Thursday, September 24, 2020

2020 Competition Year Rule Changes

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM New rules for the 2020 competition year took effect on December 1st, 2019 and were released during the 2019 USHJA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. These...

HITS Announces Start Date for Spring and Summer Show Circuits

HITS Saugerties and HITS Chicago to begin Week of June 1 HITS President and CEO, Tom Struzzieri, announced this week he is hopeful the HITS Summer Circuits can begin the week...

Ella and Whinny: Chincoteague Show Pony Steams Back to Health with Young Horsewoman’s Help

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 14, 2020. Franklin, Tenn. The mention of Marguerite Henry's Misty of Chincoteague novels beams many equestrians back to their childhood dreams. As the protagonists of the 1950s tales,...

McLain Ward Charges Into WEF Week Three With Douglas Elliman Real Estate CSI3* 1.45m...

Wellington, FL – January 22, 2020 – U.S. Olympic team gold medalist McLain Ward opened week three at the 2020 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) with a win riding Catoki in the $37,000 Douglas...

16 year old Brooke Peterson Soars To The Win In the $100,000 Great Southwest...

Katy, TX--Saturday night saw 24 riders put their skills to the test over the challenging 3* course where five pairs made it into the jump off. The youngest competitor, Brooke Peterson, took...

Stacia Madden Breaks Down the Basics at Rutledge Farm Sessions

Middleburg, Va. - November 12, 2019 - The Rutledge Farm Sessions welcomed renowned equitation trainer Stacia Madden of Beacon Hill Show Stables to its historic facility in Middleburg, Virginia Saturday, Nov 9-10, for a two-day clinic. Three...

Kevin Babington Wins $30,000 Voltaire Design Jumper Classic at 2019 Lake Placid Horse Shows

Lake Placid, NY—June 28, 2019— Irish Olympic veteran Kevin Babington rode Shorapur to victory in the $30,000 Voltaire Design Jumper Classic at the 2019 Lake Placid Horse Shows, Sponsored by Bainbridge Farms, LLC and Presented...

US Equestrian Announces Amendments to Qualifications for Junior Hunter National Championships and USEF Pony...

From the US Equestrian Communications Department Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian (USEF) has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 virus outbreak and the inevitable impact this pandemic will have on...

World Equestrian Center Makes Capital Improvements for Capital Challenge

Wilmington, Ohio – Exhibitors at the Capital Challenge Horse Show, to be held September 25 – October 4, 2020, at the World Equestrian Center – Ohio, will be the first to enjoy...

2020 Fall Indoor Circuit Changes Locations Due to COVID

BY DANI SCHNEIDER Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors and show management teams of the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Washington International Horse Show, and National Horse...

Capital Challenge Announces Move to World Equestrian Center

Wilmington, OH – Capital Challenge Horse Show management has announced, after careful consideration, that this year’s show will be held at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, OH, on the original dates...

USHJA Foundation Gochman Family Grant Makes 3 Riders’ Dreams Come True

Lexington, Ky.—May 13, 2019—The USHJA Foundation is pleased to award the 2019 Gochman Family Grant to Sofia McCoy of Hampstead, Maryland; Eddyn Molden of Middleton, Virginia; and Alexandra van der Woude of...

In Memoriam: Roy Burek of Charles Owen

We are sad to learn that Roy Burek of Charles Owen passed away peacefully on April 27, 2019, after having a heart attack in his sleep. The following is from Charles Owen...

A-List Line-Up for Magical LGCT Miami Beach

Fresh from an electric leg in Mexico City, the Longines Global Champions Tour heads to the breathtaking destination of Miami Beach, with a formidable line-up of the world’s top show jumpers vying...

Turning Pro During Quarantine: How 3 Grand Prix Equestrians Take the Leap at Stone...

Nicole Loochtan’s backstory of being a horse crazed kid is somewhat typical. She began riding at 8, competing ponies at local shows near her home town of Hawthorn, Illinois. Eventually graduating from...

Mighty Madeline Davis Rides Again

BY JIM ARRIGON, COACH OF OHIO UNIVERSITY EQUESTRIAN By Jim Arrigon, Coach, Ohio University Equestrian I’ve coached her since 6th grade and we’ve never been prouder...

Ava Stearns Captures Prestigious Victory in 2019 ASPCA Maclay National Championship at National Horse...

Lexington, Ky. – Nov. 3, 2019 – On the final day of its 136th anniversary, the National Horse Show welcomed junior equitation riders to the Alltech Arena for the ASPCA Maclay National Championship,...

Junior Rider Bella Kay Wins $30,000 USHJA International Derby at Pin Oak II

Katy, Texas – March 30, 2019 – Week II of the 2019 Pin Oak Charity Horse Show is flying by as the week wraps up with big wins before the weekend.

Stella Buckingham Wins the Top Prize in The American Tradition of Excellence Equitation Challenge,...

PRESS RELEASE San Juan Capistrano, CA - June 21, 2017 - Over seventy junior and amateur entries took to The Oaks International Grand Prix Field for the inaugural American Tradition of Excellence Equitation Challenge, presented...

Recipients Announced for 2020 USHJA Gochman Grant for USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting...

Lexington, Ky.—May 20, 2020—The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the USHJA Gochman Grant for USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm. Lulu Carney, Jocelyn Flannery and...

Jessica Springsteen Wins Martha Jolicoeur Leading Lady Rider Award at Winter Equestrian Festival Week...

Wellington, FL – Jessica Springsteen of the United States claimed the Martha Jolicoeur Leading Lady Rider Award on Saturday, February 1, during week four of the 12-week Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in...

Overcoming a Horse Trailer Accident: Cowgirl Shares Hope

FROM VALLEY VET SUPPLY Kailey Schmidt was at the wheel of a truck pulling three horses home from a college rodeo. Two friends, also members of the University of...