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Molly Sorge

October 5, 2010

U.S. Doesn't Have The Best Of Mornings In Nations Cup

Lexington, Ky., Oct. 5

U.S. show jumping hopes were dashed somewhat today. At the end of the morning session of the first round of the Nations Cup of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the U.S. team hadn’t put a clean round on the board and had dropped from first to fourth. Germany (9.80) has taken over the lead, with Canada (12.93) second and Brazil (13.49) in third. The U.S. team now has 14.69 faults to their name.

October 4, 2010

U.S. Blazes The Trail On Day One

Lexington, Ky., Oct. 4

George Morris held a U.S. team meeting yesterday, and in it, he advised his riders to walk the speed leg course Conrad Homfeld set for today, consider their horses, and make a plan to win.

September 12, 2010

It's A Big Payday For Sapphire In Saugerties

Before I left Virginia to travel to Saugerties, N.Y., to cover the Pfizer $1Million Grand Prix, I updated my Facebook status to “I’m off to New York to watch Sapphire win again.” The message was a bit tongue-in-cheek, because obviously anyone can win on any given Sunday, and because it seems a bit ridiculous that Sapphire would win again.

September 8, 2010

Journey To The WEG: The Stars Have Aligned To Guide Lauren Hough On Her Way To The WEG

In this monthly series leading up to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in September and October, we watch a different competitor prepare for competition each month.

Lauren Hough has known that Quick Study has the talent to jump with the best in the world since she started riding him four years ago. But it wasn’t until this year that he’s been truly ready for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

September 7, 2010

Insurance For Horse People: Farm Insurance Will Cover Everything Including The Tack Room Sink

Curious about insurance for horse owners? Check out this three-part series that covers horse insurance, liability insurance and farm insurance. Sponsored by Taylor Harris Insurance Services.

Homeowner’s insurance is pretty much standard when you purchase a house. But what if the house has a 10-stall barn, riding ring and machine shed housing a tractor behind it?

Then you’re looking at farm insurance.

August 31, 2010

Van Grunsven Will Compete In Reining At WEG

Since Dutch reiner Jurgen Pouls had to step down from his spot on the Dutch team for the Alltech World Equestrian Games, Anky van Grunsven has been called up from her spot as reserve to ride for the team with Whizashiningwalla BB.

August 19, 2010

Journey To The WEG: Boyd Martin Is Channeling His Inner Rocky On His Way To The WEG

In this monthly series leading up to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in September and October, we watch a different competitor each month prepare for competition. 

Boyd Martin’s goal isn’t to be selected for the Land Rover U.S. eventing team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. “My goal is to be a contributing member toward a team medal,” Martin said with a quiet, steely resolve to his voice—a distinct deviation from his usual cheery, jokester tone.

August 12, 2010

Rebecca Broussard Has Changed The Landscape Of Eventing In The United States

In her own quiet way, this determined woman has given to all levels of eventing all over the country.

Imagine someone who organizes one of the biggest events in the country, a true destination event in the West. Then, picture someone who owns multiple event horses for multiple riders at all levels. Next, think of someone who cheerfully volunteers to fence judge at beginner novice level on a hot day. And then envision someone who has served on several U.S. Eventing Association committees and supported many educational programs.

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