The 2015 Special Olympics World Games will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world this year. From July 28 through August 1, the Los Angeles Equestrian Center will be the competition site for the equestrian portion of the Games. Over 130 athletes from 27 countries, speaking 16 languages compete in four disciplines: equitation, trail, dressage and a team relay. The equestrian portion is being organized by Ride On, a local therapeutic riding program.
Dr. Christian Schacht—prominent German veterinarian, breeder, trainer, riding instructor—gave an all-day lecture on conformation at White Birch Farms in Moorpark, June 13. Dr. Schacht started the day with a history lesson. He asked, “When did humans start riding horses? How were horses used throughout the millennia? What training methods have been used?” Not-so-fun fact: horse trainers in 16th Century France used cats tied to poles to “train” horses. Dr. Schacht then reviewed
A huge congratulations to L.A. Chapter members Sabine Schut-Kery and Alice Womble! The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named Sabine and Alice's Sanceo to the U.S. Dressage Team at the 2015 Pan American Games. Read about Sabine on the USEF Network site HERE. See the full list of team members HERE. #sabine #Alice