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Jung Aims For Rolex Grand Slam At Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Land Rover

Ben Radvanyi photo. Michael Jung of Germany took dead aim on becoming only the second rider win the Rolex Grand Slam by emphatically grabbing the lead at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover, riding Fischerrocana FST to an outstanding dressage score of 34.4 penalties. The Rolex Grand Slam Trophy goes to a rider who wins the CCI4*…

Ground Jury Accepts 73 Horses To Start Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Land Rover

Michael Jung is aiming to win the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event for the second time with Fischerrocana FST. (Ben Radvanyi Photo) All 73 horses presented to the three-member ground jury will start on Thursday in the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover. President Ernst Topp of Germany, Sandy Phillips of Great Britain and Andrew Bennie of New Zealand evaluated…

Artisan Farms and Tiffany Foster Honored at 2016 Winter Equestrian Festival

Martha Jolicoeur (left) presents Canada’s Tiffany Foster as the Overall Leading Lady Rider of the 2016 Winter Equestrian Festival.  Photo by Starting Gate Communications. For the second year in a row, Carlene and Andy Ziegler’s Artisan Farms was the recipient of the Harrison Cup Perpetual Trophy, awarded to the owners whose horses won the most money in all open jumper classes…

Kelli Cruciotti Crowned Artisan Farms Under 25 Grand Prix Series Champion

From left to right: Kelly Molinari of Equiline, Jessica Leto of Equiline Saddle division, Tim Dutta of The Dutta Corp., Kelli Cruciotti, Carlene Ziegler of Artisan Farms and ringmaster Christian Craig. Photo by Starting Gate Communications.   Kelli Cruciotti of Parker, CO, was crowned the Artisan Farms Under 25 Grand Prix Series Champion following the final event held Saturday, March…

Maryland Wins 2016 Girls National Interscholastic Polo Championship

Maddie Grant, Sophie Grant, Catie Stueck, and Abbie Grant with Coach Kelly Wells, and USPA Girls National Interscholastic Championship trophy donors, Mr. and Mrs. Colhoun. Photo courtesy of the United States Polo Association. The Maryland Girls Interscholastic Polo Team won the Girls National Interscholastic Championship for a third consecutive year, defeating Garrison Forest 15-8 in the final at Empire Polo Club in…

Generation Next: The American Youth Horse Council Inspires Future Leaders

By Karen Elizabeth Baril If you haven’t checked out AYHC, the American Youth Horse Council yet, you’re missing out. Established in the 1970’s, AYHC is unique in that most of its members are adults. “Most people assume the American Youth Horse Council’s  membership are kids, but AYHC was created to educate and support the adults who work with youth in…

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…