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September 28 - October 3, 2010, Devon, PA 35th Anniversary Party on October 1 World’s largest Sport Horse Breed Show $10,000 Grand Prix Musical Freestyle Exhibitions & Educational Seminars Fabulous Shopping & Gourmet Food Popular Lead Line Class Kids Activities

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Chapot. “We are gearing up for our 65th year to be bigger and better than ever,” said Liz Shorb, President of the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. “The riders who attend our show each year continue to raise the bar of competition, resulting in some of the best displays of equestrian talent in the country!”

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The show begins with its traditional Junior Weekend, October 14 – 17, which attracts the country’s top young riders to Harrisburg. Highlights of Junior Weekend include the Pessoa/USEF National Hunter Seat Medal Finals presented by Randolph College, which was won last year by Jessica Springsteen, and the Prix de States Competition, which was won last year by the Zone 10 Team from California consisting of Lucy Davis, Saer Coulter, Paris Sellon and Karl Cook. Following Junior Weekend, the PNHS continues with its Adult Week, October 18 – 23, which features hunter-jumper competition, including the PA Big Jump, sponsored by M&T Bank, North American League YearEnd Finals and the Cavalor Show jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic, all leading up to the main event of the week, the $75,000 Grand Prix de Penn National. Page 14

“I love this show. It is interesting and I love it,” said Meg Mitchell, winner of last year’s $10,000 North American League Children’s Hunter Finals. The Pennsylvania National Horse Show culminates with the Grand Prix de Penn National on Saturday evening, October 23. Olympic Gold Medalist and three-time World Cup Champion, Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil, thrilled crowds to win last year’s Grand Prix de Penn National aboard Let’s Fly. Competition in this year’s Grand Prix de Penn National is expected to be just as exciting, as many of the world’s best riders will gather in Harrisburg for their chance at the championship. Following the edge-of-your-seat excitement of the Grand Prix, spectators are invited into

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the arena to walk the Grand Prix course and get a look at the jumps from the perspective of the rider. In addition to the world-class equestrian competition fun attractions and exciting demonstrations take place throughout the week. • Family Day, Saturday, October 16, offering free pony rides and face painting from 1:00– 4:00 pm. • Hunt Night, Monday, October 18, showcases terrier races, the North American Fox Hunting Horn Blowing Championships and the Parade of Hounds. • Local Night, Tuesday, October 19, with the popular leadline division. • Western Night, Wednesday, October 20, with barrel racing, pole bending and celebrity team penning demonstrations. • American Heroes Night, Thursday, October 21, with tack room awards, a draft horse obstacle course demonstration, carriage racing and the PA Big Jump, sponsored by M&T Bank. All in uniform will receive free admission. • Power and Speed Night, Friday, October 22, with a draft horse obstacle course demonstration, carriage racing, and a show jumping power and speed class. Page 16

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“Whether you’re an avid fan or a first-time visitor, the PNHS has so much to offer its guests that cannot be replicated anywhere else,” said Shorb. “In addition to the world-class competition and fun activity schedule the PNHS also offers a shopping experience unlike any other.” Shoppers can browse through a wide variety of vendors selling everything from exceptional jewelry and art to items every equestrian needs in their tack room. Memorabilia commemorating the 65th Annual Pennsylvania National Horse Show will also be available. It’s the perfect place to get a jump on

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your holiday shopping. Those interested in the great shopping at the PNHS will want to take advantage of the See and Shop Special on Thursday, October 14 and Friday, October 15 when horse show admission tickets are just $1.

eneral admission for Saturday, October 16 Friday, October, 22, is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. General admission for Saturday, October 23, is $20 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Children under 6 are always admitted free in general admission seating. Special reserved seats for the Grand Penn de National go on sale to the public on September 7, and will be available for $35 and $45, depending on seat selection. Convenient parking is also free! The Pennsylvania National Horse Show is proud of its tradition of supporting equine and youth programs. Since its inception the Pennsylvania National Horse Show has been extremely involved in giving back Page 18

to the community. Proceeds from the Pennsylvania National Horse Show are split between the Harrisburg Kiwanis Youth Foundation and the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Through these two organizations the horse show is able to support worthwhile charities and has raised $1.5 million for youth, literacy, education, therapeutic and recreation programs. Further information is available at the horse show’s website at or by calling the horse show office at 717-770-0222.

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Photo credits and descriptions for Pennsylvania National Horse Show article in order of appearance: Horn Blowing – Adrian Smith Adrian Smith, representing the Deep Run Hunt Club of Cumberland, VA, was one of many who took part in last year’s Hunt Night at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. Exciting Hunt Night activities include terrier races, the North American Fox Hunting Horn Blowing Championships, and the Parade of Hounds. © Al Cook Photography Medal Final Presentation Highlights of the horse show’s Junior Weekend include the Pessoa/USEF National Hunter Seat Medal Finals presented by Randolph College, which was won last year by Jessica Springsteen. © Al Cook Photography Pessoa and Lets Fly Action 2 Rodrigo Pessoa, Olympic Gold Medalist and three-time World Cup Champion, rode Let’s Fly to an exciting victory in last year’s $75,000 Grand Prix de Penn National. © Al Cook Photography Team Penning – Torano In addition to world-class equestrian competition, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show has a full schedule of fun and exciting events and demonstrations, including the popular Celebrity Team Penning event. Last year, Jimmy Torano rode against several other top names to win the Celebrity Team Penning event. © Al Cook Photography

