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November 2, 2015

Dutton Goes West To Win At Galway Downs CCI***

Temecula, Calif.—Nov. 1  

The man of few words had nothing but praise for his two mounts after the Galway Downs CCI*** after they finished in first and fourth. Fernhill Fugitive took the blue, with his greener barnmate Mr. Candyman picking up the white ribbon.

Want to get to know the winner better? We went Behind The Stall Door with Fernhill Fugitive earlier this year.

October 26, 2015

Dates And Riders Announced For 2016 Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic

Dates, riders and trainers have been announced for the the 2016 Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic. The clinic will take place Jan 5-9. Trainers besides U.S. Dressage Chef d’Equipe Robert Dover will be Steffen Peters and George Williams, and top riders Laura Graves and Endel Ots will also share their expertise, as well as specialists Dr. Rick Mitchell, Laura King and Jane Savoie. 

“Our juniors and young riders need to be our future investment,” said Steffen Peters. 

October 26, 2015

S.F. Ariantha Flies To The Top Of $127,000 Tryon Estates Grand Prix

Andres Rodriguez of Venezuela and the talented grey mare S.F. Ariantha proved too quick to beat in the $127,000 Tryon Estates Grand Prix CSI 3*, the final grand prix of the 2015 season at Tryon International Equestrian Center.

October 26, 2015

FEI Tribunal Announces Final Decision On Pablo Barrios

The FEI Tribunal issued its final decision in the case involving show jumper Pablo Barrios of Venezuela on Oct. 26.

Barrios was selected for in-competition testing at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico, on Nov. 29, 2014. Analysis of the rider's urine sample at a World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited laboratory revealed the presence of hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic, which is a prohibited substance under WADA’s 2014 Prohibited List. Barrios stated he took the medication for high blood pressure problems. 

October 25, 2015

Young Frenchman Astier Nicolas Scores Huge Upset At Pau CCI****

Pau, France—Oct. 25  

So it can be done. Michael Jung can be defeated.

Frenchman Astier Nicolas had an excited French crowd on the edges of their seats as he scored his first ever four-star CCI win in fantastic style at Les 4 Etoiles de Pau, the opening leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016.

With the hopes of his home country resting on his shoulders and Pau’s show jumping course proving as influential as ever, Nicolas, who was third after cross-country, rode a skillful clear round on Piaf de B’neville in the jumping arena.

October 24, 2015

Jung Remains In Command At Pau CCI****, But U.S. Riders Encounter Trouble

Pau, France—Oct. 24  

Michael Jung of Germany gave a masterclass in cross-country riding at Les 4 Etoiles de Pau CCI**** (France), the opening leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016, and remains in first and second places on Halunke FBW and fischerRocana FST. 

Michael Jung maintained his lead with a great round on Halunke FBW. Photo by Trevor Holt/FEI

October 24, 2015

Jung Leads The Pau CCI**** After Dressage, With Jennie Brannigan In The Top 10

Michael Jung of Germany has made a great start in the CCI**** at Les Etoiles de Pau, first leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016, and is in first and second places after dressage, with his two horses split by just 1 penalty. 

Pau is one of very few major events that the Olympic champion has yet to win, but he looks to have two excellent chances: he heads the field of 49 on his 2013 European champion, Halunke FBW, an 11-year-old black gelding by Heraldik, and is second on the mare fischerRocana, winner of Rolex Kentucky CCI**** in April.

October 19, 2015

Luke Skywalker Stars In The $127,000 Suncast Grand Prix

Tryon, N.C.—Oct. 17  

Paige Johnson and Luke Skywalker 46 made a fast move to the top of the leaderboard in the first FEI-sanctioned grand prix of the fall season at Tryon International Equestrian Center in the $127,000 Suncast® Grand Prix FEI CSI 3*.

October 18, 2015

Madden Turns Her Way To The Top Of The$150,000 Longines FEI World Cup Qualifier In Del Mar

Del Mar, Calif.—Oct. 17  

Against a field stacked with seasoned, international competitors, Beezie Madden reinforced her ranking as the USA’s No. 1 jumping athlete, and the world No. 2 in the Longines Rankings, by riding the fastest clear in an eight-man jump off for the $150,000 Longines FEI World Cup Qualifier at the Del Mar International (Calif.).

October 14, 2015

USHJA Announces Finalists For Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association has announced the riders selected to participate in the 2015 Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session, to be held Nov. 12-15, at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

Out of the more than 130 riders who participated in a 2015 EAP Regional Training Session, 16 riders and four stable managers have been invited to participate in the 2015 EAP National Training Session.


Abigail Brayman 

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