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Free Publication THE COMPETITIVE EQUESTRIAN U S and International Communications from the Hunter Jumper and Dressage Arenas of Your Sport Nov Dec Issue 1 Longines Masters of Los Angeles Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media

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CONTENTS The Competitive Equestrian FIRST EDITION 2015 November December Longines Masters of Los Angeles Jump Pole Lighting Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media 16 Showcation in Vegas The Las Vegas National is Part of a Prestigious New League 20 A Class Act Longines Masters of Los Angeles Barbara Pinnella 28 Longines World 1 Scott Brash Barbara Pinnella 34 The Men Behind the Voices Barbara Pinnella 44 The Charities Longines Masters of Los Angeles COVER Longines Masters of Los Angeles Arena to the Barn Photograph taken by Alden Corrigan Media Barbara Pinnella 50 Fun For Funds FEATURES ARTICLES 10 The Crowning Glory Kutscher Wins the Longines Masters of Los Angeles Barbara Pinnella Page 2 Pro Am Charity Competition Barbara Pinnella 54 Young Jumper Championships Lauren Davis Baker www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com 62 Menlo Charity Horse Show 45 Years of Success Lauren Davis Baker 66 Hardin and Sandoval Dubsmash Their Way to Lip sync Fame Barbara Pinnella 72 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Del Mar Del Mar 74 Del Mar International Highlights 78 At One Time Being a Horseman Was Like Being a Concert Musician Joan Curtin Barbara Pinnella 84 Our Home Is On Fire Macella O Neill TCE Nov Dec 2015

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The Competitive Equestrian C o m m u n i c a t i o n s f ro m Yo u r H u n t e r J u m p e r a n d D re s s a g e A re n a s W elcome to the first edition of The Competitive Equestrian a publication with a single focus to support and develop awareness to the arenas of the hunter jumper and dressage equestrian sports The magazine will be printed and provided in a digital format six times per year In the months in between editions The Competitive Equestrian will dispatch a digital newsletter call if you wish to be added to the distribution list it is automatic with a directory listing In connecting horse shows trainers riders owners disciplines and equestrian brands we can communicate and share information In turn the doors open to promote the growth of your sport and enable business expansion And again by providing the magazine free of charge in stores at barns and shows we aim to ensure the magazine reaches the equestrian community Just Dressage will be introduced in the next edition as we kick off the 2016 season The Competitive Equestrian Executive Editor LORNA LOWRIE Publisher Equestrian Communications USA LLC Office 20767 NW Phillips Road Hillsboro OR 97124 One of the key publication features is the provision of a low cost Trainer and Services Directory starting at only 200 for a full year in the magazine and online Along with our exceptional affordable advertising rates I hope you will be pleasantly surprised I look forward to talking to you all November December Issue Contributing Writers BARBARA PINELLA SARAH GRUBER POULIN ASHLEY MATCHETT WOODS LAUREN DAVIS BAKER MACELLA O NEILL Contributing Photographers ALDEN CORRIGAN MEDIA DAVID BUCHAN DEB DAWSON ESI PHOTOGRAPHY BRET ST CLAIR Cover Photograph KUTSCHER WINS THE LONGINES MASTERS OF LOS ANGELES PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN BY ALDEN CORRIGAN MEDIA Your sport Your news Your business Take care print and digital magazine Lorna Lowrie Executive Editor Publisher Champagne Barrons De Rothschild Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Sections 6 CONGRATULATIONS New equestrian and equine partnerships 55 TRAINER DIRECTORY 60 SERVICES DIRECTORY Lorna 503 317 4956 Fax 503 214 8814 editor TheCompetitiveEquestrian com Submissions The Competitive Equestrian will gladly consider all articles news letters and photographs for publication but assumes no responsibility for unsolicited material Submissions may be edited Congratulations and News Reviews items are published free of charge Letters are assumed publishable unless we are advised otherwise All submissions should meet our ad deadline to facilitate inclusion in next issue Page 4 Copyright 2015 by Equestrian Communications USA LLC all rights reserved This publication may not be reproduced or quoted in whole or in part by any means printed or electronic without the written consent of the publisher www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015

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Congratulations NEW EQUINE EQUESTRIAN PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS Archway Equestrian Sports Thumbs Up Farm Revel Paris McCaw of Seattle WA recently leased Revel a 15 year old Dutch WB gelding from Beda Watcher of Red Deer County AB John Turner of Thumbs Up Farm and Natasha Brash of Silver Fox Horse Sales were the agents on the lease Red Fox Ella McCaw of Seattle WA recently leased Red Fox a 9 year old Hanoverian gelding from Anne Stevenson of Seattle WA John Turner of Thumbs Up Farm and Heidi Kauffman of Hillcrest Training and Sales were the agents on the lease Caribbean Elizabeth Nevins of Sammamish WA recently purchased Caribbean an 8 year old Canadian WB gelding from Dianne Hall of Calgary AB John Turner of Thumbs Up Farm and Traci Dlin and Jacqueline Patmore of Timberlea Farm Ltd were the agents on the sale Chocolua Grande Congratulations to Emma Neher of Kenmore WA on the purchase of Chocolua Grande an 11 year old appendix quarter horse gelding Beemer was owned by Amanda Tavoularis of Edmonds WA Heather Macdonald of Infinity Hunters and Jumpers and John Turner of Thumbs Up Farm were the agents for the sale 9 Zangersheide Gelding Amanda Moore of Holly Hill Farm purchased a 5 year old Zangersheide gelding from Burgers Stables of The Netherlands They will compete in the hunter divisions with Clare Warren and Corene Smith Archway Equestrian Sports and Burgers Stables were agents 9 Emerald Valley Training Ruehl Pam Kimsey purchased Ruehl review 9 year old Dutch warm blood gelding from Darlene McDonnell Agents for sale were Sara Nastri and Amy Ruge Pair will train with Emerald Valley Training Gericho Kristin Mcgettigan purchased Gericho 4 year old Dutch warm blood gelding Agent for sale was Sara Bosch Pair will train with Emerald Valley Training 9 Infinity Hunters Jumpers Equidora Stephanie James from Sammamish Wa purchased the 6 year old Oldenburg mare Equidora They will train and show with Infinity Hunters and Jumpers in the Hunter divisions Heather MacDonald and Pamela Simmie were agents for sale 9 Creekside Show Stables Fortune Hunter Creekside Show Stable congratulates the Vince family of Woodinville WA on the purchase of Fortune Hunter from Short Acres Farm of Brush Prairie WA Phoebe Vince looks forward to competing with Fortune Hunter in the junior hunter and equitation divisions Heather MacDonald and Kelly Smith were agents for the sale Maximum Ride Creekside Show Stable congratulates Bridget Strang of Carbondale CO on the purchase of Maximum Ride aka Lucky from Nancy Butano of Bend OR Bridget will lease this wonderful schoolmaster to clients in her training program Kelly Smith was agent for the sale 9 Congratulations Free trainer and client service send details of sale or lease to editor thecompetitiveequestrian com and we will post for you Page 6 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015

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CONGRATULATIONS Photos by Randi Muster to Lucille Allegre riding Panda Shamu for winning the GGT Footing 2 6 Children s Medal at the Southeast Medal Finals Representatives from GGT Footing Catherine Trice and Cynthia Brewster Keating www ggt footing com

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News Views More Young Jumpers Please Macella O Neill It s been a couple of years since I ve had a horse for the Young Jumper Championships but this year I had a really fun one named Danny Every great once in awhile you experience the rare the pleasure of having a horse that quite literally wants to win and I have that in Danny In fact he has won every single young horse class he has entered to the enormous delight of his excited and supportive owners who also eagerly geared up for a trip to San Diego to watch their young horse participate in the Championships Of special note this year to Kelly McKnight on behalf of the YJC who tirelessly distributed t shirts held dinners during the YJC classes and posted pictures and results on the YJC website All of which have made the classes feel important worthwhile and was great for encouraging and building on everyone s enthusiasm and sending news back to the breeders of these horses Page 8 As far as I can tell there is only one thing missing we need more young horses Several of the 7 year old classes Danny entered this year only had 2 or 3 other horses in them Often similar numbers in the 6 and 5 yearold classes Why I m old enough to remember the inception of the YJC and credit goes to Linda Allen for turning her vision into a reality meant to foster the development of young horses in this country both to support our breeders and to give us a vehicle for producing our own top quality jumpers Clearly this model works well in Europe where the young horses classes never lack for entries and are watched with great interest by everyone as they realize this is not only the future of their sport but also a demonstration of breeding and training programs What are the factors that make it so different in this country Obviously we are a much younger country with a far shorter tradition of equestrian sports in any form Some of the farms I have visited in Eastern Europe have family horse breeding record books that are older than this country Additionally this country really was founded on the idea that bloodlines did not make the man and to this day nothing makes us happier than to have an underdog win the Kentucky Derby But even taking our relative youth and irreverence into account there are other very significant factors at play The cost of production for a young horse in this country is simply staggering I a lucky enough to own my own barn so I can partner up with people and defray www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com the expense but at the end of the day it s still an incredibly costly endeavor for all of us Particularly in contrast to Europe By now we all know the most cost efficient way to develop a young horse is to buy it in Europe leave it there and pay far less than half what you would in this country to do the same thing Of course you don t get to see it ride it and develop it exactly how you want or show it but it doesn t really matter if you cannot afford to anyway Clearly for the numbers to go up in this country we ve simply got to find a way to make it more affordable We ve also got to promote the idea that every professional should want to constantly be developing a couple of up and coming young horses that they can brand as a product of their own riding and training program Perhaps producing their own customers future horses and doing business with their fellow American trainers who can watch a horse progress right in front of their eyes There are some lovely horses being produced by American breeders but they ll be the first to tell you that it s very hard to sell young horses until they re show ring ready I contend that we would all do better to show less and train more and in fact this is essential to develop young horses who simply cannot be developed on the road Speaking for myself nothing really equals the pleasure of developing a young horse to be all that it can be and watching it go on successfully for many years to come whatever it s final job description may be They won t all be Grand Prix horses but they can all be good horses and the young horse division is an ideal way to season and showcase them I enjoyed the my couple weeks at Showpark not only for the joy I had riding Danny but to seeing all the other young horses there that are the future of our sport Please see the YJC website www youngjumpers com to find out more about the Young Jumper Championships TCE Nov Dec 2015

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The Crowning Glory Kutscher Wins Longines Masters of Los Angeles By Barbara Pinnella Winner of the Longines Masters Grand Prix Marco Kutscher and Van Gogh Photographs by Alden Corrigan Media Page 10 TCE Nov Dec 2015 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com

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T he stage was set for something dramatic to but obviously erasing any chance of that Longines bonus happen The talk was all about Great Britain s The knowledgeable fans in attendance gave John a huge master John Whitaker and his lovely stallion round of applause both before and after his ride When I Argento If they won this Grand Prix in Los saw him later he gave me a bit of a smile and just shrugged Angeles Whitaker would also win the 500 000 euro bonus his shoulders That said it all after his win in Hong Kong Seven horses came back to jump for all the fame Hemeryck and Carlitto van t Zorgvliet were the first to go but they The course on Sunday afternoon for the Longines Masters Grand Prix was big technical and impressive as it should had three rails down Next up was Sheikh Ali bin Khalid be for this type of competition As he had done all week Al Thani and first Devision They jumped a very good clear Luc Musette did a wonderful job designing the course And round but the Sheikh did not think his time of 40 13 would as was also the norm time would play a factor for some of stand up to the competition coming in after him the riders Third in the ring Kent Farrington and Voyeur Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media were Delaveau and Spectators might Lacrimoso 3 HDC have gotten the As was the case with idea that the course Hemeryck they too was going to be easy had three rails down to jump when the for 12 faults first of 36 horses that walked into The aggressivethe arena Carlitto riding Brash came in van t Zorgvliet and next and he pulled Rik Hemeryck put out all the stops He in a clear round and Hello M Lady But it took another galloped jumped 12 horses to post and turned their way another clear That into the lead with next clear came a clear round and courtesy of Sheikh an excellent time of Ali Bin Khalid 37 93 Most thought Al Thani riding that time would the wonderfully hold up for the rest talented First of the class Devision for the Germany s Guerdat country of Qatar and Kavalier were The man who next They also won two classes posted a clear the previous day round but their Patrice Delaveau time of 39 05 did rode Lacrimoso 3 not challenge Brash HDC to the next clear round We had a gap of 10 horses Farrington and Voyeur were next in and this pair really gave before another went clean and then we saw four of them it a great try They too were clear in an excellent time of do it in a row 38 08 so close yet not good enough They were Scott Brash and Hello M Lady Steve Guerdat Only one more pair could take the victory from Scott but riding Kavalier Kent Farrington with Voyeur and Marco it was the fearsome and accurate duo of Kutscher riding Van Kutscher and Van Gogh Gogh Marco put the pedal to the metal and rode like he Two riders guided their respective horses to clear rounds had a clock in his head He was careful where he needed to only to get bit by a time fault The two victims of that be and fast where necessary He gave spectators a clinic out curse were Italy s Bucci Piergiorgio riding Casallo Z and there and when the dust cleared not literally Van Gogh America s McLain Ward and HH Azur Such a shame galloped through the timers in 37 04 grabbing that Grand for both men as their horses jumped really well and they Prix win away from Brash would have been fun to watch in the jump off I m absolutely delighted with the horse Brash said after By now I m sure you noticed that the names of Whitaker the class I was just annoyed at myself that I didn t do a and Argento are missing That s right they had an smoother round Marco s horse was so smooth and it was unfortunate back rail down at an oxer in the earlier part a joy to watch really if you weren t sitting where I was All of the course taking them not only out of the jump off credit to Marco he s done a great round Page 12 TCE Nov Dec 2015 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com

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Top 10 placings in the Longines Masters Grand Prix 1 Van Gogh Marco Kutscher Germany Clear in 37 04 2 Hello M Lady Scott Brash Great Britain Clear in 37 93 3 Voyeur Kent Farrington United States Clear in 38 08 4 Kavalier Steve Guerdat Switzerland Clear in 39 05 5 First Devision Sheikh Ali Bin Khalid Al Thani Qatar Clear in 40 13 6 Carlitto van t Zorgvliet Rik Hemeryck Belgium 12 faults in 41 61 7 Lacrimoso Patrice Delaveau France 12 faults in 47 61 8 Casallo Z Bucci Piergiorgio Italy 1 time fault first round in 74 21 9 HH Azur McLain Ward United States 1 time fault first round in 74 27 10 Elky van het Indihof HDC Kevin Staut France 4 faults first round in 69 04 Grand Prix Trophy Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Scott Brash and Hello M Lady Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Steve Guerdat Kavalier Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media I thought it was a great competition Farrington said It was a great finish with some of the best riders in the world so it s really top sport and I think it s really exciting that they brought that level of competition to our country Marco had an amazing round at the end I wish next time he goes before me and Scott and then we can watch him go Kent said with a bit of a laugh My advantage was that I was last to go in the jump off and I saw Scott and Kent Kutscher said I knew there was a little door open I almost thought to the last fence I added one and there was one too many and I could have done one less and it was not quick enough but I was lucky when I watched the screen and it was still fast I had a very good start to the jump off the second part was maybe a little bit slower but anyway I m super pleased with my horse because for the rest of the weekend nobody realized that I was here So I took my chance and I m very pleased and very happy to go home tonight Marco might have thought nobody knew he was around but that was certainly not the case on Sunday afternoon What a masterful ride and he did say that he wants to come back next year I think we will all look forward to that www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015 Page 13

