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Molly Sorge

April 8, 2014

Eurocommerce Horses, Including London, Sold At Auction

An auction of the horses owned under the Eurocommerce name concluded on April 7. London, the horse Gerco Schröder rode to team and individual silver at the 2012 London Olympic Games, sold for 8.6 million euros, or $11.8 million.

Dutch owners Gaston and Kathrin Glock bought London and have announced that Schröder will retain the ride. Gaston Glock is the founder of the Glock firearms company and also owns dressage horses for Dutch riders Edward Gal and Hans Peter Minderhoud.

April 5, 2014

$25,000 Spring Gathering Grand Prix - Live Feed

Tune in at 2 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. CDT) on Sunday, April 6, for live streaming of the $25,000 Spring Gathering Grand Prix from the Spring Gathering Charity Horse Show at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center..

Live streams presented by IDK Media Group.

 

March 25, 2014

Thieme Owns The Night In The Great American $1 Million Grand Prix

Ocala, Fla.—March 24   

Just after the thud of the rail echoed through the stadium, an excited “Whoop!” of joy followed.

“Oops, was I too loud?” Andre Thieme said sheepishly in the press conference of his in-gate celebration. He can be forgiven—that rail thudding meant he just won $350,000. “It’s a big difference between first and second, so I was maybe a little too loud, but I was very excited,” Thieme admitted.

March 23, 2014

Maher Flies In To Win At $50,000 Live Oak Grand Prix CSI-W

Ben Maher’s a busy man, jetting back and forth across Florida to jump in two grand prix classes within eight hours.

We had to interview him via speakerphone after his win in the $50,000 Live Oak Grand Prix CSI-W in Ocala, Fla., because he was racing to catch a plane to fly back to Wellington, Fla., to ride in the grand prix at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. (He ended up fifth in that class with Urico after a rail in the jump-off.)

March 19, 2014

Flexible Defies The Odds Yet Again

Eight months ago, Flexible’s career was supposed to be over. The winner of the 2012 Rolex FEI World Cup Final couldn’t trot for more than a few minutes without going dead lame.

March 16, 2014

2014 $25,000 Gulf Coast Grand Prix - Live Stream

Want to see show jumping action from Gulfport, Miss., in the finale grand prix of the Gulf Coast Winter Classics? Tune in at 4:00 p.m. EST at www.chronofhorse.com.

(If you're viewing in Chrome, please hit reload after the page loads to make sure the video feed player works.)

March 3, 2014

Every Second Counts: Maher vs. Kraut In The $150,000 CSIO**** Grand Prix

Ben Maher continued his domination of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival grand prix classes, winning the $150,000 CSIO**** Grand Prix on Jane Clark's Urico by a whopping three seconds over Laura Kraut and Nouvelle on March 2 in Wellington, Fla.

Want to see how he did it? Check out their head-to-head battle...

March 3, 2014

Maher Does Just Enough To Win $150,000 CSIO**** Grand Prix At WEF 8

“I tried to ride the jump-off that I could do, not one that I couldn’t do,” Ben Maher said.

Sure, his time on Urico was quick. But it certainly wasn’t unbeatable. Kent Farrington was more than 2 seconds faster on Blue Angel, but he pulled a rail. Beezie Madden was fractions of a second faster, but also picked up 4 faults.

March 2, 2014

Going Avant Garde In The Junior Nations Cups

The young riders competing in the Hollow Creek Young Rider, Junior and Children's Nations Cups brought not only a few different riding styles to Wellington, Fla., but also a new persepctive on in-the-ring fashion. Their turn-out definitely differed from the traditional norm for the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, with colored reins, ponytails hanging down their backs, and even a bit of bling. Check it out...

March 2, 2014

U.S. Young Riders Cap The Nations Cup Night

There was no stopping them. An irrepressible tide of parents, friends, and other supporters swept into the ring for the awards ceremony of the Hollow Creek Farm Children’s Nations Cup. Cell phone cameras working overtime, they took over. Hugs, tears, kisses were non-stop. It was the best awards ceremony I’ve ever seen.

Awards ceremonies are usually pretty staid, boring affairs. Step up on podium, smile awkwardly at the gaggle of photographers pointed at you. Rinse, repeat.

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