November 2010: World Equestrian Games Wrap-Up & Holiday Gift Guide

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Vol. 2, Issue 11, November 2010

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Central FloridaNovember 2010 WEG Wrap-Up & Holiday Gift Guide

Letter from the EditorThe first ever U.S. based World Equestrian Games have come & gone. The FEI Bureau recently awarded the 2014 FEI WEG to Normandie, France. This will be the seventh edition of the FEI World Equestrian Games and the first one to be held in France. If you missed the opportunity to attend the 2010 WEG, a trip to France sounds like a fantastic idea. I'm so very proud to know and meet some of the nation's finest equestrians who live right here in Florida. Amazing what can happen with a little effort and a lot of determination. I'm echoing the wise words of our November Family Affair subject, Stacia Bejarano. We are blessed with a large number of families who are admired and respected for their success in running a professional horse business. The Family Affair article is given to one family every month. If you or someone you know is a good fit for 'A Family Affair', please let us know. The 2011 Winter Show Season is upon us! Look for helpful tips and articles in our December showing issue, featuring Dana Noga from Lone Palm Stables in Ocala. December is a great time to congratulate riders/trainers/owners on a job well done in 2010 or to wish luck to a new rider & horse team for 2011. Please look for Central Florida Equestrian magazine during the FL winter circuits- The CFHJA Dec show, HITS Post Time Farm, WEF, TEF, Fox Lea and most of the local shows & associations. Just a reminder, our name will change to Florida Equestrian in the January issue. This only means additional or statewide coverage of the people & the news that YOU want to read about. The website address will become www.FLRide.com. Central Florida makes up the majority of permanent resident FL Equestrians, so much of the content will continue to involve C FL. ***WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW PHOTOS FOR OUR UPDATED LOGO- SEND YOURS IN FOR CONSIDERATION!*** Thank you for reading Central Florida Equestrian magazine. Happy Riding,

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Courtney Bass WeinzimerOn the Cover

Featured:pg 4 WEG Wrap-Up pg 6 Family Affair: Fairwin Farm pg 7 Holiday Gift Guide pg 10 Featured Artists & Authors

Contact CFETelephone: 410-804-5813 Email: info@cfequestrian.com or send ad materials to ads@cfequestrian.com Web: www.cfequestrian.comPublisher~Editor: Courtney Bass Weinzimer Advertising Executives: Sally Harvey Michelle Benoit Stacey Shinn Charity Cadogan

DepartmentsMario Deslauries (USA) and Urico winning the speed class Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Lexington - Kentucky 2010 Hippo Foto - Leanjo de Koster Credit: Dirk Caremans

pg 14 Bits & Tips pg 16 Professional Directory pg 18 Event Calendar .

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2010 Alltech FEI WEG Wrap-UpThe Results Are InMore than half a million people from all 50 U.S. states and nearly 60 countries attended the historic Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. They watched as competitors from 58 countries went head-to-head for world championship titles in eight equestrian disciplines. Not only did 507,022 people attend the Alltech FEI Games but an estimated 400 million people also followed the action on television. Athletes from 58 countries battled it out over the 16 days of the Alltech FEI Games to win their place in the world championships rankings. Great Britain proved to be the world champions when they obtained 19 medals in Kentucky, the horse capital of the world. They also continued their domination in the Para Dressage event and moved into the history books as the very first Para Dressage team to win gold in the Alltech FEI Games. Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games being hosted in Lexington at the Kentucky Horse Park. The trip package also included tickets to the second and third phase of Eventing: Cross Country and Stadium Jumping. Suzanne and Paul Park, owners of the equine rescue facility Bit of Hope Ranch (www.bitofhoperanch.com) located in Englewood, Florida were the contest winners. Our journey to the Games commenced on Friday, October 1, 2010. After arriving in Lexington we wasted no time taking in the exquisite sites and enjoying all the special attractions exclusive to this event. There was a palpable energy in the city and the enthusiasm was contagious! We could hardly wait to get to the horse park the next morning. The Cross-Country portion of Eventing kicked off at 10am on Saturday, October 2. This second phase of the competition is the ultimate test of bravery, speed, endurance and jumping ability featuring a series of 28 solid obstacles set across 4 miles of natural terrain and included jumps into the water, up and down banks making that extraordinary experience possible. Sunday, October 3, showcased the Stadium Jumping, the last phase of Eventing. This competition featured another astonishing display of athleticism, suppleness, compliance and fitness. It was incredible to see the determined, energetic spirit of the horse and rider after the previous days of intense competition. At the conclusion of the event, we observed the award ceremony and celebrated the achievements of team USA, who earned the 4th place position. That amazing day was capped off with a behind-the-scenes tour of Alltechs Brewing Company, located in the heart of Downtown Lexington. The visit included the interesting history of their product development and fascinating details about their brewing process. Alltech has been creating award winning beers since 2000. Kentucky Ale, Kentucky Light and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale are Lexington's only locally-brewed beers. Its difficult to summarize this extraordinary experience that so wonderfully captured the pageantry and magnificence of equine sports. It was truly a celebration of the horse and the equine enthusiasts and industry members that surround them. Highlights of the trip included the incredible Equine Village, featuring outstanding equine entertainers, clinicians and breed demonstrations to the remarkable International Trade Show offering exquisite equestrian collectibles to high-fashion wearable art. Treat yourself to an once-in-a-lifetime experience Book your travel plans today for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games being hosted in Normandy, France.

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010: a spectators view By Jodi CrowleyThere are certain opportunities that come around once-in-a-lifetime. Participating in the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games was one of them. Lakeland Nutrition Group (LNG) has had a long-standing relationship with Alltech and their innovative, sciencedriven products. In 2006, LNG was invited to participate as one of the feed partners in the historical, global equestrian event being held for the first time outside of Europe and on U.S. soil in Lexington, Kentucky. LNG was truly honored to be part of this unprecedented event that showcased 8 exhilarating world-class competitions featuring the most talented equine athletes in the world, an international pavilion and trade show, breed exhibitions and training demonstrations by world-renowned equine clinicians. In celebration of the upcoming Games, LNG held a contest in Spring 2010 to award one lucky Signature feed customer an opportunity to invite a guest and enjoy the ultimate prize: an all expense paid trip to the 2010

and over ditches and large timber. It was exhilarating to watch these (L-R) Jodi Crowley, Lakeland Animal Nutrition; Bob Simon, Lakeland Animal Nutrition, Paul and Suzanne Park, Bit of Hope Ranch

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athletic competitors strategically navigate through the rigorous course. That unforgettable day was topped off with a visit to Alltechs premier Hospitality Tent. The venue featured delectable cuisine and assiduous service in a sophisticated, elegant atmosphere. In addition, each dining table featured fine food, beverages, Belgium's Constantin van Rijckevorsel as well as other first-rate amenities. A aboard Our Vintage special thanks to Alltechs team (Steve, Erika, Adam & Nara) for 410-804-5813 info@cfequestrian.com www.cfequestrian.com

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A Family Affair : The Bejarano's of Fairwin Farm

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