The Olympics and SBS

July 08, 2016

Posted by SBS in General Interest

Abdullah In August, the 2016 Summer Olympic Games will commence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This year’s equestrian events will take place from August 6th – 19th. Horse and rider events were first introduced in the Olympics in 1900. The events 116 years ago (polo, grand prix jumping, the high jump and the long jump) were not the same events we are familiar with today. After their initial appearance, horses took a hiatus from Olympic competition until 1912 when they were reintroduced to compete in dressage, show jumping and eventing. These three events have taken place at every Olympic Games since 1912 and are the ones we are familiar with today.

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Doyle and Kate Dertell

July 07, 2016

Posted by SBS in Focus On Our Breeders

Doyle and Kate Dertell_Al Adeed Al Shaqab Future Farms in Australia, located on 70 acres within a thirty-minute drive to the airport in Melbourne, is the creation of Doyle and Kate Dertell (photo left). The love they have for the Arabian horse is the reason Future Farms was formed and why it has become one of the leaders in Australia. They have not limited themselves to one particular discipline but their horses perform in many disciplines from the show ring, flat racing and endurance. Though training is an integral part of Future Farms, they also have a very successful breeding program which includes a small broodmare band of both imported and domestic mares. However, as we will discuss in this article, the stallions of Future Farms are considered the cornerstone of their program.

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Team Member: Kamaria Kuhn

July 06, 2016

Posted by SBS in Affiliate News

Kamaria Kuhn_Portrait Kamaria Kuhn (photo left) is a Reproduction Technician at Pioneer Equine Hospital (PEH), an SBS Affiliate Lab in Oakdale, California. Born and raised in the Silicon Valley, she didn’t know she was born with the “horse gene” until she was eight years old and went with a friend to a horse show. With a chuckle she said, “It was all downhill from there!” That’s when all other activities and sports became a part of her past and she began riding horses. She knew from that point forward she was going to be happiest in a career working with horses.

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