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CONTENTS The Competitive Equestrian FIRST EDITION 2015 November/December Longines Masters of Los Angeles, Jump Pole Lighting. Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media 16 Showcation in Vegas The Las Vegas National is Part of a Prestigious New League 20 A Class Act Longines Masters of Los Angeles Barbara Pinnella 28 Longines World #1 Scott Brash Barbara Pinnella 34 The Men Behind the Voices Barbara Pinnella 44 The Charities Longines Masters of Los Angeles COVER: Longines Masters of Los Angeles, Arena to the Barn. Photograph taken by Alden Corrigan Media. Barbara Pinnella 50 Fun For Funds FEATURES & ARTICLES 10 The Crowning Glory Kutscher Wins the Longines Masters of Los Angeles Barbara Pinnella Page 2 Pro Am Charity Competition Barbara Pinnella 54 Young Jumper Championships Lauren Davis Baker www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com 62 Menlo Charity Horse Show 45 Years of Success Lauren Davis Baker 66 Hardin and Sandoval Dubsmash Their Way to Lip-sync Fame Barbara Pinnella 72 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar Del Mar 74 Del Mar International Highlights 78 At One Time, Being a Horseman Was Like Being a Concert Musician Joan Curtin Barbara Pinnella 84 Our Home Is On Fire Macella O’Neill TCE Nov/Dec 2015
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The Competitive Equestrian C o m m u n i c a t i o n s f ro m Yo u r H u n t e r, J u m p e r a n d D re s s a g e A re n a s W elcome to the first edition of The Competitive Equestrian a publication with a single focus; to support and develop awareness to the arenas of the hunter, jumper and dressage equestrian sports. The magazine will be printed and provided in a digital format six times per year. In the months in-between editions The Competitive Equestrian will dispatch a digital newsletter. call if you wish to be added to the distribution list, it is automatic with a directory listing. In connecting horse shows, trainers, riders, owners, disciplines and equestrian brands we can communicate and share information. In turn the doors open to promote the growth of your sport and enable business expansion. And again by providing the magazine free of charge, in stores, at barns and shows we aim to ensure the magazine reaches the equestrian community. Just Dressage will be introduced in the next edition as we kick-off the 2016 season. The Competitive Equestrian Executive Editor LORNA LOWRIE Publisher: Equestrian Communications USA LLC Office: 20767 NW Phillips Road Hillsboro, OR 97124 One of the key publication features is the provision of a low cost Trainer and Services Directory; starting at only $200 for a full year in the magazine and online. Along with our exceptional, affordable advertising rates, I hope you will be pleasantly surprised. I look forward to talking to you all. November/December Issue Contributing Writers BARBARA PINELLA, SARAH GRUBER POULIN, ASHLEY MATCHETT WOODS, LAUREN DAVIS BAKER, MACELLA O’NEILL Contributing Photographers ALDEN CORRIGAN MEDIA, DAVID BUCHAN, DEB DAWSON, ESI PHOTOGRAPHY, BRET ST CLAIR Cover Photograph KUTSCHER WINS THE LONGINES MASTERS OF LOS ANGELES. PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN BY ALDEN CORRIGAN MEDIA. Your sport, Your news, Your business. Take care, print and digital magazine Lorna Lowrie Executive Editor & Publisher Champagne Barrons De Rothschild, Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Sections 6 CONGRATULATIONS New equestrian and equine partnerships 55 TRAINER DIRECTORY 60 SERVICES DIRECTORY Lorna (503) 317 4956 Fax (503) 214 8814 editor@TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com Submissions The Competitive Equestrian will gladly consider all articles, news, letters, and photographs for publication, but assumes no responsibility for unsolicited material. Submissions may be edited. Congratulations and News & Reviews items are published free of charge. Letters are assumed publishable unless we are advised otherwise. All submissions should meet our ad deadline to facilitate inclusion in next issue. Page 4 Copyright © 2015 by Equestrian Communications USA LLC, all rights reserved. This publication may not be reproduced or quoted in whole or in part by any means, printed or electronic, without the written consent of the publisher. www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015
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Congratulations NEW EQUINE & EQUESTRIAN PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS Archway Equestrian Sports Thumbs Up Farm Revel Paris McCaw of Seattle, WA recently leased Revel, a 15-year-old Dutch WB gelding from Beda Watcher of Red Deer County, AB. John Turner of Thumbs Up Farm and Natasha Brash of Silver Fox Horse Sales were the agents on the lease. Red Fox Ella McCaw of Seattle, WA recently leased Red Fox, a 9-year-old Hanoverian gelding from Anne Stevenson of Seattle, WA. John Turner of Thumbs Up Farm and Heidi Kauffman of Hillcrest Training and Sales were the agents on the lease. Caribbean Elizabeth Nevins of Sammamish, WA recently purchased Caribbean, an 8-year-old, Canadian WB, gelding from Dianne Hall of Calgary, AB. John Turner of Thumbs Up Farm and Traci Dlin and Jacqueline Patmore of Timberlea Farm Ltd were the agents on the sale. Chocolua Grande Congratulations to Emma Neher of Kenmore, WA on the purchase of Chocolua Grande, an 11-year-old appendix quarter horse gelding. “Beemer” was owned by Amanda Tavoularis of Edmonds, WA. Heather Macdonald of Infinity Hunters and Jumpers and John Turner of Thumbs Up Farm were the agents for the sale. 9 Zangersheide Gelding Amanda Moore of Holly Hill Farm purchased a 5-year-old Zangersheide gelding from Burgers Stables of The Netherlands. They will compete in the hunter divisions with Clare Warren and Corene Smith. Archway Equestrian Sports and Burgers Stables were agents. 9 Emerald Valley Training Ruehl Pam Kimsey purchased Ruehl review 9-year-old Dutch warm blood gelding from Darlene McDonnell. Agents for sale were Sara Nastri and Amy Ruge. Pair will train with Emerald Valley Training. Gericho Kristin Mcgettigan purchased Gericho 4-year-old Dutch warm blood gelding. Agent for sale was Sara Bosch. Pair will train with Emerald Valley Training. 9 Infinity Hunters & Jumpers Equidora Stephanie James from Sammamish, Wa purchased the 6-year-old Oldenburg mare Equidora. They will train and show with Infinity Hunters and Jumpers in the Hunter divisions. Heather MacDonald and Pamela Simmie were agents for sale. 9 Creekside Show Stables Fortune Hunter Creekside Show Stable congratulates the Vince family of Woodinville, WA on the purchase of Fortune Hunter from Short Acres Farm of Brush Prairie, WA. Phoebe Vince looks forward to competing with Fortune Hunter in the junior hunter and equitation divisions. Heather MacDonald and Kelly Smith were agents for the sale. Maximum Ride Creekside Show Stable congratulates Bridget Strang of Carbondale, CO on the purchase of Maximum Ride, aka Lucky from Nancy Butano of Bend, OR. Bridget will lease this wonderful schoolmaster to clients in her training program. Kelly Smith was agent for the sale. 9 Congratulations Free trainer and client service: send details of sale or lease to editor@thecompetitiveequestrian.com and we will post for you. Page 6 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015
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News & Views More Young Jumpers Please Macella O’Neill It’s been a couple of years since I’ve had a horse for the Young Jumper Championships, but this year I had a really fun one named Danny. Every great once in awhile you experience the rare the pleasure of having a horse that quite literally wants to win, and I have that in Danny. In fact, he has won every single young horse class he has entered, to the enormous delight of his excited and supportive owners, who also eagerly geared up for a trip to San Diego to watch their young horse participate in the Championships. Of special note, this year to Kelly McKnight, on behalf of the YJC, who tirelessly distributed t-shirts, held dinners during the YJC classes and posted pictures and results on the YJC website. All of which have made the classes feel important, worthwhile and was great for encouraging and building on everyone’s enthusiasm and sending news back to the breeders of these horses. Page 8 As far as I can tell there is only one thing missing, we need more young horses. Several of the 7-year-old classes Danny entered this year only had 2 or 3 other horses in them. Often similar numbers in the 6 and 5-yearold classes. Why? I’m old enough to remember the inception of the YJC and credit goes to Linda Allen for turning her vision into a reality meant to foster the development of young horses in this country, both to support our breeders and to give us a vehicle for producing our own top quality jumpers. Clearly this model works well in Europe where the young horses classes never lack for entries and are watched with great interest by everyone, as they realize this is not only the future of their sport but also a demonstration of breeding and training programs. What are the factors that make it so different in this country? Obviously we are a much younger country with a far shorter tradition of equestrian sports in any form. Some of the farms I have visited in Eastern Europe have family horse breeding record books that are older than this country. Additionally, this country really was founded on the idea that bloodlines did not make the man, and to this day nothing makes us happier than to have an underdog win the Kentucky Derby. But even taking our relative youth and irreverence into account, there are other very significant factors at play. The cost of production for a young horse in this country is simply staggering. I a lucky enough to own my own barn, so I can partner up with people and defray www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com the expense, but at the end of the day it’s still an incredibly costly endeavor for all of us. Particularly in contrast to Europe. By now we all know the most cost efficient way to develop a young horse is to buy it in Europe, leave it there and pay far less than half what you would in this country to do the same thing. Of course you don’t get to see it, ride it and develop it exactly how you want or show it, but it doesn’t really matter if you cannot afford to anyway. Clearly, for the numbers to go up in this country we’ve simply got to find a way to make it more affordable. We’ve also got to promote the idea that every professional should want to constantly be developing a couple of up and coming young horses that they can “ brand” as a product of their own riding and training program. Perhaps producing their own customers future horses and doing business with their fellow American trainers who can watch a horse progress right in front of their eyes. There are some lovely horses being produced by American breeders, but they’ll be the first to tell you that it’s very hard to sell young horses until they’re show ring ready. I contend that we would all do better to show less and train more, and in fact this is essential to develop young horses, who simply cannot be developed “on the road”. Speaking for myself, nothing really equals the pleasure of developing a young horse to be all that it can be and watching it go on successfully for many years to come, whatever it’s final job description may be. They won’t all be Grand Prix horses, but they can all be good horses, and the young horse division is an ideal way to season and showcase them. I enjoyed the my couple weeks at Showpark, not only for the joy I had riding Danny, but to seeing all the other young horses there that are the future of our sport! Please see the YJC website www. youngjumpers.com to find out more about the Young Jumper Championships. TCE Nov/Dec 2015
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The Crowning Glory Kutscher Wins Longines Masters of Los Angeles By Barbara Pinnella Winner of the Longines Masters Grand Prix - Marco Kutscher and Van Gogh. Photographs by Alden Corrigan Media Page 10 TCE Nov/Dec 2015 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com
The Crowning Glory Kutscher Wins Longines Masters of Los Angeles By Barbara Pinnella  Winner of the Longines Masters Grand...
T he stage was set for something dramatic to but obviously erasing any chance of that Longines bonus. happen. The talk was all about Great Britain’s The knowledgeable fans in attendance gave John a huge master, John Whitaker and his lovely stallion round of applause both before and after his ride. When I Argento. If they won this Grand Prix in Los saw him later he gave me a bit of a smile and just shrugged Angeles, Whitaker would also win the 500,000 euro bonus his shoulders. That said it all. after his win in Hong Kong. Seven horses came back to jump for all the fame. Hemeryck and Carlitto van’t Zorgvliet were the first to go, but they The course on Sunday afternoon for the Longines Masters Grand Prix was big, technical, and impressive – as it should had three rails down. Next up was Sheikh Ali bin Khalid be for this type of competition. As he had done all week, Al Thani and first Devision. They jumped a very good clear Luc Musette did a wonderful job designing the course. And round, but the Sheikh did not think his time of 40.13 would as was also the norm, time would play a factor for some of stand up to the competition coming in after him. the riders. Third in the ring Kent Farrington and Voyeur. Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media were Delaveau and Spectators might Lacrimoso 3 HDC. have gotten the As was the case with idea that the course Hemeryck, they too was going to be easy had three rails down to jump when the for 12 faults. first of 36 horses that walked into The aggressivethe arena, Carlitto riding Brash came in van’t Zorgvliet and next, and he pulled Rik Hemeryck, put out all the stops. He in a clear round. and Hello M’Lady But it took another galloped, jumped, 12 horses to post and turned their way another clear. That into the lead with next clear came a clear round and courtesy of Sheikh an excellent time of Ali Bin Khalid 37.93. Most thought Al Thani riding that time would the wonderfully hold up for the rest talented First of the class. Devision for the Germany’s Guerdat country of Qatar. and Kavalier were The man who next. They also won two classes posted a clear the previous day, round, but their Patrice Delaveau, time of 39.05 did rode Lacrimoso 3 not challenge Brash. HDC to the next clear round. We had a gap of 10 horses Farrington and Voyeur were next in and this pair really gave before another went clean, and then we saw four of them it a great try. They too were clear in an excellent time of do it in a row. 38.08, so close, yet not good enough. They were Scott Brash and Hello M’Lady, Steve Guerdat Only one more pair could take the victory from Scott, but riding Kavalier, Kent Farrington with Voyeur, and Marco it was the fearsome and accurate duo of Kutscher riding Van Kutscher and Van Gogh. Gogh. Marco put the pedal to the metal and rode like he Two riders guided their respective horses to clear rounds, had a clock in his head. He was careful where he needed to only to get bit by a time fault. The two victims of that be and fast where necessary. He gave spectators a clinic out curse were Italy’s Bucci Piergiorgio riding Casallo Z and there, and when the dust cleared (not literally) Van Gogh America’s McLain Ward and HH Azur. Such a shame galloped through the timers in 37.04, grabbing that Grand for both men, as their horses jumped really well, and they Prix win away from Brash. would have been fun to watch in the jump-off. “I’m absolutely delighted with the horse,” Brash said after By now I’m sure you noticed that the names of Whitaker the class. “I was just annoyed at myself that I didn’t do a and Argento are missing. That’s right; they had an smoother round. Marco’s horse was so smooth and it was unfortunate back rail down at an oxer in the earlier part a joy to watch really, if you weren’t sitting where I was. All of the course, taking them not only out of the jump-off, credit to Marco he’s done a great round.” Page 12 TCE Nov/Dec 2015 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com
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Top 10 placings in the Longines Masters Grand Prix: 1. Van Gogh – Marco Kutscher – Germany – Clear in 37.04 2. Hello M’Lady – Scott Brash – Great Britain – Clear in 37.93 3. Voyeur – Kent Farrington – United States – Clear in 38.08 4. Kavalier – Steve Guerdat – Switzerland – Clear in 39.05 5. First Devision – Sheikh Ali Bin Khalid Al Thani – Qatar – Clear in 40.13 6. Carlitto van’t Zorgvliet – Rik Hemeryck – Belgium – 12 faults in 41.61 7. Lacrimoso – Patrice Delaveau – France – 12 faults in 47.61 8. Casallo Z – Bucci Piergiorgio – Italy – 1 time fault first round in 74.21 9. HH Azur – McLain Ward – United States – 1 time fault first round in 74.27 10. Elky van het Indihof HDC – Kevin Staut – France – 4 faults first round in 69.04 Grand Prix Trophy. Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Scott Brash and Hello M’Lady. Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Steve Guerdat & Kavalier. Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media “I thought it was a great competition,” Farrington said. “It was a great finish, with some of the best riders in the world, so it’s really top sport and I think it’s really exciting that they brought that level of competition to our country. Marco had an amazing round at the end. I wish next time he goes before me and Scott and then we can watch him go,” Kent said with a bit of a laugh. “My advantage was that I was last to go in the jump off, and I saw Scott and Kent,” Kutscher said. “I knew there was a little door open. I almost thought to the last fence I added one, and there was one too many, and I could have done one less and it was not quick enough, but I was lucky when I watched the screen and it was still fast. “I had a very good start to the jump off, the second part was maybe a little bit slower but anyway I’m super pleased with my horse because for the rest of the weekend nobody realized that I was here. So I took my chance and I’m very pleased, and very happy to go home tonight.” Marco might have thought nobody knew he was around, but that was certainly not the case on Sunday afternoon. What a masterful ride, and he did say that he wants to come back next year. I think we will all look forward to that! www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015 Page 13
Top 10 placings in the Longines Masters Grand Prix  1. Van Gogh     Marco Kutscher     Germany     Clear in 37.04 2. Hello...
