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Lindsay Berreth

February 19, 2014

Wizard Lights The Way For USA I Team In Wellington Nations Cup CDIO

Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 19

While she’s never been a part of a team competition, Adrienne Lyle proved a worthy anchor as she led the USA I team to the top of the scoreboard on the first day of the Wellington Nations Cup CDIO***, held at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.

February 16, 2014

Simple Exercises Yielded Big Results On Day 2 Of The Global Dressage Forum North America

West Palm Beach, Fla.—Feb. 16

You didn’t have to be a Grand Prix rider to come away from Day 2 of the Global Dressage Forum North America with plenty of knowledge and a few new exercises to try.

And whether it was a seasoned Grand Prix horse, one new to the level, or one below the FEI-levels, the same emphasis on basics carried throughout the day.

February 15, 2014

Happy Horses Flourished On Day 1 Of The Global Dressage Forum North America

West Palm Beach, Fla.—Feb. 15

The latest winter storm may have prevented many people from attending the second annual Global Dressage Forum North America, but that didn’t damper the spirits of the dressage riders and fans who were able to make it to the first of two days jam packed with theory, demonstrations and discussions at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.

February 6, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Long Ears And A Big Heart

She was admired by eventing legends like Neil Ayer, Col. Paul Wimert and General Jack Burton. Olympic gold medalist Tad Coffin even took a spin on her. She was featured on the cover of the Wall Street Journal and was known throughout the country for her cross-country prowess. So, who was this famous eventer?

Kit the mule!

January 16, 2014

Buck Davidson Bids Goodbye To Santa's Keeper

Buck Davidson’s two-star mount Santa’s Keeper was euthanized Jan. 16 due to a rupture in his right quadriceps muscle and right transverse abdominal muscle, which resulted in internal hemorrhaging.

Davidson competed the 8-year-old Thoroughbred, co-owned by his longtime supporters Carl and Cassandra Segal, at the Ocala Horse Properties Winter I Horse Trials on Jan. 11 in Ocala, Fla., but after completing his show jumping round, the gelding began showing shortness in his right hind when he got back to the trailer.

January 14, 2014

Switzerland Bans The Use Of Hyperflexion

On Jan. 1, officials in Switzerland enacted a new law prohibiting the use of hyperflexion, or rollkur, in their country. The law was originally proposed in 2008 and was approved by the Swiss government in October of 2013.

January 14, 2014

Allison Springer’s Lionheart Undergoes Colic Surgery

Eventer Allison Springer’s new mount Lionheart underwent colic surgery on Jan. 13 in Wellington, Fla., after he began showing signs of discomfort in the early morning hours of the same day.

Springer’s groom, Alandra Halem, noticed the 12-year-old Westphalian gelding (Lancer III—Sibrose, Sacramento Son) pawing and acting uncomfortable and decided to call the vet. Once Springer arrived at the barn, the vet tubed the gelding and gave him Banamine, which seemed to help.

January 9, 2014

Emma Ford Returns To Phillip Dutton Eventing

Top eventer Phillip Dutton will have a familiar face in the barn this year as he moves down to Aiken, S.C., for the winter and spring seasons. His former head groom, Emma Ford, has returned to the job she held for seven years after a stint working for Jim and Sarah Wildasin, who own Dutton’s 2012 London Olympic Games mount Mystery Whisper.

January 8, 2014

Rebecca Farm Takes 2014 CCI*** Off The Schedule

Although it was listed in the U.S. Eventing Association’s omnibus, The Event At Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Mont., will not host a CCI*** in 2014.

“We had never officially decided to run it in the first place,” said organizer Sarah Broussard. “When I apply to the FEI, I check all the boxes, because it’s much easier to be approved and not run it than to not ask and try to get it approved later. I pretty much always check everything [on the form] because we never really know how it’s going to run, and you have to do it so far ahead with the FEI.”

January 8, 2014

Haidaseeker Playboy Wears Several Different Hats—And Shoes

Five years ago, Haidaseeker Playboy was happily performing sliding stops, flying changes and cutting cattle as a reiner and reined cow horse with his owner, Andrea Caudill. But when Caudill attended a local dressage schooling show with some friends, she decided to give the discipline a try with “Matt,” a cutting-bred Quarter Horse gelding (Docs Haidas Playboy—Haidas Seeker), and she hasn’t looked back.

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