Wellington Florida Horse News
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Including Wellington, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach,
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Jul 16, 2015
Second Annual Rolex Central Park Horse Show - September 23rd to 27th, 2015
New York, NY
As one of the most anticipated equestrian events of the year, the Rolex Central Park Horse Show will make a triumphant return to New York City's iconic Central Park on September 23-27th 2015. The second-annual event will feature five days of multi-discipline equestrian sport and performances, ranging from Arabians and Dressage to Hunters and Show Jumping. The Rolex Central Park Horse Show will now host the inaugural U.S. Open in the in the following categories. US Open: Jumpers, US Open: Dressage, US Open: Hunters, US Open - U25 Jumpers, and US Open: Arabians. More info...
Jul 10, 2015
Understanding Horses' Water Requirements
By Kristen M. Janicki, MS, PAS
Water is one of the essential nutrients a horse needs to perform a number of life-support functions, including digestion and thermoregulation. Especially with the hot summer weather prevalent in much of the country, it's important to ensure horses have access to water at all times.
As horse owners, we know it's important to provide free-choice water to horses at all times, but it is also imperative that the water is of good quality, clean, and palatable. More info...
Jul 7, 2015
Tryon International Equestrian Center Announces Four New August Hunter & Jumper Weeks
Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) announces the addition of four consecutive weeks of competition spanning through the month of August in the newly added August Series. The August Series will commence on Wednesday, August 6, continuing through through August 30, hosting one FEI CSI 3* competition during the first week of the series (August 6-9) and three National Competitions.
August 1 - (6th-9th) - FEI CSI 3* $127,000 Grand Prix/Regional Hunters
August 2 - (13th-16th) - USEF Level 3 $25,000 Grand Prix/Regional Hunters
August 3 - (20th-23th) - USEF Level 3 $25,000 Grand Prix/Regional Hunters
August 4 - (27th-30th) - USEF Level 5 $50,000 Grand Prix/Regional Hunters More info...
Jun 16, 2015
Poll Recap: It's Hot Outside!
Summer is nearly here, (in Florida it is here) which means things are heating up quickly. While some horses and riders can handle high temperatures better than others, heat combined with humidity can take a toll on any pair. So where do you draw the line?
In last week’s online poll, we asked our readers what temperature they consider it too warm to ride their horses. More than 1,450 people responded, and we’ve tallied the result
Of the 1,474 respondents, just over half (761) said they do not ride when it’s warmer than 90°F, while 323 (22%) said they did not ride when its over 100°F. Another 274 individuals (19%) said they chose not to ride if the temperature is warmer than 80°F, and 73 respondents (5%) say they avoid riding in temperatures warmer than 110°F. The remaining 43 individuals (3%) chose “other.” More info...