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September 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Horses, History And New York

It's been more than a decade since horses last jumped in the heart of New York City, so as the Central Park Horse Show kicks off, we take a look back at some of the legends that showed at the National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden. 

The year was 1955. Wilson Dennehy won all three major equitation finals offered at the time—the AHSA Medal, the ASPCA Maclay and the USET. Top hunter Duke Of Paeonian and jumper Riviera Wonder won. And just look at the jump the small pony hunter champion is jumping! 

September 17, 2014

Live Stream Central Park Saturday Matinee Performance

The Central Park Horse Show, presented by Rolex and produced by The Chronicle of the Horse, has an exciting line-up for its weekend matinees scheduled on Saturday, September 20, and Sunday, September 21, in New York City's iconic Central Park. The matinees focus on young athletes developing skills and connections with their horses and ponies in diverse demonstrations of both sport and entertainment.

September 17, 2014

Live Stream Central Park Dressage Challenge

The Central Park Dressage Challenge, presented by The Axel Johnson Group, on Saturday, Sept. 20 was held at the Trump Rink in New York City's Central Park, showcasingsome of the world's top horses and riders against a backdrop of skyscrapers in one of the world's most iconic venues. 

Warch the archived live feed footage of the evening...

September 16, 2014

LIVE Broadcast Of The $210,000 Central Park Grand Prix!

Seeing the country’s top horses and riders jumping in the heart of Central Park is a historic event—having it be broadcast LIVE on a major television network is even more so. The $210,000 Central Park Grand Prix will be shown live on NBC Sports from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, Sept. 18.

September 8, 2014

Dress Balou Goes From Unknown To Famous In $500,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix

Saugerties, N.Y.—Sept. 7  

As Aaron Vale and Dress Balou jumped the first few jumps of the final round of the $500,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix, people at the in-gate watching sucked in their breath. I heard a few “Wows.” Dress Balou cantered up to the jumps, then fired off the ground with a round, stylish jump that inspired comment.

September 7, 2014

Minikus's Trust In Quality Girl Pays Off Handsomely In Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix

Saugerties, N.Y.—Sept. 7  

Todd Minikus wasn’t quite sure how to handle the jump-off for the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix. He’s used to going all out in jump-offs, and there are few riders faster than him. On top of that, Quality Girl is a speedster herself, with a lot of zing to her step.

But all Minikus had to do was jump clear. The only other jump-off contender, Quentin Judge, had gone first and had a rail.

September 4, 2014

Allison Springer Rides Into Third On Day 1 Of Burghley CCI****

Stamford, England—Sept. 4 

Sam Griffiths of Australia and Happy Times have made their way to the top of the leaderboard after the first day of dressage at the Land Rover Burghley CCI**** in on a score of 40.2. 

U.S. pair Allison Springer and Arthur are right in the hunt, though, lying third. “This was probably his best performance here to date,” said Allison. “We made an uncharacteristic mistake with our timing in the first flying change, but luckily one of the judges didn’t notice.”

September 2, 2014

There's A Teenager On Top Of The Show Jumping World, But The U.S. Riders Are In The Hunt

Caen, France—Sept. 2  

As the first half of the speed leg finished up, a 19-year-old Irish teenager sat on top of the standings.

Bertram Allen, competing in his first senior international championship at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, came into the ring early in the order of go with his charming gray mare Molly Malone and just laid down the round to beat.

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