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Celebrating The Equestrian Lifestyle

32 Departments Fashion • Home • Art

Cover Story




32 GREAT FINDS Fall Fashion

60 Round Worms 62 FEAR THE FUNGI

36 ART




Books You Will Love

40 Art & Antiques with Dr. Lori Murals

42 HIS & HERS Aaron Kemp, WEC Chef

People & Places 48 TRAVEL Ireland

Respiratory Issues


No Sweat!

44 Stablekeepers Leins

Training, Tack & Showing

46 GMC Sierra

70 HUMAN HORSE SENSING Let’s Play Together 72 NEW Pony Measuring Rules 74 RIDING A Spooky Horse 76 WHAT IF?

Finding A Safe Trailer



Is It Really Good For Your Horse

34 A BRITISH AFFAIR Country Style


Equine Health 56 Nutrition & Performance

Home Stuff, Boots, Jewelry & More

November/December 2019



Holiday Gift Guide


Feature Highlight


Horsey Curtains


Your source for services & great retail finds!

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Celebrating The Equestrian Lifestyle

Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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EDITORIAL STAFF Editor-in-Chief: Noelle Vander Brink Art & Antiques Editor: Dr. Lori Verderame Equine Art Editor: Jeanne Chisholm Fashion Editor: LA Sokolowski Legal Editor: Avery S. Chapman,Esquire Saddle Specialist Editor: Jochen Schleese ADVERTISING Advertising Sales, N.E.Region: Kathy Dress 610-420-9964 Advertising Sales, S.E. Region Karen Eagle 352-812-1142 Advertising Sales, National: Diane Holt 713-408-8114 CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Kim Miller Eleanor Blazer Dr. Bill Ormston Alessandra Deerinck Lynn Palm Dr. Amy Hayek Tom Scheve Lisa Lazarus CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Photography: Steven Edward SOCIAL MEDIA Social Media: Samantha Lynn GRAPHICS Fran Sherman

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PUBLISHER Bill Vander Brink


Winter Fashion, Our regular His & Hers, Health, Training, Trailers, and more!

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OCALA JOCKEY CLUB International 3 Day

Celebrating The Equestrian Lifestyle Volume 19 Issue 6 Complimentary

HOLIDAY Gift Guide

MASH Really Good


For Your Horse


GMC Sierra’s Multi Pro Tail Gate

BUYING A Safe Trailer

On the cover... 2018 Ocala Jockey Club International 3 Day competitor. Photo by Elite Equestrian.

It is distributed at venues throughout Florida for the entire winter show season. It’s also found at tack and feed stores, shops and restaurants frequented by equestrians, vet offices, and more. Call today to reserve your space! 352-304-8938 Deadline December 6, 2019



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Ready To Party!

Horsey items for the home are always a great gift choice for the equestrian. Coasters, drink charms, bottle openers, wine stoppers and more! See our ad page 91

Curb Your Discipline

with this exceptional curb chain bracelet adorned with charm of choice. Wear.Share.Celebrate your equestrianism. Visit Swanky Saddle Co. for unique accessories for the most discriminating equestrians. See our ad page 41

Serve Dessert With Distinction

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Available on AMAZON or by contacting author at:

Stylish Performance Riding Boot • 100% Waterproof • Slip-On Chelsea Style • 3mm Neoprene Bootie with Full Rubber Upper for Comfort, Warmth and Protection • 3mm Built-In Footbed for Underfoot Comfort • Steel Shank for Stability • Stirrup-Ready Silhouette for Versatility • SRA Rated SlipResistant Outsole Price: $100

Distinguish your dinner party with the wonderful Arthur Court Equestrian Ice Cream Scoop. Handcrafted from beautiful cast aluminum, this chic ice cream scoop celebrates the allure of horses while providing premium functionality. See our ad pg 27

Just Add The Horse!

Gift baskets are the perfect thing for any equestrian! Custom baskets available. See our ad page 91

Fresh and Lovely


An excellent guide to proper saddle fit. Easy to understand explanations, wonderful photos and diagrams. A great gift for any equestrian! 800-225-2242 See our ad page 73.

Freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystal Horseshoe pendant in16” or 18” $95, Julie Rose Originals 520-529-8733, See our ad page 33

FREE Offer!

These stunning sterling silver horseshoe earrings are yours FREE with your purchase of $125 or more, now through November 1-25, 2019. Order online from the Jane Heart Jewelry website at See our ad page 35 and our feature on page 30 Buy at: 22


Step OUT in 70’s style

Extended Figures she strove to visually interpret the elegant geometry that serves as the infrastructure for this much-loved sport. See our ad page 91. Handcrafted by Jeni Benos,

with ‘Modern Femme’, the latest high-waist flare-leg women’s jean from Bullet Blues made in America. Available in 32” and 34”L See our ad pg 31


Modern Twists On Equestrian Style

You never know what unique items you’ll find at Good Apple Equine Consignment. These boots are one-of-a-kind and have even been on display in a museum. Stop by and see what treasure is waiting for you. We have everything from saddles to books ... all equine related. See our ad page 90

Full Cheek Snaffle Bit Print throw pillow, printed from an original watercolor painting on both sides. comfy microfiber , 18” x 18”, zipper closure, hunter green, burgundy, natural or dark navy blue, 4 more varieties! Remilee & Co. Design

Made For A Rider By A Rider. LUXE Heavenly Bodies This clean beauty brand has garnered over 900 Five Star Reviews! Mature Skin Serum was selectively featured by Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveller & Vogue @Lhbskin See our ad page 31


ude Ranch Vacations

...make the perfect holiday gifts! Choose from 95+ unique dude ranches spread throughout 12 Western States and Canada with the Dude Ranchers’ Association. There is a ranch with something for everyone! Contact the DRA today so they can help you find the perfect ranch for your next vacation!” See our ad page 31

Old World STYLE

CUSTOM WORK Our Specialty Prince of Wales Spur Buckle with Piaffe Horse This buckle fits a 1 1/4” leather belt, shown here on our Crock leather. All our designs are priced individually so you can mix and match your own combinations. Browse our ever growing online store! 855-KEEPSKE See our ad page 35

This old world inspired bench is hand carved and upholstered with turquoise hand tooled leather in a European design accented with nailheads trim. Phone: 760-321-8780 See our ad page 37






Your Horse will love a softer cookie that is wheat, corn, soy and alfalfa free LOW CARB LOW SUGAR GREAT FOR THE MATURE HORSE AND THE YOUNGSTER MADE WITH HUMAN GRADE INGREDIENTS A2ZHORSECOOKIES.COM See our ad pg 17

For home, farm, your horse, and pets. Seniors will THRIVE!

Senior horses deserve extra help to maintain weight, energy and superior overall health as their metabolic systems become less efficient with age and the additional stress of cold weather. 3.5 lb., 25 lb. 800-232-2365 See our ad pg 67

Training Tool

Great training tool, promotes submission and eliminates teeth grinding. See our ad pg 55

GREAT Groomer

BALE Saver The SLOW BALE BUDDY is the veterinarian approved way to aid your horses digestive health while eliminating hay waste. Made of knotless nylon netting with 1 & 1/2” openings, closes with patented safety fastener, available in all bale sizes. Everyone loves a gift that keeps their horses healthy and saves them money, so order one for your horse lover today, at: or tollfree: 866-389-9952 -One year warranty-’ See our ad pg 63

Make a statement at your farm entrance with a beautiful and affordable customized farm sign.

Free sign proofs, fast turnaround and free shipping! See our ad pg 49. Build your sign today at 1-800-640-8180

GGT -Footing™ will now be importing a new groomer series specifically designed for use with Textile footing.These new groomer are designed to fit a variety of machines to pull them and they are affordably priced for the arena owner! Call 864-804-0011 See our ad pg 11

Manage manure and reduce parasite risk. Vacuum bulk shavings and dump into your stalls. Vacuum leaves too! Two sizes. Call 813-390-6730 See our ad page 69

SAFE Stepping

Tru-Step® Interlocking rubber Pavers provide a safe, nonslip barn surface, minimizing the risk of injury to horses, riders or grooms. 800-444-7430 See our ad page 45

Reel EASY This “one of a kind” reel makes deployment and retrieval of 1.5” or 2” irrigation hose a very quick and simple process!! See our ad pg 55 24

Clever CLEAN-UP!

Fabulous FARM Entrance

FEEDING On The Road Best On-The-Go Hay Feeding System! The safest and most durable hay bag for a happy, healthy horse! Reduces risk of ulcers & vices. 25 different styles and sizes. 772-463-8493 See our ad page 59

Shampoo BAR

Spitfire Products Shampoo Bar: No plastic waste & leaky liquids. Just a handful of easy to pronounce ingredients, free from synthetic fragrances and dyes. Each Box includes 2 Shampoo Bars and a natural soap pouch. Ask for it by name at your favorite equestrian retailer! Social @spitfire_equine See our ad pg 61 Wholesale:

Hadfield Bridleworks

EYE Protection Great Christmas gift for the Horse lover! Innovative Riding Eye Protection for all activities. Sure to be the Coolest Horse at the Barn! See our ad on page 49 for coupon code!

WARM Safely Electric radiant infrared heatersperfect for grooming areas, foaling stalls, any work area. 610-837-0700 See ad page 69

Calm and Focus

StressLess™ Hot Horse Supplement is the #1 all-natural hot horse formula developed by a veterinarian, that helps promote calmness and focus in horses experiencing stress related to training, showing, racing, or travel. StressLess™ is non-herbal, all natural, and show safe. See our ad pg 2

SAVE a Dog

Aromatherapy Horse Shampoo -Infused with essential oils for multitude of benefits. Every sale we donate to Danny & Ron’s Dog rescue! or call 856-297-6610 See our ad page 97

Raised, fancy-stitched, wide caveson flash bridle is made in England. Sizes Cob, Full and Oversize. See ad page 39 Order at


Great for giftgiving as a Christmas-time decoration or as a puppy training aid. Available in red or green. Made in the USA! See our ad pg 31

World Class Design Handmade with top notch craftsmanship. Whatever your riding style, we have a quality stirrup for you! 800-729-2234 See our ad page 73





Exceptionally EQUESTRIAN

Winter show season is upon us. We’ve found some equi-tastic products to enjoy this busy time- whether you’re riding, showing or entertaining.

Festive Fizz & Fabulous

Stirrup Covers

With the fes�ve season soon to begin, online gi� and interiors emporium La Di Da Interiors have some great addi�ons to get the party started.

These innova�ve S�rrup Covers have a thick faux sheepskin backing to ensure your saddle is fully protected from s�rrup marks. They are fully waterproof lined to ensure no mud or sand transfers through onto delicate leatherwork. Our innova�ve eyelets mean you can s�ll run your s�rrups up and protect s�rrup leathers from serrated treads, ideal for tack in transit or tacked up horses while travelling, lunging or on the walker. Designed and cra�ed by hand in Britain.

