January 19, 2012



Custom Saddlery Believes in Magic - Steffen Peters and Weltino's Magic To Be Exact!

Pan Am Gold Medal winning horse Weltino's Magic, owned by Jen Hlavacek and ridden by Steffen Peters, has a motto designed to remind people that they can achieve the highest goals they set for themselves. Magic's motto is, "I Believe In Magic," and his fans around the world have embraced the saying. The staff at Custom Saddlery, the saddle company that endorses Peters and his magical equine partner, is thrilled to embrace the magic of Peters and Weltino's Magic. Keep reading ...



Shannon Peters Headlines the Upcoming CDS Annual Meeting & Symposium

by Yellow Horse Marketing for the California Dressage Society

Dressage enthusiasts from up and down the West Coast are preparing to gather in Rancho Murieta, CA for the upcoming California Dressage Society Annual Meeting and Symposium, January 20 - 22, 2012, the kickoff event for CDS' 45th anniversary year. On Friday, January 20th, the CDS Executive Board will meet to conduct the business functions of the organization, a meeting which is open to all CDS chapter chairs, members, and guests. Keep reading ...



Phillips and Ransehousen Named 2011 USEF Coaches of the Year

from the USEF Communications Department

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has nominated Capt. Mark Phillips and Missy Ransehousen for top coaching honors with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). With this nomination, they have been named USEF Coach and Para-Equestrian Coach of the Year. Keep reading ...



Neville Bardos and Sjoerd Named 2011 Horses of the Year by USEF

from the USEF Communications Department

For the first time ever, the USEF crowned two horses with its highest honor, one from an International Discipline and one from a National Discipline. Neville Bardos and Sjoerd were named 2011 Horses of the Year at tonight's USEF annual Horse of the Year celebration. Honored for their accomplishments in 2011 their roads through the last 12 months, while both exceptional, have been very different. Keep reading ...



This Weekend's Signature San Juan Capistrano H/J Show Postponed
Due to the case of Equine Herpes Virus (one only) at Rancho Sierra Vista in San Juan Capistrano, the January 21-22 Signature SJC Horse Show has been postponed to February 11-12 at Sycamore Trails in San Juan Capistrano. Visit www.signaturesport.net for more information.

Nominations Due February 8, 2012 for the 11th Annual Equine Industry Vision Award
The deadline date for nominations for the 11th annual Equine Industry Vision Award is on or before February 8, 2012. Pfizer Animal Health sponsors the award in partnership with American Horse Publications (AHP) and developed it to recognize outstanding leadership, creativity and meritorious contributions in the equine industry. Keep reading ...

SmartPak Releases Top Ten Horse Names for 2011

SmartPak, the nation's leading equine online and catalog retailer, and creator of the patented SmartPak™ supplement feeding system, has just released the Top 10 List of the most popular horse names for 2011. Leading this year's list is "Buddy", which regained the first-place position it owned in 2009, bouncing back from a ninth place finish in 2010. Rounding out the top three are returning champions "Jack" and "Max." Keep reading ...


2012 Fiesta of the Spanish Horse Charity Horse Show and Spectacular • May 2-6
The 2012 Fiesta of the Spanish Horse Charity Horse Show and Spectacular will take place on May 2, 2012- May 6, 2012 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, CA. Tickets are now available for this event. Don't forget to purchase yours today. Visit www.fiestaspanishhorse.org for more information.

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