Reunion with Ziedento is a victorious one at Blenheim
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO — Susie Hutchison is back on top of the 2014 Blenheim EquiSports grand prix scene. Hutchison, reunited with Ziedento after a couple years, on Saturday took the 10-year-old gelding to his second grand prix win in seven days, the $50,000 Blenheim Spring III Grand Prix, after she and Ziedento had taken the $40,000 Blenheim Spring II Grand Prix the previous weekend.
Gorrell, Smooth N Cash are brilliant in Stakes Bridle Spectacular win
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Jake Gorrell and his longtime partner, Smooth N Cash, used a 228 fence work to blast past the field and win the $25,000-added Holy Cow Performance Horses Open Bridle Spectacular held at South Point Equestrian Center.
Very Red Remedy's Open Novice victory latest for Jamieson, Barthelemy program
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Trainer Nicolas Barthelemy of Ramona notched another 2014 victory in the show pen, this time at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes aboard Sheri Jamieson’s 4-year-old mare, Very Red Remedy (Very Smart Remedy x Flo N Blue Boon x Pretty Boy Boon), in the Open Novice Horse Division.
Auburn's Kristi Nunnick and R-Star race to exciting, close CIC3* victory
TEMECULA — After taking the two-phase lead in the CIC3* at the Galway Downs International Horse Trials, Kristi Nunnink said that she planned to gallop fast enough around the cross-country course to win, and she did just that. She rode R-Star across the finish line 14 seconds slow, and those 5.6 time faults kept her just in front, with a total score of 57.5. Nunnink and R-Star finished fast enough to defeat John Michael Durr on Esprit De La Danse (58.4) and Hawley Bennett-Awad on Gin ‘N Juice (60.3).
BURBANK, CA — Entries were up and the spring-like weather was gorgeous for the 2014 California Reining Horse Association “Bunny Slide” show held March 28-30 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.
Californians shine in 2014 Cactus Classic
Brian Hafner and longtime partner Lombardo win again
Steffen Peters and Legolas 92 score 79.425% at Festival
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO — Steffen Peters and Legolas 92, the No. 1-ranked Grand Prix rider and horse combination in the country, “wowed” not only spectators but also the judges on their way to dominating the CDI Grand Prix Freestyle on the final day of California Dreaming Productions’ Festival of the Horse CDI 3*/Y/J/U-25 (presented by Hof Kasselmann).
Mounted shooters vie for titles
BCHC spokesperson Peter Kriger said this year’s BCHA Rendezvous drew more than 2,000 attendees from a wide area, promoting the 3,000-plus member association’s triple-headed mission.