Jump/GP Saddle Cover Large Brass Champagne Cooler Available to pre-order, this beau�ful hammered finish brass cooler complete with gorgeous handcra�ed tan leather handles is sure to be the centrepiece of any party or gathering. RRP: £125

These fabulous Saddle Covers are lined with a luxurious faux sheepskin to ensure your saddle is correctly protected. The breathable, waterproof outer layer ensures excess moisture is wicked away and helps prevent mould build up. The girth sleeves ensure your girth doesn’t fall out of place when tacking up or in transit and our panels are generously sized with a strong elas�c for a fuss-free fit. We used genuine leather on the cantle to ensure this vulnerable area is well protected. Designed and cra�ed by hand in Britain.

“ Sco�sh Oak Hare Paddle Cheeseboard The perfect companion to your cheese and port or Boxing Day buffet, this beau�ful paddle is handcra�ed in Sco�sh Oak featuring an inquisi�ve hare etched into the ethically and sustainably sourced wood. RRP: £52

These Vintage Chairs have been given a contemporary make-over with a country twist by Interior Designer & Stylist, Steph Briggs. Featuring a 1950’s inspired vintage hun�ng scene print on the cushion and paint make-over, they make a fresh and unique addi�on to your home and a welcome pew for extra guests this Christmas. Made To Order. RRP: £95

Excellent quality! Terrific for protec�ng your saddle!Noelle Vander Brink, Editor Elite Equestrian magazine

Warm and Dry The Derby is a stylish performance riding boot created on a s�rrupready last for versa�lity on the farm. The neoprene boo�e has a breathable liner for comfort and seasonal versa�lity, while extra layers of rubber ensure protec�on during long hours in the barn. This boot also features a steel shank for added stability and slip-resistant outsole for mul�-surface trac�on. $100 Available at: h�ps://www.muckbootcompany. com/products/womens-derby

Outstanding quality and comfort. Noelle Vander Brink, Editor Elite Equestrian magazine

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Exceptionally EQUESTRIAN

Whether you’re looking for gifts this holiday season, or something fun for yourself, these finds are sure to please!


Celebrating 25 Years of Jane Heart Jewelry

‘Tied’ To The Countryside Whether it’s winter warmers or Christmas gi� ideas, Bri�sh heritage label, Butler Stewart has some seriously gorgeous offerings for the country gentleman this winter.

The Butler Stewart Shoo�ng Sock Collec�on is styled in a cosy but prac�cal blend of merino wool and acrylic for comfort and strength. Available in a variety of prints and colours, you can also choose from a range of complemen�ng classic garter �es this season. Shoo�ng Socks start from RRP: £30 Classic Garters: RRP: £15

When horses have always been in your heart, you want to show your love. What be�er way than with horse jewelry! 25 years ago, Jane..her middle name.. followed her heart and turned her love of horses into a unique and dis�nc�ve line of jewelry especially for horse people. Now she’s celebra�ng 25 years of success! The inspira�on for Jane Heart Jewelry came when Jane was unable to find a horse head belt buckle that she liked. With a background in upscale retail execu�ve management for the na�on’s top stores and a passion for fine jewelry, she decided to design her own buckle designs… and started a business. The company has grown from there and now offers Horse Jewelry Collec�ons ranging from disciplines such as Dressage and Hunter/Jumper to breeds including Arabian, Quarter Horse, Morgan and various breeds. Other Collec�ons include jewelry depic�ng Donkeys, Mules, Foxes and Crosses. Fans of Jane Heart Jewelry no�ce the exquisite a�en�on to detail and accuracy of the pieces. Jane o�en hears the comment, “It looks just like MY horse!” The cra�smanship is second to none, too – every piece is cast individually by her master silversmith and hand-polished, resul�ng in horse jewelry that keeps its beauty forever. Jane’s �meless designs are made to be treasured and worn with pride. One of the highlights of Jane’s 25 years is the crea�on of the Famous Racehorse Collec�ons. In 2008 she was privileged to design horse jewelry that captures the likeness of Barbaro, the beloved Kentucky Derby winner. Following that was jewelry for Secretariat, Man o’ War, American Pharoah and Jus�fy. Jane Heart Jewelry is proud to donate a por�on of the proceeds from the sale of these licensed designs to various equine chari�es, including the Secretariat Founda�on, the Permanently Disabled Jockey’s Fund (PDJF) and the Fund for Lamini�s Research. Jane Heart followed her heart to found a company combining two great loves - horses and jewelry. For 25 years she’s brought the most elegant and original designs to equestrians and animal lovers… and you can join the Anniversary celebra�on! From now un�l November 25, 2019, you’ll receive a complimentary pair of stunning sterling silver horseshoe earrings with your purchase of $125 or more. Order online from the Jane Heart Jewelry website at, or give Jane a call at (602) 300-5148.

Men’sBoughton in Brick Red

These stunning Butler Stewart Pure Silk Scarves feature a beau�fully intricate bold paisley print with res�ng and flying pheasants do�ed throughout. Highlighted with gold and jade throughout the print, this scarf also comes in gold with a deligh�ul mix of chocolate and cream tones; the perfect partner to your tweed. RRP: £115

Silk Scarf in Navy

For the businessman with a passion for the countryside, the Butler Stewart Italian Woven Silk & Wool Ties featuring flying pheasants, proud stags, mallard ducks in flight, or flee�ng foxes offer something different they’ll love and enjoy wearing in town or country. RRP: £55

Ties- County Navy Ducks

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REAT Fall Finds

Equetech Winter Riding Tights

Autumn Delights

Head into the new season, with British equestrian fashion label Equetech. This seasons new additions, designed to beat the chill without compromising on style! When the weather can’t make up its mind, the Equetech Outlander Gilet is ideal for fluctuating temperatures. This stylish Gilet with an oversized pillow collar and warm, technical bio-down cruelty-free lining can be worn with a lightweight top for milder Equetech Outlander Gilet days or with warm base layers to see you through the colder winter months. The beautiful new country life inspired wildlife polka dot print lining will also brighten up your day. RRP: £83.50 Colour Silver Mink Sizes: XS - 3XL

Equetech Ashridge Lightweight Quilted Jacket The Equetech Ashridge Lightweight Quilted Jacket is a super lightweight, water-resistant padded country sports jacket with toasty cruelty-free Bio-downTM insulation. This jacket can also be rolled up and stored in the smallest of spaces when not in use. Designed for wear in and out of the saddle, at the yard or in the city. Featuring a detachable hood with faux fur trim, vertical side quilting with piping, useful front pockets with secure zip fastenings, Equetech metal embellishment to sleeve and signature Equetech snaffle pullers, this jacket also features a cute wildlife polka dot lining. Sizes: XS - 3XL Colours: Mulberry RRP: £119.95

The Equetech Winter Riding Tights are an easy to wear, pull-on style in a four-way stretch fabric with silicone grip knee patches, two deep thigh pockets, grip hem panel and wide comfort waistband. Machine washable and so easy to wear. Sizes: XS -XXL Colours: Navy or Black RRP: £55.95

Equetech Cable Twist Knit Headbands

These Equetech Twist Knit Headbands boast a deep cable twist knit pattern with a toasty fleece lining. Featuring an Equetech metal pelham badge detail, these headbands are perfect for life around the yard and beyond. Stretch fit. Matching loop scarf also available. One size fits all! Colours: Raspberry, Blackberry, Petrol RRP: £9.95

The Perfect Poncho

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This gorgeous knit poncho offers two looks in one with its reversible design. A loose cowl style neck and exquisite snaffle bit pattern along the hem in a soft marl grey side and a smart navy side display a contrast hem and snaffle bit detail. Ideal for a day at the races or a stylish addition for life away from the horses. RRP: £37.50 S/M or L/XL

Equetech - Autumn equestrian fashion all sewn up! Reversible Poncho in navy 32

Gifts Galore It is the time to start thinking about Christmas gifts (well, that’s if you want to be super organised). Fortunately, British equestrian brand Equetech has some fabulous festive suggestions to tempt you! Equetech Bit Collection with crystals


English, Western and Santa Fe Style Jewelry, Gifts & Accessories

Bold & Bling Go bold and bling with this equestrian-inspired fashion jewellery collection. Designed by Equetech and exclusive to the brand, the Snaffle Bit Collection includes crystal diamanté stone encrusted and plain, drop pendant necklace, bracelet and ring. The perfect gift for your horse mad bestie! Prices start at RRP: £ 18.50 for plain Snaffle Bit Ring and RRP: £19.95 for crystal version.

Be A Unicorn


Equetech Unicorn Children’s collection

Your little ones can now channel their inner unicorn with the new Equetech Unicorn Collection featuring hat silk, knit headband, fingerless gloves, riding socks and personalised unicorn T-shirt. Fantasy and fantastic all in one! Prices start at RRP: £7.95 for Unicorn Long Riding Socks. (Sizes UK 12 -4).

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Fountain Specialist

Men’s Foxhunter Hybrid Breeches

For Him The Men’s Foxhunter Hybrid Breeches are ideal for those who like to compete. Hardwearing with exceptional support with multi-directional stretch for excellent comfort and shape retention, they are ideal for a day in the saddle competing or out hunting. RRP: £108.50 Sizes 30” - 40”. The Equetech stock and tie collection will also ensure that those finishing touches don’t get overlooked. Prices start at RRP: £6.95

Equetech – Christmas Gift Inspiration For All!


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Butler Stewart is a quintessentially British heritage designer fashion brand that is transforming tweed with their exquisite tailoring and passion for contemporary styling. Our Editor, Noelle Vander Brink, took the opportunity to speak to Anna Butler, their inspirational Designer and Founder to discover more about this emerging luxury label and the driving force behind its global success.

Butler Stewart was established by Anna Butler back in 2015 with a desire to create tweed tailored separates which filled a gap for those discerning customers who were looking for country clothing that easily crossed over into their town life, as Anna explains: “I’ve always designed for the customer who loves the essence of country tweed, yet wants clothing which can move with ease from rural to urban life. I don’t want my clients to feel that our clothing designs are restricted to wear only in the great British countryside. Our clients live and work all over the world, and that’s the beauty of Butler Stewart; it has no barriers or limitations. Personally, I’ve always worn tweed for meetings in the city and love the way you can dress up or dress down this quintessentially British look if the tailoring is right.” Quality tailoring is at the heart of Butler Stewart’s designs. Savile Row in London is infamous with traditional tailors and so it makes sense that a Savile Row experienced tailor is executing Anna’s designs; “The cut and finish of the garments are particularly crucial to the brand’s reputation” Explains Anna: “We’ve developed an excellent reputation for delivering garments which are exquisitely cut and finished. Having worked with high-end brands before setting up Butler Stewart, I recognise the importance of delivering garments that make the customer look and feel great. Butler Stewart garments are designed to stand the test of time with their classic cut and beautiful finish.”

