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Lindsay Berreth

September 30, 2016

Irwin and Laurencio Overcome The Atmosphere For A Dressage At Devon Win

Sept. 30—Devon, Pa.

Blowing rain, chilly temperatures, people lining the fence and puddles in the ring might be the undoing of some dressage horses, but Canada’s Tina Irwin has been training Laurencio for that situation all year, and it showed as they topped today’s Prix St. Georges CDI at Dressage At Devon.

The pair scored a 71.00 percent to best Guatemalan rider Esther Mortimer, who was second with Adajio (69.21%) and Irwin’s husband Jaimey, who was third on Donegal V (68.81%).

September 28, 2016

Winner Of The Week: Lutz Bests The Big Horses At GAIG/USDF Region 8 Championships

Susanne Hamilton traveled to Germany last summer with very specific instructions about what kind of horse her amateur client Bettina Hinckley was looking for—“a dainty, elegant black mare that’s easy to sit.”

So Hinckley was a bit surprised when Hamilton sent her a photo of Lutz, a stocky, creamy palomino Haflinger gelding.

“Well I think the only thing I came home with that fit the profile was the ‘nice to sit,’ because I came home with Lutz!” said Hamilton.

September 19, 2016

Behind The Stall Door With: Tight Lines

Will Coleman doesn’t like to pick favorite horses, but as he grabbed a carrot from the tack stall at the Plantation Field International he admitted that if he did pick them, Tight Lines would be at the top of the list.

“He really wants it—you just kind of have to show him how,” he said.

Coleman bought the 9-year-old French Thoroughbred gelding (Pur Sang—Turgeon, Merindole, Tel Quel) with the help of The Conair Syndicate two years ago.

He’d started life as a steeplechaser, then French rider Paul Gatien started him in eventing and competed to the CCI* level.

September 18, 2016

Dutton and Mr. Candyman Earn A Sweet Win At Plantation Field CIC***

Coatesville, Pa.—Sept. 18   

Phillip Dutton admitted he hasn’t given as much time to Mr. Candyman this year with his campaign for the Olympic Games, but the gelding stepped up today to take the win at the Plantation Field CIC*** and remind his rider just what he’s capable of.

September 17, 2016

Dutton and I'm Sew Ready Hold On To Plantation Field CIC*** Lead

Coatesville, Pa.—Sept. 17

This year the Plantation Field International brought in new show jumping course designer Chris Barnard to change things up, and while his CIC*** track shuffled most of the leader board today, the top three remained unchanged.

Phillip Dutton holds the top spot on I’m Sew Ready and second on Mr. Candyman, while Australian Ryan Wood stayed third on Powell headed into tomorrow’s cross-country.

September 16, 2016

One To Watch: Gina Economou Traveled From Coast To Coast With Calidore

Gina Economou thought she was crazy to consider competing at the Plantation Field International CIC*** with Calidore. But not because she didn’t think the 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding could handle it.

Economou lives near Los Angeles, Calif., and has only competed “Leo” on grass a handful of times, but when friend and student Michelle Caparelli asked her, ‘Why not?’ Economou decided to take the chance and make the nearly 3,000 mile drive to Pennsylvania.

September 16, 2016

Dutton Reunites With I'm Sew Ready For Plantation Field CIC*** Lead

Coatesville, Pa.—Sept. 16   

Two years ago Phillip Dutton took on I’m Sew Ready for his regular rider Kristen Bond while she took time off to have her first child.

Now he’s reunited with Kristie and John Norton’s 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding as Bond is pregnant again.

You wouldn’t have known that Dutton had just five days to get reacquainted with "Jackson" as they put in a flawless test to score a 43.4 and take the lead.

September 7, 2016

Gabby Dickerson Gets A Leg Up From Kim Severson In The Form Of “Sparky”

Young professional Gabby Dickerson spent two years training and competing in Europe to improve her education, and now that she’s home she’s just received the opportunity of a lifetime to help her achieve her dreams. Dickerson’s trainer and mentor Kim Severson recently gave her the ride on her 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France) partner Fernhill Fearless.

September 6, 2016

Loughan Glen Recovering From Bone Chip Removal

After a disappointing Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro that ended with a retirement on cross-country, Clark Montgomery is back in the United States with Loughan Glen. But the gelding won’t be back out this season because he underwent surgery to remove a bone chip in his knee.

Montgomery, 35, had a strong preparation in England this spring with "Glen" and won the Land Rover Great Meadow CICO*** (Va.) in July, but after an uncharacteristic dressage test and two stops on cross-country in Rio, he knew something was wrong.

August 17, 2016

Michael Whitaker Withdraws Cassionato From Olympics

Great Britain's Michael Whitaker has withdrawn Cassionato from the remainder of the competition at the Olympic Games after the 11-year-old Holsteriner stallion (Cassini I-Perle Holstein, Quidam de Revel) began showing colic symptoms yesterday evening.

The pair added four faults in yesterday's first round of the team competition, but it wasn't enough to boost the reigning Olympic gold medal-winning team into the top 8 teams that will compete today.

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