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1  General Classified / Classified / MOVED: Horses at animal control on: September 29, 2014, 09:22:08 AM
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2  General Classified / Classified / Re: Freelance Rider Available December - March **xmas coverage, too on: September 28, 2014, 06:19:30 PM
Boarding & Trainers Directory. Place your photos (up to 10), direct website link, and/or YouTube video of your farm, pastures, or yourself in our new and improved Boarding & Trainers Directory.  There are separate categories Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, Multiple Discipline, Saddle Horses, Cross Country, Driving, Polo, Western, Racing, Free "Text Only" & Free "Wanted/Barter".  This is a great way to advertise your business or to find what you are looking for with the "Search" feature in the directory!   .

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3  General Classified / Classified / MOVED: Reviews on Wellington Dog Park: Safe / Tick free? on: September 27, 2014, 10:07:26 AM
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4  General Horse Information / Horse Information / MOVED: Relocating to fl on: September 14, 2014, 08:23:32 PM
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5  General Horse Information / Horse Information / Lanie Wimberly difference in training hunters and jumpers on: September 13, 2014, 03:00:12 PM
This is an article I found on Horsechannel.com.

The difference between training hunters and jumpers
A pro trainer explains the variations in training programs for each discipline.
By Lainie Wimberly | September 11, 2014

Hunters and jumpers both need to be supple, relaxed and willing, but it takes a specialized program to refine each horse for his respective discipline. Photo: Leslie Potter

In my career I have worked with both hunters and jumpers. Training hunters and jumpers can be similar, but there are some very distinct differences. It is important to develop a program that suits each discipline.

In both hunters and jumpers there needs to be a solid base of flatwork. The horse needs to be straight, supple, balanced, attentive, relaxed and willing. However, when training jumpers I require my horses to have a higher degree of balance. This allows the horse to utilize his full range of scope and ability, thereby taking care of the rider while being careful to the jump. We work our jumpers over ground poles to develop their ability to react quickly and smoothly to different situations.

Both hunters and jumpers need to be fit according to their discipline: jumpers need more wind fitness (endurance) than hunters do so they do not get winded. When training jumpers the horses are held to a higher degree of fitness. This enables the horse to perform at his peak level while going against the clock. The more wind fit he is, the better able he is to jump clean and fast.


Photo courtesy Lainie Wimberly

Hunters should be fit muscularly. I flat my hunters daily to make them balanced, straight and supple. We also work them on an equine treadmill daily. This helps to develop core strength with low impact and without making them overly wind fit. After using the treadmill for over 8 years, I have found that my horses are stronger overall through their backs and stifles, which makes them more relaxed and easier to prepare for the show ring.

When we put our jumpers on the treadmill we put it on an incline on a faster speed, which helps condition their hind ends while building wind strength.

Another difference in training hunters and jumpers is what they are fed. We feed our hunters a low energy feed with a top dress of Healthy Coat supplement and a rich Timothy and Alfalfa mix hay. Our jumpers are fed a higher energy feed. I like them to have enough natural energy to stay forward. The jumper feed should not put excess weight on the horse but instead offer the energy level necessary for the proper fitness needed to complete long courses with a jump off.

When training the rider on a hunter, we work on becoming one with the horse so as not to interfere with his natural ability while navigating the course. The rider must learn to recognize straightness, balance and rhythm, and then make necessary adjustments without interfering with the horse. Riding hunters is an art form that is more difficult than it appears.


Photo courtesy Lainie Wimberly

On the other hand, when training jumpers I work the rider through gymnastics to help her develop a higher degree of balance while not interfering with the horse. Gymnastics are like strength training for horse and rider. They help the rider find the proper distance and length of stride while working on their form over the jump.

We also work on a higher degree of control of stride with gymnastics and small jump patterns. The jumper rider needs to be able to adjust his horse’s stride readily and easily. The horse must be 'in front of the rider's leg', meaning ready to react in a moment’s notice. A jumper rider must be able to recognize his horse being in front of the leg and very balanced while adjusting to the jump, thereby not interfering with the horse’s natural ability.

Whether you are a trainer or a rider, you should understand the differences between training for each discipline to ensure your greatest chance of success.

Liked this article? Here are others you'll love:
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Lainie Wimberly is a renowned hunter/jumper trainer in the Northeast and owner of Brigadoon Show Stables in North Salem, New York.
6  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Amazing auction at Thomasville at the mall on: September 13, 2014, 01:11:37 PM
I am at this auction and the prices are crazy low. Quality furniture. Today thru Tues. Beautiful oriental rugs too!
7  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Re: not another pest on: September 12, 2014, 02:42:28 PM


DON'T TOUCH THAT BUG: Florida scientists on Wednesday warned us of a poisonous bug that causes intense pain if you touch it. Viewers have sent us more photos of their encounter with the so-called "puss caterpillar." Don't mess with these things. Spread the word. VIEW MORE PICS: http://bit.ly/1unOPQe
8  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / MOVED: Awkward Situation on: September 08, 2014, 08:37:47 PM
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9  General Classified / Classified / Re: Looking for roommate to share home in Jupiter Farms on: September 05, 2014, 07:30:22 AM
Real Estate/Lodging Directory. Place your photos and/or YouTube video of your farm, dry stalls, home, condo/villa for rent or sale, room for rent, or commercial property in our Real Estate/Lodging Directory.  There are separate categories For Sale, Lease, Barter, and Wanted. Great way to advertise your property or to find what you are looking for!

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10  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Citrus and Music ...this Friday on: August 31, 2014, 09:26:44 PM
11  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Today. Aug 31st. $250k Grand Prix at the Hampton Classic on: August 31, 2014, 09:39:18 AM
Watch for free on I equine.com ...

Also the $50k GP at HITS .... :-). Good day of show jumping
12  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Central Park Horse Show Tickets ... on: August 29, 2014, 11:14:39 AM


August 29, 2014

 
Want 2 Free Tickets to the CENTRAL PARK HORSE SHOW ($500 value)? Then be one of the first 50 subscribers to the offer below.
 
A little bit of history is going to be written when some of the country's top riders meet in the heart of New York City for the Central Park Horse Show, presented by Rolex, on Sept. 18-21.

Seating for the event is very limited with only a little more than 1,300 seats available for each night. Chronicle has reserved seats for each evening and will be doing a series of promotions for new and existing subscribers and website and Facebook followers over the next week. Want to be there? Here's your first chance.
 
