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July 20, 2015

Every Second Counts: Schuyler Riley Can't Be Beat In Tryon

Look familiar? For the third week in a row, Schuyler Riley was fastest in the jump-off, winning the $127,000 Grand Prix CSI3* in the fourth and final installment of "Saturday Night Lights" show jumping at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. This time, it was aboard Q-7, and she bested second-placed Sharn Wordley and Casper by more than a second.

July 12, 2015

Every Second Counts: Schuyler Riley Makes It Two In A Row In Tryon

"Every time I walk a course I think she can do it, and I haven’t had that feeling in a very long time. She’s such a pleasure to ride. She enjoys the sport. She gets it," Schuyler Riley said of the talented young mare Dobra de Porceyo after the pair topped their second six-figure grand prix in a week, the $210,000 Asheville Regional Airport Grand Prix. Read all about it in the Chronicle's coverage of the class, and see just how Riley beat second-placed Kim Prince on RMF Bella Baloubet...

March 29, 2015

Every Second Counts: McLain Ward Settles A Score

Two years ago, McLain Ward had to sit and watch Daniel Bluman win the big finale grand prix of the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla., since Ward was on a forced vacation from the show ring after breaking his kneecap in January. 

March 23, 2015

Every Second Counts: Johnson Just A Bit Faster In $127,000 Engel & Völkers Grand Prix

It's not often that you get to go head-to-head with your coach, so imagine the thrill when Paige Johnson not only won her first big Winter Equestrian Festival (Fla.) grand prix under the lights, but also did it by defeating her trainer, Kent Farrington. 

Farrington acknowledged that his horse is on the green side, so he didn't put the gas pedal down as hard as he could have, but the margin was still just fractions of a second...

March 15, 2015

Every Second Counts: Caballito Conquers The $127,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix

"I was thinking something good was going to happen," Andres Rodriguez said of the $127,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix, and a win in the class certainly qualified. Watch just how he accomplished it...


March 8, 2015

Every Second Counts: It's Not Over Until The Last Stride!

Ben Maher had quite a challenge in front of him as the last to jump off in the $372,000 FEI World Cup Grand Prix in Wellington, Fla., on March 7. He was on Diva II, an up-and-coming mount for the British rider, while Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum was piloting the exciting new star Fibonacci 17, who had won the $372,000 FEI World Cup Grand Prix two weeks before. They kept it as close as it can get!


March 1, 2015

Every Second Counts: Todd Minikus Smokes Them At WEF

Todd Minikus and Bablou 41 laid down an absolutely unbeatable jump-off round in the $150,000 WEF Grand Prix, presented by Lugano Diamonds, on March 1 in Wellington, Fla., at the Winter Equestrian Festival. 

See all the Rolex Every Second Counts videos.

February 1, 2015

Every Second Counts: The Battle Of The Chestnut Mares At WEF Week 4

It was a battle of fast chestnut mares on Jan. 31 under the lights for the $372,000 FEI Fidelity Investments World Cup Qualifier CSI-W***** at Week 4 of the Winter Equestrian Festival, and in the end it was Marie Hecart and Myself de Breve who took home the top check over Ben Maher on Diva. 

January 19, 2015

Every Second Counts: Ian Millar Outruns And Outguns Brianne Goutal At WEF

Just 2/100ths of a second was all Ian Millar needed to capture the $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix over Brianne Goutal on Jan. 17 at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla.

A 10-time Olympic veteran for Canada and one of the sport's most illustrious stars, Millar had a fantastic 2014 season with Dixson, including a big win in the $1.5 Million CP International Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows and a trip to France for the Canadian show jumping team at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

January 13, 2015

Every Second Counts: 2015 WEF Todd Minikus vs. Conor Swail

Todd Minikus hasn’t known Cordonos very long. In fact, the 14-year-old gelding arrived in his barn just two weeks ago.

But that didn’t stop him from riding the Oldenburg to the top of the first grand prix of the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival, the $30,000 WEF 1 Grand Prix held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla., on Jan. 11.

Minikus and Cordonos topped a massive 22-horse jump-off with some of the fastest riders in the world; Ireland's Conor Swail and Grafton finished second and U.S. rider McLain Ward and HH Ashley were third.

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