July 2008 Blog Posts (10)

Olympic Short Lists Now Available Travelling Superstars – More Olympic Horses arrive in Hong Kong

Olympic Short Lists Now Available 31/07/2008

The short lists for the three Olympic disciplines have been unveiled and are now available on the FEI Olympic website.



JUMPING: 79 horses and riders + 14 reserve horses and riders

DRESSAGE: 50 riders and horses + 6 reserve riders and horses

EVENTING: 73 riders and horses



The full lists are available on this page (complete address:…

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Added by Barnmice Admin on July 31, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

UNBRIDLED Chapter 22: Mrs. Tom Cruise

The truck rattled and banged over the pockmarked road that led to the airport stables. It had been a tough winter, the endless pattern of freezing and thawing had left much of the area’s roadways battered and aged.



Gelden had chosen not to tell Hillary about Tesla’s whereabouts. Not because he felt she didn’t have the right to know, she did. But if he were wrong, if the note had not been about Tesla, if Maxim’s cryptic T.E.S. had stood for something else entirely (take Echinacea…

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Added by Barnmice Admin on July 28, 2008 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Saddlebred Charter Club

Dear fellow Saddlebred friends,

As many of you know, promoting Saddlebreds is a big responsibility for Saddlebred owners, trainers, and riders. Some areas of the country are better represented with ASB clubs and shows than others, and that is why I am writing to you today. Northwest Indiana and the Chicago south suburbs could benefit from a regional charter club for Saddlebreds, and I am proposing that we do just that. I have secured a domain name (nwisa.com) and have filled out the…

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Added by Carey on July 28, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

Lemon-Lime

Lemon-Lime is a Gray quater horse mare that stands at 15.3 hh. I ride her but mostly she is for my friends to use and show in 2'6" hunters She only goes to localy shows I took her to one regular show but she lame the day of schooling;She is 19 years old

Added by Tyler on July 26, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Last post of my training trip :(

My trip has now been finished off with three days at Talland. They were three very good days and as always, I learnt a lot.



Every day this time and last time I was there I rode a mare called Jovie, who I got along well with. She was trained to about Prix St George, which is perfect for me to learn on. She had to be ridden with a very soft contact and mainly from the seat, as if you had too much contact she just went faster and faster! 'Quick-releases' helped her come up in front and… Continue

Added by kc on July 13, 2008 at 6:16pm — 2 Comments

Yorkshire Riding Centre....hmmm

What I'm about to say is not inspirational, as my trip to Yorkshire has been very... interesting, to say the least. The area of Yorkshire is fine and very beautiful, with big farms and delicious tea, but Yorkshire Riding Centre is a place I would rather not go to again.



I was supposed to stay at YRC (Yorkshire Riding Centre) for the week, but after the first night and the first day of group lessons I was not very impressed. The second day was not any better. I didn't come halfway… Continue

Added by kc on July 13, 2008 at 4:59am — 2 Comments

Top Dutch Olympic hope breaks leg

News for all following Olympic jumping



July 9, 2008



Just days after winning the prestigious Grand Prix of Aachen, Dutch showjumper Albert Zoer has broken his leg and put his Olympic chances in jeopardy.



Zoer, 32, was schooling a young horse on Tuesday when he fell and broke his left leg. He was operated on later that day. His sister, Gina Zoer, said the operation went well with no complications. She said he was in pain and would be for a few days. He was…

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Added by Laura on July 9, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

Molly Gave Birth!

Sorry I've not been online much but Ive been so busy with our new arrival!!



I am very pleased to announce that my friends Welsh Section D, Molly, gave birth to a very healthy little colt in April!!!

He kept us waiting nearly 3 weeks and had the vet rather concerned, but as it turned out he just wasn't quite cooked untill now!!



He is yet to have a name but we are working on it, I was thinking Malachi (pronounced mal'a'kye) Mally for short? He is my latest addition and… Continue

Added by Ami on July 6, 2008 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Death Grip and Survival Instinct

So I had an extremely interesting ride today. It's been a couple weeks since I have gone out to the barn, but with clients coming out tomorrow I really had to get on a couple of the buggers to get them ready.



My first ride was great! The horse is extremely trustworthy and equally good outside as he is inside - a total ammy horse!



The second ride... Well this is where things got fun. The mare is not only chestnut, but Trakehner too. (Not to say that all chestnut mares or… Continue

Added by Moocow on July 2, 2008 at 11:08pm — 1 Comment

so now I'm known as the crazy horse lady at the office

Last week I had to go to a meeting in the city centre (I live in a small village on the outskirts). I also needed to collect a pallet of feed as my horses are trialling a new mix from Winergy. As the feed store is on the way, I decide to drive the horse lorry & grab the feed on the way home.



So picture me in a suit & high heels trying to park up a horse truck in the city centre! I'd also popped my dressage saddle in as I wanted the saddler to take a quick look. Well, I'd…

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Added by Chris - resident queen of shops on July 2, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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