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Laura Brown

January 28, 2011

The Chronicle Wins USEF Pegasus Award

The Chronicle of the Horse was named Best General Publication of 2010 at the Pegasus Media Awards, issued at the U.S. Equestrian Federation Annual Meeting in Lexington, Ky.

USEF President David O'Connor presented the award to Editor Beth Rasin and Managing Editor Sara Lieser during the President's Luncheon on Jan. 22. The Chronicle won the title based on two issue submissions, the Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games results issues.

January 10, 2011

Haddad Elopes In New York City

Catherine Haddad, international dressage competitor, married Gregory Staller, DVM, on Jan. 7, at the City Clerk’s office in New York City.

Staller is a Diplomate ACVS, FEI veterinarian, and U.S. Equestrian Federation team veterinarian as well as the owner and chief surgeon of Running S Equine Veterinary Hospital in Califon, N.J.

January 10, 2011

Rath And Totilas To Perform In Public Exhibition

Matthias Rath and Totilas will make their performance debut in a public exhibition on Feb. 6 and 13 at the Stallion Showcase in Vechta, Germany, according to Rath’s website.

December 22, 2010

Two West Coast FEI World Cup Dressage Qualifiers Added

The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced that it has added two new FEI World Cup Dressage qualifiers to the 2011 season.

The first will happen March 10-13 at The Dressage Affaire CDI in Del Mar, Calif. The second will take place at the Festival of the Horse CDI in Burbank, Calif., March 31-April 1. 

December 21, 2010

USEF Opens Voting For 2010 Equestrian And Horse Of The Year Candidates

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced that the voting is now open for both the 2010 Equestrian of the Year and the 2010 Horse of the Year categories. 2010 and 2011 USEF members are eligible to vote for one entry in each category.

The nominees for 2010 Equestrian of the Year:

December 21, 2010

Zara Phillips Announces Engagement

Buckingham Palace announced today via Twitter that 2006 eventing world champion Zara Phillips has become engaged to rugby player Mike Tindall.

Phillips is the daughter of Capt. Mark Phillips and his first wife Princess Anne, who is the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II. Princess Anne competed in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games in eventing.

December 21, 2010

Robert Dover Rehired As Interim Dressage Canada Technical Coach

Dressage Canada has announced that Robert Dover has been rehired as an interim Technical Coach/Advisor until April 1, 2011, so that Dressage Canada has time to find his replacement.

“We have some very important goals ahead in 2011, and I intend to give 150 percent to ensuring successful outcomes in all of them,” wrote Dover on his website. 

December 17, 2010

George Williams Will Ride Highest Priced Dressage Horse At PSI Auction

Elizabeth “Betsy” Juliano purchased the highest priced dressage horse at the PSI Auction, held Dec. 11-12 in Ankum, Germany. She paid $900,000 for 5-year-old Hanoverian stallion Riccidoff (Don Sarina x Riccione). Juliano owns Havensafe farm where George Williams is the head trainer.

Juliano, of Middlefield, Ohio, purchased Riccidoff and one other, Horizon, a 3-year-old Oldenburg mare (Revue x Hotline) for $727,000.

December 14, 2010

Katie Monahan Prudent Elected To IRJC Board Of Directors

Katie Monahan Prudent has been elected to the International Jumping Riders Club board of directors after the North American Riders Group nominated her. She has the task of “unifying North American riders and international riders in their collective efforts to advance the sport of show jumping,” according to a NARG press release.

December 13, 2010

Swiss Show Jumping Team Finally Receives 2008 Olympic Bronze

It’s been more than two years since the 2008 Olympic Games, but the Swiss show jumping team finally got to take home the Olympic bronze medal at the 50th anniversary Geneva Show on Dec. 11.

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