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Nancy Jaffer

Always on the go, award-winning equestrian photojournalist Nancy Jaffer travels the globe to send you inside stories from the competitions she attends. 

She tells it the way she sees it, which means she provides entertainment as well as on-the-spot information for readers.


Overcoming Challenges

Despite the challenges preceding the Games, whatever happens, U.S. riders will be ready.


Is It a Go?

As Tokyo’s COVID-19 situation worsens, officials say Olympics will still happen.

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World Equestrian Center Wows Equestrians and Tourists Alike

The World Equestrian Center (WEC) in Ocala, Florida, has been called the "best facility in the world" by top riders.

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Roundup of the 2020 U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Annual Meeting

Highlights from this year's virtual meeting, including awards and rule change proposals


Diversity is a Work in Progress for the Equestrian Community

An action plan will help even the playing field for those who are under-represented in the sport

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Helmet Research and Advancements in Design Aim to Improve Rider Safety and Education

Grant money used for helmet research will give riders the opportunity to benefit from better safety equipment, with improved helmet design, along with wider use of body protectors and air vests

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Report from USHJA Annual Meeting: Wednesday, December 2

Highlights from today's sessions at USHJA's virtual annual meeting included a new Outreach Program for grassroots riders and training tips for the equitation ring.

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Babington Strong

How Olympic show jumper Kevin Babington is rebuilding his life after a catastrophic fall


World Cup Countdown

As jumping and dressage competitors prepare to head to Las Vegas, organizers are reinventing the show’s entertainment.

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Fighting Fire with Knowledge

Members of the equestrian community across the country are joining forces to provide training in horse-handling during emergencies.

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Highlights From Toronto's Royal Winter Fair

First through third places in the Royal Winter Fair’s $210,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Toronto went to competitors under age 25.

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At the National Horse Show, Young Winners Demonstrate That the Equestrian Future is Bright

From the ASPCA Maclay to the $225,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Lexington, 18-year-olds shone in the spotlight of the 136-year-old fixture

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The Washington International Horse Show: An Event That Puts Horses in the Heart of the City

Olympian Laura Kraut finally claims the President’s Cup and the $136,300 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Washington.

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George Morris Faces Ban

SafeSport accusations from more than four decades ago levied against top trainer.

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Report from the 2019 Devon Horse Show

The U.S. Equestrian Federation Heritage Show is an amazing amalgam of tradition and top-flight competition that brings both competitors and fans back every year to its very special venue on Philadelphia’s Main Line.

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Report from the $290,000 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ at the Palm Beach Masters

The footing on home turf was great but a victory for the U.S. in the $290,000 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ turned elusive under the Florida sun as Mexico and Israel made their mark

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Report from the 2019 USEF Annual Meeting

Here's everything you need to know from this year's U.S. Equestrian Federation Annual Meeting last week.

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2018 World Equestrian Games: Shining Moments

The eight-discipline equestrian championship displayed great sport but weather and organizational issues proved challenging.

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Report from the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Annual Meeting

Top takeaways and highlights from the USHJA Annual Meeting

McLain Ward and HH Gigi’s Girl won the Royal Winter Fair’s grand prix for the ninth time in the sold-out Coca-Cola Coliseum.

Report from the 2018 Royal Winter Fair in Toronto

McLain Ward, a regular at the Royal for more than two decades, won the grand prix there for the ninth time before a sold-out crowd that got its money’s worth of excitement.

Canadian Sam Walker enjoyed a victory gallop on Waldo after winning the ASPCA Maclay equitation championship.

Bulletin from the 2018 ASPCA Maclay Equitation Championship

Teenage riders were tested thoroughly in the quest to determine who would win one of the USA’s most coveted trophies, which wound up going to a Canadian.

Beezie Madden and Chic Hin D Hyrencourt on their way to grand prix victory at the National Horse Show.

Report from Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Lexington 2018

Beezie Madden soared on a wave of approval from her fans during a memorable grand prix night at the National Horse Show

Scott Stewart enjoys a victory gallop with Lucador after winning the $50,000 Hunter Classic at the National Horse Show.

Bulletin from the National Horse Show’s Hunter Classic

Perennial National Horse Show Leading Hunter Rider Scott Stewart once again swept the biggest titles in his division, this time adding the new $50,000 Hunter Classic to his honors.

Beezie Madden won her third Washington International Horse Show President’s Cup on Breitling.

Report from the Washington International Horse Show

It was a spectacular 60th anniversary for the Washington International Horse Show, with a fantastic President’s Cup grand prix, a cliffhanger of a puissance and plenty of entertainment for the family.

Chatwin has an unorthodox jumping style, but Frankie Thieriot Stutes knows how to maximize his performance.

Report from the 2018 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International

Fair Hill celebrated its 30th anniversary with thrilling cross-country rides and show jumping that offered the kind of excitement we always expect from the Maryland eventing fixture.

Simone Blum celebrated as soon as DSP Alice hit the ground after the last fence in the individual show jumping final, knowing she had clinched WEG gold.

Final Report from the FEI World Equestrian Games at Tryon 2018

U.S. show jumping team gold medalist McLain Ward just missed out on a podium spot as a new name took individual gold

McLain Ward clinched gold for the U.S. with a swift jump-off round on Clinta.

Report on the FEI World Team Jumping Championship Medals at Tryon 2018

In a jump-off unprecedented at a world championships, the U.S. won gold in a dramatic afternoon of thrilling competition

Italy’s Lorenzo de Luca took over the individual lead in show jumping with a fault-free trip on Irenice Horta that boosted him from ninth yesterday.