The Thursday night Sept 18th $200,000 FEI Central
Park Grand Prix featuring some of the country's top show jumpers including Kent Farrington, McLain Ward, and Laura Kraut is now sold out, but the Chronicle has reserved blocks of seats for new and existing subscribers to The Chronicle of the Horse magazine.
 
The first 50 NEW or EXISTING subscribers to sign up for a two-year subscription ($115*) at www.coth.com/subscribe will receive 2 tickets for Thursday night ($500 value). Optionally, you can choose Friday nights $50,000 NYC v. the World Speed Class (featuring Kent Farrington, Mclain Ward, Laura Kraut, Charlie Jayne, and Jessie Springsteen) or Saturday nights ($40,000 Central Park Dressage Challenge (starring Steffen Peters and Ravel and 2014 WEG Team Gold Medalist Isabell Werth).
 
For more information about the Central Park Horse Show, presented by Rolex, visit the show website or "like" the Central Park Horse Show Facebook page.
 
It's a can't-miss kind of event, so sign up for a new two-year subscription and enjoy 40 issues of the Chronicle, 4 issues of our new lifestyle magazine, Untacked, access to five years of digital archives and receive
 
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13  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Sign Up For Uber .... on: August 27, 2014, 02:35:12 PM

So glad Uber is here in WPB. Used my app at the airport and they were there in 10 minutes and only $38.91 including tip all of the way to Wellington. I did give him an extra $5 for coming so far out west but either way ... a lot better than a stinky cab and so easy to use with your  card on file, no need for cash.

To sign up get the app "Uber" or go to www.uber.com. Please use my coupon code Jill11 and I will get a  for everyone who does. Of course you can do the same once you sign up if you want or you can just tell everyone to use Jill11. .

Either way, sign up for this service .. It really is fantastic, nice cars, better prices and fast service. —
14  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Show Jumping Riders Announced for $200,000 Central Park Grand Prix on: August 26, 2014, 09:46:44 AM
Show Jumping Riders Announced for $200,000 Central Park Grand Prix, presented by Rolex CSI 3*
 
Kent Farrington, Number One rider in the U.S., and Olympic Gold Medalists McLain Ward and Laura Kraut to lead all-star list of athletes competing in Inaugural Central Park Horse Show presented by  The Central Park Horse Show, presented by Rolex and produced by The Chronicle of the Horse, is excited to announce riders for the $200,000 Central Park Grand Prix. The Jumping event, to be held on Sept. 18th, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Trump Rink in New York City's Central Park, will showcase some of the world's top show jumpers in a $200,000 FEI world ranking class. The Grand Prix will be set against a backdrop of skysers in one of the world's most iconic venues, Central Park, and will be the first live prime-time broadcast of a show jumping event in the U.S. on a rated sports network, NBC Sports.
 
Riders for the event are as follows:
Kent Farrington
McLain Ward
Laura Kraut
Charlie Jayne
Jessica Springsteen
Georgina Bloomberg
Brianne Goutal
Conor Swail
Todd Minikus
Quentin Judge
Richie Moloney
Candice King
Shane Sweetnam
Darragh Kerins
Darragh Kenny
Daniel Bluman
Peter Leone
Kirsten Coe
Lauren Tisbo
Danielle Goldstein
Meagan Nusz
Molly Ashe Cawley
Paige Johnson
Catherine Pasmore
Cara Raether
Amanda Derbyshire
 

The United States' number one rider, Kent Farrington, will compete at the Central Park Horse Show, presented by Rolex.
Photo © The Chronicle of the Horse.
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15  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Chester Weber and how he has gotten where he has ... Laura King has helped!! on: August 22, 2014, 03:16:35 PM
The Road Less Traveled to The World Equestrian Games -a horse and rider tip blog by Chester Weber

Getting your Head in the Games: Tips for building 'mental' muscle

She calls it replacing “negative chatter” in our thoughts with “positive self” talk and all I can add about Laura King Hypnosis and subliminal audio affirmations for equestrians is... I listen to them and here's where I am today.

As a horseman, I care about my horses' mental health and turn them out to have time to “be horses.” As part of a team, I do what I can to assure that everyone feels sharp and focused on what needs to be done.

So it's important that I make my own mental wellness a priority, too.

I train six days a week but also give myself permission to take time away, to stay mentally fresh.

It's also easier said than done (I know) but one of the best and easiest steps to mental fitness is to get enough rest. Sleep is to judgement, acuity and stamina what a good roll is to the horses: They can be their own best chiropractor and we can be our own best caretaker. Don't scrimp on sleep.

Conditioning the brain for competition is as important as training a horse. The night before a show, or throughout the week of a big competition, I mentally train using Laura King Hypnosis recordings. Laura is a Certified Sports Hypnotherapist and Life Coach whose work at Wellington over the past few years led to a self-hypnosis series for equestrians, Keys to Winning for the Equestrian, and then Summit Subliminals™ audio recordings to listen to while driving, cooking, walking, etc.

I know I have to be on my A-game when I enter the ring. Just like with the horses, if a certain program seems to be working, stick with it. For me, building mental muscle through self-hypnosis, etc. increases the confidence and relaxation I want to send through the reins to my horses.

They are as dependent on me to be focused and clear in my commands as I am on them to deliver their best. So far, it seems to be working and you can bet Laura's recordings are coming with me to Caen.
16  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Getting dirty helps your mood! on: August 20, 2014, 10:45:28 PM
Antidepressant Microbes In Soil: How Dirt Makes You Happy

August 6th, 2014
Gardening Know How
by Bonnie L. Grant


: M Tullottes
Prozac may not be the only way to get rid of your serious blues. Soil microbes have been found to have similar effects on the brain and are without side effects and chemical dependency potentials. Learn how to harness the natural antidepressant in soil and make yourself happier and healthier. Read on to see how dirt makes you happy.

Natural remedies have been around for untold centuries. These natural remedies included cures for almost any physical ailment as well as mental and emotional afflictions. Ancient healers may not have known why something worked but simply that it did. Modern scientists have unraveled the why of many medicinal plants and practices but only recently are they finding remedies that were previously unknown and, yet, still a part of the natural life cycle. Soil microbes and human health now have a positive link which has been studied and found to be verifiable.

Soil Microbes and Human Health

Did you know that there’s a natural antidepressant in soil? It’s true. Mycobacterium vaccae is the substance under study and has, indeed, been found to mirror the effect on neurons that drugs like Prozac provide. The bacterium is found in soil and may stimulate serotonin production, which makes you relaxed and happier. Studies were conducted on cancer patients and they reported a better quality of life and less stress.

