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Springsteen is Bates Equitation Rankings Year-End Gold Medal Winner
November 1, 2008 (Syracuse, NY): The Bates Year-End Awards were presented at the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament featuring the 125th National Horse Show today. Jessica Springsteen took the gold, Chelsea Moss the silver and Victoria Birdsall the bronze. The top-ten riders as of the end of the ranking year (October 31, 2008) are below:Rank Rider Points City, State Trainer1 Jessica Springsteen 28324 Colts Neck, NJ Stacia Madden2 Chelsea ... Read the full article

Kimberly McCormack Wins Both Medal & Maclay Championships At Indoors
Warren, VT – November 4, 2007 - Kimberly McCormack of Clermont, New Jersey was awarded the blue ribbon at the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament riding Sundance in the ASPCA Maclay Championship on Sunday, November 4th. This follows her victory in the Hunter Seat Equitation Medal Finals at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. To top this off, the young equestrian who trains with Missy Clark and John Brennan of North Run and her sister K ... Read the full article

Olympic champion returns to top of Rolex Rankings
Olympic Jumping champion Eric Lamaze (CAN) has returned to the number one spot in the Rolex Rankings. The Canadian, who took individual gold and team silver at the Beijing 2008 Olympic equestrian events in Hong Kong, was ranked second in the world in February and March and was third in the April and May rankings. He is now back at the top of the rankings for the first time since February 2009. Pius Schwizer (SUI), who has been world number one ... Read the full article

Rolex Extends FEI Sponsorship
The Swiss watch manufacturer, Rolex, has extended its sponsorship of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) properties and will become the title sponsor of the FEI World Jumping Rankings, which will henceforth be known as the Rolex Rankings. This is the fourth FEI activity to which Rolex have lent their generous support after the television magazine FEI Equestrian World, the 2007 FEI World Cup TM Jumping and Dressage Finals in Las Vegas an ... Read the full article

Karen Healey Stables Successful at Ranch and Coast Horse Show in California
Del Mar, CA- May 16- The Ranch and Coast Horse Show was held at Showpark in Del Mar this past week, May 10-15. Karen Healey and her students had another successful week of competition in the hunter, jumper and equitation divisions.Mary Ann Weisberg-Perry and her stunning chestnut gelding, Touchstone, were reserve champions in the Amateur-Owner 36 & Over Hunters this week. Touchstone and Weisberg-Perry were also second in the Amateur-Owner Hunter ... Read the full article

George Morris Horsemastership Training Session at PBIEC
WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 22--The George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session hosted by Bates Saddles is taking place at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center this week. The aim of the training sessions is to help create complete "horsemasters" and a pipeline of riders for future U.S. teams as a select group of top young American riders is led through training sessions by George Morris, Chef d'Equipe of the U.S. Equestrian Team. Sup ... Read the full article

FEI to Freeze Rolex Rankings Points for Riders on Maternity Leave
The FEI is to freeze the Rolex Rankings points for Jumping riders on maternity leave, starting with the April Rankings issued today. Under the new system, female riders will now lose only 50% of their Rolex Rankings points during their absence from competition while on maternity leave. The new ruling means that former world number one Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum moves up from 31st on the March Rolex Rankings to 20th following the reinstatement of ... Read the full article

2008 Bates Horsemastership Sweepstakes Winners Announced
Three lucky winners have been selected for the first Practical Horseman magazine Bates Horsemastership Sweepstakes of 2008. The sweepstakes ran from January 23 to May 1, 2008, as a bonus element to January's George Morris Horsemastership Training Session. Two Bates saddles and one ton of Purina Mills horse feed were awarded to the winners, who were chosen at random. Erin Martin of Suffolk, Va., and Elizabeth Burdo of Sterling Heights, Mich., b ... Read the full article

Mary King Tops the HSBC Rankings
HSBC, in partnership with the FEI, has created a rider armband to identify the current leader in the HSBC Rankings. The red and white armband featuring “HSBC Eventing World Rankings Leader” will be debuted by Mary King (GBR), remaining with her for as long as she stays at the top of the HSBC Rankings. The armband will be passed on if King is overtaken in the rankings. In a further initiative, the rider at the top of the HSBC Ranking ... Read the full article

The George Morris Horsemastership Training Session to be Held January 15-20
Wellington, FL, January 8, 2007--The George Morris Horsemastership Training Session, unique clinic featuring eight top equitation riders and several Olympic riders as mentor grooms, will be held at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, Wellington, FL, January 15-20, 2007. Presented by Bates Saddles and Stadium Jumping and supported by the USEF, this innovative weeklong clinic offers a select group of the country’s top young riders invaluable ins ... Read the full article

