Qualities of a Good Horse

by Terry Christoph

Whether you are looking for a new horse or considering breeding or buying young stock, there are certain qualities of a good horse that you should be aware of and look for.  Here is a list to consider in order of priority:

1) Temperament.
This is absolutely the most important quality in a good horse.  Whether you are a trail rider, dressage rider, hunter/jumper, reiner, barrel racer or just a person on a horse, temperament is key. You can have all the talent in the world, all the looks, all the moves, but without a good temperament, you have nothing.  When the going gets tough, the horse with the better temperament is more likely to see the job through.

2) Willingness.
Two months ago I would have put this into the same category as temperament, but recent experiences have taught me otherwise.  I just had a horse in training with an amazing temperament.  Nice to work around, loves to go new places and do different things, no problems there.  But putting her to work was a whole other story - she just didn't want to work.  I didn't understand it at first, and it took me awhile to figure it out.  Although temperament-wise she was a solid character - no bucking, rearing, or bolting, she would have none of working.  I have another horse that is hot to trot!  Likes to show off and throw a little buck into the mix, just for fun.  However, he loves to work!  He is excited to come out everyday and try his hardest.  That is what makes him a champion, willingness to do the job and work needed of him.

3) Conformation.
This ones a bit tricky and there are exceptions to the rules.  Some horses are just made to do the job.  They have powerful hind quarters, strong loins, sloping shoulders, straight legs and good neck sets can make a rider’s job a lot easier.  Things like solid bone and good feet also help a horse stay sound.  Different breeds are designed to accentuate different conformation qualities based on the discipline that breed is made to perform.  For example, quarter horses are low set to the ground, are compact in the body and have very powerful hind quarters. They are built for sprinting short distances and fast turns, ideal for working cattle, barrel racing and reining.

4) Bloodlines.
Tried, tested and true.  For centuries bloodlines carry the genes that indicate successful show horses that go on to reproduce champion after champion.  They act as a guide line for qualities you may want in a good horse and there are still risks when buying a young horse based on bloodlines alone, but your odds are considerably better when choosing a performance horse from a proven pedigree than from all the rest.

5) Health.
What are the horse’s physical capabilities?  Does the horse have endurance, stamina, power, longevity, soundness?  There are lots of horses who possess all of the qualities above, but lack the physical soundness to perform to the highest levels of sport.  Health can still deteriorate, but with proper nutrition and development your horse is more likely to stay sound and healthy.  Other hereditary factors such as osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) and navicular can stop your horse in his tracks.  X-rays can determine these complications and are always recommended when doing a pre-purchase exam.

There are also others factors that make one horse better than the other, but this list is a good guideline to follow when you are looking for or breeding your next performance horse. You will often also see horses that look like camels and donkeys out performing the best of the best. This is because they have the temperament and willingness to do so.  Every horse is different, but in the end, a good horse is a good horse and this list of qualities of a good horse will help you find exactly what you desire!

Horse Blankets What to Look For

By Johnson Paul 

Ask any horse lover and you will hear myriad views on whether to blanket your horse or not. You will also receive many different viewpoints on why you need to choose one particular plan and follow it faithfully. There are a few things that need to be taken into account if you do indeed plan on investing on a blanket for your four legged companion. If your horse is not used to the cold weather then it is always better to have turnout blankets for horses handy. It helps them ward off any sudden nip in the air and also to protect them from falling ill due to lower temperatures.

Choose Your Blankets Carefully

The type of blanket you use for your horse makes a huge difference if you need it year- around.Turnout blankets for horses are thicker than other types of blankets; usually packed with an extra layer of fill. These can be really useful if your horse is outside in the elements or tethered in a pasture most of the time. They also come in thick weatherproof materials which means these can be used without any problems during wetter climes too. Of course in order to make it more comfortable, you will need to get them properly fitted beforehand.

Factor in the Comfort Level

If your horse is housed in the barn or is rarely kept outside for longer periods of time then the best covering you can choose would be stable blankets for horses.Unlike the thicker coverings, these are lightweight and airy. They will not help your horses during a rain or cold climates, but they can be an excellent material to protect against insect bites or to make it more comfortable during the night. These are made from breathable materials and can also help keep your horse clean at all times.

