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Molly Sorge

April 18, 2008

It's The Moments That Make Rolex Kentucky Great

Each year in this magazine we publish photos of the top horses and riders from the Rolex Kentucky CCI****. We show you the glamour of the awards ceremony, the emotion of a clean stadium round, the grit and determination of a foot-perfect cross-country round.

March 21, 2008

Meet Your Olympic Show Jumping Short List Members

They're the 10 horses and riders from which the Olympic team will be named.

Laura Kraut said that “you always expect the unexpected in these trials,” and that quote rang true through the U.S. Equestrian Federation Olympic Show Jumping Selection Trials, Feb. 28-March 9 in Wellington, Fla.

March 21, 2008

The Selection Trials Found Old Favorites And New Faces

The selection trials process for U.S. Equestrian Federation championship show jumping teams has been evolving for 20 years as officials and riders try and balance the fairness of objectivity with the wisdom of subjectivity. This year, I think they’re even closer to getting it right.

March 21, 2008

U.S. Team Scores At CN U.S. Open

They take back the CN Nations Cup crown for the first time since 2003.

It had been five years since a U.S. team had won the only Nations Cup on their home turf—the $75,000 CN Nations Cup. This year, they changed all that with a decisive victory over Canada and Mexico.

March 9, 2008

Kraut Stays On Top In Round 5

At the conclusion of the five USEF Olympic Show Jumping Selection Trials there are still a few questions to be answered. 

March 7, 2008

Selection Trial #4 Puts Kraut And The Simpsons Firmly In Front

At this stage of the U.S. Equestrian Federation Show Jumping Olympic Selection Trials, it’s all about endurance.  In Trials 1 and 2, the horses showed their scope, power, carefulness and ability.  Now, it’s all about maintaining clear round-jumping over grueling courses over and over.

March 6, 2008

Cedric Jumps To The Top Of The Standings In Round 3

Just when it looked like Round 3 of the U.S. Equestrian Olympic Selection Trials was going to be a bit boring, things got very interesting.

 

February 6, 2008

Xavier Aizpuru's Confidence Has Carried Him To The Top

Years of good manners, hard work and persistence paid off with the leading jockey title.

Luckily, Xavier Aizpuru was a bit of an overactive youngster growing up in the Cotswolds of England.
   

January 31, 2008

Show Jumping Horse Of The Year: Up Chiqui

He and Kent Farrington were nearly unbeatable on the grand prix circuit, collecting $308,510.

Up Chiqui was quite simply the horse to beat in 2007.

“He’s a horse who goes in the ring and makes you very nervous as a competitor. They had one hell of a year,” said McLain Ward, who traded wins with Up Chiqui and Kent Farrington frequently. “It’s unprecedented to go on a winning streak like he did, week in and week out.”

January 28, 2008

Hunter/Equitation Horseman Of The Year: Karen Healey

Her students dominated equitation finals across the country like never before.

Karen Healey joked that during the fall equitation finals, “I didn’t get the Academy Award, but I got a hell of a lot of nominations!” Healey’s students occupied three spots in the top 10 in the USEF/Pessoa Medal Finals (Pa.) and the ASPCA Maclay Finals (N.Y.), capping a year of success in the equitation, hunter and jumper rings.

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