Madden Makes History Winning USEF Equestrian of the Year Title for Fourth Time at 2014 Pegasus Awards
To close out a year of milestones, Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.) was awarded the Robert P. Strub Trophy as the 2014 USEF Equestrian of the Year at the USEF Pegasus Awards Dinner. In the process the jumping superstar again made history as the first athlete to ever earn the coveted title four times.
In a night dedicated to the horse, two special athletes were recognized for their excellence in 2014 during the USEF's Year End Awards Gala. In a year that witnessed equestrian athletes excel, Cortes 'C' and Ellis GV reached the pinnacle of their sports and for their achievements were named International and National Horse of the Year, respectively. Voting was open to the public through January and both horses, already fan favorites, were rewarded for their tremendous results throughout 2014 with support from voters.
Horse Expo Pomona Returns to the Fairplex January 30 - February 1 with Everything Imaginable for the Horse Enthusiast
One of the nation’s finest horse expos, Horse Expo Pomona, will return to Southern California for its fourth year, Friday through Sunday, January 30 - February 1, at the Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Pomona. Show hours are 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily.
This dynamic event will bring together over 35,000 horsemen from Southern California and around the country. Attendees will come face-to-face with top tier equestrian athletes and industry veterans on a fast-paced exhibition floor. Attendees will find over 300 exhibits featuring the most innovative companies in the horse industry displaying products and services, with special show discounts and complimentary samples offered. Plus, action packed contests, demonstrations, clinics and more.
Five endurance riders from the U.S. traveled to Dubai International Endurance City for the HH SH. Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup CEI3* over the weekend. Of the five, two completed the race. Heather Reynolds was the best of them, finishing 24th in the prestigious international competition.
2014-2015 sees IHSA coach Tammy Sousa begin her fourth season as Hartwick College's head coach, bringing three decades of riding and 17 years of instructing experience to her role with the Hawks. In 2014, she coached junior Julia Ready to IHSA Nationals (becoming Hartwick's fourth rider to make its finals) and for five years has trained the Chensego Hunter Association Open Equitation Champion rider. Coach Sousa manages Hunters Rein Stables in Otego, teaching hunter/jumper and equitation riding, and coaching clients at open shows, and is an adjunct lecturer at Hartwick and Oneonta State Colleges. She earned a bachelor's degree in Equine Studies at Virginia Intermont College in Bristol in 1998 and competed IHSA.