The BLM Agrees to Support Madeleine Pickens’ Wild Horse Eco-Sanctuary

“A Dream Come True!”

Dear Our Fabulous Wild Horse Supporters,
We are SO excited to FINALLY announce the best news we have had to share with you in over 2 1/2 years!


Over the past three days, I have been to meetings in Sacramento and again in Washington, DC.  I’ve met with BLM Director, Bob Abbey, and Deputy Director, Mike Pool, along with the Wild Horse and Burro team. The BLM has officially agreed to support going forward with the development of the wild horse Eco-sanctuary for the horses in holding! Also in DC, I met with Congressman Jim Moran, who had already given his blessing, but is submitting legislation to members of Congress on behalf of these wild mustangs. We are so thankful to him and his staff for their efforts on the wild horse and burro issue. All the meetings were fabulous and we could not be happier about the news!

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Announcing the First Ever Live Morning Radio Show for the Horse World

HORSES IN THE MORNING – Debuting November 1, 2010

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We are very excited to announce that we are again taking HRN to a new level with the first ever live morning show for the horse addicted.

A light, lively, entertaining daily look at the horse world and the people in it.

Hosted by Jamie Jennings and myself and produced by Jennifer H. The show will include entertaining conversation, out of the ordinary guests, numerous regular horse related segments, listener call in, contests, giveaways and so much more.

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HM Queen’s Horse to Represent Birmingham at Royal Windsor Racecourse’s PFA Football Furlong Raceday – Sunday, 8th August 2010!

Richard Hughes with HM The Queen, courtesy of Rod Kohler.

6 August 2010 – Racehorse Olympic Medal, owned by Her Majesty The Queen, trained by Roger Charlton and ridden by Jim Crowley, is due to run in the 4.30pm race at Royal Windsor Racecourse on Sunday, 8th August 2010.

Participating in the Football Furlong raceday means that following the draw, Olympic Medal will be representing Birmingham as part of the PFA-partnered Premiership football-themed raceday, and will instead run in the yellow and blue silks bearing the number eight on the back of the silks instead of Her Majesty’s famous colours (purple body with gold braid, scarlet sleeves and black velvet cap with gold fringe).

Champion Jockey partners Arsenal, Spurs and Man Utd

Following the draw, Champion Jockey – Ryan Moore – will be partnering horses representing Villa, Arsenal, Spurs, Man Utd, Stoke and West Ham in Sunday’s PFA Football Furlong Raceday.

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Dressage Radio Episode 69 by Back on Track – World Equestrian Games Preview

Astrid Appels from Eurodressage joins us this week for a preview of the Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games. Listen in right here.

Dressage Radio Episode 69 – Show Notes and Links:

  • Host: Chris Stafford
  • Photo Credit: Courtesy Astrid Appels
  • Guest: Astrid Appels of Eurodressage for an exclusive preview of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
  • News: Laura Bechtolsheimer becomes British National Champion – for full results visit
  • World Equestrian Games Recording Schedule at the Alltech Pavilion:
    Sept 27: Recording at 6-7 PM
    Sept 28: Recording at 6-7 PM
    Sept 29: Recording at 5:30-6:30 PM
    Oct 2: Recording at 7:30-8:30 AM
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Equestrian Life Offering Free Webcast of 2010 High Roller Reining Classic

Matt Mills and Whiz Bang Boom. Photo copyright John O'Hara Photography

Las Vegas, NV – September 16, 2010 – The 2010 High Roller Reining Classic (HRRC) runs this week, and the highlight events on Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18, will be featured on Equestrian Life at The High Roller Reining Classic is held at the one-of-a- kind hotel, casino, and equestrian center South Point in Las Vegas, Nevada. Live coverage of the High Roller Reining Classic on Equestrian Life will begin with the Non Pro Derby on Friday, September 17, at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST and resume with the Open Derby on Saturday, September 18, at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST.

Equestrian Life is celebrating its second anniversary as the media partner for the High Roller Reining Classic and will once again provide live streaming video coverage of the Futurity, Non Pro Derby and Open Derby classes free of charge at One of Equestrian Life’s most popular events, HRRC attracted over 10,000 online viewers in 2009.

A simple, free registration on is all it takes to get cutting-edge coverage of the High Roller Reining Classic from the talented team at Equestrian Life. In addition, viewers will be able to participate in live chats with other fans and members while the derbies are being streamed online right from the same webpage.

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Award Winning Female Jockey P. J. Cooksey to Speak at Women’s Horse Industry Conference

The Women’s Horse Industry Association is pleased to announce that PJ Cooksey will speak during the luncheon on Wednesday, September 22, 2010. The luncheon is part of the WHIA’s conference being held September 22-23, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel. The theme of the event is “Marketing and Managing Your Horse Industry Business” and is open to members and non-members of the association.

