Reed Kessler caught a bad case of “seconditis” during the Spruce Meadows summer series. She and her string of horses had collected eight second-place finishes in the previous weeks, so she was thrilled to break the habit with two big wins during the North American tournament in Calgary, Alberta.
“Winning in Aachen—in front of this fantastic crowd—is an absolute dream,” said Nick Skelton. The dream came true for the fourth time for the veteran British showjumper. He’d won the Grand Prix of Aachen in 1982, 1987 and 1988, and returned this year on Big Star to become only the second rider to claim the prestigious title four times. Italian legend Piero d´Inzeo also accomplished the feat.
The girl power team of Laura Kraut, Lauren Hough, Lucy Davis and Beezie Madden gave a powerhouse German team a real run for their money in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup at the prestigious CSIO Rotterdam in the Netherlands. It all came down to the narrowest of margins—just 1 time fault—but Germany took the win over the United States. Read all about it.
Traveling in Europe is a time-honored tradition for college students. But Lucy Davis isn’t backpacking with a Eurorail pass. She’s doing it a little bit differently, traveling with the U.S. Equestrian Team and riding alongside her childhood idols.
Legendary breeder and owner Mrs. A.C. Randolph watched with an eagle eye as Nancy Baroody rode a small chestnut mare around the shed row of Randolph’s barn on a cold winter day. After a few turns around the barn, Randolph nodded. Baroody would do.