The Right Color and Style

Like any other type of covering, stable blankets for horses will need to be finalized once you get the right measurements. The blanket needs to be comfortably fitted to be of any use to the horse. So get your animal measured so that the right style and size of the blanket can be chosen easily for them. If you are buying these for the very first time, you will also need to understand the different designs available before you make the right decision. There are numerous different colors and styles like closed front or open front, a nose to tail blanket or one that simply covers the whole body.

3 Jobs for Horse Lovers

by Joan Pletcher

Horse Trainer

There is ample demand for horse trainers with a variety of skill sets. From general training, such as breaking a young horse to saddle and bridle, to more specialized training, like working with a horse to prepare for a dressage competition, there's no shortage of need for horse trainers.

As a trainer, you will have the opportunity to choose your specialty. Will you choose to work with foals and yearlings to prepare them for a rider? Or will you do something more specific? You can choose to train horses for show jumping, cross-country jumping, hunting, dressage, barrel racing, roping, herding, or even racing. Obviously, if you choose to specialize, you need to be exceptionally good in that field yourself. Previous experience in that realm of competition is a big plus, if not an absolute requirement.

Work may be a bit slow starting out, as you have to establish a good reputation to begin building your clientele. You may want to start out working at another facility under another trainer. This will help you gain experience and build a network of connections before branching out on your own. Then, you can look for horse property and consider starting your own training facility, or offer training on horse owners' properties.

Riding Instructor

Riders need training just like their horses do. Those who have a love for teaching in addition to a love for horses can make excellent riding instructors. Like horse trainers, riding instructors can either teach general riding classes, or they can choose to teach in a specialized realm of competition.

Basic riding instructors will work with novice riders to help them learn how to ride a horse. You will teach students the proper seat and leg placement, how to hold the reins, and how to properly guide a horse through different paces and movements. If this is the route you wish to take, you can choose to teach English or Western style riding, or if you are familiar with both styles, you may teach both.

If you want to offer specialized instruction, you will work with more advanced riders who are looking to perfect their skills--typically for competition. This can include any of the competitive equine sports listed in the above section. Again, you should have a good reputation before beginning to offer instruction in these areas.

Boarding Stable Owner

If you simply want to be around horses every day, but don't want to have to worry about offering regular instruction to horses and riders, owning a boarding stable may be the right career path for you. With this job, you'll be able to care for and tend to horses on a daily basis. You can even choose the level of care that you will offer to your tenants, so you can decide whether you will be responsible for exercising the horses, or simply for feeding and turning them out to pasture during the day.

Of course, you'll be responsible for management of the property, including keeping the books of income and expenses, so a basic understanding of running a business will help you to succeed in this field. However, if you're not comfortable with this kind of work, you can always hire someone else to do it so that you can spend more of your time with the horses.

To start out in this field, you'll need to look for horse properties in Ocala, FL, that offer the space and amenities you need. Then, you just need to start finding tenants.

How to 'Dress' Country

Muddy boots and ripped jeans aren’t the only things a country girl wears. Believe it or not country girls like to dress up (when it doesn’t interfere with horse riding and mudding). If you’re looking for a girly country look with maximum comfort then you came to the right post.

Lots of girls wear dresses. For the country girl a regular dress simply won’t do. Country style blends that perfect balance of femininity and functionality. For spring and summer lightweight sundresses that can be worn with flats or given a little extra punch with boots are a staple of any country girl's wardrobe. The right dress can be at home around the campfire or for that trip to town. Focusing on simple patterns and timeless cuts means you can get season after season out of these dresses.

Think of these dresses as backdrops for you to accessorize, chunky jewelry, wraps, and boots. Adding layers, like wraps and leggings can extend your dresses well into fall. 

Destination: Kissimmee

From galloping aboard horseback under hundred-year-old cypress tree canopies to snorkeling in freshwater lagoons to blasting off into a galaxy far, far away, a Kissimmee getaway can be an adventurous vacation experience.  New features in Kissimmee are an open invitation for visitors to pack their bags and soak up the fun within minutes of world-class theme parks, unique attractions, festivals and satisfying culinary experiences.
Mosey along at the Lazy H Ranch as you ride across the scenic trails of the Kissimmee Valley and along the shores of beautiful Lake Tohopekaliga. Experience what is was like to ride through acres of pristine land like the early pioneers and hear tales of Florida's cattlemen, Kissimmee's cow town heritage and what it means to be a Florida Cracker. Novice and experienced horse riders are welcomed.
Become a cowboy for a day at Forever Florida's Crescent J Ranch. This real life adventure lets anyone who has ever dreamed of life on a ranch take part in the daily chores of a real cow hunter, learning the basics of herding cattle and tending a real Florida ranch. Start the day with a lesson in riding a Florida cow pony, tend to an injured animal or ear tag a newborn calf-this is a wildly exciting and unique experience.  
The countdown is on for the Runaway Country Music Festival on March 18-20.  Held in Kissimmee's  Osceola Heritage Park, the annual music festival's chart-topping lineup of performers includes: Jake Owen, Kenny Chesney and Eric Church.  Fans from 39 states, 10 countries and just about every zip code in Florida are expected to enjoy the performances, complemented by a host of  festival attractions, bars and taverns.
The Frozen Ever After ride at Walt Disney World's EPCOT replaces the 27-year-old Maelstrom ride. Located in the Norway pavilion of the World Showcase, fantastic Disney storytelling combined with new technology and favorite characters and music from the film will make guests feel like they stepped into the kingdom of Arendelle. Additionally, the pavilion's exterior will be expanded with unique Norwegian architectural features and the interior design of the "Royal Sommerhus" will reflect the cultural arts and crafts of Norway, providing a charming setting for guests to meet Elsa and Anna.
New Star Wars offerings have landed at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The Star Wars Launch Bay offers guests the chance to interact with characters from the film franchise. The adventure continues on Star Tours, which has been enhanced to feature new characters and journeys from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Younglings can get in on the fun over at Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple which allows young guests to step into the shoes of a Jedi in training.
Universal Orlando Resort announced a new groundbreaking attraction opening in summer 2016 at Universal's Islands of Adventure. "Skull Island: Reign of Kong" will honor one of the most monumental figures in movie history, King Kong. Guests will board large vehicles and explore ancient temple structures while encountering hostile natives and fending off unspeakable terrors.
Mako, a brand new 200-foot-tall coaster opening at SeaWorld Orlando summer 2016. Named after one of the ocean's fastest-known sharks, it will be Central Florida's tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster, reaching speeds of 73 mph, racing along 4,760 feet of steel track. The new hypercoaster will be the centerpiece of the newly themed two-acre plaza. The surrounding realm will be fully shark themed, providing guests with the opportunity to learn about the impact humans have on sharks and why these animals are critical to the environment.
Located just a short drive from Kissimmee, Busch Gardens Tampa announced plans for a new family thrill ride called Cobra's Curse, opening 2016. This spin coaster will be the only one of its kind, featuring a vertical lift and taking riders on a whirlwind adventure of exciting explorations. Key features of the ride will include an 80-foot snake icon, a trek over the park's Serengeti Plain and the mysteries of an Egyptian archaeological excavation.
"The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure" premieres Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, reuniting Emmet, Wyldstyle and the rest of the gang for another epic adventure. The 12-and-a-half minute film will include special 4D effects such as wind, water, fog and more.
Future generations of space explorers will be engaged and inspired like never before as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex introduces a new, interactive, live-action game experience - Cosmic Quest - in February 2016. Cosmic Quest promises to immerse young guests, known as "trainees," in a variety of STEM-based space adventures while educating them about NASA's current and future space science and exploration endeavors. Cosmic Quest will be offered for $24.95, in addition to the daily admission.
Simon, a global leader in retail real estate, is pleased to announce that Orlando Vineland Premium Outletsrecently welcomed Bottega Veneta, an expanded Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Accessories, an expanded Michael Kors and Robert Graham to their diverse tenant mix. The outlet center will also add three dynamic fashion brands, including Bass Factory Outlet, Ted Baker London and Theory. Orlando International Premium Outlets has welcomed The Limited, Calvin Klein Accessories, Calvin Klein Underwear, Gant Outlet and A|X Armani Exchange and will be welcoming a remodeled Disney Store in the upcoming weeks.
Set to break ground in mid-2016 and open in 2017, the $750 million vacation resort MargaritaVillage, promises something for everyone, from families and couples to business travelers. The property will be home to a 175-room Margaritaville-branded hotel, 500 vacation homes, 300 timeshare units and approximately 550 condominiums. And Central Florida visitors will no longer have to travel to the coast to get their snorkeling fix. The resort will feature three acres of swimmable freshwater lagoons and water-based activities will include paddle-boarding, snorkeling and children's play areas.
Magic Development is excited to present Magic Village Resort: a unique, luxury, concierge-style community with 180 houses featuring four different floor plans, exclusive services, privacy and comfort. The houses are beautifully designed by experienced and refined architects and are fully equipped with modern decoration. The Club House features amenities that include a restaurant, a pool, a Jacuzzi, a kid's room and an office with internet access.
The first Red Lion-branded franchise location in Florida has opened in Kissimmee-the Red Lion[LW2]  Hotel Orlando - Kissimmee Maingate. It has 516 guest rooms, complimentary parking and Wi-Fi, and Angel's Rock n' Roll Café-Bar. Set on 23 sprawling acres with lush landscaping, stunning fountains, mesmerizing water views and community fire pits, the property has become a popular meeting space for engagement parties, bridal showers, weddings and receptions.
A second hotel bearing the Red Lion flag is planned to open in November. The Red Lion Hotel Orlando - Lake Buena Vista South is currently undergoing extensive renovations and will feature 416 guest rooms and suites, a lazy river, poolside sports bar and more.
A new and final phase of townhouse construction begins in January at CLC Regal Oaks. The latest phase will be built by the resort's second lake and completion is scheduled for July 2016. The resort's spacious townhouses are arranged to provide a family with a modern, comfortable ‘home away from home', somewhere to relax and recharge the batteries after a ‘full-on' Florida day.
Located on the tourism corridor and minutes from the attractions, a new 150-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is expected to open in Kissimmee summer 2016. 
Island Grove Wine Company at Formosa Gardens is expected to open in the summer of 2016. The winery will feature wine demonstrations, a micro-brewery, a French pastry shop and over 3,000 sq. feet of meeting space for corporate meetings, weddings and festivals. A 5-acre botanical garden will grow organic fruits and vegetables, while maintaining sustainable agricultural practices that include biodynamic practices, permaculture and hydroponics.
Come fall in love at Mango's Tropical Café, a 55,000-square-foot upscale café, bar and nightclub offering a family-friendly dinner show every night, featuring: Michael Jackson tribute artists, a live band with singers and the famous Mango's dancers performing the conga, the Brazilian Samba, bachata and more. Enjoy a delicious menu of Latin and Caribbean dishes and a refreshing array of handmade cocktails. 
Satisfy your sweet tooth at I-Drive 360's Sugar Factory. Upscale dining classics are served all day long from brunch to late-night ranging from decadent crepes to flavorful desserts. Don't forget to grab one of their signature smoking Goblet Drinks, candy-infused cocktails or the King Kong Sundae with 24 scoops of ice cream, toppings and sparklers!
With the re-imagining and official name change of Downtown Disney to Disney Springs come new dining options:
  • Opening later this year and featuring a modern twist on the traditional American steakhouse, a sleek lounge, a DJ and the only rooftop dining experience in Disney Springs, STK Orlando will be one of the largest STK locations.
  • The Edison, scheduled to open in Disney Springs in 2016, will be a lavish restaurant, bar and nighttime destination, themed to a 1920s power plant featuring classic American food, craft cocktails and live entertainment including palm readings.
  • Grab a margarita at Chef Rick Bayless' Frontera Fresco restaurant opening later this year. Known for his authentic Mexican cuisine, his menu will feature specialties such as hand-crafted tortas, tacos and classic Mexican braised meat entrees.
  • Feeding off of the old Florida charm at Disney Springs, Chef Art Smith is bringing Florida fare with Disney's first farm-to-fork restaurant, Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine. This rustic-chic restaurant will feature classics like homemade pimento cheese, deviled eggs, low-country shrimp and grits and variations of moonshine.

Get the most out of your vacation this year by staying and playing in Kissimmee. With more than 50,000 total accommodations ranging from high-end resorts, popular hotel chains, vacation home rentals and villas, campgrounds and more, Kissimmee has something to suit any style, any party size and budget. Kissimmee provides easy access to all of Central Florida's world famous theme parks, amusement parks, natural attractions, great shopping options, and unique experiences. Start planning a Kissimmee vacation today by

Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts Launches "Time is Money" Promotion

Latin America & the Caribbean is home to some of the most vibrant and exciting places. The mix of cultures, flavors, and scenery is unlike anywhere else in the world, so when I saw Marriott was offering this incredible value, I had to share it.

For travelers looking to getaway this spring without breaking the bank, Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts is offering the Time is Money promotion saving guests up to 30 percent off the price of regular leisure rates at participating properties. To take advantage of the offer, visitors must reserve a minimum two-night stay during the booking window February 1 – 29, for travel dates between April 1 and June 30 with booking code 3CL.

Known for spectacular views and sophisticated amenities, Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts is offering the promotion at high-end properties within stunning Caribbean and Mexico locations including Aruba, Cancun, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, Grand Cayman, Los Cabos, Puerto Rico, Puerto Vallarta, St. Croix, St. Kitts and St. Thomas. Participating resorts include:

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino (20% off)
JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa (30% off)
CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort (30% off)
CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa (25% off)
Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino (30% off)
Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort (30% off)
Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort (20% off)
JW Marriott Los Cabos Resort (25% off)
Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino (30% off)
Los Sueños Costa Rica Resort (30% off)
Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, St. Croix (30% off)
San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino (20% off)
Renaissance La Concha Resort, San Juan (25% off)
Renaissance Jaragua Hotel & Casino, Santo Domingo (30% off)
To book the offer, visit For more information about Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts,

*A limited number of rooms are available and blackout dates or other restrictions may apply. Promotion cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer is not available to groups of 10 rooms or more.

Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts represents the region’s most luxurious resort properties, each complete with chic accommodations, state-of-the-art amenities and stunning oceanfront locations. The Collection’s 10 resorts situated throughout eight destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico share elevated standards of service, style and reputation that are further magnified by participation in the portfolio. Formed in 1997, the Collection brings a refined level of awareness to this exclusive group of full-service properties. For more information, please visit

Chocolate-Strawberry Truffles

Prep Time: 30min.
Total Time: 3hr. 30min.
Servings: 22 servings, 3 truffles each

What You Need
2 pkg. (4 oz. each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
suggested coatings: toasted BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut, powdered sugar, finely chopped PLANTERS Pecans, grated BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, unsweetened cocoa powder, colored sprinkles

Make It

Microwave chocolate in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until chocolate is almost melted; stir until completely melted.
Add dry gelatin mix; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Gently stir in COOL WHIP. Refrigerate 2 hours or until mixture is firm enough to handle.
Scoop mixture into 1-inch balls; place on waxed paper-covered baking sheets. Refrigerate 1 hour. Working with a few balls at a time, roll in suggested coatings.

Kitchen Tips

Size Wise
Chocolate truffles are rolled in a variety of coatings for sweet treats that are perfect for gift-giving or for serving on a special occasion.

Truffle mixture softens quickly so when rolling, so only remove about 1 doz. truffles from refrigerator at a time. If truffles soften too much to roll, return them to refrigerator to chill until firm.

Make it Easy
Use a melon baller to portion the chocolate mixture for each truffle. Truffles do not need to be perfectly round and smooth - a slightly rough appearance is considered typical.

How to Store
Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

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Baker's One Bowl Brownies

Prep Time: 15min.
Total Time: 50min.
Servings: 24 servings

What You Need

1 pkg. (4 oz.) BAKER'S Unsweetened Chocolate
3/4 cup butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
1 cup coarsely chopped PLANTERS Pecans

Make It

Heat oven to 350°F.
Line 13x9-inch pan with Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Spray foil with cooking spray.
Microwave chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in sugar. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and nuts; mix well. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake 30 to 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. (Do not overbake.) Cool completely. Use foil handles to remove brownies from pan before cutting to serve.

Kitchen Tips

Size Wise
Pack one of these brownies in a lunch box as a special treat.

White Chocolate Glaze
Prepare brownies as directed, but do not cut brownies. Microwave 1/3 cup whipping cream in medium microwaveable bowl on HIGH 45 sec. or just until cream comes to boil. Add 6 oz. BAKER'S White Chocolate, chopped. Stir until white chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Drizzle over brownie. Let stand until set before cutting to serve.

Prepare as directed, using one of the following options: Super Chunk Brownies: Stir 2 pkg. (4 oz. each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, coarsely chopped, and 1/2 cup raisins into prepared batter before pouring into prepared pan and baking as directed. Cake-Like Brownies: Stir in 1/2 cup milk along with the eggs and vanilla, and increase the flour to 1-1/2 cups. Extra-Thick Brownies: Spread prepared batter into 9-inch square pan. Bake 50 min. Cool, then cut to serve. Makes 16 servings. Extra-Fudgy Brownies: Use 4 eggs.

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Team Maserati wins the Snow Polo World Cup Tournament

The Maserati Polo Tour 2016 began with a thrilling start at the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz that took place on the frozen lake of St. Moritz from 29th - 31st January, where Team Maserati won the final at the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz.

Over the three day tournament, the four polo teams played entertaining and high-class polo matches to the delight of the 13,000 spectators. The favourable weather conditions transformed the polo field on the frozen lake of St. Moritz with the snow-capped Engadine mountains in the background providing a spectacular backdrop. Among the guests of the renowned Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz were a number of local and international VIP-personalities from business, politics and show business.                            
“We are delighted to have kicked off the Maserati Polo Tour with such a magnificent tournament” said Giulio Pastore, General Manager Maserati Europe: “There is something special about snow polo, that gives the thrill of the game an additional level of excitement, especially with such a unique atmosphere as here in St. Moritz.”

Enrico Roselli, CEO of La Martina, adds “It is always exciting for us to participate at the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz, since we were among the creators of the tournament over thirty years ago. To share such an experience with Maserati came naturally, given our similar backgrounds characterised by a burning passion for sports and excellent performances.”

Team Maserati with Team Captain Rommy Gianni (Italy, Handicap +1), Luciano Vazquez (Spain, Handicap +2), Dario Musso (Argentina, Handicap +7) and Frankie Menendes (Argentina, Handicap +6) received the support and cheers from the audience to win the finals of the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz over Team Cartier in a thrilling finish 5 to 4.

The demonstration of horsepower continued from the lake of St. Moritz to the Polo Village, where Maserati displayed the Ghibli Diesel. In addition, VIP guests had the pleasure of experiencing the entire Maserati saloon range during the shuttle service from the village centre of St. Moritz to the Polo Village, testing the Q4 all-wheel drive system.
Maserati aficionados were also able to enjoy exclusive weekend packages ranging from a snow golf tournament and test drives on snow and ice, to attending the world-class Snow Polo Tournament with the Maserati Team as well as the exclusive Snow Polo Gala dinner.

The Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz marked the exciting kick-off of the Maserati Polo Tour 2016 and emphasised the long-lasting involvement of Maserati in the sport of polo. Accompanied by the successful partnership with the world's leading supplier of polo equipment, La Martina, the Maserati Polo Tour 2016 will bring many more highlights to this year’s international polo scene.

Following its Swiss inauguration, the Maserati Polo Tour will fly to Dubai for its second round, the Maserati Dubai Polo Cup, organised by Guards Polo Club, from 21 to 25 March.

Detailed information on the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz can be found under the following link:

To keep up to date with all of the thrilling action from the global events, the 2016 tour can be followed, where there will be access to photos, extra content and updates from each leg of the Maserati Polo Tour.

Waffle House taking reservations for candlelit Valentine's Day dinner

Waffle House might not be the first restaurant that comes to mind for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner, but this Feb. 14 the chain will be offering a candlelit dinner at restaurants in 18 states.

The ninth-annual "It's a Waffle House Love Story" event is available by reservation only at Waffle House Locations across the country. Click Here for a complete list of restaurants and to make a reservation, before the event is booked up.