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May 17, 2015

Farmer’s First Again In Tryon $50,000 WCHR Open Hunter Classic

Mill Spring, N.C.—May 17

She won the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on Friday night, and then she came back for the $50,000 WCHR Open Hunter Classic today and won that too. It’s safe to say Kelley Farmer is on a roll.

“It’s been a nice week!” said Farmer. “I thought it was a lovely class. That ring is nice. The horses jumped well. It was so nice for them to give that kind of money for a hunter classic.”

May 16, 2015

Brandie Holloway Borrows Her Daughter’s Equitation Horse For $50,000 Tryon Grand Prix Win

Last year, Brandie Holloway loaned her grand prix horse, Any Given Sunday, to daughter Hunter Holloway to ride in equitation classes. Hunter’s original equitation horse, Lucky Strike, had sustained a muscle pull that required a few weeks off.

Fast forward several months, and Brandie Holloway found herself winning the $50,000 Tryon Grand Prix (N.C.) aboard “Lucky.”

May 15, 2015

Kelley Farmer Rides Her Derby Hot Streak Into Tryon

Mill Spring, N.C.—May 15

 Kelley Farmer is really at Tryon Spring 5 for this Sunday’s $50,000 WCHR Open Hunter Classic. But if there’s a $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby held a few days before? Farmer figured she might as well show up for that one too—and win it.

May 14, 2015

Herslow Tops Prix St. Georges At Munich CDI

This week several U.S. riders, who are vying for a spot on the Pan American Games team as well as just competing abroad, are in Germany for the Munich CDI***** and CDI***. And today, Kim Herslow topped the CDI* Prix St. Georges there with Rosmarin on 71.15 percent.

Fellow teammates also took second (Sabine Schut-Kery with Sanceo on 68.92%), fourth (Olivia Lagoy-Weltz on Rassing’s Lonoir with 68.68%) and fifth (Kasey Perry with Goerklintgaard’s Dublet on 68.28%).

May 12, 2015

Maxime Livio Appealing FEI Suspension

Following news of his Fédération Equestre Internationale suspension, France’s Maxime Livio announced he will appeal the decision and length of suspension to the FEI’s Court Of Arbitration.

Livio is suspended for six months following a positive finding for a controlled medication substance, hydroxyethylpromazine sulfoxide which is a metabolite of the sedative acepromazine, in his 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games mount Qalao des Mers

May 1, 2015

Updated: Mighty Nice Sustains Stifle Injury At Rolex Kentucky

Mighty Nice, one of Phillip Dutton’s Rolex Kentucky CCI**** mounts, will undergo surgery on Monday, May 4, to remove a bone chip in his stifle. The gelding finished cross-country at Rolex with 3.2 time penalties, but Dutton didn’t present him at the second horse inspection due to his stifle soreness. An x-ray this week revealed the cause.

April 28, 2015

Andrew Nicholson Remains Excluded From New Zealand High Performance Squad

Equestrian Sports New Zealand released a statement on April 23, in response to an interview Olympic eventer Andrew Nicholson gave to a New Zealand radio station, announcing the rider remains excluded from the high performance squad.

“This is because he has not been prepared to meet certain standards ESNZ requires of its squad members,” stated the release. “He has also put a number of conditions on his reintegration into the squad which he is not prepared to move on.

April 26, 2015

Jung Adds Rolex Kentucky CCI**** Title To His Resume

Lexington, Ky.—April 25

If you’re wondering if Michael Jung—Olympics, FEI World Equestrian Games and European Championships gold medalist—felt nervous about contesting this Rolex Kentucky CCI****, the answer is yes. Did those nerves prevent the German rider from winning yet another title? The answer to that question is no.

April 26, 2015

Updated: Dambala Euthanized Due To Rolex Kentucky Cross-Country Injury

New Zealand's Emily Cammock announced her decision to euthanize Dambala on Sunday, April 26, after the horse sustained an injury on cross-country at the Rolex Kentucky CCI****.

“Just had to make one of the hardest decisions of my life,” she wrote on her Facebook page. “ ‘Oscar’s’ injury is significant and career-ending, so he is being euthanized today. RIP my beautiful boy, may your spirit live forever in the horse capital of the world.”

April 26, 2015

As It Happens: Rolex Kentucky Show Jumping

Lexington, Ky. - April 25

It's Rolex Kentucky Sunday here at the Kentucky Horse Park, so you know what means...show jumping day! We'll kick off the action at 1:00 pm EDT, as Amanda Wilson and Cool Decision head into the ring. Follow along with the action here, and make sure to refresh often so you don't miss a thing! 

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