Brookside Welsh Show and Pacific Coast Classic
September 10-14, 2008
Brookside Equestrian Park, Elk Grove, CA
For the third year in a row, the September show will offer 2 Mixed M&M
In-hand classes, the Ridden M&M class, and championships. Additional M&M
performance classes may also be included. Contact Kathryn Rayner Freeman
at: Kathryn@NPSAmerica.org for more information!
January 2008 Press Release
NPS America Approved
On January 18, the United Kingdom’s National Pony Society (NPS) gained a new area chapter and took an important step towards promoting British Native Ponies in the United States. The NPS council unanimously voted to accept NPS America’s application for membership in its 115 year old organization. The NPS was developed to encourage the breeding, registration and improvement of British Riding and Mountain & Moorland ponies and to foster the welfare of ponies in general and is honored to have HRH The Princess Royal as its patron. The organization has continually recognized the importance of the Mountain & Moorland breeds – the Connemara, Dales, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Fell, Highland, New Forest, Shetland and Welsh ponies.
NPS America will model the NPS mission and will promote, support, and recognize Mountain & Moorland and British Riding ponies in America. While many of these pony breeds are embraced in the United States, others are little known. The rarer breeds, like the Dales and Highland, are slowly growing in popularity while mainstays, like the Connemara and Welsh, continue to be top choices for equine enthusiasts. NPS America will cultivate these ponies as safe, versatile, and talented mounts for both the amateur and professional horseman, while acting as a resource for breeders and owners alike in maintaining the traditional character of these breeds.
NPS Chairperson Linda Impey, who was instrumental in the development of NPS America, offered her congratulations and good wishes. Enthusiasts interested in NPS America should contact Kathryn Rayner Freeman (Kathryn@freeraynhill.com) or Kelly Davidson Chou (DavidsonDales@mindspring.com) for information. Additional details on NPS America – membership, benefits and activities – in addition to tidbits on Mountain & Moorland and British Riding ponies will be available on the NPS America website which will be up and running by late February 2008. Additional information will become available in the weeks and months ahead!
Opening Date: August 11 Closing Date: August 25
New Jersey Pony Breeders & Owners, Inc.
ALL-PONY DRESSAGE SHOW, SEPTEMBER 7, 2008
Open to all equines 14.3 hands and under. Adults may ride.
Secretary/Organizer: Donna Raquet
152 Warbasse Junction Rd. Organizer: Sharon Stewart
1. Introductory Test A
2. Introductory Test B
3. Training Level Test 1
4. Training Level Test 2
5. Training Level Test 3
6. Training Level Test 4
7. First Level Test 1
8. First Level Test 2
9. First Level Test 3 and 4
10. Second Level Test of Choice
11. Third Level Test of Choice
12. Fourth Level Test of Choice
ENTRIES:$30.00 per class; make checks payable to NJPB&O, Inc. $5 office fee per horse/rider combination. Entries postmarked after closing date will be charged $5.00 handling fee. Full refund before closing date but must send Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope. NO REFUNDS AFTER CLOSING DATE. Negative Coggins within 12 months must accompany entry. All participants (rider, owner, trainer) must sign the NJPB&O, Inc. release form. Entry and release forms available at www.casmaranstud.com. One form per pony/rider combination, please. Show will be limited to 45 rides, so enter early.
AWARDS: Six ribbons per class. Horsemen’s Outlet Perpetual Trophy for best average of two or more scores of same pony. Brid-OVR halter to best individual score.
START TIMES: Please include your legible email address on entry form to receive start time. If no access to email, call secretary between 7 and 9 PM on Thursday, Sept. 4.
DIRECTIONS: Rt. 31 to Stanton Station Rd. At end, turn right and watch for sign for Millbrook Farm on the right. From rt. 78, follow rt. 31 south; from rt. 202, 1, 206, or 295/95 follow rt. 31 north. Millbrook Farm is located just to the west of rt. 31.
