The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is pleased to announce the wildly popular WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase Championship Series, presented by Charles Owen, will be off and running again in 2015. The entertaining event features pint-sized jockeys in colorful silks racing the cutest, fluffiest Shetland Ponies to the cheers of spectators of all ages.
After a brilliant start in the current performance season, the Spanish Riding School is already preparing intensively for the anniversary performances, which will take place in June of the current year. Apart from the classic performances where the riders together with their Lipizzaner stallions present the High School of Classical Horsemanship and the programme of the Morning Exercise, which serves as daily exercise for the horses, our riders have yet started to train diligently for the gala performance at the Heldenplatz Square, taking place from June 25 to June 27.
The Time to Ride Challenge, offering $100,000 in cash and prizes, has signed up over 400 participants since opening for registration March 1st. Motivated by a desire to grow their businesses while reinvigorating the horse industry, providers have signed on to host beginner-friendly events between May 30-September 30. The top 10 hosts in three divisions that reach the most newcomers will win cash prizes up to $10,000.
As the contenders for this year's Kentucky Derby are starting to shape up, the world has begun to turn its attention to the twin spires of Churchill Downs for the high-stakes anticipation of "the most exciting two minutes in sports." From the iconic garland of roses awaiting the champion in the winner's circle to the potent mint juleps that infuse the day with "spirit," the Kentucky Derby is an American sporting event with unmatched history, tradition, and pageantry. Over its 140-year history, the Kentucky Derby has earned international acclaim as the greatest horse race in the world while maintaining a strong sense of regional identity.
Spruce Meadows is proud to announce that last year’s hugely popular Horses Jump to Give a Leg Up initiative is back for another colourful season! In partnership with the Calgary Sun and Conoco Phillips, Spruce Meadows celebrates its 40th Anniversary by giving back to the community and its vitally important charities, foundations and Not-For-Profit organizations.
Friends of the Heritage Horse Foundations Herds doing business as The Spirit of Blackjack Mountain, is a 501c3 nonprofit located in Antlers, Oklahoma whose mission is “To preserve and promote the foundation herds of the Colonial Spanish Horses designated by the Oklahoma Legislature as The Heritage Horse of Oklahoma and deemed “CRITICAL” by the Livestock Conservancy.”
On Saturday, March 28th, the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center hosted runners and their families for an afternoon of fun in collaboration with RunTheBluegrass. A day of running and experiencing the best of Central Kentucky’s farms and horse parks, RunTheBluegrass offered races of various length from Kids’ One Mile to Half-Marathon.
Some may call it fate, some may call it destiny, but to others it is divine intervention. When Andy Isaacs walked into a hair salon owned by Rita Kay more than 30 years ago, their lives would be changed forever, and together they would embark on a journey of favor and miracles that would be defined as “Many Marvelous Ways”. This by the way is the title of a book that Rita Kay is currently writing.
The team at Cavallo Horse & Rider wants to make sure YOU are entered in ACTHA’s draw to win a free week-long trip to Australia and the Equine Lifestyle Festival this November! (Here’s more on what’s happening at the festival – briefly!)
Best of America by Horseback television show will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, on behalf of the entire Equine Community, on , at .
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