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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

HITS Takes Verizon’s Call

McLain Ward and Antares on course.

HITS, Inc. has named Verizon Wireless  the Official Wireless Provider of HITS Horse Shows Nationwide.  HITS has been breaking ground with its event broadcasting. On the Desert Circuit in Thermal, the company through its deals with, and generated a webcast and a one-hour special around its AIG Thermal $1 Million Grand Prix. […]

Crandell Debuts Heraldic Saddle

ReactorPanel's Heraldic saddle in black.

Endurance rider John Crandell III has teamed with ReactorPanel to design a new lightweight saddle called the Heraldic, in honor of his champion mount. Crandell said he loved the freedom of motion and adjustability of the classic ReactorPanel saddles, but thought they were too heavy for use in competition, so he approached the company with […]

Horse Economics

Duncan McIntosh jumping a hunter obstacle on his flaming red horse Rockland.

Can agrarian society and the suburbs mix? The United States continues to fine-tune the formula for mixing horse sport with a post-industrial lifestyle. In the East, that integration has occurred more naturally: town and country versus ranch and coast (there’s something about having herds of cattle rumbling around that sets a tone for things hoofed). […]

USEF Sets All-Breeds Town Hall

USEF Town Hall meeting with sheild and horse head.

The United States Equestrian Federation will host an online Town Hall Meeting for all-disciplines on June 3, at 6:00 p.m. ET. It’s the first such meeting of its kind, and comes in response to member requests for increased opportunities to share their opinions. The interactive web broadcast at the replaces the previously scheduled meetings […]

Gucci 2013 Equestrian Collection

Gucci model in jacket and blue shirt.

The House of Gucci has made fashion icons of the stirrup and bit. Now, as part of Cruise 2013 , Gucci is rolling out a new Equestrian Collection. Billed as “a contemporary tribute to the riding heritage that has  inspired the House for over 90 years through the timeless values of beauty, grace and nobility,” […]

HITS Sets Jumper Triple Crown

McLain Ward and Antares on course.

HITS, Inc. has added a third $1 million grand prix to its 2014 roster. The Ocala $1 Million Grand Prix will be held March 23 to conclude the 10-week 2014 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit in Florida. HITS inaugurated the U.S.’ first $1 million show jumping class in 2010 in Saugerties, NY (which in its second […]

Oasis a Dream for Guests

Gourmet burger and fries.

The Oasis Club at the HITS Desert Horse Park has always lived up to its name – an island of comfort and luxury for VIP patrons in the middle of the Coachella Valley desert.  Now a good thing is getting  even better with upgrades to the menu and building. Five-star Chef Giuseppe Napoli of the […]

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