Wayne, IL - June 5, 2014 - The applause resounded throughout the Lamplight Equestrian Center as 13 horse and rider combinations faced off in the Showplace Spring Spectacular $20,000 Open Welcome Stake. It came down to a battle of speed as Lisa Goldman and Tracy Fenney went neck and neck, but Goldman and Centurion B came away the victors. Fenney laid down two impressive double-clear efforts for the second and third place positions with MTM Timon and MTM Centano, respectively.
Calgary, AB, Canada – June 5, 2014 – The 'National' Tournament, presented by ROLEX, continued with three major competitions in the International Ring at the Spruce Meadows Summer Series. Topping the $85,000 Spectra Energy Cup 1.55m was Eric Lamaze on Powerplay, who were also yesterday's big winners.
Charleston, SC--Home to inventors of the first automobile, airplane and professional baseball team, Ohio is also the birthplace of the first horse show jumping grand prix in the Western Hemisphere. An new book, to be released June 10, 2014, by equestrian authority Betty Weibel examines the 1965 birth of American grand prix show jumping through the story of the Cleveland Grand Prix, The Cleveland Grand Prix: An American Show Jumping First.(Published by The History Press, 176 pages, over 65 photos, paperback, retail $19.95.)
Wayne, IL- June 4, 2014 - The Lamplight Equestrian Center was alive with exciting jumper action for the opening day of the Showplace Productions' Spring Spectacular this morning, welcoming top-tier riders to the first of the three-week series. Thirty-six horse and rider combinations tackled the first day track for the 1.30m Open jumpers, with Tracy Fenney riding to a 1-2 finish to best the rest with two clean and clear jump-offs.
Parker, CO - June 4, 2014 -John Pearce and Paul Rohrbach proved they are sharp and ready to go for the start of Summer in the Rockies I, collecting wins in the Kathy and Brad Coors Family Grand Prix Arena on opening day of the Colorado Horse Park's six-week circuit.
Parker, CO - June 4, 2014- A strong group of competitors came out for the Performance Hunters on day one of Summer in the Rockies I at the Colorado Horse Park. Both the 3'3" and 3'6" divisions ran an over fences class, a handy class, and an under saddle. Course designer Scott Starnes created a positive atmosphere in the main hunter ring which tested the consistency, fluidity, responsiveness and overall form of the hunters.
Calgary, AB, Canada – June 4, 2014 – In a day packed full of show jumping, three top athletes posted victories in the International Ring on the opening day of the Spruce Meadows 'National' Tournament. In the $85,000 ATB Financial Cup 1.55m, Eric Lamaze (CAN) and Powerplay were victorious. McLain Ward (USA) had two wins today, and Shane Sweetnam (IRL) was also honored in awards presentations.