Emory & Henry College announced June 17 that the college will take over management and ownership of the Virginia Intermont College equestrian teams and equine science program. Virginia Intermont closed at the end of this year’s spring semester due to financial and accreditation woes.The program is now called Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry College, and the equestrian center will remain at its current location in Bristol, Va., about 20 minutes from Emory & Henry’s main campus in Emory, Va.
With their first round, Caramo and Harold Chopping hit a home run. Scores of 88 and 87 with 4 additional points for high options from each judging panel in the classic round of the $25,000 Atlanta Summer USHJA International Hunter Derby gave them 183 points. It also earned them a healthy lead over second-placed Ashton Alexander on Lordano and that pair’s first round score of 165.5.
All three-star horses presented at today’s second horse inspection at the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI passed. Two—Mackenna Shea’s Landioso, third in the division, and Kendal Lehari’s Totally Frank, 10th after cross-country—were held.
In the CCI**, only Naughty By Nature, presented by Canada’s Natasha Keill, was held. He also passed upon re-inspection.
Jill Burnell, owner of Gray Fox Farm in Marin County, Calif., was sentenced May 9 to four years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to one charge of animal cruelty, as was reported by Rate My Horse Pro, who obtained the court documents from the case.
Three riders from the United States will contest the Luhmühlen CCI****, June 12-15 in Germany. Boyd Martin, who’s coming back from a broken leg, is entered aboard 2012 London Olympic Games mount Otis Barbotiere and new partner Shamwari 4. Clark Montgomery is slated to ride Loughan Glen, who he retired on cross-country after a stop at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton CCI****.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced May 15 that four horses have died after receiving compounded drug products, containing pyrimethamine and toltrazuril, used to treat equine protozoal myeloencephalitis. The compounds originated at Wickliffe Pharmacy in Lexington, Ky.
Six additional horses have suffered adverse effects, including fever and seizure, from the medication but are now recovering.
Ever wanted to go behind the scenes at Rolex Kentucky? We gave a video camera to Chronicle bloggers Sinead Halpin and her awesome groom Meg Kepferle and asked them to document their weekend. Here are the hilarious results.