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Molly Sorge

August 24, 2015

What Do You Think? Cian O'Connor's Controversial European Championships Round

It's the jump crew dive heard 'round the world, as a member of the jump crew at the FEI European Championships was standing in the track as Ireland's Cian O'Connor galloped around the turn. It was the second round of the Nations Cup team competition, and O'Connor and Good Luck encountered the man on the turn to the 11th fence and then had the 11th fence down.

August 19, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Guess Who? 2.0

Can you identify these top pros from their younger years? (There's a link to the answers at the bottom of the page.)

And if you think this was fun, check out the first edition of this series!


 

August 19, 2015

The Answers To Throwback Thursday Guess Who? 2.0

Do you know who appeared in our Throwback Thursday: Guess Who? 2.0 feature? Below are the answers!

August 7, 2015

A First Look At The 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympic Test Event

The test event for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games is underway at the Deodoro Olympic Park, where the equestrian events of the Games will be held.

While this week’s test event—a CIC** with 13 riders—is limited to Brazilian horses, a total of 200 equestrian athletes will join 10,300 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which run from Aug. 5-21 next year with 19 days of world-class sport in eventing, dressage and show jumping.

August 6, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Wizard Of Oz Was Wicked And Wonderful 50 Years Ago

Susie Burr Malanowski can remember the woman who broke Wizard Of Oz telling her father, “You need to get rid of this pony. He’s going to hurt your daughter.”

But Malanowski’s father was National Show Hunter Hall of Fame trainer and legendary horseman Raymond Burr, brother of fellow legend Emerson Burr.

“Dad told her, ‘No, I’m not giving up on this pony.’ He thought there was something about that pony that he believed in and he thought he’d be great. And it turned out he was right!” Malanowski said.

August 3, 2015

Who Won What This Weekend

U.S. rider Beezie Madden had an uncharacteristic blip in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup at the Longines Royal International Horse Show—commonly known as Hickstead—on Friday, but she and Cortes ‘C’ rebounded to take their second consecutive win in the King George V Gold Cup grand prix. Todd Minikus was also in the hunt, finishing sixth in the grand prix after two clean rounds in the Nations Cup for the U.S. team. You can read all about it.

July 29, 2015

Throwback Thursday: When Strapless Galloped

Go back a dozen years, and the hunter ring was ruled by a plain bay mare named Strapless. She galloped fast, jumped hard and won everywhere.

There were no hunter derbies on show schedules. The headline class for the hunters was the AHJF Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular, held under the lights on the then-grass International Ring at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla.

July 27, 2015

Who Won What This Weekend

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July 23, 2015

Guerdat Completes Preliminary Hearing In FEI Doping Case

Swiss rider Steve Guerdat, the reigning Olympic individual gold medalist and FEI World Cup Final winner, participated in a preliminary hearing with Fédération Equestre Internationale officials via phone. Guerdat was provisionally suspended from the FEI on July 22 after two of his horses tested positive for banned and controlled substances.

July 23, 2015

Throwback Thursday: A Look Back At The First U.S. Grand Prix

In the Aug. 27, 1965 edition of The Chronicle of the Horse appeared an article about the very first show jumping grand prix to be put on in the United States. The class was held in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 25 as part of the PHA Horse Show. Here's the entire text of that article and scroll down to see scans of the actual pages of the article in that issue of the Chronicle...

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