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Mollie Bailey

August 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Watch Susie Hutchison Survive The Ultimate Interference On Course

This week show jumping fans have been discussing whether the member of jump crew standing in the track of the Nations Cup course interfered with Cian O’Connor’s round during the FEI European Championships (Germany). In the discussion, it came up that 22 years ago U.S. show jumper Susie Hutchison faced a dramatic encounter with jump crew on course—coincidentally also at the 11th fence on course.

August 24, 2015

Did You Know? How The Dutch Keep Horses For Gold Medals

So, what exactly IS that SFN prefix before the name of Jeroen Dubbeldam's team and individual gold medal horse at the FEI European Championships, SFN Zenith NOP? It's an innovative strategy the Dutch are employing to keep some of the country's best horses jumping on their teams, not for other countries.

August 19, 2015

No, He Didn't Forget His Bridle

When Kelly McKnight prepares to go into the show ring to compete Zan Chin in a speed class, he always attracts attention. After all, most horses go in with serious hardware in their mouths, whereas it looks like McKnight is riding his mare out to the paddock for her afternoon turnout.

August 9, 2015

Porter Tops The $40,000 Bentley Grand Prix

Aug. 9—Menlo Park, Calif

Mandy Porter and Eminent snagged a victory in the $40,000 Bentley of San Francisco and Bentley of Los Gatos Grand Prix at Menlo Park Charity Horse show. They galloped to the top of a six-horse jump-off, edging out Kristin Hardin and Bert by less than .2 seconds, with Daniel Zilla and Venice B taking third.

David Murdoch owns Eminent, an Oldenburg mare (Larino—Gratina) who has been competing in California at the 1.40-meter level since last fall. 

August 7, 2015

Countdown Tops The $20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby At Menlo Charity

Menlo Park, Calif.—Aug. 7

For the second year in a row, Nick Haness topped the $20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Menlo Charity Horse Show, this year aboard Countdown. John French took second on derby veteran Soldier, and Bert Mutch rode Dinner For Two into third. French headed into the handy round on top aboard Center Court, but a late lead change relegated that pair to fourth.

July 12, 2015

AJE Cluny Hits His Stride In The $100,000 Nutrena Grand Prix

Parker, Colo.—July 12

When you ask Christian Heineking how his summer’s been going, he’ll answer modestly, telling you that things are “moving in the right direction.”

That’s an understatement. Today Heineking and AJE Cluny scored their second grand prix win in a row in the $100,000 Nutrena Grand Prix, the feature class of Summer In The Rockies V. Earlier in the week Heineking won the $20,000 welcome stake as well on NKH Quanto.

July 11, 2015

Mindful, By The Numbers

Parker, Colo.—July 10

Just how good is Kelley Farmer? Just ask her partner at Lane Change Farm, Larry Glefke. After he’s done extolling the praises of Mindful, who just notched another major derby win at Summer In The Rockies V, and Symbolic, who took second, he has multiple statistics at the ready.

June 22, 2015

The Chronicle Wins 18 AHP Awards

The Chronicle of the Horse, Untacked and their contributors won 18 awards for excellence in equine journalism in the 2015 American Horse Publications awards contest. The awards were presented during the annual AHP seminar, held in San Antonio, Texas, June 18-21.

The honors span editorial, design, advertising and photography categories, as well as the overall excellence division.

The awards include:

June 21, 2015

Klimke Stays Strong For Luhmühlen Win, Montgomery Finishes Sixth

Ingrid Klimke rode brilliantly to produce a clear round under huge pressure to win her home CCI4**** at Luhmühlen (Germany) for the first time and set up an unassailable lead in the FEI Classics™ 2014/2015.

In a thrilling finale, her flawless round on the spring-heeled 11-year-old Hanoverian mare FRH Escada JS denied New Zealander Jonelle Price her first CCI**** victory by just 0.1.

June 15, 2015

Jessy Du Breau Dies At Ox Ridge

Jessy Du Breau, owned by Laura Sexton, died suddenly while competing at the Ox Ridge Hunt Club Horse Show in Darien, Conn., on June 14.

Sexton was transported via ambulance to Stamford Hospital where she spent the night. She has been released from the hospital today.

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