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June 10, 2011

California Young Rider, Riana Porter Seems to Shine Even When the Sun Doesn't

Despite Mother Nature's record breaking rains this last weekend, Riana and Romax Foldager made a clean sweep winning all three Young Rider classes at the Shelly Siegel Show in Santa Rosa, CA.   After her victory, Riana commented, "Romax and I are really just starting to compete this season.  We had some show hurdles for the month of May."   Weather and the EHV-1 lockdowns have made competitions difficult this season.

June 10, 2011

Shenandoah Arabians & North East Peruvians at the Virginia Horse Center

From June 16-19, the Virginia Horse Center will welcome two dynamic, breed-centric shows. 

The Shenandoah Arabian Classic will run June 16-19, and is Arabian Horse Association rated, USDF rated, and a USEF "A" rated Arabian, Half Arabian and Dressage horse show. Featured divisions include Sport Horse, Dressage,Working Hunter, all seats of Equitation, Sidesaddle, Halter, Liberty, English & Country Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, Native Costume, Trail, and Western Horsemanship competition. 

June 10, 2011

Virginia Horse Center Foundation 25th Anniversary Date Announced

On Saturday, October 8, 2011, the Virginia Horse Center Foundation will open its proverbial barn doors to celebrate the organization’s 25th anniversary.

“We want to mark the occasion with a community-oriented day of activities highlighting the vibrant and diverse nature of the Virginia Horse Center,” said Katherine Truitt, the Executive Director, adding that, “There are a lot of people to thank for the Foundation’s longevity – from founding members to politicians to the board to our participants - and we want them to feel our gratitude.”

June 10, 2011

Patricia Griffith & Heritage Farm Join Team EquiFit

Boston, MA – June 08, 2011 –EquiFit, inc., makers of distinctive high performance equine products, has added Heritage Farm’s Patricia Griffith to their Team of Sponsored Riders. Griffith has distinguished herself in both the Hunters and the Jumpers and with the many successes of her students since her turning professional in 1997. In addition to representing the brand she will collaborate with EquiFit on future product development.

June 7, 2011

Deadline Extended: 2011 Washington International Horse Show Poster Contest

Washington, DC, June 7, 2011 – The Washington International has extended its deadline for submitting entries in the 2011 Poster Contest to July 31st at midnight.  WIHS, the leading indoor equestrian event in the US, is seeking an original poster design for its 53rd annual event, to be held Oct. 25-30, 2011, at Verizon Center in Washington, DC.  The six-day equine extravaganza features the country’s leading horses and riders in exciting jumping competition.

June 6, 2011

VT-NH Komen Presents 2nd Annual Ride for the Cure, October 10

MANCHESTER, VT – The Vermont-New Hampshire Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure – the Race for the Cure people – holds its second annual equine themed fund raising event, the Ride for the Cure, on Monday, Columbus Day, October 10, 2011, hosted by the Green Mountain Horse Association (GMHA) in South Woodstock, Vermont.

The Ride, which will traverse ten miles of forested trails maintained by GMHA and private landowners, will leave from (and return to) GMHA’s extraordinary facility in South Woodstock starting at 9:30 a.m. 

June 6, 2011

New Exhibition Set to Open at the Kentucky Horse Park

"Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands" will be Presented by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation

June 6, 2011

Equestrian Victoria to Pay Tribute to Australian Sporting Hero

The Australian equestrian community will pay tribute to Australian sporting hero James William ‘Bill’ George Roycroft OBE on Sunday, 12 June at the Melbourne International Three-Day-Event. Bill Roycroft passed away on May 29 at the age of 96.

June 6, 2011

Alltech’s LIFEFORCE™ is on the Menu for 60 Kentucky Horse Park Residents and Champions

[Lexington, KY] – Sixty equine residents of the Kentucky Horse Park are now enjoying the benefits of Alltech’s LIFEFORCE™ Formula. It’s being provided as part of a yearlong product sponsorship by the Kentucky-based global animal health and nutrition company known for its role in the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and the upcoming 2011 Alltech National Horse Show.

June 6, 2011

USEF's High School Equestrian Athlete Program Kicks Off

Lexington, KY - The USEF High School Equestrian Athlete program is officially underway for the 2011-2012 school year!  Students are encouraged to sign up now to count their summer practice and competition hours toward their goal of lettering as a USEF High School Equestrian Athlete.

The USEF High School Equestrian Athlete program is open to equestrian athletes involved in all breeds and disciplines who are enrolled in grades 9-12.

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