Back in 2010 at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, Greg Nielsen and Kat Wojtylak, two individuals involved in the horse industry, met through mutual friends (hey thanks JRPR, Inc. for your meddling). Fast-forward almost three years later to the day, and these two lovebirds announced their engagement at the Lincoln Memorial in DC. Greg works for Classic Equine Equipment and Kat works for Biostar EQ in addition to being our resident food columnist here at Sidelines. Congratulations to these two and we look forward to sharing more updates after their December wedding!
Rancho Corazon hosted the American Holsteiner Horse Association’s approvals large tour in September. Rancho Corazon approved two new stallions, Cesar’s Crack and Cristal. Several mares and foals received premium awards with Cypres being the site champion mare. The event was well attended by more than 100 guests who dined, toured and enjoyed live music at the ranch.
Rancho Corazon would also like to congratulate the Abeyta family for the purchase of ranch-bred gelding Chevalier SA. Rancho Corazon wishes them a great future with Chevalier and are very excited to watch this partnership hit the show ring.
Kris Killam and his lovely wife Mandy have moved Dresden Manor Farm to their new location in Naples, Florida. Kris will continue to train and operate Dresden Manor in Naples, while also making trips back to Omaha to visit and teach his Nebraska clients. Congrats to both Kris and Mandy!
G&C Farm trainer and rider Rodrigo Pessoa and G&C Atlanta Z were bronze medalists in the seven-year-old final for the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses. The pair went in to the final round in first place after finishing sixth and fourth in the first two qualifying rounds for seven-year-old horses. Each round fielded more than 200 horses. Rodrigo was also a valuable member of Team Brazil at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Finals in Barcelona. Team Brazil finished with a silver medal.
G&C Farm rider Luis Larrazabal helped Team Venezuela achieve the silver medal aboard G&C Flash in the Nations Cup at Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Congratulations are in order to Angelika Beutel, from Firestone, Colorado and her new lovely gelding, Elliott, “Varekai.” They won the 2013 Championship Training Division at the Colorado Horse Park. Sadly, Angelika lost her horse Cassidy in an unforeseen trailer accident coming home from the ColoradoHorsePark last June. We send our prayers, thoughts and many best wishes on Angelika’s new partnership with Elliott.
Wellsbridge Farm, in Parker, Colorado is very happy to announce that Olympian Joe Fargis will be doing a clinic at Wellsbridge on the weekend of November 30. It’s going to be a terrific clinic, and you don’t want to miss it. How exciting to see Corky Shaha and Joe Fargis in the ring together again!
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