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May 27, 2015

Tryon International Equestrian Center Accepting Applications For Great Charity Challenge Of The Carolinas

Tryon International Equestrian Center is now accepting applications for the inaugural Great Charity Challenge of the Carolinas annual fundraiser. Fourteen charities will be randomly selected during the $210,000 Tryon Grand Prix on June 6, at TIEC from 5-9 p.m. Those 14 finalists will each be paired with an equestrian team that will compete for a minimum purse of $250,000 purse during an October competition.

May 24, 2015

Riders Ditch Their Stirrups On Day 5 Of George Morris Gladstone Program

George H. Morris arrived at Hamilton Farm, immediately found barn manager Janus Marquis and stated, "I want no stirrups today." Thus, as eight saddles lost their stirrups, Day 5 at the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation's Gladstone Program got underway.

Katie Cox, Lisa Goldman, Sean Leckie and Kilian McGrath rode into the arena at 8 a.m., where Morris awaited in his golf cart.
"Riding without stirrups is indispensible in that it produces a seat," Morris explained as the riders walked. "The definition of a seat is the ability to stick to the horse no matter what the horse does."

May 23, 2015

George Morris Stresses Making A Friend Of Your Horse On Day 4 Of The Gladstone Program

Four days into the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation's Gladstone Program, the sun finally peeked out over the historic Hamilton Farm in Gladstone, N.J., casting a soft glow on the property as the riders cleaned stalls, fed and groomed their horses.

When the clock struck 8 a.m., Lisa Goldman, Kilian McGrath and Katie Cox strode into the outdoor arena, with Sean Leckie surrendering MDC Athena to master horseman George H. Morris.

May 22, 2015

Riders Transition Flatwork To Fences On Day 3 Of George H. Morris Gladstone Program

After two days of solid flatwork, the riders at the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation's "Gladstone Program" were feeling eager to transfer their newly acquired knowledge of classical riding from the flat to the fences.

May 21, 2015

Red Hills International Horse Trials Announces 2016 Changes

The organizers of the Red Hills International Horse Trials announce the launch of two major initiatives today in preparation for the 2016 event that will be held March 10-13, 2016.

May 21, 2015

Farrington Kicks Off Rome CSIO With Two Wins

Rome, Italy—May 21

U.S. rider Kent Farrington was in flying form when topping the first two international competitions at CSIO Rome Piazza di Siena on May 21, but it was Spain’s Sergio Alvarez Moya who galloped to victory in the feature event of the day, the qualifier for Sunday’s Loro Piana Grand Prix of Rome.

May 20, 2015

Flatwork Is The Focus Of The First Two Days Of George H. Morris's Gladstone Program

As the sun rose over Hamilton Farm on Day 2 of the USET Foundation's Gladstone Program, George H. Morris zipped his Ariat Team USA jacket all the way up. “It’s a bit cold,” Morris remarked as he assumed the driver's seat in his signature golf cart, stepping on the gas to meet the first group of riders in the outdoor arena. 

May 20, 2015

USEF Names Team And Alternates For Pan American Games Eventing

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named the team and alternates for the 2015 Pan American Games, to be held in Caledon, Ontario.

The following athlete-and-horse combinations will compose the U.S. team (in alphabetical order):

May 20, 2015

National Sporting Library & Museum To Host Sea Hero Symposium

On Saturday, May 30, the National Sporting Library & Museum, the Chronicle's neighbor in Middleburg, Va., will host a symposium and reception celebrating the recent gift of the bronze sculpture Sea Hero. Through the generous bequest of Paul Mellon, the large-scale bronze of the champion thoroughbred Sea Hero is now part of the NSLM art collection. The 1995 bronze is by British sculptor Tessa Pullan (b. 1953), a student of equestrian artist John Skeaping (1901-1980).

May 18, 2015

Farrington Wins Big In Hamburg On Global Champions Tour

U.S. rider Kent Farrington seized a dramatic victory against a world class field at the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Hamburg (Germany), presented by H&M.

The American champion’s defiant win at the famous grass arena in Hamburg shook up the overall championship ranking after Leg 5 and left Luciana Diniz in the No. 1 spot. Farrington described his win as “fantastic” and he has shot up to No. 4 in the ranking. Fellow U.S. rider Lauren Hough claimed ninth with 4 faults in Round 1 and a clear go in Round 2 aboard Ohlala.

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