U.S. WEG team member, Tina Konyot, fresh from her winning streak at the Selection Trials and Toni Venhaus from NSW dressage tells us how the sport is developing Down Under. Listen in right here. Dressage Radio Episode 65 – Show Notes and Links:
News: U.S. Names WEG Dressage Short List/Nominated Entry
News: New Ride for U.S. Para-Equestrian The United States Equestrian Federation has announced that US Para-Equestrian rider Jennifer Baker has had to withdraw the horse on which she was selected for the Short List/Nominated Entry for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Duel was withdrawn because of veterinary issues and has been replaced per the USEF Selection Procedures with Kranak. Owned by Akiko Yamazaki (who is a steadfast supporter of the sport of dressage including as the owner of Ravel – Steffen Peters’ superstar and 2009 FEI World Cup Champion) Kranak was made available to Baker without hesitation. The 18-year-old Dutch gelding has been showing successfully at the Grand Prix level with both Yamazaki and Peters’ wife Shannon.
We discuss the US Dressage Selection Trials in detail with our spotlight rider Pierre St Jacques, who finished fifth, earning himself a place on the short list with his beautiful horse, Lucky Tiger. And of course the WEG news keeps on coming, including a chat with Dr Jennifer Feiner of Hagyard’s Equine Medical Institute who’ll be in charge of the quarantine facility for all the horses shipping in from Europe, and why Nicole Simpson-Shahinian isn’t on the USEF show-jumping short list for WEG with Tristan. Listen in.
2010 Radio Show Episode 105 by SUCCEED – Show Notes and Links:
News: There were lots of World Equestrian Games Three Day event hopefuls giving their horses a pipe-opener at the Mitsubishi Hartpury International Horse Trials in England last weekend, and in fact the three star CIC was won by British Team member Piggy French on the Kentucky bound Jakarta. For a detailed analysis of the WEG performances, and for great reading every day, check out Monty White’s blog at www.blog.talkinghorse.net.
News: The short list of endurance horses and riders for the team to represent the US at the World Equestrian Games team has been announced, and they will now go forward to Shaker Village, KY before final selection.
The excitement and the news are building for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Samantha and Glenn keep you up to date on the athletes, the KYHP, the International Equestrian Festival and the happenings in Lexington. Listen in and share in the excitement…
2010 Radio Show Episode 106 by SUCCEED – Show Notes and Links:
25 August 2010 – Distinguished British actor and enthusiastic horseman Jeremy Irons is supporting the 2010 awards organised by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the governing body of horse sport. He is calling on the equestrian community to nominate deserving individuals before the 30 August deadline.
Irons, whose acting career spans theatre, TV and cinema, is well known for his roles in films such as The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981), Dead Ringers (1988), Reversal of Fortune (1990), Damage (1993), Lolita (1997), The Merchant of Venice (2004) and Appaloosa (2008). His talent has earned him many prestigious Best Actor awards.
Commenting on the FEI Awards, Irons said:
“As a keen rider, I can think of nothing better than to celebrate those individuals who dedicate so much of their time, energy and love to the sport. The FEI Awards are a unique chance for you to nominate and celebrate those individuals whose devotion deserves recognition.”
When I see the new foals running around, I realize that I’m not a baby anymore. But that doesn’t mean I can’t take baby steps now and then.
Sometimes a job is just too big and overwhelming to figure out exactly how to get it all done. When that’s the case, baby steps is the way to go. It’s like when my stall gets dirty. Someone has to clean it out one scoop at a time. You may not notice one scoop being removed. But when you remove ten scoops, it really makes a big difference!
What do you have to do, or want to accomplish, that seems too big for you to achieve right now? Can you break it down into little parts? Can you take baby steps? Can you accept slow progress over no progress at all?
Upper Marlboro, MD – August 25, 2010 – The Capital Challenge Horse Show will once again welcome the top 40 qualified riders for the 2010 Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) National Children’s Medal Finals. The THIS Finals will be part of the Capital Challenge Equitation Weekend, presented by Bigeq.com, held on October 2-3, at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. The horse show will continue on October 4-10 with competition in the outdoor ring and indoors in the Show Place Arena.
The THIS National Children’s Medal Series is the perfect stepping stone for young riders and offer a great opportunity to compete in an indoor arena with the pressure of a finals competition. Riders must compete throughout the year to qualify for the Finals, which is a great goal for aspiring equitation riders.
The Finals themselves also provide riders a chance to learn with an opening round and a test for the top riders in the class. The National Children’s Medal is a proven leg-up for riders planning to advance to the 3’6” equitation division. Many of the riders who placed well in the Finals in past years have gone on to win numerous equitation finals.
This new system will provide PHBA members a faster and more convenient way to register horses, at a cost savings for the association. PHBA maintains records on more than 88,000 horses and owners, more than 250,000 horse show entries and more than five hundred horse shows. This system will provide unprecedented customer service for these members.
Palomino horses registered with the American Quarter Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association, American Holsteiner Horse Association, Pinto Horse Association of America, Appaloosa Horse Club, Jockey Club (Thoroughbreds), American Saddle Horses, Arabians, Half Arabs, Morgans, Tennessee Walking Horses, Mountain Pleasure Horses, Morabs, Quarabs, Missouri Fox Trotters and Rocky Mountain Horses are eligible for registration with PHBA provided the horse meets color and white rules.
PHBA’s Mission Statement:
To record and preserve the pedigree of the Palomino Horse while maintaining the integrity of the breeds.
To provide beneficial services for its members which enhance and encourage Palomino ownership and participation.
To generate growth of PHBA membership via the marketing, promotion, advertising and publicity of the Palomino Horse.
PHBA is an AQHA strategic marketing alliance partner.
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Lexington, KY – August 24, 2010 – After five exciting Hagyard Lexington Classic Grand Prix classes at the Kentucky Horse Shows, Pablo Barrios earned the 2010 $50,000 Hagyard Challenge Series Leading Rider Award. Barrios began the series by winning the May 13th Hagyard Lexington Classic grand prix at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show. Barrios claimed the blue ribbon with G&C Sinatra, the second place ribbon with G&C Blanchee Z, and also placed with G&C Napoleon. During the next Hagyard Lexington Classic he finished only tenths of a second behind the winner aboard G&C LaGran. His top finishes would keep him in the lead during the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows while Barrios competed in Europe on the Global Champions Tour. This win for Barrios is another exciting finish for himself and G&C Farm owned by Gustavo and Carolina Mirabal.
Barrios noted, “Winning the Hagyard Leading Rider Award was exciting and surprising. Since WEG is coming up I decided to take the horse to Europe for a little more experience instead of showing at Kentucky like I normally have. It surprised me a lot to win this award because last year I did the entire series and ended up second overall and this year I only was able to show in two of the classes.”