Ellen Rosenberg

Big Plans For Sunshine Meadows Horse Center

By at October 17, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Big Plans For Sunshine Meadows Horse Center

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Tucked away on 175 very quiet, very private acres, Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Center has long been a well-kept secret, but not for much longer. Consultant Steve Wolf has big plans for the venue in suburban Delray Beach. “In the past, Sunshine Meadows primarily catered to harness racing trainers,” Wolf explained. “And there’s still a more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Busy Fall Season At The Caloosa Horse Park

By at October 10, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Busy Fall Season At The Caloosa Horse Park

TALES FROM THE TRAILS The Caloosa Equestrian Committee has planned some fun events for October and November. If you’re free, it’s worth bringing along some friends, both human and equine, and head up the Beeline Highway. The first one is a humongous tack and yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 18, which will run from 9 a.m. until noon. There will be tables and booths more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

4-H Horse Judging Team Needs Your Help

By at October 3, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

4-H Horse Judging Team Needs Your Help

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Some good kids in need of a little help — that’s one way to describe the members of the Palm Beach County 4-H Horse Judging Team. Kendall Hill and Kayla Chisholm, both 16, Kayla Wise, 17, and her mother, Joell, along with group leader Pam Kalil, wandered about the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center during September’s Palm Beach County Mounted more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Bettina Scherer Enjoys Driving Her Horses

By at September 26, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Bettina Scherer Enjoys Driving Her Horses

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Many years ago, I taught English and writing at what was then Palm Beach Junior College, later Palm Beach Community College, now Palm Beach State College. Teaching is something I enjoy, and some of my students were extraordinary. One of them was Bettina Holland. Not only did she have a gift for writing, but she often wrote about her more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Mounted Posse Returns After Summer Break

By at September 19, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Mounted Posse Returns After Summer Break

TAILS FROM THE TRAILS Going on vacation is always a relief, but returning is sometimes just as welcome. On Sept. 6 and 7, the Palm Beach County Mounted Posse super show was back in full swing after its two-month summer break. The Jim Brandon Equestrian Center was humming. The constant hot and dry weather had broken. Overcast skies meant cooler temperatures, but the more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

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