posted May 16, 2013
Nick Haness Takes the Lead with a Big Win in the 2013 CashCall Mortgage Futurity Qualifiers
The third qualifier at Showpark's Ranch & Coast Classic hosted thirty-seven horse and rider combinations - the largest group of entries to date. With almost half the class going clean, sixth to go in the jump-off, Nick Haness aboard the fabulous mare Zeppelien (Kendall Perrin, owner), set a blazing time that couldn't be beat.
"We decided to give it a try at the first qualifier - it was definitely the biggest course she had done since we imported her. She was awesome. With so many clean this week it was definitely a race to win, so I went for it," said Haness. "This class opens the door for horses and riders to step up. It certainly made my first big jumper win feel special."
The Blenheim Spring Classic III qualifier winners, Kandi Stewart on her homebred C-Scooter, came in a close second to Haness. However, by earning 38 points for the victory, Haness takes the lead in the standings.
With five qualifiers remaining and add back increasing the prize money for the September finals, there's still a chance to be one of the top fifteen to compete for $25,000+ purse. Remember that add back from each of the classes will increase the final purse and there will be no entry fee for the 15 top finishers invited to participate.
Schedule for remaining qualifiers & final:
1.35m - 1.40m
Blenheim June Classic I
1.40m - 1.45m
Blenheim June Classic II
Showpark Summer Festival
Blenheim Summer Classic
Showpark All Seasons Tournament
$25,000 (+ add back) CashCall Mortgage Futurity Finals:
Top 15 Horses Qualify, no entry fee
Blenheim Fall Tournament
June/July Prize List, Entry Blanks and schedule
CashCall Mortgage Futurity details
posted May 16, 2013
USEF Announces Dressage Combinations to Represent the U.S. at CHIO Aachen
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named the following four horse-and-rider combinations to the U.S. Dressage Team for the Aachen CDIO5* held during CHIO Aachen in Germany, June 26-30, 2013. Additionally, two Small Tour combinations have been named to represent the U.S. in CDI4* competition. In 2013, the United States will also be represented for the first time in CDI-U25 competition.
The following four combinations have been named to the U.S. Dressage Team for the Aachen CDIO5*(listed in Alphabetical Order):
Jan Ebeling (Moorpark, CA) on Ann Romney, Amy Ebeling, and Beth Meyers' Rafalca
Rafalca is a 1997 Oldenburg mare
Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, FL) on Patricia Stempel's Doktor
Doktor is a 2003 Oldenburg gelding
Tina Konyot (Palm City, FL) on her own Calecto V
Calecto V is a 1998 Danish Warmblood stallion
Steffen Peters (San Diego, CA) on Four Winds Farm's Legolas 92
Legolas 92 is a 2002 Westphalian gelding
All four combinations have been awarded grants from the USEF for European competition, with funding for the grants made possible by the USET Foundation. Learn more about the grants here.
The following two combinations have been named to represent the United States in Small Tour competition in the Aachen CDI4*(listed in Alphabetical Order):
Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, FL) on Patricia Stempel's Danilo
Danilo is a 2004 Hanoverian gelding
Caroline Roffman (Wellington, FL) on her own Her Highness O
Her Highness O is a 2003 Hanoverian mare
The following combination has been named to represent the United States in the Aachen CDI-U25:
Caroline Roffman (Wellington, FL) on Hyperion Farm, Inc's Sagacious HF
Sagacious HF is a 1999 Royal Dutch Warmblood gelding
Roffman has been awarded a Dutta Corp. sponsored flight to compete and train in Europe. Learn more about the Dutta Corp. sponsored flight here.
To learn more about the CHIO Aachen visit; http://www.chioaachen.de/en/programm-sport
Follow the 2013 U.S. Dressage Team here.
posted May 16, 2013
Women Leaders and Obamacare Added to AHC's Issues Forum
The theme for the American Horse Council's National Issues Forum is "A Healthy Horse, A Healthy Industry." This year's Forum will be held on Tuesday, June 18, in Washington, DC during the AHC's annual convention, which will run from June 16 to 19 at the Washington Court Hotel.
In addition to reports on the progress of the National Equine Health Plan and the AHC's Marketing Consortium to reinvigorate the horse industry, the Forum will feature a panel on the future of the industry featuring four women who are leading national organizations this year and a presentation on how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as "Obamacare," will affect the horse industry.
