News in the Nation

Chilli Morning and Fox-Pitt Turn Up the Heat

William Fox-Pitt (GBR) has given the British team a massive morale boost after the first day of the Eventing competition at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, where the Dressage phase is taking place below the chateau at Haras du Pin deep in the Normandy countryside. Fox-Pitt and the biddable stallion Chilli Morning scored the only sub-40…

Six Qualify for Individual Reining at World Equestrian Games

Some 23 Reining horse-and-rider combinations came back to the Parc des Expositions in Caen, France, today for the second individual qualifying competition at the World Equestrian Games. The top 15 pairs after the first individual qualifier had already earned their ticket to the Final which will be held on Saturday, August 30. Second last to go, Troy Heikes, representing the…

The Horse with a Heart of Gold Wins Grand Prix Special for Britain’s Dujardin

  In a competition that buzzed with excitement from start to finish, Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro claimed Dressage Grand Prix Special gold at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy, France, today. It wasn’t a flawless performance from the dynamic British duo, with mistakes that Dujardin afterwards described as “silly,” but such was the quality of the…

Olympians and Celebrities Meet at 37th Annual Hampton Classic

Story & Photos Via: Hampton Classic Horse Show Farrington Takes Top Honors in $250,000 FTI Grand Prix Bridgehampton, NY—September 4, 2012— Kent Farrington took top honors in the $250,000 FTI Grand Prix and FEI World Cup™ Qualifier, the grand finale of the 37th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. As always, the show featured international show jumpers, elegant show hunters, celebrities…

Chagrin Valley Hunter Jumper Classic – Week I: Federico Sztyrle Wins Welcome Stake and Cleveland Grand Prix

Federico Sztyrle Wins Welcome Stake and Cleveland Grand Prix Technically demanding course design / Alfano switches it up with Miss Lucy Photos Via: Anne Gittins Photography MORELAND HILLS, Ohio – July 16, 2012 – Federico Sztyrle now considers the Chagrin Valley Hunter Jumper Classic a lucky show. His first time here in the Chagrin Valley, Sztyrle and Crossfire 10 won…

Eight Stand Out in Opening Day of USEF Selection Trials for U.S. Show Jumping Team for the 2012 Olympic Games

Lauren Fisher for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc. Photos Via: Sportfot Wellington, FL – March 21, 2012 – Week eleven of the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival kicked off on Wednesday with the exciting first round of the USEF Selection Trials for the U.S. Show Jumping Team for the 2012 Olympic Games. Eight of the USA’s top show jumping duos stood…

2012 Palm Beach Dressage Derby Draws Record Number of Entries From Around the World

Photo Via: Susan J. Stickle Wellington, FL (February 28, 2012) – National and International riders are gearing up for top-notch competition at the upcoming world-renowned $20,000 Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDIW, which takes place March 1-4, 2012.  Riders from Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Canada, Columbia, Spain, Mexico, Argentina will join competitors from Hollywood, California to New Hope, Pennsylvania to Gate Mills,…

USEF Announces Top Five Horses in 2008 Farnam/Platform USEF Horse of the Year

Lexington, KY— This year’s USEF Horses of Honor have been decided and your vote will be an integral part of deciding which of the nation’s leading equines will be named the Farnam®/Platform™ USEF Horse of the Year.  With the 2009 USEF Annual Meeting around the corner, all heads are turning to five finalists in anticipation of which horse will be…