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Lindsay Berreth

June 2, 2014

Clark Montgomery Withdraws Loughan Glen From Luhmühlen

Clark Montgomery has withdrawn Loughan Glen from the Luhmühlen CCI**** (Germany) after careful consideration of the gelding’s schedule. Although Glen led the dressage at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials CCI**** (England) in early May, Montgomery retired both him and his other mount, Universe, after trouble on cross-country.

May 30, 2014

Silvio Mazzoni Receives Administrative Penalty From USEF

In the U.S. Equestrian Federation’s April list of administrative penalties, Silvio Mazzoni, grand prix show jumping rider and the newly appointed U.S. Eventing Team show jumping coach, was included.

May 21, 2014

Andrews Osborne Academy Announces Equestrian Center Closure

On May 15 the Andrews Osborne Academy, located in Willoughby, Ohio, announced that it will discontinue its riding program and convert the existing equestrian facilities into an indoor athletic facility as of June 30.

The news came as a shock to many of the equestrian program’s alumni, and the school’s interscholastic riding team, which was away competing at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Hunt Seat National Finals in West Springfield, Mass.

May 11, 2014

All Horses Pass The Final Inspection At Jersey Fresh

Allentown, N.J. - May 11

Every horse presented in the final horse inspection passed this morning at Jersey Fresh.

In the CCI**, both Liz Riley's Infinite Truth and Justine Dutton's Huck Finn were held but passed upon reinspection. Second placed rider Lynn Symansky withdrew Osbourne 9 due to some bruising and soreness incurred in her fall from her CIC*** mount Donner during yesterday's cross-country.

Taryn Nolte, who was in 14th after cross-country, withdrew Cleverly. Fourteen horses will jump.

May 6, 2014

Humbling, Star-Struck And Foot-Perfect: Three Amateur Riders Took On The Rolex Kentucky CCI****

In the Rolex Preview Issue of The Chronicle of the Horse (the April 21 & 28 issue), we introduced readers to three inspirational amateurs entered at the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** this year. Now that their Rolex Kentucky adventures are behind them, we caught up with them to see how they fared.

Kevin Keane

April 21, 2014

Catching Up With Colleen Rutledge: Shiraz Is Back In A Big Way

Colleen Rutledge made headlines last year when she finished the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials CCI**** (England) with Shiraz, making them one of few pairs to have completed five of the six major four-stars in the world without a cross-country jumping penalty (the only one she hasn’t competed in is the Adelaide CCI**** in Australia).

Rutledge, 37, Frederick, Md., spent the summer and fall working on “Luke’s” dressage, the phase he notoriously dislikes, and earning good results with her homebred Covert Rights, or “C.R.”, at the three-star level.

April 18, 2014

R-Star Retires From Eventing Due To Heart Condition

Kristi Nunnink announced today, April 18, that she's retiring four-star mare R-Star from eventing because of issues with the horse's heart. The mare was entered to compete in the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** next week. 

“We noticed it [at Rolex last year] in the holding box afterwards when she first came off the course,” Nunnink explained. “She would throw some irregular heartbeats. We took her to U.C. Davis [Calif.] and did a lot of research. She basically only threw them when she was in light work, and when she galloped, her heart would beat really well.”

April 14, 2014

Get To Know U.S. Eventing’s Show Jumping Coach Silvio Mazzoni

It takes a lot to understand the mechanics of getting an event horse to show jump clear on the third day, especially at the upper levels. How do you take a fit, but possibly tired horse, who just galloped several miles across country over nearly 30 obstacles at 550 meters per minute and make him be careful and tidy the next day?

With the extremely competitive modern sport, there’s been a need for a show jumping specialist coach for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing team who could travel to competitions and help riders, as well as work with them individually during training sessions.

April 11, 2014

Nagawiecki Is Up For Any Grooming Challenge

As Natasha Nagawiecki prepared to lead Reali Equine LLC’s Reflection into the ring in the Shapley’s Groom’s Class during Week 8 of the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (Fla.), she noticed a small black spot on the white mare’s leg where she’d gotten a smudge of hoof polish as she walked.

At the last minute, she whisked away the spot, fixed one more stray hair in her mane and headed into the ring.

April 6, 2014

UPDATED: Conair Dies After Cross-Country At The Fork

The Conair Syndicate's Conair died following a fall on cross-country at The Fork Horse Trials on April 6. 

Will Coleman was competing the 11-year-old Anglo-European gelding in the advanced, test A, division when they fell at fence 17AB, the Bridlewood Wine and Intersource Cheese complex of a table and a skinny wedge.

Conair and Coleman, who broke his collarbone, both got up and the gelding galloped around the field until he was caught and transported back to the stables for evaluation.

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