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The State of Florida has more than 500,000 horses and more than 60% are used for competition and recreation, ranking #3 in the US (as per 2005 National Horse Council Study ).

Florida is home to almost all breeds of horses, led by Thoroughbreds, Warmbloods, Quarter Horses and Arabians. Florida's equine champions are known all over the world.

The Florida horse industry annually generates product valued at $3 Billion, and has a total annual economic impact estimated at around $5.1 Billion.

Over 440,000 Floridians are involved in the horse industry as owners, service providers, employees and volunteers. Even more participate as spectators. There are over 900 horse farms in Florida with over 104,000 employees.

Florida horsemen spend more than $1.2 Billion in annual maintenance costs, including $185 million on feed and hay. (1996 Study Dept. of Agriculture)
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Week Three -
January 25 - Asta Torokvei wins the Beval Palm Beach Adult Medal at WEF
January 25 - Doda de Miranda and AD Argos dash to victory in $34,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic at WEF
January 25 - Georgina Bloomberg and Lilli win $127,000 Adequan® Grand Prix CSI 3*
January 25 - Graffito and Emma Kurtz are the Charleigh's Cookies Large Junior Hunter 15 and Under Champions at WEF
January 23 - Shane Sweetnam and Cyklon 1083 win $34,000 Spy Coast Farm 1.45m Speed at the 2015 WEF
January 22 - Thanks For the Gold and Peter Pletcher top the Shapley's Grooming Products Green Conformation Hunter Division at WEF
January 22 - Eric Lamaze scores a hat trick in Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Series at the 2015 WEF
January 22
- Conor Swail and Simba de la Roque top $34,000 1.45m Speed at WEF

Georgina Bloomberg & Lilli

Doda de Miranda & AD Argos

Asta Torokvei & Riverdale

Shane Sweetnam & Cyklon 1083

Emma Kurtz & Graffito

Eric Lamaze & Fine Lady 5
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Peter Pletcher & Thanks for the Gold

Conor Swail & Simba de la Roque
Week Two -
January 19 - Kelli Cruciotti wins $25,000 Artisan Farms Under 25 Grand Prix at WEF
January 19 - Conor Swail and Martha Louise victorious in $34,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic at WEF
January 19 - Boneparte Z and Ellie Ferrigno finish as Champions of the Echo Junior Hunter 3'3" at WEF
January 18 - Ian Millar and Dixson win $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix CSI 2*
Janaury 16 - Say When and Danielle Baran Unbeatable in Triple Crown Blankets Adult Amateur Hunters 36-49
January 16 - Lamaze continues hot streak at the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival
January 16 - A Million Reasons and Scott Stewart jump to the top in Wrenwood Farms High Performance Working Hunters
January 16 - Two for Two - Eric Lamaze and Rosana du Park win Second Round of Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup
January 14
- McLain Ward and HH Ashley win 1.45m Speed at WEF

Ian Miller & Dixson

Kelli Cruciotti & Chamonix H

Conor Swail & Martha Louise

Boneparte Z & Ellie Ferrigno

Danielle Baran & Say When

Eric Lamaze & Fine Lady 5
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Scott Stewart & A Million Reasons

Eric Lamaze & Rosana du Park

McLain Ward & HH Ashley

Week One -
January 11 - Todd Minikus and Cordonos win $30,000 WEF 1 Grand Prix at the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival
Adele Norton and Pitch Perfect top Bainbridge Companies Amateur Owner 18-35 Division

January 10 - Men and Women tie after fierce competition in $75,000 Battle of the Sexes at the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival
Fernando Cardenas and Quincy Car win $25,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic; Ali Tritschler and Exclusive take home Championship Honors in the EnTrust Capital Small Junior Hunters 16-17
January 10 - Darragh Kenny and Windbreaker top Spy Coast Farm 1.40m Jump-Off at the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival
January 9 - Eric Lamaze and Rosana Du Park win WEF Challenge Cup Rd.1
January 8
- Eric Lamaze and Check Picobelo Z earn first win of WEF 2015

Todd Minikus & Cordonos

Adele Norton & Pitch Perfect

Fernando Cardenas & Quincy Car
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Battle of the Sexes Tie

Ali Tritschler & Exclusive

Eric Lamaze & Check Picobelo Z

Eric Lamaze & Rosana du Park

Darragh Kenny & Windbreaker
Week Three
January 26 - Kasey Perry Tops Week 3 I1 Freestyle at Global Dressage Festival
January 24 - Petersen and Mariett win again in front of a full house for "Friday Night Stars" FEI Grand Prix Freestyle
January 14 - Three Americans in Prix St. Georges Top Three at Global Dressage Festival
J anuary 22 - Lars Petersen and Mariett add another win at Global Dressage Festival


Kasey Perry & Goerklintgaards Dublet

Lars Petersen & Mariett

Sabine Schut-Kery & Sanceo

Lars Petersen & Mariett

Week One -
January 12 - U.S. Para-Dressage athletes earn Team Championship at Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*
January 10
- Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven and Divertimento capture first win of season in the FEI Grand Prix Special at 2015 AGDF
January 10 - Lars Petersen and Mariett notch impressive score to win First FEI Grand Prix Freestyle of the Season
January 10 - United States Para-Dressage athletes dominate at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*
January 9 - Allison Brock and Rosevelt win first CDI W Grand Prix of the 2015 Season
January 5 - Riders announced for 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*


Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven & Divertimento

Lars Petersen & Mariett

Allison Brock & Rosevelt

Week Two -
January 27 - Aaron Vale and Quidam’s Good Luck win $50,000 Equine Couture/TuffRider Grand Prix at HITS Ocala
January 23
- Lisa Goldman wins $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix in Ocala with Centurion B

