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.
Safety was a key concern during the group’s convention in Texas, where hot topics included lack of proper emergency medical assistance, keeping track of horse falls and examinations of sport integrity.
A new addition to the four-year-old show proves extremely popular, capping a day of competition with an evening of excitement.
A charitable gesture shone bright after a hotly contested competition, putting a perspective on what’s important beyond the trappings of victory.
The American Gold Cup show was the venue for great sport, with a new star rising to the top Sunday on his quest to qualify for next spring’s Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping finals in Paris.
The HITS Million in upstate Saugerties, N.Y., was a mesmerizing class, as entry after entry failed to achieve a fault-free trip. The top prize went to a rider who jumped clean, but wasn’t perfect.
The $50,000 Longines Cup was hard-fought over a very difficult course at the high-end show in the heart of Long Island’s playground for the rich and famous.
An excellent 4-star grand prix drew a capacity crowd to the North Carolina facility that will host many more people and horses for a very special thirteen days of competition next year.
A new feature at one of the country’s oldest horse shows was a resounding success, captivating the crowd and getting enthusiastic reviews from participants.
The competitors who dominated the Intermediaire I, Grand Prix and Under 25 national dressage championships at the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation headquarters in Gladstone, N.J. had something special in common.
McLain Ward’s cherished ambition became reality in Omaha as he finally won the trophy he had sought for decades.
As befits a global championship, the performances were world-class in the musical freestyle at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, but no one came close to getting between Isabell Werth and her title.
Today’s competition set the stage for Saturday’s freestyle title match, with world number one Isabell Werth of Germany topping the roster.
With 12 countries represented in a truly international field of 40 riders, the CP Palm Beach Masters offered a competitive grand prix on the turf, as the clock ticked down to qualifying for next month’s Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final in Omaha.
Photo gallery from Friday’s $35,000 qualifier for the $216,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Wellington at the CP Palm Beach Masters presented by SOVARO®.
The sparkle of awards celebrations highlighted the convention for many attending, but behind the scenes, the dedicated governance group was working hard on reinventing the 100-year-old organization.
A special anniversary is marked by exciting prospects for the organization, as it blazes a trail geared toward growing the sport while continuing to insure fair play and the welfare of horses.
A look back and a look forward
From the elite riders to the base of amateurs, young people and lower-level competitors, the USEA didn’t forget a constituency during its well-attended annual meeting in rainy Hollywood, Fla.
Friendly rivals Kent Farrington and McLain Ward were at it again last night at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, finishing first and second in the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Toronto.
Kent Farrington and Voyeur took the CP National Horse Show's biggest prize in an awe-inspiring display of speed that showcased their world-class talent
This special show introduces horses to new fans, while bringing back those who know horses year after year for action-packed days filled with great, competition, fun and of course, shopping.
Lauren Hough thrilled spectators at the Washington International Horse Show with a performance that took the measure of brilliant competitors and a challenging course in the heart of the U.S. capital.
Valegro and Charlotte Dujardin were mobbed by fans after their incredible U.S. farewell performance set against Manhattan's bright lights on a marvelous night to remember.
There was a surprising finish under the lights for the featured show jumping grand prix in the heart of Manhattan, at one of the most innovative equestrian competitions in the world.
View our photo gallery of behind-the-scenes and action photos from Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping New York.
A crowd of 8,400 watched as horse after horse faulted in a tough test for the American Gold Cup trophy at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, N.Y., leaving only two in a jump-off where the suspense continued after the last competitor crossed the finish line.
Jessica Springsteen scored the biggest victory of her career in the 5-star rated $1 million class in Saugerties, N.Y., topping a six-horse jump-off that did not include many of this competition's usual suspects.