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July 26, 2014

Shamwari 4 Lights Up At World Games Prep Trial

July 26—The Plains, Va.

Pressure was the name of the game again for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team riders during the show jumping phase of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Prep Trial at Great Meadow.

Held under the lights and surrounded by hundreds of fans and supporters, the atmosphere was electric as riders jumped around Richard Jeffrey’s track.

Boyd Martin held onto his lead with Shamwari 4, jumping one of seven double-clear rounds.

July 26, 2014

Shamwari 4 Struts His Stuff At World Games Prep Trial

The Plains, Va.—July 26

The crowd lining the main arena at Great Meadow oohed and ahhed at expressive extended trots, gasped at missed flying changes and erupted in applause after each dressage test this morning at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Prep Trial for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team, and that’s exactly the kind of atmosphere riders hoped for as they worked out the final details of their performances less than a month from the opening ceremonies in Normandy, France.

July 22, 2014

Catching Up With Tiana Coudray

Since moving to England three years ago, Tiana Coudray has accomplished one of her dreams by representing the United States at the 2012 London Olympic Games aboard her longtime partner Ringwood Magister.

July 21, 2014

Germany Names World Games Eventing Team

With the conclusion of the Aachen CHIO on July 20, the German Eventing Federation has named the team and individual riders for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France).

The list is as follows:

Sandra Auffarth on Opgun Louvo

Michael Jung on La Biosthetique Sam or fischerRocana

Ingrid Klimke on FRH Escada JS

Andreas Ostholt on So is et

Dirk Schrade on Hop and Skip

Peter Thomson on Horseware’s Barny


Bettina Hoy on Designer

July 21, 2014

Sweden Names World Games Eventing Team

Chef d’Equipe Staffan Lidbeck has nominated seven riders to the Swedish eventing team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France). A final decision will be made on August 14.

With the sale of Ludwig Svennerstål’s 2012 Olympic partner Shamwari 4 to Boyd Martin, Niklas Lindeback and Mister Pooh’s withdrawal due to injury, and London Olympics individual silver medalist Sara Algotsson Ostholt’s pregnancy, the Swedish squad will feature new talent at the World Games.

July 14, 2014

Phillip Dutton Acquires Three-Star Horse Fernhill Cubalawn

Phillip Dutton recently added another top prospect to his barn when owners Tom Tierney and Simon Roosevelt purchased Fernhill Cubalawn. The horse was formerly ridden by Alexandra Green and owned by Paul Green.

Dutton and “Cuba” are already making a name for themselves with a win in the CIC** at the Cosequin Stuart Horse Trials, July 10-14 in Victor, N.Y.

July 11, 2014

Ringside Chat With Will Coleman: Getting Back On Track

Will Coleman’s dreams of another four-star finish at the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** this spring and a chance at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games eventing team were shattered in April as his top horse, Conair, died after a fall on cross-country at The Fork Horse Trials (N.C.) due to internal hemorrhaging. Coleman also broke his collarbone in the fall.

July 8, 2014

Canadian Eventing Chef D’Equipe Graeme Thom Resigns

Graeme Thom officially resigned as chair of the Canadian Eventing High Performance Committee and chef d’equipe of the Canadian Eventing Team on June 22. Canadian Eventing released a statement regarding his departure July 8.

June 24, 2014

Amateurs Like Us: Flexible Goals Help Sue Church Find Success

It takes a lot of planning and many hours in Los Angeles traffic every week, but amateur eventer Sue Church finds time to get to the barn and ride her two event horses in between running her medical benefits and employee insurance company and her side business, Elegant Accents By Sue, that specializes in custom spur straps.

All those hours in the car are worth it when she pulls into Kingsway Farm in Temecula, Calif., to ride her veteran Five O’Clock Somewhere and youngster Flirtini.

June 24, 2014

Kristen Becker Rebuilds After Barn Fire Tragedy

When dressage rider Kristen Becker lost all four of her horses in a barn fire earlier this year, she was first faced with trying to recover from the catastrophe. Becker had been aiming for the Young Adult “Brentina Cup” Grand Prix classes in her final year of eligibility before her top mount Ramses was one of 18 killed in the fire at Brookwood Equestrian Center in Bishop, Ga.

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