August 9, 2012



United States Out of The Medals In Individual Show Jumping

By Nancy Jaffer for the USHJA

The United States lost its last chance at an Olympic medal when McLain Ward and Rich Fellers finished out of the money in the individual jumping competition today. Ward had 12 penalties in the first round with Antares, missing the cut for the second round and finishing tied for 29th overall. Fellers had a rail and a time penalty with Flexible in the first round, for which 37 riders qualified. However, he had a masterful fault-free trip in the second round, contested by 22 riders. He finished eighth overall in his first Games. Keep reading ...



Dujardin makes it double Olympic Dressage gold for Britain with Freestyle victory

By Louise Parkes

Great Britain's new shining star, Charlotte Dujardin, brought the crowd to their feet and the London 2012 equestrian events to the perfect conclusion when securing the individual Olympic Dressage title as winner of the Grand Prix Freestyle this afternoon at Greenwich Park. Keep reading ...



U.S. Showcases Emerging Talent in the 2012 FEI World Dressage Championships for Young Horses

From the USEF Communications Department

Competition came to a close at the FEI World Dressage Championships for Young Horses in Verden, Germany with the final championship tests. The lone entry to compete for the United States on Sunday was Jennifer Hoffman and Florentinus V, competing in the six-year-old championship. In Sunday's International Final, the Prize of Privatbrauerei Wittingen, the pair finished a valiant 13th after a long week of competition. Keep reading ...



Qualifying Season Kicks Off Next Week at Participating West Coast Shows for the All-new Thermal Million

HITS, Inc., together with the show organizers of Blenheim EquiSports, Jump Del Mar, Sacramento International and Langer Equestrian Group, is pleased to announce the start of the 2012-2013 qualifying period for the newly formed Thermal Million Grand Prix League. The qualifying season begins August 14 and runs through the 2013 HITS Desert Circuit, beginning January 22, where seven weeks of horse shows will culminate in the largest prize money purse ever offered west of the Mississippi. The Thermal Million Grand Prix will be a star-studded conclusion to the seven-week circuit, complete with a musical concert being organized in collaboration with a top entertainment company out of Los Angeles. Keep reading ...



"8" Rewrites History with Cowboy Dressage ™ The Competition
Bruce Springsteen sang it. Eitan Beth-Halachmy hopped on his Morgan stallion and galloped away with it. Fueled by the freedom of all things "Born in the USA," the two-time World Equestrian Games performer affectionally known as "8" has rewritten competitive dressage as the globe knows it, with the debut of Cowboy Dressage ™ The Competition. A tribute to the distinctive western riding style he first captivated the public with 20 years ago, Eitan and his joint collaborator and wife Debbie Beth-Halachmy, left no rope unturned dreaming up a new competition that exudes western at every maneuver. "The salute doesn't have to be a military salute. You can wave your hand like you're throwing a lasso," remarks Eitan. Keep reading ...


Thoroughbred Racehorses Needed for Research Trial
Nouvelle Veterinary Research, Inc. is currently enrolling 15-20 actively training or competing Thoroughbred racehorses into a preliminary study evaluating the impact of inflammation on overall performance and incidence of EIPH (bleeders) in the racing athlete. Inflammation is a common denominator behind several equine clinical conditions including exercise intolerance and Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage. Initial studies by Nouvelle Veterinary, Inc. have demonstrated a high prevalence of oxidative stress as well as elevated inflammatory markers in the Thoroughbred racehorse. Keep reading ...

Equisens Unveils Smart Ride Balance Sensing System
Equisens is set to launch its Smart Ride balance sensing system at Cornerstone Event Management's Cool August Nights Dressage and Breed Show at the L.A. Equestrian Center in Burbank, CA. Equisens will have demonstrations Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th. Keep reading ...

Benefit in Napa Valley for Sunrise Horse Rescue
Sunrise Horse Rescue of St. Helena welcomes the public to its third annual dinner-auction benefit, Harvest of Hope, to be held at Blossom Creek Farm in Calistoga on August 18 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $125/person or $700 for a table of eight and must be purchased in advance (online at www.harvestofhopeforhorses.org or by phoning 707/529-2633. Blossom Creek Farm is a handsome equestrian estate at 3547 Highway 128 in Calistoga. There is parking at the venue; round-trip shuttle transportation will also be available from the parking lot of Napa Valley College on Pope Street (and Silverado Trail in St. Helena) for $20 per person (it's suggested to call ahead to reserve a spot on the shuttle, 707-529-2633) Keep reading ...

Bridlewood Equestrian Center Presents 3rd Annual Horses, Wine & Art
Saturday, September 29, 12-8pm. Equestrian Demonstrations; Wine Tasting from Great Local Wineries; Art Sale and Displays with Talented Artists. Special Fundraiser BBQ for ReHorse Rescue Ranch with music, dancing, silent auction and a kid's area. ReHorse Rescue provides temporary and/or permanent safe, loving, and healthy environment for abandoned, neglected and abused equines. BBQ - $25 per person. Admission $5.00; Wine Tasting $20.00; Children under 12 Free. For more information call Andrea: 209-785-8272. 82290 Steeplechase Drive, Copperopolis.

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