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SHOWCATION IN VEGAS! The Las Vegas National Horse Show is a part of a prestigious new League SHOW CATION IN VEGAS! THE LAS VEGAS NATIONAL IS PART OF A PRESTIGIOUS NEW LEAGUE P repare to be uniquely entertained when you attend The Las Vegas National Horse Show. On Saturday, November 14th at 7:30pm, revel in some of the world’s best competing in the $100,000 Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Las Vegas, presented by Interactive Mortgage, but also soak up some of the dazzling array of experiences that surround it, including a Parade of Nations, an innovative Playing by Air performance and a post-event autograph session. SHOW JUMPING STARS WILL BE SHINING Combine all this with the chance to see equestrian superstars, including Kent Farrington, Richard Spooner, Jonathan McCrea, Rich Fellers, Reed Kessler, Lucy Davis, Will Simpson and more, all in one place, and you have unparalleled, unforgettable magic only found when show jumping comes to Vegas. The riders mentioned above, as well as a host of other talented show jumpers, will be competing in events throughout the day and on Wednesday, Thursday and VEGAS IN NOVEMBER: THE UNIQUE Friday evenings from November 11-14, 2015. Classes SOUTH POINT VENUE include the Winning Round Welcome class, the Markel In addition to showcasing the shining stars of show jumping, the city that never sleeps has that unique dazzle Insurance Grand Prix Series Final, and two FEI Speed Classics. that is Las Vegas, a combination not found anywhere else. The South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is one of the only facilities in the country where the horses are stabled A BUSY SEASON: EVENTS FROM AUGUST 2015 – FEBRUARY 2016 in the indoor facility below the hotel. With seven events on the West Coast and seven on the East Coast, leading up to the World Cup Final in March Plus, at the same luxurious location you can watch the 2016 in Goteburg, Sweden, the Longines FEI World Cup show from your room via a closed circuit feed, order room service at the barn, go to the spa, have a great meal JumpingTM North American League is now well into its first incredible season. at one of nine restaurants, gamble, go to the movies, go bowling... all this and more without ever leaving the Canada kicked off the series on August 6th in beautiful hotel. Bromont, Quebec, in the East, and at Thunderbird Show Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, in the West. The And just minutes from the arena is the incomparable Las Vegas Strip, boasting five-star dining, casinos, pools, Eastern events then continued in the United States, visiting Old Salem, NY, for the American Gold Cup in spas, golf courses, and endless stage shows to suit every September, Washington, D.C., for the Washington taste. Designated an All-American Road, it has been International in October, and Lexington, KY, for the named a scenic route at night with its dramatic lighting National Horse Show in November. In the West, events and architecture. Page 16 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015
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continued at Rancho Murieta, CA, for the Sacramento International in September, Del Mar, CA, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in October, and then Calgary Stampede Park in Alberta in the West. foretold by FEI 1st Vice-President John Madden (USA). “It’s a huge opportunity for our athletes to shine on a North American stage and showcase top-level equestrian sport to fans across North America and the world.” The 2015 portion of the circuit will end in November in Ontario, Canada, with the Royal Winter Fair in the East and Las Vegas in the West. And the last four events in January - February 2016 are in Villa De Bravo, Mexico, and Thermal, CA, for the West, and Wellington and Ocala, FL, in the East, to wrap up the inaugural Longines FEI North American League qualifying season. All the venues are extraordinary and vetted by the committee, with impeccable grounds, well-designed courses, and excellent footing; but one particular location is truly one of a kind - Las Vegas. LONGINES/FEI: A SELECTIVE SPONSOR OF SPLENDID VENUES The 14 venues selected to host legs of the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping North American League were selected after a rigorous screening process, from a long list of applicants. With Longines on board as Title Sponsor and Official Timekeeper, they are living up to the promise of the signature elegance that comes with the brand. The new league is a tremendous boost to our sport as WANT TO JOIN IN ON THE FUN? Tickets for Saturday night are available online. With the exception of Saturday evening’s highlight event, the $100,000 Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Las Vegas, admission is free. Discounted hotel rates are available. For more info, visit showpark.com/lasvegas. “After months of planning and preparing, we are excited to welcome riders, owners, trainers and a host of spectators to the South Point,” said Melissa Brandes, VP of Marketing for Blenheim EquiSports. “It’s a great way to end a fantastic year!” Parade of Nations TCE Nov/Dec 2015 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com Karl Cook and Jonkheer Z. Photos by McCool Page 17
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W e were thrilled to witness some of the best show jumping in the world at the Longines Masters of LA. Yes, everything was building up to the Grand Prix on Sunday, but there were many other classes that were exciting and challenging. Listed below are the bigger events leading up to that grand finale on Sunday afternoon. Thursday $34,000 Antoine Mouex Proprietes Trophy CSI2* – Speed Class The first clear round came from Marc Grock from the U.S. He rode Little Gancho, and finished the course in 65.13. Unfortunately for him, that time would not hold up to put him in the top six placings. Four horses later Francie SteinwedellCarvin and Lapsus du Lavoir breezed around the course, stopping the clock in 56.91. That time easily put her on top of the heap – temporarily. The U.S.’s Meagan Nusz piloted Vesuvius around the ring clear in a time of 53.76, besting the time of Steinwedell-Carvin by more than three seconds. But that lead was short-lived, when another American rider, The top six: 1. Baldira – Ray Texel – United States – 52.86 2. Vesuvius – Meagan Nusz – United States – 53.76 3. Lapsus du Lavoir – Francie Steinwedell-Carvin – United States – 56.91 4. Heros de Papignies Z – Juan Jose Zendejas Salgado – Mexico – 59.71 5. Barla – Hannah Selleck – United States – 61.11 6. Arena du Pachis ET – Alejandro Karolyi – Venezuela – 61.59 Jerome Guery & Upper Star. Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Ray Texel, did all the right things and took over the lead and eventual win riding Baldira. His time was 52.86, a time that no one else could come close to. I want to mention one horse that went clear but was not fast enough to get a prize. Emmanuelle Mille rode a darling mare named Coquette. This horse was just adorable and jumped so well. They were a fun pair to watch. $10,000 Prix The Hollywood Reporters CSI5* – Speed Class There were 33 starters in this class, with quite a few clear rounds. There were a few problems, with time faults being the most common, but for the most part the horses jumped well. The nice mare from Italy, Cuarta, ridden by Piergiorgio Bucci was the first to go clear. That pair finishing sixth. That started a streak of clean rounds. It was the United States who claimed victory on this night, as Quentin Judge and HH Fyloe stopped the clock in a great time of 56.66. Last years’ winning team of Zekina Z, piloted by Jane Richard Philips, could not repeat that this time, but did end up second. Their time was 58.07. The top six: 1. HH Fyloe – Quentin Judge – United States – 56.66 2. Upper Star – Jerome Guery – Belgium – 56.71 3. Zekina Z – Jane Richard Philips – Switzerland – 58.07 4. Reconnaissance – Lauren Hough – United States – 60.18 5. Banca Popolare Bari Quintor – Francesco Franco – Italy – 63.71 6. Cuarta – Piergiorgio Bucci – Italy – 64.34 Quentin Judge and HH Fyloe . Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015 Page 21
W  e were thrilled to witness some of the best show jumping in the world at the Longines Masters of LA. Yes, everything wa...
Friday $34,000 Just One Eye CSI2* – Speed Class In this afternoon’s speed class we saw a repeat duo hit the board. Meagan Nusz and Vesuvius from the U.S. flew around the course and leaving up all the jumps, stopping the clock in 38.25 to take the victory. Nusz was second in another speed class the previous day, so double congratulations to her. The Americans took four of the top six places. The top six: 1. Vesuvius – Meagan Nusz – United States – 38.25 2. Lotta 167 – Karrie Rufer – United States– 41.52 3. Heroes de Papignies Z – Juan Jose Zendejas Salgado – Mexico – 61.57 4. Coquette – Emmanuelle Mille – France – 77.82 5. Arthos R – Kasey Ament – United States – 70.07 6. Apple – Tara Gallagher Couch – United States – 72.49 $85,000 Prix Airbus CSI5*– Time First Jump-Off This class presented us with the biggest jumps thus far – 1.50 in height. There were 34 that started in this class, and with the jumps as big as they were, one would think that there would not be very many clear. But everyone definitely came to play in this class that counted for the Longines Standings, and an unbelievable 21 horses went clean in that first round. Nine countries were represented in that number; pretty amazing! One of those horse/rider teams, Carlitto Van’t Zorgvliet and Rik Hemeryck, elected not to return for the jump-off, leaving us with an even 20. The first horse to go clean in the first round incurred a time fault, but the time was adjusted and Colorit and Christian Ahlmann were given a clear round. Unfortunately for them, they had two rails down in the jump-off. The times kept dropping in that jump-off. As is so often the case, when you would think they couldn’t go any faster or turn any tighter, someone did. Edwina Tops-Alexander and Lintea Tequila sailed around the course in 32.58, and that looked as if it would stay on top. Enter John Whitaker and the lovely stallion Argento. They were neat, tidy, and never took back, and when it was over – which didn’t take very long – the clock sat at 31.99. Whitaker, who was going for that second Longines Grand Prix win following his victory in Hong Kong, and looking for the 500,000 euro bonus the win would give him, let Argento rest Saturday so his horse would be ready for that big test Sunday afternoon. The top six: 1. Argento – John Whitaker – Great Britain – 31.99 2. Lintea Tequila – Edwina Tops-Alexander – Australia – 32.58 3. Toulago – Daniel Deusser – Germany – 32.95 4. Flexible – Rich Fellers – United States – 33.02 5. Washington Square – Georgina Bloomberg – United States– 34.16 6. Boomerang – Ben Maher – Great Britain – 34.90 Page 22 TCE Nov/Dec 2015 John Whitaker and Argento. Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Must also mention that it was great to see Rich Fellers and Flexible competing. The duo looked to be right on track, and the famous chestnut jumped around great and got a good piece of the action. And finally, with those nine countries represented in the jump-off, Great Britain, Australia, Germany, and the United States were represented in the top six, with Britain and the States getting in there twice. Following this event we were treated to a dressage demonstration by the great Steffen Peters. He performed a Grand Prix Freestyle that was absolutely beautiful. www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com
Friday  34,000 Just One Eye CSI2      Speed Class In this afternoon   s speed class we saw a repeat duo hit the board. Mea...
John Whitaker and Lord of Arabia. Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Friday $130,000 Longines Speed Challenge This was an extremely exciting class, and the riders faced a brand new speed course on this night. Designed by Luc Musette, the course will remain the same for the next two legs of the Masters in Paris and Hong Kong. This was a faults converted into seconds class. For each rail that came down, two seconds was added to the riders’ score, and the fastest time was the winner. There were 11 horse/ rider combinations that did not have any time added, and out of those, the top six definitely tried to press the pace. At 1.45, the jumps were big to not only gallop at, but to jump at hard angles, which is what was required for this course, but when it was done right it looked like a piece of cake. The world’s number one rider, Scott Brash, pushed Hello Annie expertly around the course, stopping the clock at a blazing 58.96. With only four riders to follow, it seemed that victory would be his. But the young man from Ireland Bertram Allen proved Bertram Allan and Quite Easy 4. Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media “It was very, very fast class,” Allen said. “I nearly thought it wasn’t possible to beat Scott, but I gave it a go. Last week, in Barcelona in the grand prix, there was a ten second gap between first and second. I tried to win and I had a fence down, and I was really disgusted with myself. I should have been smart and gone for second, but obviously I didn’t learn much. I went full hammer again tonight and thankfully it paid off. My horse has been great. He’s jumped some bigger classes, and you needed a good horse to win tonight.” that it was a beatable time. By the very narrowest of margins, Allen and Quiet Easy 4 grabbed that win away from Brash with his phenomenal ride. His winning time was 58.91. The top six: 1. Quiet Easy 4 – Bertram Allen – Ireland – 58.91 2. Hello Annie – Scott Brash – Great Britain – 58.96 3. Cuarta – Piergiorgio Bucci – Italy – 62.94 4. Lord of Arabia – John Whitaker – Great Britain – 63.27 5. Caruschka 2 – Eduardo Menezes – Brazil – 63.46 6. Fame van de Plataan – Rik Hemeryck – Belgium – 63.62 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015 Page 23
John Whitaker and Lord of Arabia. Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media  Friday  130,000 Longines Speed Challenge This was an...
Patrice Delaveau and Lacrimoso 3 HDC. Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Lauren Hough and Cornet 39. Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Saturday $34,000 Prix Emirates CSI5* We saw another 1.50 class with this Grand Prix, and only two of the 21 starters were able to go clear in the first round and force a jump-off. The first horse to do so was the French pair of the 11-year-old gelding Lacrimoso 3 HDC and Patrice Delaveau. In the jump-off round they were also clear, in a time of 31.59, forcing the second pair to chase them. That one other team was Cornet 39 and Lauren Hough from the U.S. They were clean as well, but stopped the clock at 34.07, taking that second place spot. The rest of the results were decided by who was the fastest of the respective faults. The top six: 1. Lacrimoso 3 HDC – Patrice Delaveau – France – 31.59 2. Cornet 39 – Lauren Hough – United States – 34.07 3. HH Fyloe – Quentin Judge – United States – 4 faults in 64.30 4. Lucifer V – Jack Towell – United States – 4 faults in 65.23 5. Zekina Z – Jane Richard Philips – Switzerland – 4 faults in 65.29 6. Perigueux – Marco Kutscher – Germany – 4 faults in 67.91 Edwina Tops-Alexander and Lintea Tequila. Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Page 24 TCE Nov/Dec 2015 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com
Patrice Delaveau and Lacrimoso 3 HDC. Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media  Lauren Hough and Cornet 39. Photograph by Alden ...
$130,000 Gucci Gold Cup CSI5* There were 36 who tackled this impressive time first jump-off course and of those, 17 were able to go clear and enter that jumpoff. Jump 11 on the course designed by Luc Musette of Belgium proved to be a bit of a problem, as six of the first 10 horses in round one had that skinny vertical down. The riders who went later in the order learned to be more careful when approaching that jump. This class started at 1.55 in height, but when the jump-off began the fences were raised to 1.60. Even at that though, we were seeing the best in the world, and that did not stop many of these horse / rider combinations from jumping yet another clear. This class was like Dejavu for the Frenchman Patrice Delaveau. He was first in the jumpoff that morning and won. He went first in the jump-off here, and won. Piloting the very handsome Holsteiner stallion Carinjo HDC, he set a blistering time of 35.83 that made the remaining seven riders chase him, but he would not be denied. That was not for lack of trying by one of the United States’ riders. McLain Ward and HH Carlos Z were quick and efficient, and had everyone sitting on the edge of their seats as he was on the way to the last fence. Ward stopped the clock at 35.85, a mere .02 behind Delaveau. McLain later said that he wished he would have taken one less stride to the third jump. Disappointing for him, but a great ride nonetheless. The top six: 1. Carinjo HDC – Patrice Delaveau – France – 35.83 2. HH Carlos Z – McLain Ward – United States – 35.85 3. Lintea Tequila – Edwina Tops-Alexander – Australia – 36.30 4. Aragon Z – Christian Ahlmann – Germany – 37.27 5. Banca Popolare Bari Cassandra – Francesco Franco – Italy – 37.51 6. Emilie de Diamant AS – Jack Towell – United States – 37.74 “With 17 riders to go, we don’t have the choice but to go fast,” Delaveau said. “The design was made in the way that you have to go if you want to win. This was great for my horse because there were some places you needed to gallop to cover the distance but also there were tiny turns, and my horse is very agile. He doesn’t have a big stride, but he’s really fast on the ground.” Patrice Devaveau and Carinjo HDC. Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Sunday Canadian Pacific Grand Prix CSI2* Twenty horses stepped into the ring for the CP Grand Prix, and of those only three produced clear rounds to proceed to the jump-off. It was the wonderful 11-year-old mare Barla with Hannah Selleck aboard who were the best on the day, putting in another clear round in 36.38. “She was a bit of a late bloomer, you might say,” Hannah later told us. “But she’s really coming into her own now.” Yes, you might say that, and this combination should do bigger and better things in the future. Ray Texel and Baldira really went for it and easily had the time, but it cost him a rail in the process. Hanna Mauritzon and Parkmore Lux had a bit of trouble in the jump-off, incurring a total of 11 faults.
 130,000 Gucci Gold Cup CSI5  There were 36 who tackled this impressive time first jump-off course and of those, 17 were a...
