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SBS Farms’ Susan Schoellkopf and Jennifer Alfano Honored at USHJA Convention

Jennifer Alfano and Jersey Boy. Photo © 2010 PMG

Buffalo, NY – December 14, 2010 – Susie Schoellkopf of SBS Farms at the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center in Buffalo, NY, was honored this past week at the USHJA Annual Meeting, which was held on December 6-9, 2011. Schoellkopf was given the President’s Distinguished Service Award at the USHJA Evening of Equestrians Awards Dinner for the second year in a row.  SBS Farms’ Jennifer Alfano was also awarded at the dinner, as she earned The Rider Recognition Award for 2010.  This award is given for the most money won as a Hunter rider and her cash earnings were just above $400,000.

The President’s Distinguished Service Awards were developed in 2006 to acknowledge and honor the dedication and service of volunteer members to both the USHJA and the sport. 2010 marked the second year for Schoellkopf to win the USHJA’s President’s Distinguished Service Award, as she was also the recipient of this award in 2009. Schoellkopf is the chair of the Open Hunter Task Force and a member of the Hunter Restructure Committee, the Hunter Zone Council, the High Performance Hunter Committee, and the Junior Hunter Task Force. She is also on the USEF Drugs and Medication committee and serves as chair of the Zone 2 Hunter Committee.

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Eric Lamaze Named as Owner of the Year for Third Year Running

(L-R): Christian Baillet, Chairman of the JOC, presenting the Owner of the Year Award and Jean-Noel Bioul, Rolex SA, presenting a Rolex silver picture frame to Eric Lamaze

13 December 2010 – For the third year running, Eric Lamaze and John Fleischhacker, joint-owners of the 14 year old bay stallion Hickstead, have been awarded the prestigious title of “Owner of the Year” by the Jumping Owners Club. Hickstead and Canadian rider Eric Lamaze continued their superb form to maintain their position as the most successful horse and rider combination in 2010.

Christian Baillet, Chairman of the Jumping Owners Club, and Jean-Noel Bioul of Rolex SA presented the award to Eric Lamaze. The ceremony took place during the 2010 Rolex FEI World Cup Qualifier at the Geneva Palexpo, Switzerland, on 11 December 2010.

Formed in 2005 and supported by Rolex, the Jumping Owners Club is an exclusive organisation of international owners which works towards growing the popularity of the sport around the world. It is the only body which represents the views and opinions of the owners, and works closely alongside the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) in building the profile and inclusiveness of Jumping.

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Arthemise Baldwin and Grundyman Win Arenus Performance and Conditioning Award at Gold Coast Fall Fling

Arthemise Baldwin and her Hanoverian gelding Grundyman won the Arenus Performance and Conditioning Award at the Gold Coast Dressage Association Fall Fling Show. (Photo courtesy of JRPR)

Wellington, FL (December 13, 2010) – Arthemise Baldwin and her 16.1 hand Hanoverian gelding Grundyman not only performed well in their Prix St. George class at the Gold Coast Dressage Association’s Fall Fling, but thanks to Grundyman’s shiny coat and excellent fitness level the duo rode away with the Arenus Performance and Conditioning Award. Sponsored by Arenus, a premier provider of innovative health and nutritional products for pets and horses, Baldwin and Grundyman were awarded a prize basket representing their products that they can chose from with their gift certificate.

Baldwin was pleased with her 14-year-old gelding’s fourth place finish as well as his performance in the Prix St. George class. “He was a little flat the first day so I asked more of him the second day and he really responded,” she said.

Baldwin said she works hard at keeping Grundyman fit and in good condition, and that massages are part of her gelding’s regime. “I do everything I can to support my horse from a muscular standpoint. You have to do proper warm-up and cool down and icing and massages, all of that really counts,” she said, adding that she also gives credit to her groom and trainer for Grundyman’s success.

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Journalists to Vote for Best Press Office in Rolex FEI World Cup Western European League 2010/2011 Season

Geneva, 12 December 2010 – Media accredited to cover any of the 12 Western European League qualifiers and the Final of the 2010/2011 Rolex FEI World Cup will have the chance to judge the quality of the working conditions in the series’ press offices. Journalists and photographers will be asked to evaluate the media facilities, the press conference set-up, the quality and speed of information provided to the media, including the event’s website, the services to photographers, and, of course, the efficiency and friendliness of the press office staff.

This new award for the Best Press Office of the Rolex FEI World Cup Western European League is being introduced to celebrate the hard work of the event organising teams and also to identify areas for further improvement and development.

The idea for this award, supported by the series’ title sponsor, Rolex, was first suggested at a press officers’ seminar earlier this year at the Rolex FEI World Cup Final held in Geneva. The winning press team will be awarded an especially commissioned prize presented by Rolex. And they will be able to celebrate victory in style as they will also receive a magnum of champagne.

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Nominations Needed for 2010 Hottest Horseman Awards

The Horse Radio Network announces their First Annual Hottest Horsemen Awards, featuring the 2010 Most Eligible Horse Bachelor!

