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East-Man Feeds Inks Commitment as Alltech Official Partner

February 27, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

[WINNIPEG, Manitoba] – East-Man Feeds has become an Alltech Official Partner of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy.

 

 

This partnership provides East-Man Feeds a wide range of partner benefits including exclusive marketing rights. They will activate a number of marketing and promotional campaigns through Alltech’s LIFEFORCERange, giving their customers throughout Western Canada the opportunity to be involved in the excitement of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy.

 

 

“East-Man Feeds is delighted to be an Alltech Canadian Official Partner for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy.  We are looking forward to increasing our support to the equestrian world and aligning our brand with such a prestigious event,” said Mark Peters, sales and marketing manager, East-Man Feeds.

 

 

“We look forward to an exciting partnership with East-Man Feeds on the world’s most prestigious equestrian event,” said Orla McAleer, European marketing manager at Alltech. “They join more than 28 global partners who have united in a collaborative effort to promote optimal animal health and nutrition through the Games.”

 

 

“Alltech and East-Man Feeds have a long standing history of serving the agricultural community in Western Canada. We are thrilled to share in the pride of the Games in Normandy, a rich agricultural area, and to open it up to the farming community internationally,” said Ty Yeast, managing director of Alltech Canada.

 

(pictured left to right) Orla McAleer, European marketing manager with Mark Peters, East-Man Feeds sales and marketing manager, and Ty Yeast, Alltech’s Canadian managing director, celebrating East-Man Feeds’ Alltech Official Partnership of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™  2014 in Normandy.

(pictured left to right) Orla McAleer, European marketing manager with Mark Peters, East-Man Feeds sales and marketing manager, and Ty Yeast, Alltech’s Canadian managing director, celebrating East-Man Feeds’ Alltech Official Partnership of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy.

 

The Alltech Official Partner Program is a strategic sales and marketing partnership with leading horse feed and animal and health nutrition companies throughout the world. It enables these global partners to differentiate their feed with the Alltech Equine Advantage and also provides them with the right to use Alltech Official Partner brand marks linked to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy. This exclusive program allows partners and their customers to share in the excitement of the world’s most celebrated equestrian championships.

 

 

About Alltech:

Founded in 1980 by Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech improves the health and performance of animals, plants and people through natural nutrition and scientific innovation. With more than 3000 employees in 128 countries, the company has developed a strong regional presence in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle-East, Africa and Asia. For further information, visit www.alltech.com. For media assets, visit www.alltech.com/press.

Alltech is the proud title sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy. For more information about these prestigious global championships, visit www.alltechfeiweg2014-normandy.com.

 

 

 About East-Man Feeds:

Founded in 1970 by Peter H. Friesen and family primarily as a poultry and swine feed dealer, East-Man Feeds has grown to seven locations in Western Canada and is an internationally known feed dealer and valued nutrition partner in the species sectors of swine, poultry, dairy, beef and equine.  Alltech has recently joined forces with East-Man Feeds to continue to better serve the agriculture industry in Canada.  Based in Winnipeg, Canada, East-Man Feeds has been in business for more than 40 years and employs over 140 people.

Harry & Snowman: Help the Story of the ‘$80 Champion’ Become a Documentary Film

February 26, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

West Palm Beach, FL – February 6, 2013 – The story of Harry de Leyer and Snowman is one that will be forever remembered in the hearts and minds of those who knew the “eighty-dollar champion.”

 

“Man O’ War? Secretariat?

Great they were, and are. But my heart belongs to Snowman…”

-CHICAGO TRIBUNE on June 18th, 1973

De Leyer & Snowman were the Cinderella story of late 1950’s and 1960’s. Snowman was an old Amish plow horse that Harry rescued off a truck that was bound for the meat and glue factory for $80. In less than two years after his rescue, they were the national show jumping champions and had become national celebrities.

 

Now, thanks to Docutainment Films, director Ron Davis and producer Karin Offield, de Leyer and Snowman’s remarkable saga will be forever commemorated in the documentary, Harry & Snowman.

In the documentary, scheduled to be complete in late 2013, de Leyer and Snowman’s heartfelt story will unfold through the fitting combination of present-day footage of Harry and archival footage from back in the day.
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“Harry & Snowman is not a niche movie about the world of show-jumping. It’s a movie about a wonderful human-interest story that will appeal to the masses the way that both Seabiscuit and Secretariat have in the past,” Davis said.

 

“Horses are fascinating creatures, beautiful and entertaining,” Offield commented. “When the story of Snowman and Harry de Leyer is told on film the viewers will be amazed. It’s a perfect story.”
In order to create the archival aspect of the film, Docutainment Films is seeking help from the equestrian world to help locate old film footage, stills and newspaper or magazine articles from the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970′, which will be included in the film. Please visit www.harryandsnowman.com for a complete list of what information the filmmakers are seeking and how you can help, as well as a trailer for the film.

