Tag Archives: Jock Paget

Michael Jung takes a two rail lead after cross-country and honing in on the Rolex Grand Slam 2016 Badminton,Events

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend:  [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results] [Cross-country highlight video] For the second time in a week, Michael Jung (GER) showed exactly why he is world number one, producing an outstanding display of sympathetic horsemanship to retain his lead after the Cross Country phase at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (GBR), fourth leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016. He has a wonderfully trusting partnership with La Biosthetique Sam FBW and the pair gave a masterclass in bold, accurate jumping and galloping over what was to prove an influential course. The Olympic champion now has…

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The secret to producing New Zealand’s Eventing legends uncovered Events

Did you ever wonder why New Zealand has such a fierce group of top Eventers? How does a small nation with a small Eventing circuit produce some of the sports biggest legends. Well we may have discovered a common thread that ties together the Kiwi Elite. Wendy Lansdown is a former Pony Clubber from New Zealand. She is now involved in both the Pony Club and eventing scenes in New Zealand. She is also a well-respected course designer for many events there. Wendy was the team manager for the New Zealand Inter-Pacific Exchange Team, here is what she has to…

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Can Thoroughbreds still win at the CCI4* level? Events

The Thoroughbreds at Rolex Kentucky this past weekend did not demonstrate a level of competitiveness that could get them on the podium. When the final penalty points were tallied, Donner the OTTB piloted by Lynn Symansky was the top placing Thoroughbred in 12th place. After putting in a respectable dressage score of 52.7 and starting in 32nd place, the pair steadily moved up the leaderboard. To their dressage score they added time penalties on cross-country and one rail in stadium to end the weekend on a final score of 67.5. One might think that 12th is a competitive placing, however,…

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Maxime Livio finally speaks: Claims sabotage and no performance impact from drug detected 2014 WEG,Events

At the 2014 World Equestrian Games, Maxim Livio’s horse Qalao des Mers returned positive for the controlled Medication substance Acepromazine from a sample taken on 29 August. Maxime Livio and Qalao des Mers finished fifth individually and were members of the fourth-placed French team. Acepromazine is a sedative. Controlled Medications are substances that are regularly used to treat horses but which are not allowed in competition in order to maintain a level playing field. There has been no word from the FEI on this case since the announcement of the postiive sample on September 5, 2014. There is a lot…

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Marketer by day, rider by night – Samantha Felton – 30 Under 30 2014's 30 Under 30,Riders

Like a double agent, Samantha Felton (NZL) leads two distinct lives. Utilizing her university degree, her mornings begin in the office with a budding career in marketing. However, every afternoon when the clock strikes 1:30 she sheds her civilian clothes, dons her jodhpurs and pursues her passion of Eventing. With a day career and an after hours career Sam puts in long days. She rides six horses, coaches and is in the process of setting up a new farm. At only 23, she is a member of the New Zealand Talent Development squad and is consistently in the ribbons at…

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Klimke keeps 1st, Canada’s Robinson moves up to 8th at Pau 2014 events,Canadian Eventing,Riders

Ingrid Klimke (GER) is poised to win her first CCI4* after a superbly committed Cross Country round on Horseware Hale Bob at Les Etoiles de Pau (FRA), opening leg of the FEI Classics™ 2014/2015. The double Olympic gold medallist was cheered to the finish by the large crowd enjoying an exciting and sunny afternoon as she flew home just two seconds over time. Klimke now has a fence in hand for tomorrow’s final Jumping phase over Joseph Murphy (IRL) and Electric Cruise, the only pair to achieve the optimum time of 12 minutes 2 seconds. “It was a very challenging…

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Joe Meyer never recommended LesstressE to Jock Paget Riders

Eventing’s most talked about doping scandal concluded yesterday with the announcement that New Zealand’s Jock Paget and Australian’s Kevin McNab had been found to have ‘no fault or negligence’ with respect to both of their horses ridden at the 2013 Burghley testing positive for Reserpine. Many website sites like Eventing Nation, horsetalk.co.nz and Horse and Hound all quoted Jock’s written submission to the FEI tribunal that stated, “…he had started using LesstressE in 2010 on recommendation of Mr. Joe Meyer, a fellow member of the New Zealand Eventing Team, who had previously used it, and that it had resulted in…

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