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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. 

April 25, 2014

Arthur Keeps His Cool On Day 2 Of Rolex Kentucky

As the afternoon wound down today, Allison Springer watched the wind pick up and the temperature drop. The stands slowly filled with spectators despite the on-and-off rain. The notoriously spooky Arthur was “wild,” as Springer said, during their lunchtime prep ride.

But the day went their way anyway. Arthur trotted down the ramp into the Rolex Stadium, and he kept his focus 100 percent of the time—picking up a score of 39.5 penalties for a comfortable lead over second-placed William Fox-Pitt on Bay My Hero. Lauren Kieffer, at her second Rolex, is third on 46.7.

April 25, 2014

You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Rolex

Event riders have always expressed their love of color on cross-country day (much to George Morris' chagrin!), but some eventers have started tastefully encorporating their colors into their dressage gear as well. Check out some examples of that and a few of this year's other trends, including Micklem bridles, rubber bits and sporty shads, spotted in the dressage ring at the Rolex Kentucky CCI****.

April 23, 2014

Five Held, One Spun, One Withdrawn At First Rolex Kentucky Jog

Lexington, Ky.—April 23

It was all bright blue skies and green grass for the first horse inspection at the Rolex Kentucky CCI****, but for a few riders who found their weekend ended today, the setting might have looked a bit darker.

Ellen Doughty’s Sir Oberon won’t contest dressage here at Rolex Kentucky after being held and then spun at the first jog.

April 16, 2014

Virginia Intermont College Considers Closing In July

A merger between Virginia Intermont College and Webber International University (Fla.) has fallen through as of April 15, and the school’s future is now uncertain.

April 5, 2014

Madden Makes It Three $200,000 American Invitational Wins In Miami

Miami, Fla.—April 5

Beezie Madden won the 2005 $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational and the 2007 version of the same class with her now-retired Authentic. So pulling up to this year’s version, the $200,000 American Invitational in Miami? It made her a little nostalgic.

“I have to say, I always kind of miss Authentic when we come here,” she said. “He loved this class.”

April 2, 2014

Ringside Chat With Jan Ebeling

Jan Ebeling is starting the 2014 season with two mounts for CDI Grand Prix classes—his Olympic Games competitor, Rafalca, and a new Grand Prix horse, FRH Rassolini.

April 1, 2014

Updated: Headley Britannia Euthanized

Headley Britannia, Lucinda Fredericks’ four-star mare, was euthanized today, April 1. Fredericks announced the loss on her Facebook page.

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