Just 2/100ths of a second was all Ian Millar needed to capture the $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix over Brianne Goutal on Jan. 17 at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla.
A 10-time Olympic veteran for Canada and one of the sport's most illustrious stars, Millar had a fantastic 2014 season with Dixson, including a big win in the $1.5 Million CP International Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows and a trip to France for the Canadian show jumping team at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
Todd Minikus hasn’t known Cordonos very long. In fact, the 14-year-old gelding arrived in his barn just two weeks ago.
But that didn’t stop him from riding the Oldenburg to the top of the first grand prix of the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival, the $30,000 WEF 1 Grand Prix held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla., on Jan. 11.
Minikus and Cordonos topped a massive 22-horse jump-off with some of the fastest riders in the world; Ireland's Conor Swail and Grafton finished second and U.S. rider McLain Ward and HH Ashley were third.
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Scott Brash came into the Rolex Top Ten Final as the one to beat, the world No. 1 in the rankings.
And over Dec. 10-14 at the Geneva CHI, Brash showed just why he’s held the No. 1 spot of the world rankings for most of 2014, riding Hello Sanctos not only to the top of the Rolex Top Ten Final—a two-round showdown between the top 10 riders on the FEI World Ranking list—but also to a win in the Rolex Grand Prix, a Grand Slam event.
Athina Onassis de Miranda’s horse, AD Camille Z, has been euthanized following a fall while competing in the Credit Suisse Grand Prix at the Geneva CSIO on Dec. 11.
The 11-year-old gray Zangersheide mare suffered a fracture in the fall over an oxer on course. De Miranda also fell, but was uninjured. Camille was sedated and transported to a veterinary clinic, but veterinarians decided with de Miranda and her husband, Brazilian show jumper Alvaro de Miranda, that euthanization was the only option.
It was a Facebook status update shared and laughed at quite a bit on Dec. 1. Lexey Hall’s tongue-in-cheek declaration of her newly acquired amateur status put a humorous spin on her new U.S. Equestrian Federation designation. She’s no stranger to a Facebook post gone viral—two years ago, a photo of her “equestrian GPS” spread all over the internet.