Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival to Add Classes to Weekly Show Schedule
Traverse City, MI - June 30, 2009 - Horse Sports by the Bay, Inc. is pleased to announce that several classes have been added to the weekly schedule of events for the 2009 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival. Held at the Flintfields Horse Park in beautiful Traverse City, MI, the Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival runs July 8 through August 2, 2009, and features some of the top hors... Read the full article
Arenus Signed as a Supporting Sponsor of the Great American/USDF Breeders’ Championship Series
Lexington, KY (June 30, 2009) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that Arenus has signed on as supporting sponsor of the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Breeders’ Championship Series. This series is designed to promote breeders and showcase quality sport horses. Each series consists of three qualifying events, which lead to a final event in each series. A ch... Read the full article
The Brazilian rider Bernardo Alves wins the STAWAG Prize
“Chupa Chup is an exceptional horse. He has a big canter and is usually very fast,“ is how a beaming Bernardo Alves substantiated his speedy round. At the CHIO Aachen on Tuesday, the Brazilian rider didn’t just jump clear in the STAWAG Prize, a penalties/time jumping competition, on his eleven-year-old gelding, but also managed to cross the finish line in the unbeatable time of 67.43 seconds. “At... Read the full article
First Annual Fasig-Tipton 5k to benefit New York Racing Association Backstretch Charities
Fasig-Tipton will host a 5k race (3.1 miles) and a one-mile ‘fun run,’ starting in front of the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, NY on Saturday, August 15. All proceeds will be divided equally among the New York Racing Association’s four charities: The Anna House, Backstretch Employee Service Team, New York Racetrack Chaplaincy and The Backstretch Education Fund. Registration for b... Read the full article
Jumper Classic Welcomes New Sponsors to 20th Anniversary Show
The Jumper Classic is pleased to welcome several new sponsors for the 20th annual show jumping event to be held September 2-6, 2009 at the Silver Oak Equestrian Center in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire.
"We're delighted to welcome, for the first time, some of the most well-known names in the sport of show jumping to the Jumper Classic. It goes without saying that the support of these sponsors hel... Read the full article
Sponsorships Provide Vital Support for Kentucky Summer Horse Shows
Lexington, KY - June 29, 2009 - Through the support of sponsorships, the upcoming Kentucky Summer Horse Shows are able to offer incredible prize money and show jumping excitement for exhibitors. The Kentucky Summer Horse Show will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park from July 22-26, and the Kentucky Summer Classic follows the week of July 29-August 2, 2009. The Kentucky Summer Horse Shows are grate... Read the full article
2009 Kentucky Summer Horse Shows Fast Facts
Kentucky Summer Horse Show - July 22-26, 2009
Kentucky Summer Classic - July 29-August 2, 2009
Two of the nation's premier hunter/jumper competitions. Both weeks have a USEF 5* Jumper Rating and feature two grand prix competitions. The Kentucky Summer Horse Shows offer two $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classics, which are part of the Hagyard Challenge Series. Competitions at t... Read the full article
Study Shows Furosemide Decreases Bleeding into Airways in Racehorses
FORT COLLINS – Furosemide, used in the United States and Canada to treat bleeding into the airways in thoroughbred racehorses, decreases the incidence of hemorrhage according to results of a recent study. The study, conducted by Colorado State University, the University of Melbourne and the University of Pretoria in the Republic of South Africa, provides a foundation for racing authorities to make... Read the full article
Alise Oken and Take Away Receive Large Junior 16-17 Hunter Championship Prize
Lake Placid, NY - June 29, 2009 - Alise Oken, of Hi Hopes Farm, had an outstanding week at the Lake Placid Horse Show with her top Junior Hunter mount, Take Away. After two days of competition the pair earned the Large Junior 16-17 Hunter championship tricolor. Hi Hopes Farm is based in Charlotte, NC, and is owned by Marc and Celene Oken. Alise and her sister Lucie compete under the tutelage of to... Read the full article
Women and Horses Expo Rides Into Oklahoma
After a successful premiere in October of 2008 the Women and Horses Expo is headed for Oklahoma and the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie. The event has, not only, a new location this year, but new dates ( November 6-8), new ideas and a new attitude. Rest assured, though, that the event will still be celebrating horsewomen and all the things the public loved about the expo last year will be returning in 20... Read the full article
French Classical Dressage and an Introduction to Working Equitation clincs in Brazil
Healdsburg, California – Starting in São Paulo on August 27, this custom-designed trip features a three-day clinic in French Classical Dressage with one of the world's maestros, Dominique Barbier, plus an Introduction to Working Equitation that will provide an opportunity to participate in one of the equestrian world's most exciting and fastest growing disciplines. It is no coincidence that this t... Read the full article
Exhibitors Looking Forward to HITS Saugerties Spring and Summer Circuit Awards
Saugerties, NY - May 28, 2009 - The HITS Saugerties Spring and Summer Show Series offers eight weeks of fantastic competition, and six of those weeks will count towards this year's Spring Circuit Champion (May 20-June 7) and Summer Circuit Champion (July 15-August 2) Awards. In addition to weekly championships, the best overall horses and riders of the two circuits will be honored.