Serotonin has been linked to such problems as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and bipolar problems. The bacterium appears to be a natural antidepressant in soil and has no adverse health effects. These antidepressant microbes in soil may be as easy to use as just playing in the dirt.

Most avid gardeners will tell you that their landscape is their “happy place” and the actual physical act of gardening is a stress reducer and mood lifter. The fact that there is some science behind it adds additional credibility to these garden addicts’ claims. The presence of a soil bacteria antidepressant is not a surprise to many of us who have experienced the phenomenon ourselves. Backing it up with science is fascinating, but not shocking, to the happy gardener.

Mycrobacterium antidepressant microbes in soil are also being investigated for improving cognitive function, Crohn’s disease and even rheumatoid arthritis.

How Dirt Makes You Happy

Antidepressant microbes in soil cause cytokine levels to rise, which results in the production of higher levels of serotonin. The bacterium was tested both by injection and ingestion on rats and the results were increased cognitive ability, lower stress and better concentration to tasks than a control group.

Gardeners inhale the bacteria, have topical contact with it and get it into their bloodstreams when there is a cut or other pathway for infection. The natural effects of the soil bacteria antidepressant can be felt for up to 3 weeks if the experiments with rats are any indication. So get out and play in the dirt and improve your mood and your life.
17  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / MOVED: Looking for barn help on weekends and a few week days on: August 08, 2014, 11:43:23 AM
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18  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / VOW Customer Service job opening ... on: August 08, 2014, 10:25:45 AM

SALARY:    $14.42 - $20.19 Hoy

JOB TYPE: Full Time, Hoy
 
OPENING DATE: 08/06/14
 
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
 
JOB POSTING:

WORK OBJECTIVE:
Performs moderately complex clerical and administrative support work primarily focused on providing a high level of customer service in an assigned Wellington department. Work is standardized in terms of approach, practices and methods, and is subject to direct supervision to ensure adherence to well-established procedures and departmental guidelines. Position is a first point of contact for internal and external customers in responding to inquiries and directing customers to appropriate information resources, including assisting them with various processing needs.


The Village of Wellington is a "Great Hometown" that strives to provide high quality services that create economic, environmental, and social sustainability. Our Wellington vision balances a unique hometown, family atmosphere with an attractive natural environment and recreational, cultural, and educational activities along with educational activities and facilities for all ages. The Village of Wellington is a family-oriented community located in Western Palm Beach County and is a great place to live, work and play.
 
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this position. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Greets/receives walk-in customers/visitors; resolves complaints; responds to billing or other customer inquiries
Performs cashier  and payment processing duties; may be responsible for setting up payment plans
Processes payments and various permits, applications, tickets, and registrations; scheduled inspections and work orders when applicable to the area of assignment
Performs routine to moderately complex clerical tasks requiring use of multiple Wellington systems (Naviline, RecTrac, etc.) and the technology that supports those systems (Microsoft Office products, telephones, facsimile machines, photocopiers, calculators, adding machines, scanners, etc).
Assists in the maintenance of accurate records and filing systems to include coordination of imaging tasks
Assists with maintaining appropriate stock levels of unit supplies, operating materials, and equipment.
Provides basic administrative support to other department staff as necessary to support work objectives of the assigned unit
Perform related duties as directed when such duties are a logical  and appropriate assignment to the position
Serves as support and back up to call center
 
QUALIFICATIONS:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High school diploma / GED; supplemented by one (1) year of previous work experience in a customer service position and/or performing clerical / administrative support functions; experience with business tax receipts; demonstrated basic computer skills; or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training and/or experience.  Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license required.

 
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.wellingtonfl.gov

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
Wellington City Hall
12300 Forest Hill Blvd.
Wellington, FL 33414
561-791-4063
humanresources@wellingtonfl.gov

An Equal Opportunity Employer    Job #08062014
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19  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Uber.. Coming to South Florida on: August 07, 2014, 10:39:14 AM
So this car company called Uber is coming to South Florida. Renick used it all of the time in Dallas and so did I.  We even used it in CA on our most recent trip.  It is a nice car, you can see on your phone's app right where the driver is on a map and who he is.  You have your  card on file so there is no money exchanged in the car and no tips ... All included. 

If you download the app "Uber" or go to www.uber.com and sign up please use my coupon code Jill11 and I will get a  for everyone who does.  Of course you can do the same once you sign up if you want or you can just tell everyone to use Jill11. :-). Either way, sign up for this service .. It really is fantastic, nice cars, better prices and fast service.
20  General Horse Information / Horse Information / Hops. Breakthrough for Founder possible on: August 05, 2014, 06:35:35 PM
Beer Breakthrough: Hops May Prevent Pasture-Associated Laminitis
Posted on August 1, 2014 10:50 am by Linda Waller in Edited News Release, Horse Health +

Hops, a basic ingredient in beer making, are now being investigated for their antimicrobial properties in preventing horses from foundering.

As if you needed another reason to love beer.

Pasture-associated laminitis, commonly known as foundering, is a complicated process. Horses metabolize sugar from grasses in the form of fructans, and when they eat too much, lactic acidosis and endotoxemia can occur.

If you didn’t know, lactic acidosis is a physiological condition characterized by low pH in body tissues and blood. It’s accompanied by the buildup of lactate, and typically occurs when cells don’t get enough oxygen. The impaired cellular respiration leads to lower pH levels, but cells are still forced to metabolize the sugars without oxygen.

Endotoxemia is complicated, but basically it’s an overgrowth of bacteria that feed on fructans in the hindgut and emit harmful lipid molecules into the bloodstream. If the horses get too much circulating through their bodies, it can cause severe problems that also lead to laminitis.

This illustration shows the stress points/inflammation in the foundered hoof. The ripping off the wall (4) from the laminae (7a) in the point A, and the pressure/protrusion in the sole caused by the dropping/rotations of the coffin bone (1) B. © Ludvík Stanek/www.stablemade.com
Although founder is treatable, it can be difficult to prevent, and if left uncontrolled it can lead to a need for euthanasia. So researchers at the University of Kentucky looked into the possibility of stopping the production of fructans – which would help make the prevention of the associated laminitis more feasible.

“Hops” come from the cone-like flowers of the female hop vine (Humulus lupulus), which contain a soft resin with a characteristic bitter flavor that gives beer its “hoppy” aroma. β-acids (beta acids) are part of its organic composition, which have the handy effect of counteracting beer-spoiling bacteria.

The researchers knew that hops contain these antimicrobial properties, and hypothesized that the β-acid would control fructan fermentation by decreasing the overgrowth of bacteria in the hindgut of the horse.

