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Meghan Blackburn

August 3, 2011

Dutton’s Woodburn Euthanized

Phillip Dutton's mount Woodburn, with whom he placed second at the 2010 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI****, was euthanized on the evening of Aug. 2 at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa. The 15-year-old gelding suffered from substantial internal bleeding, cause unknown.

July 8, 2011

Ziegler Makes History At Spruce Meadows

Caitlin Ziegler of Milwaukee, Wis., became the youngest rider to win a Fédération Equestre Internationale-level event in the International Ring at Spruce Meadows (Calgary, Alta.) on July 7 when the 16-year-old bested a field of veterans to take home the victory honors in the 1.50-meter AON Cup.

July 8, 2011

Alltech Signs As Title Sponsor Of 2014 WEG

On July 8, Dr. Pearse Lyons of Alltech and Laurent Beauvais, chairman of the Normandy World Equestrian Games Organizing Committee, announced Alltech’s title sponsorship of the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games.

July 8, 2011

What's It Like To Be A Junior Superstar?—Reed Kessler

Reed Kessler,16, was no stranger to victory at a young age. Two years ago, when she was just 14, she captured the $15,000 Show Jumping Hall Of Fame Junior Jumper Classic at Devon (Pa.) as well as the Pessoa/USEF Hunt Seat Medal at the same show. She went on to become the USEF individual junior jumper gold medalist at the Pennsylvania National. But she’s had her eyes on even bigger prizes in the last two years, expanding her competition schedule to include more grand prix classes and international events.

July 8, 2011

What's It Like To Be A Junior Superstar?—Taylor Ann Adams

At 14, Taylor Ann Adams, now 17,  had already made her mark in the equitation ring, winning the 2007 USEF Pony Medal Finals (Lexington, Ky.) in a class of 200 entries. That same year, her first year showing junior hunters, she piloted Lyle to the small junior, 15 and under, title and tied for the grand junior hunter championship at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. In 2010, she and Rosalynn took the large junior, 16-17, overall championship at the National Junior Hunter Finals-East.

July 8, 2011

What's It Like To Be A Junior Superstar?—Victoria Colvin

Victoria Colvin, 13, started 2011 by cleaning up on the Florida circuit. She finished the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington with circuit championships in the large green pony hunter division aboard For The Love and in the small junior hunter, 15 and under, division with Sanzibar. She proved she can hang with the pros and saw great success with Scott Stewart’s Inclusive, placing third in Round 1 of the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. On April 24 she topped 31 entries in the $25,000 Equestrian Sport Productions Spring 6 Grand Prix (Fla.) with Monsieur Du Reverdy.

July 8, 2011

Open Forums Will Address 2013 FEI Eventing Rules Revision

The Fédération Equestre Internationale Eventing Committee announced three open forums to discuss potential topics that could be included in the 2013 revision of the FEI eventing rules.

The forums will be held at:

June 26, 2011

What's It Like To Be A Junior Superstar?

Winning in the hunter, jumper and equitation rings and keeping up with their non-horsey peers leaves these girls little spare time, but they found a moment to share some secrets with the Chronicle.

 

Victoria Colvin

June 24, 2011

Georgia Dressage Rider Arrested On Drug, Indecency Charges

Dressage rider and trainer Kenneth Acebal, Alpharetta, Ga., was arrested on June 8 and is being charged with methamphetamine possession and indecent exposure.

After receiving a tip from a truck driver who had “seen a naked man in a Cadillac SUV driving on State Route 19 near Cumming,” Forsyth County (Ga.) deputies sought out the vehicle, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

June 12, 2011

Rocky W Knocks Out A Win In The Upperville Jumper Classic

June 12, Upperville, Va.

Heavy thunderclouds were rolling in as the final riders completed their first rounds in the $75,000 Upperville Jumper Classic during the final day of the Upperville Colt and Horse Show (Va.).

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