Ellen Rosenberg

His Work With Horses Helps Brandon Boterf

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

His Work With Horses Helps Brandon Boterf

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Don’t tell Wellington residents Brandon Boterf and his mom, Beth Wood, that life can be tough; they won’t believe you. I first ran into Beth and Brandon at the Polo on the Beach exhibition and fundraiser for the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center. Brandon, 28, was a regular client and loved riding and being around the more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Breathing New Life Into My Old Saddle

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

Breathing New Life Into My Old Saddle

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Once upon a time, long, long ago, a little girl dreamed of owning her own horse. She’d keep it in the basement, teach it to climb up and down the stairs to go out to graze in the small fenced back yard, and ride it back and forth to school. Well, that plan never panned out, but I did manage to finally buy my first horse when I was 19, at the more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

The Special Olympics: Where Everyone Wins

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The Special Olympics: Where Everyone Wins

TALES FROM THE TRAILS What if there was a horse show where everybody won? On Saturday, March 22, approximately 80 riders, 30 horses, 40 volunteers and a whole host of family members, well-wishers and supporters gathered under the huge covered arena at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Stadium on South Shore Blvd. for the Special Olympics Area Games. The more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Tropical Hay & Feed Owners Expand Store

By at March 28, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Tropical Hay & Feed Owners Expand Store

TALES FROM THE TRAILS It wasn’t that long ago that June and Robert “Bob” Orvis finally took the plunge and opened a feed store. After many years of driving semi loads of hay back and forth from Canada to South Florida, it was time to stay put for a while and take a break from the road. And so, in October 2013, they signed the lease and moved into one of the more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Beach Polo Event Supports Vinceremos

By at March 21, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Beach Polo Event Supports Vinceremos

TALES FROM THE TRAILS It was overcast and blustery on a recent Saturday, but that didn’t stop the nine polo players — four from the Grand Champions Polo Club Unified Team and five from the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center — and hundreds of supporters and spectators from coming out to enjoy a fine event. An Arctic vortex was on its way, and the clouds and more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

WEF Visit Not Complete Without Shopping

By at March 14, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

WEF Visit Not Complete Without Shopping

TALES FROM THE TRAILS The Winter Equestrian Festival might be all about the classes and the horses, but if you have some time, it’s lots of fun to wander around the show grounds and visit the shops. You never know what you might find. There are galleries with paintings and sculptures, many equestrian-themed. There are booths selling clothing, jewelry, sunglasses, more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Get Ready For An Intro Quarter Horse Show

By at March 7, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Get Ready For An Intro Quarter Horse Show

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Mark the dates on your calendar: April 12 and 13. That weekend, there will be another open introductory Quarter Horse show at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center. “This will be a great way for people to try out a Quarter Horse show and see what it’s like,” Show Secretary Melissa Bausman said. “There are many open classes, which means the more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Busy March At Acreage Horseman’s Association

By at February 28, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Busy March At Acreage Horseman’s Association

TALES FROM THE TRAILS The Acreage Horseman’s Association is revving up its March 16 and April 27 shows, the last two shows of the hunter/jumper series at Nicole Hornstein Equestrian Park in The Acreage. “We’re so excited to be adding dressage,” Director Anne Walker said. “Many of our members asked us to offer dressage, but because this was our first year more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

New Citrus Series Show At Brandon Center

By at February 21, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

New Citrus Series Show At Brandon Center

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Some weekends, it seems you can’t throw a stick without hitting a horse show, especially if you’re standing in or near the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center. Which is where I was one Saturday in January, visiting the second day of the new Citrus Series Horse Show. The inaugural show had begun the night before with jumping under the more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Amazing Mustang Film Premieres Feb. 21

By at February 14, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Amazing Mustang Film Premieres Feb. 21

TAILS FROM THE TRAILS “All horses matter, but wild horses are special,” explained Ellie Phipps Price, executive producer of American Mustang, a new movie that’s part documentary, part narrative, and will have its local premiere Friday evening, Feb. 21 at Regal Cinemas on State Road 7 in Royal Palm Beach. “They’re beautiful and majestic in a special way, more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian