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October 3, 2010

Jung And Great Britain Hang On For Golds

Lexington, Ky.—Oct. 3

There were scarcely any words to describe German rider Michael Jung’s individual gold-medal performance with La Biosthetique-Sam FBW. He finished just as he started the weekend—in first place on a 33.0.

But William Fox-Pitt of Great Britain, who finished 9 points behind Jung for silver, said it best: “It was Michael Jung: 1, and the rest: nowhere.”

October 3, 2010

Update On Fernhill Clover Mist

Irish rider Patricia Ryan’s horse Fernhill Clover Mist, who was eliminated by officials after bolting uncontrollably during cross-country at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games yesterday, Oct. 2, sustained a major hock injury according William Micklem.

September 30, 2010

Deitermann Stakes A Strong Dressage Lead In Eventing

Lexington, Ky.—Sept. 30

There’s a lot of yellow, red and black near the top of the standings after Day 1 of eventing dressage at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. German riders took three of the top four placings, with only William Fox-Pitt of Great Britain sneaking into the pack of leaders.

September 29, 2010

Karen O’Connor Added To Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team

After Kim Severson did not present Tipperary Liadhnan at this morning's eventing first horse inspection at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, U.S. Equestrian Federation officials announced that Karen O'Connor and Mandiba, who were slated to compete as individuals, will now ride on the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team.

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.

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