“We chose Beezie because, first of all, we had just had the Syracuse [Invitational Horse Show from Nov. 2-7, 2010] so that’s on everyone’s minds. And she’s just an essential New York woman,” said Editor-In-Chief Cammi Clark.
Clark said Madden was the perfect candidate for the magazine because of her inspirational achievements as a female in the sport of show jumping.
Seven horses in Australia have died from the Hendra virus since June 26.
As of July 8, a total of nine properties in Queensland had been quarantined by Biosecurity Queensland. Two cases were also confirmed in neighboring New South Wales. The deadly virus is zoonotic, which means it can be transmitted from horses to humans, and 32 people are being monitored after exposure to the disease.
Ross Martin, Boyd Martin’s father, passed away on Saturday night of the July 4 weekend after he sustained serious injuries in a cycling accident.
Ross was struck by a truck during a bicycle race near Newcastle, New South Wales, two weeks ago. According to Boyd’s blog, Boyd was able to visit his father before he died and remains in Australia with his family.
Stirling is the first child for the Anthony, Fla.-based eventer, who represented Canada at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and husband Pierre, who competed on the gold medal-winning U.S. dressage team at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
The Dressage Foundation is seeking applications for scholarships totaling $94,000.
“Our hope is that the grant recipients will be able to increase their knowledge and abilities and then be able to share the information with others around them,” said Jenny Johnson, administrative director of TDF. “This applies to any level of rider—from young riders to adult amateurs to high performance, as well as judges, instructors, and trainers.”
Tina Cook’s Olympic veteran, Miners Frolic, remains seriously ill in the Arundel Equine Hospital in West Sussex, England, where he has been suffering from colitis due to an adverse reaction to antibiotics since Monday, June 20.
The 2009 European Eventing Champion is currently stable but continues to undergo treatment for the life threatening digestive condition enterocolitis and associated endotoxemia.
“[Friday, June 24] I nearly lost him,” Cook told Horse and Hound of “Henry.”
Stephen Bradley’s four-star mount Brandenburg’s Joshua will retire from upper-level competition.
“Josh” carried Bradley, of Leesburg, Va., to three top 10 placings at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. The pair also competed on the gold medal team at the 2003 Pan American Eventing Championship in Fair Hill, Md.
The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, held at the Kentucky Horse Park from Sept. 25-Oct. 10, generated an economic impact of $201.5 million, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced today, June 27. The total surpassed original estimates of $167 million in income.
The 2010 WEG marked the first time the World Equestrian Games were held outside of Europe. The Games included eight disciplines: dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, jumping, para-dressage, reining and vaulting.