September 9, 2013


Two of the biggest money classes in North American show jumping were held on the same day this weekend at HITS in Saugerties, NY and at the Spruce Meadows "Masters" in Calgary. Neither of Sunday's million dollar Grands Prix was won by an American (Nayel Nassar, who won at HITS resides in Palo Alto and is a senior at Stanford represents Egypt), but world No.2 Beezie Madden and Simon were sixth at Spruce, and Quality Girl was one of only two horses to clear the course at HITS under rider Todd Minikus.


"Where prize money is concerned," said Minikus referring to the state of the show jumping in the U.S., "we are pushing the sport to equal events like golf and tennis." 
Nayel Nassar and Lordan Head East for Big Money Glory at HITS
Nayel Nassar and Lordan (ŠESI Photography)
Saugerties, NY - Nayel Nassar of Stanford, California proved that a 3,000-mile trip across the U.S. was well worth the effort Sunday when he rode Lordan to a hard-fought victory in the fourth-annual Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix at HITS Saugerties. With the post-competition tunes of Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell playing in the background, Nassar prepared to make the trip home to Stanford, California $350,000 more> 
Pieter Devos and Candy Win $1 Million CN International at Spruce Meadows 'Masters'
Pieter Devos celebrates(Spruce Meadows Media Services)
Calgary, Alberta - The highlight event of the season wrapped up the Spruce Meadows 'Masters' with some of the best show jumping competition in the world. Pieter Devos of Belgium rode Candy to victory in the $1 Million CN International, part of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, over Olympic gold medalist Steve Guerdat (SUI) on Nasa and France's Penelope Leprevost with Nayana.

The opening field had 39 entries, and the top 12 returned for the second round over courses set by Leopoldo Palacios of Venezuela. The riders praised Palacios' course design, and Guerdat noted, "I think Leopoldo has done a really, really good job this week. It was strong, it was big, but today I can't say there was anything that was too much." more>  
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Paget is Supreme at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

Glen Willow CDE Results

Kentucky Fall Classic News

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Revitavet Capato Wins His First Advanced and the Adequan USEA Gold Cup and PRO Tour Division at Aspen Farms Horse Trials 
Jordan Linstedt and Revitavet Capato (Leslie Threlkeld/USEA Photo)

Jordan Linstedt, of Redmond, Washington, had a lot on her plate this weekend at the Aspen Farms Horse Trials in Yelm, Washington, with six horses and students competing from Beginner Novice through Advanced, not to mention suffering an unexpected illness. She managed to maintain focus and a smile, however, and piloted her 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding Revitavet Capato to a win in his first Advanced competition. The pair led the Adequan USEA Gold Cup and PRO Tour Series division from the start, and dropped just one pole today on Jonathan Elliott's tight show jumping course to finish on a score of 55.0.

"I expected it to go well but I didn't expect to come out on top necessarily. I'm ecstatic about it. I couldn't have asked him to be better," Linstedt said. "He ran around the cross-country yesterday like it was nothing. I felt like I was going Training level. He took everything out of stride and was right where I needed him. He was so rideable. It's incredible because a couple years ago he was really tough. Even last year he was really tough. He's so big and strong." more>

Rainier Named Overall Grand Champion in 2013 Sallie B. Wheeler/US National Hunter Breeding Championship

Rainier, the Overall Grand Champion and Champion Best Young Horse - East ((Richard Clay Photography)
Lexington, KY - The top young horses from across the country displayed their qualities in hopes of claiming a title at the 2013 Sallie B. Wheeler/US National Hunter Breeding Championship. Judges Sharon Stewart-Wells of Ruidoso, NM and Deborah Sands of Encinitas, CA traveled to both coasts to assess the entrants. The Championship began on August 28 at the Showpark All Seasons Summer Tournament in Del Mar, CA, then moved east on August 31 to the historic Warrenton Horse Show in Warrenton, VA.

