The third leg of the 2013 Longines Global Champions Tour is upon us. All the horses have arrived in Wiesbaden, Germany as today marks the third Longines GCT Grand Prix of the season. It will be the second time the Longines Global Champions Tour has come to the historic Schlosspark Wiesbaden-Biebrich after last year’s debut.
Sixteen-year-old show jumping sensation Emanuel Andrade of Venezuela earned impressive results competing against some of the top riders in the world at the 2013 Kentucky Spring Show held May 8 to 12 in Lexington, KY.
It was Olympic Silver medalist Marc Houtzager who stole the show at the Mercedes Benz Challenge after a very challenging 1.55 track designed by Germany's Frank Rothenberger. The track was certainly challenging enough, as we only saw five combinations in the jump off.
World No. 1 Christian Ahlmann celebrated a “fantastic” victory on home turf in Hamburg today on Codex One winning a nail-biting jump off winning the second Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of the 2013 series.
Befitting the first Saturday in May, St. Lawrence University and Skidmore College finished in a dead heat for the prestigious Collegiate Cup high-point team honors at the 40th annual IHSA National Championships, May 2-5 at the Farm Expo Equine Center in Harrisburg, PA.
Spruce Meadows announced that it will join with two other iconic venues in the sport and create the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping. Using the occasion of the FEI Rolex World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden, representatives from the 3 world-leading venues joined with Rolex to announce and unveil the exciting new concept for international show jumping.
The Vermont Summer Festival will once again be accepting electronic entries thanks to a continuing partnership with Equestrian Connect, the one-minute horse show entry service. Held at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT, from July 2 through August 11, competitors will be able to complete their entry forms for all six weeks of the Vermont Summer Festival completely online – no mailing required!
This year’s 54th Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour features numerous estates in Virginia horse country, opening their gates to visitors on Memorial Day weekend, May 25 - 26. Experience a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the plush life of some of Virginia’s most famous equines, with visits to breeding farms, competition farms and more. From newborn foals, to jumpers and polo ponies, and even horses swimming for exercise, you’ll see how equine athletes are bred, trained, fed and cared for.
It was a perfect California evening for the debut of the USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider program's latest addition, the West Coast Hunter Spectacular. And in a nail-biting finish, Hope Glynn clinched an impressive victory over all challengers at the Flintridge Spring Classic in La Canada Flintridge, CA.
For a fun outdoor weekend, it’s hard to beat watching great horses and riders compete in a beautiful setting. Like the famous Carolina Cup, the So8ths/Nikon Three-Day Event in the “Heart of the Carolinas” offers spectators a chance to see top-notch horses in thrilling competition.
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