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. 18, 2018 – The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) has selected Amanda Terbrusch as a 2019 media intern. IHSA Media interns gain practical experience assisting the public relations committee and the communications team.
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.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Nov. 13, 2018 – Management of the 2019 College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) announced that Chris Mitchell, head coach of the Randolph College equestrian team, will serve as clinician and CPI “Hire-a-Coach” at the Florida Horse Show. CPI Florida is scheduled for Jan. 17-20, 2019 at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach.
LEXINGTON, Ky – Nov. 12, 2018 – Brooke USA, along with the World War I Centennial Commission, announced the completion of their Horse Heroes website, in commemoration of the World War I Armistice Centennial.
GLADSTONE, N.J. – Nov. 12, 2018 – Monmouth at the Team will be more spirited than ever in 2019 with the addition of Sourland Mountain Spirits to its sponsor lineup. The New Jersey-based distillery will serve their award-winning craft spirits in the hospitality tent as the official spirit sponsor of the hunter/jumper show. Monmouth at the Team is scheduled for Aug. 12-19 at Hamilton Farm, the headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Nov. 5, 2018 – North America’s premier equine exposition and gathering will be held in West Springfield, Massachusetts, Nov. 8-11. The four-day event is an opportunity for horse enthusiasts to experience one of the largest equine-related events in the country, including a trade show, educational events, breed exhibits, demonstrations, top clinicians and more. The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) will be on-site to educate college-bound students and their families about the opportunities to ride and compete in college.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Nov. 1, 2018 – College-bound equestrians should mark their calendars for the 9th Annual College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) Florida Horse Show, scheduled for Jan. 17-20, 2019 in West Palm Beach. This year the event kicks off with a welcome reception for all riders, trainers and coaches Thursday, Jan. 17 at the West Palm Beach Marriott.
GLADSTONE, N.J. – Oct. 24, 2018 – The Garden State Horse Show, presented by the Junior Essex Troop, is pleased to announce that New Jersey-based leading equine transportation company, EquiJet, will sponsor the $25,000 Garden State Grand Prix. The show, held April 27 - May 5, 2019, at its new venue, Hamilton Farm, U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation headquarters, Gladstone, New Jersey, is a premier, US Equestrian AA-rated hunter/jumper competition. The Grand Prix, sponsored by EquiJet, is scheduled for Saturday, May 4. The leadership of the Junior Essex Troop and show manager Tucker Ericson, welcome EquiJet and its founders, Bastian Schroeder and Margot Peroni.
GLADSTONE, N.J. – Oct. 8, 2018 – The leadership of the Junior Essex Troop, presenters of the Garden State Horse Show, made an official announcement that in 2019 the hunter/jumper horse show will move to its new home, Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation and former training grounds for the U.S. Equestrian Team. Garden State Horse Show will offer two days of unrated competition April 27-28 and US Equestrian “AA” premier competition April 29-May 5.
TRYON, N.C. – Oct. 1, 2018 – Brooke USA works to improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America by raising funds and responsibly directing them to the areas of greatest need.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Sept. 26, 2018 – Junior Weekend at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS) in Harrisburg, held Oct. 11-14, is always abuzz with activity. During Junior Weekend, there are Pony and Junior Hunter classes, The Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Team and Individual Championships and the coveted Dover Saddlery / USEF National Hunter Seat Medal Finals.
Join Brooke USA, sister charity of Brooke, the official charity of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG), as they launch a 360° video and immersive interactive experience in the World Equine Expo™.
GLADSTONE, N.J. – Aug. 20, 2018 – Monmouth at the Team, presented by Precise Buildings, concluded a full week of top-notch competition Monday at beautiful Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation and former training grounds of the U.S. Equestrian Team. Riders competed on what U.S. equestrians consider hallowed ground.
GLADSTONE, N.J. – Aug. 19, 2018 –Monmouth at the Team presented an exciting $10,000 Mini-Prix, sponsored by Horseflight, at Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the USET Foundation, on Sunday. The event brought the entire community together. Riders, owners, friends and family gathered in the hospitality pavilion for music, food and an afternoon of great show jumping.
Gladstone, N.J. – Aug. 18, 2018 – Monmouth at the Team, presented by Precise Buildings, featured the jumper divisions in the main ring at Hamilton Farm, home of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation. The $5,000 Marshall & Sterling NAL/WIHS Children’s/Adult Classic, sponsored by EquiJet was the featured class of the day.
GLADSTONE, N.J. – Aug. 17, 2018 –The jumper divisions kicked off on Friday in the main ring at Hamilton Farm for Monmouth at the Team, presented by Precise Buildings. The 1.25m $5,000 Welcome Stake, sponsored by Equine Billing Services, was the featured event of the day.
GLADSTONE, N.J. – Aug. 16, 2018 – Monmouth at the Team continued competition at Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the USET Foundation and former training facility of the U.S. Equestrian Team. Thursday, the hollowed grounds hosted the highly-anticipated $10,000 Bobcat Derby, sponsored by The Nature Conservancy. The local community came together. Friends, family and spectators got into the spirit and donned bobcat-ear headbands. Riders in the class received an extra point if they wore their bobcat ears in the class. Even a horse or two was seen with cat ears.
GLADSTONE, N.J. – Aug. 15, 2018 – Hunters and Equitation riders competed at Monmouth at the Team for the third day of fun, friends and impressive competition. With the grand backdrop of the former training grounds of the U.S. Equestrian Team, the feature of the day was the $1,500 Bit O’ Straw Classic, sponsored by Signature Spurs. The event combined the best from the Low Adult and the Pre-Children’s Hunter divisions in a two-round event over a challenging Skip Bailey-designed course.
GLADSTONE, N.J.– Aug. 14, 2018 – Monmouth at the Team continued Tuesday at Hamilton Farm. The feature class of the day was the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, sponsored by Eastern Hay. Out of a field of 48 horse-and-rider combinations, Morgan Ward and Cypress rose to the top to lead the victory gallop around the storied arena. It was icing on the cake for Ward who was also celebrating her birthday.
Gladstone, N.J. – Aug. 13, 2018 – Monmouth at the Team, presented by Precise Buildings, kicked off at historic Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation. Pony and junior riders had the honor to compete in the same arena where some of the greats of the sport once trained. Rain didn’t stop the action and the footing held up and drained quickly.
GLADSTONE, N.J. – Aug. 10, 2018 – Monmouth at the Team announced that international equine transportation provider EquiJet has joined its family of sponsors. EquiJet will sponsor the $5,000 Child Adult Jumper Classic on Saturday, Aug. 18. Monmouth at the Team returns to historic Hamilton Farm, the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation headquarters, Aug.12-20. Celebrating 123 years as one of New Jersey’s signature equestrian events, the hunter/jumper show moved the iconic venue in 2016.
GLADSTONE, N.J. – Aug. 8, 2018 – Eastern Hay will return for the third consecutive year as sponsor of Monmouth at the Team’s $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, the feature class on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Monmouth at the Team is held at iconic Hamilton Farm, the headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation, the most important historic equestrian landmark in the country. The boutique hunter/jumper show is scheduled for Aug. 12-20.