The Fédération Equestre Internationale confirmed that all human and equine samples taken during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games returned negative.
“Keeping our sport clean is a central part of our daily work at the FEI, but to have back-to-back clean Games in London and Rio is something for any sport to be proud of, especially as we were testing for more substances than ever before,” said FEI President Ingmar De Vos.
The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival came to a close with $100,000 Grand Traverse Grand Prix CSI*** and on Sunday evening it was Chile's Samuel Parot and Quick Du Pottier who stood atop the podium, with Mexico's Eugenio Garza taking second place honors and Margie Engle of the USA rounding out the top three after a hard-fought battle in the grand prix ring.
Karl Cook got the qualifying season for next spring’s Longines FEI World Cup Final (Neb.) off to a good start when he guided Tembla to a thrilling win in the $135,600 Longines FEI World Cup™ Qualifier, presented by Noel Asmar, at the Langley CSI3*-W. Thunderbird Show Park hosted the first leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League West Coast sub-league.
There wasn’t a dry eye at Richland Park as Katie Ruppel accepted the inaugural Philippa Humphreys Award. Michigan born and raised, Ruppel earned this award as the highest-placed woman and winner of the advanced division, which was an Adequan USEA Gold Cup Qualifier.
Three-star rookie Whitney Mahloch remained atop the Adequan Gold Cup CIC*** division at Richland Park after the cross-country, putting in a clean round aboard Military Mind and being the only rider in the division to get within the time.
Whitney Mahloch on Military Mind. Photo by USEA/Shelby Allen
The first Adequan USEA Gold Cup qualifier for the 2017 season kicked off in Richland, Mich., as competitors performed their tests alongside rows of Richland Park’s iconic cornfields. The qualifying period for this year’s Adequan Gold Cup Final ended August 22, so competitors with a smart round here will be eligible to go head-to-head for the $40,000 purse next year.
The National Sporting Library & Museum will host The Chronicle of the Horse in Art, on view in the Museum from Aug. 26 through March 26, 2017. This major exhibition, with accompanying catalog, gathers a sampling of forty-six American, British and Continental oil paintings, watercolors, and sculptures to highlight the variety of material that was on the covers of the Chronicle of the Horse for nearly 70 years.
The American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation and other Louisiana veterinary organizations are seeking donations to assist with the rescue and care for horses impacted by the current flooding in Louisiana as well as for future preparedness planning and education for first responders.