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The April 13 issue of The Chronicle of the Horse is the World Cup Preview Issue!

Commentary by Molly Sorge: It's A Different World Now, But It's Still Pretty Exciting

It was 15 years ago that the World Cup Finals first came to Las Vegas, and while European stars competing on U.S. soil is more common now than it was then and live streaming has made it easier than ever to watch shows around the world, it's still quite a thrill to have the best in the world coming to Las Vegas in a quest for the World Cup trophy.  (Subscribers can read more.)

In The Country

FEI Revises Frangible Pin Rule; USEF Announces Spring Land Rover Eventing Competition Grant Recipients; USEF Requests Feedback, Announces Town Hall Meeting Regarding Mileage Rules; USDF Executive Board Recommends Keeping U.S. Dressage Finals East For 2016; Junior Art Gallery Is Now Open; USHJA Announces Kevin Price As Executive Director; Three EHV-1 Cases Reported In Michigan; Graves Signs First Sponsorship Deal With Deloitte. (Subscribers can read more.)

It Might Be A Year For A Repeat Victory

Three-time World Cup winners Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum handicaps the show jumping field. She evaluates all the U.S. entries and highlights which European contenders she thinks will be in the final battle. (Subscribers can read more.)

Valegro Deserves To Win Again—And He Probably Will

Columnist Anne Gribbons evaluates the dressage field for the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Final, and while Charlotte Dujadrin is the one to beat, Gribbons says, "the two U.S. pairs are the best we've seen in years, and one could end up in the top three." (Subscribers can read more.)

Anthony D'Ambrosio Never Stops Planning

Whether as a rider or a course designer, he puts his concern for and understanding of the horse first and foremost. We found out more about the course designer for the Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final. (Subscribers can read more.)

A Visionary Las Vegas Banker Became One Of Dressage's Biggest Supporters

The World Cup might never have happened in Las Vegas without Parry Thomas, the man behind the Thomas & Mack Center. Who is this dressage fan who has not only owned the great Brentina, but also has quietly supported the sport for decades? We found out. (Subscribers can read more.)

World Cup Freestyles: For Edward Gal, It's About Telling A Story

"The music must give you a little goosebumps," Gal said about creating his freestyle for Glock's Undercover NOP. (Subscribers can read more.)

World Cup Freestyles: Mikala Münter Gundersen's Music And Mare Fit The Moment

"My music is totally Las Vegas," Gundersen said. The U.S.-based Danish rider has found music that fits her big, powerful mare. (Subscribers can read more.)

World Cup Freestyles: Charlotte Dujardin Will Unleash The Dragon

How did the top dressage rider in the world come up with the freestyle that has broken world records and captivated the world? "It's always done last minute with us," she said.  (Subscribers can read more.)

World Cup Freestyles: Steffen Peters Loves Being "Under Pressure"

Why does Peters walk into the ring for his freestyle on Legolas 92? We found out that and which of the songs in his medly is his favorite. (Subscribers can read more.)

Winners Of The World Cup Final

The top three in every World Cup Final since 1979. (Subscribers can read more.)

Ward Settles A Score In The $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix

He saddles up HH Carlos for the top check in the biggest class of the Winter Equestrian Festival. Also find out about some inspiring circuit champions such as Grand Pleasure coming back from multiple colic surgeries to win at 1.30 meters, the Wonderpony who wins in the children's jumpers, and more. (Subscribers can read more.)

Sterling Surprises In Atlanta

All it took was one person to believe in the little gray gelding after he'd been passed over by mulitple people, and he rewarded them with a USHJA International Hunter Derby win. (Subscribers can read more.)

Everything Comes Together For Douglas At Pin Oak Charity II

She's a young professional who's gotten a big break with a nice grand prix horse and she's making the best of it. (Subscribers can read more.)

Graves Leads USA I Team To Gold In Wellington Nations Cup CDIO***

She and Verdades continue their winning streak by topping all three Grand Prix classes to collect her first team and individual gold medals. Find out more about how Graves has developed "Diddy" into the top U.S. dressage horse.  (Subscribers can read more.)

