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Lindsay Berreth

March 19, 2014

Uhlir Signs First Equestrian Sponsorship Deal With Nike

Last summer, young dressage rider Ayden Uhlir was pondering her future in the sport. She was preparing to take a gap year between high school and college to focus on riding her 2013 Adequan North American Junior and Young Rider Championship double-gold medal mount Sjapoer, but she knew time was running out on her parents’ financial support of her riding career.

So Uhlir decided to send off several sponsorship pitch letters to a range of equine and mainstream companies.

March 13, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Jumping Out Of A Barn

A great event horse will take his rider down to any fence, ears pricked and enthusiastic. But what if that fence involves jumping out of the window of a hayloft? 

For Terry Gibson and Cat, that kind of jump was no problem as they cruised around the intermediate three-day course at the Quebec Championships in Dunham, Quebec in September 1974.

“I posted [the photo to the Facebook group Equestrians Back In The Day] and got quite a few responses, from people thinking it was crazy to people thinking it was cruel,” he said.

February 23, 2014

Majco Thunder's Hattrick Sports More Than His Spots At AGDF

Alix Szepesi still remembers the day Majco Thunder's Hattrick stepped off the trailer at her farm as a 5-year-old.

“When we first saw him, he was really narrow-chested and had a thin little pencil neck,” she said. “I remember they shipped him from the quarantine facility and they opened the door to have him walk off and he looked out and jumped out of the trailer like ‘Here I am everyone!’ He just always had this really big presence to him.”

February 21, 2014

Wizard Gets The Crowd On Their Feet At Wellington Nations Cup CDIO*** Freestyle

Wellington, Fla. - Feb. 21

Adrienne Lyle had to hold onto her hat as she performed her final salute with Wizard in the Wellington Nations Cup CDIO*** Grand Prix freestyle.

As the crowd went wild, Wizard, who’d held in his enthusiasm long enough, bolted forward, but it was all in good fun as her score of 75.80% gave her the individual gold medal and completed a sweep of the Grand Prix classes in the Nations Cup.

February 21, 2014

Pavicic Leads A Canadian Sweep in AGDF CDI*** Grand Prix

Wellington, Fla. - Feb. 21

Canadian rider Karen Pavicic spends most of her time at her home base in Vancouver, British Columbia or competing on the California dressage circuit, but this year with the help of a grant from Dressage Canada, she’s come to Florida for the first time. She made the most of the opportunity, leading a Canadian sweep of the CDI*** Grand Prix aboard Don Daiquiri (69.44%) at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.

Tom Dvorak rode Viva’s Salieri W to second (68.62%) while Jacqueline Brooks and D Niro finished third (67.12%).

February 20, 2014

A Wire-To-Wire Win For USA I Team At Wellington Nations Cup CDIO

Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 20

With two U.S. teams entered in the Wellington Nations Cup CDIO***, chef d’equipe Robert Dover had one goal in mind—win.

His wish came true as the USA I team (Adrienne Lyle on Wizard, Tina Konyot on Calecto V, Shawna Harding on Rigo and Silva Martin on Rosa Cha W) took the top spot on day one and never relinquished it. They finished on a score of 432.54 over the Canada I team (414.48) and Spain (412.63) on the final day of team competition.

February 19, 2014

Wizard Lights The Way For USA I Team In Wellington Nations Cup CDIO

Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 19

While she’s never been a part of a team competition, Adrienne Lyle proved a worthy anchor as she led the USA I team to the top of the scoreboard on the first day of the Wellington Nations Cup CDIO***, held at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.

February 16, 2014

Simple Exercises Yielded Big Results On Day 2 Of The Global Dressage Forum North America

West Palm Beach, Fla.—Feb. 16

You didn’t have to be a Grand Prix rider to come away from Day 2 of the Global Dressage Forum North America with plenty of knowledge and a few new exercises to try.

And whether it was a seasoned Grand Prix horse, one new to the level, or one below the FEI-levels, the same emphasis on basics carried throughout the day.

February 15, 2014

Happy Horses Flourished On Day 1 Of The Global Dressage Forum North America

West Palm Beach, Fla.—Feb. 15

The latest winter storm may have prevented many people from attending the second annual Global Dressage Forum North America, but that didn’t damper the spirits of the dressage riders and fans who were able to make it to the first of two days jam packed with theory, demonstrations and discussions at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.

February 6, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Long Ears And A Big Heart

She was admired by eventing legends like Neil Ayer, Col. Paul Wimert and General Jack Burton. Olympic gold medalist Tad Coffin even took a spin on her. She was featured on the cover of the Wall Street Journal and was known throughout the country for her cross-country prowess. So, who was this famous eventer?

Kit the mule!

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