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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.)

September 2, 2016

Burton Blazes The Trail At Burghley, Two U.S. Riders In Top 30

Stamford, England—Sept. 2

 The stylish Christopher Burton is on course to win his first CCI**** on British soil after storming into the lead at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials CCI**** with a stunning dressage test on the Nobilis 18.

Australia’s Burton, who also led the dressage at the Rio Olympic Games last month, eventually finishing fifth individually and with a team bronze medal, wowed the judges with his graceful riding and the Hanoverian gelding’s luxurious paces and balanced outline, scoring 30.2 penalties.

September 2, 2016

Rio Team Silver Medal Olympians Kent Farrington And McLain Ward To Compete In Third Annual Rolex Central Park Horse Show Grand Prix

Inaugural puissance competition slated for Thursday evening highlights show jumpers and a bid for Irishwoman Susan Oakes to break world side-saddle record. 

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September 1, 2016

Hoy Into Lead, U.S. Rider Wallace Fourth On Day 1 Of Burghley CCI**** Dressage

Stamford, England—Sept. 1 

Germany’s Bettina Hoy has swept into a commanding lead after the first day of dressage at the Land Rover Burghley CCI****.

There’s a U.S. rider well in the hunt, though, as Elisa Wallace rode Simply Priceless to a personal best score of 46.8 and into fourth. The other U.S. rider in the ring today, Bunnie Sexton on Rise Against, went into 29th with a 61.0 score.

August 31, 2016

Five U.S. Riders Through First Inspection At Burghley CCI****

Stamford, England—Aug. 31  

At the end of the first horse inspection 72 horse and rider combinations from 10 nations make up the start list for the Land Rover Burghley CCI****.

August 29, 2016

All Equestrian Sport Samples Test Clean From 2016 Olympic Games

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.

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