Ice Horse is proud to announce the addition of new team riders, Liz Halliday-Sharp, Caroline Martin, and Sara Kozumplik Murphy. All three riders compete at the international, FEI-level for Three-Day Eventing and utilize Ice Horse products to provide the best cold therapy for their respective strings. “Ice Horse and Eventing really go hand in hand,” said Julie, Ice Horse CEO and owner. “Ice Horse cold therapy products are clinically proven to stay colder longer and to cool inflammation better than any other equine cold therapy option. From dressage to cross-country to stadium jumping, the Eventing sport demands a lot from the horses’ bodies and legs, and there’s no better way to maintain, or treat, soundness than with consistent application of Ice Horse products.” Liz Halliday-Sharp agrees on the importance of cold therapy for her horses. Keeping her horses sound is a key factor in achieving her accomplished record, which includes winning the 2020 U.S. Eventing Rider of the Year title in addition to landing on the top of the international leaderboard with the most FEI wins in 2020. Halliday-Sharp is a favorite to make the U.S. team for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. “I absolutely love the Ice Horse products for my horses,” said Halliday-Sharp. “The Cold Capsule inserts are secured easily with velcro, and they stay in place on the horses’ legs. The Ice Horse boots are great for the young horses that may get nervous standing in big boots or tubs, and the upper-level horses benefit from Ice Horse’s superior coverage.” “It is so hard to keep most ice products cold, but I have never had a problem with these.” Halliday-Sharp added. “And the Cold Capsule inserts are small enough that they fit in freezers or coolers for no-hassle transport when we are on the road. Ice Horse is absolutely what I would recommend for horses for all levels and needs.” Halliday-Sharp’s most-used Ice Horse products for her string are the Ice Horse Tendon Wraps (starting at $59.95).https://icehorse.com/products/tendon-wraps/ Caroline Martin is another well-known name in the sport, having earned multiple titles and championships as a young rider. She was also named to the U.S. Developing Rider and Team Training lists every year for nearly a decade. And at the young age of 26, Martin has already represented the country in multiple international team competitions and is shortlisted for the upcoming Olympic Games. “I’m so amazed with Ice Horse products,” Martin said. “I had been searching for a product to use when our horses finish a jump school or a gallop that would actually stay cold on their legs, without making them nervous. I also struggled to find a product that would stay in difficult areas like hocks and stifles. “Ice Horse wraps stay in place, are easy to use, and don’t spook the horses. Horses can move around all they want in Ice Horse, including on hauls home after local events or on walks back to the barns after cross-country. “Best of all, the Cold Capsule inserts actually stay cold and secured on the horses, no matter what. With a busy import sales business, I feel the Ice Horse products are also the perfect introduction for young horses, especially 4-year-olds, into icing. Ice Horse helps my horses feel their best and gives me the peace of mind that I’m doing everything I can for their soundness.” In addition to the leg wraps, Martin likes to utilize the Ice Horse Back Blanket ($169.95) to relieve any back soreness. The Back Blanket can also be used with heat inserts for heat therapy.https://icehorse.com/products/back-blanket-1/ Sara Kozumplik Murphy is an international competitor in both Eventing and in Show Jumping. Additionally, she is a well-respected and sought-after coach and horse trainer and is known for producing quality horses. “Ice Horse was the solution after a long search for effective cold therapy,” said Kozumplik Murphy. “For years prior, our busy, professional barn grew tired of using cumbersome and substandard equipment to ice our horses’ legs after galloping and jumping. We needed an alternative solution that was effective, practical, and not time-consuming—which is exactly what Ice Horse offers. “Ice Horse leg, body, and hoof care are designed to offer the best combination of compression and cold therapy to reduce inflammation. Not only are the Ice Horse products easy to use, but I noticed a huge difference in the coolness and tightness of my horses’ legs after using Ice Horse. Gone are the days of ice packs melting or boots slipping because Ice Horse doesn’t move and its Cold Capsules stay freezing cold for hours.” “These products are so easy to use that anyone at any level can effectively and confidently use Ice Horse without supervision,” Kozumplik Murphy added. “We now haul our horses home from local events wearing various Ice Horse products. These products are a game-changer for our program.” Kozumplik Murphy finds the Ice Horse Hock Wraps (starting at $79.95) to be helpful in icing an area that would otherwise be difficult to treat. https://icehorse.com/products/hock-wraps/ Ice Horse is proud to sponsor these three, exceptional athletes. They join the Ice Horse team that includes other top, international Eventers such as Lauren Kieffer and Buck Davidson.
