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Benefits of Equine Assisted Therapy in Doubt Due to Lack of Research

In response to a paper published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, the Horses and Humans Research Foundation is seeking help to fund research into equine assisted therapy. The following is an excerpt from a recent Horses and Humans Research

Laura Kraut Wins $125,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix

Show jumping superstars Laura Kraut (USA) and Cedric jumped to the top of an exciting competition Sunday afternoon in the $125,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix, presented by Rolex. Held at Donald Trump’s scenic estate, The Mar-a-Lago Club, in Palm Beach,

Laura Kraut and Cedric won the $125,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix. Photos © Sportfot, us.sportfot.com

Fabulous Victory for Koos de Ronde in Mechelen

Koos de Ronde produced an excellent performance late on Monday evening to win the FEI World Cup™ Driving at the Nekkerhal in Mechelen, Belgium for the fifth time in his career. Sweden’s Fredrik Persson drove with enormous skill to finish

Koos de Ronde (NED) on his way to his fifth victory in Mechelen. (Photo Dirk Caremans/FEI).

Delestre Clinches Longines Leg in Mechelen

Simon Delestre produced a devastating turn of speed from the stallion Qlassic Bois Margot to clinch victory at the eighth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2014 Western European League at Mechelen, Belgium. Last to go in an

The French partnership of Simon Delestre and the stallion Qlassic Bois Margot produced a devastating turn of speed to win today’s eighth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2014/2015 Western European League at Mechelen in Belgium. (FEI/Dirk Caremans)

Meydan Sponsorship Deal Criticized

At the beginning of December, Endurance Great Britain (EGB) approached members with proposed sponsorship package from Meydan, a company owned by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The package proposed providing EGB with a large but undisclosed sum of

Kutscher is King at Longines Leg in Olympia

German riders dominated the prizewinner’s line-up at the seventh leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2014/2015 Western European League at Olympia in London, Great Britain, today where Marco Kutscher steered Cornet’s Cristallo to victory ahead of defending series

Germany’s Marco Kutscher steered Cornet’s Cristallo to victory at the seventh leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2014/2015 Western European League at Olympia in London (GBR). Photo by FEI/Jon Stroud

Exell Extraordinary Again at Olympia

Boyd Exell (AUS) put down an extraordinary performance again to win his fourth consecutive FEI World Cup™ Driving competition of this season at London Olympia (GBR). Exell had already won at Stuttgart, Stockholm and last week in Geneva, where he

Australia’s Boyd Exell claimed his fourth win of the FEI World Cup™ Driving season with victory at London Olympia (GBR). Photo by Trevor Meeks/FEI

Intrepid Reporter Gets More Accolades

Equestrian journalist Pippa Cuckson has received the Liz Dudden Memorial Trophy in recognition of her tireless quest to expose horse welfare issues at the highest level of sport. Her ongoing coverage of the Middle East endurance scandals in international media

Pippa Cuckson has won the Liz Dudden Memorial Trophy, presented by the British Equestrian Writers Association.

Ian Millar and Star Power Top $25,000 ESP Holiday II Grand Prix

Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) hosted its Holiday Festival II this week on December 16-18, 2014, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. The week featured the $10,000 Equiline Open Stake on Tuesday with a win for Ronan McGuigan

Ian Millar and Star Power won the $25,000 Holiday II Grand Prix. Photo by Mancini Photos, www.manciniphotos.com

Paying Tribute to FEI Honorary President HRH Princess Haya

International sports personalities have paid homage to HRH Princess Haya, who on December 14th stepped down as the FEI President after eight years in the role. The newly elected FEI President Ingmar De Vos lead the tributes to Princess Haya,

HRH Princess Haya pictured with the newly elected FEI President Ingmar De Vos (BEL) on December 14, 2014, the day she stepped down as the FEI President after eight years in the role. Princess Haya handed the FEI Presidential pin over to the new President during a brief ceremony which followed the General Assembly. Photo by FEI/Liz Gregg