Paige Johnson & Chiron Action 1 Paige Johnson rode Chiron S to win the $15,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Amateur Owner Jumper Classic, presented by Cavalor, during the 2009 Pennsylvania National Horse Show. © Al Cook Photography The Other Brother – NAL Hunter Jennifer Gurney and The Other Brother were the winners of last year’s $10,000 North American League Adult Hunter Finals. The North American League Finals will return this year’s Pennsylvania National Horse Show for another year of thrilling competition. © Al Cook Photography See and Shop Special In addition to world-class equestrian competition, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show also offers great shopping! Shoppers can take advantage of the horse show’s $1.00 admission during the See and Shop Special on Thursday and Friday, October 14 and 15. © Violet Forbes

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Local and International Riders to Contest Dressage at Devon’s New Pro-Am

Challenge and Young Horse Championship


n celebration of its 35th anniversary, September 28October 3, 2010, Dressage at Devon has added two exciting new championship programs—the Pro-Am Challenge and the Young Performance Horse Championship. The goal of both awards is to identify success in two important groups of competitors— amateur riders and young horses. “We always strive to find new ways to recognize greatness at Dressage at Devon,” says Lori Kaminski, President and CEO of the event. “This fall, while some of the world’s stars will be shining in Kentucky, Dressage at Devon will be building the next generation of world-class competitors.”

The Intermediaire I/Grand Prix Freestyle Pro-Am Challenge Championship will be awarded to the team consisting of one amateur rider and one professional rider with the highest percentage scores from either the Intermediaire I Freestyle and/or the Grand Prix Freestyle. The second highest scoring team will be named Reserve Champion. Teams should sign up with the performance show secretary by noon on Saturday September 25. Kaminski continues, “The Pro-Am Challenge is a fun way to encourage camaraderie among amateur and professional riders competing at the highest levels of the sport. International Grand Prix rider Susie Dutta, of Wellington, FL, agrees. “The Pro-Am Challenge is going to give a lot of people a Page 20

great goal. It’s a really fun, wonderful idea and I think it will be the highlight of everyone’s year.” Dutta has competed at Dressage at Devon for years and considers the freestyle one of the most fun tests to ride. Susan Springsteen, an amateur rider from Chester County, PA, has attended Dressage at Devon since she was a teenager. She has competed in the breed show and the performance show through the FEI levels. In 2010 she hopes to make her DAD Grand Prix debut and intends to participate in the Pro-Am Challenge. “I think it is wonderful that the Dressage at Devon Committee is thinking outside the box,” she says. “The Challenge shines a spotlight on adult amateurs, who are the backbone of our sport.” Springsteen believes that not only will the award showcase top talent and encourage

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amateur riders, but also will have tremendous audience appeal. “Spectators can appreciate and identify with amateur riders,” she says. From the grand prix ring to the young horse classes, Dressage at Devon is the place to see worldclass talent. As the young horse classes have grown, a championship recognizing these future stars was the next logical step. Kaminski explains, “The Young Horse Championship is a reflection of the growth and importance of the young horse division.” Scores from Thursday’s 4, 5 and 6 year old tests will be combined with Friday’s scores from the same classes. The horse/rider combination with the highest total score will be named Champion Young Performance Horse. The horse/rider combination with the second highest score will be named Reserve Champion Young Performance Horse. “I think the Young Horse Championship is a great idea,” says Mikala Gundersen, of Wellington, FL. With Horses Unlimited’s Hanoverian stallion Pikko del Cerro HU, Gundersen has won six young horse classes from 2007-2009, and is the current Markel/ USEF National Young Horse Six Year Old Champion. Gundersen continues, “This is something the riders can look forward to and prepare for. You have to have your horse ready early in the season to qualify for the Markel Young Horse Championships. The Championship at Dressage at Devon gives us another chance to ride for a championship a little later in the season. The atmosphere at Devon is exciting and it gives riders an idea of how their horses will handle the big horse shows later in their career.”

national championships in the 5 and 6 yearold divisions. “I think naming a Young Horse Champion is a wonderful thing to add,” Hickey states. “There is always so much going on with the CDI and the in-hand classes, it is great to add this type of championship for the young horses. Hilltop Farm always looks forward to Devon, and it is such a big piece of the year-end for us and our clients. As stallion owners, going to Devon is important for the competition and also for the additional advertising it gives us.”

