For a nation famed for its equestrian prowess, the British showjumping team is suffering a crisis.
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Frankie Dettori rode odds-on favorite Enable to a second straight victory in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after fending off a late charge from Sea of Class at ParisLongchamp on Sunday.
Fresh off his gold medal victory with the NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) in Tryon, North Carolina, exactly one week ago, McLain Ward returned to his home state of New York to claim his spot in the winner’s circle once again in the $80,000 American Gold Cup Qualifier CSI4*-W with new mount Contagious.
Mark Bellissimo, the man who brought the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) to this bucolic corner of recession ravaged North Carolina is widely viewed as a savior for bringing jobs and hope to the depressed region.
After extreme heat, a hurricane and the premature death of “Barack Obama” it is doubtful few, if any, major sporting events have been dealt a tougher hand than the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG).
Germany’s Simone Blum on DSP Alice produced a pressure packed clean final round to become the first woman to snatch the individual show jumping gold medal at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) on Sunday.
Having weathered a killer hurricane that threatened to wash out the World Equestrian Games (WEG), Ingmar de Vos enjoyed a moment of calm on Saturday as he pondered a future for the flagship event that could include gladiator polo and a permanent home.
McLain Ward delivered a pressure packed clean ride to clinch the show jumping team gold for the United States in a dramatic jump off with Sweden at FEI World Equestrian Games on Friday after the two nations finished the medal round in a tie.
Britain earned double eventing gold and an Olympic invitation for sweeping the team and individual competitions on Monday as action resumed at the storm hit FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Tryon, North Carolina.
Tropical storm Florence continued to wreck havoc with the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Tryon, North Carolina on Sunday wiping all of the day’s scheduled events.
The 2018 Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS) concluded on Sunday afternoon with many champions being crowned in both the hunter and jumper divisions.
Saturday at the 72nd annual Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS) was packed full of exciting competition for all ages. Numerous classes led up to the day’s highlight event, the $5,000 Johnson Horse Transportation USHJA National Hunter Derby.
Britain took the lead after the eventing cross-country phase at the World Equestrian Games in North Carolina on Saturday as organizers postponed Sunday’s show jumping conclusion due to expected bad weather.
Christa Carson Earns Amateur Owner 3’3”/3’6” Hunter Championship at 2018 Buffalo International Horse Show
A week of exciting competition continued on Friday at the 72nd annual Buffalo International Horse Show(BIHS) in Buffalo, New York. Prestigious classes such as the ASPCA Maclay and the Dover Saddlery
Germany’s Isabell Werth grabbed her second gold medal in as many days at the FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina on Friday, taking top spot in the dressage individual grand prix event with a dominating display on Bella Rose.
Two British riders are hoping the insight and perspective they say parenthood has provided will give them the edge over the field at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) this week.
Isabell Werth, riding Bella Rose, led Germany to the dressage team gold medal at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Tryon, North Carolina on Thursday, qualifying the country for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Ashley Hotz and Le Diplomate Crowned Performance 3’3″/3’6″ Hunter Champions at Buffalo International Horse Show
Competition at the 72nd annual Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS) continued on Thursday with many divisions crowning their respective champions. The excitement from Wednesday’s competition carried over to Thursday, where Ashley Hotz and Le Diplomate brought home the championship title in the Performance 3’3″/3’6″ Hunter division.
The World Equestrian Games (WEG) got off to a stuttering start on Wednesday when the endurance event was canceled due to dangerously high heat and humidity with more trouble looming as Hurricane Florence barrels towards North Carolina.
The first events at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) began on schedule on Wednesday as Hurricane Florence threatened to batter what organizers say will be the highest-attended sporting event in the United States this year.
Sarah Barge and Marvelous Lead Green 3’6″/3’9″ Hunters on Day One of Buffalo International Horse Show
The 72nd Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS) kicked off on Wednesday, Sept. 12, with classes full of eager exhibitors. The historic show, which donates 100 percent of its proceeds to the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC), attracted some of the nation’s top hunter athletes for five full days of competition.
The Super Bowl of equestrian sport kicked off on Tuesday as Hurricane Florence barreled toward the World Equestrian Games (WEG), where riders from 70 countries and horses from six continents will battle for medals and Olympic berths.
Mark Johnston became the most prolific winning trainer in the history of British horse racing on Thursday when he saddled his 4,194th victorious runner at York.
Heather Blitz Tops Field to Win Prix St. Georges Test for USEF Intermediaire I Dressage National Championship
The first day of competition for the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions began bright and early at the Lamplight Equestrian Center on Wednesday morning, seeing an excited crowd of spectators settle in to watch the action for the remainder of the week.
Codi Harrison and Callie Jones Take an Early Lead on Day One of U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions’ Youth Divisions
Two youth divisions of the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions held their first classes on Wednesday afternoon at the Lamplight Equestrian Center.
Kady Abrahamson and Charline 28 Chase Timers to Finish First in the $40,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix
The final day of the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park saw 32 athletes and their mounts vying for the top prize in the $40,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix, sponsored by Audi of Lexington.
The USHJA National Hunter Derby bookended a competitive week of hunter competition Sunday at the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show. Hot off a win earlier in the week in the Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship
Living up to her reputation, 2017 champion Victoria Colvin once again reigned supreme in the 2018 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship, defending her title this time aboard Brad Wolf’s Private Practice. Hunter superstar Colvin and Private Practice were accompanied Saturday evening
The penultimate day of competition at the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park attracted nearly 30 entries to the show ring for the Medium Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers, which operated as a one-round speed class.
Australian champion thoroughbred Winx claimed a Group 1 race named in her honor at Royal Randwick on Saturday to notch a national record 26th successive win and overhaul the great Black Caviar.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the 2018 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship returned Friday to the Kentucky Horse Park for the first of two days of competition, bringing along with it 83 of the country’s top hunter horses and athletes.
The first of two grand prix classes of the week at the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show brought a lofty field of 50 entrants to the Rolex Stadium on Thursday, each pair hoping to lead the victory gallop as the quickest double clear of the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic Grand Prix.
Tara Metzner and Lion Lead Day Two Rankings at 2018 Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships
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
Hunt Tosh and Bordeaux Lead First Day of 2018 Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships
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.
Beezie Madden and Coach Save Best for Last to Win $100,000 Grand Prix of Traverse City CSI3* at Great Lakes Equestrian Festival
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
Olivia Chowdry and Cosma 20 Finish on Top in Johnson Horse Transportation Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers
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.
Holly Shepherd and Jerez Mail Continue Winning Streak in Equifest III’s $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby Sponsored by CWD
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.
Amanda Pennington and Geronimo Van Berkenbroeck Win 1.30m Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers at Equifest III
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.
Maddie Tosh Jumps to Small Regular Pony Hunter Championship with Bit of Love at 2018 USEF Pony Finals
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.