38 competitors from beginner to olympic level, with the more experienced riders using the weekend to give their lower-level horses mileage. International four-star competitor Bonnie Mosser of davidson, nc, who has competed numerous times at the prestigious Rolex Kentucky Three-day event, won the Training division aboard Isbond with 31.60 penalty points. Risa Moon of Gray, Me, was second on lily B (37.10), and British rider lindsay staiano Williams of Marshville, nc, finished third with Triumph II (39.20). Risa and her husband, Richard Moon, shared the Best Turnout award for the Training division. elliott Blackmon of Wayne, Il, missed her college graduation ceremony for the competition, and it paid off when she won the novice division aboard Tully cross Prescott with a score of 26.10.


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Congratulations to Renee Rains and Samir’ Sandro, who won the Rock Star Freestyle Award from Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock at the Gold Coast Dressage Association’s May show.

MARIA BEATRIZ HERNANDEZ rode Bravo in the Training Level division during the Gold Coast Dressage Association Finale I, and her positive attitude and sportsmanlike conduct in the arena earned her the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award. Hernandez and Bravo, a 16-year-old Holsteiner, have been partners for three months and they were pleased with their score of 62% in Training Level Test 3. “My ride went pretty well,” said Hernandez. “I asked for the canter in the wrong place and the judge gave me the chance to reattempt it. The second time he was perfect, which made me very happy.”

A big congratulations also goes to Courtney King Dye, who qualified for the U.S. Paralympic Team Selection Trials in Gladstone, NJ, after competing at the Houston Dressage Society (HDS) Spring Classic I & II CPEDI3*. Courtney competed with Andrea Hart’s Nicolai. Courtney and Nicolai’s highest score of the competition came in their Freestyle ride with a score of 69.415%. Courtney is now competing in Grade 1a in para-dressage, which is at the walk level, but is working diligently to move up to trot work. She now has her own paracompetition horse named Buddy and will likely be a common sight in para-dressage competi-

tion this year up and down the East Coast.

GABA BANNED In case you missed it, the FEI has added Gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) and Hydroxy-gamma butyric acid (Hydroxy-GABA) to the banned substance list. GABA and Hydroxy-GABA are ingredients in a commercial product sold in the U.S. under the trade name ‘Carolina Gold’.

WELLINGTON WOES For those who keep tabs on the Florida dressage scene, the plan to create a large equestrian village of retail stores, a resort hotel and dressage complex suffered quite a setback this spring when two new council

members who campaigned against the project got elected to the Wellington City Council. On a 3-2 vote, the council first rejected the plan for the resort hotel and then rejected the developer’s request for a platting extension. As of this writing, the developers—Wellington Equestrian Partners—were still hoping to save the plan for a new dressage complex, which has had much less opposition.

FOCUS ON EDUCATION Dressage at Devon announced that, going forward, its fundraising efforts will be applied to equine education with a partic-

ular focus on the discipline of dressage. “Education has always been the backbone of Dressage at Devon, Inc. We’re very excited to be able to contribute to this effort on a stronger financial level. Our programs will cover a broad range, from amateurs to professionals, and children to adults,” said President and CEO, Lori Kaminski. So far, the 2012 Dressage at Devon, set to take place September 25-30, will feature a session addressing emergency preparedness and response; sessions with veterinarians from Unionville Equine in

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CONGRATULATIONS COURTNEY!

Dana Fiore and her Hanoverian gelding Redford ended their Intermediaire I career in style, riding away as the winner of the Open division with a score of 69.474% at the Gold Coast Dressage Association Finale. Fiore and Redford (Riccione x Wenzel) have been competing in the Intermediaire I classes all season, and the duo now have their sights set on the Intermediaire II division.


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intercollegiate dressage association nationals Attracts College Teams and Individual Riders from 26 Schools College teams and individual riders from 26 schools from California to maine gathered for the 11th intercollegiate dressage association national competition on april 28-29. this year’s competition was held at Centenary College in long view, nJ. “the horses were exceptional quality and the facility was an excellent venue for the national competition,” says Beth Beukema, ida President and director, Center for equine studies Johnson & Wales university. the 2012 ida national Championship team was from Johnson & Wales university over the reserve championship team, the university of Findlay. the individual championship day awarded the First level Championship to Katie ehlers from Centenary

College and reserve champion to lauren levy of albion College; upper training Championship to erin Hoyt of virginia intermont university, and reserve to stephanie Bandyk from Wake Forest university; lower training Championship to anna Beckman from otterbien College, and reserve championship to alyssa milano of the university of new Hampshire; introductory level Championship to Bree greer of California Polytechnic and reserve championship to Julia Knight of the university of Florida. the Coach of the Year award was presented to Bonnie tinnemann of the university of vermont. the university of maine won the team sports sportsmanship award. to learn more about the ida, please visit www.teamdressage.com.

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CondolenCes The united States equestrian Federation (uSeF) reports with great sadness that Dr. Craig Ferrell died as a result of injuries sustained in a polo match. Dr. Ferrell served as the u.S. Team Doctor and was a steadfast friend to so many in the equestrian industry.

Hilltop Winnings Show season is in full swing for both Hilltop Farm and its breeders. Balissa HT, owned and bred by Hilltop Farm, was ranked first in the nation for uSDF First level dressage as of press time. also owned by Hilltop Farm, Witness Hilltop finished off the Florida season perfectly as part of the gold medal team at the Wellington CDio3* nations Cup. Chris Hickey and Witness finished second in the Prix St. Georges and went on to win the intermediaire i Freestyle leading their team to the gold medal.

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tHe Flatlanders dressage & ComBined training association (FdCta) held a dressage clinic on may 12, 2012 at midwest Whole Horse Center in lima, ohio. Jane Kelly from Hardscrabble Farm in michigan was our instructor for the day, and she had a full day of lessons. she did a wonderful job of customizing the lessons for each individual and helping them to get their horses going well. each participant had a private lesson with the chance to ride a dressage test if they wished. We had a variety of riders ranging in age and levels, who were each able to work on different activities. auditors had the opportunity to watch the lessons and get some useful tips and exercises to practice with our own horses. this was well attended both by riders and auditors throughout the day. a great day was had by all who attended, and we all went home with lots of things to work on. to learn more about the FdCta, visit www.flatlandersdressage.com. 220 equine

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DOUBLE TROUBLE A lovely pair of Morgan fillies was born on May 22, 2012, at Four Points Farm in Milford, MI. They will be the 68th pair of Morgan twins ever to be registered in the history of the American Morgan Horse Association. The proud mom is HDP War Dancer, owned by Melinda Hyde and Margaret Muns of Milford. The foals were sired by Rose Valley Very Impressiv, owned by the Krieger Family of Milford. “I had no idea that the mare was in foal with twins,” says Melinda. “She was very large, and I was expecting a monstrous foal as she has a tendency to produce big babies. It was a complete shock when the second filly came out. The vet was called immediately, and when she arrived, the first filly was up and trying to nurse while I was trying to help the second filly stand. We were all in awe at how healthy and strong the foals were. In no time, both fillies were nursing and the mare

was in great health also.” Today, they are rip-roaring around the pasture and have been introduced to another mare with her foal.

MINT JACOB GOES BACK IN TIME Morgan stallion, Mint Jacob, attended Lewis & Clark Heritage Days May 19-20 at Frontier Park in Old Saint Charles, MO. Owner Deborah Siegrist of Peppercorn Morgans writes, “Mint Jacob and I attended this fun event along with the Show Me Morgan Horse Club. Jacob enjoys the festivities, the people, and especially the children. He always looks forward to the parade, which took us down the long, winding road of cobblestone and brick. During our stops along the parade route Jacob performed Spanish walk, passage, and piaffe to the amusement of the crowd. When the parade ended we went to the Morgan demonstration area where we did an in hand demonstration

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and later performed many of the high school movements and haute école. Over the last few months Jacob has been learning to walk on his hind legs, and the crowd loved the performance. Afterward, there was a period of time where Mint Jacob and Deborah Siegrist perform at the audience Lewis & Clark Heritage Days. could meet horse and rider. Many remarked upon Mint Jacob’s $500 each to the trainer of the resemblance to the horse that top Morgan horse and the top portrayed Justin Morgan in Saddlebred horse participating the movie, “Justin Morgan had in USEF Cup competitions during A Horse.” 2012. This exciting new award is part of the USEF Cup Incentive Program. It is offered in addition A NEW HOME to the $1,000 incentive award Thornapple Farms and Linda already established for owners Ashar of Vermilion, OH, are of the top horses in the Morgan pleased to announce the sale and Saddlebred divisions of of 15.2 hand bay mare, Equinox USEF Cup competitions. Karma (Courage of Equinox x To be eligible for these incenEquinox Kathy), to Karen Miles of tive programs, owners and Golden, CO. Karma will go to her trainers must be USEF members new home in foal to Thornapple and their horses must be Farm’s 16 hand sport stallion, recorded (annually or for life) with KWR Sir-Myst Legacy (Ryegate the USEF prior to competing at Surprise x Hillside Alert Misty). any USEF Cup designated competition. Points can be accrued at all MORGAN OWNER RECEIVES classes in each division/section, NATIONAL AWARD not just classes offered for Horse Debi Boies of Castleridge Farm of the Year, with the exception of in Landrum, SC, received a highequitation classes. profile award on June 9 for her animal rescue organization, Pilots N Paws®. The Pet Hero Award, for WOMEN IN OUR INDUSTRY “Rescue Organization of the Year” For the fourth year, The Morgan was bestowed on Debi and Pilots Horse published its “Women N Paws by Pet Fest, located in Sag in Our Industry Honor Roll.” Harbor, NY. Featured in this year’s tribute Pilots N Paws is an organization were Laura Behning, Mary of more than 2,600 pilots that Cockriel, Ellen DiBella, Ann Hailey, volunteer their time, airplanes, Carol Hudson, Marretta Kennedy, and fuel expenses to transport Suzy Lucine, Karen Myers, Judy tens of thousands of shelter Nason, Cresent Peirce, Polly animals from certain death Quinn, Barbara Rudicel, Lisa to safety. Singer and Frieda Datte Waer.

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Circle J Regional Championship Morgan Horse Show To Feature Four Days of Competition and Fun The Circle J Regional Championship Morgan Horse Show, a USEF-recognized event, is set to take place July 5-8, 2012 at the National Western Complex in Denver, CO. Hundreds of classes, including championships, will be held over four days, as well as a number of fun-filled activities. On Thursday, July 5, a Youth Day will take place, along with in-hand and performance classes. On Saturday will be a Western Dressage Clinic as well as the Circle J Futurity. And finally, on Sunday will be the hunter/jumper classes. In 2011, MLF Maserati was the Circle J Futurity Champion, winning $20,000. She was called out as the unanimous champion, much to the delight of owner/ breeder, John Lonetti of Meadowland Farm. Claiming the reserve championship was FMM Incognito, winning $10,000. Exhibitors and attendees can look forward

to more big prize money being handed out at this year’s futurity. Adjudicating the event will be Lynn Peeples of Oxford, NJ; Kathy Peeples, also of Oxford, NJ; and Harold Angell of Las Vegas, NV. Along with the in-hand and under saddle championship competition, the following special events are set to take place. On Wednesday, there will be a Youth Horse Bowl and pizza party, as well as the Youth of the Year contest. And set to take place Friday afternoon is the $500 Top Of The Rockies Groom/Caretaker Equitation Class! This special contest is open to any full-time employed groom or caretaker. It is open to all disciplines—saddleseat, hunt seat, and western. It will take place fifteen minutes after the Friday morning session, kicking off the Top Of The Rockies Bar-B-Que lunch. There will also be a stick

horse class. On Saturday afternoon there will be a USEF/AMHA Rules Forum, as well as a trip to Elitch’s Amusement Park for interested kids. There will also be a Western Dressage Clinic, as well as a Futurity reception before the show and a progressive barn party after the show. Featuring Horse Poop Bingo and Chuck-A-Duck! Ongoing throughout the show will be a Basket Silent Auction to help raise hospitality funds for the horse show. Baskets will be displayed in the exhibitors’ tent and bidders can expect to see them in any size, shape, color or theme, and may contain food, toys, books, games, horse-related items, or really anything! For more information on the Circle J Regional Championship Morgan Horse Show and a full prize list, visit www.circlejmorgan.com.

