The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) has announced a first of its kind trail horse celebration, honoring the diversity of all of America’s trail horses. The Great American Trail Horse Festival will take place November 5-8, 2015 at the Von Holten Ranch in Mora, Missouri.
For the first time in the event's 67-year history, the National High School Finals Rodeo featured reined cow horse as one of its events. 17-year-old Wyatt Fisher, Nipomo, California, won the inaugural reined cow horse championship Friday, July 17, in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Jessica Phoenix of Cannington, ON, won the individual silver medal and the Canadian Eventing Team took the bronze in eventing competition held Sunday, July 19, at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games at the OLG Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park in Caledon, ON.
It was standing room only as the final CSI5* class, the Master Airbus Group, got underway under slightly stormier skies. Constant Van Paesschen (BEL) rode a masterful round with his stunning black 12 year old mare Diamanthina van T Ruytershof to take the title.
Abdelkebir Ouaddar (MAR) claimed the title in the first day's CSI5* feature competition after a spectacularly fast round with his expressive stallion Quickly de Kreisker, wowing the already packed grandstands with a stunning display of skill and accuracy.
by Julie Goodnight
Fear is a normal emotion to have around horses; it's what keeps you from doing something that could be deadly. There's nothing wrong with being afraid at times; but fear is a negative attribute when it impacts your enjoyment or controls your actions.
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