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Kat Netzler

April 29, 2012

Five Fewer Will Advance To Final Phase At Rolex Kentucky

Only 27 horses will advance to show jumping at the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** this afternoon.

Two riders—Sara Kozumplik (Manolo Blahnik, 27th) and Marilyn Little-Meredith (RF Rovano Rex, 10th)—withdrew before this morning’s final horse inspection.

The ground jury held four horses for re-inspection: both of Michael Pollard’s mounts, Wonderful Will (28th) and Icarus (19th), Heather Morris’ Slate River (13th) and Barb Crabo’s Eveready (29th).

April 27, 2012

Springer Seizes The Rolex Kentucky Lead

April 27—Lexington, Ky.

Allison Springer has been trying to win Rolex Kentucky with Arthur for years, but in their fifth start in the CCI**** together, she’s changing her tune.

April 25, 2012

First Rolex Kentucky Jog Whittles Field By One

April 25—Lexington, Ky.

The ground jury accepted all but one of the 58 entries presented at this afternoon’s first horse inspection for the Rolex Kentucky CCI****.

Brittany Kart was the unlucky rider to be spun. Her horse Llewellyn was held for re-inspection, and the ground jury did not accept him on his second presentation.

Diana Burnett’s Shigatzi and Kate Hicks’ Belmont were also held, but both passed upon re-inspection.

April 12, 2012

Amy Tryon Passes Away

Eventer Amy Tryon passed away in her sleep today, April 12, at the age of 42. Details on a cause of death have not yet been announced.

Throughout the past decade, Tryon, of Duvall, Wash., was a frequent contender at the four-star level and rode on multiple U.S. squads for international championships. In her first senior championship outing, in 1999, she placed fourth individually at the Pan American Games in Winnipeg.

March 16, 2012

USEF Launches Experience Eventing Website

The U.S. Equestrian Federation, in conjunction with the Eventing Owners Task Force, has launched the Experience Eventing website to connect riders with potential owners and facilitate new syndicates to further eventing in the United States.

March 11, 2012

Dutton Seals The Deal At Red Hills CIC***

March 11—Tallahassee, Fla.

Show jumping spectators at the Red Hills Horse Trials and CIC today were treated not only to a memorable and victorious performance by a newly minted superstar team, but also to a sight even more rare: Phillip Dutton’s pearly whites.

The veteran Dutton isn’t exactly known for being a smiley guy in the saddle, but as he crossed the CIC*** finish line aboard Mystery Whisper this afternoon, his white tie flapping behind him in the breeze and a clear round completed, he finally let the corners of his mouth turn upward.

March 10, 2012

Dutton Lengthens His Lead At Red Hills CIC***

March 10—Tallahassee, Fla.

Phillip Dutton’s dressage lead yesterday was daunting enough for his competitors in the Red Hills CIC***, but it’s even bigger after the completion of cross-country today. Even after picking up 4.8 time faults this afternoon, Dutton, of West Grove, Pa., will show jump his new mount Mystery Whisper tomorrow with three rails in hand over the rest of the pack.

March 9, 2012

Dutton Delivers A Stunning Debut At Red Hills

March 9—Tallahassee, Fla.

In his first two competitions stateside this spring, Mystery Whisper stayed true to his name. The 12-year-old warmblood gelding, who was bred and trained in Australia by Heath Ryan until James Wildasin imported him in December, managed to fly a bit under the radar.

January 10, 2012

USPC Instigates Graduate Pride Campaign

Are you a graduate of the United States Pony Clubs? If so, you’re likely eligible for inclusion in a new online roster of equestrians at

The youth riding organization has created a free “Proud Pony Club Graduate” logo for former members to display on their business websites or social media platforms with a link to the USPC homepage.  And graduates are also invited to submit their name, business logo and a link to their own website for inclusion in their virtual Rolodex.

January 9, 2012

Boyd Martin: Horse And Bone-Breaking Expert

Given his success in European CCIs in recent years, it's easy to forget that at 32, Boyd Martin has spent the majority of his life riding in far less prestigious settings. In fact, it's experiences like breaking horses in Northern Japan and breaking bones in the Australian Outback that made Martin the horseman he is today—the Chronicle's 2011 Overall Horseman of the Year.

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