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Alex Granato Scores the Weekend Double Winning $208,200 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Wellington at the CP Palm Beach Masters Winter Classic CSI4*-W

©Kathy Russell Photography Alex Granato scored the weekend double, beating two former FEI World Cup champions to win the $208,200 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Wellington at the CP Palm Beach Masters Winter Classic CSI4*-W presented by Suncast. Riding Carlchen W, Granato also won the FEI $71,200 Suncast Palm Beach Masters World Cup Qualifier. “It’s all just very surreal. It’s…

Tenth Annual Great Charity Challenge Crowns Holy Ground Shelter for the Homeless as Winner at WEF

Madelyn Ruskin and Abazu BSM.©Sportfot The “Saturday Night Lights” of the 12-week Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) beamed on Palm Beach County Charities during the 10th Annual Great Charity Challenge, presented by Fidelity Investments (GCC), on Saturday, February 2. Holy Ground Shelter for the Homeless took home $150,000 as the lion’s share of the $1.3 million in prize money on offer…

Olympic gold medalist Ben Maher Wins FEI $71,200 NetJets Classic at the CP Palm Beach Masters Winter Classic CSI4*-W

©Kathy Russell Photography Olympic gold medalist Ben Maher bested a seven-horse jump-off among riders from five nations to win the FEI $71,200 NetJets Classic at the CP Palm Beach Masters Winter Classic CSI4*-W presented by Suncast. Fractions of a second separated the top four and the contest for third ended in a tie. In the jump-off, five of the seven…

Alex Granato Wins FEI $71,200 Suncast Palm Beach Masters World Cup Qualifier at the CP Palm Beach Masters Winter Classic CSI4*-W

©Kathy Russell Photography Alex Granato and Carlchen W topped a massive 18-horse jump-off to win the FEI $71,200 Suncast Palm Beach Masters World Cup Qualifier at the CP Palm Beach Masters Winter Classic CSI4*-W presented by Suncast®. Only four horse-and-rider combinations negotiated a double-clear on the Alan-Wade designed course and Granato was surprised at the numbers. “I honestly didn’t expect…

Martin Fuchs Captures FEI $35,700 CP Welcome Stake at the CP Palm Beach Masters Winter Classic CSI4*-W

Thursday’s feature class at the CP Palm Beach Masters Winter Classic CSI4*-W presented by Suncast, yielded an international podium with Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs taking the top prize on Cristo in the FEI $35,700 CP Welcome Stake. Daniel Coyle of Ireland was second on Quintin and Daniel Bluman of Israel was third on Entano. ©Kathy Russell Photography This was the first…

Kevin Babington and Mark Q Win $72,000 Equinimity WEF Challenge Cup Round 4

©Sportfot Irish Olympian Kevin Babington rode Mark Q to the win in the $72,000 Equinimity WEF Challenge Cup Round 4 CSI 4* on the grass derby field of the Equestrian Village at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), on Thursday, January 31, at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Sixty-five entries contested Thursday’s WEF Challenge Cup track set by Anderson…

Laura Graves and Verdades Capture Another Win in the “Friday Night Stars” Grand Prix Freestyle at AGDF 3

©SusanStickle.com U.S. dressage stars and currently ranked number two in the world, Laura Graves and Verdades performed a beautiful test and earned a score of 84.935% to win the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W, presented by the U.S. P.R.E. Association on Friday, January 25, at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) in Wellington, FL. “This freestyle was nice. This was…

Kasey Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards Dublet Kick Off Week 3 at AGDF With Grand Prix Win

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) kicked off its third week of competition on Thursday, January 24, with a win for Kasey Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards Dublet in the FEI Grand Prix CDI-W, presented by the U.S. P.R.E. Association. ©SusanStickle.com Perry-Glass earned a score of 77.913% in the FEI Grand Prix CDI-W, presented by the U.S. P.R.E. Association. She rode Goerklintgaards…

Victory in $72,000 NetJets Grand Prix CSI 2* Goes to Mario Deslauriers and Amsterdam 27 at WEF

©Sportfot The “Saturday Night Lights” series continued on January 19 with the $72,000 NetJets Grand Prix CSI 2* and Olympian Mario Deslauriers and Amsterdam 27 scoring a win under the lights at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in the second week of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). There were 45 entries in the grand prix, and eight were…

Roxanne Trunnell and Dolton Kick off CPEDI 3* Competition With Win at AGDF

©SusanStickle The second week of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) features CPEDI 1*/2*/3* Para Dressage, presented by Adequan, Mission Control, Nutrena, and Fair Sky Farm. Roxanne Trunnell started the day with a win in the FEI Para Team Test Grade I – CPEDI 3*, with a score of 73.690%. Trunnell rode Dolton, a seven-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Danone I…