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Game On for HITS $3 Mil Marathon

Olympic rider Jaime Azcarraga, of Mexico City, Mexico, is presented a check for $350,000 after winning the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix on Anton Radio Formula, in Thermal, March 2015.  (Photo by ESI Photography)

Okay, sports fans, time to get out the scorecards and track the action to the three biggest prize offerings in U.S. show jumping, the HITS Triple Crown: three individual $1 million classes. With the opening of the HITS Desert Circuit in Thermal, CA, this week, qualifying starts in earnest. The rules have changed a bit […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Harvey, Simpson Honored at CJP Holiday Show


The joint was jumpin’ at the Compton Jr. Posse’s Holiday Horse Show, Saturday, Dec. 19. Ribbons, stockings and the spirit of the season lent a festive air to the proceeds, designed to thank sponsors and supporters for their work throughout the year. The kids who are at the heart of the program put on an […]

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’ […]

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