News in the Northeast

McLain Ward Captures $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix CSI4*

©Shawn McMillen The 43rd edition of the Hampton Classic Horse Show ended in spectacular fashion Sunday, with America’s McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, capturing the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix presented by Douglas Elliman for a record seventh time. Course Designer Michel Vaillancourt built a challenging course at the maximum height of 1.60m, including a line of jumps taking the…

Shane Sweetnam is Tops Two Days in a Row, Taking the $70,000 LONGINES Cup CSI4* at the 43rd Hampton Classic

The Irish flag flew once again the Hampton Classic for Shane Sweetnam, after he won Saturday’s $70,000 LONGINES Cup with Indra van de Oude Heihoef, owned by the Blue Buckle Group. It was also two years in a row for Sweetnam, as he won this class in 2017 with another of his top mounts, Main Road. Ireland’s Shane Sweetnam with…

Mimi Gochman Celebrates her Birthday with a Win in the $10,000 Equitation Championship at the Hampton Classic

©Shawn McMillen Following two rounds of competition at the Hampton Classic, Mimi Gochman of Palm Beach, FL, came out on top in the $10,000 Equitation Championship presented by Palm Beach International Academy. Gochman, who was celebrating her 14th birthday on Saturday, received a first-round score of 92 and a second-round score of 95, to finish with an overall total of 187 points….

Leslie Burr-Howard Blazes to Victory in the $40,000 SOVARO®FEI Speed Stake

It was Ladies First in Thursday’s $40,000 SOVARO FEI Speed Stake presented by Lisa & Mario Deslauriers and Lynn Tarnopol, as two-time U.S. Olympic medalist Leslie Burr-Howard and mare Donna Speciale blazed to the top of the class at the 43rd Hampton Classic. Leslie Burr-Howard and Donna Special won the $40,000 SOVARO FEI Speed Stake presented by Lisa & Mario Deslauriers and…

Molly Ashe-Cawley and Cassandra Beat the Heat in the $10,000 Palm Beach Masters Open Jumper class at the Hampton Classic

Molly Ashe-Cawley and Cassandra won the $10,000 Palm Beach Masters Open Jumper 1.45m class at the Hampton Classic. ©Shawn McMillen With the opening of the FEI division Wednesday at the Hampton Classic, it became very obvious, very quickly that every clean round would be earned and not given. The 68 horse-and-rider combinations to start Wednesday’s $10,000 Palm Beach Masters Open Jumper…

Madden and Cruciotti Take Top Placings Tuesday at the 43rd Hampton Classic Horse Show

If riders could create a theme song for Tuesday morning’s Open Jumper classes, it would be something like “keep away from fence 10-A.” There were two sections of Tuesday morning’s $10,000 1.40m Open Jumper class, sponsored by Jaguar and Shamrock Ventures respectively. Between the two classes and a total of 80 rounds, fence 10A fell more than two dozen times. Kelly…

USHJA Zones 1 & 2 Riders Earn Coveted Medals and Gold Star Emerging Jumper Rider Titles at Jumper Team Championships

The United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Zones 1 and 2 Jumper Team Championships concluded three days of thrilling competition on Sunday, August 26, after team and individual honors were won in Children’s, Adult Amateur, and combined Junior/Amateur sections at Princeton Show Jumping in Princeton, NJ. Individual Medalists Highlighting individual competition, nine riders excelled over four rounds set by course…

Bloomberg Wins $30,000 Boar’s Head Jumper Challenge on Opening Day at the Hampton Classic

©Shawn McMillen Georgina Bloomberg had just one goal for Paola 233 at this year’s Hampton Classic – to win the Opening Day grand prix, the $30,000 Boar’s Head Jumper Challenge. They achieved their goal with a flourish, besting a diverse field of 42 starters to take the winner’s purse of $9,000. Bloomberg, a native of New York, NY, explained that…

Peter Wylde and Van de Emma Top $75,000 Agero Grand Prix at the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament

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Equine Affaire Massachusetts to Feature Variety of Horse & Farm Exhibits

Whether you have horses for sale, professional equine services and facilities to promote, or breeding stallions to offer, Equine Affaire’s Horse & Farm exhibits meet all your marketing needs. From November 8-11, tens of thousands of horse people will unite at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA, to celebrate Equine Affaire in Massachusetts. Reserve your spot in Equine…