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February 21, 2016

Watch Why They Won: Catch Me Runs Away With The $100,000 WCHR Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular

They're the two rounds that finally clinched Scott Stewart a win in the $100,000 WCHR Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular (Fla.) after 20 years of the class! Catch Me's fantastic handy round made it happen—watch the adorable dapple gray and Stewart in both their rounds on the night of Feb. 20 in the big class:

February 15, 2016

This Weekend On Social Media: Snoozing, Blanket Acrobatics And A New Dog

Irish show jumper Bertram Allen has quite a clown in Hector Van D’Abdijhoeve, who took advantage of his blanket for some fun…

Opening a Circus soon 󾍔

February 5, 2016

Even Rain And Thunder Can't Keep Morocco From Winning At HITS Ocala

When Lisa Goldman had a splash through a river to get from the schooling area to the ring for the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix at HITS Ocala (Fla.) on Feb. 4, she knew this wasn’t going to be like any other jump-off she’d ridden in. The rain was pelting down, and there was thunder and lightning in the distance.

There were eight other horses in the jump-of. “And they didn’t hold back!” Goldman said. “Sometimes, if it’s raining, it’s like ‘Let’s see if we can all just creep around clean and get out of here,’ but everyone really went for it!”

February 4, 2016

The Wellington Eventing Showcase: What You Need To Know

It’s back! The Wellington Eventing Showcase­—the event hailed by Boyd Martin as “by far the best competition I’ve ever been to” last year—gets underway at 8 a.m., on Friday, Feb. 5. Here’s what you need to know:

February 3, 2016

The Chronicle's 2015 Show Hunter Horseman Of The Year: Ethical Competitors Everywhere

We decided to share one of our stories from the 2015 American Horses In Sport issue to give online readers a glimpse at how we look back at the previous year in sport. Find out who we chose as our Horses and Horsemen of the Year for 2015 and get a taste of the issue. What are you missing if you don't subscribe?

February 2, 2016

Groom Spotlight: Shannon McCormick Is Making The Most Of An Unexpected Opportunity

A job opportunity called out “go west!” and Shannon McCormick answered.

She’d just graduated from the University of Delaware and she knew she wanted to work with horses, but she also knew she didn’t want to go to vet school. The next logical step? Find a grooming job.

January 29, 2016

Lauren Hough Suffers Knee Injury

U.S. show jumper Lauren Hough sustained a knee injury on Jan. 24 from a fall while schooling a horse at her Wellington, Fla., stables. Hough, 40, served on the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games team and the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games teams and has jumped in six World Cup Finals. She rode Ohlala to team and individual bronze at the 2015 Pan American Games (Toronto). 

January 27, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Cynthia Visser Was Her Horses' Best Friend In Her Grooming Days

Cynthia Visser giggled a bit when she remembered winning the Groom’s Class at the 1997 Ox Ridge Horse Show (Conn.).

The Groom’s Class was a highlight of the Ox Ridge show in June each year for the grooms—a chance to show off their hard work and win some extra cash. That year, Visser earned $1,200 as the overall winner. She remembers that she gambled a bit to get that win.

January 25, 2016

This Weekend On Social Media...

The headline of the weekend was for sure the Snowzilla storm Jonas, and our social media streams this weekend were full of horses playing in snow combined with lucky riders in Florida and California enjoying the sun!

Lynn Symansky is in Ocala, Fla., to get a jump on the competition season, but she left a few horses at home to battle the more-than-3’ snow drifts in Middleburg, Va.

January 21, 2016

Throwback Thursday: When WEF Was Young!

The year was 1984, and down in Wellington, Fla., the Winter Equestrian Festival was still in its infancy. The show report in the Chronicle in the March 9, 1984 issue painted a very different picture of the area 32 years ago!

The report read: 

An endless expanse of flat land, broken only by the landscaped knolls and valleys of countless golf courses, lent itself ideally to further the near-perfect conditions at the Insilco Masters Horse Show, held Feb. 21-26 at the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club in Wellington, Fla.

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