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QMS Equestrian Team Hits the High Jumps

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   September 30, 2013 14:45

 

Photo (courtesy of Barbara Rankin): QMS Head Coach Cheryl Keith rode Go Shorty to win the BCHJA Canadian

QMS Riders Start the School Season
September 30th, 2013 ‐ Duncan, BC, Canada – It may have been a soggy start to the season, but the Queen
Margaret’s School Equestrian Team didn’t let the weather bring them down at the British Columbia Hunter
Jumper Association (BCHJA) Fall Finals at Thunderbird Show Park, Langley the weekend of September 21‐22.
Weather aside, the BCHJA Fall Finals is an incredibly challenging competition for riders of all levels to compete at.
“We enjoy taking team members to this show in Langley because of the great facilities, wonderful riders and team
atmosphere,” explains QMS Head Coach Cheryl Keith. “Their poise and professionalism were there each time they
entered the arena.”
Christine Coels (Grade 10) on QMS’ Clockwork continued her winning streak with a Championship win in 2’3” Short
Stirrup Hunter and Reserve Champion 2’6” Pre‐Children’s Equitation, while teammate Kassidy Keith rode Wallabee
to a Championship finish in the B Equitation division.
Grade 10 rider Catherine Rankin’s horse Go Shorty has been called “the little engine that could” and continues to
earn top marks in the Pacific Northwest. Not only did Rankin ride him to win Champion in 3’ Children’s Equitation
(14 & Under) and Reserve Champion in the 3’ Children’s Hunter (14 & Under), Cheryl Keith chose to compete with
him as well. Keith describes Go Shorty as an outstanding horse.
Keith won 3’3” Pre‐Green Champion on Go Shorty and stunned the audience in the BCHJA Canadian Hunter Derby
division by earning a score of 93, plus 20 bonus points for a total of 113. “This was the highest score we have seen
all year in the Canadian Hunter Derby series at Thunderbird,” says Jane Tidball, President Thunderbird Show Park.
“Go Shorty is a real favourite at Thunderbird. Congratulations!”


About Queen Margaret’s School
Established in 1921, Queen Margaret's School (QMS) is located on 27 country‐like acres in Duncan, BC. QMS offers
a co‐ed ECE Program and Junior School (Kindergarten‐Grade 6), all boys Grade 7/8 Program, University‐Preparatory
School for girls (Grades 7‐12) and all girls Boarding School (Grades 6‐12). Queen Margaret’s School is home to
Canada's only on‐campus Equestrian Riding Program and a small intensive ESL Program. The school's
comprehensive scholastic and extra‐curricular programs provide opportunities for achievement and personal
growth through academics, sports, visual and performing arts, riding and community service.

660 Brownsey Avenue
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada V9L 1C2
T (250) 746‐4185 | F (250) 746‐4187 | hpicard@qms.bc.ca
www.qms.bc.ca


For more information or to arrange an interview please contact:
Hayley Picard
Communications Coordinator
Queen Margaret’s School
250‐746‐4185 ext. 236 | hpicard@qms.bc.ca

Technology Platform Revolutionizes Horse Show Tradition

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   November 9, 2011 21:48

 

 

HorseShow.com

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Nov 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Horse enthusiasts worldwide can now take advantage of the launch of HorseShow.com, a revolutionary online platform for equestrians to instantly compete and network with a global audience. Offering a modern approach to an old tradition, HorseShow.com offers members year-round access to a variety of online competitions for multiple breeds and disciplines.

Upon its launch, HorseShow.com is presenting three horse shows, which will award ribbons and a total of $17,500 in prize money. Competitive riders and horse enthusiasts can enter today through mid-December to compete in the Landmark Hunter Challenge, the Arabian Liberty Fall Classic and the Fall Harvest Dressage Festival.

"Offering this unique online resource for competitions has leveled the playing field in the horse world, making participation in horse shows more affordable and accessible, for those at all levels and interests," said Jeff Sloan, founder of HorseShow.com. "Through HorseShow.com, we are excited to expand the base of horse show enthusiasts, attracting more people to horse sports and thereby supporting and energizing the horse show community."

To enter in to a HorseShow.com competition, participants simply video record their performance, upload it to HorseShow.com, and enter their class or level. HorseShow.com has carefully chosen a panel of nationally recognized judges that will review participants' entries and provide a complete scorecard offering expert feedback.

HorseShow.com. members can create a network of other competitors, earn sponsored awards, obtain educational information, and be judged by professionals -- gaining a competitive advantage for both online and traditional shows. Cost to participate in an online show through HorseShow.com is $15.

The powerful team behind HorseShow.com is a combination of equestrians and technology experts led by visionary entrepreneur and HorseShow.com founder, Jeff Sloan. Sloan's keen eye for business and his passion for horses of have evolved into a revolutionary platform that allows horse enthusiasts the opportunity to take an age-old tradition of horse showing and compete online. Joining Sloan is noted dressage expert and horse sport insider Gil Merrick, who brings his years of experience as a competitive rider and trainer to his role as director of online shows. To become a member and view show entry dates, visit www.horseshow.com .

Sources:  http://www.horseshow.com http://www.marketwatch.com/horseshowcom-launches-equestrian-competitions-online-2011-11-09

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