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Juliana Hutchings

August 8, 2011

British Talent Shines At World Dressage Breeding Championships

The British Hanoverian mare Woodlander Farouche and the Dutch Warmblood stallion Astrix claimed the 5- and 6-year-old titles, respectively, at the Fédération Équestre Internationale World Championships for Young Dressage Horses, Aug. 3-7 in Verden, Germany.

Woodlander Farouche (Furst Heinrich—Woodlander Dornroschen, Dimaggio), ridden by Michael George Eilberg of Great Britain, won the 5-year-old division with a 9.72. The mare earned a 10 for her walk.

August 8, 2011

Two Pairs Added To Canadian Pan Am List

After strong performances in Rebecca Farm’s CCI**/CIC** (Mont.) on July 20-24, two new horses and riders have been added to the Canadian Pan American Games long list. They are:

James Atkinson and Gustav, owned by Carolyn Hoffos and

Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti, owned by Don J. Good.

August 2, 2011

For Nina Ligon, A Childhood Olympic Dream May Become Reality

Teenagers aren’t known for being the most grateful human beings. But Nina Ligon, who's lucky enough to have five upper-level horses and a real shot at making the 2012 London Olympic Games at the tender age of 19, isn’t most teenagers.

“I’ve gotten where I am because I’ve been really fortunate in having good horses,” she said. “They teach me to be a better rider, and I'm really grateful for them.”

July 28, 2011

Dressage Young Riders Win $5,000 From donated $5,000 to help fund junior and young rider dressage teams competing during this week's Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships in Lexington, Ky., July 27-31.

Riders were invited to submit videos of their tests to Fédération Equestre Internationale judge Natalie Lamping, and those who did received complete score cards and comments via e-mail.

July 27, 2011

New Grants Available For Para-Equestrians Aiming For London Paralympics

Eurovestech plc, the pan-European development capital fund, just announced a $37,000 grant to support 15 para-equestrian athletes around the world. The grant will help riders prepare for the 2012 London Paralympics and will aid with expenses such as training and travel.

 The grants will be distributed by the Fédération Equestre Internationale and are only available to riders who haven’t won medals at the Paralympics, World Championships or World Equestrian Games since 2004.

July 26, 2011

Fire Damages Equine Reproduction Laboratory At Colorado State University

 A fire of unknown cause broke out around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, July 26, at the Equine Reproduction Laboratory at the Colorado State University Foothills Campus. The building was used as an office for employees, and no animals or humans were injured. However, the building’s roof collapsed, and there are a reported $12 million worth of damages according to

June 22, 2011

New Fundraisers Set To Support Martin After Fire

When the barn housing 11 horses in Boyd Martin’s program burned to the ground on May 31, not only did six horses die, but Martin also lost a third of his business.

Thousands of dollars worth of equipment and tack were lost in the fire. Residents of the apartment over the barn (Caitlin Silliman, Ryan Wood and Lillian Heard) also need to replace their belongings.

June 21, 2011

From Equines To Canines, Colleen Roberts Can Do

When I spoke to Colleen Roberts (née Hayduk) on the phone, she wondered aloud why we would want to do a story on her.

“There’s nothing special about me,” she said with a laugh. But given the number of lives Roberts has changed for the better in the past two decades, many would beg to differ.

June 16, 2011

Pony Club Welcomes New Leadership

The U.S Pony Club Executive Committee has asked Kevin Price, Otego, N.Y., to join the organization as the new CEO/Executive Director. Price joined Pony Club at the age of 10 and has been actively involved ever since. A graduate B from Fox and Hounds Pony Club (then part of the Eastern Pennsylvania Region), Price began volunteering with Pony Club in 1987 and was inducted into the Pony Club Academy of Achievement in 2008.

June 16, 2011

First Three-Day Event Horse Successfully Cloned

Three is a charm for event horse Che Mr. Wiseguy—three “Wiseguy” clones were born in April. Wiseguy Too was foaled on April 15, and two weeks later Wiseguy Too Two and Wiseguy Too Top hit the ground.

Ecuadorian entreprenur Ronald Zabala-Goetschel competed Wiseguy, an 11-year-old Belgian Warmblood (Jolie—Noblesse), at advanced and completed the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** in 2009.

He was frustrated that he couldn’t use the gelding for breeding. “I always wanted to have more horses like Wiseguy…actually I always wanted more Wiseguys,” said Zabala-Goetschel.

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