Time played a factor for several horses in this time first jump-off class. Three of them went through the finish line with no rails down, but collected one time fault. Their placings were decided by who had the fastest time between them. The top six: 1. Barla – Hannah Selleck – United States – clear – 36.38 2. Baldira – Ray Texel – United States – 4 faults – 32.51 3. Parkmore Lux – Hanna Mauritzon – Sweden – 11 faults – 48.37 4. Firestone S – Kristin Hardin – United States – 1 time fault, first round – 70.34 5. Ferro DC – Karianne Boyce-Lockhart – United States – 1 time fault, first round – 71.00 6. Little Gancho – Marc Grock – United States – 1 time fault, first round – 72.81 Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media McLain Ward and HH Carlos Z .Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Page 26 TCE Nov/Dec 2015 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com
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Longines World Number One  Scott Brash by Barbara Pinnella  Scott Brash - Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media
A t 29 years of age, Scott Brash, who was born in Scotland and rides for Great Britain, is the world’s number one rider. For 16 months he stood at the top of the Longines Show Jumping FEI Rankings. He fell off of that pinnacle for just one month when Daniel Deusser jumped up from third to first, but grabbed back the lead the following month, where he currently stands. Brash began riding at the age of seven. “My dad bought me and my sister a pony and I got started in pony club things. I started jumping there and just got the bug. It just escalated from that beginning.” It certainly did. He has so many big victories under his belt already, but this past September Scott won something quite special – the Rolex Grand Slam. He had already won the two other legs earlier in the year in Geneva, Switzerland and Aachen, Germany. The third in the series was held at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Canada. On a cold and somewhat rainy day, riding the sensational Hello Sanctos, who is owned by Lord & Lady Harris and Lady P Kirkham, Brash was last of three to go in the jumpoff. The other two horse and rider combinations had been clear, but each had a time fault. Scott needed to be not only clear, but fast enough as well. He managed to do both, jumping a fault-free round under the time allowed. We wondered when Scott realized he had actually made it in the world of international show jumping. “Well, I like to keep pushing myself. I never like to think that I’ve made it,” he said modestly. “I don’t like to think like that, because if you slow down and have that mindset…you know, you can never let yourself stop learning. “There are a lot of top show jumpers competing, and you can never get ahead of yourself. You’re only as good as what you are sitting on. I’m fortunate to keep producing the next horses and keep them coming through. I want to stay in the sport for a long period of time. That’s my aim. So I never want to think I’ve made it, I want to keep pushing.” Brash is very fortunate to have several very nice horses to sit on, and is understandably grateful. “Hello Sanctos, he’s already a legend in the sport. I think everyone knows who he is. He doesn’t need much introduction. Then there are some very nice up-and-coming horses. Hello M’Lady I have here at the Longines Masters. She’s nine-years-old and I have high hopes for her. She’s a special horse. “Then there is Hello M’Lord. He’s a year younger. He’s special too, I think. There is also Hello Forever, who is another nine-year-old, and Hello Annie. You know, not all horses can be top Grand Prix horses, but they can all be fantastic. They all contribute to us being where we are today.” It was at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles that we spoke with Brash. Hello M’Lady was seventh out of 34 in the $85,000 Prix Airbus CSI5*, and Hello Annie narrowly missed being victorious in the $130,000 Longines Speed Challenge, garnering second place. On the biggest day of the event, Scott was once again denied a victory, as he was just a tick behind the winning time in the Longines Grand Prix CSI5*. This time it was once again on the super young mare Hello M’Lady. Scott is quite humble. In fact, it is hard to find him taking much credit whatsoever for his successes. He is quick to praise his horses, but it is no secret just how important he is to the team. But there are also many others. “I have a great team and staff behind me. My girlfriend and groom Hannah, she’s here and she travels everywhere with the horses. I have a rider named Kelly Fitzgerald; she’s been with me for nine years now. “She’s a big part of my setup; she runs the yard at home. Right now she’s been working every day when I’m not there and I have nothing to worry about. I trust her 100%, and she’s very important to have on my team. We also have two young girls who are very interested in the sport and help us. “And of course our vets and farriers – there’s many people behind the team who contribute to where we are and they all play a very important role for us.” And finally, he really wanted to mention and thank the owners. “I’m very fortunate. I’ve got fantastic owners behind me. Lord and Lady Harris and Lord and Lady Kirkham are really there for the sport, and are also really behind me. It is wonderful to have those kinds of owners behind you.” Brash is thrilled to get the opportunity to jump at some lovely venues all across the world. But does he have a favorite one? “Yeah, I think if I had to pick a place I’d go show, I think it would have to be Aachen. The atmosphere is incredible, and it’s a very knowledgeable crowd as well, and it’s great. But there are many good shows. Spruce Meadows is a fantastic show. “I think that for me the best indoor show would either be the Gothenburg horse show or Geneva. Those are two wonderful shows. And I love jumping at home, like at Olympia. For me the home crowd is brilliant. They are really behind us.” While Scott is originally from Scotland, his yard is now in West Sussex, England, a recent move, made mainly because of the extra traveling that his horses would have had to do to get to many of the shows if they were still based in Scotland. It is easier on them to be based nearer the transport hubs in England. www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015 Page 29
A  t 29 years of age, Scott Brash, who was born in Scotland and rides for Great Britain, is the world   s number one rider...
D R E A M S C A N C O M E T R U E Scott Brash & Hello M’Lady Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media “We travel almost every weekend. To keep going back to Scotland (roughly 400 miles or a minimum 7hr plus drive) every week is just way too much for them. It just makes more sense. I’ve very happy with where I am now. It is not nearly as exhausting for my horses, or me either.” In closing, Brash had some words for the younger riders who might aspire to begin showing and training horses as a career. “If this is what you want to do and really dream of doing this, then it can be done. If you’re passionate enough, and Page 30 TCE Nov/Dec dedicated, and work hard enough, then it can be done. It’s very easy when you’re young to think, ‘Well, I don’t have enough money, I don’t have this, I don’t have that.’ “But you can never think that way, you have to think positive, and think about how you’re going to get it together. You push yourself and stay dedicated enough and work hard. And above all, never give up. Anything can happen. Dreams can come true.” Very wise words. And as our publisher and editor hails from Scotland, it is true, dreams really can come true. www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com
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The Men Behind the Voices Longines Masters of Los Angeles Barbara Pinnella Max von Zimmerman I f you attend horse shows in the States, Canada, or Europe it is almost certain that you would recognize the voices of Matt Millin, Max von Zimmerman, and Davin Malmqvist. But if you passed by them outside of the venue you might not recognize them on sight or really know anything about them. All of these men had a background in horses when they were younger, but they are quite diversified in most other things. Here is a closer look at these men behind the voices. Matt Millin – United Kingdom Red Horse. Photograph by Alden Corringain Media Matt has been involved with horses since he was seven years of age. It is the only thing he has ever done. He used to ride himself, and made the transition from ponies to horses. “That is going back quite a few years. To be honest, I wasn’t that good, but when I stopped riding I still wanted to be involved in the sport in some way. So I went to my brother who runs a small place back in the U.K. He put on some little shows, and I started doing a bit of judging and commentating.” Things took off for him from there. He began to work larger shows as a commentator, and became a judge in the U.K. in 1990. By 2005 he was an FEI judge. Continued on page 80 Page 34 TCE Nov/Dec 2015 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com
The Men Behind the Voices Longines Masters of Los Angeles Barbara Pinnella  Max von Zimmerman  I  f you attend horse shows...
Matt Millen (left) and Davin Malmqvist (right). Photo by Alden Corrigan
Matt Millen  left  and Davin Malmqvist  right . Photo by Alden Corrigan
Matt Millen’s wife Amanda Jane and DJ at 1.70m in six bar. Arena UK Show Centre. “How I got into the international circuit was working among one of the best commentators in the world, Andréjacques Le Goupil from France – brilliant commentator! I worked with him for some shows that Alan Beaumont organizes in the U.K. “EEM went to André-jacques and needed an Englishspeaking commentator for Paris. They needed someone who’s lively and knowledgeable, and André-jacques said very kindly, ‘I know just the man.’ And along with Alan Beaumont’s recommendation, that’s how I joined the team here. I’ve grown with them. I did Paris every show since, both L.A. shows, and both the Hong Kong shows.” Working with this team has given Matt many more opportunities to work in almost every country. And while it is true that he is on the road a lot, he and his wife Amanda also have a couple of horses, both seven-year-olds that they are trying to keep and show. Commentating is Millin’s main job, but he and Amanda have another business. It is called Find Me The Right Horse. “We find horses for people literally all over the world. It is all done by video, and it is all done by the power of Facebook. And we have customers here in the States as well. Of course we stand behind everything we sell. You can’t have a company named Find Me The Right Horse if you send a donkey, you know,” he laughed. “Seriously, we interviewed so many horses and got so many great stories about them, and then when we saw them they were rubbish. I said, ‘This has got to stop. There has got to Page 36 TCE Nov/Dec 2015 Matt Millen interviewing Bertram Allen be somebody somewhere who will do the service.’ Then I said, ‘Well, why don’t we do it?’ That’s how that worked.” Matt is selective about which shows he works. He doesn’t want to do 30 or 40 weekends abroad. “I’m happy with the 12 or 15 that I do, and that’s enough for me, because back home I’m also the mentor judge for our National Federation. So I train the judges there, and I do all their exams and put them up through the grades, hopefully see them at the international level as well. I get a good boost from that, taking the guys I’ve trained, you know? “But I am very lucky,” he continued. “I get to work all over the world in many different cultures. America has a more exciting audience, with the glitz and glamour; you go to Hong Kong and its like, ‘If you ask me to applaud, I will applaud, if you ask me to sit still, I will sit still.’ And then of course you got to Scotland, and that’s different world all together,” he laughed. “But the best thing for me isn’t really a particular venue; it’s when we have a really good class. Like in Hong Kong, when John won. I’ve known John since I was a little boy, and to have the privilege of being the commentator and call him home on his biggest ever financial win – that was amazing!” Another thing he really enjoys is getting to see a young rider move up the ranks and be successful. He remembers Scott Brash when Scott was probably 12 or 13 at the little shows in Scotland. He and his father would come with their ponies. www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com
Matt Millen   s wife Amanda Jane and DJ at 1.70m in six bar. Arena UK Show Centre.     How I got into the international ci...
“He’d jump and he’d fall off at the fifth fence and his dad would say, ‘Hey, get back on, you’re going again!’ Then he might get to fence eight. And look at him now, he’s number one in the world! He and Hannah, they’re such a good team. I get a big boost seeing where he was to where he is now.” The hardest part of Matt’s job? He feels it is just keeping everybody happy, but he does an excellent job of doing that. Millin is very conscious of the fact that there are a lot of people in his sport that don’t get recognized. He believes the owners need a lot more recognition in the sport. “When you hear me commentate I always mention the owners. The top riders in the world rely on these owners to give them a living. I also don’t think the grooms get enough recognition. We have a young horse series in the U.K., and I always sponsor groom prizes, so every winner gets a bottle of champagne courtesy of me. It’s just nice to bring them in the ring as well.” He is also aware that all of the sponsors are so very important. “Look at the millions of dollars that Longines has put in, in various series, not only here. Where would we be without them? They have got to be the VIPs, they’ve got to. But I think they are, because they come back year after year.” For his preparation, Matt writes everything down. “I can say what big things someone has won, but I don’t know what he did last week, so I put it all on paper. The internet is great for looking up that kind of thing.” Millin said that the Director of EEM, Christophe Ameeuw is great to work with. If he is happy he will come and tell him, and if not he will say so. That makes it so much easier. “This has been a good team for me, and these guys have really put me on the map.” Max von Zimmermann – United States Max grew up around horses. His parents and sister were trainers. He rode very briefly as a child, but he was always on the working end of the show circuit. “I started doing jump crew when I was a kid traveling around with my parents when they rode. When I was 17 or 18 I started doing in-gates at the horse shows. I did that for about 10 years or so, and then one year and somebody said that they needed another announcer in the Grand Prix field so they pulled me in. “What really hooked me into the sport of showjumping was working with Linda Allen at the 96 games in Atlanta and seeing the best in the world, just like what we are watching here at the Longines LA Masters” Max von Zimmerman and his wife Dani Max was enjoying only having his announcing duties at the Longines Masters. Usually he is announcing as well as judging at a lot of the events, so this is a rare treat for him. And he is thrilled to see this level of competition. “To see this caliber of horses here is fantastic. Seventeen Olympians gathered in one spot – it’s just an amazing feat and an amazing event.” But he has announced other big competitions as well. He has announced the million dollar class in Thermal for quite a few years, one of the 2012 Olympic qualifiers in Del Mar, and probably 50 or 60 World Cup qualifiers over the years. He has also announced many medal finals up and down the West coast. One of his favorite shows is unfortunately no longer in existence, and that was the Hood River Classic in Oregon. It was at the base of Mount Hood. “It was, spectator-wise, just a beautiful, beautiful event to go to.” His preparation for commentating involves a lot of research. At the Longines Masters, since the West coast is his home, Max is very familiar with the horses from this area. “For the number of riders that we have out here it’s very easy, because I see them all the time. Usually I am a part of their results and what they do. But for the East coast and European riders that are here, there are multiple websites used to gather information. We put together a little book on the riders and we organize that, so when the riders come www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015 Page 37
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in we have that information right at hand, if we don’t know it already. “The hardest part of my job is getting all the names right. Especially in the sport of show jumping, some of the horses’ names are very, very unusual. You have a lot of Europeanstyle names. French is my worst, unfortunately. I’m pretty good at pronunciation for most languages; I can pronounce the riders well – but French for me, that’s my nemesis.” Max really loves what he does, and gets just as much of a thrill announcing smaller events. He takes pleasure in seeing the joy that some of the kids show as he does announcing some of the big events. “These riders are used to big announcing and big events. I try very hard in my announcing style, that no matter what horse or rider comes in the ring, I try to make them feel like that is their event, and it’s all about them at that time. going,” Max continued. “Vic Carmen, the same way; they could get a crowd right up there.” Max had those announcer mentors, but he also had support from home. “Before this, my wife Dani didn’t even know this world existed,” he said. “She has been just great. And of course my parents who kind of got me into this in the first place. I’d also like to mention Dianne Johnson; she’s a manager up in the Northwest. She is the one who gave me my start, as far as doing gates. She and another manager named Peggy Fackrell were the ones who really gave me my first opportunity to be a judge and a main announcer. I will forever be grateful to both of them.” Max wants to make the rider feel good when he is announcing. But another thing he loves is new crowds. “I love announcing to the laymen. I love people who haven’t “I have learned from great announcers like Vic Carmen, been to an event before. My judging side comes out when Matt Hinton, Ned Coffin, Jeff Gilbert, Tom Gallagher, and I’m announcing where I explain what’s happening in the Mike Moran. All these guys were mentors and I’ve plucked ring. It’s very important, and for our sport to grow people little things from them to incorporate into my own style. need to know how it is judged and how it is scored. There “I like to think that I’ve been around the business so long is a lot more to it than, you go fast and clean, and you win.” and have worked with so many great people that it’s easy to Max does about 20 to 25 shows a year now, and most of do my job and incorporate my own style in with things that those he will both judge and announce. He does not feel I’ve enjoyed from them. that one takes away from the other. He believes that he is “Like Ned Coffin used to be GREAT at getting a crowd one of many people in the country that can do both jobs Page 38 TCE Nov/Dec 2015 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com Longines Masters of LA arena. Photograph by Alden Corringain Media
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One big family: Davin Malmqvist, Frank Lombaers, Matt Millin, Thomas Eyckmans, Max von Zimmerman, Paul and Kristof Van Mensel very efficiently. “It’s very different in Canada and Europe – if you’re an announcer, you’re an announcer. If you’re a judge, you’re a judge. Fortunately in our country, that is one of the things that makes it nice when you have the ability to do both. That makes you in more demand to come to more shows.” “It’s been a wonderful ride, and I hope it keeps going.” as well. I hope the riders understand how much we want them to succeed.” Davin Malmqvist - Canada “Of course you remember most of the horses and riders, because you kind of get in the circuit where you see the same people. I guess it becomes a little bit less of an onpaper preparation, it’s more of remembering what they’ve done last week, for example. For me, I just try to remember small little tidbits.” As far as a favorite venue or area to announce, Davin really doesn’t have a preference. He loves doing what he does no matter where he is. He did admit that when he has time off, which is very rare, he can go a bit stir-crazy. “I started riding horses when I was eight actually. I spent two years in England, because my father was transferred. I then went back to Canada and continued riding. I did some shows at Spruce Meadows. At one of the indoor tournaments my horse had been injured, so I asked if they needed any help. I was willing to do anything. “Linda Southern told me I was announcing – I had never done that before. It was an indoor show, so it wasn’t a big tournament. I was nervous of course, but that’s how I started. Now, 23 years later, I’m still doing it.” This is Davin’s full-time job. He told us that this year he will work right around 41 horse shows. “It’s a lot of work, but I love what I do. You get to watch beautiful animals and great riders. You can watch riders come up through the ranks and develop from juniors to amateurs to professionals. You get to see the horses develop For the most part, Malmqvist works in North America, primarily on the West coast. He is not opposed to going anywhere in the world to announce, but right now he has plenty of work right where he is. Being that he mainly announces on one coast, we wondered if his preparation for an event is any less, since he is more likely to know the horse and rider teams. He has always remembered something that acclaimed course designer Leopoldo Palacios once said to him. “Leopoldo believed that the horse business is unlike any other business. In most places, if you have someone who is the weakest link you let them fail. In the horse industry, you never allow them to fail, because if they fail, the whole thing fails. “Being at shows becomes so much of your life, they are your family. For instance, this is my first time working with Matt (Millin), and it feels as if I’ve known him for decades.” www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015 Page 39
One big family  Davin Malmqvist, Frank Lombaers, Matt Millin, Thomas Eyckmans, Max von Zimmerman, Paul and Kristof Van Men...
