Mallory Chambers found herself in a place she never thought she’d be Wednesday afternoon at the Colorado Horse Park: riding her horse, Urithmic, around the ring at the Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, a gold medal around her neck and a blue cooler draped over “Uri’s" haunches.
Emily Dougherty says turn, and Vivaldi says how sharp. Sometimes, he takes her suggestion a little too seriously.
Two photographers at the Princeton Show Jumping horse show on June 28-July 3 in Skillman, N.J., captured Dougherty and Vivaldi, or "Zander," leaping nearly parallel to a 1.30-meter vertical in a jump-off, showing off an impressive amount of scope, turnability and some serious nerve control on Dougherty’s part!
The laughter in the barn aisle was audible from the other side of the phone line as dressage rider Jim Koford picked up from the National Dressage Pony Cup in Lexington, Ky.
“Sorry, there’s just a lot of commotion in the background, a lot of little people, they just like to make noise,” Koford said, and the giggles got louder. “This is my time, guys, the Chronicle’s interviewing me! Back off!”
A New York Supreme Court ruling on July 5 upheld the U.S. Equestrian Federation fine and suspension for California-based trainer Archie Cox following a positive GABA test on a horse in his training.
Cox received a five-month suspension and $5,000 fine from the USEF Hearing Committee when a horse he trained in the first year green working hunters at the 2014 Blenheim Summer Classic II (Calif.), Cartaire, tested positive for "gamma-aminobutyric acid in excess of normal physiological levels.”*
Tara de Nicolas was riding the subway in New York City in February, scrolling through Facebook, when she saw a picture of a pony 200 miles away.
It was posted by the PA Kill Pen Network, a Facebook page started by the Lifehorse Rescue Inc., a 501(c)(3) rescue organization in Thurmont, Md., to help connect horses with people looking to held fund their rescue from slaughterhouse buyers. The group was trying to raise funds for this particular pony’s bail as she had already been purchased by a kill buyer.
When David Bermudez first came to the United States from Caracas, Venezuela in 1994, he was 21 years old, he didn’t speak English, and he was looking for a job. So he looked for horses.
“I grew up around horses my whole life. My dad had horses that I used to ride, western horses, but never anything like this here, nothing so sophisticated,” Bermudez said, referring to the hunter/jumper show circuit.