A few weeks ago, I was flipping through bound volumes of the Chronicle from 1965, looking for a few photos to feature in this Throwback Thursday column. And I found this one, of the legendary George H. Morris on a chestnut mare named Triplicate.
George H. Morris on Triplicate. Photo by Tarrance Photos
Sara Kozumplik Murphy laughs softly as she recalls what went through her mind walking up to the Burghley Bounce Bank in 2002.
“You have to remember, I was really young then, so honestly, everything about Burghley was a bit overwhelming!” she said. “That fence was absolutely enormous and to this day it’s the biggest thing I’ve ever seen on a cross-country course, and I have a lot more experience now."
Hampton Classic Executive Director Shanette Barth-Cohen today confirmed that on Friday, Aug. 28, Devin Ryan, a competitor at the Hampton Classic, held Aug. 23-30 in Bridgehampton, N.Y., was banned from competing further at the show due to concerns about horse welfare violations.
“The Hampton Classic considers the welfare of the horse to be of utmost importance and has absolutely no tolerance for abuse. Our position on horse abuse and animal welfare is well known and clearly stated in our prize list,” read Barth-Cohen’s statement.
U.S. eventer Laine Ashker is in England for the famed Land Rover Burghley CCI**** with her beloved Anthony Patch (or "Al"). And she's taking the Chronicle along for the ride via Instagram. She's the Chronicle's guest-grammer for the weekend!
It's the jump crew dive heard 'round the world, as a member of the jump crew at the FEI European Championships was standing in the track as Ireland's Cian O'Connor galloped around the turn. It was the second round of the Nations Cup team competition, and O'Connor and Good Luck encountered the man on the turn to the 11th fence and then had the 11th fence down.