If you're an eventer, you know every successful cross-country run starts in the same place -- in the start box, where your horse's attitude may set the tone for the entire competition. You'd like him to be confident, alert, and relaxed, standing obediently for the countdown while you do your last-second adjustments of your stopwatch and crop ... and then leave the start box on the word 'go' in a smooth acceleration to his first fence.
Jessica Phoenix of Cannington, ON, won the individual silver medal and the Canadian Eventing Team took the bronze in eventing competition held Sunday, July 19, at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games at the OLG Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park in Caledon, ON.
Temecula, Calif., March 21, 2014 *-- Canadian Olympians Hawley Bennett-Awad and Gin 'N Juice, winners of the CIC3* at the Galway Downs International Horse Trials in 2013, will be aiming to win two in a row on
Bennett-Awad, 36, has based her training operations at Kingsway Farm, across the street from Temecula Downs, for a decade. It was there that she met Gin 'N Juice, who was bred by the Kingsway Farm owners, Terry and Linda Paine. "She caught my attention right away--she was walking around on her hind legs, then leaping through the air!! I'd never seen such an athletic little horse before!" recalled Bennett-Awad of Gin 'N Juice, now 14.
Vita Flex Salutes Victory Team Member Jan Byyny for Emotional Career-Comeback Win at Fair Hills CCI3*
Vita Flex Victory Team member and eventer, Jan Byyny, knows only too well what it takes to cross the fine line between good and great, and she proved it, once again, by winning the Dutta Corp Fair Hill International CCI3* on her mount, Inmidair (aka “JR”).
The USEA Young Event Horse West Coast Championships crowned their 4- and 5-year-old winners at Galway Downs International Three-Day Event. In the 5-Year-Old class, Sara Mittleider and her own Code Name led from start to finish, while in the 4-Year-Old class, Jennifer McFall and Dragonfire Farm’s Classic Twain jumped up to take the victory.
Fifteen years have passed since Liz Halliday-Sharp rode in the inaugural Galway Downs International Three-Day Event, and now she plans to ride HHS Cooley in the CCI3* on Oct. 31-Nov. 3.
The Woodside International Horse Trials, on Oct. 4-6, is a vital event in the calendar each year for both West Coast eventers and horse enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Organizer Robert Kellerhouse upgraded this horse trial—the third of the three he organizes each year at the Horse Park at Woodside, about 20 miles south of San Francisco—to international status in 2011. Woodside offers three international levels: the CIC3*, the CIC2* and the CIC1*.
William Coleman III and Phillip Dutton both maintained their leads in the final show jumping phase to win the CCI3* and CIC3* divisions respectively at the 2013 Volvo CCI3* Bromont Three Day Event, The Todd Sandler Challenge, held June 6 to 9 at the Bromont Olympic Horse Park in Bromont, Quebec.
Darragh Kerins Tops $35,000 Spectra Energy Cup With E Muze Yek at Spruce Meadows 'National' Tournament; Ward Wins Again, Tisbo Takes First Victory in International Ring
The $35,000 Spectra Energy Cup 1.60m was the highlight of today's schedule at the Spruce Meadows 'National' Tournament. Darragh Kerins (IRL) and E Muze Yek found the key to a clear round and were fastest in the jump-off for Kerins' first victory in the International Ring. McLain Ward won for the second day in a row, this time on Zander in the $33,000 ATCO Pipelines Cup 1.45m. Another first-time International ring win came for Lauren Tisbo and Roundthorn Madios in the $33,000 Prairie Mines & Royalty Cup 1.50m.
The 2013 Volvo CCI3* Bromont Three Day Event, The Todd Sandler Challenge, opened on Thursday, June 6, at the Bromont Olympic Horse Park in Bromont, Quebec, with the first of two days of dressage competition. The CCI2*, one of the four divisions running at Bromont sanctioned by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), is the first to have completed the opening phase of dressage.
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