Madden and Breitlng LS Cap Off HITS Ocala with Second-Place Finish in $100,000 City of Ocala Grand Prix
Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team Members Wolff and Casall Pick Up Third
Ocala, Fla. – Beezie Madden and Breitling LS led the way for the U.S. contingent with a second-place finish in the $100,000 City of Ocala Grand Prix at HITS Ocala on Sunday. After guiding the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team to a second place finish in the FEI Nations Cup™ on Friday, she and Breitling LS earned their second consecutive double-clear. Ali Wolff and Casall, the reserve combination for the FEI Nations Cup™ team, landed in the jump-off to place third. Ireland’s Cian O’Connor stole the win by 21-hundredths of a second.
Feb 24, 2017, 08:40
FEI World Cup™ in Omaha
March 29 – April 2, 2017
CenturyLink Center – Omaha, Nebraska
First held in 1986, the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final features the world's best dressage horses and riders. A total of 31 Finals have been held through 2016, and the United States has won the championship twice – in 2003 (Debbie McDonald with Brentina) and 2009 (Steffen Peters with Ravel). The Final has been held in the U.S. in Los Angeles (1995) and Las Vegas (2005, 2007, 2009, 2015).
Feb 24, 2017, 08:32
Madden and Breitling LS’ Thrilling Finish Leads Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team to Silver Medal at FEI Nations Cup™ CSIO4* Ocala
Ocala, Fla. – The Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team jumped to the top of the North America FEI Nations Cup™ standings with an exciting finish at FEI Nations Cup™ CSIO4* Ocala on Friday. With the U.S. team trailing by 4 faults, anchor combination Beezie Madden and Breitling LS came through in the clutch for a double-clear round to help secure the team silver medal. Madden and Breitling LS were accompanied by Lauren Hough and Cornet 39, Lillie Keenan and Super Sox and McLain Ward and Rothchild, who all performed well to secure 90 points. Ireland took the gold medal with 12 faults and Canada claimed the bronze medal on 24 faults.
“We are fortunate to be on top [of the standings]. It means a lot. It was important that we won our own [Nations Cup] because now we are going off-campus so to speak, and the Mexicans have always been strong at home. The Canadians will be strong at Langley,” said Chef d’Équipe Robert Ridland. “We did what we came here to do, which was to lead in the points, but it is going to be a tough battle, and we are prepared for that.”
Feb 24, 2017, 08:22
GET READY FOR THE 2017 HORSE SHOW SEASON
March 8-19, for two weeks of showing at the Paso Robles Horse Park. We highly encourage everyone to book their accommodations early, as it’s a very busy season in Central California’s Wine Country. You will want to send in your entries ahead of the February 10, 2017 close of entries deadline, this is a very popular horse show series that sells out.
Check out our full 2017 calendar below and we look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year!
Feb 21, 2017, 08:25
New Dates & Locations in 2017 for FOUR Championships at Blenheim EquiSports
San Juan Capistrano, CA - Mark your calendars, this year four Championships and Finals have changed dates and locations. It's certain to be a busy fall, and Blenheim looks forward to hosting some excellent events, so please note the changes below.
Showpark Summer Classic, August 16-20, 2017: The Sallie B. Wheeler US National Hunter Breeding Championships, West will be held at the Del Mar Horse Park one week earlier than previous years.
September 13-17, 2017: The Blenheim Fall Tournament, located at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano, will now host the Interactive Mortgage Horses 10 & Under Futurity Final.
Feb 21, 2017, 08:24
NEW IN 2017: Attention Young Hunters!
San Juan Capistrano, CA - Blenheim EquiSports is proud to announce a new Young Hunter Program, which is divided by age, offers free entries, discounted stall fees and features a Championship in the fall. With this opportunity, plus the new structure for Green Hunters, the CPHA 3' & 3'3" Incentive Program and more, the show season offers ample opportunities to develop horses, compete and earn prizes in the Hunter divisions.
New Division, New Final and Free Classes!
In support of the new US Equestrian division, this year The Blenheim EquiSports Young Hunter Series & Final (an exclusive Blenheim EquiSports Program) offers divisions for 5, 6 and 7 Year Old Hunters with no entry fees and discounted stall fees. There will be sixteen $1,000 Young Hunter Classics, each of them qualifiers for the Final. The entry fee for each one - $0. Also note that all of the classes, classics, and championships count for US Equestrian HOTY Awards.
