Canadian Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze won the $216,000 Ariat Grand Prix held Sunday, February 7, during the CSI4* Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) Week Four in Wellington, FL.
Horses always feel safest and most content when in the company of others of their kind. But in certain situations, you may need to quarantine a horse - both to protect his own health, and that of the equines around him.
He was the international rags to riches story that won the hearts of America and the world. A Dutch-bred gelding destined for slaughter who proved too high-spirited for a job pulling a city carriage, then plucked from obscurity by one of the greatest four-in-hand drivers in history. He became a champion whose steel shoes were gifted to Prince Phillip by President Obama, and who was commemorated as a Breyer® horse model. His athleticism and driving honors earned him the title of 2008 USEF Horse of the Year, and made him a 2013 inductee into the EQUUS Foundation Horse Hall of Fame.
The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows will now offer even more for show jumpers as they have been classified as CSI-rated competitions by the The Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI). The FEI classes will give riders the opportunity to gain valuable Longines FEI World Ranking points. Additionally, the Spring Horse Shows will feature Under 25 competitions, including a $15,000 U25 Grand Prix, sponsored by T&R Development, for up and coming jumper riders.
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