Davin Malmqvist and Matt Millin. Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media The person he looked up to the most in his industry was Bill Kehler. He was considered the voice of Spruce Meadows, as well as being an announcer for the Canadian Finals Rodeo and the Calgary Stampede. He was also a member of the Calgary Stampede Hall of Fame, the Spruce Meadows Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Sadly, Kehler passed in 2003, but made a lasting impression on Malmqvist. “He was by far the best horse show announcer that I’ve ever heard, bar none. You could just tell he loved it. It wasn’t that robotic voice who was announcing merely to get a paycheck; it was ‘I love what I do.’ It was just the enthusiasm.” Davin will go from the Masters down to Del Mar for two weeks, and continue to travel, culminating with the Las Vegas National in mid-November. That will wind up his year, and then he has all of December off. He does own a house in Calgary, but doesn’t see it that much. No surprise, since he is on the road about 35 weeks a year or so. That being the case, he knows he is fortunate to have an understanding partner. “Courtney Anderson and I have been together 22 years. She is an FEI judge. She rides as well, when she has time. So also being in the industry, she can understand the times you are on the road, and the lonely times. You can go from announcing something like the Masters and give the best performance you’ve ever given, and all of sudden, you’re alone. So your spouse on the other end has to also understand that.” Paw Hug In memory of Davin Malmqvist’s wonderful chocolate labrador Hershey. It is not only the humans that road warriers miss while traveling. Page 40 TCE Nov/Dec 2015 Davin Malmqvist’s and his wife Courtney Anderson Thomas Eyckmans – Belgium Thomas Eyckmans normally works in Belgium, but we were lucky enough to have him travel to Los Angeles for the Longines Masters. While here, he was working with MaxSNDL and Klaas de Coster. It was de Coster and Frank Lombaers who were very involved in bringing Thomas to the States. Eyckmans’ job is an important one, as he is instrumental in making sure that the sound system is not only ready, but accurate for each horse and rider that enters the arena. The timing has to be perfect, both when the sound comes on, and when it is turned off. The pick of the music is also very important. “It’s wonderful working over here, as well as Hong Kong and Paris. We work with the best. It is my first time in L.A., but I have been doing the sound play for more than two years. In the last couple of years, Klaas has become deeply involved in the technical support of equestrian events. We have done all the www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com
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Thomas Eyckmans and partner Eline Borrey de Coninck winning a Silver Medal during the Belgian Championships for Young Riders Thomas Eyckmans World Championships in Belgium, and we do the Global Tour events, so we have experience with the bigger events in the horse world.” Eyckmans also has his own event company, ET Events. It is a full concept events and promotion company, and is also heavily involved in the dressage world. He is one of the co-organizers of the Belgium Championships of Dressage and the FDE International Auction for dressage foals in Belgium. Thomas did not ride horses, but his partner does. She is the international dressage rider Eline Borrey de Coninck, who also has her own dressage stable in Melle, Belgium. “She was one of the four team members who won that historic Bronze Medal for Belgium during the European Young Rider Championship in Compiegne, France a few years ago. “Now is her first year in the seniors,” he said. “It’s a little bit more difficult, but it’s a challenge and we’ll do that. We have to learn from all the steps, that’s the most important thing. But it’s fun working in the horse world, and we keep doing that.” “And,” he added proudly, “Eline is the first and only Belgium who is studying at the University CAH Villentum of Dronten, a class that specializes in equestrian business management.” Since Thomas has been involved in playing the sound for more than two years now, while that is still a challenge to get it perfect, there is one thing that has been harder for him in this, his first trip to Los Angeles. “The jet lag! Every night I wake up at 3:00 a.m., because in Belgium it is mid-day. So it’s time to eat,” he laughed. “I just want to eat, drink a cup of coffee, and then I come over to the venue.” Eyckmans does not have a favorite venue in which to work, but he does enjoy working with the same team. “Like when I work with announcer Matt Millin, I worked with him at the Knokke Hippique and Stephex. The Knokke Hippique and Stephex are really impressive events in Belgium and we really got to know each other. It’s really fun, because when he says something he knows what I will do. “It’s easy and fluid and I love that. At every competition, wherever we are in the world we see the same people. It makes the work not feel like work. And that’s really good, because in the morning we start at 7:00 and we end when the competition’s over. Then we have a meeting to discuss how everything went and what to do tomorrow. So it’s long days, but doesn’t feel the same as sitting eight hours behind a desk. “They call us crazy, but it’s a good crazy.” www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015 Page 41
Thomas Eyckmans and partner Eline Borrey de Coninck winning a Silver Medal during the Belgian Championships for Young Ride...
THE CHARITIES By Barbara Pinnella SP O Page 44 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com N SH RE IP a number of forums to explore the most pressing issues in sport. In addition, they operate the Paul Ziffren Sports Resource Center. This is the largest sports research library in North America, and is a state-of-the-art center that is dedicated to the advancement of sports knowledge and scholarship. In addition to that, the Foundation has quite a large collection of historic sport art and artifacts as well. This fabulous Foundation has helped more than 3 million boys and girls. More than 1,100 youth sports organizations throughout Southern California have benefited from the more than $220 million dollars that LA84 has distributed since 1985. Both EEM and the Longines Masters of Los Angeles welcomed the charities listed below, thanks to the efforts of the LA84 Foundation. Each of the organizations mentioned is a grantee of LA84, and EEM donated tickets so that they might all enjoy this fabulous international event that took place in their hometown. SI E R T his is the second consecutive year that the Longines Masters of Los Angeles has been held at the L.A. Convention Center. The event was an extravaganza. Not only is there the fabulous international show jumping horses and riders that spectators are fortunate enough to witness, but there was endless shopping opportunities for all those so inclined, as well as delicious places to eat. But what many people might not be aware of are the many charities that EEM and the Longines Masters of Los Angeles embrace with open arms. We believe that it is important for people to be conscious of these, and will give a short description of each one. First, there is the LA84 Foundation. This came into existence after the 1984 Olympic Games, to share the surplus of funds that were generated. The Foundation manages programs, including a coaching education program. They provide grants to youth sports organizations, and organize BI LI TY ✦ C O N FID ENCE TEA M WO RK E ✦L AD TCE Nov/Dec 2015
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LA84 Foundation Organizations Beyond the Bell Salesian Boys and Girls Club Beyond the Bell is a suite of professional development services, products, and practical tools designed to help afterschool program leaders and staff members create and sustain high-quality, effective afterschool and expanded learning programs. To inspire and enable the young people of East Los Angeles and the surrounding communities to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens and to support their families in this effort. The Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding The Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding offers classes for physical rehabilitation, cognition, sensory processing, and horsemanship classes. There are also Hippotherapy, which is a physical, occupational, or speech and language therapy treatment strategy that utilizes equine movement. They specialize in the development of speech and language skills as well. Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach The Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach strives to empower people with physical and developmental challenges to discover their greatest strengths and gain a sense of self-confidence and self-reliance through the special relationship with a horse. Sheriff ’s Youth Foundation The Sheriff ’s Youth Foundation of Los Angeles County exists because we believe safe communities don’t just “happen.” The Foundation exists because our children are the future. We show them a path to success. The Foundation is dedicated to providing Los Angeles County youth with safe facilities, planned programs and the vital tools they need to thrive and succeed in life. Taking the Reins Taking the Reins transforms the lives of teenage girls facing the challenges of adolescence in high-risk environments. At our unique urban barn, young women become confident leaders. Working together with horses, farm animals, and in the garden, girls at TTR learn the value of teamwork and responsibility. Boys and Girls Club of East Los Angeles and the Boys and Girls Club of Pomona Valley To inspire and enable all youth to realize their full potential as responsible, productive, healthy and caring individuals. The 13 charities that are connected directly with the Longines Masters of Los Angeles No Limits teaches children with hearing loss the skills to succeed in school and in life through its national theater program and after-school educational centers. South Central Scholars is a group of volunteers, all educated professionals who work with disadvantaged, highly motivated, inner city high school students to help them be successful in college and graduate school. Through education, mentorship and our jobs program, the students of South Central Scholars develop their full potential and become future leaders, both within SCS and in the broader community. Wolf Connection is the only youth education and empowerment program in the nation that rescues and trains wolfdogs to become therapy animals for at-risk youth, presenting the most innovative and comprehensive approach to the deep exploration of the Human-Animal connection. Our rescued wolfdogs, Youth Ambassadors, help at-risk youth see life in a new way…through the eyes of wolves. TCE Nov/Dec 2015 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com Page 45
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Photograph by Michael Maina Wolf Connection Photograph by Chris Perry life in a new way…through the eyes of wolves. Thrive Animal Rescue – Saving one dog won’t change the world, but the world will change for that one dog. Their mission is to save abandoned dogs from the loneliness of shelter life and place them into loving families and forever homes. Compton Jr. Posse (CJP) was created 27 years ago for inner-city youth to provide a year round after school program using equestrian activities to inspire youth to reach their personal, academic and career goals – a powerful alternative to the equally powerful lure of gang and drug lifestyles. Compton Jr. Posse ...inspiring inner-city youth. Page 46 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015
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Ride On teaches adaptive horseback riding to children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and we provide physical, occupational and speech therapy specializing in using the movement of the horse to improve specific medical conditions. Sports Spectacular is dedicated to linking world-class athletes and innovative medical research to advance healthier futures for all. The Sports Spectacular Diabetes & Obesity Wellness and Research Center at Cedars-Sinai is focused on eradicating diabetes and obesity in the U.S. through research, prevention and education. AMADE - Funded in 1963 in accordance with the wish of the Princess Grace of Monaco, AMADE is based on a vision: the vision of a world where every child, whatever his social, religious or cultural origins are, would have the capacity to live with dignity and security, his fundamental rights fully respected. The vision of a world where every child would have the opportunity to fulfill his potential.To achieve this goal, AMADE actively commits to the protection and blossoming of worldwide children. AFESIP – Its mission is to eradicate human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and modern day slavery, and to empower survivors as the most effective means of accomplishing goals. Hollenbeck PAL helps and diverts over a thousand youth each year from juvenile delinquency and, instead, make positive changes in their lives by teaching them healthy life-style principles, providing them with positive role-models, instilling in them the concepts of teamwork, building in them the qualities of sportsmanship, providing them academic and career guidance, and helping them develop leadership skills. JustWorld International, working through the international equestrian community and its extensive networks, is devoted to breaking the cycle of poverty by funding local partners around the world helping children thrive. Special Spirit-Charity Contributing Volunteers – Special Spirit is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing, and all-inclusive environment in which people can explore the horse-human bond and enrich their lives through affordable and effective equine assisted therapies. USC Equestrian Team-Charity Contributing Volunteers – The USC Equestrian Team is dedicated to achieving the highest standards in traditional equitation as well as leadership and responsibility. Our mission is to provide opportunities for students from all backgrounds to participate in riding competitions and training throughout their college experience. All of these wonderful and deserving charities have websites that you can check out, and we hope you will find a few that are of interest to you, and go read a bit more about them. TCE Nov/Dec 2015 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com Page 47
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Cornerstone Hunters & Jumpers A big heartfelt thank you to Linda & Wade Worley, Brianna McKinney and the entire Staff of Cornerstone Equestrian for an amazing 2015 show season. We appreciate all you do for us and our horses throughout the year. With much affection, The Farnsworth Family & Dutch, Lisette, Steve & Moose, Anne & Muskoka and Zoe & Churchill Elois Farnsworth & Dutch Treat Spring Hunter Jumper - Champion Junior Hunter 3’-6” Res. Champion (Brianna McKinney) Performance Working Hunter 3’-6” Rose City Opener - Champion Junior Hunter 3’-6” West Coast Classic TBird -Res. Champion 12 & Under Equitation Oregon Summer - Champion Junior Hunter 3’-6” Res. Champion 15 & under Equitation NW Autumn Classic - Res. Champion Equitation 13 & under Lisette Lejnieks & Footloose Team NW Circuit Champion Adult Equitation Champion: West Coast Classic, Oregon Trail, Country, Classic Preview, NW Spectacular, October Classic Res. Champion: Rose City Opener, Ariat Regional Finals Johnny Johnson Medal Finals Zoe Kim-Maskell & Churchill Mother’s Day Classic - Res. Champion 1.10m Children/Adult Jumpers NW Spectacular Champion Open 1.00m Adult Jumper Team NW Res. Circuit Champion Children’s Jumper Anne Rogness & Muskoka Spring Hunter Jumper - 1st place Child/Adult Low Jumper Classic West Coast Classic - Champion .90m Open Jumper & Res. Champion .90m Jr/Am Jumper NW Spectacular - Champion .95m Adult Jumper & Res. Champion OHJA Adult Medal Finals Thank you
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Hillary Ridland aka Wonderwoman (background) & Mary Frances Looke (foreground) aka Lone Ranger Charity Pro-Am Photographs with Thanks to Alden Corrigan Media Fun for Funds Pro-Am Charity Competition Hannah Selleck aka Alice of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Page 50 T By Barbara Pinnella his class consisted of one professional rider and one amateur rider competing for charity. Oh yes, they were wearing costumes. Quite a fun class for the spectators, not to mention the wonderful causes. Kaley Cuoco and teammate Tracy Wade were crowned the Charity Pro-Am Style & Competition winners. Dressed up as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, they rode for the benefit of Ride On. Jennifer Gates and Jack Towell dressed as Wizard of Oz characters for Thrive Animal Rescue. Hannah Selleck and Jane Richard Philips were Alice in Wonderland and the Queen of Hearts on behalf of Longines and Just World International. The remaining teams were: Hillary Ridland and Zilliam Rose and Mary Frances Looke and Labors Wonderboy for Park Place Foundation. Eduardo Menezes and Caruschka 2 and Jean Christophe Meily and Joel sponsored by The Jules Stewart Project and Sterckx Stables and San Pascual Stables for Wolf Connection. Kent Farrington and Basic and Alexandra Crown and Charley for Autism Speaks. Kristin Hardin and Firestone S and Nicolette Hirt and Cascall for Compton Junior Posse. Edwina Tops-Alexander and Summertyme and Sophie St. Claire and Lady Mecklenburg sponsored by Gucci for Amade. www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015
Hillary Ridland aka Wonderwoman  background    Mary Frances Looke  foreground  aka Lone Ranger  Charity Pro-Am Photographs...

Hillary Ridland aka Lone Ranger and Mary Frances Looke aka Wonder Woman

Kristin Hardin aka Elmo Kaley Cuoco and teammate Tracy Wade dressed up as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader TCE Nov/Dec 2015
Kristin Hardin aka Elmo  Kaley Cuoco and teammate Tracy Wade dressed up as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader  TCE Nov Dec 201...
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Young Jumper Championships by Lauren Davis Baker I t’s been a successful year for the Young Jumper Championships program, as breeders, trainers, riders, and owners see the value of competing horses against one another on a peer-to-peer basis, over courses designed to systematically develop the skills and confidence of young jumpers. The Young Jumper Championships (YJC) began as an offshoot of the successful International Jumper Futurity, which began in 1989 as a means of promoting four year-old jumpers and the breeding programs that developed them. In 1998 the YJC was started to provide a way to further the training and competitive experience of five, six, and seven year-old horses. In its first year, the program included 40 horses—that number has mushroomed. “We currently have between 400 and 500 horses in the program,” said YJC Director Cheryl Frank. “The program has kind of snowballed as it went along.” Page 54 TCE Nov/Dec 2015 YJC Board Member and West Coast Representative Kelly McKnight describes the YJC as an advocacy group for the responsible development of young jumpers. “When we first started, there were no age categories for jumpers in this country,” he said. “You’d see a five year-old competing against a nine year-old.” “We like to encourage course design that makes sense for younger horses. Courses that make a better school for them,” Kelly said. “Like the European model of showing, this gives us a chance to review our horses peer to peer.” YJC also strives to make showing affordable, with low entry fees and generous prize money. Thoughtful Training & Exposure “We’re trying to promote the breeders and riders who are taking the time to develop these young horses,” Cheryl said. www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com
Young Jumper Championships by Lauren Davis Baker  I  t   s been a successful year for the Young Jumper Championships progr...
