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Teams and standings for the final League of Nations competiton in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands--The final competition in the League of Nations will be held on Rotterdam on June 21, and it will decide which eight nations will compete in the Final in Barcelona this fall.

McLain Ward on Ilex SportforMcLain Ward on Ilex last winter at WEF (Photo by Sportfot)The U.S. stands fourth of the 10 teams competing for a spot in the Final with 135 points, and Laura Kraut, Callie Schott, Jessie Springsteen and McLain Ward will represent the U.S. in Rotterdam.

Ireland leads with 190 points, followed by Germany, 160, Switzerland,150 points, U.S., 135, Brazil, 125, Sweden,120, Netherlands, 115, and Belgium, France and Great Britain with 85 points each, so for those three teams the pressure will be immense.

Belgium, France and Great Britain will need to finish near the top in Rotterdam if they are to make the cut into the top eight nations that will qualify for the inaugural Final of the brand new series at the Real Club de Polo in Barcelona, Spain on Oct. 6.

After the first two legs, in Abu Dhabi, UAE in February and Ocala in March, with two legs still left to run, there was no great cause for alarm for the sides at the bottom of the League table.

But the cancellation of round three in St Gallen, Switzerland two weeks ago due to adverse weather conditions has changed all that.

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Peter Fenwick awarded the Bryce Wing Trophy

The Maryland Hunt Cup Association announces the presentation of the S. Bryce Wing trophy to Peter R. Fenwick for his outstanding contribution to Maryland timber racing.

Peter Fenwick Douglas LeesPeter Fenwick (Photo by Douglas Lees)The Award is given to a person who has contributed in an exceptional manner to Maryland timber racing,

Peter Fenwick personifies this award that honors the memory of S. Bryce Wing, who was a member of the Maryland Hunt Cup Association from 1939 until his death at age 85 in 1975.

Wing was secretary of the Maryland Hunt Cup from 1956 to 1966 and also president of the National Steeplechase and Hunt Association (now the National Steeplechase Association) from 1948 to 1964.

He was also a member of The Jockey Club and a Master of Foxhounds at Elkridge-Harford.

Mr. Wing’s devotion to horses, hounds, and racing was lifelong.

In 2002, Fenwick volunteered to take on the responsibility as Race Secretary of the Grand National Steeplechase.

He did an extraordinary job during the 20+ years in that position.

Of special note, under his leadership, the Grand National provided opportunities for juniors, some of whom are NSA licensed riders today, to compete at one of Maryland’s prestigious sanctioned timber races.

Fenwick has been associated with the Maryland Hunt Cup since birth, as his father Charles Fenwick Sr. was Race Secretary during Mr. Peter Fenwick’s youth.

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Autopsy report on Chromatic indicated cause of death was severe pulmonary hemorrhage

LEXINGTON, Ky.--KC Branscomb's Chromatic BF died April 18 at the World Cup Final in Riyadh, and the final necropsy report indicated the cause was pulmonary hemorrhaging, which could be attributed to multiple causes.

iyadh logoChromatic, ridden by Jill Humphrey, died a little over two hours after finishing third in the second competition at the World Cup.

“We have received the final necropsy report for Chromatic BF, who passed away at the FEI World Cup Finals in April,” USEF said in a statement updated Tuesday , June 11. “The cause of the death was severe diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage and edema, which could be attributed to multiple causes, including disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), cardiopulmonary failure, shock and exercise-associated fatal pulmonary hemorrhage. The report further indicates that the histopathologic findings raise the suspicion of fatal equine exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage, despite Chromatic BF not exhibiting any overt signs of such condition. According to the final report, the administered medications were not identified as the cause of death. Dr. Stephen Schumacher, USEF Chief Veterinary Officer indicated the necropsy report is not conclusive as to the cause of the hemorrhage and edema.”

Branscomb contends that Chromatic's death was caused by an injection administered by the USEF team veterinarian, despite the fact that that injection had been administered to two other horses at the World Cup and also to many horses previously with no ill results.

That injection included Selevit, Legend, Adequan and arnica and was administered by Dr Ulibarri.

