Brunello and Liza Boyd Defend!
Lexington, Ky. -"I feel like it's a bit of a dream, like pinch me. I'm still a little bit in shock." That is what the winner of the 2014 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals had to say after her finish, and it is no wonder Liza Boyd thought winning derby finals twice in a row aboard Brunello was a long shot. She gave birth to her second child just two and a half months prior to the competition, giving her a very tight timeline to prepare herself and her horse Brunello, who is co-owned by Janet Peterson.
Brunello and Boyd during their winning handy round (A Galvin/Phelps Media Group)
"I definitely had a plan, a little bit of a psychotic plan," Boyd said with a laugh. "June 12, I rode for the first time, and I had the baby May 30. I really wanted that horse to jump for two months before the class so I started maybe a little early."
My mom caught me and was not too excited, but I felt fine," Boyd continued. "I really didn't want anyone else to jump him. I wanted him to have a good solid two months of jumping fitness."..read more>
USEF Names Combinations for 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team
|Lexington, Ky. - The following horse-and-athlete combinations have been named to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team (in alphabetical order):|
Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Victoria Dugan's Willi Wesley
Willi Wesley is a 2000 Warmblood gelding.
Rebecca Hart (Unionville, Pa.) and her own Schroeter's Romani
Schroeter's Romani is a 2003 Danish Warmblood mare.
Angela Peavy (Avon, Conn.) and Rebecca Reno's Ozzy Cooper
Ozzy Cooper is a 2006 Trakehner gelding.
Susan Treabess (Winters, Calif.) and Kathryn Hill's Kamiakin
Kamiakin is a 2005 PRE stallion.
Roxanne Trunnell (Rowlett, Texas) and her own Nice Touch
Nice Touch is a 1995 Dutch Warmblood mare...read more>
USEF Names 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Dressage Team
|Lexington, Ky. - The following horse-and-athlete combinations have been named to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Dressage Team (in alphabetical order):|
Laura Graves (Geneva, Fla.) and her own Verdades
Verdades is a 2002 Dutch Warmblood gelding.
Tina Konyot (Palm City, Fla.) and her own Calecto V
Calecto V is a 1998 Danish Warmblood stallion.
Adrienne Lyle (Ketchum, Idaho) and Peggy Thomas' Wizard
Wizard is a 1999 Oldenburg gelding.
Steffen Peters (San Diego, Calif.) and Four Winds Farm's Legolas 92
Legolas 92 is a 2002 Westphalian gelding...read more>
USEF Names Combinations for 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Driving Team
|Lexington, Ky. - The following driver-and-team combinations have been named to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Driving Team (in alphabetical order):|
Allison Stroud (West Grove, Pa.) and the team of Anesco 4, Mozès, Olando, Ulco, and Zenno
Anesco 4 is a 2005 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Willow Star LLC
Mozès is a 2000 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Willow Star LLC
Olando is a 1996 KWPN gelding owned by Koos de Ronde
Ulco is a 2001 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Willow Star LLC
Zenno is a 2004 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Willow Star LLC
Chester Weber (Ocala, Fla.) and the team of Boris W, Boy W, Para, Splash, and Uniek
Boris W is a 2006 KWPN gelding owned by Weber
Boy W is a 2000 Royal Dutch gelding owned by Weber
Para is a 1997 Royal Dutch gelding owned by Weber
Splash is a 2003 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Jane Clark
Uniek is a 2001 Royal Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Jane Clark
Misdee Wrigley Miller (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) and the team of Agussto's Armoei, Beau, Carlos 663, Clemens 49, and Saco
Agussto's Armoei is a 2005 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Wrigley-Miller
Beau is a 2006 KWPN gelding owned by Wrigley-Miller
Carlos 663 is a 2007 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Wrigley-Miller
Clemens 49 is a 2007 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Wrigley-Miller
Saco is a 1999 KWPN gelding owned by Tomas Eriksson...read more>
USEF Names Adequan U.S. Reining Squad for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
Lexington, Ky. - The following horse-and-athlete combinations have been named to the Adequan U.S. Reining Squad for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (in alphabetical order):
Andrea Fappani (Scottsdale, Ariz.) will ride Silver Spurs Equine's Custom Cash Advance.
Custom Cash Advance is a 2006 Quarter Horse stallion.
Shawn Flarida (Springfield, Ohio) will ride Michell Kimball's Spooks Gotta Whiz.
Spooks Gotta Whiz is a 2007 Quarter Horse stallion.
Troy Heikes (Scottsdale, Ariz.) will ride Denise Bixler and Steve Tarani's Lil Gun Dunit.
Lil Gun Dunit is a 2006 Quarter Horse gelding.
Jordan Larson (Whitesboro, Texas) will ride Heritage Farm's HF Mobster.
HF Mobster is a 2008 Quarter Horse stallion.