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SHOWCATION IN VEGAS The Las Vegas National Horse Show is a part of a prestigious new League SHOW CATION IN VEGAS THE LAS VEGAS NATIONAL IS PART OF A PRESTIGIOUS NEW LEAGUE P repare to be uniquely entertained when you attend The Las Vegas National Horse Show On Saturday November 14th at 7 30pm revel in some of the world s best competing in the 100 000 Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Las Vegas presented by Interactive Mortgage but also soak up some of the dazzling array of experiences that surround it including a Parade of Nations an innovative Playing by Air performance and a post event autograph session SHOW JUMPING STARS WILL BE SHINING Combine all this with the chance to see equestrian superstars including Kent Farrington Richard Spooner Jonathan McCrea Rich Fellers Reed Kessler Lucy Davis Will Simpson and more all in one place and you have unparalleled unforgettable magic only found when show jumping comes to Vegas The riders mentioned above as well as a host of other talented show jumpers will be competing in events throughout the day and on Wednesday Thursday and VEGAS IN NOVEMBER THE UNIQUE Friday evenings from November 11 14 2015 Classes SOUTH POINT VENUE include the Winning Round Welcome class the Markel In addition to showcasing the shining stars of show jumping the city that never sleeps has that unique dazzle Insurance Grand Prix Series Final and two FEI Speed Classics that is Las Vegas a combination not found anywhere else The South Point Hotel Casino Spa is one of the only facilities in the country where the horses are stabled A BUSY SEASON EVENTS FROM AUGUST 2015 FEBRUARY 2016 in the indoor facility below the hotel With seven events on the West Coast and seven on the East Coast leading up to the World Cup Final in March Plus at the same luxurious location you can watch the 2016 in Goteburg Sweden the Longines FEI World Cup show from your room via a closed circuit feed order room service at the barn go to the spa have a great meal JumpingTM North American League is now well into its first incredible season at one of nine restaurants gamble go to the movies go bowling all this and more without ever leaving the Canada kicked off the series on August 6th in beautiful hotel Bromont Quebec in the East and at Thunderbird Show Park in Vancouver British Columbia in the West The And just minutes from the arena is the incomparable Las Vegas Strip boasting five star dining casinos pools Eastern events then continued in the United States visiting Old Salem NY for the American Gold Cup in spas golf courses and endless stage shows to suit every September Washington D C for the Washington taste Designated an All American Road it has been International in October and Lexington KY for the named a scenic route at night with its dramatic lighting National Horse Show in November In the West events and architecture Page 16 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015

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continued at Rancho Murieta CA for the Sacramento International in September Del Mar CA at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in October and then Calgary Stampede Park in Alberta in the West foretold by FEI 1st Vice President John Madden USA It s a huge opportunity for our athletes to shine on a North American stage and showcase top level equestrian sport to fans across North America and the world The 2015 portion of the circuit will end in November in Ontario Canada with the Royal Winter Fair in the East and Las Vegas in the West And the last four events in January February 2016 are in Villa De Bravo Mexico and Thermal CA for the West and Wellington and Ocala FL in the East to wrap up the inaugural Longines FEI North American League qualifying season All the venues are extraordinary and vetted by the committee with impeccable grounds well designed courses and excellent footing but one particular location is truly one of a kind Las Vegas LONGINES FEI A SELECTIVE SPONSOR OF SPLENDID VENUES The 14 venues selected to host legs of the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping North American League were selected after a rigorous screening process from a long list of applicants With Longines on board as Title Sponsor and Official Timekeeper they are living up to the promise of the signature elegance that comes with the brand The new league is a tremendous boost to our sport as WANT TO JOIN IN ON THE FUN Tickets for Saturday night are available online With the exception of Saturday evening s highlight event the 100 000 Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Las Vegas admission is free Discounted hotel rates are available For more info visit showpark com lasvegas After months of planning and preparing we are excited to welcome riders owners trainers and a host of spectators to the South Point said Melissa Brandes VP of Marketing for Blenheim EquiSports It s a great way to end a fantastic year Parade of Nations TCE Nov Dec 2015 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com Karl Cook and Jonkheer Z Photos by McCool Page 17

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100 000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Las Vegas presented by Interactive Mortgage Saturday Nov 14th 7 30pm FOR TICKETS AND FURTHER INFO showpark com lasvegas

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Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media A Class Act By Barbara Pinnella

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W e were thrilled to witness some of the best show jumping in the world at the Longines Masters of LA Yes everything was building up to the Grand Prix on Sunday but there were many other classes that were exciting and challenging Listed below are the bigger events leading up to that grand finale on Sunday afternoon Thursday 34 000 Antoine Mouex Proprietes Trophy CSI2 Speed Class The first clear round came from Marc Grock from the U S He rode Little Gancho and finished the course in 65 13 Unfortunately for him that time would not hold up to put him in the top six placings Four horses later Francie SteinwedellCarvin and Lapsus du Lavoir breezed around the course stopping the clock in 56 91 That time easily put her on top of the heap temporarily The U S s Meagan Nusz piloted Vesuvius around the ring clear in a time of 53 76 besting the time of Steinwedell Carvin by more than three seconds But that lead was short lived when another American rider The top six 1 Baldira Ray Texel United States 52 86 2 Vesuvius Meagan Nusz United States 53 76 3 Lapsus du Lavoir Francie Steinwedell Carvin United States 56 91 4 Heros de Papignies Z Juan Jose Zendejas Salgado Mexico 59 71 5 Barla Hannah Selleck United States 61 11 6 Arena du Pachis ET Alejandro Karolyi Venezuela 61 59 Jerome Guery Upper Star Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Ray Texel did all the right things and took over the lead and eventual win riding Baldira His time was 52 86 a time that no one else could come close to I want to mention one horse that went clear but was not fast enough to get a prize Emmanuelle Mille rode a darling mare named Coquette This horse was just adorable and jumped so well They were a fun pair to watch 10 000 Prix The Hollywood Reporters CSI5 Speed Class There were 33 starters in this class with quite a few clear rounds There were a few problems with time faults being the most common but for the most part the horses jumped well The nice mare from Italy Cuarta ridden by Piergiorgio Bucci was the first to go clear That pair finishing sixth That started a streak of clean rounds It was the United States who claimed victory on this night as Quentin Judge and HH Fyloe stopped the clock in a great time of 56 66 Last years winning team of Zekina Z piloted by Jane Richard Philips could not repeat that this time but did end up second Their time was 58 07 The top six 1 HH Fyloe Quentin Judge United States 56 66 2 Upper Star Jerome Guery Belgium 56 71 3 Zekina Z Jane Richard Philips Switzerland 58 07 4 Reconnaissance Lauren Hough United States 60 18 5 Banca Popolare Bari Quintor Francesco Franco Italy 63 71 6 Cuarta Piergiorgio Bucci Italy 64 34 Quentin Judge and HH Fyloe Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015 Page 21

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Friday 34 000 Just One Eye CSI2 Speed Class In this afternoon s speed class we saw a repeat duo hit the board Meagan Nusz and Vesuvius from the U S flew around the course and leaving up all the jumps stopping the clock in 38 25 to take the victory Nusz was second in another speed class the previous day so double congratulations to her The Americans took four of the top six places The top six 1 Vesuvius Meagan Nusz United States 38 25 2 Lotta 167 Karrie Rufer United States 41 52 3 Heroes de Papignies Z Juan Jose Zendejas Salgado Mexico 61 57 4 Coquette Emmanuelle Mille France 77 82 5 Arthos R Kasey Ament United States 70 07 6 Apple Tara Gallagher Couch United States 72 49 85 000 Prix Airbus CSI5 Time First Jump Off This class presented us with the biggest jumps thus far 1 50 in height There were 34 that started in this class and with the jumps as big as they were one would think that there would not be very many clear But everyone definitely came to play in this class that counted for the Longines Standings and an unbelievable 21 horses went clean in that first round Nine countries were represented in that number pretty amazing One of those horse rider teams Carlitto Van t Zorgvliet and Rik Hemeryck elected not to return for the jump off leaving us with an even 20 The first horse to go clean in the first round incurred a time fault but the time was adjusted and Colorit and Christian Ahlmann were given a clear round Unfortunately for them they had two rails down in the jump off The times kept dropping in that jump off As is so often the case when you would think they couldn t go any faster or turn any tighter someone did Edwina Tops Alexander and Lintea Tequila sailed around the course in 32 58 and that looked as if it would stay on top Enter John Whitaker and the lovely stallion Argento They were neat tidy and never took back and when it was over which didn t take very long the clock sat at 31 99 Whitaker who was going for that second Longines Grand Prix win following his victory in Hong Kong and looking for the 500 000 euro bonus the win would give him let Argento rest Saturday so his horse would be ready for that big test Sunday afternoon The top six 1 Argento John Whitaker Great Britain 31 99 2 Lintea Tequila Edwina Tops Alexander Australia 32 58 3 Toulago Daniel Deusser Germany 32 95 4 Flexible Rich Fellers United States 33 02 5 Washington Square Georgina Bloomberg United States 34 16 6 Boomerang Ben Maher Great Britain 34 90 Page 22 TCE Nov Dec 2015 John Whitaker and Argento Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Must also mention that it was great to see Rich Fellers and Flexible competing The duo looked to be right on track and the famous chestnut jumped around great and got a good piece of the action And finally with those nine countries represented in the jump off Great Britain Australia Germany and the United States were represented in the top six with Britain and the States getting in there twice Following this event we were treated to a dressage demonstration by the great Steffen Peters He performed a Grand Prix Freestyle that was absolutely beautiful www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com

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John Whitaker and Lord of Arabia Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Friday 130 000 Longines Speed Challenge This was an extremely exciting class and the riders faced a brand new speed course on this night Designed by Luc Musette the course will remain the same for the next two legs of the Masters in Paris and Hong Kong This was a faults converted into seconds class For each rail that came down two seconds was added to the riders score and the fastest time was the winner There were 11 horse rider combinations that did not have any time added and out of those the top six definitely tried to press the pace At 1 45 the jumps were big to not only gallop at but to jump at hard angles which is what was required for this course but when it was done right it looked like a piece of cake The world s number one rider Scott Brash pushed Hello Annie expertly around the course stopping the clock at a blazing 58 96 With only four riders to follow it seemed that victory would be his But the young man from Ireland Bertram Allen proved Bertram Allan and Quite Easy 4 Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media It was very very fast class Allen said I nearly thought it wasn t possible to beat Scott but I gave it a go Last week in Barcelona in the grand prix there was a ten second gap between first and second I tried to win and I had a fence down and I was really disgusted with myself I should have been smart and gone for second but obviously I didn t learn much I went full hammer again tonight and thankfully it paid off My horse has been great He s jumped some bigger classes and you needed a good horse to win tonight that it was a beatable time By the very narrowest of margins Allen and Quiet Easy 4 grabbed that win away from Brash with his phenomenal ride His winning time was 58 91 The top six 1 Quiet Easy 4 Bertram Allen Ireland 58 91 2 Hello Annie Scott Brash Great Britain 58 96 3 Cuarta Piergiorgio Bucci Italy 62 94 4 Lord of Arabia John Whitaker Great Britain 63 27 5 Caruschka 2 Eduardo Menezes Brazil 63 46 6 Fame van de Plataan Rik Hemeryck Belgium 63 62 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015 Page 23

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Patrice Delaveau and Lacrimoso 3 HDC Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Lauren Hough and Cornet 39 Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Saturday 34 000 Prix Emirates CSI5 We saw another 1 50 class with this Grand Prix and only two of the 21 starters were able to go clear in the first round and force a jump off The first horse to do so was the French pair of the 11 year old gelding Lacrimoso 3 HDC and Patrice Delaveau In the jump off round they were also clear in a time of 31 59 forcing the second pair to chase them That one other team was Cornet 39 and Lauren Hough from the U S They were clean as well but stopped the clock at 34 07 taking that second place spot The rest of the results were decided by who was the fastest of the respective faults The top six 1 Lacrimoso 3 HDC Patrice Delaveau France 31 59 2 Cornet 39 Lauren Hough United States 34 07 3 HH Fyloe Quentin Judge United States 4 faults in 64 30 4 Lucifer V Jack Towell United States 4 faults in 65 23 5 Zekina Z Jane Richard Philips Switzerland 4 faults in 65 29 6 Perigueux Marco Kutscher Germany 4 faults in 67 91 Edwina Tops Alexander and Lintea Tequila Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Page 24 TCE Nov Dec 2015 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com

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130 000 Gucci Gold Cup CSI5 There were 36 who tackled this impressive time first jump off course and of those 17 were able to go clear and enter that jumpoff Jump 11 on the course designed by Luc Musette of Belgium proved to be a bit of a problem as six of the first 10 horses in round one had that skinny vertical down The riders who went later in the order learned to be more careful when approaching that jump This class started at 1 55 in height but when the jump off began the fences were raised to 1 60 Even at that though we were seeing the best in the world and that did not stop many of these horse rider combinations from jumping yet another clear This class was like Dejavu for the Frenchman Patrice Delaveau He was first in the jumpoff that morning and won He went first in the jump off here and won Piloting the very handsome Holsteiner stallion Carinjo HDC he set a blistering time of 35 83 that made the remaining seven riders chase him but he would not be denied That was not for lack of trying by one of the United States riders McLain Ward and HH Carlos Z were quick and efficient and had everyone sitting on the edge of their seats as he was on the way to the last fence Ward stopped the clock at 35 85 a mere 02 behind Delaveau McLain later said that he wished he would have taken one less stride to the third jump Disappointing for him but a great ride nonetheless The top six 1 Carinjo HDC Patrice Delaveau France 35 83 2 HH Carlos Z McLain Ward United States 35 85 3 Lintea Tequila Edwina Tops Alexander Australia 36 30 4 Aragon Z Christian Ahlmann Germany 37 27 5 Banca Popolare Bari Cassandra Francesco Franco Italy 37 51 6 Emilie de Diamant AS Jack Towell United States 37 74 With 17 riders to go we don t have the choice but to go fast Delaveau said The design was made in the way that you have to go if you want to win This was great for my horse because there were some places you needed to gallop to cover the distance but also there were tiny turns and my horse is very agile He doesn t have a big stride but he s really fast on the ground Patrice Devaveau and Carinjo HDC Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Sunday Canadian Pacific Grand Prix CSI2 Twenty horses stepped into the ring for the CP Grand Prix and of those only three produced clear rounds to proceed to the jump off It was the wonderful 11 year old mare Barla with Hannah Selleck aboard who were the best on the day putting in another clear round in 36 38 She was a bit of a late bloomer you might say Hannah later told us But she s really coming into her own now Yes you might say that and this combination should do bigger and better things in the future Ray Texel and Baldira really went for it and easily had the time but it cost him a rail in the process Hanna Mauritzon and Parkmore Lux had a bit of trouble in the jump off incurring a total of 11 faults

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Time played a factor for several horses in this time first jump off class Three of them went through the finish line with no rails down but collected one time fault Their placings were decided by who had the fastest time between them The top six 1 Barla Hannah Selleck United States clear 36 38 2 Baldira Ray Texel United States 4 faults 32 51 3 Parkmore Lux Hanna Mauritzon Sweden 11 faults 48 37 4 Firestone S Kristin Hardin United States 1 time fault first round 70 34 5 Ferro DC Karianne Boyce Lockhart United States 1 time fault first round 71 00 6 Little Gancho Marc Grock United States 1 time fault first round 72 81 Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media McLain Ward and HH Carlos Z Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media Page 26 TCE Nov Dec 2015 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com

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Longines World Number One Scott Brash by Barbara Pinnella Scott Brash Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media

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A t 29 years of age Scott Brash who was born in Scotland and rides for Great Britain is the world s number one rider For 16 months he stood at the top of the Longines Show Jumping FEI Rankings He fell off of that pinnacle for just one month when Daniel Deusser jumped up from third to first but grabbed back the lead the following month where he currently stands Brash began riding at the age of seven My dad bought me and my sister a pony and I got started in pony club things I started jumping there and just got the bug It just escalated from that beginning It certainly did He has so many big victories under his belt already but this past September Scott won something quite special the Rolex Grand Slam He had already won the two other legs earlier in the year in Geneva Switzerland and Aachen Germany The third in the series was held at Spruce Meadows in Calgary Canada On a cold and somewhat rainy day riding the sensational Hello Sanctos who is owned by Lord Lady Harris and Lady P Kirkham Brash was last of three to go in the jumpoff The other two horse and rider combinations had been clear but each had a time fault Scott needed to be not only clear but fast enough as well He managed to do both jumping a fault free round under the time allowed We wondered when Scott realized he had actually made it in the world of international show jumping Well I like to keep pushing myself I never like to think that I ve made it he said modestly I don t like to think like that because if you slow down and have that mindset you know you can never let yourself stop learning There are a lot of top show jumpers competing and you can never get ahead of yourself You re only as good as what you are sitting on I m fortunate to keep producing the next horses and keep them coming through I want to stay in the sport for a long period of time That s my aim So I never want to think I ve made it I want to keep pushing Brash is very fortunate to have several very nice horses to sit on and is understandably grateful Hello Sanctos he s already a legend in the sport I think everyone knows who he is He doesn t need much introduction Then there are some very nice up and coming horses Hello M Lady I have here at the Longines Masters She s nine years old and I have high hopes for her She s a special horse Then there is Hello M Lord He s a year younger He s special too I think There is also Hello Forever who is another nine year old and Hello Annie You know not all horses can be top Grand Prix horses but they can all be fantastic They all contribute to us being where we are today It was at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles that we spoke with Brash Hello M Lady was seventh out of 34 in the 85 000 Prix Airbus CSI5 and Hello Annie narrowly missed being victorious in the 130 000 Longines Speed Challenge garnering second place On the biggest day of the event Scott was once again denied a victory as he was just a tick behind the winning time in the Longines Grand Prix CSI5 This time it was once again on the super young mare Hello M Lady Scott is quite humble In fact it is hard to find him taking much credit whatsoever for his successes He is quick to praise his horses but it is no secret just how important he is to the team But there are also many others I have a great team and staff behind me My girlfriend and groom Hannah she s here and she travels everywhere with the horses I have a rider named Kelly Fitzgerald she s been with me for nine years now She s a big part of my setup she runs the yard at home Right now she s been working every day when I m not there and I have nothing to worry about I trust her 100 and she s very important to have on my team We also have two young girls who are very interested in the sport and help us And of course our vets and farriers there s many people behind the team who contribute to where we are and they all play a very important role for us And finally he really wanted to mention and thank the owners I m very fortunate I ve got fantastic owners behind me Lord and Lady Harris and Lord and Lady Kirkham are really there for the sport and are also really behind me It is wonderful to have those kinds of owners behind you Brash is thrilled to get the opportunity to jump at some lovely venues all across the world But does he have a favorite one Yeah I think if I had to pick a place I d go show I think it would have to be Aachen The atmosphere is incredible and it s a very knowledgeable crowd as well and it s great But there are many good shows Spruce Meadows is a fantastic show I think that for me the best indoor show would either be the Gothenburg horse show or Geneva Those are two wonderful shows And I love jumping at home like at Olympia For me the home crowd is brilliant They are really behind us While Scott is originally from Scotland his yard is now in West Sussex England a recent move made mainly because of the extra traveling that his horses would have had to do to get to many of the shows if they were 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D R E A M S C A N C O M E T R U E Scott Brash Hello M Lady Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media We travel almost every weekend To keep going back to Scotland roughly 400 miles or a minimum 7hr plus drive every week is just way too much for them It just makes more sense I ve very happy with where I am now It is not nearly as exhausting for my horses or me either In closing Brash had some words for the younger riders who might aspire to begin showing and training horses as a career If this is what you want to do and really dream of doing this then it can be done If you re passionate enough and Page 30 TCE Nov Dec dedicated and work hard enough then it can be done It s very easy when you re young to think Well I don t have enough money I don t have this I don t have that But you can never think that way you have to think positive and think about how you re going to get it together You push yourself and stay dedicated enough and work hard And above all never give up Anything can happen Dreams can come true Very wise words And as our publisher and editor hails from Scotland it is true dreams really can come true www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com