For the seventh time in the Championship's two-phase history, the East Coast's Champion Best Young Horse won the Overall Grand Champion title. Rainier (Eloquence x Countess Sabrina/Private Account), owned by Cismont Manor Farm and Meridian Partners and handled by Richard M. Taylor, claimed top honors in the 2013 Sallie B. Wheeler/US National Hunter Breeding Championship, receiving the Dave Kelley Perpetual more> 
CDEGlen Willow CDE Results
Avondale, PA - The Glen Willow Combined Driving Event was held over the weekend at the Landhope CDE Grounds. It featured single, pair, and team driving across seventeen divisions. Among the winners were Tracey Morgan with Fuego in the advanced single pony division, Jennifer Matheson in the advanced pair pony division, and Allison Stroud with her team in the advance pony team division. Full results are available here.


USEFNominations for 2013 USEF Lifetime Achievement Award and Pegasus Medal of Honor Award Due by September 23rd

Lexington, KY - It's time for the USEF Lifetime Achievement Award and  Pegasus Medal of Honor Award nominations, and the deadline to submit them will be upon us soon. Any current USEF Member may submit nominations, but they need to be received by the USEF on or before Monday, September 23rd.

The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented with the Jimmy A. Williams trophy at the 2014 USEF Annual Meeting. This award recognizes the horseman or woman whose lifetime experience and accomplishments exemplify uncommon devotion to the sport of competition with horses whose equestrian career and horsemanship have continually elevated the sport's excellence. The nominee must be living and retired from actively competing in equestrian more> 

FEIPaget is Supreme at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials
From Kate Green for FEI
Jock Paget (NZL) and Clifton Promise (Kate Houghton/FEI)

Jock Paget kept an admirably cool head in the pressurised last few minutes of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, final leg of the HSBC FEI Classics™, and became the fifth New Zealander to lift the top prize here at this much-respected British CCI4*. 


Kiwi riders have won 12 of the last 26 Burghleys, but it's 14 years ago that a rider captured both Badminton and Burghley in the same season on the same horse (Great Britain's Ginny Leng on Master Craftsman).


Paget's dual-winning mount, Frances Stead and Russell Hall's handsome New Zealand Thoroughbred Clifton Promise, an ex-racehorse, seemed to grow in confidence around Richard Jeffery's Jumping track. He only hit the last fence, by which time the Land Rover Trophy, and third place in the HSBC FEI Classics™ series, was in the more> 



ASHAKentucky Fall Classic News
from ASHA

The 26th Annual edition of the Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show will be held October 3-5, 2013 in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.


The show will feature the Bluegrass Futurity for Two-Year-Old Fine Harness and Weanling horses, and added this year will be the Bluegrass Futurity Hunter Classic to promote the versatility of the American Saddlebred. This class is open to Registered American Saddlebreds that are competing in their first or second year of showing as a Hunter Country Pleasure horse. 

This year's schedule will begin on Thursday, October 3 at 6:00 PM EDT and continue on Friday, October 4 also at 6:00 PM. The Academy Classes will kick off Saturday morning at 9:00 AM, followed by performance classes at 1:00 PM, and championships at 6:00 more>

2013 IALHA Election: Board of Directors & Officer Candidates Statements
from IALHA
Candidates for Board of Directors and candidates for IALHA Officers have completed their candidate statements. You can read more about these volunteers by clicking below.

2013 Candidate Statements

To vote, you must be a Full Member by August 1, 2013. All who were members by August 1 will receive a ballot.

Please refer to the IALHA Bylaws for further description of the responsibilities and eligibility requirements of each elected position. A copy of the Bylaws can be accessed on the Governance Tab or by e-mailing the Elections Committee chair at To be eligible to vote in the election, members must have their Full Membership completely processed by 5 pm, Eastern, on August 1, 2013. Processing of membership can take up to two weeks. Individuals are responsible for submitting their membership materials with sufficient time to allow for processing for candidate eligibility and voting more>
Summer's End Show Results Online
from AMHA
Results from last weekend's Summer's End Horse Show are now online and can be viewed here




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