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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 […]

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. […]

West Hills Hounds merges with Santa Fe Hunt


Local Southern California fox hunting clubs the West Hills Hounds and the Santa Fe Hunt have merged, effective with the 2011-2012 season, scheduled to begin in September. The clubs will combine hound packs and base operations out of SFH’s headquarters in Temecula. The move is expected to increase efficiencies and expand membership, said WHH’s Mitchell […]

Blenheim Sports Classic A-List

Agustin Aguayo and ProStar de la Nutrin wiin the June Classic II (Photo by Michael J. Marten)

The Blenheim EquiSports June Classic series got off to a high-flying start, with Lane Clarke and Granville’s Casseur de Prix soaring to victory in the $30,000 Blenheim Classic Grand Prix presented by the Orange County Register. That was on June 12. The following three grand prix proved a trifecta for international riders visiting from Mexico, […]

June Classic Series Results


RESULTS $30,000 Red, White & Blue Grand Prix (7/2/11) 1. Charro – Salvador Onate (Salvador Onate) 0/0/38.774 2. Callao – Antonio Maurer (Francisco del Rio) 0/0/39.012 3. Avargo – Tina DiLandri (Highpoint Farm LLC) 0/0/40.220 4. As Hyo Hugo – Antonio Maurer (Francisco del Rio) 0/0/40.575 5. Cantano – Susan Hutchison (El Dorado 29) 0/4/35.972 […]

Lane Clarke’s Winning Style

Granville's Casseur de Prix have winning style.The rider favors Antarès helmets and Alberto Fasciani boots. (Photo by Michael J. Marten)

We had to know! What’s the deal with Lane Clarke’s helmet? The 25-year-old Australian was the picture of style when The Equestrian News photographer Michael J. Marten captured him winning the Blenheim June Classic Grand Prix in his custom Antarès Sellier head gear. “The neat thing about Antarès helmets is they’re completely customizable,” Clarke said. […]

Jr. Posse Joint Jumpin’!


The Compton Jr. Posse’s 2011 fundraiser was a sold-out event, drawing a glittering and enthusiastic crowd of supporters to the Marina Del Rey Yacht Club, May 21. Highlights of the event included the unspooling of a very special video, documenting the Posse— from barnyard to blue ribbons —created by honoree Kathy Vara and her husband […]

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