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Cindy Halle Named US Polo Associations’ Woman of the Year

(First published in June 2018 issue of The Equiery) In Maryland, Cindy Halle may be best known as former coach of Garrison Forrest School’s polo teams, but her dedication to the sport of polo goes much further. She is a player, umpire, clinician and even a certified trainer to train other polo instructors. Since she first started playing nearly four decades ago, she has helped grow the sport in many ways. For her role within the US polo community, the US Polo Association recently named her their Woman of the Year. Halle said, “The award is not just for playing,...

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Striving for Peak Athletic Wellness – Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

With Maureen Kelleher, DVM, CVA, Diplomate ACV, Clinical Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine and Surgery Sponsored Content – Devastating news. Your horse has suffered a soft tissue injury to a tendon or ligament and your show season or recreational riding may now be in jeopardy for the foreseeable future. But, thanks to the latest veterinary medical research and innovation, injuries resulting in structural damage to the tissue can be treated with a variety of options, healing soft tissues and perhaps ultimately salvaging your show season. Advanced scientific options include: Extra- corporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), which has been a mainstay in...

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On the Road, Trailer Safely

(First appeared in the May 2018 issue of The Equiery) With the competition season in full swing and the weather turning a little warmer, more Maryland equestrians will be hitching up their rigs, loading up their horses and hitting the roads. Trailer drivers must be responsible for the safety of their rigs in order to protect their horses, themselves, and others on the road. Below is a list of helpful tips for basic trailer safety from the Maryland Agricultural Resource Council. The Maryland Agricultural Resource Council is based out of a living agricultural park on Shawan Road in Cockeysville. The nearly...

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10 Steps to a Healthy Productive Horse Pasture

By Dr. Amy Burk (First appeared in the April 2018 issue of The Equiery) Healthy productive pastures can be a great source of nutrition for your horse, reduce your hay and grain bill by hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, and are great for the environment because they anchor soil and prevent nutrient and soil run-off. An unproductive pasture is one that is weedy with lots of bare soil (Figure 1), whereas a productive pasture has a dense, thick stand of healthy pasture grasses (Figure 2). Keep in mind that not all horses can be allowed unlimited grazing on pasture,...

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Ella Brophy, 2017 Jonathan Kiser Memorial Scholar

By Katherine Rizzo (First appeared in March 2018 issue of  The Equiery) It seems that the Brophy family of Fair Hill has produced yet another young jump jockey who possesses not only great riding skills, but also excellent horsemanship, sportsmanship, talent, and dedication to the sport of steeplechase racing. These are the requirements for the Maryland Steeplechase Association’s Jonathan Kiser Memorial Scholarship, and in 2017 Ella Brophy became the second Brophy child to win this award. “I feel really honored to have been chosen,” said Ella. “It is nice to know that people in this sport think highly of my...

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Remembering Kingdon Gould, Jr.

By Katherine Rizzo (First appeared in March 2018 issue of The Equiery) In a time when such horses as Mountain Dew and Jay Trump were running and jumping over Maryland’s biggest timber fences, a small bay horse and a businessman joined forces to challenge the racing tycoons and create their own steeplechasing history. Kingdon Gould, Jr., and Hurdy Gurdy became names that will forever be intertwined. Their story has inspired many truly amateur riders, fellow businessmen on their foxhunters, to take up the sport of chasing timber, and for that, Kingdon and Hurdy Gurdy will live on as long as...

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