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September 2, 2014

There's A Teenager On Top Of The Show Jumping World, But The U.S. Riders Are In The Hunt

Caen, France—Sept. 2  

As the first half of the speed leg finished up, a 19-year-old Irish teenager sat on top of the standings.

Bertram Allen, competing in his first senior international championship at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, came into the ring early in the order of go with his charming gray mare Molly Malone and just laid down the round to beat.

September 1, 2014

Get To Know Your U.S. World Games Show Jumping Team

In August, U.S. Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland joked that he wished he could send two teams to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, because he was so thrilled with how each of the riders on the 10-name short list had performed.

August 30, 2014

Ben Maher Withdraws Cella From World Games

British Show Jumping has announced that Ben Maher's ride for British team at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games has been withdrawn from the competition. 

August 22, 2014

Belgian Rider's World Games Team Selection Protest In Vain

When the Belgian Equestrian Federation named their team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games on Aug. 18, they named Pieter Devos on Dream of India Greenfield, Jos Lansink on Ensor de Litrange LXII, Olivier Philippaerts on Cabrio de Heffinck, Gregory Wathelet on Conrad de Hus and alternate Jos Verlooy on Domino.

But on Aug. 21, 20-year-old rider Constant van Paesschen and Alain Van Campenhoudt, the owner of the Citizenguard horses, filed legal action protesting van Paesschen’s omission from the team.

August 21, 2014

2014 World Games Preview Issue

What's in the The Chronicle of the Horse's Aug. 18 World Equestrian Games Preview Issue?

• The most comprehensive, insightful look at all eight sports of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

• Rosters of competitors with horses' pedigree information.

August 18, 2014

Margie Engle Breaks Collarbone

Just days after she was named as the traveling reserve for the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games with Royce, Margie Engle took a fall off a different horse and broke her collarbone.

August 7, 2014

Paget And McNab Cleared Of Burghley Doping Charges

In a Fédération Equestre Internationale Tribunal Decision dated Aug. 6, Jonathan Paget of New Zealand and Kevin McNab of Australia were both cleared of their doping charge stemming from positive findings of the tranquilizer reserpine in their mounts at the Land Rover Burghley CCI**** (Great Britain) in 2013, which Paget won.

July 31, 2014

Ringside Chat With Georgina Bloomberg: Back In Action

Georgina Bloomberg wasn’t quite sure what to expect when she arrived in Paris to compete in the Longines Global Champions Tour show in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. She was a new mother of a 5-month-old still dusting off her skills after a few months out of the saddle.

July 30, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Pass The Platter's Story Continues

Last week in our Throwback Thursday post, we featured a handwritten “horse for sale” ad written in the horse's voice and by a teenager in 1972. Lots of readers wondered where the cute chestnut mare advertised, Pass The Platter, ended up.

Happily, we got an email from Pam Gleason, whose family bought Pass The Platter in the late ‘70s. Pam’s sister, Cynthia, showed “Platter” for a year, then the Gleason family retired her and let her live her life out in a large grass field.

July 24, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Pass The Platter Wants You To Know...

A full-page ad in the March 2, 1973, issue of The Chronicle of the Horse caught our eye. It was a horse-for-sale ad, but not one like we'd ever seen before! 

The teenaged owner of Pass The Platter came up with the idea of writing the mare's ad from the horse's perspective. The result was a handwritten ad full of cute sketches. The full text appears below the photo...

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