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July 27, 2014

Happy Z Has A Fairytale Finish At Horse Shows By The Bay

Traverse City, Mich.—July 26  

Sometimes fate has a way of turning dreams into reality.

On July 31, 2005, Happy Z took home the blue ribbon in the $25,000 Cherry Capital Classic, her first grand prix victory.

Then, nine years later, Happy Z jumped to her 60th win back where it all started in the same class at Horse Shows by the Bay in Traverse City, Mich.

July 24, 2014

USEF Names Riders For CSIO*****s At Hickstead And Dublin

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the riders for the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team at the CSIO***** Hickstead and the CSIO***** Dublin. Robert Ridland will serve as chef d'equipe in Hickstead and Dublin.

The following riders will compose the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team in Hickstead, West Sussex, United Kingdom, July 29-Aug. 3 (listed in alphabetical order):

Margie Engle (Wellington, Fla.)

Reed Kessler (Lexington, Ky.)

Laura Kraut (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.)

Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.)

McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.)

July 24, 2014

U.S. Dressage Combinations Named for Hickstead CDIO***

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the horse-and-rider combinations that will represent the United States at the Hickstead CDIO***. The competition will run July 31-Aug. 3 in Hickstead, West Sussex, United Kingdom. 

The following combinations have been chosen for the Hickstead CDIO*** (in alphabetical order):

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

Susie Dutta (Wellington, Fla.) and Tim Dutta Inc.'s Currency DC. Currency DC is a 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding.

July 23, 2014

Great Britain Names World Games Dressage Team

British Dressage selectors announced the United Kingdom Sport National Lottery-funded Great Britain squad to contest the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, which takes place in Normandy, France.

The selected squad comprises (in alphabetical order):

Charlotte Dujardin (29) from Newent, Gloucestershire, with Roly Luard and Carl Hester’s Valegro

Michael Eilberg (28) from Redditch, Worcestershire, with Jon and Julie Deverill’s Half Moon Delphi

Carl Hester (47) from Newent, Gloucestershire, with Jane De La Mare and his own Nip Tuck

July 21, 2014

Cudmore Pilots Southern Pride To $50,000 Griffis Residential Grand Prix Victory

Irish FEI course designer Alan Wade set a track befitting of the $50,000 Griffis Residential Grand Prix, the finale grand prix of the Summer in the Rockies circuit at the beautiful Colorado Horse Park in Parker on July 19. It was huge, technical and asked that horse and rider perform their best.

A tricky triple to a four-stride cost many riders rails. A huge triple bar and some intimidating oxers required plenty of scope.

July 21, 2014

Derbyshire Attacks Grand Prix Of Great Lakes To Win

Amanda Derbyshire and Attack II left no prisoners during the $40,000 Grand Prix of the Great Lakes. Derbyshire had the luxury of going sixth of the seven competitors who qualified for the jump-off in the featured jumper class, held during Horse Shows by the Bay Series III on July 20 in Traverse City, Mich.

Derbyshire was able to win the battle by leaving out a stride that second-placed Kim Farlinger hadn't.

"I did five strides after the double, where most people did six, and I think that's where I made the time up. So I'm very happy," said Derbyshire.

Watch her ride:

July 20, 2014

Danielle Torano And Woodstock Top $30,000 Otter Creek Grand Prix

Danielle Torano of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Woodstock won the $30,000 Otter Creek Grand Prix, presented by Hand Motor, on July 19 at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, Vt. Torano won the same event in 2011 riding Capitano.

July 20, 2014

Paternoster And Osiris Win $25,000 Bohicket Marina Grand Prix

Osiris is considered to be the King of the Egyptian gods, and the horse Osiris lived up to the name when he ruled the grand prix and won the $25,000 Bohicket Marina Grand Prix on July 19 to wrap up the Charleston Summer Classic on Johns Island, S.C

July 20, 2014

Farrington Snags Second In Lucrative Rolex Grand Prix Of Aachen

Aachen, Germany—July 20

“That pole today was really expensive,” Kent Farrington proclaimed, in what might be the understatement of the year, at the press conference following his second-placed finish in the Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen.

July 20, 2014

Weber Storms To An Aachen Win

Aachen, Germany—July 20

A fantastic four-in-hand driving season for U.S. star Chester Weber got even better yesterday, July 19, with a hard-earned win at CHIO Aachen. A CAIO**** field full of international talent and former world champions made the weekend’s win one of the biggest of Weber’s career.

With his and Jane Forbes Clark’s team of Dutch Warmblood geldings, Weber, of Ocala, Fla., took the early lead on Wednesday with a stellar score of 36.22 in the dressage; he and his team were the only ones to break the 40 mark.

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