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October 10, 2015

Raleigh Hiler Has Turned A Disability Into A Strength

You might notice that Raleigh Hiler has a little bit of extra equipment on when she trots into the ring on Smitten 57. That’s because Hiler, 15, is deaf and wears a headset to allow her to hear directions.

She hasn’t let that stop her at all, however, as Hiler rode Smitten 57 to good ribbons in the low junior hunter division at the Pennsylvania National—incuding a win in the under-saddle—and is set to show in her first Pessoa/USEF Medal Finals tomorrow.

October 9, 2015

One To Watch: Alex Joerg Has Worked For Years For This Pessoa/USEF Medal Final

Don’t let Alex Joerg’s slight Southern drawl and unfailing politeness fool you. This 17-year-old has a thread of fierce determination running through her. Years of mucking stalls, throwing hay bales and cleaning tack have paid off in a big way for Joerg, who’s in Harrisburg, Pa., this weekend for her first Pessoa/USEF Medal Finals.

October 9, 2015

Kurtz And Colvin Catch-Ride To Pennsylvania National Tricolors

“I never in my wildest dreams imagined we’d be doing this with Emma,” Kris Kurtz said as we stood around the in-gate chatting after her daughter, Emma, had picked up her second Pennsylvania National junior hunter championship.

October 8, 2015

Bailey Smith Has A Surreal Start To The Pennsylvania National

Harrisburg, Pa.—Oct. 8  

Bailey Smith didn’t quite know what to say after she walked out of the ring with her second blue ribbon of the day. “People asked me why I wasn’t really excited, and I am excited, but it’s almost like it isn’t really happening!” she remarked.

October 1, 2015

Alice Debany Clero Gets To Jump School, Then Play In The Surf

Can you imagine a more picturesque setting for a daily schooling ride than an expansive French beach? U.S. show jumper Alice Debany Clero has been based in France for more than a decade, and has an extraordinarily beautiful location for schooling on the beach.

Alice Debany Clero trots Alanis through the surf.

October 1, 2015

Devin Ryan's Temporary Suspension Lifted

Show jumper Devin Ryan, who on Sept. 8 was temporarily suspended from the U.S. Equestrian Federation due to horse abuse charges filed by stewards at the Hampton Classic Horse Show (N.Y.), has had his suspension lifted pending a hearing.

September 29, 2015

Brigid Colvin Granted A Second Stay Of USEF Suspension

Brigid Colvin has been granted another temporary stay of her suspension for Inclusive's positive GABA test. After Judge Debra A. James of the New York Supreme Court-New York County dismissed Brigid Colvin’s petition to reverse her U.S. Equestrian Federation suspension on Sept. 25, Colvin’s lawyers filed an immediate appeal.

In response to the appeal, Judge James then issued another stay of the suspension on Sept. 25 pending judgment on Colvin’s second appeal.

September 28, 2015

Steve Guerdat Cleared Of Wrongdoing In Doping Case

Swiss show jumpers Steve Guerdat and Alessandra Bichsel, whose horses tested positive for Prohibited Substances earlier this year, have been cleared of any wrongdoing following separate legal agreements with the Fédération Equestre Internationale. The agreements, in which the FEI accepts that the positives were caused by poppy seed contamination, have been independently approved by the FEI Tribunal.

September 25, 2015

Brigid Colvin's USEF Suspension Upheld By New York Court

Brigid Colvin’s seven-month suspension and $7,000 fine from the U.S. Equestrian Federation has been upheld by the Supreme Court of the State of New York-New York County in a decision filed on Sept. 25.

September 23, 2015

What You Need To Know: 2015 Rolex Central Park Horse Show Live Streaming Schedule

Wondering how you can watch the Rolex Central Park Horse Show if you don't have tickets? We'll be live-streaming all the competition on Links to each day's stream will appear below. Make sure to keep an eye on the Chronicle's Facebook page or the Rolex Central Park Horse Show Facebook page for live streaming announcements, too. 

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