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March 3, 2015

Amateurs Like Us: Carrie Fanning Seized The Chance To Live A Childhood Dream

Carrie Fanning was like so many of us as a kid—horse crazy. But riding lessons weren’t feasible for her family’s budget, so Fanning put her passion for horses on the back burner for years.

It might seem like Fanning forgot about her love for horses as she navigated through high school and college and started her career. But at age 25, as a young professional, she found herself looking for a lesson barn.

March 1, 2015

Every Second Counts: Todd Minikus Smokes Them At WEF

Todd Minikus and Bablou 41 laid down an absolutely unbeatable jump-off round in the $150,000 WEF Grand Prix, presented by Lugano Diamonds, on March 1 in Wellington, Fla., at the Winter Equestrian Festival. 

See all the Rolex Every Second Counts videos.

February 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Kathy Kusner And Three Thoroughbreds Challenged Tradition

Kusner saw no limits in Unusual, Untouchable and Aberali.

Untouchable might have been Kathy Kusner’s most famous horse and her mount for two Olympic Games, but there were two other horses that Kusner recalls particularly fondly, Aberali and Unusual. All three horses—talented Thoroughbreds—came into Kusner’s life in the 1960s as green or problem horses.

February 23, 2015

Will Simpson And The Dude Are On Fire In The Desert

A month ago, the Chronicle talked to Will Simpson after he’d won four grand prix classes in a row as the HITS Desert Circuit in Thermal, Calif., got underway. That seemed like a pretty remarkable accomplishment.

February 23, 2015

Every Second Counts: Fibonacci Flies At WEF

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum joked that Fibonacci 17 won the high-jump contest over every fence in the $372,000 Suncast® CSI 5* Grand Prix on Feb. 21 in Week 7 of the Winter Equestrian Festival.

February 16, 2015

Watch Tori Colvin Win Her Fourth WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular

Want to see Tori Colvin and Ovation's winning rounds in the $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular?

Here's her Round 1 trip....

And Round 2, the handy hunter round...


February 15, 2015

Cedric Redeems Himself In The $150,000 Ocala Grand Prix

Ocala, Fla.—Feb. 15  

Redemption was pretty sweet for Laura Kraut. Still sporting a black eye from her mishaps in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup with Cedric, where they came to grief in the triple combination in both rounds two days before, she proudly declared him back to his old self.

And he looked it in the $150,000 Ocala Grand Prix, blazing to the top of a jump-off that took fast, faster and fastest to a new level.

February 14, 2015

Waters Outruns The World At HITS Ocala

Ocala, Fla.—Feb. 14  

Glancing down the start order for the $34,000 Jumper Classic 1.45-meter speed class at HITS Ocala today, Hayley Waters’ name didn’t really stand out. There were a lot of big international guns in town this weekend for yesterday’s Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup, and Waters is just 18.

February 13, 2015

Irish Team Educates Its Horses With Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Win In Ocala

Ocala, Fla.–Feb. 13  

The Irish team for the Furuisyya FEI Nations Cup came to Ocala looking for a quiet, educational day for their four horses—all of whom were competing in a Nations Cup for the first time.

What they left with was the win in a class that saw lots of twists and turns as it played out, with a few shock results for the home team. The U.S. team of veterans held on for second place, buoyed by double-clean performances from both Beezie Madden and Georgina Bloomberg.

February 9, 2015

McLain And Lauren Ward Welcome Baby Girl

Olympic gold medal show jumper McLain Ward and his wife, Lauren, welcomed a baby girl on the morning of Feb. 9. 

"At 7:49 this morning Lilly Kristine Ward was born. Lauren was incredible as always and our daughter leaves me speechless. I am so grateful for both my girls and all who have loved us," McLain said.

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