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Little Leads the CCI*** after Cross-Country at Fair Hill International

Shannon Brinkman Photo It was a stellar day of cross-country at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International CCI in Fair Hill, Maryland. Blue bird skies and crisp temperatures graced Fair Hill as riders tacked up to run renowned course designer Derek di Grazia’s bold CCI*** and CCI** cross-country courses. Marilyn Little, a Frederick, Maryland native, held onto the lead in…

Sophie Simpson and Why Not Win Opening Phase of Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper Championship at Pennsylvania National Horse Show

Al Cook Sophie Simpson and Why Not intimidated the competition jumping fast and fault-free early in the lineup to win the Individual Phase One of the Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Championship at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, presented by The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund. “My plan always for the speed is to just go have a nice clear,” said Simpson. “The…

Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous Take An Early Lead in the CCI*** at Fair Hill International

Shannon Brinkman Photo A heavy morning fog over the dressage rings greeted riders and spectators during the first day of competition at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International in Fair Hill, MD. Marilyn Little rode to an early lead with RF Scandalous in the CCI*** with a dressage score of 41.5. In the CCI**, Emily Beshear with Silver Night Lady…

All Horses Passed at Fair Hill International CCI Inspection

Shannon Brinkman Photo The autumn sun was bright and bold at the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International as competitors dressed to impress for the formal horse inspection. Located in beautiful Fair Hill, Maryland, the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International is one of the most prestigious international three-day events in the United States, and draws some of the world’s top eventing…

TJ O’Mara Wins Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – East

The Book LLC The 2016 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – East came to close on Sunday following four phases of intense competition amongst the field of 57 top young riders. Beginning Saturday with Phases I and II, the field was then narrowed down on Sunday following Phase III to the final four who performed over a shortened course…

Stewart and Catch Me Repeat WCHR Pro Challenge Victory

Photo: Shawn McMillen Photography The Capital Challenge Horse Show, presented by World Equestrian Center, continued on Wednesday evening with a major classe for professional riders. Repeating their 2015 victory, Scott Stewart and Catch Me won the $25,000 WCHR World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR) Professional Challenge, presented by The Gochman Family. The $25,000 WCHR Pro Challenge had 33 entries, and 12 were…

Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K Win $75,000 U.S. Open FEI Dressage Freestyle CDI 4* at 2016 Rolex Central Park Horse Show

Photo: Sportfot Saturday night at the 2016 Rolex Central Park Horse Show (RCPHS) featured a fantastic display of world-class dressage with a win for Ireland’s Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K in the $75,000 U.S. Open FEI Dressage Freestyle CDI 4*, presented by Axel Johnson, as well as a special freestyle demonstration from three-time Olympic gold medalists Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro….

Maya Nayyar and Katherine Bundy Top ASPCA Maclay Regionals at American Gold Cup

Photo: Rebecca Walton Each year, junior riders from around the country strive to earn points to qualify for the ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay Regional Championships. On Saturday, the American Gold Cup CSI4*-W at Old Salem Farm hosted the Region 1 and Region 2 Championships. Maya Nayyar took home the top honors in Region 2, while Katherine Bundy kicked off the day by…

2016 International Helmet Awareness Day

As we prepare to celebrate the seventh annual Riders4Helmets International Helmet Awareness Day on Saturday, September 17th, we ask “Would You Know If Someone Was Suffering From A Concussion?” Did you know that the average amount of traumatic brain injury-related deaths in equestrian sport is more than seven times that of traumatic brain injury-related deaths in contact sports (such as American football)? That’s…