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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…

Paralympic Equestrian Dressage gets Underway at 2016 Rio Paralympics

Photo: Lindsay Y. McCall Sunday, September 11 began the Paralympic Equestrian Dressage competition at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Grade III classification riders were first to ride the team test, which included United States team member Angela “Annie” Peavy from Avon, CT, riding Becky Reno and Heather Blitz’s Lancelot Warrior. Peavy was last to go in the class and rode a…

Competition at the 2016 USEA American Eventing Championships Concludes

Shannon Brinkman Photo The 2016 Nutrena® USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover (AEC) continued at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) over the weekend, as many championships honors were awarded in the George H. Morris Arena following the final phase of show jumping. Adequan® Gold Cup Advanced Finals Ryan Wood and Powell, a 10-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Summit Sport…

Competition Continues at 2016 Nutrena® USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover

  Shannon Brinkman Photo The inaugural Nutrena® USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover (AEC) at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) kicked off with seven divisions taking their turn in the dressage rings in Mill Spring, NC, on Wednesday, August 31 followed by the highly anticipated first day of cross-country competition on Thursday, September 1. Close to 700 entries…

Kristy Herrera and Miss Lucy Win 2016 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship

(Photo: Lauren Baker) The relationship between Kristy (McCormack) Herrera and SBS Farms, Inc. spans decades. It was Susie Schoellkopf and Jennifer Alfano who started Herrera’s career at 9 years old, taking her to her first USEF Pony Finals as well as finding the one horse that holds a special spot in Herrera’s heart, her Children’s Hunter horse Sprout. SBS Farms,…

Individual Show Jumping Wraps Up at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Kent Farrington and Voyeur (Shannon Brinkman Photo) The Rio 2016 Olympic Games show jumping competition came to a climatic close at Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center on Friday, ending in a jump-off to determine the Individual medals. With two clear rounds, Kent Farrington and Voyeur earned a spot in the jump-off for the U.S. along with five other combinations. Farrington and…