Olympian, dressage coach and humanitarian, Robert Dover’s professional and competitive accolades have left a legacy unmatched by any other American dressage rider. A dressage specialist since the age of 19, Robert’s dedication, creativity and commitment to excellence have proven influential in raising the standard within the sport in the U. S.
Fairfield, Conn.– April 17, 2019 – The 2019 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championship is set to kick off in Syracuse, New York, May 2-5. The New York State Expo Center will come alive with equestrian teams from across North America representing their colleges and universities in hunter seat equitation and Western horsemanship. Men and women will compete equally in a collegiate catch-ride format in divisions that range from the Walk-Trot through Open. Top riders will vie for the USEF/Cacchione Cup, the NRHA Individual Open Reining final and the AQHA Western High Point Rider national final. IHSA has assembled four highly-respected and experienced judges to officiate the event.
Lexington, Ky. – April 15, 2019 – The prize list is now online for the 2019 Country Heir I & II, 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 sellout every year. Enter and reserve your stalls today to secure your place at this popular show that attracts the most notable horses and riders in the hunter/jumper community. When the stalls sell out, entries will close.
GLADSTONE, NJ – April 12, 2019 –The Garden State Horse Show, produced by the Junior Essex Troop, will kick off its first year at iconic Hamilton Farm, the former training grounds of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) and home to the USET Foundation. The top-notch US Equestrian premier AA hunter/jumper show will be held April 27- May 5. The Garden State Horse Show is receiving a warm welcome from the community and new sponsor, the Gladstone Equestrian Association (GEA).
Fairfield, Conn. – April 10, 2019 – The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) held eight Zone Finals March 30-April 7. The eight Zone hunter seat competitions produced across the country were qualifying events for the 2019 IHSA National Championship to be showcased at the New York State Fair Expo Center in Syracuse, New York May 2-5.
The name Muldoon is synonymous with polo and Charlie Muldoon inherited his family’s love for the sport. Polo has taken him around the world as a player, coach and an official. He has served as captain of the U.S. Polo Team and has competed in some of the world’s most important polo tournaments, including the U.S. Polo Open, the FIP World Polo Championship, the Geneva Open and the East Coast Open.
GLADSTONE, N.J. – April 5, 2019 – The Garden State Horse Show, produced by the Junior Essex Troop is celebrating its inaugural year at iconic Hamilton Farm, the former training grounds of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) and home to the USET Foundation. The top-notch US Equestrian premier AA hunter/jumper show is scheduled for April 27- May 5. Plans for the reinvigorated show include a boutique shopping experience to rival any top show in the country. Many of the vendors will participate in special competitor prizes.
Fairfield, Conn. – April 4, 2019 – Athletes from the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) will showcase their equitation on an international stage at Longines Masters New York. The inaugural IHSA Metropolitan Equitation Invitational will be held April 26 at NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Uniondale, New York, at 3 p.m.
DALLAS — April 3, 2019 — Mollie Bailey, senior reporter at The Chronicle of the Horse, is the author of “#MeToo: The Story of A Trainer, A Trophy and An All-Too-Common Betrayal.” The article, which ran one year ago, continues to rattle the horse industry as abuse survivors from across the country share their stories.
WELLINGTON, Fla. – April 1, 2019 – Dressage enthusiasts filled the stands at Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) for the CDI3*, sponsored by AMCI Group to benefit Brooke USA, during the final week of winter season competition.
DALLAS — March 27, 2019 — U.S. Olympian, dressage coach and youth mentor Charlotte Bredahl joined Elise Gaston Chand for a conversation that airs this Friday, March 29, on the Because of Horses podcast. Originally from Denmark, Bredahl moved to California at the age of 20 with little more than a suitcase and the dream of becoming an elite equestrian. Known for her compassion, work ethic and commitment to personal growth, Bredahl quickly rose to the Grand Prix level. She competed 42 horses over 37 years, many of whom she developed herself.
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. – March 26, 2019 – College-bound equestrians exploring equine science and career-focused liberal arts colleges and universities will have an opportunity to experience Centenary University firsthand. Known for their world-class equestrian program, Centenary University will partner with College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) to host a CPI Spotlight event May 10-12 at its campus in Hackettstown, New Jersey.
GLADSTONE, N.J. – March 25, 2019 – One of the great features of the Garden State Horse Show, produced by the Junior Essex Troop, is the barn at its new home, Hamilton Farm, the former training grounds of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) and now home to the USET Foundation. To compete at the facility is an experience. To have the privilege of having stalls in the main barn with its elaborate brick work and touches of brass, is like a taking a step back into U.S. equestrian history.
Brooke USA raises over and above previous events to help working equines. WELLINGTON, Fla. – March 25, 2019 – Brooke USA's Sunset Polo™ & White Party raised over $350,000 for working equines and the people who depend on them in the world’s poorest communities. More than 1,000 people joined together for the signature event and exceeded funds raised from all previous years.
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.