2014-2015 sees IHSA coach Tammy Sousa begin her fourth season as Hartwick College's head coach, bringing three decades of riding and 17 years of instructing experience to her role with the Hawks. In 2014, she coached junior Julia Ready to IHSA Nationals (becoming Hartwick's fourth rider to make its finals) and for five years has trained the Chensego Hunter Association Open Equitation Champion rider. Coach Sousa manages Hunters Rein Stables in Otego, teaching hunter/jumper and equitation riding, and coaching clients at open shows, and is an adjunct lecturer at Hartwick and Oneonta State Colleges. She earned a bachelor's degree in Equine Studies at Virginia Intermont College in Bristol in 1998 and competed IHSA.
Week one of the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) concluded on Sunday with the $30,000 WEF 1 Grand Prix held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. In a 22-horse jump-off with some of the fastest riders in the world, USA's Todd Minikus came out on top aboard Carl Brem's Cordonos. Ireland's Conor Swail and Grafton finished second and USA's Mclain Ward and HH Ashley were third.
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Segments Air on Smithsonian Channel on Jan. 4, 11, 18
Million Dollar American Princesses, premiered on Sun., Jan. 4 (8 p.m. ET on Smithsonian Channel) chronicling the fascinating stories of real American heiresses and their arranged marriages to British nobility at the end of the 19th & early 20th centuries. Each segment includes scenes filmed at the Newport International Polo Series, USA vs. Scotland 2014, and other scenes filmed on location in Newport. Million Dollar American Princesses makes an enthralling journey through history to reveal the stories of some of the most charismatic and adventurous women of their day, and how they interacted with the great social changes that ushered in the 20th century.
By Tim Hayes
According to the dictionary, synonyms for competence would be: “ ability, skill, fitness and aptitude - The ability to do something well or to a required standard.” Incompetence would be the opposite. One way to look at ones progress in the art of riding and horsemanship are with four simple stages I like to call: 1. Unconscious Incompetence. 2. Conscious Incompetence. 3. Conscious Competence. 4. Unconscious Competence.