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The Men Behind the Voices Longines Masters of Los Angeles Barbara Pinnella Max von Zimmerman I f you attend horse shows in the States Canada or Europe it is almost certain that you would recognize the voices of Matt Millin Max von Zimmerman and Davin Malmqvist But if you passed by them outside of the venue you might not recognize them on sight or really know anything about them All of these men had a background in horses when they were younger but they are quite diversified in most other things Here is a closer look at these men behind the voices Matt Millin United Kingdom Red Horse Photograph by Alden Corringain Media Matt has been involved with horses since he was seven years of age It is the only thing he has ever done He used to ride himself and made the transition from ponies to horses That is going back quite a few years To be honest I wasn t that good but when I stopped riding I still wanted to be involved in the sport in some way So I went to my brother who runs a small place back in the U K He put on some little shows and I started doing a bit of judging and commentating Things took off for him from there He began to work larger shows as a commentator and became a judge in the U K in 1990 By 2005 he was an FEI judge Continued on page 80 Page 34 TCE Nov Dec 2015 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com

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Matt Millen s wife Amanda Jane and DJ at 1 70m in six bar Arena UK Show Centre How I got into the international circuit was working among one of the best commentators in the world Andr jacques Le Goupil from France brilliant commentator I worked with him for some shows that Alan Beaumont organizes in the U K EEM went to Andr jacques and needed an Englishspeaking commentator for Paris They needed someone who s lively and knowledgeable and Andr jacques said very kindly I know just the man And along with Alan Beaumont s recommendation that s how I joined the team here I ve grown with them I did Paris every show since both L A shows and both the Hong Kong shows Working with this team has given Matt many more opportunities to work in almost every country And while it is true that he is on the road a lot he and his wife Amanda also have a couple of horses both seven year olds that they are trying to keep and show Commentating is Millin s main job but he and Amanda have another business It is called Find Me The Right Horse We find horses for people literally all over the world It is all done by video and it is all done by the power of Facebook And we have customers here in the States as well Of course we stand behind everything we sell You can t have a company named Find Me The Right Horse if you send a donkey you know he laughed Seriously we interviewed so many horses and got so many great stories about them and then when we saw them they were rubbish I said This has got to stop There has got to Page 36 TCE Nov Dec 2015 Matt Millen interviewing Bertram Allen be somebody somewhere who will do the service Then I said Well why don t we do it That s how that worked Matt is selective about which shows he works He doesn t want to do 30 or 40 weekends abroad I m happy with the 12 or 15 that I do and that s enough for me because back home I m also the mentor judge for our National Federation So I train the judges there and I do all their exams and put them up through the grades hopefully see them at the international level as well I get a good boost from that taking the guys I ve trained you know But I am very lucky he continued I get to work all over the world in many different cultures America has a more exciting audience with the glitz and glamour you go to Hong Kong and its like If you ask me to applaud I will applaud if you ask me to sit still I will sit still And then of course you got to Scotland and that s different world all together he laughed But the best thing for me isn t really a particular venue it s when we have a really good class Like in Hong Kong when John won I ve known John since I was a little boy and to have the privilege of being the commentator and call him home on his biggest ever financial win that was amazing Another thing he really enjoys is getting to see a young rider move up the ranks and be successful He remembers Scott Brash when Scott was probably 12 or 13 at the little shows in Scotland He and his father would come with their ponies www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com

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He d jump and he d fall off at the fifth fence and his dad would say Hey get back on you re going again Then he might get to fence eight And look at him now he s number one in the world He and Hannah they re such a good team I get a big boost seeing where he was to where he is now The hardest part of Matt s job He feels it is just keeping everybody happy but he does an excellent job of doing that Millin is very conscious of the fact that there are a lot of people in his sport that don t get recognized He believes the owners need a lot more recognition in the sport When you hear me commentate I always mention the owners The top riders in the world rely on these owners to give them a living I also don t think the grooms get enough recognition We have a young horse series in the U K and I always sponsor groom prizes so every winner gets a bottle of champagne courtesy of me It s just nice to bring them in the ring as well He is also aware that all of the sponsors are so very important Look at the millions of dollars that Longines has put in in various series not only here Where would we be without them They have got to be the VIPs they ve got to But I think they are because they come back year after year For his preparation Matt writes everything down I can say what big things someone has won but I don t know what he did last week so I put it all on paper The internet is great for looking up that kind of thing Millin said that the Director of EEM Christophe Ameeuw is great to work with If he is happy he will come and tell him and if not he will say so That makes it so much easier This has been a good team for me and these guys have really put me on the map Max von Zimmermann United States Max grew up around horses His parents and sister were trainers He rode very briefly as a child but he was always on the working end of the show circuit I started doing jump crew when I was a kid traveling around with my parents when they rode When I was 17 or 18 I started doing in gates at the horse shows I did that for about 10 years or so and then one year and somebody said that they needed another announcer in the Grand Prix field so they pulled me in What really hooked me into the sport of showjumping was working with Linda Allen at the 96 games in Atlanta and seeing the best in the world just like what we are watching here at the Longines LA Masters Max von Zimmerman and his wife Dani Max was enjoying only having his announcing duties at the Longines Masters Usually he is announcing as well as judging at a lot of the events so this is a rare treat for him And he is thrilled to see this level of competition To see this caliber of horses here is fantastic Seventeen Olympians gathered in one spot it s just an amazing feat and an amazing event But he has announced other big competitions as well He has announced the million dollar class in Thermal for quite a few years one of the 2012 Olympic qualifiers in Del Mar and probably 50 or 60 World Cup qualifiers over the years He has also announced many medal finals up and down the West coast One of his favorite shows is unfortunately no longer in existence and that was the Hood River Classic in Oregon It was at the base of Mount Hood It was spectator wise just a beautiful beautiful event to go to His preparation for commentating involves a lot of research At the Longines Masters since the West coast is his home Max is very familiar with the horses from this area For the number of riders that we have out here it s very easy because I see them all the time Usually I am a part of their results and what they do But for the East coast and European riders that are here there are multiple websites used to gather information We put together a little book on the riders and we organize that so when the riders come www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015 Page 37

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in we have that information right at hand if we don t know it already The hardest part of my job is getting all the names right Especially in the sport of show jumping some of the horses names are very very unusual You have a lot of Europeanstyle names French is my worst unfortunately I m pretty good at pronunciation for most languages I can pronounce the riders well but French for me that s my nemesis Max really loves what he does and gets just as much of a thrill announcing smaller events He takes pleasure in seeing the joy that some of the kids show as he does announcing some of the big events These riders are used to big announcing and big events I try very hard in my announcing style that no matter what horse or rider comes in the ring I try to make them feel like that is their event and it s all about them at that time going Max continued Vic Carmen the same way they could get a crowd right up there Max had those announcer mentors but he also had support from home Before this my wife Dani didn t even know this world existed he said She has been just great And of course my parents who kind of got me into this in the first place I d also like to mention Dianne Johnson she s a manager up in the Northwest She is the one who gave me my start as far as doing gates She and another manager named Peggy Fackrell were the ones who really gave me my first opportunity to be a judge and a main announcer I will forever be grateful to both of them Max wants to make the rider feel good when he is announcing But another thing he loves is new crowds I love announcing to the laymen I love people who haven t I have learned from great announcers like Vic Carmen been to an event before My judging side comes out when Matt Hinton Ned Coffin Jeff Gilbert Tom Gallagher and I m announcing where I explain what s happening in the Mike Moran All these guys were mentors and I ve plucked ring It s very important and for our sport to grow people little things from them to incorporate into my own style need to know how it is judged and how it is scored There I like to think that I ve been around the business so long is a lot more to it than you go fast and clean and you win and have worked with so many great people that it s easy to Max does about 20 to 25 shows a year now and most of do my job and incorporate my own style in with things that those he will both judge and announce He does not feel I ve enjoyed from them that one takes away from the other He believes that he is Like Ned Coffin used to be GREAT at getting a crowd one of many people in the country that can do both jobs Page 38 TCE Nov Dec 2015 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com Longines Masters of LA arena Photograph by Alden Corringain Media

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One big family Davin Malmqvist Frank Lombaers Matt Millin Thomas Eyckmans Max von Zimmerman Paul and Kristof Van Mensel very efficiently It s very different in Canada and Europe if you re an announcer you re an announcer If you re a judge you re a judge Fortunately in our country that is one of the things that makes it nice when you have the ability to do both That makes you in more demand to come to more shows It s been a wonderful ride and I hope it keeps going as well I hope the riders understand how much we want them to succeed Davin Malmqvist Canada Of course you remember most of the horses and riders because you kind of get in the circuit where you see the same people I guess it becomes a little bit less of an onpaper preparation it s more of remembering what they ve done last week for example For me I just try to remember small little tidbits As far as a favorite venue or area to announce Davin really doesn t have a preference He loves doing what he does no matter where he is He did admit that when he has time off which is very rare he can go a bit stir crazy I started riding horses when I was eight actually I spent two years in England because my father was transferred I then went back to Canada and continued riding I did some shows at Spruce Meadows At one of the indoor tournaments my horse had been injured so I asked if they needed any help I was willing to do anything Linda Southern told me I was announcing I had never done that before It was an indoor show so it wasn t a big tournament I was nervous of course but that s how I started Now 23 years later I m still doing it This is Davin s full time job He told us that this year he will work right around 41 horse shows It s a lot of work but I love what I do You get to watch beautiful animals and great riders You can watch riders come up through the ranks and develop from juniors to amateurs to professionals You get to see the horses develop For the most part Malmqvist works in North America primarily on the West coast He is not opposed to going anywhere in the world to announce but right now he has plenty of work right where he is Being that he mainly announces on one coast we wondered if his preparation for an event is any less since he is more likely to know the horse and rider teams He has always remembered something that acclaimed course designer Leopoldo Palacios once said to him Leopoldo believed that the horse business is unlike any other business In most places if you have someone who is the weakest link you let them fail In the horse industry you never allow them to fail because if they fail the whole thing fails Being at shows becomes so much of your life they are your family For instance this is my first time working with Matt Millin and it feels as if I ve known him for decades www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015 Page 39

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Davin Malmqvist and Matt Millin Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media The person he looked up to the most in his industry was Bill Kehler He was considered the voice of Spruce Meadows as well as being an announcer for the Canadian Finals Rodeo and the Calgary Stampede He was also a member of the Calgary Stampede Hall of Fame the Spruce Meadows Hall of Fame and the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Sadly Kehler passed in 2003 but made a lasting impression on Malmqvist He was by far the best horse show announcer that I ve ever heard bar none You could just tell he loved it It wasn t that robotic voice who was announcing merely to get a paycheck it was I love what I do It was just the enthusiasm Davin will go from the Masters down to Del Mar for two weeks and continue to travel culminating with the Las Vegas National in mid November That will wind up his year and then he has all of December off He does own a house in Calgary but doesn t see it that much No surprise since he is on the road about 35 weeks a year or so That being the case he knows he is fortunate to have an understanding partner Courtney Anderson and I have been together 22 years She is an FEI judge She rides as well when she has time So also being in the industry she can understand the times you are on the road and the lonely times You can go from announcing something like the Masters and give the best performance you ve ever given and all of sudden you re alone So your spouse on the other end has to also understand that Paw Hug In memory of Davin Malmqvist s wonderful chocolate labrador Hershey It is not only the humans that road warriers miss while traveling Page 40 TCE Nov Dec 2015 Davin Malmqvist s and his wife Courtney Anderson Thomas Eyckmans Belgium Thomas Eyckmans normally works in Belgium but we were lucky enough to have him travel to Los Angeles for the Longines Masters While here he was working with MaxSNDL and Klaas de Coster It was de Coster and Frank Lombaers who were very involved in bringing Thomas to the States Eyckmans job is an important one as he is instrumental in making sure that the sound system is not only ready but accurate for each horse and rider that enters the arena The timing has to be perfect both when the sound comes on and when it is turned off The pick of the music is also very important It s wonderful working over here as well as Hong Kong and Paris We work with the best It is my first time in L A but I have been doing the sound play for more than two years In the last couple of years Klaas has become deeply involved in the technical support of equestrian events We have done all the www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com

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Thomas Eyckmans and partner Eline Borrey de Coninck winning a Silver Medal during the Belgian Championships for Young Riders Thomas Eyckmans World Championships in Belgium and we do the Global Tour events so we have experience with the bigger events in the horse world Eyckmans also has his own event company ET Events It is a full concept events and promotion company and is also heavily involved in the dressage world He is one of the co organizers of the Belgium Championships of Dressage and the FDE International Auction for dressage foals in Belgium Thomas did not ride horses but his partner does She is the international dressage rider Eline Borrey de Coninck who also has her own dressage stable in Melle Belgium She was one of the four team members who won that historic Bronze Medal for Belgium during the European Young Rider Championship in Compiegne France a few years ago Now is her first year in the seniors he said It s a little bit more difficult but it s a challenge and we ll do that We have to learn from all the steps that s the most important thing But it s fun working in the horse world and we keep doing that And he added proudly Eline is the first and only Belgium who is studying at the University CAH Villentum of Dronten a class that specializes in equestrian business management Since Thomas has been involved in playing the sound for more than two years now while that is still a challenge to get it perfect there is one thing that has been harder for him in this his first trip to Los Angeles The jet lag Every night I wake up at 3 00 a m because in Belgium it is mid day So it s time to eat he laughed I just want to eat drink a cup of coffee and then I come over to the venue Eyckmans does not have a favorite venue in which to work but he does enjoy working with the same team Like when I work with announcer Matt Millin I worked with him at the Knokke Hippique and Stephex The Knokke Hippique and Stephex are really impressive events in Belgium and we really got to know each other It s really fun because when he says something he knows what I will do It s easy and fluid and I love that At every competition wherever we are in the world we see the same people It makes the work not feel like work And that s really good because in the morning we start at 7 00 and we end when the competition s over Then we have a meeting to discuss how everything went and what to do tomorrow So it s long days but doesn t feel the same as sitting eight hours behind a desk They call us crazy but it s a good crazy www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015 Page 41

