DALLAS — Jan. 15, 2019 — Join Elise Gaston Chand on Because of Horses for a conversation with guest Reese Koffler-Stanfield, U.S. Dressage Federation (USDF) bronze, silver and gold medalist. Reese is a lifelong professional horseperson from Kentucky, who has competed in the sport of dressage since early childhood. She is one of the only USDF Certified Instructor/Trainers through Fourth Level in Region II, which encompasses five states.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Jan. 15, 2018 – College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) announced the addition of a new challenge scholarship prize for riders who attend two or more competitions in 2019. The CPI Penultimate High-Point Challenge will be awarded to the cumulative high-point rider competing at the CPI Florida Horse Show Jan. 17-20 and March16-17 held at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, and the CPI New Jersey Horse Show held at The Ridge Farm at Riverview in Asbury, Sept. 21-22.
DALLAS — Jan. 8, 2019 — Horseman, performer and poet Guy McLean will join Elise Gaston Chand for conversation Friday, Jan. 11, on the Because of Horses podcast. Originally from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, McLean moved to what became his parents’ Susan River Homestead Holiday Ranch. There, this shy young boy grew up, devoted to horses and developing his horsemanship skills and deep love for the Bush country.
Lexington, Ky. – Jan. 2, 2019 – Make plans now to attend the 2019 Country Heir I & II for two weeks of top-notch competition at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, June 5-16. With over half of $1 million in prize money, the US Equestrian Premier “AA” Hunter and Level 5 Jumper event is a summer favorite for the most notable horses and riders in the hunter/jumper community, setting the stage for the best in sport.
Mettawa, Ill. – Dec. 27, 2018 – Messenger Hill Farm grew in 2018, adding new faces and new horses. The team enjoyed a successful fall season. Many members of the goal-oriented group moved up in their divisions during the three weeks in Tryon in preparation for the winter equestrian season in Wellington. The Messenger Hill Farm team were awarded multiple championships, a significant win for Freddie Vazquez in the $25,000 Hunter Spectacular at Tryon Fall with Exceptional and other key wins and top rankings.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Dec. 10, 2018 – The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) is celebrating their 40-year anniversary of the Western disciplines. Recently, the organization’s leadership announced the locations for the for their Western Semi-Finals, sponsored by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), scheduled for March 16-17. The Semi-Finals are the decisive step for Western riders and teams to qualify for the IHSA National Championship Horse Show, May 2-5 in Syracuse, New York. IHSA riders compete in a range of levels in Western horsemanship and in the open level in both horsemanship and reining.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Nov. 26, 2019 – US Equestrian, the national governing body of equestrian sport, will hold their annual meeting and Pegasus Awards in Palm Beach, Florida in January. New to the Pegasus Awards celebratory evening, the 2018 Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Equestrian Team Awards will be presented Thursday evening, Jan. 10. US Equestrian’s Pegasus Awards honor some of the great men and women of equestrian sport. The 2018 Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Equestrian Team award winners demonstrated their excellence in USEF-affiliated collegiate and scholastic organizations in 2018 and will be recognized for their achievements and success during Pegasus night.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Nov. 21, 2018 – The 2019 College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) is pleased to announce that Sarah Booker will judge the Florida Horse Show Jan. 17-20, 2019 at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach. Booker is a US Equestrian Federation ‘R’ Registered judge in the Hunter, Hunter Seat Equitation and Jumper divisions, and she has judged many collegiate shows of all formats.