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Masters Red Carpet Arrivals


The stars are out for the Longines Masters of Los Angeles, where no 5* horse costs under $5 million, according to one owner-attendee. The Oct. 1-4 event at the Los Angeles Convention Center has turned the spotlight on the top equine talent from around the world. Beezie Madden (USA) will take to the field on Simon, owned […]

Grobon Masters EEM Domain


Fabien Grobon hits the ground running as Managing Director of EEM, where his first month on the job includes staging the Longines Masters Los Angeles, October 1-4 at the L.A. Convention Center.  The Paris-based Grobon is no stranger to outsized sports events; he joins EEM after five  years heading up the Alltech FEI World Equestrian […]

Bootmaker Fasciani Signs Bluman


International show jumping star Daniel Bluman has signed a deal with bespoke Italian bootmaker Alberto Fasciani.  Bluman will provide inspiration and insight into a new Bluman-model boot that will be available at Alberto Fasciani shops and online. Bluman is no stranger to haute équestre, as an ambassador for Hermès Sellier since early 2013. The Colombian-born rider, who still competes under […]

Breeders’ Cup


The Breeders’ Cup takes place Oct. 30-31 at Keenland, in Lexington, KY. It is the richest two days in sports, with $26 million paid out in purses and awards over the entire weekend. Thirteen races comprise the schedule, with NBC Sports broadcasting live from the event. Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is among those competing in […]

Rolex Central Park Horse Show


Horses gallop into Manhattan! From 23 – 27 September, top equestrian athletes will gather for the second annual Rolex Central Park Horse Show. Attempting to defend her Rolex Grand Prix title will be Georgina Bloomberg, daughter of former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. The event takes place at the Wollman Rink, transformed from slippery to sand-topped. New York City’s […]

LA Masters Rider List Unveiled


Today, 36 international riders have been announced as qualified to compete for $1 Million in prize money at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles CSI 5*, October 1- 4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Thirteen U.S. riders will compete with the top 22 from Europe and one from the Middle East in what in only its second year […]

Madden, Simon $1 Mil Team


Beezie Madden and Simon decisively won the HITS CP $1 Million FEI 5* Grand Prix today, taking home a $330,000 slice of the pie for the horse’s owner Abigail Wexner. The duo was the only team with a clear round over Steve Stephens razor’s edge of a course, and they did it in a speedy 88.320, […]

HITS NY $1 Mil List Revealed


Five Olympians, international riders from Germany, Mexico, Ireland and Canada and two past HITS $1 Million title-holders are on the list of 41 riders unveiled by HITS to compete in its CP $1 Million FEI CSI 5* presented by Wells Fargo later this afternoon, making for what is sure to be an event spectacle. (Watch […]

Jumper Prices Soar


A raft of high-profile show jumping horse sales has the industry talking. Most recent and splashy of the news is Dutch entrepreneur Jan Tops’ purchase, at a reported $14.8 million (€11 million), of  Palloubet d’Halong, a 10- year-old Selle Francais gelding owned by Switzerland’s Hansueli Sprunger and until recently under saddle to his 26-year-old daughter, […]

Kraut Tops Tour, Schröder Wins Night

Laura Kraut, photographed in Cannes

There were fireworks in Vienna tonight, the penultimate stop on the 2013 Longines Global Champions Tour, as the USA’s Laura Kraut maintained her No. 1 GCT circuit ranking despite a valiant effort by Portugal’s Lucinda Diniz, who wound up fourth. Gerco Schröder (NED) and London topped the podium for the GTC Grand Prix of Vienna […]

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