David O’Connor To Advise U.S. Eventing Team

Lizzy Schultz

Retired equestrian and Olympic gold medalist David O’Connor will continue his work developing equestrian sport with a new role next year, as theUnited States Equestrian Federation (USEF) recently named him the Eventing Technical Advisor for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team. In his new role, O’Connor will work alongside the Eventing Managing Director in the development and implementation of systems …

George H Morris Training Session Dates Announced

Lizzy Schultz

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has announced that the 11th annual George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session will held at The Stadium at Equestrian Village in Wellington, Fla., January 3-7, 2017. The session is designed to identify and develop the next generation of top U.S. Equestrian Team talent through instruction in a variety of aspects of horsemanship. Past participants …

Thoroughbred Makeover to Feature 300 Retired Racehorses

Lizzy Schultz

302 recently retired Thoroughbreds from 62 racetracks across North America are heading to Lexington, Kentucky for the 2016 Retired Racehorse Project’s (RRP) Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium. The Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, will be held Oct. 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park. Each horse has spent the past ten months in training The retired racehorses have been …

Promoting Brown Swiss Youth Activities at WDE

Lizzy Schultz

The Brown Swiss was another breed of dairy cattle celebrated at this year’s World Dairy Expo, and the Brown Swiss Cattle Association (BSCA) made a presence of their own at the Expo. The association had several youth activities held during the event, and Skyler DeGroft, Youth Advisor for BSCA, sat down for an interview during this year’s Expo. “We’re here …

DMI Continues to Sponsor College Aggies Online

Lizzy Schultz

Following the launch of the eighth annual edition of the College Aggies Online (CAO) scholarship program, the Animal Agriculture Alliance has announced a platinum sponsorship from Dairy Management Inc. (DMI). “The animal agriculture industry needs strong social media users to communicate information about agriculture to consumers,” said Don Schindler, senior vice president of digital initiatives for DMI, which manages the …

IPPE Continues “30 under 30” Program

Lizzy Schultz

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is currently seeking applicants for the fifth annual Young Leaders “30 Under 30” Young Professionals Program, which targets young professionals who normally would not have the financial resources or opportunity to attend IPPE. Selected participants will receive complimentary registration to attend the 2017 IPPE, held in Atlanta, Georgia, from Jan. 31 – Feb. …

U.S. Para-Dressage Team Successful in Rio

Lizzy Schultz

Following five days of dressage testing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, the U.S. Para-Equestrian Team finished 12th in Team standings. Great Britain continued their streak of winning the team gold, having won the title in every games since para-dressage’s inception at the 1996 Paralympic Games. Silver went to Germany, and the Netherlands took the Bronze. The …

Purina Ambassador Makes History in #Rio2016

Lizzy Schultz

Earning a new personal best in the face of unparalleled adversity, Purina Ambassador Boyd Martin earned a new personal best at the 2016 Olympic Games, returning to the U.S. with head held high after accomplishing a 16th place finish in the individual three-day event. Martin competed with his 12-year-old Thoroughbred, Blackfoot Mystery, known as “Red.” The 17-hand chestnut gelding has …

Phillip Dutton Wins Bronze at Rio

Lizzy Schultz

USA Eventing Team member Phillip Dutton, along with his mount Mighty Nice, capped off three days of brilliant riding in Rio by scoring the Individual Bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Dutton’s bronze-winning rides totaled up a final score of 51.80, behind gold medalist Michael Jung, of Germany, and silver medalist Nicolas Astier, of France. The Rio games …

Vermont Creamery Wins Big at ACS Competition

Lizzy Schultz

Vermont Creamery took home nine ribbons from the annual American Cheese Society Competition (ACS) in Des Moines, Iowa earlier this month, with its renewed Bijou cheese taking home first place in its category for the third year in a row. Along with the champion Bijou, first place blue ribbons were awarded to Feta and Crème Fraîche, second place ribbons went …