Two (or is it three) Sapphire foals born!

Now here’s a tale of a modern breeding operation that makes your head spin. There is a lot of Sapphire DNA at Blue Chip Farms in Walkill, NY. Two foals carried via surrogate for Sapphire, McLain Ward’s fabulous show jumper, were born on June 22nd. A filly, sired by Heartbreaker, was born first followed 13 […]

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Cloned horses cleared for Olympic competition

Following the Fédération Equestre Internationale Bureau’s spring meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, the FEI  announced that cloned horses may now compete in international competitions, including the Olympics. This decision reverses the organization’s position in 2007, when it said that, “The competitive equestrian couple of horse and rider are both acknowledged as athletes by the FEI. The […]

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The Gem Twist story isn’t over

Gem Twist (1979-2006) was a legendary jumper. Bred by Frank Chapot, this American Thoroughbred gelding had a stellar career as a Grand Prix jumper. His wins included two silver medals at the 1988 Olympics, three “American Grand Prix Association Horse of the Year” titles, and won more than $800,000. When he was euthanized at the […]

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