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posted September 12, 2013
This Fall at the Del Mar International Enter to Win Cash Prizes in Horsetrader.com's Funniest Horse Video Contest
from West Palms Management
The Del Mar International Horse Show is right around the corner, on October 16 - 27, 2013. New to the Del Mar International Horse Show is the Horsetrader.com Funniest Horse Video Contest where anyone can submit their funniest horse video online for a chance to win their share of $2,000 in prizes.
Viewers will also be able to vote for their favorite video online for the People's Choice award. The top 3 videos and the People's Choice award will be announced and played on the big screen during the opening of the Rancho Valencia World Cup Grand Prix of Del Mar presented by California
Horsetrader on Saturday, October 26th.
First Place - $1,000.00
Second Place - $300.00
Third Place - $200.00
People's Choice Award - $500.00
Enter your Funniest Horse Video for a chance to win your share of $2,000 in prizes. Enter a video like this one, where Patches the horse goes for a car ride through the local Drive Thru, answers the telephone, and even tucks himself into bed! Start your search for the Funniest Horse Video and get ready to enter!
Information on how to enter the Horsetrader.com Funniest Horse Video Contest will be published soon so you can upload your video for your chance to win! Watch for upcoming emails or posts on the Jump Del Mar Facebook page.
For more information on the Del Mar International Horse Show or any of the featured special events, visit the Jump Del Mar website.
For more information visit us at West Palms Events.
posted September 12, 2013
Ask Judge Janet Your Dressage Question and You Could Win! (In More Ways Than One!)
Question: My horse lacks "crossing" in his legs (lateral reach) in the leg-yield—what do I do?
Trafalgar Square Books (www.HorseandRiderBooks.com) is pleased to announce that USEF/FEI dressage judge Janet Foy has a new book coming…and you could be a part of it!
"The difference between a '7′ and a '10′ in leg-yield in a dressage test is that while both horses go from Point A to Point B correctly, the horse that receives the higher score takes fewer strides to get there," says USEF S and FEI 4* judge Janet Foy. "Later in training you can use the leg-yield to increase the lateral reach in the half-pass."
We learn in Janet's hugely popular book Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse that the difference between a high score and a modest score from the judge is really the amount of lateral reach the horse can show. From Point A to Point B, your horse may be able to do it in ten steps, but another can do it in eight steps. Some horses, by nature, have quite a lot of lateral reach—but most horses are not perfect, and need a bit of work here.
So how can I improve my horse's lateral reach?
"You may have to feel that you are actually pushing the horse sideways out of balance in order to increase his lateral reach," says Janet. "The horse must really open up the angles of his shoulders. Don't ride a leg-yield at home as you would at a show. Your job in training is to raise your standards and develop morelateral reach and suppleness than you would need in competition. If your horse can easily do a leg-yield at home with energy and ease, then when it comes to show time and the requirement is easier, he will be a star!
"Try counting the number of strides it takes you to get from Point A to Point B," she says. "Do this in both directions. One direction will take more strides because the horse will be less supple this way. First, work on this more difficult direction until it matches the other side. Then, when both sides are equal, start working again on improving overall lateral reach. you should be able to take out a stride or two each direction."
And, fewer strides in the leg-yield means better scores in your next test!
Do you have a dressage question to ask Judge Janet?
TSB invites YOU to ask her your most burning dressage question—it can be about riding, training, competing, judging…whatever! It can be something you've asked a million times but still "just don't get," or something you've always been afraid to ask. It can relate to Training Level or Grand Prix or anything in between.
Not only will Janet Foy offer you solutions to your riding and training problems and answers to your riding and training questions, YOUR question could be featured in her NEXT BOOK!
Plus, everyone who submits a question is automatically entered to win a personalized copy of Janet's forthcoming book when it's published. (In other words, you and your horse could win in more ways than one!)
CLICK HERE to submit your question now, or visit the TSB website, Facebook page, or blog for more information.
Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse, the bestselling book by Janet Foy that Dressage Today magazine called "an inoculation against training despair," is available now from the TSB online bookstore www.HorseandRiderBooks.com.
For more information about the bestselling books and DVDs available from Trafalgar Square Books, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
posted September 11, 2013
Cowboy Dressage World Announces its First Cowboy Dressage Gathering, Clinic and Finals Horse Show
Cowboy Dressage World announces its first Cowboy Dressage Gathering, Clinic and Finals Horse Show. This landmark event and celebration will be held at Rancho Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, CA (near Sacramento, CA). The dates are November 15-17, 2013. There are no qualifying requirements. Everyone and every breed is welcome.
There will be Cowboy Dressage, Cowboy Dressage Challenge, Cowboy Dressage Vaquero Style, Cowboy Dressage FREESTYLE and Cowboy Dressage Youth and Amateur on the Ground and Under Saddle classes offered each show day. Our new Youth and Amateur classes are especially exciting as they start you from the ground up. "Soft Feel" begins there.
Friday November 15, 2013 is a clinic day. All things Cowboy Dressage will be covered, discussed and demonstrated. Auditors are welcome. In the evening there will be dinner and entertainment. Charges will apply.
Saturday and Sunday November 16 and 17 will be show days and all Cowboy Dressage Classes will be available for rides and judging. There are open, amateur and junior divisions so something for everyone.
High point buckles will be awarded to high point scores in all divisions. Overall highpoint will be awarded a custom Dale Chavez Western Cowboy Dressage Saddle. There will be approximately $10,000 in awards and prizes awarded at this celebration event. Other awards are a silver bridle from Carlos Silver, CSI Saddle Pad, Custom Cowboy Dressage Reins by Buckaroo Leather, Custom chinks by Mayleen Boslaugh, Custom Bit and Spurs by El Gato just to name a few of the fantastic awards. Much more from Horseman Charles Wilhelm, Dr. Robert Miller, Jack Brainard, Clinician Richard Winters, recording artist Mary Ann Kennedy, Manna Pro, Platinum Performance, Spalding-Labs and Fly Predators and Dora Grund Wild Rags.
It is all under cover so rain or shine join us at a beautiful facility for 3 inspiring days of Cowboy Dressage!
Information on entries and premium will be available Sept 15th at www.cowboydressageworld.com
All Tests, rules, diagrams, guidelines and judging information can be found at www.cowboydressage.com/competition.html
General information contact: email@example.com
posted September 5, 2013
HRTV.com Offers Live Streaming Coverage of HITS Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix this Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2 P.M. ET
For the third consecutive year, horse fans can watch the live finale of the prestigious HITS Zoetis $1 million Grand Prix from Saugerties, NY when HRTV's online platform, www.HRTV.com, presents the year's grand finale this Sunday, Sept. 8, beginning at 2 p.m. ET.
HRTV.com's live stream of the "richest event in show jumping" will be sponsored by Tack Room Inc.com, which has been the premier source for riding equipment, clothing and accessories in Central Pennsylvania for nearly 20 years.
"Thanks to the caliber of athletes involved, the championship breeding of the horses, and the reputation of Zoetis, this is easily the most prestigious event we've had the opportunity to participate in," said Eva Linke, president of Tack Room Inc.com. "We're thrilled to be able to sponsor this event."
HRTV will again combine with A Good Show to present the live stream, while providing expert commentary throughout the day, complete with rider interviews, class coverage, and compelling special interest stories.
They will also produce a full-length, one-hour television show of the Grand Prix, which will air on HRTV in October.
Among the established stars expected to compete is last year's winner, the legendary McLain Ward, along with a number of U.S. standouts, including Margie Engle, a 10-time Rider of the Year, as well as 2004 Olympic gold medalist Peter Wylde. In addition, Canada's Jill Henselwood, a 2008 Olympic silver medalist in Beijing, is also among the star-studded field.
