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September 10, 2011

Kjellstrom Takes Training Amateur Title At Nutrena/USEA American Eventing Championships

Fairburn, Ga., Sept. 10

Anna Kjellstrom bought her Nutrena/USEA American Eventing Championships training amateur champion Blue Stockings as a yearling, but he wasn’t always destined for the cross-country course.

“ ‘Barney’ started out as a research horse,” said Kjellstrom, Versailles, Ky., whose husband, Joe Pagan, is the president of Kentucky Equine Research, a feed and supplement development company.

September 9, 2011

Eykamp Holds The Lead At Nutrena/USEA American Eventing Championships

Fairburn, Ga., Sept. 9

After an elegant dressage test to top the open intermediate division of the Nutrena/U.S. Eventing Association American Eventing Championships yesterday, Kadi Eykamp and Double Rivers Really Cool cruised around the Ritch Temple-designed cross-country course, cementing a nearly 9-point lead.

“Cross-country is just his thing,” said Eykamp of her 6-year-old Canadian Thoroughbred gelding. “I had to slow him down a little so that we didn’t go too fast, but it’s just such a lovely galloping course that making time is something you can do.”

September 12, 2010

Courageous Comet Adds American Eventing Champion To His Accolades

Becky Holder put some pressure on herself this weekend at the Land Rover USEA American Eventing Championships, and it was evident when she led the advanced division victory gallop today, Sept. 12, that she’d risen to the occasion in Fairburn, Ga.

September 11, 2010

Holder Has Her Day In The AEC Sun

Becky Holder’s Courageous Comet spent his winter rolling in the red Georgia clay, but today, Sept. 11, he was sparkling clean and back to running across it—and running fast.

Holder, of nearby Palmetto, Ga., rode into the lead with one of only two double-clear cross-country rounds in the advanced division the Land Rover USEA American Eventing Championships at Chattahoochee Hills in Fairburn.

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