Winner of the YJC Western League 5YO Finals Jamie Sailor and Felyn Farms’ Flashdance (For Edition - Virginia II, xy Quinar) Photograph left: Kelly McKnight. Photograph right: Captured Moment Photography Photographs provided by YJC. “Young horses take patience. You have to put the time into them. When you do, they really return the favor.” For Michelle Parker of Cross Creek Farms, Tucson, AZ the horses in her care are responding beautifully to the program. Michelle rode Dana Nemeth’s CCF Caramel (m. Durango La Silla x Contango), an International Jumper Futurity graduate, to win this year’s $15,000 YJC 6 YearOld Western League Finals, held in Del Mar, CA on August 30th. Michelle also rode Annie Tame’s Volero (g. Cicero Z x Voltaire) to take 8th place in the 7 Year-Old division and Cross Creek Farm’s CCF Yasu (g. Ocean I x Andiamo) to second place in the $10,000 5 Year-Old division. “The YJC is a great way to gauge how the horses are jumping, compared to other horses in their age group,” Michelle said. “The show ring exposure is terrific. The ring is more impressive, the jumps are bigger, and there’s always a liverpool.” Peter Petschenig of Rosevalley Show Jumpers, Murietta, CA also finds the program an effective way to develop younger horses. Peter rode Consider 5 (s. Converter x Landor S, who he co-owns with Pam Bilek) to take 2nd place in the $20,000 YJC 7 Year-Old division Western League Finals. “We’ve had 10 horses compete in the YJC over the last three years,” Peter said. “The finals are a great deal financially, the arenas are beautiful, and through the season the courses get bigger and more complex.” “The training opportunity and exposure to different types of arenas, including the Grand Prix ring, gives the horses a chance to see lots of things,” Peter said. Rewarding Consistency Olympic course designer and judge Linda Allen helped to found the YJC and continues to play a significant role in the organization. She describes the YJC’s scoring system as a Table II competition, modified to be three rounds over the course of three days, preceding a jump off. “We start with a welcoming round that’s age-appropriate for the horses, then increase the difficulty” Linda said. “We want to give the horses good experience and good exposure.” Because the complexity of the courses increases throughout the competition, the format for breaking ties other than first place puts slightly more emphasis on the second two rounds. “It’s not all about going faster over lower jumps. We want to see horses who go consistently, and learn their jobs as the season progresses.” You can review the YJC scoring system in our sidebar: Scoring Eligibility. Where Are They Now? “We have a long list of successful horses who have benefitted from the program,” Cheryl said. She works carefully to maintain YJC’s database of horses currently in the program, as well as keeping track of graduates. “Several YJC horses have gone on to be international team horses,” Cheryl said. “And a great many are still being ridden by the person who brought them along.” For a complete list, go to www.youngjumpers.com. Under the category of ‘Standings’, look at ‘Where are they now’ for an impressive list of horses and their accomplishments. www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015 Page 55
Winner of the YJC Western League 5YO Finals Jamie Sailor and Felyn Farms    Flashdance  For Edition - Virginia II, xy Quin...
Some of the highlights of 2015 include: Leslie Howard and YJC graduate Lennox Lewis 2 ($210K Cenovus Energy Classic Derby, Spruce Meadows Kent Farrington and YJC graduate Uceko ($50K Lafarge Cup, Spruce Meadows) Mario Deslauriers and YJC graduate Scout de la Cense ($34K Pepsi Challenge, Spruce Meadows) Will Simpson and The Dude (8 Grand Prix wins at HITS Thermal 2015) Susan Artes and YJC graduate Zamiro (topped North American West Coast league standings, invited to 2015 FEI World Cup) For 2016, Cheryl hopes to put together a yearbook of statistics on what YJC horses have done and who has bred them. “I’d like to preserve the memories,” Cheryl said. The organization will also be working to tighten up course design, with the goal of creating consistent, young-horse friendly courses throughout the country. For more information about the Young Jumper Championships, go to www.youngjumpers.com Winner of the YJC Western League 6YO Finals Michelle Parker aboard Dana Nemeth’s CCF Caramel (Durango La Silla - Charisma 57, by Contango), bred by Parker’s Cross Creek Farms. Photograph left: Kelly McKnight. Photograph right: Captured Moment Photography Photographs provided by YJC. Winner of the YJC Western League 7YO Finals Nathalie Manning and Idyllic Imports’ Doriena (Canturano I - vinette, by Grosso Z) Photograph left: Kelly McKnight. Photograph right: Captured Moment Photography Photographs provided by YJC. Page 56 TCE Nov/Dec 2015 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com
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Scoring Eligibility Scoring Table & Eligibility for Next Round Five Year Olds Rd. One: Table II (clear round) Rd. Two: Table II (clear round) Rd. Three: Table II (clear round) Modified Two Round format. All horses clear over Rounds One, Two and Three will jump a fourth and final, shortened round, horses finishing this round on equal total fault scores shall remain equal The best 15 to 20 (as decided by YJC and competition management) will be eligible for Rd. Three. All horses without jumping or time faults from Rds. 1 & 2 combined are eligible. If fewer than 15 are without faults, eligibility will be established as follows: among those with the fewest total faults, first horses with the fewest faults in Rd. 2 will be selected. Six Year Olds Rd. One: Table II (clear round) Rd. Two: Table II Sec.1 Rd. Three: Table II Sec. 2(a)* [*modified for multiple rds.] The best 15 to 20 (as decided by YJC and competition management) will be eligible for Rd. Three. All horses without jumping or time faults from Rds. 1 & 2 combined are eligible. If fewer than 15 are without faults, eligibility will be established as follows: among those with the fewest total faults, those with the best result in Rd.2 will be eligible to fill the remaining positions. Seven Year Olds Rd. One: Table II (clear round) Rd. Two: Table II Sec.1 Rd. Three: Table II Sec. 2(a)* [*modified for multiple rds.] The best 15 to 20 (as decided by YJC and competition management) will be eligible for Rd. Three. All horses without jumping or time faults from Rds. 1 & 2 combined are eligible. If fewer than 15 are without faults, eligibility will be established as follows: among those with the fewest total faults, those with the best result in Rd.2 will be eligible to fill the remaining positions. Determining the Overall Winners Five Year Olds The Overall Champion, Reserve Champion and Top Ten will be determined as follows: All horses tied with the fewest TOTAL faults over Rds. 1, 2 & 3 will participate in a fourth and final round over a shortened course. Placings for horses not involved in the fourth round will be broken first on the basis of fewest total faults, then on fewest faults in Rd. 3, then in Rd. 2. Further ties Will remain equal Six Year Olds The Overall Champion, Reserve Champion and Top Ten will be determined as follows: All horses tied with the fewest TOTAL faults over Rds. 1,2 & 3 will jump-off. Placings for horses not involved in a jump-off will be broken first on the basis of fewest total faults, then on fewest faults in Rd. 3, then in Rd. 2. Further ties amongst those still tied will be broken by result in Rd.2. Seven Year Olds The Overall Champion, Reserve Champion and Top Ten will be determined as follows: All horses tied with the fewest TOTAL faults over Rds. 1,2 & 3 will jump-off. Placings for horses not involved in a jump-off will be broken first on the basis of fewest total faults, then on fewest faults in Rd. 3, then in Rd. 2. Further ties amongst those still tied will be broken by result in Rd.2.
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Leather Care Pack: price varies Leather Care Packs can be fully customize to your recipient’s likes and needs. Just put together a few of your favorite products. For tack care include a nice smelling saddle soap, deep conditioner, mink oil paste, and a sponge. For a boot kit include a cream-based cleaner/conditioner, boot polish, shine sponge, and sticky spray. EquiNation USA Pony Equitation Boots: $239.98 for front/back set Well-fiiting, high-quality show boots for ponies of all sizes. These boots are crafted from Sedgwick English Leather and available in multiple colors and linings. Ariat Berwick Boot: $439.95 Ariat Berwick GTX Insulated boots are made from premium waterproof, full-grain leather with a waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX and elegant plaid lining. They featuring front laces for style and adjustability, and a full length bask zip for ease and convenience. Horze Equestrian Kid’s Brush Kit: price varies Brushes come in all types of fun colors and patterns. Include a curry comb or grooming mitt, body brush, extra soft face brush, hoof pick & treatment, mane & tail comb, shine spray, bathing sponge, shampoo and conditioner. “Wrap” it all up in a grooming bag or tote! Pikeur Fine Leather Belts: starts at $85 Pikeur Fine Leather Belts feature fashionable details that make them perfect for both barn and street wear. A fabulous addition to anyone’s wardrobe. Page 60 TCE Nov/Dec 2015 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com
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Menlo Charity Horse Show Celebrates 45 Years of Success Four off the floor. $40K Bentley Grand Prix winner Mandy Porter and Eminent. Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media T he Menlo Charity Horse Show celebrated its 45th anniversary in style, with more than 600 horses taking part in the August 4th through 9th competition and spectators numbering in the tens of thousands. “It was one of our best years ever,” said Show Chairman Suzanne Rischman. The historic Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, CA is the site of this six-day, three-ring hunter/jumper show. One of only two shows in California to have been honored with the title of Heritage Horse Show, the Menlo Charity Show draws competitors and spectators from throughout the region. The show started as a one-day event and has grown over the years to become the USHJA World Champion Hunter Rider Competition and a staunch supporter of Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. “It’s a great show for competitors, spectators, and sponsors,” Suzanne said. Well-received this year were the new Hunter Pre-Green classes as well as additional lower division classes in the jumpers. Nicolas Adam Haness and Countdown won the $20K USHJA International Hunter Derby, with John French on Soldier taking second. In the crowd-pleasing $40K Bentley Grand Prix, Mandy Porter and Eminent took the win, edging out Kristin Hardin and Bert. With hunters and jumpers By Lauren Davis Baker

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competing in three rings for six days, amateurs, young riders, and professionals alike had numerous chances to hone their skills and vie for ribbons and prizes. The Oriental Carpet Ryman Memorial Speed - Take Your Own Line Jumper Class, held on the Grand Prix field, is part of Menlo Charity Horse Show’s annual gala — one of California’s major summer social events. A wine reception and silent auction offered yet another opportunity to raise funds for the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, located in nearby Palo Alto. Vista Center works to empower blind and visually impaired individuals of all ages to live as independently as possible. Fabulous auction items and a chance to give to a worthy cause inspired friendly bidding wars on several items. Auctioneer Lenny Broberg, a longtime community activist, helped to generate enthusiasm for items, including exotic travel opportunities, a stunning original oil painting by Heather Theurer, premium tickets to a Golden State Warriors game, and a $25k shopping spree at Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry. A private 6-passenger jet service from Flexjet generated a generous $18,500 bid. Guests then moved to the historic dining room of the Menlo Circus Club. While the setting is charming in its own right, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry’s sponsorship added dazzle to the event with a theme of ‘Sapphire and Ice,’ showing off stunning diamonds from their collection. Carolyn Chaikovsky designed a sapphire blue and silver color scheme, which was carried throughout in dramatic lighting, Sapphire & Ice theme at annual gala. Photograph by Alden Corrigan Sapphire & Ice Gala table settings linens, and a blue carpet entrance. Fine dining, wine pairings, and dancing to live music made for a festive affair. Another Vista Center fundraiser included an illustrated children’s book, written specifically for the center. The true story about a visually-impaired filly who learned to walk, run, and jump not only inspired and entertained, but helped to raise funds for the charity as it was available for sale throughout the show. Suzanne credits a team of over 130 volunteers with helping to make this year’s show a success. “Everything went really smoothly,” she said. “It’s a testament to the volunteers.” The show is also supported by 96 sponsors, from surrounding communities. This year’s top sponsors included Mountain Home Stables, Bentley, and Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry. Work has already begun on next year’s show. Pre-sponsor events will begin in December, as a means of keeping sponsors informed and involved. Kristin Hardin and Bert. Photograph by Alden Corrigan
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Overall and Handy Round winners out of a 33 horse field in the $20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Presented by Dr. Daryl K. Hoffman Countdown & Nick Haness. This is Haness’ second consecutive MCHS Derby win. Photograph by Alden Corrigan Carleton Brooks, Kaitlyn Van Konynenburg & Homestead. Photograph by Kate Kramer There are also plans to partner with several home design groups, to extend and build out the hospitality offerings. “This year we had a new hospitality tent that started with a pony theme, offering cupcakes and candies as refreshments. As the week progressed, offerings became more adult, including wine tastings and so on,” Suzanne said. The idea worked so well she plans to expand on the social experience next year. Behind the scenes, the volunteer team has been working to improve the website and use of social media, to keep competitors informed. “And, we’re always trying to make the entry process easier,” Suzanne said. An amateur rider herself, Suzanne has been involved with the show for over 25 years and continues to find it a rewarding experience. Like many of the show’s volunteers, she’s looking forward to making next year’s show even better. For information about next year’s Menlo Charity Horse Show, visit www.menlocharityhorseshow.com Page 64 TCE Nov/Dec 2015 Thank you all... save the date for 2016! Polly Sweeny with Trainer Archie Cox & Stender Sweeny Best Amateur MCHS. Photograph by Archie Cox www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com
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K ristin Medall Simpson-Ferguson Hardin and Patrick Seaton-Sandoval are both accomplished and successful riders and trainers. Patrick competes up and down California as well as out of state. He shows a lot of the horses himself, and also has clients that he takes with him on the road. Sandoval came to the U.S. from England in 2001. Kristin was born and raised in California, shows around the country, and gives clinics. She competes and wins at the Grand Prix level and in the hunter ring. She also shows Arabians, and has big wins on them as well. Her children also ride, and sometimes it is hard to be outside the gate when it is your kids who are in the ring. “I’m not nervous ever that anything bad is gonna happen, I just want them to do well. It’s not a fear for them, I’m excited for them. My daughter was champion and my son was reserve champion at the Arabian and Half Arabian Sport Horse Nationals. It couldn’t have been any better.” Kristin and Patrick have a lot in common. They met almost immediately after Patrick came to this country and their friendship just exploded. In fact, he is Kristin’s daughter’s Godfather. “We are family, friends, and arch rivals,” Hardin said. “We met at one of his first horse shows here and have been best friends ever since. We go to many of the same shows, but if not we will text each other many times during the day.” “That’s exactly how it happened,” Patrick said. “We were at a couple of the same shows and formed this amazing friendship.” But if you think this is going to be an article about all of their accomplishments, and how friendship conquers all, you are wrong. This is about their short, albeit very entertaining videos on Facebook. You haven’t seen them? Man, are you missing out on a lot of fun! Here is how it all began. They have been doing these little video snippets since the beginning of June. Patrick’s husband Mario found the app, Dubsmash. “I was messing around with it at a horse show,” Sandoval explained, “and sent a couple of videos to Kristin, not realizing that I was creating a monster. Unbeknownst to me, she put them up on Facebook as a competition, and as they say, the rest is history.” “We are very competitive with each other,” Hardin told us. “I put them up as a joke. He got really upset because I didn’t ask his permission, and then it just went from there, and now it’s just a super competitive experience. He is really good at it, he’s very artistic, and it’s been fun. “He is very flamboyant with it, so sometimes it’s hard for me to beat him. We’ve had a couple of pretty big arguments over it regarding who won and who didn’t win,” she laughed. “We try to do one a day. It’s all about trying to beat each other, and we’re glad people like it. Anything that’s a competition with him, he jumps on board big time.” Patrick said that he believes that they have kind of stopped judging the videos, even though they both have that spirited desire to win. “We are family, friends, and arch rivals” Kristin Kristin Medall Simpson-Ferguson Ha Hardin and Sandoval Dubsmash Their Way to Lip-sync Fame Page 66 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com by Barbara Pinnella TCE Nov/Dec 2015
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Patrick & Caloukie and Kristen & Firestone, photographs by Deb Dawson Page 68 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015
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“She’ll have a good one; I’ll have a good one. It’s funny, because I feel like we both have some loyal fans, and loyal followings. Somebody said to me the other day on mine, ‘This wasn’t your best work, but since I’m a loyal fan I’m gonna ‘like’ it.’ We wondered if it was hard to come up with something new so frequently. Sandoval explained how he goes about it. “We were at a couple of the same shows and formed this amazing friendship.” Patrick Kristens daughter was Champion and her son was Reserve Champion at the Arabian and Half Arabian Sport Horse Nationals “I don’t know if everyone is familiar with the Dubsmash app*, but there is a lot of pre-loaded stuff already on it. Sometimes I will hear something funny and I’ll do that, not really knowing where it came from. Or an idea will just come to me and I’ll do it.” They challenge each other in singing, dancing, and in the show ring. “He’s the better singer, I’m the better dancer, and the riding all depends on the day,” Kristin said. Hmm, what a surprise – Patrick doesn’t agree. “Actually, a few years ago we had a dance-off. Kristin’s a notoriously bad dancer, although she thinks she’s very good. I won that competition as well.” There is a live lip-syncing battle that is in the works, but finding a horse show that both will be at, and also finding enough time to do it is not an easy task. “We were gonna have it at the summer show in Sonoma, but I just got too busy, but I think we’re trying to organize that. That will be fun – with live judging. Judging’s fine! I am pretty confident that I’d win.” Needless to say, Hardin was not of the same opinion. “I think he’s scared to do it, because he knows I’m gonna win,” she stated. These two are really fun. They both have imagination and wit, and each thinks that they can beat the other. Nothing like a little healthy, or possibly heated, competition to keep things interesting. Stealing a line from a friend of mine Sonny Franco, who is a boxing announcer, “Let the battles begin!” *Dubsmash is a mobile app to create short selfie videos dubbed with famous sounds. TCE Nov/Dec 2015 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com Page 69
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Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Del Mar B eezie Madden rode to an astounding $150,000 victory at the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar. Taking place at one of Southern California’s finest horse show venues. The Del Mar International show includes two full weeks of world-class competition which attracts an elite field of internationally recognized horses and riders. Madden rode sixteen year old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Simon (Mr. Blue x Polydox) to the number one spot. Madden is currently ranked an impressive number one in the USA and number two in the world. Nine nations were represented in the class: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, and the United States. “It feels great to be at my current rankings,” Madden said. “It’s the highest I’ve been in the world rankings. I’m just lucky to have a string of good horses that can let me be there and a fantastic owner in Abigail Wexner. It gives me a chance. I’m very lucky to have my whole team.” Madden proved her rankings were not simply a stroke of luck when she won an impressive jump off. She posted the fastest clear round against eight other remarkable international riders. In the end half of this field went on with double clear rounds. Blazing into first place, with an impressive 37.33 seconds - a full second faster than her closest competitor, Jack “Hardin” Towell. Hardin put up a notable 38.75 second round. A key decision Madden made was to do seven strides to the first line, which was not her first inclination. Knowing her horse was not a swift runner she planned to make up time by catching the other competitors on the tight turns on this course designed by Heiko Wahlers (GER). Page 72 TCE Nov/Dec Beezie Madden and Simon, Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar Winner. Photograph by Bret St.Clair “I actually didn’t see Hardin go, but I think my turns at least to the double combination and probably after the double combination – my horse is brilliant with that. He has a lot of practice trying to do short turns because running isn’t always his best thing. But I have to say, he and I together are figuring that part out a little better and doing seven up to the first line wouldn’t always have been in www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com our plan, but tonight and the way he’s been going lately, I’m very comfortable doing that with him. Indoors especially, he can be really fast with short turns.” Speaking about the show USA’s Hardin says, “The Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League has completely changed the World Cups in North America. It’s like competing in Europe. It’s fantastic. And all the shows, by having
Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Del Mar  B  eezie Madden rode to an astounding  150,000 victory at the Longines FEI World...
