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March 27, 2011

Connecticut Organization Gives Riders High Hopes

High Hopes is one of the oldest and largest therapeutic riding centers in the United States, operating since 1974 and accredited by NARHA (formerly the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association) since 1979. High Hopes primarily serves the citizens of Southeastern Connecticut, delivering more than 8,200 horsemanship lessons per year to children and adults with disabilities. Assisted by over 590 volunteers and a herd of 24 horses specifically trained for therapeutic riding, High Hopes is committed to providing the highest quality of services to the community.

March 24, 2011

Alltech's LIFEFORCE Named Official Equine Supplement Of The 2011 Gene Mische American Invitational, Presented By G & C Farm

Tampa, Florida - March 24, 2011 - Stadium Jumping, Inc. announced today that Alltech, the sponsors of the highly acclaimed Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, held this past October in Lexington, Kentucky, has partnered with this year's $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational, presented by G & C Farm.

Their popular product, LIFEFORCE™ has been named the Official Equine Supplement Sponsor of this year's event.

March 23, 2011

Canadian Olympian Jacquie Brooks And Gran Gesto Reach Career Highlight And Win Arenus Performance And Conditioning Award At Masters

Wellington, FL (March 23, 2011) – Canadian Olympian Jacquie Brooks set a goal for Grand Gesto to compete in the World Dressage Masters, and the 16-year-old Oldenburg gelding reached his career highlight following a successful ride in the Masters Grand Prix Special. Thanks to Gran Gesto’s excellent conditioning he also won the Arenus Performance and Conditioning Award, which is given to one horse at the show whose conditioning enhances its performance.

March 23, 2011

FEI Launches Bid Process For 2015 FEI European Championships In The Olympic Disciplines

The FEI has launched the bidding process for the 2015 FEI European Championships for Seniors in Jumping, Dressage and Eventing. The process will run from 15 March 2011 until April 2012. Its objective is to raise the profile of these major FEI events by selecting a candidate able to meet the FEI’s requirements and deliver a sporting event of the highest quality.
 

March 22, 2011

FEI Bureau Approves Points System For HSBC FEI Classics 2011

The FEI Bureau has approved a revised points system for the HSBC FEI Classics™ 2011 series.
 
The new system, which takes on board recommendations from event organisers involved in the series, has now been brought in line with other rankings and standings in Eventing.
 
Information on the revised points system can be found here.
 
HSBC has supported the HSBC FEI Classics™ series since 2008 and will be contributing US$ 1 million in prize money over the next three years, which represents the biggest pot on offer in Eventing on an annual basis.
 

March 22, 2011

Gary Lane and Olivier Win The Sanctuary Peak Performance Award At Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge II CDI

Wellington, FL (March 16, 2011) – Thanks to a nice top line, a great swing and a beautiful muscular build, Olivier, a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood ridden by Gary Lane, rode away with The Sanctuary Peak Performance Award during the Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge II CDI. Sponsored by The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center, the award is presented to a horse with a successful performance during the show due to their fitness level.

March 22, 2011

RV Sales Of Broward Now Offering Rentals For HITS And Kentucky

Wellington, FL - March 22, 2011 - The spring and summer horse show season is quickly approaching, and now is the time to book the best accommodations available through Gigi Stetler's RV Sales of Broward. Summer specials for camper rentals at the Kentucky Spring and Summer Horse Shows, as well as the HITS Saugerties Horse Show are now available through RV Sales of Broward. Call 954-850-4702 to book your RV today and have the best lodging available at these top equestrian venues!
 

March 22, 2011

Caroline Roffman’s Riding On Cloud Nine Thanks To Invitation To Compete At Aachen

Wellington, FL (March 21, 2011) – Dressage rider Caroline Roffman, who at 22-years-old has already tasted her fair share of success in the dressage world, is floating on cloud nine following an invitation to compete at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany. Roffman has been invited to compete in the Under 25 competition at the 2011 CHIO Aachen in Germany, July 8-17.

March 22, 2011

Country Heir Announces $9000 In Performance Hunters Over Two Weeks Of Competition

Lexington, KY - March 21, 2011 - The Country Heir Horse Show is pleased to announce it's 2011 show dates of June 8-12 and June 15-19, 2011.  The even features two great weeks of AA Hunters and Level 4 Jumpers. This year, the show's prize money has increased to $342,000. World-renowned course designer Steve Stephens has joined the staff for Country Heir I and II at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.  A copy of the Prize List is now available online at www.CountryHeir.com.
 
The highlight events for 2011 include...
 

March 22, 2011

Custom Saddlery Awards Liz Austin And Olivier “Best Turned Out Horse” Award At Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge II CDI

Wellington, FL (March 21, 2011) – Liz Austin’s handsome bay Dutch Warmblood, Olivier, owned by her mother Madeleine Austin, is an eye-catching stallion with four white socks, white star and stripe and gorgeous thick tail. Olivier’s looks, along with his excellent conditioning and Austin’s fashionable turnout, helped the pair ride away with Custom Saddlery’s “Best Turned Out Horse” Award during the Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge II CDI.

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