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September 15, 2014

Springsteen Steps It Up To Win $200,000 American Gold Cup

North Salem, N.Y.—Sept. 14 

Jessica Springsteen has taken Laura Kraut’s lessons to heart, and she definitely showed that as nearly 6,000 fans cheered her on as she topped the $200,000 American Gold Cup CSI-W.

Springsteen, who has trained with U.S. team veteran Laura Kraut for years, defeated Kraut in an exciting jump-off in the class, held at the idyllic Old Salem Farm. Springsteen flashed a huge smile as she raised the prestigious American Gold Cup trophy high above her head.

September 15, 2014

Ian Millar Makes More History In $1.5 Million CP International At Spruce Meadows

Calgary, Alberta—Sept. 14  

“I can honestly tell you that I never thought I’d win this grand prix again,” Ian Millar admitted. “I won it twice before, and that was a long time ago. The sport has changed so much. I’m a little more mature than I was. These young people go plenty fast, and they’re really, really good. To go up against them is no easy task. The afternoon just seems to fly by. It happened so fast, and the tension is incredible. It’s a heck of a payday. It’s just a thrill beyond words.”

September 14, 2014

Young Blood Leads Canada To Spruce Meadows Nations Cup Victory

Calgary, Alberta—Sept. 13  

Canada fielded a team with top veterans Eric Lamaze and Ian Millar for the $300,000 BMO Nations Cup and a 20-year-old team rookie stole the show at the Spruce Meadows Masters.

September 13, 2014

Darragh Kenny And Gatsby Go Two-For-Two At American Gold Cup

North Salem, N.Y.—Sept. 12 

For anyone looking to wager on Sunday's $200,000 American Gold Cup CSI-W Grand Prix, consider placing a bet on Darragh Kenny.

The Irishman is on quite the hot streak at this year’s American Gold Cup; he earned a definitive victory on Sept. 11 in the $34,000 Don Little Memorial Welcome Stake aboard Allison Toffolon's Gatsby, and the next day the same duo did it again, clinching the win in the $100,000 Hermès American Gold Cup Qualifier.   

September 7, 2014

Nicholson Makes It Three In A Row At Burghley

There was a fairytale ending to the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials when New Zealander Andrew Nicholson and his delightful grey gelding Avebury made history with a third successive victory at this always challenging British CCI****. 

September 7, 2014

Burnett Withdraws Harbour Pilot From Burghley

Hannah Sue Burnett, The Plains, Va., has withdrawn Jacqueline Mars' Harbour Pilot from the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. The Karen E. Stives High Performance Eventing Grant recipient had a brilliant round over Capt. Mark Phillips cross-country track on Saturday to rise to seventh place by collecting only 13.2 time faults.

September 6, 2014

Nicholson Poised For Another Burghley Title

Stamford, England—Sept. 6

September 5, 2014

Paget Reroutes Straight Into Burghley Lead

Stamford, England—Sept. 5 

Scores are tight at the top of the leaderboard after dressage at the Land Rover Burghley CCI****, but Jonathan Paget and Clifton Promise will go into tomorrow’s cross-country test in pole position.

September 5, 2014

UPDATED: Top-Placed French Event Horse Tests Positive For Controlled Medication At World Equestrian Games

The Fédération Equestre International has announced that two horses competing at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games have tested positive for controlled medication substances. Controlled medication substances are regularly used to treat horses, but they aren’t allowed in competition in order to maintain a level playing field.

Samples taken on Aug. 29 from event horse Qalao des Mers, ridden by Maxime Livio of France came back positive for acepromazine (Ace). Acepromazine is a sedative. Qalao des Mers finished fifth individually and was a member of the fourth-placed French team.

September 2, 2014

Six Candidates Declare For FEI Presidential Election

Representatives of six national federations have submitted applications for the position of president of the Fédération Equestre Internationale. The presidential election will take place on Dec. 14 at the FEI General Assembly in Baku, Azerbaijan. Current President HRH Princess Haya confirmed last month that she would not stand for a third term.

The candidates, in order of receipt of their candidacy files by the FEI, are:

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