Feb 21, 2017, 08:23
NAL Moves West Coast Finals to San Juan Capistrano, CA - New Location Offers Greater Competition Opportunities for Riders
To increase opportunities for competitors, the North American League (NAL) is moving the NAL West Coast Finals from Las Vegas, NV to San Juan Capistrano, CA. The 2017 Finals will be held during the International Jumping Festival, hosted by Blenheim EquiSports, September 20-24.
The 2017 NAL West Coast Finals feature the $5,000 Adult Jumper Presented by SmartPak, $5,000 Children's Jumper Presented by EquiFit, $5,000 Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper, $5,000 Adult Hunter and $5,000 Children's Hunter.
"Moving the NAL West Coast Finals to San Juan Capistrano is a great opportunity for those who have not yet competed in the Finals and have always wanted to," said Annette Longenecker of Ryegate Show Services, which administers the North American League. "With this move to a bigger horse show in a more accessible area, we are making the Finals available to an even larger number of riders. We invite all riders to join the NAL today to give themselves a chance to compete in the Finals this year."
Feb 21, 2017, 08:22
Get Ready for the Upcoming 2017 Blenheim Spring Series! The Upcoming Blenheim Spring Series Prize List is Online
Blenheim EquiSports is pleased to present our spring season, held in two beautiful locations: The Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano and the Del Mar Horse Park. The 2017 Spring Series Prize List, Entry Blanks, and tentative Time Schedules are now online.
Blenheim EquiSports is #ThePlaceToBe for developing horses and riders... and so much more.
The six-show Spring Series offers many exciting highlight events, including:
• 7 Grand Prix Events
• 2 International Hunter Derbies
• 1 National Hunter Derby
• World Championship Hunter Rider Recognition
• NEW IN 2017 - Blenheim EquiSports Young Hunter Series & Final
• NEW IN 2017 - Blenheim EquiSports Series Circuit Awards
Feb 21, 2017, 08:16
USEF Unveils Complete Rebrand, Launches New Member Benefits
The United States Equestrian Federation is pleased to announce a rebranding, launch of a new fan membership, and additional membership benefits. Effective January 11, 2017, the Federation has become US Equestrian and has adopted a refreshed identity as part of a new overall strategic plan for the organization. This includes a refreshed logo that removes the shield element and better aligns the brand with other successful national governing bodies.
Feb 20, 2017, 11:08
Prize Money Announced for Great American/USDF Regional Dressage Championships
Lexington, KY (February 2, 2017) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) and Great American Insurance Group are pleased to announce that prize money totaling over $180,000 will be awarded at the 2017 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championships. This prize money will be divided evenly among the nine regions and 35 divisions that are offered, allowing each region to present competitors with over $20,000 in prize money and awards. Champions in each region and division will receive $344 in prize money and an embroidered jacket and gift certificate provided by SmartPak, official supplement feeding system of USDF. Reserve champions in each region and division will receive $229 in prize money, along with a saddle pad provided by the Great American Insurance Group, title sponsor of the championships.
Feb 20, 2017, 11:00
HITS Arizona Winter Circuit
The HITS Arizona Winter Circuit provides winter show-goers in the Southwest a diverse and exciting competition. The season includes six weeks of Hunter, Jumper and Equitation classes at the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, Arizona, offering an alternative to larger venues. The circuit’s leading Grand Prix rider qualifies for the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix at HITS Thermal. HITS Arizona also offers riders the opportunity to qualify for the fall HITS Championship in Saugerties, New York.
Feb 20, 2017, 10:45
USEF Announces FEI Qualification Criteria for the Inaugural FEI World Reining Championships for Juniors and Young Riders
Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce that U.S. reining athletes will have the opportunity to participate in the 2017 FEI World Reining Championships for Juniors and Young Riders. This inaugural event will take place in August 2017 in Switzerland. The exact date and venue will be determined at a later date.
FEI Qualifying Criteria for the 2017 FEI World Reining Championships for Junior and Young Riders
Dec 13, 2016, 14:45
David O’Connor to Serve as U.S. Eventing Technical Advisor
Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce that David O’Connor will serve as the Eventing Technical Advisor for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team. He will also continue to play an important role, alongside the Eventing Managing Director, in the development and implementation of Eventing plans, pathway, program, and systems that will help grow programs for developing and elite athletes. Following the post-Rio Review, the role of the Technical Advisor has been adjusted to focus more on management of the Programs and the athlete’s personal programs and goals rather than hands on coaching.
Dec 8, 2016, 07:27
Robert Dover to Serve as U.S. Dressage Technical Advisor
Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce that Robert Dover will act as Technical Advisor in addition to serving as Chef d'Equipe at agreed upon U.S. Dressage Team competitions. He will also continue to play a significant role in fundraising for U.S. Dressage programs.
