Courtesy of USEF
The United States Equestrian Federation has named four athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team and one traveling reserve combination for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Show Jumping competition at the Games will take place August 12-19, 2016 at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The 47th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables LLC, opened their two-week stay in the Adirondacks Tuesday with a limited schedule that featured a win by Laura Chapot in the Sidelines 1.30-meter Speed Class. Chapot picked up right where she left off last year by riding Bradberry to victory over a 53-horse field in the timed first-round class. The U.S. Equestrian Team veteran who dominated competition at last year's Lake Placid Horse Shows rode Bradberry to the day's fastest fault-free ride, finishing in 53.497 seconds to claim the win.
Larry putting up with Johnny's antics.
Did you know that the number one killer of the competitive careers of highly qualified riders is the lame horse? And that 60% of all horse conversations make reference to lameness. According to statistics, it was highly likely that I would start one of my blogs in this way. It appears that Johnny Joe has been kicked, popped a splint, torn a ligament, or wrapped himself around something at considerable speed. Who knows what actually happened? People always think it will help if they only knew the exact circumstances—I don’t care to know, it just stinks.
The United States Equestrian Federation has named four athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Olympic Dressage Team and one traveling reserve athlete-and-horse combination for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. One direct reserve horse has also been named. A direct reserve horse would be an automatic replacement should the original horse on which the athlete was named need to be substituted. Dressage competition at the Olympic Games will take place August 8-15, 2016 at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
By Jane Carlton
Not unlike the titular lady in Wilson Pickett’s 1967 soulful song (ride, Sally, ride!), all Elisa Wallace wants to do is ride…mustang horses, that is. An accomplished four-star level eventer, the Jasper, GA, native stumbled into the world of retraining wild mustang horses for eventing in 2012, and her footing’s been sure ever since.