Sidelines heard from our old friend, Kayce Douglass and she is now living in Colorado where she is a rep for a new supplement company, Royal Champion. We wish Kayce well in her new endeavors!
Liliane Stransky and her 16 year old daughter Daniela have accepted an invitation from fellow philanthropist Caroline, Princess of Hanover, to join her at the Jumping International De Monte-Carlo 2012 in Monaco. Daniela will enter the arena to compete at the CSI2*/GCT/CSI5* rated horse show, part of the prestigious Global Champions Tour, as the sole representative from Venezuela and to champion her mother’s charity Step by Step.
Todd and Amanda Minikus lost their great grand prix horse, Pavarotti recently. This is quite the loss for Todd; but we feel certain the Minikus Family will be back in the Grand Prix ring in short order.
The Alltech National Horse Show has added a $50,000 puissance to its schedule. The class is tentatively scheduled for Friday evening, November 2.
The Seraphim12 Foundation hosted their debut cocktail reception and dinner in March at Graffito’s South inWellington and it proved to be a huge success. All were asked to sign letters to their Representatives, Congress and the President, clarifying the need to support the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011.
Can you imagine putting your trunks and equipment at the end of your barn driveway waiting for the trucks to come and fetch you and your horses and having everything swiped. Rich Fellers and Karl Cook were packed and waiting to ship back toCalifornia when someone drove thru Grand Prix Village inWellington and heisted their equipment, right in the middle of the day. Wow!
The rumor on the street – Triple Crown of Show Jumping will be underwritten by Taylor Harris Insurance Services. We are told the three shows making up this Triple Crown will be Devon, Hamptons and the Alltech National Horse Show. Win all three folks and get a BIG CHECK.
Three Olympic hopefuls and a former USEF National CCI4* champion horse took part in a United States Olympic Committee’s invasion of Times Square in New York in April to mark the 100 day countdown to the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Spotted on television were 2011 Pan American Games medalists Heather Blitz (Team Gold and Individual Silver in dressage), Buck Davidson (Team Gold and Individual Bronze in Eventing) and 17 year old Reed Kessler, who won a USEF Selection Trials for the U.S. Show Jumping Team.
Phelps Media Group International announced its sponsorship of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA). Phelps Media Group looks forward to working with the IEA to expand their reach to the mainstream equestrian audience, provide access to leaders in equestrian education and act as a provider of current industry information.
The First Annual Southeast Medal Finals will take place on September 21-23, 2012 at theJacksonvilleEquestrianCenter. Sponsors are lining up to support this great new show. Highlights include the Southeast Junior and Adult 3’ Medal Finals, ASPCA Maclay Regionals and much more.
This has been a sad time for many in the horse show world. The passing of both John Quirk and Sis Steinkraus is a huge loss. John was one of the pioneers in bringing the World Cup to Las Vegas and an ace reporter and publisher when he owned Horses Magazine. And what can we say about Sis Steinkraus? She was a class act and a friend to everyone. Both of these folks will be missed by everyone they touched. And folks, we have lost another fellow exhibitor. Top hunter rider from Virginia, Martha Sifton has passed away recently. Another loss for all of us.
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