Mike Moran will again take to the Grand Prix Stadium at HITS Saugerties to provide expert commentary. Joining Moran will be the Peter Leone, the 1996 Olympic silver medalist in show jumping, along with HRTV's talented, and versatile, Caton Bredar, who will provide round-by-round coverage of the competition and on-camera interviews with many of the featured performers.
As an added bonus, HRTV.com will also offer an event-long stream of HITS $30,000 SmartPak Wild Card Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, this Friday at 2 p.m. ET. This match offers competitors a final opportunity to qualify for Sunday's Grand Prix.
posted September 3, 2013
Free Webinar: It Is Time To Ride -- The New Coalition Supporting the Horse Industry
Finally, some much needed support for the U.S. horse industry is on its way! TimeToRide.com is a new website formed by a coalition of equine organizations that want to make it easier for people who are interested in horses to get started.
The website is a resource that is organized into categories that include lessons and camps, trail riding, rodeos, fairs, equestrian events and shows. It provides links to professional resources and will build a database of providers through an interactive map to be launched in the near future.
This webinar will feature speaker and horse industry advocate Patti Colbert. Colbert will explain how the Time to Ride campaign came about, and how it can help bring new customers to your horse business.
Time to Ride is the first website and social media platform generated through a coalition of horse organizations: the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Horse Council, the American Quarter Horse Association, Dover Saddlery, Farnam, Merck, Merial, Purina Animal Nutrition LLC, National Thoroughbred Racing Association, the United States Equestrian Federation and Zoetis.
It Is Time To Ride -- The New Coalition Supporting the Horse Industry is free to all horse professionals and can be attended via your phone or computer. However, you must register to attend. This webinar will fill up quickly. Sign up today!
Speaker: Patti Colbert
Duration: 1 Hour including Q&A
Date: September 9, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m. Pacific - 7:30 p.m. Central - 8:30 p.m. Eastern
About the Speakers
Patti Colbert is a "hands-on" promoter for the horse industry. From starting at the age of nine with a paint pony to management of large equine facilities and organizations, she has "done it all." During the 1970's and 80's, Patti owned and operated a small boarding and lesson facility, handled the marketing and sale productions for Glenn and J. D. Neans, and managed large equine events at the Texas Heritage and Expo Center in Austin, including the PRCA rodeos and horse shows.
EquestrianProfessional.com is a membership site that helps horse business be more profitable through education, resources and support. The site offers a wide array of programs, tools and information to help horse trainers, riding instructors, breeders, stable operators and professional riders run profitable businesses and build successful equestrian careers.
posted September 3, 2013
Parelli Education Institute Announces its 2013 Annual Benefit
The Parelli Education Institute has announced its 2013 Annual Benefit which is one of the primary ways that the Institute funds its programs.
The Institute has again partnered with sponsor, MD Barnmaster to help provide the grand prize. The winner can choose either a six-stall MDBarnmaster barn or a $10,000 cash prize. Other prizes include a Parelli saddle donated by Parelli Saddles, a deluxe red light kit donated by Phototonic Health and a two-week course credit toward a Parelli course at the Colorado ranch. The cost of each ticket is $100 and a goal is to sell 800 tickets.
In addition to being eligible for prizes, ticket holders are invited to a cocktail reception with Linda and Pat Parelli to be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Jacksonville, FL. The reception is being held to coincide with the Florida Horse and Soul Tour stop. The winner will be selected at the event; however, the winner need not be present to win.
Since receiving its non-profit designation this last year, the Parelli Education Institute has been dedicated to developing programs in four areas. The areas include: Advancing natural horsemanship educational programs through courses and scholarships, and providing educational assistance to programs highlighting youth, therapeutic horsemanship and equine welfare.
Scholarship recipients are required to 'Pay It Forward' by making a commitment to support one of the Institutes focus areas by providing a number of service hours within three to five years of receiving their scholarship.