Ice Horse Behind the Scenes Sharon Classen served as one of the International Equestrian Federation’s few “Permitted Equine Therapists” at the World Equestrian Games this past week. Sharon’s WEG role included helping competitors from across the globe who are not able to bring their own physical therapist. Sharon worked with the American reining team, the Bolivian show jumpers, the Irish Eventers and Para Dressage pairs. Sharon trusts Ice Horse cryotherapy when treating her high-performance clients. "Here at WEG using Ice Horse ice packs to treat the athletes... the ice packs are excellent and helping to keep these athletes performing to their best- love them!" - Sharon Classen Permitted Equine Therapist Ice Horse Riders Represented at WEG Jumpers Earn Gold An impressive jump round by Ice Horse Rider Laura Kraut and Zeremonie helped the US Team win gold for the first time in 32 years! 🇺🇸 🏅 Driving to Victory Ice Horse Driver Chester Weber and the U.S. team secured their first ever gold medal. Chester also received an Individual Silver in Combined Driving! Reining Supreme Congratulations are in order for Cade McCutcheon and everyone at Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses for the winning the gold medal! 🏅 We are thrilled to be a part of their team! Congratulations to all our riders! #betterbymiles
Objectives: Digital cryotherapy is commonly used for laminitis prophylaxis and treatment. Currently validated methods for distal limb cryotherapy involve wet application or compression technology. There is a need for a practical, affordable, dry cryotherapy method that effectively cools the digit. The objective of this study was to evaluate the hoof wall surface temperatures (HWSTs) achieved with a novel dry cryotherapy technology. Design: Repeated-measures in vivo experimental study. Setting: Experimental intervention at a single site. Participants 6 systemically healthy horses (3 mares, 3 geldings). Interventions Cryotherapy was applied to six horses for eight hours with a commercially available rubber and rubber and welded fabricice boot, which extended proximally to include the foot and pastern. Reusable malleable cold therapy packs were secured against the foot and pastern with the three built-in hook-and-loop fastener panels. Primary and secondary outcome measures HWST and pastern surface temperature of the cryotherapy-treated limb, HWST of the control limb and ambient temperature were recorded every five minutes throughout the study period. Results: Results were analysed with mixed-effects multivariable regression analysis. The HWST (median 11.1°C, interquartile range 8.6°C–14.7°C) in the cryotherapy-treated limb was significantly decreased compared with the control limb (median 29.7°C, interquartile range 28.9°C–30.4°C) (P≤0.001). Cryotherapy limb HWST reached a minimum of 6.75°C (median) with an interquartile range of 4.1°C–9.3°C. Minimum HWST was achieved 68 minutes after cryotherapy pack application. Conclusions: Dry application of cryotherapy significantly reduced HWST and reached minimums below the therapeutic target of 10°C. This cryotherapy method might offer an effective alternative for digital cooling. Read Full Article
Sonoma, CA. – Ice Horse®, a leading producer of equine cold therapy products, is proud to announce that the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has selected Ice Horse as their Official Cold Therapy Products. As the health, welfare and safety of America’s top equine athletes is a primary concern for the USEF, Ice Horse is delighted to partner with this venerable organization. Ice Horse’s array of non-prescriptive, non-invasive cold therapy products are proven effective ways for maintaining equine joint health and facilitating post-injury rehabilitation. Unlike standard gel-based products, Ice Horse products use state-of-the-artCold Capsule™ technology which is ice water-based. Recent tests have shown that Ice Horse’s cold wrap products stay colder more than twice as long as gel-based products, helping soothe inflamed tendons and joints more effectively. “We’re delighted that our top quality cold therapy products are being recognized for their efficacy,” said IceHorse CEO Julie Garella, “and we look forward to a successful partnership with the USEF, by bringing these safe and effective treatments to equine athletes everywhere.” Ice Horse products come in an array of forms to treat all kinds of physical issues, including tendon, hock and suspensory wraps, back blankets and boots for icing the hoof and are at available in tack shops nationwide and here, www.icehorse.net.
