Since moving to England three years ago, Tiana Coudray has accomplished one of her dreams by representing the United States at the 2012 London Olympic Games aboard her longtime partner Ringwood Magister.
Chef d’Equipe Staffan Lidbeck has nominated seven riders to the Swedish eventing team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France). A final decision will be made on August 14.
With the sale of Ludwig Svennerstål’s 2012 Olympic partner Shamwari 4 to Boyd Martin, Niklas Lindeback and Mister Pooh’s withdrawal due to injury, and London Olympics individual silver medalist Sara Algotsson Ostholt’s pregnancy, the Swedish squad will feature new talent at the World Games.
Phillip Dutton recently added another top prospect to his barn when owners Tom Tierney and Simon Roosevelt purchased Fernhill Cubalawn. The horse was formerly ridden by Alexandra Green and owned by Paul Green.
Dutton and “Cuba” are already making a name for themselves with a win in the CIC** at the Cosequin Stuart Horse Trials, July 10-14 in Victor, N.Y.
Will Coleman’s dreams of another four-star finish at the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** this spring and a chance at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games eventing team were shattered in April as his top horse, Conair, died after a fall on cross-country at The Fork Horse Trials (N.C.) due to internal hemorrhaging. Coleman also broke his collarbone in the fall.
Graeme Thom officially resigned as chair of the Canadian Eventing High Performance Committee and chef d’equipe of the Canadian Eventing Team on June 22. Canadian Eventing released a statement regarding his departure July 8.
It takes a lot of planning and many hours in Los Angeles traffic every week, but amateur eventer Sue Church finds time to get to the barn and ride her two event horses in between running her medical benefits and employee insurance company and her side business, Elegant Accents By Sue, that specializes in custom spur straps.
All those hours in the car are worth it when she pulls into Kingsway Farm in Temecula, Calif., to ride her veteran Five O’Clock Somewhere and youngster Flirtini.
When dressage rider Kristen Becker lost all four of her horses in a barn fire earlier this year, she was first faced with trying to recover from the catastrophe. Becker had been aiming for the Young Adult “Brentina Cup” Grand Prix classes in her final year of eligibility before her top mount Ramses was one of 18 killed in the fire at Brookwood Equestrian Center in Bishop, Ga.