Additionally, PEI has partnered with Parelli Natural Horsemanship for the "Grand Educational Giveaway". From now until November 15, 2013, therapeutic horsemanship centers, horse welfare organizations and youth programs can complete an application for an educational award. More than 1,000 awards are available and include CDs, DVDs and printed materials matched to the applicant's level of expertise. 12 grand prize education collections, valued at more than $3,000 each will be awarded at the Jacksonville, Florida Tour Stop.
For more information about Parelli Education Institute and to purchase annual fundraiser benefit tickets, visit www.parelliinstitute.org or call 855-687-7273.
posted September 3, 2013
Zoetis now accepting proposals for 2013 Horse Call Grant Program
Zoetis is accepting research proposals for the 2013 Horse Call grant program, which promotes excellence in veterinary economic research and education.
Zoetis will help fund one or more individuals through a grant of up to $50,000 for innovative, clinically relevant research proposals that determine the economic impact of equine encephalitic, parasitic, respiratory or other infectious diseases or the impact of preventing these diseases. Another area this grant will support is determining the economic impact of practice management business practices that emphasize prevention of equine infectious or parasitic diseases or prevention of horse-related injuries to clients, technicians or veterinarians of these practices.
"We believe that the most productive way to advance veterinary research will be through an open model of discovery. There is a real economic value imposed on horse owners when their horse becomes sick and a real value when disease is prevented from occurring. We would like to help establish what the intrinsic value is when this is done and to determine how a practice achieves this," said Dr. Rob Holland, director, Zoetis Outcomes Research. "This collaboration is grounded in Zoetis's mission to continuously improve the health and care of animals worldwide and our commitment to advance veterinary science and education."
Applications must be submitted by Oct. 31, 2013. All applicants must be in good standing in their professional organization, and research must be conducted within the United States. A research committee will review the applications and will notify the selected recipient or recipients by Dec. 1, 2013.
"By focusing on the economic aspect of equine care, we're hoping this call for collaborative research will help set a new standard in equine research," said Sabina Gasper, senior director of Zoetis Outcomes Research. "This is one of many types of partnerships we're exploring at Zoetis, and we hope working with partners we will not only advance science but help to promote excellence in veterinary economic research."
For more about the 2013 Horse Call grant program and to obtain an application, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
posted September 3, 2013
Rood & Riddle Veterinary Pharmacy to Give One Lucky Contest Winner the Opportunity to "Experience Kentucky" for Free
Rood & Riddle Veterinary Pharmacy will host a contest via Twitter inviting people to explain in one tweet why they want to attend the Kentucky Experience and the Alltech National Horse Show. The writer of the best tweet will receive free round-trip airfare for two from anywhere in the continental United States to Lexington, KY as well as one room at the Embassy Suites Lexington for three nights (October 31st through November 2nd). The winner of the contest will also be provided with seating at the Taylor Harris Club, the exclusive VIP area of the Alltech National Horse Show, for the daytime events at the Alltech Arena on Saturday November 2nd.
All contest submissions (which may include pictures, Vine videos, etc.) must be tweeted by September 30, 2013 using the hashtag #experienceky to be entered in the contest. The submissions will then be reviewed and judged by a panel including celebrity guest and international show jumping star Reed Kessler. The winner will be announced via Twitter on October 7th.
About the Kentucky Experience
A partnership of the Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation, Phelps Media Group, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and the United States Hunter Jumper Association announced plans in July to offer an exciting new way to experience the Alltech National Horse Show and Kentucky. This experience will include free tours of famous Bluegrass area horse farms, a free tour of the world renowned Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, free admission to all sessions of the Alltech National Horse Show, a free reception at the USHJA Museum, including an opportunity to meet some of the star riders of the hunter jumper world and an opportunity to meet Harry De Leyer, owner, rider and trainer of Hall of Fame Showjumper Snowman (the star of the New York Times bestseller, The Eighty Dollar Champion)!
To register for the Kentucky Experience please visit www.roodandriddle.com/kyexperience. Registration will be limited, please sign up early!