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A familiar name on the British show circuit, the label has a loyal following both in the UK and overseas, including many customers who return every season to ‘update’ their wardrobe with Butler Stewarts’ new season additions. Focusing on limited edition runs is particularly crucial to the brand, ensuring that they retain the exclusivity that their customers enjoy, coupled with their exceptional customer service, which is at the core of their business ethos. Their clientele ranges from 25-70 years old, which again showcases the beauty of their clothing; elegantly timeless and never out of fashion. Stylish equestrians are also high on their customer base including top professional riders who choose to wear Anna’s clothing at profile events in the trot-up; 34

Anna Butler, Founder & Designer, Butler Stewart

“Here in the UK, 5* events such as Badminton Horse Trials and Burghley Horse Trials have a long-standing affiliation with fashion when it comes to spotting the ‘most stylish’ combination in the trot-up. It’s like a fashion show with horses for many of the spectators and gives us a fantastic opportunity to showcase new styles in front of a global audience.” The brand is passionate about using the finest British Milled tweed, and all their tweed is selected on the basis that it is 100% British wool. “We feel strongly about supporting the British wool trade. And for us, nothing compares. The finish, the feel of the garment has to be outstanding. Our clothes are designed to last, and the tweed we use adds the longevity of the garment and gives a timeless appeal that goes beyond a season’s wear.” Explains Anna. This love of textiles goes back some 200 years through the Butler family with Anna’s relative founding George Courtauld & Co, a company manufacturing fabric, clothing and artificial fibre in the 18th Century. Many of the distinctive linings used today in Butler Stewarts’ beautiful garments are made from viscose (an artificial silk) which George Courtauld & Co acquired a patent for in 1904. The fabric was highly successful and was responsible for transforming Courtaulds into the world’s leading man-made fibre production company. “I am immensely proud of my family history. To know that one of my direct ancestors was also a leading light in textile manufacturing in his era is just fantastic and I hope to establish Butler Stewart as a brand that will also continue to withstand the test of time.” We’re pretty sure it will, Anna.




Equine Western and Eclectic



GOOD Reads


Dating back to the first appearance of Equestrian Sports as part of the Modern Olympic Games, AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF EQUESTRIAN SPORTS: DRESSAGE, JUMPING, EVENTING, is a complete panorama of the sport over the past century, as never seen before. Organized by decade across the sport’s three official disciplines— show-jumping, dressage, and eventing—read unpublished anecdotes, riveting stories, and archival photography of the most remarkable horses and their riders. Published in partnership with the International Equestrian Foundation, this book an essential addition to the collection of any equestrian.

p. 136 – Cornishman V at the Munich Olympics with M. Gordon-Watson, 1972. © FEI Archives

Available in fine book stores everywhere.

All photos from An Illustrated History of Equestrian Sports (Flammarion, 2019)

p. 234 – William Fox-Pitt receiving a medal from Queen Elizabeth II at the European Championships, Blair Castle, 2015. ©FEI/Liz Gregg

p. 267 – Charlotte Dujardin, two-time gold medalist in the London Olympics with Valegro, 2012. ©FEI/Liz Gregg



EQUINE Lifestyle

(BOOK 2)


Practice Makes Perfect! Donkey-Donk is very excited - she is going to a horse show! Before she goes to the show however, she must practice at home. Donk has to learn how to go over a jump, open a gate, and then walk around cones. She gives it her all, carefully practicing each obstacle. When she gets to the horse show, there are a lot of other horses and ponies ready to compete. Donk is about to face a lot of friendly competition. Will her hard work at home pay off? Will she win a blue ribbon?

- a police horse with the Lancaster, PA Mounted Police Unit. Liam is a valued member of the police department with a very important job. Along with his partner, Officer Eric Lukacs, he patrols areas of the city, meets with school children, and even helps with crowd control at big events. Follow along with this very special horse to learn just what a police horse does every day. Over 20 beautiful, professional photographs help tell the story of Liam as he goes about his day. A portion of every sale of What Does A Police Horse Do? will be donated to the Lancaster City Police Mounted and K-9 Units.

Laura Kraut

It All Started with Simba Run

Laura Kraut and Simba Run Photo by Karl Leck

A real horsewoman who was never afraid to get her hands dirty, Laura came up through the ranks after grooming and taking care of her own horses before becoming a professional. She has represented the United States at three Olympic Games, winning a gold medal in Hong Kong in 2008. She was a member of the silver medal WEG team at Aachen, Germany, in 2006, and the 2018 gold medal WEG squad in Tryon, North Carolina. Her resume includes numerous World Cup Finals and stints on many Nations Cup teams. She also is a highly sought-after coach whose students have included Grand Prix rider Jessica Springsteen. While Simba Run is her best-known mount and the one that kicked off her international career, she has had many other top horses including Anthem, Liberty, Cedric, and Zeremonie. ���������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������ ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������� An excerpt from Riding with the Team: Inspirational Stories of the USA’s Medal-Winning Equestrians and Their Horses by the United States Equestrian Team Foundation, edited by Nancy Jaffer. Published by Trafalgar Square Books / EE


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ART Marvels By Dr. Lori Verderame 2019 marks 500 years after the death of Italian Renaissance thinker, inventor, and artist Leonardo da Vinci.

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Even today, we are still all interested in his work and innovative ideas. While a new movie starring that other Leonard—yes, that’s DiCaprio--will highlight the artist’s biography and triumphs in the arts and sciences, travel destinations around the world will remember the Renaissance man and the wonders of his great mind. The art marvels of Leonardo will be featured in events in and around the Italian city of Milan as other cities focus on highlighting the installation art for which Leonardo is widely known. Leonardo’s influence does not stop at the famous Last Supper mural located in the refectory of the convent at Santa Maria delle Grazie, a church and Dominican convent in Milan and a UNESCO World Heritage site which opened in 1497.


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hile more visitors flock to Milan than any other Italian city, it is the art and fashion scenes which intrigue travelers. Events surrounding Leonardo’s 500th will make the fine city best known for art and fashion busier than ever. The ceiling murals by Leonardo at the Sala delle Asse, circa 1498, of tempera on plaster featuring intertwined plants, fruits, roots, rocks, and white mulberry trees which were raised by Lodovica Sforza, the Duke of Milan have been newly restored and are now on view in their amazing splendor. This amazing work of art found at the Castello Sforzesco is only one of Milan’s many attractions.

Like the fascinating art work in Milan, artistic and architectural installations are attracting art lovers and travelers alike to other parts of the world. In New York City, there is a honeycomb spiral staircase and installation structure at Hudson Yards with a hefty price tag and a great public relations presence. The Vessel is giving American audiences and visitors a new way to experience art. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, visitors can climb the nearly 2,500 steps of

Vessel while experiencing the 150 feet tall bronzed steel and concrete structure. The innovative art structure can accommodate 1,000 people at one time. With a $150 million dollar cost, climbing the 154 flights actually is more costly than buying an elevator. A far cry from New York’s staircase installation is a round mass that focuses on the world outdoors. In Seattle… yes, you had to know that Seattle would be a featured urban art site amidst an article dedicated to unique art installations. In Seattle, the Seattle Spheres are turning heads and making people rethink workplaces and their direct link to nature. The Spheres host 40,000 or more plants from the cloud forest regions of more than 30 countries. The first plant introduced into this art environment located at 6th Avenue and Lenora Street was the Australian tree fern. While Amazon workers can choose to work tirelessly on their laptops, city visitors can explore The Spheres too. Just like in Leonardo’s time, man meeting nature remains the focus for some of the world’s most interesting art works.

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WEC Executive Chef Aaron Kemp: Appetite for Reduction With L.A. Sokolowski, equinista It wouldn’t take a steel meat cleaver to convince anyone that World Equestrian Center executive chef Aaron Kemp has the chops for his job (besides that callous on the index finger of his knife hand, that is). In September 2019, when WEC announced a strategic land purchase tripled its Ohio facility and launched its Centers into the horse show stratosphere as the world’s largest equestrian venues, that vision included expanding its Paddock Club restaurant and adding a state-of-the-art kitchen helmed by ‘Ex Chef’ Aaron. The culinary rewards have been immediate: Exhibitors at October’s WEC Fall II and Fall III series were feted with Friday and Saturday buffets, elaborate ringside exhibitor parties brimming with interactive garden boxes, expansive farm boards (purple heirloom cauliflower, anyone?), and a bevy of reimagined entrées (try the Eggplant Napoleon), hors d’oeuvres and decadent desserts. Meet Chef Aaron, who’s committed to feeding and watering every rider like a champion. HERS: What’s the first thing you learned to cook and who taught you? HIS: German dumplings with my great-grandma, then her Challah bread. HERS: What’s your favorite meal now? HIS: My wife Terri’s friend’s chicken. HERS: What book would you like time to read? HIS: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Eleven Madison Park by Daniel Humm.

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HERS: Last series you binge watched? HIS: The Detour and Chef’s Table. HERS: What never got the chance to be included on your résumé? HIS: The immense number of hours spent in bakeries and restaurants working for free so I could learn better techniques from incredible people. HERS: How old were you when you got your first paying job and what was it? HIS: 12, as a dishwasher in a fine restaurant: the beginning of this journey. HERS: Give me an example of how you faced a difficult problem and solved it. HIS: Back when I was much younger and much less intelligent (I can’t state that enough in this scenario), I had


watched chefs rule with an iron fist and thought that was how it was supposed to be. After an exhausting service where ticket after ticket kept coming back, I started yelling and trying to make my point heard to stress the importance of service and standards. Needless to say, the kitchen staff walked out after closing. The problem was admitting to myself, and my staff, that my approach to management - what had been taught to me – was wrong. I had to reprogram myself, as a 20-year chef, to do things in a new way. HERS: What’s your superpower or spirit animal? HIS: My spirit animal is a person, Grant Achatz, chef at Alinea in Chicago (three-time Restaurant of the Year, James Beard Award for Best Service in the United States, and one of only 12 in America to earn a Michelin 3-star rating). He inspires me as a leader and co-worker to push boundaries and not limit myself, no matter the obstacle. Most importantly to never accept just ‘good enough.’ HERS: What is your favorite quote? HIS: “In America, the professional kitchen is the last refuge of the misfit. It’s a place for people with bad pasts to find a new family,” Anthony Bourdain. HERS: How would you describe yourself in one word? HIS: Intense HERS: What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning? HIS: Growth. The opportunity to go out and change other’s

perceptions and even my own; to see something new and to learn anything. HERS: What would the person closest to you say if I asked for one characteristic they love and one that drives them nuts about you? HIS: Passion. For what I do and the amazing people I do it for, and that same passion drives me to get lost in my plates, to do things until they are perfect. HERS: If I asked friends for three adjectives to describe you? HIS: Passionate, driven, stubborn (I’m realistic, I know I am stubborn).

