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Lindsay Berreth

June 17, 2015

One To Watch: Amateur Rider Maggie Deatrick Is Set To Tackle Great Meadow CIC*** On Her Horse Of A Lifetime

Maggie Deatrick may have to drive her three-quarter ton truck into downtown Philadelphia every day so she can head straight to the barn after work, but it’s all so she can juggle her life as a working amateur and an upper level event rider.

This week, Deatrick’s planning to use some of her precious vacation time to compete her 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Divine Comedy at the inaugural Great Meadow International CIC*** in The Plains, Va., where she’ll test her skills against some of the top horses and riders in the country.

June 16, 2015

Eventer Guillaume Pucci Dies After Cross-Country Fall In November

French rider Guillaume Pucci died on June 14, seven months after a fall on cross-country at the Le Pouget CIC** (France) that left him in a medically induced coma.

The 28-year-old rider sustained a cranial hematoma on Nov. 16 when he fell from Schatzie Du Parc at fence 8 on the course. The 9-year-old mare was uninjured in the fall.

June 12, 2015

Ringside Chat: Rebecca Howard Is Back In Business With Riddle Master

After accomplishing her lifelong dream of representing Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games in London with Riddle Master, Rebecca Howard knew it was time for a major life change with her business at home in the United States in a transition period.

So she decided to stay in England and has been based at New Zealand couple Tim and Jonelle Price’s Mere Farm in Wiltshire ever since.

June 7, 2015

Several Held and Three Eliminated In Bromont Final Horse Inspection

Bromont, Quebec - June 7   

Several horses were held throughout all three CCI divisions this morning at the final horse inspection at Bromont.

In the CCI***, all 17 horses presented passed. Colleen Loach's Freespirit was held but passed.

In the CCI**, 27 horses presented. Will Coleman and Tight Lines were asked to jog a second time and were accepted. Selena O'Hanlon's A First Romance, Nobie Cannon's Bust A Groove, and Arden Wildasin's Dusky Shadow were all held but passed upon reinspection.

June 5, 2015

O'Hanlon's Outstanding At Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI***

Bromont, QuebecJune 5

“I didn’t actually come here to prove I could do circles; I came here to get him going back on the cross-country after a very disappointing Rolex,” said Selena O’Hanlon after her dressage test with Foxwood High, which placed them at the top of the leader board at the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI*** on a 46.7.

June 4, 2015

Re-Routing From Rolex

This year’s Rolex Kentucky CCI**** cross-country course proved to be the ultimate test for the 71 horse and rider pairs who tackled it as rainfall throughout the day made the going tough.

Even so, a few experienced four-star pairs surprisingly didn’t complete so we decided to check in and see where they’re headed this season and what went through their minds when things went wrong.

June 3, 2015

Ringside Chat: Jon Holling Is Back In The Tack And Winning

Jonathan Holling’s plans for another go at the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** this spring were thwarted when he broke his leg in a fall from a young horse in March, but he’s on the mend and competing again.

On May 30-31, he picked up an open preliminary win—scoring an impressive 18.4 in dressage—on Downtown Harrison, his 2012 Bromont CCI*** (Quebec) winner who he thought might never compete again after recovering, then reinjuring, a hind suspensory last year.

June 3, 2015

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum Breaks Collarbone

International show jumper Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum broke her collarbone in a fall from a horse at her homebase in Thedinghausen, Germany on June 1. According to her Facebook page, she underwent surgery immediately following the fall.

Michaels-Beerbaum, who rides for Germany, had been scheduled to compete at the Longines Global Champions Tour in Cannes, France on June 11-13, but will miss the show.

May 29, 2015

Eventer Matt Brown Relocates To The East Coast

When Matt Brown and his wife Cecily Clark realized the lease on the property that they run their East West Training Stables out of in Petaluma, Calif., would be expiring sooner than they’d anticipated, the couple had to make a quick decision. After weighing their options, they ultimately decided to relocate to the East Coast this summer in pursuit of Brown’s dreams of representing the U.S. on future teams.

May 28, 2015

Otis Barbotiere Finds New Career As A Show Jumper

Boyd Martin’s 2012 London Olympic Games partner Otis Barbotiere has found a new career as a jumper with young rider Ali Boone, and the gelding is currently leased out to her. Martin explained on his blog that the 13-year-old Selle Français gelding (Quidam De Revel—Java Barbotiere, Veneur De Baugy) owned by the Otis Barbotiere Syndicate was matched up with Boone after her trainer, Lauren Hough, had him in her barn in Florida this winter.

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