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January 20, 2017

Tejada Takes One Of The Biggest Wins Of His Career In $35,000 Ruby Et Violette WEF Challenge Cup 2

Wellington, Fla.—Jan. 19  

It’s not often you see 119 entries in a grand prix, but that’s how many showed up on the start list for the $35,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 2. So, awarded two sets of ribbons in the class, running it as a California split. So, at the end of the class, both Guatemala's Alvaro Tejada on Agroprosa's Voltaral Palo Blanco and Ireland's Daniel Coyle on Ariel and Susan Grange's Cita got to take a victory gallop.

January 19, 2017

Split Rock Expands Show Jumping Tour To Ohio

The Split Rock Jumping Tour announced Jan. 19 that it will move the fall portion of its FEI show jumping series from Lexington, Ky., to a new horse show facility in Columbus, Ohio.

In addition, a second week will be added to the fall schedule with a new CSI** running at the new facility, Sept. 27-Oct. 1, followed by the established CSI***, Oct. 4-8. The spring CSI*** will run at Split Rock Farm in Lexington, Ky., May 24-28.

January 19, 2017

ESNZ Names Graeme Thom High Performance Eventing Manager

Former Canadian eventer Graeme Thom has been named the Equestrian Sport New Zealand high performance eventing manager.

Thom rode to the CCI*** level and was shortlisted for the Canadian eventing team. He’s also worked in the financial industry.

January 18, 2017

USEF Announces Venue Short List For New Four-Star

The U.S. Equestrian Federation board of directors has named a short list of host venues for a new CCI**** eventing competition. Following extensive review and analysis of each proposal by the CCI**** Task Force, the Eventing Committee, the International Disciplines Council and the board of directors, it was concluded that, due to changes in location and date related to the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, the inaugural CCI**** event will be held in the autumn of 2019.

January 15, 2017

Coyle Comes Out Winning At WEF In $75,000 Rosenbaum Mollengarden PLLC Grand Prix

Wellington, Fla.—Jan. 15  

It was a bit of the student becoming the teacher scenario in the $75,000 Rosenbaum Mollengarden PLLC Grand Prix at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

January 15, 2017

Women Stay On A Roll In The $75,000 Battle Of The Sexes At WEF

Wellington, Fla.—Jan. 14  

The atmosphere in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center was charged with excitement Saturday night, as the women took victory over the men in the $75,000 Battle of the Sexes, presented by Wellington Regional Medical Center, during Week 1 of the Winter Equestrian Festival.

January 14, 2017

Lee Lee Jones Recovering In Hospital After Severe Injury

Olympic eventer Phillip Dutton released a statement today, Jan. 14, on his Facebook page regarding a head injury his stepdaughter Lee Lee Jones sustained late in 2016.

January 14, 2017

Kentucky Horse Park Withdraws From 2022 WEG Consideration

The Kentucky Horse Park Commission voted Jan. 13 to withdraw from consideration for hosting the 2022 FEI World Equestrian Games. That leaves Samorin, Slovakia, as the sole remaining candidate city.

KHP Commission members expressed concerns regarding staging of the games and the potential conflict that hosting would create with the long-term goals of the Kentucky Horse Park, including limitations on potential KHP-generated revenue opportunities.

January 13, 2017

Minikus Starts 2017 With A New Ride And A Win In The $35,000 Ruby Et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 1

Wellington, Fla.—Jan. 12  

Day 2 of the 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival saw a win for Todd Minikus on a new ride.

Minikus has taken the reins of riding Valinski S, who jumped in the 201 Rio Olympic Games with Australian rider Matt Williams. And he piloted the 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood to the top of the $35,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 1 in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

January 11, 2017

Updated: USEF Issues Larry Glefke And Kelley Farmer Suspensions For GABA Infraction

The U.S. Equestrian Federation Hearing Committee has issued its first decision imposing penalties pursuant to the Equine Drugs & Medications Penalty Guidelines that went into effect Jan. 1, 2016.

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