Michael Jung wins Burghley

It should come as no surprise that Michael Jung won Burghley. The only small surprise is that it should be on La Biosthetique Sam FBW and not FischerRocana FST, with whom he led after dressage — and who fell in the water less than two minutes into his cross country round! Jung had a picture […]

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Micheal Jung wins Rolex on FischerRocanna FST

It came down to one rail. One very costly rail — as the difference between first and second place at Rolex is $56,000. That one rail moved Tim Price and Wesko down to second place, moving Michael Jung and his fabulous mare, FischerRocanna up to the win. The 10-year old mare finished on her dressage […]

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After Day 2 of RK3DE Michael Jung is tied for the lead

As expected, the second day of dressage in Kentucky ended with Michael Jung in first place with a score of 36.3 on La Biosthetique Sam FBW. What was not anticipated was that Tim Price tied for the lead riding his 12-year old Dutch gelding Wesko. William Fox-Pitt is sitting in third place on 2014 Rolex […]

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Gravity defying cross country saves

What’s the difference between a good event rider and a great one? Certainly one thing is their “stickability” and shear determination. Here are some gravity defying videos from some of the great riders who are NOT going to touch the ground! Let me know if you have any favorite cross country “save” videos that should […]

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Jock Paget wins Badminton on Clifton Promise

In the end it wasn’t Michael Jung who foiled the Grand Slam Contenders, it was Jock Paget — a former bricklayer who won Badminton on his very first attempt. He is only the second rider after Mark Todd to win Badminton their first time out! Paget finished on his dressage score of 39.7 penalty points. […]

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Michael Jung leads Badminton after Cross Country

Will Michael Jung and La Biosthetique Sam FBW spoil the attempt of the Grand Slam contenders Nicholson and Fox-Pitt? Jung finished cross country on his dressage score, despite a bobble over the first fence into the water, landing in the wrong direction for the next two fences. It took some very skilled riding to get […]

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Grand Slam Showdown begins!

As I mentioned at the end of Rolex, two riders are poised to win eventing’s Grand Slam — Andrew Nicholson and William Fox-Pitt have each have one two of the three legs. (Note: the situation was in part created because Badminton was cancelled last year — the Grand Slam is awarded for winning the three […]

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