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July 20, 2014

Totilas Withdraws, Valegro Bounces Back, And Graves Gets Noticed At Aachen

Aachen, Germany—July 20

Olympic champions Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro finally got to lead an honor round at the Aachen CHIO today, but their victory was a rather hollow one for British dressage fans. The dragon the pair had been trying to slay all weekend—comeback kid Totilas, with German rider Matthias Rath, withdrew from the Grand Prix freestyle and thus denied their British rivals a third chance to finally beat them.

April 21, 2014

Lace On Helmets? Camo Breeches? A Tour Of The World Cup Trade Fair

Gold bridles? Check. Camo breeches? Double check. Macarons? If I must.

April 20, 2014

Valegro's Victorious In Reem Acra FEI Dressage World Cup Final

Lyon, France—April 20

Once. Again. Now go earn a World Cup title.

It’s a feat only the best could pull off: riding a brand-new freestyle for only the third time ever and winning the Reem Acra FEI Dressage World Cup in front of thousands. But Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin is the best.

April 19, 2014

It's Going To Be A Battle Of The Titans In The Reem Acra FEI Dressage World Cup Final

April 19—Lyon, France

They’ve set world records, swept the gold at the 2012 London Olympic Games and conquered their foes yet again at the 2013 European Championships (Denmark). But there are two major titles Valegro and British rider Charlotte Dujardin still need to capture to make their dressage dominance complete, and one is up for the taking this weekend in Lyon.

April 7, 2014

Genecand Announces Bid For FEI Presidency

It still remains to be seen whether members of the Fédération Equestre Internationale will vote to change the organization’s statutes to allow two-term incumbent president HRH Princess Haya to run for a third time, but no matter the outcome when they convene for an extraordinary general assembly on April 29 in Lausanne, Switzerland, Pierre Genecand says he’ll be running in the next election for FEI president. 

March 14, 2014

Silva Martin Begins Rehabilitation

Dressage rider Silva Martin has been transferred to the Pinecrest Rehabilitation wing of Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Fla., where she was originally medevac’d following her fall on March 5.

March 9, 2014

UPDATED: Silva Martin's Condition

Grand Prix dressage rider Silva Martin, who suffered a serious head injury in a fall from a young horse on Wednesday, March 5, is not out of the woods yet.

Martin began smiling and speaking a bit on Friday and was able to communicate even better yesterday, but today “she’s had a bit of a battle,” according to her husband, four-star eventer Boyd Martin.

March 8, 2014

Martin Gets What He Came For At Red Hills CIC***

March 8—Tallahassee, Fla.

It’s going to be a long drive back to his wife’s hospital bedside tomorrow night, but Boyd Martin will be making the trip in style after clinching the Red Hills CIC*** win today aboard Trading Aces. And Silva, who’s recovering from a serious brain injury after a fall on Tuesday, will be happy to see her husband bringing home the bacon in the form of a one-year lease on a luxury SUV. 

March 7, 2014

Last Call Stays First At Red Hills CIC***

March 7—Tallahassee, Fla.

She’s slogged through rain, she’s jumped through mud, and now Last Call has but one more phase standing between her and a mega-comeback story.  Today she and longtime rider Alexandra Knowles laid down a flawless show jumping performance over tacky turf to retain their dressage lead in the 48-horse Red Hills CIC*** division.

March 7, 2014

Silva Martin Conscious, Talking After Fall

Grand Prix dressage rider Silva Martin, who sustained a serious head injury in a fall on March 5, showed some significant signs of recovery today, according to her husband, eventer Boyd Martin.

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