Foreword

On behalf of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the brand new Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League.

The new North American League, which includes seven East and seven West Coast venues in three countries - the United States, Mexico and Canada - is a fantastic development for the sport in this region and for our worldwide series. Bromont (Canada), was first of the 14 carefully selected events on the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League calendar and is a brilliant opportunity for some of the world’s best athletes to shine on a North American stage and showcase top-level equestrian sport to fans across North America and the world.

This league is one among sixteen taking part in the highly successful and global FEI World Cup™ Jumping series which has been in existence since 1978. This season includes 115 qualifiers in 43 countries leading to the star-studded Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final in Gothenburg, Sweden, 23-28 March 2016. Over the past three decades, we have seen many of the greatest athletes hold the FEI World Cup™ trophy proudly aloft, including North American legends such as Ian Millar (CAN) and Big Ben in 1988 and 1989 and more recently Rich Fellers and the amazing Flexible in 2012 followed by Beezie Madden and the sensible Simon in 2013.

All the athletes you will have the pleasure of seeing here are champions in their own right and have spent many hours perfecting their craft and I wish them every success.

I want to extend my gratitude to our loyal and dedicated top partner Longines for extending their global support of our sport to the North American League as the official Title Partner and Watch of the Longines FEI World Cup™ for each of the 14 events part of this league.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Organising Committee and their partners for their vision and efforts at enabling this event and acting as a motor for international equestrian sport in the region. To the volunteer body and sponsors, as well as the athletes, the enthusiastic public and the media representatives, this would not be possible without you, so thank you for your dedication and loyalty. 

In whatever capacity you are attending the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League qualifiers, I wish you an enjoyable event, conducted in the best spirit of great horsemanship.

Ingmar De Vos

FEI President


Swiss watchmaker Longines, the Top Partner of the FEI, has the pleasure to be the Official Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League.

As partner, Longines will time the performance of the 14 separate competitions that make up this series, which takes place throughout the U.S, Canada and Mexico. The winner of each competition will receive an elegant Longines watch for the victory, providing spectators an opportunity to discover Longines elegant timepieces. Each competition serves as a qualifying event for riders wishing to compete in the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final, which takes place in Gothenburg in 2016. As Title Partner, Longines also serves as Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of that event.

The association between Longines and the FEI reinforces the traditional and long-lasting commitment of the brand to equestrian sports. In addition to the brand’s Official Partnership of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League, Longines also serves as official partner to the series in both the Western European League and Chinese League. Longines also lends its name to the FEI world ranking for riders participating in the show jumping trials: The Longines Rankings.

Longines’ involvement in equestrian sports dates back to 1878, when a chronograph engraved with a jockey and his mount was produced. It was used as early as 1881 in New York by people involved in the world of horses and enabled them to time performances to the seconds. By 1912, the company had partnered for the first time with an international show jumping competition, in Portugal.

Today, Longines is an active partner in flat racing and eventing as well as show jumping. In these three disciplines, it is the Official Partner, Timekeeper and Watch of international institutions, events, races and competitions. Elegance, Performance and Tradition are values that both equestrian sports and Longines share, which strengthen the close bonds that the brand has been developing with the equestrian world for more than a century.

The Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League

A League to Reach New Heights, by Esther Hahn

Raised in Los Angeles, California, Esther Hahn trained in the hunter/jumper discipline while juggling a full-time surfing career.

After graduating from Yale University, Esther traveled the world as a surfing journalist. She now resides in San Francisco, freelance writing and blogging, and not just for surfing - she now writes about equestrian sport, which has remained a huge passion for her.

Esther is delighted to be the correspondent for the brand new Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League:

“The FEI, in concert with its top partner, Longines, has launched an exciting addition to elite-level show jumping in North America. The new Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League is boosting the continent’s landscape for international-caliber show jumping with 14 events, split evenly between the two coasts.

The ultimate objective of the new league is to provide an improved qualifying experience for the sport’s horses, riders, organizers and spectators in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

John Madden, FEI 1st Vice President and Chair of the FEI Jumping Committee, put this perfectly. He explained that with this format, the Beezies, McLains and Kents can qualify with seven efforts, and without interfering with their various global commitments, like Nations Cups. He went on to highlight that qualifying in this way is really doable and palatable, and the best riders in North America will go to the maximum number of events.

The new model will also translate into consistent fan experiences. Each event has its own varied character, and yet there will be continuity in the data, record keeping, statistics and competition format, providing spectators with a very clear understanding of the overall series, but without compromising each event’s unique flavor.

At the series’ end, a hard-fought battle to accrue the most points will qualify seven U.S. athletes from the East Coast, three U.S. athletes from the West Coast, two Canadian athletes and two Mexican athletes for the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final in Gothenburg, Sweden, on March 23-28, 2016.

A new era of show jumping in North America has begun, raising every aspect of the sport to new heights.”

FEI World Cup™ Jumping: History in the Making

The first FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final was in 1979. Won by Austria’s Hugo Simon, it sparked the start of the oldest and biggest indoor jumping series in the world.

It was not long before the US showed its show jumping might ... in fact, just one year!

Conrad Homfeld became the first American to win the Final in 1980, launching an American hat trick (Michael Matz won it in 1981, Melanie Smith became the first female Final winner in 1982, and Norman Dello Joio won it in 1983).

Canada then stepped up in 1984 with the 19-year-old Mario Deslauriers, who became the youngest rider to ever win the FEI World Cup™ Final, a record he still holds today.

Americans returned to dominate for the next three years, with Homfeld securing his second Final in 1985, Leslie Burr Lenehan winning in 1986 and Katharine Burdsall winning in 1987.

Canada’s Ian Millar, affectionately known as "Captain Canada," then claimed the Final twice in a row, in 1988 and 1989.

Amazingly, it then took until 2012, when Rich Fellers won the Final with Flexible, to bring the coveted FEI World Cup™ Jumping trophy back to the States. "Beezie" Madden—the most decorated US female equestrian of all time—then won the 2013 Final on Simon.

With a total of 14 athletes from the new North American League set to qualify for next year’s prestigious Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final, we could well see the trophy coming back to American shores very soon!

1979 - Hugo Simon
1979 - Hugo Simon In Action
1984 - Mario Deslauriers
1987 - Katharine Burdsall
1988 - Ian Millar
2012 - Rich Fellers
2013 - "Beezie" Madden

"EAST MEETS WEST"

ATTRACTS BIG NAMES TO LONGINES FEI WORLD CUP™ JUMPING NORTH AMERICAN LEAGUE

Fourteen athletes from the new North American League will qualify for the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final. Among the hopefuls are three of the biggest names in show jumping—Beezie Madden, Jessica Springsteen and Hannah Selleck, who helped launch the league last March.

The most decorated US female equestrian of all time, Elizabeth "Beezie" Madden was, at press time, the only woman in the top 10 of the Longines world rider rankings. “Longines’ motto is ‘elegance is an attitude,’" she remarked. "Our sport is about elegance, and the harmony we achieve with our horses is essential to success ... Longines is the perfect partner for equestrian sport.”

To American Gold Cup winner and FEI Solidarity Ambassador Jessica Springsteen, daughter of rock icon Bruce Springsteen, it's about passion and partnership. “We are part of an exceptional sport because we get to rely on a very special partner: the horse," she said. “[Our horses] are hard-working, talented athletes with their own personalities. It’s an awesome sport and I’m so excited to share my passion for it with you.”

In addition, “Horses are a great leveler," noted Young Rider gold medalist Hannah Selleck, daughter of actor Tom Selleck and one of show jumping's up-and-coming stars. “As riders, we know that you can be winning one day, and on the ground the next. Riders can have very long careers that last for many years. Some of the more mature riders are old enough to be my father, but I quite like the one I’ve got!”

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Calendar of Events

August

Bromont

Event Date: 8.5 - 8.9

Competition Date: 8.9

2:30 PM EST | 6:30 PM GMT

Category: CSI3*W

Other Disciplines: N/A

Langley

Event Date: 8.12 - 8.16

Competition Date: 8.16

2:00 PM PST | 6:00 PM GMT

Category: CSI3*W

Other Disciplines: N/A

September

New York

Event Date: 9.9 - 9.13

Competition Date: 9.13

2:00 PM EST | 6:00 PM GMT

Category: CSI4*W

Other Disciplines: N/A

Sacramento

Event Date: 9.22 - 9.27

Competition Date: 9.26

7:00 PM PST | 2:00 AM GMT (9.27)

