Black Star Spring 2018 Series

Press Contact
Katherine Rose Watson
Publicist
katierosewatson@gmail.com
972-489-7694

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

Black Star Sport Horses Announces 2018 Spring Series
The equestrian sporting events are open to the public and free to attend.

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Rockwall, Texas – January 25, 2018 – Premier dressage training, show, and sales facility Black Star Sport Horses (5565 FM 549, Rockwall, TX 75032) today announces the schedule for the 2018 Spring Series. The popular spring schooling shows allow horse-enthusiasts all over Dallas-Fort Worth to enjoy the beauty of European warmbloods as they compete in non-rated horse shows at Black Star’s 250+ acre farm. The shows are rain or shine (though may be canceled for lighting) and take place in Black Star’s covered arena, one of the largest privately owned arenas in the state of Texas. 

Schooling Show Schedule:
February 17, 2018
March 17, 2018
April 14, 2018
May 19, 2018

The schooling shows begin at 9 am. The duration of each show is dependent on the number of entries. Spectators can watch horses and riders of all levels starting with introductory levels in the morning and higher levels of dressage in the afternoon. Visit the Black Star Sport Horses Facebook page the week of the event for exact times. Parking and entry is free for spectators. Concessions are available for purchase.

Black Star also offers riding lessons for all ages and experience levels. Tours of the farm are also available free of charge. Visit blackstarsporthorses.com for more information or call 940-367-7499 to make an appointment.

Black Star invites media to tour the farm! Contact Katherine Watson (katierosewatson@gmail.com) to coordinate a feature. 

What is Dressage?

Dressage is an English style of riding with a rich history of ancient European warhorses. Today, dressage competitions test how well a horse is trained. According to the International Equestrian Federation, dressage is the “highest expression of horse training” and aims to develop a horse’s natural athletic ability. While dressage benefits all breeds of horse, the most popular breeds seen at the Olympics and other high-level competitions are warmblood horses bred specifically for dressage. 

About Black Star Sport Horses

Owned by Jackie and Lisa Blackmon, Black Star Sport Horses is a premier dressage training, show, and sales facility located on 255 acres just twenty minutes east of Dallas. Jackie grew up training young horses in Fort Worth and has since won over 40 USDF Championships. Lisa has spent her life training and competing on international sport horses, even training seven Grand Prix horses. Together Jackie and Lisa run a program dedicated to helping each horse reach its full potential. For more information, visit www.blackstarsporthorses.com

Connect with Black Star Sport Horses
http://www.facebook.com/blackstarsh
http://www.twitter.com/blackstarhorses

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Black Star to Host Musical Freestyle at Halloween Horse Show

Press Contact
Katherine Rose Watson
Publicist
katierosewatson@gmail.com
972-489-7694

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Black Star Sport Horses to Host Musical Freestyle at Halloween Horse Show
Horses will be in costume at the October 14th event! 

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Rockwall, Texas – October 6, 2017 – Premier dressage training, show, and sales facility Black Star Sport Horses will have some Halloween fun at their October 14th schooling show! The stables will host a musical freestyle championship jack pot for competitors. Horses and riders will “dance” to a song of their choice. Any level rider can enter the competition for an entry fee of $25. Freestyles must follow the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) guidelines. There will also be a Halloween costume contest at the horse show.

Halloween Horse Show

Black Star Sport Horses (5565 FM 549, Rockwall, TX 75032)
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Beginning at 9 am (check Facebook for schedule)
Price: FREE for spectators
Come see horses in Halloween costumes and watch horses dance in a special musical freestyle championship at the October Schooling Show! 

The schooling show begins at 9 am and take place at Black Star’s indoor equestrian facility located at 5565 FM 549, Rockwall, TX 75032. The duration of each show is dependent on the number of entries. Spectators can enjoy horses and riders of all levels starting with introductory levels in the morning and higher levels of dressage in the afternoon.

The event is free for spectators. Concessions are available for purchase. Visit the Black Star Sport Horses Facebook page the week of the event for exact times.

Black Star invites media to preview the event! Contact Katherine Watson (katierosewatson@gmail.com) to coordinate.

What is Dressage?

Dressage is an English style of riding with a rich history of ancient European warhorses. Today, dressage competitions test how well a horse is trained. According to the International Equestrian Federation, dressage is the “highest expression of horse training” and aims to develop a horse’s natural athletic ability. While dressage benefits all breeds of horse, the most popular breeds seen at the Olympics and other high-level competitions are warmblood horses bred specifically for dressage.

Black Star Sport Horses Publicist

About Black Star Sport Horses

Owned by Jackie and Lisa Blackmon, Black Star Sport Horses is a premier dressage training, show, and sales facility located on 255 acres just twenty minutes east of Dallas. Jackie grew up training young horses in Fort Worth and has since won over 40 USDF Championships. Lisa has spent her life training and competing on international sport horses, even training seven Grand Prix horses. Together Jackie and Lisa run a program dedicated to helping each horse reach its full potential. For more information, visit www.blackstarsporthorses.com.

Connect with Black Star Sport Horses
http://www.facebook.com/blackstarsh
http://www.twitter.com/blackstarhorses

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Fall Events at Black Star Sport Horses

Press Contact
Katherine Rose Watson
Publicist
katierosewatson@yahoo.com
972-489-7694

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Black Star Sport Horses Announces Fall 2017 Events
Carriages, horses in Halloween costumes, and Santa Claus are all expected at these free events!

Black Star Sport Horses

Rockwall, Texas – August 23, 2017 – Premier dressage training, show, and sales facility Black Star Sport Horses today announces the schedule for the 2017 Fall Series and a few special events: two international breed judging events and the beloved Tejas Carriage Association Trials in November. The events are free for spectators. Picnicking is encouraged. “We love letting horse lovers enjoy the farm,” says owner and head trainer Lisa Blackmon.

Schooling Show Schedule:
September 16, 2017
October 14, 2017
November 11, 2017
December 16, 2017

The schooling shows begin at 9 am and take place in Black Star’s indoor equestrian facility located at 5565 FM 549, Rockwall, TX 75032. The duration of each show is dependent on the number of entries. Spectators can enjoy horses and riders of all levels starting with introductory levels in the morning and higher levels of dressage in the afternoon. The October show will include a costume contest during which equestrian will dress up not only themselves but also their horses in Halloween costumes. The December show will include a meet ‘n’ greet and complimentary photo op with Santa Claus for the third consecutive year.

Parking and entry is free for spectators. Concessions are available for purchase. Visit the Black Star Sport Horses Facebook page the week of the event for exact times.

Special Event Schedule:
September 1-2, 2017, KWPN of North America Keuring
September 15, 2017, Oldenburg Keuring
November 4-5, 2017, Tejas Carriage Association Driving Event

Horse lovers will love the opportunity to see some of the country’s finest European sport horses at the Oldenburg keuring (“judging” in Dutch) and KWPN of North America keuring held at Black Star Sport Horses. World-renowned equestrians from Europe will fly in to judge these regional events.

Carriage drivers from coast to coast will head to Dallas in November for the annual Tejas Carriage Association two-day event. The keurings and the carriage trials are all free for spectators to attend. Bring chairs and a camera. Concessions will be available for purchase. Visit blackstarsporthorses.com for special event times.

Black Star invites media to tour the farm. Contact Katherine Watson (katierosewatson@yahoo.com) to set up your tour.

 

What is Dressage?

Dressage is an English style of riding with a rich history of ancient European warhorses. Today, dressage competitions test how well a horse is trained. According to the International Equestrian Federation, dressage is the “highest expression of horse training” and aims to develop a horse’s natural athletic ability. While dressage benefits all breeds of horse, the most popular breeds seen at the Olympics and other high-level competitions are warmblood horses bred specifically for dressage.

 

About Black Star Sport Horses

Owned by Jackie and Lisa Blackmon, Black Star Sport Horses is a premier dressage training, show, and sales facility located on 255 acres just twenty minutes east of Dallas. Jackie grew up training young horses in Fort Worth and has since won over 40 USDF Championships. Lisa has spent her life training and competing on international sport horses, even training seven Grand Prix horses. Together Jackie and Lisa run a program dedicated to helping each horse reach its full potential. For more information, visit www.blackstarsporthorses.com.

 

Connect with Black Star Sport Horses
http://www.facebook.com/blackstarsh
http://www.twitter.com/blackstarhorses

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Black Star Sport Horses Called to Rescue Runaway Horses

Press Contact
Katherine Rose Watson
Publicist
katierosewatson@yahoo.com
972-489-7694

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Authorities Call Black Star Sport Horses to Rescue Runaway Horses
The chase took place near Heath High School.

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 Jessica Blackmon (mounted) and Jackie Blackmon

Rockwall, Texas – March 30, 2017 – Local authorities called Black Star Sport Horses to assist with a horse search and rescue yesterday. A pair of horses escaped their pasture in Heath, Texas when a neighbor’s construction worker accidentally left a pasture gate open. Police officers were called to the scene to retrieve the horses running free in a field off FM-549 near Heath High School. The chase went on for approximately ninety minutes before authorities called Black Star Sport Horses co-owner Jackie Blackmon for help.

Jackie and his daughter Jessica Blackmon arrived at the scene with a bucket full of grain and a couple of halters. Two patrol cars stayed on either side of the field to make sure the horses wouldn’t go on the road. In just a few minutes they were able to coax the horses to the bucket, where they were able to halter and lead the horses back to their rightful pasture. The neighbor, who prefers to remain anonymous, states, “I want to give a huge thank you to Jackie and Jessica for helping us rescue the horses, who were running free and loving every minute of it. We couldn’t have caught them without Black Star Sport Horses!”

“It was just another day at the office!” says Jackie Blackmon, who grew up training young horses in Fort Worth before opening the premier dressage training, show, and sales facility Black Star Sport Horses with his wife, dressage champion Lisa Blackmon.  “Horses are our business. We were happy to help.”

Black Star Sport Horses

Black Star invites media to the farm for interviews regarding this news. Contact Katherine Watson (katierosewatson@yahoo.com) to coordinate.

Black Star Sport Horses

Lisa, Jackie, and Jessica Blackmon

About Black Star Sport Horses

Owned by Jackie and Lisa Blackmon, Black Star Sport Horses is a premier dressage training, show, and sales facility located on 255 acres just twenty minutes east of Dallas at 5565 FM 549, Rockwall, TX 75032. Jackie grew up training young horses in Fort Worth and has since won over 40 USDF Championships. Lisa has spent her life training and competing on international sport horses, even training seven Grand Prix horses. Together Jackie and Lisa run a program dedicated to helping each horse reach its full potential. For more information, visit www.blackstarsporthorses.com.

Connect with Black Star Sport Horses
http://www.facebook.com/blackstarsh
http://www.twitter.com/blackstarhorses  

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