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Three-month suspension for US rider Michael Morrissey
Michael Morrissey (USA) has been suspended for three months and issued a yellow card with retroactive disqualification for excessive use of the whip in class 101 at the Wellington CSI 2* held on 27 February 2010. Mr Morrissey has also been subjected to a fine of CHF 2,000. The suspension from FEI competition will run from 5 May to 4 August, concurrent with the three-month suspension imposed on Mr Morrissey by the United States Equestrian Federati ... Read the full article

FEI and USEF both Initiate Charges in Abuse Case
The FEI and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) have both initiated charges under their respective rules against Michael Morrissey (USA), following an incident in class 101 at the Wellington CSI 2* held on 27 February 2010. The FEI will also be investigating the role of the Ground Jury in this incident. Given the fact that both the International and National Federations will issue charges for the same set of factual circumstances, the ... Read the full article

Michael Morrissey Leads $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational Standings
Tampa, FL - March 27, 2009 - Michael Morrissey vaulted to the lead of the $200,00 Budweiser American Invitational standings after earning second place during yesterday's $35,000 Welcome Stake at the Tampa Bay Classic. The $35,000 Welcome Stake was the first qualifier for the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational. Keean White of Canada currently stands in second place, while Lauren Hough follows in third. The Tampa Equestrian Festival is curren ... Read the full article

2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5* Features Exciting Puissance Class as New Event
Charlotte, NC - March 27, 2009 - The 2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5* will have an exciting new class added to the schedule this year. The Puissance will be held on Saturday, April 11, during the evening session that starts at 7 p.m. The Charlotte Jumper Classic, one of the nation's best show jumping events, is held on April 10-12 at the Time Warner Cable Arena in downtown Charlotte, which is also home to the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats basketba ... Read the full article

Kid Rock and Jennifer Alfano Win Working Hunter Championship at Stadium Jumping's Tampa Equestrian Festival
Tampa, FL - March 19, 2009 - Tampa, FL - March 19, 2009 - Stadium Jumping, Inc. kicked off its second day of competition at the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival today as week one's Suncoast Internationale continued. The three-week horse show is being held at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center on the Florida State Fairgrounds from March 18 through April 4.After two days of competition the Pre-Green and Working Hunter divisions concluded with Jennifer ... Read the full article

National Horse Show and Michael Morrissey Prepares for 124th Prestigious Event Edition
Wellington, FL - August 23, 2007 - In his seventh year of managing the National Horse Show and Family Festival, Michael Morrissey has seen some changes in the event, but all were for the better. This year's 124th National Horse Show and Family Festival will be held on December 5-9, 2007, at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, FL.Although the show is held after December 1, all points from the National Horse Show and Family Festival ... Read the full article

Michael Morrissey and Scaraberas Scale Puissance for Victory at 2008 Washington International Horse Show
Washington, D.C. - October 25, 2008 - It was a very exciting night at Verizon Center when five horses and riders took center stage to tackle one of the most difficult classes in show jumping. 23-year-old Michael Morrissey of Bradenton, FL, on Scaraberas, owned by Eugene R. Mische, topped seven feet and a half inch to win the $25,000 Puissance class. Charlie Jayne of Elgin, IL, and Thomas Edison tied for second place with Todd Minikus of Loxahatch ... Read the full article

Pennsylvania National Horse Show BIG Jump Ward McLain
Only three of 31 horses came away clean in the $25,000 Pennsylvania National Big Jump. McLain Ward and Bluechip Bloodstock’s veteran campaigner Goldika 559 were the sole competitors to have the winning double clear rounds. Brianne Goutal, 20, aboard Ralvester edged Michael Morrissey, 23, on Crelido; both took rails down in the jump-off, but Goutal did it about a half second faster.Even winning, Ward admitted, “It was a very difficult course.” “I ... Read the full article

Driven by Success looks to remain on top in John Morrissey
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Driven by Success, second in last year’s John Morrissey, will attempt to go one better when he goes postward at Saratoga Race Course on Thursday in the 2010 edition of the 6 ½-furlong, $70,000 event for New York-breds. A 5-year-old gelded son of Precise End who finished third in last year’s Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap, Driven by Success opened his 2010 campaign by finishing fifth in the Paumono ... Read the full article

Tiffany Morrissey’s East Wind Farms Wins Classic Equine Stall and Tack Room Award
Wellington, FL (March 29, 2011) – Tiffany Morrissey’s East Wind Farm has been in the ribbons throughout the 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival and during week 11 of the world class show circuit their beautiful tack and stabling area took home the Classic Equine Stall and Tack Room Award. Sponsored by Classic Equine Equipment, a nationally recognized leader in quality horse stall systems and stable accessories, East Wind Farms won a t ... Read the full article

