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Margie Goldstein-Engle and Hidden Creek's Wapino Win $75,000 Footings Unlimited Grand Prix at HITS-on-the-Hudson II

by By Mary Creech | Jun 7, 2005, 3:48 PM

Show jumping legend Margie Goldstein-Engle galloped away with the blue ribbon in the $75,000 Footings Unlimited Grand Prix at HITS-on-the-Hudson II. The 2000 Olympic veteran, and eight-time American Grand Prix Association Rider of the Year thrilled the Sunday crowd aboard Hidden Creek's Wapino, a 17.2 hand nine-year-old Westfalian gelding. "I've been riding him at the grand prix level for a little over a year now. We had some wins in Florida, but this is the biggest in terms of money won," she...

Currency DC and Royal Prince at the USEF/Markel Young Horse Dressage Eastern Selection Trials Championship

by By Jennifer Keeler | Jun 7, 2005, 4:16 AM

www.BobTarr.com (Currency DC and Susan Dutta captured the five-year-old division at the USEF/Markel Young Horse Dressage Eastern Selection Trials Championship.) The USEF/Markel Young Horse Dressage Program continued this past weekend with the third of three official Selection Trials at CDI Three-Star/Y Raleigh and Capital Dressage Classic, held June 3–5 in Raleigh, NC. This USEF/Markel Young Horse Dressage Eastern Selection Trial for the FEI World Breeding Championships showcased the...

Development Manager Begins at American Saddlebred Horse Association

by By Reeves Kirtner, ASHA | Jun 7, 2005, 3:55 AM

Matthew Williams, of Louisville, KY, has been hired by the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) as its development manager, effective Monday, June 6. Williams will be responsible for increasing revenues for ASHA through the Association’s magazine, American Saddlebred , and its Reference Directory , as well as managing other fundraising events and promotions. Williams is a graduate of Furman University with a Bachelor’s in communications studies. Williams has been competing in both...

*UPDATE* USEF Memberperk: Special Clinic and Discounted Tickets Offered for Anniversary Tour of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna and its Legendary Lipizzaner Stallions

by By Sarah Lane | Jun 3, 2005, 2:30 AM

Courtesy Spanish Riding School (One of the Lipizzaner stallions performing at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria.) UPDATE: New Contact Information for Spanish Riding School Tickets For the first time in more than a decade, the Spanish Riding School of Vienna will make a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the United States, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of U.S. General George Patton’s rescue of Europe’s beloved Lipizzaner stallions. This amazing tour of dancing horses will...

Jessica Blackmon and Marlee O’Neil Win Championship Titles at 2005 USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals

by Sarah Lane | Jun 2, 2005, 3:53 PM

Allentown, NJ — Jessica Blackmon of Valley View, Texas, and Marlee O’Neil of Chester, Vermont, were named champions in their respective age divisions at the 2005 USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals in Allentown, New Jersey, May 27-29. The third-annual Finals took place at the Horse Park of New Jersey, and played host to 23 of the country’s best junior dressage riders, who competed in two age divisions: 13 & under and 14 to 18 years of age. The 17-year-old Blackmon and...

Show Circuit Magazine to Sponsor 2005 USEF National Junior Hunter Championships

by Sarah Lane | Jun 2, 2005, 3:47 PM

Lexington, KY – Monarch International’s Show Circuit Magazine has again taken on the role of title sponsor for one of the nation’s premier junior hunter competitions, the 2005 Show Circuit Magazine/ USEF National Junior Hunter Championships. The East Coast Championships will be in Saugerties, NY, August 1-2, followed by the West Coast Championships in San Juan Capistrano, CA, August 16-17. Now entering its fifth year of success, the 2005 Show Circuit Magazine/USEF National...

USEF Assigns Farnam the Task of Controlling an Over-Zealous Fly Population

by Sarah Evers | Jun 2, 2005, 1:58 PM

Lexington, KY – The header may seem humorous, but anyone who knows horses knows the subject is anything but. From Stable Flies and Blow Flies to mosquitoes that can carry the West Nile virus, these merciless two-winged insects are a well-established nuisance in every equestrian circle. Enter the trusted name of Farnam (our white knight of fly control) to the rescue. The newest top-tier sponsor of the United States Equestrian Federation, Farnam Companies, Inc. has entered an exclusive...

Hap Hansen’s Young Jumpers Dominate at Memorial Day Classic in Los Angeles

by By Phelps Media Group | Jun 2, 2005, 11:37 AM

On Saturday and Sunday of the Memorial Day Classic at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Hap Hansen teamed up with Lauren Hester and Tammy Chipko to win the 2005 Memorial Day Equitation Challenge. This popular and highly competitive event is held over two evening sessions. The team returned to the final round in second place, but a score of 89 from Hansen matched with his teammates scores of 84 and 82 added up to enough to take home the tri-color. Hansen received an eight-day, seven-night trip...

Gregory Stritzel Takes Top Prize in Intermediate-Level Event at Woodside Horse Park

by By Tracy Byars | Jun 2, 2005, 11:27 AM

Gregory Stritzel and his horse Balabooga Brawley took the top prize in the Open Intermediate division at the three-day event held at the Horse Park at Woodside Horse at Woodside over Memorial Day weekend. Open Intermediate was the highest-level section held at the May 27-29 event, the Horse Park's first United States Eventing Association (USEA)-recognized event in nearly three years. All levels of eventing except Advanced–-including Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Preliminary and...

Samsung Super League: Next Stop is St. Gallen, Switzerland

by By Louise Parkes | Jun 2, 2005, 11:02 AM

St. Gallen in Switzerland plays host to the third leg of the 2005 Samsung Super League series on Friday, June 3, and the Swiss team will be keen to keep the home supporters happy with a good result there. Lying fifth on the leaderboard after the first two legs of the series in La Baule and Rome, they have coped well so far in this, their first Super League season, and Chef d'Equipe Rolf Grass will choose his side from Fabio Crotta, Markus Fuchs, Christina Liebherr, Beat Mandli and Niklaus...