Category archives for: Eventing

Billys, Flettner Fly at Galway

Lauren Billys and Ballingowan Ginger jump cross country at Galway Downs.

With a fast cross-country round, Lauren Billys of Visalia, CA, grabbed the lead in the CCI2* on Ballingowan Ginger and held on in the show jumping, despite lowering one rail (54.8). Her score was enough to better Zachary Brandt on Cavallino Cocktail (57.5) and Bea di Grazia on Lad’s Night Out (60.5). Byllis won $2,000 […]

Malibu Creek Bubbles Up in Agoura

Hunter rider in the arena at Malibu Creek Equestrian Center.

There’s a new presence on the West Valley horse scene, the Malibu Creek Equestrian Center, which in August opened under new management on the site formerly known as Pegasus.  That comes as welcome news to those who had heard the venue might be developed for non-equestrian use. But owner Philip Atwell says he’s in it […]

German Eventers Take Team, Indie Gold

Germany's eventing team on the podium with its gold medals.

  German eventers mined their frontrunner status into Olympic Gold, winning both the team and individual medals. Michael Jung won the individual Gold on Sam, and made history as the first rider to hold the European, World and dual Olympic titles simultaneously. And he did it all on his 30th birthday! “You always dream that […]

US finishes fifth on XC

The USA's Phillip Dutton and Mystery Whisper on course for cross country.

The U.S. Olympic Eventing Team climbed into fifth place with three strong cross country rounds around Sue Benson’s testing cross country course against the stunning backdrop of Greenwich Park. Germany continues to lead the team effort on a score of 124.7 followed closely by Great Britain (130.2) and Sweden (131.4). New Zealand is on a […]

Olympic Eventing Kicks Off

Boyd Martin and Otis Barbotiere do an extended trot

Greenwich, UK –  2012 Olympic equestrian competition got underway today  with Eventing Dressage, which featured three of the five American horses. Boyd Martin was the very first rider in the ring on Otis Barbotiere and made the most of his first Olympic experience, having the best test of the horse’s career so far. The venue […]

Cal Riders Main Event at Rebecca Farm

Kristi Nunnink and R-Star accept their first place honors, including a bouquest of red roses, for their win.

Kristi Nunnink and R-Star topped the CIC3* competition at The Event at Rebecca Farm this weekend, the first among three California riders to top the leaderboard at the USEA competition in Kalispell, MT, July 12-15. After leading each event in the three-day competition, Nunnink (Auburn, CA) and her 11-year-old U.S.-bred Holsteiner mare performed a near-flawless […]

Tryon death ruled overdose

Amy Tryon on the dark bay horse Coal Creek.

The King County medical examiner’s office in Seattle says Olympic equestrian Amy Tryon died of an accidental drug overdose, the Associated Press reports. KING-TV reports the medical examiner’s report says she died of an acute combined opiate overdose, including Oxycodone. The 42-year-old former firefighter and eventing champion died April 12. Tryon rode for the U.S. […]

A Different View of Rolex

Woman in a brightly-colored coat of geometric pattern leads a bay horse.

Every time I drive into the Kentucky Horse Park, my heart skips a beat. After a dry, dusty (but exciting!) winter on the SoCal Desert Circuit, the part of my nature that was imprinted growing up in Washington State starts dreaming about green grass, spunky horses and the unpredictability of a Kentucky spring. Landing in […]

USEF clarifies ‘Grand Slam’ rules

William Fox-Pitt and Parklane Hawk splash through a cross-country jump at Rolex.

Following the cancellation in late April of the 2012 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials due to flooding, a clarification of what it takes to win the Rolex Grand Slam of eventing was issued by the United States Equestrian Federation and Rolex. The Grand Slam prize of $350,000is awarded to any rider who consecutively wins each […]

Badminton Cancelled

Woman standing in a flooded field at Badminton

The Mitsubishi Badminton Horse Trials have been cancelled for the first time since 1987 due to rain and flooding. The CCI4* eventing competition had been scheduled to take place May 4-7 in England. The news comes as a major disappointment to British eventers preparing for the 2012 Summer Olympics, as well as for countryman William […]

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