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“Super Saturday” at The Spring Event
Written by by Kim F. Miller
Friday, 17 May 2019 18:13

New Cross-Country VIP Tent, Preliminary Challenge Gala & Newcomer Outreach - May 25

By Kim F Miller

A 1,200 square-foot on-course VIP tent adds an awesome fan experience to The Spring Event at Woodside this year, set for May 24-26 at The Horse Park at Woodside. “Super Saturday’s” VIP cross-country tent opportunity enhances an event already famous nationally as host of The Preliminary Challenge. The tent provides front row seats next to the North Water Complex with big screen TVs livestreaming action from the rest of the Ian Stark-designed international cross-country course. Plus, food, drink and fun with fellow fans.

 

 
USEF Announces Positive Tests of Cannabinoids (CBD) Will Result in GR4 Violations as of September 1, 2019
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 00:00

from the US Equestrian Communications Department

Tasked with protecting the welfare of equine athletes and ensuring the balance of competition, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Equine Drugs and Medications Program consistently monitors new products and product claims. From time to time, new products appear on the equine supplement market claiming to enhance a horse’s performance. Over the last several years, cannabinoids have gained increased attention and have become nearly mainstream.

 
In Memoriam - Maggi McHugh
Written by CRM
Friday, 03 May 2019 00:00

It is with great sadness that the Pacific Coast Horse Shows Assn. must announce that Maggi McHugh has passed away.

Maggi was the Administrator in the PCHA Office for over 25 years.

 
Paso Robles Horse Park Rounds Up Two Weeks of USEF-Rated Shows
Written by CRM
Friday, 03 May 2019 00:00

Spectators were treated to a thrilling Grand Prix culmination

The Paso Robles Horse Park rounded out its second week of United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Rated shows, April 24-28. The Paso Park Spring Classic featured a $26,000 Grand Prix, held on Saturday, April 27, and a $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby on Friday, April 26.

“The last few weeks have proven to be an inspiring performance at the Park,” said Linda Starkman, owner of the Paso Robles Horse Park. “I am so proud of our competitors and how the facility shined during these shows. The rider’s work and zeal for the sport were showcased in these successful events.”

 
Woodside Spring Preview Highlights and Photos
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 01 May 2019 22:20

Highlights from the Woodside Spring Preview

Presented by Langer Equestrian Group

WOODSIDE, Calif.-- The first week of the 2019 LEG Woodside Spring Circuit kicked off with the Woodside Spring Preview (Apr. 24-28). Bert Mutch piloted Lerida to the win in the USHJA National Hunter Derby and Guy Thomas and Congotan topped the Open Welcome Stake. Meanwhile, Kelly McKnight and Zan Chin proved once again that you don't need a bridle to win the Open Speed Derby. In the grand prix, Emma Catherine Reichow and Forever Alve took home the blue ribbon after navigating a challenging course designed by Anthony D’Ambrosio. Read on for additional highlights and fun pictures!

 
Nayel Nassar shines at the Longines Masters of New York
Written by CRM
Monday, 29 April 2019 23:52

Longines was proud to take part in the third leg of the Longines Masters series, held in the Big Apple for the second consecutive year. On Sunday afternoon, the event went to new heights with the remarkable victory of Nayel Nassar on Lucifer V in the Longines Grand Prix. It had already started in full swing on Friday with the thrilling Longines Speed Challenge, known as the world’s fastest trial, also claimed by the Egyptian rider. During the American leg of the series, Longines highlighted a model from its HydroConquest collection, combining sporty look and traditional elegance: the Official Watch of the Longines Masters New York event.

 
The 2019 Del Mar National Horse Show Dressage Week Begins Today
Written by CRM
Thursday, 25 April 2019 18:15

The 2019 Del Mar National Horse Show Dressage Week Draws Athletes with World Cup Qualifier and International Classes

The 74th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show Dressage Week, April 25-28, 2019, is a world renowned competition, attracting horses and riders from around the globe to compete for World Cup points and in International FEI classes. The Del Mar Fairgrounds has hosted the competitive Dressage Week since 1992 and is the second part in the three-week series, with Western Week kicking off the event and Hunter/Jumper Week wrapping it up. The Fairgrounds is right down the road from the world famous Del Mar Village and the stunning Southern California coastline. It’s hard to beat the weather, location, shopping, dining and the competition couldn’t be better.

 
Keeping Your Horse’s Wellness Top Of Mind
Written by CRM
Friday, 19 April 2019 16:49

Veterinarians partner with the ColiCare Program to help protect horses and their owners

Just like you should visit your doctor every year for a physical, it’s important for your horse to receive a yearly check-up from his doctor, the veterinarian, as well.  In addition to a physical exam, the vet may also perform a dental exam, administer vaccinations, and give advice on the most appropriate parasite control method. In fact, these wellness services are so important to the long-term health of horses that they have become annual requirements of ColiCare, SmartPak’s free colic surgery reimbursement program.

 
Twin Rivers Spring International Welcomes Record Entry
Written by CRM
Thursday, 11 April 2019 23:26

Popular California Venue to Host Pan Am Eventing Selection Trial

Twin Rivers Ranch is set to host the only West Coast opportunity this spring for U.S. and Canadian eventing riders pursuing qualification for 2019 Pan American Games. Horses and riders that achieve a qualifying result in the CCI3*-L division may be considered for team selection for the Pan American Games to be held in Lima, Peru in August. Twin Rivers Spring International is also offering a CCI4*-S  division for horse and rider combinations that are seeking qualification for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The entry list includes competitors from Canada, Great Britain, Italy, Puerto Rico and the United States.

