Greenwich, UK – The German Olympic Eventing Team was in a class of its own as history was made at Greenwich Park. Michael Jung led a charge that finished with him winning Team and Individual Gold in a flawless effort on Sam. They were the only combination to finish the entire competition without adding anything to their dressage score. That score of 40.6 meant that Jung is the first person ever to be the reigning European, Olympic, and World Champion simultaneously.
Month: July 2012
The quiet man from Japan steals Eventing dressage limelight
by Louise Parkes
Japan’s Yoshiaki Oiwa and Noonday de Conde produced a sensational test to take the individual lead in the closing stages of Eventing dressage at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Greenwich Park (GBR) today.
July 30, 2012-Wellington, FL-There must be something in the air in Palm Beach County, or else something in the water, that grows champions, because when it comes to Olympic dressage, the road to London goes straight through the Village of Wellington.
Lexington KY – July 29, 2012 –The $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby received the top hunters from around the country to ride a course that was certain to keep horse and rider on the edge of their skills.
The date of Wootton’s birth is debatable but 1683 is most likely. He is thought to have been born in Snitterfield, Warwickshire. He studied under Jan Wyck and possibly Siberechts, as a watercolour is recorded signed by both Wootton and Siberechts. As Siberechts was at least fifty years older it would seem likely that it was a student/master collaboration.
July 19, 2012 (Lexington, KY) – The United States Pony Clubs 2012 Championships East is being held at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA from July 26th through the 29th. Pony Club members qualified from across the country to compete in 1 of 7 different disciplines offered this Championship season.
Tres Borrachos returns to defend his title against six rivals in the 71st running of the San Diego Handicap on Saturday (July 28) at Del Mar.
Lexington KY – July 26, 2012 – The Kentucky Summer Horse Show began on Wednesday, July 24, 2012, at the prestigious Kentucky Horse Park, kicking-off the Kentucky Summer Series.
Amazombie, the 2011 Breeders’ Cup and Eclipse Award sprint champion faces 2011 Del Mar Sprinter of the Meeting The Factor and three others in the Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes on Sunday (July 29) at Del Mar.
Lexington KY – July 26, 2012 –Thunderstorms plagued the Kentucky Horse Park as riders gathered beneath the lights of the Rolex Stadium to compete in the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic at the Kentucky Summer Horse Show. Paige Johnson proved to be the best of the best, controlling the jump-off with one of only seven double-clear efforts aboard Chiron S to lead the victory gallop.