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HERS: Tell me something you feel is true that almost nobody agrees with.


HIS: Sugar is one of the deadliest things we can consume. If we can modify our diet the results are not only physical, but mental and social, too. HERS: A year from now, we’re celebrating what a great 12 months it’s been, so what do you hope you’ve achieved? HIS: To have changed, improved, and inspired my staff and clientele to question more of what they put in their bodies. To see customers walk in feeling truly at home. To see my team making food that currently exists only in their imagination. To see us go to places and plates that not only feed us physically, but mentally and emotionally. HERS: What was the last costume you wore? HIS: Ernie from Sesame Street, with my rubber ducky. Hey, what can I say? In the end I’m still a big kid. My whole job is about playing with my food… ���������������������������������� ������������������������������� ������������������������������������������ ��������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������� ����



Stablekeeper’s Liens And Training Fees Explained Part II- What Charges May Be Properly Included In A Lien? Part I appears in the September/October 2019 issue. Read it complimentary on our web site, State laws, such as F.S. § 713.65, are clear and unambigious in that they do not specifically enumerate “training” or “trainers” as being a lienable charge and a party entitled to impress a lien for training services. “Feeding or caring for” and “feeding and taking care of” are not the same words and do not have the same meaning as “training” and the statute does not ever mention “trainers” as a professional service provider entitled to a impress a lien for “training” services. Accordingly, the amount of a proper stablekeeper’s lien on horses in Florida is therefore limited to the care and feeding costs and no more. * Courts resist entreaties to interpret statutes beyond specific language and common meaning of the statutory words. For example, the Florida Supreme Court has explained, in Van Pelt v. Hilliard, that to do so invites unauthorized law-making by a court: Even where a court is convinced that the Legislature really meant and intended something not expressed in the phraseology of the act, it will not deem itself authorized to depart from the plain meaning of the language which is free from ambiguity. 75 Fla. at 798, 78 So. at 694 (quoting Sutherland’s Statutory Construction, supra); see also Tropical Coach Line, Inc. v. Carter, 121 So.2d 779, 782 (Fla. 1960) (‘If the language of the statute is clear and unequivocal, then the legislative intent must be derived from the words used without involving incidental rules of construction or engaging in speculation as to what the judges might think that the legislators intended or should have intended.’).” Forsythe, supra, 604 So.2d at 456.

whether to grant an injunction, we will again use Florida as an example, and owners and trainers are cautioned to review the law on the subject in the jurisdiction where the issue has arisen.

b. An owner facing a wrongful lien can satisfy the elements for injunctive relief.

A court will address wrongful conduct only when it is brought to the attention of the court. Generally, to avoid the needless expenditure of the parties’ and the court’s resources litigating the damages caused by an improper lien foreclosure and sale under F.S. § 85.031, the court will find that judicial economy supports enjoining the lien foreclosure, public sale or third party transfer of the horse or horses while the parties litigate their dispute. If the owner has legitimate reasons why the owner will prevail in the underlying dispute, then there may be a substantial likelihood that the owner ultimately will prevail on the merits. The owner may also say that there is a substantial threat that it will suffer irreparable injury unless the injunction issues. For example, if an owner is in the business of purchasing and selling horses, then the owner may be able to argue that the business of the owner would be destroyed by a sale of the owner’s horse or horses. Destruction of a business is sufficient indicia of irreparable harm to support a claim for injunctive relief. Richard v. Behavioral Healthcare Options, Inc., 647 So.2d 976, 978 (1994) (Plaintiff made an adequate showing for relief contending “the irreparable injury would be the destruction of its business. Even though [plaintiff] did not make an extremely strong case regarding why there is no adequate remedy at law, the record is sufficient to sustain the trial court’s decision [to issue an injunction].”)

2. The Court will enjoin stablekeepers imposing a fraudulent lien from foreclosing upon the lien and selling the horses.

3. The required elements for a Preliminary Injunction.

a. The right to a lien does not mean claiming the lien is always right.

a. Irreparable harm.

Should a stablekeeper impress a fraudulent lien and the owner finds out about the claim, the owner can seek a temporary or preliminary injunction to prevent the foreclosure against the improper lien. Remember, the issue of the wrongfulness of a stablekeeper’s conduct does not dissipate just because they foreclose upon a lien.

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“A party exercising self-help under Section 85.031(2) does so at his peril. While the sale passes ownership of the property, it does not establish the legitimacy of the underlying debt or of the lienor’s conduct.” Boyd v. Panama City Boat Yard, Inc., 522 So.2d 1058, 1060 (1st DCA 1988) (reversing and remanding a directed verdict against a boat owner claiming conversion, breach of contract and breach of bailees’ duty because the statute does not extinguish a property owner’s rights under Florida lien law) [emphasis added]. In other words, if a trainer imposes a lien for charges that are not properly included under F.S. § 713.65 and then forecloses the lien by selling the horse or horses under F.S. § 85.031 (non-judicial, public sale), the sale does not legitimize the actions of the trainer and the trainer is not immune to an action by the horse owner for foreclosing on a lien itself based on an inflated amount that should not have included training charges. The basic premise is that a trainer can only lien and sell a horse for unpaid care and feeding charges, nothing more. If a trainer includes more than care in feeding in the lien amount, then the entire process is faulty, illegal and the trainer is exposed for wrongfully selling the horse or horses. Because most states follow the same or similar principals when deciding

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To obtain an injunction to prevent sale of horses under Florida’s equine lien statute, an owner must show: 1) the likelihood of irreparable harm; (2) the unavailability of an adequate remedy at law; (3) the substantial likelihood of success on the merits; and (4) considerations of the public interest. Vargas v. Vargas, 771 So.2d 594, 595 (3d DCA 2000); Oxford Int’l Bank and Trust, Ltd. v. Merrill Lynch, 374 So.2d 54, 55 (Fla. 3d DCA 1979). Irreparable harm can mean a lot of things. In the equine world, the liquidation of unique horses with individualized skills, or the destruction of an equine business though the forced sale of its equine assets, is considered irreparable harm. See, e.g.: Destruction of a party’s business constitutes irreparable harm. See, e.g.: XIP Technologies, LLC v. Ascend Global Services, LLC, Case No. 2D17-3718 (2d DCA, August 15, 2018): ��������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������� ��� ����� ���������� ����������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������

It is also not necessary that an owner establish the amount of financial harm in ordered to be entitled to such relief because “evidence of the potential destruction of a business, without a track record from which to calculate the potential loss and with harm of a continuing nature, may in some cases provide sufficient indicia of irreparable harm to support temporary injunctive relief.” U.S. 1 Office Corp. v. Falls Home Furnishings, Inc., 655 So.2d 209, 210 (3d DCA 1995.

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As publishers of Elite Equestrian magazine, we received a new GMC Sierra AT4 on loan to experience it’s great features as a farm/equestrian use vehicle. We thoroughly enjoyed it! - Noelle Vander Brink, Editor of Elite Equestrian magazine.


• The next generation 2019 Sierra debuts a GMC exclusive, industry-first MultiPro Tailgate that is the segment’s most innovative tailgate ever. Standard on SLT and Denali, the MultiPro Tailgate features six unique functions and positions, offering enhanced second-tier loading and load-stop solutions, a standing workstation mode and easier access to items in the box. • The MultiPro Tailgate also incorporates a step entry and egress mode that, when paired with the assist handle, offers both step and seated functionality, with a maximum weight capacity of 375 pounds (170 kg). Ease of use is enhanced with two buttons on the tailgate handle that allow convenient inner gate release.


Removable floor liners cover the whole rear floor, and interlock for easy removal and fast clean-ups! Front floor covers are nice and high on the side and front to keep wetness and dirt confined, and allow easy cleaning!

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We live in our vehicles, especially when we’re at a multi-day horse show. Our family WILL make a mess inside the vehicle- muddy boots, dropped food, spilled coffee, pet messes and more. The Sierra 1500 AT4 model we drove had floor liners that removed easily for a quick clean up. The rear seats popped up easily to fit all these flowers, and then the floor liners also easily popped out to dump off the spilled dirt- no need to drag out the vacuum! Was I happy!


The ultimate tail gate for tailgating!

Tail Gating made easy!

Extra length when you need it!

Standard content on the 2019 Sierra AT4 includes: • 2-inch factory-installed suspension lift • Standard 4WD with a two-speed transfer case, locking rear differential and skid plates • Off-road-tuned Rancho monotube shock absorbers • 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires or available mud terrain-rated Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tire, or available 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires • Exclusive wheel design with machined-face, dark-tinted appearance • Hill Descent Control • Traction Select System • GMC exclusive, industry-first MultiPro Tailgate • Black chrome finish on the fog lamp bezels, fender surround and grille insert • Body-color grille surround, door handles and bumper • Exclusive athletic interior trim elements • Red vertical recovery hooks • Standard 5.3L V-8 engine Available content on the 2019 Sierra AT4 includes: • Segment-first Multi-Color Head-Up Display projects key, customizable vehicle data on the windshield in a 15” diagonal display to help drivers keep their eyes on the road • Segment-first Rear Camera Mirror offers an optimized view via an available dual-function interior mirror that expands vision to overcome common visual obstructions like occupants or cargo. This next generation system features a higher resolution camera and display and the ability to tilt or zoom the view. • GMC exclusive, industry-first Carbon Fiber Pickup Box the CarbonPro, was developed to increase durability, efficiency and functionality while offering best-in-class dent, scratch and corrosion resistance. • A full suite of advanced safety features* including Surround Vision, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking and Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking • 6.2L V-8 or Duramax 3.0L inline-six turbo-diesel paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission The Sierra 1500 AT4 starts at $51,000 The white vehicle, as shown is $65,850 Center console is a perfect spot to hold your phone, and- it is also a wireless charger! It works for any phones that have wireless charging hardware within them. All you need to do is remove your phone from its case and place it on the center console for a wireless charge. More info here: how-gmcs-wireless-charging-works

When passing a pedestrian, an icon of a person comes up on the dashboard! A great safety feature when driving at night! The driver’s seat vibrates when changing lanes or crossing the centerline. It also vibrates when you’re too close to something- going through a bank drive-through for example!

The cut-in step up is a great feature!

I loved the extra wide running board!

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“The best part of my experience was the horse I was given...

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“She was a true Irish hunter. A gorgeous gray mare, ridden by one of our guides, and my favorite on our trip,” recounts Virginia ‘Ginny’ Serio, who has called New York, Italy and Ireland home at one point or another over her 50 years as a rider, and she still finds that tours of Ireland by horseback leave an indelible impression in both the quality of its horses and beauty of its terrain.


