When an agent from Bloomsbury Publishing called grand prix rider Georgina Bloomberg asking her to co-write a novel, Bloomberg assumed there must have been a mistake. After all, she’d never considered herself much of a writer and certainly not a future author.
But when she heard the pitch—two novels centering around teenaged riders growing up on the show circuit—she knew it would be a good fit.
From orphan foal to four-time Devon champion, this medium pony molded countless careers.
The champion medium pony hunter who walks into Devon’s Gold Ring to accept the Lucky Too Perpetual Trophy follows in extraordinary footsteps. The trophy’s namesake dominated the pony ring at that show, retiring the previous award in 1999 and then returning to win her own trophy in 2002.
Natural horseman Buck Brannaman will appear on “Late Show With David Letterman” tonight, June 23, at 11:30 p.m. EST on CBS.
Brannaman starred in the documentary Buck, which tells the tale of his transition from an abusive childhood to developing a tremendously successful approach to horses. That film, which has been accepted to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, started playing in select theatres on June 17.
The Chronicle of the Horse earned first place in the Equine-Related Website category at the 2011 American Horse Publications seminar, held June 16-18 in San Diego, Calif., as well as 16 other awards.
The Chronicle launched the redesigned www.chronofhorse.com in November of 2009. In their critique, the judges described the website as “very impressive” and complimented the site’s rich content and excellent navigation.
The Chronicle of the Horse print edition earned an honorable mention in its General Excellence category.
With eight horses confirmed dead at press time and 19 U.S. Equestrian Federation competitions cancelled, the latest EHV outbreak is making an impact on the sport horse world.
An outbreak of equine herpes virus myeloencephalopathy, the neurological form of equine herpes virus (EHV-1), has been reported in eight western U.S. states, prompting the cancellation of 19 U.S. Equestrian Federation competitions.
“The first class yesterday he came in, and I thought we were prepared,” said Gaston. “But we jumped [a fence heading into] the crowd and it took his attention away. I don’t know why—he just wasn’t quite himself.”