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O’Shea Reigns Supreme to Win $210,000 CSIO5* Longines Grand Prix of the Palm Beach Masters

©Kathy Russell Photography Ireland’s Paul O’Shea bested a 15-horse jump-off to win the $210,000 CSIO5* Longines Grand Prix of the Palm Beach Masters at the picturesque Deeridge Farms in Wellington, Florida. Despite losing his rein after the jump-off’s third fence, O’Shea rode the fastest of the three double clear rounds to earn the win on Tequestrian Farms’ Imerald Van ‘t…

Catherine Tyree Rides Bokai to Victory in $50,000 CSIO5* Suncast® Grand Prix Qualifier

©Kathy Russell Photography Catherine Tyree rode Bokai to the win over a 35-horse field in the $50,000 CSIO5* Suncast Grand Prix Qualifier, outpacing two of show jumping’s superstars in a three-horse jump-off. Todd Minikus placed second on Chaventyno and four-time Olympic veteran and reigning Longines FEI World Cup Final Champions Beezie Madden and Breitling LS finished third. “Going first, I knew I…

Martin Fuchs and Clooney Capture First Five-Star Grand Prix Win of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival

©Sportfot The first five-star competition of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) brought together top show jumpers to compete in the $391,000 Fidelity Investments Grand Prix CSI 5* on Saturday, February 9, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. Martin Fuchs and Clooney 51, owned by Luigi Baleri, captured the first big win of the circuit. Out…

Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and All In Go Out With a Bang With Win in “Friday Night Stars” Freestyle

©SusanStickle.com The crowd at the “Friday Night Stars” at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) enjoyed performances by top riders in the FEI Grand Prix Special and FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI5* on Friday, February 8, at Equestrian Village at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and All In, her 14-year-old KWPN gelding by Tango,…

Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and All In Sparkle With Win in the FEI Grand Prix CDI5*

©SusanStickle.com Week 5 of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) started on Thursday, February 7, with CDI5* dressage competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL.  Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and All In won the FEI Grand Prix CDI5, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, to qualify for the five-star freestyle on Friday night. The pair earned a score of 71.304%….

Alex Granato Scores the Weekend Double Winning $208,200 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Wellington at the CP Palm Beach Masters Winter Classic CSI4*-W

©Kathy Russell Photography Alex Granato scored the weekend double, beating two former FEI World Cup champions to win the $208,200 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Wellington at the CP Palm Beach Masters Winter Classic CSI4*-W presented by Suncast. Riding Carlchen W, Granato also won the FEI $71,200 Suncast Palm Beach Masters World Cup Qualifier. “It’s all just very surreal. It’s…

Tenth Annual Great Charity Challenge Crowns Holy Ground Shelter for the Homeless as Winner at WEF

Madelyn Ruskin and Abazu BSM.©Sportfot The “Saturday Night Lights” of the 12-week Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) beamed on Palm Beach County Charities during the 10th Annual Great Charity Challenge, presented by Fidelity Investments (GCC), on Saturday, February 2. Holy Ground Shelter for the Homeless took home $150,000 as the lion’s share of the $1.3 million in prize money on offer…

Olympic gold medalist Ben Maher Wins FEI $71,200 NetJets Classic at the CP Palm Beach Masters Winter Classic CSI4*-W

©Kathy Russell Photography Olympic gold medalist Ben Maher bested a seven-horse jump-off among riders from five nations to win the FEI $71,200 NetJets Classic at the CP Palm Beach Masters Winter Classic CSI4*-W presented by Suncast. Fractions of a second separated the top four and the contest for third ended in a tie. In the jump-off, five of the seven…

Alex Granato Wins FEI $71,200 Suncast Palm Beach Masters World Cup Qualifier at the CP Palm Beach Masters Winter Classic CSI4*-W

©Kathy Russell Photography Alex Granato and Carlchen W topped a massive 18-horse jump-off to win the FEI $71,200 Suncast Palm Beach Masters World Cup Qualifier at the CP Palm Beach Masters Winter Classic CSI4*-W presented by Suncast®. Only four horse-and-rider combinations negotiated a double-clear on the Alan-Wade designed course and Granato was surprised at the numbers. “I honestly didn’t expect…

Martin Fuchs Captures FEI $35,700 CP Welcome Stake at the CP Palm Beach Masters Winter Classic CSI4*-W

Thursday’s feature class at the CP Palm Beach Masters Winter Classic CSI4*-W presented by Suncast, yielded an international podium with Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs taking the top prize on Cristo in the FEI $35,700 CP Welcome Stake. Daniel Coyle of Ireland was second on Quintin and Daniel Bluman of Israel was third on Entano. ©Kathy Russell Photography This was the first…