Where do you coach and how long have you been there? I have coached the Purdue Equestrian Team for almost three decades. I founded the team in 1980. I was inspired after judging an IHSA show at Murray State. After the competition finished, I came back and talked to the people in the equestrian Physical Education class at Purdue about forming a team, and the next year we had one.
Participants selected for the 2015 Eventing 25 and Eventing 18 Programs prepared for the competition season by beginning the year with training sessions with USEF Eventing Developing Rider Coach Leslie Law. Making his debut in his new position, Law taught his first sessions at Tucalota Creek Ranch in Temecula, Calif., on January 11-15 for riders from the West Coast in both programs. Next heading to Meredyth South in Ocala, Fla., Law worked with the riders from the East Coast, beginning with the Eventing 18 riders on January 19-22 and followed by the Eventing 25 riders on January 26-29.
Ariat International, the leader in innovative Western and English footwear, apparel and accessories, has launched Cadence, a new dressage boot for Spring 2015.
The Cadence has a unique performance construction featuring premium full-grain leather upper with a reinforced outside calf, creating sturdy calf support ideal for dressage riding. Technology features include an ATS® footbed that provides all day stability and comfort, as well as a Duratread™ outsole for maximum wear resistance. The full length elastic gore panel on the lateral side creates a comfortable, snug fit. The Cadence is also leather lined for all around comfort, has a high Spanish cut topline, square toe design and a full length back zipper with keeper.
Andalusian World Cup Scheduled for September 24-26
Andalusian World has announced the second annual Andalusian World Cup will be held September 24-26, 2015 at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas.
The Andalusian World Cup debuted last year and quickly became the most talked about Iberian horse show in decades, with hundreds of horses, riders, and exhibitors attending from across the country. The ground-breaking show format will again this year combine a variety of equestrian disciplines at one venue, and will be open to all horses with papers from any recognized Iberian Horse registry.
Equine Journal, the Northeast’s premier resource for all-breed, all-discipline news and feature articles, is excited to announce that they are teaming up with Live Oak International for the contest, “Win a Weekend at Live Oak.” Live Oak International is set to take place March 18 – 22, 2015 in Ocala, FL. The contest winner will receive a VIP parking pass to use throughout the weekend, two tickets to the competition’s Sunday brunch, and two tickets to the Saturday night Competitors Party. Travel arrangements such as hotel and airfare are not included.