Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tevis Cup 100-Mile Endurance Ride time

Auburnjournal.com - Full Article

Saturday Jul 14 2018
By: Julie Miller, Design and Content Manager

Last month for the Endurance Capital of the World, runners near and far conquered Western States 100. This month, it’s Tevis Cup’s turn to take to the Western States trail.

Around 200 horses and riders will take on the 100-mile race from Truckee to Auburn. Last year, the weather was cool with a bit a of rain and 56 percent of entrants finished the race. That’s about typical, generally 50 percent will finish the race.
It begins at Robie Equestrian park at 7,000 feet elevation south of Truckee goes through rugged miles of ascending and descending before reaching Old Town Auburn.

“Due to the remoteness and inaccessibility of the trail, the Tevis Cup Ride differs substantially from other organized endurance riding events,” said the Tevis Cup website. “Adequate physical training and preparation for both horse and rider are of the utmost importance. The mountains, although beautiful, are relentless in their challenge and unforgiving to the ill-prepared...”

Read more here:
http://www.auburnjournal.com/article/7/14/18/tevis-cup-100-mile-endurance-ride-time

Saturday, July 14, 2018

US Equestrian Names U.S. Endurance Squad for FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018


Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced four athlete-and-horse combinations for the U.S. Endurance Squad for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018, which takes place Sept. 11-23 in Mill Spring, N.C. Following the 2016-2018 selection period, the US Equestrian Board of Directors approved the following combinations for the U.S. Endurance Squad to be named to the FEI Nominated Entry List.


The following combinations have been named to the U.S. Endurance Squad for the WEG (in alphabetical order):


Danielle Crouse (Lexington, Ohio) and AM Mysterious Mopsa, Wendy MacCoubrey’s 11-year-old Arabian mare


Gwen Hall (Woodland Park, Colo.) and SizeDoesntMatter, her 12-year-old Arabian gelding


Kelsey Russell (Williston, Fla.) and Fireman Gold, Wendy MacCoubrey and Valerie Kanavy’s eight-year-old Arabian gelding


Rae Shumate-Tysor (Cumming, Ga.) and DM Michaelangelo, her nine-year-old Arabian gelding


Erin Champion (Clinton, Tenn.) and Kongtiki, her own 15-year-old Arabian stallion, will serve as the traveling reserve combination.


Additionally, the following three combinations have been named to the reserve list for the U.S. Endurance Squad for the WEG (in alphabetical order):


Cameron Holzer (Houston, Texas) and Kong, her nine-year-old Shagya Sporthorse gelding


Erin Lemmons-Innes (Hico, Texas) and Tuscarora John, her 12-year-old Arabian gelding


Cheryl Van Deusen (New Smyrna Beach, Fla.) and Hoover the Mover, her 14-year-old Arabian gelding


For more information about the WEG U.S. Endurance selection process, view the U.S. Endurance team selection procedures.


For more information about FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, visit Tryon2018.com.


The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF Sponsors and Members.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

2018 July's Endurance Day on Horses in the Morning


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Tevis, Tevis and MORE Tevis with Lora, Kellie and Natalie – Endurance Day for 07-10-18
Jul 10, 2018

On today’s endurance episode its all about Tevis, and we’re joined by Lara Wereb who is riding her gaited horse Spin Out Merlin this year, Tevis first timer Kellie Moore Fryman, and Natalie Sundstrom wraps up the show with some Tevis Gremlin stories.

Listen in:
http://www.horsesinthemorning.com/tevis-tevis-and-more-tevis-with-lora-kellie-and-natalie-endurance-day-for-07-10-18/

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Endurance Horse Podcast Episode 6 - Rider Option Pulls

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July 7 2018

Hello & welcome to Endurance Horse Podcast!

This episode is the first topic specific episode of the Endurance Horse Podcast. In this episode riders are sharing stories on the topic of what we call here in the US, a Rider Option pull. A Rider Option pull is when your horse has successfully gone through the vetting process, though you feel that for some reason, you should not go on. In other countries this is called a ‘Withdrawl’.

