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The FTI Rider Challenge for 2008

Wellington, Fl – The FTI Rider Challenge for 2008 was won by Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, N.Y. who rode her Olympic gold medal mount, Authentic, in the Penta Grand Prix at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Saturday. Madden won $100,000, the second time in the three years of the FTI Rider Challenge that she […]
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Two Weeks of Back-to-Back International Show Jumping at Blainville Equestrian Park

Blainville, Quebec — International show jumping returns to the Blainville Equestrian Park, located just north of Montreal, with two weeks of back-to-back competition from July 2 to 6 and July 9 to 13 offering a total of $250,000 in prize money. The ‘Jumping Blainville’ celebrates its 20th anniversary with world-class show jumping held over two […]
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Ashley Holzer Continues Winning Streak at Zada WEF Dressage Classic CDI 3*

Ottawa, Ontario—It was another fantastic weekend for Canada during the CDI 3*–Y/J Zada WEF Dressage Classic, held March 20 to March 23, 2008, in Wellington, FL, USA. Canadian double Olympian Ashley Holzer, a current resident of New York, NY, started the competition off by winning the Grand Prix class riding Pop Art (Amsterdam x Cabouchon), […]
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Canadian Equestrian Community Loses Industry Pioneer

Ottawa, Ontario—The Canadian equestrian community is saddened to learn of the loss of a long-time member, official, volunteer and industry pioneer, Sandra Sillcox, 74, of King City, ON, after a courageous battle with cancer. A member of Equine Canada, when it was known as the Canadian Horse Shows Association, since 1959, Sandra was an Equine […]
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Canadian Dressage Riders Triumph During Final Week of CDI Sunshine Tour

Ottawa, ON—For the third week in a row, Canadian Olympians Christilot Boylen and Evi Strasser and Olympic hopeful Cheryl Meisner competed the CDI3* Sunshine Tour held March 13–16, 2008, in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain. In a large class of 46 entries, Boylen, riding the 14-year-old Baden-Wurttemberger gelding Gachino (Gardez x China Town), owned by […]
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Darren Chiacchia Critically Injured at Red Hills

American eventer Darren Chiacchia was airlifted to hospital following a disasterous tumble at the Red Hills Horse Trials in Tallahassee, Florida on March 15th. Riding seven-year-old Baron Verdi over the Preliminary cross-country course, Chiacchia was negotiating the Preliminary cross-country course when the pair shockingly somersaulted. Chiacchia has admitted to the neuro intensive care unit with […]
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USEF Names Show Jumping Short List for 2008 Olympic Games

Following the completion of the USEF Selection Trials for Show Jumping in Wellington, Fla., the United States Equestrian Federation’s Ad Hoc Committee on Selection has approved naming the following ten horse/rider combinations to the Show Jumping Short List for the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong August 8-24, 2008.   As per the Selection Procedures, […]
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National Horse Show to Move to Syracuse

New York, NY – During a meeting on Monday, March 10, 2008, the Board of Directors for the National Horse Show Association of America, Ltd. approved with a unanimous vote for the move of the 125th National Horse Show to the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament in Syracuse, NY. The show will run from October 29 to […]
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FEI Appoints Secretary General

The President of the Fédération Equestre Internationale, HRH Princess Haya, has announced the appointment of Alex McLin to the position of Secretary General, effective immediately. The appointment follows an extensive consultation period, with the National Federations, and the interviewing of a number of external candidates. Mr. McLin, who joined the FEI in March 2005, is currently […]
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Continued Success for the Canadians in Second Week of CDI Sunshine Tour

Ottawa, ON—Canadian Olympians Christilot Boylen and Evi Strasser and Olympic hopeful Cheryl Meisner competed at the second week of the CDI3* Sunshine Tour held March 6–9 in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain.   Strasser of Sainte-Adele, QC, rode her longtime partner Quantum Tyme, a 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Quattro x Argentinius), to a score of 65.042%, […]