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In the Oct. 13 issue of The Chronicle of the Horse, the World Games Analysis Issue...

Commentary by Beth Rasin: Bringing Back The Glory Of Morven

The Executive Editor is thrilled to see the fall Morven Park horse trials on the upswing, especially in light of Washington D.C.'s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games. "It has the prestige of decades in the sport, the space for a course at any level, and great ground and facilities, so I was thrilled to see it back on the upswing and re-emerging with a CIC***," she writes. (Subscribers can read more.)

In The Country

Pony Re-Measurement Reignites Size Debate And Ideas; A Disappointing Finish For Team USA At Boekelo CCI***; International Riders Clubs Sign Memorandum Of Understanding With FEI. (Subscribers can read more.)

Farmer Finally Takes Her Turn For WCHR Pro Finals Win

Kelley Farmer let out a long-held breath when she saw the scoreboard flash 92, 92 and 95 after her handy round on Mindful in the World Champion Hunter Rider Professional Finals - it was the boost she needed to take the win she's been after for years. (Subscribers can read more.)

Flexible Fights For Another Win In The $55,000 Land Rover Grand Prix Of Sacramento

Rich Fellers proves his 18-year-old partner, who's thrice faced retirement due to injuries, still relishes the game. (Subscribers can read more.)

Flint's Risk Pays Off At Tryon

Entering 7-year-old Chester VDL in the $100,000 Salamander Resort and Spa Grand Prix at the Tryon International Equestrian Center on Oct. 4 in Tryon, N.C., was a decision Amanda Flint made in the 11th hour. The young gelding had only just debuted at the 1.50-meter level a week prior at Tryon. (Subscribers can read more.)

O'Hanlon Scores Double Gold At USHJA Regional Jumper Championships-West

Christine O'Hanlon doesn't have an awful lot of spare time. As a public defender for Marin County, O'Hanlon's day is jam packed with professional responsibilities, but somehow she manages to excel in the show ring too, most recently winning individual and team honors at the USHJA Regional Adult Amateur Championships - West. (Subscribers can read more.)

Ransom Takes No Prisoners In WCHR Junior Challenge

Vivian Yowan knows a thing or two about how to get her hunters to stay in top form despite the spooky, closed environment of an indoor arena, like that at the Capital Challenge Horse Show, held Sept. 27-Oct. 5 in Upper Marlboro, Md. She's competed there for the past four years on a variety of mounts, so when her trainers, Tim and Kelly Goguen, gave her a leg up on a young project horse last fall, she knew just how to prepare him in order to be successful. (Subscribers can read more.)

Hesslink Goes From Dark Horse To Winner At The Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals-East

When the moment came that he was announced the winner of the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals - East, Geoffrey Hesslink looked stunned, putting his hand over his mouth, then wiped tears from his eyes. (Subscribers can read more.)

Hutchins Puts Her Experience To Use At Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals-West

Switching horses is the last test for riders competing in the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals, and it's Sydney Hutchins' favorite. (Subscribers can read more.)

Carpenter Builds Toward A Big Weekend At Woodside

When Bonner Carpenter started her weekend at the Woodside International Horse Trials in Woodside, Calif., she wasn't even thinking about blue ribbons. After stops with Basco in their two previous outings, the Dallas native was just looking to boost their confidence. (Subscribers can read more.)

Rutledge Reroutes For A Morven Park CIC*** Win

Colleen Rutledge had a lot on her mind as she headed out of the start box at the Morven Park CIC*** on Covert Rights. Nearly a year ago to the day of the event, she was being carted off the cross-country course at Morven Park with a broken hip after a fall from a preliminary horse. That injury kept her out of the tack for several months. (Subscribers can read more.)

Between Rounds with Denny Emerson: A Horse Is Like A Coke Machine

There may be many ways to train, but there's only one philosophy that guides true horsemen: The best interests of the horse always come first. (Subscribers can read more.)

It Comes Together For All Together At Virginia Fall Races

It takes a special brand of patience to keep training a horse who puts in years of less-than-notable performances. And it takes some candor to admit it. (Subscribers can read more.)

Opportunity Knocks, And Cross Takes Full Advantage At USEF Pair Pony Driving National Championship

A newcomer to top international competition, Amy Cross got the opportunity of a lifetime this season when Wendy O'Brien offered her a talented pair of experienced ponies to drive. (Subscribers can read more.)

Finish Line: Who's Inspiring Who?

Beezie Madden has made a touching connection with a young fan through the Make A Wish Foundation, and it's a bond that's continued into a lasting relationship. (Subscribers can read more.)


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