The late 80s through early 90s were a golden era in US show jumping. I remember watching Grands Prix on ESPN (yes, the Worldwide Leader, ESPN showed horse sports) with super stars like Gem Twist, Rhum IV, and Woodstock; riders like Margie Goldstein (now Engle), Michael Matz, Joe Fargis, and Suzie Hutchinson. Thoroughbreds were just as popular as European warmbloods, with Gem Twist and For The Moment (among others) dominating much of their generation. And in almost every show, you could count on the presence of two special jump themes: the Budweiser beer bottles and the Sea World orcas. If you remember those days, you’ll greatly enjoy this video.
Decorated sport horse breeder and USEF judge Judy Hedreen of Sylvan Farm has announced her retirement after more than thirty years. As part of her retirement, Hedreen will sell the majority of her horses via live auction on June 1, 2013 at 3pm PDT. Bid by phone, on-site or via the internet. The sale and horse preview will be streamed live via the Internet at www.sylvanfarmauction.com. This unprecedented access to their collection of homebreds includes show horses, young prospects, broodmares and a FEI licensed stallion. Low reserves will apply. A live video preview will be broadcast on May 31, 2013 at 4pm PDT