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Katherine Bateson Chandler and Alcazar Capture Final “Friday Night Stars” Freestyle of the 2019 Adequan Global Dressage Festival

©SusanStickle.com In the final “Friday Night Stars” of the 2019 Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), Katherine Bateson Chandler and Alcazar captured the win in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI4* presented by Douglas Elliman Real Estate on Friday, March 29. It was a night full of freestyle competition with two classes held under the lights with a full crowd of spectators….

Daniel Coyle Clinches $50,000 Hermès Under 25 Grand Prix Final Win, Ailish Cunniffe Named Series Champion

©Sportfot The final day of WEF 11 came to a close with the spotlight shining on the future stars of show jumping. Ireland’s Daniel Coyle scored a victory in the $50,000 Hermès Under 25 Grand Prix Final riding CHS Krooze on the stunning grass Derby Field at Equestrian Village on Sunday, March 24. Germany’s Olaf Petersen, Jr. designed a two-round…

Sam Walker and Waldo Ride Smart to Win the 12th Annual George H. Morris Excellence in Equitation Championship

©Sportfot Sam Walker of Nobleton, ON, piloted Missy Clark’s and North Run’s Waldo to the win in the 12th Annual George H. Morris Excellence in Equitation Championship. Forty combinations of young equitation athletes and their mounts took to the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on the evening of Friday, March 22, at the 2019 Winter Equestrian…

It’s Ladies Night as Amanda Derbyshire and Roulette BH Top All-Female Jump-Off in $134,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix CSI 3*

©Sportfot The highlight event for week 10 of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) was the $134,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix CSI 3* on Saturday, March 16, and coming away with the victory was Amanda Derbyshire riding Roulette BH for Gochman Sport Horses LLC. There were 45 entries in the grand prix, all competing over a course designed by Michel…

Shelly Francis and Danilo Break 81% With Spectator Favorite FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDIO3*

©SusanStickle.com The “Friday Night Stars” shined during Week 10 of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF). Shelly Francis  and Danilo received the gold medal in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDIO3* presented by Stillpoint Farm. The pair broke eighty-one percent with a score of 81.840%. “I’ve been making personal best the last three or four shows in a row. I’m kind…

USA Wins Nations Cup CDIO-U25 at 2019 AGDF

©SusanStickle.com The opening day of competition at the 10th week of the 2019 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) on Wednesday, March 13, featured the Nations Cup CDIO-U25 presented by Diamante Farms with victory for the team from the United States of America. Canada 1 team was silver, and the Canada 2 team took bronze. Nations Cup competition continues through the…

Moggre is Magic in $100,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Ocala at Live Oak International

©Erin Gilmore Photography In a field brimming with experience and talent, it was the the young gun, 17-year-old Brian Moggre, who managed to win the $100,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Ocala Sunday at Live Oak International. Riding Major Wager LLC’s MTM Vivre le Reve, Moggre, who also won Friday’s $35,700 CSI3* Longines World Ranking Competition, earned the first clear round of…

Weber Wins Record 16th USEF Combined Driving National Championship in Cones Finale at Live Oak International

©Erin Gilmore Photography Two USEF Combined Driving National Championships concluded Sunday at Live Oak International with the culminating cones phase determining the national titles. Chester Weber secured a record 16th USEF Four-in-Hand National Championship title, and Steve Wilson won the USEF Advanced Pairs Combined Driving National Championship. Weber, the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018 individual silver and team…

Weber and Wilson Shine on Marathon Day of USEF Combined Driving National Championships at Live Oak International

©Pics of You Live Oak International provided a picturesque backdrop for an exhilarating marathon day for two USEF Combined Driving National Championships. Chester Weber and Steve Wilson positioned themselves as leaders of the Advanced Four-in-Hand and the Advanced Pair Championships, respectively. Weber had a dominating performance across all seven hazards with his team of Amadeus, his 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood; Hendrik,…