Equine Land Conservation Resource Presents Anson W. Taylor, Jr. Award for Leadership in Equine Land Conservation to Caledonia Conservancy
Story Via: Holly Groshek
The Equine land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is proud to name Caledonia Conservancy of Racine, Wisconsin, as the recipient of the Anson W. Taylor, Jr. Award for Leadership in Equine Land Conservation.
The award will be presented to Caledonia Conservancy President, Eric Roberson by ELCR director emeritus Nancy Hamill Winter during the Midwest Reception at Rally in Salt Lake City on September 30, 2012.
Watch the Full Video of U.S. Paralympian Rebecca Hart On ABC's Good Morning America with Co-Host Ann Romney
Story Via: United States Para-Equestrian Association
On Wednesday October 10th, U.S. Paralympian Rebecca Hart of Unionville, Penn. was showcased on ABC's Good Morning America. Hart and horse Lord Ludger accompanied Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney in New York's Times Square. Mrs. Romney and Rebecca Hart spoke about how horses have provided a unique form of therapy for each of them. Mrs. Romney co-hosted the news hour with George Stephanopoulos where she was filling in for Robin Roberts, who is on extended medical leave.
Story Via: Christina Koliander
The best of the best in the Morgan breed is being celebrated in Oklahoma City for the 40th edition of the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show®. Since 1973, this show has represented the pinnacle of achievement in the Morgan horse world. More than 1,000 of the world's finest Morgan horses from across the United States, Canada, and Europe are in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to compete in over 250 classes for $400,000-plus in prize money.
For the sixth year in a row, Fred Nava of Kingston, Massachusetts, is the show's manager, and this year, Sally Plumley of Monmouth, Oregon, serves in the capacity of show chairman.
By Nancy Wesolek-Sterrett, Dressage Department Head, Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre
Winning rides depend on a pre-class warm up specifically tailored for the individual horse. At the very least, a warm up routine establishes rhythm and relaxation while creating a connection to the aids. Trainers and seasoned competitors understand that one of the best ways to win classes is to plan the right warm up. Put another way, a poorly planned and executed warm up risks losing a class before they even go through the in gate.
Story Via: Eleanor Blazer
Did you take your vitamins?
My mother asked me that almost every night. It never occurred to me to ask, “Why?” Of course in that era, children did not question parents. I now know why I have to take vitamins – I have Celiac Disease and don’t utilize nutrients available in food. (As a child we didn’t know I had the disease.) Humans have other needs for vitamins as well.
But why give vitamins to horses?