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Dressage at Devon Preview Party Showcases the Elegance and History of the First 35 Years of the Show

History. Elegance. Beauty. These were the hallmarks of the Dressage at Devon Preview Party held at Sanford and Lisa Davne’s estate in Newtown Square earlier this summer. Guests enjoyed carving and antipasto stations, as well as flambé desserts provided by Brandywine Catering by Pace One. George Sinkler and his ensemble performed 35 years of musical hits. Grand Prix rider Silva Martin demonstrated the harmony and precision required by international riders as she and her Dutch Warmblood gelding Jeff the Chef W performed pirouettes, passage and piaffe to the music of Cirque Du Soleil. The Preview Party was the official kick-off of the 35th Anniversary celebration of Dressage at Devon, which will be held September 28-October 3 at The Devon Horse Show Grounds. Visit to purchase tickets, volunteer or learn more about this Main Line tradition that benefits Thorncroft Therapeutic Horseback Riding Inc.

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Meagan A. Smith, DVM, a board-certified specialist in the practice of equine veterinary medicine, and member of the William Boucher Field Service team at New Bolton Center, part of University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, has been investigating the effectiveness of certain dewormers against small strongyles (also known as cyathostomes), the most common intestinal parasite now found in horses. Her research is the first of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic States and the preliminary results could change thinking about deworming practices in this area.

Dr. Smith is using a Fecal Egg Count Reduction Test on patients she visits in Chester County, Pennsylvania, Cecil County, Maryland and New Castle County, Delaware. She collects a sample of fresh manure, immediately administers a dewormer, and then collects a second fecal sample 10-14 days later. The number of parasite eggs is counted in each set of fecal samples and the percentage reduction after treatment is determined. Five dewormers are being used in the study, randomly assigned to each horse. In the year that she has been doing the research, Dr. Smith has looked at samples from about 600 horses. She plans to include another 650 horses in the study.

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tive at reducing the differ from farm to parasite load.” This is of farm and may even concern, she says, bevary from horse to cause eventually these horse. Smith recomworms could become mends a fecal egg resistant to everything count, a simple test that we have to kill performed by a them. The practice of veterinarian. “If your exposing the parasites horse does not show to different chemicals evidence of parasites, several times a year then don’t deworm,” �������������������������������������������������������������������� may have actually says Dr. Smith. “Talk to contributed to the resistance. In her your veterinarian to develop a program investigation Dr. Smith has also looked at that works for your horse and your farm.” If the effectiveness of daily wormers. She you live within 20 miles of Kennett Square, has observed no difference, for example, you can also consider contacting Dr. Smith on farms where a daily dewormer is used, at the New Bolton Center Field Service, 610and those where it has not. She has even 925-6379. seen that horses on a daily dewormer host About the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine is parasites that are 100% resistant to that daily one of the world’s premier veterinary schools. Founded dewormer. “Word is out among parasitologists,” says Dr. Smith, “that we need to change our philosophy.” It’s time,” she says, “to consider deworming less frequently and only with the dewormers that are effective.” That can

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aking his recent and widely publicized Grizzly bear encounter in stride, Jack muses that it was “like getting hit by lightening. I was back up there hiking two days later. You know that story was only printed because there was no news at the time!” Jack has been hiking in Glacier National Park (near his Montana home) for the past 25 years. Putting it in perspective, Jack explained “It was an experience. It taught me a lot. It’s like a policeman with a gun- he never pulls it. Like I said- I was up here five years and never saw a bear. So I’ve seen a lot of bears this summer! Bears are late coming out.” True to what he preaches, Jack expresses a reverence for wild life- “When you go hiking, you’re in an area, you’re in their home, and you have to treat animals with respect. As long as you give animals respect, you should have no problems. I’ve been doing this for 47 years, and animals have always approached me... I’ve been approached by rhinos, lions, but they’re always in their safety zone and I’m in my safety zone. And if they try to charge you, then you know you’re in their safety zone, or vice versa. So you always work around animals in a safety zone, you’re a safety zone and if you come out of your safety zone- either one- that’s where you’re creating a problem.” Page 32

Jack recently filmed a commercial for Nutramax that features horses. “I just did a national ad for them and the beautiful horses that are going to be in the commercial-gorgeous! About 50 horses coming at the camera! They’re on a dude ranch- gorgeous! Horses are a phenomenal animal.”

Horses have had a major role in developing our nation and the world. Jack was quick to recognize the equine’s contribution to our society: “Obviously I don’t think society would be where they are today as far as the discovery of our west, you know- the advancement before the car. Horses have played a major, major part in that realm as far as our country’s concerned, as well as the rest of the world.” I reminded him of the saying about wherever man has gone throughout all of history, a horse’s hoof print is right there next to him. “Yep, Yep. I was out in the Calvary dessert in Botswana, out there on a horse safari- seeing elephants, and even the cats come right up to you. It was phenomenal- giraffes, just riding on horseback, it was somethin’ else.” I asked him if he was able to get closer to the animals because he was on horseback? “Some animals yes, some animals no.”

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Riding at the Beginner Level

and only acts to allow a rider to think they are riding at a higher level than they are. This mistake comes back to bite riders in when tested with more advanced questions (from horse or course) which come with higher levels of aptitude, they find themselves at best confused and at worst over-faced. From the start, I want to point out that this concoction is not of my own device, but my many wonderful teachers of the classical riding school: Vladimir Littauer, Bertelan DeNemethy, Harry Chamberlin and more currently George Morris to name but a few. The organization of these skills into levels have been well documented in the European cavalry schools and in our own Fort Riley Cavalry School. In this article, I will be outlining and explaining briefly (I hope) the skills required for the rider at the beginner level. The elementary group of riders is generally the most confused and misguided, more so than the intermediate and advanced group. At this level we have a range of riders, from the true beginner, having their first ride on horseback, to the person who has ridden for many years without ever taking formal riding lessons.

