By Terisé Cole
Stabling at the show grounds has become the norm at many shows, especially those that spread over multiple days. Before you fill out that entry blank (and check) to rent a 10’ x 10’, we have some tips and tricks for keeping you tied to the trailer instead of stuck in a stall.
I have been kicked seriously by horses—the majority of times while body clipping. Permanent disability has narrowly missed me multiple times and I consider this a part of my good fortune in the horse business. I am 54 and still have most of my capacities.
The De Nemethy Method was used in the late 60’s and 70’s as the training style for American Show Jumping and is based on a simple exercise—the 4’6” trotting caveletti, where caveletti or poles are set four-and-a-half feet apart. This is the basic building block which all balanced toplines are constructed.
May 4th, 2016 marks the beginning of the 56th year for the Saratoga Springs Horse Show formerly known as St. Clement’s. While the show has gone through several changes over the years, it has remained true to its original concept of being a charity horse show.
Now in it’s fifth year with the Capital Fund of Saratoga County at the helm the show has had a resurgence and has come back to its former days combining “Performance, Tradition and Excellence” to make for three weeks of fun, great horse showing and keeping alive the tradition of being on the grounds of Yaddo the famed artist retreat and the historic Saratoga Race Course.
Martha Jolicoeur (left) presents Canada’s Tiffany Foster as the Overall Leading Lady Rider of the 2016 Winter Equestrian Festival.
For the second year in a row, Carlene and Andy Ziegler’s Artisan Farms was the recipient of the Harrison Cup Perpetual Trophy, awarded to the owners whose horses won the most money in all open jumper classes at the 2016 Winter Equestrian Festivaland Artisan Farms rider Tiffany Foster of North Vancouver, BC, was named the Overall Leading Lady Rider of the 2016 Winter Equestrian Festival. Both award presentations took place during the $500,000 CSI5* Rolex Grand Prix on Saturday evening, April 2.