At the conc... Read the full article
Horse Sports by the Bay, Inc. Selected to Host 2010 Dressage Championships
Traverse City, MI - May 28, 2009 - Horse Sports by the Bay, Inc. is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the opportunity to host the 2010 Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 2 Dressage Championships. The championships will be held September 9-12, 2010, at Flintfields Horse Park in beautiful Traverse City, MI.
Flintfields Horse Park is home to the... Read the full article
Reining By The Bay Fast Facts
Reining By The Bay, Benefiting the Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA - July 21-26, 2009
Reining By the Bay is a world class reining competition FEI qualifier. This year's event will feature a $70,000 Added Derby and a $10,000 Added 3 Year Old Futurity. The competition is managed by RBB, Inc., and produced by Brumley Management Group LLC. a promoter of reining competition in the west... Read the full article
"Rachel" takes up Summer Residence in Saratoga Springs
ELMONT, N.Y. – Scarcely 12 hours after her record-setting victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose at Belmont Park, Rachel Alexandra stepped onto a van that carried her up the Northway to Saratoga Race Course, which will be the base for her summer campaign.
“She ran a big race,” said trainer Steve Asmussen of the three-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, who set a stakes record of ... Read the full article
Porte Bonheur takes Flight in First Flight Handicap
Her name translates into “Lucky Charm,” and Sunday afternoon at Belmont Park, Porte Bonheur made her own luck as she ran down Spritely in the final strides to take the 32nd running of the Grade 2, $150,000 First Flight Handicap for fillies and mares.
Ridden by Belmont Park’s top jockey, Ramon Dominguez, the four-year-old daughter of Hennessy enjoyed a ground-saving trip through opening fractio... Read the full article
Amityville Resident wins Belmont Handicapping Challenge
ELMONT, N.Y. – William Garb, a 52-year-old former computer operator from Amityville, N.Y., claimed the $40,000 grand prize in Belmont Park’s 2009 Summer Handicapping Challenge, defeating 229 other contestants en route to victory.
Along with the second and third place finishers, Garb will be on the three-member Belmont Park team for the 2010 NTRA/Daily Racing Form National Handicapping Champions... Read the full article
Karen Healey Stables Team Wins Memorial Day Classic Team Equitation Challenge
Burbank, CA - May 27, 2009 - Karen Healey Stables spent the holiday weekend at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, competing at the Memorial Day Classic Horse Show, held May 21-25, 2009. Healey's students showed in the hunter, jumper, and equitation divisions throughout the weekend and earned top placings in all three disciplines.
The Memorial Day Classic had an exciting equitation team challen... Read the full article
Rachel to face two in Mother Goose following Scratches
ELMONT, N.Y. – The field for today’s 53rd edition of the Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes was reduced to three Saturday morning with the scratches of Don’t Forget Gil and Hopeful Image, leaving Preakness heroine Rachel Alexandra to face only Flashing and Malibu Prayer.
Alan Brodsky’s Don’t Forget Gil was scratched due to an elevated temperature, according to trainer Mark Hennig, while Hope... Read the full article
No Fairy Tale- Rachel Alexandra best in Mother Goose
ELMONT, N.Y. – For a brief second, it looked like Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra might be in for a tough race, but on the far turn jockey Calvin Borel asked his filly for run and with an explosive move she quickly opened up for an authoritative 19 1/4-length win in the Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose.