“Cooksey is one of the most entertaining public speakers in the industry and we are very excited that she was able to take time out of her schedule to talk with us. Her credentials are stellar and her personality is something special,” states Executive Director, Catherine Masters.

Cooksey started off as a groom at Waterford Park in West Virginia in 1978 and a short time later, became an assistant trainer of a 30 horse stable. Then the bug to become a jockey hit her. On August 20, 1979, she won in her first race aboard Turf Advisor, quickly becoming the track’s leading jockey, both male and female. Her phenomenal career has provided her with many awards and records.

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Largest Commercial Airlift of International Horses Heads to the 2010 Alltech FEI WEG

The largest commercial airlift of horses ever undertaken for a single event will depart from Belgium this week heading to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, which are taking place in the United States for the first time in the 20-year history of the event.

Almost 450 horses are departing Europe between the 16th and 29th of September. Ten specially constructed charter flights will leave from Belgium’s Liege airport and the Amsterdam airport over the next 14 days.

These European charter flights form part of an even larger worldwide airlift of horses competing in the eight different disciplines of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky between September 25th and October 10th.

In addition to the 445 horses departing from Europe, 19 horses from Australasia and 35 from South America will fly into the United States in the upcoming week. The airlift is the largest ever undertaken for one event due to the World Equestrian Games being held on American soil for the first time. The Games will be the largest sporting event in the United States this year.

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Rolex FEI World Cup Jumping 2010/2011 – Preview

FEI TV – Watch every round of the forthcoming Rolex FEI World Cup Jumping Western European League, and the Final in Leipzig, Germany LIVE on FEI TV –


16 September 2010 – Riders all around the globe are already counting down to the 2010/2011 Rolex FEI World Cup Jumping final which will take place in Leipzig, Germany next April.  And for competitors in the Rolex-sponsored Western European League, the qualifying season kicks off in four weeks time at Oslo in Norway.

Many of the other leagues are already well underway.  There are 14 in total, and the 12-leg Australia-Pacific series, which began in April, runs through to its final in Sydney in December.  The first of 13 qualifiers in the Arab League took place in Tripoli, Libya earlier this month and this series concludes in Sharjah, UAE in January.  There were just three legs in the Central Asian League which is already completed, while the Caucasian League is also a tidy affair with just four rounds – two in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the remaining two in Tbilisi, Georgia.  The Central European League is divided into two sub-leagues embracing 17 events and concluding with a final in Warsaw, Poland next March.  There are also finals in the nine-leg Japanese series, and in the New Zealand-Pacific region which stages eight qualifiers and comes to a close at Tauranga (NZL) next February.

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Jumping Radio Show Episode 29 by Back on Track – Lauren Hough and Candice King

U.S. WEG Squad members Lauren Hough and Candice King join us this week to review their preparation for the games. Take a listen.

Jumping Radio Episode 29 – Show Notes and Links:

  • Show Host: Chris Stafford
  • Photo Credit: USEF
  • Guest: Lauren Hough
  • Guest: Candice King
  • Guest: USA Wins Calgary Nations Cup – for full results:
  • World Equestrian Games Jumping Radio Show Recording Schedule at the Alltech Pavilion:
    (Recorded show will be posted within three hours of recording.)

    • Oct 5: Recording at 5-6 PM
    • Oct 7: Recording at 8-9 AM
    • Oct 9: Recording at 8-9 AM
    • Oct 10: Recording at 8-9 AM


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European Jumping Champion Holds Number One Position in Rolex Rankings

Kevin Staut wearing the Green and Gold, courtesy of Rolex.

European Jumping champion Kevin Staut (FRA) has retained his place as the world Number One rider in the Rolex Rankings for September 2010, as published by the FEI.

The 29-year-old Frenchman, who won individual gold at last year’s Alltech FEI European Jumping Championships in Windsor, UK, retains the Green and Gold armband ahead of Marcus Ehning (GER) in 2nd place, and Olympic champion Eric Lamaze (CAN) in 3rd place.

The current Top 10 Riders are as follows:

1st         STAUT, Kevin (FRA)
2nd        EHNING, Marcus (GER)
3rd         LAMAZE, Eric (CAN)
4th         SCHWIZER, Pius (SUI)
5th         BENGTSSON, Rolf-Göran (SWE)
6th         LYNCH, Denis (IRL)
7th         BEERBAUM, Ludger (GER)
8th         KÜRTEN, Jessica (IRL)
9th         WARD, Mclain (USA)
10th       ALEXANDER, Edwina (AUS)

For full details of the Rolex Rankings please click here.

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