the scoreboards and bringing in everything, it’s really stepped up. It’s very nice having that come to our country. It almost feels like Europe. And tonight there was a great crowd and the atmosphere was fantastic.” In the end Madden’s plan worked perfectly as she and the sixteen year old veteran gelding shaved an impressive one second off of Hardin’s round. Her plan to make the tightest turns possible proved to be the winning plan. When ask about his mount, Hardin said simply, “When I got Lucifer, that was his name. It’s quite funny because for the first year, he acted a lot like it. He’s one horse that means a lot to me because I’ve always believed in him. And the people that work with me, for the first year I had the horse, nobody liked him or thought he was Beezie Madden and Simon, Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar Winner. Photograph by Bret St.Clair Jack Towell and Lucifer V take second in the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar. Photo by ESI Photography Beezie Madden and Simon, Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar Winner. Photograph by David Buchan going to be any good, and he’s really surpassed everybody’s expectations. But sometimes he acts like his name, he bucks, he spins, he’s quirky but he’s fantastic.” Madden and Simon have been a powerful team for the past three years. She says, “He doesn’t really have any quirks except that he whinnies at the in gate every time before he goes in the ring. He’s a pleasure to deal with and ride.” Madden hopes to represent the United States in Rio at the 2016 Olympic Games. Madden’s next qualifying class will be aboard Breitling LS (Quintero x Acord II) in Lexington Kentucky on November 1. She will follow this up with East Coast stops in Toronto, Palm Beach and Ocala. She will follow these shows with the CSI5* in Thermal on November 8th. Madden says, “Anybody who says that they never get nervous isn’t telling the truth.” She goes on to say, “I get excited and anxious for sure and with some nerves. But luckily when I get on a horse, it all goes away.” All in all a total of fourteen athletes from the new North American League will qualify for next year’s Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final. This even will take place in Gothenburg (SWE) March 23-28, 2016. The top seven athletes from the East Coast US as well as the top three competitors from the West Coast of the United States and the two top ranked participants from Canada and Mexico will also qualify for the Final, together with the winners of the 13 other leagues from around the world.
the scoreboards and bringing in everything, it   s really stepped up. It   s very nice having that come to our country. It...
Del Mar International Highlights A Sell-Out Success Natalie Templeton wins the Onondarka Medal Finals, shown with her family, trainer Robyn Stiegler, Don Simington of Onondarka, Elli Yaeger, the 2014 Onondarka Medal Finals Champion and Lindsay McKinnon of CWD, presenting Natalie with a brand new CWD Saddle. Photo by: David Buchan A Who’s Who list of modern show-jumping legends were hallmarks of the West Palms Events, 2015 Del Mar International Horse Show. And a huge thanks goes to the wonderful sponsors for their commitment our sport and the part that they play in the success of this event and many others in the show season. As reporsted Beezie Madden and Simon took the win in the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar; these world-class events that are taking California show-jumping to exciting new levels. But many other exciting classes wowed the audience in Del Mar; Jack Hardin Towell’s win aboard New York in the Welcome 1.45M, presented by Trelawny Farm; Richard Spooner and Chivas Z taking the Del Mar Charity 1.50M, presented by Davlyn Farms; Jenny Karazissis winning first and second aboard Legacy and Undeniable in the Grand Prix Hunter Derby Final, presented by Mark & Julie Hancock of Camelot Homes and the wildly popular Charity Woof Cup Classic. And on Sunday, special classes included the PHCA/Equine Page 74 TCE Nov/Dec Insurance Child Adult Jumper Championship, the conclusion of the Onondarka Medal Finals, a number of big Classics, and the GGT Footing Grand Prix Series Finale. Alyce Bittar enjoyed unprecedented success in the PCHA/ Equine Insurance Child Adult Jumper Championship. Alyce achieved first place, second place and fourth place in Round One aboard Cara B, Beirut B and Why Not B respectively, and she was first on Beirut B and third on Cara B in Round Two, earning her first place in the Overall Championship with Beirut B. Second place in the Overall Championship was Allison Tussey aboard her own entry, Coccinelle, and third went to Alyce Bittar and Cara B. Third place in Round One went to Susan Meadows aboard Topper. Congratulations goes out to all the fantastic riders who successfully navigated these complex courses. The exciting GGT-Footing Grand Prix Series Finale, with 51 entries including elite riders Will Simpson, Eric Navet, Karl Cook, Enrique Gonzales, Kent Farrington, Ray Texel, Christian Heineking and Nayel Nassar all competing for www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com
Del Mar International Highlights A Sell-Out Success  Natalie Templeton wins the Onondarka Medal Finals, shown with her fam...
Mandy Porter and Eminent are victorious in the GGT-Footing Grand Prix Series Final, she also won the GGT-Series Rider Bonus! Shown with Catherine Trice of GGT-Footing and Danielle Ballard of West Palms Events. Photo by: ESI Photography the win, kept the audience enthralled. It was Mandy Porter aboard David Murdoch’s Eminent who took home the blue for her second big win at the Del Mar International. Mandy and Eminent were also victorious in the $25,000 Welcome Prix during Del Mar International’s Welcome Week. Second place went to Christian Heineking on NKH Selena, who the previous night earned third aboard NKH Quanto in the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar. Third place went to Ray Texel aboard Coupis, and Enrique Gonzales earned fourth place on Chacna. This pair also secured a third in the $35,000 Del Mar Charity on Friday night. And last, but in no way least; The Onondarka Medal Finals were a huge hit, congratulations to Natalie Templeton taking first place in the extremely competitive Onondarka Medal Finals, with Bianca Jenkins earning second and Amber Ayyad third. It is with thanks to the Simington family for who’s support allowed the Onondarka Medal Finals to be held at Del Mar International Horse Show. 2016 is clearly going to be an exciting year for our sport, we look forward to keeping you up to date with all the news; direct to you, from all who strive to promote, grow and bring attention to our fabulous sport. Alyce Bittar takes home multiple wins at Del Mar International Horse Show. Photo by: ESI Photography Karl Cook competes at the Del Mar International Horse Show Photo by David Buchan www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015 Page 75
Mandy Porter and Eminent are victorious in the GGT-Footing Grand Prix Series Final, she also won the GGT-Series Rider Bonu...
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Joan Curtin and Chatelaine “At One Time, Being a Horseman Was Like Being a Concert Musician.” Joan Curtin By Barbara Pinnella Y ou would be hard-pressed to find anyone in the horse business who has contributed more in so many different ways then Joan Curtin. She has been a rider, a coach, a judge, a clinician, and a breeder of show horses for more than 45 years. She has also managed several equestrian centers, as well as being a manager of horse shows. Committed to staying active, Curtin currently holds her “R” judges card in breeding, equitation, and hunters, and still gives clinics, as well as doing sales. She feels that her clinics fill in the gaps that people have in their knowledge. She focuses a lot on the riders’ balance and how it can help or hinder the horse. “Also, right now I teach for Sonoma Valley Farm when Page 78 TCE Nov/Dec they’re on the road, and I also teach for Buddy and Vanessa Brown at Stanford University. They are on the road so much they leave different people at home, so I fill in for them. I’m very busy.” It all began because her grandfather had race horses, and nobody would get up that early in the morning to watch them work besides Joan. Of course, she was four years old at the time! That made it a lot easier. So she would go to Bay Meadows to watch the horses gallop in the morning. That was the beginning of her love affair with horses. “My grandfather saw that I was enthusiastic and saw to it that I got riding lessons. I rode in Portland at Highland Riding Club, which Johnny Johnson ran, and then in San www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com
Joan Curtin and Chatelaine     At One Time, Being a Horseman Was Like Being a Concert Musician.    Joan Curtin By Barbara ...
Joan Curtin and Midnight Marshall circa 1977. Francisco at St. Francis Riding Club.” She showed many horses to great success, both hunters and jumpers. The name that is probably the most recognizable for the hunters she showed is Truck Driving Man, who she also stood at stud. With Man Alive, Joan jumped 7’3”, and held the indoor women’s’ record for a number of years. “You know, they were all thoroughbreds,” she told us. “After World War II, the States got very involved in riding clubs, like Flintridge and Foxfield, and teaching lessons. The Europeans, through the Marshall Plan, started developing the horses. A lot of those farmers are still subsidized to this day. So the Europeans went towards producing the animal, and we went towards producing the riders. And that’s where we are today.” For the most part, the thoroughbreds were bred to run. There were a very few people who bred for the show ring, but not many. For example the Try Again horses of Gene Lewis were homebred and very competitive in the ring. “There was also Gem Twist. He was by Good Twist, who went back to the Bonne Nuit line. But nothing ever really came of it, because we were so busy teaching riding lessons,” she said. The afore-mentioned Truck Driving Man was the first stallion she had. “I came across this horse, and he was a good enough www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015 Page 79
Joan Curtin and Midnight Marshall circa 1977.  Francisco at St. Francis Riding Club.    She showed many horses to great su...
Joan Curtin and Midnight Marshall at the A-Z Horse Show circa 1977. individual to leave whole as long as his disposition was good, and it always was. He was fabulous to handle and show. The only other one that we had, and we had him for two years before Leslie Oertley bought him, was Diamond Jim. That was another thoroughbred stallion that had a great disposition.” Both those stallions mentioned were big-bodied horses, as was more the norm with the thoroughbreds years back. When the horses would run a route of ground, a mile-anda-quarter or a mile-and-a-half, bigger, stronger horses were needed. “Looking back to Secretariat, he was a big, strapping colt. American Pharoah is the same. But the race track on the whole went to sprinters. As a consequence of that, they didn’t get the big, rangy types we used to see.” Page 80 TCE Nov/Dec Joan also owns and runs Select Sales, which she began in 2003. Select Sales is based out of Biglow Farms, located in Clements, CA. She has a partner, Jesse Atkinson Biglow, who does the schooling on the horses for her. “I have always had success in choosing horses for my clients, and for myself, over the years. When I no longer wanted to run the full on show stable, which I did for 46 years, I decided to go into sales. “I don’t take many horses,” Joan stated. “They can’t be renegades. I handle them quite a bit, and won’t take anything that isn’t broke and quiet. I am very selective about what I take. It’s silly to take something you can’t sell within 90 days, unless it’s a young one that just needs to be made up. Jesse can put six months on it and then we usually can get them done. www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com
Joan Curtin and Midnight Marshall at the A-Z Horse Show circa 1977.  individual to leave whole as long as his disposition ...
“I do the sales for Spruce Meadows. They will send something that looks like a hunter, or that doesn’t look like a jumper, put it that way. We will make it up into a hunter or an equitation horse and sell it for them. “Or we will take one that has kind of peaked for them, but would do very nicely down here. They’ve jumped all the natural obstacles up there, they’ve done it all. They can do the USET and those equitation finals down here. If I can’t get a nice one sold for a certain amount here, it will go to Peter Pletcher.” Joan did say that she doesn’t own any horses herself, and doesn’t want to. “It has gotten ridiculously expensive,” she said. “I’m sure that we are missing a lot of opportunities and a lot of people are falling through the cracks because of the expense.” For a lot of you who don’t know, Joan described what shows used to be like. “When I was going to shows a lot – and by a lot, that was about once a month – they sold tickets to the show, and they ran on schedule. They only had so many entries that they would allow, whether it was Cow Palace, or The Forum, and there were performance times. They would turn back entries.” We also touched on the fact that there used to be an addback in most of the classes. If you got a prize you won some money. That really did help to defray some of the costs, because at least you could put something back. “Interestingly enough, Dick Keller, Lu Thomas, Linda Hough, Jimmy Kohn, and myself were all in the same group of Northern California juniors. So that was quite a little group of juniors.” We talked about when the shows had all of the disciplines showing together. We had gaited horses, driving ponies, stock horses, all of us showed at the same horse show. Yes, it could get dicey at times, but it was also a lot of fun. “I think the big mistake was when we all went different directions, because the animal is the same. The care is within reason the same, and you had the cream of the crop at the open horse show, regardless of the discipline. Now you get everybody from the cross rails to the Grand Prix.” Joan credits Spruce Meadows for doing an outstanding job. They have always kept their eye on the competition. They restrict the number that go, and sell tickets to the performances. It is very much as it is in Europe, where the horse is at the center. The riders are considered athletes and they’re special. “The Southern family has single-handedly put Canada on the map. Gail Greenough was able to become World champion because of her experiences there. We really don’t have anything like that. “When you look back to where we all kind of started, there are good things and some not-sogood things about how things are today. The one thing that I think is desperately lacking is the knowledge of how to look after these animals. They’ve become a commodity and if one breaks you just go buy another, which is also driving up the market. “Back in the day when we got a horse, we had it and competed on it quite a long time. You can see with McLain (Ward), (Richard) Spooner, and many others, they know how to maintain their animals. At one time, being a horseman was like being a concert musician. It was considered an equestrian art. That isn’t valued anymore. “The younger riders and trainers have no idea how to maintain their animals, Truck Driving Man and they certainly don’t know how to train them so that they’ll hold together. You know,” Joan continued, “keep them fit enough, exercises that they need to do to strengthen their backs and the like, and ride them through the hills rather than around the ring all the time. “And the fact that there are 18 medal finals in California has just dumbed it down. There are four back East; we have 18 here. The only thing we don’t have is a cross rail medal final! Unfortunately, that’s the part of the evolution that I think is really sad for the horse. www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015 Page 81
   I do the sales for Spruce Meadows. They will send something that looks like a hunter, or that doesn   t look like a jum...
