Ellen Rosenberg

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

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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

George Morris Clinic A Fascinating Experience

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George Morris Clinic A Fascinating Experience

TALES FROM THE TRAILS The ninth annual George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session, presented by the United States Hunter Jumper Association, was conducted at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center from Dec. 29 through Jan. 3. The prestigious clinic was created by George Morris, John and Beezie Madden and Connie Sawyer. Its main aim is to elevate more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Busy Time At South Florida Fair’s Horse Tent

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Busy Time At South Florida Fair’s Horse Tent

TALES FROM THE TRAILS It was Sunday, Jan. 18, opening weekend of the 2015 South Florida Fair. I approached the horse tent with some trepidation, wondering what I’d find. In recent years, there had been times one had to search high and low to find horse events; times you couldn’t even see a live horse. What would this year hold? I was thrilled to find a horse more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Make Plans To Attend Lunch & Learn At WEF

By at January 30, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Make Plans To Attend Lunch & Learn At WEF

TALES FROM THE TRAILS If you’re free the next few Thursdays, here’s something fun and free you might consider attending. Now in its fifth year, the Lunch & Learn weekly educational series takes place each Thursday during the Winter Equestrian Festival at the Wellington Club, located on the show grounds right next to the International Arena. They run from 11:30 more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Battle Of The Sexes A Mesmerizing Experience

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Battle Of The Sexes A Mesmerizing Experience

TALES FROM THE TRAILS The weather report had called for rain, but luckily for all, Saturday night, Jan. 10, remained clear and cool. The stands at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center were crammed with nearly 4,000 spectators, including many families, young children and dogs. The jumps were set, and the horses and riders more than ready to begin the $75,000 more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Trump Show At Mar-A-Lago A Sight To Be Seen

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Trump Show At Mar-A-Lago A Sight To Be Seen

TAILS FROM THE TRAILS Some days I really love my job. One such day was Sunday, Jan. 4. As I sat in the shuttle bus, heading south on South Ocean Blvd., the choppy swell of the ocean was the only sign of the distant arctic storms blasting the rest of the country. There was snow in Las Vegas, but South Florida basked in wall-to-wall sunshine. I arrived at Donald more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Steed Training Building New Lox Groves Facility

By at January 9, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Steed Training Building New Lox Groves Facility

TALES FROM THE TRAILS It’s a small group with big plans. Brothers Rick and Trevor Steed have been riding, training and working with horses all of their lives. Originally from Utah, they moved to Canada, then spent 10 years in Las Vegas. Twelve years ago, they moved to South Florida. “My wife wanted to move here,” Rick recalled. “So I came out to explore the more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Mary Last Of Hands On Equine Enjoys Her Work

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Mary Last Of Hands On Equine Enjoys Her Work

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Mary Last is not a cold-weather person. Originally from Ohio, she moved to South Florida after high school. She has lived in The Acreage for more than 20 years, gradually watching many of her horse-owning friends move to North Florida. “It has gotten pretty built up and citified around here,” she said. “We’re slowly losing our little more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Champers: The Other Face In The Picture

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

Champers: The Other Face In The Picture

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Some of you are familiar with Champers, the old gelding who sends cute Tweets in my name each morning. He’s the other face in the picture at the top of each column. This is his story. It was Dec. 24, 2006. I was out in the yard when a golf cart with three teenage boys in it pulled up to my gate. “You got horses, right?” one asked. I more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian