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Christoph Koschel and Shakespeare Win Inaugural Future Stars Performance Series Final at AGDF

©SusanStickle.com The final week of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) continued on Saturday, March 30, with the final for the inaugural Future Stars Performance Series presented by Iron Spring Farm. Christoph Koschel and Shakespeare emerged as the winners of the exciting new event. AGDF concludes on Sunday, March 31. AGDF offered eight weeks of qualifying chances for horses seven…

Liza Boyd Carries on Tradition with Victory in the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Hunt & Go

©Sportfot Liza Boyd of Camden, SC, and Tradition were victorious in the final week of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) as the pair captured the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Hunt & Go on Friday, March 29, at Equestrian Village at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Thirty-five horse-and-rider combinations contested Ken Krome’s course, which was designed in the newer…

Katherine Bateson Chandler and Alcazar Capture Final “Friday Night Stars” Freestyle of the 2019 Adequan Global Dressage Festival

©SusanStickle.com In the final “Friday Night Stars” of the 2019 Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), Katherine Bateson Chandler and Alcazar captured the win in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI4* presented by Douglas Elliman Real Estate on Friday, March 29. It was a night full of freestyle competition with two classes held under the lights with a full crowd of spectators….

Daniel Coyle Clinches $50,000 Hermès Under 25 Grand Prix Final Win, Ailish Cunniffe Named Series Champion

©Sportfot The final day of WEF 11 came to a close with the spotlight shining on the future stars of show jumping. Ireland’s Daniel Coyle scored a victory in the $50,000 Hermès Under 25 Grand Prix Final riding CHS Krooze on the stunning grass Derby Field at Equestrian Village on Sunday, March 24. Germany’s Olaf Petersen, Jr. designed a two-round…

Sam Walker and Waldo Ride Smart to Win the 12th Annual George H. Morris Excellence in Equitation Championship

©Sportfot Sam Walker of Nobleton, ON, piloted Missy Clark’s and North Run’s Waldo to the win in the 12th Annual George H. Morris Excellence in Equitation Championship. Forty combinations of young equitation athletes and their mounts took to the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on the evening of Friday, March 22, at the 2019 Winter Equestrian…

It’s Ladies Night as Amanda Derbyshire and Roulette BH Top All-Female Jump-Off in $134,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix CSI 3*

©Sportfot The highlight event for week 10 of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) was the $134,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix CSI 3* on Saturday, March 16, and coming away with the victory was Amanda Derbyshire riding Roulette BH for Gochman Sport Horses LLC. There were 45 entries in the grand prix, all competing over a course designed by Michel…

Shelly Francis and Danilo Break 81% With Spectator Favorite FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDIO3*

©SusanStickle.com The “Friday Night Stars” shined during Week 10 of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF). Shelly Francis  and Danilo received the gold medal in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDIO3* presented by Stillpoint Farm. The pair broke eighty-one percent with a score of 81.840%. “I’ve been making personal best the last three or four shows in a row. I’m kind…

USA Wins Nations Cup CDIO-U25 at 2019 AGDF

©SusanStickle.com The opening day of competition at the 10th week of the 2019 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) on Wednesday, March 13, featured the Nations Cup CDIO-U25 presented by Diamante Farms with victory for the team from the United States of America. Canada 1 team was silver, and the Canada 2 team took bronze. Nations Cup competition continues through the…

Moggre is Magic in $100,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Ocala at Live Oak International

©Erin Gilmore Photography In a field brimming with experience and talent, it was the the young gun, 17-year-old Brian Moggre, who managed to win the $100,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Ocala Sunday at Live Oak International. Riding Major Wager LLC’s MTM Vivre le Reve, Moggre, who also won Friday’s $35,700 CSI3* Longines World Ranking Competition, earned the first clear round of…