Women have always been leaders in the horse industry. But this year thee are four outstanding women leading major national organizations. The AHC thought it would be interesting to get their perspective on the future of various sectors in the industry. Scheduled to speak are Johne Dobbs, President of the American Quarter Horse Association, Dr. Ann Dwyer, DVM, President of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, Cynthia Richardson, President of the Arabian Horse Association, and Chrystine Tauber, President of the U.S. Equestrian Federation.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was passed in March, 2010, is the most sweeping social legislation enacted since Medicare in 1965. It is expected to transform U.S. healthcare delivery and will affect members of the horse industry just like others. Obamacare is an issue that the industry must be preparing for on an ongoing basis. Indeed some should have already taken steps to be ready. The AHC hopes that the presentation on Obamacare will help employers in the horse community understand their obligations under the new law.
Vanda McMurtry, an attorney with Davis & Harman in Washington, DC will explain what those in the industry should be doing now and what they should be prepared to do in the future under the new requirements. Mr. McMurtry has worked in the insurance industry and represented insurance companies for many years. He also has Washington experience.
The convention will include the AHC's Congressional Reception, the annual Congressional Ride-In, meetings of all AHC committees, the meeting of the Unwanted Horse Coalition and the AHC's Breed Roundtable, which brings together leaders of the horse industry to discus common issues of importance.
The annual Congressional Ride-In will take place on Wednesday, June 19. The Ride-In allows members of the horse community to meet with their elected representatives and federal officials to discuss important issues affecting them. All members of the horse community are encouraged to participate, even if they don't attend the AHC convention.
More information on these Forums and the entire AHC annual meeting, including registration and hotel information, can be found on the AHC's website, http://horsecouncil.org/events.php or by contacting the AHC.
posted May 16, 2013
SmartPak Introduces New Exclusive Line of Fly Protection
Line Features Deluxe Fly Sheet with Insect Shield Plus Masks and Boots
No longer does your horse have to spend his summer under attack by flies and insects! Thanks to SmartPak's new exclusive line of fly protection, your horse can enjoy his summer without having to fend off pests.
Just in time for summer, SmartPak is introducing its new exclusive line of fly protection that features the SmartPak Deluxe Fly Sheet with Insect Shield and also includes the SmartPak Classic Fly Sheet, SmartPak Deluxe Fly Boots and SmartPak Classic Fly Mask. Both fly sheets – the SmartPak Deluxe Fly Sheet with Insect Shield and the SmartPak Classic Fly Sheet – also come in Quarter Horse cuts, under the brand Rockin' SP.
"No one enjoys having bugs swarm all over them—not me, not you, and not your horse," said Melissa Hamlet, SmartPak's Vice President of Merchandising. "We're all horse owners at SmartPak and no one cares more about horses' comfort and well-being than we do. The new SmartPak line of fly protection is the ultimate armor to protect your horse from the pests of summer and we recommend that everyone get ready for what's coming by ordering their sheets, masks and boots today. We know that your horse will thank you!"
Protecting your horses from insects goes beyond ensuring their comfort. Serious and potentially fatal diseases such as Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), Western equine encephalomyelitis (WEE) and West Nile Virus can be spread by mosquitoes and other insects which really makes providing horses with the best possible protection a "no-brainer."
Another problem is insect bite hypersensitivity (IBH or "sweet itch") which is extremely common in the warm weather months. Horses that react to insect bites sometimes develop hives, itching, hair loss, scaling and crusting, and eventually whitening of hairs and thickening of the skin in the affected areas. If the mane and tail are affected and they become itchy, horses may rub until hairs are broken, developing the classic "rat tail."
"This is a major problem that many horse owners deal with year after year and would practically sell their souls to cure," said Dr. Lydia Gray, Staff Veterinarian and Medical Director at SmartPak. "The best move is to prevent insects from biting your horse to begin with and SmartPak's new line of fly protection is a sure-fire way to do this."
The SmartPak Deluxe Fly Sheet with Insect Shield is a lightweight mesh sheet with an oversized tail flap and removable neck rug. Its surcingle front closures with double backed Velcro prevent the front from gapping open and two belly surcingles keep the blanket in place while the tail cord prevents the tail flap from blowing and shifting. The SmartPak Deluxe Fly Sheet provides a layer of complete protection from poll to tail to keep bugs off your horse.
The Insect Shield insect protection is odorless, dry and tightly bonded to the fibers of the fly sheet fabric. It repels ticks, fleas and mosquitoes and helps cut down on your fly spray costs. Its EPA- registered insect repellent provides a layer of chemical protection that keeps bugs at bay and lasts through at least 25 washings. The fabric in the sheet also provides 95% UV protection.
