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February 27, 2014

Throwback Thursday: We Knew Them When - The WEF Nations Cup Team


For this week's Throwback Thursday, we're taking a look at the U.S. team members for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival tomorrow night, Feb. 28. They're all familiar faces in the pages of the Chronicle—we've been writing about them all since their pony-riding days.

February 26, 2014

Ammeretto's Hunter Past Helps Him Win Grand Prixs

You could say that Ammeretto jumps around the grand prixs like a hunter. And that’d be true since, well, he was a hunter.

Ammeretto, 9, spent his early years showing in both the hunters and the jumpers, jumping in the first year green division and in USHJA International Hunter Derbies at the same shows where he was doing the Young Jumper classes.

February 24, 2014

Every Second Counts: Audrey Coulter vs. Scott Brash In The $280,000 Adequan Grand Prix

What did it take for 21-year-old college student Audrey Coulter to beat the No. 1-ranked rider in the world, Scott Brash? Watch their jump-off trips side by side and see what moves Coulter made to win the $280,000 Adequan Grand Prix on Feb. 23 at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla.

February 21, 2014

2014 $280,000 Adequan Grand Prix - Live Feed

Will it be another showdown between British superstars Ben Maher and Scott Brash? Will the on-a-roll Kent Farrington factor? What about the Brazilians, fresh off domination of the $125,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup 7?

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February 17, 2014

McLain Ward Reunites With Owners Double H Farm

Top show jumper McLain Ward has joined forces once again with top show jumping owners the Harrison family of Double H Farm.

Double H recently purchased Carlos VHP Z for Ward to ride; the 12-year-old bay gelding was previously ridden by Nick Dello Joio, Danish rider Emilie Martinsen and Belgian rider Nicola Phillipaerts. Carlos VHP Z (Chellano Z--Sara van het Parelshof, Voltaire) won the Longines Grand Prix of Falsterbo (Sweden) with Philippaerts in 2012 as well as individual gold at the European Young Riders Championships in 2011.

February 12, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Sky Ghost Was A Tough Mare With A Beautiful Jump

When this photo made its way onto the USHJA Wheeler Museum Facebook page, there was much debate about who the rider was. Many people voted for the legendary Rodney Jenkins, and they weren’t far off, since Jenkins did show this big gray mare, Sky Ghost.

February 8, 2014

Gene Mische American Invitational Moves To Miami

This year's edition of the $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational is making a last-minute and big move.

The American Invitational, the only show jumping class in North America held in a football stadium, was scheduled to take place on April 5 in its former home, the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

February 4, 2014

Every Second Counts: Hardin Towell vs. Andres Rodriguez In The $50,000 Ariat Grand Prix

Hardin Towell and Andres Rodriguez faced off on the vast expanse of the Stadium Derby Field at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla. They jumped off for the top check of the $50,000 Ariat Grand Prix, with Towell coming out ahead on Feb. 2.

“I thought about running and being crazy, and then I remembered, 'You know what, let's just try to be clean,' “ Hardin Towell recounted about his winning jump-off ride aboard Man In Black.

January 31, 2014

Updated: Rider Dies At FTI Winter Equestrian Festival

Amateur jumper rider Anne Heyman died after a fall while competing at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla., on the afternoon of Jan. 31. A statement from the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla.: "We are very sad to report that a rider fell from her horse today at our facility. EMTs attended to her immediately, and she was transported via TraumaHawk to Delray Medical Center where she passed away." 

Heyman suffered a fatal cardiac arrest during emergency surgery to address injuries from her fall. 

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