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Lauren Hough and Christine McCrea Tie for Martha Jolicoeur Leading Lady Rider Title

Christine McCrea and Romantovich Take One. Photos courtesy of Rebecca Walton and Shawn McMillen Photography

Lexington, Kentucky – November 8, 2012 – As Saturday night concluded an amazing showcase of world-class talent at this year’s Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky, the Martha Jolicoeur Leading Lady Rider – or should we say riders – were named. Lauren Hough and Christine McCrea tied for the coveted title. Hough also was awarded the Audi Leading Rider Award, taking home a brand new Audi Q-7 from Audi of Lexington.

The Alltech National Horse Show concluded on Sunday, November 4, after a highly successful six-day run at the Alltech Arena at the world-renowned Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Martha Jolicoeur’s award was presented on Saturday night, following the victory gallop for the $250,000 Alltech National Horse Show Grand Prix. McLain Ward riding Antares F, raced to a brilliant win.

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Lauren Hough and Quick Study Speed to $75,000 Double H Farm International Open Jumper Victory

Lauren Hough and Quick Study. Photos By: Rebecca Walton

Lexington, KY – November 1, 2012 – After spending the summer in Europe, Lauren Hough and Quick Study made a triumphant return to the United States during the Alltech National Horse Show, 129th Edition. The pair bested a 14-horse jump-off with a speedy double clear effort during the $75,000 Double H Farm International Open Jumper class. Ireland’s Richie Moloney galloped into second place position aboard Slieveanorra, while Kent Farrington and his young mount Venus left all the rails in place for the third place honors.

The riders found the key to Richard Jeffery’s first round early on, which featured a triple bar, a liverpool, an oxer-vertical double combination, and a vertical-vertical-oxer triple combination. Fourteen horses returned to the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park for the jump-off, which would prove to be a foot race over a bending line to a single airy vertical, part of the triple combination, and two final wide oxers.

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Fellers, Hough, Madden, and Spooner to Jump for U.S. at CSIO5* Spruce Meadows Masters Tournament

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will be represented by four show jumpers at the CSIO5* Spruce Meadows Masters Tournament, which runs September 7-11, 2011, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Please click on any athlete name for more information about that jumper.

The following horse/rider combinations have been named to represent the U.S.

Rich Fellers and Flexible (15-year-old Irish Sport Horse stallion owned by Mollie and Harry Champman)

Lauren Hough and Quick Study (12-year-old Selle Francais gelding owned by Laura and Meredith Mateo)

Beezie Madden and Coral Reef Via Volo (13-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare owned by Coral Reef Ranch)

Richard Spooner and Cristallo (13-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Richard Spooner)

Please visit www.sprucemeadows.com/index.jsp for more information.

Lauren Hough and Quick Study Win Longines International Grand Prix of Ireland

Lauren Hough and Quick Study celebrate (Beatrice Scudo Photo)

Dublin, Ireland – The U.S. show jumpers dominated the final day of the Royal Dublin Horse Show by picking up three wins. Highlighted by Lauren Hough’s major score in the Longines International Grand Prix of Ireland with Quick Study, the U.S. rebounded from a fifth place FEI Nation’s Cup finish on Friday with a trifecta of success. Hough dominated the star-studded field of 40, and she was one of only two riders to jump two clear rounds. Her second round time was three seconds faster than French rider Michel Robert, who ended up second on Kellemoi De Pepit.

“It was a difficult course today there were only two clear in the first round,” said Hough. “My horse felt great in the first round and that gave me confidence. I had a good feeling about it and I had the advantage of going last in the jump-off.  My horse is naturally a fast horse; Michel went clear (in the jump-off) but went conservatively. I didn’t have to push too much because he is such a fast horse, so I just I just went medium.”

Quick Study, a 12-year-old Selle Francais gelding owned by Laura and Meredith Mateo, returned from an inconsistent Nations Cup performance on Friday to take his first CSIO5* Grand Prix win.

“He wants to do the right thing,” said Hough about her World Equestrian Games veteran. “I didn’t let him on Friday (in the Nations Cup) – he was in such good form in Florida, then I got over here and it’s been a little up and down; he hasn’t had any major mistakes, they’ve been more my mistakes. He’s a great horse and he did everything right tonight.”

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USEF Names Riders for CSIO Rotterdam

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will be represented by five show jumpers at the CSIO Rotterdam, which runs August 24-28, 2011 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Please click on any athlete or team name for more information about them.

The following horse/rider combinations have been named in ranked order to represent the U.S.

Beezie Madden and Coral Reef Via Volo (13-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare owned by Coral Reef Ranch)

Laura Kraut and Cedric (13-year-old Dutch-bred gelding owned by Happy Hill Farm)

Lauren Hough and Quick Study (12-year-old Selle Francais gelding owned by Laura and Meredith Mateo)

Christine McCrea and Romantovich Take One (11-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Windsor Show Stables)

Mario Deslauriers and Urico (10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Jane Clark)

Please visit www.usefnetwork.com for more information or visit www.chio.nl.

