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Kat Netzler

March 7, 2011

Applicants And Athletes Respond To Eventing Coach Short List Announcement

Last Thursday, March 3, was a disappointing day for most of the individuals who applied for the U.S. Equestrian Federation’s Eventing Chef d’Equipe/Technical Advisor position. Of the nine applicants for the job, only two, David O’Connor and Leslie Law, were named to a short list by the Search Committee.

February 14, 2011

Eventing Horseman Of The Year: Boyd Martin

The buzz about Boyd Martin began the minute he stepped off the plane from Australia in 2006. Who was this rakishly handsome, antipodean-accented 20-something bombing around Rolex Kentucky on a scrappy 7-year-old off-the-tracker? What was Phillip Dutton thinking, hiring as his new assistant trainer a kid best known for his drunken visits to tattoo parlors and horse auctions—from which he always returned with an unintended purchase? And was there any way in hell this character was going to make his pipedream of riding on a U.S. team by 2010 come true?

February 6, 2011

Eventing Horse Of The Year: Cambalda

He’s never contested a four-star. He’s never represented the United States, let alone medaled for it. And he is, in actuality, “a bit of a jerk.” But in 2010, Cambalda was everything to his rider Jennie Brannigan, and he was undeniably the hottest horse in U.S. eventing.

February 4, 2011

Sam Is Now Secure In Jung’s String

Officials from Germany's equestrian federation released a statement today, Feb. 4, announcing that the German Olympic Games Committee (DOKR) will acquire the majority share of 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games eventing individual gold medalist La Biosthetique-Sam FBW.

January 31, 2011

My Boy Bobby Retires

Buck Davidson’s 15-year-old four-star mount My Boy Bobby has been officially retired from competition, according to Davidson and owner Carl Segal. 

This morning, Jan. 31, EventingNation.com reposted a Tweet by their sponsor Ecogold, saying “Buck Davidson no longer rides My Boy Bobby, who will have a happy future at a lower level.” Segal and Davidson both denied the latter rumor, however.

January 3, 2011

Dutton And Costello Seek U.S. Eventing Post

Phillip Dutton and Robert Costello have announced their plan to apply as a team for the position of U.S. Equestrian Federation Eventing Technical Advisor and Chef d’Equipe. The USEF is seeking applications, as the current leader, Capt. Mark Phillips, retires at the end of 2012. Dutton aims to assume the coaching role, and Costello would become chef d’equipe.

December 13, 2010

Eventers Mind Their Heads At USEA Annual Meeting

Whether they were discussing helmet mandates and concussion suspensions or indulging the “Marmadukes” dancing around in their skulls, eventers from across the country had their heads on their minds at the U.S. Eventing Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz., Dec. 9-12. 

December 10, 2010

Why Did You Fall Off?

That’s the question 276 riders were asked in an email survey sent by the U.S. Eventing Association’s Safety and Equine Welfare Committee between mid-August and the end of November. And co-chair Carol Kozlowski shared the answers to that question today, Dec. 10, at the USEA Annual Convention and Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz.

December 6, 2010

Colin Davidson Killed In Car Collision

Advanced-level eventer Colin Davidson, 29, passed away today, Dec. 6, after a one-car accident near his home in Charlottesville, Va. 

November 11, 2010

Michael Jung’s WEG Winner Taken From His Barn

La Biosthetique-Sam FBW has been removed from rider Michael Jung’s barn just five weeks after winning the individual gold medal at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (Ky.), according to European equestrian website www.sms-pferdenews.de.

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