The Rockin' SP Quarter Horse Cut Deluxe Fly Sheet with Insect Shield is specially designed to accommodate stockier breeds like Quarter Horses. The sheets are broader at the chest and hindquarters and have a shorter drop in front. "They fit my Quarter Horses to a T," said World Champion Reiner Tom McCutcheon. "They keep my horses cool, comfortable and insect free!"
The SmartPak Classic Fly Sheet is made of a soft polyester fabric that is breathable and provides a layer of lightweight physical protection to keep bugs from bothering your horse. Fleece at the withers provides a comfortable fit to prevent rubs and its stainless steel hardware is designed to last. Adjustable surcingles and a double surcingle front closure with Velcro ensure that the blanket fits snugly around your horse. A tail cord keeps the tail flap from blowing in the wind and an oversized tail flap provides additional coverage. As with the SmartPak Deluxe Fly Sheet, the SmartPak Classic Fly Sheet provides 95% UV protection.
The SmartPak Classic Fly Mask is just what your horse needs to keep summer's pests at bay at a price you'll love! It is made of durable PVC Mesh to hold its shape and keep flies off your horse's face. It has soft mesh ears that provide extra protection from pests in these sensitive areas and fleece edging to ensure a comfortable fit with a wide Velcro closure that keeps the mask securely in place.
If your horse is tired of stomping in the field all summer long trying to keep the bugs off his legs, then SmartPak Deluxe Fly Boots are just what you need. The boots' airmesh body allows for maximum airflow and breathability while offering maximum protection against biting insects. Your horse's legs will stay both cool and protected! Comfortable fleece edging keeps the boots from rubbing and its ergonomic fit ensures a comfortable horse while Velcro closures keep the boots securely in place.
"When you consider SmartPak's 100% Happiness Guarantee, free shipping on all orders over $75 and free returns on sized items – including every sheet, boot and mask – there's really no reason not to try them," said Hamlet. "Based on my experience, I am sure that both you and your horse will be glad you did!"
To learn more about SmartPak's new exclusive line of fly protection and to place a risk-free order online, please visit www.SmartPak.com.
posted May 16, 2013
Clean and Condition Your Leather Tack in One Easy Step
Introducing NEW One-Step Leather Cleaner & Conditioner from Horse Health™ Products
Don't have time to spend hours cleaning and conditioning leather tack on a regular basis . . . but want the same results? One-Step Leather Cleaner & Conditioner from Horse Health™ Products saves time and money, and eliminates the hassle of having to use multiple products.
"Leather tack is a big financial investment, and it can become damaged from the dirt and sweat that accumulates when riding," said Alyssa Barngrover, brand manager, Horse Health Products. "Cleaning and conditioning tack on a regular basis is the best way to protect and prolong the life of leather and the One-Step Leather Cleaner & Conditioner allows horse owners to ensure the integrity of their tack so that it's comfortable and dependable for them and their horse."
This new all-in-one leather product simultaneously cleans and conditions leather tack, removing embedded dirt, sweat and grime. Its unique avocado oil-based formula deep conditions to keep leather soft and pliable, protects against drying and cracking, restores elasticity to worn leather and helps break-in new leather.
Unlike competing products, One-Step Leather Cleaner & Conditioner minimizes mess and waste with a thick, creamy formula that won't drip or run. It can be used on all colors of leather and will not strip the dye from black tack. In addition, it does not contain silicones, waxes or petroleum distillates that can harm leather stitching.
"One-Step Leather Cleaner & Conditioner allows horse owners to spend less time in the barn cleaning and conditioning their tack and more time in the saddle riding," added Barngrover.
Introductory packaging includes a tack sponge to provide horse owners with everything they need to care for their tack in one bundle and participating retailers will have a $1.00 off coupon available at the shelf. For a $5.00 rebate offer, visit the Horse Health™ Products website at www.HorseHealthProducts.com – just buy one 15 fl. oz. jar of Horse Health™ One-Step Leather Cleaner & Conditioner plus any two additional Horse Health™ products, excluding Horse Health™ Equine Ivermectin Paste 1.87%.
posted May 13, 2013
Adequan®i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) Availability May Be Limited Over the Coming Months
Due to renovations to our Shirley, NY factory, supplies of Adequan® i.m., the only polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are expected to be limited over the coming months.
Our factory in NY has undergone a significant renovation to meet enhanced quality standards and address observations of the FDA. This has resulted in the depletion of our existing inventories. We have carefully managed supply to allocate inventory optimally, but the product will be out of stock for a short period of time. We expect to resume shipments of the 5 mL in early July, followed by the 50 mL in August.