Report from Round One of the FEI World Team Jumping Championship at Tryon 2018

The Swiss continued as the leading nation in show jumping at the FEI World Equestrian Games in North Carolina, but the U.S. moved up from fourth to second this afternoon, as Germany jumped from eighth to third.

McLain Ward and Clinta were the best of the U.S. entries in the first day of show jumping at the FEI World Equestrian Games.

FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018: Show Jumping, Day One

Switzerland went to the team and individual lead after the one-round speed class, followed by the Netherlands and Brazil, with the U.S. less than a rail behind

Michael Stone, president of the Tryon 2018 organizing committee.

What went wrong with the WEG?

The president of the Tryon 2018 Organizing Committee tries to answer the question that has been on many minds

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Report from the Show-Jumping Training Session at the World Equestrian Games

U.S. horses and riders all looked ready for action as they took a look around the ring where show-jumping competition begins tomorrow

Ros Canter of Great Britain won individual and team gold on Allstar B at the FEI World Equestrian Games.

Report on the Eventing Show Jumping at the FEI World Equestrian Games

It’s back to the drawingboard for the U.S. eventing team after a disappointing conclusion to its efforts at the WEG, where the British squad took the gold.

Lynn Symansky gritted her teeth and got on with it aboard Donner to be the highest-placed American after cross-country, in ninth place.

FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018: Cross Country

The Mark Phillips-designed course proved a perfect world championships test, making for a day that was both safe and exciting, although less than lucky for the U.S. team

Thomas Timmons, president of the veterinary commission for endurance; Goran Akerstrom FEI veterinary director, Ingmar De Vos, FEI president.

Will There be Another WEG?

The future of the FEI World Equestrian Games™, already in question, has been further clouded by the endurance day disaster that led to cancellation of that competition at the Tryon International Equestrian Center Tuesday.

Dressage rider Laura Graves was the U.S. flagbearer at the opening celebration that kicked off the FEI World Equestrian Games.

The World Equestrian Games: Official Kick Off and Predictions for Dressage, Eventing and Show Jumping Medals

As a hurricane threatened, the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™ opened last night without the razzle-dazzle that usually introduces the compilation of world championships in eight disciplines.

Longines Rider Challenge winner Shane Sweetnam of Ireland talks about victory at the Hampton Classic with Indra van de Oude Heihof

Video: Interview with Shane Sweetnam

Longines Rider Challenge winner Shane Sweetnam of Ireland talks about victory at the Hampton Classic with Indra van de Oude Heihof

Leslie Burr Howard talks about her win in the Sovaro FEI Speed Stake

Video: Interview with Leslie Burr Howard

Leslie Burr Howard talks about her win in the $40,000 Sovaro FEI Speed Stake at the Hampton Classic with Dona Speciale.

Taylor St. Jacques talks about Qantar des Etisses

Video: Interview with Taylor St. Jacques

Hear Taylor St. Jacques talk about her special relationship with her horse, Qantar des Etisses, or Oliver as he is known at home, after her win in the Junior/Amateur Owner Jumping Derby at the Hampton Classic.


Video: McLain Ward on WEG

Team USA rider McLain Ward talks about his two top mares, HH Azur and Clinta, and the tough decision to pick which horse to take to WEG.

McLain Ward won the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix on Gigi’s Girl with a brilliant trip in the jump-off.

Report from the 2018 Hampton Classic

One of the year’s best shows packed in the fans and VIPS, who shared the excitement of a suspenseful grand prix

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From the King’s Troop To WEG

US Equestrian’s Director of Sport Will Connell has had a diverse career path—including once commanding the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Great Britain.

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2018 WEG Preview

The World Equestrian Games are set to kick off. Here’s the latest on the site and the countries most likely to reach the podium.

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McLain Ward Triumphs in the $250,000 Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon Again

The Devon Horse Show’s featured competition was chock full of show jumping stars, but yet again, McLain Ward shone brightest of them all

Hunt Tosh won the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Devon Horse Show with Flamingo-K.

Hunters at the Devon Horse Show 2018

Although he just missed out on taking Devon’s Leading Hunter Rider title, Hunt Tosh got his big victory today when he won the Hunter Derby with Flamingo-K

Boyd Martin and his CIC 3-star winner, Kyra.

Report from the 2018 Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event

In a performance to remember, the energetic Boyd Martin won three out of four divisions at the Horse Park of New Jersey in a single action-packed weekend

Michael Jung and Marilyn Little toast Land Rover Kentucky winner Oliver Townend.

Final Report from the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

Show jumping took a dramatic turn at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, with the overnight leaders having a bad day as a longshot waited for his chance.

Donner’s rider, Lynn Symansky, is the highest-placed American after cross-country.

Report: Cross Country Day at the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

A beautiful but challenging cross-country course made a few changes in the top of the standings, but with the final phase of competition coming up, each of the key contenders has more than a desire to win—they all have their special reasons.


Report: Dressage Day Two at the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

Where will Marilyn Little be sitting at the press conference for the top three after cross-country at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event—or will she be there at all? What does a win in the dressage phase of the Western Hemisphere’s only 4-star event really mean?

Look at the lightness and connection in the performance by Michael Jung and fischerRocana FST as he seeks his fourth straight victory at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.

Report: Dressage, Day One at the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

As expected, three-time Kentucky winner Michael Jung is at the top of the heap with one more day of dressage to go.

An energetic Michael Jung is looking for his fourth straight victory at Kentucky with Fischerrocana FST.

Report from the Horse Inspection at the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event

Seven horses held at the first horse inspection might be a record, but in the end, all except two got the nod to start in tomorrow’s dressage phase.