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May 20, 2015

Flatwork Is The Focus Of The First Two Days Of George H. Morris's Gladstone Program

As the sun rose over Hamilton Farm on Day 2 of the USET Foundation's Gladstone Program, George H. Morris zipped his Ariat Team USA jacket all the way up. “It’s a bit cold,” Morris remarked as he assumed the driver's seat in his signature golf cart, stepping on the gas to meet the first group of riders in the outdoor arena. 

May 20, 2015

USEF Names Team And Alternates For Pan American Games Eventing

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named the team and alternates for the 2015 Pan American Games, to be held in Caledon, Ontario.

The following athlete-and-horse combinations will compose the U.S. team (in alphabetical order):

May 20, 2015

National Sporting Library & Museum To Host Sea Hero Symposium

On Saturday, May 30, the National Sporting Library & Museum, the Chronicle's neighbor in Middleburg, Va., will host a symposium and reception celebrating the recent gift of the bronze sculpture Sea Hero. Through the generous bequest of Paul Mellon, the large-scale bronze of the champion thoroughbred Sea Hero is now part of the NSLM art collection. The 1995 bronze is by British sculptor Tessa Pullan (b. 1953), a student of equestrian artist John Skeaping (1901-1980).

May 18, 2015

Farrington Wins Big In Hamburg On Global Champions Tour

U.S. rider Kent Farrington seized a dramatic victory against a world class field at the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Hamburg (Germany), presented by H&M.

The American champion’s defiant win at the famous grass arena in Hamburg shook up the overall championship ranking after Leg 5 and left Luciana Diniz in the No. 1 spot. Farrington described his win as “fantastic” and he has shot up to No. 4 in the ranking. Fellow U.S. rider Lauren Hough claimed ninth with 4 faults in Round 1 and a clear go in Round 2 aboard Ohlala.

May 11, 2015

Syndicate Purchases Stallion Sandronnerhall For Adrienne Lyle

The top 8-year-old stallion Sandronnerhall has been purchased by a newly formed syndicate of leading U.S. owners for Olympian Adrienne Lyle as a prospect to compete in the Olympics, FEI World Equestrian Games and other international shows as part of Team USA.

After a careful search for the right high performance dressage prospect, Lyle and her coach, Debbie McDonald, chose the dark bay stallion Sandronnerhall by Sandro Hit in Spain, where he earned scores in the 80s in FEI Young Horse classes at CDIs.

May 11, 2015

Aaron Vale Was In It To Win It At Kentucky Spring

Capturing the top check in the $85,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix, sponsored by Audi of Lexington, was no easy feat for Aaron Vale. When nine of the original 44 starters in the class qualified for the jump-off, it came down to the wire.

Vale, riding Quidam’s Good Luck, had to chase down Charlie Jayne’s very speedy time to take the win. 

May 10, 2015

Fox-Pitt Scores His Second Badminton Win


William Fox-Pitt and Chilli Morning finished on
their dressage score to win the 2015 Mitsubishi
Motors Badminton CCI****. Photo by
Mitsubishi Motors/Kit Houghton.

Badminton, England—May 10

May 9, 2015

Nicholson Holds Onto His Badminton Lead After Cross-Country

Andrew Nicholson

Nereo jumped perfectly for Andrew Nicholson, putting that rider one step closer to his first Mitsubishi Motors CCI**** title. Mitsubishi Motors/ Kit Houghton Photo.

Badminton, England—May 9

May 9, 2015

USEF Announces Combinations For European Summer Tour

The U.S. Dressage Team is ready for an exciting summer of European competition, as combinations will contest renowned shows, in addition to the 2015 Dressage Pan American Games European CDI Observation Event Squad, who arrived at their base in Germany a week ago.

Following successful fundraising efforts and the continued generosity of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation, U.S. Olympic Committee, and U.S. Equestrian Federation sponsors and members, an additional 13 combinations have been awarded grants by the USEF to compete and train in Europe.

May 8, 2015

Nicholson's A Man On A Mission After Dressage At Badminton

Andrew Nicholson's test on Nereo puts him in the 
lead in the Mistubishi Motors Badminton CCI****,
and he wants to win badly.
Photo by FEI

Badminton, England—May 8  

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