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Mollie Bailey

August 28, 2014

Updated: Horse Dies During World Games Endurance Competition

Sartilly, France—Aug. 28

Costa Rican combination Claudia Romero Chacon and Dorado suffered a fall during the first loop of the endurance competition of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games shortly after 8:30 a.m. local time. The pair fell 13.6 km. into the course, just 400 meters before the first checkpoint. Dorado died instantly. Romero has undergone surgery for fractures and internal injuries and is reported in serious but stable condition.

August 26, 2014

U.S. Reiners Storm Normandy To Take Team Gold

Team USA has claimed reining gold since the sport joined the FEI World Equestrian Games in 2002. And this year’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games squad of Andrea Fappani, Mandy McCutcheon, Shawn Flarida and Jordan Larson continued that tradition, winning over Belgium. Austria’s Martin Mühlstätter’s strong run on Wimpys Little Buddy, which put him in equal second individually with McCutcheon and Fappani, boosted that team to bronze.

August 26, 2014

Feathers Fly For South Africa

When Chere Burger came down centerline yesterday morning at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Caen, France, she attracted plenty of attention. Burger sat atop the only Friesian in the competition, and she served as the first rider of the first South African dressage team at a world championship.

August 24, 2014

Davis Injures Hand

Lucy Davis, member of the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France), injured her left hand yesterday, Aug. 23.

Davis was at the Stephex Masters (Belgium) at the time, but she didn’t hurt herself while riding. While Davis was unavailable for comment, her longtime trainer Markus Beerbaum confirmed the injury.

August 12, 2014

Torano To Take Over Farmer’s Rides At Derby Championship

Jimmy Torano will be putting his saddle on the Lane Change Farm entries at this year’s USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships, Aug. 22-23 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Kelley Farmer was slated to ride seven Lane Change horses at Championships, but she broke her collarbone on Aug. 3 during a fall at a derby at Equifest II (Ill.). She went in for surgery yesterday, Aug. 11.

August 10, 2014

Clarke Turns In a Win At Menlo Charity

Menlo Park, Calif.—Aug. 9

When Lane Clarke walked the jump-off track for the $40,000 Los Gatos Luxury Cars Grand Prix, he knew he and Semira de Salieu would have the edge. There were two options after the second last fence: turn left for a longer smooth path, or turn right for a shorter path with a few fences to weave around.

August 8, 2014

Banderas Banks A Big Win At Menlo

Menlo Park, Calif.—Aug. 8

Last year Nick Haness left the Menlo Charity Horse Show with a red ribbon from the biggest hunter class of the competition, and an itch to come back and do even better. So he came back this year and made it happen.

He tacked up Ecole Lathrop’s Banderas to jump to the top of the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and edge out last year’s winners, Hope Glynn and Kings Peak. Junior Halie Robinson galloped up the standings on Captiva to take third.

August 3, 2014

Kelley Farmer Breaks Collarbone

Professional hunter rider Kelley Farmer suffered a broken collarbone today, Aug. 3, after falling during the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at Equifest II at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Ill.

Farmer fell in the handy round, off Scripted, the first of her six rides in the class. Scripted crashed at the second element of a two-stride in-and-out made of split rails. Scripted was uninjured in the fall.

July 22, 2014

Lawson Mayfield United A Community

Lawson Mayfield was just as happy to hop on a modest
foxhunter that needed a tune-up as she was to ride 
her own elite show hunter Budweis'czar.

July 11, 2014

Ben Maher Lawsuit Settled

British show jumper Ben Maher and his longtime owners Mike and Emma Phillips have reached an agreement settling legal disputes between them.

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