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April 28, 2016

No Surprise At Rolex: Jung Takes Day 1 Dressage Lead

Lexington, Ky.—April 28

If you'd placed a bet before dressage started at the Rolex Kentucky CCI****, you’d probably have chosen Michael Jung on fischerRocana FST to win the day. But leading with a nearly 10-point margin on 34.4 penalties? Well, you might not have expected quite that result.

April 26, 2016

Leprevost Faces No Penalties After World Cup Incident

Following an incident in the warm-up ring at the Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final (Sweden), the Fédération Equestre Internationale announced it’s not taking action against French rider Penelope Leprevost.

April 26, 2016

Bella Rose 2 And Don Johnson FRH Out For Rio Olympics

Two of Isabell Werth’s top horses, Don Johnson FRH and Bella Rose 2, won’t vie for a spot on the German team at this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 

Don Johnson didn’t compete at this year’s Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final (Sweden) due to an injury he sustained immediately before, and Bella Rose’s last competition was the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France). There she was Germany’s highest score for team gold

April 18, 2016

Grass Valley Euthanized At Belton Horse Trials

Grass Valley, a four-star horse competed by New Zealand’s Mark Todd and more recently by Brazil’s Gabriel Cury, was euthanized after breaking his feltlock on cross-country at the Belton Horse Trials CIC*** in Great Britain. 

According to Horse & Hound, the 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Legal Pressure—Connaught Gold, Clover Hill), sustained the injury on a corner after a big table at fence 7ab. 

April 15, 2016

Eve Jobs Purchases Chill RZ

Charlie Jayne’s top grand prix mount Chill RZ will now compete with young rider Eve Jobs. The 13-year-old horse, who’s been owned by Alex Jayne and Maura Thatcher, and Charlie have been a team for about five years now.

April 7, 2016

FEI Relocates World Championship After Continued UAE Endurance Issues

The Fédération Equestre Internationale announced today, in its list of decisions made at the April 6-7 FEI Bureau Meeting in Switzerland, that this year’s FEI Endurance World Championships won’t take place in the United Arab Emirates.

March 30, 2016

Updated: FEI Investigating Penelope Leprevost’s Warm-Up Incident From World Cup Final

A video released on social media on March 30 shows French rider Penelope Leprevost’s mount, Vagabond de la Pomme, stumbling badly during warm-up for the second-to-last round of the Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final in Gothenburg, Sweden, on March 29. After his stumble, Leprevost stops him and appears to look down at his legs before booting him sharply forward. 

Leprevost and the gelding went on to jump in both rounds on the last day of the final, where they finished eighth overall. 

March 28, 2016

Guerdat Gets His Picture-Perfect World Cup Win

Gothenburg, Sweden—March 28

Most riders don’t agonize over photos and videos taken of an event they won. But even though Steve Guerdat topped last year’s Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final, the way he won it left him wanting more. During that final, Guerdat and Albfuehren’s Paille crashed through the final fence

March 27, 2016

The 12 Types Of World Cup Dressage Celebration

You’ve just completed the best test of your life, on the biggest stage of your career. Congratulations! 

But now you have a decision to make. How will you celebrate? And no, not back at your hotel later, or at the bar, but how will you celebrate while you’re still in the ring?

The choices are endless, but we've listed the top 12 spotted in the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final freestyle. 

March 25, 2016

They Said It: Sound Bites From The Gothenburg World Cup Speed Round

Gothenburg, Sweden—March 25

Sometimes a winning speed round looks rushed and chaotic, as riders race around the turns and take chances on their distances. Penelope Leprevost’s winning trip in the Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final speed leg was not that way. Leprevost and Vagabond de la Pomme floated their way to a deceptively fast round (63.78 seconds) over fellow French rider Simon Delestre on Qlassic Bois Margot (66.04 seconds). 

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