It's amazing what you can find when you just open one of the bound volumes of old issues of The Chronicle of the Horse. The below images of pages from old Chronicle issues came from looking at just four July issues in 1968.
First, did you know the famous jumper Idle Dice got his start in the hunter ring? This photo of "Ike" and Bernie Traurig appeared in the July 19, 1968 issue amid the results of the Fairfield Hunt Club Horse Show (Conn.). (We're laughing with you at the fact that there's a typo in Idle Dice's name!)
Hunter/jumper show schedules might get an addition in 2015. There are some Rule Change Proposals on the docket intending to create two more Medal classes, the USHJA Hunter Seat Medal and the USHJA Jumping Seat Medal (if approved, these rule changes go into effect on Dec. 1, 2014).
The BBC has released a story indicating that show jumper Ben Maher, who helped the British team earn gold at the 2012 London Olympic Games, is being sued by long-time owners Mike and Emma Phillips for misrepresenting the prices of horses he sold for them.
Sometimes, it’s a good thing when horses don't sell right away. Megan Northrop tried to get Sterling sold soon after he left the racetrack, but nobody bit on the gray Thoroughbred gelding.
So, Northrop wrote his name on one of the stalls in her barn and got to work training him. And in September, Sterling rewarded her by winning the Take2 High Score Jumper Award for 2013. “Many of my best horses have been ones I’ve tried to sell and no one’s wanted, which is kind of ironic,” Northrop said.
Kerri Grosslight wasn’t really in the market for a horse when Sapphira Wade came into her life. “I really didn’t expect to enjoy her as much as I do. She was one that I kind of said ‘Great, thanks for the opportunity to ride her,’” Grosslight said.