The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce McCamey Kimbler as the winner of the 2014 USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award. The USEF Youth Sportsman's Award is designed to identify potential future leaders in the equine industry and provides an opportunity for the USEF to recognize outstanding youth members for their achievements. An international endurance rider from Aberdeen, S.D., Kimbler was nominated by the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC).
Through her new business, Michele Vaughn Dressage Life Coach, this longtime coach, trainer, breeder, competitor and event manager is filling a gap in the dressage rider's education, support and direction with coaching services that address performance in the arena and beyond.
"My coaching and competition experience showed me that riders on all levels have a need for more than just lessons in the arena," Michele explains. "To succeed in dressage a competitor needs coaching beyond the arena as well. I bring my clients a combination of dressage coaching and life coaching, personalized for every client's unique needs."
In true Las Vegas style, the final highlight event of the Las Vegas National opened with glitz and glamour. As eager spectators began to fill the stands, forty-four of show jumping's best and brightest prepared to compete in the $75,000 Las Vegas CSI-W Grand Prix. After ten went clean, it was Harrie Smolders (NED) and the speedy Regina Z who outran the rest for the win.
The Western Dressage Association® of America (WDAA) celebrated another exciting landmark in its journey, hosting its second Western Dressage World Championship Show Nov. 1-2 in Tulsa, Oklahoma! The weekend was captivating as the two-day event experienced 350 percent growth from last year and filled four arenas with more than 430 scheduled rides featuring all aspects of the discipline. Riders came from 21 states, four Canadian provinces and two overseas countries and partnered with horses representing more than 20 breeds and types. The show was a testament to both the diversity and camaraderie that exist in the discipline.
The buzz is building for the upcoming Las Vegas National Horse Show. With three thrilling evenings of world-class show jumping guaranteed to pack the house, the South Point Hotel and Casino is the spot to be from November 13th through 15th, 2014.