John Porter competed in winning style at the New England Horsemen’s Council Medal Finals, riding away with the win in the 2013 NEEC Junior Medal. John and trainer Sachine Belle accepted the award from NEEC Committee member Fred Hunt and the 2012 winner, Michael Janson. Photo by Melody Taylor-Scott
It will come as no surprise that Stransky Mission Farm’s grand prix rider Hector Florentino celebrated his birthday at a horse show! He began the day by coaching his son Victor to the blue ribbon in the puddle jumpers aboard Hero and then mounted up to pilot Anemone’s Vicky to top ribbons in the open stakes. It was only when the horses were comfortably back in their stalls that Hector was able to kick back and relax with his lovely wife Eve and good friends, including Pablo Barrios, over cocktails and cake. His birthday wish was fulfilled a few days later when he flew to Peru to represent the Dominican Republic aboard Anemone’s Vicky at The XVII Bolivarian Games.
Congratulations to Silver Creek’s Validation, on winning the 6 Year Old Consolation class (177 starters) at the World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses. He was born, bred and raised on North American soil. Andrew Ramsey of the USA won the 7 Year Old Consolation class (64 starters) on his homebred, Lilly. Way to go!
BarnManager.com is thrilled to launch its partnership with Cavalor Premium Supplements. The web-based software also rolled out several new features to further streamline the user experience, including a mass upload feature and more customizable options for the user dashboard. To find out more about BarnManager, visit www.barnmanager.com and start a free trial today.
The Washington International Horse Show was also a great success for BarnManager.com. The BarnManager.com and Cavalor lounge provided riders with the perfect place to kick back and relax. The lounge also hosted an autograph signing session with grand prix rider and Sidelines columnist Brianne Goutal, equitation star Lillie Keenan and world-class eventer Will Coleman. The “Tag Your Swag” contest was also wildly popular among fans, with the lucky winner ultimately taking home an iPad mini.
Congratulations to Hillary Simpson and her mount Arkansas for winning the Leading Thoroughbred Award, presented by The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, at the Alltech National Horse Show. Hillary and Arkansas’s owners, Robert and Maria Kogen, were honored in a special ceremony prior to the Alltech Grand Prix.
Sidelines Magazine wishes Luis Larrazabal best of luck! Luis qualified for the Bolivarian Games in Peru with G&C Cosmea!
Congratulations to Pam Fisher and her lovely stallion Sea Lion. Horse and rider just won the advanced regional championships in California, with Pam on board! Pam lived in the Aspen area for many years, and now she and Sea Lion are enjoying their home in California where Pam teaches, competes and trains at Ruffian Stables in California.
The Winning Gustavos! Gustavo Arroyo and Gustavo Mirabal spent two weeks in Oliva, Spain with much success. Gustavo Mirabal won the opening speed class with G&C Leroy and also placed third with new “supermare” G&C Sicilia. Mirabal was fourth with G&C Blue in the opening 1.30m class and went on to place second in both the 1.25m and 1.30m classics with G&C Leroy and G&C Blue, respectively. Arroyo and G&C Jartrum topped one of the seven-year-old young jumper classes, while Mirabal continued to rack up top five placings in the 1.25m division. The duo continued to bring home the ribbons in the second week. Congratulations guys!
Quentin Judge was fifth and sixth with HH Wilco and HH Donnatella in the $100,000 World Cup Qualifier at Angelstone and also finished second in the $65,000 Atlanta Fall Classic Grand Prix with HH Whiskey Royale. He is also featured as Sidelines’ cover story. Double H Farms is also pleased to announce their new partnership with UltrOZ. More information about this fantastic product is available at www.ultroz.com.
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