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November 2, 2012

Schoensgreen Hanni Shows Her Heart In Galway Downs CCI*** Dressage

Temecula, Calif.—Nov. 2

A few weeks ago, Michael Pollard scrapped all plans he had for Schoensgreen Hanni’s fall season. While the mare was originally entered in the Fair Hill CCI*** (Md.), veterinarians found a problem with her heartbeat during the routine in-barn inspections at that event.

October 23, 2012

PETA Files Charges Against Totilas’ Owners

The German branch of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has filed charges against Totilas’ owners, Paul Schockemöhle and Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff. In a press release, PETA stated that the horse is being trained and ridden in rollkur by Matthias Rath, which they consider to be torture.

October 10, 2012

Updated: Silliman Released From Hospital After Skull Fracture

Boyd Martin has reported that Caitlin Silliman, who sustained a skull fracture in a fall on Sept. 26, has been released from the hospital on Oct. 10.

October 9, 2012

Gribbons Resigns As USEF Dressage Technical Advisor

Anne Gribbons, U.S. Equestrian Federation dressage technical advisor, has announced she won’t renew her contract when it expires Nov. 30.

“I think it’s excellent timing,” said Gribbons. “I have been thinking about it for months, but there was no way I was going to focus on it until after the Olympic [Games, in London]. I put it out of my mind, and I said, ‘I’ll think about that tomorrow.’

October 1, 2012

Updated: Paralympian Wentz Passes Away

Jonathan Wentz, the highest-placed U.S. rider at this year’s Paralympics in London, passed away on Sept. 30. He was 21.

September 16, 2012

Petersen Completes Nearly Perfect Weekend At Saugerties CDI-W

Saugerties, N.Y.—Sept. 16

Yesterday Lars Petersen won the Intermediaire I at the Saugerties CDI-W with Chicco Roslev. The day before that he placed second in the Grand Prix with Mariett. Then today, Petersen completed his excellent weekend by winning the Grand Prix Special aboard Mariett (69.60%).

September 15, 2012

Taylor Sweeps Saugerties CDI-W Freestyle

Saugerties, N.Y.—Sept. 15

Melissa Taylor started riding Schumacker Solyst almost nine years ago, and things just keep getting better for the pair. Today they won the Saugerties CDI-W Grand Prix freestyle (70.30%) over Nicholas Fyffe on Sentimiento I (69.32%).

September 14, 2012

Van The Man Vaults To Saugerties CDI-W Grand Prix Win

Saugerties, N.Y.—Sept. 14.

Cesar Parra was nearly speechless after topping the Saugerties CDI-W Grand Prix.

“I have no words to describe how I feel about this guy,” said Parra.

The guy Parra was referring to, a gelding named Van The Man, topped the class on a 69.74 percent.

“I’ve always believed in him,” added Parra.

Denmark's Lars Petersen picked up second with Mariett. Canada's David Marcus was third and fourth on Chrevi's Capital and Don Kontes, respectively.

August 26, 2012

Somer Hit Seals 6-Year-Old Markel/ USEF Young Horse Victory

Wayne, Ill., Aug. 26

When Alice Tarjan saw a picture of 3-day-old Somer Hit on Mo Swanson’s website, she thought he might grow up to be something special. He’s proved Tarjan’s suspicions correct, and Somer Hit topped the 6-Year-Old Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Championship today with a score of 8.05—the only horse to break into the 8s for a final score in his age group. Cesar Parra rode Simply Nymphenburg to second (7.79), and Roberta Carelton took third (7.67) on Kir Royal.

August 25, 2012

Pikko Del Cerro HU Scores Another Developing Horse Victory

Wayne, Ill., Aug. 25

What’s the best way to top winning the 6-Year-Old Markel/USEF Young Horse Championship and the USEF Developing Horse Prix St. Georges Championship? By winning the USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix Championship, of course, and that’s just what Lisa Wilcox did with Pikko del Cerro HU today. The stallion topped the Developing Horse Grand Prix test on a score of 71.08 percent to take the overall title with a 70.94 percent. Endel Ots and Agastrofos were second on 67.81 percent.

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