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June 22, 2015

Fasig-Tipton Donates $100,000 in Support of the New Vocations Capital Campaign

Lexington, KY (June 22, 2015) New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is delighted to announce that Fasig-Tipton has donated $100,000 to sponsor the outdoor arena at their new racehorse retraining and rehoming facility on the historic Mereworth Farm. With phase one of the project to start construction this month, Fasig-Tipton is one of the founding supporters of the New Vocations $2 million capital campaign. The organization has also been a staunch supporter of the program’s efforts for many years through Blue Horse Charities.

June 17, 2015

Raven’s Choice Presented With The George Brown Bowl

The George Brown Bowl has been presented since 1985 to the horse judged to have had the best performance over the sanctioned spring races at the My Lady’s Manor, the Maryland Grand National and the Maryland Hunt Cup.

Raven’s Choice was third in the Maryland Grand National and won the Maryland Hunt Cup.

He is owned by Mrs. Cary W. Jackson and trained by Todd Wyatt.

Past winners of the Bowl include such illustrious horses as Buck Jakes, Welter Weight and Private Attack.

June 16, 2015

The Capital Challenge Horse Show Welcomes Well Placed Smile to Family of Leading Sponsors

Upper Marlboro, MD – May 22, 2015 – The Capital Challenge Horse Show (CCHS) proudly introduces Well Placed Smile as the presenting sponsor of the 2015 competition, beginning September 26 and concluding October 4 at Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. As one of the country’s premier indoor shows on the equestrian calendar, CCHS, in its 22nd year, offers elite hunter, equitation, and amateur jumper competition to competitors from around the United States.

 

June 11, 2015

Equestrian Moms in California Needed! UC Davis Research Survey

Davis, CA: Jacqueline Barkoski, a doctoral student at UC Davis is conducting a survey to understand family health among women who own, care for, or work with horses. Barkoski will be surveying up to 6,000 women in California with the use of Study of Product Use for Relatives and their Family Health (SPUR: Family Health) online survey tool. The horse industry is a $4.1 billion dollar business in California. There are roughly 50,000 horse owners in the State and the majority of them are women.

June 5, 2015

Horse Show Photo Directory Launches New Website

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  • May 26, 2015

    Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series Receives Maryland Agriculture Citation

    May 26, 2015 -  The Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series (TASS) has been awarded the Maryland Secretary of Agriculture's Citation Award to recognize outstanding organizations and/or individuals for their contributions to Maryland agriculture.

    The Maryland Horse Industry Board recommended that TASS receive this citation in honor of its many accomplishments including the start of a successful new show series showcasing the versatility of the state's Thoroughbreds and retired racehorses who prove they can have useful careers once they are finished racing.

    May 26, 2015

    Dressage at Devon Offers FEI Amateur Division at 40th Anniversary Show

    Devon, PA – May 18, 2015 (Devon, PA) - Dressage at Devon (DAD), the premier Dressage show in the United States, will offer an FEI Amateur Division at the 2015 show taking place September 29 through October 4, 2015.

    “The United States Dressage Federation has more that 14,000 recorded adult amateurs and this new competition has generated a great deal of interest throughout North America and Europe. We are very pleased to be able to offer this option at our 40th Anniversary show,” said Lori Kaminski, President and CEO of Dressage at Devon.

    May 18, 2015

    MK's Concord Dawn Leads Plantation Field Equestrian Events Throughbred Competitive Series

    May 18, 2015 - After three Horse Trials, Molly Kinnamon’s MK’s Concord Dawn is leading the Plantation Field Equestrian Events Throughbred Competitive Series with twelve (12) points. This Thoroughbred gelding whose registered name is “Mason” is by Smart Guy (Smartan) out of the Eastover Court mare Delta Street.

    Bred by Janet and Tim Ritchey, himself a former event rider, this PA bred has won two novice divisions at our horse trials.

    May 18, 2015

    Adequan® Signs On As Presenting Sponsor of Land Rover Great Meadow International for Three Years

    The Plains, Virginia - May 18, 2015 - The Land Rover Great Meadow International is delighted to welcome Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) as presenting sponsor for the next three years. The event will now be known as The Land Rover Great Meadow International presented by Adequan®, and takes place at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia, June 19-21, 2015.

    May 14, 2015

    Tryon International Equestrian Center Launches First "Saturday Night Lights" Event of the Season This Saturday May 16th

    Mill Spring, NC - May 13, 2015 - Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) will host the first "Saturday Night Lights" Grand Prix event of the 2015 season, showcasing the $50,000 Tryon Grand Prix, this Saturday, May 13 in the George H. Morris Stadium. Gates open to the public at 5 p.m. and competition begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission and parking for the events are free.

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