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Scott Stewart and Catch Me win the $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular

Scott Stewart and Catch Me. Photo by SportFot. In the 20-year history of the WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular, one well-known name never made it on to the roster of winners until now. Scott Stewart, of Wellington, FL, showed in almost every year of the competition in his long running and decorated career as a top hunter rider,…

Nayel Nassar wins the The $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Thermal at HITS

Nayel Nassar and Lordan. Photo: © ESI Photography As the crowd gathered to watch the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Thermal on Saturday, February 13, an impressive lineup of horses and riders from around the globe gathered to jump for the final West Coast qualifying opportunity and a $100,000 prize purse. As the last qualifying opportunity on the West Coast, riders…

Jessica Springsteen and Davendy S Win $86,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic during WEF 5

Photo by Sportfot The fifth week of competition at the 2016 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), concluded on Sunday with a win for Jessica Springsteen and Davendy S in the $86,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic. Competing in the International Ring at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), Springsteen topped an 18-horse jump-off to win over Eric Lamaze and Rosana…

Boyd Martin Repeats Victory at $75,000 Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase

Boyd Martin aboard Blackfoot Mystery Photo by SusanJStickle.com  Boyd Martin piloted new mount, Blackfoot Mystery, to victory in the $75,000 Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase, presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty, held at The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) and produced by Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP). Martin bested a class of 35 entries with a final score…

PVF Peace of Mind and Brunello Earn 2015 Horse of the Year Titles

On a night dedicated to the horse, two special athletes were recognized for their excellence in 2015 during the USEF’s Year-End Awards Gala. In a year that witnessed equestrian athletes excel, PVF Peace of Mind and Brunello reached the pinnacle of their sports and for their achievements were named International and National Horse of the Year, respectively. Voting was open…

Mackenzie Drazan Wins Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series West Coast Final

Credit: McCool Photos   Mackenzie Drazan, of Woodside, CA, took center stage after winning the $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame (SJHF) Jumper Classic West Coast Final at the Las Vegas National Horse Show. This marks the fourth year that the SJHF Jumper Classic Series has held a West Coast Championship Final in addition to its traditional Final at the National Horse…

McKayla Langmeier Leads 2015 ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay National Championship From The Start

Photo credit: Rebecca Walton   It is no secret that being drawn to go first in any major equitation championship is less than desirable. But when that rider is someone who knows her horse and knows her job, the results can be flawless. At 6:30 AM on Saturday, 15-year-old McKayla Langmeier nailed the 2015 ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay National Championship course presented…

Erynn Ballard Wins by Seconds at the Royal West

  Cynthia Brewster-Keating, Christof, and Pedro Cebulka with Erin Ballard and Appy Cara of the $45,000 GGT Footing/Whiteline Structures Classic 1.45m at Royal West, Calgary, AB, Canada. Photo Credit: Katy Whitt Photography The pulse has quickened at the Royal West in week two as the big names began gearing up for the weekend’s big prizes. On Wednesday, Canada’s Erynn Ballard sharpened her…