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October 3, 2013

RF Tabasco Out Of Boekelo CCI***

Marilyn Little has withdrawn RF Tabasco from the U.S. Equestrian Federation team for the Boekelo CCI***

In a statement, Little said: "Unfortunately, RF Tabasco sustained a minor injury in the paddock yesterday which will preclude him from completing his final preparations before the event at Boekelo next week.

October 3, 2013

A Spoonful Of Sugar Makes The Medicine Go Down

Does your finicky equine turn up his nose at any medicinal powder on his dinner? Some horses don’t mind eating a little medication mixed in with their grain, but others act offended at white powder decorating their meal and refuse to ingest it. Treatments such as Robaxin and doxycycline are notoriously bitter, so disguising the medication is frequently the best way to go.

October 3, 2013

A Good Groom Is A Horse’s Home Base

Panic, pride and partnership—they’re all part of a caretaker’s commitment to a top horse.

They’re the backbone of the equine world, the devoted care­takers of the horse. Grooms work long hours on tired feet, and the rewards often come in the form of a horse putting in a stellar perfor­mance or nickering at them walking down the aisle.

“There are people who think that grooming is just brushing them and tacking them up, but it’s so much more than that. The groom gets to be the horse’s ‘person,’ their home base. And that’s special,” said Lauren Keeton.

September 30, 2013

Thank You, Authentic

He’s been enjoying a life of leisure, munching on grass instead of bounding over big jumps on the world stage.

Authentic got one last moment in the spotlight, though, accompanied by his best friends, rider Beezie Madden and groom Clark Shipley. Authentic shipped from his field at John and Beezie Madden’s JMS Sales in Cazenovia, N.Y., to the New Albany Classic in Ohio on Sept. 22. In a touching retirement ceremony, Authentic was back in front of a crowd of cheering fans.

September 25, 2013

Updated: Ross Reisner Killed

New York news stations are reporting that a man shot and killed in his home in Setauket, N.Y., is Long Island hunter/jumper trainer Ross Reisner. Reisner taught out of Maple Lane Farm in Mattituck, N.Y.

News reports indicate that shots were fired into the home from outside on the night of Sept. 24, hitting Reisner. He passed away from gunshot wounds to the chest at Stony Brook University Hospital.

September 22, 2013

Farrington Wins Across State Lines In The Sept. 23 Omega Alpha Weekend Update

Weekends don’t get much better than the one Kent Farrington had. On Saturday, he rode Willow to the top of the $75,000 Hagyard Equine Institute Grand Prix at the Kentucky National. Then, he hopped in the car and drove to Ohio, where he rode Blue Angel to the win in the $125,000 New Albany Classic. The New Albany Classic also played host to a moving retirement ceremony for Abigail Wexner’s Authentic. Farrington’s student Megan Nusz won the $25,000 Prix de Lexington in Kentucky, while young rider Ali Wolff was second to Farrington in Kentucky and ninth at New Albany.

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.

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