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Caroline Culbertson

June 27, 2011

Heather Morris Wins Amanda Warrington Grant

The U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation has awarded eventer Heather Morris with the 2011 Amanda Warrington Grant.

“I’m pretty shocked, actually!” said Morris, who won the award in 2009 as well. “To win it once is pretty incredible, but to win it a second time is really shocking.”

June 26, 2011

Young Artist Thinks Big

It’s not hard to see where Christina Fisher gains inspiration for her artwork. You guessed it: horses. The 18-year-old from Alpharetta, Ga., splits her time between her family’s FoxCroft Farm and her high school art studio.

“Horses are my life,” she said. “They’re my main subject matter; they’ve always been a passion of mine and have influenced my life.”

When people see Fisher’s art, often displayed in her tack room, they immediately recognize her 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding All The Best, or “Cosmo,” with whom she competed last month at the Devon Horse Show (Pa.).

June 22, 2011

Neville Bardos Returns To Work But Minotaure Du Passoir Is Back At New Bolton

Boyd Martin’s four-star mount Neville Bardos has been started back into work with light riding according to Martin’s blog

In an update on the horses affected by the devastating fire at Phillip Dutton’s True Prospect Farm that claimed the lives of six horses and an estimated $100,000 of equipment, Martin wrote that he took “Neville” on a 20-minute hack.

June 22, 2011

Tevis Cup Endurance Ride Postponed

The 55th Tevis Cup has been postponed from its originally scheduled date of July 16 to October 8 due to record snowfall in the High Sierra Mountains of California, where the event is held.

The Western States Trail Ride endurance competition, which allows riders 24 hours to complete a notoriously difficult 100-mile trail, has been thwarted by the heavy snowpack. An unusually cool spring means that the snow would not have melted by the original date.

June 21, 2011

U.S. Young Dressage Horses Named For World Breeding Championships

With seven young dressage horses earning at least the minimum qualifying score this year, the U.S. Equestrian Federation had more choices than ever for the FEI World Breeding Championships in Verden, Germany, August 3-7.

June 20, 2011

One In Washington, One In Canada Confirmed Positive for EHV-1

Although the outbreak of equine herpes virus cases in the western half of the country have slowed, another horse tested positive in Washington, and one in Alberta has also been confirmed. 

A horse admitted for colic was found positive for EHV-1 at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s teaching hospital in Pullman, Wash. This was only two days after the equine treatment facility re-opened following a thorough cleaning and sanitation process to eliminate remnants of the virus. 

June 16, 2011

One-Fall Elimination On Cross-Country Up For Discussion

The members of the U.S. Eventing Association Board of Governors plan to revisit the implementation of the “one fall rule” at the upcoming board meeting in August.

The rule mandates that a rider is eliminated if he or she falls off in relation to a jump during the cross-country portion of a USEA or U.S. Equestrian Federation-sanctioned horse trials. Additionally, medical personnel must inspect a fallen rider.

June 13, 2011

Totilas Colt Sold For $153,500 At German Auction

A two-month-old colt from Totilas’ first foal crop sold for $153,500 at the 50th Oldenburg Special Auction and Summer Mixed Sale in Vechta, Germany, on June 4.

The foal, Total Ideal, is out of a Rubinstein mare named Argona, according to HorseTalk. Total Ideal was bought by the stables of Sabine Hellweg from Bad Homburg in Hesse, Germany.

June 13, 2011

Two in Arizona, One In Montana Found EHV-1 Positive

Two more horses in Arizona and one in Montana have tested positive for equine herpes virus (EHV-1).

One of the horses in Arizona has not only tested positive for the virus, but also for the more deadly neurological variant, equine herpes virus myeloencephalopathy.  Local veterinarians are not releasing the locations of these cases, according to The Herald.

June 13, 2011

Holly Hudspeth Is A New Mom

Holly Hudspeth and her husband, Chuck, are new parents to a baby girl.

The Rougemont, N.C.- based event rider posted on her blog that she gave birth via Caesarian-section to Hailey Hudspeth on June 10 at 11:33 p.m.

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