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Kutscher, Van Gogh Master Hong Kong


Marco Kutscher and Van Gogh jumped into history today as the first Longines Masters Grand Slam winners. The victory at the Masters of Hong Kong Grand Prix followed his win at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles in October. The achievement nets  $461,000 for Kutscher and owner Hans Horn’s De Wiemselbach — $183,000 for his share of […]

Equestrian World Takes Palm Desert by Storm


They’ve been at the fore with golf togs for 22 years, and now Lady Golf the Fashion House is jumping to new heights with equestrian wear. The 6,000-foot Palm Desert, CA, store has carved out a 1,600-square-foot space for style-conscious riders. The boutique, which carries clothing for women, men and children, had always carried a certain amount […]

Brunello, Peace of Mind Earn USEF HOTY Honors


The 17-year-old Hanoverian hunter Brunello earned the coveted USEF National Horse of the Year title, while combined driving dynamo PVF Peace of Mind was crowned USEF International Horse of the year. The honors were bestowed at the United States Equestrian Federation’s Pegasus Awards gala on Jan. 16 in Lexington, KY. Brunello, owned by Janet Peterson and […]

USEF Hurdles Distance, Safety at Annual Meet


The USEF Board wrapped its annual meeting in Lexington, KY, with an emphasis on the importance of IDing horses and board approval on the appointment of Bill Moroney as interim CEO, United States Equestrian Federation. Other big news was the selection of hunter champion Brunello and driving superstar Peace of Mind named USEF National and International […]

Mustang Eco-Resort an Idyllic Getaway


Madeleine Pickens has been a horse advocate her entire life, fighting to protect the 30,000 Mustangs designated by Congress as “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West.” Now she’s put her hospitality where her heart is, creating the Mustang Monument Wild Horse Eco-Resort in Wells, Nevada. Spanning over 900 square miles, the facility offers […]

Goth USEF Equestrian of the Year


Capping a milestone year, Elisabeth Goth was awarded the Robert P. Strub Trophy as the 2015 USEF Equestrian of the Year at the USEF Pegasus Awards Dinner on Jan. 15. Goth, of Lebanon, KY, enjoyed a standout year, starting with wins in the Grand Champion Five-Gaited, Champion Five-Gaited Ladies, and Champion Three-Gaited Amateur (15.2 and Over) classes […]

Moroney Takes Reins at USEF


Bill Moroney has jumped from his role as president of the USHJA to head the nation’s equestrian controlling body the USEF as interim CEO. Moroney steps in to replace outgoing USEF CEO Chris Welton, whose sudden exit took the horse world by surprise. Moroney this year terms-out of service at the head of the United States Hunter […]

HITS Desert Circuit


The HITS Desert Circuit takes place Jan. 19-March 20, culminating in the $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on Saturday, March 19 followed by the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix on Sunday. A $350,000 HITS Thermal Grand Prix CSI-5* and FEI CSI-W3* Longines World Cup Jumping are among the many highlights of this series, which draws […]

HITS Ocala Winter Circuit


With 10 consecutive weeks of USEF-rated shows and a wide range of hunter/jumper classes that will offer more than $3 million in prize money, the HITS Winter Circuit in Ocala, FL, has become a destination showplace. The Jan. 19-March 27 series tops out in March with the  Great American $1 Million Grand Prix (one of three million-dollar grand […]

Rockin’ Rio USET Gala Benefits Olympic Riders


Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen serve as honorary chairpersons for the equestrian party of the season: the United States Equestrian Team Foundation’s Rocin’ Rio, a fundraiser for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event, which takes place Friday, January 22, in Wellington, FL, will channel resources to for training […]

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