Marco Kutscher and Van Gogh Claim Top Prize in the Longines Grand Prix at the Second Annual Longines Masters of Los Angeles
Four days of champion caliber show jumping action at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles culminated in Sunday afternoon’s Longines Grand Prix. Thirty-six of the world’s best riders competed in the grand finale of the American leg of the Longines Masters series for $450,000 in prize money, the largest purse in any United States indoor competition. Marco Kutscher and Van Gogh stunned the crowd with a jump-off time of 37.04 seconds to become the first ever winner of the new Longines Masters Series Trophy.
Competitive fun comes in many forms. The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) announced today that the Great American Trail Horse Festival, to be held November 5-8 at the Von Holten Ranch in Mora, Missouri will also include cash awards for riding clubs and associations to compete for including a High Point Club Award and a Spirit Award.
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The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Open finals are guaranteed to be a good show, but this year, the Reno, Nevada-based event brought even more to the table. With strong runs in the herd work and reining, it was truly anyone’s game going into the cow work, and Jake Telford and Starlight Kisses made their way to the winner’s circle.
I once heard pony ownership described as a "legal form of child abuse." People not familiar with the personality of those furry little buggers tend to look at the cute exterior and not see the demonic personality lurking just beneath the surface. A pony can be the first thing that sparks the interest of a child in a life with horses. It's a miracle that anyone rides or owns horses.
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