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Molly Sorge

April 4, 2015

Brash Storms South Beach

Miami, Fla.—Apr. 4   

“Let’s throw him in the ocean!” Scott Brash is lucky to have escaped without a good dunking in salt water as he wrapped up the Longines Global Champions Tour stop in Miami with a clean sweep of the headline classes.

April 4, 2015

Five Things You Want To Know About The Longines GCT Miami

By now, you've probably seen all the amazing photos of horses jumping just feet away from the Atlantic Ocean at the Longines Global Champions Tour event in Miami, and you might have some questions about just how this show operates. Your questions, answered...

1. They’re Not Jumping On Beach Sand

It’s a frequent comment under photos we post from the spectacular Longines Global Champions Tour top at South Beach in Miami. “Isn’t the sand too deep to jump on?”

April 3, 2015

Scott Brash Leads A Global Invasion To The American Invitational

Miami, Fla.—Apr. 3  

Spectators wearing bikinis lined the ring and seagulls cried overhead as some of the top horses and riders in the world took the stage at the $127,000 American Invitational. The Invitational looked very different as it was incorporated into the schedule of the Longines Global Champions Tour in its Miami stop, and the international domination of the top three placings reflected a new face for the class that’s an integral part of U.S. show jumping history.

March 29, 2015

Every Second Counts: McLain Ward Settles A Score

Two years ago, McLain Ward had to sit and watch Daniel Bluman win the big finale grand prix of the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla., since Ward was on a forced vacation from the show ring after breaking his kneecap in January. 

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.

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