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Eric Navet won the $216,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix at the Tryon International Equestrian Center on Catypso.

Postcard: Horseware Ireland Grand Prix at the Tryon International Equestrian Center

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.

It was a must-win situation and Todd Minikus settled for nothing less, taking the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Ocala on Babalou.

2017 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Ocala

At the Live Oak International show, Todd Minikus pulled off a come-from-behind save worthy of a movie script as he finally achieved an elusive goal.

Kent Farrington and Gazelle over the last fence on the way to winning the $380,000 Fidelity Investments 5-star Grand Prix at the Winter Equestrian Festival.

Postcard: 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival

Week five of the 12-week WEF in Wellington Florida was highlighted by the $380,000 Fidelity Investments 5-Star Grand Prix, but there was plenty of other jumper action at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center over the weekend as well.

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Postcard: 2017 Adequan Global Dressage Festival

During a series of thrilling performances in Wellington, Fla., yesterday, Laura Graves and two of her teammates from last summer’s Rio Olympics showed off the skills that won bronze for the USA at the Games.

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Postcard: $216,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Wellington

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.

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2017 Land Rover Eventing Showcase

A fabulous fixture that draws a crowd, the lone eventing competition in Wellington, Fla., also drew some impressive names this weekend, but no one could overcome Boyd Martin’s lock on the showcase as the only winner in its three years of existence.

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Photo Gallery: 2017 CP Palm Beach Masters presented by SOVARO®

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®.

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Postcard: 2017 CP Palm Beach Masters

There were two blue ribbon winners in a class of nearly 100 riders that served as a qualifier for Sunday’s featured $216,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Wellington at a show on a private estate in the “winter horse capital of world”

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Wrap-up Postcard: 2017 U.S. Equestrian Federation Meeting

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.

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Bulletin: 2017 U.S. Equestrian Federation Annual Meeting

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.

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Postcard: 2016 U.S. Eventing Association Convention in Florida

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.

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Postcard: 2016 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto lived up to its stellar reputation and then some this year with show jumping Olympic medalists galore and atmosphere like no other venue in the world.

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Postcard: $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Toronto

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.

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Postcard: 2016 CP National Horse Show

Two young women with great promise for the future won national championships in impressive style as the CP National Horse Show closed a six-day run at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington

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Postcard: $250,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Lexington

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

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Postcard: 2016 Washington International Horse Show

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.

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Postcard: $130,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Washington

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.

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Postcard: 2016 Dressage at Devon

Foreign riders dominated at the fall highlight of the U.S. dressage season, with Canadians taking the Grand Prix Special, the Prix St. Georges and Intermediaire I, while Ireland’s Judy Reynolds took the Freestyle.

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Postcard: Show Jumping at the 2016 Rolex Central Park Horse Show

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.

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Photo gallery: Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping New York

View our photo gallery of behind-the-scenes and action photos from Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping New York.

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Postcard: The $216,000 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.

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Postcard: 2016 HITS Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix

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.

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Postcard: 2016 Hampton Classic Grand Prix Presented by Longines

U.S.-based Irish rider Richie Moloney, who makes a habit of winning at the Hampton Classic on Long Island, achieved another sweep before thousands of fans who were on hand to mark the traditional end of summer in the Hamptons.