Jumping and Eventing


Emergency Preparedness for Eventing

March 07, 2009

In general, event horses are subject to tendon and ligament injuries, lacerations and trauma, hyperthermia (overheating), hypoxia (low oxygen), tying-up, electrolyte depletion, exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage, and other speed-related problems.... Read More


Park Construction Brings Changes to Rolex Event

February 16, 2009

As a result of construction projects at the Kentucky Horse Park, Equestrian Events Inc. has announced some major changes for the 2009 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Scheduled for April 23-26, the event typically draws more than 100,000... Read More


Norwegian Show Jumping Team to Lose Medals

December 22, 2008

The panel of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal has rendered its final decision in the prohibited substance case involving the horse Camiro ridden by Tony Andre Hanse... Read More


U.K. Horse Charity Investigates Eventing Risks

December 04, 2008

The Horse Trust, a U.K. equine welfare organization, has announced that based on recent research the group funded, some cross-country course designers are putting horses at risk for damaging falls by incorporating "potentially dangerous"... Read More


Dobbin Named Horse of the Year by Eventing Association

November 28, 2008

Dobbin, owned and ridden by Dover Saddlery employee Corinne Ashton, has been named 2008 Horse of the Year by the United States Eventing Association.

Dobbin, a 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding is owned and ridden by Corinne Ashton who... Read More


Good Day for Jumping, Eh? Canadian Wins First Individual Jumping Gold

August 21, 2008

Two unusual delays marred Round B, the final round of the 2008 Olympic individual jumping competition, in Hong Kong Aug. 21. The first was a heavy-set man wearing only a pink tutu and black shoes, sporting an advertising slogan inked on his chest.... Read More


U.S. Show Jumping Team Captures Gold

August 18, 2008

A first individual qualifying round that produced mostly clear, clean rounds might have lulled the jumper riders into a false sense of security at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong.

There were few penalty-free rounds Aug.17, the firs... Read More


All Olympic Show Jumping Horses Pass Vet Inspection

August 14, 2008

A total of 87 Jumping horses were presented for veterinary inspection at the Olympic equestrian venue in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. All passed with flying colors, with no visitors to the holding box.

There were three changes to the Olympic Jumping... Read More


Olympics: British Show Jumping Horse Reported Lame, Withdrawn

August 13, 2008

The British Olympic Association and the British Olympic Equestrian Team have decided to withdraw Portofino 63, ridden by Michael Whitaker, from the show jumping competition due to lameness.

The team veterinarian has carried out an extensive... Read More


Germany Wins Eventing Gold Medals

August 12, 2008

Germany had a big night Tuesday in equestrian competition, taking gold medals in both team and individual eventing.

Hinrich Romeike won the individual title, scoring 54.2 penalty points on Marius to edge the American silver-medalist Gina Miles... Read More


French Eventing Horse is Withdrawn from Olympics

August 07, 2008

The French eventing squad suffered a heavy blow Aug. 7 with the news that Jean Teulere's star performer Espoir de la Mare has been withdrawn from the 2008 Olympic Games on veterinary advice.

The 16-year old gelding aggravated an old... Read More


Horsemanship, Lack of Data Discussed at Eventing Safety Summit

June 10, 2008

Officials with the U.S. Eventing Association (USEA) and U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) collected input from the equestrian community on ways to improve eventing safety at a summit on June 7-8. Proposed solutions range from required... Read More


Memories of Teddy O'Connor

May 28, 2008

Fans share their memories of Teddy and offer their condolences to his owners.... Read More


Aid Foundation Establishes Fund for Injured Rolex Rider

May 23, 2008

The Equestrian Aid Foundation (EAF) has established a fund for Laine Ashker, an eventer who was injured on April 26 during the cross-country phase at the Rolex International Kentucky Three-Day Event in Lexington, Ky. The EAF fund will assist... Read More


Show Jumping Stallion Capone 1 Reported Missing

May 23, 2008

The story of a multimillion-dollar show jumping stallion allegedly stolen from his stall has horse enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists scratching their heads.

Capone 1, a 12-year-old Holsteiner stallion owned by the investment syndicate... Read More


Rider Injured at Rolex Released from Hospital

May 14, 2008

The rider seriously injured when her horse crashed into a fence at the Rolex Three-Day Event in Lexington was released from the hospital on Tuesday.

University of Kentucky Hospital spokeswoman Whitney Hale said 24-year-old Laine Ashker was... Read More


NBC to Rebroadcast Rolex Event

May 08, 2008

NBC has announced that it will re-air its coverage of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in its entirety on Saturday, May 24 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. The initial airing of the program on May 4 had to be shortened when the National Hockey League... Read More


Rolex Event Highlights Airing on NBC Today

May 04, 2008

NBC will broadcast the highlights of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event today. The hour-long broadcast will take place from 5-6:00 p.m., EDT.

Phillip Dutton, of West Grove, Pa., captured this year's title aboard Connaught. Dutton, 44, had... Read More


Rider Injured at Rolex Remains in Critical Condition

April 28, 2008

A rider injured when her horse crashed into a fence during the Rolex Three-Day Event remained hospitalized in critical condition on Monday.

Laine Ashker, 24, suffered multiple broken ribs, a badly broken jaw, a broken clavicle and scapula,... Read More


Family of Rider Injured at Rolex Releases Statement

April 28, 2008

Equestrian Laine Ashker, 24, was seriously injured Saturday during the cross-country portion of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Her horse, Frodo Baggins, was euthanized.

Ashker's family released the following statement:

"First and... Read More


Second Rolex Horse Euthanized

April 27, 2008

The Quiet Man, a 12-year-old Irish gelding, was euthanized today after sustaining an injury during the cross-country portion of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day event. The horse, ridden by Sarah Hansel, fractured his distal scapula and the shoulder... Read More


Dutton Captures First Rolex Event Win

April 27, 2008

With a completely faultless show jumping round on Connaught, Phillip Dutton, of West Grove, Pa., scored his first victory in the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Farnam.

Becky Holder, of Mendota Heights, Minn., lowered two rails... Read More


Rider in Hospital, Horse Euthanized After Accident at Rolex Event

April 26, 2008

Equestrian Laine Ashker and her mount, Frodo Baggins, were both injured this afternoon in an accident during the cross-country portion of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. The horse, a 12-year-old black Thoroughbred from New Zealand, was... Read More


Holder Leads After First Day of Rolex Dressage

April 25, 2008

Becky Holder and Courageous Comet lead the competition at the 2008 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Farnam following the first day of dressage competition. Further sweetening their success, Holder's 39.3-scoring ride took place on her... Read More


Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Offers Lectures, Demos at Rolex

April 23, 2008

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will offer three lectures and a demonstration to attendees of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, April 24-26. The lectures will offer a variety of educational information pertaining to sport horses and their... Read More