March 2017 - Helping Horses In Need

TheraPony joins other equine assistance efforts in upcoming events.

On a sunny Sunday morning in February, the TheraPony crew was busy bathing Daisy the pony and Stormy the Mini. The two horses were getting ready for a big day. They were heading over to Tractor Supply in Ramona to set up a Kissing Booth ahead of Valentine’s Day.

 
February 2017 - The Gallop: Adequan®/CDS Annual Meeting & Symposium

Two days of “college level” horsemanship make CDS’ 50th anniversary golden.

photos & article by Kim F. Miller

High winds, heavy rains and flash floods could not stop intrepid California Dressage Society members from celebrating the organization’s 50th birthday. At the annual meeting and symposium Jan. 19-22 in San Diego, representatives of the association’s approximately 3,500 members gathered Friday to discuss business matters among its 30 chapters and to swap ideas for fulfilling CDS’ main mission, education, and the fundraising that facilitates that.

 
February 2017 - A Stern Start

Drug & medication ruling indicates new level of consequences in pursuit of clean sport.

Along with rebranding itself as US Equestrian and unveiling a new overall look, “Joy of Horse Sports” ad campaign and website to go with it, the United States Equestrian Federation got the New Year off to a stern start regarding consequences for violations of its drugs and medications rules. Maintaining “clean sport” is considered critical to growing the sport’s fan base and stiffer penalties are seen as part of the path to achieving that.

 
March 2017 - Show Scene Updates

Horse Nation Gala Returns to Huntington Beach

West Palms Events continues its partnership with Horse Nation Foundation for the third consecutive year for their annual Grand Prix Gala, to be held at the Huntington Beach Summer Classic on Aug. 12, 2017 at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center. The Grand Prix Gala raises funds to support HNF’s mission to help children in need experience the incredible healing power of horses.

“We are very excited to partner with Horse Nation Foundation for their Third Annual Grand Prix Gala,” said Adrienne Karazissis of West Palms Events. “They have an incredible program and we’re honored to support such a great local cause at our Huntington Beach Horse Show Series.”


 
February 2017 - Ride The Rio Surface

Premier Equestrian, Olympia Footing & OTTO Sport enable all to ride on Olympic quality footing, or a surface pretty close to it.

by Kim F. Miller

There’s a common denominator in what might seem to be diverse corners of the equestrian world: the Rio Olympic venue, dressage Olympian Steffen Peters’ home stable in San Diego and the Rebecca Farms event venue in Montana. All have riding surfaces that incorporate the latest research, technology and applications available. And all have base, drainage and/or surface materials that are available to horse owners through the powerful partnership of Premier Equestrian, Olympia Footing Equestrian Services and the German company OTTO Sport.

 

 
February 2017 - More World Cup Whiz-Bang

Exhibition by five-time German dressage Olympian Isabell Werth adds to an already-sizzling showcase during World Cup Finals in Omaha.

Isabell Werth of Germany, the most decorated dressage rider in Olympic history, will headline the special Dressage Showcase at the FEI World Cup™ Finals in Omaha, March 29 - April 2, 2017. “Young Horses to Grand Prix with Olympic Champion Isabell Werth Presented by the Dressage Foundation” will take place on Friday, March 31 and will be Werth’s first-ever exhibition of this type in the U.S.

 
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