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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. 

August 29, 2013

Do As I Say And Do

George Morris continued his clinic at Boyd and Silva Martin's Windurra in Cochranville, Pa.

Click on the gallery for tons of photos from the day. You can also read about clinic participant Dom Shramm's first day, and see photos from Day 1 of the clinic

August 28, 2013

A Legendary Learning Experience

Event riders gathered at Boyd Martin's Cochranville, Pa., farm for a clinic with the master, George H. Morris. On the first day, Morris was joined by David O'Connor in teaching three groups of upper-level riders. 

Boyd Martin, Caitlin Silliman, Kevin Keane, Dominic Schramm, Sawyer Gilker, Lauren Kieffer, Sharon White, Kaitlin Spurlock, Will Coleman, Lillian Heard and Erin Sylvester all took advantage of the opportunity. Check out the photo gallery for images of the day.

August 26, 2013

Boyd's Back In The Aug. 26 Omega Alpha Weekend Update

Boyd Martin made a triumphant comeback to the top level after having surgery on his ankle this spring, claiming the top spot in the CIC*** at Richland Park Horse Trials (Mich.) aboard Trading Aces. “I was elated with him to be honest. I definitely came here to try to have a crack at winning this thing, and in all three phases I wanted to go out and be competitive, which is not always the mindset. The footing was great, the horse was fit, and I’m really fired up to get him competitive for a full three-day,” Martin said.

August 19, 2013

Brunello's Big Win Leads The Aug. 19 Omega Alpha Weekend Update

Have no fear if you missed any of the action of Liza Boyd and Brunello taking a well-earned win at the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships and inaugural Pre-Green Incentive Championship. Mollie Bailey was there for the Chronicle and brought you all the news and tons of gorgeous photos.

August 18, 2013

Kraut Sneaks Back Into Global Champions Tour Lead

Laura Kraut has retaken the lead in the Global Champions Tour series after a grand prix full of drama in Valkenswaard, the Netherlands on Aug. 17.

Alvaro de Miranda on AD Rahmannshof’s Bogeno won the class with a jump-off round. The Brazilian set the arena on fire, shaving a full 4 seconds off the time of Frenchman Simon Delestre. Dutch home rider Gerco Schroder had the capacity crowd on the edge of their seats and finished third on 4 faults.

August 16, 2013

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum Will Miss European Championships

The German team will compete without star Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum at the European Show Jumping Championships in Herning, Denmark, on Aug. 19-25.

Michaels-Beerbaum, 43, has suffered a spinal compression. She was riding Unbelievable 5 in the Longines Grand Prix of Ireland on Aug. 11 and jumped clear in the first round, but did not start the jump-off due to back pain.

The German team for the European Championships will be: Ludger Beerbaum, Cartsen Otto-Nagel, Christian Ahlmann and Daniel Deusser, with Marcus Ehning as alternate. 

August 12, 2013

Ponies And Irishmen Headline The Omega Alpha Weekend Update For Aug. 12

Did you miss any of the cuteness from the USEF Pony Finals? Don’t worry, Mollie Bailey was there and brought you not only all the news, but also a hilarious study of pony names

August 5, 2013

Athina Onassis Horse Show Canceled For 2013

The 2013 edition of the Athina Onassis Horse Show, scheduled to take place Oct. 25-27 at the National Equestrian Center of Deodoro, in Rio de Janeiro, has been canceled.

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