We appreciate the patience and loyalty of our customers during this supply interruption. Luitpold plans to continue our active role in supporting the veterinary and horse owner industry through sponsorships and educational programs. Our commitment to the health and well-being of these magnificent animals remains our primary focus.
Since approved for use in the horse by the FDA in 1984, no other PSGAG has been developed to treat non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic joint dysfunction and associated lameness of the carpal and hock joints in horses. There is no generic Adequan® i.m. product available anywhere in the world and we recommend careful evaluation of any alternative product claims to ensure safety and efficacy.
For the most recent updates on expected release dates of product, visit our web sites at www.adequan.com and www.nogenericadequan.com
Our Territory Managers will continue to communicate these updates to both their veterinary accounts as well as many of the horse owners they meet at our sponsored events.
You can also call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-458-0163 or me personally, Allyn Mann, on my cell at 816-590-5032 for the most current information.
posted May 6, 2013
LEGIS Optimum Time Awards Gain Popularity
at Fresno County Horse Park Horse Trials
Word is spreading about the LEGIS Optimum Time Awards, and riders are checking their minute markers and minding their pace in hopes of earning a ribbon. At Fresno County Horse Park Horse Trials (Apr 26-28), Madeline Holtzman (Robyn Fisher Nash, trainer) was thrilled to finish second in the Junior Training Rider division and first for the Optimum Time Award aboard her seven-year-old Hanoverian/ Thoroughbred cross, Ollie. It was just her second event at Training with this horse, which she's only had since January of this year. The pair was third after dressage, but moved up to second after her clear cross country round and finished with a score of 41.2.
"I knew that FCHP gave out LEGIS Optimum Time ribbons, but I was unaware that I would be given first place till they announced it at the end of the weekend. I knew I got relatively close because when I stopped my watch it said I was at optimum," Madeline remarked. In fact, she was just two seconds under the optimum time of 5:59. "I think it's fun to get a LEGIS Optimum Time ribbon. It adds an extra opportunity to do well during the weekend. We all work so hard and sometimes it doesn't show in the ring, so giving us eventers an extra way to do well is fun."
Madeline and her new horse seem to already be a great team, and she is very enthusiastic about him. "He is super sweet and loves to sun bathe at home and rest his head in your arms, but when it's time to work, he's ready to do his job," Madeline reported. "He has a big stride, so to ride him you have to keep him uphill and pushing so he doesn't get low and on the forehand. I'm still getting used to riding him on cross country but I think we are starting to get it, and my ride this weekend was great. He started off really strong so it took me a few fences to be able to get him back the way I wanted but once he settled, the round was awesome. He was forward and game for anything. The FCHP course is more technical than some of the other training courses, so I was very pleased with Ollie and my ride. "
Madeline is in tenth grade at Windward, a small school in Mar Vista, Los Angeles. "Balancing school and riding is hard, but I try my best. My barn is about 45 minutes from my school, so after school I rush to get there. Sometimes I can do homework in the car. School is very hard and sometimes I don't get much sleep because of it, but it is all worth it to be able to ride."
Max Gerdes (Gina Miles, trainer) finished seventh overall in the Training Horse division with a score of 43.9 aboard Redbuds Moonrock, a six-year-old Connemara/Hanoverian he and his wife bred. Thanks to his accurate riding, they also claimed the second place ribbon for the LEGIS Optimum Time award, coming in at 5:54, five seconds below the optimum time. "I think it's good to have awards like this; they really add to the sport," Max commented. "It encourages people to come close to the optimum time and have a safe ride."
The pair put in a clear cross country ride. "I was planning on going faster, closer to prelim speed in preparation for the next level, but since the pace was so slow (420 mpm), I decided to keep him slower and get closer to optimum time. He is really good on cross country but can get a bit tired sometimes." When Max isn't riding he is a farrier in the greater Sacramento area, an occupation he has worked at for over 25 years.
In Novice Horse, Joe McKinley had a good weekend aboard Earthquake Weather, a seven-year-old Thoroughbred gelding. "I have had a lot of fun with this horse," he stated. "He wasn't started under saddle when I bought him a year ago. He was really good on cross country this weekend, so the plan is to move him up to Training at the next event." Their score of 43.6 put them in fifth for the division, but they came in first for the LEGIS Optimum Time Award with their time of 5:42, just two seconds under the optimum time.
