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Lindsay Berreth

July 9, 2016

Montgomery and Loughan Glen Are Well Ahead At Great Meadow International CICO***

The Plains, Va.—July 9   

All eyes were on Clark Montgomery as he and Loughan Glen cantered down centerline this afternoon at the Land Rover Great Meadow International CICO***.

As one of a handful of U.S. pairs that are capable of scoring in the 30s in dressage, expectations were high for Montogmery and “Glen.” Add to it that it’s their first event back on U.S. soil in several years and that they’re anchoring the U.S. Nations Cup team, and Montgomery admitted there was a lot of pressure.

July 8, 2016

One To Watch: Ben Way Balances A Career And Four-Star Eventing

The first and only time British eventer Ben Way came to the United States was a few years ago to ski in Colorado, so he was in for quite the surprise when he stepped off the plane in Virginia this week.

But the heat and humidity are no worry to the 27-year-old rider, who brought new ride Willows Tipster to the inaugural FEI Nations Cup at the Land Rover Great Meadow International.

“The horses have coped amazingly well. They have fans in the stables, and we work them early in the morning,” he said.

July 8, 2016

All 40 Horses Pass First Inspection At Great Meadow International CICO***

The Plains, Va. - July 8   

All 40 horses presented at the first horse inspection at the Land Rover Great Meadow CICO*** passed this afternoon and will move on to dressage and show jumping tomorrow.

There was a lot of excitement in the air as the first Nations Cup competition outside Europe got underway on a hot and sunny afternoon. Teams from the U.S., Canada and Great Britain will be vying for the win, while the U.S. Olympic team riders and alternates will be hoping for a good final preparation before the Games in Rio De Janiero in less than 30 days.

July 1, 2016

In It To Win It Dies During Colic Surgery

Avery Klunick’s four-star partner In It To Win It died while undergoing colic surgery on June 30. He was 16.

“Winston” started his eventing career with Julia Briskin, who competed him to the one-star level, winning the Morven Park CCI* (Va.) in 2007.

Klunick began her partnership with the New Zealand-bred Thoroughbred gelding by Chinese Gold in 2008, and they won their first training level event together in 2009 at Meadowcreek Park (Texas).

June 17, 2016

Julia Krajewski And Samourai du Thot Lead Luhmühlen Charge

Luhmühlen, Germany - June 17   

Local German rider Julia Krajewski took hold of the lead on the final day of dressage at the Luhmühlen CCI**** with Samourai du Thot (39.0), but scores are tight at the top, with day 1’s leaders Julien Despontin and Waldano 36 on 40.2 and Emma Dougall and Balcam Bear in third with 40.6.

Krajewski, whose parents run a small stud farm near Luhmühlen, has yet to complete a four-star, but she and Samouri du Thot recently won the CIC*** at Renswoude (Germany).

June 17, 2016

Julien Despontin Leads Luhmühlen CCI**** After Day 1

Luhmühlen, Germany - June 16   

Belgian rider Julien Despontin has found himself in a familiar place at the Luhmühlen CCI****–on top of the leader board after the first day of dressage.

Last year he and Waldano 36 scored a 31.9 in the first phase but added several time penalties on cross-country to drop to 20th place.

This time, they scored a 40.2 to narrowly hold the lead over Australia’s Emma Dougall and Belcam Bear (40.6).

June 12, 2016

Wood Has A Weekend To Remember At Bromont

Bromont, Quebec – June 12   

From the first division to the last, chants of “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi, oi,” rang out around the main arena at The Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI today, as two Australians (and one former Australian rider) took home the big wins.

Ryan Wood picked up the CCI*** win with Woodstock Bennett and the CIC*** win with Frankie, while Boyd Martin won the CCI** with Bonito and Dominic Schramm won the CCI*.

June 12, 2016

Nine Held But None Spun At Bromont Final Horse Inspection

Bromont, Quebec - June 12

Eighty-two horses were presented at the final horse inspection this morning at the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI.

In the CCI*** Jennie Brannigan withdrew Catalina, who was lying third, overnight, and Sally Cousins withdrew Knight Lion, who was 18th. Rachel McDonough's Irish Rhythm was held but passed upon reinspection.

In the CIC***, there was a little tension as Ryan Wood's leader Frankie was held, but passed.

June 12, 2016

An Unlikely Eventer, Canso De La Mancha Is Making Amateur Marie-Gabrielle Bronsard’s Dreams Come True

When Marie-Gabrielle Bronsard first saw Canso De La Mancha in a field near Montreal, she didn’t see much.

A 2-year-old Thoroughbred-Paint cross who was just a companion to a warmblood foal, the gelding didn’t seem like the sporthorse type.

Looking for a project for any discipline, Bronsard took him home as a project horse, and he’s turned out to be more than she ever would have expected.

This weekend, they contested their first one-star at the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI, and are currently in 11th place after jumping a double-clear cross-country round on Saturday.

June 11, 2016

Lyman Lies First And Third At Bromont CCI***

Bromont, Quebec - June 11   

Before this weekend, Kylie Lyman had never contested a CCI***, but at the end of cross-country day at the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI, she’s suddenly found herself on top of the leader board with Lup The Loop.

If that wasn’t enough, she’s also standing in third with Sacramento, giving her two out of four horses in the division to jump double-clear across Derek Di Grazia’s track.

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