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Lindsay Berreth

April 17, 2015

Behind The Stall Door With: Veronica

They say a good mare will give her all for you and Lauren Kieffer’s four-star partner, Veronica, will do just that…but not without pulling a few faces first.

Kieffer, 27, has been partnered with Team Rebecca LLC’s 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare (Pacific—Kimbel, Ferro) since 2013 after she took over the ride from Karen O’Connor.

They won their first three FEI competitions together and went on to become the best placed U.S. pair at last year’s Rolex Kentucky CCI**** in second and placed ninth at the Pau CCI**** (France) in the fall.

April 3, 2015

Brannigan Is Best At The Fork CIC***

April 3—Norwood, N.C.

Jennie Brannigan found herself in a familiar position with Nina Gardner’s Cambalda this afternoon as she jumped another stylish double-clear in the CIC*** at The Fork to slip into the lead headed into cross-country.

Brannigan and “Ping” rarely have rails in competition and they have an impressive track record at The Fork, winning in 2011, placing second in 2013 and third last year.

April 2, 2015

One To Watch: Hallie Coon Is Of One Mind With Namasté

When Hallie Coon was 11, she inherited the ride on Namaste’ from her sister. Even then Coon had dreams of galloping around the Rolex Kentucky CCI****, like many horse crazy young girls.

Now eight years later, that unlikely dream is becoming a reality as she prepares to tackle her first four-star with the gelding. But first, they’ll make a stop in Norwood, N.C., this weekend to contest The Fork CIC*** as a final prep run.

March 31, 2015

FEI Revises Frangible Pin Rule

On March 30, the Fédération Equestre Internationale approved a revision to Article 548.1 in the 2015 Rulebook following outcry from the eventing community and a petition by the International Event Riders Association.

March 24, 2015

Jennie Brannigan Makes Her Racing Debut At Aiken

Jennie Brannigan never could have imagined she’d be donning jockey silks and goggles, but nevertheless, on March 21, she found herself in the baby blue colors of Welcome Here Farm as she headed to the starting line of the W.C. Jackson Training Flat race at the Aiken Spring Steeplechase in Aiken, S.C., on a horse she’s known for the last two years, Where’s The Beef.

March 23, 2015

Behind The Stall Door With: Ballynoecastle RM

You might not even know you were looking at Ballynoecastle RM if you saw him walk past you at an event, but the plain bay Irish Sport Horse gelding (Ramiro B—Ballyvaldon Natalie, Blue Laser) has an impressive resume with his longtime rider, Buck Davidson.

March 19, 2015

One To Watch: Lisa Barry Will Take A Turn With Her Ferrari At The Carolina International

Lisa Barry's pretty familiar with big events—she's groomed at some of the biggest.

For many years, Barry picked up extra cash by grooming for friends at three-days like the Rolex Kentucky CCI****, Bromont International (Quebec) and The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International (Md.). She was working for the O'Connor Event Team when she met Canadian four-star rider Jessica Phoenix in 2007. Phoenix came to train with the O’Connors before the Pan Amerian Games (Brazil), and the two hit it off.

March 16, 2015

Jonathan Holling Breaks Leg In Fall

Four-star eventer Jonathan Holling broke his leg in a fall from a young horse on March 14 in Ocala, Fla.

Holling was competing in a three-phase schooling event at the Florida Horse Park and fell at the water jump on the training level course when his horse stumbled on landing from a drop in.

All was fine until the horse tried to get up and stepped on his left leg, breaking the fibia.

March 13, 2015

Trading Aces Sold As Equitation Horse

One of Boyd Martin’s top four-star partners and Phillip Dutton's 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games mount, Trading Aces, has a new job this year after being sold to junior rider Alexandra Pielet to show in the equitation ring. Pielet, a winning pony hunter rider, trains with Timmy Kees and Molly Ashe Cawley.

March 12, 2015

Cadiz Euthanized After Fall At Fontainebleau Horse Trials

Cadiz, a 15-year-old Spanish-bred gelding ridden by French eventer Donatien Schauly, was euthanized two days after he suffered from a fall on cross-country at the Fontainebleau Horse Trials (France) on March 6.

Schauly was not injured, but Cadiz (El Mesto—Adonna, Nocturn) was euthanized due to “complications related to swelling of the spinal cord,” according to Cavadeos.

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