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exhibitors, the Grand national & World Championship Morgan Horse Show® has made PSaT testing available on test dates that occur during the show. For more information, contact linda Marshall, Director of Student Development, Harding Charter Preparatory High School, 3333 n. Shartel ave., oklahoma City, oK 73118; l.marshall@hardingcharterprep.org; 405-528-0562.

In the Judge’s Corner Kent Moeller, manager of the uPHa/american royal national Championship Horse Show, announced the 2012 judges for

the november 13-17 event, which will be held at Kemper arena in Kansas City, Mo. Judging Saddlebreds, uPHa Classics, roadsters and ponies will be Michael Craghead, Don Judd and ricky Harris. That same panel will judge the american royal Saddle Seat equitation division. Michael Craghead, Marilyn Macfarlane and nancy Troutman will officiate the uSeF Medal Finals and Dale arnston, Sally lindabury and liz McBride-Jones will mark the cards in the uPHa Challenge Cup Finals and the uPHa exceptional Challenge Cup Final. Send your Morgan and Saddlebred news to suzyl3006@aol.com.

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[LEFT] Bettina Scherer, shown here with Jack Mitich of World Development Group (second from left) and Susan Gilliland of Live Oak International, was one of three talented combined drivers who drove away as the winners of the World Development Group sponsored Triple Crown. [TOP RIGHT] Boots Wright was one of three talented combined drivers who drove away as the winners of the Triple Crown. [BOTTOM RIGHT] Leslie Berndl, one of the winners of the World Development Group Triple Crown.

The American Shetland Pony Club, Inc. (ASPC), established a Super Gelding Program a couple of years ago to promote geldings in all of its registries—the ASPC (American Shetlands), the American Miniature Horse Registry, the American Show Pony Registry and the National Sports Performance Pony Registry. This incentive program rewards those members showing and campaigning their small equine geldings. For 2012, the Super Gelding Program is expanding and reaching new levels thanks to recent reinvigoration and promotion. “This is going to be an amazing year for the Super Gelding Program, and there is still time to nominate your gelding,” says Trace Anderson, Chair of the Super Gelding Program for the ASPC/AMHR/ ASPR/NSPPR. Anderson noted it is easy for members of the ASPC and its other registries to enter their small equine geldings and join

the fun. Rules for this program are on the association’s website at www.shetlandminiature.com.

TRIPLE CROWN Three talented combined drivers (Bettina Scherer, Boots Wright and Leslie Berndl) drove away as winners of the World Development Group sponsored Triple Crown, after edging out their competitors by earning the highest score at three events— the Live Oak International CDE, Sunshine State CDE and the Little Everglades CDE. Bettina Scherer, who won the Preliminary division, said, “I competed my Welsh pony, Rio, in the three combined driving events and won the Triple Crown for the Preliminary Single Pony. I didn’t set out with a plan to capture the Triple Crown; I knew that you had to compete at all three events, but I am thrilled to have won.” Boots Wright was the Intermediate division winner, and Leslie Berndl was the FEI Winner.

REMEMBRANCE Life member of the American Hackney Horse Society, Marilyn Lynch Kennedy of Scottsdale, AZ, and Taylorville, IL, recently passed away at her home in Taylorville with her family by her side, after a long battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS.

AHHSF SCHOLARSHIP The American Hackney Horse Society Foundation, Inc., Lexington, KY, announced that it will award four college scholarships this summer. The AHHSF has annually supported a scholarship program for college students who have shown an interest in the Hackney breed; this organization is proud of the number of students who have applied for and received these funded scholarships and continued an involvement with the Hackney horse and pony. For further information on these scholarships, contact AHHSF Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Anna Marie Knipp,

at 314-605-4622, or by email at Jdmamk@aol.com. Forms will also be available on the American Hackney Horse Society website, www.hackneysociety.com.

CONDOLENCES Albert William Hammerlund, “Bill,” of Independence, MN, passed away on May 8, 2012. He was active in the American Saddlebred Horse Association as an owner/exhibitor/ breeder for over 50 years. He was the founding President of the Minnesota Saddlebred Horse Association and owned some great horses, such as: CH Cherokee King, Midnight Seduction, True To Color, Slight Indulgence, My Sheer Magic and many others too numerous to name. He also owned the great Hackney Pony, Blockbuster DV, shown by his granddaughter, Ashlinn Thommes. He leaves a legacy of successfully showing (and training) American Saddlebreds to his children and grandchildren, most of who also show. July 2012

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Black Swamp Driving Club Announces Line-Up of Upcoming Events Submitted by roger HigginS Jr.

Happy FourtH oF July! tHe year is “popping” right along for the Black Swamp Driving Club (BSDC) and so are we. It doesn’t seem possible that it’s July already! this summer’s list of drives and events for the club includes a visit to the Wyandot County Historical Society; upper Sandusky, ohio, July 7; a day trip to see a sleigh collection in oak Harbor, ohio, on august 12; the parker Bridge Drive in upper Sandusky, ohio, on September 16; the Coon Hunters Drive in tiffin, ohio, on September 23; the Hite’s log Cabin Drive in Kenton, ohio, on october 6; and the annual banquet in November (pending). please watch the BSDC Newsletter for updates and confirmations of driving events. Some events may be confirmed or changed at the last minute, and I may not have time to get the information in

the article. there are a lot of events that have taken place, and there are a lot of stories to share. Maybe the membership can go over the highlights of these events. We have had the Safety Clinic, the day trip to Holmes County, and the Carriage round-up, just to mention a few. We have had a great time and lots of education has been shared. It’s awesome that we can combine the elements so easily and still have a great time doing it. thanks to everyone who has taken their time and efforts to share with the club. Maybe at the upcoming events we can get together and recap the different events and what took place at each one. everyone has something different that may have sparked their interest and would like to share with the group. It’s fun to share

stories or special moments. We have had a couple members under the weather. please keep special thoughts for: roger Higgins Sr., Mike Minges, Darlene Higgins, and John Miles. our thoughts are with you—get well! If anyone has any news that you would like to place in the article, please email me at higgy122@msn.com or call-me at 740-251-7193. that way we won’t miss anyone or any news that we need to share. the club always extends an open invitation to the public to come and join us. We do have a good time and always keep safety a priority. We have a lot going on. Some events are completed and others are yet to be held, so come and check us out. this is all the news that I have for this month. If there is something you need to add or would like to see, please let me know. I would like to try to add some pictures to the article. If you have some that digital photos that you can email me, please do so, and I can add them. I think that would be an awesome way to share our events. With that being said, until next month—enjoy! For more information on the Black Swamp Driving Club, visit www.blackswampdrivingclub.com.

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Western reserve Carriage association Members Turn Out for Mother’s Day Drive Submitted by mary tHomaS

tHe HIStorIC Zoar VIllage near Dover, ohio, provided the perfect spring background for the Western reserve Carriage association (WrCa) Mother’s Day Drive. a few sprinkles greeted members arriving for the noon potluck, but the weather cleared in time for an afternoon of driving around the old village streets and alleys. president Henry rish began the day’s activities by introducing longtime member, Judy Clark, who spoke briefly about her new book, Justice for Speedy, a true Horse Story, which is now avail224 equine

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Jon and Nancy Roemer and their Fjords.

able from amazon.com. raffle ticket sales for the custom made Bowman leather carriage show harness are going well, with most of the tickets being distributed to members to sell. (Do you have your ticket? Visit our website at

www.wrcarriage.com in order to get yours.) Nancy roemer informed the group that Zoar Village may be destroyed if a nearby dam is removed. the early 19th

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continued from page 224 century buildings and beautiful grounds would be flooded. She also explained that a committee had been formed to plan a Sporting Day of Traditional Driving at Zoar for 2013â&#x20AC;&#x201D;if you wish to assist, please contact Nancy. Keeping with the historic theme of the village, several members turned out in antique carriages. Carol Millhoan brought a back-to-back wicker cart while Meredith Giere and Kim Stegh turned out a ladies wicker phaeton. Stacey Giere had her Hackney pony put to a reproduction gig. Sherry and Tim Olecki enjoyed the drive with their draft cross, Jon Roemer drove his Fjord pair, and a pony drawn road cart carried Mary Thomas and Bobbe Polvony through the historic area. The horses, ponies, beautiful hats, and carriages set against a backdrop of spring flowers and log buildings provided village visitors with wonderful photo opportunities. WRCA was well represented at the new Spring Tune Up held May 4-6, 2012, at the Kentucky Horse Park. After two

days of clinics and driving at will, an informal pleasure driving show was held Sunday morning. Cathy Rhoades and her Mini did very well, collecting a first place ribbon and a couple seconds under John Greenall and his â&#x20AC;&#x153;committeeâ&#x20AC;? of judges. Show spectators who wanted to try adjudicating were invited to center ring to learn what to look for in the various classes and then place the class. Coming up on July 15 is the Howe Meadow Drive in the Cuyahoga National Park near Peninsula, Ohio. Hosted by Kay and Henry Rish, this drive features a trail around Indigo Lake and through an expanse of meadow. Meet at 11:30 a.m., potluck at noon, and then an afternoon of driving. The Ohio CDE, organized by WRCA members Bob and Susan Burrows, will be held July 28-29 at Windy Knoll Farm in Sullivan, Ohio. (Visit www.OhioCDE. com for details.) A large number of WRCA members are entered and looking for a weekend of friendly competition and socializing. To learn more about the Western Reserve Carriage Association, visit www.wrcarriage.com.

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SOLD! Congratulations to Keith and Shirley Moody of Dade City, FL, on the purchase of Faustino ORA (*Fausto CRH+ X Magnum Perfecta) from Tenkenva Arabians of Tennessee with the assistance of Honeysuckle Rose North Select Sales!

SAVE THE DATE! The 58th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show will be held February 14-24, 2013. Mark it on your calendar and plan to attend.

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show together, but it was Leslie’s return to the show ring after a four-year hiatus!

Congratulations to Brittany Desiderio of Oldwick, NJ, on her recent graduation from Rutgers University on May 13, 2012. Brittany graduated with a degree in English and Literature. Brittany is no stranger to the show ring as she has garnered many National and Regional Championships with her mare, Cartier++++//.

YOUTH NATIONALS TURNS 20!

JUMP TO THE TOP Christine Lonsdale of Reistertown, MD, and her Half-Arabian pony, Winds of Magic, made a splash in the pony jumper competition at the Devon Horse Show over Memorial Day weekend. It was Lonsdale’s first trip to Devon, but she came home with both the blue ribbon in the NAL Pony Jumper Classic and the tricolor in the Pony Jumper division. Congratulations! 226 EQUINE

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Brittany Desiderio of Desiderio, Ltd. displays her diploma.

CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to New Jersey native Leslie Goryeb and SA Hidden Charm on a wonderful debut in the English Pleasure division at Buckeye. This was not only their first

This year marks the 20th time the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) will offer a championship exclusively for the organization’s youth members. Approximately 1,000 of North America’s finest Arabians, Half-Arabians, and Anglo-Arabians will descend on Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, July 21-28, 2012. Kids ranging in age from two (leadline) to 18 will compete in 130 classes for ribbons, the coveted reserve champion and champion rose blankets, and of course, bronze reserve champion and champion trophies. The show offers an array of classes in which to compete, including: hunter, western pleasure,

Former International Arabian Horse Association (IAHA) President, James O’Neal, of O’Neal Ranch in Canton, TX, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. His three children had a strong interest in horses, and he became a “horse show dad” in 1977. Eventually, O’Neal became interested in breeding horses as well. He bred more than 130 Arabian and HalfArabian horses and showed and bred many Regional and National Champions. He moved up the ranks of the Association, and his unflagging energy was put to good use. He was the driving force behind many IAHA programs and played active roles in initiating the Arabian Horse Fairs, Breeders Sweepstakes program, and the Snaffle Bit Futurity/Maturity Championship, which has become one of the industry’s most popular programs as the AHA Performance Futurities/Maturities. Lance Walters, AHA President, stated: “The passion James O’Neal had for the Arabian, Half-Arabian, and Anglo-Arabian Horse was exemplified by the service he gave the breed through his vast participation as an industry leader. He will long be remembered and forever appreciated.”

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ohio Arabian & All Breed trail society Member Reports from the Maumee Valley Ride submitted by mickie newnam

My news this Month is froM the Maumee Valley ride. for anyone who didn’t go, you missed a great time! the weather was gorgeous, trails were in wonderful shape, and DBDr were great hosts. i brought Akela out, and along with Celeste Phares on shelly, we did our fist ride in three years. we had a blast! i love the new recreational distance thing, and this is part of the reason it was created—so riders with older horses, like Akela at 29, can still come out and support the ride managers and ohio Arabian & All Breed trail society (oAAts). the other reason is to help newbies learn the ropes, and i have a few friends who want to use it for that purpose later in the year. the Midwest trail ride is a great

place to camp, and the trails at hoosier national forest are very nice. it was a bit rocky and hilly but not very muddy, so i’ll take the rocks and hills. i don’t remember too many details about placement. friday’s arrival didn’t end up quite as Celeste and i planned, so we didn’t get to visit as much as we’d hoped, but i did see Denise hayes. i can’t remember too much else. i know that shannon Loomis’ horse, Qui (Be a Quiet Man), who is leased to stacey Johnson, was anything but quiet for a while when his brother Quest arrived at camp. they did fine though; stacey is helping him realize that he can actually be alone without dire consequences. Quest did the 50-mile on sunday, but was rather lonely without

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Morgan’s mare Angel along; Morgan had been swamped with school activities, so wasn’t there. it’s kind of funny, when Quest is not acting like Quest is a bad thing, but they made it. if DBDr does this ride again next year, you should definitely make it a must-do. thanks so much to them for a wonderful time. equine Affaire was another good time. we had a lot of interest and nice horses all four days, and a good breed demonstration. Many thanks to suzy Zech for setting up the horses and breed demonstration, to theresa heger for helping me set up, and to everyone who worked the booth and helped me tear down. with Mollie’s work connections, we were able to put together a nice display, and a lot of people seemed thrilled to find us. it’s always fun to see our friends who stop by the booth, and who we haven’t seen since the last ride season. Plus on our breaks from the booth, we get to shop. that’s it for this month. see you on the trail! for more information on the ohio Arabian & All Breed trail society, visit www.ooats.org.

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Accepting the AQHA Legacy Award, from left: Equine Science Instructor, Brian Egan; Dean, Bruce McPheron; AQHA Pennsylvania Director, Rick Shiffler; U.S. Representative, GT Thompson; Department Head, Terry Etherton; Assistant Sale Manager, Jordy Hudson; Assistant Sale Manager, Melissa Wise; Sale Manager, Dustin Dreyfuss; and Sale Manager, Alek Tomazin.

The annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse sale was held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Snider Agricultural Arena. This marked the 10th year that Penn State has sold horses through a student-run auction. A highlight of the event this year included the celebration of the school for receiving the Legacy Award from the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). The award was given to Penn State in recognition of their registering at least one foal with the association for 50 consecutive years. The sale offering included 13 Penn State horses, including 2-year-olds, a 3-year-old and two older mares with foals. The overall sale average was $3,300. The 11th Annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2013.

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Charles Barkley, rode the registered American Quarter Horse, Gunolenas Sugar, during the pre-game show on TNT’s “Inside the NBA.” Gunolenas Sugar is owned by Cowan Select Horses LLC of Havre, MT. The 2004 bay gelding, by Little Gunolena and out of Smart Sugar Plum, was bred by Friederich Rudolf of Valley View, TX.

CONDOLENCES Dr. David McCaroll of Blanchard, OK, a well-known veterinarian and member of the Quarter Horse community, died on May 25, 2012. McCarroll, 62, was respected within the AQHA community and was a member of the equine research committee. For many years he was the official veterinarian for the AQHA World Championship Show. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1973 and became a veterinarian in 1979. He taught equine medicine and surgery at Oklahoma State University and the University of Tennessee. McCarroll founded and owned Interstate Equine Services in Goldsby, OK, and

specialized in lameness and equine medicine.

NEW AND APPROVED The American Quarter Horse Association Executive Judges Committees recently approved new AQHA all-around and specialized Novice judges. The candidates for the AQHA all-around judges’ exam were tested on April 23-25 in Gainesville, TX. The following individuals are newly approved AQHA all-around judges: Nancy Alto-Renfro of Finley, CA; Tyler Crouse of Easton, MO; Jennifer Goss of Martinsville, IN; Jeff Greaves of Galva, IL; Mark Guynn of Berthoud, CO; Mike Hoeppner of Aubrey, TX; Ryan Kail of Scottsdale, AZ; and Michael Ochetto of Henderson, TX. The candidates for the AQHA specialized Novice judges’ exam were tested at the 2012 AQHA Judges Educational Seminar on March 19-21 in Irving, TX. The following individuals are newly approved AQHA specialized Novice judges: Tara Anderson of Lancaster, PA; and Arianna Sear of Boerne, TX.

SUPER-SELECT The top three 70-and-over competitors at the Adequan Select World Show, to be held August 24 - September 1 in Amarillo, TX, will receive an AQHA Super-Select award, designed by AQHA’s new trophy company, Awards Recognition Concepts. This achievement will also appear on the official records of the horse and exhibitor.

FOR A LIMITED TIME The AQHA is also excited to offer a way to make registering an aged horse more affordable. If the horse is 36 months or older and unregistered, it can now be registered for only $300, plus DNA and/or transfer fees. Typically, it costs either $550 or $1,000 to register an aged horse. As long as the application is sent in before December 31, 2012, the lower fee will be applied to the application, regardless of the amount of time it may take to complete the process. In order to register an equine as an American Quarter Horse, you must be an AQHA member.

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Battle in the saddle To Offer Over $300,000 in Estimated Purses The AmericAn QuArTer horse Association is offering competitors the opportunity to enter online for Battle in the saddle, presented by rFD-TV. The event will be held July 3-8 at state Fair Park in oklahoma city, oK. competitors are urged to enter early to avoid penalties and late fees. each downloadable entry form will denote if and when late fees and penalties apply for the specific class. owners and exhibitors can go to www.battleinthesaddle.com, where they will find online and downloadable entry forms, and the website will walk users through how to enter the show. entries for cowboy mounted shooting and ranch sorting will be handled through their respective associations. All other entries will be submitted to AQhA by either downloading the form and sending it in, or by use of the online entry system. Battle in the saddle will feature Versatility ranch horse competition,

cutting, roping, cowboy mounted shooting, barrel racing, working cow horse, ranch sorting, ranch pleasure, a ranch remuda challenge and the third annual Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greatest horseman shootout. Battle in the saddle will also host the 2012 merial ranch sorting national championships. rooms are filling up fast for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Battle in the saddle. Be sure to reserve hotel rooms early at one of the 2012 Battle in the Fred Whitfield defended his Match Roping Champisaddle host hotels to receive special room rates at select hotels. onship title at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Battle in the Saddle. Presented by rFD-TV, the event than $300,000 in estimated purses. The is owned by oklahoma state Fair and event will once again be featured on managed by the American Quarter rFD-TV. horse Association. All breeds are To view and download the full welcome, but American Quarter horses event schedule and get the latest competing will receive AQhA points. updates, visit www.battleinthesaddle. The 2012 Battle in the saddle, com and the Battle in the saddle presented by rFD-TV, will include Facebook page. $149,000 in added money, making more

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SMART LIKE JUICE JOINS ELITE GROUP Smart Like Juice, a 1994 sorrel stallion by Smart Little Lena and out of Jessies Oak, is the newest member to join an elite group of National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) sires. With NRHA offspring earnings of over $2 million, he now accompanies nine other influential reining sires on the NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire list. Smart Like Juice became 230 EQUINE

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an NRHA Million Dollar Sire following the 2008 NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show in Oklahoma City, OK, and he was the 16th stallion to earn that designation. In the show arena, he earned $56,100 in NRHA competition including a top ten finish at the 1997 NRHA Open Futurity with Ken Eppers, 1998 Carolina Classic Derby Level 4 Open Reserve Championship and Level 2 Open Championship

Horse Sports by the Bay, Inc., is pleased to announce that Reiners by the Bay, a National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) sanctioned event, has just been added to the 2012 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival calendar. The dates for the only reining show of this caliber to be hosted in Northwest Michigan will be August 3-5. Reiners by the Bay’s list of events includes a 4-, 5-, and 6-year-old Derby, a 3-year-old Futurity, two full slates of ancillary classes, as well as HSBB ladies, men’s, and green reiner opportunity classes that do not require association memberships for those riders wanting to give reining a try. There is $30,000 being added to the prize money payout in addition to NRHA trophies and prizes to class winners. More information on the exciting 2012 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival can be found at www.horseshows bythebay.com.

AUCTION TO BENEFIT REIN IN CANCER Rein in Cancer has teamed up with Ron and Corie McRorie, Dave and Bonnie Silva and

the National Reining Horse Association for a big fall fundraising event. At the NRHA Futurity Sale in December, Red Roses In Tinseltown, a 2011 filly by Hollywoodstinseltown, will be sold, with all proceeds going to Rein in Cancer. Ron McRorie has generously transferred ownership of the filly out of a moneyearning daughter of Colonel San Peppy (x Colonel Freckles) to Rein in Cancer for the fundraiser. Partnering on the project are Dave and Bonnie Silva, who own Hollywoodstinseltown, a standout stallion by the legendary Hollywood Dun It. McRorie shared, “Rein In Cancer is a great and wonderful foundation which allows us the opportunity to reach out with a donation such as this. It supports our sport and the great people involved. I hope this can encourage other great things in the future.” Rein in Cancer was founded five years ago, and since that time, has raised over $600,000 and endowed the Shirley Bowman Nutrition Center at the Charles and Peggy Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City. For more information on Rein in Cancer, visit www.rein incancer.com.

ONE HOT EVENT If you haven’t already heard, Mississippi Hot Streak, one of the hottest team penning events to take place in the month of July, will be held July 20 - 22, 2012 at the Tunica Exposition Center in Tunica, MS. Whether you plan on attending as a spectator or as a competitor, there’s still time to get your entries in. For more information, visit www.ustpa.com.

