Thursday, March 10, 2011

Jumping: Ocala: HITS Ocala Continues to be the Riders' Choice After an Outstanding Week of Show Jumping

© ESI Photography.
Tracy Magness and Tarco Van Ter Moude won the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix, presented by Pfizer Animal Health at the Ocala January Festival.
OCALA, FL (March 10, 2011) -- The Ocala Tournament last week saw nonstop show jumping action, with new winners emerging in each event. With just two more weeks of competition left, the excitement is growing, as big classes and special events highlight the remainder of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit.

Jumping: New Zealand: HORSE ABUSE - ESNZ STATEMENT NO.2=

  As Members will be aware from ESNZ’s statement on its website on Sunday 6^th
  March, and in subsequent media coverage, a Show Hunter horse was attacked in
  its yard at the Egmont A&P Showgrounds last Friday night/Saturday morning.
  The horse was competing in the National Showjumping Series Finals staged
  that weekend in Hawera. The horse (Squirt, owned and ridden by Kathryn
  Corry) received burns to the left side of its face caused by the application
  of a chemical substance, possibly creosote, a wood preservative. The
  condition of the horse is improving slowly, though it is not yet known
  whether it will compete at next week’s Horse of the Year Show in Hastings.

Jumping: Wellington: WEF: Ziegler, Kelly, Arcand, and Judge Top $20,000 Artisan Farms Young Riders Team Competition

Ringmaster Cliff Haines, Carlene Ziegler of Artisan Farms, Chef d'Equipe Tiffany Foster, Caitlin Ziegler, Christina Kelly, David Arcand, Quentin Judge, and Michael Stone of Equestrian Sport Production
For Immediate Release
Lauren Fisher for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

Wellington, FL - March 10, 2011 - Eleven teams made up of top young riders showed on Thursday evening in the $20,000 Artisan Farms Young Riders Team Competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Coached by Tiffany Foster, Team 4 jumped to victory with just four faults as their two round total. Riders Christina Kelly (IRL), Caitlin Ziegler (USA), David Arcand (CAN) and Quentin Judge (USA) had five clear rounds among them and Arcand was one of just three riders to jump double clear through both rounds of competition.

Hunters: Wellington: WEF: Photo Shoot Steals the Show in the First Year Green Working Hunters

Molly Sewell and Photo Shoot are the First Year Green Working Hunter champions during the ninth week of the 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. Photo © Sportfot, Official Sport Photographer of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival,
For Immediate Release
Brooke Bidgood for Equestrian Sport Productions

Wellington, FL - March 10, 2011 - Week 9 of the 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, which runs through April 3, is up and running, and giving away numerous championships already. The First Year Green Working Hunter division was able to award their championship this morning, before inclement weather.

Dressage: Wellington: WEF: American Steffen Peters Rides Ravel to Record Win in Grand Prix at World Dressage Masters Palm Beach CDI5* presented by the International Polo Club By Joanie Morris

Steffen Peters and Ravel Photo

Wellington, FL - Despite the weather's best attempts to delay the start of the 2011 World Dressage Masters presented by the International Polo Club Palm Beach, the competition prevailed and at 2 PM the only World Dressage Masters in the United States got underway at 2 PM at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center after some fierce storms passed over Florida.