April 18, 2013



Lane Clarke & Semira de Saulieu Win $40,000 Blenheim Spring Classic II Grand Prix

Lane Clarke of Hayden Show Jumping does it again winning two for two grand prixs aboard the stellar mare, Semira de Saulieu. This time it was the $40,000 Blenheim Spring Classic II Grand Prix presented by Summit General Insurance Agency. With 45 tough competitors in the class, half completed the challenging course designed by Olaf Peterson, Jr. before the first clean round. Another six would finish clean with a total of seven making the jump-off. In the end, there were no inside turns or tricky maneuvers. Clarke "simply" rode double clear and a little handier and a little faster to clinch the win. Keep reading ...



Deadline Fast Approaching for USA Equestrian Trust Grant Applications

There is still time to submit proposals for the first round of USA Equestrian Trust grants in 2013. IRS-registered equine non-profit organizations are invited to apply by filling out the online grant application at www.trusthorses.org. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, May 6. Keep reading ...



AQHA is Seeking Young Riders to Star in a New Video Series

from AQHA

The American Quarter Horse Association and its production partners are pleased to announce the development of a web-based video series about young riders and horses. The videos will be featured on Take Me Riding, a new digital platform designed to interest young children in horses and encourage them to ride. This recently renamed platform, originally announced at the 2012 AQHA Convention under the project name Digital Oats, will launch in 2014. Keep reading ...


AAEP's Summer Education Meetings to Provide New Knowledge to Veterinarians of All Experience Levels

from AHP

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' 2013 series of summer continuing education meetings will impart the latest trends and best practices in the diagnosis and treatment of core areas of equine health, enabling practitioners to raise the standard of care provided to patients and the value provided to clients. Keep reading ...


NERN Castration Clinics Continue to Help Horse Owners in the West

The National Equine Resource Network's (NERN) low-cost castration clinics have reduced the number of stallions by a total of 142 in the last two months, according to Shirley Puga, head of the nonprofit organization. In March, a series of seven (7) low-cost gelding clinics were completed in various CA locations by NERN, in conjunction with R-VETS (www.r-vets.org), local venues, and volunteers. Keep reading ...


U.S. Polo's Premier Event to Air on NBC Sports Network
or the first time in nearly a decade, U.S. polo's leading event is coming to national television. Exemplifying the sport's recent growth and evolution into the mainstream, NBC Sports Network will broadcast the U.S. Polo Association (USPA) Maserati 109th U.S. Open Polo Championship® title match on Sunday, April 28 at 2:30 p.m. ET, providing fans with an up-close look at American polo played at its pinnacle of skill and speed. In addition to the action, the broadcast will also include special features on and off the field, along with commentary that tells the unique story of polo and its current rise in this country. The airing is co-presented by the USPA, the sport's national governing body, along with its official apparel brand, the U.S. Polo Assn. Keep reading ...

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