International Helmet Awareness Day was founded in 2010 as a direct result of US Olympian Courtney King Dye’s accident, with the aim of educating equestrians on the benefits of wearing a properly fitting, secured and certified helmet.
Following the presentation of the Hall of Fame Committee’s recommended nominees, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors and past Hall of Fame inductees voted to approve Dun It For Chex and Bill Bradley for induction into the NRHA Hall of Fame. The NRHA Hall of Fame is a project of the Reining Horse Foundation (RHF).
After a nine-year hiatus, Candice King of Long Valley, NJ, returned to the Vermont Summer Festival this week to win the $10,000 Manchester Designer Outlets Welcome Stake on Thursday, July 19, during the 25th annual circuit running through August 12 at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.
Brooke USA Ambassador Margaret H. Duprey stepped forward in February 2018 with a matching campaign that would change the lives of hundreds of thousands of women and donkeys in Kitui County, Kenya. Together, Duprey and Brooke USA launched Women4Donkeys, with Duprey personally matching dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000. On July 9, the $50,000 goal was successfully met.
Ten U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage athlete-and-horse combinations competed at the USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage Invitational Event July 6-8, 2018. Hosted by Wheatland Farm in Purcellville, VA, the invitational served as an opportunity for combinations to qualify for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG). Without the staff, volunteers, sponsors, and each of the U.S. riders this […]
The 41st Annual edition of the world’s richest professional team roping—the Bob Feist Invitational (BFI) in Reno, Nevada—is just a few weeks away, June 18-21, and the roster is set. The BFI itself kicks things off on Monday, as always, showcasing the world’s best 100 professional teams competing over six rounds for more than $800,000 […]
The Virginia Horse Trials (VHT) in Lexington, Virginia, is gearing up for the annual spring CCI/CIC and Horse Trials and USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship May 24-27. Around 450 horses from Beginner Novice through the CIC2* level will descend upon the Virginia Horse Center next week. “The facility looks great, the courses are in top shape […]
The Dressage Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2018 Lloyd Landkamer Show Management Development Grant has been awarded to Penny Krug of Hilliard, OH. Penny will use the $400 grant to shadow and train with the show management at the KDA Fall Classic I & II at the Kentucky Horse Park in October. “I […]
The Humane Society of the United States today announced U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, as its Humane Horseman of the Year. Each year, the group bestows the award on an individual who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to protect American equines. Sen. Graham is being recognized for his ongoing leadership to protect horses and […]