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July 25, 2016

Kelly Layne Withdraws From Australian Olympic Dressage Team

Equestrian Australia announced the withdrawal of Kelly Layne’s nomination from Australia’s dressage team for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, after it was determined her horse Udon P would not be fit in time for the competition.  

EA will now nominate reserve combination Sue Hearn and Remmington to Australia’s four-member dressage team, which also includes Mary Hanna (Boogie Woogie 6), Kristy Oatley (Du Soleil) and Lyndal Oatley (Sandro Boy).  

July 24, 2016

Buck Davidson Finally Finds Blue At The Event At Rebecca Farm

Kalispell, Mont.—July 24  

Buck Davidson finally broke his string of prior just-miss finishes at The Event at Rebecca Farm with dual victories. Show jumping today in the CCI***, he piloted Carl Siegel and Sherrie Martin’s 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse, Copper Beach, to a flowing clear round over Chris Barnard’s course.

In previous years at Rebecca Farm's CCI***, Davidson has been third (in 2015 on The Apprentice) and second (in 2011 on Ballynoe Castle RM).

July 24, 2016

Quality Girl's Experience Helps Her Win The $216,000 Tryon Estates Grand Prix

Tryon, N.C.—July 23  

Todd Minikus rode Quality Girl to victory in the $216,000 Tryon Estates Grand Prix CSI 4* at Tryon International Equestrian Center, taking the final tour around the jump-off course and finishing as the only pair to earn a double clear effort on the night.

July 24, 2016

Burnett And Davidson Vie For Rebecca Farm CCI*** Lead

Kalispell, Mont.—July 23

Hannah Sue Burnett, The Event at Rebecca Farm's overnight leader in the CCI*** division had a run-in with a moose on cross-country today while aboard Cooley Dream. Fortunately, although moose are common to this corner of Northwest Montana, Burnett's moose was simply one of the creatively designed jumps crafted by expert jump builder, Bert Wood. 

July 23, 2016

Burnett Leads The CCI*** Field At The Event At Rebecca Farm

The Event at Rebecca Farm saw the highest of the international levels competing July 22 in the dressage phase. The CCI*** division was led by an unstoppable Hannah Sue Burnett, who ended the day holding both first and second places in a competitive field.

Burnett, The Plains, Va., set the standard as the day’s first CCI*** competitor, scoring a 43.7 on Jacqueline Mars’ 8-year Irish Sport Horse, Cooley Dream. Burnett also captured second place with a ride of 45.6 aboard Under Suspection, a 12-year old Holsteiner owned by Mary Ann Ghadban.

July 22, 2016

Italy Wins And Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team Fights For Third In Dublin

Dublin, Ireland—July 22  

Italy pipped Ireland in a jump-off at the penultimate leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 1 League at the Royal Dublin Society showgrounds in Dublin.

July 22, 2016

USEF Substitutes Mighty Nice For Fernhill Cubalawn On Olympic Eventing Team

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has substituted a horse on the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. 

Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) has withdrawn Caroline Moran, Simon Roosevelt and Thomas Tierney's Fernhill Cubalawn, due to veterinary concerns. 

Dutton’s direct reserve Mighty Nice, HND Group's 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, will replace Fernhill Cubalawn. Fernhill Cubalawn sustained a minor injury while training and is expected to make a full recovery.  

July 22, 2016

FEI Announces Bromont Won’t Host 2018 WEG

The Fédération Equestre Internationale announced today that it’s working on alternatives for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games following mutual agreement between the FEI and the organizing committee for the WEG in Bromont to terminate their hosting contract due to ongoing financial issues.

July 21, 2016

USEF Establishes Compliance Department, Names Matt Fine Chief Compliance Officer

The U.S. Equestrian Federation Chief Executive Officer Bill Moroney announced July 20 the appointment of Matt Fine as the Chief Compliance Officer.  

At the USEF's Mid-Year Board meeting, President-Elect Murray Kessler presented a new strategic plan for the federation. As part of that plan, Kessler identified the need for a Compliance Department and hiring of a CCO. 

July 19, 2016

USEF Announces Fall Land Rover/USEF and USET Foundation Eventing Competition Grants

The United States Equestrian Federation announced the recipients of Land Rover/USEF and USET Foundation eventing competition grants for the Millstreet International Horse Trials CCI*** (Ireland), the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials CCI**** (England), the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials CCI*** (England), and Military Boekelo-Enschede CCIO*** (the Netherlands).

The following combinations have received grants for the Millstreet International Horse Trials CCI*** taking place Aug. 25-28 in Millstreet Town, Ireland:

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