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Mollie Bailey

June 4, 2013

Can Horse Sports Face The Central Park Test?

For former U.S. Equestrian Federation President and current U.S. Eventing Team Coach David O’Connor, defining what’s appropriate behavior when it comes to horse welfare isn’t hard to do.

“Could I go to the middle of Central Park with an NBC camera following me around as I get my horse ready to go into competition?” he asked in the June 3 USEF Town Hall Meeting. “Will you show anybody anything you’re doing? If you can’t, there’s a problem.”

May 30, 2013

Upper-Level Eventer Debuting As A Hunter At Devon

This year’s leading hunter rider at the Devon Horse Show has a new horse with an unusual background. RF Amber Eyes evented through the CCI** level with Karen O’Connor, finishing fifth at the Bromont CCI** (Quebec) in 2012. Most recently Hannah Sue Burnett filled in while O’Connor recovered from a broken back, riding her to eighth at the Jersey Fresh CIC** (N.J.) this May.

May 27, 2013

From The Racetrack To The Dixon Oval

What’s striking about Star Street is how much he doesn’t stand out.  He’s a big bay gelding with a star, and he has the shiny coat and lovely build typical of an elite show hunter. But Star Street is definitely different from the second year green mounts he competed against at this year’s Devon Horse Show and County Fair.

May 22, 2013

Pessoa And Double H Farm Part Ways

After a seven-year partnership, Olympic gold medalist Rodrigo Pessoa and Double H Farm will part ways. Pessoa has been the principal rider for the Ridgefield, Conn., and Wellington, Fla., based farm since 2006.

May 5, 2013

From The State Pen To The Hunt Field

When most people go looking for a prospective hunt horse they’ll visit a nearby farm or perhaps attend an auction, but not David Fortenberry. He went to a prison.

April 28, 2013

Madden Keeps World Cup Trophy In USA

Gothenburg, Sweden—April 28

Beezie Madden has a pair of team gold medals from the Olympic Games; team and individual silver medals from from the World Equestrian Games; and countless FEI Nations Cup and grand prix wins to her credit. But she’s never won a major individual championship competition—until today.

April 26, 2013

Guerdat Grabs Blue, But Madden’s Second Overall

April 26—Gothenburg, Sweden

Ever since winning the individual gold medal at the London Olympic Games, Steve Guerdat has had one thing on his mind: topping the Rolex FEI Show Jumping World Cup Final.

April 25, 2013

Simon’s Speediest In Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Sweden, April 25

When Beezie Madden walked out of the ring after laying down an efficient clear in the first round of the Rolex FEI Show Jumping World Cup Final on Simon, she wasn’t exactly feeling cocky.

April 15, 2013

Kessler Holds Her Own In The April 15 Omega Alpha Weekend Update

Reed Kessler and Cylana made a big mark in Paris over the weekend, taking second in the feature class of the Saut Hermes au Grand Palais CSI (France). They finished fractions of a second behind Ludger Beerbaum and Chaman to take second in the Grand Prix Hermes on April 14.

March 31, 2013

Miss Lucy Shines On Derby Day

Wellington, Fla.—March 31

Jen Alfano describes her pair of chestnut derby stars as polar opposites.

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