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Pad the Package, But Save the Padding in Your Wallet

by By Sarah Lane | Oct 6, 2004, 12:00 PM

As the door shut behind him, a 13-year-old show jumping stallion named Judgement tried to relax over the dull roar of the engines. This was no mere vacation—this was his shot at the Olympic short list, and carefully stored in style, he settled down for a long FedEx flight to the Olympic Selection Trials in California. While the cost of the departing flight from Newark to Los Angeles might have been worth every penny, Meghan De Garay, office manager at Iron Spring Farm, which owns Judgement,...

Deadline Fast Approaching For USEF Media Awards Nominations

by Sarah Lane | Oct 6, 2004, 12:00 PM

Lexington, KY —Nominations for the 2004 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Awards for Media Excellence must arrive in the Lexington, KY office no later than Monday, October 18, 2004. There is no fee to enter. These awards celebrate the very best coverage in both equestrian and non-equestrian media that help to shine light on the beauty of our sport. A panel of media experts will judge the awards and recipients will be honored with a formal presentation during the 2005 USEF Annual...

PFHA Annual Grand National Horse Show a Success Despite Weather

by By Sarah Holt, PFHA | Oct 6, 2004, 12:00 PM

The Paso Fino Horse Association’s 32nd Annual Grand National Horse Show was held, September 19-25 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, GA. Employees of the fairgrounds put forth the extra effort to get stalls prepared for those needing to arrive early to escape the wrath of Hurricane Ivan and to remain during Hurricane Jeanne. Though the weather kept a few people away, 822 horses and more than 1,700 entries, ridden by youth and adults, were slated to compete for a...

Pennsylvania National Horse Show Planned for October 14-23

by Sarah Evers | Oct 6, 2004, 12:00 PM

Nearly 1,200 of the finest American and international show horses will gather at the recently expanded Farm Show Arena in Harrisburg, PA, for the 59th annual Pennsylvania National Horse Show, October 14-23, 2004. The show draws tens of thousands of horse enthusiasts, who travel from throughout the region and across the U.S. to enjoy the unparalleled competition, special attractions, excellent shopping and the chance to see the stars of equine sports in action. Horses and riders compete for...

Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Named One of ABA Top 100 Events in North America

by By Marty Bauman | Oct 6, 2004, 12:00 PM

The 2005 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bayer, has been designated one of the American Bus Association’s (ABA) Top 100 events in North America, offering outstanding entertainment value to groups as well as to individual travelers from around the world. The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, April 28—May 1, 2005. The Event is one of only three CCI**** events in the world that follows the traditional format and is the only one...

Invitations to Participate in National Economic Impact Study of Horse Industry Distrubuted

by By the American Horse Council | Oct 6, 2004, 12:00 PM

The American Horse Council reports that approximately 160,000 postcard invitations have been distributed asking people to participate in the national economic impact study of the horse industry. Those selected should receive the invitation in mid-October. The glossy postcard includes an Internet link that will direct the recipient to an online survey, where the information requested can be provided in a secure website. “We hope that this electronic approach will make it easy for people to...

Silver Medalist McLain Ward Triumphs on Goldika in the New Albany Classic

by By Jennifer Nester Johnson and Laura Hauser | Oct 6, 2004, 12:00 PM

For the past seven years, the New Albany Classic has become a featured event for fall in Central Ohio, and is welcomed with an abundance of community spirit. This year, United States Olympic Team Silver Medallist McLain Ward mastered the Grand Prix course to claim his 85th career win on Sunday, September 26, 2004. For the sixth year, renowned course designer Richard Jeffery designed a unique and challenging course. There were 14 numbered elements requiring 17 jumping efforts on the large grass...

Pessoa Marks 10th Anniversary as Sponsor of USEF National Hunter Seat Medal Finals

by Sarah Evers | Oct 6, 2004, 12:00 AM

One of the most prestigious events known to Hunter Seat Equitation, the 2004 USEF/Pessoa National Hunter Seat Medal Finals promises to be the best yet, thanks in part to the continued sponsorship of Pessoa. Continuing in fine tradition, this year’s Finals will take place at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show on Sunday, October 17. Holding the coveted Adrian Van Sinderen Memorial Trophy at bay until the winning rider can claim it, the Hunter Seat Medal Finals marks a right-of-passage for...

Royal Kaliber Update

by gaillardm | Oct 1, 2004, 12:00 AM

According to veterinarian Dr. Barry David, who reported today from the Netherlands, Royal Kaliber continues to have a normal and stable recovery from the colic surgery performed on September, 27th. END

Spread a Fresh Coat of Paint Without Spreading the Dough

by By Sarah Lane | Sep 30, 2004, 12:00 PM

We’ve all heard the old adage, "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." It's one of those time-tested pearls of wisdom that never fails, right? Well think again, because people like Sally Yacka, Business Manager of Derby Down, Inc., will tell you there are exceptions. Big exceptions. When Sally first saw the flyer from the United States Equestrian Federation’s (USEF) purchasing program, detailing how she could get big discounts on products the farm already used, she thought she might...