This year’s 54th Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour features numerous estates in Virginia horse country, opening their gates to visitors on Memorial Day weekend, May 25 - 26. Experience a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the plush life of some of Virginia’s most famous equines, with visits to breeding farms, competition farms and more. From newborn foals, to jumpers and polo ponies, and even horses swimming for exercise, you’ll see how equine athletes are bred, trained, fed and cared for.
There is still time to submit proposals for the first round of USA Equestrian Trust grants in 2013. IRS-registered equine non-profit organizations are invited to apply by filling out the online grant application at http://www.trusthorses.org. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, May 6.
The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Cutting Academy will make its first stop for 2013 in Hillsborough, Ont., Canada, May 4, followed by a second clinic on May 10 in Lady Lake, Fla., in the start of its summer-long tour providing education and instruction to aspiring cutting horse enthusiasts.
The 2013 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes and Super Stakes Classic, presented by XTO Energy, an Exxon Mobil Subsidiary, wrapped up April 20 as another multi-million dollar event for the sport of cutting, offering more than $3.3 million in cash and prizes to more than 2,000 entries from across the United States.
It was a perfect California evening for the debut of the USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider program's latest addition, the West Coast Hunter Spectacular. And in a nail-biting finish, Hope Glynn clinched an impressive victory over all challengers at the Flintridge Spring Classic in La Canada Flintridge, CA.
Several thousand visitors watched an exciting €146,000-added NRHA European Futurity Open final on Saturday night with scores climbing as the evening progressed. Canadian trainer Morey Fisk repeated last year’s success aboard Claudia Simon’s beautiful palomino mare Shiners Party Dress (Shining Spark x Smartly Dressed). He set the event’s high score, a 226, winning the NRHA European Futurity Level 4 Open Championship for the second year running.
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