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The July 7 issue of The Chronicle of the Horse is the Summer Hunter Derby Issue...

Commentary by Molly Sorge: There's A Village Behind Every Great Horse

Since the great show jumper Sapphire won two Olympic team gold medals for the United States (a feat unmatched by any horse other than Authentic), we put together a special tribute to her with our cover and a photo gallery in the pages. Associate Editor Molly Sorge discusses the people who helped make Sapphire great. (Subscribers can read more.)

The Scoop

Tryon Equestrian Partners Announce International Equestrian Center And Resort; World Games Will Feature Extra Defenses Against Endurance Abuse (Subscribers can read more.)

In The Country

USEF Names Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for World Games; The Chronicle Wins 15 AHP Awards; McCourt Global Buys Major Stake In Global Champions Tour; USEF Names Teams For CSIO*****s In Falsterbo And Gijon; USEA Appoints New Cross-Country Safety Task Force; Lees Honored With S. Bryce Win Award; Second Yellow Card Suspends Sheikh Mohammed Bin Mubarak Al Khalifa; Applications Available For Claire Mawdsley Scholarship And Rider Recognition Program; USEF Names Eventing  High Performance Summer/Fall Training Lists. (Subscribers can read more.)

Exemplar Is Exceptional At Summer In The Rockies III

A dressage history helps this talented hunter earn his first hunter derby win with Tommi Clark aboard. Find out more about the people who help Clark win in the ring and her quest to broaden her horizons. (Subscribers can read more.)

Caramo Can't Be Stopped In Atlanta

Harold Chopping has a derby specialist in his string. "He's like you put him in gear and broke the stick off. He's so easy to stay in rhythm," Chopping said. Also read about amateur rider Page Flournoy, who has foxhunted and evented, and breeds her own horses. (Subscribers can read more.)

Saint Cloud Rises To The Occasion In Oregon

Phillippa Fraser hadn't ridden the black gelding much, but they topped the derby. "He's like an old soul. I haven't met many horses that are so naturally good and know how to do their job," Fraser said. (Subscribers can read more.)

El Grecco Draws A Victory At Saratoga Classic

Amateur rider Robert Lee has turned his winning amateur-owner jumper into a winning hunter derby mount. Also read about Sarah Tyndall, who gave up a science job to be a professional horsewoman. "I realized that I like being outside with the horses more than I liked being in side in a lab, so I made the switch," she said. (Subscribers can read more.)

Ireland Rises To The Top At Spruce Meadows

U.S.-based Irish riders pulled off a big win in Calgary, Alberta, but the U.S. team manages to qualify for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final. Also, find out about Rothchild's win in the grand prix. (Subscribers can read more.)

A Tribute To Sapphire

Remember this great show jumping mare with photos from throughout her career and quotes from those who knew her best. (Subscribers can read more.)

Lawson Mayfield United A Community

After this junior rider's untimely death her family helped dreams come true for some other young equestrians. "I had to think about what Lawson would have wanted and how pleased she would have been with what was happening. I don't think I could have lived with myself if I'd taken those horses away from those girls," said Cathy Mayfield. (Subscribers can read more.)

A Veteran And A Rookie Rise Above The Rest At Gladstone

Find out how relatively unkown rider Laura Graves came out in a big way and put herself squarely in contention for a spot on the U.S. team at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. "It's definitely brand new to be at this level with this horse. I can see where this perspective comes from. But this takes a really long time," Graves said.(Subscribers can read more.)

Between Rounds With Jeremy Steinberg: Resigning From One Position To Reinvent Another

The Chronicle columnist explains the reasons behind leaving his post as U.S. Equestrian Federation Youth Coach. "My passion is not in creating a better pipeline through which young riders get channeled; my passion is in adding youth riders and horses to this pipeline," he writes. (Subscribers can read more.)

Shelly Francis Is Following Her Road To The World Games All The Way To Belgium

She and Doktor earned themselves a spot on the U.S. short list for the World Games. She talks about their performances at The Dutta Corp./USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championships and her plans to continue her team bid in Europe. "It isn't over until the fat lady sings," Francis says. (Subscribers can read more.)

Vienna's Miracle Foal

Careful management and a fighting spirit get Belinda Nairn-Wertman's Dutch Warmblood through a safe delivery, but most pregnant mares with body wall tears or pre-pubic tendon ruptures aren't as lucky. (Subscribers can read more.)

Price Prevails Over A Tragic Luhm├╝hlen

The New Zealander never imagined his biggest victory would be shadowed by the loss of a fellow competitor. Also read all about Boyd Martin's comeback to the four-star level and battle for a spot on the U.S. World Games team, and Phillip Dutton's top-10 placing with Mighty Nice. (Subscribers can read more.)

Gone Away 

Majorie Haines Gill; Sapphire; Gaelic Holiday; Colombo.


See the full Table of Contents of The Chronicle of the Horse, Vol. 77, No. 19, June 23 & 30, 2014

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