Story Via: Helen Murray
The 2014 Platinum Performance/USEF Talent Search Finals East came to an exciting conclusion Sunday at the USET Foundation Headquarters as Geoffrey Hesslink was crowned champion. Following the completion of Phase III, Andre Dignelli-trainees Hesslink with Peacock Ridge LLC's Canny Windsor Z, Lillie Keenan with Isabelle Caccamise's Catwalk 19, and Caitlin Boyle with Chansonette Farm LLC's Zentina B, joined Stacia Madden-trained Megan MacPhearson with Meridian Partners LLC’ Class Action atop the leaderboard. The four were called back for the final Phase where each rider completed an eight-obstacle course on their own horse, and then the three other riders’ horses.
This October, Equine Journal and Dover Saddlery have partnered up to bring you the inaugural Equine Journal Fall Photo Contest. Entering is simple: send us a copy of your favorite fall photo by submitting your photo here, tell us about it, and you could WIN a $150 Dover Saddlery gift card!
Starting on October 10, Equine Journal staff members will select one winning entry each Friday throughout the month, and the selected photograph will be posted to our Facebook page. Additionally, the winning entry from each week will receive a $150 gift card from Dover Saddlery.
Photos submitted may be of yourself or a friend riding an English discipline or standing with a horse during the fall months; the photo must involve horses in some way. Give us a brief description of 100 words or less about the photo. You must legally own the picture, and we will not accept show photos by professional photographers. Please do not include parentheses, ampersands, percent signs or other symbols in the photo label, as these may prevent upload.
Story Via: Tim Hayes
In the 1950’s the late Ray Hunt became the first disciple of the late Tom Dorrance who is now considered by most to be the father of Natural Horsemanship of both the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Years ago I participated in an 8-day Natural Horsemanship Clinic given by Ray in the Canadian Rockies on a one million acre cattle ranch situated in northern British Columbia. It was spectacular.
U.S. Finishes 10th at 2014 FEI World Driving Championships for Singles, Arnold Seventh Individually as Crookston Earns Bronze in the Cones
Story Via: Helen Murray
The United States closed out the 2014 FEI World Driving Championships for Singles on a high note with strong performances in the cones phase. Jacob Arnold and Donna Crookston were among only seven competitors to produce clears on Sunday, while Leslie Berndl also left all the balls in place, just collecting a handful of time faults. With its strong performance on Sunday, the U.S. finished the championship in 10th place on a score of 301.68.
Story Via: Sean Cartell
The National Collegiate Equestrian Association on Tuesday announced its 2014-15 preseason rankings, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee.
Georgia, the 2014 NCEA Champion, is the nation’s No. 1 team in the preseason. The Bulldogs captured their sixth NCEA Overall Championship this past April.