Category: CSI3*W

Other Disciplines: N/A

October

Del Mar

Event Date: 10.7 - 10.18

Competition Date: 10.17

7:50 PM PST | 2:50 AM GMT (10.18)

Category: CSI4*W

Other Disciplines: N/A

Washington

Event Date: 10.20 - 10.25

Competition Date: 10.24

9:00 PM EST | 1:00 AM GMT (10.25)

Category: CSI4*W

Other Disciplines: N/A

Calgary

Event Date: 10.22 - 10.31

Competition Date: 10.31

7:30 PM MST | 1:30 AM GMT (11.1)

Category: CSI3*W

Other Disciplines: N/A

Lexington

Event Date: 10.27 - 11.1

Competition Date: 11.1

2:00 PM EST | 6:00 PM GMT

Category: CSI4*W

Other Disciplines: N/A

November

Toronto

Event Date: 11.6 - 11.15

Competition Date: 11.11

9:15 PM EST | 2:15 AM GMT (11.12)

Category: CSI4*W

Other Disciplines: N/A

Las Vegas

Event Date: 11.10 - 11.15

Competition Date: 11.14

7:30 PM EST | 4:00 AM GMT (11.15)

Category: CSI3*W

Other Disciplines: N/A

January

Valle de Bravo

Event Date: 1.21 - 1.24

Competition Date: 1.23

4:00 PM EST | 9:00 PM GMT

Category: CSI3*W

Other Disciplines: N/A

February

Wellington

Event Date: 2.4 - 2.7

Competition Date: 2.7

11:00 AM EST | 4:00 PM GMT
(Time Pending Approval)

Category: CSI3*W

Other Disciplines: N/A

Thermal

Event Date: 2.9 - 2.14

Competition Date: 2.13

6:00 PM EST | 2:00 AM GMT (2.14)

Category: CSI3*W

Other Disciplines: N/A

Ocala

Event Date: 2.24 - 2.28

Competition Date: 2.28

11:00 AM EST | 3:00 PM GMT

Category: CSI3*W

Other Disciplines: Driving

Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Bromont

Held in Quebec, Canada, in the picturesque setting of the Eastern Townships region, near Vermont’s border, International Bromont is a hunter and jumper competition, presented at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park from August 5-9, 2015. International Bromont celebrates its 40th edition this year. The celebrations will culminate on August 9, 2015, with the presentation of the first qualifying leg of the new Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League.

"It’s an honor to have been chosen, " declared Roger Deslauriers, the competition’s director. "We have hosted an FEI World Cup qualification since 1984 and we are delighted to welcome the riders in 2015 to the first leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping North American League on a renovated showground."

The three weeks of competitions held in Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park will present more than $680,000 in prize money, as well as many gifts offered to riders.

Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Langley

Thunderbird Show Park, nicknamed “tbird,” is the number 2-ranked facility in North America (NARG 2014) and the perfect venue to kick off the new Longines North American League on the West Coast. Langley is located within the Greater Vancouver area and is the Horse Capital of British Columbia. We are a family owned and operated business dedicated to providing unsurpassed quality, excellent service and a memorable experience for our guests. We are committed to continue to evolve as a world-class facility through providing:

  • The mecca for horse sport in beautiful British Columbia
  • The highest-quality show facilities, beautiful grounds and superior footing
  • Innovative programs, technology & improvements
  • Superior customer care built on loyalty, trust and long-term relationships
  • World-class entertainment for our spectators, sponsors, guests and exhibitors

Thunderbird Show Park is committed to continue to invest in the legacy that George and Dianne Tidball have established in the equine industry.

“I want people to wonder as they drive through our entrance gates, “What’s new and improved at Thunderbird this year?” says Dianne Tidball.

Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping New York

The American Gold Cup is one of the most prestigious and iconic equestrian sporting events in the world of international show jumping. Founded in 1970 and originally held in Cleveland, OH, the show enjoyed success in Tampa, FL, Philadelphia, PA, and eventually its home for more than 20 years, the Devon Horse Show grounds, in Devon, PA.  The American Gold Cup hosted the first FEI World Cup Qualifier in 2001, one of the few held in the United States and now designated by the FEI as a CSI4*-W.