 
Langer Equestrian Group Hosts Two Weeks of 'A'-rated Shows at Hansen Dam Horse Park
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 19:41

LAKE VIEW TERRACE, Calif – Langer Equestrian Group looks forward to hosting two weeks of 'A'-rated horse showing at Hansen Dam Horse Park this month. Verdugo Hills May (May 16-19) will feature the Hansen Dam Grand Prix and a USHJA National Hunter Derby, followed by the LEG Memorial Day Classic Horse Show (May 23-26). Highlights of the Memorial Day Classic will include the 42nd annual Memorial Day Classic Grand Prix, a USHJA International Hunter Derby, and a USHJA National Hunter Derby.

Visit langershows.com for full details and to submit your entries for two weeks of top-notch horse showing at an excellent facility featuring brand-new geotextile footing in the Grand Prix and Jumper Warm-Up Arenas.

 
Progress in Fight to Stop Unrestricted Sale of Devils Garden Wild Horses!
Written by CRM
Friday, 10 May 2019 23:05

A Positive Day in Court Fight to Stop Unrestricted Sale of Devils Garden Horses

May 9th marked a positive day in federal court in Return to Freedom’s ongoing fight to prevent horses from Devils Garden Wild Horse Territory in Northern California from being shipped to slaughter – and to keep the U.S. Forest Service from taking the unprecedented step of selling captured wild horses without limitations.

 
2019 Onondarka Medal Finals to Take Place at Del Mar International Welcome Week
Written by CRM
Friday, 03 May 2019 00:00

Del Mar International Welcome Week Will Host Onondarka Medal Finals in 2019 - Mark Your Calendars for October 9-13

West Palms Events is pleased to announce that the 2019 Onondarka Medal Finals will take place at Del Mar International Welcome Week, October 9-13, 2019, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This prestigious medal final is open to competitors age 12 and under and is held over fences at 3'. The Onondarka finals consist of three rounds plus a work-off, all of which require sophisticated equitation skills from our youngest riders.

 
“Rein In” All The Experiences Horse Expo Offers!
Written by CRM
Thursday, 02 May 2019 23:31

The 21st Western States Horse Expo, May 9-12 at the Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, California, promises equestrian events and shopping opportunities beyond your wildest dreams!

Before you start reading about all the incredible (and new!) things offered this year (including the new location), go to www.horsexpo.com and download daily schedules and a map of the Murieta Equestrian Center. This information will serve as your program. So don’t leave home without it! (Or remember to bring your cell phone so you won’t miss a thing on the agenda.) And for goodness sake, buy your tickets and parking passes online where you’ll be rewarded with significant discounts. For instance, parking passes are half-price online!

 
Tamie Smith Heads to Badminton as New Member of the Haygain USA Team
Written by by Kim F Miller
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 22:18

by Kim F Miller

May 1, 2019: The Badminton Horse Trials CCI5* starting today has only three American contenders and one of them, Tamie Smith, is a relatively new member of Haygain’s U.S. ambassador team. Her partner is the 16 year old Dutch Warmblood Wembley. He’s big, bold and opinionated and it was one of those opinions that led Tamie to Haygain Steamed Hay.

 
The 2019 Del Mar National Horse Show Dressage Week Concludes
Written by CRM
Monday, 29 April 2019 19:23

Riders Sweep Divisions, Finish Dressage Week with Impressive Results

The 74th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show Dressage week concluded yesterday with an Afternoon of Musical Freestyles after an exciting week of competition.

 
AHP Gathering at the Western States Horse Expo - May 11, 2019
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 00:00

What?
Come and celebrate education, innovation, enrichment and inspiration during an amazing four days as you interact with the nation’s best Clinicians, Industry Leaders and Exhibitors who are focused on improving and enhancing your skills and enjoyment of the activities you love. The Western States Horse Expo is an annual pilgrimage for tens of thousands of equine and rural lifestyle enthusiasts just like you!

 
EQSportsNet to Provide Live and On Demand Coverage of the 2019 NCEA National Championship
Written by CRM
Monday, 15 April 2019 23:31

Watch the NCEA National Championships, April 17-20, 2019

SCHEDULE (All Times Central)

Wednesday, April 17 (Event Championships)
Event Brackets: Equitation Over FencesEquitation On The FlatHorsemanshipReining
8:35 a.m. – Equitation over Fences (First Round)
8:35 a.m. – Reining (First Round)
1:40 p.m. – Equitation on the Flat (First Round)
2:15 p.m. – Horsemanship (First Round)

 
Stanford Equestrian Qualifies for National Finals
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 19:13

A Record Number of Athletes Nationals Bound!

Heading into the IHSA Hunt Seat Zone Finals this weekend, the Cardinal had already secured a spot in the IDA Dressage National Finals for the second year in a row! The Hunt Seat team was eager to join their Dressage teammates, Abby Fleischli, Holly Francis, Alexa Corse, and Lucy Brewer in their post season adventures. (Not to mention our Western Team who wrapped up with season with a Champion Team win at the last regular season show and an overall 3rd place team finish.)

 
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