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USET Foundation Announces Launch of the Driving Challenge

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation announced the launch of a transformational fundraising initiative, the Driving Challenge, made possible through the generosity of Misdee and James Miller, Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown. Photo courtesy of the USET Foundation As active drivers and loyal supporters of equestrian sport, these competitors have come together to lead in their support for the…

From RK3DE to K3DE

Often dubbed “Rolex” by enthusiasts, the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event will now be known simply as the Kentucky Three Day Event as Rolex has dropped title sponsorship of the event. “As we move forward with our ever-changing event, we are unveiling a new look that is reflected in our new logo and website,” said Stewart Perry, President of Equestrian Events, Inc….

Andrea Fappani and Chic Dreamin Crowned at National Reining Breeders Classic

  ©Waltenberry Photography In the National Reining Breeders Classic’s (NRBC) historic twentieth year, the world’s most elite reiners battled it out for the coveted NRBC Open Champion Title. Andrea Fappani and Chic Dreamin scored 229 to win the championship and the $75,000 check. The five-year-old stallion, by Magnum Chic Dream out of Skeets Red Dunit, is owned by Silver Spurs…

Perry-Glass, Lyle, and Blythe Win Big at 2017 The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions came to its conclusion on Sunday with three national champions being crowned. All competitors in the USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championship, USEF Intermediaire I Dressage National Championship, and USEF Young Adult “Brentina Cup” Dressage National Championship presented by Dressage Today performed their freestyle tests in order to earn the remainder of…

Chris Burton Forges Ahead at Badminton

Australia’s Chris Burton pulled out all the stops to produce a beautifully flowing test and go into the lead ahead of tomorrow’s cross-country at this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. ©Kit Houghton/Mitsubishi Motors Riding 12-year-old gelding Graf Liberty by Limmerick, Chris rode sympathetically to steady the horse’s nerves in the electric atmosphere and earn a score of 32.9. “He…

Thibaut Vallette Leads at Badminton Horse Trials

Thibaut Vallette tops the leaderboard at the end of the first day of dressage at Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. He rode a lovely smooth test on the 13-year-old Qing du Briot ENE HN to post a score of 38.7. ©Kit Houghton/Mitsubishi Motors “I had hoped very much that he would express all his qualities today. He’s quite sensitive and…

Tyree Takes $35,000 Suncast® Commercial 1.45m Welcome Stake CSI 2* Win at Tryon May I

Catherine Tyree and Bokai rode to victory on the first day of FEI competition at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), kicking-off a competitive week of competition during Tryon May I. The duo bested the $35,000 Suncast® Commerical 1.45m Welcome Stake CSI 2* with a jump-off time of 39.52 seconds, ahead of Santiago Lambre and Hip Living who finished their short…