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Virgil Valdez and he Be fierce Take Shining Lil Nic Non Pro Bridle Spectacular Championship With a composite score of 431.5, Virgil Valdez and he Be fierce claimed the shining Lil Nic Non pro Bridle spectacular championship of the National reined cow horse association (Nrcha) hackamore classic. held in pueblo, co, the hackamore classic is barely two hours from Valdez’s hometown of alamosa, co. “it’s cool to have this show here in pueblo—it feels like it’s just right out my backdoor, so it’s really nice to win here.” Valdez and he Be fierce, by peptoboonsmal and out of smart starlight, began the competition on thursday with a 142 in the herd work. “he was really good. Jay holmes had picked me three good, fresh cows, and we got through it clean. i was really happy. We marked a 140.5 in the rein work—and just got through that,” Valdez

shared. the pair finished up and secured not only the Non pro Bridle championship, but also the intermediate Non pro Bridle title, with a 149 in the cow work. reserve honors in the shining Lil Nic Non pro Bridle spectacular went Non Pro Bridle Spectacular Champions Virgil Valdez and He to Valdez’s sister-in-law, Be Fierce. Betty Lou Valdez, on mh Bold intentions. Valdez, of La Junta, co, and mh Bold intentions, by of mist N smoke. Bodee Boonsmal out of freckles Docs oak, had a 422.5 composite. NRCHA Hackamore Classic Lindsay Wadhams, of pueblo, co, moms silverado cat was piloted to the and spursuasion finished reserve National reined cow horse association in the intermediate Non pro Bridle (Nrcha) hackamore classic open with a score of 289, pocketing $975. championship by longtime trainer spursuasion is by ray Gay Quixote out continued on page 232

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In a thrIllIng fInIsh at the Paso robles events Center, todd Crawford and sinful Cat delivered a big fence work score when they needed it most, to clinch the newly renamed Jack and Phoebe Cooke nrCha Derby open Championship. the finals wrapped up sunday, June 17 in Paso robles, Ca. Crawford and sinful Cat began their finals performance with a less-than-ideal 216.5 herd work score, then built some momentum in the reined work, marking a 220. finally, the clutch performance in the cow work netted a 224, the highest score of the finals round. the 660.5 composite represented a major breakthrough in sinful Cat’s career. although Crawford describes the 4-year-old stallion as “probably the best horse I ever trained,” the fancy

sorrel hasn’t been able to catch a break in the show pen, until now. “he just hasn’t had the best luck showing. I lost a cow in the snaffle Bit futurity finals, and then he comes back and marks a 221 in the reining and 219 down the fence. he was third at the Circle Y Derby this year. he didn’t make the finals at the stakes, but he was real good. he placed 7th in the hackamore Classic. he’s always been there, he just hasn’t been on top,” Crawford said. the reserve championship went to Docs Catty Jo, shown by Corey Cushing for owner suzanne Clark. the 5-yearold gelding, by Cowboy Cattylac and out of the mare lena Jo Doc, scored a 221 in the herd work and identical 219 scores in the reined work and fence work.

nrCha Million-Dollar rider annie reynolds won the non Pro Derby Championship and reserve championship on two home-bred Very smart remedy daughters owned by her mother, Joyce Pearson. “It’s been a great show. I think this is the first time I’ve been first and second at the Derby, so that was a big thrill as well,” reynolds said. going into the fence work, reynolds was leading the non Pro Derby on smart as sister, but she ended up winning the championship in a comefrom-behind fence work triumph on smart Magic trick. “In the fence work, we actually got a new cow. our first cow was on the hook. our second cow came out and it was on the hook, too but we changed its mind and were able to roll with it. it was really fast and my horse was just on it. We got two big turns on the fence and went to the center and circled. We ended up with a 222, and I was thrilled with that,” reynolds said. for more information, visit www. nrcha.com.

Betty Lou Valdez and MH Bold Intentions took reserve honors.

NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open Champions Todd Crawford and Moms Silverado Cat.

Zane Davis and Chickarey were reserve in the Hackamore Classic Open.

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work. “he did well. We had a booboo in the reining but he was really good in the herd work and other than that booboo, he was good in the reining,” said Crawford. “In the cow work today I drew a really good cow, and he was perfect.” When asked how he liked the new location for the hackamore Classic, Crawford said, “I think one of the things that was really cool is that we showed outside and it was so different and refreshing—I don’t think I’ve shown outside since I moved from California.”

Zane Davis and Chickarey were the Classic open reserve Champions with a composite score of 437.5. Chickarey is by Dual rey out of sonita lena Chick. In the open hackamore, Jake telford and hes shinettes CD took the reserve title with a 292.5 total score. hes shinettes CD is by CD olena out of sheza shinette. for more information on the national reined Cow horse association, call 580-759-4949 or visit the nrCha website at www.nrcha.com.

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and nrCha $2 Million Dollar rider todd Crawford. Crawford and Moms silverado Cat also had the high score of the horse show in open hackamore. Moms silverado Cat, by high Brow Cat out of Moms stylish Pepto, made his hackamore Classic debut with the second high herd work score—a 145.5. that was followed by a solid 145 in the rein work, and a 149 in the cow 232 equine

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Virginia horse Council Joins Extensive List of Equine Journal Affiliates Submitted by andrea Heid

With this issue, the Virginia horse Council (VhC) is pleased to be joining the many major equine associations throughout the u.s. affiliated with the equine Journal. the VhC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve as the umbrella organization of the Virginia equine community and as the lobbyist on issues affecting horsemen, horsewomen, and horses in the Commonwealth. the membership and the Board of Directors represent the diverse breed groups and disciplines in Virginia. the VhC works to promote the common interests of the entire industry and committees are active in the following areas: education, legislative issues, trail development and preservation, research and development, equine limited

liability, youth programs, land use and the environment, and animal welfare. Over the years, the volunteer Board of Directors of the VhC has been the driving force behind the actualization of such programs and efforts in Virginia as: equine liability legislation, the Virginia horse Center, pari-mutuel horse racing, economic impact studies, the horse as an agricultural animal, trail development on state and federal lands, statewide equine educational seminars, and the creation of the Virginia horse industry Board. Virginia has a long historical tradition regarding the development of the horse industry in the u.s., and its equine industry continues to expand. some statistics from the most recent economic impact study (2011) of the industry include: the Virginia horse

industry has an economic impact of $1.2 billion, representing some 215,000 horses and 41,000 equine operations; the industry generates more than 16,000 jobs and $65.3 million in state and local taxes. More than 50% of that figure represents state taxes; horse owners spend $873 million annually on horse-related expenses—including feed and bedding, boarding, training, tack, capital improvements, and labor—these expenses average out to $4,060 per horse; and nearly 1,200 horse shows and events are held annually—generating $25 million in revenue. some 939,000 people attended Virginia horse shows and competitions last year. statistics are from the university of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center study released in 2011 and the u.s. Department of agriculture-national ag statistics service 2006 study. For more information about the Virginia horse Council or to become a member, visit www.virginiahorsecouncil.org, email the office at info@virginiahorsecouncil.org, or call 888-hOrseVa (467-7382).

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Region 2 News TWENTY GYPSY HORSES ATTENDED 30th Annual Minnesota Horse Expo, including Kay Peterson and her gelding, Oak Knoll Vincent A00000181; Albert and Pam Barthel with their three yearling colts, Creek Side Timber, Creek Side Charger and Creek Side Rascal (numbers pending in office); Portia Bradway with Firecrackers Dakota B00000993; Laura Robideau with Lake Ridge British Sterling B00000055; Melanie Kucera, Felicity Miel Crosby, Victora Stratton,

Karen Lustila Anderson, Shawn Shobren and some new members. Felicity long-lined her mare in the Parade of Breeds and did a marvelous job. Others walked or rode their horses. The Expo even had its first wedding ceremony performed for Gypsy owner Shawn Shogren and his fiancé, Jalina.

Region 4 News Gary Wilson of Burleson, TX, drove his Gypsy mares in the Haven Hill St. Paddy’s Day Drive Fest in Navasota, Texas. A Wizards Spell Kensingtons Kalliopi A00000822 and A Wizards Spell Worthingtons Darcie A00000967 competed in reinsmanship, dressage, cones, and obstacles.

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Tagline B00000649, owned by Holly Rydman, won the high point buckle for the Utility (Gypsy) category at the Western Washington Pinto Show. Tagline was second in the Western and English Maturity. Kennedy Halterman, riding Tagline, won first place in the Hooved Animal Rescue of Thurston County Charity ride. For more information visit www. gypsyhorseregistryofamerica.org.

THE 17TH ANNUAL WORLD CLASS Miniature Horse Registry (WCMHR) World Championship Miniature Horse Show has been designed this year to save exhibitors time and money while still having the best experience. There’s something for everyone from Professionals to Entry-Level Exhibitors. The dates of the event are August 3-4, 2012, and the show will be held at Spring Valley Horse Farm and Cabins LLC at 1190 Horseshoe Bend Rd., in Moneta, VA, just outside of Roanoke. There are onsite cabins, RV parking with water and electricity, a restaurant, new wooden stalls, and a first-rate show ring. The halter classes will be held on Friday, August 3, 2012, and a Senior and Junior Supreme World Champion will be awarded in the A division, B division, and in the Show Pony division. The facility also has an auction barn where a Miniature horse tack auction will be held on Friday following the last class. Halter performance and driving classes will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012. A Miniature horse and tack auction will be held Saturday after the last class. There will be many double and triple registered Minis for sale including stallions, mares, geldings, and lots of colorful Pinto, Appaloosa, and Falabella 2012 foals. Spring Valley Horse Farm & Cabins LLC is also a training facility, and they will be offering single and teams driving Miniature horses that are ready to show. For full information regarding the show, please visit www.wcmhr.com or call 540-890-0856.


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international Friesian show horse association Executive Director Nancy Nathanson Honored at USEF Pegasus Awards Members of the Foundation learn about laminitis from James Boswell, DVM.

Foundation for the pure spanish horse Wellington Leadership Committee Annual Meeting a Sensation Submitted by barb Clark

The WellingTon leadership committee hosted an annual Meeting for the Foundation of the pure spanish horse (pre) on Monday, april 17, 2012, was a huge hit in every way. held at the beautiful seventh Chucker, and overlooking the immaculately groomed polo grounds at the international polo Club (ipC), it was one of the best-attended annual Meetings in the history of the Foundation. Members, trainers, owners, riders, and people interested in learning more about the breed were treated to an incredible day of education. holding the group spellbound with their information were robert Boswell, dVM and James gilchrist, who presented information every horseman should know about laminitis and regenerative cell therapies. Juan Matute and Janne rumbaugh taught the group just what to look for when searching for a pre dressage partner. Juan and Janne have imported and bred some of the United states’ most successful pure spanish dressage horses. international rider and trainer, Carol grant, and her daughter, Mary ann, spoke about why riders should choose the pre breed. UseF licensed Technical delegate, Kelly Farmer, spoke about national and international dressage and some pitfalls to avoid. The trainer’s roundtable, 236 equine

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headed by expert rider and trainer, pati pierucci, was enlightening for everyone. The afternoon sessions, held at stan and Janne rumbaugh’s MTiCa Farm, were nothing short of illuminating! Juan Matute demonstrated his magic, teaching piaffe and passage in-hand with Janne’s pre gaucho son named Jr. We all understand just how difficult it is to learn these dressage movements, and we were dazzled by the skills Juan has developed during his career. Working equitation is the new, fun, alternative to training that can actually improve your dressage scores while you and your horse are having fun! Jean White, president of Working equitation Usa and Foundation Board of director, and lee Burton, riding her grand prix gold Medal winning pre amando iV, provided a demonstration, inspiring everyone to give the sport a try. The fun and good cheer continued for the wine and cheese party where many people came away with fabulous door prizes. if the Wellington leadership Committee has more annual meetings like this, the town is going to explode with growth! This active group is already planning for another great event next February. For more information visit www.prehorse.org.