In 2012, the American Gold Cup CSI4*-W moved to the luxurious and historic Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY.  Each year since the move it has experienced record-breaking show entries, spectators and accolades, including being named the North America Riders Group number-one competition in the United States for the second consecutive year.  The American Gold Cup CSI4*-W returns to Old Salem Farm because of their state-of-the-art facility widely recognized by competitors as a premier venue, one of the top grass Grand Prix fields in North America, and the picturesque show grounds.

Over the course of five days, elite equestrian athletes, horse owners, young riding hopefuls, celebrities and enthusiastic fans gather to enjoy extraordinary show jumping.  American Gold Cup CSI4*-W champions include up-and-coming superstars Jessica Springsteen and Brianne Goutal alongside legends Rodney Jenkins, Melanie Smith Taylor, Michael Matz and Chris Kappler. Amongst a fanfare of family-friendly activities, spectators delight in exceptional shopping on Boutique Row, autograph signings, the signature JustWorld International Horseless Horse Show, and much, much more.

It’s the mix of Olympic champions against the next generation of the world’s great riders, the atmosphere of Old Salem Farm and the beauty of Westchester County that makes the American Gold Cup CSI4*-W a highlight of the year for locals, fans and riders.

Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Sacramento

West Palms Events’ mission is to deliver world-class equestrian competition while providing top facilities, care and management for both our human and equine athletes, as well as for coaches, trainers, grooms, families and spectators. We strive to deliver events that cater to top-level equestrians, while also serving the needs of the amateurs, juniors and children who love and compete in our sport.

Just outside of California’s capital of Sacramento, the Murieta Equestrian Center is home to the Sacramento International Horse Show. With four indoor arenas, over 370 permanent stalls, and bleacher seating for up to 3,000 spectators, it is a wonderful venue to have the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Sacramento Presented by Lasher’s Elk Grove Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.

Sacramento International Horse Show celebrates its eighth year of competition this year, with its eighth World CupTM Qualifier, the Lasher’s Elk Grove Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Ride and Drive, Presented by The Chronicle of the Horse, four seminars by elite equestrian athletes, and the ever popular International Team Challenge, Presented by Stoneridge. We welcome everyone to the Murieta Equestrian Center and hope you enjoy the competition, shopping and educational opportunities!

Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar

The Del Mar International Horse Show is located in one of the most beautiful, temperate cities in the world, “ideal” Del Mar, as the 2014 NARG Reviews say, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Del Mar is only a short drive north of San Diego and boasts golden beaches, luxurious resorts, fine dining and exquisite shopping, all wrapped in a relaxed, beach city atmosphere. The Del Mar Fairgrounds, home of the Del Mar Racetrack, is one of the top equestrian facilities in California, with grandstand seating for over 3,500 spectators in the Del Mar Arena and permanent stables. To top it off, every evening you have the privilege of enjoying the sun fall into the Pacific Ocean, just beyond the Del Mar Racetrack.

The Del Mar International Horse Show looks to take the competition to the next level this year, being awarded CSI-W4*, with an increase in prize money and interest from International riders to compete at one of California’s premier shows. Not only does the Del Mar International Horse Show cater to elite show jumping, it also hosts prestigious medal finals, including the 2015 Onondarka Medal Finals. We are excited to see everyone at the Del Mar Fairgrounds for a intense show-jumping competition at the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Del Mar!

Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Washington, D.C.

Established in 1958 as a charitable non-profit organization, the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is one of the most historic and prestigious equestrian sporting events in the U.S. Held each year in October in the heart of the nation’s capital, WIHS welcomes more than 26,000 spectators to six days of world-class international show jumping and top national hunter and equitation competition plus entertaining exhibitions, boutique shopping and ringside dining and hospitality.

Horses and riders come to D.C. from all over the globe to jump for more than half a million dollars in prize money. Excitement is building for the $125,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Washington, the President's Cup Grand Prix, presented by Events DC, where the winning rider will be presented with the show's most prestigious prize, the President of the United States Perpetual Cup, a trophy given to the show in 1961 by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

Experience the history and true patriotic spirit of Washington, D.C., as you wander through the city and visit world renowned museums, historical sites and internationally acclaimed restaurants, all only steps away from the event. Watch world-class competition in a magically transformed equestrian venue in the center of the city in one of the top professional sports and entertainment venues in the United States.