Madden, Kraut, Hough, McCrea & Farrington to Jump for U.S. at CSIO5* Hickstead & CSIO5* Dublin

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) named the following horse/rider combinations for CSIO5*competitions: Hickstead and Dublin, which are part of the 2011 FEI Nations Cup Series. These riders will jump at CSIO5* Hickstead, England, July 26-31 which is held in conjunction with the Longines Royal International Horse Show and CSIO5* Dublin, Ireland, August 3-7 as part of the prestigious Royal Dublin Horse Show.

Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, NY) will ride Coral Reef Ranch’s Coral Reef Via Volo
Coral Reef Via Volo is a 13-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare

Laura Kraut (Wellington, FL) will ride Happy Hill Farm’s Cedric or Stars and Stripes’ Tierra
Cedric is a 13-year-old Holsteiner gelding
Teirra is an 11-year-old KWPN mare

Lauren Hough (Wellington, FL) will ride Laura and Meredith Mateo’s Quick Study
Quick Study is a 12-year-old Selle Francais gelding

Christine McCrea (Windsor, CT) will ride Windsor Show Stable’s Romantovich Take One
Romantovich Take One is an 11-year-old KWPN gelding

Kent Farrington (Chicago, IL) will ride R.C.G. Farm’s Uceko
Uceko is an 11-year-old KWPN gelding

Information about Hickstead and the Longines Royal International Horse Show is available here: http://www.hickstead.co.uk/horse-shows.aspx.

Information about the Royal Dublin Horse Show is available here:  http://www.dublinhorseshow.com.

Laura Kraut and Cedric Capture $500,000 FTI Consulting Finale Grand Prix CSI 5*

Laura Kraut and Cedric. Photos © Sportfot

Wellington, FL – March 26, 2011 – The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center experienced one of its biggest crowds ever on Saturday night as more than 7,000 spectators filled the stands to watch Laura Kraut (USA) and Cedric race to victory in the $500,000 FTI Consulting Finale Grand Prix, CSI 5* during week eleven of the 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Kraut and Cedric won two grand prix classes in a row earlier in the circuit with victories in the $78,000 Adequan Grand Prix CSI 2* during week four and the $150,000 FEI World Cup Grand Prix CSI 3*-W presented by Spy Coast Farm during week five. Tonight was the pair’s third and biggest grand prix victory of the WEF circuit to conclude a fantastic winter season.

Guilherme Jorge of Brazil designed the courses in the International Arena this week. In tonight’s class, forty entries jumped the first round course and 15 were able to go clean to advance to the jump-off. Nine were able to jump double clear, and Kraut and Cedric finished in a blazing 35.86 seconds to finish in first place.

Andres Rodriguez (VEN) rode Secret to the first clear round of the jump-off and set the standard with his speedy round in 37.10 seconds. The pair’s time held onto the lead for ten rounds before Kraut and Cedric entered the ring, eventually finishing in third place.

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Jumping Radio Show Episode 53 – Lauren Hough and Jessica Springsteen

Lauren Hough makes a return to the show after her Grand Prix win last weekend and reveals her plans for the rest of the season. Plus, Dr Jenny Johnson explains what’s new in Shockwave Therapy and Jessica Springsteen joins Chris in the co-host chair…..

Jumping Radio Episode 53 – Show Notes and Links:

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Lauren Hough Donates “Randy” to Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center

Randy is the newest addition to the incredible group of horses at Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center. Photo Courtesy of the VTRC.

Loxahatchee, FL – October 21, 2010 – Recently, international grand prix rider Lauren Hough donated the mount Aspirant “Randy” to the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center (VTRC). After suffering some health issues, Randy was unable hold up to the rigors of life as a show horse. Hough has always been a supporter of the work at VTRC and felt that Randy’s gentle nature would make him perfect for a new career helping those with disabilities.

“I have always been a big fan of their program; I think they do a fantastic job there,” said Hough. “Randy has a super character and was not able to stay sound enough for the show ring so it seemed like a perfect match.”

Randy is a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding who has become the perfect horse for therapy. His gentle nature and “knowing” sense combined with his incredible movement that is therapeutic for many riders have made him very successful. While his manner outside of the ring is sometimes playful, he always knows how to be very careful with his riders.

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Jumping Radio Show Episode 29 by Back on Track – Lauren Hough and Candice King

U.S. WEG Squad members Lauren Hough and Candice King join us this week to review their preparation for the games. Take a listen.

Jumping Radio Episode 29 – Show Notes and Links:

  • Show Host: Chris Stafford
  • Photo Credit: USEF
  • Guest: Lauren Hough
  • Guest: Candice King
  • Guest: USA Wins Calgary Nations Cup – for full results: www.sprucemeadows.com
  • World Equestrian Games Jumping Radio Show Recording Schedule at the Alltech Pavilion:
    (Recorded show will be posted within three hours of recording.)

    • Oct 5: Recording at 5-6 PM
    • Oct 7: Recording at 8-9 AM
    • Oct 9: Recording at 8-9 AM
    • Oct 10: Recording at 8-9 AM

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