The Steve Asmussen-trained daughter of Medaglia d’Oro shattered two Mother Goose records – t... Read the full article
Woodside Circuit Opener
Helen McNaught and Ocean Cat (Doug & Julie White, owners) sailed to the front of the $10,000 Woodside Jumper Classic held during the Woodside Circuit Opener (June 17-21). Seven horses posted clear rounds over Danny Foster’s course, and McNaught blazed around the jump off in a time of 42.556, more than two seconds ahead of second place finisher Macella O’Neill and Incandescent (Melanie Rapp, owner... Read the full article
The Unwanted Horse Coalition Elects Vice-Chair
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 26, 2009 – The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is pleased to announce that Douglas G. Corey, DVM will serve as Vice-Chairman. The members of the Coalition chose Dr. Corey during their meeting on June 15th 2009.
Dr. Corey has been an active member of the Coalition since its inception, serving on the Steering Committee. He is also a member of the American Horse Council’s Eq... Read the full article
HITS Culpeper set to return July 1 with a full slate of classes at HITS Commonwealth Park
how jumping action is set to resume at HITS Culpeper next week with the Showday National (July 1-July 5) and the Cavalier Classic (July 8-12) at HITS Commonwealth Park, in Culpeper, Virginia.
Each week will feature a full schedule of competition from beginner level to high performance classes. Entries look strong for these shows and HITS is expecting some new faces at HITS Culpeper in July, inc... Read the full article
There’s a New Bug in Town, and He’s Cleaning House
Arroyo Grande CA, June 26, 2009 — Known for their highly effective Fly Predators for fly control, “The little bug that does a big job,” Spalding Labs announced today the launch of Bye Bye Odor, a new kind of bug (actually a tiny microbe) that also does a big job, this time for odors. Bye Bye Odor is a safe natural microbial spray that will virtually eliminate urine and manure smells in barns, trai... Read the full article
Elite Rider Tim McQuay to Judge at 2009 Reining By The Bay Competition
Woodside, CA - June 25, 2009 - Reining By The Bay is pleased announce that $2 million Elite Rider Tim McQuay will be a judge at this year's competition, being held July 21-26, at the Woodside Horsepark. McQuay is one of the nation's top riders and one of only two riders to reach the $2 million Elite Rider status. Reining By The Bay features over $150,000 in total added money and prizes and is an F... Read the full article
Giving Back at Menlo Charity Horse Show
Atherton, CA - June 25, 2009 - This is a story of how one woman successfully fought for, and saved the equestrian tradition of her town. Thirty-nine years ago, on the San Francisco Peninsula, large estates were being subdivided, and swimming pools, tennis courts and McMansions were encroaching on former barns and pasture land. At that time, members of the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, Ca. decided... Read the full article
Denise Wilson Tops Showplace Productions' THIS Leading Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Rider Standings
Wayne, IL - June 25, 2009 - Twenty-year-old Denise Wilson of Dousman, WI, is currently at the top of the standings for the $10,000 Taylor Harris Insurance Services, Inc. (THIS) Leading Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Rider bonus. Wilson has won a total of $8,500 in the division so far this season, and she has her sights set on staying on top through the end of the competitive Showplace Leading Rider ... Read the full article
Carolyn's Cat in fine form for First Flight
With a wire-to-wire victory in last month's Grade 2 Vagrancy Handicap, Carolyn's Cat found her winning touch again and is coming into Sunday's Grade 2, $150,000 First Flight Handicap at Belmont Park in top form.
“She ran great her last time out and she's in great shape coming in,” said Kiaran McLaughlin, who trains the filly for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren, Jr.
Her 3¼-length victory over ... Read the full article
Copper Creek Dressage Series Growing and Thriving
WILLIAMSTON, MI – Forget the gloomy Michigan economic news. This summer, there’s a bright spot just a half hour east of the state’s capital. In the charming town of Williamston, Michigan, the Copper Creek Dressage Series is growing and thriving.
“We have been absolutely delighted with the participation and the success of our first two shows,” said Show Manager Sandy Hunt. The Spring Dressage @... Read the full article
Tuesday is Calvin Borel Day at Old Friends
GEORGETOWN, KY—JUNE 25, 2009—Calvin Borel is coming to Old Friends!
Michael Blowen, president and founder of Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility, announced today that Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks-winning jockey Calvin Borel will make a special appearance at the farm on Tuesday June 30.