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Laura Kraut and McLain Ward lead the Nations Cup team for Rotterdam

LEXINGTON, Ky.--US Equestrian announced the riders selected to represent the U.S. Jumping Team for the League of Nations Rotterdam CSIO5* held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands from June 19–23.

Nations Cup team forRotterdamThe team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland and Team Leader Lizzy Chesson.

The following riders have been selected to represent the U.S. Jumping Team and are listed in alphabetical order.
• Laura Kraut of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
• Callie Schott of Wellington, Fla.
• Jessica Springsteen of Los Angeles, Calif.
• McLain Ward of Brewster, N.Y.

Competition Information

The League of Nations CSIO5* competition will begin Wednesday, June 19, and will conclude on Sunday, June 23.

The League of Nations competition will take place Friday, June 21, at 4:00 p.m., which is  10:00 a.m. Eastern, while the Grand Prix of Rotterdam CSIO5* will take place Sunday, June 23, at 2:00 p.m., which is 8:00 a.m. Eastern.

Both the Nations Cup and the Grand Prix will be live-streamed on ClipMyHorse.TV/FEI.TV with a ClipMyHorse.TV Premium Membership.

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Timetable for Olympic equestrian events

Today marks the 50-day countdown to the start of the equestrian events at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

equestrian venue for Paris OlympicsEquestrian venue for Paris Olympics

The three Olympic disciplines of Dressage, Eventing and Jumping will take centre stage in the beautiful gardens of the Palace of Versailles from July 26 to Aug. 6, so here are some things you might like to know when marking your calendar and making your plan to follow it from start to finish, whether you are traveling to the French capital or watching the action from afar.

Initially built as a simple hunting lodge, the magnificent Château de Versailles was home to the court of Louis XIV in 1682 and became the epicentre of French royalty. In 1883 it became a national museum open to the public and it was the first French site to be awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979.

The Paris 2024 equestrian events will be competed over its 2,000 acres of parkland, and a temporary outdoor arena, flanked by several stands, has been created on the Etoile Royale esplanade to the west of the Grand Canal at the heart of the palace’s gardens.

The Eventing cross-country course will take competitors across the Canal and along both sides of it, with the Château providing the most stunning backdrop.

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Boyd Martin, Will Coleman and Caroline Pamukcu on U.S. Eventing team for Paris Olympics

LEXINGTON, Ky.--US Equestrian announced the riders and horses selected to represent the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games hosted from July 26 – August 11.

US team forOlympicsEventing competition will be the first equestrian discipline on the overall Paris 2024 sporting schedule and held at the equestrian grounds of Versailles, beginning on Saturday, July 27, and concluding on Monday, July 29.

The U.S. Olympic Eventing Team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Bobby Costello alongside Team Leader Gemma Stobbs, and supported by team veterinarian Dr. Susan Johns, team equine physiotherapist Linda Vegher, team human physiotherapist Jennifer Mitchell, and team farrier Beck Ratte.

“This was a very thorough selection process and after speaking with each of our team members named to this Olympic team, I can say there is a palpable sense of optimism and determination as we enter these final six weeks of meticulous preparation heading into Paris,” said Chef d’Equipe Bobby Costello. “We have firm but realistic expectations together as a team to continue pushing the needle forward for this program. Let’s go USA!”

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Kent Farrington and McLain Ward head Nations Cup team for La Baule

LEXINGTON Ky.--US Equestrian announced the team of riders selected to represent the U.S. Jumping Team at the FEI Jumping Nations Cup La Baule CSIO5* in La Baule, France, from June 6-9, 2024.

La Baule Nations CupThe team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland and Team Leader Lizzy Chesson and supported by U.S. Jumping Team Veterinarian Dr. Heather Sherman and U.S. Jumping Team Equine Therapist Janus Marquis along with the grooms and horse owners.

The following riders have been named to the U.S. Jumping Team and are listed in alphabetical order.
• Karl Cook of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
• Kent Farrington of Wellington, Fla.
• Lillie Keenan of New York, N.Y.
• Aaron Vale of Williston, Fla.
• McLain Ward of Brewster, N.Y.

Competition Information

The CSIO5* competition will begin Thursday, June 6, and will conclude on Sunday, June 9.

The Nations Cup will take place Friday, June 6, at 1:30 p.m., which is 7:30 a.m. ET, while the Rolex Grand Prix will take place Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m., which is 8:00 a.m. ET.

