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Lindsay Berreth

March 6, 2016

Updated: Olivia Inglis Dies At Scone Horse Trials

Equestrian Australia confirmed that 17-year-old Olivia Inglis died on March 6 while competing in the CIC** at the Scone Horse Trials in Scone, New South Wales.

Inglis was competing in her first CIC** with Coriolanus, an 11-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, when they fell on cross-country.

February 26, 2016

Roffman And Meredith Are Engaged And Expecting

Grand Prix dressage rider Caroline Roffman took a quick weekend vacation to Beaver Creek, Colo., with her boyfriend, show jumper Ben Meredith, and got quite the surprise when he proposed on Feb. 20.

“We took a sleigh ride up this mountain, and there was a restaurant on top of the mountain. It was really pretty,” she said.

The couple, who met through mutual friends two and a half years ago when they were dating other people, have been together for about a year and half.

February 24, 2016

Amateurs Like Us: Orthopedist Christine Ekstrand Balances Seven Children, A Career And CDIs

When she arrived at the L.A. Winter Dressage CDI-W, amateur rider Christine Ekstrand immediately began talking herself out of the classes she’d entered with Concetta.

It had been nearly two years since the pair last showed consistently, and it was Ekstrand’s first CDI. With the thought of multiple judges, more experienced horses and riders, and the pomp and circumstance of a CDI on her mind, Ekstrand nearly walked into the show office to scratch.

February 23, 2016

Dauntless Courage Carries His Heart And Soul Over Every Fence

If you’d asked Chelsea Kolman five years ago where she expected to be with Dauntless Courage, she would have probably guessed puttering around at a local schooling show. 

As a barely saddle-broke 18-hand 3-year-old PMU horse who’d failed police training school because he was afraid of his own shadow, “Dante” didn’t exactly scream “sport horse” potential.

But somewhere along the way, Kolman earned the gelding’s trust, and he started living up to his name.

February 16, 2016

In The Ring Or On The Catwalk, Ellesse Tzinberg Is A Role Model For Filipino Riders

Scanning down the list of entries for the CDI***** at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival last weekend, one name caught my eye. Ellesse Tzinberg, riding for the Philippines, was competing the oldest horse in the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special—Pavarotti, who’s 19.

It’s not often you see a rider from the small island nation of the Philippines competing at the highest levels of the sport, and I’m always impressed seeing older horses doing well, so I tracked down Tzinberg and found out she’s had quite a journey to get to the top level of the sport.

February 14, 2016

Graves and Verdades Get Back In Sync For AGDF CDI***** Grand Prix Special

Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 13

Coming into the CDI***** at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival this weekend, Laura Graves was feeling a lack of confidence in her work with Verdades.

While they’ve been pushing their Grand Prix scores towards 80 percent, Graves and “Diddy” had two uncharacteristic tests two weeks ago that left their scores in the low 70s, and Graves wondering what happened.

February 13, 2016

My Lady's Magical At AGDF CDI***** Grand Prix Freestyle

Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 12   

“I’m sitting here in the middle, and these guys are next to me! I like that,” said Mikala Gundersen as she sat down between Lars Petersen and Steffen Peters for the press conference for the CDI***** Grand Prix freestyle at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.

Gundersen saved the best for last, as she and My Lady won the class with a 79.07 percent in front of a packed crowd under the lights.

February 11, 2016

Graves and Verdades Rebound For AGDF CDI***** Grand Prix Win

Wellington, Fla. – Feb. 11

Collective oohs and ahhs radiated from the packed stands at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival this afternoon as the sun set on Laura Graves and Verdades, the last to go in the CDI***** Grand Prix.

As she headed down centerline into her final halt, you could hear audience members clucking along to “Diddy’s” passage, and they erupted into applause when Graves gave her final salute and wrapped her arms around the gelding.

“I’m so glad we stayed until the end,” I overheard a woman say to her friend as she filed out.

February 9, 2016

Ringside Chat: Marilyn Little Explains Two Ribbons In Two Top Sports In 24 Hours

There aren't many riders who can jump an advanced cross-country course one day, then pilot another horse around a 1.50-meter grand prix the next. And, to top it all off, place in the top 10 of both classes. 

These days, Marilyn Little is best known as a top eventer—last year she won the individual gold medal at the Pan American Games in Toronto on RF Scandalous, and she’s also made headlines with her four-star partner RF Demeter.

With all of her success, it’s easy to forget Little only picked up eventing in 2010 after coming from the show jumping world.

February 4, 2016

One To Watch: Kyle Carter Is Heading To Wellington With A Homebred With A Special Story

For Canadian Olympian Kyle Carter, breeding his own horses has always been a “labor of love.”

His patience and persistence in bringing along one special homebred, FR’s Trust Fund, is finally paying off, as the gelding completed his first advanced events last fall and is set to tackle this weekend’s Wellington Eventing Showcase in Wellington, Fla.

Here's all you need to know about the Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase.

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