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Addison Gierkink and Denver Van’t Goemanshof Take Top Spot in $30,000 Week Two Grand Prix at Saratoga Springs Horse Show

Photo credit to ESI Photography, courtesy of Saratoga Springs Horse Show. With the first of her two rides, Addison Gierkink navigated the Anthony D’Ambrosia course to find herself ultimately first and third. Denver Van’t Goemanshof, her first ride, went clean and well within the time allowed. In Gierkink’s second round she nailed it in 39.773 which put her at the…

Phillip Dutton Takes CCI** at Jersey Fresh

  Olympic veteran Phillip Dutton jumped from fifth place to first with a flawless performance on Sportsfield Candy in the final show jumping phase to win the CCI** at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event, presented by BW Furlong & Associates on Sunday. Dutton and his Irish Sport Horse also had a clear go on the cross country course on Saturday to…

Ryan Wood Clinches Jersey Fresh CCI3* Win

Ryan Wood and Powell. In a nail-biting finish to the CCI3* division at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event, Ryan Wood clinched the title with a solid show jumping round aboard Powell on his dressage score of 46.00. “He warmed up great, went in there, and jumped his heart out,” Wood said. “I wasn’t preparing too much for it, I…

Ryan Wood Holds Onto Jersey Fresh CCI*** Lead

  Day three of the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event saw Ryan Wood of Australia hold onto the lead in the CCI*** following cross country. Woods rode Powell to a two-day score of 46.0 penalties despite incurring 2.4 time faults. “He was awesome. He saved me in a couple spots around the course. He’s a big horse and he’s got a massive stride. He…

Philippa Humphreys Dies at Jersey Fresh International

It is with deep regret that we announce that Philippa Humphreys, 33, suffered fatal injuries in a rotational fall at fence 16 on the cross-country course of the CCI3* at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event. Humphreys, a British citizen living in Rockford, MI, was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in nearby Hamilton, NJ, where she was pronounced…

Ryan Wood Leads Jersey Fresh CCI3* Dressage

Ryan Wood sits in the Jersey Fresh CCI3* lead after dressage. Day two of the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event in Allentown, NJ, saw the completion of CCI3* dressage and the start of CIC3* dressage. After a sunny day of competition, Australian rider Ryan Wood sits atop the CCI3* leaderboard with Powell on a 43.6. “He did a really solid…

Final Day of IHSA National Finals Awards Top Riders and Teams in the Nation

Oregon State University’s Racheal Nordby won the AQHA Open Rail Horsemanship and placed sixth in the AQHA Hight Point Western Rider. Competition wrapped up at the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Finals on Sunday, May 8. Western riders earned tri-color ribbons to finish the season with a bang.   The day started with the reining phase of the American…

Day 3 of IHSA Nationals Crowns Champions

Savannah College of Art and Design rider Ryan Genn won the Collegiate Cup Open Equitation on the Flat. Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) Nationals Finals wrapped up the third day on Saturday, May 7. The nation’s top Hunt Seat teams were named, Cacchione Cup Champion crowned, and western classes continued. Alexandra Carlton from the University of Vermont clinched the first…

IHSA Nationals Wraps Up Day 2

Sarah Lindsay from Stanford University was named Individual Walk-Trot Champion aboard Rex. Friday, May 6, marked the second day of the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Finals, held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Exhibitors also saw the first day of western competition. The day kicked off with the Alumni Equitation over Fences class, where Emily Kowalchik from…