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Lisa Slade

February 7, 2014

It’s a Danish Sweep In AGDF CDI**** Freestyle

Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 7

Lars Petersen, winner of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI**** Grand Prix freestyle, rides for Denmark. His mount for the win, Mariett, is a Danish Warmblood. But Petersen and Mariett weren’t the only Danes at the top of the leaderboard Friday night. Tina Konyot’s Calecto V, who finished second on 75.50 percent, is also a Danish Warmblood, and the third-placed pair, Mikala Gundersen and My Lady, are both Danish as well.

February 6, 2014

Mares Rule The Day At Adequan Global Dressage Festival 5

Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 6

Though Mariett was too energetic for today’s Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI**** Grand Prix, Lars Petersen admitted there are worse problems.

“She really wanted to go!” he said. “I don’t think I’ve ever ridden her that hot. There were little mistakes here and there because of it, but overall when they get a little older, and they still want to go like that, that’s actually a good thing.

February 5, 2014

Charlotte Dujardin Conducting First U.S. Symposium

Olympic gold medalist Charlotte Dujardin will hold her first ever U.S. symposium March 8-9 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, Calif. Great Britain’s Dujardin will teach alongside FEI four-star judge Judy Harvey for the two days.

Tickets to the symposium can be purchased online.  

The Chronicle will be on the scene. Make sure to check back for full coverage from the event March 9 and 10. 

January 31, 2014

Updated: Eighteen Horses Killed In Georgia Barn Fire

A barn fire at Brookwood Equestrian Center in Bishop, Ga., killed 18 horses early Jan. 31. The farm was owned by King and Melanie Howington. 

“The fire department got there very quickly, but the whole barn was a complete loss—and 18 horses,” King told the Athens Banner-Herald. “These horses are very dear to us and the owners.”

January 30, 2014

Ringside Chat With Adrienne Lyle

Adrienne Lyle and Wizard jumped onto the international dressage scene when they competed as individuals for the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

January 29, 2014

2014 USEF Young Horse Championship And Festival Canceled

Approximately three years ago, the U.S. Equestrian Federation launched the Young Horse Championship initiative with the intent of showcasing young horse development pipeline programs within each of the disciplines under the Federation umbrella by uniting their efforts in a single-venue championship event. A USEF Young Horse Championship and Festival was planned for the fall of 2014 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

January 29, 2014

Biko Dies At 30

Biko, Karen O’Connor’s former four-star eventing partner and a fan favorite, died Jan. 29. He was 30.

With O’Connor, Dick and Vita Thompson’s Biko helped the U.S. team to silver at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. He also finished third at the 1995 Badminton CCI**** Horse Trials (Great Britain) and fifth in the 1998 Rolex Kentucky CCI****.

January 22, 2014

Behind The Scenes With Guy McLean

Australian horseman and performer Guy McLean appeared at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival to much acclaim. His shows are not only entertaining, but also an amazing display of horsemanship. The Chronicle's Lisa Slade went behind the scenes with Guy to find out more about Guy.

"Horses have been my life as long as I can remember. I said to my Dad when I was 5 or 6, 'Everybodys asking me what I want to be when I grow up and I want to be a world class horseman,' " Guy said.

"He said 'Why son? Why don't you like money?' "

January 21, 2014

Seven Horses, Seven Concepts

Loxahatchee, Fla., Jan. 21

Riders brought their mounts out in front of Steffen Peters and Scott Hassler for the second day of the Succeed/USDF FEI-Level Trainers’ Conference. And, no surprise, the concepts discussed were similar, though most horses showed improvement in all the work since yesterday.

January 20, 2014

Building A Dressage Horse From Bottom To Top

Loxahatchee, Fla., Jan. 20

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