Alvaro de Miranda earns first place and his wife, Athina, is third in the $500,000 FTI Consulting 5-Star Grand Prix on the final weekend of the 2013 Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla.
18-year-old Katie Dinan won her first major Grand Prix at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival, beating Christine McCrea and Lauren Hough who came in second and third respectively.
Steffen Peters leads the charge with Ravel and Weltino's Magic at the 2011 Collecting Gaits Farm/U.S. Equestrian Federation Dressage Festival of Champions. Steffen Peters and Ravel won the Grand Prix, while Steffen Peters and Weltino's Magic qualified for the United States Pan-Am team, along with Heather Blitz, Cesar Parra and Marisa Festerling.
Despite the threat of Hurricane Irene, the 2011 Hampton Classic went on without a hitch. McLain Ward and Antares F won the $250,000 FTI Grand Prix, while Kent Farrington and Uceko took second place. The final results of the FTI Grand Prix at the 2011 Hampton Classic were: McLain Ward and Antares F in first place, Kent Farrington and Uceko in second place and Ljubov Kochetova and Royce in third place.