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March 6, 2016

Petersen and Mariett Earn Victory at Palm Beach Dressage Derby Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W

Wellington, Fla.—March 5

Lars Petersen and long-time mount Mariett proved they have hit their stride at the right point during the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) circuit, taking a commanding win in the Palm Beach Dressage Derby FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W, presented by Everglades Dressage, with a score of 78.02%.

Fellow Danish rider Mikala Gundersen and My Lady finished in second with a 75.70 percent, while Katherine Bateson-Chandler and Alcazar represented the United States in third place, receiving a 73.45 percent.

March 1, 2016

Virginia Horse Tests Positive For EHV-1 In Florida 

On the evening of Feb. 29, the State Veterinarian’s Office of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services was notified by the Florida State Veterinarian’s Office that a Virginia horse recently relocated to Martin County, Fla., was confirmed with equine herpesvirus-1. 

Clinical signs were consistent with equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy. The infected horse was placed in isolation early in the day, and the Florida facility was placed under quarantine.

March 1, 2016

Quick Study Retiring

Lauren Hough has announced the retirement of the 17-year-old Selle Francais, Quick Study (Quick Star—Sirene de Plantro, What A Joy XX), after a decade-long partnership that traveled the world many times over.

“It is with great pride, and a touch of sadness, that I am announcing the retirement of my partner of 10 years, Quick Study, better known to his friends as Joey,” said Hough from her winter base in Wellington, Fla.

February 28, 2016

HH Azur Steals The Night In $380,000 Suncast Grand Prix At WEF

Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 27   

It seems as if the phenom mare HH Azur goes from strength to strength. After taking the grand prix world by storm last summer, the bay and McLain Ward added an electrifying win on under the lights at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.


McLain Ward celebrating victory on HH Azur. Photo by Meg Banks/ESP 

February 25, 2016

Martin And Caras Earn European Competition Grants

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation has announced Caroline Martin and Jenny Caras as the recipients of the 2016 Karen Stives Endowment Fund for High Performance Eventing Grant. Martin and Caras will participate in the Karen Stives European Developing Tour, which will give under-25 athletes a chance to represent the United States on an international stage at the Rockingham CIC and Bramham International U25 CCI*** in Great Britain.

February 24, 2016

IHSA National Championships Hosting USEF Career Fair

Companies and organizations seeking talented team players who put 110 percent into their efforts should reserve a spot now for the U.S. Equestrian Federation Careers Fair.

The career fair will take place May 6 during the 44th Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Championships in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Both events are free and open to the public.

February 24, 2016

USEA's Young Event Horse Prospect Symposium Shares Wisdom On Developing The Young Horse

Ocala, Fla.—Feb. 23  

The second day of the U.S. Eventing Association's Evaluation of the Young Event Horse Prospect Symposium built upon the first, which dealt with young horses, with the focus moving to 4- and 5-year-olds.

February 22, 2016

Kutscher Cashes In At Longines Hong Kong Masters

Hong Kong—Feb. 21  

Germany’s Marco Kutscher will go home from the Longines Hong Kong Masters quite a bit richer after not only winning the Longines Grand Prix but also becoming the first rider in history to win the Grand Slam Indoor Super Bonus presented by EEM. 

February 17, 2016

HITS Names Riders For Ocala Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup

Eight teams will fight for the top slot at the Feb. 19 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in Ocala, Fla. HITS Inc. has announced the participating athlete list class, held at HITS Post Time Farm. For the second consecutive year, the HITS Ocala event is the only official U.S. qualifier for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final held in Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 22-25.

The HITS Organizing Committee, in conjunction with the U.S. Equestrian Federation, invited select nations to partake in the event.

February 16, 2016

USHJA Honors Catch Me As 2015 WCHR Hunter Of The Year

Despite facing a life-threatening illness at the beginning of the summer, Catch Me couldn't be caught as he made an incredible come back to be named the 2015 U.S. Hunter Jumper Association World Championship Hunter Rider Hunter of the Year and recipient of the WCHR Peter Wetherill Cup. The award will be presented during the 20th Annual $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular on Feb. 20.

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