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Brunello, Peace of Mind Earn USEF HOTY Honors


The 17-year-old Hanoverian hunter Brunello earned the coveted USEF National Horse of the Year title, while combined driving dynamo PVF Peace of Mind was crowned USEF International Horse of the year. The honors were bestowed at the United States Equestrian Federation’s Pegasus Awards gala on Jan. 16 in Lexington, KY. Brunello, owned by Janet Peterson and […]

Goth USEF Equestrian of the Year


Capping a milestone year, Elisabeth Goth was awarded the Robert P. Strub Trophy as the 2015 USEF Equestrian of the Year at the USEF Pegasus Awards Dinner on Jan. 15. Goth, of Lebanon, KY, enjoyed a standout year, starting with wins in the Grand Champion Five-Gaited, Champion Five-Gaited Ladies, and Champion Three-Gaited Amateur (15.2 and Over) classes […]

Possible Clue in Phedras Killing


There is a possible new clue in the killing of Phedras De Blondel, the Florida show jumping horse that was removed from its stall and murdered for its meat Oct. 25 in Florida. The Imperial Farms Equestrian Center in Manatee County is believed to have been targeted a second time on Dec. 17. Facility owner […]

Cox Fights USEF Drug Charge


Trainer Archie Cox is taking on the United States Equestrian Federation over a 2014 allegation that a rider in his program was in violation of USEF rules by presenting a horse with a higher than acceptable amount of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in its system. The charge stems from the August Blenheim Summer Classic II Horse Show in August […]

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 […]

Ramseys Win Breeders Award


Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey have won the fifth annual John Deere Award as outstanding breeders of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Its the second such win for the couple, who are partnered in the Nicholasville, KY-based Ramsey Farm, also won in the inaugural year, 2011. The John Deere Award, presented by Breeders’ […]

2nd Annual Nyuis Scholarship


Kids committed to the hunter-jumper sport, but are on a budget when it comes to show entry fees have a new resource in the Michael Nyuis Scholarship Program, sponsored by West Palms Events. Up to three applicants will receive horse show scholarships for the 2016 season — one going to a U.S. rider, one to a […]

Italy Shines in WC Vaulting


Italy’s Anna Cavallaro recorded her second win of the FEI World Cup Vaulting 2015/2016 season in Salzburg (AUT) yesterday where German star, Jannis Drewell, topped the Male Individual competition and Italy’s Erika di Lupacchini and Lorenzo Forti stole the show in the Pas-de-Deux. The electric atmosphere of the arena at the Amadeus Indoor fixture ensured […]

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. […]

Equestrian World Mourns Loss of Dubai Sheikh


The son of renowned equestrian Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and VP and Prime Minister of the UAE, died this morning, felled by a heart attack at age 33, according to the United Arab Emirates’ state news agency WAM. Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was to turn 34 on November […]

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