MosT oF yoU KnoW nanCy nathanson, the international Friesian show horse association (iFsha) executive director either as the voice at the end of your phone when calling the iFsha office or as our tireless show secretary at the World show. iFsha is very proud that nancy was awarded the “Medal of honor” by the United states equestrian Federation (UseF) at their annual Meeting in Cincinnati, ohio, on January 14. The “Medal of honor” is bestowed on UseF members who have given to the equestrian community and through their actions have promoted the equestrian sport. nancy was born loving horses, and after a career in the medical office management field, she jumped at the opportunity to work in the horse industry when it was made available to her. For several years, nancy managed the business side of alan Morgan stables in Texas until his early passing in the 1980s. after his passing, she worked with randy shockley and Bob Battaglia at Baywood park in santa ynez, Ca. next was a partnership that lasted over 20 years, when along with legendary horseman, Bruce howard, nancy opened The arabian park. The name of the business would eventually change to “The park” as they were asked to train and manage other breeds. The andalusian was introduced to them when greg garrison of garrison ranch sent them some horses to train and the rest is show ring history as The park became one of the most influential andalusian training barns in the world until its close in 2011. in the 1990s, nancy’s good friend Frank Jordano, suggested that she get involved in horse show management as a secretary, and with his faith in her capabilities, she has become one of the most sought after horse show secretaries in the United

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American Friesian Association An Overview of the American Friesian Association Submitted by button lee

IFSHA Executive Director Nancy Nathanson receives her USEF Medal of Honor from USEF President, David O’Connor.

States. Nancy has been honored in the past by twice being named Top Ten USEF Show Secretary of the Year, and many of her shows are consistently voted as USEF member favorites. Nancy works with two main horse show managers—Paula Brand of California and Gareth Selwood of New York. Nancy credits a smooth beginning to her secretarial management to a kind young gentleman at the then American Horse Show Association (USEF) offices when they were located in New York. The young man who guided her through the process that is now second nature to her was none other than Carson Kressley of television and show ring fame. As a volunteer, Nancy has served on the Board of the International Andalusian/Lusitano Horse Association for 15 years and the USEF A/L committee for two terms, one as Chair. She has served on the A/L and Friesian Judges Exam Committees along with the Secretaries committee and serves as an advisor on the USEF Friesian and Breed Task Force Committees. For the last several years, Nancy has been running the IFSHA Office in California as Executive Director and was recently awarded the President’s Award for her many volunteer hours in addition to her position with IFSHA. Nancy can be reached at 805-448-3027 and by email at thepark@hwy246.net. For more information on the International Friesian Show Horse Association, visit www.friesianshowhorse.com.

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 ever-growing 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 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

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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. A few highlights you can look forward to with the AFA include: Sensible breeding practices – AFA will register all Purebred Friesians equally; the 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, with no removal of earned status/predicates—once earned, they will always be 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; and a forum for having fun and enjoying our Friesian or Friesian Derivative. Please check out the AFA at our website www.americanfriesian assocation.com, email info@ americanfriesianassocation.com or call 912-462-6330 and ask for Button Lee for more information. 238 equine

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The Baroque Equestrian Games & Institute Celebrates the Elegance and Artistry of Classical Horsemanship Submitted by Sharon madere

LAST mOnTH WE SHARED A BRIEF overview of The Baroque Equestrian Games & Institute—in essence, the “what.” (If you missed that article, visit www.EquineJournal.com). In this issue, we would like to share with you the “why.” Our mission statement reads as is: “Celebrating and rewarding the elegance and artistry of classical horsemanship, preserving and promoting the wisdom of the Baroque Equestrian masters, bringing balance and lightness to horses of every breed, and teaching grace and enlightenment to riders of all styles.” Our values include the Best Interests of Horse and Rider— everything we do is guided by our commitment to the well-being of each horse and each rider…physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually; Artistry—we seek to honor the elegance, beauty and grace of classical horsemanship in the tradition of the Baroque masters, embracing the principles of balance and lightness as we dance with our equine partners; Relationships—we are dedicated to kind, joyful and respectful relationships—with our horses, between teacher and student, and amongst all those involved with us, acknowledging and honoring other organizations and individuals who are working in different ways for the betterment of horse and rider, and valuing a humble willingness to learn and share vs. egos, and we choose camaraderie, good-natured competition and mutual support rather than excessive rivalry; Openness— The Institute and The Games are open to all, maintaining the belief that true classical horsemanship benefits every equine regardless of breed, and every rider, regardless of experience or style of riding, as we believe the journey is the destination, and embrace all those with a desire to

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learn and a commitment to our shared values; Quality—we hold ourselves to the highest standards of excellence in every aspect of the Institute and Games, continuing to look for opportunities to improve our methods, communication and events, and wholeheartedly inviting your input and ideas; Understanding—we are dedicated to preserving and promoting the historic classical equestrian arts, with the masters of the Baroque period as our foundational sources, remaining true to their timeless principles while making their classical horsemanship accessible to today’s equestrian; and Ethics—we believe that honesty and integrity are inseparable from all we do. We are open, fair and forthright with our affiliates, members, students and participants. Join us in this exciting new journey back to the historical foundation of classical horseman ship! For more information on clinics, competitions, and our affiliated trainer network, visit www.BaroqueGames.com.


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ohio haflinger association Members Enjoy First Drive of the Season Submitted by Katina WilSon

WoW, Mother Nature is truly amazing! the flowers and birds have returned to their glory once again. every year, i never get tired of looking for the obvious signs of spring, and nature never disappoints me as we transition from winter. ohio haflinger association (oha) had its first drive of the 2012 season at levi and Betty stutzman’s house on May 12. the weather cooperated, as in the morning it was in the low 60s, and finally warmed up to comfortable mid 70 temperatures by lunchtime. the drive ended up being about 15 miles long and traveled across county and township roads as well as cross-country. after stopping at an amish parochial school for a sack lunch, and resting the horses for an hour, everyone headed back to the stutzman’s to enjoy a very delicious

meal with hot food items provided by the stutzman family. oha members brought cold dishes to add as side dishes for the meal. there were a total of eight teams, three singles, and three riders on this drive. the oha members as well as the oha board would like to thank the stutzman family for their generosity and hospitality as this event was very well organized! i would also like to extend congratulations to Mike and Jacque Woodward of Woodward Performance haflingers, on the births of two a-rock foals this spring. lasting legacy MJW is a filly out of the silver classified mare, laney hFB. aftershock MJW is a colt out of maiden mare, Coco Chanel. i would like to wish both Mike and Jacque all the best with their two new additions to their herd!

if you would like to attend a show that is a lot of fun, please check out the New york Gold Classic, information at www.haflingerchallenge.com. this show takes place from July 13-15 in horseheads, N.y., and is a double-judged event. if you are interested in competing there, please remember that your horse must have a negative Coggins and rabies if showing out of state. in addition, if you are coming from outside the state of New york then you must also provide a 30-day Certificate of Veterinary inspection for each horse entering the fairgrounds. also have your proof of registration ready for show officials when you arrive. i also want to extend a warm welcome to the following new ohio haflinger association members. Gerri Keller of Wadsworth, ohio, and amy rothe of Pataskala, ohio, have recently become members of oha, and i know we can all welcome them graciously. i hope to see Gerri and amy at some of the oha events this season! if you are wondering what is going on with the oha, please visit our website at www.ohiohaflinger.com or “friend” us on FacebooksM!

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Quarter Pony association Welcomes New Members Submitted by nicKi StephenS

WelCoMe iNto the saddle, new members of the Quarter Pony association and the international Quarter Pony association (QPa and iQPa). your support and participation is appreciated; the following are some ways in which you can get more involved. For those of you interested in helping to promote the Quarter Pony, the QPa Committees are a good avenue for members to participate. Perhaps you enjoy socializing with other Quarter Pony enthusiasts. the Quarter Pony lovers Chat Group may be a good resource. Check them out, make a difference, bring recognition to this fine pony breed. the QPa, some of their regional groups, and the iQPa may also be found on Facebook. Go and “like” us there. there is ever growing popularity of the Quarter Pony with our members outside the united states. shows have 240 equine

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been getting under way. information will be shared as it comes available. Quarter Pony Journeys is an opportunity to share about your ponies, what you’re doing, and how you are doing it. Quarter Pony association members, please submit stories and photos to QPa Publishing. Come on Pony folk— tell us about the fun times with your ponies. so just what does the Quarter Pony mean to you? Member Natalie lange of double d ranch shared some photos of herself with her Quarter Pony, shelby, right before shelby was sold to young Miss Peyton, a very deserving 7-year-old girl. “We wish shelby and her new owners as much joy as we have had with her over the years! Maybe we’ll get to see this pair in some little local shows this year. shelby still has “it” even at 18 years young. Congrats to Peyton and her

Natalie Lange and Shelby.

family—what a fantastic Quarter Pony they now have!” 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. For more information on the Quarter Pony association, visit www.quarterponyassociation.com.


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Spring haS been buSy with lotS of horse activity! tom and Carol baldwin, along with Daryl lang and Melinda Martino, made a fine showing at the equine affaire in ohio. be sure to visit the website at www.abscregistry.org for a more detailed description of their adventure. Donna laroux and her Curly, www proud prince, represented the Curlies in fine form at hoosier horse Fair in indiana. there were several who got together for the Mid-west horse Fair in wisconsin, and high Desert equine was present at both the northwest horse Fair in oregon and the western States horse expo in California. Diane Mitchell had a great turn out at

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The Pros & Cons By Karen e. Baril

Have you ever thought you’d like to live with your horses? Barn loft apartments give deeper meaning to the concept of bringing the horses home. Let’s look at some of the pros and cons to incorporating a loft apartment into your barn plans.

Living in arm’s reach of your horses can give you peace of mind.

Pro The cost of building a barn apartment is generally 15-20% less than building a barn with a separate main residence. That saves a lot of money that can be spent on arenas, paddocks and landscaping.

Con On the flip side, financing can be difficult to obtain as lenders struggle to define the property. The same is true for your insurance company, although choosing a farm-savvy insurance company can help. Keep in mind that because you won’t be storing hay in the barn, you’ll have to build a separate storage area.

Pro Proximity to horses. Although most apartments are well insulated for weather and sound, you’ll still hear trouble if it arises. That helps to put your mind at ease. And, you can’t replace the feeling of being that close to your horses.

Con It’s nice to be close to the horses, but keep in mind that resale value is usually less than it would be if you had a separate residence on the property. Any real estate agent will tell you that a combined residence will only appeal to a certain type of buyer. Even if you plan on staying forever, you should always think resale value when it comes to buying real estate.

Pro Convenience. It’s easy to do a nightly check in your pajamas.

Con You’ll have to lug groceries up loft stairs

if the apartment is over the barn. Think about what you’ll do if you can’t get up those stairs. Even a twisted ankle could keep you grounded. Keep in mind that the older you get, the harder it will be to navigate a set of lengthy stairs.

Pro The combined barn/living quarters saves room. So if you have a shortage of acreage, it’s far easier to fit in that competition-sized arena if you don’t have to work around a separate residence as well.

Con No matter how wonderful it all seems to you, zoning can make or break your plans. Assuming you’ve already found the property you’d like to build on, be sure zoning laws allow for combined agricultural/living quarters space. Agricultural zoned land is usually the easiest to get approved, with residential lots being the most restrictive of all. Get your approvals before putting any money down.

