Stephen Foran aboard IJF graduate Etienne B (Simsalabim x Concorde) at the WIHS. Shawn McMillen photo.
Gurnee, IL, November 19 – Stephen Foran impressed the clinicians and judges during the USHJA Emerging Athletes National Training Session, presented by Dover Saddlery, November 15 through 18, and earned top honors riding IJF Graduate Allegience (ex. Etienne B, 2004 BWP g. Simsalabim x Concorde, bred in USA by Bannockburn Farm LLC)
After the Nations Cup concluded the final day, four riders were asked to contest the jump-off course as a final ride-off for the placings—Foran, Ana Forssell, Ashlyn Matheus and Katie Lynch. Each rider received an unfamiliar horse from among those in the pool and had a short warm-up before tackling the course, where they were judged on their skill, style, adaptability and promptness.
“I was incredibly impressed with virtually everything Stephen did in the ring and in the stable,” said show jumping Olympic gold medalist and lead clinician Peter Wylde. “He was a convincing winner from start to finish.”
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Susan Hutchison and SIG Feng Shui (Cardento x Emilion), winners of the YJC 7/8YO Western League Finals in 2011. Captured Moment photo.
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YJC Western League Finals 7/8YO Qualifiers (alphabetical order)
- AUTHENTIC III gr.g. Last News xx x Corrado I. O: Peter Charles
- CAPISTRANO CAT* br.s. Canaletto S x Gibramino. O: Natalie Cooper
- CARTIER dk.b.g. Cartier van de Heffinck x Limbus. O: Juan Gonzalez
- CARUSO 405 gr.g. Cardino x Come On. O: KW Farms LLC
- COCO COLETTE b.m. Limoncello II x Carano. O: Rancho Corazon
- FIGO b.g. Lord Z x Nabab de Reve. O: Redfield Farm
- HERE I COME b.g. Literat x Lacapo. O: Jenni Martin McAllister
- HF CO-STAR gr.g. Campino 009 x Text xx. O: Healy Farms
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Jeffery Welles scored a double header at the 2011 YJC Eastern League Finals, pictured here aboard Bilion (Emilion x Amethist) owned by Triton Ventures and Sharon Gunthel. The pair will return to defend their title in the 2012 6YO Eastern League Final. Shawn McMillen photo.
YJC 7/8-Year-Old Eastern League Final Qualifying List (alphabetical order)
- ABERDEEN b.s. Heartbreaker x Indorado. O: ARAO Enterprises
- ADOROSE dk.b.m. Indoctro x Lancelot. O: Kelly Tropin.
- AJEE B gr.m. Wolfgang x Zeno. O: David Goochman.
- ALBERTO b.g. Caretino x Capitol II. O: Bobby Ginsberg
- ALEXANDRIA b.m. Corland x Ahorn Z. O: Nod Hill Farm.
- AMBERTEAK 14 b.m. Kingston x Wellington. O: The 3 Group.
- ANDRETTI b.g. Orame x Ahorn. O: South Beach Stables
- ARISTOTELES V b.s. Padinus x Lux Z. O: Windsor Show Stables
- ARTURO b.g. Arturo 8 x unknown. O: Happy Hill Farm
- BLUE PEARL* gr.m. Magnum x Abdullah. O: Tatra Farm
- CAMBIASSO b.g. Cassini I x Corisco. O: Lindsay Harms
- CHICO’S GIRL b.m. Chico’s Boy x Polany. O: Katherine Gallagher.
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Brianne Goutal riding Mon Gamin (by Libero H) in the 1.40m Class at the Spy Coast Farm Speed Challenge at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival, Wellington, Florida (USA).
The Rolex One to Watch for July 2012 is Brianne Goutal (USA). Currently based out of Cloverleaf Farm LLC in Wellington, Florida, the 23-year-old [...]
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Somis, CA – June 27, 2012 – Lisa Westin, owner and head trainer at Thunderstruck Farm in Somis, California, is leading the way in innovative thinking regarding the training and sales of young horses.
Westin started riding at the tender age of three and has over 20 years of show ring experience, including four years living and training in Europe. As a competitor, with backgrounds in hunters, jumpers, equitation and dressage, Westin is able to offer students a unique insight into the dynamics of the show ring.
Thunderstruck Farm at El Sueno
Since opening the doors to her business in 2003, Westin’s skill and knowledge brought in a broad base of clientele. Over the years she’s made a conscious choice to center her program on starting, training and developing young horses and also takes pride in her ability to retool problem horses.
Westin focuses on helping a horse find its best niche in the jumpers, hunter and equitation disciplines, and also works with dressage horses that may be ready to take the leap into the jumper ring and change careers. This led the training business to expand into sales and consignment. She feels time is of the essence – spending quality time.
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Ever wonder which country is producing the largest number of show jumping prospects for the future? While we can’t speak to the total volume of foals produced world-wide, we can share the breakdown of horses competing in the Young Jumper Championships so far this season. Based on verified country-of-origin for 720 horses to date in 2012, [...]
At December's YHS Finals, Lisa Lourie joined Three-Year-Old In-Hand and Jump Chute champion Armani SL Z (Asca Z x Cumano) with Jean Yves Tola, owner Linda Bakker, and handler Klaus Schengber
Wellington, FL – February 6, 2012 – Equestrian Sport Productions welcomes Spy Coast Farm as the title sponsor of week five competition at the 2012 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). The Spy Coast Farm CSI 3*-W “Breeding” week will run February 8-12, 2012 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL.
Week five will feature a $125,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier CSI 3*-W Grand Prix presented by Spy Coast Farm on Saturday, February 11 at 7 p.m. Other highlights include a $15,000 Artisan Farms Young Rider Grand Prix and $32,000 Suncast 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic on Sunday, February 12. The 2012 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival runs through April 1, 2012, and will award more than $6 million in prize money throughout the 12-week circuit.
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Billie Howland Steffee was awarded the Frederick Harris Goff Philanthropic Leadership award by the Cleveland Foundation. Photo by Robert Muller.
Buffalo, NY – December 20, 2011 -The Cleveland Foundation honored Billie Howland Steffee at their biannual Frederick Harris Goff & Legacy Societies Leadership recognition event. Steffee was awarded the Frederick Harris Goff Philanthropic Leadership award for her dedication to the community and belief in the power of philanthropy.
Steffee’s love of animals is apparent at her home at Craighead Farm of Novelty, Ohio, as well as through her many philanthropic actions. Steffee sponsors and supports many organizations such as the International Jumper Futurity, International Hunter Futurity, USET Foundation, Kentucky Horse Park and Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, the American Gold Cup and the Rider’s Club. In the Chagrin Valley PHA Horse Show, Steffee and Craighead Farm sponsor the Welcome Stake, Sportsmanship Award, Hunter Derby and the Grand Prix. She also is a Chagrin Valley Hunt Club member and on its stables’ Board of Directors. Steffee was a member of the Miss Independent Group sponsoring Laura Kraut and Miss Independent throughout their international career.
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Elm Rock Partners LLC has purchased Royce (ex Cadilot, Cafe au Lait x Grandilot) from Ljubov Kochetova. Photo By: Kenneth Kraus/PhelpsSports.com.
Bronxville, NY – December 21, 2011 -Elm Rock Partners LLC, is pleased to announce that it has recently acquired the seven-year-old Oldenburg stallion Royce from Ljubov Kochetova of Russia. The talented young [...]