OTHER INFORMATION: No food available. NO DOGS. No un-entered horses allowed on grounds. ASTM helmets must be worn by juniors when mounted. Management reserves the right to cancel, combine, or change classes or judge.
NJPB&O, Inc. is grateful to the Prant family for hosting the show
We need volunteers for the day of the show and for set-up the previous day. Please contact the secretary if you can help us continue this well-received event.
National Endangered Breeds Weekend at KY Horse Park
The conservation organization Equus Survival Trust has announced it will host a nationwide endangered breeds weekend at the world famous Kentucky Horse Park (KHP) Friday, Saturday, and Sunday –September 5-7, 2008
The Festivale of Endangered Equines will focus on raising awareness within the general public and encourage networking among breeders and their associations to help in the conservation of their respective endangered breeds. The exhibition theme, “Celebrate the Differences” is designed to encourage visitors to explore and cherish the differences in these endangered historical breeds.
Activities include a breed pavilion, demos, parades, youth activities, seminars, vendor booths and a very unusual competition with a full array of classes that promise to be educational as well as competitive. The following historical endangered breeds are being considered for participation:
Dartmoor, Exmoor, Dales, Fell, Highland, Gotland, Newfoundland
LIGHT HORSE: Akhal-Teke, Canadian Horse, Cleveland Bay, Caspian, Irish Draught, Lipizzan
The Equus Survival Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and is the only conservation organization worldwide specializing in equines.
For more information on the Trust or the Festivale of Endangered Equines, please contact the Equus Survival Trust: EquusSurvivalTrust@Yahoo.com Web - www.Equus-Survival-Trust.org
Lendon Gray and Muffy Seaton to Judge at the
The Equus Survival Trust is pleased to announce Lendon Gray will judge Dressage and Muffy Seaton will judge Driving at the Festivale of Endangered Equines at the Kentucky Horse Park Sept 5-7.
The Festivale is a fun filled 3-day weekend that will bring together 13 different endangered breeds of horses and ponies to network, display, and compete under the flag of education and conservation for their respective breeds.
The weekend’s theme, “Celebrate the Differences” carries over into the competition portion of the Festivale, aka, the Stewardship Awards of North America. (SANA) will be like no other. It will be educational and supportive in the conservation of the breeds. SANA is not about trainers, tack, grooming, trends, or who you know. It’s about preserving traditional characteristics and passing those traits to the next generation.
Featured breeds are:
Dartmoor, Exmoor, Dales, Fell, Highland, Gotland-Russ, Newfoundland, Akhal-Teke, Canadian Horse, Caspian, Cleveland Bay, Irish Draught and Lipizzan.
Each breed will have a breed judge score added in to any discipline judge score resulting in evaluations and awards based upon conformation and performance as it relates to genetics and breed standards. Commentary and scores will be public to give quick educational feedback. The special format was designed by the Equus Survival Trust to encourage breeders to retain the traditional qualities of their historical breeds.
So mark your calendars! Come and experience a fresh new way to enjoy the world of horses and help in the conservation of these historical treasurers.
For more information contact:
Equus Survival Trust (336) 352-5520,
or visit www.Equus-Survival-Trust.org
Festivale of Endangered Equines
Equus Survival Trust, Sept 5-7, 2008
Official Festivale Motel:
121 Darby Drive, Georgetown, KY. 40324.
Conveniently located just minutes north of the Horse Park
We have a block of rooms at the Comfort Suite
(overflow bookings are available at the Best Western.)
- Both properties offer about the same amenities
- Both include full breakfast in the
morning and cookies and popcorn at night.
Group rate is $79.96 per night (discounted from $109.96)
Please BE SURE to book under our name block for us to get credit.
We need your support.
For those who wish to camp, the Kentucky Horse Park has an excellent camping facility – Kentucky Horse Park Campground - adjacent to the Horse Park.
Call 800-370-6416 x 257 or visit the KHP website: www.kyhorsepark.com for more information.
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