The Canadian Equestrian Team (CET) is pleased to announce they have selected MacKinnon Products’ Ice Horse as their official cold therapy treatment for the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics to be held in Rio August 05 - 21. “We were thrilled to receive a call” said Julie Garella, Ice Horse CEO. “CET let us know the team had selected Ice Horse products once again as their cold therapy solution for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The results were so good for Pan American Games in 2015 that the CET decided to use an assortment of products from Big Black Boots to Back Blankets while training for, and competing at, the upcoming Olympics 2016.” Canadian dressage and eventing Team horse therapist, Dr. Usha Knabe speaks to the benefits of Ice Horse products, “Ice therapy is an age old method and we have been using it in international sport for a long time. What Ice Horse has been able to provide is a solution for easy to use, consistent and reliable ice therapy. Ice Horse products allow you to access multiple areas like the back, stifle, knee and hock. You also know that it’s not too cold and that you are providing effective treatment. With these products we have been able to provide ice therapy to our team horses and the results speak for themselves.” About Ice HorseFor over 15 years Ice Horse has been the trusted name in cold therapy for horses and riders. The products feature inserts which when frozen turn to soft fluffy snow, mold to the horse legs and stay cold for over two hours. To learn more visit www.icehorse.net About the Canadian Equestrian Team:The Canadian Equestrian Team (CET), a committee of Equine Canada, is responsible for developing, selecting and training all international teams in the eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). These eight include the three Olympic disciplines of dressage, eventing and jumping, as well as driving, endurance, para-equestrian, reining and vaulting. The CET sends Canadian riders across the globe to compete individually and as a team at the Olympic Games, Pan American Games, World Equestrian Games, World Cups, and more. To learn more, visit www.equinecanada.ca.
The Canadian Equestrian Team (CET) is pleased to announce they have selected MacKinnon Products’ Ice Horse as their official cold therapy treatment for the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics to be held in Rio August 05 - 21. “We were thrilled to receive a call” said Julie Garella, Ice Horse CEO. “CET let us know the team had selected Ice Horse products once again as their cold therapy solution for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The results were so good for Pan American Games in 2015 that the CET decided to use an assortment of products from Big Black Boots to BackBlankets while training for, and competing at, the upcoming Olympics 2016.” Canadian dressage and eventing Team horse therapist, Dr. Usha Knabe speaks to the benefits of Ice Horse products, “Ice therapy is an age old method and we have been using it in international sport for a long time. What Ice Horse has been able to provide is a solution for easy to use, consistent and reliable ice therapy. Ice Horse products allow you to access multiple areas like the back, stifle, knee and hock. You also know that it’s not too cold and that you are providing effective treatment. With these products we have been able to provide ice therapy to our team horses and the results speak for themselves.” About Ice HorseFor over 15 years Ice Horse has been the trusted name in cold therapy for horses and riders. The products featureinserts which when frozen turn to soft fluffy snow, mold to the horse legs and stay cold for over two hours. To learn more visit www.icehorse.net About the Canadian Equestrian TeamThe Canadian Equestrian Team (CET), a committee of Equine Canada, is responsible for developing, selecting and training all international teams in the eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). These eight include the three Olympic disciplines of dressage, eventing and jumping, as well as driving, endurance, para-equestrian, reining and vaulting. The CET sends Canadian riders across the globe to compete individually and as a team at the Olympic Games, Pan American Games, World Equestrian Games, World Cups, and more. To learn more, visit www.equinecanada.ca.
RELEASE: April 13, 2016 AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: USEF Communications Department -Laura Kraut (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named 10 athletes and their horses to the Short List for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team. The athletes and their horses will compete in designated CSIO/CSI observation events taking place May 12 – June 26, 2016. The following athletes and horses have been named to the Short List for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team (in alphabetical order): Lucy Davis (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Old Oak Farm’s Barron, a 2004 Belgian Warmblood gelding Margie Engle (Wellington, Fla.) and Elm Rock Partners, LLC’s Royce, a 2004 Oldenburg stallion Kent Farrington (Wellington, Fla.) with Robin Parsky and his own Gazelle, a 2006 Belgian Warmblood mare, and Amalaya Investments’ Voyeur, a 2002 KWPN gelding Lauren Hough (Wellington, Fla.) and The Ohlala Group’s Ohlala, a 2004 Swedish Warmblood mare Reed Kessler (Lexington, Ky.) and Kessler Show Stable’s Cylana, a 2002 Belgian Warmblood mare Laura Kraut (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) with Old Willow Farms, LLC’s Deauville S, a 2006 Holsteiner gelding, and Zeremonie, a 2007 Holsteiner mare Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.) with Abigail Wexner’s Breitling LS, a 2006 Dutch Warmblood stallion, Cortes ‘C’, a 2002 Belgian Warmblood gelding, Quister, a 2004 Selle Francais gelding, and Simon, a 1999 KWPN gelding Todd Minikus (Loxahatchee, Fla.) and Jack Snyder’s Babalou 41, a 2005 Oldenburg mare Callan Solem (Glennmore, Pa.) and Horseshoe Trail Farm, LLC’s VDL Wizard, a 2003 KWPN gelding McLain Ward (Brewester, N.Y.) with Double H Farm & Francois Mathy’s HH Azur, a 2006 Belgian Warmblood mare, and Sagamore Farm's Rothchild, a 2001 Warmblood gelding Further information regarding the U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team selection process can be found on USEF.org. All nominations to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team are subject to approval by the United States Olympic Committee. The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF Sponsors and Members. Link to Article
Ice Horse chills out with Wine County Barrel Racers WCBR is thrilled to announce that Ice Horse® will be the official sponsor of the "Dream Team" competition at the Wine Country Barrel Racer’s Firecracker Race, July 2 & 3, and the WCBR Finals Oct 29 & 30, 2016. For over 15 years Ice Horse has set the standard for Equine cold therapy products. “Barrel horses work hard and should be treated just like an athlete.” Says Ice Horse owner Julie Garella. “With regular use, our products can help equine athletes prevent injury, perform better and recover faster after a run. “ Company reps will be on hand during the events to provide education and talk about the benefits of using cold therapy daily and will demonstrate how to use the Ice Horse products. “Understanding how to select and use the correct cold therapy products is the key to achieving results” says Garella. Suspensory ligaments, tendons, pasterns, knees, hooves, hocks, stifles and sore backs are the equine body parts currently addressed by Ice Horse’s ever-growing product line. To get a head start visit www.icehorse.net and see how you can protect, perform and recover you horse faster by using Ice Horse products. Face Book Link: facebook.com/IceHorseEquine @icehorse_equine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Canada Knows Cold: Canadian Equestrian Team Selects Ice Horse Cold Therapy The Canadian Equestrian Team (CET) is pleased to announce they have selected MacKinnon Products’ Ice Horse as their official cold therapy treatment for the 2015 Pan American Games to be held in Toronto July 12-26. “We were thrilled to have received a call from one of the team veterinarians in late spring,” said Julie Garella, Ice Horse CEO. “They let us know the team had tried a couple of Ice Horse products at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in France. So good were the results, that the CET decided to use an assortment of products from Big Black Boots to Back Blankets while training for, and competing at, the upcoming games.” Canadian Eventing team veterinarian, Dr. Christiana Ober speaks to the benefits of Ice Horse products, “The Ice Horse products are an integral part of our preventive maintenance and soundness program. We use them after gallops and hard schools to prevent inflammation in legs and joints. We have used the boots religiously leading up to and during the TORONTO 2015 Pan American games. I believe in these products and their ability to alleviate inflammation.” About Ice Horse: For over 15 years Ice Horse has been the trusted name in cold therapy for horses and riders. The products feature inserts which when frozen turn to soft fluffy snow, mold to the horse legs and stay cold for over two hours. To learn more visit www.icehorse.net. About the Canadian Equestrian Team The Canadian Equestrian Team (CET), a committee of Equine Canada, is responsible for developing, selecting and training all international teams in the eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). These eight include the three Olympic disciplines of dressage, eventing and jumping, as well as driving, endurance, para-equestrian, reining and vaulting. The CET sends Canadian riders across the globe to compete individually and as a team at the Olympic Games, Pan American Games, World Equestrian Games, World Cups, and more. To learn more, visit www.equinecanada.ca.
Ice Horse, the most trusted name in equine cold therapy today announced a major design change making the application of cold therapy for equine athletes easier than ever to apply. Over the past few years the company developed a breathable wrap using a pocket to hold the ice packs. The wrap itself stretches to provide even compression on the area being treated. The latest enhancement allows ice packs to Velcro directly onto the wrap. Julie Garella, CEO of MacKinnon Products that manufactures Ice Horse says “We had a lot of calls from caregivers telling us how much they liked our product, but wishing they didn’t have to fiddle around with placing the ice packs into sleeves inside the wraps. It took us awhile to figure out a design that would allow the ice to Velcro directly on the wrap, without compromising the elasticity, which is, provides maximum compression of the ice against the leg. This enhancement achieves both. “ The new design elements mark the company’s foray into the veterinary and equine orthopedic markets. “Everyone understands a cold sack of peas on a sore area” says Garella. “Our products simply make the application on horses easy to use and cost effective”. Dr. Mark Revenaugh of Northwest Equine Performance and veterinarian for the United States Equestrian Team agrees. “Cold therapy is oftentimes the best treatment for sport horse injuries. Standing your horse in a snow bank or an ice-cold stream is optimal, but those options are not always practical. I’ve found Ice Horse to be a great option: it’s easy to use, practical, and highly effective.” For customers with the pocket style wraps, “don’t worry“ says Garella. The new ice packs come with a strip covering the Velcro so they are still compatible with the pocketed version. All Ice Horse products still proudly made in the United States.
