EquestriSol News: April 20, 2010

2010 FEI World Cup Finals Commentary
Competitive riders have many goals and overcome numerous obstacles, literally and psychologically, to achieve these goals. When a name is synonymous with the best of the best, having won Olympic Gold Medals, international titles and countless Grand Prix events, that individual has clearly earned recognition and deserves respect.

That is how we see McLain Ward. Granted he and his father have a tainted past, but as McLain points out that was over a decade ago and he has had a completely clean record ever since. He expects extra scrutiny and often has to endure it. However he continues to be at the top of his game, winning on numerous horses, of course the most famous to date is the fabulous Sapphire.

We all know full well this could’ve been their World Cup victory year. They came so incredibly close last year in Vegas against Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum and Shutterfly, an awesome competition until the very end. After Friday’s class McLain and Sapphire were on the path to potentially claim the title this year.

Then hypersensitivity happened. Seems sadly unjust to those of us who were routing from afar. Takes the wind out of the competition sails. From what we’ve read, what is sad and disheartening for thousands of us who support and participate in equestrian sport was an absolute nightmare for McLain and his team.

A mare who has proven time and time again to be a winner, has no history of unsoundness, whom had just won top placings in the first two rounds of the FEI World Cup Final, continues to jog sound and clearly is a competitor – why at this stage in her career could she test as hypersensitive to the point of elimination for her own safety? It may be ‘protocol’ but is it logical?

What makes this decision the right one? Why do these individuals get absolute power to eliminate with no appeal or recourse? How is that clean sport? It seems to put too much power in the hands of a few. It certainly presents a serious issue for the future of the sport. When does hypersensitivity make sense in a seasoned horse?

So many unanswered questions.

We congratulate Marcus Ehning, who is a tremendous talent and impeccable rider. Congratulations also go to US riders Mario Deslauriers, Richard Spooner and Rich Fellers, all in the top twelve. We only wish they and all the other competitors would’ve competed against McLain.

Here are several links to find out more:
– PhelpsSports.com – includes an exclusive interview with McLain and a conversation with Rodrigo Pessoa & Jimmy Torano (must be a member to read)
– The Chronicle of the Horse
– USEF – look for World Cup releases
– We Support McLain Ward and Sapphire – Facebook group
– McLain and Sapphire – Facebook group


EquestriSol News: June 16, 2009

We are pleased to announce the launch of www.fremonthillsllc.com – Wendy, Debbi and Missy of Fremont Hills were also featured in this month’s edition of California Riding Magazine.

And we are excited to hear about all of the West Coast coverage planned in upcoming issues of The Chronicle of the Horse. Wishing the best to riders at Spruce, Europe and here at home.

Keep the feedback coming, we love hearing from all of you…

EquestriSol News: October 2005

Ad Campaigns
EquestriSol’s innovative team created the first centerfold ad which ran in the Fall Issue of Show Circuit Magazine featuring top Young Rider Shelby Walter. Now off to college at the University of Colorado at Boulder, we want to congratulate Shelby on a fantastic span of success from ponies to jumpers and wish her all the best in school.

EquestriSol specializes in custom ad campaigns that put your equine business, horse or congratulatory ad in the forefront of any equine publication. However, a well-designed ad is only one aspect of an effective ad campaign. EquestriSol’s knowledgeable staff listens and responds to your needs by offering creative concepts and a strategic plan that suit your goals and budget. To learn more about our custom ad design and consultation services, email us at [email protected] or contact our Marketing Specialist at 310.351.9244.

Upcoming Websites
EquestriSol is working with a few prominent trainers on their new websites. We will announce their online grand openings sometime soon so stay tuned!

Whether your business is established in the industry or just starting, a professional and polished website is certain to enhance your image and increase brand awareness. EquestriSol has extensive expertise in website management, consultation and design. To schedule an evaluation with us, please email [email protected] or contact our Marketing Specialist at 310.351.9244

Also Coming Soon!
EquestriSol’s new and vastly improved website is scheduled to launch in November, just in time for the holiday season! The website explains every aspect of who we are and what we do. Plus we will be developing an online marketing resource for all your needs from sale horses to educational seminars. We’ve been working hard and can’t wait for the equestrian community to come for a virtual visit.

Log on today (it’s free!) and read Zazou Hoffman’s Column recently updated with her articles on preparing for the demanding Foxfield Jumping Derby and competing in the east coast medal finals.

While you’re visiting, don’t forget to list all of your fabulous sale horses. Prices are reasonable and there is no better place to display your premium equine athlete.

EqSol Articles
Articles on H/J happenings on the West Coast written by Jackie Freundlich were featured in the July 8th and September 9th issues of The Chronicle of the Horse. Be sure to get a copy!