In this and the following two articles, I will be defining and explaining the skills accomplished as a rider is developed through the ranks of what is considered a “beginner” rider, an “intermediate” rider and finally an “advanced” rider. Many people go through their riding careers without really knowing where they stand in relation to the skills at each level. Skipping skill sets is common

bad habits that have kept them by hook or by crook alive and plunging about the countryside. Please don’t misunderstand me, these observations are not meant to insult anyone, but merely to point out the problem instructors have when they try to help these people.

The first thing you need to start a pupil at the beginner level is the proper horse; one that is quiet, obedient and very slow to upset. It is most important that the school horse walk, trot and canter on a loose rein and be obedient to voice commands. Any compromising you do with a school horse’s suitability will be reflected in the instructor’s ability to teach solid fundamentals. The number of lessons the student takes and the amount of time they spend practicing will also determine the rate of learning. The more practice and lessons, the faster the student will learn. I’m not going into the husbandry, or care, of the horse and equipment, although these topics are extremely important for beginner riders and should certainly be included in a riding program.

The riding skills introduced in the beginning riders level starts with position, or where the The people in the latter group are riding “by rider properly belongs on top of the horse. the seat of their pants”. We see some of this This includes showing riders where the foot group trail riding, fox hunting and too many belongs, where they should sit in the saddle, cases, horse showing. They are probably the explaining the function of the seat in the very hardest to teach because of all the old, saddle as well as the use of the leg, how the Page 34

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upper body works, the proper position of the arms and hands, how they should grip the reins, the use of the eye and the position of the head, and the placement of the stirrup. It is also important to make sure that the stirrup leathers are the proper length. All of the above should be covered at the halt and in the sitting position, with the instructor at the head of the horse, ready to put the parts of the rider’s position in the proper place. This is also the proper time to introduce the galloping position, or the twopoint position. After position work at the halt is satisfactory, understanding and using the voice, reins and legs are skills to be introduced at the walk. The legs simply squeeze or tap the horse’s side to go, and stop tapping or squeezing when the horse responds by moving forward. The rider should be shown how to pull

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firmly back on the horse’s mouth to stop and to use the left and right reins to initiate turns. The rider uses his voice to issue commands along with the leg (the cluck) or hands (the whoa). Saying the words “walk”, “trot” or “canter” should also be encouraged at this level. The key elements of good riding—heels down, eyes up, back flat and hands steady—should be stressed. The fully seated position, the galloping or two-point position should be taught at all three gaits. Going from the fully seated to the galloping position and back down reinforces the fundamentals of an effective position.

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Once a student has gained some strength and balance, the turn on the forehand is a good exercise to isolate the use of one leg at a time. Backing the horse up should also be

taught at about the same time. The timing of each new challenge depends on the skill the rider shows in earlier lessons. Remember, loose reins except to whoa or steer and soft leg contact with the heel down is proper at this time. Also, once the horse responds to the aid (leg or rein), release.

all levels to be able to observe and critique other riders below and above their own riding level.

If a riding instructor is habitually more occupied with outsiders or a telephone during a formal lesson than with the lesson itself, seek help elsewhere. In a formal, well run school, your time on horseback should be filled with instruction and observation from the instrucBe sure not to canter until the student is tor, and also should include discussion of secure posting and sitting to the trot and do- riding theory and horse husbandry. ing transitions between the two, as well as the galloping position. The canter should be If you as a rider find that you have covered introduced from the trot to minimize bump- the lessons I’ve described here, then you ing and bumbling for the horse. are probably en route to success in a good riding program. If, however, a lot of this maEven, round circles are introduced once terial is new and you are already jumping students are able to execute up and down or practicing skills that are more advanced transitions relatively accurately between than those described here, you may want gaits. Roughness during transitions is to be to look into other programs. Once you’ve expected as smoothness comes only with a covered the bases at the beginner level, lot of time and practice. you’ll be ready to move on to the intermediate level, the skills of which I will discuss in my At the beginner level, riding in group-lessons next article. ��������������������������������������������������� is preferable if available, although private lessons certainly work. It is good for riders of

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History-Go-Round: Revisiting Antique Carousels Fine Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori


hile today’s carousels are all about fun, these fanciful rides were originally introduced with training in mind. Training equestrians to become better riders was foremost when it came to carousels. About 1100 AD, Arabian horsemen played

a jousting game where they tried to spear rings hanging from a tree branch while in the saddle. This extravagant horsemanship contest eventually reached southern Europe where the game was called the “little war” or garosella. The French were the first to build this equestrian sport’s training device, not unlike current day carousels. The carousel made of carved horses and hanging rings was actually the training equipment for this equestrian ring spearing tournament. A horseman holding a lance rode his horse at top speed and tried to spear a small ring hanging from above. Thus evolved the phrase, “catch the brass ring” on carousels. By the early 1800s, most European carousels were built solely for amusement and the rides toured

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the continent. As skilled carvers immigrated to America, carousels became featured attractions at carnivals, traveling circuses, amusement parks, and World Fairs. 19th Century American carousels were bigger and more elaborate than their European counterparts. These carousels included military horses, exotic animals, and woodland creatures. Gustav Dentzel of Philadelphia, PA pioneered the modern American carousel in the 1860s and numerous firms continued the tradition until the closing of amusement parks during the Great Depression. Approximately 4,000 American carousels were constructed during the Golden Age of carousels, circa 1860 to circa 1930. Today, fewer than 150 historic carousels remain. As the American economy improved after World War II, so did carousel technology.

