Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hunters: HITS: Desert Circuit II in Review: Fellers Strikes it Rich, Sonoma Valley Stables Shines in $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix, and Pfizer Honors the High-Performance Riders at HITS Thermal

© Flying Horse Photography.
Rich Fellers and Flexible captured first place in Saturday night’s $50,000 Strongid C 2X Grand Prix, presented by Pfizer Animal Health.

For Immediate Release
February 8, 2011
THERMAL, CA (February 8, 2011)-Rich Fellers (Wilsonville, Oregon) put an exclamation point on Desert Circuit II when he rode Harry and Mollie Chapman's McGuinness to the blue ribbon in Sunday's $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, presented by Pfizer Animal Health, at the HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California.

Video Alert: FEI TV Dressage, Adelinde Cornelissen and Parzifal from Amsterdam

German Internatonal Compeition News

We are posting this German Federation information in the original German.  Please use the translation widget at the top of the WEG Central right sidebar to translate this post into the language of your choice ~ ed

Internationales Dressur- und Springturnier „Signal-Iduna-Cup“ (CDI****/CSI***) vom 9. bis 13. Februar in Dortmund

Video Alert: Jumping: Bordeaux: Germany's Marco Kutcher at Bordeaux

Germany's Marco Kutcher discusses World Cup Bordeaux...

Video Alert: Jumping: Bordeaux: Edwina Alexander Interview From Bordeaux

FEI Television discusses Grand Prix with Britain's Edwina Alexander from Bordeaux...

Video Alert: Jumping: World Cup : Bordeaux: WILY WEISHAUPT IS BEST IN BORDEAUX - by Louise Parkes

Philipp Weishaupt and the stallion Catoki secured Germany's sixth victory in the 2010/2011 Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping series at Bordeaux, France tonight.  Photo: Cecile Grand/FEI

Bordeaux (FRA), 5 February 2011

Philipp Weishaupt and the stallion Catoki brought the German tally of wins in the 2010/2011 Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping Western European League qualifying series to a sensational six this evening at Bordeaux in France.  The 25 year old rider from Munich was one of 12 in the thrilling second-round jump-off, and he steered a line against the clock that proved too good for the rest and brought him through the finish more than a half-second quicker than French runner-up Simon Delestre.  Third place went to Beijing Olympic silver medallist Rolf-Goran Bengtsson from Sweden while Ireland's latest super-star, Billy Twomey, was less than a second off the winning time when slotting into fourth.

Video Alert: Reining: Equestrian Life's Great McCutchen & McQuay Families Video

If you're a reining fan, take a moment to watch Equestrian Life's video The McQuay and McCutcheon Families. This well-produced video is an in depth profile of the two American reining powerhouse families.  Equestrian life calls this video A touching insight on how this family makes reining a three generation way of life at the highest competitive levels ( Read More).  We would have to agree.

Hunters: HITS: Sonoma Valley Stables Takes Four of the Top Five Spots in the $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix at HITS Thermal

Hope Glynn and Woodstock in Sunday's $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix at HITS Thermal. © Flying Horse Photography.
THERMAL, CA (February 7, 2011)--Hope Glynn capped off a week to remember at HITS Thermal when she finished with three horses in the top five of Sunday's $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix, including a first-place finish aboard Sabrina Hellman's Woodstock, to conclude Desert Circuit II at the HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California.