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Lisa Slade

September 22, 2016

Five Questions With Charlotte Dujardin At The Rolex Central Park Horse Show

New York City—Sept. 22

 One of the most anticipated events of this year’s Rolex Central Park Horse Show is Olympic gold medalist Charlotte Dujardin’s freestyle exhibition with Valegro on Saturday evening.

We caught up with Dujardin to chat about her and Valegro’s trip over, how she’s been spending her time since arriving in New York, and why she chose her “How To Train Your Dragon” freestyle for Saturday.  

How was your trip from England?

September 20, 2016

Horse Euthanized After Sustaining Injury At Longines FEI World Endurance Championships

Ajayeb, ridden by Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates, was euthanized during the Longines FEI World Endurance Championships in Samorin, Slovakia, on Sept. 18. 

“Ajayeb tripped and fell on the fourth loop of the track, suffering an irreparable injury to her right front leg and had to be euthanized,” stated the Fédération Equestre Internationale in a press release. 

September 15, 2016

USEA Provides Collapsible Fence Study Update, Asks For Survey Respondents

The U.S. Eventing Association announced some updates on its Collapsible Fence Study study being conducted by the University of Kentucky on Sept. 15 and asked for eventers to contribute information on horse sizes through an online survey. 

September 12, 2016

USEA Requiring Membership For Beginner Novice Starting Dec. 1

The U.S. Eventing Association announced Sept. 9 that all riders competing at the beginner novice level will be required to have a USEA membership as of Dec. 1. Previously riders could pay a non-member fee of $25 at that level.

September 11, 2016

USEF Cancels Grand Prix And Intermediaire I National Championships

The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced the cancelation of this year’s U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions USEF Grand Prix and Intermediaire I National Championships on Sept. 9. The competition was slated to run Oct. 12-16, in Paso Robles, Calif.

September 6, 2016

Watch Doug Payne Ride Vandiver Around The AEC Advanced Course

Doug Payne and Vandiver had one of the fastest trips around the Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championship (N.C.) advanced cross-country course, and he eventually finished third and was the highest-placed U.S. rider there.

Watch his round around the brand new track at the Tryon International Equestrian Center!

September 2, 2016

Take A Tour Of The Burghley Cross-Country Course

The cross-country course at the Land Rover Burghley CCI**** is arguably the world’s most formidable track. Set by Mark Phillips, this year’s course includes 31 numbered obstacles with 48 jumping efforts in total. Take a tour of the fences riders will tackle tomorrow morning in Stamford, England.

All photos by Libby Law Photography.

1. Olympic Legacy

Olympic Legacy


August 28, 2016

Sunshine Tour Secures Developing Grand Prix Title At Dressage Championships

Wayne, Ill.—Aug. 28 

After two tests and two days of competition in the Markel/USEF Developing Grand Prix Championship, Jane Karol and Sunshine Tour came out on top in the Markel/USEF Developing Grand Prix Championship with an overall score of 66.91 percent. They placed second in the Intermediaire II on Friday and then won the USEF Developing Grand Prix test today with a 68.75 percent.  

August 27, 2016

Five Winners Crowned At U.S. Dressage Championships

Wayne, Ill.Aug. 27

On the third day of the combined Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse Championships and the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions, five champions earned their ribbons. 

Markel/USEF Developing Prix St. Georges Championship

August 26, 2016

Fun Facts From The First Two Days Of The Young Horse Dressage Championships

Wayne, Ill.—Aug. 26

Two days of the Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse Dressage Championships have now concluded, meaning that the 4-year-olds, 5-year-olds, 6-year-olds, Developing Prix St. Georges and Developing Grand Prix horses have done one test each. Champions will be crowned starting tomorrow, but in the meantime, here are some facts about horses in each of the divisions  

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