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Lisa Slade

October 21, 2014

Qalao Des Mers' World Games B Sample Also Tests Positive For Ace

The B sample for Maxime Livio’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games mount Qalao des Mers has also tested positive for acepromazine, reported French equestrian publication Equidia Life today, Oct. 21.

October 16, 2014

NCAA Considers Dropping Equestrian From Roster Of Sports

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is in the process of deciding the fate of equestrian as a sport within the organization.

October 7, 2014

Five Years In The Making: John McGinty Gains Approval For CDI Amateur Classes

John McGinty took up the cause of more adult amateur classes at dressage shows because it was an important issue to him—and he knew it was important to many other people as well.

McGinty, a hunter and jumper judge who competes his Dutch Warmblood Playboy at the small tour as well as working full time as a financial advisor, earned a huge victory with the announcement that the Fédération Equestre Internationale approved a new amateur CDI division for 2015. The Adequan Global Dressage Festival will offer the classes starting with their first CDI-W of the year, Jan. 7-11.

October 6, 2014

Zenith SFN To Stay With Dubbeldam Through Rio 2016 Olympics

The Showjumping Fund of the Netherlands, the syndicate group that owns Zenith SFN, Jeroen Dubbeldam’s partner for Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France) individual and team gold, has agreed to keep the horse with Dubbeldam at least through the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

September 17, 2014

Connaught Dies At 21

Phillip Dutton’s Rolex Kentucky CCI**** winner Connaught was euthanized today, Sept. 17, due to complications from old age. He was 21.  

Connaught, an Irish Sport Horse (Ballysimon—Broomehill Rogue, Royal Rogue) owned by Bruce Duchossois, started his advanced career with Julie Richards before Dutton took over the ride in 2004. The pair’s partnership didn’t come easily from the start. Connaught’s lofty jumping style meant the horse grew fatigued on longer courses, and the gelding didn’t initially understand sunken roads. Dutton had to build one at his True Prospect Farm.

September 15, 2014

Journalists Win Tribunal Protest Against FEI And Bahraini Sheikh

After the Sakhir CEI** (Bahrain) in February, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Mubarak Al Khalifa received a yellow card and an approximately $560 fine when video footage surfaced of a groom chasing and apparently striking his horse, Tarabic Carl. The Bahraini National Federation also suspended the rider and the groom involved in the incident until the end of the endurance season, April 25 of this year.

September 7, 2014

Exell Gets Another World Games Driving Title, Weber Earns Silver

Caen, France—Sept. 7

Often the cones phase is filled with penalties and leaderboard switches, but at today’s conclusion of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games combined driving event, the top nine finished the overall competition in the same ranking as when they ended the marathon phase. Boyd Exell took individual gold, while U.S. driver Chester Weber earned silver and Theo Timmerman bronze for the Netherlands.

September 6, 2014

Orto Euthanized At Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

Orto, a horse ridden by Sara Squires at this weekend’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in Great Britain, was euthanized after hitting his stifle on fence 19 on the cross-country. The fence was part of the Rolex combination, and there was no fall of horse or rider.

September 6, 2014

Madden Makes It Into Show Jumping World Games Final Four

Caen, France—Sept. 6

If you’re looking at the scores from today’s jumping at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, you’ll see Beezie Madden finished second.

But starting tomorrow, it’s a whole new game. The top four come back, the scores are wiped, and they all trade horses to fight for individual show jumping medals. How do you prepare for something like that?

September 6, 2014

Madden Sitting Third After Day 4 First World Games Individual Round

Caen, France—Sept. 6  

 The show jumping for today is half over here at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, with 29 riders having just finished their first course on this final individual qualifying day. Beezie Madden dropped from first to third when Cortes ‘C’ ticked the back rail of the oxer at fence 5. Sweden’s Rolf-Göran Bengtsson took the lead with his clear round on Casall Ask.

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