Labor intensive, expensive wooden carvings were replaced with carousel animals made of cast aluminum and fiberglass. At amusement parks, carousels took a back seat to the technology that created exciting roller coasters and thrill rides. Once again, just like riding horses, a carousel ride remains the most popular amusement \ park ride for the entire family. In the 1970’s, there was a renewed interest in carousels and carousel collectibles. Carousel horses remain a highly respected and pricey antique collecting category. More than other animals found on carousels, horses reflect the artistry of the age and the cherished memories of carousels. History teaches us how early European training methods for a war-game sport has evolved into whimsical and wonderful memories of the by-gone days on the carousel.


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July’s Lehigh Valley Horse Council meeting was a great opportunity to learn about miniature horses and experience how much fun they can be. Jan Martin assisted with a very informative presentation. She explained the parts of a cart, parts of a harness and their function, the procedure for hooking up a pony, proper fitting of a harness and some “dos” and “don’ts”. Jan also gave some excellent ideas for safety precautions. In addition to the reflective triangle sign to indicate a slow moving vehicle on the back of the car, she recommended using bicycle flags, which allows cars to see that something is ahead when cresting a hill. Jan also explained that while the harness is usually black, the reins are commonly brown. This is because most gloves are brown and it prevents different colors from rubbing off.

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Before Rachel…Before Zenyatta…There Was Bonnie, “The Sweet Running Filly” A Classic Series Rediscovered Poppet Press is pleased to announce the release of “The Sweet Running Filly” and the other four books in the classic series known as “The Bonnie Books.” The human protagonist of the stories is Julie Jefferson, a young girl from Ohio, who inherits her love of animals and her obsession with horses, from her father. She meets a thin, weedy looking filly at a junkyard standing in knee deep muddy water. The father, a kind and perceptive man sees a spark of affection between girl and horse and purchases it from the junkman. Thus begins a series of adventures, which find Julie protecting her horse from crooks and swindlers and seeing her develop into a champion racehorse. The young adult series of novellas starts with “The Sweet Running Filly” and continues with “A Horse Called Bonnie,” “Sunbonnet: Filly of the Year,” “Bonnnie and the Haunted Farm,” and “The Betrayal of Bonnie.” This series was a success with multiple printings and was made in several translations. These two books and the three additional titles

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were cherished by readers for almost half a century. The stories written by veteran horsewoman, Barbara Van Tuyl, tell about life on the farm and at the track, a life full of characters, some good and some not so good. With a lifetime of experience with horses and a profound affection and respect for the animal, Barbara weaves her practical knowledge of horsemanship into stories that will enchant all young horse lovers (and some older horse people as well). Poppet Press (a division of Somerset SportArt) and CEO Susan Benson are excited about reviving the “Bonnie” series of young adult books for three reasons. First, there is great merit in stories for the young where good guys are good and do the right thing for the right reasons. The characters in the series come from all socio-economic and racial backgrounds but only through under-

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standing and teamwork is success achieved. These are wholesome tales, well told and yet hold the reader’s interest and enthusiasm by the galloping pace. Second, we hope to make the stories available to a whole new generation of young people stoking their interest in horses in general and thoroughbred racing in particular. The future of any sport depends on the interest of the young. Third, books will be utilized for fundraising by several Thoroughbred charities, helping to find new careers and stable homes for our retired racehorses. Poppet Press will be partnering with charities at events and by providing books at deep discounts for fundraising programs. We hope you will join us in helping the Bonnie Saga live on. Book sponsorship, charity partnerships, (including sales of the books) and distribution agreements are among the many opportunities that exist. The Bonnie Saga books are available at and in booksellers in the US and the UK. Please contact Susan Benson for further information and to carry the books in your store or website. 352528-4763,

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ing. Complicated wounds include not only the skin laceration but can also the underlying structures such as muscle, ligaments, tendons, bone etc. Lacerations should be examined by a veterinarian as soon as possible as scarring and functionality of the area depend upon proper healing. FIRST AID PREPARATION The first essential step in first aid is to have a well stocked first aid kit readily available. See Table 1 for minimal contents. Additionally, know the basic behavior of the horse and what your horse’s normal temperature, pulse and respiration rates are. You can inform the veterinarian of the current readings (temperature, pulse and respiration) which can help indicate the general state of the horse with regards to the wound. FIRST AID The first thing is to leave emotions at the door so as to remain calm. An excited owner/caretaker along side an already excited horse is a recipe for disaster. Try to get the

