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Lisa Slade

November 10, 2015

Updated: Fox-Pitt Continues His Recovery In England

William Fox-Pitt, who sustained a head injury in a cross-country fall while competing at the Le Lion d'Angers CCI** (France) on Oct. 17, is now recovering in Great Britain.

He flew on Nov. 9 after being treated in France since the fall, and he will continue rehabilitation from there.

November 2, 2015

Behind The Stall Door With: Monterrey

It takes a pretty special horse to win a major equitation final, and if you talk to Pessoa/USEF Medal Final winners Kelli Cruciotti, Monterrey is one of the most special horses around.

“He is incredible. There's nothing about him that isn't amazing,” Cruciotti said about “Rey.”

November 1, 2015

Farrington Flies To Two Wins At The CP National Horse Show

Lexington, Ky—Nov. 1

Earlier this week, Kent Farrington sat in the press conference for the $130,000 GP Grand Prix, which he won aboard Willow, and discussed how he’d planned out the entire CP National Horse Show to best play to his mounts’ strengths. All that planning? It paid off as Farrington not only won Thursday’s class but also today’s $250,000 Longines Grand Prix CSI-W with Voyeur.

November 1, 2015

Langmeier Leads Start To Finish In ASPCA Maclay Finals

Lexington, Ky.Nov. 1

 Two days ago, Missy Clark stood up and walked out of the draw for the ASPCA Maclay Finals. Student McKayla Langmeier had just drawn first in the order for the first course. 

October 30, 2015

Eight Amazing Costumes From The CP National Horse Show Accumulator Class

Lexington, Ky.—Oct. 30

 Riders tackled a $35,000 speed accumulator class this evening, but with an additional catch—they did it in costume. Some riders opted for a low-key outfit but others decked out themselves and their horses. 

Check out eight of our favorite costumes from the evening:

Lisa Goldman

October 29, 2015

Danhakl Dominates In Amateur-Owner Hunters At CP National Horse Show

Lexington, Ky.—Oct. 29

Yesterday Stephanie Danhakl had a nearly perfect day with Enough Said in the low amateur-owner division at the CP National Horse Show, winning one over fences class and taking second in the hack, which added to her two wins over fences from Tuesday easily gave her the championship tricolor in that division and the grand low amateur-owner title too.  

October 26, 2015

Fox-Pitt Conscious

British Eventing released an update today, Oct. 26, stating that British Olympian William Fox-Pitt is now awake after his head injury sustained Oct. 17. 

“William has made progress over the weekend; today he is conscious, breathing on his own and communicating with his family and doctors, however he is still very ill,” stated British Eventing. “He and his family are very grateful for all the support and messages; it is hugely appreciated.”

October 26, 2015

Updated: Debbie Stephens’ Show Jumping Horse Found Slaughtered In Florida

A show jumping mount named Phedras de Blondel recently purchased from France by Debbie Stephens was found butchered on Stephens’ Centennial Farm early in the morning on Oct. 25. The gelding was found in a back area of the Palmetto, Fla., property; all four legs and large slabs of his body were taken. 

Stephens and her husband, top course designer and former show jumper Steve Stephens, called the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the crime. 

October 23, 2015

Brussels Court OKs Launch Of Global Champions Tour League In 2016

The Global Champions League has prevailed against the Fédération Equestre Internationale’s exclusivity clause in the Brussels Court Of Appeal. On Oct. 22, the court upheld a previous decision by the Belgian Competition Authority to suspend that exclusivity clause, which will allow the Global Champions League to launch its own show jumping team tour in 2016. 

October 19, 2015

Fox-Pitt Hospitalized After Sustaining Head Injury

British top four-star eventer William Fox-Pitt remains hospitalized in France,  after falling on cross-country in the 7-year-old class at Le Lion d’Angers CCI** on Oct. 17. Fox-Pitt fell with Reinstated at fence 20, an owl hole, and the horse was uninjured in the fall. The rider was transported to the hospital in Angers. 

“He has suffered a head trauma but is fine otherwise,” stated a release from Fox-Pitt’s spokesperson, who added that the 46-year-old rider was placed under sedation.

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