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February 9, 2014

Every Second Counts: Ben Maher vs. Scott Brash In The $370,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier

Want to know how Ben Maher and Cella beat Scott Brash and Ursula XII in the jump-off for the $370,000 FEI World Cup Qualifer at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival (Fla.) on Feb. 8? Check out the "Rolex When Every Second Counts" split screen of the two top riders going head-to-head.

February 7, 2014

2014 $370,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier Grand Prix - Live Stream

What better way to spend your Saturday evening than watching some of show jumping's best compete for valuable World Cup points at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla.? Tune in here at 7 p.m. EST on Feb. 8 to see 45 riders jump in the $370,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier Grand Prix.

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February 6, 2014

2014 AGDF5 CDI4*/3* Grand Prix Freestyle - Live Stream

What's better than one watching one Grand Prix freestyle via live stream? Watching two! We're streaming the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 5 CDI**** and CDI*** today, Feb. 7. The three-star begins at 3:20 p.m. EST and the four-star will take place at 7 p.m.

On Feb. 6, the mares ruled, with Lars Petersen riding Mariett to the win in the four-star Grand Prix, and Katherine Bateson-Chandler claiming first in the three-star Grand Prix with Wellnetta.

January 12, 2014

USEF Keeps Chipping Away At Drugging And Over Medication

A year ago, overmedication in the horse show world dominated conversations at the U.S. Equestrian Federation Annual Meeting as the membership reeled from a Dec. 27, 2012, New York Times article by Walt Bogdanich titled, “Sudden Death of Show Pony Clouds Image of Elite Pursuit.”

December 8, 2013

Does Eventing Need A New Division?

The jump from beginner novice to novice is four inches. It's the same from novice to training and training to preliminary. But as you get into the upper levels, with their increased speed and technicality, it's only a two-inch jump from preliminary to intermediate and from intermediate to advanced.

Is the time right to add a level between training and preliminary, creating a 3'5" division? That was the burning question at this year's U.S. Eventing Association Annual Meeting and Convention, held in Cincinnati, Ohio, from Dec. 4-8.

November 5, 2013

Good Horsemanship Is Fox-Pitt's Secret Weapon

If you attended the first day of the William Fox-Pitt clinic put on by Kelly Gage of Team EnGaged on Nov. 5 at Morningside Training Farm in The Plains, Va., expecting to learn something new and revolutionary, you were probably disappointed. But if you wanted a refresher on what honest-to-goodness horsemanship looks like? Then you got exactly what you hoped for.

November 4, 2013

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

You’d be hard pressed to catch Tim Bourke in a moment when he’s not demonstrating the infamous Irish good cheer. Whether he’s riding multiple horses at novice and training or competing in his first CCI*** aboard the horse he broke as a 3-year-old, this young Irish professional is always smiling.

October 20, 2013

Byyny Earns Wings At Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International

Fair Hill, Md. – Oct. 20

Jan Byyny’s first thought when she finished her show jumping round in the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International CCI*** with Inmidair was, “Oh no, I screwed up again.”

She thought she’d finished second because she had one rail down with “J.R.” Announcer Mike Tucker had said she needed to go clear to win before she went in the ring.

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