By Jane Carlton
Springtime means (finally) nice weather, chirping birds, and endless pollen. It also means that 400 of the nation’s top English and western riders come together for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Nationals. This year’s edition, held in West Springfield, MA, has brought out fantastic competition, horsemanship, and team spirit. Haven’t had the chance to visit Nationals? We have some behind the scenes facts that will bring the show to you.
The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows in North Salem, NY, are the harbinger of the beautiful spring season for equestrians. With the lush grass field a vibrant shade of green and the trees in full flower, Old Salem Farm is the place to see top show jumping in May. Running May 5-10 and Mary 12-17, there are two exciting weeks of competition that can't be missed.
By Tim Hayes
After nine years of marriage, when Kyle was seven, his parents John and Sandy divorced. As divorces go, it was relatively amicable, and after about two years both parents were in new committed relationships.
Kyle made the painful adjustment to joint custody, commuting weekly between the two homes where his parents lived with their new partners. As time went on Kyle seemed to be was increasingly withdrawn in class according to his teachers. Many of the kids at Kyle’s school also had divorced parents and were often in trouble at school or at home. As he got older, Kyle found himself hanging out with some of them.
Michael Jung (GER), who in 2012 became the first Eventing athlete to hold the European, world and Olympic titles simultaneously after scoring individual and team gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has jumped to the top of the FEI World Eventing Rankings for the first time in his career.
William Fox-Pitt (GBR), the multiple Olympic, World and European medallist who has held the world number one slot for the past 12 months, has now dropped to second.
Recreation and Local Government Groups Urge Congress to Maintain Americans’ Ability to Visit National Forest Trails
Bipartisan bill would reduce maintenance backlog in the National Forest Trail System
Eleven diverse national recreation and local government organizations are urging Congress to pass the National Forest Trails System Stewardship Act, a bipartisan bill to improve public access to America’s national forests.
The legislation was introduced Tuesday, April 28th, in the United States Senate by Senators Michael Enzi (R-WY) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and is identical to a House version introduced earlier this year by Representatives Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Tim Walz (D-MN).