Ellen Rosenberg

Bridle Creator William Micklem Visits WEF

By at April 24, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Bridle Creator William Micklem Visits WEF

TALES FROM THE TRAILS There’s an old saying: build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door. William Micklem didn’t build a better mousetrap; he built a better bridle. William’s father was a horse dealer, and he grew up surrounded by horses and ponies at their home in western England. As a youth in Pony Club, he competed in the national more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Shooting A Music Video With Caroline Roffman

By at April 17, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Shooting A Music Video With Caroline Roffman

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Monday, March 30, was a gorgeous day, with the tail end of a cold front still lingering. No one had any complaints about the weather at Lionshare Dressage in Palm Beach Point, where about a dozen people had shown up to shoot a unique music video featuring internationally famous contemporary violinist DSharp and Grand Prix dressage rider Caroline more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Casperey Stables Event Features Camp Program

By at April 10, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Casperey Stables Event Features Camp Program

TALES FROM THE TRAILS The weather couldn’t have been more perfect on Sunday, March 22 — a mix of sun and clouds, light breeze, not too hot — when students and parent volunteers stood ready to greet each car, handing out balloons and fliers, and directing them to parking spaces at Casperey Stables. The lush 10 acres at 2330 D Road in Loxahatchee Groves has been more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Julie McKean Looks Forward To A Long Career

By at April 3, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Julie McKean Looks Forward To A Long Career

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Julie McKean grew up a long way from Wellington, in the small boating village of Camden, Maine. Her father offered day trips on his windjammer, and Julie naturally grew up sailing. Ah, but then horses caught her fancy. She started pony lessons when she was 8. “They were such naughty, willful ponies,” she recalled. “They’d do everything more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Need A Break? Time For Shopping Therapy!

By at March 27, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Need A Break? Time For Shopping Therapy!

TALES FROM THE TRAILS There’s a lot more to do in Wellington during the Winter Equestrian Festival than participating in and/or watching shows. The somewhat chilly weekend of Feb. 20-22 featured a couple of special sale events. The Tackeria had its 40th Anniversary Sale. They’ve been at their current location, at the corner of Pierson Road and South Shore Blvd., more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Finding The Perfect Pony Takes A Lot Of Effort

By at March 20, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Finding The Perfect Pony Takes A Lot Of Effort

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Buying a horse isn’t like buying a car. Every car feels and runs pretty much like every other car of the same model. Sure, you can order different colors and accessories, but they drive identically. Finding the right horse is a little like finding the right mate. You’ve got some pretty definite ideas about what he or she should look like, more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Fascinating Speakers At Dressage Canada Event

By at March 13, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Fascinating Speakers At Dressage Canada Event

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Dressage Canada members met frequently at Wellington’s Wanderers Club during their second annual Florida Fortnight, which ran from Jan. 25 through Feb. 3. Open to anyone, the symposium provided educational and development opportunities for riders at every level, as well as a wonderful forum to meet and mingle with like-minded dressage more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Amy Cedarburg Practices Cranio-Sacral Therapy

By at March 6, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Amy Cedarburg Practices Cranio-Sacral Therapy

TALES FROM THE TRAILS I started out a skeptic and ended up a believer. When Amy Cedarburg works with a horse, it doesn’t look like anything’s going on. But looks can be deceptive. Originally from Milwaukee, Amy moved to Tampa with her family when she was 11. Her family had run a dude ranch back in Wisconsin, and Amy missed riding. She begged and pleaded, and more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Courses In The Masterson Method In The Area

By at February 27, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Courses In The Masterson Method In The Area

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Acreage resident Mary Last owns and runs Hands On Equine Services. Horses are her passion, and she’s well-respected in the field of equine massage. Always eager to learn more, she recently took the weekend introductory course in the Masterson Method and was so impressed that she then attended the more intensive, five-day symposium. Jim more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Turf Tour: A Laid-Back Wellington Alternative

By at February 20, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Turf Tour: A Laid-Back Wellington Alternative

TALES FROM THE TRAILS During the season, it seems as if you can’t throw a stone without hitting a horse show. There are the big venues: the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, home of the Winter Equestrian Festival; the nearby PBIEC Stadium, home of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival; and the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center. There are other local show more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian