The second phase of the 2018 Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships brought more than 140 exhibitors back to the Walnut Ring on Wednesday, presenting horses and riders one final chance at qualifying for Thursday’s championship round by earning a place in the top 30 contenders.
Wednesday afternoon in the Rolex Stadium saw 30 horse-and-rider pairs competing for the top prize in the $5,000 1.40m Open Jumpers. With 13 athletes qualifying for the jump-off round of competition, it was Hardin Towell and Carlo, owned by Ann Thompson, who walked away with the blue ribbon after producing
The 2018 Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championshipsbrought 145 hopeful entries to the Walnut Ring at the Kentucky Horse Park, with Tuesday’s round of competition serving as the first of three phases for the 3’ and 3’3” exhibitors.
After six weeks of exciting, world-class equestrian competition, the 2018 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF) concluded on Sunday with the $100,000 Grand Prix of Traverse City CSI3* at the Flintfields Horse Park. In her competition debut at GLEF, two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist
Prior to Sunday’s main event at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF), the Grand Prix Ring hosted the $5,000 Johnson Horse Transportation NAL Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic.
The 2018 USEF Pony Finals drew to a close Sunday, but not before one more champion was crowned following the capstone event of the week, the 2018 Marshall & Sterling/USEF Pony Medal Finals
The final day of competition for Equifest III at the Lamplight Equestrian Center closed out Sunday afternoon with the $2,000Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic.
The final day of Equifest III kicked off on Sunday, Aug. 12, crowning champions of many divisions in the Main Hunter Ring. The second portion of the Junior 3’6” Hunter division concluded following the under-saddle and over fences classes, with the championship title going to Avery Carlson and her mount Entendu.
The final and largest division of the week concluded with the over fences phase Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park, closing out 2018 USEF Pony Finals competition in the hunter ring.
The third phase of individual USEF Pony Jumper competition took place Saturday evening inside the Alltech Arena, with the top 15 riders returning for their final trips around the 15-fence track.
Competition at the Lamplight Equestrian Center continued on Saturday, Aug. 11, as part of Equifest’s third week. An excited group of spectators gathered around the Grand Prix Arena to watch the talented group of horse-and-rider combinations compete in the final Grand Prix of the three-week festival.
The final weekend of the Equifest show series got underway Saturday, August 11, at the Lamplight Equestrian Center.
The penultimate day of hunter competition concluded Friday at the Kentucky Horse Park with two new 2018 USEF Pony Finals champions hoisting their titles. In the Medium Green Pony Hunters, Samantha Takacs and Galianna extended their day one lead to secure the overall championship
Unlike their hunter counterparts up the hill in the Walnut Ring at the 2018 USEF Pony Finals, the teams of ponies and athletes that took center stage Friday afternoon in the Alltech Arena placed emphasis on quick feet and inside turns.
Competition at the Lamplight Equestrian Center began bright and early on Friday, Aug. 10, to continue the third week of Equifest. Spectators gathered around the Main Hunter Arena to watch numerous horse and rider combinations battle it out in the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby sponsored by CWD that began at 8 a.m.
Competition in the Grand Prix Arena at the Lamplight Equestrian Center turned the spotlight over to Junior and Amateur Owner riders for Friday’s portion of Equifest III. In the 1.30m Junior/Amateur Owner Jumpers, Amanda Pennington rode to the first place finish riding her own mount Geronimo Van Berkenbroeck.
The 2018 USEF Pony Finals, presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, returned to the Kentucky Horse Park for the third day of competition Thursday, with Maddie Tosh and Bit Of Love proving to be the day’s big winners as the over fences and overall champions in the Small Regular Pony Hunters.
Competitors returned to the ring on Thursday, Aug. 9, for the second day of Equifest III at the Lamplight Equestrian Center.
The Green 3’6’’ Hunter division crowned its champion and reserve champion Thursday morning at the Lamplight Equestrian Center.
Bowties and braids returned to the Walnut Ring at the Kentucky Horse Park for the second day of the 2018 USEF Pony Finals, presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, on Wednesday, with the day one leaders aiming to retain their top positions in the Large Regular and Small Green Pony Hunter divisions.
Equifest III kicked off on Wednesday, August 8, at the Lamplight Equestrian Center. In the Grand Prix Arena, Maggie Jayne and Cupina Colada are off to a great start for the third week of competition and have already found their way to the winner’s circle in the 1.30m/1.40m Open Jumpers.
The third week of Equifest at the Lamplight Equestrian Center kicked off on Wednesday, Aug. 8, with lots of action in both the hunter and jumper arenas. In the main hunter arena, Holly Shepherd and The Governor, owned by Mary Antonini, started off the Performance 3’6” Hunter division right with an early lead.
World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) week closed out Sunday afternoon at the Lamplight Equestrian Center with the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, sponsored by Bull Run Equestrian Center.
There was no shortage of action on the final day of Equifest II at the Lamplight Equestrian Center on Sunday. Following the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby and the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, sponsored by Bull Run Equestrian Center, the $20,000 1.30m/1.35m Speed Derby kicked-off in the Grand Prix Arena.
Daniel Kerins was on a mission to win when he entered the ring aboard Elwood 13 on Sunday morning to compete in the WIHS/NAL Children’s Jumper Classic.
