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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.

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.

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