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Adult amateur Jamie Lawrence, Northridge, Calif., could not have been more pleased with her college project at the USEA West Coast Young Event Horse Championships for four-year-old horses.
Pavi's Sinfandel, a Trakehner mare by Pavarotti out of Lawrence's mare Sidra Holland, impressed the judges with the highest marks in the Jumping & Potential section of the four-year-old division, boosting the pair to first overall with final percentage score of 81.8.
The Halt Cancer at X fund raising campaign had another incredible year of success allowing Rebecca Farm to award $71,500 to one national and three local organizations in the fight against breast cancer. The awards were presented at a press conference held October 19th at The Rebecca Chaney Broussard Center for Nursing and Health Science at Flathead Valley Community College.
"This year we are excited to fund numerous local programs, ranging from wellness retreats to community kitchens", said Sarah Broussard, organizer of The Event at Rebecca Farm. "We are very grateful for all of the people who have donated to Halt Cancer at X, and look forward to the future and ultimate end of cancer."
Debbie Adams and Kelly Prather, owner and rider of D.A. Duras who finished 9th at the FEI World Breeding Championships at Le Lion d’Angers discuss what it meant to win the Turner/Holekamp Young Event Horse Le Lion d/Anger Grant that enabled them to travel to France. And in our continuing series on the 2015 USEA Hall of Fame inductees Karen O’Connor reflects on the extensive contribution that Ms. Jacqueline Mars has made to eventing.
At some point in your riding career you got a little nervous, distracted, frustrated, sad, angry, disappointed or cranky. You name it... you've probably felt it. It's normal to feel these emotion from time to time, but they sure do get in the way of you being happy in your happy place.
Experts say that it's quite common for these unwelcome emotions to arrive when you're engaged in activities that are meaningful to you. For example, it's ordinary to feel a little disappointed when you've prepared all season for an important show, but are eliminated because your horse pulls a shoe on the way to the start box. What you do with this disappointment, however, is what separates the ordinary from the extraordinary.
The Young and Future Event Horse article series is being provided through a partnership between Mythic Landing Enterprises, LLC., and the USEA.
Melissa McMaster began riding when she was only two years old and was instantly hooked. McMaster’s career started following in her mother’s footsteps when she started competing in the jumper ring. After her first experience cross-country schooling, McMaster decided to try her hand at eventing and began competing in Horse Trials 7 years ago.
Cherished “Triathlon of Equestrian Sport” Concludes After 26 Years
Every July since 1990, the Stuart Horse Trials has hosted thousands of local through international level riders and their horses to compete in the sport of eventing while being cheered on by thousands of spectators. Today, the organization has announced that 2015 was its final year.
Former competitor Heidi Vahue, who took Stuart’s “organizational reins” in 2013, says although it’s sad to see Stuart Horse Trials end, she and the Board of Directors “are proud to have offered something so special for so long.”
Astier Nicolas (FRA) had an excited French crowd on the edges of their seats as he scored his first ever CCI4* win in fantastic style at Les 4 Etoiles de Pau (FRA), opening leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016.
With the hopes of his home country resting on his shoulders and Pau’s Jumping course proving as influential as ever, Nicolas, who was third after Cross Country, rode a skillful clear round on Piaf de B’neville in the Jumping arena.
This put serious pressure on 19-year-old Emily King (GBR) and Olympic, world and European number one Michael Jung (GER), who was down to one horse after withdrawing the overnight leader Halunke FBW at the final Horse Inspection, and, to Nicolas’s evident disbelief, they each had a fence down.
Michael Jung (GER) gave a masterclass in Cross Country riding at Les 4 Etoiles de Pau (FRA), opening leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016, and remains in first and second places on Halunke FBW and fischerRocana FST.
However, tomorrow’s Jumping phase promises to be a thriller as he does not have a Jumping fence in hand over CCI4* first-timer Emily King (GBR), who is still in third place on Brookleigh, or France’s Astier Nicolas, fourth on Piaf de B’neville.
The top 10 has changed little after Dressage with 28 clear rounds from the 47 Cross Country starters, 15 of them inside the optimum time.
The American combinations are off to a strong start at Les Étoiles de Pau CCI4* with solid performances in the dressage phase. USEF Land Rover Competition Grant Jennie Brannigan and Cambalda lead the way in ninth place after having a lovely test which earned them a score of 42.6.
The USEA Young Rider Mentorship Program affords Young Riders (21 years and younger) the opportunity to learn from experienced equine professionals to gain a better understanding of career paths, skill development, networking and goal setting for his/her future. 15-year-old Jane Cook represented Area V in the mentorship program this summer, and was kind enough to share her experience.
With the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro just over the horizon, the Galway Downs International Event, on Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, is set to play an important role for riders from the United States and around the world. Galway Downs is one of the final CCI3* events in North America or Europe in 2015, making it a last chance this year for North American riders to qualify their horses for the 2016 Olympics.