HAMPTON, NH – Shires Equestrian Products USA has announced that it is a sponsor of event rider Emily Beshear of Somerset, Virginia. Beshear is a winning Advanced level competitor, a USEA ICP Level 3 certified instructor, and the coach of successful riders from local starter horse trials through top international events.
In making the announcement, Vanessa Sugden, general manager of Shires Equestrian Products USA, said, “We’re delighted that Emily will join our other sponsored athletes, event rider Boyd Martin and showjumper Ali Nilforushan, in representing the Shires brand.”
Twelve teams from colleges throughout the US gathered at the Canterbury Equestrian Showplace in Newberry, Florida to compete in the ninth annual Intercollegiate Dressage Association National Championship. These 12 teams and numerous individual riders earned more total points than the other 48 college teams currently in the IDA to qualify to ride at nationals.
When PegasusTV launches its first affiliated television channels in six U.S. cities and their surrounding areas later this month, more than 28,000,000 million people representing over 11,000,000 households in will be able to tune into their own local horse channels.
The network brings a new and customized approach to providing horse-focused programming to thousands of television viewers in each local market. Since each local television channel also has its own online "mirrored" streaming version, thousands more are also expected to tune in each month via the Internet.
Upper Marlboro, Maryland-May 4, 2011-More than 500 of the nation's leading middle school and high school equestrians competed at The Show Place Arena/Prince George's Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland April 28-May 1, 2011 for the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals sponsored by Dover Saddlery and Smith Brothers. The finalists represented over 200 teams from seven zones throughout the United States.
Wellington, FL (May 4, 2011) – Patrick Burssens’ beautiful chestnut mare LaGrima, ridden by Maria Lithander, caught the attention of the judges at the Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge III show to take home Custom Saddlery’s “Best Turned Out Horse” Award. Sponsored by Custom Saddlery, makers of handcrafted custom-fit dressage, jumping, and event saddles, Custom Saddlery presents the “Best Turned Out Horse” Award during designated shows on the dressage circuit.
Wellington, FL (May 4, 2011) – Betsy Juliano’s HavenSafe Farm found favor with the judges during the Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge III show, and thanks to HavenSafe’s classic and sophisticated stabling area the farm took home the Classic Equine Stall and Tack Room Award. Sponsored by Classic Equine Equipment, a nationally recognized leader in quality horse stall systems and stable accessories, the Classic Equine Stall and Tack Room Award is awarded at a variety of dressage shows during the Florida show season.
Riding for the Gold, Naturally: Lauren Barwick's Incredible Journey" by Susan O'Brien shares the story of a young woman who battled back from a life-altering event
EL CAJON, Calif. (MMD Newswire) April 12, 2011 -- "Riding for the Gold, Naturally: Lauren Barwick's Incredible Journey" (ISBN 1453878580) by Susan O'Brien chronicles the unlikely journey of a gifted athlete who fought to regain her life and rediscover her passion for riding horses after a tragic accident.
Wellington, FL (May 3, 2011) – Dressage rider and trainer Carmen Franco, of Nanette Sexton’s Southgate Farm, showed off her Lusitano Vinho Dos Pinhais’s conditioning level during the Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge III show, to ride away with The Sanctuary Peak Performance Award. Sponsored by The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center, The Sanctuary Peak Performance Award is presented to a horse with a successful performance due to their conditioning and fitness level.
Wellington, FL (May 3, 2011) – Thanks to his ever-present smile and a great attitude, Legacy Farms of Jupiter trainer Jeffrey Lord rode away with the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award during the Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge III Show. Sponsored by Premier Equestrian, a leading supplier of dressage arenas, horse jumps, arena footing and stable accessories, the Premier Sportsmanship Award is awarded to a rider who displays a high level of sportsmanship during a show.