Nick Haness and McQueen Dazzle in $100k WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular

World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Week at the 2024 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) came to a peak on Saturday night. The country’s best hunter combinations went head-to-head in the $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular with a win for Nick Haness of Temecula, CA and McQueen, owned by Walkenbach Equestrian, LLC. Andy Christiansen …

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Philip McGuane and Orphea HQ Rise to the Challenge

Ireland’s Philip McGuane piloted the Evergate Stables-owned Orphea HQ to a career-best victory for the mare in Friday’s $62,500 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 6. The qualifying event for Saturday’s $140,000 KASK CSI3* Grand Prix took place on the grass derby field at Equestrian Village during Week 6 of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). The …

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Jordan Coyle and King Kannan GP Reign Supreme in $25,000 Alliant Private Client Cup

Feb.15, 2024 – Ocala, FL – Sunny skies set a beautiful stage for the featured jumper event Thursday morning at the fifth week of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit. The $25,000 Alliant Private Client Cup is a weekly occurrence throughout the ten-week-long festival and offers jumper riders a great way to get into the Grand …

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Nick Haness Leaves His Mark on WCHR Week at Wellington International

The country’s top hunter horses and riders have flocked to Wellington, FL for World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) competition during Week 6 at Wellington International’s Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Professional riders took to the 3’6” height in the International Arena on Friday as the first tricolors of the week were awarded. Throughout the week, hunters …

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Stars Align for Grace Debney in 1/ST Racing CSI2* Grand Prix

A year of diligent work for 20-year-old British rider Grace Debney paid off in Sunday’s $62,500 1/ST Racing CSI2* Grand Prix with Jesprit H.S. The culmination of two-star competition during Week 5 at Wellington International’s Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) featured 44 qualified riders over courses designed by 2024 Olympic course builder Gregory Bodo (FRA). Jesprit …

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Germans Clinch Victory at Thrilling Series-Opener in Abu Dhabi

The brand new Longines League of Nations™ series got off to a flying start with a nail-biting contest in which Team Germany won through at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. It could hardly have been scripted better, with the result depending on the very last ride …

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Darragh Kenny Is a Runner-Up No More in $385k Fidelity Investments CSI5* Grand Prix

In an all-Irish podium finish, Darragh Kenny piloted Amsterdam 27 to clinch victory in the $385,000 Fidelity Investments® CSI5* Grand Prix during the first of four five-star weeks during ‘Saturday Night Lights’ at Wellington International’s 13-week Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). The win ended a nearly two-year drought of five-star grand prix victories for the Irish …

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Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén Draws on Considerable Experience for Week 5 Victory at AGDF

Two extraordinary riding performances from less than ideal starts snagged the top two spots in the BluCreeq Spirits CDI3* Grand Prix Special on Saturday. Both the winner, Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén (SWE), and Ashley Holzer (USA) had to contend with tension but clawed back the marks during their tests from low starts. Vilhelmson Silfvén’s ride on …

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Rupert Carl Winkelmann and Quinn 33 Speed to Blue in $62,500 Bainbridge CSI5* 1.50m

On Friday during Week 5 of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), the first five-star week of the season continued with a victory for Germany’s Rupert Carl Winkelmann in the $62,500 Bainbridge CSI5* 1.50m Speed. Fifty-six competitors took to 2024 Olympic course designer Gregory Bodo’s (FRA) track looking to beat the clock.  Winkelmann and Quinn 33 …

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Anna Marek and Fayvel Smash Freestyle Personal Best at AGDF to Qualify for World Cup Final

Anna Marek and Fayvel got the crowd on their feet and clapping to the beat of their winning performance in the ‘Friday Night Stars’ FEI World Cup™ Grand Prix Freestyle, sponsored by The Dutta Corp, on Friday, February 9. This is the second of three World Cup™ legs hosted this year by the Adequan® Global …

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