Land Rover USEF Competition Grant Recipient Kieffer Maintains Top 10 Position at the Les Étoiles de Pau CCI4* Heading into Cross Country
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The Ground Jury of Jane Tolley, Eric Lieby, and Polly Ann Huntington saw 34 horse and rider combinations head down centerline during the first phase of competition at the Les Étoiles de Pau CCI4*. After the dressage, Germany’s Ingrid Klimke with Horseware Hale Bob and Great Britain’s William Fox-Pitt with Parklane Hawk stand tied atop the leaderboard on 39.3 but the Americans have slotted two combinations into the top 15, with Lauren Kieffer leading the charge in seventh.
The Washington International Horse Show, an iconic horse show in the heart of the nation’s capital since 1958, has been honored with the United States Equestrian Federation’s designation as a USEF Heritage Competition. The Heritage Competition title is the highest honor currently held by any Federation horse show.
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The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International came to an exciting conclusion on Sunday as three- and two-star competitors proved their mettle over Sally Ike-designed show jumping tracks. Both Jennie Brannigan and Julie Richards produced faultless rounds to claim victory in the CCI3* and CCI2*, respectively.
Smith Scores Historical Win at 2014 Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal Finals presented by Randolph College
After a full day of competition at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show the Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal Finals presented by Randolph College came to a historic conclusion, as Spencer Smith topped the field of 241 competitors to claim the 2014 National Title and in doing so became the first male rider to do so in 12 years.
Sips ‘N Saddles Showcases Premiere Kentucky Bourbon, Local Food, Music and More to Raise Money for Retired Racehorses
Kentucky’s reputation is built on horses and bourbon. The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC) paid homage to both at the second annual Sips ‘N Saddles on Friday, September 19th. The theme Kentucky Proud was threaded into all aspects of the event, from food and beverages to music and entertainment.
Farm-to-table Lexington restaurant Holly Hill Inn, Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese in Barren County and Ayres Family Orchard overlooking the Kentucky River Valley provided dinner at the event. Guests enjoyed beverages from Lexington’s Grimes Mill Winery and West Sixth Brewing Company, and Maker’s Mark concocted a signature drink especially for the evening. Winchester’s Ale-8-One supplied a slushie machine, inviting guests to flavor Maker’s Mark and Ale-8-One soda drink slushies.