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Tops International Arena Opens


The spectacular new Tops International Arena sport horse venue in Holland opened its doors to the public this month, hosting the Longines Global Champions Tour from 13th – 16th August. Jan Tops, the Olympic gold medalist and businessman who founded the Global Champions Tour in 2006, is married to show jumping champion Edwina Tops-Alexander. The Tops’ have […]

Malibu Creek Bubbles Up in Agoura

Hunter rider in the arena at Malibu Creek Equestrian Center.

There’s a new presence on the West Valley horse scene, the Malibu Creek Equestrian Center, which in August opened under new management on the site formerly known as Pegasus.  That comes as welcome news to those who had heard the venue might be developed for non-equestrian use. But owner Philip Atwell says he’s in it […]

NARG Ranks the Top 25 Horse Shows of 2011

Show ribbon with text "The Top 25 Horse Shows of 2011"

The North American Rider Group (NARG), a professional association of high-performance hunter-jumpers, has issued its second annual list of the continent’s top horse shows as voted by membership. The “Top 25 of 2011” is topped by two West Coast venues―albeit in Canada; Spruce Meadows is No. 1 and Thunderbird No. 2. Three California shows made […]

New Footing at LAEC

George Chatigny and Rudy Leone stand before a huge pile of arena footing.

Responding to entreaties from its elite jumper clients, the Langer Equestrian Group has installed high performance footing at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. The first major event to take advantage of the upgrade was the $50,000 Grand Prix of Los Angeles CSI-W, which utilized the Equidome and adjacent warm-up ring Nov. 19. LEG CEO Larry […]

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