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April 5, 2015

Five Things You Didn't Know About Jennie Brannigan

You might know all about Jennie Brannigan’s longtime partnership with Cambalda and her recent victory in The Fork CIC*** (N.C.), but here are five things you might be surprised to know about her.

If she wasn’t a professional eventer…

April 4, 2015

Cambalda Comes Through For Brannigan At The Fork CIC***

April 4—Norwood, N.C.

Some riders have events that just go their way and for Jennie Brannigan, The Fork has proven to be her lucky place.

But it’s not just luck that gave Brannigan the CIC*** win this weekend.  Brannigan’s never placed worse than third in the division with Nina Gardner’s Cambalda, and things have been looking up for the 27-year-old since last year.

April 3, 2015

Competitors and Their Canine Companions

While it's fun covering all of the equine action during a big competition like The Fork, sometimes the most interesting stories happen back in the barns.

We took a stroll through stabling and found a few top riders who shared stories of their best friends of the canine persuasion.

Tamra Smith's French Bulldog, Pig, loves to come to horse shows. Photo by Lindsay Berreth.

Tamra Smith and Pig

April 3, 2015

Brannigan Is Best At The Fork CIC***

April 3—Norwood, N.C.

Jennie Brannigan found herself in a familiar position with Nina Gardner’s Cambalda this afternoon as she jumped another stylish double-clear in the CIC*** at The Fork to slip into the lead headed into cross-country.

Brannigan and “Ping” rarely have rails in competition and they have an impressive track record at The Fork, winning in 2011, placing second in 2013 and third last year.

April 2, 2015

A Little Time Goes A Long Way For Halliday-Sharp At The Fork CIC***

April 2—Norwood, N.C.

Liz Halliday-Sharp has led the dressage at several of her spring events on Fernhill By Night this season, but when given five minutes of warm up at The Fork CIC*** this morning, even she was understandably nervous about the outcome.

April 6, 2014

Halpin Is Spot On For The Win At The Fork CIC***

Norwood, N.C. - April 6

Throughout the weekend at The Fork, the scores in the CIC*** were extremely tight. Multiple three-, four- and even a five-way tie after dressage meant every rail and every second on cross-country would count.

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