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January 29, 2014

Small Affair Selected As 2013 WCHR Hunter Of The Year

Named after a great horseman, the Peter Wetherill Cup was created in 2011 to celebrate a current equine athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of a top-class show hunter. The classic silver cup perpetual trophy is presented annually at the WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular in Wellington, Fla., to the owner of the World Championship Hunter Rider Program's Hunter of the Year.

January 29, 2014

USET Foundation Awards Katie Dinan The 2014 Lionel Guerrand-Hermès Trophy

The U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation has announced that the recipient of the 2014 Lionel Guerrand-Hermès Trophy is the talented show jumping rider Katie Dinan of New York, N.Y., and Wellington, Fla.

Each year this award is presented to a young rider in one of the Olympic disciplines who exemplifies both sportsmanship and horsemanship. In 2013, Dinan had a breakthrough year competing at her first World Cup Finals and representing the United States at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final in Barcelona, Spain.

January 29, 2014

Beezie Madden Honored With 2013 Whitney Stone Cup

The U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation announced that reigning show Jumping World Cup Champion Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, N.Y., is the recipient of the 2013 Whitney Stone Cup. The award is presented annually to an active competitor who displays consistent excellence in international competition and high standards of sportsmanlike conduct while serving as an ambassador for the United States and equestrian sport.

January 28, 2014

FEI Announces Officials For 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

The ground juries, technical delegates, chief stewards, course designers, appeal committee and medical officer have been appointed for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, where from Aug. 23 to Sept. 7 athletes from 60 nations will compete for medals in the Fédération Equestre Internationale’s seven disciplines.

January 27, 2014

Fenney Goes Two For Two At HITS Ocala

Ocala, Fla.—Jan. 26   

After jumping to the top of Jan. 24’s $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, Tracy Fenney of Flower Mound, Texas, found success again on Jan. 26 in the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix, this time aboard MTM Farm’s Centano.

January 26, 2014

Maher And Cella Top A British Showdown In The $125,000 Fidelity Investments Grand Prix

Wellington, Fla.—Jan. 25  

The world's best battled it out at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center with a one-two finish for Great Britain in the $125,000 Fidelity investments Grand Prix at the 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival on Jan. 25.

January 26, 2014

Vilhelmson-Silfven Victorious Again In AGDF Grand Prix Special CDI-W

Sweden's Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven finished first for the second time with Divertimento during the third week of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Fla., this time winning the FEI Grand Prix Special on Jan. 25. Vilhelmson-Silfven and Divertimento, a 12-year-old Westphalian owned by Lövsta Stuteri, topped the class with a score of 74.88 percent.

January 25, 2014

Ashlee Bond Clarke Kicks Off HITS Thermal With A Win

Thermal, Calif.—Jan. 24  

Since the HITS Thermal winter circuit last year, Ashlee Bond Clarke has gotten married, retired her horse of a lifetime, Cadett 7, and suffered a concussion. But none of that stood in the Hidden Hills, Calif., native’s way as she rode to an “icing on the cake” win aboard Little Valley Farms’ Chela LS on Jan. 24 at HITS Thermal.

January 25, 2014

Mariett Leads The Competition In AGDF Grand Prix Freestyle

Wellington, Fla.

Danish rider Lars Petersen and his mount Mariett won the CDI-W Grand Prix freestyle on Jan. 24 during the third week of competition at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Petersen rode Marcia Pepper's 16-year-old Danish Warmblood mare to first place with 77.45 percent.

January 24, 2014

MTM Timon Wins Another One For Fenny At HITS Ocala

Ocala, Fla.—Jan. 23

Tracy Fenney is no stranger to the grand prix winner’s presentations that take place at HITS Ocala, and the 2014 circuit is starting off to be no different. She piloted both of her grand prix mounts, MTM Timon and MTM Centano, in the Jan. 23 $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, and MTM Timon carried her to the blue.

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