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The New York Times ran an article today about Neville Bardos and his survival of the fire and the chance to compete in this summer’s Olympics. Writer Mary Pilon, highlighted the night when the barn at True Prospect Farm went up in flames and then explained Neville’s history as well as his comeback to top form at the Burghley CCI4*. The article also mentions Neville’s chance to be named Horse of the Year – the USEA nominated him for this honor and the winner will be announced at this weekend’s USEF Annual Meeting.
Original Post Date: 01/13/2012 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2012:01:17 13:12:50

Part of the Retired Racehorse Training Project is their newly launched “Bloodline Brag” on their website. According to the Retired Racehorse Training website “the purpose of this database is to try to track the use of Thoroughbreds in sport and how performance characteristics can relate back to pedigree.  Which stallions make great sires of dressage horses? Eventers? Jumpers?
Original Post Date: 01/12/2012 - 12:46   |   Last Updated: 2012:01:12 12:47:44

Winter in Area V is both a blessing and a curse to most eventing enthusiasts. These short few months typically mark a lull in show activity due to impending holidays and the chilly, wet weather. Event riders are given the opportunity to rest their horses, take some much needed time off, or focus solely on training work at home. All of which can become incredibly dull without a goal to strive towards during the break.
Original Post Date: 01/10/2012 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2012:01:12 12:52:59

Eventers have a sickness. It could be considered an illness or a disease, and it can be contracted at any stage in life. The early symptoms are an overwhelming need to be in a barn in close proximity to horses. But this is common among a broad spectrum of horse people. What makes ‘eventing sickness’ special is that above all things we are concerned with fitness, training, schooling. How many trot sets, gallops, hill sets do we need to do by which week.
Original Post Date: 01/09/2012 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2012:01:12 12:56:39

Be Prepared:It is easy to panic when an emergency arises.  If you are prepared, you can help your horse as quickly and efficiently as possible.  Make sure that you have your veterinarian’s information (name, phone number, emergency number) easily accessible on your horse’s stall, with you, and with your barn manager/farm owner.  You may also want to consider assembling a first-aid kit. What IS an emergency?
Original Post Date: 01/06/2012 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2012:01:10 09:59:25

Dear Fellow Pony Club Alumni,
Original Post Date: 01/03/2012 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2012:01:10 09:58:05

Artist Paul Daniel Gold of Triple Crown Studio will donate 30% of the proceeds of any new sale to CANTER when you mention reading his interview on the Little Kentucky Farm website.
Original Post Date: 01/03/2012 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2012:01:10 09:54:46

In 2011, Major Kelly Dobert won the Area II Beginner Novice Championship as well as the USEA Beginner Novice Adult Rider and Beginner Novice Adult Amateur Rider year-end awards. She was nominated as a USEA Owner of the Month, and a portion of her interview was published in the November/December issue of Eventing USA. We could not fit all of her great stories in the magazine, so her interview in its entirety is available below. Enjoy!1. How did you begin riding and eventing?  How did you find your horse, Austin Miller?
Original Post Date: 12/30/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2012:01:10 09:53:06

The World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses have released the sire rankings for 2011. In late autumn each year, the WBFSH sire rankings are produced in cooperation with the FEI. Based on the results of their offspring, each stallion is ranked in the WBFSH Stallion Rankings.
Original Post Date: 12/21/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2012:01:10 09:50:43

Can OTTBs become good pony club mounts? The story of the little mare that could do just that.
Original Post Date: 12/20/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2012:01:09 16:42:23

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