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August 31, 2014

Auffarth Leads German Gold Medal Charge In World Games Eventing

Caen, FranceAug. 31 

World, meet Sandra Auffarth. Soft spoken and shy, she’s stood in the shadow of reigning world and Olympic champion Michael Jung for years. Sure she won individual silver at the 2011 European Championships and individual bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games for Germany, in addition to team gold at both events, but despite all that, she’s flown under the radar due to her wunderkind teammate.

August 30, 2014

Germany Perseveres And Fox-Pitt Leads On Grueling World Games Cross-Country Day

Aug. 30—Haras du Pin, France 

“Every footfall for 11 minutes was hard work.” Thus spoke Great Britain’s William Fox-Pitt, the leader after cross-country in the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games aboard Chilli Morning.

The difficult conditions were no surprise after persistent rain soaked the area around the track at Haras du Pin for days leading up to cross-country. The organizers worked feverishly to improve the situation, draining the course, taking a loop off along with two fences, and reducing the time from 11:30 to 10:30.

August 30, 2014

Martin Shines And U.S. Event Team Will Live To Fight Another Day At World Games

Aug. 30—Haras du Pin, France   

The U.S. team came into the cross-country portion of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in good spirits with high expectations. Although they’d drawn first in the order, it seemed like that might even be an advantage given that everyone expected the water-logged footing to deteriorate over the day.

But the team members couldn’t catch a break, as rider after rider ran into trouble.

August 28, 2014

Germany Leads Eventing, But It’s Anyone’s Game

Aug. 28—Haras du Pin, France

If there was one refrain repeated in every interview today, it was, “This isn’t going to be a dressage competition.”

The results after Day 1 of dressage are not unexpected. Germany slotted into second and third individually with Michael Jung on Fischerrocana FST ahead of Ingrid Klimke on FRH Escada JS to take the team lead.

August 28, 2014

The Helmeted World Games

People will remember the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, for all kinds of reasons, but one thing that won’t show up in the records is that it was the first major international games to feature serious helmet use in the dressage.

August 18, 2014

Ringside Chat With Caroline Roffman: Disappointed But Moving Forward

Highs and lows don’t begin to describe the year Caroline Roffman has experienced. She competed in her first international Grand Prix with her mare Her Highness O in February, then qualified for the U.S. Dressage Festival Of Champions (N.J.), and made the short list for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, which took her to Europe with her potential teammates.

June 22, 2014

Sapphire Passes Away From Colic

Sapphire, the magnificent mare McLain Ward rode to two Olympic team gold medals and World Games team silver, died on June 22 due to complications of colic. She was 19.

Sapphire was born in Belgium and didn’t start her show jumping career until she was 6. The Belgian Warmblood mare (Darco—Idjaz C, Hedjaz) had two foals before beginning her competition career with Sofie van Bunder, the daughter of her breeder, Walter van Bunder.

June 14, 2014

Peters Repeats But New Star Emerges At U.S. Dressage Festival Of Champions

Gladstone, N.J.—June 14

When Steffen Peters got on the plane from his home base in San Diego and headed to New Jersey for the U.S. Dressage Festival Of Champions, he knew he’d have tough competition in The Dutta Corp/USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championship and Selection Trial for the U.S. Dressage Team Short List for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

All three of his 2012 Olympic teammates were nipping at his heels—Jan Ebeling, Tina Konyot and Adrienne Lyle—but he didn’t count on 26-year-old Laura Graves entering the mix.

June 14, 2014

Canadian Eventer Jordan McDonald Dies At Nunney International Horse Trials

The organizers of the Nunney International Horse Trials in Somerset, England, have announced that Canadian rider Jordan McDonald was killed in a rotational fall on cross-country today, June 14, at 1:29 p.m.

He was riding Only Me, a 7-year-old gelding who was not injured in a British Eventing novice division.

McDonald, 30, was based in Leicestershire, England, and was married to fellow Canadian eventer Shandiss McDonald.

June 10, 2014

Conservation Easement Tax Incentive One Step Closer To Becoming Permanent

On May 29, H.R. 2807, legislation to make the enhanced tax incentive for conservation easement donations permanent, passed out of the House of Representatives Ways and Means committee.

Since 2006, an enhanced income tax deduction has allowed family farmers, ranchers and forestland owners to receive a significant tax benefit for donating a conservation easement on their land.  However, it expired at the end of 2013.

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