GLADSTONE, N.J. – July 16, 2018 – Celebrating three years of supporting Monmouth at the Team, presented by Precise Buildings, The Nature Conservancy returns to sponsor the Second Annual $10,000 Bobcat Derby Day, Thursday, Aug. 16. The popular boutique hunter/jumper horse show runs Aug.12-20 at historic Hamilton Farm, the headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation.
FAIRFIELD, Conn.– June 26, 2018 – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby is an annual one-week event held in Oklahoma City, June 23-July 1. The competition showcases the world's best reining horses and riders and attracts thousands of spectators each year. One of the highlights of the Derby is the Collegiate Reining Championship scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, June 29, at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, featuring the top college riders from North America.
LEXINGTON, Ky..– June 18, 2018 – Country Heir I & II resumed at the Kentucky Horse Park for another world-class week of hunter and jumper action. Tuesday kicked off with Equitation Day, sponsored by Ashland Farms, and Local Day. 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.
Havens Schatt and Mostly Sunny Top the $30,000 USHJA Hunter Derby Lexington, Ky. – June 11, 2018 – The first week of the Country Heir I & II Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park showcased some of the finest hunters and jumpers in North America.
Gladstone, NJ. – June 6, 2018 – The prize list is now online for Monmouth at the Team, presented by Precise Buildings. The hunter/jumper event is scheduled for Aug. 13–20 and this year includes an additional full day of equitation and children’s hunter competition Monday, Aug. 20. Schooling starts at noon Sunday, Aug. 12.
Mettawa, Ill.–May 24, 2018 –The Equestrian Federation of Puerto Rico announced the names of the team members who will represent the island nation on their jumping team for Barranquilla 2018, the Central American and Caribbean Games. The team will include Freddie Vazquez, Israel López, Maria Victoria Pérez, Vasco Flores and the alternate Tatiana Andújar.
Harrisburg, Penn.—May 7, 2018—The final day of the 2018 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championship Horse Show featured the conclusion of the Western divisions. Young men and sparkle-clad women sat tall in the saddle to compete at the Pennsylvania Farm Complex in Harrisburg. The AQHA National Champion Team University of Findlay took home the trophy after a stunning victory over talented teams from across the country. Ohio State University was named reserve champion.
Harrisburg, Penn.—May 6, 2018—Competition Saturday at the 2018 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championship Horse Show included tiebreakers and exciting outcomes. The Skidmore Thoroughbreds maintained a lead throughout the show and finished with 30 points, earning them the right to take the Collegiate Cup home to Saratoga Springs. Reserve champions Savannah College of Art and Design were just two points behind and Stanford University was third with 22 points.
Harrisburg, Penn.—May 4, 2018 —The 2018 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championship Horse Show resumed for the second day of action at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 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
Fairfield, Conn.—April 30, 2018 —The 2018 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) is set to kick off their National Championship iReiningn Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, May 3-6. Young men and women from across the U.S. and Canada will descend upon the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex to represent their colleges and universities in hunter seat equitation and Western horsemanship in a range of levels from Walk-Trot through Open, alumni championships, the USEF/Cacchione Cup, the NRHA Individual Open final and the AQHA Western High Point Rider national final. IHSA has assembled four highly-respected and experienced judges to officiate the event
Fairfield, Conn. – April 25, 2018 – The 2018 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championship will be held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, May 3-6. For those unable to attend in person, EQSportsNet will capture every minute of the action in the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex via live stream.
Fairfield, Conn.—April 23, 2018—The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) selected two members out of 22 applicants for the 2018 IHSA National Championship Candid Photography Internship. Lisa Giris and Madison Dempster will travel to Nationals May 3–6 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to capture the action behind the scenes. Each year the photography interns contribute images used in IHSA communications.
Fairfield, Conn. – April 13, 2018 – Young equestrians from across the U.S. and Canada are set to compete at the 2018 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championship at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, May 3-6. The event will feature 450 men and women hunter seat and Western collegiate riders of all levels in divisions from Walk-Trot through Open. The contenders have competed throughout the season to qualify to take part in the National Championship.
Fairfield, Conn. – April 10, 2018 – The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) held eight Zone Finals April 7-8. The eight Zone hunter seat competitions produced across the country were qualifying events for the 2018 IHSA National Championship to be showcased at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, May 3-6.
Wellington, Fla. – April 9, 2018 – Kim Meier reached the pinnacle of eventing before tragedy struck. In 2007 she was paralyzed from the shoulders down in a freak accident. For Kim and horse people like her facing catastrophic injury and illness, life becomes a struggle.
