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Lindsay Berreth

March 13, 2016

Pint-sized Paint Sky Blue Dakota Tackles Red Hills CIC*

Scan the entry list for the CIC* at Red Hills and you’ll see various purpose-bred or imported horses—Fernhills, Cooleys, FEs and more.

Watch them go, and they’re pretty amazing. But Sophia Middlebrook will tell you Sky Blue Dakota is just as amazing, though she never quite expected the Paint gelding to be tackling the notoriously tough cross-country course at Red Hills.

March 12, 2016

Fernhill Fugitive Runs Away With Red Hills CIC*** Win

Tallahassee, Fla.—March 12   

Fernhill Fugitive has always been a solid campaigner for Phillip Dutton, but he may have moved up a few places in his string after his brilliant weekend at Red Hills.

The pair were second to Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot after dressage, but show jumped clear this morning over Fuzzy Mayo’s track, then proceeded to put in the fastest cross-country time over Mike Etherington-Smith’s new CIC*** track to seal the win.

March 11, 2016

Burnett and Harbour Pilot Are Back In Business At Red Hills

Tallahassee, Fla.—March 11  

It’s been more than a year since Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot cantered down the center line together, but they came out with a bang at the Red Hills International Horse Trials, scoring a 40.4 to lead the CIC***.

Phillip Dutton and four-star veteran Fernhill Fugitive are second with a 42.4, while Jennie Brannigan and Catalina, who held the lead for much of the afternoon, are third on 44.4.

March 11, 2016

One To Watch: Katherine Coleman Is Back For Red Hills With A New Business And Rolex Dreams

Four years ago Katherine Coleman packed up her bags and her one horse and left New Orleans for England as a young rider with just a single one-star under her belt a few years before.

Now, she’s back in the United States with six horses, quite a bit of three-star mileage, a thriving supplement business in England and a firm focus on her first Rolex Kentucky CCI****. 

March 9, 2016

New Fee And Naming Guidelines For FEI Passports Surprise Owners

On Jan. 1, the Fédération Equestre Internationale implemented a new fee and guidelines for horses applying for a passport, and now it’s catching many owners and riders registering their horses by surprise.

March 7, 2016

Ashley Holzer And Lars Petersen Become U.S. Citizens

Danish rider Lars Petersen and Canadian rider Ashley Holzer have both become U.S. citizens recently, as was first reported by Dressage-news.com.

Petersen, 50, spent three years in the United States in the 1980s before going back to Denmark to work at Blue Hors Stud. He returned 15 years ago to work at Sugar Hill Farm in Virginia and eventually settled in Loxahatchee, Fla., where he now runs Legacy Farms with his wife, Melissa Taylor.

March 6, 2016

Updated: Olivia Inglis Dies At Scone Horse Trials

Equestrian Australia confirmed that 17-year-old Olivia Inglis died on March 6 while competing in the CIC** at the Scone Horse Trials in Scone, New South Wales.

Inglis was competing in her first CIC** with Coriolanus, an 11-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, when they fell on cross-country.

February 26, 2016

Roffman And Meredith Are Engaged And Expecting

Grand Prix dressage rider Caroline Roffman took a quick weekend vacation to Beaver Creek, Colo., with her boyfriend, show jumper Ben Meredith, and got quite the surprise when he proposed on Feb. 20.

“We took a sleigh ride up this mountain, and there was a restaurant on top of the mountain. It was really pretty,” she said.

The couple, who met through mutual friends two and a half years ago when they were dating other people, have been together for about a year and half.

February 24, 2016

Amateurs Like Us: Orthopedist Christine Ekstrand Balances Seven Children, A Career And CDIs

When she arrived at the L.A. Winter Dressage CDI-W, amateur rider Christine Ekstrand immediately began talking herself out of the classes she’d entered with Concetta.

It had been nearly two years since the pair last showed consistently, and it was Ekstrand’s first CDI. With the thought of multiple judges, more experienced horses and riders, and the pomp and circumstance of a CDI on her mind, Ekstrand nearly walked into the show office to scratch.

February 23, 2016

Dauntless Courage Carries His Heart And Soul Over Every Fence

If you’d asked Chelsea Kolman five years ago where she expected to be with Dauntless Courage, she would have probably guessed puttering around at a local schooling show. 

As a barely saddle-broke 18-hand 3-year-old PMU horse who’d failed police training school because he was afraid of his own shadow, “Dante” didn’t exactly scream “sport horse” potential.

But somewhere along the way, Kolman earned the gelding’s trust, and he started living up to his name.

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