Martin Fuchs thrust his hat into the air to acknowledge the capacity crowd’s standing ovation as he landed over the final fence to claim victory in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Madrid, elation written across his face.

By Katy Lucas/FloRodeo - Having siblings in rodeo means you always have a built-in practice buddy, sometimes a critic, and always a great fan cheering you on.
Brothers Briar and Blair Mabry have exactly that as both boys successful hit the National Little Britches and National High School/Junior High rodeo trails as travel companions, team roping partners, and rivals.

In a spectacular start to the Europe Division 1 series, Switzerland pipped reigning series champions Belgium in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of France 2019 at La Baule (FRA) today where the host nation lined up third. Clear rounds are key to success, and there were plenty who managed to leave all the poles in place on the track set by crack French course designer Frederic Cottier despite a testing time-allowed of 75 seconds. But double-clears are even better, and when the Swiss posted two of the the five recorded this afternoon, thanks to superb efforts from team pathfinder Niklaus Rutschi (53) and anchorman Steve Guerdat (36), they beat the Belgians by a single penalty point.

“Globalization” is certainly one of the most used words by Joao Marcos, owner of Cardinal Ranch in Texas and owner of NRHA Hall of Fame inductee Dun It For Chex. After two successful events held in Brazil where the youth were in the limelight, Joao Marcos turned his attention to Europe in collaboration with IRHA and European Council president, Roberto Cuoghi.

An official documentary feature film about Michael Schumacher, fully supported by the German's family, is to be released later this year.

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Executive Committee and Board of Directors convened on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 to share and discuss the thoughts and concerns of the membership regarding how the Run for a Million Invitational will affect NRHA Lifetime Earnings (LTE). The board unanimously voted in favor of creating a new category so that the earnings from the Run for a Million Invitational will not count towards LTE and NRHA Million Dollar status.

The great Yellow Jersey, the hugely attractive palomino stallion with an impressive show record, whose career advanced between the reins of six different riders all the while maintaining excellent results, is coming home – or, at least, to the country, Italy, where his fame as a great athlete was initially built and established. The news is as fresh as it comes: the prestigious Elementa Centre will now be home to the ‘golden’ Champion who is due to arrive in the coming weeks. Thus, the Facility adds a second World Equestrian Games Gold Medallist to its collection of “happy” horses – because welfare is top among the priorities that Cecilia Fiorucci, owner of the magnificent Centre near Rome, has for her equine guests.

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