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Possible Clue in Phedras Killing


There is a possible new clue in the killing of Phedras De Blondel, the Florida show jumping horse that was removed from its stall and murdered for its meat Oct. 25 in Florida. The Imperial Farms Equestrian Center in Manatee County is believed to have been targeted a second time on Dec. 17. Facility owner […]

Cox Fights USEF Drug Charge


Trainer Archie Cox is taking on the United States Equestrian Federation over a 2014 allegation that a rider in his program was in violation of USEF rules by presenting a horse with a higher than acceptable amount of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in its system. The charge stems from the August Blenheim Summer Classic II Horse Show in August […]

Wright Stuff Honored by USEF


The first woman to compete on an Olympic eventing team, Helena “Lana” DuPont Wright will receive the 2015 USEF Lifetime Achievement Award.  Wright, of Chesapeake, Md., has done it all, from being the first woman ever to compete on an Olympic Eventing team, to winning a medal at the World Championships more than 20 years later. For […]

Ramseys Win Breeders Award


Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey have won the fifth annual John Deere Award as outstanding breeders of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Its the second such win for the couple, who are partnered in the Nicholasville, KY-based Ramsey Farm, also won in the inaugural year, 2011. The John Deere Award, presented by Breeders’ […]

2nd Annual Nyuis Scholarship


Kids committed to the hunter-jumper sport, but are on a budget when it comes to show entry fees have a new resource in the Michael Nyuis Scholarship Program, sponsored by West Palms Events. Up to three applicants will receive horse show scholarships for the 2016 season — one going to a U.S. rider, one to a […]

Zone 10 Equ Champs Ridin’ On Sunshine


Stephanie Goodson, Grace Tuton and Grady Lyman took home the Zone 10 USHJA Equitation Championships in a spirited competition at the HITS National Sunshine Series II, Nov. 4-8 at the HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, CA. The Championship consisted of three phases spanning two days, and included over fences in phase one, a flat in […]

Farmer Reaps Derby Prize


Kelly Farmer took home the blue and yellow ribbons at HITS’ first of four $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derbies this week at the Desert Horse Park in Thermal, CA. Riding under the lights in the grand prix stadium, Farmer took home the $30,000 first prize for her textbook tour on Dalliance, owned by Avatar Real Estate […]

Davis, Barron, Slam-Dunk HITS 5*


Show jumping’s biggest stars took center stage at HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California, for the $350,000 Sunshine Grand Prix FEI CSI-5* on Sunday, Nov. 8. Stellar names filling out the go-list included three top 10 riders from the FEI world rankings – Kent Farrington, Beezie Madden and McLain Ward. But it was 23-year-old Stanford student Lucy […]

Engling for the Win at HITS


Margie Engle continued her winning ways at the HITS Desert Horse Park, winning the $65,500 Sunshine Classic with Royce on Nov. 4, just a day after winning the  $50,000 HITS Welcome Stake on Abunola. The journey from Engle’s home town of Wellington, FL, was clearly worth the trip for winter competition at the National Sunshine Series II. […]

Longines Global Champions Tour Final


All eyes turn to Doha as preparations are made ahead of the final 2015 Longines Global Champions Tour showdown, set against the stunning backdrop of Al Shaqab, one of the most beautiful and prestigious equestrian venues in the world. The final round of competition, which will see one of the most exciting show jumping deciders […]

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