Story Via: Phelps Media Group
For over 25 years, the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC) has hosted the popular and insightful George H. Morris Educational Seminar. This past weekend, world-renowned trainer, rider and Chef d'Equipe of the United States Show Jumping Team, George H. Morris, returned to the BTRC to continue the tradition.
Morris has provided an invaluable wealth of knowledge to students and auditors attending his clinics for years, working to further each rider's skills both in the aspects of horsemanship and riding. The Educational Seminar not only acted as a learning experience for riders, but it also raised funds to continue the progressive work of the BTRC.
Story Via: Cher Smith
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) is proud to announce that Sandy Webster is the recipient of the 2012 James Brady Professional Achievement Award, sponsored by the Equus Foundation. The annual award, presented in the name of former White House Press Secretary James Brady, recognizes the contributions made to the field of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) and is presented to a professional who has made a contribution to the industry. Contributions have been in, but are not limited to, areas such as research, publication, public relations or program development.
R. Bruce Duchossois to Receive Luminary Award at Equestrian Aid Foundation’s Third Annual Event
Story Via: Ali Sirota
World-class dressage, show jumping, hunter, and polo teams will show off their newfound skills in the reining ring at the Equestrian Aid Foundation (EAF) fundraiser, Who Reins Supreme?. Held on Friday, February 1, 2013, at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., the evening will raise funds for EAF programs that financially assist equestrians, horsemen and equine-related professionals who are suffering from catastrophic illnesses and injuries, throughout their time of need.
A Rare Opportunity For Dressage Enthusiasts To Engage with an Unprecedented Lineup Of the World’s Top Trainers
Story Via: Danielle Boyd
For dressage enthusiasts, winter in Wellington is the best way to usher in the new year. Each year, familiar faces and new ideas, steeped in long standing traditions, are a big part of the equestrian community celebrations. 2013 will be no exception, especially with the debut of the Dressage Summit, a 3-day unprecedented event bringing together the best of classical dressage, competitive dressage training and natural horsemanship methods presented by five of the top names in the business. Featuring Klaus Balkenhol, Walter Zettl, Christoph Hess, and Linda and Pat Parelli, The Dressage Summit, will focus on working together to build stronger horse/human partnerships in classical dressage. These renowned presenters will demonstrate how to apply the fundamental principles of classical dressage to every level of the sport while respecting the dignity of both horse and human. This groundbreaking collaboration between dressage masters and top horsemen provides an exciting new perspective where dressage and natural horsemanship converge to enhance the training of the dressage athlete.