December 10, 2010 – Lexington, KY: HORSES IN THE MORNING host, Jamie Jennings, along with Helena Bee of HRN’s Stable Scoop show, are leading the charge in this fun and exciting celebration of the fabulous horsemen in all our lives. With such a diverse population of dedicated, bright and handsome men in the horse world, the ladies of HRN thought the end of the year would be a lovely time for us horse girls to show our appreciation for the men among us.

The categories for this year’s awards are:

* Most Eligible Bachelor
* Hottest Horse Husband
* Hottest Horse Dad
* Hottest Farrier
* Hottest Veterinarian
* Best Horse Couple (that’s best horse and rider!), and …
* Best in Breeches

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Stable Scoop Episode 121 by Omega Alpha – Hott Guys, Goals and Foals

The First Annual HRN Hottest Horseman Awards are announced, we take a look at goal setting for 2011 with Anastasia Burke, and Anna Twinney joins us to discuss foal gentling and the PMU foals. Listen in…

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John ‘Jack’ Kimball & Judith Noone to Receive 2010 USDF Lifetime Achievement Award

Lexington, KY (November 24, 2010) – The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) will present a Lifetime Achievement Award to John ‘Jack’ Kimball and Judith Noone at the Salute Gala & Annual Awards Banquet on December 3, 2010, at the Adequan/USDF National Convention & Symposium in Jacksonville, FL. These two recipients have shown a lifetime of dedication to USDF through volunteering, and developing programs, projects, and committees that have contributed to USDF’s mission. They also have a long history of membership in USDF.

The late John “Jack” Kimball, of McIntosh, FL, was an active volunteer with USDF from its beginnings in 1973 until his death in June 1996.  Kimball was a founding member of USDF, served on several USDF committees, including Technical Delegates, Symposium Organizing, and Show Management, served as USDF Region 3 Director from 1979-1987, was a well-known American Horse Shows Association (now US Equestrian Federation) “R” dressage judge and technical delegate, and helped a number of USDF Group Member Organizations (GMOs) get off the ground.  These included the Florida Dressage Society which is one of USDF’s first charter GMOs for which he served as an official representative at the inaugural USDF meeting.

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AQHA: World Show Wrap-Up

The American Quarter Horse Journal – The American Quarter Horse Association crowned 94 world champions in Oklahoma City during the Bank of America Amateur and FedEx Open World Championship Show November 6-20.

AQHA world champions received a prize package that included a Montana Silversmiths sterling-silver buckle with 14-karat gold overlay, a neck wreath, custom-designed gold-tone trophy, specially designed and logoed Cripple Creek jacket, medallion, a pair of smooth ostrich Techno Crepe Justin Boots, Professional’s Choice products, 100 pounds of Nutrena feed as well as a cash prize.

Meet each of our newly crowned AQHA world champions, and learn more about their accomplishments at www.aqha.com/worldshow.

AQHA also recognized some of the top competitors at the World Show, including the Farnam Superhorse, the Oklahoma Leading Owner and the Farnam All-Around Amateur.

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Caroline Roffman Honored by HRH Princess Haya at FEI Awards Ceremony in Taipei

United States Dressage rider Caroline Roffman won the 2010 Rising Star Award from the International Equestrian Federation and received her award at the 2010 FEI Awards ceremony in Taipei. HRH Princess Haya, FEI President, presented Roffman with her award. (Photo courtesy of William Tzeng/FEI)

One American Rider Recognized at FEI Awards Ceremony

Wellington, FL (November 8, 2010) – Although she just turned 22 years old, dressage rider Caroline Roffman has already had many memorable moments in her career. Roffman can now add winning the 2010 FEI Rising Star Award to that list, along with flying to Taipei for a dazzling awards ceremony and accepting her award from Her Royal Highness Princess Haya, FEI President.

Roffman was named the 2010 Rising Star by the International Equestrian Federation and received her award at the 2010 FEI Awards ceremony in Taipei.

“I was both honored and astounded to win the Rising Star Award,” Roffman said.

Roffman said that being able to see Taipei and experience the culture in a different part of the world was an unforgettable experience. “The most amazing part of winning the award was getting to meet Princess Haya. I also enjoyed meeting the other winners and hearing their experiences,” Roffman said, adding that she also was honored to meet USEF President David O’Connor and Frank Kemperman, the Managing Director of the Aachen Horse Show.

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Eric Lamaze Named as Owner of the Year

(L-R): Christian Baillet, Chairman of the JOC and Sven Holmberg, First Vice-President of the FEI, presenting Owner of the Year award to Eric Lamaze

19 October 2010 – For the second year running, Eric Lamaze and John Fleischhacker, joint-owners of the 14 year old bay stallion Hickstead, have been awarded the prestigious title of “Owner of the Year” by the Jumping Owners Club. Hickstead and Canadian rider Eric Lamaze continued their superb form to maintain their position as the most successful horse and rider combination in 2009.

Christian Baillet, Chairman of the Jumping Owners Club, and FEI First Vice President Sven Holmberg presented the award to Eric Lamaze. The ceremony took place during the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington (KY), USA.

Formed in 2005 and supported by Rolex, the Jumping Owners Club is an exclusive organisation of international owners which works towards growing the popularity of the sport around the world. It is the only body which represents the views and opinions of the owners, and works closely alongside the FEI in building the profile and inclusiveness of Jumping.

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