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Kimberly Loushin

October 26, 2016

World Cup Winner Albfuehren’s Paille Retires

Swiss Olympic show jumper Steve Guerdat announced via his website on Oct. 26 that his winning partner from the 2015 Longines FEI Show Jumping World Cup Final (Nev.), Albfuehren’s Paille, will be retiring to Hofgut Albführen in Germany. She will enter their breeding program.

October 18, 2016

Barn Fire Kills One Horse In Nevada

A wildfire killed one horse at Ashlin Bowen’s Breakaway Farms in Carson City, Nev., on Oct. 14. Bowen was at a show in Sacramento, Calif., when she received a call from her neighbor Mary Anne Healy telling her that her haystack was on fire. 

“She’s my guardian angel,” said Bowen, a hunter/jumper trainer. “If she hadn’t called, we wouldn’t have gotten all of those horses out. She lost her home—she suffered a lot, but she’s the whole reason our barn got horses out.”

October 7, 2016

No One Can Touch John French In WCHR Pro Final

Upper Marlboro, Md.—Oct. 7

All week John French and Scott Stewart have been battling it out for the top ribbons in the professional classes at Capital Challenge. So when it came to the WCHR Pro Final, they were both eager to take the final prize.

In the introduction video of the riders before the class French joked that he was hoping to disappoint Stewart one more time. And French ultimately had the last laugh.

September 28, 2016

Trading Aces Dies At 12

Trading Aces, Boyd Martin’s former four-star ride and Phillip Dutton’s 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France) mount, died of a presumed cardiac incident on Sept. 27.

September 4, 2016

Ryan Wood Takes Top Two Spots In AEC Advanced

Mill Spring, N.C.—Sept. 4

As Ryan Wood cantered into the George Morris Arena at the Tryon International Equestrian Center, some of the overnight pressure he felt to retain his overnight lead with Powell was lifted. He’d already jumped clear with Woodstock Bennett, and with rails coming from both Doug Payne on Vandiver and Emily Beshear on Shame On The Moon, he was guaranteed the top check in the Adequan Advanced Gold Cup Final at the USEA Nutrena American Eventing Championship.

September 3, 2016

Wood And Powell Emerge As Leaders After Advanced AEC Cross-Country

Mill Spring, N.C.—Sept. 3

Ryan Wood was busy with four horses to ride around the Adequan USEA Gold Cup advanced cross-country at the Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships, and he was the pathfinder with Woodstock Bennett. He used that first trip around to give Powell the best ride he could.

September 3, 2016

Erika Nesler Is Having The Time Of Her Life On A Fjord

Mill Spring, N.C.—Sept. 3

September 1, 2016

Mister President Has A Bunch Of Tricks Up His Sleeve

Mill Spring, N.C.—Sept. 2

If you were to look at Mister President’s résumé it’d be longer than that of most riders. At 15, the draft cross has a list of skills that would easily surpass the standard single page: foxhunting, hunters, equitation, eventing, pure dressage, jumpers and sidesaddle—just to name a few.

No matter what owner Diane Zrimsek throws at him, “Lincoln” always has an answer, which is why she jokes he should run in this year’s presidential election.

September 1, 2016

Catching Up With Cross-Country Leaders From AEC

Mill Spring, N.C.—Sept. 1

The second day of the Nutrena American Eventing Championships kicked off today with the cross-country for seven divisions and dressage for an additional five divisions. We checked in with the leaders after today's cross-country.

Beginner Novice Horse: Lauren Chumley on Nikolas

August 23, 2016

Behind The Stall Door With: Miss Lucy

There’s a simple elegance to Miss Lucy as she saunters around the ring. What she lacks in loud markings she makes up for in her scope and power. This is a mare who loves the game—the more spectators the better.

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