Horse News - February, 2009
ney ponies and Fresians.McClean's
philanthropic kindness extends in
numy arcasrangmg liom support of
handicap riding and the UPHA Exceptional Challenge Cup Champ to
providing a permanent home for
friends retired show horses.
For more information, please call
Pat Johnson at (908) 304-35ffi or
Bloomberg is a leading equestrian
competing in national and international show jumping events. Lowell
is Senior Vice President of Marketing for Animal Planet Medi4 where
the Animal Planet equestrian programming, HorsePower: Road to
the Maclay, the Animal Planet
Sporthorse Cup and the World
Sporthorse Championships series.
Lowell is a lifelong equestrian and
At the Board meeting, Ken Cort,
of Potomag Md., was re-elected
Vice President and Kirsten Pollin
Secretary. Anne Poulson, also of
Washington, D.C., was elected
Reid was instrumental in dweloping the WIHS' partnership with
Autism Speaks in 2007, which has
yielded nearly $385,000 for autism
For more information, visit
wihs.org. The 51st WIHS will be
held Oct. 20-25 atYeizonCenter in
The painting that will be portrayed on the cover of the 20Q9
HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, entitled
'Once and Again' is an illustration
of Jennifer Alfano of SBS Stables
from Buffalo, N.Y. The piece was
done by Mary Venandeaux who
captured the image at HITS Post
Time Farm in Ocala in 2008.
Verrandeaux will have her fine
equestrian art on display at the second-annual Equine Art Gal4 presented by Golden Ocala Golf and
Equestrian Club on Thursday
evening, Feb. 12.
Mnna Hankin Mintz of Horsham, Pa. will be honored by the
American Saddlebred Horse Association with a Wing Commander
The honor is given to.those who
demonstrate outstanding service to
ASHA zurd the breed, and through
that dedication, have athacted interest in the highest quality show horses of the breed,thereby contributing
to advancing the Saddlebred'spopulmity with the public.
The presentation will be made at
the 2009 Annual Convention Feb.
12-14, at the Marriott Griffin Gate
Resort in kxington, Ky.
Juliet Reid, of Washington,
D.C., was elected President of the
Washington Intemational Horse
Show (WIHS), a leading intemational equestriancompetition, at the
December meeting of the Board of
Directors. Newly elected to the
Board were Georgina Bloomberg,
of New York N.Y- and Victoria
Several local equestriansrecently
graduated from the United States
Dressage Federation's "L" Education Program.
They me Sherilyn Allen, VMD,
Laura Juniewicz, Ruth Munroe,
Rebecca Cord, Kelly Smaltz,
Danielle Toscano, and Angelia
Bean of Pennsylvania; Kim Brielq
Marija Tbieschman and Jaralyn
Gibson-Finnrof Maryland; Debbie
Momison Jamie Reilley, YMD,
Jacalyn Sicoli, of New Jersey and
Lori Barnard and Amy von
Scholz, of New York.
The USDF "L" Education Program is designed to prepare candidates to enter the United States
Equestrian Federation 't'' Judges
Training Program, to qualify individuals to judge schooling shows,
and to give competitors, hainers and
inshuctors greater insight into the
evaluative techniques of judging
The United States Dressage Federation presented its 2008 Group
Member Organization (GMO)
Awmds during the Board of Governor's General Assembly at the 2008
Adequan/USDF Annual Convention in December.
GMO Web Site Awards for Layout/Design with 500 or more members, went to the Potomac Valley
Dressage Association, pvda.org.
Gary Weeks has taken the reins
as hesident of the New Jersey
Quarter Ho.rse Association.
Weeks owns and operates Gary
Weeks Quarter Horses located in
NJQHA offers opportunities for
horse lovers to participate in Trail
and Recreationaf riding, showing,
clinics and youth activities. Plans
for this year include four Charity
Trail Rides, Spring Clinic and
Spring Spectacular Show will be
held at the new Dream Park in
Gloucester County May 1.
The United StatesEquestrian Federation (USEF) and George Monis
have renewed Morris' contract to
serve as Chef d'Equipe and Technical Advisor through 2012.
Morris has steeredthe U.S. Jumping program to ffemendous success
over the fust four years of his
tenure. His attention to detail and
meticulous preparation of his teams
is world renowned.
Morris' next challenges looming
large on the horizon are the 2010
Alltech FEI World Equestrian
Games in Lexington, KY and the
next Olyrnpic Games in 2012.
'1 am very much looking forward
to working with the horses and riders that have been so successfirl in
the program over the last four
years," said Morris. 'T am also enthusiastic about the new riders and
horses coming up through the system; they will help strengthen our
ability to field successfirl intemational teams."