WELLINGTON, Fla. – March 24, 2019 – Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo™ & White Party kicked off a weekend birthday celebration for Hope Arellano. She serves as an ambassador for the organization and played for the winning team, GJ Racing and was named Most Valuable Player (MVP). The next day Arellano played in the U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship final, and Sunday she turned 16 years old.
WELLINGTON, Fla. – March 18, 2019 – Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo™ & White Party takes place Friday, March 22 at the Wanderers Club in Wellington, Fla. The kick-off of the evening festivities is the highly-anticipated polo match, when Provident Jewelry, Invicta Farm and GJ Racing will face off in a round-robin exhibition, featuring a line-up of talented and up-and-coming future polo stars.
War Horses for Veterans to be Spotlighted on Because of Horses Podcast Friday, March 22
War Horses for Veterans, a Kansas City-based nonprofit, will be the focus of the Because of Horses podcast on Friday, March 22. For veterans who are working to transition from active-duty to civilian life, War Horses for Veterans has become one of the premier programs for horsemanship, networking and personal growth.
Fairfield, Conn. – March 20, 2019 – The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) held its Western Semi-Finals, sponsored by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), March 16-17. Hosting the events were Florida State University (FSU) at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, Florida, Utah State University (USU) at their facility at the USU Equine Center in Wellsville, Utah, and University of Findlay, at their facility in Findlay, Ohio. IHSA is celebrating its 40th anniversary of the Western divisions this year.
WELLINGTON, FL – March 15, 2019 – For connoisseurs of fine art, Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo™ & White Party offers the unprecedented opportunity to bid on the work of internationally acclaimed artists. Held at The Wanderers Club, Friday, March 22, the event will feature artist to the stars Josée Nadeau, equestrian painter Lisa Marie Bishop, ceramic sculptor Emma Tate and Argentine artist Gus Larossa. Nadeau will paint live during the event and the painting she creates will be a highlight of the live auction.
WELLINGTON, FL – March 14, 2019 – Brooke USA is officially accepting applications for media credentials for Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo™ & White Party. The event will be held on March 22 at The Wanderers Club 5:30-11 p.m.
GLADSTONE, N.J. – March 13, 2019 – The Garden State Horse Show, produced by the Junior Essex Troop, was founded in 1951 and launched the careers of many of the country’s top equestrians. It seems fitting that the long-running show should make its new home at iconic Hamilton Farm, the former training grounds of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) and now home to the USET Foundation. The top-notch hunter/jumper show is scheduled for April 27- May 5.
Glenys Cox, equestrian coach, educator and “trainer of trainers,” hosts the popular Horse Chats podcast and is the director of Online Horse College, which offers education and opportunities to equestrians across all facets of the industry. She believes that through better education of professionals, horses around the world will lead better lives.
GLADSTONE, N.J. – March 11, 2019 – Lineage Equine has joined the growing list of sponsors and supporters for the Garden State Horse Show, produced by the Junior Essex Troop. The USEF Premier hunter/jumper horse show is scheduled for April 27-May 5 at its new location at Hamilton Farm, home of the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation and former training grounds for the U.S. Equestrian Team.
Nestled in the shadow of the Big Horn Mountains in Ten Sleep, Wyoming, Red Reflet Ranch offers guests the unique opportunity to experience the spirit of the American West on a working cattle ranch while enjoying five-star luxury. Owners Bob and Laurence Kaplan, and Tammy and Clay Trollinger, horse operations coordinators, live on the ranch year-round and enjoy sharing their home with guests from around the world
WELLINGTON, Fla. – March 6, 2019 – Equestrians and horse lovers took a break from the action in the jumper and hunter arenas to learn about Brooke USA at a Lunch & Learn held Thursday, Feb. 28 at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The event drew the largest attendance of the Lunch & Learn series to date during the 2019 season.
