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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.
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.
West Coast Olympic Season Gets Underway This Week at California Dreaming Productions’ LA Winter Dressage CDI-W
With the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro fast approaching, the West Coast's top dressage prospects are getting a head start on qualifying for the U.S. Team during this week’s Los Angeles Winter Dressage CDI-W/Y/J/U-25, being held January 28-31 in Burbank, Calif.
Presented by The Dutta Corp. in association with Guido Klatte, the Artisan Farms Under 25 Grand Prix Series (AFU25GPS) returns to the Winter Equestrian Festival for its sixth season, offering a total of $170,000 in prize money and showcases top young talent in show jumping sport.
Sharon White believes that the ideal horse for a new rider is one with experience, but that any horse with a kind and willing attitude can work. Her former advanced eventer, Ready About, is currently competing at the lower levels with one of her students. When you are a new rider, whether a child or an adult, those first horses can be the single greatest influence on your future riding.
California Dreaming Productions Expands 2016 CDI Series to Four Olympic Dressage Qualifying Competitions
Olympic fever is building as some of the nation’s top dressage riders and horses begin their quests to earn a spot on the U.S. Dressage Team for this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Ranking leader and World Number 1 Scott Brash (GBR) stole the show with Hello Forever in Qatar in a sensational prelude to the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Doha. The stunning night lights of AL SHAQAB illuminated a dramatic duel between Scott and Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (SWE) in a taste of what lies ahed in a spellbinding climax to the season tomorrow. In the end Rolf came agonisingly close to victory with a stunning round on his grey stallion Clarimo ASK, finishing just seven tenths of a second behind Scott.
Ten More Riders Return Home as National Champions After Final Day of US Dressage Finals Presented By Adequan®
Adult amateur riders showing off their Third Level freestyles were first in the Alltech Arena early Sunday morning, but it was the final competitor down centerline who impressed the judges the most on the last day of national championship action at the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®, held November 5-8, 2015 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.
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.
America’s Jessica Springsteen wowed the crowds in the final CSI5* Gaston Glock’s Vienna Masters Prix with her 12 year old bay mare Davendy S. The two round competition saw the world’s top riders take centre stage one final time under the stunning setting of the Rathaus (City Hall) as crowds packed the grandstands to witness the stars of show jumping in action.
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