The past weekend was a huge success for HIPICO Santa Fe with over 100 entries to the inaugural HIPICO Community Show and a remarkable response to the footing.  After extensive research and development, the HIPICO community show offered an opportunity for top competitors to test the footing for themselves.

“I brought some young and some experienced horses up from Rancho Corazon to test the footing,” said Bruno Diniz Das Neves, a Professional Competitor and young horse trainer for Rancho Corazon. “The footing is the most important thing and every horse I rode at HIPICO SF trusted it. They were not worried. My concerns from last year are gone. The new footing is very elastic and think it is on its way to developing world-class footing. I approve — and the horses like it too. I know this because they jumped so well.”

As the literal basis for competition, HIPICO Santa Fe knows how important quality footing is to a successful horse show experience. The grass arenas have also received consistent attention with the routine program of seeding, sanding, aeration and fertilization to promote growth, speed the in-filling, and improve the consistency of the carpet.  The third aeration was completed last week and the sanding continues this week.  The whole team is pleased with the results and can’t wait for the competition to begin!

Watch Bruno and mount Loristan RC Lord-Pezi in the 1.40m jumper on YouTube or Facebook.

HIPICO SF is proud to officially employ the hashtag: #amazingfooting. With their optimal proprietary mixture applied to all competition rings, HIPICO SF invites you to enjoy their fabulous footing and join them at the Santa Fe Summer and Fall Series July through September at HIPICO Santa Fe.  Entries are open online at

The Santa Fe Summer Series will showcase incredible hunter and jumper competitions, including weekly Welcome Stakes, a $10,000 International Hunter Derby, weekly National Hunter Derbies and multiple Grands Prix with up to $50,000 in prize monies.  And don’t miss our special classes, including the Sandia BMW/MINI Ride-and-Drive. The $50,000 Grand Prix de Santa Fe will be the grand finale of the Summer Series on 14 August 2016, benefiting local and regional charities. The new Fall Fun Series will feature $10,000 National Futures and Masters Championships, $20,000 Variable Grands Prix with optional 25% 1.4m bonus, weekly National Hunter Derbies and special classes for all, including a $5,000 Combined Horse and Dog Agility class.

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HIPICO Santa Fe is New Mexico’s premier venue for equestrian events.  HIPICO SF is committed to providing the very best in equestrian competition and an extraordinary 2016 show experience for our human and equine athletes, as well as our treasured sponsors, owners, vendors and spectators. The full service equestrian facility features enhanced, all-weather footing in competition arenas, including additional grass rings for the 2016 show season, designated horse-only bridle paths, and miles of trail riding on adjacent public lands. It is located in the world-class tourist destination city of Santa Fe Please visit us at: