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Ashley Holzer Posts New Personal Best at 2018 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival

©SusanJStickle Ashley Holzer, who switched nationalities a year ago to ride for the U.S. instead of Canada, heard the American anthem ring out after she topped the FEI Grand Prix CDIW, presented by NetJets. Holzer and Havanna 145’s victory came under the lights, marking the opening day of week seven of the 2018 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) at Palm…

McLain Ward Strikes Again in $132,000 Equinimity WEF Challenge Cup Round 7 CSI 5* at 2018 WEF

©Sportfot The 2017 FEI World Cup Finals champion McLain Ward notched another big win during the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) on Thursday, February 22, by riding Hija van Strokapelleken to victory in the $132,000 Equinimity WEF Challenge Cup Round 7 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. Ward won his second five-star Equinimity WEF Challenge Cup…

Louise Serio and Rock Harbor Victorious in $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular at 2018 WEF

©Sportfot Louise Serio won for the third time in the history of the $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular, picking up this year’s victory with Jennifer Burger’s Rock Harbor on Saturday, February 17, at the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular takes place during World Championship…

Olivier Philippaerts Wins Two in a Row at $132,000 Rushy Marsh Farm Grand Prix CSI 3* at WEF

©Sportfot With his second win in two days, Belgium’s Olivier Philippaerts took home the top prize in the $132,000 Rushy Marsh Farm Grand Prix CSI 3* on Friday, February 16, at the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. There were 43 entries in the Friday night grand prix, and seven of those were clear over…

Mitchell, Stewart, and Colvin Win Double Championships in WEF WCHR Week

Katherine Newman and Brady Mitchell Share Equine Tack & Nutritionals Green Hunter 3’6” Championship Dandelion, piloted by Katherine Newman.©Sportfot Dandelion, piloted by Katherine Newman and owned by Allwyn Court, was named champion of the Equine Tack & Nutritionals Green Hunter 3’6” division alongside Kind of Blue, ridden by Brady Mitchell and owned by Float On Equestrian, LLC, after a California…

Laura Graves Unleashes Phenomenal New Freestyle at 2018 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival

©SusanJStickle Laura Graves’ brand new freestyle rocketed her and Verdades to the top of the list in the Grand Prix Freestyle CDI5*, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors. The 30-year-old American scooped the $35,400 winner’s prize under the lights in week five of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Florida. In front of a…

Laura Graves Extends Her Unbeaten Streak in Week Five at 2018 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival

Grand Prix CDI5* (For Freestyle) ©SusanJStickle Laura Graves dominated the Grand Prix CDI5* (the qualifier for the freestyle), presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, on a sweltering day in week five of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Florida. The American rider, who is ranked fourth in the world, came close to the…

McLain Ward and HH Azur Top $132,000 Equinimity WEF Challenge Cup Round 5 at 2018 WEF

©Sportfot 2017 FEI World Cup Final winner McLain Ward piloted HH Azur to victory over nine fellow Olympians in the $132,000 Equinimity WEF Challenge Cup Round 5 on Thursday. The WEF Challenge Cup offered the biggest prize money given yet for the Thursday feature, which is also a qualifier for Saturday night’s grand prix. There were 57 entries in the class,…

Stunning Turnaround for Foco Loco W at 2018 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival

©SusanJStickle The FEI Grand Prix CDI3*, presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty, marked a watershed moment for the winner, the Dominican Republic’s Yvonne Losos de Muñiz. Her performance with Foco Loco W was worlds apart from their 2016 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) experience at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Florida, where they were eliminated in their first…

Ireland’s Daniel Coyle Claims Title in $220,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping at the CP Palm Beach Masters CSI3* -W, Presented by Sovaro®

©Kathy Russell Photography Daniel Coyle of Ireland believed it was a little luck and a fair amount of strategy that helped him win the five horse jump-off in the $220,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Wellington. Riding Cita, owned by Ariel Grange, Coyle defeated U.S. Olympic veterans Laura Kraut, and Margie Engle to win the prestigious event at Deeridge Farms…