The final day of competition at the Kentucky Spring Classic concluded Sunday with the presentation of the Amateur-Owner Hunter Grand Champion, generously sponsored by Visse Wedell.
Sydney Shulman was one of nine horse-and-athlete combinations to re-enter the Rolex Stadium on Saturday night under the lights for the jump-off of the $50,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix, sponsored by GGT Footings.
Saturday competition in the Stonelea Ring at the Kentucky Summer Classic featured the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, sponsored by the World Equestrian Center and Kentucky Horse Shows, where Molly Sewell rode to the top two spots aboard Acado and Niko
An excited audience gathered around the Grand Prix Arena at the Lamplight Equestrian Center on Saturday to witness some of the nation’s top show jumping athletes compete for the ultimate prize in the $50,000 Buck Brothers John Deere Grand Prix.
Competition at the Lamplight Equestrian Center is winding down for Equifest II with World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) week. Division championships were awarded Saturday afternoon to amateur-owner competitors in the main hunter arena. Madeline Thatcher received both
As excitement for a weekend full of festivities grew at the Lamplight Equestrian Center Friday, competitors were all bringing their A-game to the arena in preparation. In the Grand Prix Arena, Brian Moggre returned to claim another jumper victory,
World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) week was well underway at the Lamplight Equestrian Center for Equifest II as junior and amateur riders took to the main hunter ring Friday afternoon to compete in the first half of their respective divisions
Sarah Kerins and Entertainer V were unstoppable in the Low Amateur-Owner/Junior Jumper division Friday afternoon during the Kentucky Summer Classic
Upon Friday’s conclusion of junior hunter competition at the Kentucky Summer Classic, the Junior Hunter Grand Champion was crowned in the Stonelea Ring with more than 50 young riders vying for the top prize.
The $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic proved to be a challenge for almost everyone except Ireland’s Lorcan Gallagher, who produced two of the only four clear rounds out of a starting field of 53 horse-and-athlete combinations on Thursday evening.
Large ponies took over the Claiborne Ring on Thursday at the Kentucky Horse Park, concluding competition with the USEF Large Pony Medal, where 13-year-old Lourdes Low bested 21 entries to capture the victory with Agnes Hahn’s Splendid.
There was plenty of anticipation in the air as spectators gathered to watch the day’s most exciting event, the $25,000 Welcome Grand Prix, at the Lamplight Equestrian Center on Thursday.
Equifest II saw many horse-and-athlete combinations in the main hunter ring at the Lamplight Equestrian Center on Thursday afternoon. However, the spotlight turned to the junior riders as they took on the equitation divisions. In the ASPCA Maclay’, it was 16-year-old Brian Moggre who rode away with the win aboard MTM On Point.
All day Wednesday at Lamplight Equestrian Center’s second week of Equifest, spectators gathered to watch classes full of eager competitors battle for the show’s top honors. In the Grand Prix Arena, Ryan Michael Genn and Calamera stole the spotlight for the day, clinching a speedy victory in the competitive Open 1.35m Jumpers.
The second day of World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Week concluded at Equifest II Wednesday, crowning champions during many of the hunter divisions. In the High Performance 3’6’’ Hunter division, it was Jason Schnelle and Capisce, owned by Cheryl Rubenstein LLC, that rode away with the championship title.
A little rain on Wednesday morning couldn’t stop Hayley Waters from taking the win in the $5,000 1.40m Open Jumpers during the second day of the Kentucky Summer Classic.
The Kentucky Summer Horse Show series is treating Kelley Farmer well as she rode to back-to-back Professional Hunter Grand Championships, claiming her second title Wednesday at the Kentucky Summer Classic with More Fun.
The final day of the Kentucky Summer Horse Show concluded competition with hunter horses highlighted in the Stonelea Ring for the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, sponsored by World Equestrian Center and Kentucky Horse Shows.
Alex Matz of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, secured the win on Cashew CR in the $10,000 Under 25 Classic to help wrap-up the final day of competition during the Kentucky Summer Horse Show.
Competition at Equifest I concluded Sunday afternoon at Lamplight Equestrian Center with the Junior/Amateur jumper divisions in the Grand Prix Arena.
On the final day of Equifest I at the Lamplight Equestrian Center, the Amateur Owner 3’6” Hunter division championship was decided following the morning’s under saddle, over fences and handy rounds.
Kelley Farmer and Aizlynn Radwanski’s Because started off the Kentucky Summer Horse Show in the same winning fashion in which they left the Kentucky Spring series by riding to the top to claim the Professional Hunter Grand Champion award, generously presented by Visse Wedell.
The $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic proved to be a challenge for the 41 horse and rider combinations that were entered on first Thursday of the Kentucky Summer Horse Show Series.
Spectators at the 2018 Chicago Festival of the Horse gathered around the Grand Prix Arena on Thursday afternoon for the day’s highlight event, the $25,000 Welcome Grand Prix.
Justify, the undefeated winner of U.S. thoroughbred racing’s coveted Triple Crown this year, has been retired from racing, his connections announced on Wednesday.
Dubai’s ruler on Wednesday increased the Dubai World Cup purse to $12 million, maintaining its status as one of the world’s richest horse races.
Aaron Vale was not going to waste a moment making sure everyone knew he was the man to beat during the opening day of the Kentucky Summer Horse Show.