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May 25, 2015

Olney Phunny Bones Wins Devon Shetland Pony Steeplechase In Wire-To-Wire Run

Devon, Pa.—May 25  

They might be one of the newest traditions at the Devon Horse Show, but they're also one of the most popular. The children and ponies of U.S. Pony Racing took the Dixon Oval for two races in the WIHS Shetland Pony Championship Races on May 24 and 25 during Devon, madly dashing with fluffy manes a'flying around two circuits of the ring with jumps and then a stretch run down the middle of the ring.

May 21, 2015

One To Watch: Kelli Cruciotti Is Doing The Work To Get To Devon

If you’re looking for Kelli Cruciotti after a day of showing at Devon (Pa.), don’t look in the stands. Or at the fudge booth. Or even back at the hotel.

Odds are Cruciotti, 17, will be back at the barn, grooming and wrapping a horse or cleaning tack. She might have help, since she’s got five horses showing at Devon, but Cruciotti makes it a priority to do as much as she can of her horses’ care.

May 14, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Jack Melville Made The Horse That Made George Morris

It’s a note that Mitch Melville treasures. Legendary horseman George H. Morris handed it to her one day 14 years ago while he was teaching a clinic.

“I shall never forget Jack Melville,” it reads. “He made the horse who made me.”

May 13, 2015

Ringside Chat: McLain Ward Has Some Exciting New Horses In The Barn

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are just a little more than a year away, so the top U.S. riders are making sure their stalls are occupied with horses capable of helping the U.S. team win medals.

May 4, 2015

Can You Tell An Upper Level Event Prospect?

“Will he make an upper-level eventer?”

It started like many threads on the Chronicle discussion forums start—with a link to a set of photos of a scruffy, recently off-the-track Thoroughbred and a request for input on a horse’s conformation and possible suitability for a career in eventing.

The answers varied. Some winced at the horse’s lack of condition. Some liked his build beneath the long hair.

April 26, 2015

Watch Cross-Country Masters At Work At Rolex Kentucky

Cross-country day at the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** was full of drama, dashed dreams and awe-inspiring performances. Tim Price and Michael Jung solidified their places at the top of the leaderboard with masterful rounds and are now in first, second and third. Watch their trips...

Tim Price on Wesko...

April 24, 2015

Watch Why They're Winning The Rolex Kentucky Dressage

How good are they? They're just that good. They've all won four-stars before and they're in the lead at Rolex Kentucky. Tim Price and Michael Jung are tied for the lead aboard Wesko and La Biosthetique Sam FBW, with William Fox-Pitt on Bay My Hero in a close third.

(Jung's also in fourth on Fischerrocana FST. Because. He's Michael Jung.)

Price set the pace on Friday morning when he rode Wesko to this lovely test...

April 24, 2015

Watch The Top Three Tests From Day 1 Of Rolex Kentucky

As Day 2 of dressage starts, Michael Jung of Germany is in first. Here's his test on Fischerrocana Fst, which scored 39.3, thanks to the live feed from USEF Network. You can watch all the rides this weekend at USEF Network.

Read more about Day 1's results in the Chronicle's coverage of the day.

April 19, 2015

Finally! Steve Guerdat Crashes Into World Cup Win

Las Vegas—April 19  

It was perhaps the most dramatic last fence of a World Cup Final. Steve Guerdat came around the corner to the Longines oxer, saw a ridiculously long distance, and started kicking and flapping his elbows.

Albfuehren’s Paille left the ground, stretched out, and then crashed through the back rail. Guerdat seemed to be doing the math in his head as he galloped through the finish timers. He’d had two rails. Had he won? He shrugged up into the stands at his friends.

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