Category Archives: Events

Applications now open for 2019 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover!

  Applications are now open for the Retired Racehorse Project’s 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America! Applications will be accepted through January 15, 2019, and accepted trainers will be announced on February 1, 2019. Now in its fifth year in its current format and at its current location, the Thoroughbred Makeover features competition in 10 disciplines for recently-retired Thoroughbreds with less than 10 months of retraining for a second career. Disciplines include barrel racing, competitive trail, dressage, eventing, field hunters, freestyle, polo, show hunter, show jumper, and ranch work. Horses and trainers will compete for $100,000 in…

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Top sellers and notable buyers at the Goresbridge Go for Gold Sale 2018

  Goresbridge Go For Sold Sale: [Website] [Video previews] [Goresbridge Horse Alumni] [Full 2018 sales results] On Monday and Tuesday on this week, the 2018 Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale took place at the Barnadown & Amber Springs Hotel in County Wexford and it was once again a massive success. An impressive 81% of the horses sold, achieving an average sale price of €19,197. The top seller was an Lot 38 – an unnamed 3-year-old gelding (OBOS Quality x God Mother, by Ghareeb) who sold for €59,000 to Sam Ecroyd (GBR), who is one of the top young up-and-coming riders…

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Rider alert: Pairs to watch at the Ocala Jockey Club International

  Connect with all the Ocala Jockey Club International action: [Omnibus] [Schedule] [Website] [Entries] [Results]   This weekend, some of the top eventing pairs in North America are competing at the Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event in Reddick, Florida. This is only the third year running of this event and again this year there are four FEI divisions – a CCI3*, CIC3*, a CCI2* and a CCI1*. There are 36 pairs set to compete in the CIC3*, 45 in the CCI2* and a whopping 96 in the CCI1* division. The action kicks off today with the first horse inspection for the CCI3*,…

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Get the inside scoop about the Goresbridge sale from the Slezaks!

Goresbridge Go For Sold Sale: [Website] [Catalogue] [Performance footage] Katlyn Hewson-Slezak and Karl Slezak are two of Canada’s top Eventers. They are competitive riders aiming to represent Canada at major games. They operate a successful sales and coaching business at Wolf Run Farm, Caledon, ON during the summer and Spruce Stables South, Ocala, FL during the winter. As part of their competitive goals and business, they are always on the hunt for top horses. They make a point now of attending the Goresbridge Go For Gold sale in Kilkenny, Ireland to locate horses for clients and themselves. This year will be the…

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Rider alert: Pairs to watch at the Virginia International H.T. – from Goresbridge Go For Gold

  The Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale of pre-selected event horses has been the success story of recent years. Now heading into its ninth renewal, the sale has truly achieved its aim of bringing together Ireland’s best young event horses to one venue for one sale. Goresbridge Go For Sold Sale (November 12-13th) : [Website] [Catalogue] [Performance footage]   Connect with the Virginia International Horse Trials action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Times] Rider alert: Pairs to watch at the Virginia International H.T. – from Goresbridge Go For Gold/h4> This weekend, eventers on the East coast will be competing at the Virginia International…

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Equestrian Canada appoints a new Director of Finance and Administration

  Equestrian Canada (EC) has announced John Wightman has been appointed Director of Finance and Administration, effective Oct. 29, 2018. Wightman brings extensive knowledge to the position, developed over 10 years of management experience covering all facets of finance and corporate services. He is intimately familiar with the mechanics of not-for-profit national sport organizations, having previously held the same role of Director of Finance and Administration with Speed Skating Canada. Wightman also offers insight gained from working in the private sector, as well as public Crown companies, and holds two professional accounting designations (CPA, CGA) through the Chartered Professional Accountants…

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Check out the newly elected 2018-19 Equestrian Canada Board Officers

  The inaugural meeting of the 2018-19 Equestrian Canada (EC) Board of Directors took place on Oct. 19 and 20, 2018, where the appointments of President and Vice President were made. EC is pleased to announce that Meg Krueger (ON) has been re-elected as President after first taking on the post in October 2017. Chris Sorensen (ON) was elected First Vice President, while Doug Orr (AB) was voted in as Second Vice President. Krueger, Sorensen and Orr join returning Directors, Dominique Chagnon (QC), Charles Cue (NS), Robert Mitchell (BC), Carla Robin (BC), Craig Collins (ON), and new Directors, Dr. Wayne…

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OTTBs will be vying for big cash prize at the 2018 Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event

  The Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event organizers and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ & Owners’ Association have teamed up to announce a new award created to highlight the success of retired racehorses in second careers. The $1,000 award will go to the top-placed Florida-connected horse and rider competing in the Three Day Event at Ocala Jockey Club on November 15 through 18. The Event presents a stepping stone for Ocala to the world stage of equestrian sports and 3-day eventing, attracting world-class riders to the OJC 3-Day Event as a qualifier for top-level competitions, such as the just-completed 2018…

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Frankie Thieriot Stutes and Chatwin own the 2018 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International CCI3*

Connect with all of the Fair Hill action: [Website] [Results]   Frankie Thieriot Stutes’ trek from California to The 2018 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event proved to be worth every mile Sunday as the amateur rider was crowned The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3* Eventing National Champion. She is joined in the winners circle by Boyd Martin who was both winner of the CCI2* and Reserve Champion of the CCI3*. Thieriot Stutes, who juggles being a mother to two young sons alongside managing her own businesses, dominated the competition from start to finish with Chatwin, a 10-year-old Oldenburg owned by…

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Meyerhoff makes moves in CCI2* at The 2018 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International

  Connect with all of the Fair Hill action: [Website] [Schedule] [Draw Order] [Results]   he 2018 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International (FHI) was buzzing with excitement yesterday as International competitors and young horses performed their dressage tests. By day’s end, Bobby Meyerhoff led the way in The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI2* Eventing National Championship with his own Almanac. Meyerhoff piloted the 9-year-old Hanoverian straight to the top of the leaderboard on a score of 26.3. Nicknamed “Maniac” in the stables for his occasional erratic behavior, Almanac impressed the judges, and his rider, with his relaxation despite the blustery weather. “I…

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