Philippe le Jeune Wins WEG Jumping Championship, Abdullah al Sharbatly Takes Silver as 1st Middle Eastern Medalist

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LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Oct. 9--Belgium's Philippe Le Jeune who admits he prefers horses to humans became the world champion jumper rider Saturday night in an exciting Final Four jumpoff in which Adbullah al Sharbatly won silver to become the first Middle Eastern finalist and medalist at the World Equestrian Games. Canada's Eric Lamaze, the 2008 Olympic individual gold medalist, took the bronze Read More

Dutch Carriage in WEG Competition Sabotaged

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LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Oct. 9--The four-in-hand driving carriage of Ijsbrand Chardon of the Netherlands was vandalized--the Dutch are calling it "sabotage"--during the night and he had to delay starting in the marathon on the cross country course of the World Equestrian Games Saturday. He was in third place after the dressage and the Netherlands were tied for the lead in the team competition Read More

WEG Jumping Final Four from Four Continents for 1st Time

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LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Oct. 8--The Final Four in the World Equestrian Games jumping championship were decided in an exciting two-round competitions Friday night and for the first time will come from four continents, including the first from Asia, for the Saturday showdown Read More

Steffen Peters on Ravel’s WEG and the Future

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Steffen Peters studied judges' score sheets and videos of the top five combinations in the world looking for ways to add marks in Ravel's performances at the World Equestrian Games in preparation similar to top athletes in professional sports such as the National Football League Read More

Brett Parbery, from Cowboy to Elite Dressage Rider

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One of the sensations of the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky was Australian Brett Parbery and Victory Salute, bred Down Under and still owned by Carolyn Lieutenant. They performed a personal best in the Grand Prix Special which had friends and strangers congratulating me on the ride of my countryman Read More

Germany Leads Jumping Team Championships, Brazil 2nd, USA 3rd, 6 Nations Bunched Within One Rail

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LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Oct. 5--Germany inched to the top of the team jumping world championships Tuesday, but six nations were within a single rail that will make for a nail-biting final round under lights at the World Equestrian Games in the Kentucky Horse Park Wednesday night Read More

Anne Gribbons: From Glum to Joy on the Rocky Road to Kentucky, Now Can Look to London

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Anne Gribbons, the Technical Advisor for U.S. dressage, a bureaucratic title that in real life means part coach, part judge, part disciplinarian, part psychologist, a lot the go-to person--in other words, the leader, was asked by dressage-news.com to tell her story of the road to the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky Read More

USA 1ST, 2ND IN SPEED CLASS TO START WEG JUMPING

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LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Oct. 4--The United States finished one and two in the speed competition that was the first jumping event of the World Equestrian Games and put the team at the top of the leaderboard Read More

San Doncisco Sold for Record Price to Sissy Max-Theurer

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VECHTA, Germany, Oct. 3--San Doncisco M OLD, champion three-year-old at the 2010 Bundeschampionate, was sold for a record German Verband price of €580,000 (US$793,000) at the Oldenburg Elite Auction Sunday Read More