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As parts of the country already start to get blanketed in cold and snow, horse lovers have an opportunity to follow their favorite eventing stars into the sunny and warm Florida November weather, to the picturesque Ocala Jockey Club’s award-winning signature event. The status of the 2019 event being an Olympic qualifier just adds an extra reason to being there live this year. Katherine Coleman and Monte Classico, winners of the 2018 CCI3* Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photo Team

The 4th annual Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event is set to run from November 14th to 17th at the 950-acre Ocala Jockey Club farm in Reddick, Florida. This year’s Event has the distinction as serving as a qualifying competition for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the only qualifier for eventing in the South East. If Tokyo is a little far to go to watch world-class competition, the Ocala Jockey Club is much more accessible. The scenery is breathtaking, with the cross country competition weaving its way through Spanish-moss laden oak trees and rolling hills unexpected in the Florida landscape. The “equine triathlon” competition showcasing dressage, show jumping and cross-country segments ridden by the same horse-rider combination teams over the course of multiple days has already become a popular destination. It won the 2018 Florida Sports Foundation’s Small Market Event of the Year award. The prepared galloping tracks have gained reputation among riders as having some of the best footing in the country, if not in the world. “The OJC is a real destination event with a true international feel. It’s a world class facility with spectacular viewing and entertainment for spectators and owners,” said World Championship veteran and Pan American Games Team Gold medalist Lynn Symansky. “It’s an event I look forward to bringing my horses to every year; great atmosphere and courses on beautiful rolling terrain. The OJC does a fantastic job putting on a top-class event.” There will be four FEI levels of competition, with newly reassigned star system’s designations CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L, and the Olympic qualifying levels CCI4*-S and CCI4*-L. Each of the levels also features special recognition and prizes for young horses and off-track Thoroughbreds. There is also a special 52

new program supporting young riders’ development, called the MARS Bromont Rising due to its inaugural unveiling running at the 2019 MARS Bromont Event. It provides an opportunity for 10 American or Canadian under-25 riders to earn a $3,000 grant to train for and compete at the Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event. The training portion will run at Mardanza Farms, the winter training center of a top eventing rider, Sara Kozumplik-Murphy. Marion County has earned its’ designation as the “Horse Capital of the World” due to the number of horses of various breeds residing within the county. There are certainly plenty of horse events of all shapes and sizes in Marion County, yet the Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event is one of the few international-caliber equestrian competitions in the area capable of drawing top talent along with a festival experience that makes it a fun weekend outing for the entire family. This potential has already been recognized with the support of the Marion County Visitors and Conventions Bureau and other corporate sponsor partners. The quality of the cross country course design is an important element that needs to balance rider and horse safety with sufficient eye-popping jumps and challenging questions to properly prepare for international competitions. Mike Etherington-Smith, the former head of British Eventing and cross country for the Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, will again collaborate on the CCI4*-S * and CCI4*-L courses with Clayton Fredericks, a Silver Olympic medalist and former Canadian eventing team coach, who is also designing the CCI2*-L and CCI3*-L courses at the Ocala Jockey Club Event. The sprawling 950-acre Ocala Jockey Club’s picturesque setting provides a premier yet

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3. authentic experience for riders and spectators alike. Mike Etherington-Smith said after his September site visit: “All is looking really good and on track for this year’s International 3-Day Event at the Ocala Jockey Club. Clayton Fredericks has made a number of exciting changes including taking the course around in the opposite direction at this fabulous venue and I am sure that all horses and athletes will have a very positive experience”. The 2019 Event will also feature extra experiences for competitors, their connections and spectators in addition to inspiring top-level competition. An American eventing rider based in England, Liz Halliday-Sharp will be the featured speaker at the inspirational Ladies’ Luncheon talk sponsored by Purina on Friday, November 15. Official veterinarian partners from Peterson & Smith will present helpful equine podiatry tips. Saturday’s demonstration schedule will feature a number of exciting attractions such as Elisa Wallace’s Mustang “Hwyn”, who is famous enough to have become a Breyer Horse model. Cross country walk will be led by Lucinda Green, a legendary British 3-day eventing rider. Saturday night features the competitors’ party with a band, and the Kid Zone will provide fun activities such as horse stick races, an inflatable jump, face painting and visits with mini horses from the Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses. There will be food vendors, a beer garden featuring special signature drinks, and other vendors with equestrian-themed and other special offerings.

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Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photo Team

A unique and important aspect of the OJC Event is its focus on highlighting off-track Thoroughbreds who find their postracing careers as 3-day eventing horses. Former racehorses provide a number of benefits to eventing riders who need mounts that bond well with their human partners, and have the stamina to gallop for 10 minutes while clearing 40 large jumps along the way. The Ocala Jockey Club traditionally serves as a Thoroughbred farm community, so the connection between racing and eventing was a natural one. Jen Roytz, the Executive Director of the Retired Racehorse Project, will be on hand during the event to provide Thoroughbred-related livestream commentary and coverage. There will be a Thoroughbred master class showing how to retrain a freshly retired racehorse, raffles with Retired Racehorse Project’s memberships, clothing and award-winning magazine, and much more. Competitor entries closed on October 29th. General admission tickets are $10 Friday to Sunday, and the $25 weekend pass includes all days of competition plus the event program. There is no parking fee. Information about hotel partners, competition entries, sponsorship opportunities, tickets and VIP access is available at the event website at Photos 1, 2 & 3: Katherine Coleman and Monte Classico, winners of the 2018 CCI3* Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photo Team

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She was stocky, but 100% safe and steady. The Irish horses are so reliable, well trained, and good at their job.” Ginny had organized a group tour to say thank-you to riders at her own stable in New York. “The women that went with me had never ‘left the farm’ as far as riding on a guided tour! We stayed eight days, seven of them participating in a ride, and saw four towns. Dinners were fantastic, breakfasts one could have whatever they want! It was just the right amount of time.”

Depending on a rider’s interests and skill level, Ireland by horseback can mean many things. A riding tour agency should be able to offer a range of travel packages and -- in Ginny’s case -- the added confidence of firsthand expertise as promised by Active Riding Trips: “I picked this trip because of the range of riding abilities that I would be responsible for in my group. Stacey (Adams) has experienced most of the rides and is very informative.”

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“You won’t see an exhaustive list of trips but you will find a well rounded, hand-picked list of the best places on earth for adventurous riders,” says Adams, of Active Riding Trips. ”We will not offer a trip unless we’ve been there. When you reserve a trip with us, we have firsthand knowledge about how the horses interact with each other and on the trail, what sights you’ll see each day, and how the food is prepared and dietary restrictions are accommodated. The trip you receive should match exactly with the trip you discussed with us.” There’s also an Ireland for every rider, from Ring of Kerry inn-to-inn rides; tours of Kinnitty or Portumna Castles; gallops along the coastlines of Connemara or Donegal Beaches; a stay at Mount Juliet Country Estate for golf and riding; trail rides at the foothills of the Slieve Aughty Mountains; or a getaway to the Ballinasloe Horse Fair. “Ireland is even more beautiful from horseback,” says Ginny. “You will never forget the landscape or its green, rolling hills.” 54

At Flower Hill, find Irish hospitality and horsemanship, including cross-country lessons.

A Flowerhill inn to inn ride is a great way to see the Irish countryside.

The current ownership group of investors includes Derek Warfield, founding member of the Wolfe Tones and Colin Breen of Four Green Fields Pub in Tampa, Florida. Since the purchase in 2015, Kinnity Castle Hotel has undergone significant renovations and continues to serve as a wedding and executive-level conference venue, and 4-star hotel

How to Pick a Trip: 5 First Steps

1. What sort of ride interests you? 2. What type of rider are you? 3. How far are you willing to travel? 4. Do you want to travel outside your comfort zone? 5. What does your ideal vacation look/feel like?

Killamey beach: A great way to experience Killarney Beach is on a homebred Connemara

Killahoey Donegal : A good gallop along Killahoey Beach in Donegal will cure what ails you.

Kinnitty Castle is a 19th-century gothic revival castle in Kinnitty, County Offaly. Also of interest: A nearby pyramid, built by the Bernard family, who resided in the castle.



Symansky, Eventing Pro Relies on Nutrition for Performance

ProElite horse feeds are at the core of her horses’ competition prep


his summer, ProElite horse feeds became available to horse owners across the U.S. The ultra-premium feed is trusted by some of the most prominent horse professionals, including eventing expert Lynn Symansky. We interviewed Lynn about her competition experience, and how nutrition helps ensure her horses perform at their best.

Can you tell us about yourself? Lynn: I went to college in Virginia, and ����������������������������������������� I decided to take one year to see if I could get to Rolex Kentucky (now the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event). And what was supposed to be one year turned into where I am now.

American Games. He’s 11, and I got him a few years ago. He’s an exciting one just coming into his prime.

Lynn Symansky Equestrian is fundamentally based around training horses to top international competition. But I also take in horses for clients, and do a lot of teaching. I’m in horse country, in the heart of Middleburg, Virginia, on a beautiful 33-acre facility.

I also have two up-and-coming horses: SpectraVET Tempranillo, age 8, and Global Cassero 3, age 8. It’ll be exciting to see their careers evolve.

How has your experience evolved over your 29 years as a competitor? Lynn: I grew up riding – not competitively, but for fun. Then, I got into more disciplines, and I found my love of eventing.


At age 14, I was lucky to get an off-thetrack Thoroughbred. I began moving up the levels, and started getting a taste of the international scene. It evolved from being a hobby, to actually competing against my idols. Fast forward to today, and I’ve competed at nearly all the top competitions across the world. You realize how much you have to grow and learn, and that inspires you to always improve. Who are you competing currently? Lynn: Donner is 16. He’s been my long���������������������������������������� he’s travelled to more than six countries. He’s represented our country at more team competitions than I can count.

Under Suspection, age 15, has had several top results at the four-star level. She just won a big competition at Great Meadow in August.

