November 2011--Prior to Saturday, Drosselmeyer's biggest claim to fame came when he won the 2010 Belmont Stakes. Fast forward one year and five months later, and the WinStar Farm colorbearer can add a win in the Breeders' Cup Classic to his resume following an upset score under jockey Mike Smith.
Training outside the box is something that AQHA Professional Horsewoman Lynn Palm does with all her horses in training, especially the competition horses. It is an opportunity to strengthen the bond by overcoming new obstacles together and encountering situations not found in an arena setting. However, riders must always be prepared to confront the unexpected when out on the trail.
What's the perfect family sport for horse-crazy parents and their four young children? As the Yost family of Pocatello, Idaho, found out, endurance riding is a great way to spend time together doing what they love.
May 28, 2010--Join Pfizer Animal Health and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) at a special event to benefit the Barbaro Fund for Equine Health and Safety Research and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund. On Saturday, June 26, the day of the Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park, Edgar Prado, Barbaro?s jockey, and other jockeys will sign autographs for the cause.
November 2, 2010--Since 2007, NRHA Inside Reining has brought the action packed sport of reining into millions of homes. Join host Jenifer Reynolds as she covers the industry?s biggest events. Reining?s most popular television show appears in prime time for 30 minutes three times each week in 2010.
Longtime dressage enthusiast and competitor Lisa Rasmuson shares her excitement over AQHA approving dressage classes.
March 2010--Two-time and reigning World Champion Steer Wrestler Lee Graves underwent surgery March 23 to repair a torn bicep tendon in his left arm, and he is expected to be sidelined for 3-6 months.
Doc O'Lena was a small horse, but according to trainer Shorty Freeman, you can?t measure the size of a horse?s heart in hands. Unquestionably, Doc Bar was more than just another pretty horse. His conformation, passed on to his offspring, allowed them to be the performers they were and are. To view the Doc Bar future, let?s take a look at Doc O?Lena, one of his foals.
During the AQHA Annual Convention in Kissimmee, Florida, two professionals were chosen as the best by their peers. Dianne Eppers of Grayslake, Illinois, was named the Professional?s Choice Professional Horsewoman of the Year. Jeffrey Pait of Sparta, New Jersey, was named Professional?s Choice Professional Horseman of the Year.
In 1998, Lindy rode her 8-year-old red roan mare, Bet Yer Blue Boons, in the NCHA World Finals in Houston. On the way to winning the world finals, Lindy and her mare marked a 233, an NCHA record for that event that still stands today. But the story really began six years earlier.