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Kutscher, Van Gogh Master Hong Kong

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Marco Kutscher and Van Gogh jumped into history today as the first Longines Masters Grand Slam winners. The victory at the Masters of Hong Kong Grand Prix followed his win at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles in October. The achievement nets  $461,000 for Kutscher and owner Hans Horn’s De Wiemselbach — $183,000 for his share of […]

Game On for HITS $3 Mil Marathon

Olympic rider Jaime Azcarraga, of Mexico City, Mexico, is presented a check for $350,000 after winning the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix on Anton Radio Formula, in Thermal, March 2015.  (Photo by ESI Photography)

Okay, sports fans, time to get out the scorecards and track the action to the three biggest prize offerings in U.S. show jumping, the HITS Triple Crown: three individual $1 million classes. With the opening of the HITS Desert Circuit in Thermal, CA, this week, qualifying starts in earnest. The rules have changed a bit […]

Harvey, Simpson Honored at CJP Holiday Show

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The joint was jumpin’ at the Compton Jr. Posse’s Holiday Horse Show, Saturday, Dec. 19. Ribbons, stockings and the spirit of the season lent a festive air to the proceeds, designed to thank sponsors and supporters for their work throughout the year. The kids who are at the heart of the program put on an […]

French Masters Take Spotlight in Paris

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Just three weeks after the attacks that plunged the world and the City of Light into mourning, French riders elected to wear their French team jackets in all classes at the Longines Masters of Paris, Dec. 3-6.  So it was fitting that native son Patrice Delaveau won the CSI5* show jumping contest’s top prize, the […]

Vaulting Dazzles on World Stage

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Vaulting has grown massively in terms of public and media support and appeal in recent years, and the sport — which combines the thrill of gymnastics with horseback riding — will be showcased internationally over five qualifying rounds this winter, beginning with competitions in Madrid and Paris. Vaulting demands outstanding physical fitness from the athletes and […]

Zone 10 Equ Champs Ridin’ On Sunshine

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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 […]

Davis, Barron, Slam-Dunk HITS 5*

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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 […]

Pharaoh Earnings Top $8.5 Mil with Breeders Win

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After a wire-to-wire win in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keenland Race Track in Kentucky, American Pharoah is galloping off to stud with a hefty $8.65 million, making him one of the highest earning Thoroughbreds in U.S. history. Since becoming the first horse in 37-years to win the Triple Crown, Pharoah has earned $4 million for owner Zayat Racing […]

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

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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 […]

Longines Masters L.A. Gala

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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 […]

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