Go to the Event Website for the Schedule, the  Start List and Results.

Young U.S. team for St. Gallen Nations Cup

LEXINGTON, Ky.--US Equestrian announced the team riders selected to represent the U.S. Jumping Team at the League of Nations St. Gallen CSIO5* hosted in St. Gallen, Switzerland, from May 30 - June 2.

St. Gallllen N CThe team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland and Team Leader Lizzy Chesson, and supported by U.S. Jumping Team Veterinarian Dr. Heather Sherman, and U.S. Jumping Team Equine Therapist Janus Marquis along with the grooms and horse owners.

The following riders have been named to the U.S. Jumping Team and are listed in alphabetical order.
• Natalie Dean of Palo Alto, Calif.
• Katie Dinan of Wellington, Fla.
• Callie Schott of Wellington, Fla.
• Spencer Smith of Wellington, Fla.

Competition Information

Competition will begin on Thursday, May 30, with the opening CSIO5* classes, before the start of the League of Nations competition at 4:00 p.m., 10 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, May 31, determining the next round of points for the overall league standings.

The Grand Prix of Switzerland CSIO5* will begin at 2:30 p.m., 8:30 a.m. Eastern, on Sunday, June 2.

The League of Nations St. Gallen CSIO5* will be streamed via FEI TV.

That makes two Nations Cup classes in a row, as the Nations Cup of Rome is this weekend

The Nations Cup in Rome will take place Friday, May 24, at 2:30 p.m., 8:30 a.m. ET, while the Grand Prix will take place Sunday, May 26, at 12:30 p.m., which is 6:30 a.m. ET.

The Fair Hill turf track government cover-up and delay continue

FAIR HILL, Md..--Once again, the hope that someone in the Maryland government would answer questions about the five year delay in getting horses on the Fair Hill turf track has been dashed.

Fair Hill turf course 1Unfortunately, this example of government at its worst continues.

Maryland taxpayers continue to pay through the nose for the upkeep of the unusable track, trainers at Fair Hill Training Center still have no turf track on which to train, and racing fans have no Fair Hill Races to attend.

Ten days ago, Senator Jason Gillian, Maryland Senator for Cecil County, said he would see what he could find out and would follow up.

Today, Tuesday May 21, Chelsea Sniegowski called from the Senator's office to say that the Senator's chief of staff had "reached out to the Department of Natural Resources," and that the "DNR will organize a meeting over the summer."

More delay - again refusing to say if anyone was in charge of deciding when the track will be opened.

"We have someone, one of the directors of the DNR, that we work with, but we can't give out his name," said Sniegowski.

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Don Yovanovich presented with the Stalwart of Steeplechase Award at the Radnor races

MALVERN, Pa.--Don Yovanovich was presented with the Stalwart of Steeplechase Award during the Radnor Hunt Races on Saturday, May 18.

Don Yovanovich presentationThe presentation of the award to Don Yovanovich at the Radnor Hunt Races
A description of the award was in the Radnor race day program.

Following his passing in 2022, Skip Achuff's family created the Stalwart of Steeplechase Award to recognize those who epitomize the qualities Skip brought to the sport.

Nominees for the award represent the sport of steeplechase with professionalism, integrity, and dedication; uphold the rules of the sport; and prioritize the safety of horses and jockeys.

On behalf of the Achuff family, Radnor Hunt Races is proud to announce Don Yovanovich as this year’s recipient of the second annual Stalwart of Steeplechase Award.

Like Skip, Don is a local boy who grew up in Rosemont, Pa.

Don has served the steeplechase industry for over 40 years as a race director, course designer, rider and outspoken advocate for safety.

In 769 mounts as a rider, he crossed the line first 112 times.

Again, keeping things local, it’s interesting to note that Don won the Radnor Hunt Cup, where Skip served as race director for many years, astride Mrs. Edgar Scott’s Navy Davy in 1978.

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Maryland Senator Jason Gallion to contact the DNR about the Fair Hill turf track

FAIR HILL, Md.--Hope blooms again that something may be done to fix the turf track at Fair Hill and open it to training and eventually to racing as Senator Jason Gillion, Maryland Senator for Cecil County, has said he would see what he could find out and would follow up.

