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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No Stirrups? No Problem

Maya Simmons no stirrups

Wow! I was impressed by the jump through the water where Maya Simmons lost her stirrups. “When he hit the landing, he just pecked. He hit hard, and my feet went flying behind me, and I went onto his neck. I think when I did that, the pressure of my feet pulled the leathers off […]

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Who hasn’t dreamed of this . . .

Golf course

Perfectly groomed green fairways with gentle, rolling hills. How perfect they would be to gallop through if it wasn’t for those pesky holes. As a kid, it was one of my fantasies. Right up there with sneaking into the pasture across the road from my grandparents where two horses had taken up residence. I was […]

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After the Finish with Paul Tapner

It’s a thrill to cross the finish line at an event like Burghley, but rarely do we see what happens once the riders jump off. Follow Paul Tapner and Bonza King of Rouges behind the scenes after they finish their cross country round. It’s a real family affair. The pair finished 19th.

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