Not much new, but here goes…

15 May

From Tidningenridsport:

British team rider Emma Hindle has returned the gelding Brisbane to  Sweden’ s Mattias Jansson,after not being able to form a truly satisfactory partnership with the 12 year old gelding. Jansson and Brisbane apparently do get along quite well–they were 2nd with a 69.291 in a Swedish CDN last weekend.

Not to worry–Hindle and the great stallion Diamond Hit themselves went to  Mannheim CDI and promptly scored 69.19 in the GP and  72.778 in the GPSpecial!


American international competitor Kathleen Raine  put on Facebook that her World Cup partner, the great Dutch horse, Avontuur, just turned 30! She and husband David Wightman’s farm is named for ‘Vinnie’.

Happy Birthday,Vinnie!


Anky van Grunsven’s legendary partner, 29 year old Bonfire, had to go to vet clinic over the weekend, where it was found his kidneys were not working too well, but Bonnie is back home now, much to Anky’s great relief, and his progress will be charted by at least one more vet visit.

Sending best wishes to one of the great ones!


American Olympic rider McLain Ward has decided to retire the great mare, Sapphire. 17 years old now, Sapphire helped McLain and the US win team gold in showjumping in 2004 and 2008. “Sara’ is one of a kind, and we wish her a wonderful  and happy healthy retirement.And maybe some babies!

McLain himself is recovering from knee surgery,and is listed on USEF Show Jumping Squad. McLain returned to action at Old Salem this past weekend, promptly winning a warm-up class with his  hopefully London partner, Antares.







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