In light of a 48 percent cut in state funding for the University of New Hampshire, a plan to convert university land into retail space prompted an outcry from students, faculty and community members.
The UNH Master Plan Steering Committee announced a possible retail shopping center on land currently used by the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, including both the equine and dairy programs. The original plan would’ve paved over, in part, a hay field used by the equine program.
Mr. Schmezer, the son of a naval officer, began riding in modern pentathlons at age 15. Although he initially focused on jumping and eventing, he transitioned to dressage and spent four years training with Willi Schultheis. In 1980 he turned professional and won more than 100 national competitions.
Members of the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Officials Committee have announced support for horses showing expression and enthusiasm in the hunter ring.
According to the statement, “The USHJA Officials Committee is a strong advocate of allowing a horse to show expression, not to the point of it being a safety issue or significantly disrupting the round, but natural and enthusiastic about the job at hand.”
Courtney King Dye took one step closer to her goal of becoming a para-olympian by bringing home a new horse.
Make Lemonade, an 8-year-old Hanoverian, arrived at Dye’s barn on April 12. Dye said she was drawn to his unbeatable temperament when she met him last month. During his first grooming at his new home, she said, “He didn’t move a muscle, just stood like a very cheerful statue! It was so great to be able to give his neck a full-on hug, something I haven’t dared to do with another horse in over two years.”
Phillip Dutton kept his lead at The Fork CIC*** after his show jumping round, despite Mystery Whisper almost unseating him at the second fence.
“He exploded more than I thought he was going to, and I sort of lost my balance. I was a little bit embarrassed,” Dutton said. He stayed in the saddle and finished the round clean, securing his second three-star win this year, one month after his victory at the Red Hills CIC*** (Fla.) in March.