TABLE 1 FIRST AID WOUND KIT MINIMAL CONTENTS • Clean towels to put pressure on bleeding areas • Self adhesive wraps to hold towel in place • Bandage scissors ( no pointed ends) • Stethoscope and thermometer • Flashlight and spare set of eye glasses ( if you wear them) in order inspect the wound • Horse records ( vaccinations, especially for tetanus) • Veterinarian’s phone number and a pencil with paper to jot down emergency phone numbers or veterinary instructions • Assortment of antibiotic creams, sprays, saline, gauze wipes, etc. horse in a well lit and quiet area to assess the damage. Keep in mind that pain trumps horse logic; therefore, caution on your part is imperative. SAFETY FIRST If the wound is pulsating, apply direct pressure over the exit site. Use clean or sterile towels to apply a steady pressure. The first task is to stop or at least minimize the flow rate. Remember that a horse contains around 10 gallons of blood and can loose about 4 gallons and still survive if managed


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aggressively. Don’t panic, but call the veterinarian immediately. They will advise you as to the next steps. If the wound is slowly bleeding and not pulsating, apply direct pressure but avoid wiping blood from the area as it seeps out. Wiping blood from the area will not only traumatize the already damaged tissues but may contaminate the wound further. Don’t use loose cotton or wool wipes or apply sprays, powders, “second skin” products or other wound products until the wound is thoroughly examined. If applied before the wound is thoroughly cleaned, the wound may be sealed shut with contaminates still inside. Additionally, do not hose it out with water. Water pressure from the hose can force contaminates further into the wound and complicate the healing process. If necessary, trim the hair away from the wound edges and carefully pick out any loose grass, wood chips etc from the wound area. If it is “attached”, do not remove it and let the veterinarian take care of its placement or removal. Finally, look the horse over carefully to make sure this is the only wound area and that less obvious areas of injury have not been missed. This is very important and is routinely skipped in the confusion of the other wounds present. TO CALL OR NOT TO CALL THE VETERINARIAN Most wounds are fairly minor in nature; however certain areas of injury always warrant a veterinary examination due to the anatomical locations. See Table 2 for some of those, but not limited to, specific areas. TABLE 2 WHEN TO CALL THE VETERINARIAN • When it involves the lower limb ( below the knee or hock) • Near or penetrating a joint • Any puncture type wound • Penetrated through the skin thickness and into underlying tissue • Severely contaminated with foreign materials • Hoof penetration • Any tear that requires a stitch or staples * • If in doubt, call the vet. for guidance Page 54

* Note: Not all superficial wounds require stitching or stapling; however, those that do, need to be stitched within a few hours of the injury in order to have the best results. In some instances, the veterinarian can “freshen” the skin edges in order to place stitches if an extended period of time has elapsed, but it may not have the same overall healing results. WOUND CARE MANAGEMENT Initially, the wounds are cleansed and cleared of any debris and foreign matter. Contaminated wounds not only heal slower but can result in major complications which can be far more reaching than the initial injury. The wound is then treated with the appropriate medication as prescribed by the veterinarian and may or may not be bandaged. Some specialty wound dressings can include such things as polyethylene glycol, silver chloride, antibiotics, collagen, etc. Your veterinarian will prescribe the appropriate dressing to match the wound. Additionally, systemic antibiotics may be warranted as well as medication for pain management. The bandage, if prescribed, is necessary to keep the wound clean and in some cases, prevent movement of the area. Bandages range from a simple cover-up to layered or stacked bandages. If layered, they are generally a combination of a special bandage directly on the wound followed by layers of rolled cotton, stabilizing gauze and finalized with a flexible self adhering wrap and tape. See Figure 1 on page 50. Daily observation of the wound is generally prescribed to assure: no infection is beginning; no excessive tissue is forming (e.g. proud flesh); no excessive seepage; fully intact stitches, etc. Additionally, any changes in overall condition and behavior of the horse should be noted. Temperature checks may be required as well as lameness observations (site dependant) and exercise restrictions. Your veterinarian will give you the appropriate post wound plan to follow. Simply put, follow the directions to the letter. Do not deviate unless told so by the veterinarian. This is the secret to good wound healing. Continued...

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To Subdivide or Not to Subdivide... ...That is the Question ����������������������������

������������������������������������������������ I was contacted by someone that has (or I should say had) a 15 acre property with a house, a barn, and a couple of large buildings used for garages and storage. The property is quite nice and suitable for horses or any farm animal. The reason I said “had” a 15 acre property is because it was subdivided into 2 parcels. The one parcel is about 5.5 acres with the home and buildings. The other is about 9.5 acres of vacant land. Now, these properties have been on the market for a very long time, and are priced reasonably. Why haven’t they sold? The seller is even willing to sell both properties for a discount. It would make a very nice property for farm animals. If the seller is willing to sell both parcels at a discount, then why was it subdivided in the first place?