 

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Harry & Snowman caught the attention of Documentary Educational Resources, a 501(c)3 organization devoted to furthering the development of documentaries. The organization has stepped up to sponsor the film by allowing interested individuals to make tax-deductible donations toward its creation. Davis encourages those who love de Leyer, Snowman or the story to get involved and be a part of it’s development. All donors and contributors will be listed in the closing credits of the film and on the movie website.

 

Ron Davis is an award winning documentary Director and Producer who assembles Emmy® and OSCAR® nominated teams to develop and produce his films. His first feature documentary, PAGEANT, went on to garner 10 major film festival awards before premiering on The Sundance Channel in 2010. Davis recently completed his first HBO Documentary Film, MISS YOU CAN DO IT, which he directed and produced. The film is scheduled for release this year. Docutainment Films, based in West Palm Beach, FL, is currently in development on several feature length and short documentaries.

 

To support the film visit the Documentary Educational Resources website at www.der.org/donate/#harry-and-snowman. For more information regarding this Docutainment Films ( www.docutainmentfilms.com) documentary or to send footage or stills for the film, please contact Ron Davis at ron@docutainmentfilms.com or 561-228-8885.

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Photo Credit: Harry de Leyer jumps Snowman without reins. Photo by LIFE magazine.

1,000+ Ex-Racehorses Transitioned into Second Careers through CANTER Chapters’ Free Online Sales Listings

February 26, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Show Ring Success and Thoroughbred Incentive Programs Ignite Interest in Ex-Racehorses

 

Lodi, OH (February 26, 2013) – CANTER Chapters are celebrating a milestone year for transitioning ex-racehorses into second careers through their free online sales listings.  The 10 CANTER Chapters online sales websites served 596 trainers at 30 racetracks nationally in 2012 and successfully transitioned 1,015 racehorses nearing the end of their racing careers.

 

“Our horses try hard for us on the racetrack so our loyalty to them goes beyond their race careers,” noted Bob and Marcia Wolfe, trainers at Penn National Race Course, Grantville, PA.  “We feel very fortunate to work with CANTER to find great homes for our horses.  It’s the best program we’ve come across to display our available horses for buyers who are knowledgeable and sincere about their interest.  We’ve had tremendous success placing horses and continue to stay involved in their futures through regular updates from buyers.  It’s a great feeling to see our horses excel in secondary careers and we sincerely appreciate the efforts of all CANTER volunteers.”

 

In 2012, CANTER volunteers made over 600 trips in total to racetracks in Ohio, New England (Massachusetts), Colorado, Arizona, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California and the Mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia) to meet with trainers and owners of horses that were ready to retire from racing but are capable of beginning a second career.

 

National Standard during his racing years.

National Standard during his racing years.

 

“CANTER is a 100% volunteer organization,” said CANTER Executive Director, Nancy Koch.  “Our volunteers are dedicated to helping the Thoroughbred racing community find appropriate homes for their horses when they are ready for second careers.”

 

During racetrack visits, CANTER volunteers meet with trainers and owners to photograph, write descriptions of their sale horses and post that content along with the trainer’s contact information on the CANTER sales website.  The CANTER sales listings website receive between 35,000 and 55,000 visits each month.  In 2012, the site received a total of 651,783 visits.  Of those, 455,647 were returning visitors and 196,136 were new visitors.  And, 142,000 visitors accessed the site through their mobile device. 

 

The success of ex-racehorses turned show horses along with exciting new programs such as The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) that has committed $100,000 for Thoroughbred classes and high point awards is proving that ex-racehorses have more to give after the finish line.

 

“The response to the Thoroughbred Incentive Program has been immensely gratifying,” said Kristin Leshney, legal associate for The Jockey Club and the administrator of T.I.P.  “For 2013, we have approved 375 horse shows from 37 states Canadian provinces for participation in T.I.P.  That means thousands of ribbons and over 1,000 prizes will be available for Thoroughbreds in horse shows across the country.”

 

National Standard after he was purchased in 2012 by his new owner.  He looks happy!

National Standard, looking happy as he embarks
on his new career.

 

To find an your local CANTER chapter, an ex-racehorse, volunteer, or to make a donation, visit www.canterusa.org.

 

CANTER (The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses).

CANTER is a free service offered to racing trainers and owners to help them find non-race homes for their retiring racehorses. CANTER Chapters serve racetracks in Ohio, New England, Colorado, Arizona, Illinois. Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California and the Mid Atlantic region and are approved to operate as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS. Your Donations are tax deductible.

 

For more information on the Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program, visit www.tjctip.com.

Coca-Cola Defeats Audi In Overtime To Win Ylvisaker Cup

February 26, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

WELLINGTON, FL-February 25, 2013-–Making its second consecutive championship final appearance, Audi lost a heartbreaking 9-8 overtime decision to Coca-Cola in the Ylvisaker Cup final Sunday at International Polo Club Palm Beach.

 

The victory avenged Coca-Cola’s loss to Audi in last year’s semifinals knocking them out of the tournament.

