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Susie B. Schoellkopf

December 8, 2010

We Need To Strive To Better Ourselves

After 30 years in the horse industry, our columnist sees changes that worry her.

What’s happened to our country? I know that’s a rhetorical question and one that has a myriad of answers, but I often wonder where our sport is heading. The problems I see in our world are mirrored in our culture as a whole—the obsession with instant gratification, the focus on short cuts and the shunning of tradition—these are paths I don’t want to see us following.

November 13, 2009

Identifying And Rewarding The Handiest Hunter

What a difference a year makes! We’re now approaching the first anniversary of the mandatory return of the handy hunter class to our 3'6" and higher hunter sections.

When the 2009 show season began last December, there was much angst and stress over the change, and I heard many people complaining about the handy courses–primarily amateurs and riders who had first year green and green conformation horses.

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