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Lisa Slade

September 29, 2013

Not Just Black Wool Anymore

While fashion for dressage remains conservative, traces of color, texture and sparkles are slowly making their way into the mainstream. Check out 10 examples of the evolution of dressage fashion we spotted at Dressage at Devon, Sept. 26-29 in Devon, Pa. 

1. Catherine Haddad Staller's brown/grey tailcoat and matching helmet. Haddad Staller's been donning a brown outfit in her freestyles for a few years, but she's now wearing more unusual colors in non-freestyle rides. 

September 29, 2013

Haddad Staller Sells Mane Stream Winyamaro

Former fashion model Olivia Hallman purchased Catherine Haddad Staller’s top Grand Prix mount, Mane Stream Winyamaro, in August. Hallman, 29, has a background in Icelandic Horses and started riding dressage more recently. She’s a student of Staller’s in Califon, N.J., and Winyamaro will stay based out of Staller's barn. 

“She’s a very bright woman, and she’s very focused on her riding,” said Staller. “She’s a very balanced and talented rider. He’s so trained that depending how she rides the corner, he comes out of the corner doing whichever movement she wants.”

September 29, 2013

Learning From The Master

Pop Art competed at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (Ky.), the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong, the 2009 FEI World Cup Finals (Nev.) and dozens of CDI Grand Prix classes. Spectators know his name, and announcers know his history.

For Jill Irving, who’s leasing the 16-year-old gelding from his previous rider, Canada’s Ashley Holzer, going down centerline the first time aboard the famous chestnut was a bit unnerving. But now?

September 28, 2013

A Tale Of Two 76 Percents At Devon

Devon, Pa—Sept. 28

The packed stands, and the nip in the air when the sun sets. The scent of fresh French fries wafting through the air, and the painted pumpkins. Those signs mean it’s time for the Dressage at Devon Grand Prix freestyle, a fall spectator favorite in the United States, and those who showed up hoping for a night of top sport got their wishes tonight.

September 27, 2013

12 Highlights From The Devon Grand Prix Classes

Devon, Pa.—Sept. 27

 Riders in the Grand Prix for the Special and Grand Prix for the freestyle took their turns in the Dixon Oval at Dressage At Devon today, with Canada’s Ashley Holzer triumphing in both classes with Jewel’s Adelante (72.00%) and Breaking Dawn (72.83%), respectively. "I hit the passage at V today, and I swear, in the ring, I said 'Whee!' " said Holzer of her ride with Jewel's Adelante. "It was a joyous moment. I had a great time in there." 

September 26, 2013

Trading Aces Takes His Turn At Devon

While many upper level event horses hone their flatwork skills at schooling shows, Dressage At Devon is a more unusual place to practice that phase. But Boyd Martin’s four-star mount Trading Aces competed in the Dixon Oval with Silva Martin, Boyd’s wife, tonight. The horse scored a 66.14 percent to finish fourth in a large fourth level test of choice class. Silva also took second in the class aboard Zoran.

September 17, 2013

Amy Barrington Makes The Impossible Possible

We write a lot of fun stories here at the Chronicle—stories about people winning three-day events, hunter derbies and Grand Prix classes—but they're not all fun. Any time we post a news story about someone who’s been seriously injured while riding, it hits all of us Chronicle staffers, and I'm sure our readers too, in the heart. We posted a news item about Amy Barrington sustaining a traumatic brain injury on Sept.

September 13, 2013

Bullimore Wins Blenheim Dressage, U.S. Riders In Striking Distance

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom—Sept. 13

 The Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials CCI*** leaderboard shifted after Day 2 dressage, with yesterday’s dressage leader Clark Montgomery falling to third with Loughan Glen. Great Britain’s Sarah Bullimore took the lead aboard chestnut mare Lilly Corinne (38.9), and Ireland’s Aoife Clark slotted into second (40.0) with Fenyas Elegance—another chestnut mare.

September 12, 2013

Montgomery Leads Blenheim CCI*** Dressage

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom—Sept. 12

After the first day of three-star dressage at the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, U.S. rider Clark Montgomery leads on 42.7 penalties with Loughan Glen. France’s Jean Teulere is second with Matelot du Grand Val (43.1). 

September 9, 2013

Tokyo Awarded 2020 Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee awarded Tokyo the 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games on Sept. 7.

Tokyo defeated Istanbul in the final IOC vote, 60-36. Madrid, Spain, was also in the running to host the Games and was eliminated in the first round of voting. Tokyo hosted the 1964 Olympic Games as well.

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