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Boyd Martin Repeats Victory at $75,000 Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase

Boyd Martin aboard Blackfoot Mystery Photo by SusanJStickle.com  Boyd Martin piloted new mount, Blackfoot Mystery, to victory in the $75,000 Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase, presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty, held at The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) and produced by Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP). Martin bested a class of 35 entries with a final score…

PVF Peace of Mind and Brunello Earn 2015 Horse of the Year Titles

On a night dedicated to the horse, two special athletes were recognized for their excellence in 2015 during the USEF’s Year-End Awards Gala. In a year that witnessed equestrian athletes excel, PVF Peace of Mind and Brunello reached the pinnacle of their sports and for their achievements were named International and National Horse of the Year, respectively. Voting was open…

Mackenzie Drazan Wins Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series West Coast Final

Credit: McCool Photos   Mackenzie Drazan, of Woodside, CA, took center stage after winning the $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame (SJHF) Jumper Classic West Coast Final at the Las Vegas National Horse Show. This marks the fourth year that the SJHF Jumper Classic Series has held a West Coast Championship Final in addition to its traditional Final at the National Horse…

McKayla Langmeier Leads 2015 ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay National Championship From The Start

Photo credit: Rebecca Walton   It is no secret that being drawn to go first in any major equitation championship is less than desirable. But when that rider is someone who knows her horse and knows her job, the results can be flawless. At 6:30 AM on Saturday, 15-year-old McKayla Langmeier nailed the 2015 ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay National Championship course presented…

Erynn Ballard Wins by Seconds at the Royal West

  Cynthia Brewster-Keating, Christof, and Pedro Cebulka with Erin Ballard and Appy Cara of the $45,000 GGT Footing/Whiteline Structures Classic 1.45m at Royal West, Calgary, AB, Canada. Photo Credit: Katy Whitt Photography The pulse has quickened at the Royal West in week two as the big names began gearing up for the weekend’s big prizes. On Wednesday, Canada’s Erynn Ballard sharpened her…

IEA Alumni Wins ARIAT Adult Medal Finals

Photo: Shawn McMillen Photography Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Alumna Allison “Allie” Joyce of Medway, Massachusetts, earned top honors at the 2015 Capital Challenge Horse Show held in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, by winning the ARIAT Adult Medal Finals, the most prestigious adult medal finals offered in the United States.   Allie became a member of the IEA in 2004 when she entered 6th…

Kelli Cruciotti Wins Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Equitation Medal Final at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show

  Photo: Al Cook Photo Kelli Cruciotti of Elizabeth, CO, won the Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Equitation Medal Final at the 70th Annual Pennsylvania National Horse Show on Sunday. The 17-year-old bested a field of 280 competitors, the third largest in the history of the Medal Finals.  Hunter Holloway, 16 of Topeka, KS, was named the Reserve Champion and Mckayla Langmeier,…