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September 29, 2010

WEG Eventing Field Narrows By Four After First Jog

Lexington, Ky.—Sept. 29

There will be four fewer horses starting the eventing competition at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games today.

The field of 84 starters reduced to 80 after U.S.-based Mexican rider Escipion Mendivil’s horse Azteca was spun. Mendivil, who was slated to compete as an individual, was the last rider of the day to present, and the ground jury failed to accept his 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding after seeing it jog twice.

September 26, 2010

Ponton Pulls Off Another Huge Endurance Win At The WEG

Lexington, Ky.—Sept. 26

Seven weeks ago, Spanish rider Maria Mercedes Alvarez Ponton was giving birth to her first child, but today, Sept. 26, she was back in the saddle and back at the top of her game at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Alvarez Ponton crossed the finish line first aboard Nobby, the 15-year-old bay Arabian with whom she won the 2009 Endurance World Championship (Italy) and the 2008 World Championship (Malaysia). The pair’s final time was 7:35:44.

September 14, 2010

U.S. WEG Eventing Team Announced

After the completion of the mandatory outing held in conjunction with the Land Rover USEA American Eventing Championships, U.S. Equestrian Federation officials named the 2010 Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Ky., today, Sept. 14.

The team consists of:

September 13, 2010

Taking The Secrets Out Of Eventing Team Selection

Mike Huber doesn’t have to think too hard when asked about the most frustrating misconception he’s encountered in his job as a U.S. eventing team selector. It’s right at the tip of his tongue.

September 12, 2010

Courageous Comet Adds American Eventing Champion To His Accolades

Becky Holder put some pressure on herself this weekend at the Land Rover USEA American Eventing Championships, and it was evident when she led the advanced division victory gallop today, Sept. 12, that she’d risen to the occasion in Fairburn, Ga.

September 11, 2010

Holder Has Her Day In The AEC Sun

Becky Holder’s Courageous Comet spent his winter rolling in the red Georgia clay, but today, Sept. 11, he was sparkling clean and back to running across it—and running fast.

Holder, of nearby Palmetto, Ga., rode into the lead with one of only two double-clear cross-country rounds in the advanced division the Land Rover USEA American Eventing Championships at Chattahoochee Hills in Fairburn.

September 10, 2010

Springer Goes Straight Into The Advanced AEC Lead

It was all Allison Springer today, Sept. 10, at the Land Rover USEA American Eventing Championships.

Springer, Middleburg, Va., went early in the division, which stretched from 8:08 a.m. to 5:08 p.m., but her score of 35.7 with Arthur held over everyone else’s in the 51-horse advanced division dressage in Fairburn, Ga.

August 29, 2010

It’s O, Canada For O’Hanlon At Richland Park

It had been almost a year since Selena O’Hanlon and Colombo had posted a double-clear show jumping round, so that in itself felt like victory enough when they left the arena at the Richland Park CIC*** today, Aug. 29.

August 28, 2010

Chambers Keeps His Grip On The CIC*** At Richland Park

Nate Chambers is up against six horse-and-rider combinations short-listed for this fall’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, but he kept cool under pressure today at the Richland Park CIC***. Chambers and Rolling Stone II beat out those four-star challengers and plenty of other experienced pairs in the dressage on Thursday (45.9), and they maintained their lead today, Aug. 28, with a double-clear cross-country round in Richland, Mich.

July 9, 2010

FEI Reprimands Ground Jury For Morrissey Incident

The Fédération Equestre Internationale announced today, July 9, that formal warnings have been issued to the ground jury members officiating during U.S. rider Michael Morrissey’s whipping incident at the $75,000 CSI** Grand Prix in Wellington, Fla., on Feb. 27.

The members of the ground jury included: President Thomas Thomson (USA), Jose Gamarra (BOL), Ralph Alfano (USA) and Neil O'Connor (USA).

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