On Sunday, Sept. 25, 43 of the world's best horses touched down at Los Angeles International Airport to compete in the Sept. 29-Oct. 2 Longines Masters of Los Angeles.
This is the third year of the L.A. Masters and it involves a change in venue. After two years in the heart of downtown Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the show is moving 20 miles south to Long Beach, Calif., and the Long Beach Convention Center.
The online auction sale of Dutch show jumper Jeroen Dubbeldam’s Olympic, World Games and European Championships partner, SFN Zenith N.O.P., was unsuccessful, with the Springpaarden Fonds Nederland fund buying the horse back at the conclusion of the bidding period.
Smiles, tears, true elation. They're all on display as the para-equestrian riders compete at the Rio Paralympics, Sept. 11-16 at the Deodoro Equestrian Complex. We put together a few favorite photos...
Dutch rider Sanne Voets, who competed in the Grade III, gave Demantur a well deserved carrot after their ride. Photo by Lizz Gregg/FEI
Chris Burton of Australia scored his first Land Rover Burghley CCI**** (England) win on Sept. 4 after riding Nobilis 18 to a classic cross-country clear round that put them enough ahead that he was able to prevail even with four rails in the show jumping. READ ALL ABOUT IT.
And here, watch a combination video of Burton's helmet camera and Burghley TV's video of his cross-country round...
Amateur rider Rebecca “Becca” Weissbard, 22, suffered a fatal injury while competing at the HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII in Saugerties, N.Y., on Aug. 31.
HITS released a statement: “It is with great sadness that HITS informs the equestrian community of an accident involving a talented young athlete at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York, on August 31, 2016. The athlete suffered a fatal fall during a 1.0m Jumper Class in Jumper Ring 1. HITS extends its deepest sympathy to the athlete’s family and to the entire horse sport community who feels the impact of this significant loss.”
Eventers have gathered in Mill Spring, N.C., at the Tryon International Equestrian Center for the Nutrena American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover. There are professionals and amateurs and juniors competing at all the different levels, from beginner novice to advanced. It's the first time the TIEC has hosted the AEC.