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On February 27, history will be made for Israel in the PBIEC’s International Arena in Wellington. Show jumpers Danielle Goldstein, Elad Yaniv, and Joshua Tabor make up the Israeli team that will compete in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup for the first time ever. While teams from around the world come together in Florida to compete for the Cup and $75,000, the event marks an even bigger prize for Israel: A milestone in the country’s progression towards a competitive status in equestrian sports.
Following up on the successful debut of the Children's and Adult Amateur Jumper Regional Championships last year, USHJA is pleased to announce the venues and dates selected for 2014. Dates and locations of the 2014 Regional Championships are:
Hafner Claims Freestyle Win as Competition Concludes at California Dreaming Productions' Mid-Winter Dressage Fair CDI-W
Over the course of a decade-long partnership, Brian Hafner of Penngrove, CA and his 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding Lombardo LHF (Londonderry x Waluga by Werther) have successfully grown together from the Young Rider ranks into consistent performers in the Grand Prix arena. On the final day of California Dreaming Productions' Mid-Winter Dressage Fair CDI-W/Y/J/U-25 (presented by Hof Kasselmann) in Burbank, Hafner and Lombardo LHF added to their resume by winning the CDI Grand Prix Freestyle.
Top-Ranked U.S. Riders Take Center Stage This Weekend During California Dreaming Productions' Mid-Winter Dressage Fair CDI-W in Burbank
All eyes will be on the West Coast this weekend as many of the nation's best and brightest dressage riders are scheduled to canter down centerline at California Dreaming Productions' Mid-Winter Dressage Fair CDI-W/Y/J/U-25, February 20 - 23, 2014 in Burbank, CA.
Dream Street Stallions Take Center Stage Down Center Line at Adequan Global Dressage Festival 5 CDI 4*/3*
Dawn Bernardo, Rick Rockefeller-Silvia and Dream Street Stallions dominated the spotlight at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, winning in both the Open and Adult Amateur divisions over the first two weeks of competition in February at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, FL.
Victoria Colvin laid down the gauntlet as the first to go in the $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular, held Saturday evening, February 15, under the lights of the International Arena at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival. And after 27 other competitors tackled the Steve Stephens-designed course, none could catch the 16-year-old defending champion aboard Betsee Parker's Ovation in the one-round competition.
Vancouver’s Tiffany Foster and Victor claimed victory in the $125,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round V – Section B held Thursday, February 6, at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL. Two weeks earlier, the pair enjoyed the exact same placing, winning the $34,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round III – Section B on January 23.
The Longines Global Champions Tour will touch down in some of the world’s greatest cities in 2014 - including Paris, Shanghai and London - launching the most spectacular season to date for the world’s premier show jumping series. This year, exciting new events will take place at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, in dynamic Shanghai, China and the diamond city of Antwerp, Belgium - with the London event staged at one of the city’s most famous landmarks, Horse Guards Parade Ground.
Olympic Gold Medalist Charlotte Dujardin to Travel to California for First U.S. Dressage Symposium Appearance
Great Britain's Charlotte Dujardin is the darling of the dressage world. With a story that reads like a fairy tale, she rose from young stable groom to stand on top of the world as she swept the Team and Individual Gold Medals at the 2012 London Olympic Games aboard the charismatic Dutch Warmblood gelding Valegro, a horse she developed through the ranks from the time he was a youngster. This endearing pair has won the hearts of millions and continue to set world records when they step into the international dressage arena.
Diamante Farm's Devon Kane and Destiny, the 16.2-hand dark bay Danish warmblood trained personally by Kane, notched another win under their cutaway during Week Three of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, with a 67.843% finish in Saturday's FEI Grand Prix Special 2014.
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