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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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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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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Zarina de Vidau Returns to Win $62,500 CSI2* Griffis Residential Grand Prix with Grace Debney

Competition during Week 4 of the 2024 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) concluded on Sunday with back-to-back international events on the grass derby field at Equestrian Village. Sunday’s featured events saw Grace Debney (GBR) take the first win of the day aboard Zarina de Vidau in the morning’s $62,500 Griffis Residential CSI2* Grand Prix. Forty-three combinations …

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Paul O’Shea and Imerald Van’t Voorhof Top $215,000 MARS Equestrian CSI4* Grand Prix

The Irish flag flew for Paul O’Shea and Imerald van’t Voorhof after they won the $215,000 MARS Equestrian CSI4* Grand Prix on the grass derby field at Equestrian Village Saturday afternoon during Week 4 of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Perfect conditions, but a testing track from Anderson Lima (BRA), welcomed only three riders to …

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Mindful Defies Odds in USHJA International Hunter Derby

Competition in the International Ring at Wellington International drew to a close on Friday afternoon during WEF 4 with a total of 50 top hunter combinations taking to the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by BluCreeq Spirits. Over an efficient hunt-and-go format course designed by Andy Christiansen, the lead was firmly in the hands …

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Amy Millar and Christiano Clinch WEF 3 Hermès 1.50m

The Canadian national anthem rang out for the second time in as many days in the International Arena at Wellington International during Week 3 of competition at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). A 2016 Olympian for Canada, Amy Millar rode Christiano to the top of the leaderboard in the $62,500 Hermès CSI4* 1.50 Classic. Fellow …

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A First for Tiffany Foster in NetJets CSI4* Grand Prix

Canadian Olympian Tiffany Foster climbed atop a ‘Saturday Night Lights’ podium at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) for the first time on January 28 during Week 3. Piloting Battlecry, Foster won the $215,000 NetJets CSI4* Grand Prix in front of a packed house at Wellington International. Over courses set by fellow Vancouver, BC native Peter …

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Cepano Baloubet and Richard Vogel Victorious at WEF

The 2024 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) once again saw Germany’s Richard Vogel leading a lap of honor in the International Ring as he won Friday’s $32,000 Dodd Technologies CSI4* 1.50m on Cepano Baloubet during Week 3 of competition. The win signaled the start of another successful weekend for Vogel, who was already the victor in …

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Guarderas & Granato Gallop to Victory at The Ridge

Loxahatchee Groves, FL (January 24, 2024) – Famously fickle Florida weather couldn’t slow down The Ridge at Wellington Groves’ third week of hunter, jumper, and equitation competition, which ran from January 16-20, 2024. Beginning with a rainy but exciting USEF “B” Rated Hunter/Equitation Tuesday, Wednesday – Friday Level 2 Jumpers, and wrapping up with bustling …

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