News: Horse Sport

First Meeting of the International Horse Sports Confederation

At the first meeting of the International Horse Sports Confederation (IHSC), the FEI and the IFHA confirmed that they share the same core values of protecting horse welfare and discussed in detail the different models under which both organisations operate.

FEI President HRH Princess Haya (centre), was appointed President of the International Horse Sports Confederation at its first meeting last weekend. Louis Romanet (right of Princess Haya), Chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), was appointed IHSC Vice President. Other attendees at the meeting were (from left) Graeme Cooke, FEI Veterinary Director; Ingmar De Vos, FEI Secretary General; John McEwen, FEI 1st Vice President and Chair of the FEI Veterinary Committee; Pablo Mayorga, FEI 2nd Vice President; Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO of the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) and Vice Chairman of the IFHA; Andrew Harding, Secretary General of the Asian Racing Federation, IFHA Regional Technical Adviser (Asia) and Director of Racing Development HKJC; Dr Roland Devolz, IFHA Technical Advisor; Dr Anthony Kettle, Secretary of IFHA International Movement of Horses Committee (IMHC) and Head of Veterinary Department at Dubai Racing Club. (Photo: Richard Juilliart/FEI)

Canadians Score on the Final Day of the AGDF

Ashley Holzer (CAN) and Marissa Mastranardi’s Tiva Nana picked up their second win of the weekend in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 3*, presented by Diamante Farms, during the AGDF 12 CDI 3*/5* at The Stadium at Palm Beach

Ashley Holzer and Tiva Nana won the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 3* on final day of 2014 AGDF. Photo by

CSHA Launches Breed Registry for Canadian Sport Ponies

The Canadian Sport Horse Association (CSHA) has launched an exciting new initiative for pony breeders: the Canadian Sport Pony registry. It will have similar objectives to the Canadian Sport Horse Association, to promote the development of sport ponies in Canada

Equestrian Sport Productions Withdraws Its 2018 WEG Bid

Following a meeting with senior FEI officials, Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) has regretfully withdrawn their bid for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) related to a sponsor conflict. Mark Bellissimo CEO of ESP commented, “I would like to thank

Canadians Rack Up Ribbons During Week 12 of AGDF

Competition for the AGDF 12 CDI 5* continued on Friday at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) with four major classes. Starting out the day, American Chris Hickey topped the FEI Prix St. Georges, with Ronaldo. Fellow American Adrienne Lyle

Megan Lane and Caravella won the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI 3* during week 12 of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival. Photo by

The Mane Event

The Mane Event is coming to Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta, April 25-27, 2014. Alberta’s largest equine event features an exciting roster of clinicians, including: Rob Gage, of Judge my Ride, for Jumping; Peggy Brown for Centered Driving/Centered Riding;

The Mane Event, April 25-27, 2014, in Red Deer, Alberta.

David Marcus Wraps Up Winter Season in Wellington

Canadian Olympian David Marcus of Campbellville, ON, concluded his winter season in Wellington, FL, by competing in the CDI5* Adequan Global Dressage Festival Week 12 held March 25-30. Riding Chrevi’s Capital, a 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding (Chrevi’s Cavallo x Weinberg)

Canadian Olympian David Marcus, pictured with Chrevi’s Capital, concluded his winter competition season by competing in the CDI5* Adequan Global Dressage Festival Week 12 held March 25 to 30 in Wellington, Florida. Photo by Starting Gate Communications