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November 25, 2014

Sponsorship Agreement Relocates Wellington Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Qualifier To Ocala

The FEI Nations Cup originally slated to run March 3-8, 2015, in Wellington, Fla., will now be held at the HITS showgrounds in Ocala, Fla., due to the termination of a sponsorship agreement. Equestrian Sport Productions, usual host of the event at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, will still host a $100,000 FEI Nations Cup competition on Feb. 27 during Week 8 of the Winter Equestrian Festival, but it will not be a qualifier for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup series final, due to the Winter Equestrian Festival's longtime commitment to main sponsor Rolex.

November 13, 2014

Caroline Roffman Sustains Injuries In Fall

Grand Prix dressage rider Caroline Roffman suffered a head gash, requiring 20 staples, and serious bruising on her right side after falling with a young horse and being pinned against the arena wall at her Lionshare Dressage facility in Palm Beach Point, Fla., on Nov. 12.

October 19, 2014

Mändli Makes His Mark In Harrisburg

Harrisburg, Pa.—Oct. 18     

Beat Mändli is new to the American show jumping scene this year, but he's making a loud entrance. On the two-time Olympian's first trip to Harrisburg, he took the top call in the $85,000 Grand Prix de Penn National, the open jumper speed championship two days prior, scooping up the leading rider award to boot, with Antares F, competitor McLain Ward's 2012 Olympic Games mount.

October 16, 2014

Harrisburg Highlights Willow's Winning Strength

Harrisburg, Pa.—Oct. 16  

Top show jumper Kent Farrington had a choice to make when considering a mount for the $40,000 Pennsylvania Big Jump class at the Pennsylvania National. He'd had solid results on Blue Angel and Voyeur all summer, but as he counted down the weeks to Harrisburg, his choice of mount for the tight indoor arena was clear and simple: Willow. 

And when they put in the fastest round on Michel Vaillancourt's technical track, his decision was validated.

October 5, 2014

Ransom Takes No Prisoners In WCHR Junior Challenge

Upper Marlboro, Md.—Oct. 5

Sure Ransom was a pre-green horse getting his feet wet in the show ring just last year, and Capital Challenge marked his very first indoor, but with Vivian Yowan up, there was enough confidence to go around for the two of them. 

Yowan piloted the bay gelding to the top of the World Champion Hunter Rider Junior Challenge over 32 other competitors, scoring a 92, 90 and 89.

October 4, 2014

Farmer Takes Her Turn For WCHR Pro Finals Title

Upper Marlboro, Md.—Oct. 3     

Besides the only rookie in the competition, Tara Metzner, Kelley Farmer was the only professional who competed in the World Champion Hunter Rider Pro Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show that hadn't won the title before.

"It's a relief!" she said with a laugh. "My horse [Mindful] won tonight. He's an amazing animal, and I could not have done it without that horse."

September 24, 2014

The Lost And Found Live Oak Foxhound

On May 23, 19 couple of Live Oak hounds made their way to Morven Park in Leesburg, Va., to show at the Virginia Foxhound Show. Live Oak MFH Daphne Wood never expected that one of her hounds—the champion crossbred hound of the Southern Hound Show in their hometown of Monticello, Fla., the month before—would end up missing in action for the next four months in Virginia hunt country.

But after he broke loose that day, Charter was on the lam until Sept. 17.

August 15, 2014

Colvin Keeps A Cool Head To Lead Classic Round Of USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 15           

Tori Colvin never gets nervous to compete, not even going into the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association International Hunter Derby Championships, held Aug. 15-16 in Lexington, Ky. And even though Inclusive hasn't seen a derby course since last year, and the derbies aren't Colvin's main priority, the pair radiated confidence to earn the top spot in the Classic Round. 

August 14, 2014

Ringside Chat With Tori Colvin: New Adventures

Junior superstar rider Tori Colvin is making some big changes and the Chronicle caught up with her to find out what the future holds. Colvin is most known for her domination in the junior hunter ring with Betsee Parker's string of horses like Inclusive, Way Cool, Ovation and others.

Recently, Parker bought Clearway, the horse Lillie Keenan rode to win the Pessoa/USEF Medal Finals (Pa.) and the ASPCA Maclay Finals (Ky.) last year, for Colvin to show in the equitation division.

August 9, 2014

Munson Makes Good Her U.S. Pony Jumper Individual Championship Goal

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 9        

When Genevieve Munson learned that the youngest person to have won the U.S. Pony Jumper Individual Championship was 12 years old, she took that as a personal challenge to set a new record. And the 10-year-old followed through on that goal with the blue roan mare Bluebelle at the U.S. Equestrian Federation Pony Finals, Aug. 4-10, competition.

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