May 7, 2012

Rich Fellers and Flexible win on back to back nights at the Del Mar National Horse Show, a 2012 U.S. Show Jumping Team Observation Event.


Rich Fellers and Flexible Go Two-For-Two (Photos by Rick Osteen Photography)
Del Mar, CA - An international field contested the $50,000 Surfside Grand Prix presented by ShowBiz Magazine Friday evening at the Del Mar National Horse Show. Of the 26 entries in the class, six combinations were members of the USEF Long List for the U.S. Show Jumping Team for the 2012 Olympic Games. Leading the victory lap were Rich Fellers and Flexible, having bested a five horse jump-off, which included three long listed combinations...read more about Friday night's competition>

Del Mar, CA - For a second night Marina Azevedo built a demanding course at the Del Mar National Horse Show for the 20 entries to jump in the $100,000 Hermes Grand Prix of Del Mar presented by Intuit...In the first round, only two combinations were able to produce fault-free efforts. Two members of the USEF Long List for the U.S. Show Jumping Team for the 2012 Olympic Games, Rich Fellers and Flexible and Lauren Hough with Blue Angel, would need to return and jump-off to decide the winner of Saturday's class. Neither Fellers nor Hough were able to reproduce their clear efforts from round one with both collecting four faults. However, Fellers (Sherwood, OR) produced the quickest jump-off time for the second night in a row, to claim his second Grand Prix victory of the Observation Event...read more about Saturday night's competition>
Neville Bardos and Boyd Martin will be featured Wednesday, May 9th on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams. The segment is titled "Clearing Hurdles." A preview is up online at video.msnbc.com


Follow the U.S. Eventing Team at  

Friday, May 11 - 6pm ET: $50,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic (a 2012 U.S. Show Jumping Team Observation Event) 

Saturday, May 12 - 6pm ET Arabian Region 12 Championship

Sunday, May 13 - 4pm ET: $75,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix (a 2012 U.S. Show Jumping Team Observation Event)

start times are subject to change



NYRA and NYTHA Partner To Sponsor Thoroughbred Rewards Program on New York Eventing Circuit
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association(NYTHA) are partnering to sponsor a program that will reward participants competing Thoroughbreds on the Eventing circuit in New York in 2012...read more>
Endurance Round Table Debates Proposed Rule Changes at FEI Sports Forum
Lausanne, SUI - The Endurance Round Table session, which shared the final morning of the FEI Sports Forum with the Eventing Round Table, attracted representatives of National Federations (NFs) and veterinarians for discussion on proposed rule changes that will be presented to the FEI General Assembly 2012 in November. Various proposals made by the FEI Endurance Committee were debated before the meeting was opened up for general discussion...read more>
Taylor Harris Insurance Unveils All New $200,000 Triple Crown Challenge
Middleburg, VA - Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) announced the debut of the all-new Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge. This unique challenge offers a spectacular $200,000 top prize for any show jumping rider that can put together back to back to back wins at three of the nation's most prestigious grand prix events. 

Read more, and see which three events are part of the Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge here.


Shawna Harding (Aiken, SC) and her own Come On III have received a corrected score for their Grand Prix Test at the 2012 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final of 68.480. Their 13th place standing remains the same. 

Read about their ride here.


 The 2012 IHSA National Championships were held over the weekend. See the results of the  at www.ishainc.com.

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FEI List Group to Add GABA and Hydroxy-GABA to Prohibited List
from FEI
The FEI has warned its member National Federations against the use of Gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) and Hydroxy-gamma butyric acid (Hydroxy-GABA), following advice from the FEI List Group. The warning has been issued outside the List Group's usual annual review process....read more>

The 35th Annual Region 12 Show ... in the Spotlight and Possibly the Best Ever!
The Region 12 show is always a great show and the foundation of the annual show season for Arabian and Half-Arabian horses in the southeast. Most years it ranks well into the top three regional Arabian horse shows in the United States. Frequently it is the largest and the best and this year's show looks to be reaching toward the top spot once again...read more>


South Central Hackney Association Offers Road Pony Camp Scholarship
The South Central Hackney Association is pleased to announce that once again they will be offering a scholarship to The Shamrock Farm Road Pony Camp in Smithfield, KY. Anyone under the age of 18 is encouraged to submit an essay and a brief biography. Scholarships will be awarded to the winner of an essay contest entitled "Why I Want to Learn More about the Hackney Breed." The scholarship will cover the cost of camp fees, food and lodging. (Transportation to and from the camp is the responsibility of the winner)...read more>


AMHA Awards Grants to Morgan Shows

Each year, 10 percent of the net from each year's AMHA Stallion Service Auction is available for the AMHA grant program for financially challenged USEF Morgan competitions.

This year, nine shows applied for the grant and five were selected. The following shows are recipients of $639.50 in grant monies for their 2012 shows: Far West Morgan Horse Show, Key Classic Benefit Morgan Horse Show, Western New York Morgan Horse Show, North Star Morgan Americana, and Citrus Cup Regional...read more>




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