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July 29, 2016

Germany Glides To Victory In Hickstead Nations Cup

Hickstead, England—July 29  

Team Germany won the last leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2016 Europe Division 1 League on an afternoon of tension and thrills at Hickstead. And the result sent them rocketing up to third place in the final league standings, behind Ireland in runner-up spot and the Netherlands at the head of affairs.

July 29, 2016

Kathryn Robinson To Replace Selena O'Hanlon On Canadian Olympic Eventing Team

Ottawa, Ontario—July 29  

Equestrian Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee have confirmed an athlete and horse replacement for the Canadian Equestrian Team that will represent Canada in the eventing portion of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Effective July 28, Kathryn Robinson and Let It Bee, previously named as the reserve horse/rider combination for eventing, will replace Selena O’Hanlon and Foxwood High, who were nominated to the CET for the Games on July 14.

July 28, 2016

Social Hour And Luisant Crowned Grand Champions At U.S. Junior Hunter National Championship—West

Del Mar, Calif.—July 26 

The U.S. Junior Hunter National Championship—West Coast came to a close following two days of competition at the Del Mar Horse Park. And Giavanna Rinaldi and Social Hour posted the best overall score of the 3'6" section to claim the grand champion title.

July 25, 2016

Kelly Layne Withdraws From Australian Olympic Dressage Team

Equestrian Australia announced the withdrawal of Kelly Layne’s nomination from Australia’s dressage team for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, after it was determined her horse Udon P would not be fit in time for the competition.  

EA will now nominate reserve combination Sue Hearn and Remmington to Australia’s four-member dressage team, which also includes Mary Hanna (Boogie Woogie 6), Kristy Oatley (Du Soleil) and Lyndal Oatley (Sandro Boy).  

July 24, 2016

Buck Davidson Finally Finds Blue At The Event At Rebecca Farm

Kalispell, Mont.—July 24  

Buck Davidson finally broke his string of prior just-miss finishes at The Event at Rebecca Farm with dual victories. Show jumping today in the CCI***, he piloted Carl Siegel and Sherrie Martin’s 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse, Copper Beach, to a flowing clear round over Chris Barnard’s course.

In previous years at Rebecca Farm's CCI***, Davidson has been third (in 2015 on The Apprentice) and second (in 2011 on Ballynoe Castle RM).

July 24, 2016

Quality Girl's Experience Helps Her Win The $216,000 Tryon Estates Grand Prix

Tryon, N.C.—July 23  

Todd Minikus rode Quality Girl to victory in the $216,000 Tryon Estates Grand Prix CSI 4* at Tryon International Equestrian Center, taking the final tour around the jump-off course and finishing as the only pair to earn a double clear effort on the night.

July 24, 2016

Burnett And Davidson Vie For Rebecca Farm CCI*** Lead

Kalispell, Mont.—July 23

Hannah Sue Burnett, The Event at Rebecca Farm's overnight leader in the CCI*** division had a run-in with a moose on cross-country today while aboard Cooley Dream. Fortunately, although moose are common to this corner of Northwest Montana, Burnett's moose was simply one of the creatively designed jumps crafted by expert jump builder, Bert Wood. 

July 23, 2016

Burnett Leads The CCI*** Field At The Event At Rebecca Farm

The Event at Rebecca Farm saw the highest of the international levels competing July 22 in the dressage phase. The CCI*** division was led by an unstoppable Hannah Sue Burnett, who ended the day holding both first and second places in a competitive field.

Burnett, The Plains, Va., set the standard as the day’s first CCI*** competitor, scoring a 43.7 on Jacqueline Mars’ 8-year Irish Sport Horse, Cooley Dream. Burnett also captured second place with a ride of 45.6 aboard Under Suspection, a 12-year old Holsteiner owned by Mary Ann Ghadban.

July 22, 2016

Italy Wins And Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team Fights For Third In Dublin

Dublin, Ireland—July 22  

Italy pipped Ireland in a jump-off at the penultimate leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 1 League at the Royal Dublin Society showgrounds in Dublin.

July 22, 2016

USEF Substitutes Mighty Nice For Fernhill Cubalawn On Olympic Eventing Team

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has substituted a horse on the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. 

Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) has withdrawn Caroline Moran, Simon Roosevelt and Thomas Tierney's Fernhill Cubalawn, due to veterinary concerns. 

Dutton’s direct reserve Mighty Nice, HND Group's 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, will replace Fernhill Cubalawn. Fernhill Cubalawn sustained a minor injury while training and is expected to make a full recovery.  

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