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Birdsall Wins the 2004 USEF Pony Medal Championship

by kcadams | Aug 6, 2004, 12:00 PM

Victoria Birdsall, 11, of Topsfield, MA, was named Grand Champion of the 2004 USEF Pony Medal Championship held August 5 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA. The Championship was held as part of the USEF Pony Finals being held August 4-7. As Grand Champion, Birdsall received the Easter Sunday Memorial Perpetual Trophy, a Triple Crown Custom cooler and a tack trunk donated by Oakcroft Tack Trunk. The trainer of the 2004 Pony Medal Champion is Patty Harnois. Judges for the Pony Medal...

Sleigh Ride and Kelsi Robinson Win the 2004 Show Circuit Magazine /USEF National Junior Hunter Championships-East Coast

by Sarah Evers | Aug 5, 2004, 12:00 PM

Sleigh Ride, owned and ridden by Kelsi Robinson of Westchester, PA, walked away with the Show Circuit Magazine Perpetual Trophy and the Show Circuit Magazine Trophy. This crystal piece is given to the winner to take home for one year, along with a Triple Crown Custom cooler, a 10-inch Revere bowl keeper trophy and a bridle. Acarell, owned and ridden by Jane Ehrhart of St. Louis, MO, was named Overall Reserve Champion. The Overall Small Junior Hunter was The Frog Prince, owned by Christy Russo...

Campbell Wins 2004 Wild Horsefeathers/USEF Green Pony Hunter Championship

by Sarah Evers | Aug 5, 2004, 12:00 PM

Kaitlin Campbell, 12, of Doylestown, PA, rode Karen Lutz and Stratford Stables’ Absolut Snap to win the 2004 Wild Horsefeathers / USEF Green Pony Hunter Championship held August 4. The championship was held as part of the USEF Pony Finals being held August 4-7 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA. As champion, Campbell walked away with the Brownland Farm Perpetual Trophy, a Triple Crown Custom cooler, a ten-inch Revere bowl keeper trophy and a Pessoa saddle. Campbell, reserve champion...

2004 Canadian Arabian Nationals Just Around the Corner

by Sarah Evers | Aug 4, 2004, 12:00 PM

The 47th annual Canadian National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show (Canadian Nationals), affectionately known as “The Royal Red,” kicks off Aug. 23 at the Regina Exhibition Park. The weeklong event features top-level horse show competition and a commercial trade fair. The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) of Aurora, CO, produces the event, which is held Monday, Aug. 23 through Saturday, Aug. 28, and is open to the public. Admission (Canadian dollars) is $7.50 for adults and $4 for...

AMHA Board to Consider Half-Morgan Registry

by severs | Aug 4, 2004, 12:00 PM

In 1996, the American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) Board of Directors (BOD) established a committee to investigate the possibility of establishing a Half-Morgan Registry. In 1997, the issue was placed on the 1998 proxy ballot as a non-binding referendum in an attempt to measure the member's interest in the issue. The results of the referendum indicated interest in the project and the BOD continued investigation in to the feasibility of the project. In 1999, the Board tabled the study until...

American Miniature Horse Association Celebrates 26th Annual Competition

by Sarah Evers | Aug 4, 2004, 12:00 PM

The story of the American Miniature Horse, nearly 400 years in the making, is steeped in both adventure and the love of little horses. The adventure continues September 24-October 2 as Fort Worth, Texas, hosts the American Miniature Horse Association (AMHA) 2004 World Championship Show at Will Rogers Memorial Center. The industry’s top event, the AMHA World Show features American Miniature Horses vying for titles in 146 classes and the chance to win a coveted World Grand Championship....

Call For Bids for 2006 FEI Reining Masters

by gaillardm | Aug 4, 2004, 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2004 The FEI Reining Committee has announced that the 2006 FEI Reining Masters will be held in the United States. The United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. requests all interested organizers to submit a bid to the Federation no later than August 15, 2004. Bid documents may be obtained by calling Sherry Frank at 859 225-6913 or email [email protected]. ENDS For more information, please contact Maria Partlow, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications...

Horses Needed For 2004 FEI Children's Jumping Final

by gaillardm | Aug 4, 2004, 12:00 AM

For Immediate Release Lexington, KY - Hummingbird Nest Farm in Simi Valley, California will be the site of the 2004 FEI Children's Jumping Final, November 22-28, which hosts competitors from around the world who have qualified in their native country. Due to the expense of shipping horses, the riders will not bring their own mounts. Since the U.S. is the host nation for this international competition, which is contested on borrowed horses, we must provide enough horses for the 32 riders. The...

Cindy Burge, October 8, 1963 - July 28, 2004

by gaillardm | Jul 30, 2004, 12:00 AM

The United States Equestrian Federation deeply regrets the passing of Cindy Burge of Spokane, Washington. Ms. Burge was critically injured Saturday, July 24th at The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana, where she was competing in the Open Preliminary division when her horse tripped and fell on her while galloping on the flat. She passed away July 28th at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, Montana. “I first met Cindy when her family was preparing for the first Deep Creek Horse Trials,”...

British Bulldogs Win the Day at Hickstead, United States and Germany Tie for Sixth

by By Muriel Faienza | Jul 28, 2004, 12:00 PM

A great second-round recovery by the home team, with particularly brilliant performances from Athens-bound Nick Skelton and Robert Smith, saw the British win the sixth leg of the 2004 Samsung Super League Nations Cup series in Hickstead on Friday, July 23, 2004. Lying equal-third with 16 faults along with the strong favorites from France, the USA and Belgium at the halfway stage added just a single time fault to complete with 17, while the French slotted into the runner-up spot with 20 ahead of...