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October 26, 2015

Updated: Debbie Stephens’ Show Jumping Horse Found Slaughtered In Florida

A show jumping mount named Phedras de Blondel recently purchased from France by Debbie Stephens was found butchered on Stephens’ Centennial Farm early in the morning on Oct. 25. The gelding was found in a back area of the Palmetto, Fla., property; all four legs and large slabs of his body were taken. 

Stephens and her husband, top course designer and former show jumper Steve Stephens, called the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the crime. 

October 23, 2015

Brussels Court OKs Launch Of Global Champions Tour League In 2016

The Global Champions League has prevailed against the Fédération Equestre Internationale’s exclusivity clause in the Brussels Court Of Appeal. On Oct. 22, the court upheld a previous decision by the Belgian Competition Authority to suspend that exclusivity clause, which will allow the Global Champions League to launch its own show jumping team tour in 2016. 

October 19, 2015

Fox-Pitt Hospitalized After Sustaining Head Injury

British top four-star eventer William Fox-Pitt remains hospitalized in France,  after falling on cross-country in the 7-year-old class at Le Lion d’Angers CCI** on Oct. 17. Fox-Pitt fell with Reinstated at fence 20, an owl hole, and the horse was uninjured in the fall. The rider was transported to the hospital in Angers. 

“He has suffered a head trauma but is fine otherwise,” stated a release from Fox-Pitt’s spokesperson, who added that the 46-year-old rider was placed under sedation.

September 27, 2015

The Top 14 Lessons From Charlotte Dujardin’s Rolex Central Park Horse Show Master’s Class

Charlotte Dujardin’s won Olympic gold, FEI World Equestrian Games gold and European Championships gold, but lucky spectators at the Rolex Central Park Horse Show got to see her tackle a new challenge last night—completing a Grand Prix freestyle demonstration on a horse she’d only ridden once before. 

September 26, 2015

Werth Puts On A Show For Rolex Central Park Horse Show $75,000 Freestyle Win

New York CitySept. 26

Few can show off in a freestyle like Germany’s Isabell Werth. From the time she entered the ring with El Santo NRW, she was in command of her mount, the crowd and the judges. Her score of 80.33 percent gave her first in the $75,000 Grand Prix freestyle at the Rolex Central Park Horse Show. 

September 26, 2015

Miss Lucy Is Fearless For $50,000 Duchossois Cup Victory At Rolex Central Park Horse Show

New York City—Sept. 26

Jennifer Alfano brought Miss Lucy to the $50,000 Duchossois Cup at the Rolex Central Park Horse Show because she knew the mare could handle the atmosphere. Once she saw the crowd in the stands and the fences for the class, with the course designed by Bobby Murphy and featuring large brush, graffiti painted fences and other beautiful, unusual jumps, she was doubly glad.

September 26, 2015

Lloyd Landkamer Passes Away

Lloyd Landkamer passed away Sept. 25 after a long battle with cancer. He was 60. 

September 25, 2015

Dujardin Enjoys Her First Trip To New York City For The Rolex Central Park Horse Show

Charlotte Dujardin, who's won Olympic Games gold, FEI World Equestrian Games gold and FEI European Championships gold with her Valegro, is in New York City for the second Rolex Central Park Horse Show.

Though she couldn't bring Valegro, she'll still compete in tomorrow night's U.S. Open Grand Prix freestyle with a mount borrowed from Canadian dressage rider Evi Strasser, Renaissance Tyme. 

September 25, 2015

Werth Comes Out Strong In Rolex Central Park Horse Show Grand Prix

New York City—Sept. 25

 Last year Isabell Werth made the long trip from Germany to New York City with El Santo NRW, and she won the inaugural Central Park Horse Show Grand Prix freestyle. So this year, she again put El Santo on a plane for New York, hoping to repeat that victory. 

She got a good start on that mission by topping today's Rolex Central Park Horse Show Grand Prix, which was hosted as an exhibition class, on a score of 75.10 percent.

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