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September 19, 2013

Jan Tops Pays Record Price For Showjumper

The Swiss magazine Le Cavalier Romand reports that Jan Tops has bought Palloubet d’Halong, a 10-year-old Selle Francais gelding (Baloubet du Rouet—Indra Love, Muguet du Manoir) for the record sum of 11 million Euros, which translates to roughly $15 million U.S. dollars. Palloubet will be ridden by Tops’ wife, Autralian rider Edwina Tops-Alexander, who currently is ranked 14th in the Longines World Rankings.

September 17, 2013

Adequan Available Again

Luitpold Animal Health, manufacturers of Adequan IM, Adequan IA, and Adequan Canine, announced on Sept. 17 that a shipment of Adequan (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) IM was released to the market last week and was received by veterinarians beginning Sept. 13.

September 16, 2013

Davis Delights In Sept. 16 Omega Alpha Weekend Update

U.S. riders in Europe made a big splash this weekend, with 20-year-old Lucy Davis scoring one for U.S. young riders when she rode her Barron to defeat a field full of top names in the Longines Global Champions Tour of Lausanne. “I still can’t believe it,” Davis said.

September 14, 2013

Lucy Davis Scores A Major Upset In Lausanne

Lucy Davis scored a dramatic upset in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Lausanne, with the 20-year-old defeating some of the world’s biggest names in show jumping. She’s now the youngest rider to win a GCT event.

“I still can’t believe it. It’s amazing because my family all came over from the States for this show to watch me—my granddad and my dad and my mom, so it’s great to be able to share that with them,” Davis said.

September 14, 2013

Clark Montgomery Has A Good Day At Blenheim, But Aoife Clark Leads

Oxfordshire, England—Sept. 14

Talented Irish rider Aoife Clark is poised to win her first CCI*** aboard Fenyas Elegance after an exciting day of cross-country at the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.

“She’s some mare!” Clark said. “She’s still inexperienced, and we hadn’t tested her over this distance. The hills are very taxing, and she’s not full Thoroughbred, but she’s quick, and she’s nippy, and she’s so amazing and fun that you can just keep coming at things.” The 9-year-old mare is an Irish Sport Horse (Ricardo Z—Fenya, Good Thyne).

September 12, 2013

Now Motherhood Is Georgina Bloomberg's Priority

Grand prix show jumper Georgina Bloomberg made news at the Hampton Classic (N.Y.) on Sept. 1 when she placed third with Juvina in the $250,000 FTI Consulting Grand Prix while five months pregnant. Bloomberg, 30, and her boyfriend and fellow grand prix rider Ramiro Quintana are expecting a boy around Christmas. The Chronicle’s Molly Sorge caught up with Bloomberg, of New York, to find out about this new phase in her life. 

Sorge: So, was this pregnancy a surprise?

September 8, 2013

Find Out Where The Millions Went In The Sept. 9 Omega Alpha Weekend Update

There was so much action this weekend, and the Chronicle was there to bring it all to you. Check out Mollie Bailey’s coverage of the Spruce Meadows Masters tournament, where Belgian rider Pieter Devos claimed the top check in the $1 Million CN Grand Prix.

September 2, 2013

Farrington Improvises To Win In Sept. 2 Omega Alpha Weekend Update

One can imagine the dismay Kent Farrington felt when he saw Voyeur’s slightly puffy ankle the day before the $250,000 FTI Consulting Grand Prix at the Hampton Classic (N.Y.). He and Voyeur had been primed and ready to defend their 2012 title in the class, but he had to make the horseman’s decision and leave Voyeur in his stall.

August 30, 2013

Salamander Resort & Spa Opens

On Aug. 29, Sheila C. Johnson cut the ribbon on her latest venture, the Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Va.

“I am so extraordinarily thankful for everyone’s patience, perseverance, and fortitude,” said Johnson, the resort’s owner, and founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, at the grand opening. “In addition to its courageous traits, the salamander serves as a symbol of renewal, which is especially meaningful to me today.”

August 30, 2013

Big Star Out Of Action

According to Horse & Hound, Nick Skelton's ride for team gold at the 2012 London Olympic Games and for the win in this year's Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen (Germany), the famous Big Star, is injured. 

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