By Doris Degner-Foster Family has always played an important role in show jumper Antonio Martinez’s life. So when Antonio was ready to venture out on his own from the family horse business, the separation was especially difficult for his family. A native of Venezuela, 26 year-old Antonio described the cultural differences from some Americans
Step By Step Foundation’s Liliane Stransky By Doris Degner-Foster Founder and president of Step By Step Foundation, Liliane Stransky Secchi, spoke of an important childhood memory that had a profound effect on her life. “When I was 6 years old, I was watching a movie on TV about a woman in Mexico that had an
Sunday, August 04 2013 by Editor
Lexington, KY – August 3, 2013 - For the second week in a row, the Irish had all the luck, specifically Shane Sweetnam during the $50,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix, sponsored by Audi of Lexington, at the Kentucky Summer Classic. This time he was aboard Solerina for the win, shaving valuable seconds off his jump-off time to beat fellow countryman Richie Moloney and Carrabis Z, who placed second. Sweetnam’s winning mount from last Saturday’s grand prix, Fineman, also cleared the short course, capturing the third place honors
Shane Sweetnam and Fineman Soar to $50,000 Rood & Riddle Grand Prix Victory at Kentucky Summer Horse Show
Monday, July 29 2013 by Editor
Lexington, KY – July 27, 2013 - The Rolex Stadium was full of excited spectators as they gathered on Hats Off Day to watch the country’s top horse and riders compete during the $50,000 Rood & Riddle Grand Prix.
East Dorset, Vermont — The 2013 Vermont Summer Festival has begun its six-week run at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT. Held July 2 through August 11, the Vermont Summer Festival offers more than $750,000 in prize money, making it the richest sporting event based on purse in the state of Vermont. A young athlete contemplates the competition at the 2013 Vermont Summer Festival. Photo by David Mullinix Photography Attracting some of the sport’s top equestrian athletes, the Vermont Summer Festival is known for its quality competition, outstanding location and friendly atmosphere. Add to that an impressive line-up of sponsors and generous prize money, and it’s easy to see why competitors return to the Vermont Summer Festival year after year. Twenty years in fact, as the Vermont Summer Festival marks its 20th anniversary in its current Manchester location.
Thursday, May 23 2013 by Editor
Lexington, Kentucky – It was another week of show jumping success for Emanuel Andrade of Venezuela as the 16-year-old continued to test his skills against the top professionals at the 2013 Kentucky Spring Classic held May 15 to 19 in Lexington, KY.
Monday, March 25 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL – March 23, 2013 – McLain Ward (USA) and his promising young mount Zander were the winners in Saturday night’s $100,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Series Final during week eleven of the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF) in Wellington. The pair led a high-speed jump-off over second place finishers Janne Friederike Meyer of Germany aboard Cellagon Lambrasco and third place duo Pablo Barrios of Venezuela riding Zara Leandra
Team USA Wins Hollow Creek Farm FEI Young Rider Nations Cup; Brazil Sweeps Children’s and Junior Hollow Creek Farm FEI Nations Cup Classes
Tuesday, March 05 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL – March 2, 2013 – The Hollow Creek Farm FEI Children’s, Junior, and Young Rider Nations Cups were featured at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) on Saturday, March 2, at the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF) in Wellington, FL. With the first round for each age group held during the day session and all three second rounds held at night under the lights, the team from USA won in the young rider’s class and the teams from Brazil won in the junior’s and children’s classes. Week eight CSIO competition, sponsored by G&C Farm , runs February 27-March 3, 2013
Wellington, FL – March 1, 2013 – The powerhouse U.S. show jumping team of Kent Farrington, Reed Kessler, Laura Kraut and Beezie Madden earned victory in Friday night’s $75,000 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ presented by G&C Farm , at the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL
FTI WEF CSIO Week 8 Begins With a Win for Daniel Deusser and Domingo in the $8,000 G&C Farm 1.45m Jumpers
Thursday, February 28 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL – February 27, 2013 – Week eight of the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF), sponsored by G&C Farm , kicked off on Wednesday at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) with a win for German rider Daniel Deusser and Stephex Stables’ Domingo in the $8,000 G&C Farm 1.45m speed class.