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May 4, 2016

The Fork Horse Trials Moving To Tryon International Equestrian Center

Jim and Bernadette Cogdell of The Fork International CIC */**/*** and Horse Trials announced on May 3 the relocation of the event to the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C., in 2017.

The Fork International has become one of the most prestigious eventing competitions on the North American calendar, and many riders use it as their final big run before the Rolex Kentucky CCI****. The Cogdells have made the decision to move locations in order to ensure that the popular event will continue at the same high level.

May 3, 2016

Andrew Nicholson Withdraws From Badminton

On May, 3 the day before the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton CCI**** is due to get underway in England, Andrew Nicholson has announced he's withdrawing.

The New Zealand rider was entered with Libby Sellar’s Nereo, the individual bronze and team medalist at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (Ky.) and third at Badminton in 2013.

May 2, 2016

USEF Names Dressage Squad For European Observation Events 

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named nine athlete-and-horse combinations to the squad for the European observation events as part of the selection process for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Dressage Team.

May 2, 2016

Mexican Magic As Host Nation Posts Historic Furusiyya Nations Cup Victory

There were huge celebrations when Team Mexico broke a 26-year Nations Cup drought to win the third leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2016 series on home ground at the Coapexpan Equestrian Club in Xalapa (Mexico). 

April 30, 2016

Rider Dies At Sydney International Horse Trials

Caitlyn Fischer, a 19-year-old rider, has died at the Sydney International Horse Trials in Australia.

Fischer suffered a fatal accident during the CCI* cross-country phase at 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, April 20.

Fischer was riding the horse Ralphie in the one-star when the accident occurred at fence 2. She was provided urgent medical attention by the on-course paramedic and doctorbut was unable to be revived.

April 29, 2016

Hardin Towell Scores A Big Win At LGCT Shanghai

Hardin Towell stole the show at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Shanghai after a phenomenal 15-rider jump-off, winning the CSI5* 1.50/1.55-meter class, and taking the lion’s share of the $377,500 prize money.

World No. 3 Scott Brash finished agonizingly close—just 1/10 of a second behind the U.S. rider after an impressive showing with the 10-year-old chestnut gelding Hello Forever. Italy’s Emanuele Gaudiano continued his exceptional form, riding the grey stallion Caspar 232 to third. 

April 25, 2016

Leprevost Flies To The Top In Longines GCT Grand Prix Of Antwerp

In the Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Antwerp, it was leading French lady, Penelope Leprevost, with her fiery chestnut mare Flora de Mariposa who stole the show following a nail-biting jump-off to take victory at the Belgian show.

Triumphant Penelope declared her horse "just amazing" after scooping first place in the grand prix against a stellar field. Many of the top horses in the world had their first serious outing of the season, with Casall ASK, Flora de Mariposa and Hermes Ryan all on incredible form in their first CSI5* show and taking the podium positions.

April 20, 2016

USEF Names Participants For Dressage Young Rider European Tour

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the athlete-and-horse combinations who will participate in the USEF Dressage Young Rider European Tour. As part of the tour, the combinations will compete in two events, CDIO-Y Moorsele in Belgium, May 26-29, and CDIO-Y Hagen in Germany, June 7-12. USEF Dressage Youth Coach George Williams will serve as chef d’equipe.

The following athletes and horses will represent the United States (listed alphabetically):

Lauren Asher (San Diego) with her own De Noir 3, a 16-year-old Hanoverian gelding

April 18, 2016

Roger-Yves Bost Rides A Second Generation To A Big Win At LGCT Mexico City

Roger-Yves Bost declared “today was my day” after winning an adrenaline-fuelled grand prix at the debut Longines Global Champions Tour in the vibrant Mexico City.

The experienced French speed demon fought off stiff competition from two youngsters—20-year-olds Jos Verlooy of Belgium and Bertram Allen of Ireland in a four-man jump off in the huge grass arena.

April 15, 2016

Four-Star Winner Avebury Retires

Avebury, Andrew Nicholson’s four-star winner, has been withdrawn from the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton CCI**** (Great Britain) and retired from competition.

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