Borel will be on hand to celebrate his incredible Triple-crown series, meet-and-greet wit... Read the full article
Pop Star Eddie Money Creates New Label for the Old Friends/Chrisman Mill “Artist Signature” Wine Series
GEORGETOWN, KY—JUNE 24, 2009—Old Friends, the non-profit Thoroughbred retirement facility based in central Kentucky, today announce that pop singer Eddie Money is the latest celebrity to create a label for the Old Friends “Artist Signature” wine-bottle series produced by Chrisman Mill Vineyard & Winery.
Money has sketched and signed a depiction of Old Friends retiree Bonapaw, winner of the 2002... Read the full article
Five tips to help prepare for a new horse
Perhaps you’re shopping for your children or grandchildren, or maybe you would like to start your own equine project. Whatever your reasons for buying a horse, it is important to consider all of the options to ensure the horse will meet your specific needs.
However, for many people, the challenges of buying a horse don’t stop after bringing their new addition home. Here are some things to consi... Read the full article
Show tips to capitalize on investment in training and preparation
Whether you’ll be entering the show ring for the first time or returning after a hiatus, preparation is key for a successful and enjoyable start to the competition season.
Sometimes, even the simplest trip can be stressful. All trips can benefit from preparation and planning, helping to ensure you’re ready when the truck and trailer reach the show grounds. Here are some ways to help make your f... Read the full article
Karen Healey Riders Earn Championship Honors at Blenheim June Classic III
San Juan Capistrano, CA - June 24, 2009 - The riders of Karen Healey Stables showed at Blenheim Equisports June Classic III this past week, June 17-21, 2009 and were awarded multiple blue ribbons and championship tricolors.
Jocelyn Neff of Newport Beach, CA, showed in the hunters, jumpers, and equitation this week and placed well in all three disciplines. Neff rode Blue Shot Baco to a first p... Read the full article
SBS Farms' Jennifer Alfano Take Five Tricolors at Saratoga Classic Horse Show
Saratoga Springs, NY - June 24, 2009 - SBS Farms rider and trainer Jennifer Alfano of Buffalo, NY, had a very successful week at the Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show. She rode five horses to tricolor ribbons in the professional hunter divisions. Alfano is also coming off of a successful Devon Horse Show and the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame event, where she was named Rider of the Y... Read the full article
It's Time for the Rachel Alexandra Show!
ELMONT, N.Y. – She walks like a supermodel and runs like an Olympic champion, and Saturday afternoon, Rachel Alexandra will make her New York debut when she puts her six-race winning streak on the line in the 53rd running of the Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park.
The leggy bay daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, who will be making her first start since beating the boys in the May 16... Read the full article
Rachel Alexandra Website launches at NYRA.com
ELMONT, N.Y. – Fans of Rachel Alexandra can connect with the star 3-year-old filly on her own website, “Rachel’s Sandbox” (www.nyra.com/rachel), set up by The New York Racing Association, Inc., as she prepares for a summer campaign beginning with Saturday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park.
The multimedia site gives fans an interactive experience and allows them to keep up ... Read the full article
HorseTV Announces Worldwide Launch of H-SPAN
HorseTV, the first and only multi-platform television network dedicated to providing programming for a worldwide equestrian audience, announced today the launch of H-SPAN, the industry-serving component of its online television portal.
With the announcement of the H-SPAN activation and the amazing lineup of initial programming included in the launch, HorseTV now is leading the way in providing ... Read the full article
Breeders' Cup selects Thoroughbred Charities of America as Beneficiary
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Breeders’ Cup announced today it has selected Thoroughbred Charities of America, (“TCA”), as a beneficiary of the 2009 Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be held November 6-7 at Santa Anita Park located in Arcadia, California.
