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Lisa Slade

March 16, 2014

Chela LS Fights For AIG $1 Million Grand Prix Win

Thermal, Calif.—March 16

Nayal Nassar had some advice to give Ashlee Bond Clarke after today’s AIG $1 Million Grand Prix.

“It takes at least a week for it to sink in,” he said.

March 15, 2014

French And West Coast Dominate $50,000 East Meets West Hunter Challenge

Thermal, Calif.—March 15

“We have good horses and good riders out here. Last year they sort of beat us, so I think we were just trying to redeem ourselves,” joked John French after this year’s version of the $50,000 East Meets West Hunter Challenge, held simultaneously in Thermal, Calif., and Ocala, Fla.

March 14, 2014

Callaway Makes The Counter-Canter Happen For R.W. Mutch Equitation Victory

Thermal, Calif.—March 14

During the R.W. Mutch Equitation Championship, riders face two complex courses of fences after walking their courses and warming up without their trainers. But in the class, held in the huge International ring at the HITS Desert Circuit showgrounds in Thermal, Calif., they’re dealing with one additional variable: darkness. Sydney Callaway has learned—the hard way—what a darkened ring can do to a horse, and she now uses that experience to her advantage.

March 11, 2014

Silva Martin Making Continued Improvements

Upper level dressage rider Silva Martin, who sustained a serious head injury in a fall on March 5, is continuing to recover at Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Fla.

March 6, 2014

Silva Martin Hospitalized With Head Injury

Grand Prix dressage rider Silva Martin sustained a head injury in a fall yesterday, March 5, and is currently hospitalized at Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Fla. She is currently in stable condition but not fully conscious.

“She was on a horse who sort of half-tripped, and as it tripped, she bumped her head on the neck and then got sort of knocked out as she fell,” said Boyd Martin, Silva’s husband and four-star eventer. “Luckily all the girls who work for her were in the ring, and they called the paramedics right away.”

February 14, 2014

FEI Issues Sh. Mohammed Bin Mubarak Yellow Card

The Fédération Equestre Internationale has issued Bahrainian endurance rider Sh. Mohammed Bin Mubarak a yellow warning card and fined him $560 after an issue recorded on video Feb. 8 at the Sakhir CEI** (Bahrain). In the video, recorded by the competition, Mubarak’s horse slows to a trot. The horse is then chased, and appears to be struck, by people on foot, and he resumes cantering. The horse and rider won the race.

February 13, 2014

Showing The Love

It's Valentine's Day! And we know that even though they don't send us flowers or give us chocolates, our horses are one of our true loves. Go give your horse a kiss today, and enjoy these photos of horses getting loved on...  

Trainer Kristy McCormack gave Sundance a good luck kiss before he headed into the ring with Meredith Lipke. (Photo by Mollie Bailey.)

Meredith Lipke


February 8, 2014

Wizard Works His Magic In AGDF CDI**** Grand Prix Special

Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 8

Adrienne Lyle knows that with horses, it’s important not to plan too far ahead. However, after winning today’s Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI***** Grand Prix Special with Wizard, she’s looking forward to the future—at a bid for the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Finals (France) and then a possible bid for the U.S. Dressage Team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France).

February 8, 2014

Ellegria Earns Grand Prix Special Victory In AGDF 5 CDI***

Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 8

February 7, 2014

It’s a Danish Sweep In AGDF CDI**** Freestyle

Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 7

Lars Petersen, winner of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI**** Grand Prix freestyle, rides for Denmark. His mount for the win, Mariett, is a Danish Warmblood. But Petersen and Mariett weren’t the only Danes at the top of the leaderboard Friday night. Tina Konyot’s Calecto V, who finished second on 75.50 percent, is also a Danish Warmblood, and the third-placed pair, Mikala Gundersen and My Lady, are both Danish as well.

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