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Lisa Slade

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. 

August 14, 2015

Updated: Totilas Withdrawn From Remainder Of European Championships

Totilas, who contributed to German bronze with Matthias Rath aboard during yesterday’s team portion of the FEI European Championships in Aachen, Germany, won’t move forward to the Grand Prix Special. German publication St.

August 10, 2015

Updated: Andrew Nicholson Hospitalized After Fall At Gatcombe

Top New Zealand eventer Andrew Nicholson is currently hospitalized after falling at the last fence on course at the Festival Of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park CIC*** (Great Britain), reported Horse & Hound. Nicholson was transported to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. 

July 29, 2015

Belgian Competition Authority Suspends FEI Exclusivity Clause Following Global Champions League Complaint

The Global Champions League confirmed July 29 that they’ll launch a new show jumping league and team competition next year since the Belgian Competition Authority has suspended an exclusivity clause outlined by the Fédération Equestre Internationale.

The GCL filed the complaint with the BCA this June, alleging that the FEI was breaching the European Union’s competition laws. 

July 29, 2015

Tamarillo Dies At 23

British eventer William Fox-Pitt reported yesterday, July 28, that Tamarillo, his mount for winning the 2004 Badminton CCI***** and 2008 Burghley CCI**** (Great Britain), was euthanized at 23. 

July 23, 2015

Canada Clinches Pan Ams Team Show Jumping Gold By A Single Second, U.S. Bronze

Caledon, Ontario—July 23

As the Canadian riders stood by the ring watching Argentina’s José Maria Larocca Jr. canter down the last line, Ian Millar was counting the seconds. If Larocca had a single time penalty, Canada was guaranteed gold. If he didn’t, the two teams were headed for a jump-off. 

“We were thinking, ‘He’s going to make the time. No, he’s not going to make the time.’ And it was so close. It came down to a fraction of a second for a gold medal,” said Ian Millar.  

July 21, 2015

Clear Rounds Abound During Day 1 Of Pan Ams Show Jumping

Caledon, OntarioJuly 21

 At the end of this day of show jumping, the first for these Pan American Games, there are 30 riders sitting tied for first out of 50 starters.

So what did today mean in terms of team scores and individual scores going forward? The short answer: not a lot—at least in terms of the numbers.

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