 

The fast-paced, emotionally-charged game was physical and defensive from the opening chukker.

 

Audi's Nico Pieres out of the saddle to retrieve the ball outracing defenders. Photo credit Alex Pacheco.

Audi’s Nico Pieres out of the saddle to retrieve the ball outracing defenders. Photo credit Alex Pacheco.

 

Grand Champions Polo Club-based Audi grabbed an early 2-1 lead in the opening chukker when Mariano Gracida followed up his own long hit towards goal with a short shot to score with 2:39 left.

 

Audi didn’t regain the lead until the fifth chukker at the 2:16 mark on Nico Pieres’ penalty one goal for a 7-6 lead.

 

The teams battled back and forth the remainder of the game. Coca-Cola team captain Gillian Johnston tied the game at 7-7 with 58 seconds and seconds later Pieres defended well against a Julio Arellano goal attempt.

 

At the end of the fifth chukker, Sugar Erskine scored one of his two goals to put Coca-Cola ahead, 8-7.

 

Audi, known for its second half heroics, came roaring back when Erskine fouled Nic Roldan. Roldan converted the 40-yard penalty shot with 5:42 left in regulation to tie the game at 8-8.

 

Audi and Coca-Cola had several scoring opportunities throughout the game including the sixth chukker but neither could take advantage because of outstanding defensive plays.

 

No goals were scored from the field in the final regulation chukker.

 

Pieres stole the ball from Johnston and made a run downfield getting the ball to Ganzi, who just missed a cut shot with 1:14 left in the game. Audi had another late scoring run but came up short sending the game into overtime. A controversial penalty called in the goal mouth after Audi tried to stop Coca-Cola on defense sent Arellano to the penalty line where he converted a 15-yard shot for the winning overtime goal.

 

“We knew it was going to be that kind of game,” said Erskine, who edged out Tommy Collingwood for Most Valuable Player honors and won Best Playing Pony with Leyla.

 

Audi's Nico Pieres goes after the ball before a run downfield. Photo credit Alex Pacheco

Audi’s Nico Pieres goes after the ball before a run downfield. Photo credit Alex Pacheco

 

Both teams were changing out polo ponies frequently because of fatigue from the fast-paced game and hot weather.

 

“It was an intense game, it could have gone either way,” said Coca-Cola’s Julio Arellano, the highest rated American player at 9 goals. “Audi played very well. It was two tough teams. There were no easy goals today. Both teams missed goals.”

 

Said Coca-Cola coach Boone Stribling: “They are a great team. Audi played very well, not to take anything away from them. Nic Roldan is a fantastic player. It came down to the horses at the end.”

 

It was Audi’s second consecutive appearance in the finals. Audi lost to Crab Orchard in the Joe Barry Memorial Cup.

 

Roldan, who was averaging nearly eight goals per game, was held to four goals and finished the tournament with 42 goals, the most scored by any player in the 14-team tournament.

 

Nico Pieres added three goals and Mariano Gracida scored one.

 

Audi team captain Marc Ganzi turned in a gutsy performance competing with both a well-taped fractured thumb, suffered in last week’s CV Whitney tournament opener, and knee injury.

 

Audi team captain Marc Ganzi gets set to hit the ball despite a fractured thumb on his mallet hand. Photo credit Alex Pacheco

Audi team captain Marc Ganzi gets set to hit the ball despite a fractured thumb on his mallet hand. Photo credit Alex Pacheco

 

In the George Haas Cup subsidiary final, Port Mayaca defeated Faraway, 9-8 in overtime. Carlucho Arellano was named MVP after scoring five goals including the game-winner. Marianito Obregon’s Portena, a 12-year-old Chestnut mare, was Best Playing Pony.

 

CV WHITNEY CUP SCHEDULE

Wednesday, February 27: Semifinals, 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3: Les Armour Cup CV Whitney Subsidiary, 10 a.m.; CV Whitney Cup Final, 3 p.m. LES ARMOUR CUP SUBSIDIARY SCHEDULE

Wednesday, February 27: Semifinal, Piaget vs. ERG vs. Valiente, TBA.

Thursday, February 28: Semifinal, Audi vs. Orchard Hill, 10 a.m.

Saturday, March 2: Les Armour Cup Final, 3 p.m.

 

AUDI/PIAGET TOURNAMENT LINEUP

Feb. 19-March 3, CV Whitney Cup/Les Armour Subsidiary Cup March 5-March 24, USPA Piaget Gold Cup March 26-April 21, 109th Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championship

 

GRAND CHAMPIONS POLO CLUB

 

WHERE: On the corner of South Shore Boulevard and Lake Worth Road, Wellington. There are great field side views for tournament action at the home base of pro teams Audi and Piaget. Everyone is welcome to watch polo in a relaxed atmosphere during the spring and fall tournament season and other special events including the International Cup, Buzz Welker Memorial Junior Tournament, Women’s Championship Tournament and Gay Polo League International Tournament.