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THE CHARITIES By Barbara Pinnella SP O Page 44 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com N SH RE IP a number of forums to explore the most pressing issues in sport In addition they operate the Paul Ziffren Sports Resource Center This is the largest sports research library in North America and is a state of the art center that is dedicated to the advancement of sports knowledge and scholarship In addition to that the Foundation has quite a large collection of historic sport art and artifacts as well This fabulous Foundation has helped more than 3 million boys and girls More than 1 100 youth sports organizations throughout Southern California have benefited from the more than 220 million dollars that LA84 has distributed since 1985 Both EEM and the Longines Masters of Los Angeles welcomed the charities listed below thanks to the efforts of the LA84 Foundation Each of the organizations mentioned is a grantee of LA84 and EEM donated tickets so that they might all enjoy this fabulous international event that took place in their hometown SI E R T his is the second consecutive year that the Longines Masters of Los Angeles has been held at the L A Convention Center The event was an extravaganza Not only is there the fabulous international show jumping horses and riders that spectators are fortunate enough to witness but there was endless shopping opportunities for all those so inclined as well as delicious places to eat But what many people might not be aware of are the many charities that EEM and the Longines Masters of Los Angeles embrace with open arms We believe that it is important for people to be conscious of these and will give a short description of each one First there is the LA84 Foundation This came into existence after the 1984 Olympic Games to share the surplus of funds that were generated The Foundation manages programs including a coaching education program They provide grants to youth sports organizations and organize BI LI TY C O N FID ENCE TEA M WO RK E L AD TCE Nov Dec 2015

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LA84 Foundation Organizations Beyond the Bell Salesian Boys and Girls Club Beyond the Bell is a suite of professional development services products and practical tools designed to help afterschool program leaders and staff members create and sustain high quality effective afterschool and expanded learning programs To inspire and enable the young people of East Los Angeles and the surrounding communities to realize their full potential as productive responsible and caring citizens and to support their families in this effort The Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding The Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding offers classes for physical rehabilitation cognition sensory processing and horsemanship classes There are also Hippotherapy which is a physical occupational or speech and language therapy treatment strategy that utilizes equine movement They specialize in the development of speech and language skills as well Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach The Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach strives to empower people with physical and developmental challenges to discover their greatest strengths and gain a sense of self confidence and self reliance through the special relationship with a horse Sheriff s Youth Foundation The Sheriff s Youth Foundation of Los Angeles County exists because we believe safe communities don t just happen The Foundation exists because our children are the future We show them a path to success The Foundation is dedicated to providing Los Angeles County youth with safe facilities planned programs and the vital tools they need to thrive and succeed in life Taking the Reins Taking the Reins transforms the lives of teenage girls facing the challenges of adolescence in high risk environments At our unique urban barn young women become confident leaders Working together with horses farm animals and in the garden girls at TTR learn the value of teamwork and responsibility Boys and Girls Club of East Los Angeles and the Boys and Girls Club of Pomona Valley To inspire and enable all youth to realize their full potential as responsible productive healthy and caring individuals The 13 charities that are connected directly with the Longines Masters of Los Angeles No Limits teaches children with hearing loss the skills to succeed in school and in life through its national theater program and after school educational centers South Central Scholars is a group of volunteers all educated professionals who work with disadvantaged highly motivated inner city high school students to help them be successful in college and graduate school Through education mentorship and our jobs program the students of South Central Scholars develop their full potential and become future leaders both within SCS and in the broader community Wolf Connection is the only youth education and empowerment program in the nation that rescues and trains wolfdogs to become therapy animals for at risk youth presenting the most innovative and comprehensive approach to the deep exploration of the Human Animal connection Our rescued wolfdogs Youth Ambassadors help at risk youth see life in a new way through the eyes of wolves TCE Nov Dec 2015 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com Page 45

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Photograph by Michael Maina Wolf Connection Photograph by Chris Perry life in a new way through the eyes of wolves Thrive Animal Rescue Saving one dog won t change the world but the world will change for that one dog Their mission is to save abandoned dogs from the loneliness of shelter life and place them into loving families and forever homes Compton Jr Posse CJP was created 27 years ago for inner city youth to provide a year round after school program using equestrian activities to inspire youth to reach their personal academic and career goals a powerful alternative to the equally powerful lure of gang and drug lifestyles Compton Jr Posse inspiring inner city youth Page 46 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015

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Ride On teaches adaptive horseback riding to children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and we provide physical occupational and speech therapy specializing in using the movement of the horse to improve specific medical conditions Sports Spectacular is dedicated to linking world class athletes and innovative medical research to advance healthier futures for all The Sports Spectacular Diabetes Obesity Wellness and Research Center at Cedars Sinai is focused on eradicating diabetes and obesity in the U S through research prevention and education AMADE Funded in 1963 in accordance with the wish of the Princess Grace of Monaco AMADE is based on a vision the vision of a world where every child whatever his social religious or cultural origins are would have the capacity to live with dignity and security his fundamental rights fully respected The vision of a world where every child would have the opportunity to fulfill his potential To achieve this goal AMADE actively commits to the protection and blossoming of worldwide children AFESIP Its mission is to eradicate human trafficking sexual exploitation and modern day slavery and to empower survivors as the most effective means of accomplishing goals Hollenbeck PAL helps and diverts over a thousand youth each year from juvenile delinquency and instead make positive changes in their lives by teaching them healthy life style principles providing them with positive role models instilling in them the concepts of teamwork building in them the qualities of sportsmanship providing them academic and career guidance and helping them develop leadership skills JustWorld International working through the international equestrian community and its extensive networks is devoted to breaking the cycle of poverty by funding local partners around the world helping children thrive Special Spirit Charity Contributing Volunteers Special Spirit is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a safe nurturing and all inclusive environment in which people can explore the horse human bond and enrich their lives through affordable and effective equine assisted therapies USC Equestrian Team Charity Contributing Volunteers The USC Equestrian Team is dedicated to achieving the highest standards in traditional equitation as well as leadership and responsibility Our mission is to provide opportunities for students from all backgrounds to participate in riding competitions and training throughout their college experience All of these wonderful and deserving charities have websites that you can check out and we hope you will find a few that are of interest to you and go read a bit more about them TCE Nov Dec 2015 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com Page 47

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w w w U l t i m a t e D re s s a g e I m p o rt s c o m Dark Silk 2011 Hanoverian Gelding by Davignon Florencio ULTIMATE DRESSAGE IMPORTS strives to present you with an ongoing collection of outstanding young Hanoverian Dressage horses for your consideration Our horses are handpicked for quality interior values and rideability We have the American rider in mind when we are looking for the right horse to import Professionals will appreciate the talent of our horses for the sport of Dressage amateurs will feel comfortable and secure riding a horse with good training The selection is extensive enough we just added a new shipment in August All the horses are in one location right here in Careywood We promise the trip will be worth your while and we offer a vast array of services to facilitate your buying trip to North Idaho w w w U l t i m at e D re s s a g e I m p o rt s c o m Careywood ID 83809 Phone 1 208 683 3255 Email info udimports com

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Cornerstone Hunters Jumpers A big heartfelt thank you to Linda Wade Worley Brianna McKinney and the entire Staff of Cornerstone Equestrian for an amazing 2015 show season We appreciate all you do for us and our horses throughout the year With much affection The Farnsworth Family Dutch Lisette Steve Moose Anne Muskoka and Zoe Churchill Elois Farnsworth Dutch Treat Spring Hunter Jumper Champion Junior Hunter 3 6 Res Champion Brianna McKinney Performance Working Hunter 3 6 Rose City Opener Champion Junior Hunter 3 6 West Coast Classic TBird Res Champion 12 Under Equitation Oregon Summer Champion Junior Hunter 3 6 Res Champion 15 under Equitation NW Autumn Classic Res Champion Equitation 13 under Lisette Lejnieks Footloose Team NW Circuit Champion Adult Equitation Champion West Coast Classic Oregon Trail Country Classic Preview NW Spectacular October Classic Res Champion Rose City Opener Ariat Regional Finals Johnny Johnson Medal Finals Zoe Kim Maskell Churchill Mother s Day Classic Res Champion 1 10m Children Adult Jumpers NW Spectacular Champion Open 1 00m Adult Jumper Team NW Res Circuit Champion Children s Jumper Anne Rogness Muskoka Spring Hunter Jumper 1st place Child Adult Low Jumper Classic West Coast Classic Champion 90m Open Jumper Res Champion 90m Jr Am Jumper NW Spectacular Champion 95m Adult Jumper Res Champion OHJA Adult Medal Finals Thank you

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Hillary Ridland aka Wonderwoman background Mary Frances Looke foreground aka Lone Ranger Charity Pro Am Photographs with Thanks to Alden Corrigan Media Fun for Funds Pro Am Charity Competition Hannah Selleck aka Alice of Alice s Adventures in Wonderland Page 50 T By Barbara Pinnella his class consisted of one professional rider and one amateur rider competing for charity Oh yes they were wearing costumes Quite a fun class for the spectators not to mention the wonderful causes Kaley Cuoco and teammate Tracy Wade were crowned the Charity Pro Am Style Competition winners Dressed up as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader they rode for the benefit of Ride On Jennifer Gates and Jack Towell dressed as Wizard of Oz characters for Thrive Animal Rescue Hannah Selleck and Jane Richard Philips were Alice in Wonderland and the Queen of Hearts on behalf of Longines and Just World International The remaining teams were Hillary Ridland and Zilliam Rose and Mary Frances Looke and Labors Wonderboy for Park Place Foundation Eduardo Menezes and Caruschka 2 and Jean Christophe Meily and Joel sponsored by The Jules Stewart Project and Sterckx Stables and San Pascual Stables for Wolf Connection Kent Farrington and Basic and Alexandra Crown and Charley for Autism Speaks Kristin Hardin and Firestone S and Nicolette Hirt and Cascall for Compton Junior Posse Edwina Tops Alexander and Summertyme and Sophie St Claire and Lady Mecklenburg sponsored by Gucci for Amade www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015

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Left Page Clockwise Francie Steinwedell Carvin White Rabbit Jennifer Gates Dorothy Wizard of Oz Jean Christophe Meily Red Riding Hood We are off to see the wizard Jack Towell Scarecrow Celebrity judge Denise Richards Right Page Clockwise Tracy Wade Darth Vader Eduardo Menezes The Big Bad Wolf Red Riding Hoods Edwina Tops Alexander in Gucci Kent Farrington Gummy Bear Page 52 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015

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Young Jumper Championships by Lauren Davis Baker I t s been a successful year for the Young Jumper Championships program as breeders trainers riders and owners see the value of competing horses against one another on a peer to peer basis over courses designed to systematically develop the skills and confidence of young jumpers The Young Jumper Championships YJC began as an offshoot of the successful International Jumper Futurity which began in 1989 as a means of promoting four year old jumpers and the breeding programs that developed them In 1998 the YJC was started to provide a way to further the training and competitive experience of five six and seven year old horses In its first year the program included 40 horses that number has mushroomed We currently have between 400 and 500 horses in the program said YJC Director Cheryl Frank The program has kind of snowballed as it went along Page 54 TCE Nov Dec 2015 YJC Board Member and West Coast Representative Kelly McKnight describes the YJC as an advocacy group for the responsible development of young jumpers When we first started there were no age categories for jumpers in this country he said You d see a five year old competing against a nine year old We like to encourage course design that makes sense for younger horses Courses that make a better school for them Kelly said Like the European model of showing this gives us a chance to review our horses peer to peer YJC also strives to make showing affordable with low entry fees and generous prize money Thoughtful Training Exposure We re trying to promote the breeders and riders who are taking the time to develop these young horses Cheryl said www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com

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Winner of the YJC Western League 5YO Finals Jamie Sailor and Felyn Farms Flashdance For Edition Virginia II xy Quinar Photograph left Kelly McKnight Photograph right Captured Moment Photography Photographs provided by YJC Young horses take patience You have to put the time into them When you do they really return the favor For Michelle Parker of Cross Creek Farms Tucson AZ the horses in her care are responding beautifully to the program Michelle rode Dana Nemeth s CCF Caramel m Durango La Silla x Contango an International Jumper Futurity graduate to win this year s 15 000 YJC 6 YearOld Western League Finals held in Del Mar CA on August 30th Michelle also rode Annie Tame s Volero g Cicero Z x Voltaire to take 8th place in the 7 Year Old division and Cross Creek Farm s CCF Yasu g Ocean I x Andiamo to second place in the 10 000 5 Year Old division The YJC is a great way to gauge how the horses are jumping compared to other horses in their age group Michelle said The show ring exposure is terrific The ring is more impressive the jumps are bigger and there s always a liverpool Peter Petschenig of Rosevalley Show Jumpers Murietta CA also finds the program an effective way to develop younger horses Peter rode Consider 5 s Converter x Landor S who he co owns with Pam Bilek to take 2nd place in the 20 000 YJC 7 Year Old division Western League Finals We ve had 10 horses compete in the YJC over the last three years Peter said The finals are a great deal financially the arenas are beautiful and through the season the courses get bigger and more complex The training opportunity and exposure to different types of arenas including the Grand Prix ring gives the horses a chance to see lots of things Peter said Rewarding Consistency Olympic course designer and judge Linda Allen helped to found the YJC and continues to play a significant role in the organization She describes the YJC s scoring system as a Table II competition modified to be three rounds over the course of three days preceding a jump off We start with a welcoming round that s age appropriate for the horses then increase the difficulty Linda said We want to give the horses good experience and good exposure Because the complexity of the courses increases throughout the competition the format for breaking ties other than first place puts slightly more emphasis on the second two rounds It s not all about going faster over lower jumps We want to see horses who go consistently and learn their jobs as the season progresses You can review the YJC scoring system in our sidebar Scoring Eligibility Where Are They Now We have a long list of successful horses who have benefitted from the program Cheryl said She works carefully to maintain YJC s database of horses currently in the program as well as keeping track of graduates Several YJC horses have gone on to be international team horses Cheryl said And a great many are still being ridden by the person who brought them along For a complete list go to www youngjumpers com Under the category of Standings look at Where are they now for an impressive list of horses and their accomplishments www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015 Page 55

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Some of the highlights of 2015 include Leslie Howard and YJC graduate Lennox Lewis 2 210K Cenovus Energy Classic Derby Spruce Meadows Kent Farrington and YJC graduate Uceko 50K Lafarge Cup Spruce Meadows Mario Deslauriers and YJC graduate Scout de la Cense 34K Pepsi Challenge Spruce Meadows Will Simpson and The Dude 8 Grand Prix wins at HITS Thermal 2015 Susan Artes and YJC graduate Zamiro topped North American West Coast league standings invited to 2015 FEI World Cup For 2016 Cheryl hopes to put together a yearbook of statistics on what YJC horses have done and who has bred them I d like to preserve the memories Cheryl said The organization will also be working to tighten up course design with the goal of creating consistent young horse friendly courses throughout the country For more information about the Young Jumper Championships go to www youngjumpers com Winner of the YJC Western League 6YO Finals Michelle Parker aboard Dana Nemeth s CCF Caramel Durango La Silla Charisma 57 by Contango bred by Parker s Cross Creek Farms Photograph left Kelly McKnight Photograph right Captured Moment Photography Photographs provided by YJC Winner of the YJC Western League 7YO Finals Nathalie Manning and Idyllic Imports Doriena Canturano I vinette by Grosso Z Photograph left Kelly McKnight Photograph right Captured Moment Photography Photographs provided by YJC Page 56 TCE Nov Dec 2015 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com

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Scoring Eligibility Scoring Table Eligibility for Next Round Five Year Olds Rd One Table II clear round Rd Two Table II clear round Rd Three Table II clear round Modified Two Round format All horses clear over Rounds One Two and Three will jump a fourth and final shortened round horses finishing this round on equal total fault scores shall remain equal The best 15 to 20 as decided by YJC and competition management will be eligible for Rd Three All horses without jumping or time faults from Rds 1 2 combined are eligible If fewer than 15 are without faults eligibility will be established as follows among those with the fewest total faults first horses with the fewest faults in Rd 2 will be selected Six Year Olds Rd One Table II clear round Rd Two Table II Sec 1 Rd Three Table II Sec 2 a modified for multiple rds The best 15 to 20 as decided by YJC and competition management will be eligible for Rd Three All horses without jumping or time faults from Rds 1 2 combined are eligible If fewer than 15 are without faults eligibility will be established as follows among those with the fewest total faults those with the best result in Rd 2 will be eligible to fill the remaining positions Seven Year Olds Rd One Table II clear round Rd Two Table II Sec 1 Rd Three Table II Sec 2 a modified for multiple rds The best 15 to 20 as decided by YJC and competition management will be eligible for Rd Three All horses without jumping or time faults from Rds 1 2 combined are eligible If fewer than 15 are without faults eligibility will be established as follows among those with the fewest total faults those with the best result in Rd 2 will be eligible to fill the remaining positions Determining the Overall Winners Five Year Olds The Overall Champion Reserve Champion and Top Ten will be determined as follows All horses tied with the fewest TOTAL faults over Rds 1 2 3 will participate in a fourth and final round over a shortened course Placings for horses not involved in the fourth round will be broken first on the basis of fewest total faults then on fewest faults in Rd 3 then in Rd 2 Further ties Will remain equal Six Year Olds The Overall Champion Reserve Champion and Top Ten will be determined as follows All horses tied with the fewest TOTAL faults over Rds 1 2 3 will jump off Placings for horses not involved in a jump off will be broken first on the basis of fewest total faults then on fewest faults in Rd 3 then in Rd 2 Further ties amongst those still tied will be broken by result in Rd 2 Seven Year Olds The Overall Champion Reserve Champion and Top Ten will be determined as follows All horses tied with the fewest TOTAL faults over Rds 1 2 3 will jump off Placings for horses not involved in a jump off will be broken first on the basis of fewest total faults then on fewest faults in Rd 3 then in Rd 2 Further ties amongst those still tied will be broken by result in Rd 2