Wellington, Fla. – April 3, 2018 – Centenary University’s Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) team found an ingenious way to promote international show jumping while supporting Equestrian Aid Foundation and their mission to help horse people facing catastrophic injury and illness. When you purchase your tickets to Longines Masters of New York through a Centenary IHSA team member or online with a promo code, a percentage of sales from every ticket sold will go to Equestrian Aid Foundation.
Fairfield, Conn. – March 27, 2018 – Lily Atkinson, an Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association team member at Michigan State University (MSU), has been selected to compete at the 2018 American Quarter Horse (AQHA) Youth World Cup in College Station, Texas, June 28-July 8. The international event is held every two years. Riders from 19 teams from around the globe will compete for the chance to earn gold medals for their countries.
Lexington, Ky. – March, 22, 2018 – This year, Country Heir I & II (the US Equestrian Premier AA Hunter, World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR) and Level 5 Jumper Event), to be held June 6-17 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, will offer the most prize money ever offered for a USHJA National Hunter Derby.
Fairfield, Conn. – March 20, 2018 – The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association held its Western Semi-Finals, sponsored by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), March 17-18. Hosting the events were Black Hawk College in Galva, Illinois, West Virginia University in Reedsville, West Virginia, and Alfred University, held at the Hamburg Showplex in Hamburg, New York. Alumni Semi-Finals were held at Black Hawk College and West Virginia University.
Augusta, N.J. – March 15, 2018 – The management of Garden State Horse Show has announced its lineup of officials for the 2018 show to be held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds May 2-6. The list of seasoned horse show professionals reads like a who’s who of the hunter/jumper community.
Wellington, Fla. – March 12, 2018 – Equestrian Aid Foundation founders, board members, staff and friends honored Stephanie Riggio Bulger with their Luminary Award for her invaluable service to the organization. Founders Robert Dover, chef d’équipe of the U.S. Dressage team and Robert Ross hosted a private party Sunday, Feb. 4, at their home in Wellington’s Palm Beach Polo and Country Club. Dover, Ross and fellow founder R. Scot Evans paid tribute to Bulger.
Wellington, Fla. – March 8, 2018 – Messenger Hill Farm continues to enjoy success at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), but Week VII was particularly eventful for the Chicago-based team. Freddie and Jodi Vazquez, owners and trainers of Messenger Hill Farm had much to celebrate as their clients rose to the top of the ranks of some of the best and brightest in the country.
Fairfield, Conn. – Feb. 23, 2018 – The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) will host a career fair during the 2018 National Championship at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Friday, May 4, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. This event provides equestrian-focused businesses the rare opportunity to recruit talented young people for internships and employment and to educate a collegiate audience about their brands.
Wellington, Fla. – Feb. 16, 2018 – Equestrian Aid Foundation is proud to announce that author Shane Ledyard will donate a portion of the paperback sales of his latest book, “Sycamore Whispers,” to the organization through February. Equestrian Aid Foundation provides financial assistance to horse people from all corners of the U.S. equestrian world who are facing catastrophic injury or illness.
Wellington, Fla. – Feb. 12, 2018 – Parlanti ambassadors Daniel Bluman and Katherine Bateson Chandler both celebrated important FEI wins in Wellington during Week IV and V. In the first five-star grand prix of the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), Bluman (ISR) and Ladriano Z, owned by Over The Top Stables LLC, rose to the top of the class in the $384,000 Fidelity Investments® Grand Prix Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Bateson-Chandler and Alcazar, owned by Jane Forbes Clark, won the Grand Prix Special CDI3*, presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) Feb. 11.
Fairfield, Conn. Feb. 12, 2018 - The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) is proud to announce the launch of their modern new logo to represent the brand. The new logo will unify the entire organization under one image.
Wellington, Fla. – Feb. 11, 2018 – Freddie and Jodi Vazquez and the Messenger Hill Farm team celebrated great performances and success during the first four weeks of Equestrian Sport Production’s Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Returning to their Wellington base of operations in Grand Prix Village, the Vazquezes and their clients were well-prepared to launch their Wellington competition season after a very successful summer and fall.
Wellington, Fla – Feb. 7, 2018 – Katherine Bateson-Chandler paints a stylishly elegant picture when she goes down centerline. The Grand Prix dressage rider and Jane Forbes Clark’s 2005 KWPN gelding Alcazar (Cantango-Polina; Ferro) will halt and salute at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival’s CDI5*(AGDF) in both the 3* Grand Prix on Thursday, Feb. 8 and the 3* Grand Prix Special on Sunday, Feb. 11, and she’ll be sporting her fashionable Parlanti dressage boots.