Burghley XC Spills & Thrills

Lauren Kieffer

Still no replay up of the cross country rides. This compilation shows the problems that were had on course, with a few fences causing a lot of the problems. I hope Burghley posts the XC replay soon because I’d like to see the course ridden without the problems. There were some scary moments shown in […]

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Burghley XC takes casualties

Going into today’s cross-country course at Burghley, riders were already talking about how tough the course would be. That proved to be correct. Out of 64 starters, just 33 made it through the finish flags; 22 added no jumping faults; and only one horse and rider combo — Piggy French on Vanir Kamira — made […]

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#ride4Ashley

Ashley Stout

Whenever I see a large jump in views on my blog, my heart sinks. Usually it means that there has been a rotational fall somewhere in the world (my post, What is a Rotational Fall and How can They be Prevented) has high Google rankings. Sadly, yesterday that prediction came true. Thirteen-year old Ashley Stout […]

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Oliver Townend and Cooly Master Class Hold onto the Lead after XC

Oliver Towned and Cooly Master Class Lindsay Berreth Photo

Oliver Townend and Cooly Master Class retained their lead after XC today in Kentucky, adding just 1.2 time faults to their dressage score. This gives him less than a rail over Boyd Martin who moved up to second on Tsetserleg (I do have a liking for dark brown Trakehners!) Note: “Coolio” lost a shoe mid-way […]

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More Cancellations at WEG plus XC Results

Ingrid Klimke and SAP Hale Bob OLD

Here’s the good news: cross country day at WEG went well. The footing held up and the course was challenging but not dangerous. There were 26 numbered obstacles (40 total jumping efforts when taking all the direct routes, after 23A and 24B ) and the time limit was 10 minutes flat. Ingrid Klimke and SAP […]

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XC Day for WEG and Blenheim!

Today there is an abundance of Cross Country to watch from the comfort of your arm chair — the World Equestrian Games in At the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, SC, cross country began at 11 a.m. EST; at Blenheim in the UK, the day has wrapped up. You can watch the recording of the […]

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Jung poised for 4th win in Kentucky

Michael Jung

An impressive cross country round put Michael Jung and fischerRocana FST just one second over the optimum time at 11:04. They sit on a score of 27.5 headed into Stadium Jumping tomorrow. Will Jung continue his winning streak? He’ll need to have nerves of steel. Yesterday’s leader, Marilynn Little, dropped to 6th place after racking […]

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