If you decide to investigate the barn/ residence combination, recognize that planning is critical. Talk to several barn architects before you settle on a design that works for you. Investigate builders and get references. Your builder should have experience in constructing barns with living quarters. He or she will understand the special needs for firewalls and will understand how to present this information to zoning, your lender, and your insurance agent. Don’t limit yourself to going up; some builders offer attached ranch plans as well. In a ranch design, be sure your entrance is away from the barn entrance or nearest stall to minimize dust and dirt. Today’s loft apartments are more than just a caretaker’s cave. Some builders offer luxury living quarters with full shed dormers for added room, lots of big windows, and even balconies for sitting on cool summer evenings. Now, what could be better than that? July 2012

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                                   

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                             ���

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Wetherbee Farm Real Estate Massachusetts Office Gladys R. Fox

New Hampshire Office Linda Hampson

Office 978-635-0801 Email: wfre@comcast.net

Office: 603-532-6773 Email: lindahampson@comcast.net

Specialists in equestrian and farm properties

Visit www.wetherbeefarm.com for information on these properties and many more

Horse Horse CentsCents Horse Cents

LOANS FOR: LOANS FOR: • Equestrian facilities • Construction • and Equestrian facilities • Farms ranches • Equipment • Bare •land • Home sites Farms and ranches

LOANS FOR: • Equestrian facilities • Farms and ranches • Bare land

• Bare land • Construction • Equipment • Home sites

BANK ORDERED SALE: MAKE AN OFFER FOR THIS NATIONALLY KNOWN STABLE; CAZENOVIA, NY. Owners 2,500+/- sq. ft. 2 Bedroom, 3 Bath Log Home was featured in national magazines, plus a Manager’s 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home.

HEATED STABLE: 30 (room for more) Box Stalls, Wash Bay, Feed Room, Tack Area, Washer/Dryer area, Office, Full Bathroom, Viewing Room and Indoor Arena. Outdoor Arena, Round Pen, large 4 Sectioned Run-in Shed, 3 Bay Storage Garage, Workshop with small Greenhouse, Apple Tree Lined Driveway, 34 Acres (more land available) and 3 Ponds complete this complex.

• Construction Call Karen Murphy at 800.880.1577, ext. 8721 • Equipment Callsites Karen Murphy Call Karen Murphy at • Home

at 800-562-2235 ext. 8119

Call Karen Murphy at 800.880.1577, ext. 8721

HILTON, NY SUCCESSFUL HORSE FARM: Farmhouse; Currently 2 Apartments generate $1,425 month, could be one family again. 2004 Improvements: Architect Shingled roof, Vinyl siding, Insulation, Tyvek home wrap, and new windows. Stable: 75x150 Indoor Arena, 23 matted Stalls, Paved aisles, Feed, Tack, ½ Bath and heated Viewing room. 2nd Barn: 13 matted Stalls, Paved aisles, and 900 bale Hayloft. 8 Paddocks: Outdoor Arena with excellent drainage.

Work Shop: Room for tractors, farm implements, and all your toys.

STEAL THIS “SHOWPLACE” NOW. ASKING $680,000…E466

32 Acres: 764’ frontage, Pond, Country setting, AND OPERATING IN THE BLACK, CAN BE YOURS FOR $347,400…W504.

MAKE AN OFFER!!!

THIS IS DEFINITELY WORTH A LOOK!!!

of New York, LLC

Western New York Division

Horse Farm Are Our Only Business!

Horse Farm Are Our Only Business!

Ross Noel Everett, Broker • Gary Feinman, Consultant (518) 875-6220 www.EquineProperties.com

Mark Zambito, Broker • Gary Feinman, Consultant (716) 201-6787 www.EquinePropertiesWNY.com July 2012

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NORTHBORO

Working

HORSE FARM

in North Carolina

50+ Acres... 26 Acres in Pasture...3500sf 4BR/4/5BA Main House w/ Huge Game Room & Swimming Pool...2-Car Detached Garage w/1BR Apartment...3 Barns include 16-Stall & 7-Stall Morton Barns...6 Paddocks /6 Pastures Centrally Located Near Greensboro & Chapel Hill, NC

For More Information or For a Detailed Brochure, call Waban Carter at 336-601-6363 or Nancy Hess at 336-215-1820 PRUDENTIAL YOST & LITTLE REALTY, GREENSBORO, NC

Custom home built by Fintan Keegan a premier Boston builder. One of a kind, secluded equestrian property on 5+ acres. Impossible to duplicate. Compound offers elegant main residence & a detached garage w/private in-law apt or large office with full bath. Stunning gunite pool w/stone surround/spa/waterfall & gardens. Private entrance to New Morton indoor arena. 6 stall New England pole barn, outdoor arenas, pastures. To many amenities to mention , call for brochure. $1,750,000 Coldwell Banker 318 Main Street Northborough, MA 01532 508-393-5500 www.NewEnglandmoves.com Karen Scopetski karen.scopetski@nemoves.com

Far Meadow Farm Equestrian Center

Exclusive commercial riding facility in the heart of Litchfield County. 21-stall horse barn, additional 2-stall horse barn, 100' x 200' indoor riding arena with offices, bathrooms, viewing room and maintenance facility. 11 paddocks, 2 outdoor riding rings, 7-room house. Includes all furnishings and equipment. Next to White Memorial and Winvian Resort. The ultimate in a horse facility. 24,224 sq. ft. riding ring, 8,425 sq. ft. horse stable, and a 1,533 sq. ft. 7-room/3-bedroom house.

$2,350,000 Contact Ted Murphy at E.J. Murphy Realty, LLC 860-567-0813 www.ejmurphyrealty.com

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River House offers three, 10-acre parcels in the exclusive neighborhood of Cottonwood Farms in Williston, FL. Cottonwood Farms is an equestrian enthusiasts dream.

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full dispersal auction Internationally Renowned Equestrian Facility

HIGHLIFE FARMS Live Auction on July 28th at 5pm EDT in Orlando, Florida World-Class Sporting Horses

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williamsauction.com/HighlifeFarms FL Daniel S. Nelson Re Lic BK3223097 Williams & Williams Re Lic 1032049 Thomas L Williams Auc Lic AU1112

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For Sale $3,490,000 Robert Wallace Real Estate 5 Central Street 2nd Floor Woodstock, VT 05091 Call us: 802.457.2244 or Toll Free 877.227.0242 rwallace@sover.net

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DIRECTORIES

AlpAcAs

AndAlusiAns & lusitAnos

ApprAisAls

ArAbiAns

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

Victoria Morris Telephone: 919.770.1673

Email: Victoria@donemor.com www.donemor.com

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Arabians & Sport Horses

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ArAbiAns

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Robyn Thibodeau 25+ Years Experience 17 Crittle Hill Rd Candia, NH 03034 603-483-0640

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DIRECTORIES

barns/arena Const.

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P i n e H o r se B a r n s Run-in barns Shed row barns

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Cell 860-942-6448

508-577-4521


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carriage/Harnesses

Custom Leather Goods, Harness and Repairs

(603) 547-0778 Andrew R. Wood

communicator

Horse Whisperer Inter-species Communicator

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DIRECTORIES

Curly Horses

HYPOALLERGENIC, VERSATILE

Dentistry

Charles E. Hutchinson, DVM

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Ohio Arabian & All Breed Trail Society

Boarding-Training-Lessons Sale & Lease Horses

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Dressage

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DIRECTORIES

EDUCATION

EVENTING

FARM EQUIPMENT

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Calendar JUlY 1 | LoLLipop Farm Dressage schooLing show series, Brooklyn, CT. 860-774-2075, www. lollipopdressage.com.

1 | 2012/2013 inTernaTionaL hunTer

1 | azraeL acres horse show, Uxbridge, MA. azraelacres@gmail.com or www.AzraelAcres.com.

1 | 2012/2013 inTernaTionaL hunTer DerBy (ushJa), Franklin, TN. CONTACT: Robin Anderton 615-791-8180 or brownlandfarm@mindspring.com.

1 | ecTra sancTioneD evenTs-miDDLe DisTance cTr, Galway, NY. Joanna Lasher, 518-882-1515 or duniry@aol,com. 1 | whiTe Fences aT paLm Beach equine,

LoxahaTchee, FL. Adam Pollack, 954-803-6522 or whitefencesFL@gmail.com. 1 | BusTer mcLaury coLT sTarTing,

proBLem soLving anD horsemanship cLinic, Waterbury Center, VT. Stephanie Brinkman, 802-399-9377 or jgallagherwlwd@aol.com.

1 | BreeD show aT winDswepT Farms

ii, Petersham, MA. CONTACT: Kerstin Witaszek, 413-695-0693 or gwitaszek@yahoo.com.

1 | Dressage aT The Bucks counTy horse

park iii, Revere, PA. CONTACT: Jacqueline Richie, 610-847-8597, manager@buckscountyhorsepark. org or www.buckscountyhorsepark.org

1 | Dressage in The park ii, Olympia, WA.

CONTACT: Mary Neal, 509-949-1516 or dressagesec@aol.com,

1 | akF summer Jumper show #7, Mills, MA. CONTACT: 508-376-2564, horsetrials@appleknoll. com or www.appleknoll.com. 1 | river run Farm, Brewster, NY. CONTACT:

Naomi Gauruder, 845-279-3442, naomi@bhcmanagement.com or www.bhcmanagement.net. 1 | sussex counTy BeneFiT augusT,

Augusta, NJ. CONTACT: Shirley Grisewood, 973-948-5022, sudsncg@aol.com or www.sussexcountyhorseshow.com. 1 | wynDsor Farm JuLy, Elverson, PA. CONTACT: Katharine Benson, 610-283-9921, jackkate@aol. com or www.wyndsorfarm.com. 1 | LeTTer perFecT Farm Dressage #2, Uxbridge, MA. CONTACT: Kelli Mason, 508-735-8445, kelli@letterperfectfarm.com or www.letterperfectfarm.com. 1 | norTheasTern weLsh pony show,

Saugerties, NY. CONTACT: Amy Schwartz, 607-2800724, kelviden@yahoo.com or www.kelviden.com.

1 | sanDy poinT sTaBLes summer horse

show i, Portsmouth, RI. CONTACT: Jay Sargent, 401-849-3958, spssargent@aol.com or www.sandypointstables.com.

1 | sanDy poinT sTaBLes horse show

(nehc), Portsmouth, RI. CONTACT: Charlene Brown 401-849-2696, cinnbayinc@aol.com or www.sandypointstables.com. 1 | sTepping sTone Farm horse show

(nehc), Ridgefield, CT. CONTACT: Janie Weber weberjanie@hotmail.com or www.steppingstonefarmct.com. 1 | gmha sTarTer horse TriaLs, South

Woodstock, VT. CONTACT: Molly Hutchins 802-4571509, molly@gmhainc.org or www.gmhainc.org.

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DerBy (ushJa), Devon, PA. CONTACT: Louise Serio 610-444-6163 or lserio340@gmail.com.

1 | BLue riBBon venTures horse show,

Somers, CT. CONTACT: BHC Management 203-6503148, Naomi@BHCManagement.com or www. BHCManagement.com.

1 | nBha ma01 poinTeD run 500.00 aDDeDchipaway sTaBLes noon sTarT (nBha anD open), Acushnet, MA. CONTACT: Karen Miller, 508-237-2294, marineraussies@comcast.net or www.nbhama01.com. 1 | souThern ne horsemenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s associaTion show, Oneco, CT. CONTACT: Jeff Griffin 860-564-5554, info@fallscreekfarm.com or www. fallscreekfarm.com. 1 | oak rise Farm, LLc gymkhana, Goffstown,

NH. CONTACT: 603-656-9730, oakrise@comcast.net or www.oakrisefarm.com. 1 | geLinas Farm cowBoy race (emrha)

anD Team sorTing, Pembroke, NH. CONTACT: 603-225-7024 or Joanne@gelinasfarm.com. 1 | horse power hunTer/Jumper

series shows, Southbridge, MA. CONTACT: Nancy DiGregorio 508-764-7725 or www. wildairefarm.com.

1-2 | new Jersey horse park pony cLuB

TesTing, Allentown, NJ. CONTACT: Cathy Brogan 908-510-7999 or www.horseparkofnewjersey.com. 1-3 | wesTBrook hunT cLuB shoreLine i

horse show (nehc), Westbrook, CT. CONTACT: Jane Dow Burt 860-399-6317, jane@westbrookhuntclub.com or www.westbrookhuntclub.com. 1-4 | coDy sTampeDe goLD Tour, Cody, WY.

