Secretariat, America’s champion, fondly known as Big Red, became a hero and a symbol of hope during the early 1970s. His legacy as the greatest racehorse of all time has endured to this day. From the cover of Time magazine to his very own United States postal stamp, Secretariat’s image has been an inspiration to those that have followed his career and continue to love him even now.
“I am honored to have the license to design jewelry for Secretariat. He followed his heart with his tremendous passion for running and has been an inspiration to me to continue to follow my own heart.” The jubilation heard in the voice of Chic Anderson from CBS television during the 1973 Belmont Stakes said it all: “He is running like a tremendous machine!”
All Secretariat designs are made and hand finished in Arizona. The styles include a large and small pendant, charm, charm bracelet, brooch, and cuff links in silver and 14k gold. Each piece is stamped with the name Secretariat on the back and arrives in a gift box with a blue satin pouch and blue and white checkered commemorative card with the inscription:
SAUGERTIES, NY (January 24, 2011) — HITS, Inc. is pleased to announce that submissions from Cynthia Mulvaney and Dory Tuohey were selected to be the cover art for the 2011 HITS Thermal and HITS Ocala Official Show Programs.
Each year HITS issues an open call for artists to submit their equine-themed work to be considered for the program covers. This year’s submission produced lots of exceptional artwork to choose from, with Mulvaney’s and Tuohey’s work, winning out over 50 submissions.
Mulvaney’s ‘A League of Its Own’, an original oil painting on linen, was selected as the artwork for the HITS Thermal Official Show Program. This highly-detailed piece captures the power, energy and movement of a horse cantering while turned out, providing a beautifully realistic image for the cover of this year’s show program.
Internationally acclaimed equestrian photographer Paula da Silva teaches international equine photography workshop in Portugal, in May 2011
The internationally acclaimed equestrian photographer Paula da Silva is going to teach an international equine photography workshop from 30th April to 4th May 2011, in Portugal.
This year’s theme will be the Lusitano horse and Portuguese equestrian traditions. The participants of the workshop will get to visit some of the most charismatic places related to the Lusitano horse, where they will be able to photograph several aspects of Lusitano horse breeding, High School work, etc.
Wilhelm Genn and Happy Z Take $25,000 National Grand Prix
Green Cove Springs, FL – January 23, 2010 — Kelley Farmer, who hails from Keswick, VA, partnered with Rosalynn to capture the top spot of North Florida’s Inaugural $20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby sponsored by Jerry Parks Insurance, Great American Insurance Group and The Bruning Foundation, held Saturday under the lights of the covered arena at the Clay County Agricultural Center in Green Cove Springs, FL.
The evening was kicked off in the “Marques at Green Cove Springs”, the stylish and inviting VIP tent adjacent to the arena, with a delicious dinner provided by Carrabba’s Italian Grill and a very special Live Auction to benefit HOPE Therapeutic Riding Center. “While we raised a lot of money for HOPE, the generous bidders were big winners too. They got some outstanding deals on an array of items- like the Sea World Aquatic package and the Golf World getaway,” Tony Weight, President of North Florida Hunter Jumper Association, said.
This Valentine’s Day help rescue horses & a chance to win a beautiful oil painting of your horse or dog.
South Florida artist Karla Smith is offering an oil painting to the winner of the Valentine Fundraiser for Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue in Morriston, FL. The drawing will be held on Monday, February 14, 2011 at 6:00 at Beauty’s Haven. For only $10.00 suggested donation you can buy a ticket to help many horses in need and have a chance to win a portrait of your horse or dog. The winner will receive an oil painting portrait done of his or her dog or horse on a 14 x 18 inch wrap around canvas (no frame). The winner will need to supply the artist with photos of the subject, which will safely be returned upon completion of the painting.
This will make a wonderful gift to yourself or friend and will be truly helping out so many horses in need. Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue does an incredible job of taking in horses in desperate need of care, love and medical treatment. The dedication, care and love everyone at Beauty’s Haven gives the horses in need are amazing. They get horses in dire circumstances and very poor health from starvation, no health care, etc. and they do everything they can to change all that. When the horses start improving from medical care, food, shelter, and love, you can see in their eyes how grateful they are. For more information about Beauty’s Haven please go to: http://www.beautysequinerescue.org/.
