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Lisa Slade

September 25, 2015

Dujardin Enjoys Her First Trip To New York City For The Rolex Central Park Horse Show

Charlotte Dujardin, who's won Olympic Games gold, FEI World Equestrian Games gold and FEI European Championships gold with her Valegro, is in New York City for the second Rolex Central Park Horse Show.

Though she couldn't bring Valegro, she'll still compete in tomorrow night's U.S. Open Grand Prix freestyle with a mount borrowed from Canadian dressage rider Evi Strasser, Renaissance Tyme. 

September 25, 2015

Werth Comes Out Strong In Rolex Central Park Horse Show Grand Prix

New York City—Sept. 25

 Last year Isabell Werth made the long trip from Germany to New York City with El Santo NRW, and she won the inaugural Central Park Horse Show Grand Prix freestyle. So this year, she again put El Santo on a plane for New York, hoping to repeat that victory. 

She got a good start on that mission by topping today's Rolex Central Park Horse Show Grand Prix, which was hosted as an exhibition class, on a score of 75.10 percent.

September 16, 2015

Jung Undergoes Surgery For Broken Leg

Top eventer Michael Jung reported today, Sept. 16, that he underwent surgery to repair a broken tibia sustained in his fall from fischerRocana FST at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials CCI**** (Great Britain) on Sept. 3. 

September 16, 2015

Updated: N.C. Officials Stop Sale Of Suspected Blister Beetle-Infected Alfalfa Hay

The North Carolina Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services announced Sept. 15 that they’re stopping the sale of alfalfa hay originating in Kansas and sold at Murphy Farm Hay And Feed in Louisburg, N.C., and at Jones Farm Hay And Feed in Middlesex, N.C., due to likely blister beetle contamination.  

September 15, 2015

Kessler Replaces Engle On U.S. Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Show Jumping Team

Today, Sept. 15, the U.S. Equestrian Federation announced a change to the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final at CSIO***** Barcelona. Margie Engle withdrew her mount Royce from team contention, and Reed Kessler will now compete with her own Cylana.

Other team members for the competition, to be held Sept. 24-27 in Spain, include:

Lucy Davis (Los Angeles, Calif.)

September 4, 2015

Brigid Colvin’s USEF Suspension Temporarily Lifted

Brigid Colvin—who was suspended, effective Sept. 1, by the U.S. Equestrian Federation for seven months after Betsee Parker’s Inclusive tested positive for GABA at the 2014 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships (Ky.)—has had her suspension temporarily lifted after filing a civil suit in New York County against the USEF. 

September 4, 2015

Updated: FEI Suspends Sophie Simpson

The Fédération Equestre Internationale has provisionally suspended Sophie Simpson, effective Aug. 31, after her mount, Why Not, for this year’s Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (Ky.) tested positive for the banned substance capsaicin. Capsaicin is considered a topical analgesic or irritant.

Because the U.S. Equestrian Federation has reciprocity with the FEI, Simpson is also suspended from the USEF.

September 1, 2015

Behind The Stall Door With: WakeUp

The whole country has watched WakeUp grow up—and win at nearly every young and developing horse level. 

August 18, 2015

Totilas Retires

World Games gold medalist Totilas will not return to competition. The stallion’s owners Paul Schockemöhle and Ann-Katrin Linsenhof made the decision after results came back from a recent MRI, showing the horse has bone inflammation in his left hind hoof. 

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