Laurie Simons from Tupelo, Mississippi, and her 18-year-old Oldenburg gelding Real Diamond (Rhodiamant x Helena) proved that you don’t have to come from one of the powerhouse dressage areas of the country to qualify for the U.S. Dressage Finals. She and Diamond placed in the ribbons in the... Read More
“In Saturday night’s Grand Prix freestyle, the atmosphere was a little too electric for him, so for this class I really focused on trying to have a relaxed ride and he was a different horse today. It was a very nice fluid test and I was very happy, he stayed with me,” said McCarthy. Read More
After finishing a close second in Saturday’s First Level Open Championship, Stacey Hastings of Mooresville, N.C. (Region 1) with hers and Ronald Woodcock’s five-year-old Oldenburg gelding Fürst Aurum (Fürst Romancier x Kapela by Rohdiamant), she returned to the ring determined to emerge the... Read More
Cypus was ready to move up to Young Riders, but because her horse is not a big Warmblood, she wanted to take a year to confirm him at Prix St. Georges. Her trainer, Nancy Hinz, suggested she compete in Open classes and Cyprus and Gareth moved up the ranks from local, to regional to the national... Read More
“John McGuire recently passed away, so it was a hard show for me but this was his dream for Saphira to succeed like this,” McCarthy explained. “I really went for it today and I think it was one of the most fun rides I’ve ever had. We look forward to coming to the Finals all year – when we’re at... Read More
“I was immensely happy with my ride today. For me, it was a shot at redemption because we went to the Developing Horse National Championships at Lamplight in August, and I just did not have the results I wanted. This was our chance at a second shot and it worked out,” said Koford after the ride. Read More
No one in the audience as able to tell that Poulin had barely rehearsed the routine and even improvised movements as he went along, including 37 consecutive one-tempi’s. “I really didn’t practice it at all – I ride a freestyle by the numbers in that I do it by ear and by timing, counting the... Read More
A sold-out crowd gathered at the Alltech Arena Friday evening for the popular "Taste of the Bluegrass" dinner, official welcome ceremony and evening festivities. The highlight of the night was the Grand Prix Open Championship, where the father-daughter team of Michael and Gwen Poulin kept the top... Read More
In what will go down in history as the greatest racing career of all time, being there see American Pharoah's last race will also go down in the history of my life as one of the best days of a lifetime filled with many wonderful moments. Here are some of my favorite photos, the easiest photo... Read More
The Belgian team came out on top in the super-tough first round of the €2.3 million Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final 2015 at Real Club de Polo in Barcelona (ESP) today. With only eight places up for grabs for Saturday’s second and deciding round, there was a ferocious battle between the... Read More

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