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July 29, 2015

Belgian Competition Authority Suspends FEI Exclusivity Clause Following Global Champions League Complaint

The Global Champions League confirmed July 29 that they’ll launch a new show jumping league and team competition next year since the Belgian Competition Authority has suspended an exclusivity clause outlined by the Fédération Equestre Internationale.

The GCL filed the complaint with the BCA this June, alleging that the FEI was breaching the European Union’s competition laws. 

July 29, 2015

Tamarillo Dies At 23

British eventer William Fox-Pitt reported yesterday, July 28, that Tamarillo, his mount for winning the 2004 Badminton CCI***** and 2008 Burghley CCI**** (Great Britain), was euthanized at 23. 

July 23, 2015

Canada Clinches Pan Ams Team Show Jumping Gold By A Single Second, U.S. Bronze

Caledon, Ontario—July 23

As the Canadian riders stood by the ring watching Argentina’s José Maria Larocca Jr. canter down the last line, Ian Millar was counting the seconds. If Larocca had a single time penalty, Canada was guaranteed gold. If he didn’t, the two teams were headed for a jump-off. 

“We were thinking, ‘He’s going to make the time. No, he’s not going to make the time.’ And it was so close. It came down to a fraction of a second for a gold medal,” said Ian Millar.  

July 21, 2015

Clear Rounds Abound During Day 1 Of Pan Ams Show Jumping

Caledon, OntarioJuly 21

 At the end of this day of show jumping, the first for these Pan American Games, there are 30 riders sitting tied for first out of 50 starters.

So what did today mean in terms of team scores and individual scores going forward? The short answer: not a lot—at least in terms of the numbers.

July 21, 2015

As It Happens: Day 1 Pan Am Games Show Jumping

Welcome to live coverage of the first day of Pan American Games show jumping here in Caledon! We'll kick off at 2 p.m. with today's rounds. There are 50 pairs set to jump, and this is the course they'll tackle

July 19, 2015

As It Happens: Pan Am Games Show Jumping

Welcome back for the eventing show jumping! It'll start at 1 p.m., when riders will jump for team medals and individual medals. Check out a gallery of pictures from this morning's jog and yesterday's cross-country report. You can also follow along with live scores.

July 18, 2015

U.S. Enjoys Perfect Pan Ams Cross-Country Day

Mono, Ontario—July 18

If you want to know how a cross-country day’s gone for the team, take a look at U.S. Chef d’Equipe David O’Connor. 

“He’s looking a little happier than the last time I was on a team,” said Boyd Martin. “In Normandy [where the U.S. team was eliminated on cross-country], he looked ready to neck himself. We still have a big day tomorrow, so we don’t want to start punching the air yet, but all the guys were cool under pressure and rode beautifully.” 

July 18, 2015

As It Happens: Pan Am Games Cross-Country

Welcome to cross-country day of the Pan American Games! We will do our best to provide you with live updates of the action, starting at 11 a.m. local time, despite some communication issues going on here.

July 14, 2015

Peters Picks Up Another Pan Ams Gold For The U.S.

Caledon, Ontario—July 14

When Steffen Peters finished his Pan American Games freestyle, he pumped his fist in the air. He put his arms around Legolas 92’s neck and gave the gelding a big hug. Once dismounted, he raced around a turn, through part of the VIP area, and he landed squarely into the arms of his wife, Shannon Peters, before turning to hug his horse’s owner, Akiko Yamazaki. Once he heard he’d won the individual gold medal, he jumped in the air and cheered. 

July 14, 2015

Rules Kerfuffle Leads To New Draw For Freestyles At Pan Am Games

A first draw held for the individual freestyle—which included four riders from Canada and four from the United States—at the Pan American Games was later ruled illegal after further examination of the rules regarding these championships. 

The Fédération Equestre International released a statement on that this morning, July 14. The statement is as follows:

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