European Pony Championships
The European Pony Championships will run July 28th to August 1st, 2010. Keep up with the latest developments here: www.ponyeuropeans2010.com
Pony Dressage... "On-Line"!
Feature > Kippure Cara Wins Sportpony Cup at the Royal
Rick and Dale Doner had been searching for a stallion for their Century Hills Farm for about six years when they found Kippure Cara as a yearling colt in Ireland. They've watched him mature since 2006 into a handsome young stallion – but they had no idea they had a winning sport pony sire on their hands.
News > Drogheda Farms Presents PELLEGRINO
11-20-09 -- Drogheda Farms is very excited to announce the purchase of Thoroughbred stallion PELLEGRINO (BRZ). Read more...
News > Brian Morton featured in Jump Canada Newsletter
Brian Morton is featured in this month's Jump Canada newsletter and talks about how he got his start on ponies. Brian was a member of the champion Connemara Team in the 2006 Battle of the Breeds (pictured left on Hillside Sassafras in Jeopardy Jumping).
Download the Oct 09 newsletter from the Jump Canada website. (English and French available)
Product Review > Easy Boots
Have you ever had to take care of a horse with an abcess? How about laminitis? Or a horse that had tender feet and kept losing his shoes? These conditions can be awfully painful for horses and ponies, and often as owners we may feel helpless to do anything but administer bute and change the dressings... Now I feel like I have an answer.
Feeding When Hay is in Short Supply
With drought conditions in a large part of central Alberta, there is a high level of uncertainty about feed sources for horses this coming winter. Although there has been a firm belief that horses need hay, there are well researched options when hay is not readily available. These alternatives should be considered if finding hay is proving too challenging or costly in your area. No one feed program is right or wrong so do what is best for the horse.
Battle of the Breeds 2009 - Saturday
Saturday once again dawned clear and sunny, though the early morning was frosty, things began heating up with the sunshine.The final competition of the Battle of the Breeds, Trail Riding, started at 8:30 sharp. Over the past two years the trail course has seen a bit of a shake-up in regards to the obstacles and this year was no exception...
Battle of the Breeds 2009 - Friday
Friday's Battle of the Breeds opened with Precision Driving. Somewhat like a cones competition, drivers must navigate through a course of obstacles, gaining points for each one that is successfully completed. Winning the driving with a combined 169 points and a time of 249.66 seconds was Team Morgan.
Battle of the Breeds 2009 - Thursday
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 saw the opening day of competition at the Battle of the Breeds. Held in Calgary, Alberta, during the Spruce Meadows Masters, breeds field a team of four horses who compete in various disciplines. Last year's win was especially sweet for Team Mule. This year, Team Connemara and Team Shetland Pony represent the pony breeds.
Breed & Sport News
Drogheda Farm is very excited to announce the purchase of Thoroughbred stallion PELLEGRINO (BRZ).
Brian Morton has been a regular member of Team Connemara at Spruce Meadows for the past few years. He's featured in October's Jump Canada newsletter and talks about how he got his start on ponies.
Download the Oct 09 newsletter from the Jump Canada website.
(English and French available)
Mac Cone of King City, ON, claimed the 2009 Canadian Show Jumping Championship on November 7 at The Royal Horse Show. The 10-day international equestrian competition is held as part of 87th edition of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair from November 6–15 in Toronto, ON.
One of Wiltshire's famous white horses is to get a £21,000 coat of fresh chalk ahead of its bicentenary in 2012. Read the full story.
Ocala, FL (September 10, 2009) – Four miniature horses are making a big splash at The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center as they get in shape for the AMHR National Championships this September in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The four Miniature Horses, owned by Bob Rutledge of Candyland Miniatures in Ocala, Florida, are all under 34” but that hasn’t stopped them from getting in shape by using and enjoying the horse size swimming pool.
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