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June 3, 2013

Updated: Germany Out Of Furusiyya Nations Cup Contention

The German show jumping team’s withdrawal from the St. Gallen (Switzerland) qualifier leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup has effectively ended the nation’s bid to participate in the series final.

The June 1 competition was the Germans’ first nominated event for points gathering in the 2013 Furusiyya series. But when massive rainfall amounts in the 24 hours prior to the start took their toll on the course, chef d’equipe Otto Becker announced his riders would not compete.

April 25, 2013

Brannigan's Ride Rescheduled After Horse Fall

Jennie Brannigan’s first appearance at Rolex Kentucky has just barely gotten underway, and she’s already endured a competitor’s nightmare. This morning at around 8:30 a.m. her horse Cambalda got loose and slipped and fell on concrete.

“My groom was lunging him, and he spun and got loose from her and ran off,” said Brannigan, who didn’t witness the accident herself but got a first-hand account from friend and fellow competitor Hawley Bennett-Awad.

March 9, 2013

Dutton Does It Again At Red Hills CIC***

March 9—Tallahassee, Fla.

Phillip Dutton wasn’t trying to win the Red Hills CIC*** again, he swears. It just happened that way.

But that doesn’t mean it was an accident, either.

March 8, 2013

Little Makes A Big Impression At Red Hills

March 8—Tallahassee, Fla.

Marilyn Little will be racing herself on the cross-country course tomorrow for the win in the Red Hills CIC***, as her two entries, RF Smoke On The Water and RF Demeter, are just .3 points apart in first and second, respectively.

March 2, 2013

Bouvier Killed In Cross-Country Fall

Veteran four-star event rider Bruno Bouvier of France was killed in a fall during the cross-country phase of the Barroca D’Alva CIC** in Portugal at 3:30 p.m., Western European Time, today.

November 19, 2012

Foran Tops Emerging Athletes Program Finals

Lake Forest, Ill., rider Stephen Foran came away the winner of the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association’s Emerging Athletes Program Finals on Nov. 18. The 17-year-old high school senior competed against a group of 16 riders over the course of the clinic, held over four days at Fields and Fences in Gurnee, Ill.

“I’m still pinching myself,” said Foran, who trains with his father, Steve Foran, at the family’s Liberty Farm. “I can’t really put into words how badly I wanted this when I was coming here."

August 7, 2012

Lamaze Says He’ll Boycott Future Team Rides

August 7—London.

Eric Lamaze, the anchor of Canada’s show jumping team and reigning Olympic individual gold medalist, has vowed not to compete on any teams until his national federation steps up its public support of rider Tiffany Foster.

Foster’s horse Victor was disqualified from the Olympic show jumping competition on Aug. 6 under the Federation Equestre Internationale’s hypersensitivity protocol.

August 5, 2012

Canadian Olympic Jumper Disqualified

August 5—London.

Victor, ridden by Tiffany Foster of Canada, was disqualified from the Olympic show jumping competition today under the Fédération Equestre Interationale’s hypersensitivity protocol.

The 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding was one of 70 jumping horses tested today and was the only one deemed hypersensitive, on his left front leg around a small superficial cut on his coronet band.

July 31, 2012

Martin Withdraws In Final Olympic Eventing Inspection

July 31—London, England

The Olympic eventing field has narrowed by six after the final horse inspection this morning, and both the U.S. and Canadian squads suffered losses.

Boyd Martin, the lead-off rider of the event, presented Otis Barbotiere, but after being sent to the holding box, he withdrew.

June 10, 2012

Holling Hoists The Trophy At Volvo Bromont CCI***

Bromont, Quebec—June 10

Jonathan Holling doesn’t exactly look back and remember the small injury that kept Downtown Harrison out of the 2011 Pan American Games (Mexico) with fondness. But after winning the Volvo Bromont CCI*** today with the 8-year-old Thoroughbred/Trakehner cross gelding owned by his mother, Constance Holling, he could definitely see the silver lining in the six weeks his horse had to take off last fall.

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