Jumping and Eventing


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Olympics: British Show Jumping Horse Reported Lame, Withdrawn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French Eventing Horse is Withdrawn from Olympics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eventing squad suffered a heavy blow Aug. 7 with the news that Jean Teulere's star performer Espoir de la Mare has been withdrawn from the 2008 Olympic Games on veterinary advice.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


Eventers O'Connor, Severson Available for Book Signing at Rolex

April 23, 2008

World-renowned Olympians David O'Connor and Kim Severson will sign copies of Eclipse Press' revised edition of Olympic Equestrian at the... Read More


Rolex Coverage Available Via Webcast

April 19, 2008

Equestrian sports fans will be able to watch the 2008 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Farnam, live as it happens via an exclusive pay-per-view Webcast.

This year's Rolex Kentucky CCI****, a U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF)... Read More


SmartPak Offering Rolex Course Walk

April 14, 2008

Those attending the upcoming Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event will have the opportunity to walk the only CCI**** cross country course in America with two of the country's top event riders, Kim Severson and Jan Byyny. This will be Severson's third... Read More


Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Returns in April

February 28, 2008

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is set to return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., April 24-27. The event features some of the world's best horses and riders vying for top honors.

This year's event has the added attraction of... Read More


More Incentive Money Offered for Riders in Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

February 22, 2008

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Farnam, just got a little more exciting. With an additional $50,000 in prize money on the line, this year's event is sure to again draw many of the world's best horses and riders, as well as... Read More


Rolex to Include Retirement Ceremony for Champion Winsome Adante

January 22, 2008

The only three-time winner of the CCI**** at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, eventing legend Winsome Adante will grace the Sheila C. Johnson Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in... Read More