A hop flower. © Lucky Starr
Although the results are preliminary at this point, the experiment showed definite promise, and their findings were reported in the Journal of Applied Microbiology.

The study was led by Brittany Harlow, of the Department of Animals and Food Sciences at the University of Kentucky. She wanted to see sought if hops’ antibacterial action could be used to limit the bacterial overgrowth that occurs in some cases of laminitis.

Another aim of the study was to examine the antimicrobial mode of action on Streptococcus bovis, which has been implicated in fructan fermentation, hindgut acidosis and endotoxemia, and the resulting pasture-associated laminitis in the horse.

Harlow and her colleagues discovered that when suspensions of equine fecal micro-organisms were enriched with inulin (a type of fructan), they fermented the inulin. This caused a production of acid and a plummet in pH. But when β-acid (lupulone) was added to the culture in concentrations ≥9ppm, lactate production was inhibited and the decrease in pH was limited.

Brittany Harlow © University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment
The scientists were able to isolate S. bovis from the fermented suspension, and also demonstrated that S. bovis were sensitive to beta-acids, resulting in fewer viable organisms in fecal suspensions.

And when they added beta-acid to pure cultures of S. bovis, they found a reduction in bacterial growth, a reduction in lactate production, as well as decreased intracellular potassium of the micro-organism.

So, Harlow and her colleagues have concluded that their findings support their hypothesis: the β-acids present in hops prevent the growth of fructan-fermenting equine fecal bacteria, and that the mechanism of action involved dissipation of the intracellular potassium of S. bovis.

The researchers suggest that hops β-acid is a promising tool for phytochemical intervention, and may potentially be used to decrease the growth of bacteria responsible for pasture-associated laminitis.

Cheers!
21  General Horse Information / Horse Information / Any cool new products???? on: August 02, 2014, 03:29:55 PM
This looks like a great product. Wish I would have thought of it!

22  Horse Transportation / Horse Transportation / Re: Texas to Florida? on: July 30, 2014, 01:56:24 PM
Maybe they can get the horse to the southeast and then you can have a different carrier that runs down to Miami pick the horse up from a layover location. 
23  Horse Transportation / Horse Transportation / Re: Texas to Florida? on: July 30, 2014, 07:04:00 AM
940-365-2688. TX Equine Express. I think is their name

I have a second number ... Don't know if same company but try both. 940-231-9987
24  General Classified / Classified / Free Trial of a HORSE GYM .... Have you ever wondered why they are so popular? on: July 28, 2014, 03:33:58 PM


Is there anyone in the Wellington area that has thought about buying a HORSE GYM treadmill and just wanted a chance to see it work in their barn? If so, mine is available to try in your barn for free until September. It requires 220 volt 30 amp electric. I have a great electrician who can hook it up very reasonably if you need an outlet.

Call Jill @ 561-818-0049 to see if it is a good fit for you. 
25  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Artists Needed ... on: July 28, 2014, 12:28:38 PM
Calling all Artists! Equestrian Scarf Design Contest Presented by L. Lavone
Wellington, FL - July 28, 2014 - Beautiful equestrian art deserves to be exquisitely displayed, and now L.Lavone is giving artists an opportunity to see their work emblazoned on the stunning canvas of a high-quality, Italian made silk scarf.
 
The online contest will run from now until October 1, 2014, and artists are invited to submit their design for a chance to be selected as the next L. Lavone scarf designer.  The winner will receive a cash award as well as royalties on all scarves sold bearing their design. Submissions can be made online at
 www.llavone.com/contest.

Michelle Cavanaugh Donn, founder of L.Lavone
Newly founded by lifelong equestrian Michelle Cavanaugh Donn, L. Lavone is an equestrian lifestyle brand focused on bringing luxury gifts and accessories to the marketplace. The company's first offering will be a selection of silk scarves in stores this fall. Donn says: "When I owned my own tack shop one of my biggest challenges was finding beautiful high end gifts to stock for my customers. The few things I could get were the same items that every other store had year after year; they rarely changed. These gaps in the market led me to found L. Lavone."
 
An exquisite scarf can take an outfit from bland to chic or serve as a gift or keepsake that is treasured forever. "Equestrian themed scarves are iconic. That is why I decided silk scarves would be our first product. I have always loved Hermés scarves; they are art. I have had a few favorite ones framed and hung up in my home," Donn said.

Julie Freund
 
Already selected to create the first scarf is fine artist Julie Anne Freund. Freund, a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, currently resides in Theinsville, WI, where she works as a freelance artist and rides and trains horses out of Vintage View Farm. Most recently, the Hampton Classic Horse Show recognized Freund's talent of portraying the English sport horse, when her artwork was chosen for the esteemed horse show's official poster for 2014.
 
"In many of my paintings, I like to take the everyday images that equestrians see and create a work of art that is recognizable and yet done in a way that emphasizes the beauty of the sport and of the animal," Freund said. "Equestrian sport requires training, precise technique and conditioning, just as the act of painting."
 
Design submissions should focus on the English riding disciplines of dressage, hunters, jumpers or polo, or they should portray images that celebrate the beauty of the horse at liberty. The original design can be created in any medium, including but not limited to a painting, drawing or computer illustration and should be suitable for silk screen printing. Contest details and entry instructions are available on the L. Lavone website.
 
Artists interested in joining Freund in seeing their work worn around the nation and around the world may submit a design online here: www.llavone.com/contest. Find L.Lavone on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/llavone.
 
 
26  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Re: I love Anne's reply to the mayors scathing letter to the Palm Bch. Post on: July 25, 2014, 04:39:26 PM
You guys on this site are awesome!
27  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Charity event ... Free food and silent auction with great products donated ... on: July 23, 2014, 02:34:49 PM
Please tell your neighbors and friends, even if they are not horse people. 

28  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / I love Anne's reply to the mayors scathing letter to the Palm Bch. Post on: July 19, 2014, 09:25:45 AM
Point of View: Equestian element elevates Wellington


Lannis Waters
 
Anne Gerwig. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)
Having read the Wellington Mayor Bob Margolis’ Point of View letter regarding The Post’s Kristin Daum’s reporting (“N.C., Wellington horses of different colors,” July 13), I’d like to share my own point my view.

While the mayor and other council members repeatedly call The Post out for not being factual, they fail to point out any actual reporting errors. Daum was contrasting the Wellington horse shows with the newly opened Tryon, N.C., shows, as was Margolis.

