The spectators gathered at the Grand Palais Éphémère witnessed a marvellous spectacle this Saturday with sport taking centre stage. Swedish rider Angelica Augustsson Zanotelli brought the crowd to their feet by securing victory in the Saut Hermès, scooping the second biggest prize of the competition riding her mare Kalinka van de Nachtegaele. On Sunday at 15:30 hours, she will rediscover the world’s top riders in the Grand Prix Hermès, the grand finale of the competition.

 

By winning the Prix Hermès Sellier, the main class on this first day of the fourteenth edition of the Saut Hermès, Latvian Kristaps Neretnieks was the surprise champion ahead of the best riders in the world, who are competing at the Grand Palais Éphémère in Paris through until Sunday. Kicking off the day, Edward Lévy treated spectators to the first rendition of the Marseillaise in the Prix du Grand Palais with his mare Confidence d’Ass. In the Talents Hermès class, reserved for the U25 riders, William Ligier de la Prade also took the win for France with Galilée.

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) joins the reining community in mourning the passing of NRHA Hall of Famer Snip O Gun, a legendary broodmare whose legacy transcends the show pen. With heavy hearts, we extend our deepest condolences to all who were touched by this exceptional mare.

Cutting-Edge Competition, Including a Performance by Five-Time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, Returns as Part of the American Western Weekend March 8 -9 at Globe Life Field.

In the spirit of honoring excellence and commitment within our vibrant community, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) proudly presents the distinguished 2023 Professionals of the Year awards. Since its inception in 2012, these accolades have served as a beacon, spotlighting individuals who epitomize excellence as leaders of reining.

The American Western Weekend returns to Globe Life Field, home of the World Champion Texas Rangers, on March 8-9. Don't miss your favorite Western sports athletes compete for Millions in prize money with musical guests by Luke Bryan, Aaron Watson and Post Malone!

With more than $24 million won by National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) competitors in 2023, stallions are reaching new million-dollar milestones rapidly. One of the stallions who left their mark last year is NRHA Hall of Famer Spooks Gotta Whiz. Not only did the stallion surpass the NRHA $7 Million Sire mark just two months after crossing the $6 million, but he was also the second-highest leading sire of 2023 (NRHA categories 1-12) with $2,285,709 earned by his offspring.

Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2023-2024 Western European League: Steve Guerdat and Jeanne Sadran thrill the crowd!
 
Swiss rider Steve Guerdat loves these atmospheres, like the one in Bordeaux, where the public "carries" the sport and the athletes to victory. Four years after winning this FEI Longines World Cup Grand Prix with the chestnut Victorio Des Frotards, the Swiss did it again on Saturday evening with his grey mare Is-Minka. Also spurred on by these enthusiastic spectators, France’s Jeanne Sadran put in the best performance of her very young career with her stallion Dexter de Kerglenn, one second and four tenths away from becoming the first woman to win this class, which no woman has won since 1978!

The International Jumping Riders Club, through the speech of its director Eleonora Ottaviani, made an interesting contribution to the conference 'The horse athlete: protection and prospects' organised on Wednesday 31 January by the Italian Equestrian Sports Federation (FISE) with the University of Bologna and the patronage of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI).

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