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June 21, 2015

Brannigan Bests The Field At Land Rover Great Meadow CIC***

The Plains, Va.—June 21   

Jennie Brannigan was thrilled with her ride on cross-country today at the inaugural Land Rover Great Meadow CIC*** with her longtime partner, Nina Gardner’s Cambalda, which earned her the win and a check for $10,000.

But it wasn’t just the win that made her weekend. Not only was Brannigan thrilled to be running across the historic turf of the Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase race, but she got a reminder of why she loves eventing in the first place.

June 20, 2015

Brannigan Keeps Her Cool At Land Rover Great Meadow CIC***

The Plains, Va.—June 20

It’s pretty easy to see why Cambalda has earned the barn name “Ping”. Even though he sometimes has an unconventional style between fences during his show jumping rounds, cross-cantering and coming behind the leg, he springs off the ground, never coming close to touching a fence.

But even so, tonight at the Land Rover Great Meadow CIC***, his rider Jennie Brannigan wasn’t so sure she could guarantee a clear round over Richard Jeffrey's course.

June 19, 2015

Sound Bites From Dressage At The Land Rover Great Meadow CIC*** and Pan Am Prep Trial


The Plains, Va—June 19   

The Land Rover Great Meadow CIC*** and Pan American Games Preperatory Trials kicked off today with a full evening of dressage. While storms caused a bit of a delay, fans were treated to tests from some of the top horses and riders in the country.

Here are some sound bites from the leaders of both divisions.

Photos by Lindsay Berreth.

June 17, 2015

The Pint-Sized Paint As You Wish Has Made Dreams Come True

As Elisa Wallace was browsing for horses for sale online six years ago, she stopped short when she came across As You Wish, a splashy chestnut paint American Sport Pony listed for $750.

Wondering what an American Sport Pony was, Wallace’s interest was piqued, and she drove the 20 miles from her home in Jasper, Ga., to check him out as a possible event horse for her student Katie Bartz.

Although the then 5-year-old half paint-half British Riding Pony had been a breeding stallion until recently, his owner wanted to sell him and offered him for the same price as his stud fee.

June 17, 2015

One To Watch: Amateur Rider Maggie Deatrick Is Set To Tackle Great Meadow CIC*** On Her Horse Of A Lifetime

Maggie Deatrick may have to drive her three-quarter ton truck into downtown Philadelphia every day so she can head straight to the barn after work, but it’s all so she can juggle her life as a working amateur and an upper level event rider.

This week, Deatrick’s planning to use some of her precious vacation time to compete her 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Divine Comedy at the inaugural Great Meadow International CIC*** in The Plains, Va., where she’ll test her skills against some of the top horses and riders in the country.

June 16, 2015

Eventer Guillaume Pucci Dies After Cross-Country Fall In November

French rider Guillaume Pucci died on June 14, seven months after a fall on cross-country at the Le Pouget CIC** (France) that left him in a medically induced coma.

The 28-year-old rider sustained a cranial hematoma on Nov. 16 when he fell from Schatzie Du Parc at fence 8 on the course. The 9-year-old mare was uninjured in the fall.

June 12, 2015

Ringside Chat: Rebecca Howard Is Back In Business With Riddle Master

After accomplishing her lifelong dream of representing Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games in London with Riddle Master, Rebecca Howard knew it was time for a major life change with her business at home in the United States in a transition period.

So she decided to stay in England and has been based at New Zealand couple Tim and Jonelle Price’s Mere Farm in Wiltshire ever since.

June 7, 2015

Several Held and Three Eliminated In Bromont Final Horse Inspection

Bromont, Quebec - June 7   

Several horses were held throughout all three CCI divisions this morning at the final horse inspection at Bromont.

In the CCI***, all 17 horses presented passed. Colleen Loach's Freespirit was held but passed.

In the CCI**, 27 horses presented. Will Coleman and Tight Lines were asked to jog a second time and were accepted. Selena O'Hanlon's A First Romance, Nobie Cannon's Bust A Groove, and Arden Wildasin's Dusky Shadow were all held but passed upon reinspection.

June 5, 2015

O'Hanlon's Outstanding At Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI***

Bromont, QuebecJune 5

“I didn’t actually come here to prove I could do circles; I came here to get him going back on the cross-country after a very disappointing Rolex,” said Selena O’Hanlon after her dressage test with Foxwood High, which placed them at the top of the leader board at the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI*** on a 46.7.

June 4, 2015

Re-Routing From Rolex

This year’s Rolex Kentucky CCI**** cross-country course proved to be the ultimate test for the 71 horse and rider pairs who tackled it as rainfall throughout the day made the going tough.

Even so, a few experienced four-star pairs surprisingly didn’t complete so we decided to check in and see where they’re headed this season and what went through their minds when things went wrong.

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