Jumping and Eventing


Horse Down on Rolex Cross-Country Course

April 25, 2009

Mike Winter of Canada and his mount, Kingpin, sustained a fall today during cross-country at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, which is under way at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Veterinary officials transported the horse away in... Read More


Dutch Rider Tim Lips Leads Rolex Dressage after First Day

April 24, 2009

With 22 riders making up the largest foreign contingent to ever compete at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, it was no surprise that the European delegation made a strong showing yesterday, the first day of dressage. Tim Lips of the Netherland... Read More


50 Horses to Compete in Rolex Event

April 23, 2009

A field of 50 horses is set to compete in the 2009 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, which starts today. Riders presented 52 horses at Wednesday's horse inspection, but two riders decided to withdraw their mounts after the three-member ground jury... Read More


International Champions Return to Rolex Event

April 21, 2009

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, set to return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., April 23-26, will feature 54 of the world's best horses and riders from nine countries, all vying for their share of $250,000 in prize money and a... Read More


Learn From Top Riders at the Annual Rolex Course Walk

March 28, 2009

SmartPak is offering attendees another special opportunity to learn from top riders at the 2009 Rolex Kentucky CCI**** when they hold their 5th consecutive Course Walk on Thursday, April 23rd.  Attendees will get the opportunity to see the... Read More


Rolex Equine Hospital Tour Includes Podiatry, MRI Observation

March 24, 2009

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will host special tours April 22-24, for visitors during the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event. Tour guests will be guided through the state-of-the-art facility and observe surgery, diagnostic imaging, and podiatry... Read More


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