Whole Food for Horses Community Supporting Healthy Lifestyle for Equestrians and Their Horses

February 25, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

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Gordonsville, VAThere was a time when horses thrived on food alone. There were no preservatives, added sugars or synthetic ingredients. Our soils, crops and planet were all of a richer quality and our choices much simpler. The Whole Food for Horses (WF4H) community is striving to bring back those ideals and help not only educate equestrians in feeding alternatives, but also for better lifestyles for their own take away lessons both in the barn and at home.


Whole Food for Horses is a community of horse people realizing the connection between the quality of their horse’s diet and the quality of its performance and well being. Information is available to everyone on the whole food lifestyle, and care of horses all in one place. Community members include whole food component and supplement company representatives who can offer their expertise and answer a variety of questions. Also available are nutrition consultants to offer answers to specific feeding protocols, and address community questions and concerns. There is also a wide range of equestrians across all disciplines and various countries to talk about their experiences, share sources for feed components and talk everything horses.


One of the main goals of WF4H has always been to help break down the barriers of confusing labels and feeding programs so that individuals can provide better health to themselves and their horses. Many of the concepts that community members learn about are how our food system has drastically changed and the effect it has not only on our horses’ lives, but ours in turn. Drastic changes to a horse’s diet are rarely necessary, in fact, they can be stressful to its body and condition. Adding any amount of whole food to a horse’s diet is beneficial and the community works with each other to share that progress, along with things learned along the way. Many members believe that the more you put into whole foods, the more you get out of it.


The Whole Foods for Horses community has evolved into a place to support other avid horsemen and women in their lifestyle choices supporting a more sustainable planet centered around food. There are discussion forums available to bring new topics to light including sources for various whole foods, environmental concerns, problematic horses, how to get started on the diet and general horse care. There are also blogs available to each person should they want to bring their own education and insight to the community. Various authors write about sustainability, their own experiences with whole foods, gardening and more.


Anyone is welcome to join the Whole Food for Horses community including horse owners, professionals, and writers.  To join, simply click the  “Sign Up” icon via http://www.wholefoodforhorses.com and create your profile. Registration is free and always will be. Should one simply want to browse the site, all articles are accessible. The WF4H community looks forward to connecting with additional equestrians worldwide.


Whole Food for Horses is a community of horse people realizing the connection between the quality of their horse’s diet and the quality of its performance and well being. Please visit http://www.wholefoodforhorses.com or search for ‘Whole Food for Horses’ on Facebook.

Kentucky Spring Horse Shows Prize List Now Available Online

February 22, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Lexington, KY – February 21, 2013 – Kentucky Spring Horse Shows’ management company, Kentucky Horse Shows LLC, is pleased to announce that the hunter/jumper competition’s prize list is currently available online. The prize list and entry blank are posted at www.kentuckyhorseshows.com, or email prizelist@kentuckyhorseshows.com for a hard copy. Entries for the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows close on March 26, 2013.

 

The Kentucky Spring Horse Show will mark the first week of competition, from May 8-12, 2013, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The first week will include the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby in the Rolex Stadium, an event riders will use to gear up for the $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals, which will be held in August. Each year the derby includes jumps reminiscent of the hunt field, such as a natural post and split rails, a stonewall, a coop, an aiken, hedges, logs, banks, and ditches.

 

The jumper highlights in the Rolex Stadium during the first week will include the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic on May 9th, which will kick-off the seven part Hagyard Challenge Series. On Sunday, May 12th, the $75,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix will take center stage.

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Competition will continue the following week with the Kentucky Spring Classic held May 15-19, 2013. The $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic will be held on Thursday, May 16 as riders try to accumulate valuable points for the Hagyard Leading Rider Bonus. On Saturday, May 18, riders will compete under the lights in the Rolex Stadium during the $75,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix sponsored by Audi of Lexington.

 

The $50,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series will return for the Spring and Summer shows with events each week that culminate with the $15,000 Leading Hunter Rider Awards. The Kentucky Spring Classic will also be a WCHR Member event, where riders can earn points towards year-end awards. Both weeks of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows will offer WIHS & NAL classics for Children’s & Adult hunter and jumper riders as well as $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Classics.

 

The Open Jumper competitors will also have an opportunity to showcase their mounts during the $20,000 Bluegrass Classic held each week. The newest addition to the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows will be the Take2 Thoroughbred Hunter and Jumper divisions.

 

The Kentucky Spring Horse Shows would also like to extend a special thanks to all of their generous sponsors including Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Hallway Feeds, Audi of Lexington, Johnson Horse Transportation, Farm Vet, Dietrich Insurance and Sleepy P Ranch.
While competing at the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, exhibitors and their families can also explore downtown Lexington, which features fine dining and shopping. The beautiful Lexington area offers numerous hotel accommodations near the horse show facilities and the main downtown area.
For more information on Kentucky Horse Shows LLC and the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, please visit www.kentuckyhorseshows.com. To request a prize list please email prizelist@kentuckyhorseshows.com.