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Holiday Gift Guide with the Equestrian s Concierge or at a tack store near you Navika Girl Equestrian Double Stirrup Necklace 44 95 Made from Sterling Silver with fine jewelry molds and hand placed stones Navika Girl provides equestrian style and luxury at gift giving prices Goode Moto Jacket 259 Made from soft and supple stretch vegan leather this Moto Jacket fits like a glove Contouring seaming hugs curves and metal zip details add edge and vintage appeal This is sure to become a wardrobe favorite for years to come Kastel Denmark Light Softshell Fleece 99 Kastel Denmark products are inspired by the active individual providing style comfort and versatility for various athletic environments The new light fleece features full zip with the classic fit the perfect layering piece Page 58 TCE Nov Dec 2015 Knixwear Starts at 22 Knixwear provides breathable and comfortable athletic underwear that wicks sweat maximizes movement prohibits odor and eliminates panty lines even under the tightest workout riding apparel Available in bikini thong and boyshort styles www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com

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Green Hill Collection Bracelet 35 Belt 75 Green Hill Collection leather goods are handmade in Pennsylvania All items are unique made to order and can be customized to any color of your liking Equifit Custom D Teq Starts at 370 D Teq Boots are engineered to support protect and defend Make them your own with customizable options including leather colors studs stitching and even embossed logo or monogram Asmar Equestrian Handbags start at 398 Made from genuine Italian leather Asmar Equestrian Handbags epitomize sophistication and femininity These bags are perfectly sized to fit all of your necessities with special features for style and functionality Pikeur Fine Leather Belts starts at 85 Pikeur Fine Leather Belts feature fashionable details that make them perfect for both barn and street wear A fabulous addition to anyone s wardrobe www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015 Page 59

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Leather Care Pack price varies Leather Care Packs can be fully customize to your recipient s likes and needs Just put together a few of your favorite products For tack care include a nice smelling saddle soap deep conditioner mink oil paste and a sponge For a boot kit include a cream based cleaner conditioner boot polish shine sponge and sticky spray EquiNation USA Pony Equitation Boots 239 98 for front back set Well fiiting high quality show boots for ponies of all sizes These boots are crafted from Sedgwick English Leather and available in multiple colors and linings Ariat Berwick Boot 439 95 Ariat Berwick GTX Insulated boots are made from premium waterproof full grain leather with a waterproof breathable GORE TEX and elegant plaid lining They featuring front laces for style and adjustability and a full length bask zip for ease and convenience Horze Equestrian Kid s Brush Kit price varies Brushes come in all types of fun colors and patterns Include a curry comb or grooming mitt body brush extra soft face brush hoof pick treatment mane tail comb shine spray bathing sponge shampoo and conditioner Wrap it all up in a grooming bag or tote Pikeur Fine Leather Belts starts at 85 Pikeur Fine Leather Belts feature fashionable details that make them perfect for both barn and street wear A fabulous addition to anyone s wardrobe Page 60 TCE Nov Dec 2015 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com

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Hunters Jumpers Equitation Sales Leases Simone Starnes Offering a fine selection of sale and lease horses and now excepting clients and horses for the 2016 season Located at Kilkenny Crest a world class facility in Bend OR Facilities include a viewing room Euro Walker with Nike footing and spacious stalls and tack rooms surrounding the indoor arena 168 ft by 80 ft with TravelRight wax covered sand footing Also available an outdoor arena 175 ft by 250 ft with All Weather footing and a fantastic Cascade grand prix grass field including a pond encircled by a bank with a slide and a table option a Devil s Dyke a large water jump and a dry ditch www StarnesEquestrian com T 1 858 243 4035 Horseware Socks Socks Scarf Hat 6 30 Add a pair of cozy socks to this adorable Hat Snood set from Horseware Schockomohle Pad Bonnet 70 36 The high quality pads and bonnets from Schockomohle are available in multiple color combinations for a perfectly coordinated look Page 78 www HuntPlusiJump com September 2015 Gift Certificate Perfect for those whose wish lists you re unfamiliar with gift certificates can be made out for any amount of your choosing www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015 Page 61

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Menlo Charity Horse Show Celebrates 45 Years of Success Four off the floor 40K Bentley Grand Prix winner Mandy Porter and Eminent Photograph by Alden Corrigan Media T he Menlo Charity Horse Show celebrated its 45th anniversary in style with more than 600 horses taking part in the August 4th through 9th competition and spectators numbering in the tens of thousands It was one of our best years ever said Show Chairman Suzanne Rischman The historic Menlo Circus Club in Atherton CA is the site of this six day three ring hunter jumper show One of only two shows in California to have been honored with the title of Heritage Horse Show the Menlo Charity Show draws competitors and spectators from throughout the region The show started as a one day event and has grown over the years to become the USHJA World Champion Hunter Rider Competition and a staunch supporter of Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired It s a great show for competitors spectators and sponsors Suzanne said Well received this year were the new Hunter Pre Green classes as well as additional lower division classes in the jumpers Nicolas Adam Haness and Countdown won the 20K USHJA International Hunter Derby with John French on Soldier taking second In the crowd pleasing 40K Bentley Grand Prix Mandy Porter and Eminent took the win edging out Kristin Hardin and Bert With hunters and jumpers By Lauren Davis Baker

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competing in three rings for six days amateurs young riders and professionals alike had numerous chances to hone their skills and vie for ribbons and prizes The Oriental Carpet Ryman Memorial Speed Take Your Own Line Jumper Class held on the Grand Prix field is part of Menlo Charity Horse Show s annual gala one of California s major summer social events A wine reception and silent auction offered yet another opportunity to raise funds for the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired located in nearby Palo Alto Vista Center works to empower blind and visually impaired individuals of all ages to live as independently as possible Fabulous auction items and a chance to give to a worthy cause inspired friendly bidding wars on several items Auctioneer Lenny Broberg a longtime community activist helped to generate enthusiasm for items including exotic travel opportunities a stunning original oil painting by Heather Theurer premium tickets to a Golden State Warriors game and a 25k shopping spree at Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry A private 6 passenger jet service from Flexjet generated a generous 18 500 bid Guests then moved to the historic dining room of the Menlo Circus Club While the setting is charming in its own right Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry s sponsorship added dazzle to the event with a theme of Sapphire and Ice showing off stunning diamonds from their collection Carolyn Chaikovsky designed a sapphire blue and silver color scheme which was carried throughout in dramatic lighting Sapphire Ice theme at annual gala Photograph by Alden Corrigan Sapphire Ice Gala table settings linens and a blue carpet entrance Fine dining wine pairings and dancing to live music made for a festive affair Another Vista Center fundraiser included an illustrated children s book written specifically for the center The true story about a visually impaired filly who learned to walk run and jump not only inspired and entertained but helped to raise funds for the charity as it was available for sale throughout the show Suzanne credits a team of over 130 volunteers with helping to make this year s show a success Everything went really smoothly she said It s a testament to the volunteers The show is also supported by 96 sponsors from surrounding communities This year s top sponsors included Mountain Home Stables Bentley and Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry Work has already begun on next year s show Pre sponsor events will begin in December as a means of keeping sponsors informed and involved Kristin Hardin and Bert Photograph by Alden Corrigan

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Overall and Handy Round winners out of a 33 horse field in the 20 000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Presented by Dr Daryl K Hoffman Countdown Nick Haness This is Haness second consecutive MCHS Derby win Photograph by Alden Corrigan Carleton Brooks Kaitlyn Van Konynenburg Homestead Photograph by Kate Kramer There are also plans to partner with several home design groups to extend and build out the hospitality offerings This year we had a new hospitality tent that started with a pony theme offering cupcakes and candies as refreshments As the week progressed offerings became more adult including wine tastings and so on Suzanne said The idea worked so well she plans to expand on the social experience next year Behind the scenes the volunteer team has been working to improve the website and use of social media to keep competitors informed And we re always trying to make the entry process easier Suzanne said An amateur rider herself Suzanne has been involved with the show for over 25 years and continues to find it a rewarding experience Like many of the show s volunteers she s looking forward to making next year s show even better For information about next year s Menlo Charity Horse Show visit www menlocharityhorseshow com Page 64 TCE Nov Dec 2015 Thank you all save the date for 2016 Polly Sweeny with Trainer Archie Cox Stender Sweeny Best Amateur MCHS Photograph by Archie Cox www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com

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K ristin Medall Simpson Ferguson Hardin and Patrick Seaton Sandoval are both accomplished and successful riders and trainers Patrick competes up and down California as well as out of state He shows a lot of the horses himself and also has clients that he takes with him on the road Sandoval came to the U S from England in 2001 Kristin was born and raised in California shows around the country and gives clinics She competes and wins at the Grand Prix level and in the hunter ring She also shows Arabians and has big wins on them as well Her children also ride and sometimes it is hard to be outside the gate when it is your kids who are in the ring I m not nervous ever that anything bad is gonna happen I just want them to do well It s not a fear for them I m excited for them My daughter was champion and my son was reserve champion at the Arabian and Half Arabian Sport Horse Nationals It couldn t have been any better Kristin and Patrick have a lot in common They met almost immediately after Patrick came to this country and their friendship just exploded In fact he is Kristin s daughter s Godfather We are family friends and arch rivals Hardin said We met at one of his first horse shows here and have been best friends ever since We go to many of the same shows but if not we will text each other many times during the day That s exactly how it happened Patrick said We were at a couple of the same shows and formed this amazing friendship But if you think this is going to be an article about all of their accomplishments and how friendship conquers all you are wrong This is about their short albeit very entertaining videos on Facebook You haven t seen them Man are you missing out on a lot of fun Here is how it all began They have been doing these little video snippets since the beginning of June Patrick s husband Mario found the app Dubsmash I was messing around with it at a horse show Sandoval explained and sent a couple of videos to Kristin not realizing that I was creating a monster Unbeknownst to me she put them up on Facebook as a competition and as they say the rest is history We are very competitive with each other Hardin told us I put them up as a joke He got really upset because I didn t ask his permission and then it just went from there and now it s just a super competitive experience He is really good at it he s very artistic and it s been fun He is very flamboyant with it so sometimes it s hard for me to beat him We ve had a couple of pretty big arguments over it regarding who won and who didn t win she laughed We try to do one a day It s all about trying to beat each other and we re glad people like it Anything that s a competition with him he jumps on board big time Patrick said that he believes that they have kind of stopped judging the videos even though they both have that spirited desire to win We are family friends and arch rivals Kristin Kristin Medall Simpson Ferguson Ha Hardin and Sandoval Dubsmash Their Way to Lip sync Fame Page 66 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com by Barbara Pinnella TCE Nov Dec 2015

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She ll have a good one I ll have a good one It s funny because I feel like we both have some loyal fans and loyal followings Somebody said to me the other day on mine This wasn t your best work but since I m a loyal fan I m gonna like it We wondered if it was hard to come up with something new so frequently Sandoval explained how he goes about it We were at a couple of the same shows and formed this amazing friendship Patrick Kristens daughter was Champion and her son was Reserve Champion at the Arabian and Half Arabian Sport Horse Nationals I don t know if everyone is familiar with the Dubsmash app but there is a lot of pre loaded stuff already on it Sometimes I will hear something funny and I ll do that not really knowing where it came from Or an idea will just come to me and I ll do it They challenge each other in singing dancing and in the show ring He s the better singer I m the better dancer and the riding all depends on the day Kristin said Hmm what a surprise Patrick doesn t agree Actually a few years ago we had a dance off Kristin s a notoriously bad dancer although she thinks she s very good I won that competition as well There is a live lip syncing battle that is in the works but finding a horse show that both will be at and also finding enough time to do it is not an easy task We were gonna have it at the summer show in Sonoma but I just got too busy but I think we re trying to organize that That will be fun with live judging Judging s fine I am pretty confident that I d win Needless to say Hardin was not of the same opinion I think he s scared to do it because he knows I m gonna win she stated These two are really fun They both have imagination and wit and each thinks that they can beat the other Nothing like a little healthy or possibly heated competition to keep things interesting Stealing a line from a friend of mine Sonny Franco who is a boxing announcer Let the battles begin Dubsmash is a mobile app to create short selfie videos dubbed with famous sounds TCE Nov Dec 2015 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com Page 69

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Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Del Mar B eezie Madden rode to an astounding 150 000 victory at the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Del Mar Taking place at one of Southern California s finest horse show venues The Del Mar International show includes two full weeks of world class competition which attracts an elite field of internationally recognized horses and riders Madden rode sixteen year old Dutch Warmblood gelding Simon Mr Blue x Polydox to the number one spot Madden is currently ranked an impressive number one in the USA and number two in the world Nine nations were represented in the class Australia Brazil Canada Chile Denmark France Germany Ireland and the United States It feels great to be at my current rankings Madden said It s the highest I ve been in the world rankings I m just lucky to have a string of good horses that can let me be there and a fantastic owner in Abigail Wexner It gives me a chance I m very lucky to have my whole team Madden proved her rankings were not simply a stroke of luck when she won an impressive jump off She posted the fastest clear round against eight other remarkable international riders In the end half of this field went on with double clear rounds Blazing into first place with an impressive 37 33 seconds a full second faster than her closest competitor Jack Hardin Towell Hardin put up a notable 38 75 second round A key decision Madden made was to do seven strides to the first line which was not her first inclination Knowing her horse was not a swift runner she planned to make up time by catching the other competitors on the tight turns on this course designed by Heiko Wahlers GER Page 72 TCE Nov Dec Beezie Madden and Simon Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Del Mar Winner Photograph by Bret St Clair I actually didn t see Hardin go but I think my turns at least to the double combination and probably after the double combination my horse is brilliant with that He has a lot of practice trying to do short turns because running isn t always his best thing But I have to say he and I together are figuring that part out a little better and doing seven up to the first line wouldn t always have been in www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com our plan but tonight and the way he s been going lately I m very comfortable doing that with him Indoors especially he can be really fast with short turns Speaking about the show USA s Hardin says The Longines FEI World Cup Jumping North American League has completely changed the World Cups in North America It s like competing in Europe It s fantastic And all the shows by having

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the scoreboards and bringing in everything it s really stepped up It s very nice having that come to our country It almost feels like Europe And tonight there was a great crowd and the atmosphere was fantastic In the end Madden s plan worked perfectly as she and the sixteen year old veteran gelding shaved an impressive one second off of Hardin s round Her plan to make the tightest turns possible proved to be the winning plan When ask about his mount Hardin said simply When I got Lucifer that was his name It s quite funny because for the first year he acted a lot like it He s one horse that means a lot to me because I ve always believed in him And the people that work with me for the first year I had the horse nobody liked him or thought he was Beezie Madden and Simon Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Del Mar Winner Photograph by Bret St Clair Jack Towell and Lucifer V take second in the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Del Mar Photo by ESI Photography Beezie Madden and Simon Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Del Mar Winner Photograph by David Buchan going to be any good and he s really surpassed everybody s expectations But sometimes he acts like his name he bucks he spins he s quirky but he s fantastic Madden and Simon have been a powerful team for the past three years She says He doesn t really have any quirks except that he whinnies at the in gate every time before he goes in the ring He s a pleasure to deal with and ride Madden hopes to represent the United States in Rio at the 2016 Olympic Games Madden s next qualifying class will be aboard Breitling LS Quintero x Acord II in Lexington Kentucky on November 1 She will follow this up with East Coast stops in Toronto Palm Beach and Ocala She will follow these shows with the CSI5 in Thermal on November 8th Madden says Anybody who says that they never get nervous isn t telling the truth She goes on to say I get excited and anxious for sure and with some nerves But luckily when I get on a horse it all goes away All in all a total of fourteen athletes from the new North American League will qualify for next year s Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final This even will take place in Gothenburg SWE March 23 28 2016 The top seven athletes from the East Coast US as well as the top three competitors from the West Coast of the United States and the two top ranked participants from Canada and Mexico will also qualify for the Final together with the winners of the 13 other leagues from around the world

