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March 26, 2015

U.S. Riders For Longines FEI Show Jumping World Cup Announced

The U.S. show jumpers heading to Las Vegas on April 15-19 for the Longines FEI Show Jumping World Cup Final have been confirmed and they include two former World Cup Final winners—Beezie Madden, who won in 2013, and Rich Fellers, who was victorious in 2012.

March 25, 2015

What To Watch: Live Streaming Schedule

Wondering what events this week and weekend are available for live streaming? You won't be bored! It's the finale weekend of the Winter Equestrian Festival and the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, and some of the top California dressage riders are competing in the Festival of the Horse CDI in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. And it's all on www.coth.com.

March 18, 2015

Longines Signs On As Title Sponsor For North American World Cup League

Miami, Fla.—March 17  

Representatives from the Fédération Equestre Internationale and Longines have announced the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping North American League. Western European World Cup qualifying events have in the past enjoyed title sponsorship from the overall World Cup sponsor, and Longines was the title partner for that league and the Chinese League. Now the North American league joins them as Longines adds their support to the series in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

March 16, 2015

Watch Laura Graves And Verdades Dance

She's back. In a big way. 

Laura Graves took the dressage world by storm in 2014, popping out of relative unknown status to not only make the U.S. team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France) but also finish as the top U.S. rider, placing fifth in the freestyle individually. Then, she went home. And waited until March of this year to aim Verdades down the center line again.

March 5, 2015

Jenn Simmons Knows Sometimes The Biggest Victories Are Over The Smallest Jumps

On paper it’s a completely unremarkable result. Professional trainer Jenn Simmons, who has ridden around three-star tracks and developed multiple horses to the advanced level, piloted a horse to a bottom-of-the-pack score while competing at beginner novice at Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials II (S.C.) on March 1.

There was no ribbon attached to that result, for sure, especially since Simmons was competing hors concours. But a post she made on her Facebook page that evening showed just how intensely special Shannondale McGyver’s performance had been for her.

March 3, 2015

Amateurs Like Us: Carrie Fanning Seized The Chance To Live A Childhood Dream

Carrie Fanning was like so many of us as a kid—horse crazy. But riding lessons weren’t feasible for her family’s budget, so Fanning put her passion for horses on the back burner for years.

It might seem like Fanning forgot about her love for horses as she navigated through high school and college and started her career. But at age 25, as a young professional, she found herself looking for a lesson barn.

March 1, 2015

Every Second Counts: Todd Minikus Smokes Them At WEF

Todd Minikus and Bablou 41 laid down an absolutely unbeatable jump-off round in the $150,000 WEF Grand Prix, presented by Lugano Diamonds, on March 1 in Wellington, Fla., at the Winter Equestrian Festival. 

See all the Rolex Every Second Counts videos.

February 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Kathy Kusner And Three Thoroughbreds Challenged Tradition

Kusner saw no limits in Unusual, Untouchable and Aberali.

Untouchable might have been Kathy Kusner’s most famous horse and her mount for two Olympic Games, but there were two other horses that Kusner recalls particularly fondly, Aberali and Unusual. All three horses—talented Thoroughbreds—came into Kusner’s life in the 1960s as green or problem horses.

February 23, 2015

Will Simpson And The Dude Are On Fire In The Desert

A month ago, the Chronicle talked to Will Simpson after he’d won four grand prix classes in a row as the HITS Desert Circuit in Thermal, Calif., got underway. That seemed like a pretty remarkable accomplishment.

February 23, 2015

Every Second Counts: Fibonacci Flies At WEF

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum joked that Fibonacci 17 won the high-jump contest over every fence in the $372,000 Suncast® CSI 5* Grand Prix on Feb. 21 in Week 7 of the Winter Equestrian Festival.

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