Volunteers Create a Special Atmosphere at Dressage at Devon
Devon, PA—For 33 years, the volunteers at Dressage at Devon have helped make the event a huge success. Numbering more than 700 strong, the volunteer corps works tirelessly to ensure that every visitor and guest has an experience to remember. Whether their commitment is a few hours or an entire year, volunteers matter at Dressage at Devon.“The jobs are varied,” says Volunteer Coordinator Andi Bates. “Those who perform them are cheerful, enthusiast ... Read the full article

European champion takes over number one slot in Rolex Rankings
European champion Kevin Staut has jumped up to claim the world number one slot in the latest edition of the Rolex Rankings published by the FEI today. The 29-year-old Frenchman, who won individual gold at last year’s Alltech FEI European Jumping Championships™ in Windsor, has moved up from third to take over the Green and Gold armband from Olympic champion Eric Lamaze (CAN). Lamaze, who held the world number one position last month, ... Read the full article

Karen Healey Stables Riders Partner with Hap Hansen to Win Memorial Day Classic Equitation Challenge
Burbank, CA- May 31- The Memorial Day Classic Horse Show ended Monday, and the exciting Equitation Challenge was a cap to a great week for Karen Healey Stables. The Memorial Day Classic ran from May 26-30 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Multiple riders put in excellent performances, but it was Lauren Hester and Tammy Chipko who teamed with Hap Hansen for a thrilling win.Chipko on All That and Hester on Timeless paired with top grand prix ri ... Read the full article

Beacon Hill Students Gear Up for George Morris Horsemanship Training Session
Wellington, FL – January 8, 2007 – Maria Schaub and Sloane Coles, who train with Frank and Stacia Madden at Beacon Hill Show Stables in Colts Neck, NJ, have been invited to participate in the George Morris Horsemanship Training Session. The session, hosted by the United States Equestrian Federation, Bates Saddles and Stadium Jumping Inc., will be held from January 15-20 at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, FL. Schaub and Coles qu ... Read the full article

William Fox-Pitt moves up to world number one in HSBC Rankings
William Fox-Pitt (GBR) has taken over from team mate Mary King as world number one in the HSBC Rankings. The British rider, who is competing at the second last leg of the HSBC FEI Classics™ at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials this week, is now seven points clear of King and will be wearing the HSBC armband at Burghley. Both Fox-Pitt and King were part of the British team that secured bronze at the HSBC FEI European Eventing Championshi ... Read the full article

Enter to Win a Week With a Madden Team
Horse enthusiasts can now enter for their chance to win a week with John and Beezie Madden and Frank and Stacia Madden.GAITHERSBURG, MD — The Madden name is synonymous with excellence in the hunter-jumper world. Beezie Madden clinched the team and individual silver medals in jumping at the 2006 World Equestrian Games. Her husband, John, organizes the annual Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament. And John's brother, Frank, have been a fixtur ... Read the full article

Eric Lamaze Celebrates Elevation to Rolex Rankings Number One Slot
Olympic champion Eric Lamaze (CAN), 43, is celebrating after securing the world number one slot in the Rolex Rankings for the third time in his career. The Canadian’s back-to-back Grand Prix wins at La Baule (FRA) and Rome (ITA) on his super-stallion Hickstead have put him 111 points ahead of 31-year-old Kevin Staut (FRA), who had topped the Rolex Rankings since 1 August 2010. Lamaze first shot to the top of the Rolex Rankings on 1 Januar ... Read the full article

Tickets Now Available for The EQUUS Foundation "Deal or No Deal" Event in Syracuse
WESTPORT, CT - September 19, 2008 - Tickets are now available for EQUUS "Deal or No Deal" event at the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament on Friday, October 31, 2008. Hosted by Bates Saddles, The EQUUS Foundation will feature the top junior equitation riders competing at the show as the Deal or No Deal Suitcase Models. The event, which will held in the OnCenter Ballroom from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m, will take place simultaneously with the ... Read the full article

Eric Lamaze Celebrates Elevation to Rolex Rankings Number One Slot
Olympic champion Eric Lamaze (CAN), 43, is celebrating after securing the world number one slot in the Rolex Rankings for the third time in his career. The Canadian’s back-to-back Grand Prix wins at La Baule (FRA) and Rome (ITA) on his super-stallion Hickstead have put him 111 points ahead of 31-year-old Kevin Staut (FRA), who had topped the Rolex Rankings since 1 August 2010. Lamaze first shot to the top of the Rolex Rankings on 1 Januar ... Read the full article

Riders Counting Down to WEG With Final Events
SCHENEFELD, GERMANY, (FEI) - Eventing for 2010 climaxes at Schenefeld in Germany this weekend (August 27-29) as riders bid to boost their rankings in this valuable US$180,000 series. The world-beating German squad will be at Schenefeld in their entirety, as it is a compulsory selection trial before they head to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Kentucky to defend their Eventing team gold medal won at the 2006 Games in Aachen. Mic ... Read the full article

 

 

 

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