WELLINGTON, Fla. – March 4, 2019 – Brooke USA is proud to announce the inaugural Crystal Awards, presented to outstanding champions of the organization who have gone above and beyond in support of its mission to significantly improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys, mules and the people they serve in the developing world. Brooke USA bestows the honor to Claudine and Fritz Kundrun, Margaret Hamilton Duprey and Katherine Kaneb Bellissimo. South Florida PBS (WPBT2 and WXEL), will honor the recipients of the Brooke USA Crystal Awards in 30-second announcements that will air on South Florida Public Television during prime-time through March 22, the date of Brooke USA's Sunset Polo™& White Party at The Wanderers Club. Dolores Sukhdeo, the President and CEO of South Florida PBS will present the awards at the event.
DALLAS – Feb. 27, 2019 – Dr. Phil McLoughlin, a population ecologist from the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Biology, has been studying Sable Island’s wild horses since 2007. With the help of students and colleagues, he has named and kept track of the life histories and movements of nearly 900 animals over 12 years of research. Renowned for its history of shipwreck and its rugged, wind-swept coastline, tiny Sable Island is considered the home of one of the last remaining herds of completely wild horses in the world.
DALLAS – Feb. 20, 2019 – For over 20 years, Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses have been bringing comfort and support to individuals, families and communities which have experienced loss, tragedy or trauma. From hospital rooms to scenes of natural disaster, these miniature horses have offered their own brand of healing to those most in need.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Feb. 19, 2019 – The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) Lifetime Achievement Award is a prestigious accolade bestowed upon a board member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, commitment and exemplary service to the association. This year’s IHSA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Carla Wennberg, meets the criteria with her life’s work, positive outlook and dedication to her students.
WELLINGTON, Fla – Feb. 15, 2019 – Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo™ & White Party is the most memorable event of the winter equestrian season. If you have your heart set on a Cabana to watch the match and enjoy the evening's festivities, you should secure it now. Cabana sales are brisk for the event which returns for the fourth consecutive year to The Wanderers Club, Wellington’s exclusive private club and gathering venue, Friday, March 22, from 5:30-11 p.m.
Tamara Gooch’s love for photography is equaled only by her love of horses, and her passion for each subject is revealed in the artistry, rich color and unique focus of every image she shoots. After fifteen years as a professional photographer, Tamara still gets excited every time she picks up her camera.
Delicioso! Ingrid Hoffmann is the host of “Top Chef Estrellas” (Telemundo, NBC), “Simply Delicioso” (Cooking Channel) and “Delicioso” (Univision). Ingrid will team up with The Wanderers Club’s Chef Tam to create an over-the-top menu for The Touch of Orange Dinner, a private VIP party in The Stables restaurant and on the veranda of The Wanderers Club for Brooke USA's Sunset Polo™ & White Party Friday, March 22, at 5:30-11p.m.
The old-world European-inspired Palm Beach Polo home of equestrians Ken Berkley and Scott Stewart was the setting of a spectacular dinner to benefit Equestrian Aid Foundation, Thursday, Feb. 7. The lavish event featured Dom Pérignon, a brand synonymous with vintage Champagne and prestige cuvées, and The Mascot, a wine brand created by Will Harlan born out of the famous Harlan Estate Vineyard.
GLADSTONE, N.J. – Feb. 11, 2019 – The leadership of the Junior Essex Troop, producers of the Garden State Horse Show, announced that the 2019 prize list is now online. Horseshowing.com is now officially accepting online entries for hunter/jumper horse show scheduled for April 27-May 5 at its new home, Hamilton Farm, the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation headquarters and former training grounds for the U.S. Equestrian Team.
GLADSTONE, N.J. – Feb. 5, 2019 – The leadership of the Junior Essex Troop, producers of the Garden State Horse Show, announced that Running ’S’ Equine Veterinary Services was named “Official Veterinary Practice of the Garden State Horse Show.” The Garden State Horse Show is New Jersey’s premier AA-rated hunter/jumper competition and will be held for the first time at Hamilton Farm, home of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation, April 27 - May 5, 2019.
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.