Since its debut, WIHS has been a Washington, D.C., institution attended by celebrities, political, business, military and diplomatic leaders, as well as countless horse enthusiasts of all ages. The show continues to be a national treasure.

The week’s featured events include the thrilling Puissance high jump competition on Military Night and WIHS Kids' Day, the popular equestrian street festival of free, fun and educational horse-based activities for the local D.C. community, WIHS Barn Night featuring the entertaining Gambler’s Choice Costume Class, and the prestigious WIHS Equitation Finals for the top junior riders in the country. The highlighted events support community organizations and charities ranging from therapeutic riding programs for veterans and the disabled, to breast cancer care centers in the local and surrounding Washington, D.C., areas.

WIHS is an official United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Heritage Competition and is recognized as a Top 25 Horse Show by the North American Riders Group.

Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Calgary

The 10 days of Royal West stage a world-class equestrian jumping tournament, featuring FEI and Equine Canada national hunter, jumper and equitation competitions.

Three $35,000 CSI2* FEI competitions during week one make up the Royal West International Championships. The leading athlete after three days of competition will be crowned with a gold medal on a podium presentation beside the silver and bronze champions.

Week two presents the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Calgary along with a $35,000 and two $45,000 competitions. Along with three Hunter Derbies, these evenings of jumping promise entertainment and great sport for all fans. 

Set in the heart of downtown Calgary at Stampede Park, it is the perfect location for activities outside of the show. Royal West hosts a social gala, in support of breast cancer, on Saturday, October 24, that promises to be a party to remember. Hotel Arts, the host hotel for Royal West, is just minutes from the grounds and is surrounded by world-class dining, shopping and nightlife.

Hosted by Rocky Mountain Show Jumping, Royal West is held at the new state-of-the-art Agrium Western Event Centre. The facility is the perfect venue to enjoy indoor International Jumping, featuring a 250' x 125' ft. competition space with arena seating for 2,500 guests plus numerous VIP suites and tables.

Visit www.royalwest.org to view the schedule and prize book or to get your tickets today!

Overall event attendance anticipated - We expect over 5,000 visitors during our event

Overall event prize money - all 10 days over $500,000 in prize money.

Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Lexington

The CP National Horse Show is a week-long championship event featuring the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Lexington presented by CP, as well as AA-rated hunters, open jumpers, junior/amateur jumpers and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. The event will run October 27 through November 1, 2015, in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian GamesTM.

The National Horse Show is one of the North American Riders Group's (NARG) top-rated American equestrian events, and the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame's Horse Show of the Year for the fourth year in a row. 

Founded in 1883 at the original Madison Square Garden, the National Horse Show is American's oldest indoor horse show, firmly established as a major fixture on the national and international sports and social event calendars. The National Horse Show Association's primary activity is the annual production of the National Horse Show and all ancillary events. Over the years, the National Horse Show has provided financial aid to many worthwhile charities.

For more information on the National Horse Show Association of America, Limited, please visit www.nhs.org.

Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Toronto

The Royal Horse Show is proud to be a host venue of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League. Celebrating its 93rd year, The Royal has held an FEI World Cup Qualifier each year since 1978 and is an important stop on the North American tour.

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the largest combined agricultural and equestrian event in the world. Located in the heart of vibrant Toronto, there is a lot for VIPs, guests and families to see and do at the Fair and in the city. Before taking in The Royal Horse Show’s evening performance, be sure to visit the rest of the Fair. Over 1 million square feet of world-class agriculture, livestock, food and top chefs competitions, unique shopping at 350 vendors and six Royal restaurants and bars will delight even the most discerning guest.

Make the most of your visit to The Royal Horse Show with Royal Club Platinum seating. These premium seats also include access to the Members Only Tanbark Club, VIP events, concierge service and designated parking on site. To book these exclusive tickets, contact Christine Reupke at creupke@royalfair.org.

The Longines FEI World Cup™ Grand Prix takes place in the Ricoh Coliseum during the evening performance of The Royal Horse Show on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.   Visit royalfair.org for more information.

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Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas

The Las Vegas National Horse Show is an important stop on the fall indoor show schedule. Produced by the Blenheim EquiSports Management Team, the show schedule offers multiple highlight classes, including evenings filled with show jumping. Saturday's feature event, the Las Vegas leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League, will draw horses and riders from around the world to the tremendous indoor equestrian facility at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa.

