Equestrian

Hundreds Come Together To Support Special Olympian Christina Cooney

By at July 20, 2015 | 1:18 am | 0 Comment

Hundreds Come Together To Support Special Olympian Christina Cooney

  More than 200 people came out to the Lindburgers Restaurant in Wellington on Thursday, July 16 to help local athlete Christina Cooney get to the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. Christina, 37, is an experienced rider at the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center in Loxahatchee Groves. She will be one of the 10 riders on the U.S. 2015 World more...

Acreage/Loxahatchee , Equestrian , News , People

Horse Gym USA Founders Mark 10 Years In Wellington

By at July 10, 2015 | 12:04 am | 0 Comment

Horse Gym USA Founders Mark 10 Years In Wellington

Horse Gym USA founders Henrik and Mikala Gundersen knew they’d come “home” on their first visit to the horse-centered community of Wellington. Successful dressage rider Mikala and show jumper Henrik, with their line of advanced equine fitness treadmills, seemed to fit perfectly into Wellington. Ten years later, the couple has become well-known for their riding more...

Business , Equestrian

‘Time To Ride’ At Karen’s Equine

By at July 10, 2015 | 12:03 am | 0 Comment

Karen’s Equine Intervention, located at 16280 E. Calder Drive, will host a Time to Ride event for families to get acquainted with horses on Saturday, July 25. There will be various riding exhibitions, time to interact with the horses, pony rides and other activities at this free event. For more info., visit more...

Briefs , Equestrian

Oxbridge Academy Offering An Equestrian Team

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

Oxbridge Academy Offering An Equestrian Team

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Riding and showing horses is expensive. Some are lucky enough to find ways to afford it, and some only watch and wish. The Oxbridge Academy, a private high school on Military Trail in West Palm Beach, has made the dream of riding and showing possible for its students. “We surveyed our students in June 2014 to find out what athletic offerings more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

PBSO’s Mounted Unit Serves Several Important Purposes

By at July 3, 2015 | 12:05 am | 1 Comments

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