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Del Mar International Highlights A Sell Out Success Natalie Templeton wins the Onondarka Medal Finals shown with her family trainer Robyn Stiegler Don Simington of Onondarka Elli Yaeger the 2014 Onondarka Medal Finals Champion and Lindsay McKinnon of CWD presenting Natalie with a brand new CWD Saddle Photo by David Buchan A Who s Who list of modern show jumping legends were hallmarks of the West Palms Events 2015 Del Mar International Horse Show And a huge thanks goes to the wonderful sponsors for their commitment our sport and the part that they play in the success of this event and many others in the show season As reporsted Beezie Madden and Simon took the win in the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Del Mar these world class events that are taking California show jumping to exciting new levels But many other exciting classes wowed the audience in Del Mar Jack Hardin Towell s win aboard New York in the Welcome 1 45M presented by Trelawny Farm Richard Spooner and Chivas Z taking the Del Mar Charity 1 50M presented by Davlyn Farms Jenny Karazissis winning first and second aboard Legacy and Undeniable in the Grand Prix Hunter Derby Final presented by Mark Julie Hancock of Camelot Homes and the wildly popular Charity Woof Cup Classic And on Sunday special classes included the PHCA Equine Page 74 TCE Nov Dec Insurance Child Adult Jumper Championship the conclusion of the Onondarka Medal Finals a number of big Classics and the GGT Footing Grand Prix Series Finale Alyce Bittar enjoyed unprecedented success in the PCHA Equine Insurance Child Adult Jumper Championship Alyce achieved first place second place and fourth place in Round One aboard Cara B Beirut B and Why Not B respectively and she was first on Beirut B and third on Cara B in Round Two earning her first place in the Overall Championship with Beirut B Second place in the Overall Championship was Allison Tussey aboard her own entry Coccinelle and third went to Alyce Bittar and Cara B Third place in Round One went to Susan Meadows aboard Topper Congratulations goes out to all the fantastic riders who successfully navigated these complex courses The exciting GGT Footing Grand Prix Series Finale with 51 entries including elite riders Will Simpson Eric Navet Karl Cook Enrique Gonzales Kent Farrington Ray Texel Christian Heineking and Nayel Nassar all competing for www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com

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Mandy Porter and Eminent are victorious in the GGT Footing Grand Prix Series Final she also won the GGT Series Rider Bonus Shown with Catherine Trice of GGT Footing and Danielle Ballard of West Palms Events Photo by ESI Photography the win kept the audience enthralled It was Mandy Porter aboard David Murdoch s Eminent who took home the blue for her second big win at the Del Mar International Mandy and Eminent were also victorious in the 25 000 Welcome Prix during Del Mar International s Welcome Week Second place went to Christian Heineking on NKH Selena who the previous night earned third aboard NKH Quanto in the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Del Mar Third place went to Ray Texel aboard Coupis and Enrique Gonzales earned fourth place on Chacna This pair also secured a third in the 35 000 Del Mar Charity on Friday night And last but in no way least The Onondarka Medal Finals were a huge hit congratulations to Natalie Templeton taking first place in the extremely competitive Onondarka Medal Finals with Bianca Jenkins earning second and Amber Ayyad third It is with thanks to the Simington family for who s support allowed the Onondarka Medal Finals to be held at Del Mar International Horse Show 2016 is clearly going to be an exciting year for our sport we look forward to keeping you up to date with all the news direct to you from all who strive to promote grow and bring attention to our fabulous sport Alyce Bittar takes home multiple wins at Del Mar International Horse Show Photo by ESI Photography Karl Cook competes at the Del Mar International Horse Show Photo by David Buchan www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015 Page 75

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Guide to Advertising in The Competitive Equestrian 2016 Calendar January February Materials Deadline 15th December July August Materials Deadline 15th June 2016 Event Planner Exceptional Owners Early Circuit Event News Show Attire Advertising Feature High Summer Event Reports Trainer Focus Tacked Up Equine Tack Advertising Feature March April Materials Deadline 15th February 2016 Event Planning 2015 Season Round Up Clinic Planner Horse Sales Lease Advertising Feature Spring Into Show Season Adult Amatuer Rider Focus Feed Suppliment Medical Advertising Feature May June Materials Deadline 15th April Major Event League Season Updates Junior Rider Focus Tack Store Mobile Store Advertising Feature September October Materials Deadline 15th August November December Materials Deadline 15th October Season Championships and Finals 2017 Event Planner Winter Wear Equine and Equestrian Advertising Feature Advertising Advertising with The Competitive Equestrian is a little bit different We understand the needs of todays advertisers and enjoy discussing your goals and aim to provide individual packages that will delight and encourage long term relationships Contact us directly via email or a phone call to talk through your thoughts from a single page to a yearly plan we are here to help Please contact Lorna Lowrie Executive Editor Publisher 503 317 4956 editor TheCompetitiveEquestrian com www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com Publisher Equestrian Communications USA LLC 20767 NW Phillips Road Hillsboro OR 97124

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Guide to Advertising in The Competitive Equestrian T he Competitive Equestrian is a publication with a single focus to support and develop awareness to the arenas of the hunter jumper and dressage equestrian sports The magazine will be printed and provided in a digital format six times per year In the month in between printed editions The Competitive Equestrian will dispatch a digital newsletter in which all Ads from the magazine will be included In connecting horse shows trainers riders owners disciplines and equestrian brands we can communicate and share information In turn we open doors to promote the growth of your sport and enable business expansion And again by providing the magazine free of charge in stores at barns and shows we aim to ensure the magazine reaches the equestrian community Just call if you wish to be added to the distribution list this is automatic with a directory listing Canada United States International Standard Page Advertising Rates Monthly US One month advertising rate includes Inclusion in One month of Print and Digital magazine and one month newsletter e g Advert in the January February print and digital magazine and in the February digital newsletter PRIME LOCATIONS Please contact Editor TheCompetitiveEquestrian com or Call 503 317 4956 for pricing and availability Design Please contact Editor TheCompetitiveEquestrian com or Call 503 317 4956 Website Advertising HORSE SALES LEASE Part of the package for all Display Ad advertisers Talk to us if you want something different and custom Available Equines 1 6th Page Photograph Description and QR Code link to video 150 per month includes magazine and newsletter Two full months of equine sales or lease promotion 1 6th Page Logo Description 300 1 6th Page Logo Description QR 350 1 12th Page Logo Description 200 This space size could promote your sales and lease business Special Ad rates for Directory listed trainers Just ask Trainer Directory Listing Advert will be featured online too Services Directory Listing Annual Fee Small 200 Medium 300 Large 400 Artwork Guide Provide PDF file Full Page 7 5w x 9 5h Safe Zone 7w x 9h Full Page with Bleed Trim Size 8 375w x 10 5h Bleed 0 25 Safe Zone 7w x 9h Half Page Horizontal 7 5w x 5h Half Page Vertical 5w x 7 5h Third Page Horizontal 5w x 5h Third Page Vertical 2 4w x 9 5h Quarter Page 3 5w x 5h Deadlines The Competitive Equestrian is a bi monthly publication every 2 months with a newsletter inbetween The deadline for advertising booking is on the 12th of the month prior to publication month with artwork due by the 15th of the month prior to publication month December 15th for the Jan Feb Issue

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Joan Curtin and Chatelaine At One Time Being a Horseman Was Like Being a Concert Musician Joan Curtin By Barbara Pinnella Y ou would be hard pressed to find anyone in the horse business who has contributed more in so many different ways then Joan Curtin She has been a rider a coach a judge a clinician and a breeder of show horses for more than 45 years She has also managed several equestrian centers as well as being a manager of horse shows Committed to staying active Curtin currently holds her R judges card in breeding equitation and hunters and still gives clinics as well as doing sales She feels that her clinics fill in the gaps that people have in their knowledge She focuses a lot on the riders balance and how it can help or hinder the horse Also right now I teach for Sonoma Valley Farm when Page 78 TCE Nov Dec they re on the road and I also teach for Buddy and Vanessa Brown at Stanford University They are on the road so much they leave different people at home so I fill in for them I m very busy It all began because her grandfather had race horses and nobody would get up that early in the morning to watch them work besides Joan Of course she was four years old at the time That made it a lot easier So she would go to Bay Meadows to watch the horses gallop in the morning That was the beginning of her love affair with horses My grandfather saw that I was enthusiastic and saw to it that I got riding lessons I rode in Portland at Highland Riding Club which Johnny Johnson ran and then in San www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com

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Joan Curtin and Midnight Marshall circa 1977 Francisco at St Francis Riding Club She showed many horses to great success both hunters and jumpers The name that is probably the most recognizable for the hunters she showed is Truck Driving Man who she also stood at stud With Man Alive Joan jumped 7 3 and held the indoor women s record for a number of years You know they were all thoroughbreds she told us After World War II the States got very involved in riding clubs like Flintridge and Foxfield and teaching lessons The Europeans through the Marshall Plan started developing the horses A lot of those farmers are still subsidized to this day So the Europeans went towards producing the animal and we went towards producing the riders And that s where we are today For the most part the thoroughbreds were bred to run There were a very few people who bred for the show ring but not many For example the Try Again horses of Gene Lewis were homebred and very competitive in the ring There was also Gem Twist He was by Good Twist who went back to the Bonne Nuit line But nothing ever really came of it because we were so busy teaching riding lessons she said The afore mentioned Truck Driving Man was the first stallion she had I came across this horse and he was a good enough www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015 Page 79

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Joan Curtin and Midnight Marshall at the A Z Horse Show circa 1977 individual to leave whole as long as his disposition was good and it always was He was fabulous to handle and show The only other one that we had and we had him for two years before Leslie Oertley bought him was Diamond Jim That was another thoroughbred stallion that had a great disposition Both those stallions mentioned were big bodied horses as was more the norm with the thoroughbreds years back When the horses would run a route of ground a mile anda quarter or a mile and a half bigger stronger horses were needed Looking back to Secretariat he was a big strapping colt American Pharoah is the same But the race track on the whole went to sprinters As a consequence of that they didn t get the big rangy types we used to see Page 80 TCE Nov Dec Joan also owns and runs Select Sales which she began in 2003 Select Sales is based out of Biglow Farms located in Clements CA She has a partner Jesse Atkinson Biglow who does the schooling on the horses for her I have always had success in choosing horses for my clients and for myself over the years When I no longer wanted to run the full on show stable which I did for 46 years I decided to go into sales I don t take many horses Joan stated They can t be renegades I handle them quite a bit and won t take anything that isn t broke and quiet I am very selective about what I take It s silly to take something you can t sell within 90 days unless it s a young one that just needs to be made up Jesse can put six months on it and then we usually can get them done www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com

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I do the sales for Spruce Meadows They will send something that looks like a hunter or that doesn t look like a jumper put it that way We will make it up into a hunter or an equitation horse and sell it for them Or we will take one that has kind of peaked for them but would do very nicely down here They ve jumped all the natural obstacles up there they ve done it all They can do the USET and those equitation finals down here If I can t get a nice one sold for a certain amount here it will go to Peter Pletcher Joan did say that she doesn t own any horses herself and doesn t want to It has gotten ridiculously expensive she said I m sure that we are missing a lot of opportunities and a lot of people are falling through the cracks because of the expense For a lot of you who don t know Joan described what shows used to be like When I was going to shows a lot and by a lot that was about once a month they sold tickets to the show and they ran on schedule They only had so many entries that they would allow whether it was Cow Palace or The Forum and there were performance times They would turn back entries We also touched on the fact that there used to be an addback in most of the classes If you got a prize you won some money That really did help to defray some of the costs because at least you could put something back Interestingly enough Dick Keller Lu Thomas Linda Hough Jimmy Kohn and myself were all in the same group of Northern California juniors So that was quite a little group of juniors We talked about when the shows had all of the disciplines showing together We had gaited horses driving ponies stock horses all of us showed at the same horse show Yes it could get dicey at times but it was also a lot of fun I think the big mistake was when we all went different directions because the animal is the same The care is within reason the same and you had the cream of the crop at the open horse show regardless of the discipline Now you get everybody from the cross rails to the Grand Prix Joan credits Spruce Meadows for doing an outstanding job They have always kept their eye on the competition They restrict the number that go and sell tickets to the performances It is very much as it is in Europe where the horse is at the center The riders are considered athletes and they re special The Southern family has single handedly put Canada on the map Gail Greenough was able to become World champion because of her experiences there We really don t have anything like that When you look back to where we all kind of started there are good things and some not sogood things about how things are today The one thing that I think is desperately lacking is the knowledge of how to look after these animals They ve become a commodity and if one breaks you just go buy another which is also driving up the market Back in the day when we got a horse we had it and competed on it quite a long time You can see with McLain Ward Richard Spooner and many others they know how to maintain their animals At one time being a horseman was like being a concert musician It was considered an equestrian art That isn t valued anymore The younger riders and trainers have no idea how to maintain their animals Truck Driving Man and they certainly don t know how to train them so that they ll hold together You know Joan continued keep them fit enough exercises that they need to do to strengthen their backs and the like and ride them through the hills rather than around the ring all the time And the fact that there are 18 medal finals in California has just dumbed it down There are four back East we have 18 here The only thing we don t have is a cross rail medal final Unfortunately that s the part of the evolution that I think is really sad for the horse www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015 Page 81

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Joan Curtin and Boston Baker The prices of hunters got too expensive and the hunter divisions got small So people moved into equitation horses Now the equitation divisions are getting watered down I don t know maybe they ll go to reining she laughed The management of the horse in Europe is still very good In the States we have the idea that you buy a horse to compete It s a show horse so let s go show right It s so completely overdone But the emphasis should be on teaching the riding and not purchasing the animal that will cover up the mistakes I think that is a real shame That being said Joan does believe that overall we have some really strong riders here I think the riding skills are better the riding s great And all of the technology for saddles and vetting the horses that s all fine as well And because we have been able to develop some very good riders it does make sense that many amateurs are doing Page 82 TCE Nov Dec their own riding and moving into the Grand Prix That is probably the biggest difference between here and Europe In Europe the good professional is still the valued asset But here you can t keep those horses if somebody is gonna offer one million dollars for it Joan has done it all and is not afraid to voice her opinion which made for a very fun interview Coming from the same era I definitely understand where her thought process comes from Agree or disagree things to think about For further information contact Joan Curtin Select Sales joanselectsales gmail com www joanselectsales com At Select Sales Joan has assembled a group of high quality competition horses offered in peak condition to the serious rider Joan continuously evaluates horses for inclusion in sales program www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com

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Whether buying or selling Tenhulzen Real Estate is here for you It takes an understanding of the dynamics of a specialty horse property That s why I d like to share my real estate equestrian and training background for finding the perfect fit By discussing property values selling points and preparing your home for sale we ll see a shorter time on the market greater value and best of all a seamless experience Space reserved for something understanding of the dynamics of a specialty horse hat s why I d like to share my real estate equestrian g background to finding the perfect fit By discussy values selling points and preparing your home ll see a shorter time on the market greater value It or ther of all a seamless experience Whether buying takes an understanding of the dynamics of a specialty horse property That s why I d like to share my real estate equestrian hulzen Real Estate is here for you and training background to finding the perfect fit By discussing property values selling points and preparing your home for sale we ll see a shorter time on the market greater value and best of all a seamless experience Whether buying or ther selling Tenhulzen Real Estate is here for you For more information please contact Kimberly Crouse Tenhulzen 206 409 0771 Kimberly TenhulzenRE com www tenhulzenrealestate com Tenhulzen Real Estate 11000 151st Avenue NE Redmond WA 98052 For more information please contact Kimberly Crouse Tenhulzen 206 409 0771 Kimberly TenhulzenRE com www tenhulzenrealestate com

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Our Home is on Fire Macella O Neill I t was a beautiful Saturday night at Sonoma Horse Park and we were warming up for the Grand Prix when Charlie got the call that our house in Middletown was on fire By the time Bunny and I got to the vertical jump the news came that our big horse trailer a tractor and housetrailer were burning too Apparently none of this news was disturbing to my horse Page 84 TCE Nov Dec Bunny who proceeded to jump another round for a double clean We humans however beat a hasty retreat home to our barn in Calistoga the minute the last jump was cleared And once again special thanks to Gelacio who made such rapid departure possible He then proceeded to work thru the long night so that by Sunday morning many of our stalls at Diamond Mountain Stables had two horses in them Our www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com

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small paddocks housed herds of horses along with some other assorted livestock altho it is true we did turn away the Zebra stud colt So many distraught people Four horses arriving in a two horse trailer People bringing in their neighbors animals as they were out of town people bringing animals they didn t even know at all People who knew they had not gotten all their animals out And many people knowing they had lost their homes helping through the night Everything was incredibly chaotic in the smokey dark night but the memory that will stand out the most to me is the spirit of cooperation that permeated through every moment Throughout Sunday horses left and new horses came as the fire moved so incredibly fast over 50 000 acres in 20 hours At this point the fire was still only less than 40 contained Everyone from our house in Middletown was evacuated safely and ensconced in a far too small cottage Within hours it was filled with far more than this family could need or fit in the cottage for sure all with thanks to the incredible generosity and thoughtfulness of our customers And of course thanks to Jessica who moved out of the cottage in a few quick hours to make it available Such acts of kindness were abound The Calistoga fairgrounds bacame an evacuation center Napa Valley finest chefs were serving food Red Cross was coordinating the donations that are pouring in rescue teams were behind the fire lines for animals left behind People were contributing every service imaginable The weather even finally stepped up and contributed some much needed rain Awful and tragic as this fire has been the response of our immediate community and our extended equestrian community was nothing short of magnificent It was a pleasure to interact with people involved with every type of horse imaginable Many of the horses residing at my house had never lived in stalls and never been separated from their equine pals Never known another owner than the one who delivered them to our very questionable to them sanctuary And I found myself as usual filled with fondness and admiration for these action oriented horse people Horses are the bond that unite all of us and it s a strong bond indeed Thanks to everyone for everything and may we get the wet winter that is predicted www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015 Page 85

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TCE Trainer Listing California Hunter Jumper Harley Brown Equestrian Chosenbrook Show Stables Harley Brown Equestrian recently relocated to Menlo Park in Portola Valley develops competitive horses and riders and has a complete selection of sale horses We specialize in identifying and producing Grand Prix prospects Specializing in hunter jumpers equitation ponies and sales Portola Valley Training Center 100 Ansel Lane Menlo Park CA 94028 Olivia Brown 805 801 0814 olivia harleybrownequestrian com Harley Brown 805 458 3641 harley harleybrownequestrian com 2972 Triunfo Canyon Rd Agoura Hills CA 91301 818 726 2497 chosenbrook yahoo com Trainer Tommi Clark www chosenbrook com www harleybrownequestrian com Hunter Bay Farm Candice Stormes Training Stables Portola Valley Training Center 100 Ansel Lane Menlo Park CA 94028 949 683 2907 missy hunterbayfarm com www hunterbayfarm com Owner Head Trainer Missy Froley 34710 N Eager Rd Acton Ca 93510 661 644 4285 661 917 1709 Owners and trainers Candice and Lacy Stormes A privately owned and operated full service facility in Acton 45 minutes north of Los Angeles Using natural horsemanship for proven results in the show ring Specializing in a custom approach for each horse and rider to achieve personal team success Lessons and training available for all levels in Hunters Jumpers Derbies Equitation and Ponies Quality school horses and lease horses available at all levels Let over 60 years of experience in a family atmosphere welcome you today Diamond Mountain Stables 1296 Diamond Mtn Rd Calistoga CA 9420719 Macella O Neill 707 942 0719 macellaoneill gmail com DMS Diamond Mountain Stables DMS located in the foothills of the Napa Valley was established in 1983 by Macella O Neill and Charles White DMS offers lessons for the beginner as well as those intent on competition in a warm family like atmosphere Inspired by Tradition We respect riders aspiration the needs of our horses and the precision of our sport Grounded in the technique of riders before us we embrace and help shape the riding of today www hunterbayfarm com Karen Healey Stables Whitethorne Ranch 5501 Balcom Canyon Rd Somis CA 93066 805 794 0214 info karenhealeystables com www karenhealeystables com Trainer Karen Healey Dedicated to excellence at all levels Karen Healey Stables provides an advanced program for the serious competitor www diamond mountain stables com TCE Nov Dec 2015 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com www karenhealeystables com Page 87

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TCE Trainer Listing Oregon Hunter Jumper Arbor Grove Equestrian Inc Cornerstone Equestrian LLC Premiere Hunter Jumper facility with emphasis on equitation horsemanship Covered arena grass derby field Two miles west of I 5 at exit 271 Cornerstone is a beautiful full care hunter jumper facility specializing in the preparation of horse rider for the show ring Quality school horses lease horses Brawley Farms Creekside Show Stable Hunters jumpers equitation dressage sales clinics Complete indoor outdoor facilities grass paddocks Field jumps 75 acres of fields trails Our Virginia roots offer you a three generation business Train Show Lease Own Enjoy Lessons training for all levels Just 20 minutes west of Portland PO Box 504 Wilsonville OR 97070 503 981 1978 626 644 6771 cell www arborgroveequestrian com Rob Perkins Owner Trainer Joe Regan Owner Trainer South Salem OR 503 743 4414 brawleyfarm aol com www brawleyfarms com Trainer Judy Brawley Brawley Farms North LLC Wilsonville Equestrian Center Boeckman Road Wilsonville OR 97070 503 932 9283 Cell dbrawley1962 yahoo com www brawleyfarmsnorth com Trainers Debbie Judy Brawley Hunters jumpers equitation sales clinics basic dressage Quality school horses lease program Beginning to advanced Pleasure to show ring We have the experience to help you reach your goals 8310 NW Kaiser Rd Portland OR 97231 503 351 3253 farm 503 351 1002 cell jump cornerstonehj com www cornerstonehj com Trainer Linda Worley Pumpkin Ridge Equestrian Center 14300 NW Old Pumpkin Ridge Rd North Plains OR 97133 503 913 0887 www creeksideshowstable com Trainer Kelly Marriner Smith Echelon Training LLC Timberline Meadows Equestrian Center 15065 S Kirk Rd Oregon City OR 97045 541 420 9711 echelonhunterjumpers gmail com www echelonhunterjumpers com Trainer Kathy Kerron Hunters Jumpers Equitation Sales Positive training for horse rider Tailored programs to help you achieve your goals 100x200 indoor arena daily turnout Customized care for your horse much more Lease horses available Charlton Ridge Farm LLC Future Street Farm Hunters Jumpers Equitation Sales Ponies 12 x 14 stalls w runs indoor outdoor w viewing rooms Stadium lights sprinklers large grass pastures wash racks with heaters fly spray system vacuumed aisles trails Jumpers Dressage Hunters Training Sales Lessons Events Beautiful facility close to Bend Outstanding horse care indoor outdoor arenas lots of turn out fun atmosphere reasonable rates Christus Farm Inc Hawkins Equine LLC Hunters jumpers equitation training lessons sales clinics School horses available Large beautiful barn 90x200 indoor lovely outdoor arena turnout Quality training instruction care for your horse Disciplined compassionate and methodical training to awaken a horse s love and eagerness for its work as well as lessons and training for beginning through advanced riders of all ages Full care board of the highest quality High Valley Stables 20765 SW Hillsboro Hwy Newberg OR 97132 503 349 4533 kaitlyncharlton gmail com www charltonridgefarm com Trainer Kaitlyn Charlton PO Box 2261 Jasper OR 97438 541 726 1505 linda christusfarm com www christusfarm com 19810 J W Brown Rd Bend OR 97701 Owner Trainer Amy Hudson 541 948 2402 Assistant Trainer Tami Wesenk 541 408 6447 17528 Painter Loop Rd NE Hubbard OR 97032 503 475 6236 hawkinsequinellc gmail com www hawkinsequinellc com Trainer Ashley Hawkin TCE Trainer Listing 1 6th Page 300 per year or 350 with QR Code 1 12th Page 200 per year Page 88 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015

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TCE Trainer Listing Oregon Hunter Jumper Imagination Lane LLC Side by Side Farm LLC 19293 SW Tile Flat Rd Beaverton OR 97007 Trainer Nicole Bourgeois 503 310 9982 nicolebourgeois7 gmail com Trainer Kendall Bourgeois 503 476 7862 kab82792 aol com www imaginationlanellc com 36851 NE Wilsonville Rd Newberg OR 97132 Trainer Jim Dahlquist 971 506 2245 ringsidefarminc yahoo com Trainer Philippa Fournier 503 516 4965 fliphj yahoo com www sidebysidehorses com Hunters Jumpers Equitation Investment Sales Just 5 miles south of Washington square Daily turnout indoor and lighted all weather outdoor arena All levels welcome Hunters Jumpers Equitation investment horses sales training lessons and clinics Narnia Farms LLC Stellar Sport Horses Hunter Jumper Equitation Sales School horses available Lovely larg e stalls with 42 acres of turnout trails Indoor outdoor arenas Customized feed programs Also home of Bernadine Diers Dressage Training Instructing Hunters Jumpers Equitation Leasing Sales Focusing on complete horsemanship preparation for the show ring 12712 Arndt Rd NE Aurora OR 97002 503 789 4525 eden comcast net Owner Trainer Marla Eden www narniafarms com French Hill Farm 15770 NE Eilers Rd Aurora OR 97002 503 678 2025 stellarsporthorses gmail com Trainer Akiko Hamada Oz Incorporated Stone Hedge Farm 22665 S Central Point Road Canby OR 97013 Barn 503 651 3418 Shelly 503 704 7985 ozinc yahoo com www ozincorporated com Trainers Jeff Shelly Campf Dustin Goodwin 28303 SW Baker Rd Sherwood OR 97140 503 516 0275 FaceCard1 aol com www shfhuntersandjumpers com Trainer Jen Cox Hunters jumpers equitation investment horses sales training lessons clinics Hunters jumpers equitation lessons sales Quiet Rein Riding School Triple Rise Equestrian Center 9470 S Bakers Ferry Rd Oregon City OR 97045 Trainer Jill McGrady Jill quietrein com 503 544 7999 Trainer Robin Rothe robin quietrein gmail com 520 358 1079 www quietrein com 85687 Pine Grove Rd Eugene OR 97405 541 342 5432 Owners Mike Mollie Gallaway Trainer Mike Gallaway Trainer Rachel Marcotte 541 206 4643 www triplerisehorseshows com Lessons for all ages skill levels Quality lesson horses in a safe fun family friendly environment whether you are preparing for the A rated show program or simply want to get your basics down Hunters jumpers equitation school horses boarding training indoor outdoor arenas Rain Creek Farm Venture Farm Hunter jumper equitation School horses available lease horses also available Jumpers Hunters Equitation Sales Competitive show barn catering to beginners thru Grand Prix Full service care w daily turn out indoor arena all weather outdoor Full Half Lease School Horse Lessons available Starnes Equestrian Whip n Spur 20130 South End Road Oregon City OR 97045 Owner Trainer Megan Jordan 503 539 2283 meg venturefarminc Assistant Trainer Kelly Bowman 503 480 6018 20833 S Redland Rd Oregon City OR 97045 503 631 8000 503 819 7651 cell www raincreekfarms com Trainer Vicki Zacharias Located at Kilkenny Crest 22333 Nelson Rd Bend OR 97701 Owner Trainer Simone Stearns 1 858 243 4035 www StarnesEquestrian com Offering a fine selection of sale and lease horses and now excepting clients and horses Located at a world class facility Facilities include a viewing room Euro Walker with Nike footing and spacious stalls and tack rooms surrounding the indoor arena 168 ft by 80ft with TravelRight wax covered sand footing Also available an outdoor arena 175 ft by 250 ft and derby field TCE Nov Dec 2015 16091 SW Wilsonville Rd Wilsonville OR 97070 503 349 0314 Trainer Rich Fellers Trainer Rebekah Swan www swantraining net Hunters Jumpers Equitation Whip n Spur continues with a tradition of the highest quality training horse care in the Northwest Home of Swan Training and Rich Fellers www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com Page 89

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TCE Trainer Listing Washington Hunter Jumper Aleron Training Stables 5800 125th Lane NE Kirkland WA 98033 206 295 4122 Trainer Alexis Taylor Silvernale www aleronstables com At a gorgeous facility minutes from downtown Bellevue and close to Seattle owner trainer Alexis Taylor Silvernale and her staff offer customized top level training and quality care for horses and riders Hunter s Run Equestrian Center LLC 22216 Sweeney Rd SE Maple Valley WA 98038 425 432 8962 info huntersruneq com Owner Trainer Colleen Armstrong Trainers Angie Chamberlin Meghann Armstrong Hunters Jumpers Equitation Sales Leases school horses boarding training indoor outdoor arenas daily turnout on grass pastures www facebook com huntersruneq Archway Equestrian Sports LLC Legacy Hunters Jumpers Inc 22815 NE 200th Street Woodinville WA 98077 Office 425 877 1715 Trainers Clare Warren cwarren archwayeqsports com Corene Smith Coreys archwayeqsports com 19802 NE 148th St Woodinville WA 98077 trainer legacyhuntersandjumpers com 425 869 1527 Trainer Shelly Kerron www legacyhuntersjumpers com Archway is a private hunter jumper equestrian training center that prepares horses and their riders for the competitive show circuit www archwayeqsports com Hunter Jumper training facility operated by third generation horse trainer Shelly Kerron Quality lesson horse program Beginner thru accomplished show rider Brick Road Farms 15000 Tester Rd Snohomish WA 98290 Trainer Owner Carol Hinckley 425 791 0025 Trainer Stephanie Mitchell 425 232 162 Trainer Jonnie Brooks 425 269 2605 www brickroadfarms com Quality Hunters Jumpers Offering Boarding Training Lessons Sales Beginning lessons to advanced show programs on show quality horses ponies Conveniently located in Snohomish WA Cherry Blossom Farm 12121 189th Ave SE Snohomish WA 98290 206 399 1774 www cbfhunterjumper com Trainer Stephanie Craig Hunters Jumpers Equitation Sales We are committed to your success both in out of the show ring Our facility is very well kept includes both an indoor outdoor arena grass jumping field stalls with runs Encanto Valley Farm 24246 275th Ave SE Maple Valley WA 98038 425 766 1625 morganrcarr aol com www encantovalleyfarm com Trainer Morgan Carr USHJA Certified Parkside Stables V icky Bergevin Owner 13020 NE 39th Street Bellevue WA 98005 425 885 5025 Parksidestables msn com www parksidestables com Washington s leading Hunter Jumper training facility Easily accessible from Seattle and all points on the Eastside We provide top level training for horse and rider in a comfortable family atmosphere First lesson to the National level our trainers can support you and your hunter jumper and equitation goals We will help you reach your full potential Potcreek Meadow Farm 18804 NE 106th St Redmond WA 98052 425 882 3558 Trainer Cara Anthony Full service providing great care education at an affordable price Indoor outdoor arenas round pen locker room wash rack Lesson horse program for all skill levels Phoenix Farm Hunters Jumpers 8832 222nd St SE Woodinville WA 98077 206 229 2711 Trainer Teri Duplass www phoenixfarm com Hunters Jumpers Equitation Lessons Leases Sales Training program customized to meet your riding goals Indoor outdoor arenas individual paddocks for daily turnout large stalls heated viewing lounge Full service providing great care education at an affordable price Indoor outdoor arenas round pen locker room wash rack Lesson horse program for all skill levels HTH Farm Red Gate Farm 18244 Sam Bell Rd Bow WA 98232 360 757 1767 360 708 8694 Head Trainer Judy Hinson Complete programs including horsemanship classes hunter jumper training equitation sales along with an excellent lesson program on our wonderful school horses Beautiful facility w indoor outdoor arenas excellent turnout heated viewing area We provide a friendly professional atmosphere with individually tailored programs for you your horse www hthfarmllc com Page 90 23836 SE 24th Street Sammamish WA 98075 jamie425 earthlink net 425 392 0111 Trainer Jamie Smith www facebook com redgatefarmtraining Red Gate Farm is a full service training facility We offer everything from Lessons to A circuit horse shows and have horses and ponies available for lease We also provide a fun Summer Day Camp for ages 6 12 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015

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Sundance Equestrian Industries Thumbs Up Farm 18221 236th Ave NE Woodinville WA 98077 425 205 3775 USHJA Certified Trainers Katherine Wade Easley Chelsea Crabb Assistant Trainer Danika Green www sundanceequestrian com 20722 SE 34th St Sammamish WA 98075 425 369 9883 office 206 396 2681 cell thumbsupfarm aol com Trainers John Turner Jack Hammond Quinn Partridge Keri Bailey We offer training for both the horse rider looking to compete have fun in a team environment Hunters jumpers equitation sales leases clinics Full care boarding beautiful covered arena Hunters Jumpers Equitation Sales Clinics Leases TL2 Farms Woodside Stables 3208 300th Ave SE Fall City WA 98024 206 499 1065 Owners Loren and Tammy Kaneshige www tl2farms com 30229 Parcell Rd NE Kingston WA 98346 360 860 1335 425 466 5662 woodsidestables msn com Trainers Cindy Daniels Sara Petersen Lisa Petersen Beautiful full service equestrian facility home to Rollback Farms Hunter jumper and equitation A great place to ride THE Hunters Jumpers Equitation Sales Leases School Horse Lessons Full care facility with indoor outdoor rings state of the art footing daily turn out Close to trails COMPETITIVE EQUESTRIAN Would you like some extra pocket money Do you like attending horse shows Love talking to people Monthly Magazine Delivery Team Hand delivering The Competitive Equestrian magazine at horse shows and or direct to barns in your local area Experienced and knowledgeable on horse show etiquette you are able to navigate around chosen venues and have knowledge of barns and tack stores in your area You enjoy meeting people and would be delighted to share TCE with our readers out in the field and receive copies of the magazine to your home address for distribution Area Reporter Writers As we grow The Competitive Equestrian magazine are looking for experienced writers to cover monthly news on trainers riders owners and services in your selected area As a writer reporter you enjoy following our sport finding a good story to share and interviewing competitors from Pony Hunters to TCE Nov Dec 2015 Grand Prix Keeping to deadlines is not an issue you know the importance of timely communications and are happy to produce on a monthly basis The Competitive Equestrian magazine Brand Ambassadors As a TCE Brand Ambassador both at horse shows and via email communication directly with barns in your local area you would provide a monthly service to the TCE The role involves becoming the connection between TCE magazine and equestrians in your area Horse show savvy you enjoy meeting people and have the ability to connect with barns to collect information for our free monthly features e g Congratulations and News Reviews This involves talking to people on the ground at horse shows and via regular email communications to equestrians in your area www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com Further Information For further information and details please contact Lorna Lowrie via email at editior thecompetitiveequestrian com with a light resume Please also provide contact information and a good time of day to connect via phone The options detailed are all very much part time endeavors Contact Lorna Lowrie 503 317 4956 editor TheCompetitive Equestrian com Page 91

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TCE Services Directory Equine Sale Lease Agents Select Sales Biglow Farms 23303 Buena Vista Road Clements CA 95227 209 759 3208 joanselectsales gmail com www selectsales com Founded in 2003 by Joan Curtin a professional horsewoman with more than forty years of experience in the hunter jumper industry Proven record of success training horses riders for the most competitive hunter jumper competitions in the country Highquality competition horses offered in peak condition to the serious rider world class footing at a price you can Barn Pros Equestrian Facilities Nationwide afford 14567 169th Drive SE Monroe WA 98272 barns barnpros com 866 844 2276 www barnpros com Cynthia Brewster Keating 864 804 0011 Pre Engineered Traditional Wood Barns Equestrian Facilities Timber Frame Barn Homes Barn Shops and Recreational buildings Shipped to your site nationwide www GGTFooting com Insurance Services Kathryn A Hall PC Attorney at Law PO Box 771 Hillsboro OR 97123 971 4040 5296 khall pnwequinelaw com www pnwequinelaw com A full service equine law firm licensed to practice in Oregon Washinton Horse sales leases breeding Boarding training riding instruction Risk assesment management Ownership registration Business entity formation governance taxation employment Veterinary malpractice negligence Liability for horse injuries Debt collection creditors rights Litigation appeals USEF USHJA USDF OHJA member Quality Riding Arena Bases Surfaces Arena Building Arena Rehab Specialists Rick Triplett Sultan WA 98294 Quality Riding Arena Bases Surfaces Efficient Arena Inc Mark Rowley Canby OR 97013 425 923 7909 Improvements Plus Inc IMPROPI 085 J3 www arena rehab com Experts in riding arena renovation construction with decades of experience in the Pacific NW climate Sales of the finest footing additives indoor dust control that REALLY WORKS Consultation services We offer services with your horses in mind by a lifelong horseman Leavitt Equine Insurance 503 266 1563 CCB 15580 www efficientarena com Expert installation of indoor outdoor arena bases footings in the Pacific Northwest All weather laser graded full construction or repairs The experience of over 300 arenas with corresponding references Exclusive distributor of Equiloft rubber fiber mixtures sands organics fibers felts PO Box 1127 Everett WA 98206 Rubber Granulators Inc Rubber Arena Footing Marysville WA 98271 360 658 7754 360 653 6430 fax www rubbergranulators com We produce ground rubber for athletic surfaces arena footing 1 2 granules 225 ton 1 4 granules 300 ton Call for more info or plant specials www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com Page 92 Your Equine Farm resource specialists Insurance for your business personal equine needs Farm equine mortality major medical commercial equine liability training instruction event coverage clubs associations Call us for a no obligation quote SERVICES DIRECTORY LISTINGS SMALL 200 PER YEAR MEDIUM 300 PER YEAR LARGE 400 PER YEAR ONLINE Directory Free with Magazine Listing Directory listing in The Competitive Equestrian magazine and on our website 1 800 JOG TROT 425 317 3552 heather lindsey leavitt com Farm Barn CONTACT US TO RESERVE A SPOT IN OUR NEXT ISSUE editor thecompetitiveequestrian com Call 503 317 4956 Hillsboro OR Linda Royer 503 789 5650 Linda farmplusbarn com www farmplusbarn com Design of sites structres for horses people www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015

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TCE Services Directory Columbia Equine Hospital 27841 SE Orient Dr Gresham OR 97080 Eve Willett Equine Insurance Specialist 2012 A Carriage Dr SW Ste 2012 Olympia WA 98502 Eve has been serving the Equine Industry for 30 years and looks forward to helping you Pegasus Equine Rehabilitation 503 663 1515 24 Hrs www columbiaequine com Experienced quality equine care in Portland SW WA We offer a full range of services including lameness evaluation pre purchase exams state of the art diagnostics dentistry surgery acupuncture preventative care Red Pony Insurance Services Inc State of the art rehabilitation center for all breeds disciplines Featuring a hyperbanic oxygen chamber swimming pool underwater treadmill eurocizers more Great for post surgery recovery physical therapy conditioning Oregon Equine Inc Saddlefit 4 Life Inc 82 Derby Court Newmarket ON l3Y 5Z9 800 225 2242 905 898 8399 fax www saddlefit4life com Educational presentations on site diagnostic evaluations Certification courses to become an Equine Ergonomist Experience for yourself the philosophy of saddle fit that is taught worldwide challenge your mindset Janine WIlson DVM CAC 503 631 4100 Ambulatory Practice Serving the Greater Portland Tri County Area www orequine com Dr Wilson offers a personalized experienced approach to diagnosis treatment of your horse Her practice philosophy emphasizes client education treatment options open communication while practicing evidence based lameness medicine chiropractic care As a rider Dr Wilson understands the relationship between you your equine partner welcomes the opportunity to help you with your horse 7620 260th Ave NE Redmond WA 98053 425 898 1060 office www pegasustrainingcenter com Peak Performance Equine Sport Horse Veterinary Medicine Cierra Dedeker DVM Spinnaker Farm Equine Veterinary Clinic Heather J Wenzell DVM PO Box 3384 Lacey WA 98509 360 584 3964 www spinnakerfarmequine com Ambulatory equine practice serving WA OR Performance dentistry lameness reproduction preventative health care emergency services offered Comprehensive veterinary care for the performance equine utilizing power dentistry digital radiography ultrasound capabilities See our website for sepcifics experience Tack Equipment 503 403 9617 Office Appointments 503 403 9617 Cell Emergencies DrCierra gmail com www peakperformanceequinepllc com Mobile equine veterinary practice specializing in sports medicine Mobile digital radiology ultrasound available Everything your sporthorse needs to perform at their peak Leave your trailer unhitched we will come to you Practice area includes Yamhill Washington Clackamas counties in Oregon Check out our website for more information Albion Saddles Paula Helm 425 457 1105 www HelmSaddles com I believe horse rider can be comfortable in their saddle Let my problem solving skills the full spectrum of Albion s options achieve that for you Health Services Los Laureles Equine Therapy Center Pacific Crest Sporthorse Templeton Farms 1799 Templeton Rd Templeton CA 93465 Barb Crabbe DVM Jennifer Posey DVM 15056 S Spangler Rd Oregon City OR 97045 PO Box 526 Beaverckreek OR 97004 horserehab gmail com 831 236 4305 www horserehabilitation com Los Laureles Training and Equine Therapy Center has become one of the finest rehabilitation centers in the world Gaining success through knowledge and experience as well as working with some of the top veterinarians surgeons biomechanists physical therapists and trainers in world Los Laureles offers Starting and training Rehabilitation Mobile Therapies Lay up Conditioning Sales Prep Retirement Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy coming soon 503 632 6336 www pacificcrestsporthorse com Veterinary care for the performance horse including lameness diagnostics treatment dentistry preventative health plans emergency care We offer full reproductive services including breeding with fresh frozen semen foaling limited boarding for broodmares foals at our farm Now offering acupuncture Warblood horses for sale Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital 11308 92nd St SE Snohomish WA 98290 360 568 3111 Equine Care 24 7 ER www facebook com pvhequine www pilchuckvet com Founded in 1963 Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital offers comprehensive equine referral and ambulatory services 24 7 emergency and specialized care for the sport horse through the Equine Performance Sports Medicine Institute ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS HERE Contact Us editor thecompetitiveequestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com A Bit Less Consignment 165 NE Greenwood Ave Ste C Bend OR 97701 541 323 3262 Facebook A Bit Less 2 500 sf of gently used tack clothing stable supplies blankets boots saddles horse related gear English Western Absolute Horse Inc 2221 NE 3rd St Ste B Bend OR 97701 541 388 3855 AbsoluteHorse gmail com One of Central Oregon s largest tack stores for horse rider Products for show to everyday riding Page 93

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TCE Services Directory CCB 661 644 4285 Californiacustombonnets yahoo com CCB is a producer of elite handmade custom bonnets We specialize in creating unique one of a kind bonnets that reflect each rider s style and taste We guarantee the custom fit of our bonnets We offer large quantity barn ordering opportunities Please visit us on Facebook and Instagram 34710 N Eager Rd Acton CA 93510 Custom Saddlery Monroe WA Anja Swenson 208 841 5730 anja mysaddle com www mysaddle com Saddle fitting consultation re flocking tree adjustments billet straps replaced on most brands All work done on site NW rep for Custom Saddlery Dressage Jumping models to test ride Simply the best dressage saddles on the market Steffen Peters Hooks Leather and Tack 5605 146th St SW Edmonds WA 98026 425 743 6347 425 772 7665 cell tackmantoo gmail com Saddle tack repair hand crafting of leather Twenty two years in the same location All work guaranteed 2105 140th Ave NE Bellevue WA 98005 1 877 654 9453 www olsonstack com Olson s Tack Shop Saddle Fitting Specialist Courtney Dale has trained with Certified Master Saddlers as well as attended numerous horse anatomy training courses Her 15 years of equine experience are sure to help you your horse find the saddle that is ideal for your individual needs Contact Courtney to learn more about how to alter your existing saddle to better suit your needs or schedule a fitting for a custom saddle from Prestige Pessoa and Beval Visit Olson s Saddle Resource Guide at olsonstack com Schleese Saddlery Service Inc 905 898 8335 905 898 8399 fax www saddlesforwomen com www schleese com The Female Saddle Specialist manufactures English saddles made in Canada to suit your conformation while keeping in mind your horse s comfort for guys too Ride Pain Free For You For Your Horse Real Estate 7937 SW McEwan Rd TIgard OR 97224 503 639 6347 www facebook com gallops www gallopssaddlery com Tack shop specializing in Eventing Hunter Jumper Dressage with experts on site for advice custom saddle fitting UPS shipments daily Page 94 Pacesetter Properties John L Scott Woodinville www johnlscott com heidid johnlscott com 425 870 3334 Equestrian Farm Property Specialist serving North King and South Snohomish Counties Olson s Tack Shop 34 Centennial Ave Holland Landing ON L9N 1H2 Gallops Saddlery Heidi Pace Davalos Catherine Ulrey Equine Real Estate Broker Keller Williams Realty HomesWithHorseSense com Facebook com WVHorseOwners 503 999 4497 Helping horse people with large and small properties from McMinnville Molalla Salem Dallas Albany Stayton Lebanon and all points in between Call now to start your buying or selling consultation Kimberly Crouse Tenhulzen Tenhulzen Real Estate Equestrian Estate Property Specialist 206 409 0771 kimberly tenhulzenRE com www tenhulzenrealestate com Providing expertise in everything equestrian from estates to full working facilities Rich Watson Real Estate Professionals Rich Watson 253 988 5973 rich watson sothebysrealty com Megan Zamberlin 253 330 6200 www nwequestrianlifestyle com Specializing in equestrian properties and lifestyles with well over a decade of experience in real estate and over two decades of equestrian experience Whether you are looking for an equestrian estate waterfront living or a more urban environment we can find your dream home that fits your specific needs and unique lifestyle Serving all of Washington State with passionate personal service and the Sotheby s International difference Ryann Blair Thoroughbred Real Estate Windermere Cronin Caplan Realty Group Inc Real Estate Casey Franklin 230 A Ave Suite 200 Las Oswego OR 97034 503 539 7709 cfranklin windermere com caseyfranklin withwre com LISTING BUYING REFERREAL Buying selling farm residential properties in the greater Portland Willamette Valley areas Transportation Campf Transport Inc Jay Campf PO Box 293 Canby OR 97013 503 329 0412 503 651 1342 campftransport yahoo com Local Long Distance hauling For show and pleasure mares foals Small trailer or semi trailer One to Win Horse Transportation Portland area 888 663 3804 toll free 503 703 7703 cell Give Your Horse the Ultimate Ride Extra care at no extra cost Long distance local shows Priority service on every horse Layovers on long runs Over 20 years experience Referrals available SERVICES DIRECTORY LISTINGS SMALL 200 PER YEAR MEDIUM 300 PER YEAR LARGE 400 PER YEAR CONTACT US TO RESERVE A SPOT IN OUR NEXT ISSUE editor thecompetitiveequestrian com Call 503 317 4956 Ryann Blair Principal Borker Paragon Equity Partners 503 709 2370 ryann paragonportland com www paragonportland com www facebook com RyannBlairRealEstate Assisting both buyers sellers wanting equestrian property expertise from hobby farm to large operating facilities Let me help your equestrian dreams become a realty Serving the Portland Metro areas www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com TCE Nov Dec 2015

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Guide to Advertising in The Competitive Equestrian T he Competitive Equestrian a publication with a single focus to support and develop awareness to the arenas of the hunter jumper and dressage equestrian sports The magazine will be printed and provided in a digital format six times per year In the months inbetween editions The Competitive Equestrian will dispatch a digital newsletter In connecting horse shows trainers riders owners disciplines and equestrian brands we can communicate and share information In turn the doors open to promote the growth of your sport and enable business expansion And again by providing the magazine free of charge in stores at barns and shows we aim to ensure the magazine reaches the equestrian community Just call if you wish to be added to the distribution list and it is automatic with a directory listing International Canada United States Standard Page Advertising Rates Monthly One month advertising rate includes Inclusion in One month of Print and Digital magazine and one month newsletter e g Advert in the January February print and digital magazine and in the February digital newsletter PRIME LOCATIONS Please contact Editor TheCompetitiveEquestrian com or Call 503 317 4956 Website Advertising Part of the package for all Display Ad advertisers Talk to us if you want something different and custom Services Directory Listing Annual Fee Small 200 Medium 300 Large 400 Trainer Directory Listing 1 6th Page Logo Description 300 1 6th Page Logo Description QR 350 1 12th Page Logo Description 200 Special Ad rates for Directory listed trainers Just ask Available Equines 1 6th Page Photograph Description and QR Code link to video 150 per month includes magazine and newsletter Two full months of equine sales or lease promotion Deadlines The Competitive Equestrian is a bi monthly publication every 2 months with a newsletter inbetween The deadline for advertising booking is on the 12th of the month prior to publication month with artwork due by the 15th of the month prior to publication month December 15th for the Jan Feb Issue To our generous advertisers and sponsors We greatly appreciate your support and thank you for advertising in The Competitive Equestrian Barn Pros back cover Big Sky Shavings 70 Blenheim Equisports 19 Blue Ribbon Custom Blankets 15 Cascade Horse Shows 32 Chosenbrook Show Stables inside front Chosenbrook Show Stables 2 Cornerstone Hunters and Jumpers 49 Equestrian s Concierge 43 Equestrian Insurance 3 GGT Footing 7 Hunter Bay Farm 42 Menlo Charity Horse Show 65 TCE Nov Dec 2015 North Star 33 Schleese 9 Sonoma Horse Park 71 Stal Wilton inside back cover Stal Wilton 64 Starnes Equestrian 61 Sterling Essentials 14 Team NW Equestrian Sports 18 Tenhulzen 83 The Equestrian s Concierge 31 Ultimate Dressage Imports 48 West Palms Events 27 www TheCompetitiveEquestrian com Page 95

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