 

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Photo Credit: The Kentucky Spring Horse Shows prize list is now available online. Photo Courtesy of the Client. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.

 

KENTUCKY HORSE SHOWS 2013 HORSE SHOW SERIES FAST FACTS
Events: 2013 Kentucky Spring Horse Shows
What:
The Kentucky Horse Shows 2013 series includes two weeks of top hunter/jumper competitions during the month of May. The Kentucky Horse Show Series is the host of the Hagyard Challenge Series and Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series.
Where: Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™. Home to the United States Equestrian Federation.
When:

KENTUCKY SPRING HORSE SHOW – May 8-12, 2013

$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic

$75,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby

 

KENTUCKY SPRING CLASSIC – May 15-19, 2013 $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic $75,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix sponsored by Audi of Lexington

$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby

WCHR recognized hunter competition
Sponsors: A special thanks to the generous sponsors of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows: Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Hallway Feeds, Audi of Lexington, Johnson Horse Transportation, Farm Vet, Dietrich Insurance and Sleepy P Ranch.
Hours:
8am – 5pm daily
Parking: Horse Show Exhibitors may purchase a weekly parking pass at the main Horse Park entrance for $5.00. Dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash.
Directions: The Kentucky Horse Park is located 8 miles northeast of Lexington, Kentucky at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.
Information: Before Show – (859) 233-0492, Email: hakshows@earthlink.net

 

During Show – Telephone: (859) 254-3343, Fax: (859) 231-6097 Stabling – Email Tom Blankenship at tomblank@bellsouth.net

 

Stable office – Before Show: (843) 269-4737, During Show: (859) 255-0605 Prize List Advertising – Email Cindy Bozan at cindy@kentuckyhorseshows.com or call (859) 608-3709 Vendors – Email Cindy Bozan at cindy@kentuckyhorseshows.com or call (859) 608-3709 Shownet –  www.shownet.biz Website:  www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

 

Ring Dimensions/Specs: The Stonelea Ring, Murphy Ring, Walnut Ring, Stonelea/Murphy Schooling Ring, the Alltech Arena and the Rolex Stadium have Otto Sport footing consisting of fine sand and synthetic fiber on pvc mats. The Claiborne, Annex, and Covered Arena (old) rings’ footing consists of a sand cushion on limestone base. The dimensions of the competition areas are as follows:
Stonelea: 140’x 280′, Murphy: 135’x 280′, Stonelea and Murphy Schooling: 110’x 400′ Walnut: 300’x 370′, Claiborne: 140’x 270′, Annex 130’x 250′, Covered Arena (old): 145’x 285′ Rolex Stadium: 360′ x 384′, Alltech Arena: 132′ x 265′
Shopping: Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located adjacent to the Stonelea Ring.
Hotels: CLARION HOTEL (Formerly Holiday Inn North) – 859-233-0512 – Approximately 4 miles (OFFICIAL HOTEL) FOUR POINTS SHERATON – 859-259-1311 – Approximately 4 miles LA QUINTA – 859-231-7551 – Approximately 4 miles KNIGHTS INN – 859-231-0232 – Approximately 4 miles EMBASSY SUITES – 859-455-5000 – Approximately 4 miles FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT – 859 -977-5870 – Approximately 4 miles MARRIOT GRIFFIN GATE – 859-231-5100 – Approximately 4 miles RESIDENCE INN – 859-231-6191 – Approximately 5 miles COURTYARD BY MARRIOT – 859-253-4646 – Approximately 5 miles CANDLEWOOD SUITES -877-660-8543 – Approximately 6 miles RAMADA INN – 859-299-1261 – Approximately 6 miles RED ROOF INN – 859-293-2626 – Approximately 6 miles HAMPTON INN – 502-867-4888 – Approximately 6 miles SUPER EIGHT – 502-863-4888 – Approximately 6 miles

 

MICROTEL INN & SUITES – 502-868-8000 – Approximately 6 miles HOLIDAY INN GEORGETOWN – 502-570-0220 – Approximately 6 miles
CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS: Reservations may not be made through the Horse Show office. To reserve a campsite at the Kentucky Horse Park for any of the horse shows, please call the Campground store at (800) 370-6416 or email Christy Combs at ccombs@kyhorsepark.com. Be specific as to the show name and the dates you wish to stay. Check-in time is 2:00 p.m. and checkout is 12:00 noon. You must make arrangements with the Campground store if you plan to come earlier than 2:00 p.m. or stay later than 12:00 noon. Vehicles will be towed that are not removed from a campsite by check-out time.
Management: Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC P. O. Box 11428 Lexington, KY 40575-1428 859-233-0492 (phone) 859-233-0495 (fax) email:  hakshows@earthlink.net

website:  www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

 

Media Contact: Phelps Media Group, Inc. 12230 Forest Hill Blvd.
Suite 214 Wellington, FL 33414 561-753-3389 (phone) 561-753-3386 (fax)

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The Horses Healing Hearts White, White West Party Will Be a Star-Studded Event

February 15, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Wellington, FL – February 14, 2013 – As Valentine’s Day welcomes in the roses, cards and candy, we all can enjoy the ones we love, or even imagine the ideal date with a celebrity. Look no further as the White, White West Party benefiting Horses Healing Hearts offers more than food, fun and entertainment at the Players Club on February 22, 2013. World-ranked polo player Jeff Blake and 2012 Miss Florida USA Karina Brez will be up for auction at the event, sure to be the highlight of the night’s live auction.

