Posts tagged as: McLain Ward

Saugerties $1 Mil on HRTV

Peter Wilde and the bright chestnut bay Lewin 5 clear a jump.

The heart-pounding excitement of the HITS Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix will be webcast live and free to viewers on, Sunday, Sept. 8, beginning at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET. For the third year, HRTV will be presenting this cornerstone event, the culmianation of the HITS-on-the-Hudson circuit in Saugerties, NY. (Click here to watch.) […]

Ward and Zander Win $75,000 GP

McLain Ward and Zander

McLain Ward and Zander won the $75,000 AIG Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, at HITS on the Hudson in Saugerties, NY, July 28. The nine-year-old gelding purchased by Ward and Grant Road Partners a year-and-a-half ago has picked up some impressive wins this past year, including the $33,000 Cargill Cup 1.50m CSI4* at the Spruce […]

Madden and Simon New World Champs

Beezie Madden and Simon jump before a crowd packed to the rafters.

A 25-year-drought, and then two years running! Beezie Madden and Simon are show jumping’s new world champions, winning the 2013 Rolex/FEI World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden, April 28. The pair from Cazenovia, NY, rose to the top on the strength of a grueling week of contests at the Scandinavum Arena that drew the top […]

U.S. Jumpers Set for Sweden

Flexible looks very careful as he clears a vertical jump with Rich Fellers.

Eleven of the United States’ best show jumping riders are heading to Gothenburg, Sweden in hopes of being named the 2013 Rolex/FEI World Cup Final champion. Included in the U.S. contingent is reigning champion Rich Fellers. In addition to Fellers, riding under the supervision of the newly installed U.S. show jumping team chef d’equipe Robert […]

HITS Sets Jumper Triple Crown

McLain Ward and Antares on course.

HITS, Inc. has added a third $1 million grand prix to its 2014 roster. The Ocala $1 Million Grand Prix will be held March 23 to conclude the 10-week 2014 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit in Florida. HITS inaugurated the U.S.’ first $1 million show jumping class in 2010 in Saugerties, NY, now the Zoetis $1 […]

Philippaerts Speeds Alltech Welcome

Nicola Philippaerts and Cortez on course at the Alltech National Horse Show.

The 2012 Alltech National Horse Show, 129th Edition, marked the first day of Open Jumper competition with a $50,000 Triumph Project Welcome Stake, sponsored by the Davis McCullough Foundation. Speed was the name of the game and Belgium’s Nicola Philippaerts was on point with his new mount Cortez. The pair blazed around the track in […]

Ward HITS’ Million Dollar Man

McLain Ward and Antares on course.

McLain Ward scored his second HITS Pfizer $1 Million win in three years, riding to blue aboard Antares F at the Sept. 9 event in Saugerties, NY. Ward also won the inaugural Pfizer Million aboard Sapphire in 2010. With the tunes of headline act Michael McDonald of Doobie Brothers fame playing in the background, Ward […]

Le Grand Tour

Nick Skelton and his grey gelding Carlo jumping.

The Chantilly leg of the Global Champions Tour featured nine U.S. show jumpers in the grand prix, with Beezie Madden making it all the way to No. 2 on Simon. It was Hans-Dieter Dreher of Germany that triumphed at the July 21 grand prix on his dark bay stallion Magnus Romeo, but with a week […]

Guerdat Gets Individual Gold


Steve Guerdat of Switzerland and Nino de Buissonnet won the Individual Olympic Gold Medal for show jumping today in London, delivering two clear rounds over a very exacting course. Gerco Schroder of the Netherlands took Silver riding Landor S, and Ireland’s Cian O’Connor got Bronze, for his ride on Blue Lloyd 12. At the end […]

Team USA Assesses Its Rounds

McLain Ward and his great grey hores, Antares F

The top eight teams from Sunday’s jumping will contest three coveted medal slots today. The U.S. barely squeeked by, riding in on a two-way tie for seventh. A stellar performance combined with the frontrunners spilling an abundance of rails could see the USA atop the podium, though admittedly, it’s a longshot. But hey, Germany and […]

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