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In the Aug. 4 issue of The Chronicle of the Horse...

Commentary by Beth Rasin: Fear: A Friend And Foe

Editor Beth Rasin discusses Denny Emerson's column in this issue, "Getting Hurt: How Not To (And If That Fails) How To Recover." She lists some ways that fear manifests itself in riders. "Other people's falls can scare you more. There's a different between knowing 'this sport can be dangerous' and actually seeing firsthand what can happen in a worst-case scenario. (Subscribers can read more.)

In The Country

Details Falling Into Place For Central Park Horse Show; USEF Names Riders For Dublin CSIO*****; Two Equine Show Jumping Stars To Miss World Games; 3,000 Riders Sign Petition Aimed At Cleaning Up Endurance. (Subscribers can read more.)

Porter Brothers Share Gold Medals And More At NAJYRC

These two brothers won gold medals in Kentucky and reveal what about their training program and background helps them achieve such success. (Subscribers can read more.)

Ziegler Scores Unprecedented NAJYRC Titles

David Ziegler accomplished the phenomenal feat of earning individual medals in two disciplines—eventing and dressage. Find out how attending NAJYRC in 2013 in a much different role helped him prepare. Also read about the $800 Appaloosa Total Eclipse's win in the CCI*. (Subscribers can read more.)

Chamberlain Experiences Triple Gold At NAJYRC

After struggling to break 70 percent all season, she and Verdicci peak at just the right time. (Subscribers can read more.)

U.S. Pony Clubs Championships Photo Gallery

Photos and complete results from the USPC National Championships. (Subscribers can read more.)

Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team Pulls Together To Capture The Silver In Aachen

"It was really a motivated group of riders," said Lauren Hough of the U.S. team's big Nations Cup win. "[Lucy Davis] had already proven herself in the first round, and each person individually had his or her way of correcting their rounds." Read all about the U.S. team's big win and about Kent Farrington's thrilling second place in the $1.3 Million Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen. (Subscribers can read more.)

Derbyshire Makes Her Own Luck At Horse Shows By The Bay

Find out how this British trainer came to the United States and all about her mount, Attack II. Also read about the Thoroughbred Just A dream, who carried 11-year-old Anika Pirkle to the children's jumper championship and about Catango V, who switches back and forth between the jumper and hunter derby rings. (Subscribers can read more.)

Metzger Scores Her First Derby Win At Oregon High Desert Classic I

Maillisko was bought to be a long-stirrup horse but turned out to be so much more the young professional, who has worked as a groom and evented in her youth. (Subscribers can read more.)

Lauren Hough Is Right On Schedule On Her Road To The World Games

Hough talks about not riding her best at Rotterdam and then rallying to help the U.S. team win at Aachen. "As I've progressed in my career and gained more experience, I've learned to use stress to my advantage. If I have a bad round, I'll be angry for about 10 minutes, then focus on the next one," Hough said. (Subscribers can read more.)

Horseman's Forum: Do-It-Yourself Doesn't Fit In On The A Circuit

After decades of showing in the amateur divisions, this hunter rider decided there was no place for old school way of doing things. "I rode with some of the bigger names and I finally got to the point in my life where I could buy the fancy warmblood, one that really belonged at the bigger A shows. But it was really, really hard to find a program where you could train at that level without completely conceding every decision about care or management," Susan Lucas Collins wrote. (Subscribers can read more.)

Weber's Crowned King At Aachen

The U.S. driver continues his dream year with a win at one of the world's most prestigious venues. Weber referred to it as "what will be a highlight of my career." (Subscribers can read more.)

Between Rounds With Denny Emerson—Getting Hurt: How Not To And (If That Fails) How To Recover

Our columnist ralks about how to recover mentally from an injury or frightening experience while riding. "There will probably be weakness where once there was strength and agility, and there will probably be anxiety where there once was confidence. These are normal aftermath realities, and working through them will require patience, courage and persistence." (Subscribers can read more.)

Totilas Returns Triumphant At Aachen

The horse that set the dressage world alight two years ago is back showing, and he's winning with Matthias Rath. "From the very beginning, every time I come out with Totilas there is pressure," Rath said. And the reigning queen, Charlotte Dujardin, had some uncharacteristic mistakes with Valegro but bounced back. Also read about the top U.S. finisher, the refreshing new face Laura Graves and her Aachen experience.  Subscribers can read more.)

No Place Like Home?

Chasing "the American dream" is becoming a nightmare for foreign-born riders, trainers and grooms. Horse professionals from other countries have always come to the U.S. for opportunities, but in the last few years it's become harder and harder for them to do so legally. Find out what's going on with immigration within the equine world and why riders and lawyers are worried. "These people are spending a lot of money to do things the right way; they are law-abiding American employers and highly qualified foreign riders, trainers and grooms who represent part of multi-million dollar investments in horses and equestrian sport," Laurie Volk said. (Subscribers can read more.)

Gone Away 

David Quintin Wright.


See the full Table of Contents of The Chronicle of the Horse, Vol. 77, No. 23, August 4, 2014

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