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November 23, 2014

William Whitaker Turns Into A Star In Stuttgart

Stuttgart, Germany—Nov. 23  

William Whitaker stepped right into the limelight with a brilliant win with Fandango at the fifth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2014/2015 Western European League series in Stuttgart, Germany.

The 25-year-old nephew of British legends John and Michael Whitaker out-classed many of the best in the world in a thrilling 10-horse jump-off in which he set an impossible target to beat as second to go.

November 19, 2014

TCA Honors Graham And Anita Motion And CANTER USA

Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced Graham and Anita Motion as recipients of the Allaire duPont Leadership Award, and the Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses as recipients of TCA Industry Service Award. The respective parties will be honored at the 25th Annual Select Stallion Season Auction on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Ky.

November 19, 2014

2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival Becomes Richest Dressage Circuit In The World

Equestrian Sport Productions is hosting the fourth annual Adequan Global Dressage Festival in 2015, with 10 weeks of fantastic equestrian sport at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla. Next year's AGDF will host three national and seven international weeks of competition, running from Jan. 8 through March 29, 2015. The total prize money has increased to more than $650,000, making AGDF the richest dressage circuit in the world. 

November 15, 2014

Brash Snatches Longines Global Champions Tour Title

Doha, Qatar—Nov. 15  

World No. 1 Scott Brash has successfully defended his title and been crowned 2014 Longines Global Champions Tour Champion.

The British rider, a 2012 Olympic team gold medalist, took fourth place in the Longines Global Champions Tour Doha Grand Prix—the final of the year-long series—giving him a 1-point advantage over four-time Olympic medalist Ludger Beerbaum of Germany and finishing on the same points as rival Rolf-Göran Bengtsson of Sweden, who was the eventual class winner tonight with Casall ASK.

November 13, 2014

USET Foundation Awards Kurt Martin The Amanda Pirie Warrington Grant

The U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation has announced that Kurt Martin is the recipient of the 2015 Amanda Warrington Grant. The Amanda Pirie Warrington Grant is awarded through the USET Foundation Amanda Pirie Warrington Fund. Earlier this year, Martin, of Middleburg, Va., and his talented mount Anna Bella took home the winning honors at the Fair Hill International CIC*** (Md).

November 13, 2014

McLain Ward's On Fire At The Royal Winter Fair

Nov. 12—Toronto, Ontario  

McLain Ward considers the Royal Winter Fair Horse Show a “great home away from home” and it’s no wonder, as he has become more than comfortable in the winner’s circle year after year.

November 11, 2014

USEF Names 2015 Eventing High Performance Training Lists

The U.S. Equestrian Federation Eventing High Performance Committee has approved the following High Performance Training Lists for the 2015 season.

November 10, 2014

USHJA Announces Recipients Of Lifetime Achievement Award

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association has announced Leo Conroy and Sally Ike as recipients of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Conroy and Ike will be recognized for their support and involvement in the industry during the USHJA Annual Meeting's Evening of Equestrians on Dec. 9, in Las Vegas.

November 10, 2014

Millar Uses Star Power To Prevail At Royal Winter Fair

Toronto, Ontario—Nov. 8  

Captain Canada, Ian Millar of Perth, Ontario, is no stranger to pressure, having been crowned the Canadian Champion now for the 11th time at the Royal Winter Fair, and having competed at a record 10 Olympic games over the span of his career.

But even Millar, who has won more than most show jumpers out there, says of winning, “It’s NEVER easy to do. I’ve been second a bunch of times too.”

November 5, 2014

Josh Taylor Joins USEF As Chief Commercial Officer

Chris Welton, CEO of the U.S. Equestrian Federation, has announced the creation of new senior staff position: chief commercial officer.

The position, overseeing all aspects of communications, marketing and network/media assets, will be filled by John W. “Josh” Taylor. Taylor brings more than 25 years of experience in marketing, promotion and sponsorship. He was founder and managing partner of Midlantic Ltd., a promotional marketing agency serving a variety of sport organizations.

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