At the end of the podcast I will share about two times when I decided to Rider Option, once on Faith in 2016 and once on Mandate for Gold in 2011.

Sometimes the stories we share on the podcast are fun and uplifting, so it did give me a bit of a pause to decide to tackle a not so uplifting aspect of Endurance riding, stories about the days when things did not go as planned.

We share the Rider Option stories in Episode 6 in hopes that we will give courage to someone who in the future who maybe faced with that feeling that something just isn’t right with their horse in hopes that the stories you hear here today will help you make that choice if there is ever a day when you are faced with that nagging feeling in your gut, even though all seems to be okay on the outside. I also hope that this episode will lend peace of mind to some of you who had decided to withdraw, or not start a ride- that you made the right decision.

In any case, at some point or another- if you ride long enough- there is a chance there will be a day when you just are not sure. Yes, to finish is to win, though somedays it is best to stop, play it safe and follow your gut instinct.

Thank you to the riders who were willing to share your stories that were difficult to share.

Without further ado, I bring to you episode 6 of the Endurance Horse podcast.

To send in your story to Endurance Horse Podcast please send an email to:
endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com

Owen “Jake” Jacobs 1947-2018

UintaCountyHerald.com

Owen “Jake” Jacobs died suddenly at his home in Wild River Ranches (in Evanston) on Friday, June 29. He was born May 20, 1947, in Baker City, Oregon, the son of Clarence LeRoy Jacobs and Mildred Helen Burnett Jacobs.

Jake’s early years were spent on the family ranch in Oregon. He enlisted in the Navy in 1967, and he was honorably discharged in 1970. During his naval career, he was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska, and at Miramar Naval Station in southern California. While at Miramar, he was an air traffic controller.

After leaving the Navy, he went on to college and graduated from Oregon State University. After graduation he went into the cattle business. In the early ’80s, he moved to Evanston and went to work in the oil and gas industry with Amoco. Later, he and Eileen opened the Book Nook in the Blyth & Fargo building until 1996 when he left to work in the oil and gas industry as an independent contractor.

While living in Evanston, Jake was very active in the community and Catholic church. He was a volunteer at YAHA and received the volunteer of the year award. He was also one of the people instrumental in organizing the re-enactment of the Great Endurance Horse Race from Evanston to Denver in the early 1990s. Jake eventually moved to Denver, where he went to work for Encana until his retirement in June of 2013...

Read more here:
https://uintacountyherald.com/article/owen-jake-jacobs

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Endurance Horse Podcast - Episode 5.0

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July 4 2018

Welcome to Episode 5 of Endurance Horse Podcast

Hosted by Christina Hyke
Sponsored by Christina Hyke Photography, LLC

Welcome to Episode 5! Today is July 4th 2018. In the United States it is a time for family and friends to get together, cook out and celebrate. There will be parades, festivals and fireworks. Today we are heading to a race to cheer on two of our older sons in the Whippet City Mile run that is right before the start of the 4th of July Parade, then out to the lake to enjoy a barbecue with my brother and family. Though, since many of you maybe traveling this weekend, I thought it a good day to get episode 5 galloping out onto the airwaves. So, here you go and I hope you enjoy the audios, I hope you find inspiration, laughter, joy, encouragement, empathy and most of all a feeling of all being a part of the same journey and the most I wish for you is that you enjoy the ride.


Thank you to everyone who made it possible for this episode to be pulled together, and especially to two wonderful midwestern women, Laurie and Beth. Both ladies ride in the Midwest region of the US, both are from WI and I have had the privilege of chatting with both of them on the trails. When I needed two more files to complete this episode it was Beth that was first to answer the call, and then she suggested Laurie, whom I have met on the trail- and she is truly a ray of sunshine. I am so glad that I waited and got the audios from these two midwestern treasures.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to send in. To all of you who send files in, I know how busy everyone is- thank you for helping me create this podcast and share the world of endurance riding and bringing together riders from across the globe.