"I didn't really know about the award, but I think it's a fun thing that encourages people to compete more and try to get the award by coming close to optimum time," reported Joe. "I metered my course and rode with my cross country watch in order to come close to optimum. This horse and I have done a lot of hunter paces at Lone Tree Farm. The hunter paces really help with timing and are great for young or inexperienced horses and riders to get some practice."
John Marshall (Lauren Billys, trainer), owner of Fresno County Horse Park, was happy to have won third place in the Senior Beginner Novice LEGIS Optimum Time as well as sixth overall aboard his Cutamo, earning a score of 40.5. "I'm really happy that LEGIS is sponsoring this award at our shows," John stated. "Trying to ride at the optimum time helps you learn to pace, which is safer and can help you win in a tie situation."
John and the 15-year-old Holsteiner/Thoroughbred cross have been together for seven years. "Cutamo is a great partner, and I thought our cross country ride was good. I paced myself and had a 'one minute to finish' imaginary point on the course to help me manage my time." John and Cutamo finished the course in 5:15, comfortably under the optimum time of 5:32.
Tristen Hooks (Wendy Wergeles , trainer) and Learning to Fly (Carter Judy, DVM, owner) have also been together for seven years. Together, they earned the blue ribbons for both the Open Preliminary division, with a score of 32.3, and the LEGIS Optimum Time Award, coming in four seconds under the time of 5:58. The pair were third after dressage, moved up to second after going clear on cross country, then took over the lead with a clear stadium jumping round. "I think the award is very cool," Tristen shared. "It is an amazing amount of work and time to get to a show and compete. The more we are supportive of riders and sponsors, the more people will stay involved with our great sport."
Of course, the LEGIS Optimum Time Award is only part of the fun and the feeling of accomplishment of doing well. "I had a fantastic cross country ride," Tristen continued. "Yves Sauvignon told me during the course walk that would be difficult to make time and that we would have to gallop everywhere we could. I walked the course four times and used the CourseWalk app on my phone to find my minute markers. On course there were several combinations that required me to collect Learning To Fly in order to ride it correctly, so I needed to make up time in all the open gallop areas. My horse continues to amaze me."
Learning To Fly belongs to a classmate and friend of Tristen's from veterinary school. Tristen took over the horse's care about seven years ago and has been eventing him ever since. "He lives with five gelding buddies, and every time we come home from a horse show he gallops around the pasture, bucking. He is a real character with lots of personality. "
While her main trainer at home is Wendy Wergeles, Tristen also gets help from other trainers like Karen Cornelus, Sarah Dubost, Matt Brown, Yves Sauvignon, Chris Scarlet, Lou Moore, and others. "I really appreciate all of them, and a big thank you to LEGIS for honoring us for our timely ride at FCHP," Tristen added.
There are many more opportunities to get in on the LEGIS Optimum Time awards, as LEGISequine.com encourages safe and efficient cross country riding at Copper Meadows, which runs next June 8-9. Shepherd Ranch starting with the June 21-23, and FCHP events, the next of which is October 18-20.
posted May 2, 2013
Calling All Thoroughbred Hunters & Jumpers! Take2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program Announces Expanded Schedule for Second Season
TAKE2, the program created in 2012 to promote second careers for retired Thoroughbred racehorses, today unveiled an expanded schedule for its 2013 season. Thirty-four horse shows have signed on to offer TAKE2 hunter and jumper classes, which are restricted to registered Thoroughbreds, and more shows could be added to the roster this year. The calendar opens at HITS Ocala in Ocala, FL, in mid-February.
"We are really pleased to be a part of the TAKE2 Program," said HITS President and CEO Tom Struzzieri. "Ocala is the heart of horse country and is the perfect place to kick-off the season. With the Thoroughbred industry here, I think we will have a great response, and I believe we will see that the Thoroughbred hunter is alive and well in Ocala."
In an effort to develop more opportunities for Thoroughbreds after their racing careers are over, the New York Thoroughbred Horsemenâ€™s Association (NYTHA) last year partnered with the New York Racing Association (NYRA) and the New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc. to launch TAKE2. The program is designed to highlight the success of Thoroughbreds as show horses, and to reward those who compete on Thoroughbreds with awards and prize money in restricted divisions. TAKE2 sponsored classes at AA-rated horse shows in New York, New Jersey (where they were co-sponsored by the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and Monmouth Park) and Texas (co-sponsored by The Paddock Foundation) in 2012. The 2013 plan is to expand the program nationwide to include 10 of the 12 U.S. Equestrian Federation zones.
