Category Archives: Show Jumping

Gene Mische – A Legend Passes

Stadium Jumping CEO Eugene R. Mische passed away on Friday at the age of 79. ©Kenneth Kraus/

December 3, 2010 – Legendary horseman Eugene “Gene” Mische, the founder of Stadium Jumping, Inc., passed away on Friday evening, following a long, hard fought battle with cancer.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 26, 1931, Mische, more than any horseman in history, changed the face of horse sports in the United States.

He was 79 years old.

Mische recently celebrated over 60 years in the equestrian industry and over the course of his stellar career managed the most prestigious shows in America including the Budweiser American Invitational, American Grand Prix Association National Jumper Championship, New Albany Classic, Lake Placid and I Love New York Shows, Charlotte Jumper Classic, the American Gold Cup, USEF National Jumper Championships, and the National Horse Show. Other Stadium Jumping Inc. productions included the Olympic Games Show Jumping Team Selection Trials in 2000 and 2004, and the World Equestrian Games Show Jumping Team Selection Trials in 2002 and 2006.

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Guatemala to Stage FEI World Jumping Challenge Final

Lausanne (SUI), 3 December 2010 – The FEI World Jumping Challenge Final, which takes place at Club Ecuestre El Cortijo, Guatemala City (GUA) next week (8-12 December), has attracted a field of 22 riders from 15 countries.

Riders from Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bermuda and Guatemala will compete in the Final on borrowed horses. Competitions will be held outdoors over 1.20 metre courses.

The format for the Final consists of a warm-up competition followed by two qualifiers. The top 50 per cent from the two qualifiers go through to the semi-final to decide the four riders for the final. The top quartet will then take part in a change-horse final, run under the same format as the world championships, to decide the overall winner. There will also be a consolation competition for riders that do not qualify for the semi-final.

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Hillary Dobbs and Corlett Capture Victory in $30,000 Holiday & Horses Opener

Corlett and Hillary Dobbs were victorious in the $30,000 Holiday & Horses Opener at the 2010 Holiday & Horses Show. Photo © Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

Wellington, FL – December 2, 2010 – At the Holiday & Horses Show at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, the $30,000 Holiday & Horses Opener was the main class in the International Arena today. Hillary Dobbs of Sussex, NJ, rode Corlett, owned by The Dobbs Group, to victory.

The Holiday & Horses Show is the first competition in the Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) Holiday Series, which consists of seven shows through the beginning of January. The highlight class of the week is the $50,000 FEI World Cup Grand Prix, CSI 2* on Saturday, December 4, at 7 p.m. The Holiday & Horses Show runs through Sunday, December 5.

The course designer in the International Arena this week is Anthony D’Ambrosio of Red Hook, NY. There were 40 entries in today’s $30,000 Holiday & Horses Opener, and the class was a Time First Round speed format. There were nine clear rounds in the class. The very first into the ring was Hugh Graham of Schomberg, Ontario, on King Ridge Stables’ Fifth Estate 3E. They led the class for 24 trips with a clear round in 66.96 seconds until Dobbs and Corlett entered the ring.

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Edwina Alexander Diary

Edwina Alexander is writing her final diary for following her performance at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). Here is Edwina’s final entry…

Since the WEG…

I’ve been to Helsinki, Oslo Lyon and Verona since returning from Kentucky, and the horses have all been fine, but it involved a lot of travelling. Itot will have only a few more shows left this year, and then he might do one or two in January, and then I’ll give him a break before the outdoor season starts. I have a pretty hectic schedule between now and Christmas and have only had one free weekend lately, which I spent in Abu Dhabi for the Formula One Grand Prix. I have a good bunch of horses at the moment to cope with this busy schedule; Socrates is back and was in Lyon, and Kisby has been fantastic, and I think she might be a horse that could surprise a few people. Ciske hasn’t been the easiest of horses but she is getting better show by show and I’m very happy with the progress that she’s making.

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Asian Games: Saudi Arabia’s Al Duhami Takes Double Gold in Jumping

Ramzy Al Duhami from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia took Jumping team and individual gold with Bayard V Devilla at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

Guangzhou (CHN), 25 November 2010 – It was double-gold for individual champion Ramzy Al Duhami yesterday as The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia impressively dominated the Jumping competitions at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.  On Monday the 38 year old rider joined Khaled Al Eid, HRH Prince Moteb Al Saud and Abdullah Al Sharbatly to take the team title ahead of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who pipped Hong Kong, China in a thrilling third-round jump-off against the clock.

And for the UAE there was also a double to celebrate yesterday as Sheikha Latifah Al Maktoum claimed her second silver medal of the Games when finishing only fractionally behind Al Duhami in the jump-off for the individual title.  The bronze went to 2000 Olympic bronze medallist Al Eid who had two fences down in the three-horse decider.

The talented and experienced Saudi team were always going to be the ones to beat, and with four clears in the first round went straight into the lead while the UAE carried just three faults collected by Sheikha Latifah and Kalaska de Semily when both Sheikh Majid Al Qasimi (Co-Jack) and Ahmed Al Junaibi (Picobello Wodiena) left the course intact – fourth-line rider Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoum (Dubai’s Pride) providing the discount eight-fault score.

