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Women Return to Dominance in WEF’s $75,000 Battle of the Sexes

©Sportfot The first week of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) continued on Saturday, January 12, with a win for Adrienne Sternlicht in the $25,000 CaptiveOne Advisors Classic. The women’s team was victorious in the $75,000 Battle of the Sexes, presented by Wellington Regional Medical Center. After suffering their first loss in 10 years in 2018, the women’s team stormed…

Laura Graves and Verdades Wow Spectators with Freestyle Victory in First “Friday Night Stars” of the AGDF Season

©Susan J. Stickle The Adequan Global Dressage Festival concluded its second day of competition on Friday, January 11, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL, with the “Friday Night Stars” FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W, presented by Wellington Agricultural Services. Laura Graves and Verdades wowed the crowd with their freestyle and won the class. Graves and Verdades,…

Laura Graves and Verdades Open 2019 Adequan Global Dressage Festival with Victory

Laura Graves and Verdades won the Grand Prix CDI-W at the opening week of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.©SusanStickle.com The Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) started with its first day of competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), in Wellington, FL, on Thursday with a win for Laura Graves and Verdades in the FEI Grand Prix CDIW, presented…

McLain Ward Cinches First International Victory of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival

McLain Ward wins the $8,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m Open Jumper class aboard Tradition De La Roque.©Sportfot Athletes at the first day of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) kicked off competition today in Wellington at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). With only 12 entries, the first jumper class of the season was as efficient as the round…

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…