 

Before playing on the winning Gold Cup team, polo player Jeff Blake, a Wellington resident, was selected Young Player of the Year in 1998. Blake has an impressive resume, including winning the National 20-goal in 2011, winning the Pacific Coast Open in 2011, and being the multi-time winner of the Joe Barry Memorial.

 

Blake currently plays for La Casa Hermosa Polo Team- LVH Polo in the 14-goal and Scott Wood in the 20-goal. At the White, White West Party, the guest who wins Blake in the auction will not only be able to take a polo lesson with the all-star, but also have a once-in-a-lifetime date with the athlete.

 

“We met Blake in the last three months and he was very willing to help the cause, so we decided to make the partnership,” said Liz Olszewski, Founder of Horses Healing Hearts.

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Jeff Blake

 

 

“It was my physical trainer who introduced me to Liz,” Blake explained. “I had some friends who had gone through alcoholism and that’s kind of what sparked my involvement. We all know someone who has been a victim to substance abuse. I’ve been auctioned off in the past, and I am hoping for that this will bring in a little bit of money for the organization. I would hope that there would be a spot for me in the future if I could help out, I would love to stay involved.”

 

Karina Brez will also be up for auction at the event. The lucky winner will receive a day with Brez who was 2012 Miss Florida USA. In addition to her design and appraisal career, Brez is also the new host for AVC’s The Value Vault; Karina is not just another pretty face. Being well-traveled and well-versed in gemology, Karina shares information on trends and facts about the gems and minerals she so beautifully models. Brez is one of the most educated and accomplished graduate gemologists of her age. In addition to her Graduate Gemologist Diploma, Karina seems a natural for a career in broadcasting as she set her eyes on a pageant goal, attained the title of Miss Florida USA 2012, and went on to compete in the Miss USA in Las Vegas later that same year. America’s Value Channel is proud to have Karina, and you can view The Value Vault Live Mondays 5-10pm/EST time on DirecTV 224, Dish 221 or stream it live on ShopAVC.com.

 

“Karina is in an ambassador for Horses Healing Hearts and has been helping to promote the cause for the past year and a half, so she was an obvious choice for the event,” remarked Olszewski.

 

“This is the first time that I have ever agreed to do something like this,” Brez admitted. “It was the children involved in Horses Healing Hearts that opened up the door for me to agree to be auctioned off. I think that this is a great opportunity to raise money for the organization, and also a wonderful way to donate my time to someone who believes in its cause.”

 

Karina Brez

Karina Brez

 

 

Horses Healing Hearts is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of children of alcoholics and substance abuse through equine experiential learning. To learn more about Horses Healing Hearts or how you can help with donations of money or time, log onto www.HHHUSA.org or e-mail Liz Olszewski at liz@hhhusa.org or call (561) 713-6133.

 

Along with Blake and Brez, Amber Marshall and Amber Leigh will also be attending the White, White West Party. Marshall, an actress on the television series Heartland, will be holding a meet and greet with the Horses Healing Hearts kids from 6-7 pm before the event. In addition to attending the event, Leigh will also be performing.

 

The White, White West Party will take place on Friday, February 22, at the Players Club, 13410 South Shore Blvd., Wellington. Tickets for the event are $80 if purchased before February 21, 2013. Tickets at the door cost $100. There will be a buffet/carving station, and a cash bar at the event.

 

For additional information or early reservations, contact Tere Davidson at 786-417-2102 or email tere@hhhusa.org. For more information, visit www.hhhusa.org.

 

Fast Facts: 

What: White, White West (White Party Meets Western Party)

 

When: Friday, February 22, 2013

 

Time: 7 – 10 pm

 

Where: Players Club

13410 South Shore Blvd.

Wellington, FL 33414

 

For Event Information, Sponsorship Packages and Tickets:

Call e-mail Liz@hhhusa.com or Tere@hhhusa.org

Or go to www.hhhusa.org

Or click here

Tickets for the event are $80 if purchased before February 21, 2013. Tickets at the door cost $100. There will be a buffet/carving station, and a cash bar at the event.

 

Schedule

 

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

JOHN WAYNE HOSTING SPONSOR ($5,000): 10 White, White West VIP Tickets, VIP Seating with table service, featured recognition as the John Wayne Sponsor in all press releases, radio, television and advertising, Logo featured as the John Wayne Sponsor on the website www.hhhusa.org, logo placement and recognition as the John Wayne Hosting Sponsor on all e-mail campaigns, Facebook and Twitter campaigns; special recognition during announcement at the event.

