December 31, 2009

Happy New Year from Riding!

All of us at Riding wish you and your family a safe, happy and healthy New Year! (Our office will be closed tomorrow, January 1st).

Have you seen our January issue?

Yesterday we mailed out our latest issue ... make sure you pick up a copy today if you haven't already received it.

Or, don't wait any longer and read the digital issue online! (click here)

There are many thank you and congratulation ads throughout this issue ... and some surprise ads from happy clients to their trainers ... see if there's one in here for you!

Our Condolences to Scott Wilson's Family and Friends

We are sad to report the death of Los Angeles trainer, Scott Wilson. Scott died of unknown causes during a ski trip over the holidays. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Lucy Davis Wins European Youngster Cup at CSI Frankfurt

By Joanie Morris

Lucy Davis jumped clear when it mattered most in the European Youngster Cup at CSI Frankfurt inGermany December 17-20, to win the prestigious competition with the only clear trip in the final round.

Riding True Love, a 13-year-old Belgian Warmblood owned by Old Oak Farm, Davis (Los Angeles, CA) jumped clear in the Preliminary round, with the eighth fastest time. The pair then had one fence down in the next round – but their score was good enough to make the final – which featured the top 16 after the first two rounds.

Davis and True Love then returned to the ring on Sunday and jumped the only clear to be crowned champion.

Seventeen-year-old Davis secured a spot in the competition with her second place finish at the 2009 Adequan FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North. She was the sole American rider to take on the Europeans after the top three riders at NAJYRC received invitations. The Europeans qualified through a series of competitions over the summer, and 27 of the best Under 25 riders started the Championship Final.

For complete results please visit:

The American Trakehner Association Announces 2010 Stallion Service Auction

The American Trakehner Association (ATA) is pleased to announce that bidding for the 2010 ATA Stallion Service Auction (SSA) will begin January 1, 2010. Over 40 of the countries top stallions are participating in the event, including Olympic medalist, Abdullah *Pg*E*. This is the perfect opportunity to ring in the New Year with a discounted breeding to a versatile Trakehner horse.

Anyone who has registered to bid in a previous SSA Auction does not need to re-register for the 2010 event. Participants may bid online or via mail. Online bidding ends on February 14 at 12 p.m. EST. Bids sent in by mail should be postmarked by February 1. The minimum starting bid for each stallion is $500. Bidding will increase in $50 increments thereafter.

All foals resulting from SSA breedings are eligible for the ATA Awards programs and ATA Futurity - which have paid out over $500,000 to date.

For detailed information on participating stallions, visit For further information on ancillary breeding costs, call the phone number listed next to each stallion's name before you place your bid. Some stallion owners may require booking fees and/or deposits for shipping containers, stallion collection, mare care or shipping prior to breeding your mare. Please note that any such fees associated with the purchase of any of the donated breedings are the responsibility of the mare owner. This information (if provided to the ATA by the Stallion Owner) will be listed in the stallion information area under Fees/Contracts on individual stallion pages. If that information is missing, you MUST contact the owner. Make sure you understand any associated fees required by the stallion owner as all winning bids in the ATA SSA are non-refundable.

For more information or if you have any questions regarding the auction, contact the ATA Office at 740-344-1111.

The American Trakehner Association (ATA) was established in 1974 as a non-profit association of breeders, owners, and friends for the promotion and preservation, in the Western Hemisphere, of the warmblood horse of Trakehner origin. The ATA serves a number of purposes including:

  • Maintaining a public registry of Trakehner horses.
  • Marking and branding approved stallions, mares and foals with the Association's corporate seal.
  • Disseminating information to breeders, owners and friends pertaining to the breeding and raising of Trakehner horses.
  • Promoting the performance of the Trakehner horse in dressage, three-day eventing, hunting, jumping, driving and other sporting disciplines.
  • Encouraging a public understanding of the Trakehner horse, its breeding and performance.

For more information on the American Trakehner Association visit

Sporting Icons Mark Todd, Lucinda Green and Ian Stark Appear on Eventing Radio Show's Legends Round Table

Three great legends of eventing, Mark Todd, Lucinda Green and Ian Stark, appear on the Eventing Radio Show this week in a Legends Round Table. Between them the multi-Olympians have collected medals and titles in international championships spanning four decades.

From his home in New Zealand, 'Toddy' reminisces with Lucinda in London and 'Scottie' in Scotland as they reflect on how it used to be 'back in the day' and what has changed in the sport.

"It was a privilege to spend time with these three 'greats' who have shaped the sport for so many years and whos continued involvement as riders, trainers, clinicians and course designer, influence generations to come with their vast experience, knowledge and unfettered wisdom," said Chris Stafford, Host, The Eventing Radio Show.

The weekly show is available on The Eventing Radio Show's website at or by subscribing to the free podcast at iTunes and Zune. It is also carried by multiple affiliate websites around the world.

Marcy Grennan Anzelon's Art Show • January 5 thru February 28

55 Days of Equine Paintings! Penelope's Cafe will be showcasing the debut of equine artwork by Marcy Grennan Anzelon. Her work will be on display from January 5 thru February 28, 2010.

Penelope's Cafe is located at 1029 Foothill Blvd in La Canada, CA. (818-790-4386; open Tues-Sat 7am-3pm)

Classified / Photo Ads

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Visit to see more.


(Arrebol x Sorpresa V) PRE, 7 yrs, Dark Bay Andalusian Stallion,
17 H, Imported From Spain. Ebreo is closed In Martinez Boloix Bloodline, Approved Cria Caballar, Excellent Dressage Prospect, Powerful Gaits, Strong Trot, Great Canter, Spanish Walk, Fly Changes, Piaffe and Passage, 3 yrs of professional training. Ebreo was one of the stallions I used to breed on my farm - he makes beautiful babies. He can be cornerstone of a new breeding program. Video available on YouTube - search for Rancho Senora Fina.
Asking $60,000 DLLS.

Rancho Senora Fina •
619-415-4921 • 619-402-3669
152*143160* • 152*143160*6

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