Touchstone Farm in Temple, NH, invites riders to come to the farm on Saturday, July 18, 2015, and ride in the second show of the Touchstone season. The show includes classes that will appeal to a wide variety of riders:
• Leadline, short stirrup, walk-trot, pattern, equitation, hunter/jumper, and hunter classic
Applications are due on July 1 for a new scholarship available to high school seniors who graduated this spring and will continue their equestrian careers in college in the fall. The USEF High School Scholarship will provide a $1,000 grant to one 2015 graduate who will pursue equestrian either through an equestrian-related degree or participating on an intercollegiate equestrian team.
Scott Brash and Hello Annie, already winners of a class in Cannes fifteen day ago, keep on shinning on the show grounds.
To win the Prix Sapinda, today's competition against the clock at the Jumping International of Monte-Carlo, seemed like a formality for the world number one and his mare, "Hello Annie was fantastic. She was second on the first day in the big class. To get a win in the last day is really good, I’m really pleased, she did an amazing week-end."
By Christina Keim
The required speeds on cross-country for the preliminary, intermediate and advanced levels have remained unchanged for nearly 50 years—520 meters per minute at preliminary, 550 at intermediate, and 570 at advanced. In order to come over the finish line without incurring time faults, horse and rider have to average these speeds around the entire course. Riders routinely slow down for sections where fences require a collected gait, such as banks or water, and maintain a gallop over single fences set at wider distances.
Dressage4kids, Inc. Welcomes Keynote Speaker Denny Emerson At Its 14th Annual Weekend Educational Program
Dressage4Kids, Inc. announces its 14th annual Weekend Educational Program to be held on January 30 and 31, 2016 at Nonnewaug High School, 5 Minortown Road, Woodbury, CT.
This year Dressage4Kids welcomes Olympic Eventing rider and well-known trainer, Denny Emerson, as a keynote speaker. Mr. Emerson is noted not only for his successful equestrian career, but also for the number of horses he has brought up through the levels from the lowest level all the way to the 4*** at International and Olympic level. Some of these horses he bred himself, and his select stallions are still found in the bloodlines of top eventers to this day. In addition, he has a huge following on his Tamarack Hill Farm Facebook page where he dispenses advice and information on horse-related and general ‘life’ subjects. He offers lessons in Vermont during the summer and in Southern Pines, North Carolina during the winter, and his week-long summer Riding Camps are always popular. Mr. Emerson is dedicated to sharing his knowledge to help riders do their best for horses – which he feels should always be the first priority. Mr. Emerson was inducted into the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Hall of Fame, and he is also the author of How Good Riders Get Good: Daily Choices That Lead to Success in Any Equestrian Sport.