I am very concerned that our mayor would degrade the international equestrian industry that sets us apart. The same edition of the paper went on to cover the sale of the Mall at Wellington Green, stating that our suburban shoppers are moderate-priced shoppers, and that we lack the glitz of The Gardens Mall and Boca Town Center. In fact, the equestrian element is the one thing that does separate us from our neighboring communities. When you look up homes for sale (ZIP code 33414) on Zillow.com, there are 204 properties listed in the range of $1.3 million to $34.7 million. Almost all are in the Equestrian Preserve area. Real estate values increase the closer you get to the venues, not decrease as you would assume from the mayor’s point of view.

The mayor also incorrectly states that residents can see the Jumbotrons from their homes. There is not a home in Wellington that can see the Jumbotrons. But if there were, it would be because they wanted to. At the new Global Dressage grounds, there is a row of thickly grown areca palms that ends abruptly a couple of hundred feet from the south property line. When I asked why, it was explained that those residents on Polo Island (including the three-story units) requested an unobstructed view of the dressage grounds from their backyards and balconies.

Mark Bellissimo and Wellington Equestrian Partners have been an asset to this community in many ways. The Great Charity Challenge injects millions into our local nonprofits. This improves the lives of many individuals including the disabled, our children, the Patriots Memorial and many animal rights groups. With their divided interests between here and Tryon, should we expect The Great Charity Challenge to follow? I certainly hope not, but would understand.

The equestrian events do cause traffic increases, however the added value that they bring justifies working together to minimize impacts. When WEP proposed a turn lane on Pierson Road that would greatly enhance traffic flow and access to Village Park, this council voted that down (4-1). Where was the mayor’s concern for the residents? Mine was the only vote for that expensive improvement. Working together requires more than just lip service. Leadership has been displaced by pettiness, favoritism and divisiveness.

ANNE GERWIG, WELLINGTON

Editor’s note: Anne Gerwig is a council member in the Village of Wellington.
29  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / MOVED: to go trucking on: July 18, 2014, 03:13:10 PM
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30  General Classified / Classified / Re: Washing Machine repair man on: July 13, 2014, 12:32:14 PM
This is the second time over a few years that I have used Scott and he is great.  Very reasonable and gets it done fast.  I recommend him highly for washer/dryer repairs.  I am sure he can do other things as well.
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33  General Classified / Classified / Re: Full board of southern .... Little ranches?? on: June 30, 2014, 11:36:17 AM

   
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34  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Re: Found Dog. Saddle Trail Park on: June 30, 2014, 11:24:59 AM
Owner found ...
35  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Found Dog. Saddle Trail Park on: June 29, 2014, 04:48:17 PM
White and black, small dog. Female. Very friendly.  561-602-2304

36  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Tonight ... Western Night at Polo West ... Free admission on: June 28, 2014, 01:19:21 PM
HSBA and PoloGear® Host Free Family Fun and Fast Paced Barrel Racing Saturday at Polo West
Wellington, FL - June 27, 2014 - Western returns to Wellington on Saturday with the second of five free exhibition events hosted by Horse Show By Appointment (HSBA, formerly SBA) and PoloGear®. After a highly successful opening exhibition in May featuring Western dressage and reining, the team is back to present the fast-paced sport of barrel racing. Join the fun and cheer on dozens of competitors of all ages as they race for the quickest time around the barrels!

The event, supported by title sponsors WestWind Surfaces and Engel & Völkers Wellington, begins at 6 p.m. with a meet and greet and casual socializing ringside at the Polo West lighted arena. The barrel racing exhibition kicks off at 7 p.m. with an intermission featuring a freestyle reined cow horse demonstration by Rick and Trevor Steed of HSBA and Steed Training. An after party follows from 9-11 p.m.
 
Admission is free, so bring the whole family, and don't forget your cowboy boots and hat. A delicious country barbecue dinner and beverages are available for purchase throughout the evening. Step inside for a full bar, a DJ and dancing, and a fashion show presented and sponsored by JC Western Wear.

Rick Steed of Horse Show By Appointment

Keep an eye out for the Polo West Pony Express: Rick and Trevor Steed led HSBA riders in hand delivering invitations from horseback yesterday and will continue today.  
 
"The main intent of Western to Wellington is to bring the Western discipline back home and do everything we can to bring business to Wellington on a 12-month basis," Tom DiRocco of HSBA said. "We are doing something we love to do, for the benefit of all. The big picture is to truly make Wellington a one-stop capital of the equestrian world with all disciplines."
 
HSBA, the popular reined cow horse show association that hosts fun, fair and affordable competitions, is hoping to work in partnership with PoloGear® to bring the $100,000 HSBA Championship Finals to Polo West in Wellington for 2016. WestWind Surfaces is providing top-notch footing for the Polo West arena, which will be a perfect setting for HSBA competitions. HSBA plans to expand beyond its reined cow horse roots and bring its unique approach to other Western disciplines, including barrel racing.
 
"That arena is a great platform in the heart of Wellington," DiRocco said. "Due to the gracious offer extended by Gary Fellers and Jeanette Sassoon, the new owners of Polo West who have partnered with HSBA to bring Western to Wellington, we are looking to make Polo West the home of HSBA."
 
"The goal is opening the new restaurant on the facilities, which will be family and dog friendly, and guests can sit and watch an event every night of the week," he added. "We also want to offer the arena up to charities at no cost and assist them in putting on events and raising money."

Attendees of the first event enjoyed a cookout with family and friends ringside
If the Western events pique your interest, you can get a taste of what it's like to be in the saddle with the HSBA Reined Cow Horse Experience. Whether you're an experienced equestrian or you've never been on a horse before, the Steed Training team will guide you through the basics and get you ready to work a cow. By the end of the day, you'll be amazed at how much you've accomplished and hooked on the excitement of this addicting sport. Contact Rick Steed at (772) 263-6830 or Tom DiRocco at (561) 371-4997 for more information.
 
Don't miss a single one of the Western exhibitions! Each one provides a window into a different discipline. The remaining events in the series will be held on the following dates from 6-9 p.m. with an after party from 9-11 p.m.:
 
June 28 - Barrel Racing
August 30 - Reined Cow Horse
September 27 - Team Sorting/Herd Work
October 25 - Ranch Horse
 

The Polo West Pony Express: Horse Show By Appointment riders delivering invitations to the exhibition series
Polo West Brings Western to Wellington Fast Facts
 
What: HSBA and PoloGear® are bringing "Western to Wellington" with a fun series that is the talk of the town, offering family-friendly events, Western demonstrations, cookouts and an after party. Each event is free and features a meet and greet/casual socializing from 6-7 p.m., exciting demonstrations from 7-9 p.m., and an after party from 9-11 p.m. Wear your bolo ties, cowboy boots and grab your hats for an event unlike any other. Dogs are welcome as well, so don't forget to dress up your favorite furry friend and bring them along for a good old Western time.
 
This event series is FREE to spectators, so be sure not to miss the fun!
 
Event Contact:
Thomas DiRocco of DDC Corp.
thomasdirocco@hotmail.com
Phone: 561.371.4997
 
Where: Polo West
2470 Greenview Cove
Wellington, FL, 33414
 
Time: 6 - 11 p.m.
 
Sponsors:
WestWind Surfaces - Title Sponsor
Engel & Völkers Wellington - Title Sponsor
PoloGear®
Palm Beach Polo West
Horse Show By Appointment
Western Dressage Association of Florida
Denise and Christie West of Keller Williams
Yellowfin Builders
JC Western Wear
Everglades Farm Equipment on behalf of Polo West
J.R. Outfitters on behalf of Polo West
The British Seed Company
Main Goal
Marie Ramou's Rodan & Fields
Personalized Defense Training
 
For sponsorship information, please contact Susan Shelly at (561) 305-1432.
  
About Show By Appointment
Horse Show By Appointment's fresh approach to reined cow horse competition was an unprecedented success in its first season, and now HSBA is back for a second year. HSBA aims to make showing "Fun, Fair, and Affordable" for competitors.  To accommodate those traveling long distances to show and help busy riders fit showing in at their convenience, HSBA allows riders to reserve their own ride times in advance. This cuts down on usual travel expenses such as stall rentals and hotels and encourages competitors to make the trip and join in the fun.
 
Each HSBA series includes four shows. Riders who compete at three out of the four shows earn a place in the annual Championship Finals, which offer over $100,000 in cash and prizes. Competitors may also qualify for the Finals in absentia by simply sending in entries and payment to each of the four shows.
 
Sponsorships are available for HSBA's 2014 season and Championship Finals. Contact Mary Adelaide Brakenridge at mab@phelpsmediagroup.com for more information.
 
Visit www.showbyappointment.com for information and updates on HSBA shows. Check out HSBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShowByAppointment.
 
Rick Steed and Miss Chic Dun It at the $100,000 HSBA Championship Finals.
Show By Appointment Sponsors
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www.skylinevaquero.com/
 
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www.JacobLivestock.com
 
177 Performance Horses
www.177PerformanceHorses.com
 
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(772) 288-3544 / gotfeed@bellsouth.net
 
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www.microtelinn.com
 
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37  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Re: motorcycle accident on: June 27, 2014, 07:57:58 PM
God is good and I am sure you have many people here on this board who will continue to keep you in their prayers.  Lord hear us pray.
38  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Sapphire dies from Colic complications on: June 22, 2014, 10:23:43 AM


McLain wrote on his Facebook page: "With a very heavy heart I have to share that 'Sara' has passed away this morning due to complications from colic. Our entire Castle Hill family and every person she has touched has lost a great friend. Thank you Sara not just for all the dreams you made come true but simply for being who you were. You always will be my champion in every way. God speed good friend."

You can read more about all Sapphire's accomplishments here: http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/sapphire-retires
39  General Classified / Classified / Re: Exchange barn chores for barn apartment? on: June 20, 2014, 07:36:43 PM
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40  General Classified / Classified / Re: *Horse wanted* on: June 20, 2014, 07:34:13 PM
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41  General Horse Information / Horse Information / Help needed ... on: June 14, 2014, 08:21:47 PM


SAMPSON COUNTY, NC (WECT) -
Over 50 horses were found on a farm in Sampson County in deplorable living conditions. Officials believe this could be a case of animal hoarding.

Officials with Sampson County Animal Control contacted members of the Southeast Coast Region of the U.S. Equine Rescue League (USERL) on Thursday to request their help in assessing the health of 54 various horse types ranging in age from just a couple weeks old to full grown, pregnant mares.

Debbie Walsh Bartholomew, chapter director, described the farm as "disgusting." Bartholomew said, "We have two-week old babies, pregnant mares, stallions, all mixed in together."

Most of the animals were found suffering from malnutrition, and many have open wounds, serious infections and skin issues according to the USERL.

Charges have not been filed for abuse and neglect according to the Sampson County Sheriff's Office.

Officials noted ponies, miniature horses, yearlings, and elderly horses were co-mingled in several enclosures and a barn on Bob Rupert Drive near Plain View, NC. Of the horses listed above, several were found pregnant and even more had wounds consistent with injuries sustained from fighting over food and "wounds not treated, lice, rain rot, winter coats still intact, and anything else you can imagine." Bartholomew said.

"If anyone would like to help, we need everything—fosters, adoptions (through or not through the rescue league), money, grain, hay." Volunteers are using social media to spread the word about the case through the groups Facebook page, USERL-SECR.

The USERL is a national, non-profit equine rescue organization. All donations are tax-deductible, and 100 percent of donations go to the care and rehabilitation of abandoned, abused, and neglected horses. The Southeast Coast Region serves all of Eastern North Carolina.

"This is one of the worst cases we've seen in North Carolina," Bartholomew explained. "It's a textbook example of why people need to have their stallions gelding. Horses are not like big dogs—you can't just turn them loose to graze and expect them to remain healthy."

Copyright 2014 WECT. All rights reserved.

42  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Interesting Night ... on: June 13, 2014, 08:49:56 AM
One Night only and ONLY in Wellington.... Private Screening



Q&A with World Renowned Actor, Producer and Director David Winters Immediately following the Screening

June 24th, 2014- 6:30 PM

Wellington Community High School
Auditorium- Bldg. 8
2101 Greenview Shores Blvd
Wellington, FL 33414

Graciously hosted by Wellington Community High School
in conjunction with the Wellington Chamber of Commerce
 
 
43  General Horse Information / Horse Information / Re: Equine Hurricane Shelter. 2014 on: June 13, 2014, 08:11:09 AM
I also have a FREE to use Hurricane Stall section in the Farm and Trainers Directory.  Please use this resource as well. Thanks.
44  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / MOVED: Equine Hurricane Shelter. 2014 on: June 12, 2014, 09:48:43 PM
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45  General Classified / Classified / Re: Omg I used Meticulous Maids I have new best friends!! on: June 05, 2014, 08:41:59 AM
What a great review.  They have been long time supporters of this site by advertising here.  I am glad to know their services are so good!
46  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Summer Beach Volleyball Mondays @ 5:30 on: June 02, 2014, 09:32:43 AM


