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Lindsay Berreth

August 3, 2016

Groom Spotlight: Sally Robertson’s Been Around The World On Her Way To Rio

Sally Robertson likes to change things up in her life—whether it’s riding, grooming, working in a spa or driving big rigs on a construction site, the New Zealand native has traveled around the world and back again.

But she keeps finding herself back where she started—with a brush in her hand, a smile on her face and a willingness soak up all the knowledge she can as a top groom.

July 31, 2016

UPDATED: HHS Cooley Euthanized at Burgham Horse Trials

British-based U.S. rider Liz Halliday-Sharp announced on her Facebook page that her four-star horse HHS Cooley was euthanized on July 31 at the Burgham Horse Trials in Morpeth, Northumberland, England, after fracturing a leg on course during the CIC*** cross-country.

July 21, 2016

Jung’s FischerTakinou Out Of Rio Contention With A Virus

On July 21, Germany’s top eventer Michael Jung announced via his Facebook page that he was withdrawing his Olympic Games mount fischerTakinou from the German eventing team for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro due to an infection. The  German equestrian federation confirmed the substitution of La Biosthetique Sam FBW on July 25, pending approval by the International Olympic Committee.

July 18, 2016

Brazil Announces Olympic Teams

The Brazilian Equestrian Federation has announced their Olympic teams for Rio de Janeiro.

The show jumping team will be:

Álvaro Affonso de Miranda on AD Cornetto K

Eduardo Pereira de Menezes on Quintol

Pedro Guimarães Veniss on Quabri de L’Isle

Stephan de Freitas Barcha on Landpeter do Feroleto

The traveling alternate will be Rodrigo Pessoa on Citizenguard Cadjanine Z.

The dressage team will be:

July 18, 2016

Dutch Olympic Teams Announced

The Dutch Equestrian Federation named their Olympic teams on July 17.

The show jumping team will consist of:

Jeroen Dubbeldam on SFN Zenith N.O.P.

Harrie Smolders on Emerald N.O.P.

Maikel van der Vleuten on VDL Groep Verdi TN N.O.P.

Jur Vrieling on VDL Zirocco Blue N.O.P.

The traveling reserve will be Gerco Schröder on Glock's London N.O.P..

The eventing team will consist of:

July 18, 2016

Sweden Names Olympic Eventing Team

The Swedish Equestrian Federation has announced their eventing team for the Olympics.

The team will consist of:

Sara Algotsson Ostholt and Reality 39

Frida Andersen and Herta

Anna Nilsson and Luron

Ludwig Svennerstål and King Bob or Aspe

The traveling alternate is Linda Algotsson and Fairnet.

July 18, 2016

Italy Names Eventing Team For Olympics

The Federazione Italiana Sport Equestre announced the Italian eventing team for the Olympics today.

Top rider Vittoria Panizzon, who was expected to lead the team, is out of consideration with Borrough Pennyz after the mare incurred an injury and Panizzon broke her collarbone in a fall from a novice horse.

The team will consist of:

Stefano Brecciaroli and Apollo van de Wendi Kurt Hoeve

July 16, 2016

Germany Names Olympic Teams

Germany announced their dressage and show jumping teams today for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and confirmed the eventing team, for which a long list was

July 15, 2016

Groom Spotlight: Stacey Driscoll Runs A Tight Ship For Eventer Ryan Wood

It takes a special talent to juggle the sheer number of horses that eventer Ryan Wood brings to a competition, but his groom Stacey Driscoll is up for the challenge.

Wood often rides 10 horses at one-day events, so organization and efficiency is key.

“She showed up as a quiet, young, shy girl about four years ago, and she’s really developed into an amazing asset to our operation,” said Wood. “She is the head groom and runs the show. She also rides and competes. She’s very organized and does an incredible job, and we couldn’t do what we do without her.”

July 15, 2016

Argentina Announces Olympic Show Jumping Team

Argentina has named their Olympic team for show jumping.

Matías Albarracín on Cannavaro 9

José Maria Larocca on Cornet du Lys or Eliot DWS

Bruno Passaro on Chicago Z

Ramiro Quintana on Appy Cara

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