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Stable Scoop Episode 98 – National Helmet Awareness Day

Join us as we speak with some very special guests about National Helmet Awareness Day and the importance of wearing an approved helmet. Listen In…

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Priscilla Presley to Open New Exhibit at Kentucky Horse Park

Priscilla Presley to Launch Elvis Presley Graceland Stables Exhibit at the International Museum of the Horse during BreyerFest

WHO:  Priscilla Presley will introduce the exhibit and Breyer’s Elvis Presley Collection

WHAT:  Press Conference to announce the opening of the Elvis Presley Graceland Stable Exhibit and the launch of Breyer’s Elvis Presley Collection at the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY.  The exhibit, borrowed from the vaults at Graceland, will include Elvis’ saddles and bridles, video footage of the family riding, and other historic archival materials on loan from the stables at Graceland.

WHEN:  Friday, July 23 at 2:30pm

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From Young Rider to Young Horse Championships – Caroline Roffman Shines

Caroline Roffman and her Hanoverian gelding Bon Chance have qualified for the Markel/USEF National Young Horse Championships. (Photo courtesy of PhelpsPhoto.com)

Wellington, FL (July 19, 2010) – Dressage rider Caroline Roffman’s brilliant Young Rider career may be behind her, but that isn’t keeping the talented 21-year-old from shining as a young professional. Roffman and her Hanoverian gelding Bon Chance have qualified for the Markel/USEF National Young Horse Championship in Lamplight, Illinois, July 22-25.

“I will be competing Bon Chance, or Moto as I call him, in the five-year-old Preliminary and Championship Class, American Bred Horse at the Young Horse Championships,” Roffman said. “This is really exciting for me because I have had Moto since he was three and I am proud to say that I have done all of the riding and training myself, with lessons from my trainer Lars Petersen.”

This will be the duo’s second trip to the Young Horse Championships, as Bon Chance was the Reserve Four-Year-Old Champion at the prestigious show last year. Bon Chance was bred by American breeders Marefield Meadows out of Virginia. “I feel really honored to once again be competing at the Young Horse Championships. I believe this program allows the United States to develop future team horses and we are incredibly lucky to have people like Scott Hassler to guide us down the right path,” Roffman said.

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Jumping Blainville’s $60,000 World Cup Qualifier Captured by Francois Lamontagne and Anton

Francois Lamontagne and Anton win $60,000 World Cup at Jumping Blainville. Photo © 2010 Lindsay McCall for PMG.

Blainville, QC – July 18, 2010 – The impressive $60,000 World Cup Qualifier was snagged by Québec rider Francois Lamontagne and his young horse Anton.  The pair topped the class finishing the jump-off in a double-clear 37.06 seconds. Lamontagne was given a cooler, champagne, and rosette along with the large percentage of the prize money for his amazing finish. Earning the second place honors was Ljubov Kochetova (RUS) and Aslan who also completed both courses fault-free.

Linda Allen designed the large, technical course for today’s World Cup Qualifier, which was held in the Grand Prix Ring at the Blainville Equestrian Park. The first round included 16 jumping efforts, which featured a triple bar, a liverpool, an oxer-vertical double combination, and a vertical-oxer-vertical triple combination. The most difficult obstacle proved to be the double combination, which was very technical and caused six riders to accrue faults.

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Charleston Summer Classic One

July 18, 2010 – We just finished a great week in Charleston.  The weather was warm but there was always a great breeze, the benefit of being only a few miles from the ocean.

To start I want to thank Red’s Ice House for a great Welcome party at Bohicket Marina, along with a big thank you to Poplar Grove and Seabrook Island Equestrian Centers for the great parties for the Hunter Classic and the Jumper Classic on Friday and Saturday.

On Saturday, 4300 people lost power on Johns Island, Seabrook Island and Kiawah Island.  The power outage was caused by a truck hitting a power transformer.  The show was without power for five hours.  I want to thank all the exhibitors for their understanding and for keeping the show going so well without much sound.

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FEI European Jumping Championships for Young Riders, Juniors and Children

Sweden's Douglas Lindelow claimed individual gold in the Young Riders final at the 2010 FEI European Jumping Championships for Young Riders, Junior and Children at Haras de Jardy, France. Photo: Christoph Bricot.

DOUBLE GOLD FOR GERMANY AT JARDY
19 July 2010 – Germany boasts many of the best riders in the world and the new generation, competing at Haras de Jardy (Marnes la Coquette) over the last week, showed that they are more than ready to step into the big boots of their senior counterparts.  The venue, just outside Paris in France, hosted the 2010 FEI Children on Horses, Junior and Young Rider European Jumping Championships from 13 to 18 July and Germany took team gold in Juniors and Young Riders while Great Britain claimed the Children’s team title.

Sweden’s Douglas Lindelow claimed the Young Riders individual title while Belgium’s Olivier Philippaerts was crowned Junior champion and Tressy Muhr of France earned the Children’s individual trophy.

Children on Horses – British Reign Supreme
British youngsters sprang a surprise in the Children’s Team Championship.  The four riders trained by Corinne Bracken, coach and leader of the three competing British teams, completed Thursday’s team challenge on a zero score to clinch gold.  In silver medal position was Italy with four faults, followed by Ireland in bronze with just five while Belgium and France tied for fourth place.

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Stable Scoop Episode 100 – The Unwanted Horse Part 2

We share with you a fascinating conversation that Alan and Jymmy Kay, hosts of the Western Radio Show, had with Dr. Don Hoglund DVM about the plight of the unwanted horses in America and the Mustang Roundups. This is Part 2 of a two part series and is a must listen, plus we catch up with Kathleen’s Wild Ride…

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Stable Scoop Episode 99 – The Unwanted Horse Part 1

We share with you a fascinating conversation that Alan and Jymmy Kay, hosts of the Western Radio Show, had with Dr. Don Hoglund DVM about the plight of the unwanted horses in America and the Mustang Roundups. This is Part 1 of a two part series and is a must listen, plus we speak with Dr. Gordon Chang of Omega Alpha and catch up with Kathleen’s Wild Ride…

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Dressage Radio Episode 60 – Heather Blitz Part One: Staying Focused in the Warm-up and Training Takes Place at Home

Heather Blitz joins me for Part One of a two part series. Staying Focused in the Warm-up and Training Takes Place at Home. Find out more right here.

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Eric Lamaze (CAN) today, 18th July 2010, won the CHIO Aachen 2010 – Rolex Grand Prix

Riding Hicktead, Lamaze won the third, and final, leg of the Rolex Grand Prix in a four horse jump-off. In 2nd place was Pius Schwizer (SUI) riding Carlina, 3rd place Sergio Alvarez Moya (ESP) riding Action-Breaker  and 4th Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (GER) riding Shutterfly.

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