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September 27, 2013

12 Highlights From The Devon Grand Prix Classes

Devon, Pa.—Sept. 27

 Riders in the Grand Prix for the Special and Grand Prix for the freestyle took their turns in the Dixon Oval at Dressage At Devon today, with Canada’s Ashley Holzer triumphing in both classes with Jewel’s Adelante (72.00%) and Breaking Dawn (72.83%), respectively. "I hit the passage at V today, and I swear, in the ring, I said 'Whee!' " said Holzer of her ride with Jewel's Adelante. "It was a joyous moment. I had a great time in there." 

September 26, 2013

Trading Aces Takes His Turn At Devon

While many upper level event horses hone their flatwork skills at schooling shows, Dressage At Devon is a more unusual place to practice that phase. But Boyd Martin’s four-star mount Trading Aces competed in the Dixon Oval with Silva Martin, Boyd’s wife, tonight. The horse scored a 66.14 percent to finish fourth in a large fourth level test of choice class. Silva also took second in the class aboard Zoran.

September 17, 2013

Amy Barrington Makes The Impossible Possible

We write a lot of fun stories here at the Chronicle—stories about people winning three-day events, hunter derbies and Grand Prix classes—but they're not all fun. Any time we post a news story about someone who’s been seriously injured while riding, it hits all of us Chronicle staffers, and I'm sure our readers too, in the heart. We posted a news item about Amy Barrington sustaining a traumatic brain injury on Sept.

September 13, 2013

Bullimore Wins Blenheim Dressage, U.S. Riders In Striking Distance

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom—Sept. 13

 The Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials CCI*** leaderboard shifted after Day 2 dressage, with yesterday’s dressage leader Clark Montgomery falling to third with Loughan Glen. Great Britain’s Sarah Bullimore took the lead aboard chestnut mare Lilly Corinne (38.9), and Ireland’s Aoife Clark slotted into second (40.0) with Fenyas Elegance—another chestnut mare.

September 12, 2013

Montgomery Leads Blenheim CCI*** Dressage

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom—Sept. 12

After the first day of three-star dressage at the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, U.S. rider Clark Montgomery leads on 42.7 penalties with Loughan Glen. France’s Jean Teulere is second with Matelot du Grand Val (43.1). 

September 9, 2013

Tokyo Awarded 2020 Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee awarded Tokyo the 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games on Sept. 7.

Tokyo defeated Istanbul in the final IOC vote, 60-36. Madrid, Spain, was also in the running to host the Games and was eliminated in the first round of voting. Tokyo hosted the 1964 Olympic Games as well.

September 6, 2013

Sara Algotsson Ostholt Entered In Plantation Field CIC*

Spectators at the Plantation Field Horse Trials, Sept. 20-22, will have a special treat this year as they watch 2012 Olympic Games individual silver medalist Sara Algotsson Ostholt ride around the CIC* course.

“I thought it’d be fun to have two or three European riders come over, and we’d have a little Nations Cup thing,” said Plantation Field organizer Denis Glaccum. “It’ll hopefully create goodwill, and it’s a way of getting people interested in coming over here. We’ll see what happens, and we’ll have fun with it.”

September 5, 2013

USEF Revamps Dressage Young Horse Qualifying Process

To qualify for the FEI World Dressage Championships for Young Horses in Verden, Germany, this year, you had to compete at either the Eastern Selection Trials during VADA/NOVA Summer Dressage (Va.), June 6-9, or the Western Selection Trials during Dressage At Flintridge (Calif.), May 23-26. Starting in 2014, riders and trainers of young horses will have several more options.

September 4, 2013

Lisa Wilcox Has Two Gems To Polish For Next Year's WEG

On Sept. 25, Lisa Wilcox will put her two Grand Prix horses on a plane bound for Europe—and while that flight will be long, it’ll be just a small part of Wilcox’s journey.

August 26, 2013

Weber Wins WEG Driving Test Event

Chester Weber swept the driving test event for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, held Aug. 23-25 in Caen, France. Weber’s final score of 108.24 put him ahead of Germany’s Ludwig Weinmayr (125.54) and Great Britain’s Georgina Hunt (132.76).

Twelve drivers and 60 horses representing seven nations took part in the test event. More than 200 volunteers were mobilized.

“I was very impressed with the facilities and the organization of these three days,” said Weber. “I enjoyed the marathon.”

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