David O'Brien and Spy Coast Farm Earn Top Prizes on the Second Day of the Classic Champions Developing Jumper Finals

David O'Brien and Spy Coast Farm Earn Top Prizes on the Second Day of the Classic Champions Developing Jumper Finals

LEXINGTON - KYSept. 19, 2019 - Day two of the Classic Champions Developing Jumper Finals kicked off competition in the Rolex Stadium at the 2019 Kentucky National Horse Show Thursday. Young Jumpers in the 4, 5, 6 and 7-year-old divisions had the opportunity to gain confidence and experience at one of the country’s most picturesque venues.

Classic Champions Developing Jumper Finals Kick Off in the Rolex Stadium at Kentucky National Horse Show

Classic Champions Developing Jumper Finals Kick Off in the Rolex Stadium at Kentucky National Horse Show

LEXINGTON - KYSept.. 18, 2019 - Wednesday morning kicked off the first day of competition for the Classic Champions Developing Jumper Finals as a featured event of the Kentucky National Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park. Wednesday’s format was used as a warmup for young horses ranging in ages from 4 to 7 and allowed them to become familiar with the expansive and beautiful setting in the Rolex Stadium.

IHSA FOUNDER BOB CACCHIONE TO RETIRE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION

IHSA FOUNDER BOB CACCHIONE TO RETIRE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sept. 3, 2019 – Robert E. “Bob” Cacchione, the charismatic leader of the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA), will retire from the executive director position of the organization he founded. Cacchione announced his decision in a letter to the IHSA board of directors, effective Sept. 1. He will continue to promote and support the IHSA and will assume the role of founder emeritus. Peter Cashman, IHSA second vice president and co-coach of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point's equestrian team, will assume the role of interim executive director until a formal board election will take place June 2020.

All things Hampton Classic to be spotlighted on a special edition of the Because of Horses Podcast Friday, Aug. 23

All things Hampton Classic to be spotlighted  on a special edition of the Because of Horses Podcast Friday, Aug. 23

The Hampton Classic, one of the largest and most prestigious outdoor horse shows in the U.S., has attracted world-class horses and riders for over 40 years. The show offers something for everyone, from the most avid horse lover to their non-horsey friends and family, including a children’s area and unrivaled boutique shopping. Long regarded as the official ‘end of summer’ gala, the Hampton Classic is an iconic event on the Hamptons social calendar.

Chimenti Sisters Can’t Be Beat on Final Day of Competition at Monmouth at the Team

Chimenti Sisters Can’t Be Beat on Final Day of Competition at Monmouth at the Team

GLADSTONE, N.J. — Aug. 19, 2019 — The final day of the 2019 edition of Monmouth at the Team kicked off with a festive breakfast sponsored by the Gara family and included Mimosas and build-your-own Bloody Marys with Sourland Mountain spirits. Monmouth at the Team is a boutique hunter/jumper horse show held at Hamilton Farm home of the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation headquarters and former training grounds for equestrian greats who represented the U.S. in international competition. For the fourth consecutive year, the show was a sell-out.

Champey and Caprice Capture First Grand Prix Win in $10,000 Mini Prix, Sponsored by Horseflight, at Monmouth At The Team

Champey and Caprice Capture First Grand Prix Win in $10,000 Mini Prix, Sponsored by Horseflight, at Monmouth At The Team

GLADSTONE, N.J. — Aug. 18, 2019 — The $10,000 Mini Prix, sponsored by Horseflight was the featured event of the day at Monmouth at the Team. The popular hunter/jumper boutique competiition is held at Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation and former training grounds for the USET. Exhibitors, family and friends gathered in the hospitality tent to enjoy show jumping action accompanied by the music of Alison Kurtz & Company, Sourland Mountain Spirits, Flying Fish Brewery beer and italian fare from Chive & Thyme catering.

Kourgelis and Mitesche Nab the $6,000 Child/Adult Jumper Classic, sponsored by Maybe Forever Stable and True & Associates, at Monmouth at the Team

 Kourgelis and Mitesche Nab the $6,000 Child/Adult Jumper Classic, sponsored by Maybe Forever Stable and True & Associates, at Monmouth at the Team

GLADSTONE, N.J. — Aug. 17, 2019 — Monmouth at the Team continued at Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation and former training grounds for the USET. Junior and Amateur jumper riders channeled the greats of the sport as they competed in a full day of competition culminating with the $6,000 Marshall & Sterling/NAL/WIHS Child Adult Jumper Classic, sponsored by Maybe forever Stable and True & Associates.

Mejia and Questionnaire Blaze to the Top in the $5,000 Welcome Stake, sponsored by Equine Billing Services, at Monmouth at the Team

Mejia and Questionnaire Blaze to the Top in the $5,000 Welcome Stake, sponsored by Equine Billing Services, at Monmouth at the Team

GLADSTONE, N.J. — Aug. 16, 2019 — The jumper divisions kicked off in the main arena Friday for another day of competition at Monmouth at the Team. The highlight of the day was the $5,000 Welcome Stake, sponsored by Equine Billing Services, that attracted 41 horse-and-rider combinations. Located at historic Hamilton Farm, former home of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) and current headquarters of the USET Foundation, the show features seven full days of hunter/ jumper competition.

Kimberly Van Kampen, supporter of U.S. dressage and top PRE breeder, to visit Because of Horses Podcast Friday. Aug. 16

 Kimberly Van Kampen, supporter of U.S. dressage and top PRE  breeder, to visit  Because of Horses Podcast Friday. Aug. 16

Kimberly Van Kampen is a top supporter of U.S. dressage and one of the most respected breeders of Pure Spanish Horses in the world. Kim has dedicated her career to promoting the growth and development of U.S. dressage through her leadership and sponsorship of various programs, riders and horses. She is a top supporter of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival but is equally committed to helping young riders at the grassroots of the sport.