Aaron Vale & Quidam's Good Luck

Lisa Goldman & Centurion B
Week One -
January 20 - Tracy Fenney and MTM Centano win $50,000 HITS Grand Prix in Ocala
January 20 - Contina and Jacqueline Maggiore take $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix
January 20 - Jennifer Jones and Clear Sailing top $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix
January 16 - Hunter Holloway and I Love Lucy take $2,500 Brook Ledge Open Welcome
January 16
- Playboy and Charlie Jayne win $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

Tracy Fenney & MTM Centano

Contina & Jacqueline Maggiore

Jennifer Jones & Clear Sailing
ESI Photography

Hunter Holloway & I Love Lucy

Charlie Jayne and Playboy

January 23 - McLain Ward and Best Buy speed to 1.40m Grand Prix win at The Ridge at Wellington
January 22 - Alex Granato and Sharn Wordley triumph at Wellington Turf Tour
January 15
- Kristen VanderVeen and Bull Run's Faithful Win at Wellington Turf Tour

McLain Ward & Best Buy
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Alex Granato & Gangsta
Photo: Shannon Bower/Phelps Media Group

Bull Run's Faithful & Kristen Vanderveen


January 26 - Andy Kocher wins $25,000 Nutrena Grand Prix
January 19 - Andrew Kocher and Land Rebel win $25,000 Nutrena Grand Prix

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Andy Kocher & Land Rebel

Andy Kocher & Land Rebel

Results of the 2014 World Equestrian Games, Caen, France

January 2015
January 22 - Adrienne Lyle announces retirement of Wizard
January 16 - Beezie Madden makes history winning USEF Equestrian of the Year Title for Fourth Time at 2014 Pegasus Awards
January 15 - Equestrian Sport Productions announces $50,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase presented by Asheville Regional Airport at PBIEC
January 7 - Leo Conroy 1956-2015
January 5
- WELLINGTON - Riders announced for 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*
January 4 - PALM BEACH - Laura Kraut and Cedric capture $125,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix

December 18 - USEF announces plans for 2015 Dressage Youth Program
December 17 - Schedule of events for the 2015 Robert Dover/D4K HorseMastership Week
December 17 - WELLINGTON - "American Equestrians Got Talent" to debut during Wellington Winter Season
December 16 - Leslie Law named USEF Eventing Developing Rider Coach
December 15 - Elinor MacPhail added to 2015 Eventing 25 Program
December 15 - Scott Hassler steps down as USEF Young Horse Dressage Coach
December 14 - GENEVA -
Top 10 finish for Kent Farrington in Rolex Grand Prix - Geneva
December 11 - GENEVA -
Lauren Hough wins opening GP in Geneva
December 11 - GENEVA - Top 5 finishes for Kessler and Hough in 1m35 on Day 1 in Geneva
December 11 - USET Foundation Receives $1.5 Million Gift
December 11 - The Dressage Foundation's Carol Lavell Gifted Memorial Fund awards $8,000 to Adult Amateur Riders
December 10 - Sydney Collier wins 2014 Junior Equestrian of the Year Award
December 10 - Judy Werner to be awarded 2014 USEF Lifetime Achievement Award
December 8 - AHA announces 2014 Distance Horse of the Year Award Recipient
December 8 - PARIS - Alexandra Crown second in 1* GP at Paris Masters
December 8 - PARIS - Solid weekend for Lauren Hough in Paris
December 5 - USEF Names Riders for 2015 Eventing 25 Program
December 4 - USEF announces plans for 2015 Developing Dressage Program
December 2 - Emily Wagner and WakeUp awarded $25,000 Anne L. Barlow Ramsay Grant from The Dressage Foundation
December 1 - Important changes to Thoroughbred Hunter Section Rules
December 1
- USEF announces HITS Ocala, Florida to host Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ CSIO4*, U.S.’s only North American Region Qualifier

Additional 2014 News

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Vaccination can mean saving money and an equine life
Feb. 17 - Breakthrough in Equine Reproduction: Live Foal Born After Embryo Biopsy, Vitrification and Transfer
Top 10 Things to remember about Equine Parasite Resistance
Aug. 4 - Management Key to Preventing Heaves in Horses
April 2 - Study being conducted on Tying Up in Morgans
What Horse Owners Should Know About Strangles
Feb. 12 - Spring Tapeworm Control Important for Grazing Horses
Every Horse needs an Annual Dental Exam, says the American Association of Equine Practitioners
The Humane Society of the United States publishes comprehensive Guide on Caring for Horses
- Beware: Acorns can cause Colic and Founder By Martha Inks, Fort White, FL

Beezie Madden wins USEF Equestrian of the Year Fourth Time

Tori Colvin and Patrick
win 2014 ASPCA Maclay
Photo: Shawn McMillan Photography

Beezie Madden and
Cortes 'C' at NHS
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Georgina Bloomberg & Juvina
Photo: Kit Houghton/Rolex

Todd Minikus & Quality Girl claim the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix
Photo: ESI Photography

UNITED STATES EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION "WEEK IN REVIEW" 2014: September 22 , September 8 , September 2 , August 25 , August 18 , August 11 , August 4 , July 28 , July 14 , July 7 , June 30 , June 23 , June 16 , June 9 , May 12 , May 5 , April 21 , April 14 , April 7 , March 31 , March 24 , March 17 , March 10 , March 3 , February 25 , February 18 , February 3 , January 21 , January 13 , January 6

USET Showjumping Rankings USA Equitation Rankings National WCHR Rider Standings

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