By Terisè Cole
It’s no secret that New Hampshire is the place to be in the autumn—the swarms of leaf peepers tell us that— but there is more to the small state than just pretty trees and lake houses.
Every year at the end of September, New Hampshirites flock to the tiny town of Deerfield for their share of greasy food, livestock, and festivities. Dubbed New England’s oldest family fair, the Deerfield Fair is a local favorite for the young and old.
Plenty of great horses, a roster of talented horse people, oodles of great horse products for sale, and a dash of equestrian competition and entertainment all make up the ingredients for Equine Affaire—the nation’s most popular equestrian gathering. The 49th Equine Affaire will launch April 10-13, 2014 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus and provide horse enthusiasts from throughout the Midwest and beyond with the opportunity to gather with horse-loving family and friends and indulge their passion for horses. Since 1994 Equine Affaire in Columbus has become the nation’s “Mecca” for horse-related education, shopping, networking, entertainment, exploration, hanging out with fellow horse people, and immersion in all things equine.
Indoor Polo’s Premier Players to Compete for National Title
The U.S. Open Arena Polo Championship, one of the sport’s premier national tournaments, will be hosted by Country Farms Polo in Medford, N.Y. from July 15 – 19. The event will feature top polo players in high-speed competition showcasing their finesse and athleticism alongside their equine counterparts. This marks the second year scores of fans will travel to Medford, N.Y. to watch preliminary matches as teams fight to win a spot in the final on Friday, July 19.
Story Via: Phelps Media Group
The Buffalo International Horse Show will host its 67th annual hunter/jumper competition this fall at the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center. The show will be held from September 11-15, 2013 in downtown Buffalo, NY. The show will take place in the indoor arena of the Buffalo Equestrian Center, the home of the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC) and SBS Farms, Inc. The Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS) is known for its large variety of hunter and jumper divisions, including their great prize money and promising competition. The BIHS is the most prominent fundraiser of the year for the BTRC, with all proceeds benefiting their therapeutic riding program. The prize list is now available on Ryegate.com.
Story By: Tim Hayes
If you had a friend who owned a car dealership and he said to you, “ I have a brand new car, it’s fully loaded and I’m giving it away for free would you like it?” Most of us would probably say yes! Then your friend says you need to drive it off his lot tomorrow and tells you “Oh by the way, you should know that once in awhile the brakes don’t work.” Would you still go pick up the car and drive it home?
From the USEF Communications Department
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has updated the entry for the Hickstead CDIO3*. Due to veterinary reasons, Caroline Roffman has withdrawn Hyperion Farm, Inc's Sagacious HF. The combination were to compete as individuals and serve as alternates for the U.S. Dressage Team at the competition held August 1-4, 2013.