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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.

May 22, 2014

Totilas Wins Comeback Competition

Totilas, a surprise and last-minute entry with Germany’s Matthias Rath at this week’s Kapellen CDI*** in Belgium, topped the Grand Prix on 78.68 percent after two years out of the show ring.

May 19, 2014

Four U.S. Horses Entered At Luhmühlen CCI****

Three riders from the United States will contest the Luhmühlen CCI****, June 12-15 in Germany. Boyd Martin, who’s coming back from a broken leg, is entered aboard 2012 London Olympic Games mount Otis Barbotiere and new partner Shamwari 4. Clark Montgomery is slated to ride Loughan Glen, who he retired on cross-country after a stop at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton CCI****.

May 16, 2014

Four Horses Dead After Receiving Compounded Medication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced May 15 that four horses have died after receiving compounded drug products, containing pyrimethamine and toltrazuril, used to treat equine protozoal myeloencephalitis. The compounds originated at Wickliffe Pharmacy in Lexington, Ky.

Six additional horses have suffered adverse effects, including fever and seizure, from the medication but are now recovering.

May 1, 2014

Mr. Medicott Suffers Tendon Injury At Rolex Kentucky

Phillip Dutton has announced that Mr. Medicott, who was not presented for the second horse inspection at the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** on April 27, exacerbated a previous tendon injury on cross-country at the event.

April 27, 2014

Behind The Scenes With Sinead Halpin And Meg Kepferle

Ever wanted to go behind the scenes at Rolex Kentucky? We gave a video camera to Chronicle bloggers Sinead Halpin and her awesome groom Meg Kepferle and asked them to document their weekend. Here are the hilarious results.


April 27, 2014

Two Crowd Favorites Won’t Show Jump At Rolex Kentucky

Lexington, Ky.—April 27

 Thirty-nine horses completed the cross-country yesterday, but only 37 will go on to today’s show jumping. Third-placed Phillip Dutton withdrew Mr. Medicott before the second horse inspection, and Colleen Rutledge, who was in 23rd with Shiraz, withdrew her mount from the holding box.

One other horse—Marilyn Little’s RF Smoke On The Water—was held but then passed upon reinspection.

Jumping begins at 12:30 today. 

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