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Olympian Laura Graves and Verdades Lead FEI Dressage World Rankings

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 1, 2018, 4:31 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has announced that Laura Graves and Verdades are the new world number one ranked dressage combination based on the revised FEI Dressage World Ranking list released on Monday, October 1. Graves and Verdades, members of the silver medal-winning The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018, seized the top spot from Germany’s Isabel Werth and Weihegold OLD...

Friesian Horses Return to Ohio for IFSHA World and Grand National Championship Horse Show

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 1, 2018, 12:37 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The International Friesian Show Horse Association (IFSHA) is set to host the World and Grand National Championship Horse Show at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio, from October 2-7. Spectators will have the opportunity to see the beauty and athleticism of the Friesian breed displayed in approximately 300 classes over the course of the show. Classes include a variety of disciplines such as dressage, Western dressage, English pleasure, carriage pleasure driving,...

Diverse Talent at Sport Horse National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 28, 2018, 3:05 PM EST

Nampa, Idaho - The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) hosted some of the most impressive Arabian sport horses in the U.S. and Canada at the 16 th annual Sport Horse National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show from September 18-22, at the Ford Idaho Horse Park . Nearly 400 Arabian, Half-Arabian, and Anglo-Arabian horses competed in an array of disciplines, including carriage driving, obstacle driving, hunter, jumping, and dressage. Competitors vied for the prestigious title of 2018...

PFHA Grand National Championship Show Crowns New Champions in World-Class Competition

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 26, 2018, 2:31 PM EST

Perry, Ga. – After a year of competition, hard work, and dedication to the Paso Fino horse, competitors gave it their all at the Paso Fino Horse Association (PFHA) Grand National Championship Show. “The championship, held at the Georgia National Showgrounds in Perry, Ga., from September 17-22, provided six days of fierce competition. As one of the country’s most prestigious Paso Fino shows, exhibitors and spectators alike look forward to attending this competition every year...

Western Dressage’s Esteemed WDAA World Championship Show Gets Underway

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 26, 2018, 11:45 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA) is preparing to host the 2018 Western Dressage World Championship Show from September 27-30. The championship returns to the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., bringing together top combinations from across the United States and Canada for competition and to share the love of Western dressage with their peers. The 2018 slate of judges includes Ronald Bartholomew (Martville, N.Y.), Donna Longacre (Longview, Wash.), Fatina...

Top Welsh Ponies and Cobs in U.S. Arrive in Tulsa for WPCSA American National Show

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 25, 2018, 3:01 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America (WPCSA) is prepared to host the country’s top Welsh Ponies and Cobs in the highly anticipated WPCSA American National Show . This annual competition is the premier Welsh breed show in the United States. It is held in conjunction with the Tulsa State Fair, which garners nearly one million visitors to Expo Square during the week. With over 400 classes, the American National offers a diverse and expansive program showcasing the...

Get the Best Body-Clip for Your Horse

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Sep 25, 2018, 3:00 PM EST

When Jack Frost first nips at your nose and your horse or pony’s coat starts getting fuzzy, it’s time to make your winter clipping plan. Before you pull out the clippers, consider several questions. How much work will your horse or pony be doing this winter? What kind of shelter do they have from winter weather? How old are they? Will they be showing? An Irish clip Photo: Courtesy of Shannon O'Hatnick Particularly in the case of older horses and ponies, it’s also worth...

NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Shows Strong Individual Finishes at FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 23, 2018, 6:04 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – On the final day of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018, the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team showed their strength and depth with all four riders finishing in the top-16 of the FEI World Jumping Individual Championship. The team’s top finisher was McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.) on Clinta, an 11-year-old Oldenburg mare he owns with Sagamore Farm. They just missed the medal podium, placing fourth.. Ward with Clinta (Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photo) Ward...

U.S. Driving Team Wins First-Ever FEI World Equestrian Games™ Gold Medal, Delivering Epic Grand Finale to Tryon 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 23, 2018, 6:00 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – In a week that exuded many historic moments for U.S. equestrian teams, combined driving added another. They closed out their home FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) with their first-ever four-in-hand team gold medal at Tryon 2018 on Sunday. The U.S. Driving Team of James “Jimmy" Fairclough, Misdee Wrigley Miller, Chester Weber, and their respective groups of horses ended with 353.39 penalties, following three phases of competition. In addition, Weber earned his...

Sophie Simpson Captures the Win in the 2018 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals - West

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Classic Communications | Sep 23, 2018, 5:31 PM EST

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. – Taking home the win in the 2018 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – West was Sophie Simpson (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), earning high scores in each phase of the four-phase competition. USEF Talent Search judges, Ronnie Beard and Michele Grubb of Wellington, Fla., designed the courses with Anthony D'Ambrosio of Red Hook, N.Y., serving as Technical Delegate. Friday morning's flat phase was split up into groups as the...