End of this first edition of the Hubside Spring Tour, an international show jumping competition, organised at the Ecuries du Golfe du Saint-Tropez, in Grimaud (Var). After two weekends of intense 2 and 4* competitions, France’s Guillaume Foutrier was the winner of the CSI 4* Grand Prix.

Draw 25 in a field of 36 finalists in the second section of the NRBC Open Classic finals, Jason Vanlandingham and his 2018 National Reining Horse Association Futurity Champion A Vintage Smoke marked a scorching 227.5. Three horses later, Nathan Piper and Patriot, also rode to a 227.5 and, for the first time in the NRBC’s history, two riders would opt to share the Level 4 Open Championship, with each taking home $63,000.

Belgian rider Pieter Devos was crowned the king of the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Miami Beach, winning on the spectacular bay mare Claire Z after a nail-biting eight-way jump-off from the 32 starters.

The Grand Manège du Cadre Noir in Saumur, the world capital of equitation and equestrian arts, was full ! Some 1500 people were present for the consecration of the new winners of the FEI Vaulting World Cup Final in Saumur 2019. The public at the international vaulting championships is said to be fantastic: the public in Saumur has once again demonstrated this tonight. A thrilling atmosphere among the riders of the Cadre Noir!

Olivier Philippaerts (BEL) and Cataleya 3 gave a new definition to the word speed in a thrilling twelve rider jump-off today at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Miami Beach.
Olivier and his bay mare pulled out all the stops in the €93.500 class, finishing just ahead of Ben Maher (GBR) with Don Vito and Bertram Allen (IRL) with Izzy By Picobello in a nail-biting showdown of some of the world’s top international riders.

The competition is now open in Saumur, the world capital of horseriding and equestrian arts, which will host the FEI Vaulting World Cup Final until tomorrow, Saturday. Tonight, the first of the two rounds counting for the ranking was played, which will determine the winners of the Final in three categories: female, male and Pas-de-deux.

The 2019 National Reining Breeders Classic welcomed a large group of Non Pro competitors to compete for the coveted NRBC Non Pro Championship. Those hopefuls were reduced to 73 finalists in five divisions with Mandy McCutcheon, of Aubrey, Texas, and Party Nite walking away with the title during the Non Pro Finals competition Friday, April 19.

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