News in the Northeast

New England Equitation Championships Celebrates 43rd Anniversary with Success

Katrina Tiktinsky and Augsburg topped the NEHC Junior Medal Final. ©Anne Gittins Photography The New England Equitation Championships (NEEC), one of the longest running and most prestigious equitation finals in the country, celebrated its 43rd anniversary this year. The renowned judging panel included course designer Ken Krome, Hope Glynn, Jenny Fischer, Lynn Forgione, Brian Lenehan, and Jean Marie Dunford-Miller. The…

Molly Ashe Cawley and D’Arnita Win $204,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ New York CSI4*-W to Conclude 2018 American Gold Cup

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Martha Ingram Wins North American Adult Amateur Equitation Championships at Capital Challenge Horse Show

©Shawn McMillen Photography The 25th anniversary edition of the Capital Challenge Horse Show began on Friday, September 28, at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD, with the start of Equitation Weekend, presented by BigEq.com, and the naming of the show’s first three 2018 champions. Adam Edgar of Leesburg, VA, riding Magnolia, and Lily Walton of Shelbyville, KY, aboard…

Gold Is Contagious for McLain Ward in $80,000 American Gold Cup Qualifier CSI4*-W

©Phelps Media Group Fresh off his gold medal victory with the NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) in Tryon, North Carolina, exactly one week ago, McLain Ward returned to his home state of New York to claim his spot in the winner’s circle once again in the $80,000 American Gold Cup Qualifier CSI4*-W with new mount Contagious….

“Frosty” Flies to $35,000 Trelawny Farm Welcome Stake CSI4* Win at American Gold Cup

©Phelps Media Group The second day of the American Gold Cup highlighted the $35,000 Trelawny Farm Welcome Stake CSI4* to conclude Thursday’s competition in the Annex Ring at Old Salem Farm. Taking home her second win of the week thus far was the United States’ Kristen Vanderveen, who raced to the top of the leaderboard with Bull Run’s Faustino De Tili. The speed…

Shane Sweetnam and Cyklon 1083 Claim FEI Victory on Opening Day of 2018 American Gold Cup

©The Book LLC Returning for its 48th year, the 2018 American Gold Cup kicked off FEI competition on Wednesday afternoon with the addition of the $10,000 1.45m Jumper CSI4* class, presented by Morrissey Management Group, at Old Salem Farm. Irish athletes Shane Sweetnam and Willie Tynan captured the top two placings respectively, while the USA’s Adrienne Sternlicht finished in third. Sixteen…

Celebrating 60 Years of Tradition and Top Sport at the Washington International Horse Show

Beat Mändli won the $130,000 Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM Washington, presented by Events DC, in 2017. Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography “I think there’s something wrong—I was only charged $2 for my ticket,” read the message sent to the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS). But there was no mistake at all. Admission for the first day of this year’s WIHS…

Annabel Revers and Taylor Griffiths Score Regional ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay Championship Victories at Old Salem Farm

©SEL Photography Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY, hosted the Region 1 and 2 ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay Championships on Saturday, September 22, with a Region 1 victory for Annabel Revers of Weston, MA, and a Region 2 win for Taylor Griffiths of Brewster, NY. Elite equitation riders from both regions competed at Old Salem Farm with hopes to qualify for…

McLain Ward Captures $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix CSI4*

©Shawn McMillen The 43rd edition of the Hampton Classic Horse Show ended in spectacular fashion Sunday, with America’s McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, capturing the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix presented by Douglas Elliman for a record seventh time. Course Designer Michel Vaillancourt built a challenging course at the maximum height of 1.60m, including a line of jumps taking the…

Shane Sweetnam is Tops Two Days in a Row, Taking the $70,000 LONGINES Cup CSI4* at the 43rd Hampton Classic

The Irish flag flew once again the Hampton Classic for Shane Sweetnam, after he won Saturday’s $70,000 LONGINES Cup with Indra van de Oude Heihoef, owned by the Blue Buckle Group. It was also two years in a row for Sweetnam, as he won this class in 2017 with another of his top mounts, Main Road. Ireland’s Shane Sweetnam with…