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June 23, 2016

U.S. Dressage Team Moves Into Second In Rotterdam Nations Cup

Rotterdam, the Netherlands—June 23  

"Everything went as I had hoped," said the Dutch chef d’equipe John Rockx after his riders vaulted the team from the Netherlands into the lead in the CDIO Nations Cup at Rotterdam with their Grand Prix scores. 

June 12, 2016

Watch Why They Won: Colvin And Perez Make The Turns Work At Upperville

Eugenio Garza Perez knew he'd have to go flat-out in the jump-off for the $216,000 Upperville Jumper Classic after watching Aaron Vale blaze around. You can read all about the class in the COTH coverage, and watch Perez's winning jump-off round here...

June 11, 2016

Clark Montgomery Ends Up Second At Bramham ERM CIC***

West Yorkshire, England—June 11  

Clark Montgomery had been leading after the dressage, but finished the ERM CIC*** at the Bramham International Horse Trials with second place aboard Loughan Glen after pulling one rail and then jumping faultlessly on cross-country. China’ Alex Hua Tin took the win on Don Geniro, moving up from second after the dressage with clean jumping rounds.

June 10, 2016

Clark Montgomery Leads At Bramham ERM CIC***

West Yorkshire, England—June 10  

U.S. rider Clark Montgomery has taken the lead in the Event Rider Masters CIC*** division at the Bramham International Horse Trials (England).


Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen cantered into the lead in the ERM CIC*** division at the Bramham International Horse Trials. Photo by Libby Law

June 2, 2016

Kevin Babington Cuts McLain Ward's Streak Short At Devon

Devon, Pa.—June 2  

Horses are for sure the ultimate humblers, as Rothchild proved tonight. McLain Ward rode a remarkable winning streak into the Devon Horse Show.

He'd won grand prix classes at the Old Salem Farm horse shows (N.Y.) and the Rome CSIO before coming to Devon and quickly winning three of the FEI open jumper classes in the week's schedule. So, he was for sure the hot favorite to top the $225,000 Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon. And as he and Rothchild landed off the next-to-last fence of the jump-off, he was well on his way to a winning time. 

June 2, 2016

Like I Said Rises To The Occasion In Devon's $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Devon, Pa.—June 2  

"You'd better step back, Jack's going to go crazy," Louise Serio advised the group of people standing at the in-gate of the Dixon Oval watching Liza Boyd's handy round aboard Like I Said. 

Jack Towell was there, watching his daughter intently. And as she landed over the last, huge oxer, he jumped up and down, whooping and clapping, proving Serio right. "See, I told you. Crazy!" Serio said with a laugh.

June 1, 2016

Liza Boyd And Hunt Tosh Lend A Hand At Devon

Devon, Pa.—June 1  

Jen Alfano hadn't even made it into the ambulance after her fall on May 31 at Devon before she started arranging other riders to take over on her remaining mounts. 

When Hunt Tosh was asked when he got the nod to take over the reins on Alfano's usual ride Miss Lucy, he replied: "When she was sitting in the dirt yesterday!" And he wasn't joking.

June 1, 2016

Meet The Devon Open Hunter Champions

Devon, Pa.—June 1  

A Million Reasons

Grand Hunter Champion, Leading Mare, High Performance Hunter Champion.
Scott Stewart: Leading Rider


A Million Reasons and Scott Stewart. Photo by Molly Sorge

May 31, 2016

Jennifer Alfano Injured At Devon

Devon, Pa.—May 31  

Professional hunter rider Jennifer Alfano fractured her left knee in a fall while competing at the Devon Horse Show. Alfano was riding Miss Lucy in the first high performance hunter class of the day when she got unseated a few strides after landing off one jump and fell. Miss Lucy was unharmed in the incident.

Alfano was transported to a local hospital and may have to undergo surgery to repair the damage.

May 31, 2016

McLain Ward Goes One-Two To Start Devon

Devon, Pa.—May 31  

Just 24 hours before the $50,000 Welcome Stake at the Devon Horse Show, McLain Ward was just flying in from Europe after having stormed to a dominant weekend at the Rome CSIO5*. The morning of the class, he took a few hours to teach some students and show some sales horses. 

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