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Lisa Slade

July 11, 2014

Ringside Chat With Mackinzie Pooley: Learning In Europe

After a successful FEI Young Rider career, Mackinzie Pooley stepped into Grand Prix classes in 2013. With Partous, a 17-year-old Dutch Warmblood (Juventus—Ladyway, Hemmingway) formerly ridden by Pooley’s trainer David Wightman, Pooley won Brentina Cup and FEI U25 Grand Prix classes at the Del Mar CDI*** (Calif.), Capistrano Dressage International CDI (Calif.) and Dressage Getaway (Calif.) this year.

July 10, 2014

Pierre Genecand Submits Official Candidacy For FEI Presidency

The Swiss Equestrian Federation has named Pierre E. Genecand as a candidate for the FEI presidency and submitted the official candidacy to the Fédération Equestre Internationale today, July 10. Genecand announced his intention to run in April this year.

July 8, 2014

Canada Names World Games Dressage Team

The Dressage Canada Selection Panel has announced the names of the Canadian Dressage Team who will compete in the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, Aug. 23-Sept. 7. Selected according to the qualification thresholds and selection procedures, four rider/horse combinations are named to the team.

Named to the team in alphabetical order are:

June 26, 2014

New Zealand Names World Games Eventing Team

Equestrian Sports New Zealand named their eventing line-up for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in France on June 26.

The team is as follows:

  • Andrew Nicholson on Nereo (owned by Libby Sellar) or Avebury (owned by Rosemary and Mark Barlow)
  • Sir Mark Todd on Leonidas (owned by Peter Cattrell and Di Brunsden)
  • Tim Price on Wesko (owned by Christina Knudsen, Peter Vela, Lucy Sangster and Kate Watchman)
  • Jock Paget* on Clifton Promise (owned by Frances Stead and Russell Hall) *subject to availability pending FEI suspension

June 25, 2014

Tryon Equestrian Partners Announce International Equestrian Center And Resort

Tryon Equestrian Partners announced officially today, June 25, the Tryon International Equestrian Center and Tryon Resort. Located in Mill Spring, N.C., the center is located on 1,400 acres that were formerly part of the planned White Oak Community.

June 17, 2014

Emory & Henry College Takes Over Former Virginia Intermont Equestrian Program

Emory & Henry College announced June 17 that the college will take over management and ownership of the Virginia Intermont College equestrian teams and equine science program. Virginia Intermont closed at the end of this year’s spring semester due to financial and accreditation woes.

June 13, 2014

Harold Chopping And His Buddy Caramo Top $25,000 Atlanta Summer USHJA International Hunter Derby

Conyers, Ga.—June 13

With their first round, Caramo and Harold Chopping hit a home run. Scores of 88 and 87 with 4 additional points for high options from each judging panel in the classic round of the $25,000 Atlanta Summer USHJA International Hunter Derby gave them 183 points. It also earned them a healthy lead over second-placed Ashton Alexander on Lordano and that pair’s first round score of 165.5.

June 12, 2014

Chris Hickey Working As Head Trainer At Havensafe Farm

Dressage rider Chris Hickey is now employed as head trainer at Betsy Juliano’s Havensafe Farm, which has locations in Middlefield, Ohio, and Wellington, Fla. Hickey’s position at Havensafe is the one George Williams vacated at the end of the Florida show season. Hickey announced he was leaving previous employer Hilltop Farm on March 28.

June 8, 2014

Many Held But All Eventually Pass Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI Jog

Bromont, Quebec—June 8

All three-star horses presented at today’s second horse inspection at the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI passed. Two—Mackenna Shea’s Landioso, third in the division, and Kendal Lehari’s Totally Frank, 10th after cross-country—were held.

In the CCI**, only Naughty By Nature, presented by Canada’s Natasha Keill, was held. He also passed upon re-inspection.

May 27, 2014

Updated: Jill Burnell Pleads Guilty To Animal Cruelty

Jill Burnell, owner of Gray Fox Farm in Marin County, Calif., was sentenced May 9 to four years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to one charge of animal cruelty, as was reported by Rate My Horse Pro, who obtained the court documents from the case.

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