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Megan Brincks

June 16, 2012

Roffman And Hafner Prevail At The USEF Dressage Festival Of Champions

Caroline Roffman and Pie stood out again at the U.S. Equestrian Federation Dressage Festival of Champions, this time winning the Intermediaire I test with a 75.39 percent.

“He was so good yesterday, and I was a little bit nervous that I couldn’t do it again,” she said. “He was different. He was a little more nervous, but he tried for me, so I couldn’t be happier.”

June 16, 2012

Peters Proves Unstoppable In Olympic Dressage Selection Trials

Gladstone, N.J. – June 16

Steffen Peters and Legolas secured their place on top of the rankings of the National Grand Prix Dressage Championship with a winning Grand Prix Special (77.95%) at the U.S. Equestrian Federation Dressage Festival Of Champions. Their average score over four tests and two weekends was 77.65 percent.

“Out of all four days, I think today he did the best piaffe and passage. He wants to do it,” said Peters. “I can’t believe how generous this horse really is.”

June 15, 2012

Konyot Shines In The Third Leg Of The Olympic Selection Trials

Gladstone, N.J. – June 15

Tina Konyot blew away the judges with her Grand Prix test at the U.S. Equestrian Federation Dressage Festival of Champions, scoring an 80.14 percent, the first score out of the 70s for the Olympic selection trials this year.

Her test started with the most square and elegant halt of the group on her Calecto V, which impressed the judges enough to start her with an average of 92 percent for the first movement.

June 14, 2012

Pie Picks Up A Prix St. Georges Win At The USEF Dressage Festival Of Champions

Gladstone, N.J. – June 14

Caroline Roffman got it right when she said, "Pie had the best ride we've ever had. Luckily, it was in the ring."

The ride earned them the Prix St. Georges win at the U.S. Equestrian Federation Dresssage Festival of Champions.

Pie’s score of 73.97 percent took the lead early in the day, and no one could quite catch them. Steffen Peters and Sundance 8 came the closest with a 72.23 percent, good enough for second.

June 12, 2012

National Show Hunter Hall Of Fame Inducts 2012 Class

Two horses and six horsemen were inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame at the annual year-end award dinner, held in Haverford, Pa., on May 29.

The horses were Super Flash, owned by Mrs. Sylvester Johnson, and All The Gold, owned by Billie Steffee.

June 10, 2012

Admiral Clover And Vale Steal The Show At The Upperville Grand Prix

June 10—Upperville, Va.

While several of the six horse-and-rider teams in the jump-off round came close, no one could beat Admiral Clover and Aaron Vale’s round of 42.38 seconds on the grass field at the $75,000 Upperville Jumper Classic at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show.

June 6, 2012

Saudi Arabian Riders Appeal Ban

Khaled Al Eid and Abdullah Waleed Sharbatly, the two Saudi Arabian athletes who received an eight-month ban from the Fédération Equestre Internationale Tribunal when their horses tested positive for controlled medication substances, have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

June 4, 2012

FEI And IDRC Reach Agreement

The Fédération Equestre Internationale dropped proceedings to suspend the International Dressage Riders Club after the two organizations announced an agreement on June 4 concerning athlete representation, governance of the IDRC, and the two removed IDRC members.

The hearing scheduled for June 7 has now been cancelled.

May 25, 2012

John Madden Sales Announces Breeder’s Bridge To High Performance Winners

In a contest designed to highlight and uncover talented young horses in the United States, John and Beezie Madden and their assistant rider Callie Schott have selected two horses to train with them for three months.

Constant Star, a Maryland-bred Thoroughbred, and Welcome BF, a California-bred Holsteiner, were chosen from 140 entries. After narrowing the field to five finalists, Schott traveled around the country trying each horse.

May 12, 2012

Dutton And Mystery Whisper Rule Jersey Fresh CCI*** Cross-Country

Allentown, N.J., May 12

The results from today’s cross-country in the Jersey Fresh CCI*** shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who’s been following Phillip Dutton and Mystery Whisper’s short career this spring. The pair held onto their lead in the three-star when they jumped clean over John Williams’ course.

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