"It is of utmost importance to racing's owners and trainers that our horses have the chance for happy and productive lives when they leave the track," NYTHA President Rick Violette Jr. said. "In recent years, it has been harder to find homes for retired racehorses in the sport horse world, because the popularity of Thoroughbreds as hunters and jumpers has been on the decline. We believe TAKE2 is helping to reverse that trend. The program was met with remarkable enthusiasm last year, and horse shows have been eager to add the TAKE2 classes to their prize lists this year. It is also encouraging to discover how many riders, from the pony clubbers to Olympic- class horsemen, now look to the Thoroughbred when it's time to shop for their next horse."
The entries for the 2012 TAKE2 classes included Thoroughbreds with royal bloodlines and those more humbly bred. Star Street, a son of Empire Maker who was winless in 12 starts while racing under the name Open Space, blossomed in the show ring; he was named the TAKE2 Hunter Champion at both the Garden State Horse Show in New Jersey and the Skidmore College Saratoga Classic in upstate New York.
Also competing at Skidmore was Past the Point, who ran a game second behind Horse of the Year Curlin in the $500,000 Woodward S. at Saratoga Race Course in 2008 and earned more than $400,000 at the track. Pennsylvania-bred Four's A Charm, by the modest sire Private Key, lost all five of his races, but turned it around in his second career to be crowned the TAKE2 Jumper Champion at Garden State.
Hollywood Hero, by Arch, was unplaced in his only racetrack outing, but is excelling at his new career. He was awarded the TAKE2 Pre-Green Super Stakes Series bonus at the Autumn Classic Horse Show in Katy, TX. Another star on the Texas circuit was Cuba Libre, who captured a TAKE2 jumper class at the Southwest Classic in Tyler, TX. The 10-year-old grey made $20,320 while finishing second in two of three trips to the post as a racehorse. His racing name was Twenty One Dollars.
TAKE2 is open to all registered Thoroughbreds, raced or unraced, that are verified by The Jockey Club registration papers or lip tattoo number. The TAKE2 Hunter Division offers classes over fences and under saddle, with the fences at 3'0". For the TAKE2 Jumper Division, fences are at 3'3"/1.0 meter.
Click here for the full 2013 TAKE2 schedule.
posted May 2, 2013
Young Rider Partners With Kerrits to Let Readers "Design Their Own Riding Tights"
Young Rider magazine is inviting artistic young equestrians to let their inner fashion designer out when they enter the Kerrits Performance Equestrian Apparel "Design Your Own Riding Tights" Junior Designer Contest.
The contest, in its third year, invites readers to create a custom pair of riding tights and visit YoungRider.com to submit it online between May 1, 2013 and June 30, 2013. Last year, the contest received more than 900 entries.
"This contest offers Kerrits the unique opportunity to receive valuable input and design ideas from young horse enthusiasts across the country," said Kerri Kent, owner and designer of Kerrits. "Riders that will influence and shape the sport in years to come."
"Every year, this contest is a favorite with our readers," said Young Rider Editor Lesley Ward. "Our readers are wonderfully creative, and there is no better way to celebrate that than by applying that creativity to their primary passion: riding."
posted May 1, 2013
USEF Network to Broadcast Two Grand Prixs from the Del Mar National Horse Show
From USEF Network Communications
This week, USEF Network coverage will feature west coast show jumpers at the Del Mar national Horse Show. The first of two nights of live coverage will be May 2nd, and feature the $25,000 Surfside Grand Prix at 7pm local time (10pm ET). The second night will be Saturday, May 4th, and feature the $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar. Both Grand Prix classes will be streamed live, online, at www.usefnetwork.com/featured/2013DelMarNationalHorseShow/
The Surfside Grand Prix and Grand Prix of Del Mar are the highlight classes of Hunter/Jumper week at the Del Mar National Horse Show, a show that has been in existence for more than 60 years. The Del Mar National Horse Show also hosts a Western Week and a Dressage Week, and appeared at No.5 on the NARG Top 25 of 2012 list. More about Del Mar National Horse Show is available at www.delmarnational.com.
Where and When to Watch
Thursday, May 2: 10:00pm ET - $25,000 Surfside Grand Prix
Saturday, May 4: 9:45pm ET - $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar
Follow USEF Network coverage of the Del Mar National Horse Show on twitter using the hashtag #DelMarNHS
Please direct questions regarding the Del Mar National Horse Show broadcasts to William Wood, USEF Network Director of Content at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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