Buffalo, NY – December 16, 2010 – Legendary mare GG Valentine has done it again. This time not in the show ring, as she was retired from showing in 2007, but as a mother after having another legendary baby. Due to her incredible success both as a championship hunter and a fantastic broodmare, BREYER has released a new model horse of GG Valentine with the colt Heartbreaker. GG Valentine and her rider Jennifer Alfano were one of the leading hunter combinations in the nation from 2001 to 2007. In 2007 at the Devon Horse Show, GG Valentine was retired in a special ceremony, accompanied by Alfano, owner Barbara Kearney, and trainers Susie Schoellkopf, Emil Spadone and Sharon O’Neill.
GG Valentine’s third foal was born in February of 2010 and will be shown under the name Heartbreaker. The beautiful weanling is by Oh Star, a 2000 U.S. Olympic show jumping team alternate ridden by Todd Minikus. “The birth went perfectly,” noted Kearney. “GG was a perfect mother and he was full of himself for the first six months. He really enjoyed running around the field carrying his feed pale and learning to be a horse.” This is incredible mare and foal duo can now be yours by purchasing the replica BREYER horse and foal model at any local tack store or at www.breyerhorses.com.
Equestrian photographer and world traveler Gabriele Boiselle has been invited to be a special ‘Black Friday’ guest on Horse Radio Network’s Internet-based ‘Horses in the Morning’ radio show, this Friday, November 26, 2010. Gabriele will be talking to show hosts Glenn the Geek (America’s Horse Husband) and Jamie Jennings live from Voglerhof, her 200-year-old home and studio near Frankfurt, Germany.
“I’m pleased to be able to talk with Glenn and Jamie, sharing some of my adventures and experiences in places such as Morocco and Jordan, photographing so many special horses that are near and dear to me,” reports Gabriele.
While the direction of the conversation is wide open, it’s sure to be an enjoyable listen; Gabriele’s journalistic training combines with her sunny outlook, charming personality, and storytelling skills so that tales of her adventures and her passion for catching just the right moment on camera will come across to the audience.
The show is live, M-F, beginning at 9 AM Eastern time (8 AM Central, 7 AM Mountain, 6 AM Pacific) and ending at 10:30 AM Eastern.
The Cloud Foundation’s “Freedom Fund Benefit Auction” is now underway with many beautiful pieces of artwork as well as an exclusive wine tasting/tour at Durell Vineyards and more! Thank you to all who donated items to this auction and thank you for looking. The bidding ends Friday at 6pm MST. Please call the Cloud Foundation office at 719-633-3842 with any questions. Click here to visit the online auction and learn more about America’s wild horses and what you can do to protect them.
Introducing the Cloud Collection of Pendants
Photographer Deb Little created a wonderful set of eight glass pendants featuring Cloud and other horses of the Arrowhead Mountains. These exclusive pendants make wonderful presents for horse lovers of all ages and are available on handmade horsehair necklaces (no horses were harmed of course).
Gabriele Celebrates 200 Years of Family Farm, Plus 25th Anniversary of Edition Boiselle
On one of the last warm days of the summer, international traveler and renowned equestrian photographer Gabriele Boiselle celebrated the 200th anniversary of Voglerhof, her family’s farm in Speyer, Germany.
Festivities began at 3 PM local time in the farm’s courtyard, but then ran well into the evening, with glittering lights and twinkling candles illuminating the celebration. Guests included Gabriele’s mother, Margaret, as well as friends from across the globe, sharing laughter along with anecdotes and stories from times past. Glasses overflowed with good wine and Champagne, and Catering Butcher Schreiner provided a menu filled with delectable goodies.
While Voglerhof is now the headquarters of Edition Boiselle, Gabriele says she remembers the days when she was growing up, when the farm was filled with animals.
Hampton Falls, NH – September 15, 2010 – The Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic, presented by Porsche, started today with a great turn-out of competition at the Silver Oak Equestrian Center. Located in the beautiful seacoast town of Hampton Falls, NH, the Jumper Classic is New England’s premier equestrian event. This elite level competition attracts the country’s top riders, past Olympians and local equestrians who compete for over $200,000 in prize money. The Jumper Classic runs through Sunday, September 19, with the highlight class, the $75,000 Fidelity Investments Grand Prix, on Sunday. Olympic course designer Linda Allen is designing the tracks in the Coldwell Bankers Previews Grand Prix Field this week.
The first rider into the Shire Equestrian Winner’s Circle was Timothy Hooker of Lake George, NY, and Wellington, FL, on his horse Sovereign Mystery. They topped the 26 horse field in the Der Dau 1.20m Jumpers with double clear rounds and a jump-off time of 33.706 seconds. Second place went to Schuyler Riley on Conquest Z (35.444 seconds), while Caitlin Venezia finished third on Calmiro (35.595 seconds), owned by Olivia Magliochetti.