You will now find Bev Harrison and The Tack Collection, and all of her wonderful art at their terrific new location in Lafayette, Colorado, where Bev is a 4th generation resident. Be sure and stop by and say hello to Bev, and her friendly dog, Gabel. Bev is very excited about her move and is also planning on giving some equestrian art lessons! Gabel is so happy about the move, he cannot stop wagging his tail!
Media personality Steve Williams enjoyed a wonderful stay at the home of a very controversial former “Housewife of New York” during the Hampton Classic Horse Show. Steve took Jill Zarin and her business manager (and former JR Hunter rider) Sarah Vitale to watch the beautiful Hunters at a lunch hosted by Visse Wedell of Foundation Farm.
Lori Gallander’s great tack store Once Upon A Horse, has moved to a wonderful new location in Franktown, Colorado! Lori will still have all of her terrific consignment merchandise and equestrian inventory for sale. And, as always she will greet you with that wonderful smile of hers. So, come on down to Once Upon a Horse in Franktown – Lori will leave the light on for you!
Two Olympians on board! Missy Clark has announced that Olympic Gold Medalist Peter Wylde will be joining North Run. Peter will be taking over the rides on the Wannahave Group’s Sandor de la Pomme, and Wannahave, in addition to several other horses that are in development. Matt Williams, has also joined North Run and will remain on staff to help with the riding and teaching as he continues to show his Olympic partner, Watch Me, owned by Samantha Tuerk. North Run will be located at Frank and Bonnie Cunniffe’s beautiful Whipstick Farm in Grand Prix Village, as well as in a permanent barn at the show.
Congratulations to Laurie Grayson, Hunter/Jumper trainer on her recent move to JK Ranch in Boulder,Colorado. Laurie’s business “Just a Little Farm” was in Golden for 25 years and now Laurie, her students, her clients and her horses will be training inBoulder. Laurie would like to especially thank Dale at JK Ranch and her students for all of their wonderful support during the move!
The U.S. Equestrian Team has announced that Jane Forbes Clark has resigned as president and CEO. Jane gave as her reason the fact that she has chosen to British Olympic show jumper Ben Maher to take over the ride on some of her horses. With Ben taking the reins, there is the possibility that one of Jane’s horses might one day be representingGreat Britain. Jane said she did not want any appearance of conflict of interest if one of her horses were to represent Britain while she is president of the U.S. Equestrian Team.
Congratulations to Dr. Susan McQuiddy from Omaha,Nebraska on the purchase of her lovely new bay mare, Frost! Susan purchased Frost in Colorado and will be bringing Frost back to her new home at Ponca Hills Farm in Nebraska.
Olympic eventing bronze medalist and Pan American Games gold medalist Darren Chiacchia, 48, was admitted to the hospital with fungal meningitis, a rare and potentially deadly infection. At press time, Darren was improving and we wish him a speedy and complete recovery.
With the growing interest in collegiate equestrian teams, The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show hosted the Fourth Annual (THJA) College Equestrian Fair. Young riders who spend countless hours dedicated to the sport in their lower, middle and high school years, graduate and ask themselves, “Now what?” To help address this question, The Pin Oak Club chose a select group of Division l & ll and ISHA colleges in addition to other handpicked schools from around the country with equestrian riding teams as well as equine studies to promote their programs and provide aspiring riders with a “one-stop-shopping” experience to learn what these colleges offer and hopefully find a course of study that fits their goals.
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