World of Showjumping
Menu

This week

Coming weeks

CSIO5* La Baule
France

CSI5* LGCT Madrid
Spain

CSIO3* Drammen
Norway

CSI3* Nörten-Hardenberg
Germany

CSI3* New York
USA

CSI3* Lexington
USA

CSI3* Montefalco
Italy

CSI2* Valkenswaard 2
Netherlands

CSI2* Wiener Neustadt
Austria

CSI2* Lier
Belgium

CSI2*-W Darguziai
Lithuania

CSI2* Sancourt
France

CSI2* Caledon
Canada

CSI2* Balmoral
Ireland

CSI2* San Miguel de Allende
Mexico

CSI2* Herneacova
Romania

HH Azur wins USEF 2017 Horse of the Year title

Saturday, 20 January 2018
Sport

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. McLain Ward with HH Azur. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

HH Azur, owned by Double H Farm and François Mathy, has been voted the 2017 International Horse of the Year at the USEF Horse of the Year Awards Gala. 

"HH Azur’s raw athleticism and keen instinct for the sport was evident from the moment her hooves stepped into the show ring with her superstar rider McLain Ward at the reins. Known as “Annie” in the barn, her storybook year began with a win in the $380,000 Suncast Grand Prix CSI5* at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in February. Continuing to demonstrate her dependability and undeniable talent in a major championship, HH Azur delivered three perfect rounds to guide Ward to his first Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final title in April. Following the World Cup Finals, HH Azur returned to competition at Spruce Meadows in the prestigious $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Cup CSI5*. From there, she and Ward anchored the U.S. team to a silver-medal tie in the Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup™ at CHIO Aachen in July and a silver-medal finish in the FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final in September. It should be noted that HH Azur has not had a single fault in team competition in 2017," states the press release from USEF announcing the award that followed McLain Ward being crowned 2017 USEF Equestrian of the Year.

 


Source: Press release from USEF Equestrian News // Picture © Jenny Abrahamsson

This photo has been added to your cart !

Your shopping cart »
This website is using cookies for statistics, site optimization and retargeting purposes. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use this website. Read more here.