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September 27, 2015

Novice and Beginner Novice Champions Crowned On Final Day Of AEC

Tyler, Texas—Sept. 27

The Nutrena/USEA American Eventing Championships wrapped up today with novice and beginner novice riders crowning several champions. While entries were lower in the AEC's final year at the Texas Rose Horse Park, 340 compared to 382 last year, there was no shortage of fun. We caught up with a few champions today. Look for more photos and a full report in the Oct. 12 print edition of The Chronicle. For full results, click here. For more photos, click on the photo to the left.

September 26, 2015

Fletcher and Atlantic Domino Capture AEC Advanced Crown

Tyler, Texas—Sept. 26

Jacob Fletcher admitted he’d never been in the top position heading into show jumping at an event before, so as the last to jump in today’s Adequan Gold Cup advanced division and with top professionals having rails down, he was nervous.

But the 21-year-old showed maturity beyond his age and jumped clear with Atlantic Domino to stay on top of the leader board and bring home $20,000.

September 25, 2015

Fletcher Flies Off With AEC Advanced Lead

Tyler, TexasSept. 25   

Jacob Fletcher had a mission when he sent in the entries for his two advanced horses to the Nutrena/U.S. Eventing Association’s American Eventing Championships.

“I thought, 'This is Area V’s last time to host the AECs for a while. We can’t not let somebody from Area V try to win it one of these years. We can’t just let Buck [Davidson] and his crew come and win it every year!' ” he joked.

September 23, 2015

Boyd And Silva Martin Welcome A Baby Boy

Four-star eventer Boyd Martin and his wife, dressage rider Silva Martin, welcomed their first child, a boy, on Sept. 23 at 8 a.m. at the Chester County Hospital in Pennsylvania.

Nox Christoph Martin was born via planned C-section as a precaution because of Silva's previous traumatic brain injury. He weighed 8 lbs. and is 22 inches long.

Boyd confirmed that mother and baby are resting comfortably and will remain in the hospital for another couple of days for observation.

September 4, 2015

Tiana Coudray Shows Off A New Star At Burghley Young Horse Final

Stamford, England—Sept. 4  

British-based U.S. rider Tiana Coudray had a lot to smile about today as she drove her lorry home from the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. 

While she’s not competing in the CCI**** with her top mount, Ringwood Magister, Coudray just topped a very large and competitive Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse 5-Year-Old Final with her own and Dr. Liz Williams’ Cavalier Crystal (Jack Of Diamonds—Cavalier Iris) on a score of 83.

September 1, 2015

The Mysterious Case Of Magic Replica's Spots

Mary Hazzard has always known Magic Replica was special—and not only because he’s by her great homebred eventing stallion Mystic Replica.

These days, the 10-year-old gelding is the talk of any event he goes to because of his white spots, which appeared randomly and suddenly and are now magically disappearing again.

August 31, 2015

Groom Spotlight: Hard Work And Humor Set Stephanie Simpson Apart

Growing up on a dairy farm in Vermont, Stephanie Simpson had hardly thought about a horse before she was 18.

Now, seven years later, she’s living a dream she never knew she had as a groom for eventers Dom and Jimmie Schramm.

“They knew I was really green, but growing up on a farm, I knew the hard work and that wasn’t a problem,” said Simpson. “It was something I was really interested in. Things that I didn’t know, I was willing to research and put the time into learning.”

August 27, 2015

Caitlin Silliman Launches Her Own Business

Eventer Caitlin Silliman is branching out on her own after seven years working for Boyd and Silva Martin at their Windurra USA. 

Silliman will base her new business out of Will and Katie Coleman’s Tivoli Farm in Gordonsville, Va., and will also serve as an assistant rider to the couple.

Silliman said her decision happened quickly, but she decided the situation was right for her when Coleman mentioned he was looking for an assistant rider.

August 25, 2015

Amateurs Like Us: Karen Webb Started Eventing Late In Life, But She Wakes Up Early For It

Karen Webb describes herself as a “full time working stiff,” and like many others, she somehow makes time to compete, raise a family and keep her horses at home.

While her grueling schedule must be planned to the minute, it’s all worth it when she goes through the finish flags on cross-country with her young horse, Joey, or when she watches her 10-year-old daughter cantering around a jumping course with a big smile.

August 25, 2015

Groom Spotlight: Jesus Pimentel Has A Special Touch With His Grand Prix Charges

Grand prix rider Schuyler Riley has been on a big winning streak this summer, first winning three grand prix classes at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (N.C.) and then the CSI-W at Bromont, Quebec, but she's not the only one bringing checks back to the barn. Her head groom Jesus Pimentel has been on a streak of his own, capturing the new TIEC Groom’s Initiative Award three times.

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