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April 30, 2016

Rider Dies At Sydney International Horse Trials

Caitlyn Fischer, a 19-year-old rider, has died at the Sydney International Horse Trials in Australia.

Fischer suffered a fatal accident during the CCI* cross-country phase at 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, April 20.

Fischer was riding the horse Ralphie in the one-star when the accident occurred at fence 2. She was provided urgent medical attention by the on-course paramedic and doctorbut was unable to be revived.

April 29, 2016

Hardin Towell Scores A Big Win At LGCT Shanghai

Hardin Towell stole the show at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Shanghai after a phenomenal 15-rider jump-off, winning the CSI5* 1.50/1.55-meter class, and taking the lion’s share of the $377,500 prize money.

World No. 3 Scott Brash finished agonizingly close—just 1/10 of a second behind the U.S. rider after an impressive showing with the 10-year-old chestnut gelding Hello Forever. Italy’s Emanuele Gaudiano continued his exceptional form, riding the grey stallion Caspar 232 to third. 

April 25, 2016

Leprevost Flies To The Top In Longines GCT Grand Prix Of Antwerp

In the Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Antwerp, it was leading French lady, Penelope Leprevost, with her fiery chestnut mare Flora de Mariposa who stole the show following a nail-biting jump-off to take victory at the Belgian show.

Triumphant Penelope declared her horse "just amazing" after scooping first place in the grand prix against a stellar field. Many of the top horses in the world had their first serious outing of the season, with Casall ASK, Flora de Mariposa and Hermes Ryan all on incredible form in their first CSI5* show and taking the podium positions.

April 20, 2016

USEF Names Participants For Dressage Young Rider European Tour

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the athlete-and-horse combinations who will participate in the USEF Dressage Young Rider European Tour. As part of the tour, the combinations will compete in two events, CDIO-Y Moorsele in Belgium, May 26-29, and CDIO-Y Hagen in Germany, June 7-12. USEF Dressage Youth Coach George Williams will serve as chef d’equipe.

The following athletes and horses will represent the United States (listed alphabetically):

Lauren Asher (San Diego) with her own De Noir 3, a 16-year-old Hanoverian gelding

April 18, 2016

Roger-Yves Bost Rides A Second Generation To A Big Win At LGCT Mexico City

Roger-Yves Bost declared “today was my day” after winning an adrenaline-fuelled grand prix at the debut Longines Global Champions Tour in the vibrant Mexico City.

The experienced French speed demon fought off stiff competition from two youngsters—20-year-olds Jos Verlooy of Belgium and Bertram Allen of Ireland in a four-man jump off in the huge grass arena.

April 15, 2016

Four-Star Winner Avebury Retires

Avebury, Andrew Nicholson’s four-star winner, has been withdrawn from the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton CCI**** (Great Britain) and retired from competition.

April 14, 2016

USEF Names Dutta Corp. Dressage Team For CDIO*** Odense

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the athlete-and-horse combinations who will represent The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team at the CDIO*** Odense, May 12-16, in Odense, Denmark. Robert Dover will serve as the chef d'equipe.

The following combinations will make up The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team (in alphabetical order):

Katherine Bateson-Chandler (Wellington, Fla.) and Jane Clark's Alcazar, an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding

April 13, 2016

USEF Names Short List For Olympic Show Jumping Team

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named 10 athletes and their horses to the Short List for the 2016 Olympic Show Jumping Team. The athletes and their horses will compete in designated CSIO/CSI observation events taking place May 12-June 26.

The following athletes and horses have been named to the Short List for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (in alphabetical order):

April 4, 2016

USET Foundation Announces Lillie Keenan As 2016 Maxine Beard Award Winner 

The U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation announced April 4 that this year's recipient of the Maxine Beard Show Jumping Rider Award is Lillie Keenan.

April 3, 2016

Eveready II Shows He's More Than Ready For Rolex Kentucky With Win In Galway Downs Gold Cup CIC***

Now all that’s left to do for Eveready is to wrap him in “lots of bubble wrap!” Barb Crabo joked after they won the CIC*** Adequan USEA Gold Cup at Galway Downs. 

Crabo and Eveready are scheduled to give it a go at their third try at the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** in a month’s time, and the CIC at Galway Downs was their final prep run.

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