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November 13, 2016

Trust Is Key For Sinfonie At U.S. Dressage Finals

Lexington, Ky.—Nov. 13

 For 15 years, Lauren Lewis-Gladish saved for her dream horse.

November 12, 2016

Watts Makes Unusual U.S. Dressage Finals Preparation Work

Lexington, Ky.—Nov. 12

 Riders usually spend the week before a major competition taking some lessons, running through their tests, fine-tuning all the movements. But Ashlee Watts was out of town for work, and she didn’t even get to sit on Hampton the week before the U.S. Dressage Finals. 

“I almost didn’t come because I was like, ‘How can I make this happen?’ But I was like, ‘I have to go,’ ” said Watts. 

November 11, 2016

Thornlow Treks From Washington To U.S. Dressage Finals For Adult Amateur Grand Prix Win

Lexington, Ky.—Nov. 11

Bad dress rehearsal, good opening night? For Lauren Thornlow that accurately sums up her U.S. Dressage Finals experience this year. 

November 9, 2016

One To Watch: U.S. Dressage Finals Competitor Emily Donaldson’s Always Believed In Audi

November 6, 2016

Counter-Canter Clears The Way For Hunter Holloway’s ASPCA Maclay Final Win

Lexington, Ky.—Nov. 6  

Riders faced a big choice in the second—and final—jumping round of the ASPCA Maclay Final. They could jump a three-stride bending line from Fence 8 to 9, try to land the counter-canter lead off that Fence 9 and hold it around a very tight turn, or land on the inside lead, swap to the counter lead and jump Fence 10. 

November 5, 2016

Farrington’s Furiously Fast For $250,000 Longines Lexington Grand Prix Victory

Lexington, Ky.—Nov. 5

 The first five riders in the ring for the jump-off of the $250,000 Longines Lexington FEI World Cup qualifier went for it—raced against the clock, tried sharp turns and dashed towards long distances. Then Kent Farrington and Voyeur entered the ring, galloping—flying, really—around nearly 4 seconds faster (36.93 seconds) than second-placed Callan Solem on VDL Wizard (40.69 seconds), with a round that looked impossible to catch. 

November 5, 2016

Meet Your CP National Horse Show Junior Hunter Champions

Lexington, Ky.—Nov. 5

The junior hunters did their stake and under-saddle classes today at the CP National Horse Show, and then four new champions were crowned. We checked in with all of them.

November 4, 2016

Lauren Tisbo: Tacking Up Happy Horses

The brands may vary, but most horses enter the show ring with the same general set of tack—a bridle with a bit and a jumping saddle. Not Lauren Tisbo’s mounts. 

November 3, 2016

Pan American Games Gold Medalist Weltino’s Magic Dies

Weltino’s Magic, who won team and individual gold with Steffen Peters at the 2011 Pan American Games in Mexico, died today after complications from colic surgery. He was 14.

October 22, 2016

Nicola Philippaerts Places First In Tryon $380,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI*****

Mill Spring, N.C.—Oct. 22

 Nicola Philippaerts had the good fortune to draw the very last starting place in the $380,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI***** with H&M Harley VD Bisschop, which meant he also got to start last in the jump-off for the class. He’d watched Jessica Springsteen blaze around the short course with Cynar VA in 41.29 seconds, and so his plan wasn’t complicated, but it also wasn’t easy. He needed to go clear, and he needed to go fast. 

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