CONTACT:www.codystampederodeo.com.

3- 4 | sussex counTy BeneFiT iii, Augusta, NJ. CONTACT: Shirley Grisewood, 973-948-5022, sudsncg@aol.com or www.sussexcountyhorseshow.com. 3-4 | kiLLDeer mounTain rounD-up roDeo,

Killdeer, ND. CONTACT: www.killdeer.com.

3-6 | moLaLLa Buckeroo. Molalla, OR. CONTACT: www.molallabuckeroo.com. 3-7 | eugene pro roDeo, Eugene, OR.

CONTACT: www.eugeneprorodeo.com.

3-8 | i Love new york, Lake Placid, NY. CONTACT: Lori Martin, 518-523-9625, lphsa-lori@centralny.twcbc.com or lakeplacid horseshow.com. 4 | hampshire counTy riDing cLuB

chesTerFieLD paraDe, Chesterfield,, MA. CONTACT: Maureen Adams, 413-977-6229.

4 | nhqha horsemanship cLinic, Concord,

NH. CONTACT: Chrissy Ives,, cives@nhqha.com or www.nhqha.com.

4 | markeL Firecracker cLassic, Lexington, VA. CONTACT: Marilyn Norton, 217-563-2487. 4 | Dressage aT BLue goose ii, Cochranville, PA. CONTACT: Darcy Miller-Brown, 610-999-5231, bluegoosestable@verizon.net or www.bluegoosestable.com. 4 | winners circLe JuLy i, Yaphank, NY.

CONTACT: James Rice, 516-322-0533, idltrainer@oal. com or www.jricehorseshows.com.

4 | high horses schooLing show, South

Woodstock, VT. CONTACT: Karey Waters 802-4571509, karey@gmhainc.org or www.gmhainc.org.

4-5 | greenwich pony cLuB JuLy,

Pleasantville, NY. CONTACT: Naomi Gauruder, 203-650-3148, naomi@bhcmanagement.com or www.bhcmanagement.net.

2 | 2012/2013 inTernaTionaL hunTer

4-7 | sanTa BarBara naTionaL, Santa Barbara, CA. CONTACT: Rae Deane Stone, 805-687-8711, raedeane@cox.net or www.earlwarren.com.

2-6 | geLinas Farm aDuLT horsemanship camp, Pembroke, NH. CONTACT: 603-225-7024 or Joanne@gelinasfarm.com.

4-7 | The BLuegrass morgan cLassic, Lexington, KY. CONTACT: J. Byron Singer, 317-941-3163, jbyronsinger@aol.com or www.bluegrassmorganclassic.com.

DerBy (ushJa), Parker, CO. CONTACT: Patrick Boyle 847-274-6834 or showsno1@aol.com.

2-3 | mT. niTTany cLassic, Penna Furnace, PA.

CONTACT: Gail Kocher, 814-238-4124 or gailkocher@ aol.com.

2-4 | manDan roDeo Days, Mandan, ND. CONTACT: www.mandanrodeo.com. 2-4 | siTTing BuLL sTampeDe, Mobridge, SD. CONTACT: www.mobridgeoutdoors.com.

4-8 | nh hunTer Jumper show summer FesTivaL (nehc), Hampton Falls, NH. CONTACT: Cindy McLaughlin 603-625-8392, cindymcl3@aol. com or www.nhhja.com. 4-8 | vermonT summer speciaL (nehc), East Dorset, VT. CONTACT: John Ammerman 240-381-8376, info@vt-smmerfestival.com or www. vt-summerfestival.com.

2-6 | Junior evenT camp aT hiTching posT

4-8 | Bay sTaTe TraiL riDers associaTion 4Th oF JuLy campouT, Douglas, MA. CONTACT: Rose 401-762-4805, rosezinri@cox.net or www. bstra.org.

3 | ox riDge hunT cLuB horse show

4-8 | horse shows in The sun-cuLpeper showDay naTionaL, Culpeper, VA. CONTACT: 845-246-8833, info@hitsshows.com or www.hitsshows.com.

Farm, A. Royalton, VT. CONTACT: Laurie Hudson, 802-763-8164, laurie@hitchingpostfarm.com or www.hitchingpostfarm.com. (nehc), Darien, CT. CONTACT: Ruth Nicodemus 914-755-7562, ruthoxridge@aol.com or www. oxridge.com.


JULY CaLendar 4-8 | Brandywine Valley Summer SerieS, Devon, PA. CONTACT: Louise Serio, 610-444-6163, ride@derbydown.com or www.brandywinevalleysummerseries.com. 4-8 | Colorado CirCuit opener aKa

CeleBration & prCa rodeo, Belton, TX. CONTACT: www.rodeobelton.com. 5-7 | heart of the north rodeo, Spooner, WI. CONTACT: www.spoonerrodeo.com.

6-8 | SuffolK ClaSSiC, Setauket, NY, Carolyn Vincent, 516-297-1539, nshslihs@aol.com or www. oldfieldfarmltd.com. 6-14 | reGion 5 aha ChampionShip, Monroe, WA. CONTACT: Patricia Hough, 253-279-6722, peprmntpatii@q.com or www.regionv.com.

Summer in the roCKieS iV, Parker, CO. CONTACT: Geoffrey Combs, 303-841-7461, geoffcombs@cohorsepark.com or www.coloradohorsepark.com

5-8 | nhQha “liVe free and ride” aQha

and all Breed Show, Swanzey, NH. CONTACT: Chrissy Ives, 603-228-1244, cives@nhqha.com or www.nhqha.com.

7 | SilVer lininG farm at deep run, Manakin

4-8 | Country ClaSSiC preView, Wilsonville, OR. CONTACT: Mike Gallaway, 541-954-5312, triplerise@earthlink.net or www.teamnwequestriansports.com.

5-8 | weStBrooK hunt CluB Shoreline ii horSe Show (nehC), Westbrook, CT. CONTACT: Jane Dow Burt 860-399-6317, jane@westbrookhuntclub.com or www.westbrookhuntclub.com.

7 | the hunter eXperienCe at foX

4-8 | Golden Gate ClaSSiC, Woodside, CA. CONTACT: Linda Mc Rae, 650-851-3371, lindamac99@aol.com or www.langerequestrian.com.

5-8 | peBBle BeaCh dreSSaGe Cdi***, Pebble Beach, CA. CONTACT: Timothy Postel, 831-624-9359, tim@ridepebblebeach.com or www.ridepebblebeach.com.

7 | SandStone farm, Millwood, VA. CONTACT:

4-8 | horSe ShowS By the Bay SerieS i, Williamsburg, MI. Alexandra Rheinheimer, 561-7236287, contact@horsesportsbythebay.com or www. horseshowsbythebay.com. 4-8 | lion Country July, Penna Furnace, PA. CONTACT: Gail Kocher, 814-238-4124 or gailkocher@ aol.com. 4-8 | mid South ClaSSiC, Franklin, TN. CONTACT: Robin Anderton, 615-791-8180, brownlandfarm@ mindspring.com or www.brownlandfarm.com.

Sabot, VA. CONTACT: John West, 804-337-7567 or ponyman4ever@comcast.net.

whiSper farm, Locust Grove, VA. CONTACT: Davera Ackenbom, 434-960-7975, daverava@aol. com or www.foxwhisperfarm.com. Luci Strange, 540-837-1261, sandstonefarm@aol. com or www.sandstonefarm.com.

5-8 | roBert murphy StaBle, Lexington, KY. CONTACT: Robert Murphy, 859-254-3343 or mmurphy414@earthlink.net.

7 | the friendly’S horSeman’S CluB

5-8 | ShowplaCe Summertime, Roscoe, IL. CONTACT: Patrick Boyle, 815-6232700, showsno1@aol.com or www.showplaceproductions.com.

7 | dreSSaGe at alpine i, Long Lake, MN.

GymKhana, Denver, PA. CONTACT: Alice Hummel, 717-484-2222.

CONTACT: Anne Cizadlo, 763-473-1361, kodester1@ yahoo.com or www.dressageshowinfo.com.

5-8 | hamel rodeo & Bull ridin Bonanza,

Hamel, MN. CONTACT: www.hamelrodeo.org.

7 | new JerSey p.h.a., Titusville, NJ. CONTACT: Mimi Kesselman, 908-507-4139, svbsummer@ comcast.net or www.njpha.net.

4-8 | prinCeton Show JumpinG July ii, Princeton, NJ. CONTACT: Debi Jaynes, 609-924-2932, debijaynes@aol.com or www.princetonshowjumping.com.

6 | Br liGhtninG ranCh Summer BuCKle

7 | whidBey eQueStrian Center

4-8 | reGion Xi ChampionShip, Springfield, IL. CONTACT: Gary Paine, 641-466-3320, glpaine@ yahoo.com or www.aha11.org.

6 | riVerStone farm July, Newburgh, NY. Patricia H Dencker, 845-564-6658, tdencker1@aol. com or www.gardnertownfarm.com.

4-8 | reGion XV ChampionShipS, Lexington, VA. CONTACT: Martin E. Kleiner, 717-507-5474, meekone@comcast.net or www.region15.com.

6 | SnowBird July 4th CeleBration, Long

4-8 | tryon ridinG & hunt CluB Charity horSe Show ii, Tryon, NC. CONTACT: Laura Weicker, 828-859-9092, office@trhcevents.org or www.trhcevents.org.

6-7 | Camelot Summer Show, Newhall, CA. CONTACT: Raizy Goffman, 818-259-4364, raizy@ socal.rr.com or www.camelotevents.com.

5 | GreenwiCh pony CluB horSe Show,

Pleasantville, NY. CONTACT: BHC Management 203-650-3148, Naomi@BHCManagement.com or BHCManagement.com. 5 -7 | hiGh hopeS therapeutiC reGiStered

on-Site worKShop, Old Lyme, CT. CONTACT: Laura Brown 860-434-1974 ext 117 or lbrown@ highhopestr.org.

5-7 | morGan JudGinG CliniC, Lexington, KY. CONTACT: www.USEF.org. 5-7 | Carolina ClaSSiC horSe Show, Raleigh,

NC. CONTACT: Joyce Wilson, 919-828-9478, jshowbizz@aol.com or www.carolinaclassichorseshow.com. 5-7 | maine morGan, Deerfield, NH. CONTACT: Pamela Vose, 603-463-9343, pamvose1@hotmail. com or www.memorgan.com. 5-7 | north Star morGan ameriCana, Saint Paul, MN. CONTACT: Lloyd Landkamer,, llandkamer@aol.com or www.northstarmorgan.com. 5-7 | Belton ChamBer 4th of July

SerieS-rodeo and pipe CreeK Stampede, Pipe Creek, TX. CONTACT: 830-535-4096 or www. lightningranch.com.

Valley, NJ. CONTACT: Claudine Liberatore, 917-3714551, cjlinc2003@yahoo.com or www.cjlfarm.com.

6-7 | piKuni pro rodeo, Browning, MT.

July dreSSaGe, Coupeville, WA. CONTACT: Helen St. Amand, 360-678-8860 or wecstama@ whidbey.net. 7 | heritaGe eQueStrian Center horSe

ShowS (nehC), East Greenwich, RI. CONTACT: Charlene Brown, 401-849-2696, cinnbayinc@aol. com or www.heritageequestriancenter.com. 7 | fairfield weStCheSter pha horSe Show, North Salem, NY. CONTACT: BHC Management 203-650-3148, Naomi@BHCManagement.com or www.BHCManagement.com. 7 | newport international polo SerieS XXi uSa VS. franCe, Portsmouth, RI. CONTACT: www.nptpolo.com.

CONTACT: www.blackfeetnation.com.

6-8 | 7 SprinGS farm CliniC, Pittstown, NJ.