When I started this podcast I had the idea that it would be a positive in the endurance world, focusing us on what brings us together- the love of a good horse and a beautiful trail, the challenges we face, the goals we set and maybe above all- that we see that, as riders, and really, as people, we all have a lot more in common than not. And just maybe, this podcast would even bring some of us closer together online & in real life.


On June 8th, my mother’s birthday, I saw a share worthy post and shared it. The post was from Potato Richardson, and that he had a horse available for Tevis- I shared the post on the Endurance Horse Podcast.

One of the riders in the Endurance Horse Podcast group saw the opportunity and landed the ride on the horse. I know several of you are going to Tevis and it would be amazing if some of you got together around an actual campfire or met each other at the ride meetings.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

AERC Award Nominations are due July 16!

Current AERC members are invited to nominate worthy recipients for the following year-end awards.

Awards descriptions:

HALL OF FAME, PERSON AND EQUINE. The Hall of Fame award, presented at the AERC convention national awards banquet, honors lifetime achievements by recognizing outstanding performances or outstanding contributions to the sport or to AERC.

PARD'NERS AWARD. Rider and horse perform together as a mutually bonded team. Rider and horse engender a spirit of friendship, enthusiasm and championship that makes those around them glad to have attended the ride. However competitive they may be, good sportsmanship remains their first priority. Horse and rider take care of each other. Together horse and rider personify the prevailing and abiding goal of AERC: "To finish is to win." This award was established in honor of the late Mae Schlegel. The recipient receives a keepsake plaque and the names of the "pard'ners" are engraved onto a perpetual trophy.

ANN PARR TRAILS PRESERVATION AWARD. This award, named after trails volunteer Ann Parr, was first given in 2012, and honors the member who has worked tirelessly for equine trails. Ann supported the Trails and Land Management Committee with her time, effort and knowledge. She worked with state count and city political offices from her home in Draper, Utah, to promote trail easement preservation and urban trails development. Ann led a campaign to enable the city of Draper to purchase an area previously slated for residential development for use as a public outdoor recreation area. Her trail advocacy and committee work are an inspiration for those who care for and work to preserve and expand equestrian trails across the country. Sharon Ballard proposed this award on the death of her beloved friend in 2011.

VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD. This award is established to honor an AERC member who has devoted an extraordinary amount of volunteer effort, time and service on behalf of the AERC for many years.

To nominate, use this form:
https://form.jotform.com/80924809683165

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Melissa Margetts remembered 1957-2018

Telluridenews.com - Full Article

July 1 2018
By Sophie Stuber, Planet Contributor

The Telluride community lost one of its most beloved characters Monday, June 25, when Melissa “Lissa” Margetts passed away. She was 60. Margetts was born Sept. 3, 1957, in Vallejo, California, and moved to Telluride as a child. Her father, Dr. Gardiner Pier, was the only town doctor and, by default, the town veterinarian. Her parents founded the Telluride Mountain Center. From childhood, Margetts shared a strong connection with animals and her community.

Margetts’ “friend in crime” for over 20 years, Susannah Smith, described Margetts’ intimate connection with wildlife in a recent interview with the Daily Planet.

“She was an animal whisperer. She could work with almost any animal,” Smith said.

Margetts connected with animals on a deep level. “She was half wild and not to be contained, just like the animals she worked with,” Smith added.

Her son, Jake Burns, said his mother was “a quintessentially Telluride figure.”

After working for several large corporations in Minnesota, Margetts decided to return to her mountain community, where she founded the Rocky Mountain Ark Wildlife Rehabilitation Center on Wilson Mesa. The Ark was an internationally known institution that sheltered and rehabilitated injured animals on a 14-acre preserve. For animals that were not able to return to the wild, the Ark became a permanent home. At its peak, the Rocky Mountain Ark housed 165 animals.

“She was a walking encyclopedia on wildlife. She had so many certifications that we couldn’t find anyone to replace her when I was trying to help her sell it, or hand it over,” Smith said...

Read more here:
https://www.telluridenews.com/news/article_fd2262b8-7bf5-11e8-802e-1bf7282272a5.html