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Lindsay Berreth

April 24, 2015

Alltech and IAEJ Announce Alltech A+ Award Winners

Alltech and the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists announced the winners of the 2015  Alltech ‘A+’ Awards for outstanding coverage of the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrians Games (France).

The awards were established in 2010 by Alltech and the IAEJ to reward creativity, passion and excellence in equestrian journalism.

Chronicle staff writer Mollie Bailey was chosen as the winner in the photo category for her image of 2014 World Games eventing individual gold medalist Sandra Auffarth that was published in The Chronicle of the Horse.

April 23, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Sasquatch Ruled Rolex Kentucky 30 Years Ago

When Rolex Kentucky CCI**** course designer Derek Di Grazia gazes across the rolling fields of the Kentucky Horse Park, his eyes follow the well-worn track of the toughest cross-country course in the United States. 

But if he squints hard enough, he can picture the features and fences long since forgotten from when he galloped across the hallowed grounds in 1985 on Sasquatch and won the three-day event, then a three-star.

It’s been 30 years, but Di Grazia still remembers the joy of his first big win on a dream weekend where everything came together.

April 22, 2015

One To Watch: Leah Lang-Gluscic Will Represent OTTBs With AP Prime At Rolex Kentucky

“I’m on my own. I’m used to the gypsy lifestyle. I drive all over the country by myself. It’s all good!” said Leah Lang-Gluscic when she answered my phone call while driving to Kentucky from Ocala, Fla.

On her way to the biggest event of her career, the Rolex Kentucky CCI****, Lang-Gluscic’s star has been rising over the last year with her $750 off-the-track Thoroughbred AP Prime. And she’s done it all on her own, logging many miles with the trailer in pursuit of success at the upper levels.

April 21, 2015

Ringside Chat: Clark Montgomery Wins A Big One In England

It’s not often that you see the stars and stripes at the top of the leaderboard of an international event on foreign soil, but this weekend, Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen proudly represented the U.S. at the Belton Horse Trials CIC*** in Lincolnshire, England, taking the win in a huge class of 115 that included names like Mark Todd, Bettina Hoy, Paul Tapner, Mary King and more.

April 17, 2015

Behind The Stall Door With: Veronica

They say a good mare will give her all for you, and Lauren Kieffer’s four-star partner, Veronica, will do just that…but not without pulling a few faces first.

Kieffer, 27, has been partnered with Team Rebecca LLC’s 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare (Pacific—Kimbel, Ferro) since 2013 after she took over the ride from Karen O’Connor.

They won their first three FEI competitions together and went on to become the best placed U.S. pair at last year’s Rolex Kentucky CCI**** in second and placed ninth at the Pau CCI**** (France) in the fall.

April 3, 2015

Brannigan Is Best At The Fork CIC***

April 3—Norwood, N.C.

Jennie Brannigan found herself in a familiar position with Nina Gardner’s Cambalda this afternoon as she jumped another stylish double-clear in the CIC*** at The Fork to slip into the lead headed into cross-country.

Brannigan and “Ping” rarely have rails in competition and they have an impressive track record at The Fork, winning in 2011, placing second in 2013 and third last year.

April 2, 2015

One To Watch: Hallie Coon Is Of One Mind With Namasté

When Hallie Coon was 11, she inherited the ride on Namaste’ from her sister. Even then Coon had dreams of galloping around the Rolex Kentucky CCI****, like many horse crazy young girls.

Now eight years later, that unlikely dream is becoming a reality as she prepares to tackle her first four-star with the gelding. But first, they’ll make a stop in Norwood, N.C., this weekend to contest The Fork CIC*** as a final prep run.

March 31, 2015

FEI Revises Frangible Pin Rule

On March 30, the Fédération Equestre Internationale approved a revision to Article 548.1 in the 2015 Rulebook following outcry from the eventing community and a petition by the International Event Riders Association.

March 24, 2015

Jennie Brannigan Makes Her Racing Debut At Aiken

Jennie Brannigan never could have imagined she’d be donning jockey silks and goggles, but nevertheless, on March 21, she found herself in the baby blue colors of Welcome Here Farm as she headed to the starting line of the W.C. Jackson Training Flat race at the Aiken Spring Steeplechase in Aiken, S.C., on a horse she’s known for the last two years, Where’s The Beef.

March 23, 2015

Behind The Stall Door With: Ballynoecastle RM

You might not even know you were looking at Ballynoecastle RM if you saw him walk past you at an event, but the plain bay Irish Sport Horse gelding (Ramiro B—Ballyvaldon Natalie, Blue Laser) has an impressive resume with his longtime rider, Buck Davidson.

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