Category archives for: Jumpers

Pro-Ams Camp it up at L.A. Masters

Kaley Cuoco as Luke Skywalker, on horseback

When in Hollywood, do as the stars do. In the case of the Longines Los Angeles Masters Pro-Am Style & Ride Competition, that meant donning costumes and acting out character parts. Eduardo Menezes as the Big Bad Wolf, Hannah Selleck imagined as Alice in Wonderland, Kaley Cuoco channeling Luke Skywalker and Jack Towell and Jennifer Gates as the Scarecrow […]

Gucci Goldrush at Masters


Fifteen clear among 35 starters. That’s awkward! Such were the results of the $130,000 Gucci Gold Cup, won by Patrice Delaveau (FRA) Oct. 3 at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles. Reining in our value judgments was SoCal trainer Steve McAllister, taking in the action from the Ventura Farms skybox with wife Jenni Martin McAllister, a top […]

Longines Masters L.A. Gala


Over 850 guests attended the opening night gala at the 2015 Longines Masters of Los Angeles Thursday evening, Oct. 1. The glittering event, held in the Prestige Village lounge, was a mingling ground for riders and horse sport enthusiasts from around the world. Members of the Southern California equestrian community — many of whom have spent time […]

Easy Does it for Allen


There was nothing easy about Bertram Allen’s win in tonight’s Longines Speed Challenge aboard Quiet Easy 4. The 20-year-old Irish rider was blazingly fast and fault-free over a tricky course that saw rails toppling like matchsticks.  The $130,000 1.45m CSI 5* was a single round, with each downed rail converting to two seconds added to the time […]

Judge, Jobs Master Day One


Quentin Judge and HH Fyloe rode to victory in the first 5* level class of the Longines Masters of Los Angeles, Oct. 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Judge cruised to victory in Prix The Hollywood Reporter 1.45m CSI5* with a time of 56.66 seconds, narrowly edging out Germany’s Jerome Guery and Upper Star. Jame Richard Philips (SUI) and […]

Hello, Gorgeous!


Hickstead, Sapphire, Shutterfly and now Hello Sanctos.  Mega-watt equine luminaries, all. Over the years, their presence on the international show jumping circuit seeming to channel Pegasus himself. Today’s top A-lister, Hello Sanctos, is a 13-year-old bay Belgian Warmblood gelding ridden by Scott Brash. The pair, who ride for Great Britain, began their supernova ascent at the London 2012 Olympics, where they […]

SoCal Riders Ready for Indoor


The 2014 inaugural Longines Masters of Los Angeles was a tremendous hit for many young West Coast riders new to the excitement and quality of a European indoor horse show.  While the centerpiece of the show were the FEI Masters classes, event organizer EEM also included 1.20m classes for less experienced horses and riders, opening up […]

Masters Red Carpet Arrivals


The stars are out for the Longines Masters of Los Angeles, where no 5* horse costs under $5 million, according to one owner-attendee. The Oct. 1-4 event at the Los Angeles Convention Center has turned the spotlight on the top equine talent from around the world. Beezie Madden (USA) will take to the field on Simon, owned […]

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 […]

Guerdat, Bichsel Cleared by FEI

Steve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets after finishing La Baule in first place. (Photo:

Swiss Jumping riders Steve Guerdat and Alessandra Bichsel, whose horses tested positive for Prohibited Substances earlier this year, have been cleared of any wrongdoing following separate legal agreements with the FEI. The agreements, in which the FEI accepts that the positives were caused by poppy seed contamination, have been independently approved by the FEI Tribunal. […]

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