Founder Nicole Lakin of BarnManager recently launched a new version of the successful website in June and will soon unveil a mobile app that will take the business of barn management to the next level. BarnManager is a cloud-based software solution that provides horse owners and managers with the tools they need to streamline and simplify their daily management responsibilities. The program offers digitized record keeping for the many facets of horse care, and intuitive and simple business tools to make small business management accessible and easy. Managers can access BarnManager from their computer, smartphone, or tablet to create detailed horse profiles, track medical records and training programs, schedule appointments, and more.
The Longines FEI World Cup Finals, March 27 to April 2, were a huge success. Top equestrian competitors and spectators alike gathered in Omaha, Nebraska, to enjoy stellar dressage and show jumping as well as the attractions of Omaha.
Julie Skinner of West Tisbury, Massachusetts, was inducted into a special group of senior dressage riders and horses at the Welcome Back to White Fences Show in Florida. The ages of Julie and her horse, Lordgraf, qualified them to become members of The Dressage Foundation’s Century Club. The Century Club recognizes dressage riders and horses whose combined ages total 100 years or more. Julie is 76-years-old, and Lordgraf is 24. In addition to having ages totaling 100 or more, horse and rider perform a dressage test of any level at a dressage show and are scored by a dressage judge.
L to R: Tiffany George, Linda Keely, Mindy Coretz, Julie and Libby Barrow.
Things were more than “OK” in Oklahoma recently, when Julie Winkel, a USHJA certified trainer and “R” rated judge for some of the most prestigious shows in the country, taught a clinic at Farewell Farm in Bixby, Oklahoma. Farewell Farm trainer Mindy Coretz said, “Julie understands horses so very deeply, and she has the ability to communicate to others how we can best get inside their heads in order to become better horse people by thinking like a horse. It is so special and something we should all aspire to.”
Left to right – Shane Rice, Tommy Biddle Jr. and Steve Krueger Team
Photo by Elizabeth Hedley
The John R. Townsend International Challenge Cup is a 20-goal arena match played between the United States and the United Kingdom every other year. Recently, the USA captured the Townsend Cup title with the final score of 18-16. The Most Valuable Player of the game was awarded to Team USPA member Steve Krueger. Best Playing Pony was presented to Woody, owned by George Dill. This year the USA team was represented by arena 10-goaler Tommy Biddle Jr., Shane Rice (7-goals) and Steve Krueger (4-goals). Attendees of the Barrett-Jackson Car Auction at the WestWorld Equidome in Scottsdale, Arizona, witnessed a hyper-competitive game of high-goal arena polo that was a battle until the very end. Congratulations Team USA!