News in the Northeast

Princeton Show Jumping Season Opener a Huge Success

Aerin Gennat and Soprano took home the blue ribbon in the $1,500 USHJA Pony Hunter Derby. Princeton Show Jumping kicked off the 2017 season with it’s April Spring Classic I in Skillman, NJ. The Spring Classics are back to back USEF AA premier hunter, equitation, jumper 4 and USHJA Outreach shows. From cross rails to Grand Prix, there are classes…

Cortes ‘C’ to Retire

© Hippo Foto Team – Leanjo De Koster/FEI© Hippo Foto Team – Leanjo De Koster/FEI John Madden Sales, Inc. shared a statement on Facebook announcing the retirement of Beezie Madden’s 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and Olympic mount, Cortes ‘C’. The Belgian Warmblood gelding was recently injured during the 2016 Olympic Games where he was withdrawn from the competition. The statement read,…

Draft Gratitude Celebrates National Help A Horse Day

Courtesy of Draft Gratitude Draft Gratitude, a nonprofit draft horse rescue in Winchester, NH, will be celebrating the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) national Help A Horse Day on April 22 and competing for a chance to win up to $25,000 in grant prizes to assist with their efforts to protect unwanted draft horses….

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…