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ASB Attends March Driving Clinic

There are no jumps are displays of daring-do in this particular weekend update, and the pictures will not be around til tomorrow,


Ann Ellis Introduces the Saddlebred at the Nebraska Horse Expo

The Nebraska Horse Expo was held March 11-13, 2005 in Lincoln, NE, and Saddlebreds got noticed


Show Time Supreme and Marge Mullen

New England Horse and Trail Association keeps track of the mileage completed by each horse and rider, and awards a plaque for the first 250 miles the horse completes, and for the first 500 miles the rider completes.

Gotham Night and Diana Ricketts Complete Their First NATRC Ride

Diana and Gotham attended their very first North American Trail Ride Conference ( NATRC) competitive trail ride held at Biltmore Estate near Asheville NC. The ride was about 22 miles long. It was so beautiful there and the trials were impeccable. This is a not to be missed place to ride your horse. You can rent a gorgeous, grass filled, ¼ acre paddock for $10 a night.

NATRC rides are not like a classic endurance/speed event and it seems that most horses can easily handle the Novice distance and pace. It was so much fun. It is like a hunter pace where you are expected to come in at an "ideal time” (in other words, you can lose points for going too fast as well as too slow). The time for this ride is somewhere between 4-5 mph, which is fast walk and a fair amount of trot.

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Rockin’ Saddlebred versatility demonstration

Six American Saddlebred horses will demonstrate the versatility of the breed 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair in Pennsylvania.


Moet completes his first USEA

I will start with the most remarkable thing first. The CDCTA show grounds are beautiful and parts of it are used for weddings. For obvious reasons to people without horses they do not want horses in these areas.