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Michael Jung Wins $20,000 Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge

Ben Radvanyi Photography Reigning Olympic champion Michael Jung of Germany claimed victory in his $20,000 Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge debut on Saturday night, November 5, at the Royal Horse Show, held as part of the 94th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, ON. Jung, who won individual gold and team silver medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, thrilled a full house…

Hunter Holloway Earns ASPCA Maclay National Championship at CP National Horse Show

The 2016 CP National Horse Show concluded on Sunday with Hunter Holloway of Topeka, Kansas, claiming her second consecutive equitation championship of the year in the prestigious ASPCA Maclay National Championship, presented by Chansonette Farm. Under the guidance of Don Stewart, Holloway piloted C’est La Vie through two rounds of over-fences competition and one flat phase to claim the year’s…

Tryon International Equestrian Center Selected to Host FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018

  Mark Bellissimo, managing Partner of Tryon Equestrian Partners (TEP), announced that the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, Polk County, North Carolina has been selected as the host venue for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 (FEI WEG). The Games, which are administered by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the worldwide governing body of equestrian sport, is the major international…

Ward and Vale Clear Seven Feet to Tie for Victory in $25,000 International Jumper Puissance

Shawn McMillen Photography A fantastic day of competition at the 2016 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) concluded with the $25,000 International Jumper Puissance, presented by The Boeing Company, where six horses and riders attempted the impressive wall, and USA’s McLain Ward and Aaron Vale tied for first place with clear rounds jumping seven feet. The Puissance began with the wall set at…

Laura Kraut and Andretti S Victorious in $35,000 Accumulator Costume Class

Laura “Little Red Riding Hood” Kraut and Andretti S Shawn McMillen Photography The $35,000 International Jumper Accumulator Costume Class, presented by the Gochman Family, was held on Thursday evening during the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS)’s always-popular Barn Night, presented by Dover Saddlery with the generous support of The Peterson Family Foundation and National Harbor. Local young riders and horse enthusiasts…

Boston’s Jacquelyn Maggiore Wins $10,000 WIHS Adult Amateur Hunter Championship

Shawn McMillen Photography The 2016 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) began on Tuesday, October 25, with hunter competition at Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. The day featured professional and amateur hunters competing in the first classes of their divisions, as well as year-end championships for child and adult hunter competitors. The $10,000 WIHS Adult Amateur Hunter Championship concluded day one…

NAL Children’s Jumper, Adult Jumper, and Low Jr/AO Jumper Finals Completed at Pennsylvania National Horse Show

Al Cook—alcookphoto.com Bailey Doloff, Sykesville, MD, who just turned 18, and his little dynamo Wishlea Star Dasher, took the win in the $10,000 North American League (NAL) Children’s Jumper Final at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show presented by the Lindsey Maxwell Charitable Fund. In the NAL Adult Jumper Finals, Dean Dignelli, 27, of Katonah, NY, riding Redefin won. Emily Smith from…

North American League Children’s Hunter and Adult Hunter Final Titles Crowned

Alexandra Cain, 17, from Olney, MD, and Camille owned by Louna Primm, were judged the best in the North American League (NAL) Children’s Hunter Final held at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show presented by the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund. Their two round score of 161.50 gave them the top award and the coveted Laura Palmer Pickett Memorial Perpetual Trophy for…