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.
Welcome to Merry Meadow Farm! This is the farm where the horses are as important as the owners. The barns and paddocks, which are in excellent condition, are perfect for a horse breeder, trainer or back yard rider. The barn has 10 box stalls and leads directly into a covered walkway to the indoor 65x112 arena. There are 4 turnout paddocks for rotational grazing. Parcel totals 49 acres, 25 of which are open land, including a 13 acre field for the farm’s own hay. Many implements come with the farm. Miles and miles of trails are accessible right out your back door.
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The 2016 Nutrena® USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover (AEC) continued at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) over the weekend, as many championships honors were awarded in the George H. Morris Arena following the final phase of show jumping.
The inaugural Nutrena® USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover (AEC) at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) kicked off with seven divisions taking their turn in the dressage rings in Mill Spring, NC, on Wednesday, August 31 followed by the highly anticipated first day of cross-country competition on Thursday, September 1.
Close to 700 entries will compete in dressage, cross-country, and show jumping throughout the week, culminating the seasonal efforts of riders from across the country. Competition continues through Sunday, September 4 and will highlight Beginner Novice through Advanced divisions.
All of us at Equine Journal sad to report that a rider, Rebecca Weissbard, suffered a fatal fall at HITS-on-the-Hudson.
HITS released a statement: "It is with great sadness that HITS informs the equestrian community of an accident involving a talented young athlete at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York, on August 31, 2016. The athlete suffered a fatal fall during a 1.0m Jumper Class in Jumper Ring 1.
HITS extends its deepest sympathy to the athlete’s family and to the entire horse sport community who feels the impact of this significant loss."
Our thoughts are with the friends and family of Rebecca.