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June 20, 2014

Updated: Canada Names Eventing Team For World Games

The Equine Canada Eventing High Performance Committee has announced the names of the Canadian Eventing Team who will compete in the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, Aug. 28-31. Selected according to the qualification thresholds and selection procedure, four rider-and-horse combinations are named to the team. 

Aug. 13 update: Jessica Phoenix, originally named to the Canadian team with A Little Romance will now ride her original reserve horse, Pavarotti, instead. 

June 19, 2014

USEF Names Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team For World Games

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named six combinations to the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France). Additionally, eight horse-and-rider combinations have been named as alternates. Preparation events for squad members and alternates will be held for at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va., July 26-27.
 
The following combinations have been named to the World Games squad (in alphabetical order):

Buck Davidson (Ocala, Fla.) and Carl and Cassandra Segal's Ballynoe Castle RM, a 14-year-old Irish Thoroughbred gelding

June 19, 2014

Ireland Announces World Games Eventing Team

Ireland’s Eventing High Performance Team Manager Nick Turner announced the Irish Eventing team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France) on June 18.

The team is as follows:

 

June 19, 2014

Updated: Great Britain Announces World Games Eventing Team

The British Eventing senior selectors announced the British eventing team competing at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in France on June 19.

The team:

June 16, 2014

Steinberg Steps Down As USEF Youth Dressage Coach

Jeremy Steinberg has announced he’s stepping down as the U.S. Equestrian Federation Youth Dressage Coach, a post he’s held since 2011.

“It has been an absolute pleasure working with everyone over the last three years, and I will miss working with the youth of the U.S. more than words can express,” said Steinberg. “I would like to be spending more time at home riding and training myself and continue to push to one day make a U.S. team myself.”

June 16, 2014

USEF Names Short List For Alltech FEI World Games Dressage Team

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named eight horse-and-athlete combinations to the short list for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France) U.S. Dressage Team. Mandatory Outings will be held for short-listed combinations at CDI**** Fritzens in Austria, July 4-7, and CDIO***** Aachen in Germany, July 15-20. The following eight horse-and-athlete combinations have been named to the short list (in ranked order): Steffen Peters (San Diego, Calif.) and Four Winds Farm's Legolas 92.
 Legolas 92 is a 12-year-old Westphalian gelding.

June 16, 2014

Ward Proves Less Is More As He Wins Another At Spruce Meadows Continental

Calgary, Alberta, Canada—June 15  

Sometimes, you have to try a bit less to win a bit more, or at least that’s what McLain Ward has learned about Rothchild. “This year in Florida, he performed beautifully and I made a few mistakes in jump-offs trying too hard to win,” Ward said. “This summer I tried to just take a step back and ride his round, and the result is that he's now won two big grand prix [classes].”

June 15, 2014

Price Triumphs And Martin’s Back In The Game At Luhmühlen

Luhmühlen, Germany—June 15  

New Zealand rider Tim Price is enjoying outstanding form as his foot-perfect performance at the Luhmuhlen CCI**** led to his first four-star win.

Riding the Wesko Syndicate’s Wesko, an 11-year-old Dutch-bred gelding by Karandasj, Price was the only competitor to finish on his dressage score of 43.8.

June 14, 2014

Irish Eke Out A Repeat Win In Spruce Meadows Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup

Calgary, Alberta–June 13  

The Irish team fought tooth and nail to prevail over the U.S. “Stars” team in the $125,000 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ presented by Scotiabank at the Spruce Meadows Continental Tournament CSIO in a repeat of last year’s results in the class.

“The Americans were pressing us very hard, and we just kept pulling in clear rounds. It was a fantastic achievement for all of us,” said Conor Swail or the Irish team.

June 13, 2014

Fredericks Flies Into The Dressage Lead At Luhmühlen CCI****

For Lucinda Fredericks it certainly was not an unlucky Friday the 13th. The Australian was the only participant below the 40-point mark in the dressage. The 12-year-old gelding Flying Finish and Fredericks presented themselves in an experienced, accurate and expressive test. 

U.S. rider Phillip Dutton sits in 10th after dressage with Mighty Nice after they finished with a score of 46.0. Boyd Martin slotted into 12th with a 47.8 aboard Shamwari; Martin’s ride from Thursday, Otis Barbotiere, dropped to 33rd place.

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