Ellen Rosenberg

Florida Whips Driving Clinic At Vinceremos

By at September 12, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Florida Whips Driving Clinic At Vinceremos

TALES FROM THE TRAILS The weather was great on Sunday, Aug. 24 when a group of driving enthusiasts, both participants and auditors, gathered at the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center in Loxahatchee Groves for a driving clinic hosted by the Florida Whips. The large covered arena made things comfortably shady. “We’ve had a great turnout,” said Susan Guinan, more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Monica Lalama A Rider, Trainer & Artisan

By at September 5, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Monica Lalama A Rider, Trainer & Artisan

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Monica Lalama’s life has turned out just the way she wanted. “Training horses is a job I love,” she said. “It’s my life.” Originally from Perth Amboy, N.J., her family moved to Cooper City in Broward County many years ago. “My little brother was sick, and the doctors suggested a warmer climate would be better for him,” Monica more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Pilates Is Uniquely Suited For Equestrians

By at August 29, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Pilates Is Uniquely Suited For Equestrians

TALES FROM THE TRAILS It was such a simple thing, something riders do every day without thinking: mounting a horse. Kathy Newman, a successful hunter/jumper rider, stood on the mounting block and stepped across. The horse moved further out, Newman missed and went down, hyper-flexing her knee the wrong way. “I basically tore everything,” she recalled. “The only more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Merrilyn Griffin Enjoys Officiating Dressage

By at August 22, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Merrilyn Griffin Enjoys Officiating Dressage

TALES FROM THE TRAILS  Merrilyn Griffin is opinionated. Just ask her; she’ll tell you that’s one of the reasons she is a dressage judge. Ah, but there’s a lot more to her than that. Originally from Ridgewood, N.J., she started riding in high school. Once a week, she would pedal her bike the two miles to a local barn, fork over $2 and ride for an hour in a more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Florida Whips Plan Aug. 24 Driving Clinic

By at August 15, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Florida Whips Plan Aug. 24 Driving Clinic

TALES FROM THE TRAILS If you’re free on Sunday, Aug. 24, note this upcoming clinic on your calendar. The Florida Whips will be conducting a carriage driving clinic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center, 13300 Sixth Court N., Loxahatchee Groves. “We are so thankful that Vinceremos is letting us hold this in their covered arena,” said more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Sharon Packer Loves The Majesty Of Horses

By at August 8, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Sharon Packer Loves The Majesty Of Horses

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Funny how everything can be going right along the same as always, then something happens and everything changes. That’s how it was for Sharon Packer. Packer had been riding most of her life, owned horses and showed in hunter/jumper classes. Then she decided to take a dressage lesson to improve her seat. “That day changed my life,” she more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Kerensa Muller Has A Passion For Dressage

By at August 1, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Kerensa Muller Has A Passion For Dressage

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Kerensa Muller’s life seemed destined to lead her from her home country of Holland to her current home, a lovely farm in Deer Run complete with rolling pastures, a large barn and a regulation dressage ring. “Horses were always in my life,” Muller said. “I only wanted to ride. For my tenth birthday, my parents finally signed me up for more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Todd Flettrich Draws Crowd To ShowChic

By at July 25, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Todd Flettrich Draws Crowd To ShowChic

TAILS FROM THE TRAILS Tucked away in a small spot on Fairlane Farms Road, ShowChic is a gem of a boutique, offering stylish riding apparel, horse-themed gifts and accessories, including breeches, show coats, stock ties, shirts, helmets, jewelry, gloves and saddle pads. Geared mostly toward dressage, ShowChic stocks products by Kentucky, Cavallo, Arista, Pikeur, more...

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Morning Star Adds Trail Riding Program

By at July 18, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Morning Star Adds Trail Riding Program

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Tucked away on three quiet acres in Little Ranches, Morning Star Ranch offers a variety of hippotherapy and therapeutic horsemanship classes. Turning Point Therapy is the brainchild and special mission of owner Trisha Coates. The ranch’s mission is to support equestrian programs that promote physical, emotional, cognitive, psychological and more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Natalia Elina Praises Reining Expert Jon Ingram

By at July 11, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Natalia Elina Praises Reining Expert Jon Ingram

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Growing up in Russia, Natalia Elina was 5 when she saw her first horse. “Like many Russians, my family spent the summer in the country at a dacha, a kind of summer house,” she recalled. “We visited with friends who lived next to a park, and someone rode by on a huge gray draft horse. That was it. As soon as I saw that horse, I knew that more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian