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September 15, 2016

Faces Of The Rio Paralympic Games

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—Sept. 15  

Smiles, tears, true elation. They're all on display as the para-equestrian riders compete at the Rio Paralympics, Sept. 11-16 at the Deodoro Equestrian Complex. We put together a few favorite photos...

Dutch rider Sanne Voets, who competed in the Grade III, gave Demantur a well deserved carrot after their ride. Photo by Lizz Gregg/FEI

September 11, 2016

Ursula XII Makes Her First Grand Prix Win A Huge One For Scott Brash In The $3 Million CP International Grand Prix

Calgary, Alberta, Canada—Sept. 11  

“She’s actually never won a grand prix before. But I guess she picked a good one for her first!” Scott Brash joked.

Ursula XII and Scott Brash on their way to a $1 million pay-out in the $3 Million CP International. Photo by Bob Langrish

September 6, 2016

Watch Why They Won: Chris Burton's Winning Burghley CCI**** Cross-Country Ride From Two Views

Chris Burton of Australia scored his first Land Rover Burghley CCI**** (England) win on Sept. 4 after riding Nobilis 18 to a classic cross-country clear round that put them enough ahead that he was able to prevail even with four rails in the show jumping. READ ALL ABOUT IT.

And here, watch a combination video of Burton's helmet camera and Burghley TV's video of his cross-country round...

September 1, 2016

Throwback Thursday: That Time When Will Simpson Jumped 7'5" On A Thoroughbred

Will Simpson on The Roofer at Arlington Park race track (Ill.) in 1976

It was 1976. Will Simpson was 17. The Roofer was a 15.3-hand Thoroughbred and a former children's hunter. 

The jump was set at 7'5", and there were more than 19,000 people watching. 

September 1, 2016

Rider Dies In Fall At HITS Saugerties

Amateur rider Rebecca “Becca” Weissbard, 22, suffered a fatal injury while competing at the HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII in Saugerties, N.Y., on Aug. 31.

HITS released a statement: “It is with great sadness that HITS informs the equestrian community of an accident involving a talented young athlete at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York, on August 31, 2016. The athlete suffered a fatal fall during a 1.0m Jumper Class in Jumper Ring 1. HITS extends its deepest sympathy to the athlete’s family and to the entire horse sport community who feels the impact of this significant loss.”

August 30, 2016

What You Need To Know: The 2016 Nutrena American Eventing Championships

Eventers have gathered in Mill Spring, N.C., at the Tryon International Equestrian Center for the Nutrena American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover. There are professionals and amateurs and juniors competing at all the different levels, from beginner novice to advanced. It's the first time the TIEC has hosted the AEC. 

August 18, 2016

What You Need To Know: The Rio Olympic Show Jumping Individual Final

This is it! The individual final of the show jumping, where the individual medals are decided. 

August 18, 2016

What You Need To Know: The USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship

The USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship gets underway today as the horses jog, then they start jumping on Aug. 19 with the grand finale of the handy round on the evening of Aug. 20. 

The Chronicle's Kimberly Loushin and Ann Glavan are in Lexington, Ky., and will be bringing you all the news, photos and in-depth coverage you need—you can find it all at out Derby Championship main page.

August 18, 2016

Ludger Beerbaum Retiring From German Team

On the heels of anchoring the German Rio Olympic team to a bronze medal on Aug. 17, the legendary show jumper Ludger Beerbaum has announced that he’s stepping down from the German national team.

“It is difficult for me to take this step,” said Beerbaum. He will continue to show, but just not in international championship teams. “I will continue to participate in international tournaments. I have a few more interesting projects. I’ll focus on my competition stable, the training of young horses, and sell horses.” 

August 16, 2016

Round-By-Round: The Rio Olympic Show Jumping Team Final

Follow along with us as the top eight teams after the first team round jump again for the team medals and 18 individuals join them in the final qualifying round for the individual final on Aug. 19. 

The U.S. team is in exciting tie for first place as Round 2 starts. We'll be commenting on each ride, updating as they go. Don't miss a minute of the action!

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