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April 28, 2015

Andrew Nicholson Remains Excluded From New Zealand High Performance Squad

Equestrian Sports New Zealand released a statement on April 23, in response to an interview Olympic eventer Andrew Nicholson gave to a New Zealand radio station, announcing the rider remains excluded from the high performance squad.

“This is because he has not been prepared to meet certain standards ESNZ requires of its squad members,” stated the release. “He has also put a number of conditions on his reintegration into the squad which he is not prepared to move on.

April 26, 2015

Jung Adds Rolex Kentucky CCI**** Title To His Resume

Lexington, Ky.—April 25

If you’re wondering if Michael Jung—Olympics, FEI World Equestrian Games and European Championships gold medalist—felt nervous about contesting this Rolex Kentucky CCI****, the answer is yes. Did those nerves prevent the German rider from winning yet another title? The answer to that question is no.

April 26, 2015

Updated: Dambala Euthanized Due To Rolex Kentucky Cross-Country Injury

New Zealand's Emily Cammock announced her decision to euthanize Dambala on Sunday, April 26, after the horse sustained an injury on cross-country at the Rolex Kentucky CCI****.

“Just had to make one of the hardest decisions of my life,” she wrote on her Facebook page. “ ‘Oscar’s’ injury is significant and career-ending, so he is being euthanized today. RIP my beautiful boy, may your spirit live forever in the horse capital of the world.”

April 26, 2015

As It Happens: Rolex Kentucky Show Jumping

Lexington, Ky. - April 25

It's Rolex Kentucky Sunday here at the Kentucky Horse Park, so you know what means...show jumping day! We'll kick off the action at 1:00 pm EDT, as Amanda Wilson and Cool Decision head into the ring. Follow along with the action here, and make sure to refresh often so you don't miss a thing! 

April 25, 2015

Price Takes Rolex Kentucky Lead From Jung With Perfect Cross-Country Trip

One second.

It’s the difference between Tim Price and Michael Jung at the top of the Rolex Kentucky leaderboard after cross-country. That 1 second over the optimum time is what gave Jung 0.4 time penalties with La Biosthetique Sam FBW, and it’s what put him into second just behind his co-leader after dressage, Price on Wesko. Does Jung feel sad about that second?

April 25, 2015

As It Happens: Rolex Kentucky Cross-Country

April 24 - Lexington, Ky.

Welcome to the Chronicle's live updates for cross-country day here at the Rolex Kentucky CCI****. We're starting at 9:45 am local time today, and the first few head out at five-minute intervals. But we quickly switch to three-minute intervals as the ground jury makes an effort to get everyone through the course before the worst of the rain and storms arrive. 

April 24, 2015

Jung And Price Tie For Rolex Kentucky Dressage Lead

Lexington, Ky.—April 24

What do Michael Jung’s La Biosthetique Sam FBW, Tim Price’s Wesko and William Fox-Pitt’s Bay My Hero have in common? They’re all winners of four-stars—and they’re all fighting for another win this weekend.

After two days of dressage, Jung on “Sam” and Price are tied for the lead on 36.3. Fox-Pitt’s lurking behind them on 38.5 penalties with last year's Rolex winner Bay My Hero.

April 23, 2015

Jung Dominates Day 1 Of Rolex Kentucky Dressage

Lexington, Ky.—April 23

It’s the end of Day 1 of dressage here at the Rolex Kentucky CCI****, and Germany’s Michael Jung is leading with Fischerrocana FST with a 39.3. Is anyone surprised? Probably not, since he’s won Olympic gold, FEI World Equestrian Games gold and FEI European Championships gold. 

And one of those WEG medals came from this very facility, at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, which he won with La Biosthetique Sam FBW.

April 13, 2015

Italian Rider Sabrina Manganaro Dies In Cross-Country Accident

The Italian Equestrian Federation (FISE) confirmed April 12 that rider Sabrina Manganaro was killed while competing on a cross-country course at a Cuceglio, Italy, event. Her horse, Fante di Mezzograno, fell at fence 13, and the 25-year-old rider was killed. The horse was reportedly uninjured in the fall.

The pair was competing at the pre-novice level, and a statement from the FISE said that the horse misjudged the size of the obstacle.

April 8, 2015

UPDATED: 2015 Rolex Kentucky CCI**** Withdrawals

The Rolex Kentucky CCI**** released its draw order on April 7 for this year’s record 88 entries. But names are already coming off the list due to last-minute injuries and re-routes. We’ll update the withdrawals on this page.

Jennifer McFall and High Times

 Jennifer McFall withdrew High Times on April 8 after announcing via her Dragonfire Farm Facebook page that the horse sustained an injury.

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