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May 16, 2016

Riding On The Beach In La Baule

The La Baule CSIO is set in the picturesque seaside town of La Baule-Escoublac in Brittany, France. The wide, sandy beach at La Baule is 12 kilometers long and on early mornings, riders can take their horses down to the beach at low tide and romp in the surf.

This year, photographer Tiffany Van Halle was up early and on hand to document it! 

May 11, 2016

George Morris Saw Brilliance In A Young Jung

What does a young Terminator look like?

Even before he was 10 years old, eventer Michael Jung was impressing the best in the world.

May 5, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Pippa Funnell Hit Her Own Rolex Grand Slam 13 Years Ago

All eyes are on Michael Jung as he’s poised to claim the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing this weekend. If he adds the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton CCI**** title to his 2015 Land Rover Burghley and Rolex Kentucky CCI**** wins, he’ll pick up a $350,000 bonus from Rolex.

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. 

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