Friday, January 14, 2011

Eventing: WEG: Horse injured in WEG competition healed and back home in Italy

at 9:15pm on Jan 14, 2011 —
Iman du Golfe and Juan Carlos Garcia during WEG 2010 (©Equimage® )
In just a few seconds on a sunny afternoon last October, Italian eventing horse Iman du Golfe went from the ride of a lifetime to fighting for his life.

In late December, after almost three months of recovery at a Paris farm, the horse flew home to Europe, not just healthy but sound enough to ride.

It was a miracle that Dr. Chris Newton of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital doubted he'd see after the horse tore open his left front leg during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

"It's fantastic," Newton said. "He was the most significantly injured horse at the World Equestrian Games, and he's now back home. ... It really speaks well that we could have that many horses come here from such tremendous distances to compete at such a high level and not have a single horse not return home. That's rare..." Read more

Hunter/Jumper: Wellington: Championship Honors Awarded to Bruce Duchossois and Nevada in the Camping World Adult Amateur Hunters 51 & Over

Bruce Duchossois and Nevada -  Camping World Adult Amateur 51 & Over Section A champions  (Photo © Sportfot
For Immediate Release
By Brooke Bidgood for Equestrian Sport Productions

Wellington, FL - January 14, 2011 - The 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, which runs from January 12 through April 3, awarded another championship ribbon today. Section A of the Adult Amateur Hunters 51 and Over, sponsored by Camping World, came to a successful close early this morning.

Eventing: USEF Announces 2011 Eventing High Performance Training Session Schedule

From the USEF Eventing Department
Lexington, KY

The dates and locations of the 2011 Eventing High Performance Training Sessions with Capt. Mark Phillips are as follows:

February 3 - 5                      Meredyth South, Ocala, FL
February 6, 8, 9                   Three Runs Plantation, Aiken, SC
February 10 - 12                 El Campeon Farm, Thousand Oaks, CA
February 16 - 17                 Meredyth South, Ocala, FL
February 21- 22                  Three Runs Plantation, Aiken, SC
February 23 - 25                 Royal Oaks Farm, Thousand Oaks, CA
March 2 - 5                           Three Runs Plantation, Aiken, SC
March 8 - 9                           El Campeon Farm, Thousand Oaks, CA
March 10                              Red Hills Horse Trials, Tallahassee, FL
March 16 - 18                      Three Runs Plantation, Aiken, SC
March 30 - 31                      Galway Horse Trials, Temecula, CA 
April 5 - 6                              The Fork Horse Trials, Norwood, NC

Training sessions are available to 2011 High Performance Listed Riders and to 2011 Developing Riders by invitation. Training days generally run from 8:30am and 4pm.  Rider specific lessons times are available 24 hours in advance. Schedule of lessons and locations are subject to change without notice.  Training Sessions with Katie Prudent have not been confirmed.

Note to Thousand Oaks Auditors: Please contact Sara Ike if you plan to attend any Thousand Oaks sessions as these are gated properties.

Driving: Chester Weber (USA) Donates Two Days of Training for Fundraiser

Chester Weber (USA) 2010 World Equestrian Games Marathon (©Equimage)
Combined driver Chester Weber, the eight-time USEF National Four-In-Hand Combined Driving champion, will donate a package for two days of training during the silent auction at the upcoming "Salute to Driving" USET Fundraiser for driving. Weber will give the winner of the silent auction two days of instruction with either his or her own horses or Weber's.

Weber is a Kentucky Equine Research (KER) sponsored equestrian.

Chester Weber (USA) during the 2009 Kentucky Cup National Championship (©Equimage)
The "Salute to Driving" fundraiser is a weekend for all levels to learn and have fun. The event includes two days of Advanced/FEI-level and ADS lower-level clinics, a benefit party, combined test, and other activities to help educate equine enthusiasts from other disciplines.. 

"Salute to Driving" will be held on Chateau Log Farm and Courage to Lead Farm in Windsor, South Carolina, and the Country Dinner Benefit will be held at Trout Walk Farm in Aiken, South Carolina. The event will take place February 19 - 21, 2011. Read more

Eventing: USET Foundation Will Award 2011 Lionel Guerrand-Hermes Trophy to Tiana Coudray

Tiana Coudray and Ringwood Magister had a very successful year in 2010 to garner the 2011 Lionel Guerrand-Hermes Trophy from the USET Foundation. Photo By: Stock Images.

Gladstone, NJ - January 13, 2011 - The United States Equestrian Team Foundation is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2011 Lionel Guerrand-Hermes Trophy will be talented eventing rider Tiana Coudray. Each year this award is presented to a Young Rider in one of the Olympic disciplines who exemplifies both sportsmanship and horsemanship. In 2011 Coudray had a banner year, winning the Jersey Fresh CCI*** and the Galway Downs International Horse Trials CIC***, as well as leading the U.S. efforts at the Boekelo CCI*** in Holland.

Eventing: (Revised) Kentucky Horse Park Announces Schedule for 2011 Schooling Days

If you've ever wanted to ride the beautiful cross-country courses of The Kentucky Horse Park, here is your chance. The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation announced the dates for the 2011 schooling days.

They are: 

Sunday, May 15
Wednesday, June 1
Sunday, June 29
Saturday, August 13
Saturday, September 10

The hours for weekday sessions are 12:00 - 4:00 pm and 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Weekend sessions run 8:00 am - 12:00 and 12:00 - 4:00. The cost is $35 per horse per session. Please check the Kentucky Horse Park website for information concerning parking and trailer passes, as well as for any up-dates on schooling.

KHP Phone (859) 233-4303
KHP Toll Free (800) 678-8813

So get out there and ride!