Breeders’ Cup Charities was formed in 2008 to partner with and raise funds and awareness for broad-based charitable organizations. The Breeders’... Read the full article
Dressage at Devon Names County Saddlery Official Saddler
ressage at Devon, one of the most prestigious horse shows in North America, announces that County Saddlery has been named the Official Saddler of the six-day event held September 22-27, 2009. Each year hundreds of the continent's best dressage riders and sport horse breeders, along with tens of thousands of spectators, converge for the destination event. Known for its tradition and charm, Dressage... Read the full article
Margaret Duprey and Sopranos Score Well during First Competition in Germany
Paderborn, GER - June 23, 2009 - Margaret Duprey and dressage trainer Todd Flettrich arrived in Germany during the first week of June and have begun training with Olympic Gold Medalist Hubertus Schmidt at his Paderborn farm. Flettrich is in Germany with three horses, Amadeus, Danseur, and Otto, all owned by Duprey's Cherry Knoll Farm of Wellington, FL, and West Grove, PA, and Duprey traveled with... Read the full article
Showplace Spring Spectacular's USHJA International Hunter Derby Deemed Great Success
Wayne, IL - June 23, 2009 - The Showplace Spring Spectacular, recently held from June 2-14 at the Lamplight Equestrian Center, was a great success this year. One of the most popular events for exhibitors and spectators was the $15,000 Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby, sponsored by Woodrun Farm. It was held on "Derby Day," Tuesday, June 9, along with a $5,000 Junior/Amateur J... Read the full article
Top Roster of Riders to Attend Sold-Out Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival
Traverse City, MI - June 23, 2009 - The 2009 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival is pleased to announce they have sold out for the first two weeks of events and are expecting the largest number of competitors for their third week in the six-year history of the competition. Making the Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival what it is today are some of the best hunter and jumper riders in... Read the full article
2009 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival Fast Facts
EVENT: Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival
WHAT: A month long multi-discipline equestrian festival that attracts 1,500 horses and their riders who are in attendance to accumulate year end points and compete for $395,000 total prize money.
WHEN: July 8 - August 2, 2009
WHERE: Flintfields Horse Park, 6535 Bates Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690
HOURS: Wednesday through Sunday, begin... Read the full article
Horses Unlimited's Leonberg Named to the Danish Team at CHIO Aachen
Albuquerque, NM - Horses Unlimited's RPSI stallion Leonberg kicked off his European Tour with a bang this weekend at CDI-O Rotterdam in the Netherlands. With Mikala Gundersen in the saddle, the 17-hand stallion impressed the judges in the freestyle to finish in fifth place with a 73.95% behind Edward Gal, Imke Schelleken-Bartels and Anky Van Grunsven. The pair also claimed the Team Bronze in the N... Read the full article
Rachel Alexandra arrives at Belmont Park
ELMONT, N.Y. – Following an uneventful flight from Louisville, Ky., Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra arrived safely at Belmont Park late Tuesday afternoon for her next start, Saturday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.
Accompanied by assistant trainer Scott Blasi, exercise rider Dominic Terry, the Stonestreet Stables security team, and four other thoroughbreds, Rac... Read the full article
Talon Winery's "BBQ Cook-off and Concert" to Benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm has Been Postponed
UNE 22, 2009--Talon Winery's premiere "Annual BBQ Cook-off and Concert" has been moved!
Originally scheduled to take place on Friday, June 26th, the cookin', eatin' wine-tastin' Bluegrass-lovin' event has been tentatively rescheduled for August 15.
When response was so great, The Talon Winery opted to extend the date for the annual BBQ competition in order to allow more chefs and vendors thr... Read the full article
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Provides Extensive MRI Services for Sport Horses
Lexington, KY - June 22, 2009 - Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, located directly across from the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, offers a state-of-the-art facility and MRI unit for its diverse equine clientele. The Hagyard Sport Horse program specializes in high performance equine athletes, such as show jumping, dressage, and eventing horses, and the institute remains one of the leading me... Read the full article
Peter Leone Aboard Candide Wins the $25,000 Fairfield Grand Prix
WESTPORT, CT - June 22, 2009 - Urged on by spectators and over 300 guests at The EQUUS Foundation Grand Prix Benefit Luncheon, Peter Leone aboard Candide owned by Haphco LLC claimed victory at the $25,000 Fairfield Grand Prix on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport, Connecticut. George N. Venizelos representing Wells Fargo Advisors was on hand to present the well-e... Read the full article
Free Admission for Women, Bracelet Giveaway for 'Rachel's' Belmont Debut
ELMONT, N.Y. – In honor of Preakness-winning filly Rachel Alexandra’s Belmont Park debut in the 53rd renewal of the Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes on Saturday, June 27, the New York Racing Association, Inc. will give away pink bracelets embossed with the filly’s name and admission for ladies will be free on Mother Goose Day.
The Rachel Alexandra bracelets are free with admission for the ... Read the full article
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