Over fifty riders competed in the international divisions at Aspen Farms Horse Trials over the weekend in Yelm, Washington, with both division winners leading from start to finish.
In addition to earning themselves a blue ribbon and other prizes, both CIC2* division winner Sophie Click aboard her own Fernhill Rising and CIC* division winner Jordan Linstedt riding Janine Jaro’s Staccato secured themselves an additional $500 in prize money as the top-placed Southern California Equestrian Sports (SCES) members in their respective divisions.
“I feel very lucky to be one of the SCES prize recipients this weekend at Aspen Farms. It’s amazing to have an organization like this that is dedicated to helping equestrians raise tax-deductible funds to compete in national and international competitions. Funds like this are what help make competing at the highest level possible. I am very grateful for SCES and their support!” remarked Jordan Lindstedt.
Sophie Click, winner of the Aspen Farms CIC* and $500 from SCES.
SCES is proud to support these two talented riders, in addition to the Aspen Farms Horse Trials, as a part of their mission to support horse sports and competitors in a variety of disciplines at the international levels.
“On behalf of SCES, we congratulate Sophie and Jordan on their accomplishments. We know the hard work and dedication required to succeed in equestrian sports and are proud to support them in achieving their goals,” stated Southern California Equestrian Sports President, David Kuhlman.
SCES is open to riders in all equestrian disciplines, from a variety of countries, competing at the international levels of competition (FEI), which proudly includes paralympic athletes, and urges any interested equestrians to apply through their website at scesports.org.
For more information about Aspen Farms, visit aspenfarmseventing.com.
About Southern California Equestrian Sports
Southern California Equestrian Sports, Inc. (SCES) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping equestrian riders and organizers raise tax-deductible funds to compete in and support their national and international competitions throughout the United States.
SCES is designed to help athletes and owners expand their financial resources to train and compete by allowing supporters to receive tax-deductible benefits for contributions. SCES understands the financial commitment it takes to compete at the highest levels of equestrian sports; therefore established an organization to help foster development and competition.
SCES will consider any equestrian or competition meeting the eligibility criteria, in any discipline that is nationally or internationally recognized, for grants. The seven FEI disciplines are combined driving, dressage, endurance, eventing, jumping, reining, and vaulting.
SCES has been granted a tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax deductible at the maximum allowed by law and donations can be made on behalf of Southern California Equestrian Sports, Inc.
For more information about Southern California Equestrian Sports, please visit their website.
Every year the eventing community comes together to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of its members at the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Annual Meeting & Convention Year End Awards Ceremony. Led by Master of Ceremonies Jim Wofford, the awards ceremony is one of the most anticipated events of Convention and gives eventers the opportunity to celebrate their successes with their family and friends.
Over the previous decade, the number of upper level event horses that remain at the highest levels of the sport for extended periods of time has anecdotally been dwindling. Also, it is rare to see horses return to represent the U.S. on international teams. This discussion features statistics provided by the USEA and EquiRatings to strengthen our understanding of this issue and perspectives from coaches, trainers, riders, grooms, and veterinary professionals on the possible reasons and solutions.
For 60 years the members of the USEA have been coming together to discuss the business of the Association and make important decisions to keep the sport of eventing thriving in America. The USEA Annual Meeting & Convention has turned into four days full of meetings and more, but the Annual Meeting remains the backbone.
The focus of this presentation is mindfulness practice, how it ties into the core principles of mindset, fitness, nutrition, and community, and how these topics foster optimal performance in and out of the saddle. As equestrians, we invest a lot of time and energy making sure that our horses are in their best shape to compete and in doing so we often sweep our own needs to the side.