Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ecogold sponsors PRO/AM Team Competition Series

The Professional Riders Organization introduces the PRO/AM Team Competition Series where juniors/young riders and adult riders team up with professional riders in a fun, educational team format. The kick-off of the series will be June 26-27 at the Surefire Farm Horse Trials in Purcellville, VA.
Offered in addition to the eventing levels at each competition, the PRO/AM Team Competition Series pairs a professional rider with three or four junior/young riders and adult riders competing at the Beginner Novice,Novice and Training levels.

PRO/AM teams vie for prizes and ribbons in a score sheet competition. Each competitor will receive a gift for entering the team competition, a team photo, and a course walk and coaching tips from their PRO rider.

Members of the winning team at each competition will receive prizes, such as Ecogold’s Secure XC saddle pad.

“PRO is excited to be able to offer an occasion for professionals to come together with young riders and adult riders in a new way,” said Samantha Lendl, PRO Executive Director “We hope that this will be a fun format that offers some educational opportunities to participating riders.”

PRO/AM Team Competition Series schedule:
• Surefire Farm Horse Trials – June 26-27 (Purcellville,VA)
• Cosequin Stuart Horse Trials and CIC*/CIC** – July 15-18 (Victor, NY)
• Woodside Horse Trials August 13-15 (Woodside, CA)
• Richland Park Horse Trials August 26-29 (Richland, MI)
• Twin Rivers Horse Trials – September 24-26 (Paso Robles,CA)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Diana Burnett's horse Rocco wants his neighbor's halter

Every barn has a trouble-maker... meet Rocco, a multi-talented horse from Diana Burnett Eventing - Canada short listed Event Team member, who rides in Ecogold Saddle pads and horse boots. Rocco really likes his neighbor's halter and would like to have it. LOL!

Shannon Dueck and Ayscha at CDI Weisbaden

Ecogold rider Shannon Dueck was thrilled with Ayscha's performance at their first European show at CDI Weisbaden. Their scores were 66.213 in the Grand Prix and 65.208 in the Grand Prix Special. Both days, a different German judge gave them 69 and 68, respectively. How's that for a debut in Europe! Shannon rides in Ecogold's Stabilizer Dressage Saddle pad and is looking forward to showing at Lingen with even more brillance!

Here are some photos, taken by Shannon and Canada's Team Coach, Olympian Champion Robert Dover (who has a very popular blog at

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Watch Shannon Dueck and Ayscha live from CDI Wiesbaden

Ecogold rider Shannon Dueck is riding this morning at 9:45 Eastern Standard time at the CDI Wiesbaden.

Click on this link to watch live:

other Canadian riders
Belinda Trussel at 8:15
Bonny Bonnello at 9:00
Wendy Christoff at 10:30

Go Canada!

Thursday, May 20, 2010 reports that Sapphire's Urine and Blood tests from World Cup are Clean

As we suspected, Sapphire's urine and blood tests from the FEI World Cup Finals have been proven negative. Results were made public by the FEI today.

Click to read the entire report from