How does nutrition impact performance? Lynn: I take their nutrition more seriously than I do my own, and I’ll bet I’m not the only one. [Laughter.] But really, horses are supreme athletes. When they’re not feeling their best, they won’t perform at their best. It’s unfair to expect anything else unless you do everything to meet their needs. As a competitor, knowing my horses have a solid nutrition program behind them is crucial. Are there any special dietary considerations you focus on? Lynn: Just like each human is different, every horse is different. It’s important to have a variety of options. I’ve had horses that can’t process sugars like others can. Meanwhile, some horses are easy keepers. They just look at grass and get fat. So, it’s important to have a

All of your horses eat ProElite feed. What’s led you to that choice? Lynn: I needed something that I didn’t need to worry about when I compete. I also needed options, and some other brands don’t have a wide variety for the horses. I like that ProElite feeds meet all nutritional needs no matter the targeted use. If a horse needs gastric support or senior care, you still don’t have to mess with a lot of supplements. There are also probiotics in ProElite feeds that I’ve found to be much easier on horses’ stomachs. What advice would you give other riders thinking about horse nutrition? Lynn: Think more individually with each ����������������������������������������� busy professionals or people with a lot of horses, but each horse is a unique athlete. It’s helpful to consult someone on your feed choices, and ProElite feed consultants are a great place to start. What are you looking forward to most in 2020? Lynn: I’m thankful to have a diverse group of horses. I’m excited to get my horses ready for big competitions, while continuing to train and develop the next generation. There’s also some internationals and team competitions I’m targeting. Considering that – and with Team USA securing a spot for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics – it’ll be an exciting year. To learn more about ProElite feeds, visit

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The Way Of Horses:

Bran – Not for Horses

By Eleanor Blazer | Copyright @ 2018


hat goes in must come out. One of the by-products of feeding horses is manure. The quality, quantity and frequency of production should be of concern to every horse owner.

Subconsciously we know if things are normal. Any change from normal can be a sign of an impending problem. If a horse is not passing manure, one of �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� a bran mash once a week. But, does this by-product of wheat really help? ������������������������������������������� bran and compare it to timothy hay. The protein content of feed is always of interest to horse people. The protein of wheat bran is approximately 17.0%. The protein of timothy hay is around 7.0%. Calculations need to be done to see how much protein the horse is ������������������� Let’s say one pound of wheat bran is fed along with 15 pounds of timothy hay ������������������������������������������ 7.6% protein in his diet for the day, which is not too bad. A healthy adult horse at ������������������������������������ �����������������������������


�������������������������������������� reached. 1 pound of wheat bran times ��������������������������������������� pounds of timothy hay times the 7.0% ��������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������� pounds fed (1 pound of wheat bran plus 15 pounds of timothy = 16 pounds). 17 + 105 = 122 ÷ 16 = 7.6%.

needed calcium from the bones in ���������������������������������������� The bones will become weakened.

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Wheat bran contains about 0.12% calcium and 1.30% phosphorus. The ratio would be 1 part calcium to 10.8 �������������������������������������� If bran was fed on a regular basis and �������������������������������������ders may occur.

The practice of feeding a warm bran ������������������������������������ one rule of feeding horses: make feed ������������������������������������ of time. Offering a horse a large meal of a product they are not used to can ������������������������������������tice may be why some people think �������������������������������������� change in diet causes loose bowels. ������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������� or founder.

������������������������������������ bran is not of concern – unless huge amounts are fed…and that would cause other problems.

The main reason wheat bran is fed ����������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������������� content of timothy hay’s 35.0%. The ����������������������������������������� �������������������������������������� about feeding whole oats to horses in �����������������������

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Research has determined the moisture content in the manure does not increase when wheat bran is fed to horses. It is thought that the water, which is added to the bran when the ����������������������������������������


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The Way Of Horses:


By Eleanor Blazer | Copyright @ 2018


ontrolling roundworms (Parascaris spp./ascarids) has been an on-going challenge for horse breeders.

The 1916 United States Department of Agriculture book “Diseases of the Horse” describes how the roundworm affects the growth and health of horses – unthriftiness, diarrhea or constipation, colic and respiratory problems. Recommended treatment compounds were tartar emetic, turpentine or carbon bisulphid for the removal of the parasite. Foals were treated with a mixture of the chemical of choice and honey which was placed on the back of the tongue twice a week. Older horses were fasted for 18 hours and then administered the poison with a stomach tube. The toxic chemicals basically caused severe diarrhea and purged the intestinal tract. The book warns that the treatments are dangerous to the horse and can cause death or permanent injury to the kidneys or other organs. Roundworms are primarily a young horse’s nemesis. The newborn foal is free from parasites, but it doesn’t take long for the youngster to be exposed.


Ascarid eggs can live for years in pastures and turnouts on plants, buckets, fences and stall walls – just waiting for ���������������������������������������� The eggs can also become stuck to the mare’s udder and swallowed when the foal nurses. The eggs travel to the small intestine where they hatch. After hatching, the larvae work through the intestinal wall into the blood stream, reaching the liver and eventually ending up in the lungs. The larvae are coughed up, swallowed and return to the small intestine where they complete their lifecycle - maturing into adult egg-laying worms. The new eggs are passed out of the horse in the manure where they wait to be ingested by the next horse. It is estimated the eggs can live for close to 10 years in a suitable environment. Extreme heat and cold does not effectively kill the eggs, which are encased in a hard protective capsule.


As the 1916 book stated roundworms can cause poor growth, coughing, ��������������������������������� colic. But foal owners must realize that youngsters without symptoms will still have roundworms. Total eradication of roundworms in the environment is impossible. Over the last 100 years our choice of chemicals and administration has improved but the effectiveness of our modern dewormers is decreasing. A study done in September 2002 on a farm in Ontario, Canada showed that foals which had been regularly dewormed with ivermectin since birth had poor roundworm control – they were resistant to ivermectin. [Patrick D Hearn, F & Peregrine, Andrew. ���������������������������������������� with Parascaris equorum apparently resistant to ivermectin. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 223. 482-5, 455. 10.2460/javma.2003.223.482.] To prevent resistance to dewormers the American Association of Equine Practitioneers recommends for foals ������������������������������������� of life foals should receive a minimum of four anthelmintic treatments. First deworming should be carried out at about 2-3 months of age, and a benzimidazole drug is recommended ������������������������������������� Second deworming is recommended just before weaning (approximately 4-6 months of age). An extra treatment �������������������������������������� time period between the two treatments exceeds 3 months. At weaning a fecal egg count is recommended to determine whether worm burdens are primarily strongyles or ascarids, to facilitate the right choice of drug class.

Third and fourth treatments should be considered at about 9 and 12 months of age, respectively, and treatment should primarily be targeting strongyles. Tapeworm treatment should be included in the 9-month treatment.” https:// ��������������������������������������� ����������������������������������� Dewormers are ineffective on roundworms until the parasites become adults, so deworming foals before the age of 2 months is not advised. Deworming foals at an early age sets up resistance – resulting in dewormers being ineffective later when they can be of use. Care must be taken when adminis�������������������������������������� the foal has a large worm burden the sudden die-off of adult worms can cause a blockage, resulting in impaction colic. It should be done under the supervision of a veterinarian. By the time the young horse is two years old resistance to roundworms has developed. Occasionally adult horses will have a low roundworm burden. In 1916 managing manure was the key to keeping the exposure down. The book recommended stalls and pastures be cleaned daily and the manure not spread on paddocks where mares and foals were kept. Feed was to be offered off the ground. This is true today - management is key. Overstocking pastures and turnout areas should be avoided. Isolation of new horses with dubious health history should be implemented until a fecal count can be taken and treatment completed before introduction to the herd. Manure removal and pasture rotation can also help in managing internal parasites. It is impossible to totally remove the risk of exposure to roundworms, but it can be decreased.

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Fear The Fungi Recently published 3-year study cites steamed hay as critical to preventing IAD, a stealth equine ailment that affects over 80% of horses.

by Kim F Miller

Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD) affects huge numbers of horses and often goes undetected while impacting their performance. A three-year research project published by The Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine expands extensive past research confirming IAD’s prevalence. Older studies identify over 80% of the general horse population as having it. Conducted by a group of equine sports medicine veterinarians in Belgium, this new research studied over 700 active sport horses referred for performance issues or possible respiratory problems: 88% were diagnosed with IAD. The study also cited high-temperature steamed hay as critical to preventing IAD: horses fed steamed hay were 65% less likely to develop the condition than those fed dry hay. Led by Dr. Julie Dauvillier, the study is the first to connect fungi in the horse’s respiratory system with high incidence of IAD. Along with many inhalable irritants, fungi are present in even top quality hay. High temperature hay steaming kills fungi, hence its effectiveness in preventing IAD.


“This paper highlights a major piece of the puzzle of equine airway diseases: the role of fungi,” explains Dr. Van ErckWestergren, co-author of the study. “In human medicine, fungi are known to cause many respiratory inflammatory conditions such as allergies, infection, asthma, etc. In equine veterinary medicine, we can find publications that relate the role of fungi in pretty nasty, potentially lifethreatening diseases such as fungal pneumonia or guttural pouch mycosis, but barely anything else. Our paper shows for the first time that ubiquitous molds, including fungi, cause chronic lower airway inflammation which is deleterious for the health and performance of our horses.”

The study also found that soaking hay, haylage and “dust free” hay did not reduce the risk of fungi-related IAD, while wood shavings were deemed the best option for stalls that require bedding.

Fungi Found Everywhere

“Fungal spores naturally contaminate hay and straw during harvest,” the study’s authors explain. “The degree of contamination and proliferation is directly related to harvesting practices, initial levels of soil contamination, as well as storage conditions.” Of the 731 active performance horses in the study, 79% were found to have fungal elements in a cytological examination of tracheal wash fluid. Horses with fungi in their airways were twice as likely to develop IAD than those without it. IAD is a stealth illness. It sometimes presents with an occasional cough and mild nasal discharge, but often lurks without symptoms. Unexplained decreases in performance are complaints that often lead to bronchoaveolar and trachea washes that reveal an IAD diagnosis. Unmanaged, this condition will progress and potentially mean these horses are more susceptible to debilitating extremes of the Equine Asthma Spectrum, including Recurrent Airway Obstruction, aka “heaves.” While the study answered questions about prevalence and dangers of fungi, it raises others that warrant further investigation, especially for active sport horses. “A link between fungal growth and an immunodepressive state could not be demonstrated in our study,” the authors noted. “However, it is likely that the immune system of some of the horses included in our study would have been challenged by intensive training, regular transport and competition.”

Along with dry hay, straw bedding had a high correlation to IAD incidence. Dry hay and straw bedding “cannot be recommended in performance horses,” Dr. Van ErckWestergren states. 62


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Environmental Solutions “Environmental management is the only way to protect your horse against fungi,” explained Dr Van Erck-Westergren in a follow-up interview. “Fungi are everywhere: in the straw, in the hay and in the stall and storage areas. Their aim is to proliferate.


Finding fungi in so many horses’ respiratory tracts caused the authors to question the “use of corticosteroids as a unique treatment of airway inflammation” because they depress the immune system, which actually fights the fungal infection. They noted that anti-fungal treatment is included in prescriptions for human allergic diseases involving a fungal component, like severe acute respiratory syndrome. Perhaps it should be for horses, too.

“There is now overwhelming evidence for the effectiveness of Haygain steamed hay in reducing IAD and helping to improve respiratory health in horses,” she continued. Regular stall disinfection, dust-free shavings and a sealed flooring system that requires minimal bedding, like ComfortStall, were additional recommendations for keeping fungi at bay, preventing Inflammatory Airway Disease and maintaining the overall respiratory health.

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The liners are performance, safety and hygiene based allowing users to perform at their best, without distractions that are associated with sweating. Depending on the person and activities being performed, each liner can last anywhere from one round of golf to two weeks of standard hat usage. The liners also preserve hats and keep the inside looking as fresh as the day it was bought.


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Story and Photos By Alessandra Deerinck

Before Polo became known in the western culture, in Persia and India, men and women of the royal court played the game. The English upper classes learned to play polo in the 1800’s, and made it popular with the wealthy in other parts of the world. A polo player is part of a team and must ride with perfect control, and respect the rules while swinging a mallet to drive a ball toward a goal at the end of the field. Many agree that a polo player is only as good as his horse. Polo ponies work hard and tire quickly, so after each seven-minute playing period, the players switch to fresh horses. Buying and caring for a pool of highly skilled polo ponies is part of the expense of the game.


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The Human Horse Sensing adventure in Polo ������������������������������������������������������������ �������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������� 70

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The FEI proposes new rules on pony measuring –

Why? What are they? How will they affect you? If you are reading this article, you probably know the difference between a pony and a horse and have heard the terms “measuring in” and “measuring out” bandied about. But did you know that the FEI is proposing to dramatically revise the Pony measuring rules? This could have a massive impact on Pony owners, so we recommend you read carefully and raise any concerns you may have with your National Federations or with the FEI directly.

What are the current rules? ���������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������ �������������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������� �����������������������������������������������������

Why does the FEI want to change the rules? ���������������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������ ��������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������ ����������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������������������������

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How will these proposals affect you? Should you be concerned?

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So… what are the new proposals?

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o review, we have discussed important steps to prepare for training on the trail, including reading the horse to recognize his inner energy level and working with him to release it, preparing the rider through warm up and stretching exercises, and building safety and confidence on the trail. We covered training tips for dealing with two of three common trail training issues: the horse that wants to always be in the lead and the horse that wants to run up from behind.

When dealing with a spooky horse, go back to the routine we suggested be������������������������������������������������� he is spooky on a trail, it is better to work on overcoming spookiness issues there ������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������� he reacting to something permanent that cannot be changed along the trail like a tree stump or a water crossing? Or did he spooked at something temporary, ������������������������������������������ in front of him, or a sound in the bushes?

TRAINING & Showing

It’s Okay to Dismount! ���������������������������������� improve his training on the next ride get off his back and on the ground before ������������������������������������ One key to controlling a spooky horse is that you must stop him before he de������������������������������������������ keep control so the horse can address the offending obstacle before he stops ��������������������� How do you do that? By being alert to �������������������������������������� these cues that tell you he is getting ���������������������������������������� ������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������� breathing than normal, this is the point ������������������������������������� While on the ground be sure to give the horse his head to let him study the obstacle and swing his head to see it ������������������������������������������� studies it and seems to ignore the obsta������������������������������������������ ��������������������������������������� appears to ignore it again, continue the ������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������� ��������������� 74

does not stand still, reposition him exactly ���������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������ forward, back him and vice versa until he is positioned right back to where ������������������������������������������ important to do to keep his respect and ������������������������������������������ him accustomed to approaching the ���������������������������������������

Once he seems to accept it, the lesson ����������������������������������������� the obstacle when 1) it is behind him, and 2) when approaching it from the ������������������������������������������� the scary obstacle that he accepted ����������������������������������� Horses sometimes show more spookiness ����������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� reaction once he has passed a spooky ����������������������������������� �������������������� ���������������������������������������� spooky approaching an obstacle he has already accepted when he comes at �������������������������������������������cause a horse sees things differently from �������������������������������������tomed to the scary obstacle coming at it only from one direction, when he approaches it from the opposite direction he may ignore it, spook with the same level of concern as before, or spook ������������������������������������� horse to obstacles from both directions! ���������������������������������������� as walking past a scary stump, take a ��������������������������������������� swing his head and let him look at the �������������������������������������

On the Ground . . . Remember, when on the ground, be ready to use the “move away from me” ������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� dangerous, and puts him in control of ��������������������������������������� top of you! Make him move away and respect your space as he learns to ac������������������� When you are between 15 to 20 feet away from the obstacle you can remount and move on to whatever ����������������������������������������� Continue with the same short segments ��������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������� time you take time to let him study an obstacle, the shorter time it will take him ���������������������������������������� rush this process or force him, it will take ������������������������������������� ���������������������������������� while mounted is basically the same as ��������������������������������������� the spooky object and allow the horse ������������������������������������������� Once he seems to ignore it, take a few steps towards it, stop, and let him look ���������������������������������������� “dancing” around, reposition him to the exact point where you asked him to �������������������������������������� from me” command, use your seat,

leg, and hand aids to put him back in ��������������������������������������������� aids to make him come back to the left ������������������������������������������ forward to the spot where you asked him ��������

���������������������������������� thought and turn it around to a pos��������������������������������������� the rider has positive thoughts for the ��������������������������� ������������������������������������� trailer, make sure you and your horse are well exercised and warmed �������������������������������� ���������������������������������� when going away from the barn or ������������������������������������� to trot, trot to lengthening trot, trot to canter, and yielding at the trot both ��������������������������������������� you change gaits, and speed within gaits (transitions), the more it will improve the horse’s concentration on you rather than being worried about �������������������������

�������������������������������������� him with the inside rein quickly and just ������������������������������������������ him turning in as tight a circle as possible �������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������ at whatever the horse is reacting to, ���������������������������������������� the saddle horn with the same hand that ������������������������������ For example, if the horse spooks and moves to the left, quickly shorten the inside left rein to turn him tightly to the left while loosening the outside right rein ���������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������ or turn as possible until he submits to you �������������������������������������� ������������������������������� ������������������������������������� spooky, go with a rider with a gentle ��������������������������������������������������������������������� pony on a longe line next to a calmer ����������������������������������������� ��������������������������������� Make a note that the next time you plan to go out on the trail, exercise the spooky horse by longeing him before riding more than may have been done ����������������������������������������� not to get him tired out, but just to make him more humble to accept his new ���������������������������������������������� make arrangements to out on the trail ride with another rider mounted on a quiet horse or try ponying your horse with ������������������ Repeat the same trail, but hike it before ������������������������������������������ where you may need to stop to allow him enough time to accept areas he ��������������������������������������� you will be prepared to help your horse accept spooky obstacles while staying in ������������������������� Riders must understand that when a horse is taken into a new environment, his level of sensitivity and tendency to ����������������������������������������

being placed in a new situation or being asked to do something he has never ����������������������������������� surprised at their horse’s spooky reactions will say to me “my horse has never done ������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������� Because the horse has no experience with the situation, he becomes overly ������������������������������������������� responsibility to anticipate that these situations may happen, and be prepared to ������������������������� Your Next Step… Here are some tips for the rider when ���������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������� obstacles that could have the ������������������������������������� Because when you look down and have negative thoughts about the obstacle, the horse picks up these ���������������������������������� ������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������� am going over to the other side of �������������������������������������� keep my horse responding to my �������������������������������� and build your horse’s sense of ���������� ������������������������������������� with issues of spooking, or if you are inexperienced, trail ride in a western ����������������������������������� saddle, with its easy-to-grab horn, ���������������������������������� ������������������

��������������������������������������er, or turning around on the trail to return “home,” do “slow down” work to keep his focus on you rather than mindlessly rushing back, and possibly ������������������������������������ ���������������������������������� to walk, walk to stop, yielding at the walk both right and left, stopping, turn on the haunches and forehand, ������������������������� �����������������������������������������ues to spook over an object or situa������������������������������������� �������������������������������������� ��������������������������������� patient you are, the more you are building a foundation for advancing ���������������������� ���������������������������������������ing horse is not allowing the horse to ������������������������������������������ horse is being allowed to go out on the ����������������������������������������� �������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������� Until then, follow your dreams… Lynn Lynn’s Training Tip… Remember… a horse knows what you are thinking. You have to be a positive rider to bring out the best in your horse! �������������������������������������� her trainings in Florida and other parts ���������������������������� ������������������������������� �������������





SAFE EMERGENCY ESCAPE � Handler can safely disconnect the breast bar and lead the horses out � Horses can see the open door or ramp. � Horses can safely jump down and out of the trailer or side ramp in emergency

Emergency escape

Emergency escape

Emergency escape

UNSAFE EMERGENCY ESCAPE � Horses facing rear impact � No access to horses heads � Horses need to back and turn to escpae � Handler has to get behind the panicked horseS

Buying a horse trailer is a substantial investment, not just in equity but in safety. Don’t make it a spur of the moment decision. Take your time. Collect information, sift through it, and then collect more. Listen to everyone – trust no one. Read everything – question everything. After all is said and done, it’s you that needs to decide what is true and what isn’t. Believe me when I say that the wrong trailer is no bargain at any price while the right trailer will safely serve you and your horses faithfully for years to come. So what to do?

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As you collect trailer information, you might talk to a horse trailer dealer, or a manufacturer, or a trainer, or a veterinarian, or a friend who you believe knows his “stuff.” But how do you know they know their “stuff” when you don’t yet know what that “stuff” is? Is a dealer or manufacturer’s motive to help you and your horses choose the right trailer, or are the motives directed to getting a sale? Does your friend or trainer have experience with horse trailers, or are they just offering their opinion? Did your veterinarian take Horse Trailer 101 in Vet School? But most important, what about what you read in print or online? If it’s in print, is it true? The best way to know is to read with an open mind while asking, “Why, When, Where, What, and How.” And after that, you need to ask perhaps the most important question of all, “What if?” More and more dubious information about horse trailers and trailer safety is cropping up on the website. Unlike magazines, that scrupulously screen the material they choose to write about, anyone can say what they want on-line to entice you to buy their product. But if you stay present, question the information, and ask, “What if?” it will become clear to you who is operating in your interests and who isn’t. The following is a good example. What is being called a “rear-facing” trailer has popped up a while ago on two different websites. On one of the sites, a dealer has branded the rear-facing trailer and touts it with a video that can be found on YouTube (watch it closely, and question all of what you see and hear). On the other site, the dealer, who implies they are a manufacturer, promotes rear facing using the following information: You decide if it’s true. 76

������������������������������������������������������ ����������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������� Re-read it one more time and decide for yourself if that was a strange leap. If you read it carefully, questions should have popped up. How did the horse end up riding backward? Did she back her mare in from the rear? Did her horse enter from the rear and immediately turn around? If so, how does that relate to how her mare likes to travel since the trailer isn’t moving? Or did her horse turn around during travel? If that’s the case, perhaps the mare just wanted to face where she entered because she knew it was the way out? But then to further convince you, the dealer posts this:

�������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������




It makes sense that a natural, effortless balance is maintained by a forward lean… but …horses can most easily maintain their balance facing away from the direction of travel? Does that seem a bit of a leap? If the comparison is rearfacing vs. front facing in a straight load trailer of the same size and open-ness, how are horses traveling standing front to back any different than standing back to front as to how they balance and what muscles they use? When the tow vehicle accelerates and decelerates, aren’t the horses balancing the same, just in the opposite directions? And Numerous studies of horses in transit recorded horses showing fewer falls and fewer impacts with partitions… travel facing away from the direction of travel.” What studies? Who did them? Where are they that we can look them up? What style trailers and brands were used for the study since the axle placement has to be different for a rear-facing trailer, and were they driven the same distance on the same road with the same driver?