Lunch & Learn: Cryotherapy For the Equine Athlete- Not Only Laminitis Prevention When: February 5, 2015, 11:30 am- 1:00 pm Where: The Wellington Club at PBIEC. 3400 Equestrian Club Drive. Wellington, FL Presenters: Robert P. Boswell, DVM- Equine Practitioner (Wellington, FL) James A. Orsini, DVM, Dip ACVS- New Bolton Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Sponsored by: Ice Horse, Merial, & Thoroughbred Education Research Foundation (TERF) About: This lecture is part of the educational series held at the Winter Equine Festival in Wellington Florida. Presenters will discuss the importance of Cryotherapy for not only preventing laminitis, but also reducing injuries caused by daily exercise and training routines. It is a must see presentation for everyone who wants to keep their equine athlete in top form. Come Join us as we sponsor the Educational Lecture on Cryotherapy and the importance of icing as part of your daily equine routine.
2014 was an incredible year for both Ice Horse and Ice Horse sponsored riders! We celebrate this year ending with an impressive list of accomplishments by our riders including (but not limited to): 3 newly signed sponsored rider, 4 riders who competed at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, 1 World Championship, 1 non pro coach of the year award, the newly crowned USEA highest scoring horse OF ALL TIME, a USEF Emerson Burr Trophy for the second consecutive year (the highest honor in Hunters), 1 World Champion in Barrel Racing, and a woman who has won a competition no other woman has won: the Pacific Coast Open 20 Goal Championship at the Santa Barbara Polo Club. Ice Horse has worked tirelessly this year to spread the word about our products and enhance the lives of horses around the globe! We have welcomed new partnerships with vets, vet clinics, trainers, riders and tack stores and have expanded sales and marketing internationally with partnerships in Europe and Canada. The Ice Horse team took 2014 by the horns with rigorous show and training schedules that would make the energizer bunny cringe! But with the help of Ice Horse products, each rider was able to end the year with some impressive titles to add to their list of accomplishments. Kerstie Allen competed in a huge number of events with many wins and awards in 2014. Most impressively, Kerstie was the first woman to every win the Pacific Coast Open High goal competition Championship at the Santa Barbara Polo Club. She was also the only woman to compete at this prestigious event this year. Fallon Taylor and her well-known mare, BabyFlo, won about a dozen rodeos this year on what she calls the “rodeo road” including two rounds at the National Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas, where Fallon was also named the 2014 Barrel Racing World Champion and was awarded “Best Dressed” for the second Year in a row! Fallon somehow also found time to train and “season” numerous young horses for the future and helped to change helmet laws for young Barrel Racing competitors with her “#Whatthehelmet” campaign. Jon Roeser, another Ice Horse Sponsored rider holding a World Champion title in the Reined Cow Horse discipline, had a very busy and successful year. Jon has been busy riding a group of young stock, breeding at his Ranch in California, and showing the crowd pleasing, Judge Boon, owned by Red Tail Ranch. Jon is currently preparing for the Worlds Greatest Horseman Championship (a title he has already won 3 times: 2000, 2003, & 2004) which takes place at the NRCHA World Championship Show. Reiner Matt Mills took the year to bring up a lot of young horses including “Gotta Trigger Man” and “Whimps Cool Breeze” both 4 year old stallions to watch! Matt and Gotta Trigger Man finished in the Top 10 in the ultra-competitive $75,000 Shoot-Out at the 2014 NRHA Futurity. Matt Palmer, another Reiner, competed on numerous young and trained horses and won the $3,000 Added Open at the 2014 Summer Slide in on Smart Chic Katie. He also placed in the Top 15 at the Level 3 Open Finals at the NRBC. Mark Rafacz was awarded the NRHA Non Pro coach of the year and continued to grow his business, train his clients, and work with young horses throughout the 2014 show season. Our final Reiner, Tom McCutcheon, competed in the 2014 FEI Alltech World Equestrian games with very impressive scores on his ride, Dun Git a Nicadual and was also the 2014 NCRHA open L4 Co-Championship on “Survivorman”. In 2015, Tom will be focusing on Young Stock and his online horse help website: Virtual Horse Help. Ice Horse Dressage rider Lars Petersen competed at the WEG, ending up 28th individually and 7th with the Danish Team on his beautiful mare, Mariett. He also won or placed in many other national and international Grand Prix, most notable the