CONTACT: Dick McCoy, 908-238-9587, lara@7sfarm. com or www.bustermclaury.com. 6-8 | eQueStrian Sport produCtionS, llC. Summer i, Wellington, FL. CONTACT: David E. Burton Jr. 561-793-5867, davidburton4@mac.com or www.equestriansport.com.

7-8 | Gmha 25/50-mile ride and driVe (eCtra), South Woodstock, VT. CONTACT: Robin O’Farrell 802-457-1509, rofarrell@gmhainc.org or www.gmhainc.org. 7-8 | ne pinto horSe aSSoCiation, Oneco, CT. CONTACT: Jeff Griffin, 860-564-5554, info@ fallscreekfarm.com or www.fallscreekfarm.com.

6-8 | flaGStaff all araBian, Flagstaff, AZ.

CONTACT: Laurie Fatland, 928-310-4460, dontreinmein@yahoo.com or www.noazaha.org.

7-8 | new JerSey horSe parK dreSSaGe at the parK, Allentown, NJ. CONTACT: Jane Cory 609-259-0170, horseparkofnj@aol.com or www. horseparkofnewjersey.com.

6-8 | Great araBian Get toGether, Sauk Centre, MN. CONTACT: Charles Rickart, 701-2408029 or rickart@wsbeng.com.

7-8 | GeneSee Valley hunt (uSef, uSea), Geneseo, NY. CONTACT: Tina Russell, 585-243-3739 or www.gvrdc.com.

6-8 | July theme h/J, Huntington Beach, CA.

CONTACT: Robin Serfass, 760-805-0911, robinserfass@cox.net or horseshowtime.com.

7-8 | unh horSe trial (uSef, uSea), Durham, NH. CONTACT: Liz Oertel 603-862-0027, liz.oertel@ unh.edu or www.equine.unh.edu.

6-8 | mSu Summer ShowCaSe i, East Lansing, MI. CONTACT: Paula Hitzler, 517-355-7484 or phitzler@msu.edu.

7-8 | CowBoy mounted ShootinG, Dunstable, MA. CONTACT: Dina Baratta, redlila@ comcast.net or www.masixshooters.com. July 2012

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Calendar JUlY 7-8 | Middle distance ctR, Woodstock, VT.

8 | cRossing pointe, Troy, VA. CONTACT: Debb Pyle, 434-806-6685, cpfhorseshows@aol.com or www.crossingpointefarm.com.

9-13 | Rising staR equestRian centeR,

7-8 | ectRa-dRives ctR, Woodstock, VT. CONTACT: Robin O’Farrell, 802-457-2509 or rofarrell@gmhainc.org.

8 | wHinistone FaRM dRessage, Zebulon, NC. CONTACT: 919-269-9548 or www.whinstonefarm.com.

9-14 | lexington JunioR league, Lexington,

8 | dRessage at alpine ii, Long Lake, MN. CONTACT: Anne Cizadlo, 763-473-1361, kodester1@ yahoo.com or www.dressageshowinfo.com.

9-27 | univeRsity oF connecticut suMMeR

CONTACT: Robin O’Farrell, 802-457-2509 or rofarrell@gmhainc.org.

7-8 | caRousel HoRse FaRM open sHow

seRies, Woodstock, CT. CONTACT: Lisa LeDoux, 860-564-7892, carouselfarm@yahoo.com or www. carouselhorsefarm.org.

7-8 | tHe Ride way clinic, Amsterdam, NY.

CONTACT: Jean Marie Coppola, 518-842-2978, countylinestables@nycap.rr.com or www.countylinestables-ny.com. 7-8 | Rocky Mountain dRessage iii & iv,

Longmont, CO. CONTACT: Heather Petersen, 719-3380854, slush@drgw.net or www.twowhitefeet.com. 7-8 | cHattaHoocHee Hills Ht, Fairburn, GA.

CONTACT: Jean (Jj) Johnson, jj_j@msn.com.

7-8 | dRessage at tHe paRk, Allentown, NJ. CONTACT: Jacqueline Richie, 609-259-0170, jacquirichie@yahoo.com or www.horseparkofnewjersey.com.

8 | FidleR Run dRessage suMMeR, Woodbine, NJ. CONTACT: Thomas Tozour, 609-780-3141, jrtnt@ aol.com or www.fidlerrunfarm.com. 8 | Fieldstone FaRM July i, Halifax, MA. CONTACT: Scott Clawson, 781-679-0901, showfieldstone@aol.com or www.showfieldstone.com. 8 | gaRdneRtown FaRMs July ii, Newburgh,

NY. CONTACT: Patricia H Dencker, 845-564-6658, tdencker1@aol.com or www.gardnertownfarm.com. 8 | MonMoutH county July i, Freehold, NJ. CONTACT: George Richdale, 732-780-3150, mchsa@ yahoo.com or www.monmouthhorseshow.com. 8 | wHidbey eq. cH. “July seRiatiM” dRessage, Coupeville, WA. CONTACT: Helen St. Amand, 360-678-8892 or wecstama@whidbey.net.

7-8 | enydcta/old cHatHaM HoRse tRial,

Old Chatham, NY. CONTACT: Margaret Hutchison, 518-441-2176 or mhutch5100@aol.com.

8 | dRuMMond pRca Rodeo, Drummond, MT. CONTACT: www.prorodeo.com.

7-8 | Fiesta de dRessage, Albuquerque, NM,

8 | nHHJa seacoast Medal day, Hampton

Donald Simpson, 505-550-6735, flashmail@netzero. com, www.nmds.us. 7-8 | l.a. cHapteR dRessage, Burbank, CA.

CONTACT: Glenda Mc Elroy, 818-841-3554, glenda@ glenroys.com.

Falls, NH. CONTACT: www.nhhja.com.

8 | new canaan tRoop HoRse sHow (neHc), New Canaan, CT. CONTACT: Michelle Schmerzler 203-966-2722, michelle.schmerzler@ newcanaanmountedtroop.org or www.newcanaanmountedtroop.org.

7-8 | Magic valley dRessage sHow, Jerome,

ID. CONTACT: Robyn Kazynski, 208-670-3714, kazyfam@pmt.org or www.idahodressageandeventing.com.

7-8 | noRtH woods dRessage suMMeR

sHow, Iron River, WI. CONTACT: Brigid Ripley, 218-390-5770, brigid_ripley@yahoo.com or www. northwoodsdressage.org.

7-8 | pvda suMMeR sHowdown and

8 | noRtH sHoRe HoRseMen’s association pleasuRe sHow (neHc), Chester, NH. CONTACT: Janice Flynn 978-774-5654, janiceflynn01983@yahoo.com or www.northshorehorsemens.org.

Medway, MA. CONTACT: 508-533-8551, khorsec@ comcast.net or www.risingstarequestriancenter.com.

KY. CONTACT: Beth Snider, 859-252-1893, bethandscott@kih.net or www.lexjrleague.com.

Riding pRogRaM: session iii, Stockbridge, MA. CONTACT: www.colonialcarriage.org.

10 | twa tuesday JuMpeR sHow, Culpeper, VA. CONTACT: Georgine Winslett, 540-972-1342, g.winslett@earthlink.net or www.twahorseshows@ yolasite.com. 10 | bRiaRwood FaRM July i, Flemington, NJ.

CONTACT: Katharine Benson, 908-806-8044, jackkate@aol.com or www.briarwood-farm.com.

10 | silveRMine FaRM July ii, Norwalk, CT. CONTACT: Ken Markosky, 203-846-2098, and1999rea@aol.com or www.silverminefarmllc.net. 10-11 | House Mountain v, Lexington, VA. CONTACT: Molly Trible Moore, 540-261-6928. 10-14 | westbRook sHoReline iii,

Westbrook, CT. CONTACT: Jane Dow-Burt, 860-3996317, jane@westbrookhuntclub.com or www. westbrookhuntclub.com.

10-14 | westbRook Hunt club sHoReline iii HoRse sHow (neHc), Westbrook, CT. CONTACT: Jane Dow Burt 860-399-6317, jane@westbrookhuntclub.com or www.westbrookhuntclub.com. 11 | RiveR’s edge FaRM HoRse sHow

(neHc), Bethany, CT. CONTACT: Susan Horn, 203-393-9259, riversedgefarm@aol.com or www. riversedgefarm-ct.com.

11 | twin lakes FaRM HoRse sHow, Bronxville, NY. CONTACT: BHC Management 203-650-3148, Naomi@BHCManagement.com or BHCManagement.com.

8 | 2012/2013 inteRnational HunteR

11 | akF suMMeR JuMpeR sHow #4, Mills, MA. CONTACT: 508-376-2564, horsetrials@appleknoll. com or www.appleknoll.com.

deRby (usHJa), Lake Placid, NY. CONTACT: Michael Morrissey 941-915-3449 or mjmor1@aol.com.

Region 1 adult teaM cHaMpionsHip, Upper Marlboro, MD. CONTACT: Betty Thorpe, 301-5620798, bsthorpe@aol.com or www.pvda.org.

8 | veRsatility cowboy couRse at puRe

countRy caMpgRound, Berlin, NY. CONTACT: 607-847-9265 or www.purecountrycampground.com.

11 | twin lakes FaRM, Bronxville, NY. CONTACT: Naomi Gauruder, 203-650-3148, naomi@bhcmanagement.com or www.bhcmanagement.com.

7-8 | suMMeR sizzleR 1, Newberry, FL.

8 | HoRse poweR HunteR/JuMpeR seRies

11 | winneRs ciRcle cHaRity HoRse sHow, Yaphank, NY. CONTACT: James Rice, 516-656-5512, idltrainer@aol.com or www.jricehorseshows.com.

CONTACT: Carlie Evans, 352-215-0710, xevansfarm@ aol.com or www.canterburyshowplace.com.

sHow, Southbridge, MA. CONTACT: Nancy DiGregorio 508-764-7725 or www.wildairefarm.com.

8 | HoRse poweR sHow seRies, Southbridge,

8 | oak Rise FaRM, llc pleasuRe sHow,

MA. CONTACT: Nancy DiGregorio, 508-764-7725, wildaire@charter.net or www.wildairefarm.com.

Goffstown, NH. CONTACT: 603-656-9730, oakrise@ comcast.net or www.oakrisefarm.com.

8 | conditioning distance Rides & event,

8 | enydcta/old cHatHaM HoRse tRial

11 | ottawa cHaMpionsHip Rodeo, Ottawa,

IL. 815-943-4404, bighatrodeo@aol.com or www. bighatrodeo.com.

11-12 | Huck Finn classic, Syracuse, NY. CONTACT: Naomi Blumenthal, 315-436-1933, nblumenthal@twcny.rr.com or www.naomishorseshows.com.

Woodstock, VT. CONTACT: Robin O’Farrell, 802-4572509 or rofarrell@gmhainc.org.

(useF, usea), Chatham, NY. CONTACT: Erin Keehan 518-428-4386 or irishelk@yahoo.com.

8 | ekg stables & Hill valley FaRM, Spotsylvania, VA. CONTACT: Erin Grampp, 540-582-6272, eringrampp@aol.com or www. ekgstables.com.

8-14 | Region iii cHaMpionsHip aRabian

sHow, Reno, NV. CONTACT: Sharon Richards, 775-688-5771, sharonr789@yahoo.com or www. arabianhorses3.org.

11-13 | HunteRdon county i, Titusville, NJ. CONTACT: Cookie King, 609-737-6689, cking12737@aol.com or www.hunterdoncountyhorseshows.com.

8 | elMington FaRM, llc HoRse sHow, Berryville, VA. CONTACT:Kathie Hamlin, 540-955-6219, kathiehamlin@verizon.net or www.elmington.com.

9-13 | tRail Riding day caMp at puRe countRy caMpgRound, Berlin, NY. CONTACT: 607-847-9265