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Haley Burton

July 9, 2014

Amateur Like Us: Brooke Mallin Learns And Teaches At Shows

Brooke Mallin might not be a household name in the horse world as a competitor, but she is known around the showgrounds for a very different reason. The former public school teacher and lifelong horse enthusiast works as a private tutor to junior riders on the hunter/jumper circuit in addition to serving on the USHJA Youth Committee.

Mallin also faces the age-old amateur conundrum of balancing her work and family life with her riding.

June 30, 2014

Christiana Ober And Andre Buthe Welcome Baby Luca

Head veterinarian to the Canadian Eventing Team Dr. Christiana Ober DVM, 39, gave birth to a healthy baby boy on June 25 at Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton, Va., after two days of labor.

Ober and husband Andre Buthe DVM, who serves as head veterinarian for the British Dressage Team, welcomed Luca August Buthe, 8 pounds 9 ounces, into their family at 8:17 p.m. 

June 23, 2014

The Chronicle Wins 15 AHP Awards

The Chronicle of the Horse, and Untacked won 15 awards at the 2014 American Horse Publications seminar, held June 19-21 in Charleston, S.C.

The Chronicle, Untacked and’s awards include:

1st—Feature Single Article (The Chronicle of the Horse)

Molly Sorge for “Horse Of A Lifetime: Sandsablaze”


1st—Personality Profile (The Chronicle of the Horse)

June 13, 2014

Nilforushan Purchases L.A. National Horse Shows With Hopes Of Expanding Competition

Show jumper Ali Nilforushan has purchased the Los Angeles National Horse Show and National Preview horse shows (Calif.) from Langer Equestrian Group, effective as of June 10. 

The shows, held in early November at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, are host to multiple top hunter/jumper events and championships, most notably the $50,000 LEGIS Grand Prix of Los Angeles CSI-W. 

February 28, 2014

Israeli Equestrian Team To Make Its Debut At WEF Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup

On Feb. 28, an Israeli show jumping team will compete in a Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup for the first time in the team’s history.

The team, consisting of Danielle Goldstein, Elad Yaniv and Joshua Tabor, will make their debut in Wellington, Fla., at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in the  with the help of their chef d’equipe Kate Levy and T.E.A.M. Israel.

November 6, 2013

Ben Ebeling Jumps Into His Parents’ Footsteps

He’s ridden at the Olympic Games, but dressage competitor Jan Ebeling cheers on son Ben from behind the lens of a video camera like any other proud horse show parent.  

At the National Fall Preview Horse Show, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2 in Los Angeles, Jan and wife Amy watched Ben speed through jumper courses at the 13-year-old’s first recognized competition. And after a hiccup or two, Ben and his mount of just two months, Scarlett, brought home blue ribbons in a low children’s/adult jumper and children’s jumper class.

August 30, 2013

Teen Collects Aid For Colorado Fire Victims

When 17-year-old Georgia Griffis saw the damage done to her community in the wake of the Black Forest Fire in El Paso County, Colo., she wanted to help. Her efforts ended up raising $1,025 to aid victims.

Burning approximately 16,000 acres in nine days, the Black Forest Fire damaged more than 500 structures, most of which were residential, and caused an estimated $292.8 million in damages between June 11 until it was fully contained on June 20.

August 21, 2013

McDonald Evacuates Farm And Endures Brentina’s Second Colic Surgery

Olympic medalist and current U.S. Equestrian Federation developing dressage coach Debbie McDonald has had a scary few weeks.

On Aug. 14, Brentina, her 22-year-old former Olympic and World Equestrian Games partner, underwent colic surgery for the second time, and a day later McDonald was evacuating the rest of her 30 horses from her training facility, River Grove Farm in Hailey, Idaho, due to the devastating Beaver Creek wildfire raging nearby.

July 22, 2013

Talia Czapski Got A Big Leg Up From The Eventing Community

Talia Czapski has learned the hard way just how much one moment can change your life. “You can be minding your own business and come across someone else who just made a poor decision, and that can change everything,” Czapski said.

July 9, 2013

Updated: Federwisch Leaving Virginia Intermont

Eddie Federwisch, director of equine studies and riding at Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Va., announced June 24 that he is leaving the college. He will direct the equestrian program at the Savannah College of Art and Design (Ga.) beginning in early August.

Federwisch did not respond to repeated requests for comment about his departure, and Virginia Intermont has not named a replacement as of press time.

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