Equestrian Aid Foundation Honors Mark Bellissimo and Pays Homage to Superstars of the Stage at “A Night of Legends”
The equestrian community and Palm Beach residents gathered together on Sunday, February 22, 2015 for the Equestrian Aid Foundation’s “A Night of Legends.” An evening of cocktails, dinner and unique entertainment, the event was held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center and raised money to support horsemen and equine-related professionals suffering from illness or catastrophic injury.
by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.
Many horses rely entirely on hay for their forage needs. Is hay nutritious? Not very. Hay is dead grass; it no longer contains many of the vitamins, omega 3s and omega 6s, it once had as living pasture. It does, however, contain protein, carbohydrates, and minerals, and is a significant source of energy. But does it have enough to maintain health? Testing will help remove the guesswork out of diet planning.
Nearly 40 rising stars, retired veterans and weekend warriors secured the opportunity to win $1 million when they finished on top in their respective events at The American Semi-Finals, Feb. 18-22 in Fort Worth, Texas.
It was an emotional win for National Reined Cow Horse Association Million Dollar Rider and two-time Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion Corey Cushing, as the Scottsdale, Arizona horseman rode Cathy Corrigan Frank's PRF Spoonful Of Gold (Hes A Peptospoonful x Sons Miss Sprat x Sons Rushette) to the Kalpowar World's Greatest Horseman Championship.
The Galway Downs International Horse Trials will welcome top-level riders and horses from the United States, Canada and other countries on March 27-29 at the Galway Downs Equestrian Center. Riders will be competing in three international divisions-the CIC3*, the CIC2* and the CIC1*.
The Time to Ride Challenge returns in 2015 as a grassroots campaign to grow the horse industry by introducing new enthusiasts to horse activities. The Challenge, taking place May 30 to September 30, 2015, offers a unique opportunity for horse professionals to grow their business while competing for $100,000 in cash and prizes. In 2014, its inaugural year, the Challenge provided more than 25,000 people with first-time horse experiences through 702 beginner-friendly Time to Ride Hosts in 49 states.
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