ROY ROGERS SPONSOR ($3,000): Eight White, White West VIP Tickets, VIP Seating with table service, recognition as the Roy Rogers Sponsor in all press releases, radio, television and advertising, logo featured as the Roy Rogers Sponsor on the website www.hhhsusa.org, logo placement and recognition as the Roy Rogers Sponsor on all e-mail campaigns, Facebook and Twitter campaigns, and special recognition during announcement at the event.

 

DALE EVANS SPONSOR ($1,000):Six White, White West VIP Tickets, VIP Seating with table service, recognition as a Dale Evans Sponsor in all press releases, radio, television and advertising, logo recognition as a Dale Evans Sponsor on the website www.hhhusa.org; logo placement and recognition as a Dale Evans Sponsor on all e-mail campaigns, Facebook and Twitter campaigns, special recognition during announcement at the event.

 

TRIGGER SPONSOR ($500):Four White, White West VIP Tickets; VIP Seating with table service; recognition as a Trigger Sponsor in all press releases, radio, television and advertising; logo recognition as a Trigger Sponsor on the website www.hhhusa.org; logo placement and recognition as a Trigger Sponsor on all e-mail campaigns, Facebook and Twitter campaigns; special recognition during the announcement at the event.

Sponsors:

Copley’s RV Center, Inc.

www.copleysrv.com

 

Heartland, Inc.

www.heartlandtan.com

 

Roberts, Reynolds, Bedard and Tuzzio

www.rrbpa.com

 

William H Pitt Foundation

561-655-8605

 

Lifescape Solutions

lifescapesolutions.com

 

Susan Lundin

www.susanlundin.com

 

PNC Bank

www.pnc.com 

 

Sunless-Versa Spa

www.versaspa.com 

 

Happy Endings Farm

www.happyendingsfarm.com

 

Entertainment By:

Quicktrackz Entertainment

 

Horses Healing Hearts would like to give a warm thank you to their White, White West Committee:

Susan Lundin – Committee Co-Chair
Liz Olszewski – Committee Co-Chair/Founder
Karina Brez, Ambassador
Tere Davidson, Secretary
Randy Grimes, Corporate Sponsors Chairman
Christine Gupton
Daniel Hartwell, Sponsorship Chairman
Dorian Hayes
Rachel Malloy
Mary Rosoff, Silent Auction Co-chair
Jennifer Williams
Libby Zivick, Silent Auction Chair

Join JustWorld International For Their Signature Horseless Horse Show

February 15, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Wellington, FL – February 14, 2012 – Countless young horse lovers dream of one day entering the ring at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center as part of the Winter Equestrian Festival. JustWorld International makes that dream a reality in a unique way with their signature Horseless Horse Show. Saturday, February 23, come out to the Winter Equestrian Festival to take your turn over the horseless horse show’s short stirrup jumper, children’s jumper, team relay race, or puissance course, beginning at approximately 5 pm in the DeNemethy Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

 

JustWorld International’s signature Horseless Horse Shows attracts more than 100 children of all ages to take their turn competing over a human-size jump course. It is one of the most entertaining charity events of the season, for children and parents alike. The jumps are made as though they came straight from a miniature grand prix ring, complete with elaborate, decorative standards that add to the horse show feel. Participants jump their highest and run their fastest as they vie for top ribbons and prizes in this fun, athletic event.

 

The 2013 JustWorld Horseless Horse Show will feature the Puissance high jump competition, Short Stirrup Jumpers, Children’s Jumpers class, and the anticipated Team Relay Race. Ribbons will be presented to the top finishers in each class. Entries are $15 per class.

 

All money raised through sponsorships and participant registrations go directly to JustWorld’s education and nutrition projects for impoverished children in Honduras, Cambodia, Guatemala and Brazil.

 

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Sponsor opportunities are available on two different levels: class sponsorships and title sponsorships. Class sponsors have the opportunity to have a class named to their choosing and to participate in the ribbon presentation to the winners of this class. Class sponsors’ logos will appear on all 2013 WEF Horseless Horse Show event posters and flyers and on all JustWorld Horseless Horse Show entry blanks. In addition, sponsors will be included in event press releases, social media activities and promotions, as well as being included in an article about the Horseless Horse Show in JustWorld International’s electronic newsletter.

 

The cost of the class sponsorship is $1,500, and title sponsorships are available for $5,000. To participate as a sponsor, please e-mail Sabrina Jurak at sjurak@justworldinternational.org.

 

 

To download an entry form for the JustWorld International Horseless Horse Show please click here. To download the poster for the JustWorld International Horseless Horse Show please click here

 

Founded in 2003 by Jessica Newman, JustWorld International is a not-for-profit, humanitarian organization, which funds life-changing nutrition, health and hygiene, education, as well as leadership and cultural development programs for impoverished children in Cambodia, Honduras and Guatemala. There are currently more than 500 Rider and Technical Official Ambassadors representing 40 different countries, whose efforts to support JustWorld’s projects have raised in excess of $6 million to date. For more information on JustWorld, please visit www.justworldinternational.org.

