by Gabriella Valsecchi

I’ve worked with cavalletti all my life, starting with hunters when I was a child. I had a very creative British instructor, Judy Whiting. She had us kids doing every kind of cavalletti and pole combination she could think of so her students and their mounts would be flexible when negotiating jump courses. It was great fun and our show results of numerous blues reflected its effectiveness.

by Diana DeRosa

“Horses like John French,” remarked Jack Towell of Camden, S.C., one of five judges who scored French as the 2000 Chronicle of the Horse Professional World Championship Hunter Rider on Oct. 6. French finished with a high-point total of 360.80. The championship was sponsored by Carol and Gordon Stillwell, of Stillwell Hansen, Inc., was presented by the American Hunter Jumper Foundation and hosted during the Capital Challenge Horse Show at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, Md.

by Rita Juanita Mock

For equestrian sports, such as three-day eventing, to gain the mass following that, for example, football and movies enjoy, it needs more charismatic personalities like 2000 Olympic Individual Eventing Gold Medallist, David O’Connor.

Royal Ascot is not all about glamour and the top grade one races. Thanks to the history of the meeting, the Royal Hunt Cup, although not the best quality race of the meeting is invariably one of the most unpredictable and most exciting races for horse race betting fans. Invariably, it is run on the second day of Royal Ascot. Although the premium Prince of Wales. Stakes tends to grab the headlines, the Royal Hunt Cup promises to be quite a spectacle. The race itself is a flat handicap race, run over a course of just one mile.