BEND, Ore. (AP) — A man is suing the organizers of a 2018 Bend horse show for serious injuries he says he suffered when high winds lifted the portable stall he and his horse were inside and threw...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Qatari sheikh is among two equestrian riders who failed doping tests at an Olympic qualifier, risking the national team’s place in the Tokyo Games jumping...
BERLIN (AP) — A German veterinarian has lost his appeal over the death of a champion dressage horse belonging to a member of the Swarovski family.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A former Olympic equestrian charged with shooting and wounding a woman at his training center last summer pleaded not guilty Monday to two counts of attempted...
A former Olympic equestrian charged with shooting and wounding a woman at his training center was indicted on two counts of attempted murder.
HELSINKI (AP) — In a glimpse of the future, an entire sports event has been run on horse manure.
The world's governing equestrian body on Monday praised a climate-friendly scheme by a...
LONG VALLEY, N.J. (AP) — A woman who was shot twice in the chest by a former Olympic equestrian athlete said her recovery has been overtaken by brutal online comments blaming her for the...
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian equestrian Andrew Hoy, a three-time gold medalist, has qualified to compete in Tokyo at his eighth Olympics.
Hoy qualified two horses for Tokyo after finishing...
THE PLAINS, Va. (AP) — Gallop, jump, gallop, repeat.
Just after Boyd Martin, Lynn Symansky and Doug Payne won gold at the Pan American Games and qualified the U.S. eventing team for the 2020...
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A judge declined Wednesday to release a former Olympic equestrian charged with shooting and wounding a woman at his training center, while the man's lawyer claimed he was...
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A former U.S. Olympic dressage athlete is accused of shooting a woman at his New Jersey farm where he trains equestrian athletes.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Eve Jobs had a strong performance for the U.S. jumping team in her debut at the Pan American Games on Tuesday.
The youngest daughter of the Apple founder and former CEO,...
DENVER (AP) — Renowned equestrian trainer George Morris has received a lifetime ban for sexual misconduct involving a minor — a case that he says has roots that are more than 50 years old and that...
LONDON (AP) — A legal battle between the powerful, poetry-writing ruler of Dubai and his wealthy estranged wife is leading toward a showdown in a London courtroom later this month.
NORTH SHORE, Mass. (AP) — The North Shore is horse country, as people discover when they drive through towns like Hamilton, Wenham or Ipswich, where horses can often be seen nibbling grass in...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada agriculture officials say horses that competed at an equestrian center in Las Vegas earlier this month may have been exposed to an equine herpes virus.
PARIS (AP) — In the latest blow to the International Olympic Committee's efforts to rid itself of scandal, marketing head Tsunekazu Takeda is being investigated for corruption related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Takeda, who is also the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, was placed under formal investigation for "active corruption" on Dec. 10, France's financial crimes office said Friday.
MILL SPRING, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina equestrian center that played host to the FEI World Equestrian Games last year has been fined for water quality violations.
The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the state Department of Environmental Quality issued a civil penalty of $64,437 to the managers of the Tryon International Equestrian Center.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Joseph Bradley wasn't surprised when his mom, Mary Bradley, announced he had been selected to participate in the Special Olympics World Games. He had already told her he was going to Abu Dhabi after all.
Once his prediction came true, he told her he'd be bringing home the gold.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Medieval knight re-enactor has impaled himself with his lance during a performance and died.
News outlets report 53-year-old Peter Barclay, of Virginia, was competing in an equestrian game in Williamstown, Kentucky, when he was wounded Saturday. Barclay's brother and the president of event holder Society for Creative Anachronism, John Fulton, says Barclay was trying to spear a paper plate on the ground.
FAIRVIEW, N.C. (AP) — Can you teach a horse to dance? Marlene Whitaker thinks with the right melodies, hard work and the right mindset, you can come pretty close.
A retired Buncombe County teacher, Whitaker, 72, spends just about every moment of her life these days listening to music, with visions of horses dancing in her head.
She is one of a rare breed - a dressage choreographer - who designs the performances for the highest level of dressage competition known as freestyle.
The World Equestrian Games are hoping to finish on a positive note after a dreadful first week that included the cancellations of two events, an organizational mistake that sent riders in the wrong direction at the start of a race and one horse being euthanized.
"It has been a rollercoaster ride," organizing committee president Michael Stone said Tuesday.
In a story Sept. 11 about the World Equestrian Games, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Barry Sternlicht, the founder of Starwood Capital Group, currently manages an investment fund with $51 million in assets. Sternlicht currently manages an investment fund with $56 billion in assets.
A corrected version of the story is below:
'Super Bowl of equestrian' set to begin in North Carolina
Judges, event organizers and even some riders were caught off-guard earlier this year when a well-known equestrian judge got booted out of one of the year's biggest horse shows.
Turns out, the judge's name had been flagged by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, the newly created office charged with overseeing sex-abuse cases in Olympic sports, because he had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sex assault five years earlier, in a case that had nothing to do with minors or anyone in his sport.
BERLIN (AP) — Hans Guenther Winkler, a German showjumping great who won five Olympic gold medals, has died. He was 91.
