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June 8, 2015

Italian Olympian Valentina Truppa Seriously Injured In Fall

Valentina Truppa, Italy’s top-ranked dressage rider, is hospitalized after sustaining serious but not life-threatening injuries at the Arezzo CDI in Italy.

Truppa was competing a 7-year-old horse in a national Intermediaire I class on June 7 when the horse spooked and reared, falling on top of her. Truppa was wearing a helmet, but she still lost consciousness. 

She was first driven to a nearby hospital before being airlifted to another hospital in Siena, Italy. 

June 5, 2015

Rosamunde Sweeps Achleiten CDI Grand Prix

A group of U.S. riders contested Grand Prix tests at the CDI Achleiten in Austria today, with Steffen Peters topping the four-star Grand Prix for the freestyle aboard his young star Rosamunde with a 74.56 percent. Fellow U.S. rider Kasey Perry was fourth aboard Trøstruplund's Scarlet (70.80%), and Kathleen Raine and Breanna were fifth (68.88%) in the same class. 

In the Grand Prix for the Special, another U.S. pair—Allison Brock on Rosevelt—finished second behind Austria's Victoria Max-Theurer. 

May 30, 2015

Favorit Z Euthanized After Breaking Leg On Tattersalls CCI*** Cross-Country

Favorit Z, who was ridden by Australia’s Sam Griffiths at the Tattersalls CCI*** in Ireland this weekend, was euthanized after an accident on the cross-country course today.

Griffiths reported the death on his Facebook page.

May 28, 2015

Liz Riley Receives Yellow Card At Jersey Fresh Three-Day Event

Liz Riley, who had horses competing in the CCI*** and CCI** at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event, received a yellow card from the ground jury for leaving whip marks on both mounts at the conclusion of cross-country.

Jersey Fresh was held May 6-10 in Allentown, N.J., and Riley finished 18th in the two-star with Renaissance. She withdrew It’s The Truth from the three-star before show jumping.

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.

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