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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Dee Rodgers

Texas C3 Realty, LLC
As a long time resident of Delhi, Texas, I love the country lifestyle. Living here has allowed me to create a network of connections not only in Caldwell County but as well in Bastrop, Gonzales and Hays counties. When I joined with Texas C3 Realty, LLC, it was to improve and promote the growth within Central Texas. Entrusting with me with your Real Estate needs, I can assure you I will always advocate in your best interest.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

IEA Nationals

Californians shine bright at Interscholastic Equestrian Association Hunt Seat National Finals on the cold East Coast. 
Despite snow flurries and biting winds at the start of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Hunt Seat National Finals in Syracuse, NY, the level of competition was certainly heated as nearly 400 riders vied for national titles in the Toyota Coliseum on the New York State Fairgrounds. From April 20-22, riders in grades 6-12 from across the United States showed outstanding poise, professionalism, sportsmanship and equestrian ability as they competed in both individual and team classes in over-fences and on-the-flat divisions to determine the winners. The finalists represented 162 teams from a total of 10,933 eligible hunt seat riders and 1,451 teams from 10 zones. Individuals and teams participated in multiple competitions during regular season shows, regional finals and zone finals to qualify for the National Finals competition.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Interscholastic Equestrian Association

San Diego young rider shares her IEA Finals experience. 
by Skylar Wireman
Chestnut Hills Interscholastic Equestrian Association team riders were very excited to qualify our high school team and one middle school individual for the IEA Nationals this year representing Zone 10!
IEA Nationals were held at the New York State Fairgrounds in the Toyota Coliseum on April 20-22 in Syracuse, NY. It was an honor to compete in the Nationals because it is the very best of the best, and it is very hard to qualify.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

IHSA National Finals

Stanford Equestrian leads California contingent in collegiate finals back East. 
by Taylor Singmaster
The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Finals were held May 3-6 in Harrisburg, PA, at the historic Harrisburg Farm Show Complex. The IHSA is comprised of over 400 varsity and club collegiate teams, with the top 16 qualifying through the Regional and Zone Finals to compete for the Collegiate Cup. Representing IHSA Zone 8 (USHJA Zone 10), Stanford University won their 13th straight Zone Finals, affording them the chance to be one of the top 16 teams competing for a National title. They finished third behind Skidmore College and the 2017 reigning IHSA National Champions, Savannah College of Art and Design.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Jump Ahead Of The Competition!V

A properly fitting saddle is key to your horse’s back health, especially for jumpers. 
by Jochen Schleese, CMS, CSFT, CSE • ©2018 Saddlefit 4 Life® All Rights Reserved
The art and science of saddle fit has become part of the consciousness of the importance of truly caring for your horse; of really working together with every equine professional who is part of the “circle of influence” around horse and rider. Traditionally however, it has been dressage riders and endurance riders who have been the most concerned with having a properly fitting saddle, because these are the disciplines where it seems to really matter how comfortable the horse (and rider) are – because otherwise performance can be visibly impacted.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Horse People: Leslie Nelson

A Pony Clubber comes of age.
by Kim F. Miller
At 70, amateur jumper rider Leslie Nelson can recite the Pony Club pledge on cue. Not because she has a remarkable memory, but because the concepts she learned growing up in the Dick Collins-led Pebble Beach Pony Club are woven into her hardwiring. She and her Pony Club mates started halter-broke 3-year-olds in three months, scaled aptly-named “coffin” obstacles in the Del Monte Forest and learned to shoe their own horses. Turning herself and her horse out to perfection for day-long Saturday inspections was another lesson turned lifelong habit.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Celebrating Riding Schools

The equestrian world’s gateway programs gallop on amid challenges & welcome everybody’s support. 
Every June issue, we celebrate the riding schools that are most often a new or potential horse person’s first interaction with horses and the people who will form their impression of our sport and industry. These newcomers are key to our industry’s health, and in many cases, survival. Most often, it’s their stories that best exemplify why keeping horses accessible is so important to so many people’s lives and to the fabric of a community.