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Lisa Slade

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 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.

April 7, 2015

Damon Hill NRW Competing In Upcoming Young Rider Tests

Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final winner and Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games gold medalist Damon Hill NRW returns to the competition ring on April 18. But he’s not entered at the Grand Prix level, according to Germany's St. Georg.

The stallion, formerly ridden at the top levels by Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg, will contest FEI Young Rider tests at a Vechta, Germany, show with Jil-Marielle Becks aboard.

April 7, 2015

USDF Executive Board Recommends Keeping U.S. Dressage Finals East For 2016

When the U.S. Dressage Finals were conceived and approved by the U.S. Dressage Federation in 2011, the USDF Board Of Governors decided the show would spend three years on the eastern side of the country, first at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, and then move to the West Coast for three years. This November’s U.S. Dressage Finals will mark the third year.

April 6, 2015

EHV-1 Cases Reported In Michigan And Pennsylvania

Three horses have now tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 in Michigan, and one unrelated Pennsylvania horse tested positive for EHV-1 as well.

On March 19, the Michigan Department of Agriculture was notified of a Livingston County horse testing positive for EHV-1. That horse was euthanized.

As of April 2, two additional Michigan horses have tested positive for EHV-1. Both horses developed fevers and are under veterinary care. One of these additional positive horses is from the same Livingston County stable in which the index horse resided.

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