Mandy McCutcheon (Aubrey, Texas) will ride Tim and Colleen McQuay's Yellow Jersey.
Yellow Jersey is a 2004 Quarter Horse stallion.
Tom McCutcheon (Aubrey, Texas) will ride Jennifer Marley's Dun Git A Nicadual.
Dun Git A Nicadual is a 2008 Quarter Horse gelding...read more>
USEF Names Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
|Lexington, Ky. - The following horse-and-athlete combinations have been named to the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (in alphabetical order):|
Lucy Davis (Los Angeles, Calif.) will ride Old Oak Farm's Barron
Barron is a 2004 Belgian Warmblood gelding.
Kent Farrington (Wellington, Fla.) will ride Amalaya Investments' Voyeur
Voyeur is a 2002 Dutch Warmblood gelding.
Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.) will ride Abigail Wexner's Cortes 'C' or Simon
Cortes 'C' is a 2002 Belgian Warmblood gelding.
Simon is a 1999 Dutch Warmblood gelding.
McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.) will ride Sagamore Farms' Rothchild
Rothchild is a 2001 Warmblood gelding...read more>
Remarkable and Stewart Champions Win 2014 USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Program Championship
Lexington, Ky. - Through three rounds of the 2014 USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Championship, the horse at the top of the pack changed, but the rider stayed the same. Winning the first round and coming back on top in the final was Scott Stewart, capturing the championship with the most eye-catching of his seven mounts, Remarkable.
Scott Stewart and Remarkable during their smooth winning round (A.Glavan/Phelps Media Group)
"I love young horses and bringing them along," Stewart said. "So I think this program is great because it really showcases them. All year long at other shows we go to, they're sort of in another ring, and no one gets to watch them. I think it's great for the sport and for people who want to buy young horses to keep them interested."
Stewart did not have much time to get acquainted with the uniquely colored gelding-he broke his collarbone in early July while competing at Horse Shows By The Bay in Traverse City, Mich...read more>
Feeding for Sound Summer Hooves
If you're like many horse owners, you give your horse at least a brief time-off period in the winter, planning a busier schedule of training and riding in the spring, summer, and fall months. With conditioning, shows, trail rides, parades, and other horse-related events, summer may be your busiest riding time. Keeping your horse sound for all this activity is partly related to taking good care of his hooves year-round. Feeding for sound equine feet, however, can't be accomplished in a few weeks...read more>
Electrifying Competition in Prospect for Dressage in Caen
By Louise Parkes for FEI
|The crackle of electricity is in the air ahead of the much-anticipated opening to the Dressage discipline at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Caen, Normandy (FRA) on 25 August. In the history of this exacting sport there has never been a more fascinating contest in prospect for both the team and individual medals, and some very big questions will be answered over the coming days.|
The Dutch managed to break the German grip on the team title for the first time at the last edition of the Games in Kentucky (USA) in 2010 but, four years on and the Germans once again look the ones to beat. German Chef d'Equipe, Klaus Roeser, has a formidable force at his disposal, and that includes the horse that took Kentucky by storm when providing his Dutch rider, Edward Gal, with the honour of becoming the first-ever competitor to take three gold medals at a Dressage World Championship...read more>
World's Championship Horse Show Underway at the Kentucky State Fair
| The World's Championship Horse Show, the world's richest and most prestigious American Saddlebred Horse Show, started Sunday and continues all this week.|
Information about the show, and links to the live stream ($25 a day or $150 for the entire week) is available at www.kystatefair.org.
Photos and updates are being posted on the ASHA Facebook page.
2014 IALHA National Championship Show Entries Close September 15th
|Regular entries close September 15th. After that date, all entries will be charged a $200 late entry fee (we are trying hard to get all entries processed well in advance of the show, so that the show program can include a more accurate listing of entries in each class and to help reduce delays in the office at the show)...read more>|
Morgan Wins Dressage Regional Adult Amateur Championship
| CBMF Spilt Decision (CBMF Ruling Class x HVK Endowed), an eight-year-old gelding, won the Regional Amateur Dressage Championships (RAAC) at First Level Test 3 on August 10 at the Del Mar (California) Horse Park. The South Regional Adult Amateur Competition is open to all qualifiers who have achieved three scores over 60%. The winner of RAAC classes is granted an automatic qualification for the California Dressage Society Championship Show, held at the end of September. |
CBMF Spilt Decision, or "Johnny," and owner, Michellie Jones, just recently began Dressage training with Bettina Loy of Del Mar Dressage. Johnny's training is guided by Bettina's assistant trainer Kjersten Lance. Prior to making the move to dressage, Johnny began his training at Miller Equestrian, guided by trainers Ann and Frank Miller. Under their tutelage, he had great success in several divisions with championship results, including In-Hand, Western, and Hunter seat. He also has competed at the Grand National and delivered several top ten placings...read more>
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