Ellen Rosenberg

Meet Equine Massage Expert Bob Roffman

By at February 12, 2016 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Meet Equine Massage Expert Bob Roffman

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Sometimes fate knocks you over the head and drags you off into uncharted territory. Such was the case with Bob Roffman. Originally from Boston, he was an army reservist from 1979 until 1988 and eventually ended up living in Concord, N.H., as a medical massage therapist. But the cold winters took a toll, and he decided to move someplace warmer. more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic A Success

By at February 5, 2016 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic A Success

TALES FROM THE TRAILS The fifth annual Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic was conducted at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival facility Jan. 5-9. Eighteen talented riders and six auditors from across the United States were invited, chosen based on competitive success and attendance at Emerging Dressage Athlete clinics and programs. It offered these top up-and-coming more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Lunch & Learn Series Returns To Show Grounds

By at January 29, 2016 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Lunch & Learn Series Returns To Show Grounds

TALES FROM THE TRAILS If you haven’t started attending the weekly Lunch & Learn series, you’re missing out on one of the most enjoyable parts of the winter show season. Every Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., friends and colleagues gather in the Wellington Club at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center show grounds. The tables are set, and more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Krysia Nelson Presenting ‘Equine Law 101’

By at January 22, 2016 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Krysia Nelson Presenting ‘Equine Law 101’

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Many of us know a fair amount about keeping and riding horses, but many of us are also woefully ignorant when it comes to knowledge of horses and the law. Krysia Nelson is eager to help erase that deficit. As she did back in 2012, she’s offering an eight-week course called “Equine Law 101: Business Essentials for Horsemen” this winter in more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Family-Friendly Feel At Ponies & Palms

By at January 15, 2016 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Family-Friendly Feel At Ponies & Palms

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Ponies & Palms Show Stables is a family type of place in more ways than one. Owner Leslie Butzer started the business in 2004 with a twofold vision: breeding hunter ponies to be future champions, and creating a barn that acted and felt like family to clients. She succeeded at both. Tucked away on 20 acres in western Boca Raton, the facility more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Busy Time Planned At The Fair Horse Tent

By at January 8, 2016 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Busy Time Planned At The Fair Horse Tent

TALES FROM THE TRAILS The South Florida Fair is just around the corner, and there’s something for everyone at the horse tent. Co-chairs Meghan Garcia and Brianna Bennett have been burning the midnight oil planning shows and events. Daily demonstrations include presentations by Rick and Trevor Steed of Steed Training, who specialize in reining cow horse training more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Wylde Clinic A Horses Healing Hearts Benefit

By at January 1, 2016 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Wylde Clinic A Horses Healing Hearts Benefit

TALES FROM THE TRAILS If you’re free Monday, Jan. 11, here’s your chance to participate in a clinic with Olympian Peter Wylde while also helping out a local charity. Peter Wylde represented the United States Equestrian Team at the 1997 and 1999 World Cup Finals, competed with the U.S. squad at the 2002 Show Jumping World Championships at the World Equestrian more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Florida Whips Stage A Holiday Show & Parade

By at December 25, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Florida Whips Stage A Holiday Show & Parade

TALES FROM THE TRAILS After what seemed like several weeks of solid rain, the skies cleared on Saturday, Dec. 12, and the weather was perfect for whatever you felt like doing. That worked out just fine for members of the Florida Whips, who held a holiday fun show and parade that morning at Mida Farm in Wellington. Eleven beautifully decorated carts and carriages showed more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Fun Time At Vinceremos Holiday Horse Show

By at December 18, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Fun Time At Vinceremos Holiday Horse Show

TALES FROM THE TRAILS On Saturday, Dec. 5, the weather might have put a damper on many weekend plans, but at the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center in Loxahatchee Groves, the rain was barely acknowledged. Under Vinceremos’ sheltering covered arena, the annual holiday horse show went off without a hitch. The parking lot was absolutely jam-packed. The arena had more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Shopping Black Friday At Wellington Tack Shops

By at December 11, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Shopping Black Friday At Wellington Tack Shops

TALES FROM THE TRAILS The weather cooperated: comfortably warm, a bit of a breeze, light hit-and-miss showers. It was Black Friday, and I had three Wellington tack shops in sight. On Course Consignment, located at 12773 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 109 (561-753-6256, www.oncourseconsignment.com), opened at 9:30 a.m. I arrived a half-hour early, and there was already more...

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