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September 25, 2016

NBC Sports Network To Broadcast Rolex Central Park Horse Show Tonight

New York, N.Y.—Sept. 25 

The Rolex Central Park Horse Show is wrapping up its final day in Manhattan’s Wollman Rink, and fans of equestrian sport are encouraged to tune in tonight to watch a broadcast from RCPHS on NBC Sports Network. The $216,000 FEI Grand Prix CSI***, along with special opening ceremonies, will be featured on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 9-10:30 p.m. EDT. Watch live or set your DVR—help support equestrian sport!

September 25, 2016

Germany Scores An Emotional Win In Furusiya FEI Nations Cup Final As U.S. Team Takes Third

Barcelona, Spain—Sept. 24  

Team Germany claimed the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping trophy at the Real Club de Polo in Barcelona, but not without a fierce fight with the runners-up from Great Britain.

September 22, 2016

U.S. Team Qualifies For Round 2 Of Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final In Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain—Sept. 22  

The Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final began with the opening round at Barcelona CSIO*****.

Out of 18 national teams starting Round 1, only right qualify to jump in the Final Round 2, and the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team of Audrey Coulter, Lucy Davis, Lauren Hough, and Laura Kraut, led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, secured a berth with a zero-fault Round 1 total.

September 20, 2016

Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Charlotte Dujardin Kicks Off Opening Press Conference At Rolex Central Park Horse Show

Festivities officially got underway for the third annual Rolex Central Park Horse Show on Sept. 20, with the opening press conference at Wollman Rink in New York City.

Reigning Olympic Dressage Gold Medalist Charlotte Dujardin arrived to welcome international media and guests to Central Park on Tuesday, along with grand prix show jumper and inaugural RCPHS Grand Prix winner Georgina Bloomberg. Mark Bellissimo, founder of International Equestrian Group and the Rolex Central Park Horse Show, opened the gathering and greeted those in attendance.

September 20, 2016

American Eventing Championships Returning To Tryon International Equestrian Center In 2017

The U.S. Eventing Association has announced that the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C., will be the host site for the 2017 USEA American Eventing Championships, Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2017, and the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colo. will be the host site for the 2018 AEC.

September 19, 2016

Farrington Wins With A Flourish At $216,000 American Gold Cup

North Salem, N.Y.—Sept. 18  

It’s not often that grand prix winners salute the crowd from the ground, but Kent Farrington took a bow—literally!—after winning the $216,000 Longines FEI World Cup New York World Cup qualifier.

Just as he and Gazelle had galloped through the timers in their winning jump-off round, Gazelle spooked and catapulted Farrington out of the saddle, demonstrating even an Olympic silver medalist and winner of the American Gold Cup still falls off from time to time.

September 16, 2016

Great Day At Rio Paralympics For Great Britain As Three Golds Pour In

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—Sept. 15  

Following superb wins by British riders in the Grades II and Ia individual tests at the Olympic equestrian center in Deodoro on Thursday, Great Britain won the overall team championships of the Rio 2016 Para-Equestrian dressage competition.

The British team has won every Paralympic team competition since the sport was introduced to the Games in Atlanta 1996 and remain undefeated in European and World championships too—a total of 18 team titles.

September 14, 2016

Tears Flow As Wells And Puch Win Medals At Rio Para-Equestrian Games

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—Sept. 14  

There were emotional scenes at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro on Wednesday as Austria’s Pepo Puch and Great Britain’s Sophie Wells were crowned the latest winners of the Rio Para-Equestrian dressage competition.

Puch won the grade Ib Individual medal, while Wells took the grade IV Individual title.

September 14, 2016

Lübbe Claims First Gold In Rio Para-Equestrian Dressage

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—Sept. 13  

The first gold of the Rio Para Equestrian dressage competition was won by Norway’s Ann Cathrin Lübbe at the Olympic Equestrian Center.

In a thrilling and closely contended Grade III individual test Lübbe, riding Donatello, scored 72.87 percent, just a fraction of a percentage point ahead of Denmark’s Susanne Sunesen on Que Faire.

And keeping it a neighbourly affair, Sweden’s Louise Etzner Jakobsson took the bronze at this, her first Paralympic Games, riding Zernard.

September 13, 2016

Mary Babick Named Next President Of The USHJA

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Board of Directors elected Mary Babick as the next president of the organization on Sept. 12, during the board of directors meeting held in Dallas. Babick will take office on Dec. 15, following the final BOD meeting of the USHJA Annual Meeting, which will be held in Palm Springs, Calif.

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