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John Strassburger

April 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday: U.S. Gets Lucky In World Cup Final

As the Longines FEI World Cup Final in Lyon, France gets underway tomorrow, we thought it would be fun to look back at the heyday of U.S. results at the World Cup Final and at another French World Cup Final. The United States dominated the FEI Volvo World Cup Final in the 1980s, taking home the trophy in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986 and 1987.

June 26, 2012

Vote For the Greater Good, AHSA

Jan. 4, 1991

Editor John Strassburger argued that it was a good decision to require ASTM-SEI helmets, even if riders weren't eager to don them.

June 26, 2012

Our Fragile Times

Dec. 28, 1990

While horses have always been the main focus of the Chronicle's editorial pages, sometimes world events are too big to ignore.

How different the world looks today than a year ago. Do you remember that almost giddy time? We were talking about the “peace dividend” as the Cold War ended following the destruction of the Berlin Wall and the democratization of Eastern Europe. Peace seemed to have really arrived at last.

February 6, 2011

Overall Horseman Of The Year: Jane Beshear, John Nicholson, Jamie Link, John Long

"A lot of serendipity was involved with the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games,” suggested John Nicholson, for whom the 16 days in September and October were the climax of a 16-year dream.

“People were doing things 30 and 40 years ago that led to these Games, when they really didn’t know that they were doing it.”

January 18, 2011

Judge Rules Erikssons' Case Against Nunnink Can Proceed

A California appellate judge ruled on Jan. 10 that the case brought by the parents of event rider Mia Eriksson against her former trainer can go to trial. Justice Jeffrey King ruled against trainer Kristi Nunnink’s request for summary judgment in the parents’ claim of negligence.

June 5, 2009

The Time Is Right For Jan Brons To Return To Europe

And the Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize is making it possible.

January 19, 2009

The Names Have Not Been Changed

It's been a year since I've used the names of horses who've been in our Late News recently to have some fun on a fantasy, so let's go:

January 19, 2009

No Question

In the last 12 months, eventers have endured the debate over the Olympic eventing format, seen the development of the FEI Eventing World Cup (p. 16), and braced for the looming altercation over the format of the eventing championships at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen (Germany). From these developments, you`d think there was a groundswell of support for replacing the three-day event among those who actually ride in them. But, frankly, I just don`t see it.

January 19, 2009

Not One Fox Will Be Saved

British foxhunting seems to have dodged the bullet aimed at its head again, thanks in part to the determination of British foxhunters and in part to the vagaries of politics. Here's a snippet of the latest news since Lucretia Grindle wrote her article "If The British Ban Foxhunting. . ." (p. 54):

January 19, 2009

Pan Am Gold Makes Subjective Selection Look Like A Good Idea

 
The U.S. show jumpers left for the Pan Am Games (p. 8) with the weighty responsibility of, basically, having to place first or second to avoid the embarrassment and repercussions of being shut out of the 2004 Olympics. And first or second place was no given'they hadn't won the Pan Am team gold since 1983. Canada had beaten them in 1987, and since then Brazil had run up a three-Games winning streak.
But Chris Kappler, Margie Engle, Lauren Hough and Beezie Madden delivered in the crunch.

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