"I am thrilled and honored to remain in the position of Dressage Technical Advisor for the USEF," said Dover. "I look forward to continuing to work with staff, volunteers and athletes to produce training and competitive programs for sustained excellence for the U.S. Equestrian Dressage Team."
Dec 8, 2016, 07:26
USEF Announces Riders and Clinicians for 2017 USEF George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session
Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the participants for the 11th annual USEF George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session presented by the USHJA and sponsored by Adequan, Ariat, Practical Horseman, and Equestrian Sport Productions. The Training Session will be held at The Stadium at Equestrian Village, the home of the Global Dressage Festival, in Wellington, Fla., January 3 – 7, 2017. The Training Session is designed to develop the next generation of U.S. Equestrian Team talent through intensive mounted and unmounted instruction from a variety of experts. Twelve athletes earned invitations to the 2017 Training Session through one of three avenues: success in USEF marker competitions, performance at the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session, or by selection from a competitive pool of Wild Card applicants.
Dec 8, 2016, 07:23
Tryon (USA) to host FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018
The FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 will be held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina (USA) from 10 to 23 September 2018. The FEI Bureau today unanimously agreed that the Games should be awarded to Tryon, meaning that the FEI’s flagship event remains in North America, following the withdrawal of Bromont (CAN) earlier this year.
The original dates for the Games (12-26 August) have been changed following two scientific studies commissioned by the FEI which stated that climatic conditions would be significantly more favourable in North Carolina during September, particularly from a horse welfare perspective. The FEI also looked at date clashes with other fixtures on the FEI Calendar to ensure the optimum timeslot for the 2018 Games.
Nov 21, 2016, 06:54
Macey Miles and Harlem's Wild and Wonderful Earn Triple Crown of Saddle Seat Equitation
Kansas City, Mo. - Few have won the Triple Crown of Saddle Seat Equitation. Now, Macey Miles and Harlem's Wild and Wonderful join the coveted list of Triple Crown winners. They earned this feat after taking the 2016 USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final presented by Elisabeth M. Goth at the United Professional Horsemen's Association (UPHA) American Royal National Championship Horse Show on Saturday. The Triple Crown of Saddle Seat Equitation includes winning the UPHA Senior Challenge Cup, the Good Hands National Championship, and the USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final. As the winner of USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final, Miles will have her name engraved on the Adrian Van Sinderen Trophy, alongside a prestigious list of prior winners dating back to 1937. She also earned the Helen K. Crabtree Perpetual Bronze.
Nov 14, 2016, 09:29
Todd Minikus to Campaign Two Horses in Rolex CSI5* at Tryon International Equestrian Center
Todd Minikus to Campaign Two Horses in Rolex CSI5* at Tryon International Equestrian Center
Mill Springs, NC – Two could be a lucky number for international Grand Prix show jumper Todd Minikus, who is aiming for nothing less than the number one spot in the $380,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI5* at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Springs, North Carolina. Minikus will enter two horses in the October 22 class – his famed mount Quality Girl, owned by the Quality Group, and Itile Horta, an eight-year-old mare owned by Martin Hudgens.
Oct 23, 2016, 12:42
APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED NOW FOR THE 2017 MICHAEL NYUIS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
West Palms Events is proud to announce the Third Annual Michael Nyuis Scholarship. Find all forms and information at our website by clicking here! The Michael Nyuis Scholarship was created through West Palms Events to offer recipients the resources to further their training and equestrian education through horse showing. It is named in the memory of West Palms Events’ Dale Harvey’s nephew, who always helped others whenever he had the chance.
Oct 13, 2016, 09:39
AUDREY COULTER AND CAPITAL COLNARDO EARN THEIR SECOND WIN AT THE SACRAMENTO INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW
The standing-room only event kicked off with a special presentation for Style of Riding Sponsored by Shady Lane Farm. Congratulations to Maggie Kehring on her Junior Style of Riding Award and Patricia Warner on her Amateur Style of Riding Award. Thank you to the Archers and Shady Lane Farm for their continued sponsorship of the Style of Riding Awards!
Next was an incredible opening act from the California Cowgirls, an impressive drill team from Rancho Murieta, CA. Following the California Cowgirls was the Doreen Irwin Singers Choir and the Presentation of Colors by SGT Joel Campos, SSG Gary McCorkle, SPC Phillip Spaur, and SPC Nicole Coyle. Thank you so much to all of them for making the National Anthem so special to begin the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Sacramento Presented by Lasher’s Elk Grove Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.
Oct 13, 2016, 09:35