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Rolex FEI World Cup Jumping 2010/2011 – Round 5

Germany's Carsten-Otto Nagel and Corradina, winners of today's fifth leg of the Rolex FEI World Cup series at Stuttgart, Germany, were presented with a Rolex watch by Magali Dubois Vaucher of Rolex. Photo: Tim Welland.


Stuttgart (GER), 21 November 2010 – A superbly-judged round against the clock secured victory in the fifth leg of the 2010/2011 Rolex FEI World Cup Jumping series today for Carsten-Otto Nagel.  Riding the lovely grey mare Corradina, the 48 year old rider from Hamburg set the pace in this afternoon’s 13-horse jump-off and none of the rest could match his speed despite their very best efforts.  The biggest threat came from defending Rolex FEI World Cup champion, fellow-German Marcus Ehning who had to settle for runner-up spot with Noltes Kuchengirl while Ireland’s Billy Twomey finished third with Tinka’s Serenade.

This latest result brings Germany’s impressive early-season tally to four wins from the opening five qualifying legs of the Western European League series which will conclude with the world final on their home turf in Leipzig next April. And Nagel has now moved into sixth place on the leaderboard which continues to be headed by World No. 1 Kevin Staut from France and which includes three Germans amongst the top six to date.

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FEI Championships 2010 – Asian Games

Japan took team and individual gold in the Eventing Championships at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China today. Kenki Sato (2nd from left) claimed the individual title. Photo: Laixiongmin.


Guangzhou (CHN), 20 November 2010 – Kenki Sato claimed individual gold and helped Japan to secure the team title in Eventing at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China today.  The Buddhist monk, who finished 35th with his other ride, Hop and Skip, at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky in October, was lying second with Toy Boy after dressage and added nothing further to his score to take the individual honours ahead of Korea’s Jai Sik Cheon.

Sato’s team-mate Yoshiaki Oiwa took individual bronze, and Japan scored a convincing victory in the team competition, finishing with a 26-point advantage over the silver medallists from Thailand while China pipped the squad from Hong Kong by the narrowest of margins in the battle for team bronze.

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Gulf Coast Winter Circuit 2011

November 19, 2010 – The Gulf Coast Prize list is available online and will be mailed during the week of Thanksgiving. We are very excited out our new class offerings this year.  If you have any questions, please call our office at 843 768 5503.

If you would like to view or download the prize list, click the following link:

See you at the rings,
Bob Bell
The Classic Company, Ltd.
Phone/FAX:  (843) 768-5503
Post Office Box 1311  Johns Island  SC 29457

Kentucky Fall Classic Wrap-Up: November 11-14, 2010

Chris Payne and Clooney claimed the championship honors during the Pre-Green 3' division at the Kentucky Fall Classic. Photo By: Holly Whiteman.

Lexington, KY – November 17, 2010 – It was a weekend full of gorgeous and unseasonably warm weather for the Kentucky Fall Classic. The event was held in the New Alltech Indoor Arena November 11-14, 2010 and featured the areas top hunters and jumpers.

Alliy Moyer took home both the champion and reserve champion honors in the Junior Hunter division. She showed Safari to the championship prize and was awarded the reserve championship tricolor for her ride aboard Momentus.

Later in the day, Susan Moriconi was awarded the championship prize in the Adult Amateur Hunter division on her horse, Liberty. Anne Molnar took home the reserve championship prize for her ride aboard Apriol.

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Atlanta Fall Classic – One

November 14, 2010 – Today we finished the first of two weeks in Conyers, Ga.  We had a great week of showing.   The highlights of the shows started with the Welcome Class that was won by David Jennings riding Tornado, owned by Two Shannons Farm.  There were 33 in the class.

This show was the host of the Zone 4 Finals and the following were the Champions.  Congrats to all.

Green Working – Fonteyn HF, Elizabeth Devor

Am Owner 18-35 – Cosmopolitian, Sarah Digiorgio

Am Owner 36-Ovr – Marquis, Lee Cesery

Am Owner 3’3″ – Overboard, Holly Sims

Small Jr – La Canto, James Fisher

Large Jr – Alexa Boggio

Small Pony – James Blonde, Carly Reinsel

Medium  Pony – Highlands Make Believe, Bergen Sanderford

Large Pony – Roosevelt, Amanda Schaefer

Ad Am 18-35 – Icebreaker, Stephanie Zimmerman

Ad Am 36-49 – Benedetto, Blair Jordan

Children’s Hunter 14 U – Believe, Emily Weeks

Children’s Hunter 15-17 – Overeasy, McClain Newton

Children’s Hunter Pony – Bonfire, Anna Smith

Pre Green 3′ – Fine Print, Fit to Print Farm

Pre Green 3’3″ – Ferragamos Featu, Jenna Weiner

Short Stirrup – Tristans Marquis, Rebecca Hadfield

Pre Adult – Oxford, Polly Johnson

Pre Children’s – Buckely, Catherine Stumberg

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