Fair Hill turf course 1Fair Hill turf course
Members of the Fair Hill Foundation, which holds the racing dates, have been trying to get an answer as to why the track is unusable for the five years since it was redone.

Millions of dollars have been spent, over five years have elapsed and still no turf track and questions go answered.

Maryland taxpayers, trainers at the Fair Hill Training Center and racing owners and trainers as well as racing spectators are frustrated.

More recently, The Horse began trying to find out who is responsible for deciding when the track can be opened for horses to at least gallop on it.

As evasions continued from Maryland's Department of National Resources (DNR) as to who is responsible for the turf track at Fair Hill, The Horse contacted Jason Gallion, Maryland Senator for Cecil County.

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Celebration of life for Bruce Miller

Cheshire sent out this notice.

 

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You are invited to a Celebration of Life for F. Bruce Miller, former MFH of Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds.

Thursday, May 30th

1:00-3:00pm

The Kennel Lawn

Show jumping team for Rome Nations Cup

LEXINGTON, Ky.--US Equestrian announced the riders selected for the U.S. Jumping Team at the Nations Cup CSIO5* in Rome, Italy, from May 23-26.

Rome teamThe team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland and Team Leader Lizzy Chesson and supported by U.S. Jumping Team Veterinarian Dr. Diego Ulibarri and U.S. Jumping Team Equine Therapist Janus Marquis along with the grooms and horse owners.

The following riders have been named to the Jumping Team and are listed in alphabetical order:
• Karl Cook of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
• Lillie Keenan of New York, N.Y
• Alise Oken of Charlotte, N.C.
• Adrienne Sternlicht of Greenwich, Conn.
• Aaron Vale of Williston, Fla.

Competition Information

The CSIO5* competition will begin Thursday, May 23, and will conclude on Sunday, May 26.

The Nations Cup will take place Friday, May 24, at 2:30 p.m. GMT+2/8:30 a.m. ET, while the Grand Prix will take place Sunday, May 26, at 12:30 p.m. GMT which is 6:30 a.m. ET.

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Government evasion about the Fair Hill turf track continues

That the turf track at Fair Hill is evidence of Government at its worst continues.

Fair Hill turf courseFair Hill turf courseMillions of dollars have been spent, over five years have elapsed and still no turf track and questions go answered.

Following the story about the Fair Hill turf track published April 24, The Horse got a phone call from Greg Bprtz of the office of communication of the Department of Natural Resources of the state of Maryland.

Bortz promised he would get answers to our questions, the most important of which is who is in charge of deciding when the turf track will be opened.

For a day or so, hope bloomed.

But then, again, the DNR replied with official evasions and lack of trans-parity.

There is still no one named to be the one who will decide when the track can be opened, no one to whom questions can be addressed.

There is still no answer to why the track has been unusable.

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Peter Wylde, an Olympic gold medalist, to be inducted into IHSA Hall of Fame

GLADYS, Va.--Peter Wylde will be inducted into the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Hall of Fame at a ceremony that will take place during the National Championship at Tryon International Equestrian Center on Saturday, May 4.

Peter Wylde second from left and Chris Kappler left Beezie Madden IHSA Hall of Famer and McLain Ward were the gold medal winning Team USA at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Photo by Diana DeRosa Peter Wylde second from left and Chris Kappler left, Beezie Madden IHSA Hall of Famer and McLain Ward were the gold medal winning Team USA at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. (Photo by Diana DeRosa) The IHSA Hall of Fame inducted its first members in 2020, and the second class will include coaches, founders, riders and horses, and announcements of additional honorees will follow.

Wylde went from a top junior rider to a champion at IHSA to an Olympic team gold medalist and Eventing show jumping coach.

Wylde began riding at 7 years old in his hometown of Medfield, Mass., when he ventured across the street to his neighbor's farm and asked if he could ride their pony.

He quickly knew he would be involved with horses as a life passion.

Wylde showed successfully in the pony divisions, followed by equitation, hunters and eventually junior jumpers.

Wylde worked his way up as a junior rider to win the New England Horseman’s Council’s Equitation Final in 1981 and the Maclay National Equitation Championship at the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden in 1982.

