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September 9, 2016

Burnett Heads To Blenheim CCI*** Cross-Country In Third As Hoy Maintains Lead

Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England—Sept. 9  

U.S. rider Hannah Sue Burnett rode her way into third place after the dressage phase of the Blenheim Palace International CCI***. With Harbour Pilot, she scored a 41.7. 

Hannah Sue Burnett on Harbour Pilot. Photo by Libby Law

September 9, 2016

Roger-Yves Bost Rides The Second Generation To Victory At Spruce Meadows

Calgary, Alberta, Canada—Sept. 8  

Day 2 of the Spruce Meadows Masters included two feature competitions in the International Ring at Spruce Meadows. The ATCO Founders Classic 1.50-meter was the first competition of the day with a win for Pedro Veniss of Brazil and For Felicila. The CANA Cup 1.60-meter class wrapped up the afternoon with victory for Roger-Yves Bost from France and Quod'Coeur de la Loge.

September 8, 2016

Bettina Hoy Takes The Lead On Day 1 Of Blenheim CCI*** Dressage

Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England—Sept. 8  

Former European champion Bettina Hoy has a sizeable lead in the CCI*** after the first day of dressage at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials. 

Riding Seigneur Medicott, an elegant bay 10-year-old owned by Gerd-Hermann Horst, the German rider scored an impressive mark of 32.9.

September 8, 2016

Guerdat And De Luca Score On Day 1 Of Spruce Meadows Masters

Calgary, Alberta—Sept. 7  

The Spruce Meadows Masters Tournament CSIO5* began on Wednesday with first-time wins in the famous International Ring for both Lorenzo de Luca of Italy and Steve Guerdat of Switzerland.

De Luca kept his recent winning streak alive with a victory in the Akita Drilling Cup 1.60-meter class aboard Limestone Grey. Guerdat took the first win of the day riding Albfuehren’s Happiness in the Telus Cup 1.50-meter.

September 7, 2016

Philipp Weishaupt Is Going For The Grand Slam At Spruce Meadows

The Spruce Meadows Masters, the second leg of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping this year, is being staged in Calgary, Alberta, on Sept. 7-11. German rider Philipp Weishaupt scored a huge win in the Rolex Grand Slam event the Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen (Germany) aboard LB Convall in July.

September 6, 2016

USHJA EAP National Training Session Participants Named

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association has announced the 16 riders and five stable managers selected to participate in the 2016 USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session. Lake Erie College (Ohio) will host the National Training Session, as well as the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals, which runs concurrently, Nov. 10-13.

September 6, 2016

Four-Star Winner Avebury Euthanized

Avebury, who won the Land Rover Burghley CCI**** (England) three times with Andrew Nicholson, was put down today.

Rosemary and Mark Barlow’s 16-year-old, who retired from eventing in April after a brilliant career, was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in his jaw a few weeks ago. This tumor developed very rapidly, and he received palliative care to ensure he was comfortable throughout. 

September 4, 2016

Christopher Burton Fulfills Burghley Dream, Elisa Wallace 14th

Stamford, England—Sept. 4

Australia’s Christopher Burton, one of the most talented riders to hit the eventing circuit in the last few years, emerged victorious on Nobilis 18 at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, even if he did live a little dangerously in the closing stages of the competition.

September 3, 2016

Burton Rules Burghley Cross-Country, Two U.S. Riders Inside Top 20

Stamford, England—Sept. 3

Christopher Burton and Nobilis 18 were pure class at the end of a challenging cross-country day at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, finishing just 8 seconds over the optimum time of 11 minutes 11 seconds—and they now have two fences in hand to win tomorrow.

Burton had to wait until nearly the end of the day and admitted to nerves. 

“Sitting watching in the riders’ tent didn’t help,” he confessed. “But I’m delighted now; the horse gave me a great feel.”

September 3, 2016

USEF Announces Show Jumping Team For Spruce Meadows CSIO

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the athletes who will represent the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team in the BMO Nations Cup on Saturday, Sept. 10, during the Spruce Meadows 'Masters' CSIO***** Tournament in Calgary, Alberta. Robert Ridland will serve as the chef d’equipe.

The following athletes will represent the United States (in alphabetical order):

Quentin Judge (Wellington, Fla.)

Lillie Keenan (New York, N.Y.)

Maggie McAlary (Amherst, N.H.)

Hardin Towell (Camden, S.C.)

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