Between Rounds With Jeremy Steinberg: How Is Your "Collective Ambition" Working?

Our columnist challenges readers to analyze why they do dressage, what they want to produce, how they want to be known—and how they will get there.  (Subscribers can read more.)

Alliston Makes The Most Of His Final Rolex Prep At Galway

He reunites with Tivoli for a win and hopes for more to come in Kentucky. Also find out what John Michael Durr is expecting from his first Rolex Kentucky CCI****.  (Subscribers can read more.)

Gone Away

Janet Hitchen; Dr. Ben Martin. (Subscribers can read more.)

And, in the March/April issue of Untacked...

Editor's Letter by Kat Netzler: Life Lived Organically

Netzler explores how the stories in this issue prove that life doesn't always take us where we planned, and that's sometimes a very good thing. "We all want to feel in control of our own destinies. But in the midst of our overscheduled, overstressed and overstimulated grind, we're pushing the joys of spontaneity further and further into the periphery," she writes. (Subscribers can read more.)

Tech Spotlight: Polar Equine V800 Heart Rate Monitor

Heart rate monitors like the Polar Equine V800 can help riders hone their horses' fitness regimens at home, but they're not dummy-proof just yet. (Subscribers can read more.)

Test Lab: Non-Slip Pads Put Through Their Paces

A well-fitting saddle is key in any discipline, but sometimes you need a little extra security. Two staffers put some no-slips to the test. (Subscribers can read more.)

Editor's Picks: Kingsland Dressage Dali Advancd Training Jacket

Can a jacket truly be warm and easy to ride in? We found out. (Subscribers can read more.)

The Clothes Horse: 2015 In Technicolor

Our preview of the upcoming spring and summer lines from all your favorite equestrian brands reveals plenty of exciting new textures and patterns, but it's bold, beautiful colors that are really takng center stage and turning heads. (Subscribers can read more.)

The Perpetual Reinvention Of Sally Ike

From training horses to the highest level to fielding gold-medal teams to paving a path for future generations, this quiet horsewoman has left a lasting mark on U.S. horse sports. And she isn't done yet. (Subscribers can read more.)

Passion Play

Florence Flameng was born with an innate artistic talent and a love for the horse. More than 50 years later, she's now parlayed those passions into a magnificant career—thanks to a kind-hearted butcher, a famous French artist and a Belgian show jumper. (Subscribers can read more.)

The Maryland Hunt Cup: Where Tradition Always Wins

America's toughest steeplechase is a showcase of gritty endurance surpassed only by the tenacity of the 121-year-old race itself. (Subscribers can read more.)

Cover Story: Tripping The Light Fantastic

If you can't find top hunter rider Sandy Ferrell at the barn, your next best bet is the ballroom. in heels, feathers and sequins. (Subscribers can read more.)

Global Culture: On Foot Or By Hoof, The Fading History Of The Tea Horse Road

For more than 1,400 years, one treacherous trail facilitated commerce between two great cultures, but it's fading quickly into obscurity. (Subscribers can read more.)

Travel: Where Boot Camp Meets Paradise

Can riding beautiful horses in a beautiful setting equal beautiful riding? It's certainly worth a try at La Patrona, Mexico's newest equestrian holiday destination. (Subscribers can read more.)

Travel: A Nomad's World, Crossing Kyrgyzstan On Horseback

There's an old Kyrgyz saying: "On the long road, you may judge your horse." And for three months in the wild solitude, this rider knew it was also where her horse would judge her. (Subscribers can read more.)

Photo Feature: Charleston By Carriage

A glimpse into a controversial industry in one of America's most scenic cities. (Subscribers can read more.)

A Culinary Bucket List For Lexington

Kentucky is horse capital of the United States and equestrian enthusiast flock to the city of Lexington from all over the country for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Thoroughbred racing and horse shows. We found the best places to explore the cuisine—from quick and easy delis to gourmet fare. (Subscribers can read more.)

Charity Spotlight: A Closer Look At Save The Horses

This non-profit's Barn Buddy program builds bonds between children and rescued horses. (Subscribers can read more.)


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