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May 13, 2014

Updated: More San Diego Horses Return Home As Cooler Temperatures Bring Possible Relief From Fires

A 700-acre California wildfire that erupted on the morning of May 13 caused more than 20,000 homes to be evacuated in north San Diego County including many horse farms such as Steffen and Shannon Peters’ Arroyo Del Mar facility.

The Peterses joined with staff, other trainers and friends to move 65 horses to the Del Mar racetrack, a move they’ve performed once before in 2007 due to wildfires.

April 24, 2014

Mensa G Goes To The Head Of The Rolex Kentucky Class

April 24—Lexington, Ky.     

Michael Pollard wasn’t exactly surprised to find himself atop the leaderboard with Mensa G at the end of the first day of dressage at Rolex Kentucky, but that didn’t mean he was any less pleased with the result.

“On the dressage days, you certainly can’t win it, but you can lose it,” said Pollard, whose score of 49.5 put him in first over Will Faudree on Pawlow (49.8) and Doug Payne on Crown Talisman (51.2).

April 15, 2014

Dutch And Swiss Federations Express Dissatisfaction With FEI/Sheikh Mohammed Collaboration On Endurance Reform

On April 15, the Dutch and Swiss equestrian federations released a joint statement expressing their dissatisfaction with the Fédération Equestre Internationale collaboration with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and the composition of the new FEI task force on endurance.

While both federations expressed satisfaction that the FEI is taking the welfare issues in endurance seriously, they questioned the choice of Sheikh Mohammed as a consultant in doping prevention, the composition of the new task force, and the ongoing evolution in endurance.

April 15, 2014

Coudray, Holder And Faudree Withdraw From Rolex Kentucky

As of April 15, the roster for the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** has a few notable withdrawals.

Tiana Coudray decided on the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton CCI**** in England, where she’s based, instead of returning to the United States—despite receiving a Land Rover Competition Grant to compete at Kentucky with Ringwood Magister.

April 2, 2014

Every Second Counts: Scott Brash vs. Richie Moloney In The $500,000 FTI Consulting Finale Grand Prix

Want to see how Scott Brash overcame his bridesmaid streak to win the biggest grand prix of the season at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla., aboard Hello Sanctos? Watch Great Britain's Brash go head-to-head with Ireland's Richie Moloney on Slieveanorra in the $500,000 FTI Consulting Finale Grand Prix CSI5*.

March 26, 2014

2014 Festival Of The Horse CDI - Live Stream

Are you ready to watch some dressage? California Dreaming Productions is continuing to offer live streaming from back-to-back weekends of high performance dressage in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

Here's the schedule:

Friday, March 28, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PST: CDI Junior Rider Team Test, CDI Young Rider Team Prix St. George, CDI Prix St. Georges, CDI Grand Prix

Saturday, March 29, 10:15 a.m. – 6 p.m. PST: CDI Junior Riders Individual Test, CDI Young Riders Individual Test, CDI Grand Prix Special, CDI Intermediaire I

March 25, 2014

2014 AGDF FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI5* - Live Stream

Ready to watch one last night of fantastic dressage in Wellington, Fla., this season? Visit on Friday, March 28, at 7 p.m. EST to check out the tests from the Adequan Global Dressage Festival FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI***** presented by Diamante Farms.

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March 25, 2014

2014 $500,000 FTI Consulting Finale Grand Prix CSI5* - Live Stream

It's the last big grand prix of the 2014 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, and all the biggest names will be hot to jump for the money in the $500,000 FTI Consulting Finale Grand Prix CSI*****. Live streaming will begin at 6:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 29, with the $100,000 Suncast 1.50m Championship Jumper Series Final. Don't miss a minute on

March 25, 2014

2014 $50,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 12 - Live Stream

Ready to watch more high performance jumping and take a break from your work day? Check out at 2:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 27, to see the final $50,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 12 of the season in Wellington, Fla., at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival.

UPDATE: The class is starting early, at 1:30 instead of 2:30.

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March 25, 2014

Every Second Counts: Hough vs. Kraut In The Engel & Völkers Grand Prix

Watch two fantastic riders—Lauren Hough aboard Böckmanns Lazio and Laura Kraut on Nouvelle—race against the clock and each other in the $100,000 Engel and Völkers Grand Prix at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla., on March 22.

"I still had a lot of fast riders coming after me though, so I knew I had to hit the gas and not let up," said Hough.

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