Lexington, Ky. — June 18, 2019 — Country Heir I & II resumed at the Kentucky Horse Park for another world-class week of hunter and jumper action. Competition kicked off Tuesday with Local Day and Equitation Day, sponsored by Ashland Farms. It was World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR) week and the show featured a $40,000 USHJA National Derby, sponsored by Stal de Eyckenhoeve, the $30,000 USHJA International Derby plus two grand prix events; the $25,000 Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital Grand Prix and the $50,000 Country Heir II Grand Prix.
Lexington, Ky. — June 10, 2019 — Competitors competing in the first week of the 2019 Country Heir I & II returned to the Kentucky Horse Park this week. Athletes came from all across the country and the first week of competition featured classes such as the $40,000 George Hennessy Grand Prix and the $30,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby.
Syracuse, N.Y.—May 5, 2018—The final day of the 2019 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championships featured the conclusion of the Western divisions. This year, the IHSA is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Western Divisions. Young men and women from across North America qualified to compete at the Expo Center at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. The University of Findlay successfully defended their 2018 title and took home the trophy for the second consecutive year with 49 points. University of Wisconsin-River Falls was named reserve champion with 41 points and Ohio State University was a close third with 39 points.
Syracuse, N.Y.—May 4, 2019—Competition continued Saturday at the 2019 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championships at the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Syracuse. The Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry team earned 50 team points and edged out Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) who earned 43 points. Stanford took the third spot with 36.5 points.
Syracuse, N.Y.—May 3, 2019 —The 2019 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championships resumed for the second day of action at the Expo Center at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. The first two phases of the coveted USEF/Cacchione Cup, the Equitation Over Fences and the Equitation on the Flat took place. The Western riders and horses also began competition, featuring AQHA Team Open Reining and Individual Open Western Horsemanship. All teams participated in the colorful Parade of Teams.
airfield, Conn. — May 2, 2019—The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) selected four members out of 24 applicants for the 2018 IHSA National Championship Candid Photography Internship and the Video Internship. Halley Guptil, Ellyn Narodowy, Nicole Sullivan and Irina Hulse will travel to Nationals May 2–5 at the New York State Fair Expo Center in Syracuse, NY to capture the action behind the scenes. The photography interns contribute images to IHSA communications each year. This year will be the first for the IHSA to have a video intern.
GLADSTONE, N.J. — May 4, 2019 — The pinnacle event of the 2019 Garden State Horse Show, the $25,000 EquiJet Grand Prix took place Saturday afternoon. The event follows the Thursday night $10,000 Ted Grant Welcome Stake, sponsored by the Spina family, won by top trainer Michael Desiderio. At the end of the evening, it was 17-year-old Carley McInerney who stole the victory aboard Cortina 200, while Sima Morgello took the reserve, and Colin Savaria rode to third.
GLADSTONE, N.J. — May 2, 2019 — After several days of top hunter competition, jumper riders took over the USET Main Ring Thursday at the Garden State Horse Show, produced by the Junior Essex Troop. Classes began at the .70m height and worked up to the feature class, the $10,000 Ted Grant Welcome Stake, sponsored by the Spina Family, at 1.35m. With a blazing fast time of 27.486, Tranquillity Farms’ Michael Desiderio took the victory while Hunter Champey earned second, and Pablo Mejia rounded out the top three.
GLADSTONE, N.J. — May 1, 2019 — Amateur adult riders were the focus of Wednesday’s competition at the 2019 Garden State Horse Show. The day featured a full schedule of hunter competition ranging from the 3’3” Amateur-Owner Hunters to the Adult Amateur Hunters. The day also offered two classics including the $1,500 Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic and the $750 M&S/NAS/WIHS Adult Amateur Hunter Classic. Those victorious in the classics included Kristen Sameth and Lindsay Ward.
GLADSTONE, N.J. — April 30, 2019 — Twenty-two horse-and-rider combinations made an appearance in the USET Main Ring at Hamilton Farm for the $5,000 USHJA National Derby, Presented by Eastern Hay. Athletes ranging from young amateurs to experienced professionals contested Joseph Carnicom’s course and the top 12 highest-scoring competitors were invited to return for the handy course. After returning in the fifth place position, Eleanor Kunsman’s incredible display of handiness won her and Glen Eden LLC’s Beckham the top honors.
GLADSTONE, N.J. — April 29, 2019 — Hunters dominated the field on Monday for the third day of competition at the 2019 Garden State Horse Show. Riders piloted mounts from the Hopeful Hunters through the Performance Working Hunters took to the USET Main Ring at the iconic Hamilton Farm.
GLADSTONE, N.J. — April 28, 2019 — The second day of competition at the 2019 Garden State Horse Show kicked off on Sunday, April 28 with a full lineup of competition the USET Main Ring at Hamilton Farm. Equitation riders were the focus on Sunday morning as competition began with several pre-children's equitation classes followed by the first medal events of the week. The day concluded with the $1,500 Bit O’Straw Hunter Classic, sponsored by the Walker family, which was a victory for 14-year-old Callia Bergad.
GLADSTONE, N.J. — April 27, 2019 — The opening day of the 2019 Garden State Horse Show, presented by the Junior Essex Troop, kicked off with a full schedule of junior/amateur and professional hunter competition. The highlight of the day featured the $10,000 Stal de Eyckenhoeve Hunter Derby consisting of three sections from heights of 2”, 2’6”, and 3”. Hannah Politsky and Brixten were the ultimate victors of the 2”-2’6” division while Morgan Ward and Huehuetenango nabbed the top spot of the 3’ division.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. – April 26, 2019 – Athletes from the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) competed in a collegiate catch-ride format typically unseen at a world-class, international event like the Longines Masters New York. The inaugural IHSA Metropolitan Equitation Invitational was held April 26 at NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Uniondale, New York, for a lively audience of cheering supporters. The two-round class provided an opportunity to showcase some of the best East Coast IHSA riders.
GLADSTONE, N.J. — April 23, 2019 — The Garden State Horse Show, produced by the Junior Essex Troop, is pleased to announce its newest sponsor partnership with The Nature Conservancy. The show debuts at iconic Hamilton Farm, which is best known as the former training grounds of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) and home to the USET Foundation. Premier ‘AA’ rated hunter and jumper competition will kick off on April 27 and run through May 5, 2019.
Olympian, dressage coach and humanitarian, Robert Dover’s professional and competitive accolades have left a legacy unmatched by any other American dressage rider. A dressage specialist since the age of 19, Robert’s dedication, creativity and commitment to excellence have proven influential in raising the standard within the sport in the U. S.
Fairfield, Conn.– April 17, 2019 – The 2019 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championship is set to kick off in Syracuse, New York, May 2-5. The New York State Expo Center will come alive with equestrian teams from across North America representing their colleges and universities in hunter seat equitation and Western horsemanship. Men and women will compete equally in a collegiate catch-ride format in divisions that range from the Walk-Trot through Open. Top riders will vie for the USEF/Cacchione Cup, the NRHA Individual Open Reining final and the AQHA Western High Point Rider national final. IHSA has assembled four highly-respected and experienced judges to officiate the event.
Lexington, Ky. – April 15, 2019 – The prize list is now online for the 2019 Country Heir I & II, two weeks of top-notch competition at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, June 5-16. With over half of $1 million in prize money, the US Equestrian Premier “AA” Hunter and Level 5 Jumper event is a sellout every year. Enter and reserve your stalls today to secure your place at this popular show that attracts the most notable horses and riders in the hunter/jumper community. When the stalls sell out, entries will close.
GLADSTONE, NJ – April 12, 2019 –The Garden State Horse Show, produced by the Junior Essex Troop, will kick off its first year at iconic Hamilton Farm, the former training grounds of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) and home to the USET Foundation. The top-notch US Equestrian premier AA hunter/jumper show will be held April 27- May 5. The Garden State Horse Show is receiving a warm welcome from the community and new sponsor, the Gladstone Equestrian Association (GEA).
Fairfield, Conn. – April 10, 2019 – The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) held eight Zone Finals March 30-April 7. The eight Zone hunter seat competitions produced across the country were qualifying events for the 2019 IHSA National Championship to be showcased at the New York State Fair Expo Center in Syracuse, New York May 2-5.
The name Muldoon is synonymous with polo and Charlie Muldoon inherited his family’s love for the sport. Polo has taken him around the world as a player, coach and an official. He has served as captain of the U.S. Polo Team and has competed in some of the world’s most important polo tournaments, including the U.S. Polo Open, the FIP World Polo Championship, the Geneva Open and the East Coast Open.
GLADSTONE, N.J. – April 5, 2019 – The Garden State Horse Show, produced by the Junior Essex Troop is celebrating its inaugural year at iconic Hamilton Farm, the former training grounds of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) and home to the USET Foundation. The top-notch US Equestrian premier AA hunter/jumper show is scheduled for April 27- May 5. Plans for the reinvigorated show include a boutique shopping experience to rival any top show in the country. Many of the vendors will participate in special competitor prizes.
Fairfield, Conn. – April 4, 2019 – Athletes from the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) will showcase their equitation on an international stage at Longines Masters New York. The inaugural IHSA Metropolitan Equitation Invitational will be held April 26 at NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Uniondale, New York, at 3 p.m.
DALLAS — April 3, 2019 — Mollie Bailey, senior reporter at The Chronicle of the Horse, is the author of “#MeToo: The Story of A Trainer, A Trophy and An All-Too-Common Betrayal.” The article, which ran one year ago, continues to rattle the horse industry as abuse survivors from across the country share their stories.
WELLINGTON, Fla. – April 1, 2019 – Dressage enthusiasts filled the stands at Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) for the CDI3*, sponsored by AMCI Group to benefit Brooke USA, during the final week of winter season competition.
DALLAS — March 27, 2019 — U.S. Olympian, dressage coach and youth mentor Charlotte Bredahl joined Elise Gaston Chand for a conversation that airs this Friday, March 29, on the Because of Horses podcast. Originally from Denmark, Bredahl moved to California at the age of 20 with little more than a suitcase and the dream of becoming an elite equestrian. Known for her compassion, work ethic and commitment to personal growth, Bredahl quickly rose to the Grand Prix level. She competed 42 horses over 37 years, many of whom she developed herself.
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. – March 26, 2019 – College-bound equestrians exploring equine science and career-focused liberal arts colleges and universities will have an opportunity to experience Centenary University firsthand. Known for their world-class equestrian program, Centenary University will partner with College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) to host a CPI Spotlight event May 10-12 at its campus in Hackettstown, New Jersey.
GLADSTONE, N.J. – March 25, 2019 – One of the great features of the Garden State Horse Show, produced by the Junior Essex Troop, is the barn at its new home, Hamilton Farm, the former training grounds of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) and now home to the USET Foundation. To compete at the facility is an experience. To have the privilege of having stalls in the main barn with its elaborate brick work and touches of brass, is like a taking a step back into U.S. equestrian history.
Brooke USA raises over and above previous events to help working equines. WELLINGTON, Fla. – March 25, 2019 – Brooke USA's Sunset Polo™ & White Party raised over $350,000 for working equines and the people who depend on them in the world’s poorest communities. More than 1,000 people joined together for the signature event and exceeded funds raised from all previous years.