Category archives for: Lifestyle

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 […]

Belgium Takes Furusiyya Nation’s Cup

Gregory Wathelet (BEL) picked up a nearly $225,000 bonus as the final's only double-clear. (Photo: Dirk Caremans / FEI)

The Belgian team may have missed the chance to compete in the 2016 Olympics, but their win in the 2015 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup CSIO5* Jumping title in the final round at Real Club de Polo in Barcelona reminded the world they are a force to be reckoned with. The USA placed fourth. “It was […]

Ponies, Ice Cream, Rainbows at M&S


Pony power was going full bore at the Marshall & Sterling Insurance League National Finals, Sept. 9-13, 2015, at the HITS on the Hudson in Saugerties, NY. The show included special events like an Ice Cream Social and gala awards dinner hosted at the Diamond Mills Hotel restaurant The Tavern. And while it rained a […]

Dressage Pony Cup Crowns National Champs


Happy ponies and riders swimming in colorful ribbons gathered for victory laps at the conclusion of the 2015 National Dressage Pony Cup, September 5-6 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. After two days of competition, a full roster of 2015 champions was named for Intro through FEI levels in Open, Adult Amateur, and […]

Madden, Simon $1 Mil Team


Beezie Madden and Simon decisively won the HITS CP $1 Million FEI 5* Grand Prix today, taking home a $330,000 slice of the pie for the horse’s owner Abigail Wexner. The duo was the only team with a clear round over Steve Stephens razor’s edge of a course, and they did it in a speedy 88.320, […]

Germany Main Event at Burghley Trials


Michael Jung (GER) and his impressive La Biosthetique Sam jumped the perfect clear round to win the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in Great Britain, Sept. 4-6, 2015. The event was the sixth and final leg of the FEI Classics 2014/2015 tour. Burghley also saw Jung’s German compatriot Ingrid Klimke, 47, accept the FEI Classics 2014/2015 championship. […]

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 […]

Hunters Shine at Huntington Beach


In just three years, the Huntington Beach Summer Classic has come into its own, offering up am exciting mix of hunter and jumper classes in a lovely setting, the 25-acre Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center — all that and a fundraiser too. It’s what exhibitors and spectators alike have come to expect from West Palms Events, whose […]

Germany Wins the BMO Nations’ Cup

Hans Dieter Dreher and Colore

Germany stood in the winner’s circle for the ninth time in the history of the Nations’ Cup at the Spruce Meadows Masters Tournament, going back to 1977 when West Germany emerged champion in the inaugural class. Belgium was second, France third. The Sept. 7 victory was Germany’s second consecutive BMO Nations’ Cup victory at the […]

Horses Have a Ball in France

French horseball player rides without reins, clutching the ball in both hands.

Like polo, larger ball, lose the stick. That’s horseball, which also shares elements of  rugby and basketball. The French team has been crowned champion at the finals that took place at the multi-disciplinary Normandie Horse Show de Saint-Lô, Aug. 9-18. Following intense competition Aug. 13-17, the French Pro Elite team, known as the Blues, held […]

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