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September 11, 2009

Time Tests Many On Today's Cross-Country

While several dressage winners made their cross-country courses look easy today, Friday, Sept. 11, not everyone could keep a hold of their leads.

Horses in the advanced division jumped well, but overnight leaders Leslie Law and Evening Shade added 8.8 time faults to their score to drop to fourth. That opened the door for Nate Chambers, whose brilliant double-clear go—the only one in the division—with his longtime partner Rolling Stone II lifted him into the lead (32.1).

September 10, 2009

Day 1 Brings Surprising Dressage Results

Leslie Law started out on top in the advanced division of the Bit Of Britain/USEA American Eventing Championships today, Thursday, Sept. 10, but it wasn’t aboard his usual suspect.

Beatrice and Guy Rey-Herme’s usually-unbeatable Fleeceworks Mystere du Val played second fiddle today to his stablemate, Peter Green’s Evening Shade, who leads the top division on a mark of 27.5.

September 14, 2008

The AECs Come To An Early End

With flood warnings in effect, portions of the nearest interstate highway closed and the promise of several more inches of precipitation over the next 48 hours, it came as no surprise to anyone at the Lamplight Equestrian Center that officials announced an early end to the American Eventing Championships today, Sept. 13.

September 13, 2008

Weather Woes Force Schedule Changes

Yesterday’s steady rain turned into a downpour overnight, forcing organizers to re-evaluate the packed AEC schedule for today, Sept. 13. The ground jury deemed the cross-country course too sloppy for the advanced, intermediate and preliminary divisions, so those riders are now scheduled to saddle up this afternoon for show jumping.

September 12, 2008

Mendell, Miller and MacDonald Jump To Muddy Wins

Show jumping action kicked off amid fog and drizzle at 8 a.m. today, Sept. 12, but that didn't dampen any of the excitement as the biggest championship divisions concluded, the second day of cross-country commenced and the upper-level riders hit the dressage arena.

September 11, 2008

Neely Digs In To Hold On To The Lead

After yesterday’s dressage competition at the American Eventing Championships in Wayne, Ill., Kelsey Neely and Zula staked out a claim at the top of the junior beginner novice leaderboard, and today, Sept.11, she had to dig in her heels to hold onto the lead—literally.

September 10, 2008

MacDonald Makes An Impression On Dressage Day

The local rider sits first and second after the first day of dressage.

The first day of the Wellpride American Eventing Championships couldn't have gone much better for hometown favorite Tera MacDonald.

September 16, 2007

Rails At All Levels Rearrange The Final Standings

Corinne Ashton of Massachusetts and Dobbin emerged the winners in the advanced division at the AEC today, Sept. 16, after dropping only one rail in show jumping to move up from their previous place in fourth, with 36.5 total penalties. Overnight leaders Becky Holder and Courageous Comet pulled four poles, dropping to eighth overall, and Darren Chiacchia and Windfall II dropped two, but still moved up to second from their previous third. John Williams and Sloopy, who had been second after cross-country, had 12 jumping and 1 time fault to drop to sixth.

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