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October 26, 2016

Dignelli Doubles Up On Indoors Wins

Washington, D.C.—Oct. 26

What do you do after you win a major class at the one of the fall indoor horse shows? If you’re Dean Dignelli you do it again the next comptition. 

Dignelli piloted Redefin to his second big win in as many weeks when he topped the WIHS Adult Amateur Jumper Championship at the Washington International, having earned blue the week before at the Pennsylvania National. He outran Tequila Girl and Elizabeth Porath in the jump-off for the top check.

October 26, 2016

Stewart Scores His Namesake Award

Washington, D.C.—Oct. 26

This year Betsee Parker decided to dedicate the leading hunter rider award that she sponsors to Scott Stewart. So when Stewart won that award—for the ninth time—it felt extra special.

“She mentioned it about a month ago,” said Stewart. “It’s very nice of her, but I’m a little embarrassed. I feel a little old!” 

October 3, 2016

From The Magazine: Taking A Tough Look At Blood

The lead story of the Chronicle's Sept. 26 & Oct. 3 issue, the Olympic Analysis issue, is "Re-Examining The Blood Rule After Rio." We talked to officials and riders about whether the Fédération Equestre Internationale's rule article 243.3.1—the so-called "blood rule"—is working.

October 2, 2016

Deusser Goes All Out To Claim The $377,500 Longines Grand Prix of Los Angeles

Long Beach, Calif.—Oct. 2  

When Daniel Deusser was about to go in the ring at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles for his first class on Equita van’t Zorgvliet he had a sudden realization: he’d never shown the horse indoors before.

But when crunch time came, that didn’t matter, and “Equita” put all the pieces together to win the  $377,500 Longines Grand Prix of Los Angeles.

“The adjustment was quite quick with her,” said Deusser, who represents Germany but is based in Belgium.

October 2, 2016

Not Your Mother's Costume Class

Long Beach, Calif.—Oct. 1

When a Hollywood horse show sets out to raise money through a costume class, you can bet it won't be anything like the friendly competition your barn puts on around Halloween. 

The Charity Pro-Am Challenge at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles pairs a professional and amateur rider for a relay class that's really secondary to the flair and fun of costumes, music and performances.


October 2, 2016

It's A French Invasion In The $96,000 Emirates Gold Cup

Long Beach, Calif.—Oct. 1

There were eight countries in the jump-off of the $96,000 Emirates Gold Cup, but one nation dominated the results: France. French riders claimed the top three spots in the class, and took fifth to boot.


October 1, 2016

Creedance Scores Big With Farrington At The Longines Masters Of Los Angeles

Long Beach, Calif.—Sept. 30 

Kent Farrington left the Rolex Central Park Horse Show disappointed. He and Creedance missed out on a big win when that horse pulled a rail in the jump-off of the $216,000 Rolex U.S. Open Grand Prix.

“I haven’t been happy with the control,” said Farrington. “He’s a small horse so he has to be fighting in the ring. It’s a fine balance between too much control and him running away with me.”

August 19, 2016

Skelton Scores Olympic Gold In Six-Horse Jump-Off

Rio de Janeiro—Aug. 19

Nick Skelton’s Fédération Equestre Internationale record spans back more than four decades, and he’s ridden on winning teams for Great Britain on multiple occasions, but he’s never won an individual medal at the Olympic Games—until now.

August 19, 2016

Farrington Tied For Lead After Olympic Individual Final Round A

Rio de Janeiro—Aug 19

Team USA’s Kent Farrington laid down a clear round over this morning’s individual final Round A to tie with a dozen other riders for the lead heading into round B of the final.

Find out what happened to the field with our round-by-round live blog here.

August 17, 2016

A Fairy-Tale Ending For Team France In Rio Olympic Games

Rio de Janeiro—Aug. 17

The French rebounded from a disastrous start to the week to win team show jumping gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

The withdrawal of their top-ranked rider, a colic scare and a rider fall all hit the French team hard.

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