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Lindsay Berreth

June 4, 2015

Re-Routing From Rolex

This year’s Rolex Kentucky CCI**** cross-country course proved to be the ultimate test for the 71 horse and rider pairs who tackled it as rainfall throughout the day made the going tough.

Even so, a few experienced four-star pairs surprisingly didn’t complete so we decided to check in and see where they’re headed this season and what went through their minds when things went wrong.

June 3, 2015

Ringside Chat: Jon Holling Is Back In The Tack And Winning

Jonathan Holling’s plans for another go at the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** this spring were thwarted when he broke his leg in a fall from a young horse in March, but he’s on the mend and competing again.

On May 30-31, he picked up an open preliminary win—scoring an impressive 18.4 in dressage—on Downtown Harrison, his 2012 Bromont CCI*** (Quebec) winner who he thought might never compete again after recovering, then reinjuring, a hind suspensory last year.

June 3, 2015

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum Breaks Collarbone

International show jumper Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum broke her collarbone in a fall from a horse at her homebase in Thedinghausen, Germany on June 1. According to her Facebook page, she underwent surgery immediately following the fall.

Michaels-Beerbaum, who rides for Germany, had been scheduled to compete at the Longines Global Champions Tour in Cannes, France on June 11-13, but will miss the show.

May 29, 2015

Eventer Matt Brown Relocates To The East Coast

When Matt Brown and his wife Cecily Clark realized the lease on the property that they run their East West Training Stables out of in Petaluma, Calif., would be expiring sooner than they’d anticipated, the couple had to make a quick decision. After weighing their options, they ultimately decided to relocate to the East Coast this summer in pursuit of Brown’s dreams of representing the U.S. on future teams.

May 28, 2015

Otis Barbotiere Finds New Career As A Show Jumper

Boyd Martin’s 2012 London Olympic Games partner Otis Barbotiere has found a new career as a jumper with young rider Ali Boone, and the gelding is currently leased out to her. Martin explained on his blog that the 13-year-old Selle Français gelding (Quidam De Revel—Java Barbotiere, Veneur De Baugy) owned by the Otis Barbotiere Syndicate was matched up with Boone after her trainer, Lauren Hough, had him in her barn in Florida this winter.

May 16, 2015

Orient Express Fatally Injured At Taupo Three-Day Event

Orient Express, a 17-year-old New Zealand Thoroughbred, was fatally injured in a fall on cross-country on May 16 at the Taupo Three-Day Event in Taupo, New Zealand.

The gelding was competing in the CCI*** with longtime owner and rider Clark Johnstone.

Equestrian Sport New Zealand released a statement, but there are no other details about the injury at this time. Johnstone was uninjured in the fall.

May 12, 2015

Amateurs Like Us: Kirsten Buffamoyer Has Several Irons In The Fire

A typical day for Kirsten Buffamoyer might include riding her three horses, working on her fledgling sport horse classifieds website, managing the boarding facility she runs, raising reining horses and helping out her husband, David, with his Premier Equine Insurance business, but she somehow manages to find the time to campaign her Thoroughbred Jim at the two-star level.

May 12, 2015

Jessica Phoenix Recovering From Serious Fall At Jersey Fresh

Canadian Olympian Jessica Phoenix was seriously injured in a fall on the CCI** cross-country course at the Jersey Fresh International Horse Trials in Allentown, N.J., on May 9.

Phoenix was riding Exultation, an 11-year-old Thoroughbred gelding (Sea Wall—Peek A Boo Ruckus) that has been competing at the two-star level since last year.

Phoenix, 31, Cannington, Ontario, was the second rider of the day out on cross-country in the CCI** and was sitting in 16th place after dressage.

May 10, 2015

Reggie Racks Up A Jersey Fresh CCI*** Win

Allentown, N.J. - May 10   

For all the places Ballynoe Castle RM has been around the world with Buck Davidson and all the blue ribbons they’ve brought home, surprisingly, the gelding has never won a CCI at any level.

So to earn the Jersey Fresh CCI*** win today was special to Davidson, not only for that reason, but because his entire support team was in attendance, including owners Carl and Cassie Segal and his mother, Carol.

May 10, 2015

All But One Horse Pass Final Inspection At Jersey Fresh CCI

Allentown, N.J.-- May 10

The final horse inspection concluded this morning for the CCI** and CCI*** divisions at the Jersey Fresh International.

All 21 horses presented in the CCI*** passed. In the CCI**, 24 horses were presented. Sarah Wilson and Ovation W were sent to the holding box but passed on reinspection.

Madeline Backus and P.S. Arianna were sent to the holding box and were not passed upon reinspection. They were in 25th place after cross-country after jumping clear and adding .8 time penalties.

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