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Rolex Central Park Horse Show


Horses gallop into Manhattan! From 23 – 27 September, top equestrian athletes will gather for the second annual Rolex Central Park Horse Show. Attempting to defend her Rolex Grand Prix title will be Georgina Bloomberg, daughter of former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. The event takes place at the Wollman Rink, transformed from slippery to sand-topped. New York City’s […]

Brommann CDS Clinic


Volker Brommann hosts an Amateur Dressage clinic Oct. 2-4, at the Starr Vaughn Equestrian Center in Elk Grove, just outside Sacramento. The event is sponsored by the California Dressage Society and Brommann was born in Northern Germany, where he apprenticed in the German Equestrian Federation training program and went on to become a licensed Bereiter, F.N. […]

Antwerp Added to GCT

City lights glitter in Antwerp, Belgium.

The Longines Global Champions Tour has added the “diamond city” of Antwerp, Belgium, to the 2014 circuit. Antwerp will welcome the world’s Top 30 riders for several days of top-level GCT competition, with details to be revealed at an Oct. 1 press conference at the MAS” Museum in Antwerp. The 2013 Longines GCT heads for […]

Advance Ticketing for WEG

Mont St. Michel looks both historical and futuristic.

Advance tickets for the 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, go on sale today. Purchasers of package deals can reserve tickets and plan ahead for the Aug. 25-Sept. 6 event through one of the following official agencies: Equestrian Tours – USA Groupe Voyage Québec – Canada Equitours – Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway Oxer […]

Royal Ascot


Royal Ascot is more than an annual race meet. Like our U.S. Kentucky Derby, it’s an athletic competition that has a fashion-show built-in. The meet, which runs June 18-22 at the Ascot Racecourse, just West of London in Berkshire County (details here) includes the prestigious Queen Anne Stakes on day one, and concludes with the […]

USHJA Clinics for Emerging Riders

Olympian Joe Fargis strikes a pose in front of a vertical with horse and rider.

Up-and-coming Los Angeles riders have the opportunity of a lifetime courtesy of the United States Hunter Jumper Association — a clinic with Joe Fargis. Fargis, who won the Individual Gold Medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles for his ride aboard Touch of Class, returns to the city of angels Aug. 1-4 (details below). […]

Las Vegas National

Blenheim Equisports 2012 Las Vegas National Poster

The Las Vegas National South Point Arena and Equestrian Center, Las Vegas, NV. Blenheim Equisports event culminates in the $50,000 Fisker Automotive World Cup Grand Prix CSI-W, Nov. 17, 7:30; Also includes the $30,000 EQU Lifestyle Speed Classic, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., $32,000 Markel Insurance Jumper Classic, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. Free to public. Details, […]

A Museum Where Horses Live

Renommée (Fame), statue atop the Grand Stables

With about 200,000 visitors per year, the Chantilly Living Museum of the Horse (Musée Vivant du Cheval) in France is one of the most-visited equestrian sites in the world. The name is literally accurate ―in addition to art and related items, about 30 breeds of horse are on display. But the most magnificent artifact is […]

‘Horse’ on Display in San Diego

Lipizzaner horse performing a capriole - jumping in the air and kicking out with its hind legs.

The Horse, an exhibit that explores the bond between man and horse,  is on display at the San Diego Natural History Museum through January 20. Using artifacts and art pieces from all over the world, the display explores early interactions between horses and humans and shows how horses have, over time, influenced civilization in areas […]

57th Annual Tevis Cup

Three trail riders clear a ridge in the Lake Tahoe mountains.

As of June 12, there were 127 riders from four countries signed up for the 100-mile Tevis Cup Ride, set for Aug. 4. The event takes place in the Lake Tahoe region of California, and while the tagline is “to finish is to win,” the competition, which unfolds over 24-hours, is technically a “race.” All […]

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