Equestrian

PBSO’s Mounted Unit Serves Several Important Purposes

By at July 3, 2015 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

PBSO’s Mounted Unit Serves Several Important Purposes

Following a winding road, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit’s home base — its two barns and an office building — can be found among the trees and foliage of Okeeheelee Park. There, living in the peace and tranquility, are a cat, a dog and seven horses, who call the area home. They’re cared for by PBSO officers, a civilian, volunteers and more...

Crime News , Equestrian , News , Palm Beach County

ShowChic’s Past Shop Talks Will Be Made Available Online

By at July 3, 2015 | 12:04 am | 0 Comment

ShowChic’s Past Shop Talks Will Be Made Available Online

Seven years ago, the fashionable dressage boutique ShowChic hosted its first Shop Talk event to provide education and a social opportunity to the dressage community in Wellington. Since then, Shop Talk events have become highly anticipated monthly educational events, especially popular among the many equestrians who flocked to South Florida this past winter. Many more...

Business , Equestrian

Red Barn’s Purina Event Set For July 11

By at July 3, 2015 | 12:03 am | 0 Comment

Red Barn Feed & Supply will host its 2015 Purina Check-R-Board Days customer appreciation event on Saturday, July 11 during regular business hours. Customers are invited to stop by Red Barn, located at 12948 Okeechobee Blvd. in Loxahatchee Groves, to enjoy special savings on select items throughout the store. Customers will also have the opportunity to enter in the more...

Briefs , Business , Equestrian

PBCHA Father’s Day Lead Line A Fun Reversal

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

PBCHA Father’s Day Lead Line A Fun Reversal

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Father’s Day was celebrated all over the country on Sunday, June 21. Many people enjoyed a backyard barbecue, a nice dinner out, funny cards or perhaps a special cake. But this Father’s Day, a dozen intrepid dads celebrated (and were celebrated) in a slightly different and unique way. The Palm Beach County Horseman’s Association held its more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Dressage Trainer Jaime Amian Relocates To Wellington’s IDA Farm

By at June 26, 2015 | 12:03 am | 0 Comment

Dressage Trainer Jaime Amian Relocates To Wellington’s IDA Farm

A globetrotting life has been the norm for successful international dressage rider Jaime Amian, but now he’s ready to put down roots in Wellington at the International Dressage Academy in Little Ranches. Amian has a long history of show ring victories. He scored consistently in the 70s for the past two years at multiple shows throughout Europe on several different more...

Equestrian , People

Horse Gym USA Treadmills Offers Many Benefits

By at June 26, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Horse Gym USA Treadmills Offers Many Benefits

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Jill Townsend remembers when she moved to Wellington from North Palm Beach in 1985. “They were building the Saddle Trail development. It was all farmland,” she recalled. “We had our pick of the lots. Ours was the fourth house built.” Jill and her family moved in order to be closer to the center of the horse community. She was more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Equestrian Panel Discusses Future Development Potential

By at June 19, 2015 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Equestrian Panel Discusses Future Development Potential

Wellington’s Equestrian Preserve Committee had a discussion during its meeting Wednesday, June 10 on what the Equestrian Preserve Area could look like at build-out. Growth Management Director Bob Basehart led off the discussion, pointing out that property development in the preserve would be no greater or less than specific densities described in the comprehensive more...

Equestrian , News , Wellington

Beware: That Summer Sore Could Be Pythium

By at June 19, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Beware: That Summer Sore Could Be Pythium

TALES FROM THE TRAILS I got a call from a friend of mine a while back. Pam LiVecchi owns Desert Rose Ranch in Jupiter, and she was concerned. A boarder’s horse had gotten what looked like a summer sore, but it had rapidly progressed to something much more insidious and horrible. “I never heard of this disease before, but apparently it’s rampant in South more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

New Owner Takes Over South Florida Trotting Center

By at June 12, 2015 | 12:03 am | 0 Comment

New Owner Takes Over South Florida Trotting Center

Stathis Enterprises Unicorn Trust of New York City closed on its purchase of the South Florida Trotting Center in late May. The purchase price was in excess of $10 million and includes the 102-acre facility with 14 barns. It is home to 300 harness-racing horses and is located on State Road 7 in suburban Lake Worth. The facility features an equine swimming pool and more...

Business , Equestrian

Happy Endings Farms Creates Memories At South Florida Send Off

By at June 12, 2015 | 12:03 am | 0 Comment

Happy Endings Farms Creates Memories At South Florida Send Off

With another successful season behind them, Happy Endings Farm planned a farewell full of fanfare for its students before heading north for the summer show season. In early May, Linda Smith-Faver planned a game-day gymkhana for her students with action-packed activities that included musical stalls, barrel racing, egg and spoon races, bobbing for apples and more...

Equestrian , Sports