Most buyers are searching on-line. If they are searching for a property for their horses and farm animals, they usually search for 10+ acre properties. There are tax advantages for properties that are over 10 acres and used for agriculture. Even if both parcels are bought by one buyer, some township zoning boards will consider these as 2 separate parcels, therefore, not allowing the advantages of 10+ acres. I specialize in rural and horse properties and farms and I have a number of buyers I am working with. Some are searching for properties for their horses or farm animals, others just want large acreage for privacy. Even though they are working with me, they still do their own searches on the internet. So, this property will be missed, which is unfortunate.


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As you can see, subdividing a large property like this makes it more difďŹ cult to sell. The seller may be able to reverse the subdivision, depending on the township, but it will cost money to do it. Is it worth it? Only the seller can answer that. Before subdividing your large acreage, think twice about it. Ask questions before spending the money on subdividing. Contact an agent that specializes in large properties and farms, and ďŹ nd out what their opinion is. Professionals deal with these types of properties frequently and have the knowledge and experience in the advantages and disadvantages of subdividing, as well as the costs involved, and the ultimate impact it will have on the value of the property.

11 Acre Horse Farm

in Suburban Philadelphia

Property in country setting: Horse Trails, convenient to shopping, resturants, and highway into the city. Monthly rental: $2,800


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A Bucks County regional conservancy, accredited nationally Protecting over 4000 acres of preserved land in 5 townships. Your membership helps preserve open space in upper Bucks County.

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Equestrian Real Estate Showcase Maria Taylor, Equestrian Property Specialist “Providing quality real estate services to Buyers and Sellers. Let me put my real estate and equestrian experience to work for you!”

Cell: 215-317-3062

Office: 215-862-7674

A little bit of heaven…in New Britain Township. “Within minutes to everything and quietly comfortable” says the seller of this 4+ acre farmette. For you…4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, a magnificent gourmet kitchen designed by renowned Roger Wright, home office (possible In-law/Caretaker suite) with private entrance. Enjoy the beautiful gardens, surrounding paths, greenhouse and secluded in-ground pool. For your horses…a 3-Stall Barn with water, electric and 2nd floor hayloft, additional pole barn, lighted riding ring and multiple pastures. This property was thoughtfully designed for convenience and management of horses and land.

See more photos and information at: Affordable Horse Property…in Nockamixon Township, with direct access to the Bucks County Horse Park! Set back on 9.5+ acres with rolling pastures and scenic views. Renovate the existing home or begin with new construction. The 60 x 30 barn, with electric and water, has room for 6+ stalls, tack and feed rooms…and more. No need to install an arena…join the Horse Park, tack up and ride out to 100+ acres of trails, riding rings and cross country jumps! $449,000

“Morning Glory Farm” is a unique equestrian property in the heart of Buckingham situated on 11+ acres. Whether you own horses or have an equine/animal profession…there is room enough for your endeavors! The stately home features 5 Bedrooms, 3 full baths, gourmet kitchen, formal living and dining rooms, 3 fireplaces, office, great room and a caretaker/in-law suite. Perfect for entertaining, a huge deck overlooks the heated in-ground pool. A 10-stall barn with tack and feed rooms has a large hayloft above. Multiple outdoor rings, fenced pastures and wooded trails complete this equestrian estate. 6319 Lower York Rd New Hope PA 18938

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Exquisite Events

Summer Equine Social

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What’s New

Cool Medics announces the launch of their Fall Line Following the brand recognition and awareness of Cool Medics internationally known summer merchandise, the company has decided to expand its line to outfit their customers during the “cool” fall and winter months. The Fall line is based on the slogan “Barn Clothes with Flair” and is aimed towards those riders that wish to have clothes with versatility, ones they can be comfortable in, work in, and at the same time be perfectly dressed for the occasion of shopping at the stores or visiting with friends. Ease of wear and functionality follows design of the Fall line in all categories.

Of course, doing what we do best, quilting is featured in many of the styles for warmth and easy wearing as well as displaying the many design textures. Vests are an important item for our summer products and naturally, will be featured in this line too. They are gorgeous either detailed with interesting trims, or unadorned.

The line features long sleeve T-Shirts in new autumn colors, denim jackets with leather trims, barn jackets with leather and fur trims, Fleece and polar fleece tops with woven nylon performance fabrics and wool jackets trims, note-worthy pockets and quilted ��������������������������������������������������� that the reflect the feminine lines of the ������������������ horse rider.

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Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market

COTNERTRAILERS, TRAILERS, INC.INC. COTNER 8521 Easton Road (Route 611) Revere, PA 18953

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Thurday 9am to 8pm Friday 8am to 8pm Saturday 8am to 6pm

Kilby’s Equine Smile Restoration Restoration,, Inc. Full Mouth Equilibration & Maintenance

Ernest Kilby EDT/IAED Certified

Instructor: American School of Equine Dentistry

iegrist, EDT Douglas Siegrist, Member: International Association of Equine Dentistry

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Bucks County Horse Park’s Sixth Annual

Pink Ribbon Ride in the Park Sunday, October 2, 2010 8 am - 12 pm

Riders • Carriage Drivers • Walkers Help us reach our goal of $15,000 to help women with cancer.

Riders and Drivers

7 miles of scenic trails


a beautiful 2 or 4 mile country nature walk through the park

Competitor Breakfast -

sponsored by Maria Taylor of Prudential Fox and Roach Realty

Traditional Champagne Brunch Free t-shirts and more . . . Call 610-847-8597 or visit for more information Lehigh Valley Hospital Elite Equestrian

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EVENTS September 11: 4th Annual Barn Tour 9:30am to 4pm, rain or shine. $20 in advance, $25 day of tour, benefits Heller Barn Preservation Fund, 610-216-0566 See pg 42. Sept 11 & 12: Northeast Stock Horse Events Rick Trusty 610-775-3564

October 17: Lehigh County Open Gate Farm Tour. Visit various farms and ag businesses in Lehgih County. 1-5pm. 610-391-9840 November 18: LVHC Lecture- Are Your Horses Eating You Out Of House & Home? How to maintain & improve your pastures by Donna Foulk. Boots & Saddles Riding Club, 7:30pm. 610-759-7985 or 610-837-7294

Sept. 12: LVDA at Rhythm & Blues (schooling November 20: Elite Equestrian Horse Expo show) (610) 845-2089 Judge: Lynn Roscioli (L) 10am to 5pm, 70 + Vendors & Organizations, Live horse demos all day. See page 41 Opens Aug. 13, 2010/Closes~ Sept. 3, 2010 Vendor tables only $175 call 570-646-9340 Sept. 12: “Twisted Fairy Tales & Nursery Crimes” Judged Trail Ride, South Mountain Events listed free of charge for YMCA. (Raindate: Sept 19) Pre-Register by advertisers and organizations. Sept. 5. BEC Members $35 pre-register/$45 Send info to: gate; Non –BEC member $40 pre-register, Deadline for winter issue: November 12, 2010 $50 gate. Flyer will be posted on BEC Web-


Sept 16: LVHC Clinic All About Bits... Spit It Out! 7pm, location TBA 610-759-7985 or 610837-7294 Sept 16-19: East. PA Reining Horse Asso. Gloucester County Dream Park, NJ. 410-382-5363 Sept 18/19: Volunteer Clinic at Willow Brook Farms Natural Horsemanship Center, 610-264-3006 Sept 25 & 26: Atlantic Reined Cow Horse Events Dick Rosell 610-756-4257 Sept 25 & 26: Garden State Paint Horse Club: Gloucester County Dream Park, NJ. 856-468-5366 October 3: Open Schooling Show Sunday, 10am starting time. $6/class Northampton County 4H Center 777 Bushkill Center Road, Nazareth PA For more info: Jan Martin 610-837-7294 October 15 & 16: Martin’s Carriage Fall Auction 9am, Lebanon Fairgrounds. Coaches, carriages, sleighs, antiques 717-354-6671 Page 72

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Equine Organizations

Berks Equine Council is a non-profit membership organization that serves as an educational resouce and promotes activities for local equine enthusiast and professionals, thus enhancing the quality of life in Berks County. 717-515-5468 or Buxmont Riding Club Schooling horse shows and more! Keystone Miniature Horse Club Club for miniature horse owners, fun shows, clinics, meetings with speakers, etc. Call for info: 570-488-6264 Lehigh Valley Dressage Association LVDA is a non-profit organization that is devoted to promoting dressage in Eastern PA and Western NJ. We hold seven schooling shows, clinics and an annual USDF Recognized Show at the BCHP each year. See or call 610-837-7889 for more information. The Lehigh Valley Horse Council is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting equine activities and the educating of the horse owner and the general public. We sponsor clinics or lectures featuring knowledgeable persons on varying aspects of horse ownership and horsemanship. For Info: 610-837-7294 NACMO National Asso. of Competitive Mounted Orienteering

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Penn Jersey Horse Showing Association Visit our web site for information about the PJHSA, events, membership forms, rules, and more. Tinicum Park Polo Club River Rd (Route 32), Erwinna. Matches every Saturday at 2pm. Last game of this season is Oct 3. $5 per car load, guests receive a raffle ticket for drawing. Please keep dogs on a leash at all times. Social memberships with & without tents are available. Call to check for cancelations due to weather or field conditions before each game! 908-996-3321

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Why advertise to the equestrian market?

The following are several equestrian statistics that will help to illustrate the benefits of advertising to the equestrian market. • The estimated consumer yearly expenditure by USA Equestrian membership is $2 billion • 27,000,000 people over the age of 12 ride a horse at least once a year • 14,580,000 people over the age of 12 ride a horse on a regular basis • 2,200,000 people own horses in the United States • 88,000,000 attend horse-related events • The average income of an individual who subscribes to an English style equestrian magazine is $105,900 • The ratio of the horse owners to non-horse owners who have an annual income over $100,000 is 4:1 • The average home value is $412,000 • 15% own a second home • 43% travel on an airplane more than 16 times a year • 78% are members of a frequent flyer program • 97% own one or more credit cards • 55% of the automobiles owned were purchased last year • The average age is 39 • 85% of the participants are female • 80% of equestrians have a minimum of a four-year college degree • The equestrian audience participates in an average of 14 events a year • 40% report an individual income in excess of $150,000 (Source: USA Equestrian: Profile of 80,000 members and on-site audiences)

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