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September 5, 2014

UPDATED: Top-Placed French Event Horse Tests Positive For Controlled Medication At World Equestrian Games

The Fédération Equestre International has announced that two horses competing at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games have tested positive for controlled medication substances. Controlled medication substances are regularly used to treat horses, but they aren’t allowed in competition in order to maintain a level playing field.

Samples taken on Aug. 29 from event horse Qalao des Mers, ridden by Maxime Livio of France came back positive for acepromazine (Ace). Acepromazine is a sedative. Qalao des Mers finished fifth individually and was a member of the fourth-placed French team.

September 2, 2014

Six Candidates Declare For FEI Presidential Election

Representatives of six national federations have submitted applications for the position of president of the Fédération Equestre Internationale. The presidential election will take place on Dec. 14 at the FEI General Assembly in Baku, Azerbaijan. Current President HRH Princess Haya confirmed last month that she would not stand for a third term.

The candidates, in order of receipt of their candidacy files by the FEI, are:

August 29, 2014

Free Tickets To Central Park Horse Show!

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A little bit of history is going to be written when some of the country's top riders meet in the heart of New York City for the Central Park Horse Show, presented by Rolex, on Sept. 18-21.

Seating for the event is very limited with only a few more than 1,300 seats available for each night.  

August 26, 2014

Show Jumpers Announced For Central Park Horse Show

Kent Farrington, No. 1 rider in the United States, and Olympic gold medalists McLain Ward and Laura Kraut to lead all-star list of athletes competing in inaugural Central Park Horse Show presented by Rolex

New York, N.Y. - August 26

The Central Park Horse Show, presented by Rolex and produced by The Chronicle of the Horse, is excited to announce riders for the $210,000 Central Park Grand Prix.

August 26, 2014

2015 Eventing 18 Program Participants Announced

The United States Equestrian Federation and United States Eventing Association are pleased to announce the nine athletes that have been accepted into the 2015 Eventing 18 Program. In order to be considered for the 2015 Eventing 18 Program all individuals interested in participating in the program needed to submit an application.

The 2015 Eventing 18 Program athletes are:

Woods Baughman - Lexington, Ky.

Nicole Doolittle - Reddick, Fla.

Mia Farley - San Clemente, Calif.

Elena Hengel - Wayzata, Minn.

Adrian Jones - Shamong, N.J.

August 26, 2014

USEF Names Eventing Team And Individuals For World Games

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named the team and individuals for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Four athlete-and-horse combinations will compete on the U.S. team, with a further two athlete-and-horse combinations competing at as individuals.
The following four athlete-and-horse combinations will be compose the U.S. Team at the Eventing Championship at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (in alphabetical order):

August 25, 2014

Superstar Riders Announced For Central Park Dressage Challenge

Steffen Peters to show Olympic mount Ravel in a special command performance of one of the most celebrated dressage horses in U.S. history at the Central Park Horse Show presented by Rolex

August 21, 2014

Michael Jung’s Sam FBW Withdrawn From World Games

The German equestrian federation announced on Aug. 21 that the reigning Olympic and World Games individual gold medalist horse Sam FBW will not compete at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

The press release states that Sam FBW “has inflammation in one front hoof” that prevents him from competing in Normandy, France, next week.

On Aug. 20, Sam FBW worked well in team training at the Bonn Rodderberg training center in Wachtberg-Niederbachem, Germany, but on the morning of Aug. 21 he showed lameness due to a hoof problem.

August 20, 2014

Charlie Jayne To Replace Margie Engle As World Games Reserve

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has updated the entry for the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Due to an injury to her collarbone, Margie Engle has withdrawn herself and Elm Rock Partners, LLC’s Royce as the traveling reserve.

August 18, 2014

Shorapur Puts The Spring In Babington's Step At Silver Oak Jumper Tournament

“Before she came along, I was kind of half thinking about just being a trainer and starting a feed business," Kevin Babington said of Shorapur. "But, she came along and really put the skip back in my step and I think she is really, really special."

After their win in the $75,000 Agero Grand Prix at the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, Babington even went so far as to compare her to his former Olympic and World Equestrian Games mount, Carling King. "I've always said that she is the next [Carling King],” Babington noted.  

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