The U.S. Dressage Pan American Games European Squad produced dominant results over the weekend in their first Observation Event at CDI München-Riem, in Munich, Germany. With eight Squad combinations competing at each level of the competition, the U.S. secured wins and top ten placings against strong competition.
A team of rising stars is ready to represent the U.S. in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Team at CSIO3* Lisbon on Friday. The talented group is looking to gain valuable experience on the international stage in Portugal, as they are riding on their first Nations Cup team. Led by Chef d’Equipe DiAnn Langer, the U.S. team is made up of Heather Caristo-Williams, Alex Granato, Paige Johnson, and Denise Wilson. Nine nations will compete in the Nations Cup competition, with the U.S. drawing fifth in the order.
The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) announces an Arabian presence at the esteemed Central Park Horse Show in New York City, NY, September 23-28, 2015. The show has provided AHA with a unique platform in which to showcase Arabian horses to the entire world.
“No other event or anything else you can do with a horse compares to the thrill of making that big fence turn,” says top hand Al Dunning of working-cow-horse competition. That signature move is the most memorable part of any spectator’s or competitor’s cow-horse experience—the big-score moment everyone anticipates.
As Dunning explains in Down the Fence, his latest Western Horseman book with writer Deanna Lally and photographer Robert Dawson, there is more to a cow-horse event than fence turns. This multifaceted competition, challenging for both horse and rider, requires reining and cutting skills, cow sense and stamina. Dunning understands those challenges and has multiple world championships to his credit.
Gerrit-Jan Swinkels (67), President of Indoor Brabant, the world-famous equestrian event in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NED), died suddenly yesterday at the age of 67 while riding on the Belgian coast at Knokke-Heist in West Flanders.