January 6, 2013

Kent Farrington and Blue Angel Win $125,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix CSI 2*, Presented by Rolex

Kent Farrington and Blue Angel (Sportfot www.us.sportfot.com)
Palm Beach, Fla. - Kent Farrington (USA) and Robin Parsky's Blue Angel added another victory to their roster of recent wins with a top finish in Sunday's $125,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix, presented by Rolex. Held at The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla, the second annual event brought together many of the best in equestrian show jumping for a day of great competition and charity fundraising, set on the lawn of Mr. Donald Trump's scenic estate. Despite substantial rain, the grass footing that was newly replaced after last year's event held up well throughout the day's competition to give Farrington his second consecutive victory. He won the inaugural competition in 2013 aboard Amalaya Investments' Dynamo.

International course designer Anthony D'Ambrosio, of Red Hook, N.Y., set the track for Sunday's highlight competition with twenty-eight horse and rider combinations, eight of which cleared the course without fault to advance to the jump-off. Seven entries returned over the short course with three double clear efforts. Kent Farrington and Blue Angel, a 2002 Anglo European mare by Luidam x Ascendant, led the victory gallop with a time of 36.85 seconds...read more>
Other Headlines From This Issue

Live Oak Combined Driving, Inc. Developing Driver Program Welcomes Inaugural Recipient

Matthew Seed: The Horse Photographer (from Equestrian Magazine)

Friday, January 10th
check www.usefnetwork.com during the week for further information and for broadcast times. 
DrivingLive Oak Combined Driving, Inc. Developing Driver Program Welcomes Inaugural Recipient
Jacob Arnold will begin a mentorship under Chester Weber in January 2014 (PicsofYou.com)
Ocala, Fla. - New year. New opportunities. Just ask Jacob Arnold, who begins a mentorship under Chester Weber in January 2014 as the inaugural apprentice driver in the Live Oak Combined Driving, Inc. Developing Driver Program.

"Though Live Oak Combined Driving has always been involved in the ongoing development of many drivers, this new program will begin with Jacob Arnold as the first apprentice driver," said Weber, the 10-time U.S. Four-in-Hand Driving Champion, outlining a program geared to give developing drivers hands-on experience competing at their discipline's highest levels.

Live Oak has a long history helping drivers throughout the U.S., but Weber decided the time was right to take a more organized step: "There were many factors that made this the right time to start this program, including the great need to match talented competitors with world title-capable horses, raise the level of competitive driving in our country, and address the increasing cost of overseas competition."..read more>     
The Trifecta Event: January 17-19 at Galway Downs
from USEA

Don't miss this exciting event, West Coasters! Open to everyone to audit, Yogi Breisner will host the USEA ICP Interactive Symposium and Pippa Funnel will host the Galway Downs Annual Two Day Fundraiser. There will also be an Area VI Awards Banquet Dinner. This event will take place January 17-19, 2014 at Galway Downs. Check out the flyer for more information...read more>

MagazineMatthew Seed: The Horse Photographer
Photo: Matthew Steed

A unique technical approach to horse photography and a mastery of flash lighting creates an artistic study of his equine subjects, creating bespoke equine photographic works of art.

Matthew Seed's style is founded on the technical abilities acquired during 20+ years as one of Britain's leading commercial and fashion photographers.

Allied to that experience is an even longer-standing love of horses and appreciation of their place in art history. His subjects have included working animals, family horses, and some of racing's elite Thoroughbreds...read more>

Don't Give Cattle Feeds to Horses! 

Horses should not be given grain-based feeds designed for cattle. Even a small amount of some additives in cattle feeds can be fatal to horses, while other ingredients may not kill the horse but most likely won't do it much good either...read more>

AnnualMeetingUSEF Annual Meeting Starts Tuesday
Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation 2014 Annual Meeting start tomorrow, Tuesday January 7th, at the Hyatt Regency Lexington in downtown Lexington, Ky. To keep up during this week full of discussions, awards, and celebrations go to www.usefconnect.com. We will be keeping you updated with schedule changes, daily highlights, and awards information...see more>



ASHA Faithful Friend of the Week: Our Secret Masterpiece
from ASHA
"As a three-year- old, Our Secret Masterpiece, barn named 'April,' was an obviously gifted dark bay with a beautiful head and neck and a fluid high-stepping motion. She was a chosen finalist in the 1993 National Three-Year-Old Futurity Fine Harness division. In 1994 she was named the Reserve All American Junior Fine Harness Mare by The National Horseman Magazine. Then a series of serious health problems robbed her of glories that might have been hers."..read more>
AMHA Welcomes Ranch Horse Network™ Participants
from AMHA
In 2013, AMHA announced the Ranch Horse Network™ (RHN), a program designed to recognize farms of any size using Morgan horses for ranching activities and to create a promotional venue. 

The program was designed with the western working "using" Morgan in mind. Whether you have one Morgan or 40 on your farm or ranch, this is an avenue to help promote the western-using Morgan...read more> 





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