Equestrian Aid Foundation Helps Horsewoman Get Back on Her Feet

November 20, 2017

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Christine Campbell is fearless in the face of challenge and she has led the life to prove it. An equestrian from an early age, she rode with Ronnie Mutch, earned her colors with the Smithtown Hunt and was a whipper-in for the Fairfield County Hounds. She has trained field hunters to grand prix jumpers, ridden internationally and has worked with some of the most celebrated ...

Rules affecting Hunter/Jumper competition taking effect Dec. 1, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky — The USHJA is helping members Know Before You Show with a simple guide of rule changes taking effect for the new competition year. The following are important rule changes that will be effective Dec. 1, for the 2018 competition year and affect Hunter/Jumper competition.

The new rules include:

Microchipping: These rule changes, originally approved in January 2016, set in ...

Region 8 Riders Come Home With Top Awards From Dressage Championships

LEXINGTON, Ky. — With multiple titles already to her credit, Heather Mason of Tewksbury Township, N.J. knows her way around victory lane at the US Dressage Finals.

Once again, she had no problem finding her way there with her 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding RTF Lincoln on a top score of 72.852% to win the Fourth Level Open Championship at the finals held Nov. 9 to 12 in ...

HH Carlos Z Closes Out Show Jumping Career With A Win

WASHINGTON, D.C. — HH Carlos Z went ended his show jumping career on top with victory in the $50,000 International Jumper Speed Final, presented by the Man O’ War Project in partnership with Columbia University Medical Center at the Washington International Horse Show on Oct. 27.

As HH Carlos Z and McLain Ward of Brewster, N.Y., entered the arena for their victory gallop, it was ...

Pennsylvania National Horse Show wraps up for 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The 2017 Pennsylvania National Horse Show wrapped up on Oct. 21 and riders from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania came home with top prizes.

Amy Jo Magee of Coatesville, Pa., and Little Lady were named Reserve Champions in the Sidesaddle Division, sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Hornberger.

Magee and Little Lady were consistent, placing second in all three ...

New Dressage Programs Provide Educational Opportunities For Under 25 Riders

LEXINGTON,  Ky. — Young Dressage riders can hone their skills under newly launched training programs.

US Equestrian (USEF) and the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) launched Discover Dressage USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program. The USDF also announced five new education events, as a part of the USDF National Education Initiative.

The Discover Dressage USEF/USDF Emerging ...

Fargis and Sterling To Be Inducted Into Penn National Horse Show Hall of Fame

The Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS) has announced that famed equestrians Joe Fargis and John "Jack" Sterling will be inducted into the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Hall of Fameduring a special induction ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 21.  

The induction will take place prior to the start of the $100,000 Prix de Penn National Grand ...

Training and Showing In-Hand: NAWD’s Six Feet on the Ground Program

Thanks to the Internet, a new type of horse competition is growing in popularity: virtual horse shows. During these competitions, hosted by North American Western Dressage, patterns are posted online to be performed in front of a video camera stationed at “C” — the point in the arena where a traditional dressage judge sits during riders’ performances. Videos are then ...

Real Horsepower on Display at Keystone International Livestock Exposition

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Keystone International Livestock Exposition was held Sept. to Oct. 8 more than 300 horses, 1,300 beef cattle, 1,500 sheep, 300 swine, and 375 goats showing at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center.

The Youth Decorating and Showmanship classes took place Saturday, Oct. 7 in the Draft Horse Show.

These classes allow youth draft horse showmen, the ...

ESDCTA crowns its dressage champions at the Horse Park of New Jersey

The Eastern States Dressage and Combined Training Association (ESDCTA) held their 2017 championships on Oct. 7 at the Horse Park of New Jersey, with a total of 79 entries.

Trainer Eliza Puttkamer Banks, of Jackson, N.J. who trains out of Bright Meadows Farm, in Millstone, won the Division 3 First Level Adult championship on Toque. Toque is a 6-year-old Canadian Cheval (Canadream Kelbeck ...

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Equine Events, November 2017 Onward

Dates listed for New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, send dates to

Nov. 14 — Trivia Night in partnership with the Hampton Classic, Wölffer Estate Vineyard, 6-8 p.m., Teams can include 2-6 people, $15 per person over 21 - includes one glass of house wine; $5 under 21,

Nov 18 — Mix 'N Match HT weather permitting XC, Bucks ...

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announces “Horse Explorers” children’s educational programs

November 17, 2017

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present an ongoing children’s educational program series called “Horse Explorers” beginning Nov. 30.

Recommended for ages 3-6, “Horse Explorers” is a hands-on series intended to creatively educate children about horses by developing age-appropriate skills in disciplines including ...

Senior Horses in Competition; "Show Some Love" and Share Your Story

Now that the 2017 horse show season is coming to an end, wants to hear about equine senior horses that successfully competed throughout the year. It’s part of the website’s “Show Some Love” campaign, which helps to promote the use of horses in the show pen well into their upper senior years.

“We know that there are many senior horses that are ...

IEA Extends Deadline for Western Membership Until Dec. 15

The Board of Directors of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) voted to extend the 2017-2018 membership deadline for Western riders and teams until Dec. 15. 

The decision was made as part of a larger effort to expand the Western discipline within the IEA and assist those individuals, coaches, and teams with the variety of recent changes made to the Western ...

Pacing For The Cure's Next Stop is Harrah's Chester

CHESTER, Pa. — Pacing For The Cure is pleased to announce the next stop in the 2017 tour date schedule will be at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack on Sunday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The event will include a walk/run around the racetrack for a $10 donation, a meet and greet with the drivers before the races begin, merchandise and other great raffle ...