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  • 2015 Saddle Seat Young Rider Teams AnnouncedAugust 12, 2014From the USEF Communications Department Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is proud to announce the selection of the 2015 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Teams. A total of 63 applications were received from around the country. For 2015, athletes were selected to compete on teams for two international competitions. The Travel team will compete in an Invitational in South Africa and the Home team will compete at an Invitational in the United States. After an extensive review, the following 24 riders were selected to be part on the 2015 US Saddle Seat Young Riders Teams. Home Three-Gaited Kasey Saccocia/16/Halifax, Mass. Victoria Walz/15/Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Courtney Mc Ginnis/17/Fishers, Ind. Katelynn Cox/18/Custer, Mich. Alice Rowland/16/Kansas City, Mo. Madison Stringer/14/Scottsdale, Ariz. Home Five-Gaited Anne Pateman/16/New Orleans, La. Zoe Schaffel/17/Tampa, Fla. Ashley Brandies/20/Jesup, Ga. Ashley Stewart/16/Pfafftown, N.C. Morgan Billig/16/New Tripoli, Pa. Emily Van Duren/16/Bedford, Mass. Travel Three-Gaited Cameron Kay/17/W Bloomfield, Ill. Chloe Deeb/17/Halifax, Mass. Matt Huke/18/Westfield, Ind. Clara Mc Cool/16/Newburyport, Mass. Faith Robbins/15/Carmel, Ind. Hannah McBain/18/Plymouth, Mich. Travel Five-Gaited Caroline Rainbolt-Forbes/16/Oklahoma City, Okla. Allie Poovey/13/Winston Salem, N.C. Cailin Bridges/17/Salisbury, Mass. Hayley Pullen/16/Sandy, Ore. Laura Plant/15/Advance, N.C. Erin Beever/17/Mansfield, Ill. The U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Teams were created to help develop riders for future U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup competitions. During years that the Saddle Seat World Cup competition is not held, members of the Young Riders Teams will ...
  • Rock Creek To Host New Fall Horse ShowAugust 12, 2014The Rock Creek Riding Club will host a new Rock Creek Novice Horse Show and the Kentuckiana Regional Academy Championship on September 19-20, 2014. The show will provide an opportunity for entry-level riders and horses to show successfully on a level playing field. The show will offer a full schedule of Novice horse and Novice rider/driver classes for Saddlebreds, Hackney Ponies, Roadsters and Academy. Judging the inaugural show will be Heather Boodey from Franklinton, North Carolina. For more information contact Beth Snider at either (502) 314-7960 or bethandscott@kih.net or visit the show’s website at rockcreekhorseshow.com.
  • NATIONAL HORSEMAN SIGNS ON AS OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF NHS “GOOD HANDS” FINALSAugust 12, 2014National Horseman magazine now is the “Official Sponsor” of the prestigious NHS “Good Hands” Finals to be held at Mid-America Mane Event Show, October 23-26, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. This partnership allows for two historical entities from the Saddlebred community to come together to showcase and celebrate saddle seat equitation. Announcement was made by the Good Hands Finals Committee and Mid-America Horse Show Association. National Horseman, founded in 1865, has been an anchor in the Saddlebred community and the show horse world. Earlier this year, Allison Lambert took over as publisher with a commitment to present beautiful photography, interesting features and cutting edge design as well as up-to-date news. She chose to partner with the NHS Good Hands Finals to promote the precision and skill of the ride as well as the beauty of saddle seat equitation. According to Allison, “In my first year as publisher of National Horseman, it was especially important for me to give back to the industry that has given me so much. When presented with the opportunity to partner with Good Hands, I was not only honored and humbled by the notion, but extremely thrilled by the ...