The Equestrian Volleyball League is starting its Summer Circuit.
We will again be playing every Monday starting at 5:30 at the sand courts at Dog Park in Wellington.
All skill levels are welcome.
Today looks problematic because of the weather but if it looks good we'll make a last minute decision.
And mark your calendars for next Monday.
If you'd like to be put on the text list for notifications please text 561-346-5497
47  General Classified / Classified / MOVED: Found a ferret on: May 29, 2014, 07:51:04 AM
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48  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Re: motorcycle accident on: May 28, 2014, 04:21:40 PM
Oh my ... I am sorry to read this.  I had hoped and prayed that no news was good news and he was recovering.  It has to be so difficult for all of you.  Stay strong and we will all keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
49  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Western Night at Polo West on: May 28, 2014, 04:07:48 PM


Polo West Brings Western to Wellington Fast Facts:

What: PoloGear® is bringing Western to Wellington starting Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Polo West. The family-fun series will be the talk of the town, offering family-friendly events, western demonstrations, cookouts and an after party. Each event is free, and will run from 6-11 p.m. Wear your bolo ties, cowboy boots and grab your hats for an event unlike any other. Dogs are welcome as well, so don't forget to dress up your favorite furry friend and bring them along for a good old western time.

Polo West will host five events from May - October on the following dates:
May 31 - Western Dressage/Reining
June 28 - Barrel Racing
August 30 - Reined Cow Horse
September 27 - Team Sorting/Herd Work
October 25 - Ranch Horse

Remember this event series is Free to spectators, so be sure not to miss the fun!
 
Event Contact:
Thomas DiRocco
thomasdirocco@hotmail.com
Phone: 561.371.4997
 
When: Saturday, May 31, 2014
 
Where: Polo West
2470 Greenview Cove
Wellington, FL, 33414
 
Time: 6 - 11 p.m.

Sponsors:
PoloGear®

Palm Beach Polo West

Show By Appointment

Western Dressage Association of Florida
50  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Summer Show Series Features Competition at The Stadium on: May 14, 2014, 02:54:01 PM
Equestrian Sport Products (ESP) would like to announce the dates of its summer and fall horse shows through the remainder of the 2014 season. All ESP managed shows will be held at The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) through September 28, 2014. This is the beautiful showgrounds of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), which hosted several great hunter/jumper events throughout the winter. Come beat the heat of the summer showing in the cool and spacious Van Kampen Covered Arena!
 
All PBCHA and SFHJA competitions will still be held at the main PBIEC facility through the summer, and fall competition will start up again on the main showgrounds in October.
 
The ESP Summer Series, with shows that will all be held at The Stadium at PBIEC, starts with the June I Horse Show from May 30-June 1. The June II Horse Show runs June 6-8. The series continues in August with the ESP Summer III Horse Show August 22-24 and the ESP Labor Day Horse Show August 29-31. Competition continues in September with the ESP September Horse Show on September 12-14 and the Florida State Fall Horse Show on September 19-21. All of these shows will feature 'A' National and 3* Jumper rated competition. The Rita & Irish Memorial Horse Show will round out the month on September 27-28 with 'C' Regional I and 2* Jumper competition.
 
A $25,000 Equine Tack and Nutritionals Grand Prix will be held during the June I Horse Show on Sunday, June 1, in the Van Kampen Covered Arena. The competition will be a fantastic opportunity to compete in a great new venue, shaded from the heat of the summer sun. The Van Kampen Arena is one of the world's largest covered arenas, measuring 200x360 feet (61x110m).
 
All summer shows are USEF, NAL, and Marshal & Sterling League approved. $10,000 Open Stakes, $500 Children's & Adult Hunter Classics, and $500 Pony Hunter Classicswill be held at all 'A' National Shows. All shows will also feature a $2,500 Junior/Amateur Owner Stakes class.
 
Join us for fantastic events at both show grounds of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center throughout the year! Below is a full list of dates and locations. For more information, please visit www.equestriansport.com.
 
Shows to be held at The Stadium at PBIEC (AGDF Showgrounds):
 
June I - May 30-June 1, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
June II - June 6-8, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
ESP Summer III - August 22-24, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
ESP Labor Day - August 29-31, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
ESP September - September 12-14, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
Florida State Fall - September 19-21, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper

Rita & Irish Flynn Memorial - September 27-28, 2014
C rated and 2* Jumper
 
Shows to be held at the main show grounds at PBIEC:
 
SFHJA - May 16-18, 2014
2x C rated and 2* Jumper
 
PBCHA - May 24-25, 2014
Schooling Show
 
SFHJA & PBCHA - June 13-15, 2014
C show & Schooling Show
 
PBIEC GROUNDS CLOSED - June 17 to August 6, 2014
 
SFHJA August Classic - August 9-10, 2014
C rated and 2* Jumper
 
PBCHA - August 16-17, 2014
Schooling Show
 
PBCHA - September 6-7,2014
Schooling Show
 
PBCHA - October 4-5, 2014
Schooling Show
 
Fall I - October 10-12, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
Fall II - October 17-19, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
Fall III - October 24-26, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
Fall Finale - October 31-November 2, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
ESP November/PBCHA Joint Show - November 8-9, 2014
C rated and 2* Jumper/PBCHA Joint Sanction
 
Pre-Charity - November 15-16, 2014
C rated and 2* Jumper
 
SFHJA Charity Show - November 19-23, 2014
AA rated, 3* Jumper
 
Holiday & Horses - November 26-30, 2014
AA rated and 4* Jumper
 
Year End Awards Show - December 6-7, 2014
C rated and 3* Jumper
 
Holiday Festival I - December 12-14, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
Holiday Festival II - December 19-21, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
ESP New Years - December 26-28, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
ESP Holiday Circuit Finale - December 31-January 4, 2015
AA rated and 5* Jumper
 
51  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Joe Fargis is in hospital in VA ... on: May 01, 2014, 09:55:34 PM
Olympic veteran Joe Fargis suffered a fall at the Lexington Horse Show on Wednesday and is recuperating in the ICU at the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. According to his partner, Conrad Homfeld, "Joe is stable and most of the time comfortable. The internal bleeding is the problem, but that is under control at the moment. The broken ribs and punctured lung are painful but not threatening. Thanks to everyone for their thoughts!"

