Cool Clips: Ivy
June 17, 2009
In the YouTube day-in-age that we live in, it's hard to believe that just 5-8 years ago video on the internet was fairly rare. We started adding videos to our website in 2000, but only put a few online because of memory constraints. Those souls who actually watched them from their old dial-up modem connections were brave indeed!
At this point, we've got tons of old videos collecting dust. Now that technology has finally caught up with us, why not share some classic videos from past horse shows? We'll be adding them to our YouTube channel, found at www.youtube.com/bigeq. You can sign up to be a subscriber on YouTube, or just check back here for future video announcements.
Our favorite video subject was Devon Junior Weekend- so many beautiful horses, ponies and riders in one place, at one time. We loved watching the equitation riders in the USEF medal and ASPCA maclay; or the junior hunter riders flowing smoothly around the ring; and of course we loved the pony hunters and the parade of tiny riders with bouncing braids and sweet smiles!
So our first "cool clip" from our collection of "classic" videos is of the great equitation horse: Ivy. We did a little sleuthing and discovered that Mr. Ivy is a Dutch Warmblood. He is just under 16.2h (16.1 5/8), which is surprising, because he sure looks big and impressive when on course. Chalk it up to his exceptional ring presence!
One last fun tidbit? Ivy was apparently born on Valentine's Day in 1994. Aw! During nearly a decade of competing, his riders, no doubt, sent lots of loves his way... he has placed in national equitation finals with five - yes, five! - different riders. What an amazing horse!
So enjoy this classic video of one of the best equitation horses of his generation!
IVY CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
3RD 2008 ASPCA MACLAY - ZAZOU HOFFMAN
10TH 2006 USEF MEDAL FINAL - HAYLIE JAYNE
RES CHAMPION 2006 WIHS EQUITATION CLASSIC - HAYLIE JAYNE
5TH 2005 WIHS EQUITATION CLASSIC - HAYLIE JAYNE
3RD 2002 NORTH AMERICAN - CHARLIE JAYNE
RES CHAMPION 2001 USEF MEDAL FINAL - CHARLIE JAYNE
3RD 2001 WIHS EQUITATION CLASSIC - CHARLIE JAYNE
8TH 2000 ASPCA MACLAY - VANESSA HAAS
7TH 2000 WIHS EQUITATION CLASSIC - VANESSA HAAS
10TH 1999 USEF MEDAL FINAL - KRISTIN MAUKS
7TH 1999 ASPCA MACLAY - KRISTIN MAUKS
7TH 1999 WIHS EQUITATION CLASSIC - KRISTIN MAUKS