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May 3, 2016

USEF Nominating Committee Recommends Murray Kessler As Next President

The U.S. Equestrian Federation Nominating Committee announced on May 2 that, in accordance with the USEF Bylaws, they notified the Board of Directors of their decision to nominate Murray Kessler for President.

This election will occur on June 21 at the Mid-Year Board meeting.

May 1, 2016

Watch Why They Won: Michael Jung's Masterful Rolex Kentucky Weekend

Michael Jung absolutely dominated the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** over the weekend, winning by more than 13 penalties aboard fischerRocana FST. It was a performance that was truly awe-inspiring.

You can read all about it in COTH's online coverage, and you can watch (and learn from) all three of his rides, thanks to USEF Network

April 30, 2016

Watch Why They're Winning: Michael Jung's Rolex Kentucky Cross-Country Round

On a rainy, muddy day, Michael Jung turned in a masterful cross-country performance at the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** aboard FischerRocana FST to keep his commanding lead.

Watch how he did it:

Stay turned to for details about all the day's action in our Rolex Kentucky CCI coverage

April 28, 2016

Watch Why They Won: Rolex Kentucky Dressage Day 1

Almost 10 points. That's the kind of ridiculous lead German phenom Michael Jung has after Day 1 of dressage at the Rolex Kentucky CCI****. He brought last year's winner, Fischerrocana FST, back to Kentucky to defend his title. Read all about dressage Day 1's action in the Chronicle's coverage.

And just how did Jung do it? Watch and learn what a 34.4 score (which translates into a 77.06 percentage!) looks like: 

April 27, 2016

What You Need To Know: The Rolex Kentucky CCI****

When: The first horse inspection, or jog, is on Wednesday, April 27. Two days of dressage competition follow on Thursday and Friday, April 28-29, with the first ride on both days at 8:30 a.m. and the last ride at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday and 3:38 p.m. on Friday. You can find all the dressage ride times here

April 13, 2016

Groom Spotlight: The Faces At The In-Gate

Tiffany Van Halle, a Belgian photographer, has a special talent for capturing the moments between top show jumping horses and their grooms. She's kindly shared some of those images with us...

Emma Uusi-Simola canoodling with the Olympic individual gold medalist Nino des Buissonnets.

April 7, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Seven Wonder's Memorable Invitational Win Helped Put Chris Kappler On The Map

It was the wall that dashed the American Invitational dreams of many big names. For the 1995 $100,000 Budweiser American Invitational, Steve Stephens used an airy wall of arches as the A element of the last combination on course. And it was a question that one rider described as “devious.”

Famous names like For The Moment and Lisa Jaquin, Eros and Anne Kursinski, Charisma and Leslie Burr (Howard) all came to grief at the wall of arches. Only 15 of the 30 starters actually finished the course that year. 

April 4, 2016

Watch Why They Won: Kodachrome Is Picture Perfect In $50,000 WEF Derby

Two days. Two different rings. Two different courses. One winner. 

Russell Frey and Kodachrome beat some of the biggest names in the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla., in their first derby win together. You can read all about it in the Chronicle's coverage of the class.

And watch their two rounds here...

March 29, 2016

Laura Linback In Stable Condition After Fall

Amateur show jumper Laura Linback is in stable condition after suffering a head injury in a fall on March 26 when her horse collapsed at HITS Ocala (Fla.).

Linback underwent surgery to relieve pressure from brain swelling on the night of March 26 and remains unconscious and on a ventilator. Her husband, Troy Linback, said that her brain pressure remains low, which is a good sign.

March 29, 2016

Nicole Walker Buys The Dude

The Dude made quite a splash last year when he and Will Simpson won five grand prix classes on the HITS Desert Circuit (Calif.) but now The Dude is moving on to a new home.

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