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Molly Sorge

August 7, 2015

A First Look At The 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympic Test Event

The test event for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games is underway at the Deodoro Olympic Park, where the equestrian events of the Games will be held.

While this week’s test event—a CIC** with 13 riders—is limited to Brazilian horses, a total of 200 equestrian athletes will join 10,300 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which run from Aug. 5-21 next year with 19 days of world-class sport in eventing, dressage and show jumping.

August 6, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Wizard Of Oz Was Wicked And Wonderful 50 Years Ago

Susie Burr Malanowski can remember the woman who broke Wizard Of Oz telling her father, “You need to get rid of this pony. He’s going to hurt your daughter.”

But Malanowski’s father was National Show Hunter Hall of Fame trainer and legendary horseman Raymond Burr, brother of fellow legend Emerson Burr.

“Dad told her, ‘No, I’m not giving up on this pony.’ He thought there was something about that pony that he believed in and he thought he’d be great. And it turned out he was right!” Malanowski said.

August 3, 2015

Who Won What This Weekend

U.S. rider Beezie Madden had an uncharacteristic blip in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup at the Longines Royal International Horse Show—commonly known as Hickstead—on Friday, but she and Cortes ‘C’ rebounded to take their second consecutive win in the King George V Gold Cup grand prix. Todd Minikus was also in the hunt, finishing sixth in the grand prix after two clean rounds in the Nations Cup for the U.S. team. You can read all about it.

July 29, 2015

Throwback Thursday: When Strapless Galloped

Go back a dozen years, and the hunter ring was ruled by a plain bay mare named Strapless. She galloped fast, jumped hard and won everywhere.

There were no hunter derbies on show schedules. The headline class for the hunters was the AHJF Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular, held under the lights on the then-grass International Ring at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla.

July 27, 2015

Who Won What This Weekend


July 23, 2015

Guerdat Completes Preliminary Hearing In FEI Doping Case

Swiss rider Steve Guerdat, the reigning Olympic individual gold medalist and FEI World Cup Final winner, participated in a preliminary hearing with Fédération Equestre Internationale officials via phone. Guerdat was provisionally suspended from the FEI on July 22 after two of his horses tested positive for banned and controlled substances.

July 23, 2015

Throwback Thursday: A Look Back At The First U.S. Grand Prix

In the Aug. 27, 1965 edition of The Chronicle of the Horse appeared an article about the very first show jumping grand prix to be put on in the United States. The class was held in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 25 as part of the PHA Horse Show. Here's the entire text of that article and scroll down to see scans of the actual pages of the article in that issue of the Chronicle...

July 20, 2015

What You Need To Know About The Pan American Games Show Jumping

When? The first round goes at 2 p.m. EST on Tuesday, July 21. Then the jumpers have a day off before the two-round Nations Cup on July 23, which will decide the team medals. They have another rest day, then on July 25 is the second horse inspection and two rounds of jumping to decide the individual medals. 

Where? The show jumping will take place at the OLG Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park in Caledon, Ontario. 

July 20, 2015

Who Won What This Weekend

Of course, the headline news was the U.S. eventing team’s thrilling gold medal performance at the Pan American Games, with Marilyn Little adding even more sparkle to the news by capturing the individual gold medalChronicle reporters were there on site to capture all the action, and even though the Brazilian team’s heartfelt quotes might have captured a piece of our reporters’ hearts, they were overjoyed to witness the U.S. eventing team do so well.

July 17, 2015

Ringside Chat: Marilyn Little On Ad Libbing And Horse Shopping

In our July 13 Eventing Issue, the cover story is all about Marilyn Little and how she added four-star eventing to her grand prix show jumping resume in a matter of a few years. She talks about overcoming public criticism and finding her way in her new sport. She also reveals how she had to rethink her riding and discusses what she loves so much about eventing.

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