Kentucky Summer Classic finished for Santana Stables purely blue! Rafael Jose Contreras took home the top honor in the A/O Classic! Rafa blazed through the timers with an incredible time that many tried to catch but did not even come close! Julia Tedesco won the Children's Classic by besting the field with a time of [...]
Congratulations to Dominican Republic riders: Rafael Contreras Miniño and Manuel Fernandez Hache on a successful show. Rafael and Valencio won the CSI2* 1.45m Winning Round class. Manuel and Maribel H finished closely behind in 10th place with their own clear round. Both riders have officially entered the world ranking!
Originally published by Equ Lifestyle, February 2013 --------------------- Whether show jumping, dressage, polo, fashion, fine dining, an ocean breeze or any combination is your pleasure this winter, Wellington is the place to be. Equestrians flock to this winter wonderland. Olympic Medalists and the world's top-ranked riders as well as a host of hopefuls compete on [...]
Our successful 2013 Santana Stables clinic comes to an end. We made so many new friends and saw all of you grow so much as riders. Congratulations and we hope you all come back next year!
January 27: Week 3 Our newest student, Rafael Contreas (Dominican Republic), and Valencio dominated the $10,000 A/O classic bringing home the 1st place honor! Kristin Senger (Canada) kicked off her season on Burlesque with a 3rd place finish in the Adult Modified Classic! Congratulations also goes out to Paulo and Taloubet on their 7th place [...]
Originally published by Equ Lifestyle, December 2012 --------------------- The season for show jumpers competing in the United States wraps up with the prestigious indoor circuit. 'Indoor' indicates the venue is a sports arena built to house a crowd, vendors and fabulous sport. Although the locations and managements have changed over the years, in hopes of [...]
September 14: Old Salem Horse Show Paulo and Taloubet opened the American Gold Cup week with an 8th place finish in the $50,000 qualifying Grand Prix in a field of more than 50 riders. September 22: Kentucky National Horse Show A 3rd place finish for Paulo and Taloubet! They jumped double clear in the $32,000 [...]
Dos 28 conjuntos inscritos no Grande Prêmio da Predidents Cup - World Cup, em Washington, apenas 9 conseguiram superar os obstáculos a 1.60m, sem faltas, e voltaram para a disputa do desempate. A prova mais aguardada do evento, com dotação de 100 mil dólares, atraiu um grande público para as arquibancadas na noite desse sábado, [...]
May: CSIO5* La Baule, France The first day of the CSIO 5* and Invitational was amazing! It was Jennifer's first time competing in Europe. She and Athena, 3rd to go in the order, led the class until the end by 10 seconds, but Brazil took 1st by a 100th of a millisecond. Jennifer and Leballah [...]
Originally published by Equ Lifestyle, February 2012 --------------------- The $75,000 FEI Nations Cup: In a two round competition, teams of four riders compete in 'four lines'—first rider for each team, second rider and so on through the fourth rider. The round from each team that accumulates the highest number of faults is 'dropped' and not [...]