May 14, 2012

Mario Deslauriers & Urico, Beezie Madden& Simon Win at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show


Mario Deslauriers and Urico (Shawn McMillen Photography)
Lexington, KY- The second of four 2012 US Show Jumping Team Observation Events came to a close Sunday afternoon at the Kentucky Horse Park. With 16 entries contesting the $75,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix, which served as the second class of the Observation Event held in conjunction with the Kentucky Spring Horse Show. Grey skies and rain could not deter the 14 members of the USEF Long List for the U.S. Show Jumping Team for the 2012 Olympic Games from showcasing their talents over Richard Jeffrey's 14 obstacle course... read more about the Commonwealth Grand Prix>

Lexington, KY- Efficient clear rounds were at a premium as elite horses and riders went to task over Richard Jeffery's demanding track in the $50,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic. Of the 23 horse and rider pairs to enter the Rolex Stadium, 15 were combinations from the USEF Long List for the U.S. Show Jumping Team for the 2012 Olympic Games. Friday's feature Grand Prix at the Kentucky Horse Park served as the first of two classes the long listed pairs will contest in the 2012 US Show Jumping Team Observation Event at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show. Only two entries, both from the long list, were able to produce fault-free efforts over the first round more about the Hagyard Lexington Classic>

Steffen Peters, Reed Kessler, and Boyd Martin stood tall while representing U.S. Equestrians at the USOC Media Summit in Dallas, TX. Get updates from the Summit on twitter by following

Saturday, May 19 & Sunday May 20th -The Old Salem Horse Show 

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Mystery Whisper Shouts his Dominance at the Jersey Fresh CCI3*
from USEA
Phillip Dutton and Mystery Whisper jump to the win in the Jersey Fresh CCI3* (Leslie Mintz/USEA Photo)
The singular goal that Phillip Dutton has been working for all season is now officially accomplished; he and Mystery Whisper are now qualified for this summer's Olympic Games. And as a cherry on top of that accomplishment they also handily won this weekend's CCI3* at Jersey Fresh in Allentown, New Jersey.

"It's a big relief actually - not just to win but to get the horse qualified," said Phillip. "I knew that he was more than good enough to win, but although that wasn't the object it was icing on the cake. Every time we do something a bit more he steps up a little bit better. I guess the biggest thing I learned this weekend is that he can go for ten minutes very easily, and that is a great sign for the future because he will be even that much fitter if he gets to run London. There is not much the horse doesn't have as far as being a three-day event horse." more at>



$15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Victory Awarded to Victoria Colvin and Inclusive At Kentucky Spring Horse Show
Lexington, KY -  The night was filled with anticipation and excitement as the nation's top hunter riders gathered beneath the lights of the Rolex Stadium tonight at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show. The evening began with the $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby where renowned hunter rider Louise Serio took the championship prize aboard Corvine. The $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby turned into a nail-biter as 14-year-old Victoria Colvin went neck and neck against Jennifer Alfano, with the junior rider eventually emerging more>
2013 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championship Dates and Locations Announced
from USDF
Lexington, KY - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) has announced the dates and locations for the 2013 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships, presented by SmartPak and supported by Merial, for each of USDF's nine regions.

See all dates and locations at
New Competition Fee Explained
from American Driving Society
The $5.00 fee per competitor per show entered arose from a recommendation from the Finance Committee to the ADS Board of Directors.  Its purpose was to raise revenue but more specifically raise the revenue from our members who are more>


Neville Bardos and Boyd Martin were featured last Wednesday, May 9th on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams. If you missed it, or want to watch again, the segment is streaming online at


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2012 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championships Wrap Up
Fairfield, CT - Never before in its 39-year history had an Intercollegiate Horse Show Association hunter seat team coach won two IHSA National Championships for two different colleges or universities.

But that was before Mary Drueding.

Drueding, already selected by the IHSA nominating committee to receive its Lifetime Achievement Award, demonstrated an irrefutable argument in defense of her coaching excellence and expertise as her St. Lawrence University Saints hunter seat team clinched the IHSA Collegiate Cup during the 2012 National Championships, May 3-6, at the Hunt Horse Arena of the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in more>

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Wathelet Wins FEI Nations Cup 2012 - Round 1 for Belgium in Thrilling Two-Way Jump-Off at La Bule
from Louise Parkes for FEI
In a super-tight fight to the finish, the Belgian team came out on top at the opening leg of the FEI Nations Cup™ 2012 series in La Baule, France this afternoon.  It took three tough rounds of jumping to decide the result however, as The Netherlands  chased them all the way to a third-round jump-off in which Gregory Wathelet clinched it with his new ride, the 10 year old mare Euphony Cadjanine more>

Karen Homer-Brown Inducted into Pinto Horse Hall of Fame 
from AMHA

Karen Homer-Brown was inducted into the Pinto Horse Association of America Inc. Hall of Fame at the organization's annual meeting in March.

Homer-Brown has professionally judged 15 to 25 shows annually since the age of 16. She acquired her first United States Equestrian Federation license when she was more>




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Unbridled Passion: Show Jumping's Greatest Horses and Riders Gets Honored at  Independent Book Publishers Awards  


 While the Independent Book Publishers (IPPY) Awards is far less lofty a circumstance than Grand Prix-level competition, it was a tremendous honor for author Dr. Jeff Papows, the sport of show jumping, and the athletes themselves, as the book took home the bronze medal in the Sports/Fitness/Recreation more> 


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