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Lindsay Berreth

February 4, 2016

One To Watch: Kyle Carter Is Heading To Wellington With A Homebred With A Special Story

For Canadian Olympian Kyle Carter, breeding his own horses has always been a “labor of love.”

His patience and persistence in bringing along one special homebred, FR’s Trust Fund, is finally paying off, as the gelding completed his first advanced events last fall and is set to tackle this weekend’s Wellington Eventing Showcase in Wellington, Fla.

Here's all you need to know about the Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase.

February 3, 2016

Upperville Colt And Horse Show Earns CSI**** Designation

The 163rd Upperville Colt and Horse Show will retain all of its old school charm this year, but it'll boast a new draw for riders. The show, scheduled for June 6-12 in Upperville, Va., has now been designated a Fédération Equestre Internationale CSI****.

Upperville’s feature event, the Upperville Jumper Classic, will now boast $216,000 in prize money. The show will also offer a $35,000 speed class and a $40,000 welcome stakes.

February 2, 2016

Kyle Carter And Buck Davidson Add Sportscaster To Their Resumes

Ever wish you could listen in on the chats that upper-level riders have about events, horses and riders?

Well, now you can.

Longtime friends Kyle Carter and Buck Davidson have created a YouTube video series of eventing analysis and just debuted their first episode–a preview of the Wellington Eventing Showcase.

Carter said that he and Davidson would always chat about the sport and joke with each other in the warm-ups at events. When a client of Carter’s suggested the two do a show last fall, “The Sort of OK Show About Horses” was born.

January 22, 2016

Ringside Chat: Chris Von Martels Has Two New Exciting Horses In The Barn

Canadian dressage rider Chris von Martels made his name known on the small tour circuit in 2015 at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (Fla.) and at the Pan American Games in Toronto with his 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Zilverstar (Rousseau—Hutrica), winning the individual bronze medal and helping his team to silver.

January 21, 2016

Dutton And Richards Secure Rides On New Four-Star Horses

Four-star eventers Phillip Dutton and Julie Richards both have exciting new additions to their barns this Olympic year.

On Jan. 22, Dutton will welcome Indian Mill, an 11-year-old British-bred Thoroughbred gelding (Millkom—Charwelton, Indian Ridge) who was campaigned to the four-star level with Australian rider Paul Tapner and purchased by David Garrett.

January 19, 2016

Carl Bouckaert Faces Lengthy Recovery After Dirt Bike Accident

Belgian Olympic event rider Carl Bouckaert is recovering at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after breaking his leg in a fall from a dirt bike on Dec. 21 and then undergoing numerous subsequent surgeries.

Bouckaert’s son-in-law, upper-level event rider Michael Pollard, said he was riding a dirt bike through the woods at his Chattahoochee Hills Farm in Fairburn, Ga., when he was thrown into a tree.

January 14, 2016

Legion Kat Dies Of Ruptured Stomach

The event horse Legion Kat, who was ridden to the one-star level by Buck Davidson, was euthanized on Jan. 13 due to a ruptured stomach.

Davidson had seen “Arnold” in his field eating hay in the late afternoon before he left his Ocala, Fla., barn to go to a meeting, but received a call from his barn staff 15 minutes later saying that the gelding didn’t look right and was sweating.

Davidson called his local vet who was on site within 20 minutes and immediately advised him to send the gelding to Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala.

January 4, 2016

Southern Storm Went From Island Life To Eventing

When Amanda Baker first spotted Southern Storm in the corral at the Chincoteague Pony Swim, the 4-month-old foal was the horse of her dreams.

A horse-crazy teenager from Massachusetts, Baker had grown up reading Marguerite Henry’s Misty of Chincoteague, and was on the hunt with her sister Allyson for a pony of their own with funds they’d raised together.

“Hershey” was calm and collected in the chaos that surrounds the annual swim and auction, so the sisters bid on him and won.

December 28, 2015

Essex Horse Trials To Return In 2017

The Essex Horse Trials is set to return almost 20 years after the competition held its last event in Somerset Hills, N.J., as was first reported by Nancy Jaffer of the New Jersey Star Ledger

December 10, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Back When Eventing Legend Mike Plumb Won An Equitation Final

Mike Plumb is known as one of the living legends of eventing, having represented the United States on multiple teams beginning with the Pan American Games in Chicago in 1959.

But did you know that only two years prior, Plumb was a winning junior equitation rider, and hadn’t even set foot on a cross-country course? 

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