Swiss show jumpers Steve Guerdat and Alessandra Bichsel, whose horses tested positive for Prohibited Substances earlier this year, have been cleared of any wrongdoing following separate legal agreements with the Fédération Equestre Internationale. The agreements, in which the FEI accepts that the positives were caused by poppy seed contamination, have been independently approved by the FEI Tribunal.
Brigid Colvin’s seven-month suspension and $7,000 fine from the U.S. Equestrian Federation has been upheld by the Supreme Court of the State of New York-New York County in a decision filed on Sept. 25.
Clark Montgomery will be hoping that a superb pillar-to-post victory in the CCI*** at the 25th anniversary Blenheim Palace International will be enough to impress the selectors for the American eventing team at next year’s Rio Olympics.
Clark Montgomery celebrating his Blenheim CCI*** win on Loughan Glen. Photo by Shannon Brinkman
The United States’ Clark Montgomery has set himself up for the biggest win of his career after retaining his lead in the CCI*** at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials with a confident cross-country round on Loughan Glen.
He now has a commanding lead—more than two show jumping fences—over his nearest rival, Australian Christopher Burton on Nobilis 18.
Sure, you know Valegro's won all over the world—at Olympic Games, World Games, World Cup Finals and more. But did you know that his littlest fan is always waiting backstage?
Luca Buthe, now 15 months old, will be able to tell his friends in the future that the first horse he ever rode was the amazingly famous "Blueberry." Luca is the son of Andre Buthe DVM, the British team veterinarian who travels with Valegro, and veterinarian Christiana Ober.