Sips ‘N Saddles Showcases Premiere Kentucky Bourbon, Local Food, Music and More to Raise Money for Retired Racehorses
Kentucky’s reputation is built on horses and bourbon. The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC) paid homage to both at the second annual Sips ‘N Saddles on Friday, September 19th. The theme Kentucky Proud was threaded into all aspects of the event, from food and beverages to music and entertainment.
Farm-to-table Lexington restaurant Holly Hill Inn, Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese in Barren County and Ayres Family Orchard overlooking the Kentucky River Valley provided dinner at the event. Guests enjoyed beverages from Lexington’s Grimes Mill Winery and West Sixth Brewing Company, and Maker’s Mark concocted a signature drink especially for the evening. Winchester’s Ale-8-One supplied a slushie machine, inviting guests to flavor Maker’s Mark and Ale-8-One soda drink slushies.
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The exciting Land Rover Grand Prix of Sacramento, a World Cup and Thermal Million qualifying event. With 35 entries, the competition was tight and the riders left it all in the arena. They kept the turns very tight and nine riders completed the first phase with zero faults, advancing to the jump off.
Having a horse and being able to maintain it takes education and sometimes years of practice. But when it comes to maintaining performance horses at their highest level, managing your retired horses, or developing young horses in training, having a professional around to help give you a great foundation can make all the difference. Tigger Montague, founder and formulator at BioStar is looking forward helping riders to see the benefit a whole food diet, and how to go about implementing one in a barn setting.
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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.
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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.