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Sam Walker Makes History as 2018 ASPCA Maclay National Champion at National Horse Show

Celebrating its 135th year, the National Horse Show has come to be known as one of America’s premier indoor equestrian events thanks to its rich history and classical traditions, with the ASPCA Maclay National Championship, presented by Chansonette Farm, adding even more prestige as one of the four major equitation finals held each fall season. Since 1933, an elite junior…

Beezie Madden and Chic Hin D Hyrencourt Gallop Home with $250,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Lexington CSI4*-W at National Horse Show

The feature show jumping event of the 2018 National Horse Show, the $250,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Lexington CSI4*-W brought 35 of the sport’s upper echelon horses and athletes to the Alltech Arena to compete head-to-head for the greatest share of the purse and valuable World Cup ranking points towards the 2019 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final in…

Elli Yeager Earns 2018 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Finals Victory

©Shawn McMillen Photography Elli Yeager, 16, of Wellington, FL, bested a field of 40 of the nation’s top junior riders to win the 2018 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Finals on Saturday. In order to win the competitive, year-end equitation final, Yeager had to earn the highest cumulative score over three phases of competition: a hunter phase held on…

Beezie Madden wins $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Washington

©Shawn McMillen Photography The 60th Anniversary Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) came to a peak on Saturday, October 27, with a victory for reigning FEI Jumping World Cup™ champions Beezie Madden and Breitling LS in the $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Washington, presented by Events DC. A four-time U.S. Olympian, Madden topped a 24-horse field by more than two…

Aaron Vale Jumps to Puissance Victory at WIHS

©Shawn McMillen Photography The 60th Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) continued on Friday, October 26, with some of its most exciting competition and entertaining exhibitions during Military Night. Reaching great heights with victory in the $25,000 Land Rover Puissance were Aaron Vale of Williston, FL, and Finou 4. The $25,000 Land Rover Puissance is one of the most popular classes…

Thieriot Stutes Shines on Final Day of The 2018 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International

©Shannon Brinkman Frankie Thieriot Stutes’ trek from California to The 2018 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event proved to be worth every mile Sunday as the amateur rider was crowned The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3* Eventing National Champion. She is joined in the winners circle by Boyd Martin who was both winner of the CCI2* and Reserve Champion of the…

Switzerland’s Beat Mändli Bests Six-Horse Tiebreaker to Win $132,000 Prix De Penn National At Pennsylvania National Horse Show

©Al Cook Swiss Olympic veteran Beat Mändli bested a six horse jump-off to win the marquee event at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, the $132,000 Prix De Penn National on Dibatsja, owned by Grant Road Partners, LLC. Mändli won this class in 2014 and he wasn’t sure he would win again. “I didn’t expect to win. I was already happy with my first…

Thieriot Stutes Keeps Control of CCI3* at The 2018 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International

©Shannon Brinkman Spectators were on the edge of their seats until the very last horse came through the finish flags Saturday at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event. While Derek di Grazia’s challenging cross-country course shuffled much of the leaderboard, overnight leader Frankie Thieriot Stutes rose to the challenge, holding her lead of The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3* Eventing…