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Molly Sorge

December 14, 2014

Brash Is Simply The Best In Geneva

Scott Brash came into the Rolex Top Ten Final as the one to beat, the world No. 1 in the rankings.

And over Dec. 10-14 at the Geneva CHI, Brash showed just why he’s held the No. 1 spot of the world rankings for most of 2014, riding Hello Sanctos not only to the top of the Rolex Top Ten Final—a two-round showdown between the top 10 riders on the FEI World Ranking list—but also to a win in the Rolex Grand Prix, a Grand Slam event.

December 12, 2014

AD Camille Z Euthanized At Geneva CSI

Athina Onassis de Miranda’s horse, AD Camille Z, has been euthanized following a fall while competing in the Credit Suisse Grand Prix at the Geneva CSIO on Dec. 11.

The 11-year-old gray Zangersheide mare suffered a fracture in the fall over an oxer on course. De Miranda also fell, but was uninjured. Camille was sedated and transported to a veterinary clinic, but veterinarians decided with de Miranda and her husband, Brazilian show jumper Alvaro de Miranda, that euthanization was the only option.

December 8, 2014

A Young Fuchs Rules The Day At Gucci Paris Masters

Paris, France—Dec. 7  

Following in the footsteps of the teenaged Jos Verlooy, who conquered the world's best in the Longines L.A. Masters on Oct. 4, young Martin Fuchs resided over the Paris stop on the Masters Grand Slam Tour at age 22. 

December 2, 2014

Amateurs Like Us: Lexey Hall Might Need Another GPS

It was a Facebook status update shared and laughed at quite a bit on Dec. 1. Lexey Hall’s tongue-in-cheek declaration of her newly acquired amateur status put a humorous spin on her new U.S. Equestrian Federation designation. She’s no stranger to a Facebook post gone viral—two years ago, a photo of her “equestrian GPS” spread all over the internet.

 

November 24, 2014

Behind The Scenes With Charlotte Dujardin And Carl Hester

Their working partnership is legendary, with team gold from the 2012 London Olympic Games and team silver at the 2010 and 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games to their credit. The Olympia Horse Show filmed this conversation between Charlotte Dujardin and her mentor, Carl Hester, showing their cheeky side out of the saddle! 

November 19, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Anne Huberth Lived The Glory Days

It was a photo that required that I find out the story behind it. A young woman bends at the waist to accept a trophy from an elegant presenter in evening gown and fur coat. And the rider is bareback, on a gleaming gray horse.

November 3, 2014

The National Horse Show Winners In Action

Didn't get to watch the National Horse Show on live streaming? Have no fear, here are the major winners courtesy of USEF Network...

Tori Colvin, winner of the ASPCA Maclay Finals. Here's Tori's first round, including the slick inside turn to the three-stride that made all the difference...

 

November 2, 2014

Colvin Goes Inside To Win ASPCA Maclay Finals

Lexington, Ky.—Nov. 2  

It was a stride Hunter Holloway will relive in her nightmares for a while. She landed off the next-to-last jump, looked to her left to the ASPCA wall jump and then settled in for a wide turn and seven strides. 

It was a stride too much, and Holloway got Patrick just a little too close to the final jump. Trainer Don Stewart slumped a bit, the crowd sighed, and Holloway shook her head. 

November 1, 2014

Madden Pushes The Limit In The $250,000 CP Grand Prix

Lexington, Ky.—Nov. 1  

They couldn’t be more different. Cortes ‘C’ is a tall, jet-black hunk of a horse, with a big, slow stride and an easy-going manner. His ears are always at attention, his expression calm and composed. Beezie Madden says he’d like to live life as a lap-dog. 

Rothchild is a small, scrappy fighter who looks like he’s spitting nails as he gallops around. He has a rapid stride and a chaotic style as McLain Ward pilots him around. He doesn’t stand still for awards ceremonies. 

October 31, 2014

Two Scholars, A Judge And An Accountant Walk Into A Ring

Lexington, Ky.—Oct. 31  

The title sounds like the lead-in to a joke, but it's what happened over the last few days of the National Horse Show in the amateur-owner hunter divisions. Four champions were crowned—two of them are graduate students, one an insurance agent and judge, and one an accountant.

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