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Beezie Madden and Darry Lou Win $3 Million CP ‘International’ Grand Prix at 2019 Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ CSIO5*

In a stunning performance, Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, NY, rode Abigail Wexner’s Darry Lou, a 2008 Dutch Warmblood stallion, to win the largest prize money show jumping class in the world, the $3 Million CP ‘International’ Grand Prix, presented by Rolex, on September 8 at the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Madden and Darry Lou were clear…

Martin and Long Island T Clinch 2019 USEF National Advanced Horse Trials Championship Title

The $60,000 Adequan® United States Eventing Association (USEA) Advanced Final came to an exciting conclusion on September 1 at the 16th annual USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. The Advanced division also serves as the USEF Advanced Horse Trials National Championship, and Boyd Martin and Long Island T claimed top honors, earning the legendary Jack Le Goff…

Bragdell, Kment, Peer, and Wagman Secure Final Titles as 2019 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions Concludes

On the final day of the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions at Lamplight Equestrian Center, competitors returned to perform their final test of the championships and vie for the coveted national titles on Sunday, August 25: Jamie Kment and Manatee took the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Children Dressage National Champions; Michael Bragell and SenSation HW won the Markel/USEF Young…

Victoria Colvin Makes History with El Primero as Three-time Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Champion

Victoria Colvin and El Primero (c) Elaine Wessel/ Phelps Sports Always a force to be reckoned with in the derby ring, Victoria Colvin once again proved her mastery of the handy course and made history as a three-time winner of the Platinum Performance/ United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) International Hunter Derby Championship on August 18, this time topping the scorecard…

Fuqua Wins Marshall & Sterling/USEF Pony Medal Final

Kat Fuqua, 2019 Marshall & Sterling/USEF Pony Medal Final Champion(Shawn McMillen Photography) The 2019 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm came to its conclusion on Sunday with the Marshall & Sterling/USEF Pony Medal Final taking center stage at the Alltech Arena. A total of 197 young athletes competed for the coveted title over a solid track designed by Jasen…

Mexico’s Santiago Lambre Rides Ibabco to $71,200 Flintfields Farm Grand Prix CSI2* Victory at Great Lakes Equestrian Festival

Santiago Lambre and Ibabco. Photo: Andrew Ryback Photography Concluding CSI2* competition at the 2019 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF), presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, LLC, elite horse-and-athlete teams returned to the Grand Prix Ring on Sunday for one final chance at the Week IV prize money. Boasting 38 entries, the $71,200 Flintfields Farm Grand Prix CSI2* was won by Santiago Lambre…

Ireland’s Willie Tynan and Fancy Girl Best $71,200 North Face Farm Grand Prix CSI2* at Great Lakes Equestrian Festival

Willie Tynan and Fancy Girl. Photo: Andrew Ryback Photography The largest payout to date of the 2019 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, LLC, took place Sunday July 21, at Flintfields Horse Park, with Willie Tynan of Ireland and Fancy Girl capturing the lead spot in the victory gallop in the $71,200 North Face Farm Grand Prix CSI2*, the first…