Joan Curtin and Boston Baker “The prices of hunters got too expensive and the hunter divisions got small. So people moved into equitation horses. Now the equitation divisions are getting watered down. I don’t know, maybe they’ll go to reining,” she laughed. “The management of the horse in Europe is still very good. In the States we have the idea that you buy a horse to compete. It’s a show horse, so let’s go show, right? It’s so completely overdone. But the emphasis should be on teaching the riding and not purchasing the animal that will cover up the mistakes. I think that is a real shame.” That being said, Joan does believe that overall we have some really strong riders here. “I think the riding skills are better; the riding’s great. And all of the technology for saddles, and vetting the horses, that’s all fine as well.” And because we have been able to develop some very good riders, it does make sense that many amateurs are doing Page 82 TCE Nov/Dec their own riding and moving into the Grand Prix. That is probably the biggest difference between here and Europe. “In Europe the good professional is still the valued asset. But here, you can’t keep those horses if somebody is gonna offer one million dollars for it.” Joan has done it all, and is not afraid to voice her opinion, which made for a very fun interview. Coming from the same era, I definitely understand where her thought process comes from. Agree or disagree, things to think about. For further information contact: Joan Curtin, Select Sales joanselectsales@gmail.com www.joanselectsales.com At Select Sales, Joan has assembled a group of high-quality competition horses, offered in peak condition to the serious rider. Joan continuously evaluates horses for inclusion in sales program. www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com
Joan Curtin and Boston Baker     The prices of hunters got too expensive and the hunter divisions got small. So people mov...
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Our Home is on Fire Macella O’Neill I t was a beautiful Saturday night at Sonoma Horse Park and we were warming up for the Grand Prix when Charlie got the call that our house in Middletown was on fire. By the time Bunny and I got to the vertical jump, the news came that our big horse trailer, a tractor and housetrailer were burning too. Apparently none of this news was disturbing to my horse, Page 84 TCE Nov/Dec Bunny, who proceeded to jump another round for a double clean. We humans however, beat a hasty retreat home to our barn in Calistoga, the minute the last jump was cleared. And once again special thanks to Gelacio, who made such rapid departure possible. He then proceeded to work thru the long night so that by Sunday morning many of our stalls at Diamond Mountain Stables had two horses in them. Our www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com
Our Home is on Fire  Macella O   Neill  I  t was a beautiful Saturday night at Sonoma Horse Park and we were warming up fo...
small paddocks housed herds of horses along with some other assorted livestock, altho it is true, we did turn away the Zebra stud colt! So many distraught people. Four horses arriving in a two horse trailer. People bringing in their neighbors animals, as they were out of town, people bringing animals they didn’t even know at all. People who knew they had not gotten all their animals out. And many people knowing they had lost their homes helping through the night. Everything was incredibly chaotic in the smokey dark night, but the memory that will stand out the most to me is the spirit of cooperation that permeated through every moment. Throughout Sunday, horses left and new horses came, as the fire moved so incredibly fast, over 50,000 acres in 20 hours. At this point the fire was still only less than 40% contained. Everyone from our house in Middletown was evacuated safely and ensconced in a (far too small) cottage. Within hours it was filled with far more than this family could need, or fit in the cottage for sure, all with thanks to the incredible generosity and thoughtfulness of our customers. And of course thanks to Jessica who moved out of the cottage in a few quick hours to make it available. Such acts of kindness were abound. The Calistoga fairgrounds bacame an evacuation center, Napa Valley finest chefs were serving food, Red Cross was coordinating the donations that are pouring in, rescue teams were behind the fire lines for animals left behind. People were contributing every service imaginable. The weather even finally stepped up and contributed some much needed rain. Awful and tragic as this fire has been, the response of our immediate community and our extended equestrian community was nothing short of magnificent. It was a pleasure to interact with people involved with every type of horse imaginable. Many of the horses residing at my house had never lived in stalls and never been separated from their equine pals. Never known another owner than the one who delivered them to our (very questionable to them) sanctuary. And, I found myself, as usual, filled with fondness and admiration for these action oriented horse people. Horses are the bond that unite all of us, and it’s a strong bond indeed. Thanks to everyone for everything, and may we get the wet winter that is predicted. www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015 Page 85
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Bertram Allen (IRL) and Quiet Easy 4 at the Longines Masters of LA. Photograph by Alden Corrigan
Bertram Allen  IRL  and Quiet Easy 4 at the Longines Masters of LA. Photograph by Alden Corrigan
TCE Trainer Listing California - Hunter/Jumper Harley Brown Equestrian Chosenbrook Show Stables Harley Brown Equestrian, recently relocated to Menlo Park in Portola Valley, develops competitive horses and riders and has a  complete selection of sale horses. We specialize in identifying and producing Grand Prix prospects. Specializing in hunter, jumpers, equitation, ponies and sales. Portola Valley Training Center 100 Ansel Lane, Menlo Park, CA 94028 Olivia Brown (805) 801 0814 olivia@harleybrownequestrian.com Harley Brown (805) 458 3641 harley@harleybrownequestrian.com 2972 Triunfo Canyon Rd Agoura Hills, CA 91301 (818) 726-2497 chosenbrook@yahoo.com Trainer: Tommi Clark www.chosenbrook.com www.harleybrownequestrian.com Hunter Bay Farm Candice Stormes Training Stables Portola Valley Training Center 100 Ansel Lane, Menlo Park, CA 94028 (949) 683-2907 / missy@hunterbayfarm.com www.hunterbayfarm.com Owner & Head Trainer: Missy Froley 34710 N. Eager Rd Acton, Ca. 93510 (661) 644-4285 (661) 917-1709 Owners and trainers: Candice and Lacy Stormes A privately owned and operated full-service facility in Acton; 45 minutes north of Los Angeles. Using natural horsemanship for proven results in the show ring. Specializing in a custom approach for each horse and rider to achieve personal team success. Lessons and training available for all levels in Hunters, Jumpers, Derbies, Equitation, and Ponies. Quality school horses and lease horses available at all levels. Let over 60 years of experience in a family atmosphere welcome you today. Diamond Mountain Stables 1296 Diamond Mtn Rd, Calistoga, CA 9420719 Macella O’Neill (707) 942-0719 macellaoneill@gmail.com DMS Diamond Mountain Stables (DMS), located in the foothills of the Napa Valley, was established in 1983 by Macella O’Neill and Charles White. DMS offers lessons for the beginner as well as those intent on competition in a warm family like atmosphere. Inspired by Tradition. We respect riders’ aspiration, the needs of our horses and the precision of our sport. Grounded in the technique of riders before us, we embrace - and help shape - the riding of today. www.hunterbayfarm.com Karen Healey Stables Whitethorne Ranch 5501 Balcom Canyon Rd. Somis, CA 93066 (805) 794-0214 info@karenhealeystables.com www.karenhealeystables.com Trainer: Karen Healey Dedicated to excellence at all levels. Karen Healey Stables provides an advanced program for the serious competitor. www.diamond-mountain-stables.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com www.karenhealeystables.com Page 87
TCE Trainer Listing California - Hunter Jumper Harley Brown Equestrian  Chosenbrook Show Stables  Harley Brown Equestrian,...
TCE Trainer Listing Oregon - Hunter/Jumper Arbor Grove Equestrian, Inc. Cornerstone Equestrian, LLC Premiere Hunter/Jumper facility with emphasis on equitation & horsemanship. Covered arena & grass derby field. Two miles west of I-5 at exit 271. Cornerstone is a beautiful, full-care hunter/jumper facility specializing in the preparation of horse & rider for the show ring. Quality school horses & lease horses. Brawley Farms Creekside Show Stable Hunters, jumpers, equitation, dressage, sales, clinics. Complete indoor/outdoor facilities & grass paddocks. Field jumps & 75 acres of fields & trails. Our Virginia roots offer you a three generation business. Train, Show, Lease, Own, Enjoy! Lessons & training for all levels. Just 20 minutes west of Portland. PO Box 504 Wilsonville, OR 97070 (503) 981-1978 (626) 644-6771 (cell) www.arborgroveequestrian.com Rob Perkins - Owner/Trainer Joe Regan - Owner/ Trainer South Salem, OR (503) 743-4414 brawleyfarm@aol.com www.brawleyfarms.com Trainer:Judy Brawley Brawley Farms North, LLC Wilsonville Equestrian Center, Boeckman Road Wilsonville, OR 97070 (503) 932-9283 (Cell) dbrawley1962@yahoo.com www.brawleyfarmsnorth.com Trainers: Debbie & Judy Brawley Hunters, jumpers, equitation, sales, clinics & basic dressage. Quality school horses & lease program. Beginning to advanced—Pleasure to show ring; We have the experience to help you reach your goals. 8310 NW Kaiser Rd, Portland, OR 97231 (503) 351-3253 farm (503) 351-1002 cell jump@cornerstonehj.com www.cornerstonehj.com Trainer: Linda Worley Pumpkin Ridge Equestrian Center 14300 NW Old Pumpkin Ridge Rd North Plains, OR 97133 (503) 913-0887 www.creeksideshowstable.com Trainer: Kelly Marriner-Smith Echelon Training, LLC Timberline Meadows Equestrian Center 15065 S Kirk Rd, Oregon City OR 97045 (541) 420-9711 echelonhunterjumpers@gmail.com www.echelonhunterjumpers.com Trainer: Kathy Kerron Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation, Sales. Positive training for horse & rider. Tailored programs to help you achieve your goals. 100x200 indoor arena, daily turnout. Customized care for your horse & much more. Lease horses available. Charlton Ridge Farm, LLC Future Street Farm Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation, Sales, Ponies. 12 x 14 stalls w/runs, indoor & outdoor w/viewing rooms. Stadium lights, sprinklers, large grass pastures, wash racks with heaters, fly spray system, vacuumed aisles & trails. Jumpers, Dressage, Hunters, Training, Sales, Lessons, Events. Beautiful facility close to Bend. Outstanding horse care, indoor/outdoor arenas, lots of turn-out, fun atmosphere, reasonable rates. Christus Farm, Inc. Hawkins Equine, LLC Hunters, jumpers, equitation - training, lessons, sales, clinics. School horses available. Large, beautiful barn 90x200 indoor, lovely outdoor arena, turnout. Quality training, instruction & care for your horse. Disciplined, compassionate, and methodical training to awaken a horse’s love and eagerness for its work as well as lessons and training for beginning through advanced riders of all ages. Full care board of the highest quality. High Valley Stables 20765 SW Hillsboro Hwy, Newberg, OR 97132 (503) 349-4533 kaitlyncharlton@gmail.com www.charltonridgefarm.com Trainer: Kaitlyn Charlton PO Box 2261 Jasper, OR 97438 (541) 726-1505 linda@christusfarm.com www.christusfarm.com 19810 J.W. Brown Rd Bend, OR 97701 Owner/Trainer: Amy Hudson (541) 948-2402 Assistant Trainer: Tami Wesenk (541) 408-6447 17528 Painter Loop Rd NE, Hubbard, OR 97032 (503) 475-6236 hawkinsequinellc@gmail.com www.hawkinsequinellc.com Trainer: Ashley Hawkin TCE Trainer Listing 1/6th Page $300 per year or $350 with QR Code 1/12th Page $200 per year Page 88 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015
TCE Trainer Listing Oregon - Hunter Jumper Arbor Grove Equestrian, Inc.  Cornerstone Equestrian, LLC  Premiere Hunter Jump...
TCE Trainer Listing Oregon - Hunter/Jumper Imagination Lane, LLC Side by Side Farm, LLC 19293 SW Tile Flat Rd, Beaverton, OR 97007 Trainer: Nicole Bourgeois (503) 310-9982 nicolebourgeois7@gmail.com Trainer: Kendall Bourgeois (503) 476-7862 kab82792@aol.com www.imaginationlanellc.com 36851 NE Wilsonville Rd., Newberg, OR 97132 Trainer: Jim Dahlquist (971) 506-2245 ringsidefarminc@yahoo.com Trainer: Philippa Fournier (503) 516-4965 fliphj@yahoo.com www.sidebysidehorses.com Hunters. Jumpers. Equitation. Investment. Sales. Just 5 miles south of Washington square. Daily turnout, indoor and lighted all-weather outdoor arena. All levels welcome. Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation, investment horses, sales, training, lessons, and clinics. Narnia Farms, LLC Stellar Sport Horses Hunter/Jumper/Equitation/Sales. School horses available. Lovely larg e stalls with 42 acres of turnout & trails. Indoor & outdoor arenas. Customized feed programs. Also home of Bernadine Diers Dressage Training & Instructing. Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation, Leasing & Sales. Focusing on complete horsemanship & preparation for the show ring. 12712 Arndt Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002 (503) 789-4525 eden@comcast.net Owner/Trainer: Marla Eden www.narniafarms.com French Hill Farm 15770 NE Eilers Rd Aurora, OR 97002 (503) 678-2025 stellarsporthorses@gmail.com Trainer: Akiko Hamada Oz Incorporated Stone Hedge Farm 22665 S Central Point Road, Canby OR 97013 Barn: (503) 651-3418 / Shelly (503) 704 7985 ozinc@yahoo.com www.ozincorporated.com Trainers: Jeff & Shelly Campf Dustin Goodwin 28303 SW Baker Rd Sherwood, OR 97140 (503) 516-0275 FaceCard1@aol.com www.shfhuntersandjumpers.com Trainer: Jen Cox Hunters, jumpers, equitation, investment horses, sales, training, lessons & clinics. Hunters, jumpers, equitation, lessons & sales. Quiet Rein Riding School Triple Rise Equestrian Center 9470 S Bakers Ferry Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 Trainer: Jill McGrady/Jill@quietrein.com (503) 544-7999 Trainer: Robin Rothe/robin.quietrein@gmail.com (520) 358-1079 - www.quietrein.com 85687 Pine Grove Rd, Eugene, OR 97405 (541) 342-5432 Owners: Mike & Mollie Gallaway Trainer: Mike Gallaway Trainer: Rachel Marcotte (541) 206-4643 www.triplerisehorseshows.com Lessons for all ages & skill levels. Quality lesson horses in a safe, fun, family-friendly environment—whether you are preparing for the ‘A’ rated show program or simply want to get your basics down. Hunters/jumpers, equitation, school horses boarding, training, indoor/outdoor arenas. Rain Creek Farm Venture Farm Hunter, jumper, equitation. School horses available, lease horses also available. Jumpers, Hunters, Equitation & Sales. Competitive show barn, catering to beginners thru Grand Prix. Full service care w/daily turn-out, indoor arena & all-weather outdoor. Full/Half Lease/School Horse Lessons available. Starnes Equestrian Whip ‘n Spur 20130 South End Road Oregon City, OR 97045 Owner/Trainer: Megan Jordan (503) 539-2283 / meg@venturefarminc Assistant Trainer: Kelly Bowman (503) 480-6018 20833 S Redland Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 (503) 631-8000 (503) 819-7651 cell www.raincreekfarms.com Trainer: Vicki Zacharias Located at Kilkenny Crest 22333 Nelson Rd, Bend, OR 97701 Owner/Trainer: Simone Stearns 1 (858) 243 - 4035 www.StarnesEquestrian.com Offering a fine selection of sale and lease horses and now excepting clients and horses. Located at a world class facility. Facilities include a viewing room, Euro-Walker with Nike footing and spacious stalls and tack rooms surrounding the indoor arena (168 ft. by 80ft.) with TravelRight wax-covered sand footing. Also available an outdoor arena (175 ft. by 250 ft.) and derby field. TCE Nov/Dec 2015 16091 SW Wilsonville Rd. Wilsonville, OR 97070 (503) 349-0314 Trainer: Rich Fellers Trainer: Rebekah Swan www.swantraining.net Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation. Whip ‘n Spur continues with a tradition of the highest quality training & horse care in the Northwest. Home of Swan Training and Rich Fellers. www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com Page 89
TCE Trainer Listing Oregon - Hunter Jumper Imagination Lane, LLC  Side by Side Farm, LLC  19293 SW Tile Flat Rd, Beaverton...