CDI4* Grand Prix in Hamburg on Mariett as well. In 2015, Lars will continue to compete with this mare as well as with another great horse, Willano, at international competitions. Olympian Jan Ebeling, our newest sponsored rider, had a very successful “Farewell Tour” with his long-time mount, Rafalca, before officially retiring her from competition in 2014. Jan and Rafalca competed together in four World Cup competitions (2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012), acquired numerous international wins, and were the highest ranked USA combination at the 2011 World Cup in Leipzig, Germany. Reese Koffler-Stanfield and her clients had a great year of showing at various levels, while Reese focused on bringing up Zodion, whom she hopes to compete at the Grand Prix level in 2015. Reese will also be looking to qualify for the 2015 Young Horse Finals with Elancourt. Ice Horse Hunter rider Hope Glynn, had a great year with her horses, riding Roccoco to a first place finish in the USHJA International Hunter Derby at Sonoma Horse Park and another first place with King’s Peak in the $30,000 WCHR West Coast Hunter Spectacular. Hope took a trip out to the East Coast with various clients and top mount, Woodstock, where she put in some great rounds, ending up 4th at the USHJA International Derby Finals in Kentucky and second in the Franktown Meadows USHJA International Hunter Derby. While on the East Coast, Hope competed against Ice Horse rider Liza Towell-Boyd, who won the 2014 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships for the second time in a row. This is the first time that any single rider has claimed victory in the prestigious class twice. She was also awarded the USEF’s Emerson Burr Trophy (the highest honor in Hunters) for the second year in a row and was nominated for the 2014 USEF Equestrian of the Year (results have not yet been announced). She also gave birth to her daughter, Adeline. Susie Hutchison, Rich Fellers, Joie Gatlin, and Laura Kraut all competed in international competitions with much success and will be focusing on the show season in 2015. Rich Fellers and his long time mount, Flexible, won the World Cup Qualifying Grand Prix at the Sacramento International Show so we will look forward to seeing what they do in 2015. Ice Horse Eventing rider Gina Miles moved to a new farm in May of 2014 and will continue to work on renovations and upgrades in 2015 while she continues to train and show new a couple of new horse: SVR Ron (whom she is aiming to take to Rolex 2015) and RF Scotland Yard and RF Lanacapri. Buck Davidson’s year was full of wins and awards including the Jersey Fresh CCI3* with Copper Beach, Bromont CCI* with Be Mine, and numerous wins with his 2014 FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games mount, Ballynoe Castle RN, who earned the USEA highest scoring horse of ALL TIME. Buck capped off his impressive year with a wedding. Congratulations to Buck and Andrea from team Ice Horse! Clayton Fredericks, focused on training the Canadian Eventing team last year and will continue to do so in 2015. Lucinda Fredericks, has an exciting year coming up for 2015. She said “we have lots of clinics organized in the UK and abroad for 2015. A big step for Millie and Marley next year aiming for 2* as well as Cos I will. With the sale of Flying Finish and MR Sydney Rocks to secure Rosegarth, it would now be great to fill their places with a couple of new high level rides.” And finally, a recap of Chester Weber’s year… Now, we don’t play favorites because we have such an incredible group of people on our team, but Chester has to drive 4 horses at once, which means we have to we have cheer for 4 horses each time he wins. So every time Chester is successful, the entire Ice Horse office is filled with excitement. His accomplishments this year include the Individual Silver Medal in Four-in-Hand Driving at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, as well as an impressive win at the CAI3* Windsor, where he was given a prize from the Queen of England herself! He was the first ever American to win the Four-in- Hand competition at CAIO4* in Aachen, and set an unprecedented dressage score of 30.89 at Kingdom of the Sun CDF, earning himself the nickname, Mr.Dressage. He currently holds the lead as the Top Driver in the World on the FEI Four-in-Hand Standings. We would like to take this time to thank all of our sponsored riders for such a wonderful year, to congratulate them on their successes and to welcome the three riders whom we signed this year: Jon Roeser, Kerstie Allen, and Jan Ebeling. We are so grateful to have you on our team and we look forward to 2015 with all of our riders and dealers! Photos by Shannon Brinkman and from our sponsored riders themselves. Happy New Year!