One of the only events where accommodations, dining, entertainment, spa services, show arenas and stabling are all essentially under the same roof, the Las Vegas National stands alone and is recognized as a Top 25 Horse Show by the North American Riders Group.

The home of the Las Vegas National, the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa is located minutes away from the famous Las Vegas Strip. In addition to the premiere Equestrian Arena, some of the other many amenities include room service at the barn, a 16-screen Century Theatre movie complex, 64-lane bowling center and eleven restaurants that cater to all appetites and tastes. The casino features a large selection of table games and the latest slot and video poker machines. The distinctive hotel features spacious rooms and suites, Point Plush mattresses, wireless Internet throughout, and 42-inch LED televisions with access to a live feed of the horse show.

Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Valle de Bravo

A paradise near Mexico City, Valle de Bravo is host to Triple Copa Scappino, an equestrian competition in the most beautiful forested landscape you can find.

Triple Copa Scappino is proud to host The Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Valle de Bravo competition—an event with as much tradition as Triple Copa Scappino.

Four competition arenas and stables just a few meters from the warm-up arena, the greatest weather of the year, and of course the hospitality of the Mexican fans are the best reasons to come as a fan or as a rider to Triple Copa Scappino in Valle de Bravo, Mexico.

Valle de Bravo has been the host twice of the FEI Childrens International Classic Final.

Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Wellington

The Wellington Masters will feature one of only seven East Coast qualifying events in the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League for the Final. Held at the immaculate Deeridge Farms, the event will feature a range of jumper classes.

The Wellington Masters is a leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League, which begins in August of this year across seven East and seven West Coast venues in three countries: the United States, Mexico and Canada. While the Welington Masters will be a brand-new, stand-alone international show jumping competition, 11 of the events chosen for the leagues were featured in the recently published North American Riders Group (NARG) Top 25 rankings.

Deeridge Farms, a 300-acre oasis of serenity and beauty set in the Village of Wellington, will be made available for the first time for an event of this magnitude. Owned by Jeremy and Margaret Jacobs since 1980, the farm has rarely been used for equestrian competitions.

Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Thermal

Located in the heart of the Coachella Valley, HITS Desert Horse Park’s state-of-the-art facility offers more than 2,500 stalls, newly installed footing throughout the grounds, and world-class hospitality services. The 220-acre park is hailed as one of the finest equestrian facilities in the country and can easily accommodate large numbers of horses, exhibitors and spectators both comfortably and safely.

Now encompassing eight weeks of show jumping competition, HITS Desert Circuit has proudly hosted FEI CSI2*-W classes since 1992 and, each year, continues to enhance the experience for horses and exhibitors alike through detailed property upgrades and added VIP services. In 2013, the renowned venue held its first AIG $1 Million Grand Prix – the first leg of the HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping – a tradition that continues today.

HITS Desert Horse Park holds qualifiers for the HITS Championship, the richest and most innovative finals in show jumping, which includes the Canadian Pacific $1 Million Grand Prix FEI CSI-5*, presented by Wells Fargo, Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix, Platinum Performance $250,000 Hunter Prix and the Vetera® XP Vaccines $250,000 Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Prix, along with the newest addition, the Stal Hendrix Pre Green Futurity.

Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Ocala

For more than 20 years The Live Oak International has been the industry standard for Combined Driving competition welcoming leading drivers, trainers, coaches and owners from all over Europe and North America. They compete at Live Oak Plantation in Ocala for National Championships and, regularly, placement on the U.S. Combined Driving Team.

In 2012 the Live Oak International added show jumping to its world-class driving tournament and it was an instant success. Thirty-five riders from 16 countries competed under the live oak trees. For the first time a world-class jumping event and a world-class driving event were together at a world-class horse farm on the same weekend.

Live Oak International was already recognized as a fun, well-managed show for the driving community with a strong focus on hospitality for its competitors. With the addition of show jumping we introduced and sold out a ringside hospitality area. Owners, competitors and sponsors enjoyed two beautiful afternoons of ringside hospitality. Every rider that entered the ring saluted our sponsors.

Whether coming around the final turn of a triple-crown race, representing the United States in an international combined driving competition, or taking on the challenge of a Grand Prix course, our family has always put horsemanship and sportsmanship first.