 

 

 

Der Dau Sponsors Dressage Dream Team at Global Dressage Festival

February 12, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Wellington, FL- February 10, 2013– On Saturday, February 2, 2013, Der Dau was on hand to sponsor the first of six weeks of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Throughout each week of the season, Der Dau will honor the horse and rider combination with the highest Horse Gait and Rider Position scores for a division with the “Der Dau Dream Team Horse and Rider Award.” For the first week of the season, the award was presented in the FEI Young Horse Final for Five Year Olds.

 

 

“We are excited to be a sponsor of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival,” said Joseph Der, President of Der Dau. “We want to align ourselves with the dressage community and support its growth.”

Anna Marek and Dilona presented the Der Dau Dream Team award  by Barbara Lange at the first week of the Global Dressage Festival

Anna Marek and Dilona presented the Der Dau Dream Team award
by Barbara Lange at the first week of the Global Dressage Festival

 

The Der Dau Dream Team last week was presented to Anna Marek and Dilona who earned top scores in the Young Horse Division. Marek hails from Michigan and moved to Florida two years ago to train with and ride for Belinda Nairn Wertman at INSPO in Williston, FL.

 

Marek piloted Dilona, a Dutch Warmblood mare by Lord Leatherdale out of Kennedy and owned by AJ Stapleton, to the 2012 Adequan/USDF USEF Four-Year-Old Horse of the Year honors.

 

“Belinda found her in Holland as a coming three-year-old,” said Marek. “She was not broke yet. From the moment I saw her running around in the field, I was in love with her. She goes to a show and just puffs herself up. She knows when she goes into the arena. She’s just a fun horse to ride.”

 

Remarking on the Der Dau Dream Team Award, Marek shared that she feels that way when she rides Dilona, that she is a dream horse and they make a great team.

 

Marek has such confidence in the horse that when owner AJ Stapleton expressed that he was a little wary of showing the young mare this early in the season she and Wertman convinced him otherwise.

 

“She clocked off the test like it was no trouble. She is born a show horse-a professional. I think she knows how much I love her,” she said.

 

Der Dau looks forward to promoting a new Der Dau Dream Team each week of the Global Dressage Festival.

 

For 50 years, New York-based Der Dau has been making high quality, custom boots and shoes by hand. The Der Dau craftsmen create perfectly-fitted, second-skin boots and shoes through an unparalleled, exacting process. A family business founded by Jose´ Der, is now lead by his son Joseph Der with passion and vision. The company prides itself on its commitment to excellence, hard work and dedication.

 

The quality and beauty of the Der Dau boots and shoes have made them a favorite of celebrities and top equestrian competitors. Debbie Stephens, Ian Millar, Margie Engel, Eric Lamaze, Jessica Springsteen and Betsy Steiner all ride in Der Dau custom boots.

 

For more information go to: www.derdau.com or call 718-336-4513

Take the lead with Kerrits NEW Kombi Riding Tight

February 11, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Bingen, WA – Leading the field with fresh innovation, Kerrits introduces their new Kombi Riding Tight with a strategic combination of fabrics placed for enhanced fit and performance.

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“Our Kombi Riding Tight is the perfect marriage of a breech and a tight,” said Kerri Kent, owner and designer for Kerrits Performance Equestrian Apparel.  “It combines the durability and integrity of a breech and the stretchy comfort of a tight without the reveal.”

Kombi Riding Tight fullseat in Eggplant

Kombi Riding Tight fullseat in Eggplant

In sports a flat, wide Flow Rise waist with belt loops and the slimming Dynamic ExtremeTM  fabric provides shape and hold with excellent coverage.  The side panel is a stretch knit with a denim-like look giving the ultimate freedom of movement and a side pocket large enough to hold your cell phone.

Back view of the Kombi Riding Tight fullseat in Mushroom

Back view of the Kombi Riding Tight fullseat in Mushroom

Its smooth, flat finish is lightweight.  The kneepatch and fullseat are constructed in a perforated NuBackTM fabric that has a leather-like feeling that’s breathable and moisture-wicking.

 

“Riders will love the multi-functional aspects of the Kombi Riding Tight for the diverse conditions we all experience with our horses,” said Kent.

 

Kombi Riding Tight in Black

Kombi Riding Tight fullseat in Black

Kombi Riding Tight

Colors: Mushroom, Eggplant, and Black

Sizes: S, M, L, XL

Machine washable

MSRP: $94.00 Kneepatch

$109.00 Fullseat

 

 

Ride On! About Kerrits Performance Equestrian Apparel:

Home-grown performance that sprouted in 1986, Kerrits Performance Equestrian Apparel thrives on creating innovative, functional, and stylish performance apparel, uniquely designed for women who love to ride – and their horses.