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Landers Surges at CDS Finals


The Murieta Equestrian Center was buzzing long before the first judge’s bell rang at 8 a.m. to welcome competitors down centerline on Day One of the 48th Annual California Dressage Society (CDS) Annual Championship Show, Sept. 17-20, 2015 in Rancho Murieta. Once again featuring the Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Region 7 […]

Blenheim Joins West Palms for Nyuis Scholarship


Blenheim EquiSports has joined forces with West Palms Events for the $10,000 Michael Nyuis Scholarship,  created by West Palms earlier this year. The Michael Nyuis Scholarship offers dedicated up-and-coming riders $10,000 dollars in horse show credit, to be used at West Palms Events’ horse shows (excluding the Del Mar National and the LA Masters), and Blenheim EquiSports events […]

Brommann CDS Clinic


Volker Brommann hosts an Amateur Dressage clinic Oct. 2-4, at the Starr Vaughn Equestrian Center in Elk Grove, just outside Sacramento. The event is sponsored by the California Dressage Society and Brommann was born in Northern Germany, where he apprenticed in the German Equestrian Federation training program and went on to become a licensed Bereiter, F.N. […]

Brash Storms to GCT Lead


A 12-rider jump off topped off a dramatic finale as Rolf-Göran Bengtsson and his formidable stallion Casall Ask clinched victory in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of London, where local Scott Brash was boosted to the LGTC series lead thanks to his sixth-place finish, aboard Hello Sanctos. Brash also currently sits atop the FEI world […]

Tokyo Hosts 2020 Olympics


Tokyo has been chosen by the International Olympic Committee to host the 2020 Summer Games, beating  Madrid and Istanbul. Voting took place Saturday, Sept. 7, in Buenos Aires. Early word is that the equestrian events will take place on Yumenoshima Island. The name, which translates as “dream island,” is somewhat ironic given that it is […]

Sport of Queens

Bronze statue of the race horse Persimmon at the Sandringham Stud.

The Queen of England personally names all her Thoroughbreds. This was one of the tidbits revealed in a lengthy CNN article about Queen Elizabeth II’s passion for horse racing. Although Britain’s royal family boasts many generations of horse lovers who have participated in everything from fox hunting to polo to Thoroughbred racing, it was only […]

Colvin Champ Junior Hunter

Victoria Colvin accepts her hunter championship.

The best junior hunter riders on the east coast travelled to HITS on the Hudson in Saugerties, NY to compete in the 2013 US Junior Hunter National Championships – East, July 29-31. The judging panel consisting of Jeff Ayers (Sellersville, PA), Scott Fitton (Royal Palm Beach, FL), and Hap Hansen (Encinitas, CA) assessed the field […]

Plague in Angeles Nat Forest

Angeles National Forest sign

A plague-infected ground squirrel was discovered in the Angeles National Forest in California. An excess of fleas tipped public health investigators to irregularity in the creature, which was discovered dead on July 16 with a formal diagnosis issued 10 days later. The squirrel was recovered in the Table Mountain campgrounds near Wrightwood, north-east of Los […]

Cal Vaulters in Germany

Alicen Divita does a handstand on her horse's back.

The first weekend of international competition at the CHIO Aachen wrapped on June 23 in the Albert-Vahle Arena in Germany, with six U.S. vaulters putting forth great efforts and gaining valuable experience. Four individuals and one Pas de Deux team represented the U.S. in CVIO3* competition led by  Kimberly and Cassidy Palmer and Alicen Divita. […]

USA Second in Rotterdam


The formidable all-female USA team of Lucy Davis, Lauren Hough, Laura Kraut and Beezie Madden finished second at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup on June 21 at the CHIO Rotterdam, Germany. The hometown team, Germany, took top honors among the eight international squads. With a total score of five faults the USA was in contention […]

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