John Pearce and Chianto Make it Look Easy to Clinch the Nutrena $30,000 Summer in the Rockies III Grand Prix
Monday, June 24 2013 by Editor
Parker, CO- June 22, 2013 - A crowd of spectators gathered to watch spectacular show jumping at the much-anticipated $30,000 Nutrena Summer in the Rockies III Grand Prix in the Kathy and Brad Coors Family Grand Prix Arena at the Colorado Horse Park on a perfect Colorado Saturday afternoon. In the first round of the event, 19 horse and rider combinations battled it out over international course designer Alan Wade’s track, attempting to progress to the jump-off round.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 by Editor
Lake Placid, New York—June 13, 2013— The 2013 Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC, are right around the corner. The two-week long horse show series, which features the 44 th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, June 25-30, and the 36 th annual I Love New York Horse Show, July 2-7, attracts many of the nation’s top riders to its North Elba Showgrounds. Once again, Olympic veterans, past Lake Placid Grand Prix champions and international show jumping stars headline the shows’ entries. The two-week horse show series hosts all levels of competition ranging from young children on ponies to grand prix competitors and Olympic medalists, all competing for over $535,000 in prizes.
Monday, June 17 2013 by Editor
Rockwood, Ontario – Canadian Olympian David Marcus of Campbellville, ON, made a clean sweep of the grand prix division at the CDI3* Angelstone International Dressage Tournament held June 14 through 16 in Rockwood, ON. Riding his 2012 London Olympic mount, Chrevi’s Capital, Marcus won both the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Freestyle while Don Kontes stood in the winner’s circle following the Grand Prix Special. Marcus and Chrevi’s Capital topped a nine-horse starting field with a score of 69.81% earned from the five-member panel of international judges. Riding Don Kontes, Marcus took third place with a score of 66.62%, finishing behind his 2012 London Olympic teammate Jacqueline Brooks and D Niro who scored 67.51%. Both of Marcus’s horses are owned by Deborah Kinzinger. “Capital hasn’t shown since February, so it was nice to get him back in the show ring,” said Marcus, 32. “He felt fresh and happy in his job. It was a nice, clean test. It was fairly conservative, but since he hadn’t shown in a while, my goal was simply to go in and have no mistakes.” Both the Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle were held on Saturday evening in front of hundreds of spectators. Marcus and Chrevi’s Capital, a 13-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding (Chrevi’s Cavallo x Weinberg), rode their musical freestyle for the third time in competition, having debuted their new program at the prestigious CDI5* World Dressage Masters Palm Beach in January. Compiled by Joost Peters of The Netherlands and featuring the music of George Michael and WHAM!, their freestyle performance earned the winning score of 72.73% to hold off Brooks and D Niro with 72.33%
John Pearce and Chianto Carve Out the Win in the $30,000 Kathy and Brad Coors Family Grand Prix at Colorado Horse Park
Thursday, June 13 2013 by Editor
Amateur Susan Griffis Edges Out Pearce for Second Place Parker, CO – June 11, 2013 - The Kathy and Brad Coors Family Grand Prix Arena was christened on the first week of the Colorado Horse Park’s Summer in the Rockies in a ceremony during the $30,000 Kathy and Brad Coors Family Grand Prix. A field of 12 horse and rider combinations accepted the challenge of Hector Loyola’s technical track, but it was Canadian John Pearce who expertly navigated the jump-off round, besting the rest with long-time partner Chianto, owned by Forest View Farm and Allison Moore .
By Jan Westmark-Allan Lia Screnci has the best of both worlds when it comes to school and riding – because she gets to do both! Horse showing is encouraged at American Heritage School in Boca/Delray, Florida, where Lia is a 10th grade student. The American Heritage Equestrian Program gives students the chance to compete
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By Dani Moritz For 11 year-old Hannah Rohrbach, it’s all about two things – jumping higher and riding faster. Hannah’s riding career began at age two in the saddle with her dad, Paul Rohrbach, on one of his grand prix jumpers. Growing up at Wells Bridge Farm, a hunter/jumper facility in Parker, Colorado,
SAUGERTIES, NY (June 1, 2013) – After two in-the-money finishes last week at HITS Saugerties , Todd Minikus and Quality Girl kicked off Week II grand prix action by topping a ten-horse jump-off in the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis . Minikus won the Week I $10,000 Brook Ledge Open Welcome at HITS Saugerties and picked up sixth and eighth-place ribbons in last week’s grand prix classes, but his spring circuit reached its pinnacle on Friday when he cashed a $7,500 check. “She has really matured a lot over the winter,” said Minikus of Quality Girl, a ten-year-old Oldenburg mare by Quidam’s Rubin x Dobrock.
Friday, June 07 2013 by Editor
SAUGERTIES, NY (June 3, 2013) – Agatha D’Ambra couldn’t wipe an excited smile off her face Sunday as she waited patiently to take a victory gallop aboard Trade Winds Farm’s Udiana. The Rexford, New York professional and her 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare jumped to a $22,500 payday in the $75,000 HITS Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis , at HITS Saugerties this weekend.
Christine McCrea Doubles Down and Wins $50,000 EMO Grand Prix, Presented by Zoetis, at HITS Saugerties
Thursday, May 30 2013 by Editor
SAUGERTIES, NY (May 27, 2013) – Christine McCrea finished the first week of spring competition at HITS Saugerties with a hot hand.
Monday, April 15 2013 by Editor
Cesar Parra has always loved horses and he has turned that passion into a successful dressage career. Through his horse farm Piaffe-Performance, he helps others learn the art of the sport and reach their own dressage goals.