Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Sweet Briar, Georgia Named NCEA National Champions

WACO, Texas – No. 1 Sweet Briar was named the first-ever 2021 CWD Single Discipline National Champion after a 6-2 win over No. 2 Lynchburg.  The Single Dual Discipline Championship opened with Flat. Sweet Briar...

Le Chevalier Turns Back Time in Grand National

By Tod Marks Talk about a throwback feeling. On Saturday at the Grand National Races in the heart of Maryland timber racing country, it seemed as if it was 2016, 2018, or even 2019. After last...

Kathy Neilson Records Milestone Win

By Tod Marks Pennsylvania-based trainer Kathy Neilson recorded her 200th career win on Saturday when Awesome Adrian captured the Benjamin H. Murray Memorial timber allowance at the Grand National Races in Butler, Md. Kathy, an accomplished...

Kraut Kickstarts New Partnership with Victory in the $137,000 Bainbridge Companies Grand Prix CSI3*

By Kate Pettersen for Equestrian Sport Productions Wellington, FL – April 18, 2021 – On the final day of ESP Spring II, a new partnership continued to blossom as Laura Kraut (USA) and Baloutinue, owned by...

Kenny Captures $35,000 Resilient Fitness Spring II Grand Prix

By Kate Pettersen for Equestrian Sport Productions In the final class of Spring II on Sunday afternoon, Darragh Kenny (IRL) and Idalville D’Esprit, owned by Heathman Farm, LLC, jumped into the winner’s circle in the...

Nick Haness and Parris Cozart Collins Top the Competition in Blenheim Spring Classic IV...

On a gorgeous Friday afternoon during Blenheim Spring Classic IV, seventy horse and rider combinations took to the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park’s grass Pacific Field in two National Hunter Derbies. Out of twenty-nine...

Taylor Land and Get Go Continue their Tryon Comeback with $25,000 Tryon Resort Grand...

Taylor Land (Atlanta, GA) and Get Go claimed a second consecutive Tryon Resort Grand Prix win at Tryon International Equestrian Center and Resort (TIEC), stopping the short-course timers in 31.551 seconds. In reserve, Amanda...

Eleese Shillingford Bests Senior Crowd for $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby Win

Eleese Shillingford (Alpharetta, GA) didn’t let a competitive 33-entry field in the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby – nor her junior age – prevent her from producing the top score of the day on...

Doug Payne and Quintessence Claim Second $5,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake Win

Doug Payne (Aiken, SC) and Quintessence scored another $5,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake win on Thursday, stopping the short-course timers at 32.976 seconds. Also grabbing second, Payne piloted Botanja, Courtney Alston’s 2006 Warmblood mare (Salvatore x...

Vanderveen is Victorious Once Again with Bull Run’s Faustino De Tili, Winning the $37,000...

By Kate Pettersen for Equestrian Sport Productions It was another beautiful day on the grass Derby Field at Equestrian Village as international show jumpers competed in the first of two three-star weeks as part of...

Jennifer Bliss and Face The Music are Unbeatable in the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter...

By Kate Pettersen for Equestrian Sport Productions A total of 49 horse-and-rider combinations contested the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby presented by Perfect Products held in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC)...

Menezes Masters the $37,000 JTWG Qualifier CSI3* with H5 Elvaro

By Kate Pettersen for Equestrian Sport Productions Wellington, FL – April 16, 2021 – As the 2021 ESP Spring Series continues on the grass Derby Field at Equestrian Village, it was a day for Brazil to...

Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Updates 2021 Cancellation Announcement

Devon, Pa. - April 16, 2021 - The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair (DHSCF) would like to update its announcement regarding the cancellation of the 125th edition of its event, originally scheduled for May 27 - June...

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Jumping Team Short List Ahead of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games...

US Equestrian has announced the 10 athletes who have been selected to the U.S. Jumping Team Olympic Short List for continued observation ahead of team selection for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games later this summer. The...

Kristen Vanderveen and Bull Run’s Faustino De Tili Capture $37,000 CCTV Agent 1.45 Jumpers...

By Kate Pettersen for Equestrian Sport Productions Wellington, FL – April 15, 2021 – The second week of the 2021 ESP Spring Series opened on the grass Derby Field at Equestrian Village, kicking off the first...

Patrick Boyle Named PA National Horse Show Competition Manager

Patrick Boyle of Showplace Productions has been named the new competition manager for the Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS), which celebrates its 75th anniversary at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, on...

Elite Hanoverian Stallion Landkönig Passes Away at 29

Eurequine Stallion's legendary Landkoenig passed away last week at 29 years old. Owner Edgar Schutte spoke of the big, gentle stallion’s passing, “ healthy until the end, leaving us with a giant legacy. Landkoenig...

Tokaruk Show Stables Takes Top Honors at Pin Oak Charity Horse Show

Michael Tokaruk and his Tokaruk Show Stables of Collierville, TN, clinched numerous top honors at the historic Pin Oak Charity Horse Show during the past three weeks, including the Leading Open Jumper Rider along with the...

My Lady’s Manor Recap: Vintage Vinnie Coasts to First Stakes Triumph

By Tod Marks Call him the king of consistency. Vintage Vinnie's victory in Saturday's $30,000 My Lady's Manor timber stakes in Monkton, Md., was the 12-year-old Vinnie Roe gelding's fifth straight in-the-money finish on the NSA tour...

Hillary Ridland and Guapa Win $20,000 1.35m Bronze Tour Classic at Blenheim Spring Classic...

Blenheim Spring Classic III welcomed the return of the Bronze Tour to the Oaks International Grand Prix Field at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park. Oscar Soberon (West Palm Beach, FL) designed beautiful courses...

Tryon Welcome 3: Taylor Land Tops David O’Brien’s Three Double-Clears for Classic Win with...

Mill Spring, NC – It seemed like David O’Brien (Lexington, KY) had clinched a podium sweep in the $15,000 Tryon Resort Grand Prix, a 1.35m-1.40m Jumper Classic, until Taylor Land (Atlanta, GA) rode the...

Ellen Toon and Gabriel are Angelic to Win $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby

The hunters stole the spotlight on Friday at ESP Spring I in the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Equiline, that took place in the E.R. Mische Grand Hunter Ring. Eighteen horse-and-rider pairs tested...