Many celebrities and athletes who’ve retired from their professions take up charity work, and Carlsson vom Dach is no exception. This August, Will Simpson’s gold-medal partner from the 2008 Olympic Games took a little time out of his regular routine to help ex-race horses.
Still have Olympic fever? Not to worry, the 2012 London Paralympics kick off today, Aug. 29, with the Opening Ceremonies. Para-dressage starts Aug. 30 with the Grade II and Grade Ib team tests, and the competition runs through Sept. 4. You can find a full schedule of the events on the London 2012 website.
The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association announced updates for the USHJA International Hunter Derby program. These amendments, which begin in 2013, are part of a strategic five-year plan developed by the USHJA Derby Task Force.
For Scott Stewart, winning the Classic Round of the USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals feels a bit like a double-edged sword. Sure, he’s glad that Dedication topped the class with marks that stretched up to 93 and only dipped as low as 91, but doing quite this well only makes tomorrow night’s Handy Round tougher.
The Classic Round for the 2012 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals will kick off at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16. Several late scratches, including Katie Lambert-Boone’s rides Shade and Celebrate, bring the total to 81 entries. Judges Patrick Rodes and Geoff Teall accepted all the entries.
Steve Stephens has built a gorgeous track in the Sheila C. Johnson arena, hauling in a few dozen trees and several stagecoaches. It’s his first year building for Derby Finals.