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October 7, 2010

U.S. Fails To Medal In Team Show Jumping

Lexington, Ky.—Oct. 6

The U.S. team got off to a remarkably good start in the show jumping competition at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games when Mario Deslauriers and McLain Ward placed first and second in the speed leg and put the team in first. Their case of four-faultitis dropped them to third, but still within striking distance for a medal. 

But tonight, it all fell apart. 

October 7, 2010

The United States Leads WEG Team Vaulting After The Compulsory Round

After the compulsory round, the U.S. team took an early lead in the team vaulting competition at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. On Oct. 6, the United States scored 7,207 to lead over perennial powerhouses Germany (6,996) and Austria (6,990).

“We went out there, and we just took charge,” said Devon Maitozo, coach and team member of the U.S. team, the Free Artists Creative Equestrians. “I feel like we did one of the best sets we’ve ever done. I saw people reaching their potential in a lot of places and very few mistakes.

October 6, 2010

Germany Grabs WEG Show Jumping Gold

Lexington, Ky.—Oct. 6

With the scores as tight as they were going into the team final for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games show jumping gold, there was no room for error. And Germany made no errors, putting three clean rounds on the books to clinch the title.

October 5, 2010

It's Going To Be A Crazily Close Competition For The Show Jumping Team Medals

Oct. 5 Lexington, Ky.

The U.S. riders caught a poorly timed case of that dreaded show jumping plague, the four-faultitis, today at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. No American rider put a clear round on the board, and they dropped from first to third. “None of our rubs went our way today,” said McLain Ward.

October 5, 2010

U.S. Doesn't Have The Best Of Mornings In Nations Cup

Lexington, Ky., Oct. 5

U.S. show jumping hopes were dashed somewhat today. At the end of the morning session of the first round of the Nations Cup of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the U.S. team hadn’t put a clean round on the board and had dropped from first to fourth. Germany (9.80) has taken over the lead, with Canada (12.93) second and Brazil (13.49) in third. The U.S. team now has 14.69 faults to their name.

October 4, 2010

U.S. Blazes The Trail On Day One

Lexington, Ky., Oct. 4

George Morris held a U.S. team meeting yesterday, and in it, he advised his riders to walk the speed leg course Conrad Homfeld set for today, consider their horses, and make a plan to win.

September 12, 2010

It's A Big Payday For Sapphire In Saugerties

Before I left Virginia to travel to Saugerties, N.Y., to cover the Pfizer $1Million Grand Prix, I updated my Facebook status to “I’m off to New York to watch Sapphire win again.” The message was a bit tongue-in-cheek, because obviously anyone can win on any given Sunday, and because it seems a bit ridiculous that Sapphire would win again.

September 8, 2010

Journey To The WEG: The Stars Have Aligned To Guide Lauren Hough On Her Way To The WEG

In this monthly series leading up to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in September and October, we watch a different competitor prepare for competition each month.

Lauren Hough has known that Quick Study has the talent to jump with the best in the world since she started riding him four years ago. But it wasn’t until this year that he’s been truly ready for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

September 7, 2010

Insurance For Horse People: Farm Insurance Will Cover Everything Including The Tack Room Sink

Curious about insurance for horse owners? Check out this three-part series that covers horse insurance, liability insurance and farm insurance. Sponsored by Taylor Harris Insurance Services.

Homeowner’s insurance is pretty much standard when you purchase a house. But what if the house has a 10-stall barn, riding ring and machine shed housing a tractor behind it?

Then you’re looking at farm insurance.

August 31, 2010

Van Grunsven Will Compete In Reining At WEG

Since Dutch reiner Jurgen Pouls had to step down from his spot on the Dutch team for the Alltech World Equestrian Games, Anky van Grunsven has been called up from her spot as reserve to ride for the team with Whizashiningwalla BB.

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