In his last junior year Wylde was Junior/Amateur Jumper champion at the prestigious International Jumping Derby in Portsmouth, R.I., and co-Champion at the Washington International Horse Show.

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  1. Devon issue now up on The Horse's website
  2. Again, no racing at Fair Hill, it's a debacle and Government at its worst
  3. Fran Steinwedell, 89, a top show jumping supporter, died April 8
  4. Gail Emerson, Equine Dentist, died March 26
  5. Canine Support Teams has dogs ready to support those in need
  6. Dressage and Jumping Teams for the World Cup Final
  7. Devon entries for Hunter, Jumper and Equitation divisions close April 1
  8. Rodrigo Pessoa Honored with International Award, Pancho Lopez and Cedric inducted at Induction Gala in Wellington
  9. The U.S. team for the Ocala League of Nations Nations Cup includes Kent Farrington, Laura Kraut, Aaron Vale and McLain Ward
  10. Laura Chapot fifth WEF Circuit Leading Jumper Rider, Andrew Philbrick trained numerous winners
  11. The World Equestrian Center in Ocala continues to add new indoor and outdoor arenas and shopping facilities
  12. McLain Ward and Laura Kraut head the Nations Cup team for Wellington
  13. Bill Steinkraus' historic estate Great Island sold to Darien last May, and now horses are gone
  14. Prize List Now Available for 2024 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
  15. A letter from the USEF concerning the accusations of abuse leveled at Cesar Parra
  16. Mclain Ward, Zayna Rizvi and James McNerney presented with USET awards at a benefit gala
  17. Young team to compete in first leg of the new League of Nations competition in Abu Dhabi
  18. John French is National Equestrian of the Year and Paradigm is National Horse of the Year
  19. Neda DeMayo received the Humanitarian Award for work with wild horses
  20. Small, a successful Off-Broadway play, will be in Malvern through Feb. 4
  21. Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation year in review
  22. Barbara Hay, a dressage competitor and breeder, died Dec. 27
  23. Margaret Worrall, keeper of Maryland Hunt Cup memorabilia, died Dec. 20
  24. News from the Show Jumping Hall of Fame from PeterDoubleday
  25. Steeplechase announcer Will O'Keefe died Dec. 18
  26. Andi’amu Retires to Kentucky Horse Park Hall of Champions
  27. Kent Farrington, Boyd Martin and Kate Shoemaker are third in World Rankings
  28. Boyd Martin and Commando 3 Receive the USET Foundation's Connaught Grant in Memory of R. Bruce Duchossois
  29. An update from Jonathon and Kelly Soleau-Millar
  30. Marty Bauman and Robin Rost Brown honored at USHJA awards dinner
  31. Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Donates $350,000 to Bryn Mawr Hospital as Part of $2M Pledge to Support Hospital's Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
  32. Another top facility vies for entries in Florida with FEI rated shows and top course designers
  33. Aachen to host 2026 World Championships
  34. Candice King Clinic to benefit Kevin Babington
  35. Wry Not, a filly saved by a loving owner and team from New Bolton
  36. Joe Alfano, Dr. Csaba Magassy and McLain Ward Inducted into Pennsylvania National Horse Show Hall of Fame
  37. Cody Dornan, of Cody's Wish, died Nov. 5 after Cody's Wish's second Breeders Cup win
  38. Update on Kevin Babington
  39. Jumping team order of go at Pan Am Games Tuesday, Oct. 31
  40. Young team for two Nations Cups
  41. Hillary McNerney and Olivia Sweetnam won year end titles in the Show Jumping Hall of Fame
  42. U.S. qualifies for new League of Nations with second highest number of points
  43. Joy Carrier among the 14 honored as "Devon Legends"
  44. Pan Am Games Dressage, Eventing and Jumping teams and time schedules
  45. Canadian Olympian Eric Lamaze suspended by the FEI
  46. Boyd Martin jumps from eighth to third in Eventing World Rankings
  47. Olympic team gold medallist and five-star campaigner Mr Medicott, ridden by Frank Ostholt, Karen O’Connor and Phillip Dutton, died
  48. Kevin Babington benefit show this Sunday, Oct. 1
  49. Team order of go for the Barcelona Nations Cup Final
  50. Tryon to host Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association championship competitions

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