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Battle of Saddles Between FEI and GCL Continues

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After legal tussling that has yet to come to a conclusion, the Fédération Équestre Internationale has granted interim approval for member riders to participate unsanctioned in third-party team competition, specifically the newly formed Global Champions League circuit. The ongoing battle sees the FEI and the GCL, two of the world’s most powerful horse sport entities pitted in a confrontation […]

French Masters Take Spotlight in Paris

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Just three weeks after the attacks that plunged the world and the City of Light into mourning, French riders elected to wear their French team jackets in all classes at the Longines Masters of Paris, Dec. 3-6.  So it was fitting that native son Patrice Delaveau won the CSI5* show jumping contest’s top prize, the […]

Don Johnson Proves Werth

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Germany’s Isabell Werth and Don Johnson FRH produced one of the finest performances of their career together to win today’s fifth leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage 2015/2016 Western European League in Sallzburg, Austria. From a distinguished field of starters that included many of the sport’s top stars, they emerged for a […]

Italy Shines in WC Vaulting

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Italy’s Anna Cavallaro recorded her second win of the FEI World Cup Vaulting 2015/2016 season in Salzburg (AUT) yesterday where German star, Jannis Drewell, topped the Male Individual competition and Italy’s Erika di Lupacchini and Lorenzo Forti stole the show in the Pas-de-Deux. The electric atmosphere of the arena at the Amadeus Indoor fixture ensured […]

Ahlmann on a Roll to World Cup

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Germany’s Christian Ahlmann won two in a row, taking top honors at the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping contest in Madrid, Spain. Riding the 15-year-old stallion Taloubet Z he came out on top in a jump-off of five. The victory came just seven days after his win on home turf in Stuttgart, on Codex One. The 40-year-old rider couldn’t help but feel […]

Minderhoud Flirts to the Top in World Dressage

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The Netherlands’ Hans Peter Minderhoud reigned supreme in the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage 2015/2016 Western European League qualifier at Stockholm in Sweden today. The 42-year-old rider who, with Glock’s Johnson, claimed team gold and individual bronze at this summer’s FEI European Championships in Aachen (GER), steered another of his powerful string, the 14-year-old […]

Kaiser, Jäiser, Vault to Top

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Switzerland’s Simone Jäiser and Germany’s Daniel Kaiser got their FEI World Cup Vaulting 2015/2016 campaigns off to the perfect start when coming out on top at the opening round of the five-leg series in Madrid, Spain tonight. All but one of the athletes starting at this first event competed on borrowed horses, with French vaulter, […]

Zone 10 Equ Champs Ridin’ On Sunshine

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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

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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*

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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 […]

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