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But let’s say that you have concluded that if horses can balance the same whether facing forward or back, you determine that you do like the idea of walking them into the trailer from the side and have them exit through the rear. At this point, you need to ask the most important of all questions, “What if?”


What if the trailer is hit in the rear? Given it’s a fact that rear-end collisions have increased because of distractions caused by electronic devices such as cell phones, texting, and GPS systems, do you want your horses facing the point of possible impact? What does your instinct tell you? What if the rear doors and/or ramp and tail doors become inoperable, can you safely reach your rear-facing horses? Will it be possible to back them out a side door or ramp that they can’t see? But what if they are facing front. Since a horse’s natural inclination is to move toward an opening that they can see, and you have a trailer with large doors on each side at the head area, or a side ramp, or both, wouldn’t it be safer and easier to guide them forward through the side doors or safely out the side unload ramp.


Emergency escape

Emergency escape

� Handler can safely disconnect the breast bar and lead the horses out � Horses can see the open door or ramp. � Horses can safely jump down and out of the trailer or side ramp in emergency

Emergency escape

UNSAFE EMERGENCY ESCAPE � Horses facing rear impact � No access to horses heads � Horses need to back and turn to escpae � Handler has to get behind the panicked horseS

If you search further, you will discover that no manufacturers in the US offers a rear-facing trailer in their standard model line-up. That means it’s not widely accepted. What will that do to your resale/equity value when you decide to sell or trade? You can see easily see how one can be led astray. Don’t accept opinions, videos, articles, and information at face value. Always ask Why, When, Where, What, How, and especially What if. Remember, it’s you that has to make the final decision as to what’s safest for you and your horses.

Tom Scheve, with wife Neva have been advocating horse trailer safety since 1984. Both have given safety clinics at many horse expos around the country and have written numerous articles for national magazines about horse trailer safety. Their nationally acclaimed textbook, The Complete Guide to Buying, Maintaining and Servicing a Horse Trailer and Equine Emergencies on the Road (with Jim Hamilton DVM) have been adopted by most National Horse organizations. Tom is also owner of EquiSpirit Trailer Company with corporate offices in Southern Pines, NC. For more information on horse trailer safety, visit their website equispirit. com or email Tom at Toll free number is 1-877-575-1771. E



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• Material - 1 yard, and minimum 6” wider than desired window. • Thread- matching color • Bit Key Chains fromEx Shire’s Equestrian- see their ad on page 25 • Scissors • Needle • Iron • Extra Ribbon to hang bits from rod if necessary.


Cut material to desired length for curtain. Leave 1” extra around top, bottom and sides. Fold each side 1/2”, and again another 1/2”. Iron each side to keep the fold while sewing.


Sew the perimeter. Hand stitch if you prefer!

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Remove the tag and key ring circle from the key chain.


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Continued from page 44 b. Inadequate remedy.

Horses are often unique and, in particular, competition horses which have received unique training or are from unique bloodlines, cannot merely replaced with other equines. Therefore, involuntary public sale of those horses would cause more than economic harm to an owner than m merely the loss of the value of the horses, because of the unique and irreplaceable quality of those horses. Thus, an owner seeking to enjoin a stablekeeper’s lien sale can establish an inadequate remedy at law. See, e.g.: Telemundo Media v. Mintz, 194 So. 3d 434. 436 (3d DCA 2016 (“Telemundo also established an inadequate remedy at law and irreparable injury. A monetary damage award cannot compensate Telemundo for Mintz’s breach because Mintz’s services are unique and irreplaceable.”) [emphasis added]. c. Success on the merits.

If the trainer has included training fees in the stablekeeper’s lien claim, then the lien claim has been inflated beyond the scope of the charges included in Florida’s permitted stablekeeper’s lien. If an owner can prove this inflation in the lien claim, then the owner has established a substantial likelihood of success on the merits as to an improper lien claim. A lien based on an overly-expanded interpretation of the types of charges properly subject to lien and public sale is not valid under F.S. §§ 713.65 and 85.031 because: (1) The plain meaning of the words in F.S. § 713.65 make it clear that such statute only allows liens for “care and feeding” and not for “training.” See, e.g. Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando v. MMB Properties, 148 So.3d 810, 812 (5th DCA 2014) (construing the plain meaning of contract terms when upholding a right to an injunction); and (2) “A party exercising self-help under Section 85.031(2) does so at his peril. While the sale passes ownership of the property, it does not establish the legitimacy of the underlying debt or of the lienor’s conduct.” Boyd v. Panama City Boat Yard, Inc., 522 So.2d 1058, 1060 (1st DCA 1988) (reversing and remanding a directed verdict against a boat owner claiming conversion, breach of contract and breach of bailees’ duty because the statute does not extinguish a property owner’s rights under Florida lien law) [emphasis added].

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d. The public interest is served by an injunction.

An owner can also argue that interpretation of F.S. § 713.65, by the plain meaning of its terms, does not allow for the imposition of a lien by a stablekeeper upon horses for allegedly unpaid training fees, and therefore argue that it would serve the public interest for a court to clarify the distinction between charges properly subject to lien and those not properly subject to lien. Therefore, to preserve the status quo, an owner can seek and obtain a temporary or preliminary injunction against an improper stablekeeper’s lien in states such as Florida. See Wadsworth Equestrian, LLC v. T.M. Hills Farms International, Inc., Case No. 2018CA001750-CAA (Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, October 18, 2018) (entering temporary and preliminary injunction enjoining public sale upon claimed lien upon showing of improper stablekeeper’s lien amount, subject to bond by owner); Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando, Inc. v. MMB Props., 211 So. 3d 918, 924 (Fla. 2017) (“[T]he purpose of a temporary injunction is to preserve the status quo while final injunctive relief is sought”). Trainers should therefore be wary of claiming a lien that is larger than permitted by the relevant law of the state where the dispute arises. 1. As to Count VI for Violation of the Fraudulent Lien Statute F.S. § 713.31.

Defendants are mistaken that F.S. § 713.31 does not apply to a stablekeeper’s lien claimed pursuant to F.S. § 713.65. Defendants are wrong because F.S. § 713.31(2)(b) expressly expands the scope of the liens covered by the Fraudulent Lien Statute beyond Part I by including “or any lien in any action in which the validity of the lien is an issue.” The entire subsection (2)(b) thus reads:

������������������������������������������������������������ ����������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������� ����� ��������������� ���� ���� ������� ���������� ��������� ���� ��� ����������������������������������������������������������� ������� ��� �������� ����� ����������� ������ ���������� �������

The established tenet of statutory interpretation is that statutes be read in pari materia. Doing so here leads to the logical and inevitable conclusion that an action for a fraudulent lien under the Fraudulent Lien Statute, by its express language, is not restricted to only challenges to construction liens of Part I of Chapter 713. Statutory interpretation begins with an examination of the literal words of a statute. A.R. Douglass, Inc. v. McRainey, 102 Fla. 1141, 1144, 137 So. 157, 159 (1931); Carson v. Miller, 370 So.2d 10 (Fla. 1979); Ross v. Gore, 48 So.2d 412 (Fla. 1950) (no need for deploying rules of statutory interpretation if statute is clear on its face). Courts of this state are:

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Martin Fuchs (Left) & Ben Maher agreed the real power couple of the series were their horses!

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“The real ‘power couple’ on this tour have been Clooney and Explosion, not me and Martin,” joked Ben Maher, referring to London Knights teammate Martin Fuchs. The Longines Global Champions Tour (GCT) New York and overall 2019 Championship closed with a big, Broadway show finish as Great Britain’s show jumping superstar and 2012 Olympic team Gold medalist clinched his second consecutive LGCT overall title.

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“How could it get more special than today?” asked Longines GCT founder and president, Jan Tops. “We had hundreds of rounds and it came down to one rider, one second, to decide the win. We found a very special venue (Governors Island) to present the inaugural Global Champions Tour of New York. Our goal, to introduce top-level show jumping to new fans in major cities, has taken us to London, Berlin, Doha, Shanghai, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Mexico City, and now to one of the world’s truly great cities, New York.” Maher, 36, and Poden Farm’s 10 year-old KWPN (Chacco-Blue/Baloubet du Rouet) gelding, Explosion W, came to New York off back-to-back LGCT Grand Prix wins in Rome and London. “I’d never heard of Governors Island,” he confessed. “I didn’t know what to expect but Global always makes the logistics five-star for us. It was a memorable day that proved the strength and depth of our team and horses.” “Ben and I had a phone call before New York and said okay, let’s bring the ‘big guns,’ Clooney and Explosion,” added Fuchs with a grin. “We were pretty confident it would work out. But even when you’re sitting on the two best horses in the world it can still be difficult to keep all the fences up.” 86

Maher made a point of praising international course designers like Uliano Vezzani. “This tour has the best course designers. The courses are always fair and the horses finish on a positive note.” Maher and Explosion W won the Longines GCT Grand Prix of New York CSI5* in a fault-free 34.08 jump-off that saw less than a second dividing the top three combinations. Germany’s Marcus Ehning on Cornado NRW were reserve (0/34.65) and Fuchs, riding The Sinner, were third (0/34.95). Big finishes by Maher and Fuchs put the London Knights (including Emily Moffit, Gudrun Patteet, Olivier and Nicola Philippaerts) into firstplace on the Global Champions League final overall standing, three points ahead of St Tropez Pirates Pieter Devos, Danielle Goldstein, Laura Klaphake, Athina Onassis, Olivier Robert and Edwina Tops-Alexander. Butterflies -- migratory and social – made Governors Island a global hub for the last weekend of September. Monarchs en route to overwinter in Mexico fluttered over fences as well as VIPs including Longines Ambassador of Excellence André Agassiz, EEM CEO Christophe Ameeuw, equestrian lingerie designer Anait Bian, Equestrian Aid Foundation founder R. Scot Evans, author and New York socialite Cornelia Guest, Just World International founder Jessica Newman, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, The Longines Global Champions Playoffs will be November 21-24 in the Czech capital of Prague. Learn more at

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