The German Equestrian Federation confirmed Winkler died early Monday in the western town of Warendorf.
After taking gold at the 1954 and 1955 World Championships, Winkler and his mare Halla cemented their fame with a memorable performance at the 1956 Olympic equestrian events in Stockholm.
FULTON, Mo. (AP) — "Easy, easy does it and walk, Jean," Gayle Lampe said to one of the riders at her equestrian clinic.
Lampe, 72, professor emeritus at William Woods University, stood in the middle of the university's riding arena, instructing three students who were on horseback.
WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — In a large house on Sunnyland Lane, deep in Wellington's exclusive horse country, Alejandro Andrade and his family enjoy a life far from the hardships faced today by people in their home country of Venezuela.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Sleeping Fox Farm, an eventing and thoroughbred nonprofit rescue in Martinsburg, offers sanctuary and rehabilitation for broken down and injured horses after years on the track.
"There is life after the racetrack and that's what we're all about," said Angie Francart, who owns the nonprofit with her husband, Gary.
AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — USC Aiken is getting closer to offering a minor in equine management.
Jeff Priest, USCA's executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, said he has been working about two years with business professors and local veterinarians to create the new program, which would combine business management courses with equine care classes.
SYLVA, N.C. (AP) — Work has started to build two new bridges in western North Carolina to ease traffic flow to the World Equestrian Games this fall.
The Times-News of Hendersonville reported the transportation department has started work on U.S. 74 in Polk County for the bridges to carry traffic over a new road.
LONDON (AP) — Officials say Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall are expecting their second child.
Buckingham Palace said Friday the queen and the royal family are "very pleased' with the news.
The pregnancy comes just over a year after Tindall suffered a miscarriage shortly before Christmas in 2016. She is an Olympic silver medal winner in equestrian events and the daughter of Princess Anne. Her husband is a former England rugby player.
Gillian Rolton, who won one of her two Olympic equestrian gold medals while riding with a broken collarbone, has died. She was 61.
A statement by the Australian Olympic Committee on Saturday said Rolton died after a two-year fight with endometrial cancer.
"Gillian was a determined, brave and courageous athlete and showed just the same qualities while battling her illness over the past few years," AOC president John Coates said.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A new riding season at Sweet Briar College comes with a step up in competition.
Sweet Briar announced in late August that the college had joined the National Collegiate Equestrian Association. SBC becomes the first Division III team to enter the NCEA ranks, a governing body of equestrian sports, which has been identified as an emerging sport by the NCAA. In the future, Sweet Briar riders will compete against programs such as the University of Georgia and Auburn University.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" marks its 35th anniversary with a return to theaters for special screenings next week, star William Shatner is celebrating more than his long history as Captain Kirk.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — At first glance, it's impossible to tell 13-year-old Madeline Jordan was hit by a truck less than two years ago. Clothes hide the scars. An infectious smile is just a part of her personality.
The incident on Halloween night 2015 that left Jordan with a head injury and a broken femur isn't something she's focused on anymore.
The truck is in the past.
"I try to put it behind me because, I don't know, I like to look forward and not think about it, I guess," she said.
ELKTON, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Equestrian Federation's board of directors has chosen Maryland's Fair Hill over a competing site in Virginia to permanently host an annual international event of jumping, cross country and dressage.
The board made the decision Monday night to recommend Fair Hill over the other finalist, Great Meadow International in The Plains, Virginia.
FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) — With just 24 hours to go before the long-awaited revival of the Mars Essex Horse Trials, equestrian-course designer Morgan Rowsell was on the grounds of Moorland Farm last Friday morning, attending to every detail down to the last centimeter of his custom-made obstacles.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A poised young black woman balances atop a white horse cantering around the ring, standing tall as she moves through several gymnastic poses.
When she dismounts, trainer Enos Mafokate says she will do well in an upcoming competition in horse vaulting, the sport in which riders perform gymnastics on horseback.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean woman extradited from Denmark arrived in Seoul on Wednesday to face questions about the massive corruption scandal centered on her mother and the country's ousted president.
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Had it not been for some ill-advised Christmas gifts, there's no telling where Olivia Oney would be today.
Oney, a senior at Columbus High School, recalled her sister getting little horse dolls during the holidays when Oney was 4 years old. Oney's sister hated the figures, leaving Oney to take them and start what Oney described as an "addiction" to horses.
FAIR HILL, Md. (AP) — A Maryland equestrian sports venue and a Virginia site are finalists to permanently host an annual event that could draw as many as 80,000 spectators.
The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/2pGoMXr ) that Fair Hill in northeast Maryland and Great Meadow in Virginia's Piedmont countryside emerged in January as finalists for hosting the event.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When the Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office last week, there were waves of social media messages thanking students at one South Korean university for sparking the historic change.
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — At just about 4 and a half feet tall, Patty the Pony is a 17-year-old firecracker. Once used in the fields of an Amish farm, Patty lives in Castle Rock where her main job is helping young riders like Isabel Carroll, 11, learn the ropes of being a successful equestrian.