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July 29, 2016

Nothing Could Stop Mexico North’s Domination In NAJYRC Junior Show Jumping

Parker, Colo.July 29

 Nothing could stop Mexico from capturing the gold medals in Saturday’s junior NAJYRC team show jumping competition—not even a teammate being forced to retire after snapping a rein mid-course.

July 28, 2016

A Whirlwind Year Ends With NAJYRC Gold For Alexandra Oxymy

Parker, Colo.July 28

When you can hardly stay on your horse jumping a 1.20-meter course, you don’t expect to shine at the 1.40-meter level. But Alexandra Oxymy did. 

“I think it’s so funny, in almost exactly a year I went from falling off in the low juniors to now, here we are,” Oxymy, 18, said with a laugh.

July 27, 2016

Dreams Come True For Mallory Chambers and Urithmic In NAJYRC YR Team Dressage Test

Parker, Colo.—July 27

Mallory Chambers found herself in a place she never thought she’d be Wednesday afternoon at the Colorado Horse Park: riding her horse, Urithmic, around the ring at the Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, a gold medal around her neck and a blue cooler draped over “Uri’s" haunches. 

July 14, 2016

Behind The Photo: Taking “Turning And Burning” To A New Level

Emily Dougherty says turn, and Vivaldi says how sharp. Sometimes, he takes her suggestion a little too seriously.

Two photographers at the Princeton Show Jumping horse show on June 28-July 3 in Skillman, N.J., captured Dougherty and Vivaldi, or "Zander," leaping nearly parallel to a 1.30-meter vertical in a jump-off, showing off an impressive amount of scope, turnability and some serious nerve control on Dougherty’s part!   

July 13, 2016

Throwback Thursday: How Aaron Vale Learned About Fast

When you think of U.S. grand prix show jumper Aaron Vale, you think hunt coat, not jockey’s silks.

But for a brief time in the ‘90s, Vale played both parts—a successful full-time show trainer who, in his spare time, galloped Thoroughbreds and competed in steeplechases and point-to-point races.

“I’ve liked racing always, but I was too big to be a real jockey,” Vale said. “I ended up in Camden, South Carolina with the show horses and tried to do a little bit of racing on the side.”

July 11, 2016

Grand Prix Dressage Rider Jim Koford Channels Some Pony Power

The laughter in the barn aisle was audible from the other side of the phone line as dressage rider Jim Koford picked up from the National Dressage Pony Cup in Lexington, Ky.  

“Sorry, there’s just a lot of commotion in the background, a lot of little people, they just like to make noise,” Koford said, and the giggles got louder. “This is my time, guys, the Chronicle’s interviewing me! Back off!”

July 7, 2016

Court Upholds Archie Cox’s USEF Suspension And Fine

A New York Supreme Court ruling on July 5 upheld the U.S. Equestrian Federation fine and suspension for California-based trainer Archie Cox following a positive GABA test on a horse in his training.

Cox received a five-month suspension and $5,000 fine from the USEF Hearing Committee when a horse he trained in the first year green working hunters at the 2014 Blenheim Summer Classic II (Calif.), Cartaire, tested positive for "gamma-aminobutyric acid in excess of normal physiological levels.”*

July 6, 2016

Sloane Coles Helped Give Pancha The Rescue Pony A New Lease On Life

One look was all it took.

Tara de Nicolas was riding the subway in New York City in February, scrolling through Facebook, when she saw a picture of a pony 200 miles away.

It was posted by the PA Kill Pen Network, a Facebook page started by the Lifehorse Rescue Inc., a 501(c)(3) rescue organization in Thurmont, Md., to help connect horses with people looking to held fund their rescue from slaughterhouse buyers. The group was trying to raise funds for this particular pony’s bail as she had already been purchased by a kill buyer.

June 20, 2016

Legendary Horseman Frank Chapot Dies

Show jumping legend Frank Chapot, who won team silver at the 1960 Rome and 1972 Munich Olympic Games and individual bronze at the 1974 World Championships, died on June 20. He was 84.

June 14, 2016

Groom Spotlight: David Bermudez Has Quietly Worked His Way To The Top Of His Game

When David Bermudez first came to the United States from Caracas, Venezuela in 1994, he was 21 years old, he didn’t speak English, and he was looking for a job. So he looked for horses.  

“I grew up around horses my whole life. My dad had horses that I used to ride, western horses, but never anything like this here, nothing so sophisticated,” Bermudez said, referring to the hunter/jumper show circuit. 

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