Unex Omelli has been out of major competition for eight months, but he wasted no time getting back in the swing of things at his first big show back. He and British rider Tim Gredley scooped up the top prize in the $40,000 Pennsylvania Big Jump at the Pennsylvania National with a speedy jump-off round.
Scott Stewart jumped into the lead of Round 1 of the World Champion Hunter Rider Pro Hunter Rider Finals, and he never let go. Over four rounds of competition, Stewart laid down one stellar round after another to earn his fifth career title at Capital Challenge.
Many celebrities and athletes who’ve retired from their professions take up charity work, and Carlsson vom Dach is no exception. This August, Will Simpson’s gold-medal partner from the 2008 Olympic Games took a little time out of his regular routine to help ex-race horses.
Still have Olympic fever? Not to worry, the 2012 London Paralympics kick off today, Aug. 29, with the Opening Ceremonies. Para-dressage starts Aug. 30 with the Grade II and Grade Ib team tests, and the competition runs through Sept. 4. You can find a full schedule of the events on the London 2012 website.
The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association announced updates for the USHJA International Hunter Derby program. These amendments, which begin in 2013, are part of a strategic five-year plan developed by the USHJA Derby Task Force.