You may send get well cards directly to Joe at PO Box 2168 Middleburg, VA 20118. (Please do not send flowers to the hospital as Joe is in ICU.)
52  General Classified / Classified / MOVED: NEED A RIDE TO THE POSSE SHOW THIS WEEKEND on: May 01, 2014, 07:48:27 AM
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53  General Classified / Classified / Re: Need recommendations on immune support supplement for horse allergies on: April 27, 2014, 08:56:43 PM
Choice of Champions makes an amazing Super Skin Solution that I have seen work on several different skin conditions.  You might give Allyn a call and try it.   305-546-7478.
54  General Horse Information / Horse Information / Re: Zebra in Wellington on: April 24, 2014, 10:31:22 AM
Hi Amy.

An interesting article could be about University of Georgia winning the National Championships for the NCEA.  One of the riders is Liza Finsness, from Wellington riding with Alan Korotkin at Castlewood and she was MVP on the Flat.  Isabel Jolicoeur was a senior on the team and she would be cute to interview as well.

We hold a class during WEF for the collegiate riders ... It is during Week 5 on Friday every year.  WEF Collegiate Equitation Challenge.  Let me know if you want contact info
55  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Live Streaming this week ... Rolex, Reining and Del Mar on: April 24, 2014, 10:24:14 AM
56  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / MOVED: Summer Camp Offered on: April 21, 2014, 09:49:40 PM
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57  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Re: Happy Easter & Passover on: April 21, 2014, 09:47:07 PM
Thank you!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend as well.
58  General Classified / Classified / Re: 125 Acre Polo Field for sale in Wellington! on: April 18, 2014, 09:00:07 AM
Real Estate/Lodging Directory. Place your photos and/or YouTube video of your farm, dry stalls, home, condo/villa for rent or sale, room for rent, or commercial property in our Real Estate/Lodging Directory.  There are separate categories For Sale, Lease, Barter, and Wanted. Great way to advertise your property or to find what you are looking for!

All posts for any Real Estate (equestrian, residential, villas, condos, rooms for rent, dry stalls, commercial, bartering offers, wanted, etc.) need to be done in the Real Estate/Lodging Directory.  You need to register for that Directory separately as it is not a shared data base with the Message Board.  There are free "Wanted" property & "Text Only" ads for those of you who do not want to place a photo/video ad of your property.  Posts made on the message board will be erased.  Hope you enjoy the new and easy to navigate Real Estate/Lodging Directory ......  Wellington-WEF.com, LLC 
59  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / MOVED: MOVING SALE - FARM, HOME, SPORTS, CONSTRUCTION Fri & Sat 4/18-19 on: April 17, 2014, 08:34:10 PM
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60  General Classified / Classified / Re: LOOKING FOR A INXEXPENSIVE APARTMENT WELLINGTON AREA on: April 16, 2014, 10:02:45 AM
All posts for any Real Estate (equestrian, residential, villas, condos, rooms for rent, dry stalls, commercial, bartering offers, wanted, etc.) need to be done in the Real Estate/Lodging Directory.  You need to register for that Directory separately as it is not a shared data base with the Message Board.  There are free "Wanted" property & "Text Only" ads for those of you who do not want to place a photo/video ad of your property.  Posts made on the message board will be erased.  Hope you enjoy the new and easy to navigate Real Estate/Lodging Directory ......  Wellington-WEF.com, LLC 
61  General Classified / Classified / Re: Horses at PB ACC. new foal born on: April 14, 2014, 08:25:17 PM
You gals are so wonderful to watch out for these horses that end up at Animal Control.  Thank you for being their advocates!
62  General Classified / Classified / Needed dentist for a little mini .... on: April 13, 2014, 07:08:51 PM
Any suggestions who is good with miniature horses? I would think they would have to have little tools.  He is older with really bad teeth.
63  General Classified / Classified / MOVED: Found Ducks on Wellington trace! on: April 13, 2014, 07:06:54 PM
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64  General Classified / Classified / MOVED: stall available to new england on: April 10, 2014, 08:32:50 PM
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65  General Horse Information / Horse Information / Study: Younger Horses Appear Able to Learn by Watching on: April 10, 2014, 03:13:32 PM
Cool article ....

http://www.thehorse.com/articles/33698/study-younger-horses-appear-able-to-learn-by-watching?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=welfare-industry&utm_campaign=04-10-2014


Researchers found that younger, lower-ranking, and more curious horses are much more likely to exhibit “social learning,” or learning by watching other horses.

If you're convinced some horses can learn from each other, even though researchers have not previously been able to confirm it, you’re on the right track. Scientists just had to take a little closer look into the details of who’s doing the learning.

Younger, lower-ranking, and more curious horses are much more likely to exhibit “social learning”—learning by watching other horses, according to study results from German and Scottish scientists.

“This study is the first to clearly demonstrate social transfer of feeding behavior in horses,” stated the researchers, led by Konstanze Krueger, PhD, of the University of Regensburg in Germany. “Misconceptions about the horse’s sociality may have hampered earlier studies.”

This isn't the first time researchers have evaluated whether horses can watch and learn. Line Peerstrup Ahrendt, MSc, performed two social learning studies that yielded conflicting results. In the first, 3-year-old groups of geldings appeared capable of social learning, with half of those horses learning to open a box of food by watching another horse do it first. However, when Ahrendt employed 44 horses of mixed age and social groups, the trend didn’t continue.

Krueger’s study specifically targeted social learning with attention to age and social ranking. She and her fellow researchers took five established herds and kept them in their intimate social groups of between three and 12 horses, she said. They then specifically chose a middle-aged, middle-ranking horse to be the “demonstrator” and taught him how to open a feed box. In this case, the feed box was a closed drawer placed on the ground, with carrots and bread hidden inside. The researchers taught the demonstrator horses to pull on a rope to open the drawer.

Of the 25 observer horses, aged 2 to 15 years, 12 reached what the researchers called “learning criteria”—meaning they not only figured out how to open the drawer, but they could also open it consistently 10 times in a row. The observer horses were not taught by handlers how to open the drawer; rather, they watched a demonstrator horse (from the same social group) pulling on the rope and opening the drawer.

“The learners in the social learning test were significantly younger, lower-ranking, and more exploratory than the nonlearners,” Krueger explained. “The younger a horse was, the faster it reached learning criteria. When considering (our results), age appears to be the most influential factor for social learning in horses.”

Krueger was accompanied by Jürgen Heinze, PhD, also of the University of Regensburg, and Kate Farmer, MSc, of the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland, in this study.

The study, "The effects of age, rank and neophobia on social learning in horses," will appear in an upcoming issue of Animal Cognition.
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