TCE Trainer Listing Washington - Hunter/Jumper Aleron Training Stables 5800 125th Lane NE Kirkland, WA 98033 (206) 295-4122 Trainer: Alexis Taylor Silvernale www.aleronstables.com At a gorgeous facility minutes from downtown Bellevue and close to Seattle, owner-trainer Alexis Taylor Silvernale and her staff offer customized top-level training and quality care for horses and riders. Hunter’s Run Equestrian Center, LLC 22216 Sweeney Rd SE Maple Valley, WA 98038 (425) 432-8962 / info@huntersruneq.com Owner/Trainer: Colleen Armstrong Trainers: Angie Chamberlin & Meghann Armstrong Hunters. Jumpers, Equitation, Sales, Leases, school horses, boarding, training, indoor/outdoor arenas, daily turnout on grass pastures. www.facebook.com/huntersruneq. Archway Equestrian Sports, LLC Legacy Hunters & Jumpers, Inc. 22815 NE 200th Street Woodinville, WA 98077 Office: (425) 877-1715 Trainers: Clare Warren /cwarren@archwayeqsports.com Corene Smith / Coreys@archwayeqsports.com 19802 NE 148th St Woodinville, WA 98077 trainer@legacyhuntersandjumpers.com (425) 869-1527 Trainer: Shelly Kerron www.legacyhuntersjumpers.com Archway is a private hunter/jumper equestrian training center that prepares horses and their riders for the competitive show circuit. www.archwayeqsports.com Hunter Jumper training facility operated by third generation horse trainer, Shelly Kerron. Quality lesson horse program. Beginner thru accomplished show rider. Brick Road Farms 15000 Tester Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290 Trainer/Owner: Carol Hinckley (425) 791-0025 Trainer: Stephanie Mitchell (425) 232-162 Trainer: Jonnie Brooks (425) 269-2605 www.brickroadfarms.com Quality Hunters & Jumpers. Offering Boarding, Training, Lessons, & Sales. Beginning lessons to advanced show programs on show quality horses & ponies. Conveniently located in Snohomish, WA. Cherry Blossom Farm 12121 189th Ave SE Snohomish, WA 98290 (206) 399-1774 www.cbfhunterjumper.com Trainer: Stephanie Craig Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation, & Sales. We are committed to your success both in & out of the show ring. Our facility is very well kept & includes both an indoor & outdoor arena, grass jumping field, & stalls with runs. Encanto Valley Farm 24246 275th Ave SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038 (425) 766-1625 morganrcarr@aol.com www.encantovalleyfarm.com Trainer: Morgan Carr, USHJA Certified Parkside Stables V ​ icky Bergevin, Owner. 13020 NE 39th Street, Bellevue, WA. 98005. (425) 885-5025 Parksidestables@msn.com www.parksidestables.com Washington’s leading Hunter & Jumper training facility. Easily accessible from Seattle and all points on the Eastside. We provide top level training for horse and rider in a comfortable, family atmosphere. First lesson to the National level, our trainers can support you and your hunter, jumper, and equitation goals. We will help you reach your full potential. Potcreek Meadow Farm 18804 NE 106th St Redmond, WA 98052 (425) 882-3558 Trainer: Cara Anthony Full service providing great care & education at an affordable price. Indoor & outdoor arenas, round pen, locker room, wash rack. Lesson horse program for all skill levels. Phoenix Farm Hunters & Jumpers 8832 222nd St SE Woodinville, WA 98077 (206) 229-2711 Trainer: Teri Duplass www.phoenixfarm.com Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation, Lessons, Leases & Sales. Training program customized to meet your riding goals. Indoor & outdoor arenas, individual paddocks for daily turnout, large stalls & heated viewing lounge. Full service providing great care & education at an affordable price. Indoor & outdoor arenas, round pen, locker room, wash rack. Lesson horse program for all skill levels. HTH Farm Red Gate Farm 18244 Sam Bell Rd, Bow, WA 98232 (360) 757-1767 (360) 708-8694 Head Trainer: Judy Hinson Complete programs including horsemanship classes, hunter/jumper training, equitation, & sales along with an excellent lesson program on our wonderful school horses. Beautiful facility w/indoor & outdoor arenas, excellent turnout & heated viewing area. We provide a friendly, professional atmosphere with individually tailored programs for you & your horse. www.hthfarmllc.com Page 90 23836 SE 24th Street Sammamish, WA 98075 jamie425@earthlink.net / (425) 392-0111 Trainer: Jamie Smith www.facebook.com/redgatefarmtraining Red Gate Farm is a full service training facility. We offer everything from Lessons to “A” circuit horse shows and have horses and ponies available for lease. We also provide a fun Summer Day Camp for ages 6-12. www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015
TCE Trainer Listing Washington - Hunter Jumper Aleron Training Stables 5800 125th Lane NE Kirkland, WA 98033  206  295-412...
Sundance Equestrian Industries Thumbs Up Farm 18221 236th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98077 (425) 205-3775 USHJA Certified Trainers: Katherine Wade-Easley & Chelsea Crabb Assistant Trainer: Danika Green www.sundanceequestrian.com 20722 SE 34th St, Sammamish, WA 98075 (425) 369-9883 office / (206) 396-2681 cell thumbsupfarm@aol.com Trainers: John Turner, Jack Hammond, Quinn Partridge & Keri Bailey We offer training for both the horse & rider looking to compete & have fun in a team environment. Hunters, jumpers, equitation, sales, leases, & clinics. Full care boarding & beautiful covered arena. Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation, Sales, Clinics, Leases. TL2 Farms Woodside Stables 3208 300th Ave SE Fall City, WA 98024 (206) 499-1065 Owners: Loren and Tammy Kaneshige www.tl2farms.com 30229 Parcell Rd NE Kingston, WA 98346 (360) 860-1335 / (425) 466-5662 woodsidestables@msn.com Trainers: Cindy Daniels, Sara Petersen & Lisa Petersen Beautiful, full service equestrian facility & home to Rollback Farms. Hunter, jumper and equitation. A great place to ride. THE Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation, Sales, Leases, School Horse Lessons. Full-care facility with indoor & outdoor rings, state-of-the-art footing, & daily turn out. Close to trails. COMPETITIVE EQUESTRIAN Would you like some extra pocket money? Do you like attending horse shows? Love talking to people? Monthly Magazine Delivery Team: Hand delivering The Competitive Equestrian magazine at horse shows and/or direct to barns in your local area. Experienced and knowledgeable on horse show etiquette you are able to navigate around chosen venues and have knowledge of barns and tack stores in your area. You enjoy meeting people and would be delighted to share TCE with our readers out in the field and receive copies of the magazine to your home address for distribution. Area Reporter/Writers: As we grow The Competitive Equestrian magazine are looking for experienced writers to cover monthly news on trainers, riders, owners and services in your selected area. As a writer/reporter you enjoy following our sport, finding a good story to share and interviewing competitors from Pony Hunters to TCE Nov/Dec 2015 Grand Prix. Keeping to deadlines is not an issue, you know the importance of timely communications and are happy to produce on a monthly basis. The Competitive Equestrian magazine Brand Ambassadors: As a TCE Brand Ambassador both at horse shows and via email communication directly with barns in your local area you would provide a monthly service to the TCE. The role involves becoming the connection between TCE magazine and equestrians in your area. Horse show savvy you enjoy meeting people and have the ability to connect with barns to collect information for our free monthly features e.g. Congratulations and News & Reviews. This involves talking to people on the ground at horse shows and via regular email communications to equestrians in your area. www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com Further Information For further information and details please contact Lorna Lowrie via email at editior@thecompetitiveequestrian. com with a light resume. Please also provide contact information and a good time of day to connect via phone. The options detailed are all very much part-time endeavors. Contact: Lorna Lowrie 503 317 4956 editor@ TheCompetitive Equestrian.com Page 91
Sundance Equestrian Industries  Thumbs Up Farm  18221 236th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98077  425  205-3775 USHJA Certified T...
TCE Services Directory Equine Sale/Lease Agents Select Sales Biglow Farms 23303 Buena Vista Road, Clements, CA 95227 209-759-3208 joanselectsales@gmail.com www.selectsales.com Founded in 2003 by Joan Curtin, a professional horsewoman with more than forty years of experience in the hunter/jumper industry. Proven record of success training horses & riders for the most competitive hunter/jumper competitions in the country. Highquality competition horses, offered in peak condition to the serious rider. world-class footing at a price you can Barn Pros Equestrian Facilities Nationwide afford 14567 169th Drive SE Monroe, WA 98272 barns@barnpros.com 866.844.2276 www.barnpros.com Cynthia Brewster-Keating (864) 804-0011 Pre-Engineered Traditional Wood Barns, Equestrian Facilities, Timber Frame Barn Homes, Barn Shops and Recreational buildings, Shipped to your site nationwide! www.GGTFooting.com Insurance & Services Kathryn A. Hall, PC Attorney at Law PO Box 771 Hillsboro, OR 97123 (971) 4040-5296 khall@pnwequinelaw.com www.pnwequinelaw.com A full-service equine law firm, licensed to practice in Oregon & Washinton. Horse sales, leases, & breeding • Boarding, training & riding instruction • Risk assesment & management • Ownership & registration • Business entity formation, governance, taxation & employment • Veterinary malpractice & negligence • Liability for horse injuries • Debt collection & creditors’ rights • Litigation & appeals • USEF, USHJA, USDF & OHJA member. Quality Riding Arena Bases & Surfaces Arena & Building Arena Rehab Specialists™ Rick Triplett Sultan, WA 98294 Quality Riding Arena Bases & Surfaces Efficient Arena, Inc. Mark Rowley Canby, OR 97013 (425) 923-7909 Improvements Plus, Inc. IMPROPI 085 J3 www.arena-rehab.com Experts in riding arena renovation & construction, with decades of experience in the Pacific NW climate. Sales of the finest footing additives & indoor dust control that REALLY WORKS. Consultation services. We offer services with your horses in mind, by a lifelong horseman. Leavitt Equine Insurance (503) 266-1563 CCB#15580 www.efficientarena.com Expert installation of indoor/ outdoor arena bases & footings in the Pacific Northwest. All weather, laser graded, full construction or repairs. The experience of over 300 arenas with corresponding references. Exclusive distributor of Equiloft™ rubber/fiber mixtures, sands, organics, fibers, felts. PO Box 1127 Everett, WA 98206 Rubber Granulators, Inc. Rubber Arena Footing Marysville, WA 98271 (360) 658-7754 (360) 653-6430 fax www.rubbergranulators.com We produce ground rubber for athletic surfaces & arena footing. 1/2” granules $225/ton; 1/4” granules $300/ton. Call for more info or plant specials. www. TheCompetitiveEquestrian. com Page 92 Your Equine & Farm resource specialists! Insurance for your business & personal equine needs. Farm, equine mortality & major medical, commercial equine liability, training & instruction, event coverage, & clubs & associations. Call us for a no obligation quote! SERVICES DIRECTORY LISTINGS: SMALL $200 PER YEAR MEDIUM $300 PER YEAR LARGE $400 PER YEAR ONLINE Directory Free with Magazine Listing Directory listing in The Competitive Equestrian magazine and on our website: 1-800 JOG TROT; (425) 317-3552 heather-lindsey@leavitt.com Farm+Barn CONTACT US TO RESERVE A SPOT IN OUR NEXT ISSUE editor@ thecompetitiveequestrian.com Call (503) 317 4956 Hillsboro, OR Linda Royer (503) 789-5650 Linda@farmplusbarn.com www.farmplusbarn.com Design of sites + structres for horses + people. www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015
TCE Services Directory Equine Sale Lease Agents  Select Sales  Biglow Farms 23303 Buena Vista Road, Clements, CA 95227 209...
TCE Services Directory Columbia Equine Hospital 27841 SE Orient Dr Gresham, OR 97080 Eve Willett, Equine Insurance Specialist 2012 A Carriage Dr SW, Ste 2012 Olympia, WA 98502 Eve has been serving the Equine Industry for 30 years and looks forward to helping you! Pegasus Equine Rehabilitation (503) 663-1515 - 24 Hrs www.columbiaequine.com Experienced, quality equine care in Portland & SW WA. We offer a full range of services including lameness evaluation, pre-purchase exams, state-of-the-art diagnostics, dentistry, surgery, acupuncture, & preventative care. Red Pony Insurance Services, Inc. State-of-the-art rehabilitation center for all breeds & disciplines. Featuring a hyperbanic oxygen chamber, swimming pool, underwater treadmill, eurocizers & more! Great for post surgery recovery, physical therapy & conditioning. Oregon Equine, Inc. Saddlefit 4 Life, Inc. 82 Derby Court Newmarket, ON l3Y 5Z9 (800) 225-2242 (905) 898-8399 fax www.saddlefit4life.com Educational presentations & on-site diagnostic evaluations. Certification courses to become an Equine Ergonomist. Experience for yourself the philosophy of saddle fit that is taught worldwide & challenge your mindset! Janine WIlson, DVM, CAC (503) 631-4100 Ambulatory Practice Serving the Greater Portland Tri-County Area www.orequine.com Dr. Wilson offers a personalized, experienced approach to diagnosis & treatment of your horse. Her practice philosophy emphasizes client education, treatment options, & open communication while practicing evidence-based lameness, medicine, & chiropractic care. As a rider, Dr. Wilson understands the relationship between you & your equine partner & welcomes the opportunity to help you with your horse. 7620 260th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98053 / (425) 898-1060 office www.pegasustrainingcenter.com Peak Performance Equine Sport Horse Veterinary Medicine Cierra Dedeker, DVM Spinnaker Farm Equine Veterinary Clinic Heather J. Wenzell, DVM PO Box 3384, Lacey, WA 98509 (360) 584-3964 www.spinnakerfarmequine.com Ambulatory equine practice serving WA & OR. Performance dentistry, lameness, reproduction, preventative health care, & emergency services offered. Comprehensive veterinary care for the performance equine utilizing power dentistry, digital radiography & ultrasound capabilities. See our website for sepcifics & experience. Tack & Equipment (503) 403-9617 Office/Appointments (503) 403-9617 Cell/Emergencies DrCierra@gmail.com www.peakperformanceequinepllc.com Mobile equine veterinary practice specializing in sports medicine. Mobile digital radiology & ultrasound available. Everything your sporthorse needs to perform at their peak! Leave your trailer unhitched & we will come to you. Practice area includes Yamhill, Washington, & Clackamas counties in Oregon. Check out our website for more information. Albion Saddles Paula Helm (425) 457-1105 www.HelmSaddles.com I believe horse & rider can be comfortable in their saddle. Let my problem-solving skills & the full spectrum of Albion’s options achieve that for you. Health Services Los Laureles Equine Therapy Center Pacific Crest Sporthorse Templeton Farms 1799 Templeton Rd. Templeton, CA 93465 Barb Crabbe, DVM Jennifer Posey, DVM 15056 S. Spangler Rd. Oregon City, OR 97045 PO Box 526, Beaverckreek, OR 97004 horserehab@gmail.com 831.236.4305 www.horserehabilitation.com Los Laureles Training and Equine Therapy Center has become one of the finest rehabilitation centers in the world. Gaining success through knowledge and experience, as well as working with some of the top veterinarians, surgeons, biomechanists, physical therapists and trainers in world. Los Laureles offers: Starting and training • Rehabilitation • Mobile Therapies • Lay-up Conditioning • Sales Prep •Retirement • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (coming soon). (503) 632-6336 www.pacificcrestsporthorse.com Veterinary care for the performance horse including lameness diagnostics & treatment, dentistry, preventative health plans & emergency care. We offer full reproductive services including breeding with fresh & frozen semen, foaling & limited boarding for broodmares & foals at our farm. Now offering acupuncture. Warblood horses for sale. Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital 11308 92nd St SE Snohomish, WA 98290 (360) 568-3111 Equine Care & 24/7 ER www.facebook.com/pvhequine www.pilchuckvet.com Founded in 1963, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital offers comprehensive equine referral and ambulatory services, 24/7 emergency, and specialized care for the sport horse through the Equine Performance Sports Medicine Institute. ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS HERE Contact Us: editor@thecompetitiveequestrian.com TCE Nov/Dec 2015 www.TheCompetitiveEquestrian.com A Bit Less Consignment 165 NE Greenwood Ave, Ste C Bend, OR 97701 (541) 323-3262 Facebook: A Bit Less 2,500 sf of gently used tack, clothing, stable supplies, blankets, boots, saddles, & horse related gear, English & Western. Absolute Horse, Inc. 2221 NE 3rd St, Ste B Bend, OR 97701 (541) 388-3855 AbsoluteHorse@gmail.com One of Central Oregon’s largest tack stores for horse & rider. Products for show to everyday riding. Page 93
TCE Services Directory Columbia Equine Hospital 27841 SE Orient Dr Gresham, OR 97080  Eve Willett, Equine Insurance Specia...
TCE Services Directory CCB (661)644-4285 Californiacustombonnets@yahoo.com CCB is a producer of elite, handmade custom bonnets. We specialize in creating unique, one of a kind bonnets that reflect each rider’s style and taste. We guarantee the custom fit of our bonnets. We offer large quantity/barn ordering opportunities. Please visit us on Facebook and Instagram! 34710 N. Eager Rd Acton, CA. 93510 Custom Saddlery Monroe, WA Anja Swenson (208) 841-5730 anja@mysaddle.com www.mysaddle.com Saddle fitting consultation, re-flocking, tree adjustments, billet straps replaced on most brands. All work done on-site. NW rep for Custom Saddlery. Dressage & Jumping models to test ride. “Simply the best dressage saddles on the market.” - Steffen Peters Hooks Leather and Tack 5605 146th St. SW Edmonds, WA 98026 (425) 743-6347 (425) 772-7665 (cell) tackmantoo@gmail.com Saddle & tack repair, & hand crafting of leather. Twenty-two years in the same location. 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