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Lindsay Berreth

August 8, 2016

Antipodeans Rise To The Top After An Influential Olympic Cross-Country Day

Rio de Janeiro—Aug. 8

As many riders predicted, cross-country day at the Olympic Games shook up the leaderboard, with several experienced pairs picking up penalties.

Australia’s Christopher Burton and the young Santano II rose to the top today with a double-clear round to stay on their dressage mark of 37.6 when dressage leaders William Fox-Pitt and Chilli Morning picked up 20 penalties for crossing their path at fence 20AB, two arrowheads with brush.

August 6, 2016

Fox-Pitt Makes A Comeback At Rio Olympics

Rio de Janeiro—Aug. 6   

William Fox-Pitt has been on the hunt for an individual Olympic medal since he began eventing 33 years ago, but life has thrown some obstacles in his way.

After sustaining a serious head injury in a fall last year at the Le Lion CCI** World Championships for Young Horses (France), he wasn’t sure he’d ever ride again, let alone be heading to his fifth Olympic Games.

But after a remarkable recovery, he’s made it, and he’s leading after the first day of dressage on Chilli Morning at the Rio Olympics.

August 5, 2016

A Look At The Rio Olympic Cross-Country Course

Photo by Lindsay Berreth.

The Olympic Games are underway and the eventers are looking forward to tackling Pierre Michelet's cross-country course on Monday.

The French course designer has put together a testing course that could shake up the leaderboard.

August 4, 2016

Meet Your 2016 U.S. Olympic Eventing Team

This year’s U.S. Olympic eventing team is one of the strongest ever, and Chef d’Equipe David O’Connor believes the group of fun, independent, but professional riders will give their all.

“This is a great group—there’s a great morale, and they respect each other’s riding,” he told the Chronicle in the July 25 issue. “It’s really kind of easy if you don’t try to create something that’s unnatural. They have the tools, they know they have the tools, and we know each other really, really well.” 

August 4, 2016

Throwback Thursday: The Rise Of Karen, David, And Phillip In 1996

The Olympics are always full of drama—dashed hopes, dreams realized, tragedy and triumph, and 20 years ago, the Atlanta Games were no different.

From the rise of the O’Connor Event Team and Phillip Dutton, to the introduction of a new format, there’s plenty to look back on.

The U.S. team (David O’Connor on Giltedge, Karen O’Connor on Biko, Bruce Davidson on Heyday and Jill Henneberg on Nirvana II) headed to Atlanta in 1996 off a 12-year medal drought and brought home silver, while individual rider Kerry Millikin brought home individual bronze on Out And About.

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:

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