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January 23, 2014

Richard Spooner Is Crowdfunding For His Next Top Horse

Show jumper Richard Spooner made some waves on social media this morning, creating a crowdfunding page looking to raise money for the purchase price of a top prospect.

January 20, 2014

Centurion B: Grand Prix Winner And Parade Horse

When the Chronicle posted a photo of Lisa Goldman and Centurion B winning the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix on its Facebook page, the comments about the chestnut’s clip job almost outnumbered the congratulations.

January 20, 2014

Guy McLean In Action

Check out this great video of Australian horseman Guy McLean performing at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival!

The Chronicle is going to have an exclusive interview with Guy McLean on www.chronofhorse.com on the morning of Jan. 22. Don't miss it!

January 2, 2014

Our Best Of 2013

As 2014 begins, we took a look back at the most read articles on www.chronofhorse.com in 2013. They ranged from thought-provoking blogs to hilarious lists to unusually colored horses and inspiring partnerships... Click on the titles to read them all.

December 29, 2013

Rolex Grand Prix Of Geneva Broadcast On NBC Sports

Want to see the world's best show jumpers go head to head? Tune in to NBC Sports at 4:00 p.m. EST on Dec. 29 to catch an hour-long broadcast of the exciting Rolex Grand Prix of Geneva, one of the events of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping. Check your local listings to see if and when your local NBC channel is broadcasting the class.

December 26, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Conrad, Rodney And Anne

For this edition of Chronicle Throwback Thursday, we're going back to the summer of 1977. It was the time of the Red Rider, Rodney Jenkins, and hardly an edition of the Chronicle was published without a photo of him appearing on its pages. Here are a few of those pages...

From the July 15, 1977 issue, a collection of winners from the Ox Ridge Hunt Club Horse Show in Darien, Conn. Not only does Jenkins feature on the famous Idle Dice, but hunter legend Dave Kelley also appears.

December 19, 2013

No Selection Trials For 2014 WEG Show Jumping Team

Since the mid-1990s, the U.S. Equestrian Federation has used selection trials in some manner to select teams for major international championships—the Olympic Games and World Equestrian Games. The selection was done purely objectively for many years, based just on the selection trials results.

Former chef d’equipe George Morris re-introduced some subjectivity to the process in the last decade, adding the ability for a selection committee to name a team member or two independent of their trials results.

December 19, 2013

Throwback Thursday: A Cross-Country Criticism

The year was 1968. U.S. eventers had gone to England to prepare for the Mexico City Olympic Games at the Badminton Three-Day Event, and the Chronicle published a news report of their results from Badminton, including photos of each team member, in the June 4, 1968 issue.

One reader took exception to the position of now-legendary Jim Wofford (see below) and wrote a letter that sparked lots of debate. Scroll down to see the drama unfold.

The original photo (top left)...

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