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Lindsay Berreth

April 11, 2014

Nagawiecki Is Up For Any Grooming Challenge

As Natasha Nagawiecki prepared to lead Reali Equine LLC’s Reflection into the ring in the Shapley’s Groom’s Class during Week 8 of the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (Fla.), she noticed a small black spot on the white mare’s leg where she’d gotten a smudge of hoof polish as she walked.

At the last minute, she whisked away the spot, fixed one more stray hair in her mane and headed into the ring.

April 6, 2014

UPDATED: Conair Dies After Cross-Country At The Fork

The Conair Syndicate's Conair died following a fall on cross-country at The Fork Horse Trials on April 6. 

Will Coleman was competing the 11-year-old Anglo-European gelding in the advanced, test A, division when they fell at fence 17AB, the Bridlewood Wine and Intersource Cheese complex of a table and a skinny wedge.

Conair and Coleman, who broke his collarbone, both got up and the gelding galloped around the field until he was caught and transported back to the stables for evaluation.

April 5, 2014

Powderhound Dies At The Fork Horse Trials

Powderhound, a 15-year-old Australian Thoroughbred ridden by Andrew McConnon in the CIC** division at The Fork International Horse Trials, died on April 5 after collapsing while returning to the stables after completing his show jumping round.

The Fork released a statement explaining the incident.

April 4, 2014

Dutton And Shamwari 4 Make Fast Friends At The Fork

Norwood, N.C. – April 4

When Boyd Martin handed over the reins of his new mount Shamwari 4 this weekend in the CIC*** at The Fork International Horse Trials to Phillip Dutton while he recovers from a broken leg, he had simple instructions. “Just jump around and don’t fall off!”

April 4, 2014

Nick Haness Earns A Surprise Birthday Win And Some Inspiration In Spain

After seven weeks of riding, coaching and showing at the HITS Desert Circuit in Thermal, Calif., Nick Haness was ready for a vacation. So after watching the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix on March 16, he drove home, did a load of laundry and hopped on a plane to Spain for a week of relaxation.

But horses are in his blood, so what started as a relaxing vacation to Spain quickly turned into the opportunity of a lifetime.

March 25, 2014

Silva Martin Home And Undergoing Rehabilitation

Grand Prix dressage rider Silva Martin has returned home to Cochranville, Pa., to begin rehabilitation after a fall on March 5 sent her to the hospital with a serious head injury.

Martin, 34, was riding in Wellington, Fla., when her horse tripped. Although she was wearing a helmet, she was knocked unconscious on the horse’s neck as she fell.

March 24, 2014

Boyd Martin Breaks Leg At Carolina CIC

Eventer Boyd Martin joked that his home in Cochranville, Pa., looks like a hospital ward now that he’s returned from a winter spent in Aiken, S.C., with a broken leg after falling off on cross-country at the Carolina International in Raeford, N.C., on March 23. His wife Silva, a Grand Prix dressage rider, is also recovering from a serious head injury sustained in a fall at the beginning of the month.

March 24, 2014

Ariel Grald Events In Her Mother’s Memory

Last fall as Ariel Grald trudged back to the barn with LBF O’Leagh’s Image at the Dutta Corp Fair Hill International CCI** (Md.) after falling off just a few fences from home on cross-country, she was understandably frustrated.

March 23, 2014

Jen Shattuck Brought The Little People Together At The Carolina International

Jen Shattuck is like many amateurs in eventing. She works a full-time job as a nurse anesthetist at the Army Medical Center in Ft. Bragg, N.C., balances her time riding her horses, and volunteers at competitions whenever she can to give back to the sport she loves.

In February, Shattuck, who lives a mile from the Carolina Horse Park and volunteers there often, posted on the Chronicle’s online eventing forum asking if people would be interested in donating money to sponsor a jump at the inaugural Carolina International CIC.

March 22, 2014

RF Demeter Steals The Show At Carolina International CIC***

March 22Raeford, N.C.

Looking at the start list for today’s cross-country, you may not have bet on Marilyn Little and RF Demeter to take the win in the CIC***.

Sure, they’ve just come home from competing in Europe last year, finishing their third four-star in the top 20 at Pau (France), but “Demi” hasn’t been out competing this season, and they were sitting in fifth place after dressage and show jumping.

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