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Sara Edelston

June 9, 2009

Primitive Gold Proves That EPM Doesn't Mean The End

Ever had a day when your horse just didn't feel quite right? Did you act on that feeling or ignore it? On a hot Virginia day in the summer of 1999, Linden Wiesman noticed that her partner, Primitive Gold, wasn't acting quite like himself. Her prompt action may be the only reason he's still competing today.

January 19, 2009

Virginia Intermont Riders Turn Sleepless Nights Into Productive Days And Claim IHSA National Championship

"Pulling an all-nighter" is usually reserved for the last evening before an exam, but it seemed to work for the team from Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Va. They won the Collegiate Cup National Championship despite getting little sleep throughout the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association's National Championships hosted by Middle Tennessee State University on May 6-9.

January 19, 2009

The Intercollegiate Format Suits John Pigott`s Style

When John Pigott won the Cacchione Cup at the IHSA Nationals in Murfreesboro, Tenn., in May 2003, his only complaint was that his team wasn`t there to share the victory with him.
This year he doesn`t want to go to Nationals unless he can bring the entire University of Vermont team with him. They missed qualifying by just 1 point last year, but with two shows remaining they`re in first place in their region.

June 29, 2005

Wiesman And On A Tear Can't Be Caught At Virginia CCI*

Linden Wiesman's first-placed finish in the Virginia CCI* came as a sweet relief, just a week after a disappointing event at the Jersey Fresh CCI** (N.J.), where she fell with Trooper Tobin. At the Virginia

CCI*, May 19-23 in Lexington, Wiesman led her division from start to finish riding On A Tear, an 8-year-old, homebred Thoroughbred.

September 24, 2004

Horse Slaughter: Is It An Issue Worth Fighting About?

"Dog food!" Who hasn't threatened their horse with that epithet after a particularly trying ride or a harrowing trailer-loading experience? Said in jest—mostly—it harks back to a time when horses were true working animals who continued to be useful even in death by feeding Rover and creating glue.

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