Stadium Jumping Inc.'s Eugene R. Mische Recognized with USEF Lifetime Achievement Award
Wellington, FL - January 20, 2009 - At this year's USEF Annual Meeting, Eugene R. Mische was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Pegasus Awards Ceremony. It was a great honor for Mische, who has focused his equestrian career and activities in Florida for more than four decades.Mische, who owns Imperial Farm in Palmetto, FL, first started training horses in Cleveland, OH, in the 1950s. He moved on to managing horse sho ... Read the full article

WEF's Internationale Arena Resurfacing Ahead of Schedule
Stadium Jumping's summer show grounds improvement schedule on target Wellington, FL - August 14, 2007 - While the National Horse Show (NHS), the first major event of the upcoming fall season is still months away, the show grounds at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club is a beehive of activity, preparing for that event and the upcoming 2008 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) show season that begins in January.The biggest project on this year's agend ... Read the full article

Shuford and Plenty Win $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup Final
Ballard, Morrissey and Torano Book a Last Minute Ticket to Ride at Invitational Tampa, FL – March 29, 2006 – For North Carolina’s Eliza Shuford, Wednesday’s hard-fought victory in the $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup Series Final was just additional proof that she has found the right combination to unlock all of the potential of her talented young equine partner, Plenty. Meanwhile, for second and third place finishers Michael Morrissey and Erynn Ballard ... Read the full article

Competitors Celebrate at Budweiser American Invitational Victory Celebration
Tampa, FL- April 11- After the exciting finish at the Budweiser American Invitational on April 2, riders, owners and friends were invited to a special party held at the West Side Club Lounge at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. While the grand prix proved to be difficult for some and only two riders made the jump-off, the party provided a relaxed and fun atmosphere for everyone, including the 2005 winner, Beezie Madden, who won the jump-off ... Read the full article

Official Order of Go for the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational at Raymond James Stadium Saturday, April 1st
Tampa, FL – March 30, 2006 – Here is the official order of go for the 34th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, presented by The Tampa Tribune and Kash n’ Karry. It is the showcase event of the Winter Equestrian Festival and takes place this Saturday, April 1, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. under the lights at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. The event is the richest and most prestigious outdoor show jumping event in the United States.The order of ... Read the full article

Tampa Equestrian Festival Begins Competition
Molly Ashe and Lutopia Take First Jumper WinTampa, FL - March 19, 2008 - The Tampa Equestrian Festival, held at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center on the Florida State Fairgrounds, began competition today. The three-week festival hosts classes for hunters and jumpers from March 19 to April 5, 2008. This week is the Suncoast Internationale week and runs from March 19-23.The winner today in the 1.40m Jumpers was Lutopia, ridden by Molly Ashe Cawley a ... Read the full article

Todd Minikus and Olinda Win $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup at First Week of Tampa Equestrian Festival
Tampa, FL - March 20, 2008 - The first grand prix of the 2008 Tampa Equestrian Festival was held today. 2007 Pan American Games bronze medalist Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL, was the winner this week on Olinda, owned by Houlihan Lawrence. They achieved victory in the $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup in the Suncoast Internationale week (March 19-23) of the Tampa Equestrian Festival, which runs through April 6.Today's class was one of five remaining qua ... Read the full article

USET Foundation Funds the 2008 USEF Show Jumping Developing/Young Rider Tour
Gladstone, NJ - May 27, 2008 - The USET Foundation is pleased to announce that it is funding the 2008 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Show Jumping Developing/Young Rider Tour, which is part of the long-term high performance strategy to develop the best possible United States equestrian teams for the future.The funds for the 2008 USEF Show Jumping Developing/Young Rider Tour were raised by the USET Foundation, thanks to generous donatio ... Read the full article

Charlotte Jumper Classic Hosts Second Annual Rider Welcome Reception
Charlotte, NC- April 13- The second annual Charlotte Jumper Classic Rider Welcome Reception was held last Thursday, April 7, at The Green Uptown in Charlotte, NC. Held in the open air courtyard at a park in downtown Charlotte, the party hosted all of the riders, sponsors and local dignitaries of the community.After Mr. Robert Johnson, President of the Charlotte Jumper Classic, gave his welcome speech, guests were invited to dine on extraordinary ... Read the full article

Old Friends Rescues Horse from Ernie Paragallo’s NewYork Farm
GEORGETOWN, KY—APRIL 24, 2009—By now, most people have heard about the alledged charges of animal cruelty pending against prominent owner and breeder Ernie Paragallo after more than 170 Thoroughbreds were found starved and neglected at his upstate New York farm. Many rescue groups have rallied to help, including Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY. Yesterday, one of the ill-fated young horses found at Paragallo’s farm ... Read the full article




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