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The 34th annual Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows will get underway with Welcome Day events on Sunday, May 8, at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY. Following Welcome Day, the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows will host two weeks of exceptional hunter/jumper competition, highlighted by a CSI 2* on May 10-15, and a CSI 3*, held May 17-22.
Roger-Yves Bost (FRA) declared “today was my day” after winning an adrenaline-fuelled Grand Prix at the debut Longines Global Champions Tour in the vibrant Mexico City.
Phoebe Alwine and Zenith Dance were named the Equis Boutique Children's Jumper 15-17 Division Circuit Champion at the 2016 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) held from January 13 through April 3 in Wellington, FL.
Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) and her feisty 13 year old bay mare Lintea Tequila rode a stunning class to claim the top spot in the 2016 Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Miami Beach. Set against the backdrop of the iconic Miami Beach, equestrian enthusiasts and beach-goers packed the grandstand and lined the arena to watch the stars of show jumping battle it out as the 2016 season got underway.
U.S. Olympian Reed Kessler was awarded a $3,000 bonus in the SSG Gloves “Go Clean for the Green” promotion for wearing SSG ‘Digital’ style riding gloves on her way to victory in the $130,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round IX held Thursday, March 10. The win marked Kessler’s second SSG Gloves bonus earned this season at the 12-week Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL.
With the same trademark smile that has won over fans around the world, U.S. Grand Prix dressage rider Charlotte Jorst is about to embark on the trip of a lifetime as she and her mount Kastel’s Nintendo were recently named by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) as one of only two North American representatives to the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final, being held March 23-27, 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden at the Gothenburg Horse Show.
Body position influences your horse whether you are standing still or moving. Correct position is the basic skill riders must master in order to progress up the riding tree. Unless you correctly position your own body, you cannot influence your horse to use its body correctly. If you could view yourself from the side, a plumb line held by your ear should drop straight down through your shoulder, hip and heel.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Hollow Creek Farm Nations’ Cup Series will spotlight the next generation of show jumping superstars through its Children, Junior and Young Rider Nations’ Cup program. Having proved extremely popular the past three seasons, the program gives young competitors from around the globe an opportunity to come together and experience team pressure and camaraderie by competing in their own marquee Nations’ Cup events.
Eric Lamaze won the $130,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round VII held Thursday, February 25, at the 12-week Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL. The win marked the fourth time so far this season that the Canadian Olympic Champion has scored victory in the weekly Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup.
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