News in the Northeast

Roger Williams University Defeats Cornell to Advance to USPA Intercollegiate Polo National Championship

It was a big weekend for Rhode Island collegiate polo enthusiasts. Not only did the University of Rhode Island (URI) Rams advance to the Basketball A10 Championships, but the Roger Williams University (RWU) Hawks defeated Cornell 15-14 last Sunday to win the United States Polo Association (USPA) Northeast Regional Men’s Intercollegiate Polo Tournament, hosted by Cornell, and will advance to the…

Draft Gratitude Hosts “Christmas Edition” Open House

Draft Gratitude, a nonprofit draft horse rescue in Winchester, New Hampshire, is hosting a special “Christmas Edition” of its monthly “Change Their Lives” open barn visiting day on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, 10 a.m.-noon. The event is open for all ages where visitors can empty their pockets (or pocketbooks) of heavy accumulated change into an individual rescue horse’s stocking! At…

Rhode Island’s Abigail Brayman Wins NEHC Junior Medal Final

  By Jane Carlton After three rounds of intense competition at the New England Horsemen’s Council (NEHC) Junior Medal Final, held on October 23 in West Springfield, MA, Abigail Brayman of Charlestown, RI, emerged as the 2016 champion. The 17-year-old was one of 187 horse and rider pairs to contest the Kenny Krome-designed course, taking the challenge with her larger-than-life…

Successful Weekend for SBS Farm’s Clients at 70th Annual Buffalo International Horse Show

SBS Farm’s clients had a standout weekend at the 70th Annual Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS) winning multiple tricolor ribbons. Alexis Mierzwa claimed the Championship in the 1.0m Low Children’s/Adult Jumpers aboard Jessica Sciarra’s Caspian, a 14-year-old Holsteiner gelding. The pair took home second place in the $1,500 S.A. Comunale Low Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic.  Mierzwa continued her winning ways with…

Equine Center at Nevins Farm Hosts Major Fundraiser at Crane Beach

The MSPCA’s Horses Helping Horses Beach Ride, the Equine Center’s most significant annual fundraiser, will be held at the beautiful Crane Beach in Ipswich, MA, again this year. Last year was the first Beach Ride at the new location and was a wonderful success. Guests raved about the picturesque views, ideal footing, wide beaches and an exclusive setting. Through a…

Jessica Springsteen Wins First CSI-5* in the Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix

Photo: ESI Photography As the sun set on the 2016 HITS Championship, horse sport royalty descended on the Hudson Valley for the nation’s highest ranked class of the year, the Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix FEI-CSI 5*. Only one would be so lucky to return home with the big check and blue ribbon, and that one was none other than Jessica Springsteen aboard…

Zone 2 Sweeps Gold at USHJA Zones 1 and 2 Children’s and Adult Amateur Jumper Championships

ESI Photography Tough, fun competition abounded at the USHJA Zones 1 and 2 Children’s and Adult Amateur Jumper Championships at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York, September 2-3. Zone 2 riders captured medals of every type across the three days of competition, and Zone 1 teams captured bronze medals in both sections. Friday kicked off the championships with the horse inspection,…