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October 9, 2010

Le Jeune Is Perfect For WEG Show Jumping Gold

Lexington, Ky.—Oct. 9

As finals go, they don’t get much more exciting.

The WEG Final Four ended up with Belgian rider Philippe Le Jeune earning show jumping individual gold by jumping faultless rounds on his and three other horses. Hickstead earned the Best Horse title tonight at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

October 9, 2010

Meet Your Final Four For The WEG Show Jumping Individual Medals

Lexington, Ky.—Oct. 9

The stage is set for tonight's show jumping final four, and it should be an interesting night, indeed. Four riders from very different parts of the world, on four horses with very different styles, prevailed over five rounds of jumping to qualify to jump for individual medals in the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

October 8, 2010

Cedric Withdrawn From Individual WEG Show Jumping

Lexington, Ky., Oct. 8 

October 7, 2010

U.S. Fails To Medal In Team Show Jumping

Lexington, Ky.—Oct. 6

The U.S. team got off to a remarkably good start in the show jumping competition at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games when Mario Deslauriers and McLain Ward placed first and second in the speed leg and put the team in first. Their case of four-faultitis dropped them to third, but still within striking distance for a medal. 

But tonight, it all fell apart. 

October 7, 2010

The United States Leads WEG Team Vaulting After The Compulsory Round

After the compulsory round, the U.S. team took an early lead in the team vaulting competition at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. On Oct. 6, the United States scored 7,207 to lead over perennial powerhouses Germany (6,996) and Austria (6,990).

“We went out there, and we just took charge,” said Devon Maitozo, coach and team member of the U.S. team, the Free Artists Creative Equestrians. “I feel like we did one of the best sets we’ve ever done. I saw people reaching their potential in a lot of places and very few mistakes.

October 6, 2010

Germany Grabs WEG Show Jumping Gold

Lexington, Ky.—Oct. 6

With the scores as tight as they were going into the team final for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games show jumping gold, there was no room for error. And Germany made no errors, putting three clean rounds on the books to clinch the title.

October 5, 2010

It's Going To Be A Crazily Close Competition For The Show Jumping Team Medals

Oct. 5 Lexington, Ky.

The U.S. riders caught a poorly timed case of that dreaded show jumping plague, the four-faultitis, today at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. No American rider put a clear round on the board, and they dropped from first to third. “None of our rubs went our way today,” said McLain Ward.

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.

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