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Learn more online www.dechra-us.comwww.osphos.comThe intramuscular bisphosphonate injection for control of clinical signs associated with Navicular Syndrome in horses 4 years of age and olderFOR EVERY EQUINE DISCIPLINE * Freedom of Information Summary, Original New Animal Drug Application, approved by FDA under NADA # 141-427, for OSPHOS. April 28, 2014. Dechra Veterinary Products US and the Dechra D logo are registered trademarks of Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC. © 2019 Dechra Ltd.CAUTION: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of licensed veterinarian. As with all drugs, side effects may occur. In field studies and post-approval experience the most common side effects reported were signs of discomfort, nervousness, and colic. Other signs reported were: renal insufficiency/failure, anorexia, lethargy, hypercalcemia, behavioral disorders, hyperkalemia, hyperactivity, recumbency, hyperthermia, injection site reactions, muscle tremor, urticaria, hyperglycemia, and fracture. In some cases, death has been reported as an outcome of these adverse events. The safe use of OSPHOS has not been evaluated in horses less than 4 years of age or breeding horses. OSPHOS should not be used in pregnant or lactating mares, or mares intended for breeding. NSAIDs should not be used concurrently with OSPHOS. Concurrent use of NSAIDs with OSPHOS may increase the risk of renal toxicity and acute renal failure. Use of OSPHOS in patients with conditions affecting renal function or mineral or electrolyte homeostasis is not recommended. Refer to the prescribing information for complete details or visit® (clodronate injection)Manufactured for: Dechra Veterinary Products7015 College Blvd., Suite 525, Overland Park, KS 66211 866-933-2472© 2019 Dechra Ltd. OSPHOS is a registered trademark of Dechra Ltd. All rights reserved. Approved by FDA under NADA # 141-427Bisphosphonate. For use in horses only.Brief Summary (For Full Prescribing Information, see package insert)CAUTION: Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.DESCRIPTION: Clodronate disodium is a non-amino, chloro- containing bisphosphonate. Chemically, clodronate disodium is (dichloro-methylene) diphosphonic acid disodium salt and is manufactured from the tetrahydrate form.INDICATION: For the control of clinical signs associated with navicular syndrome in horses.CONTRAINDICATIONS: Horses with hypersensitivity to clodronate disodi-um should not receive OSPHOS. Do not use in horses with impaired renal function or with a history of renal disease.WARNINGS: Do not use in horses intended for human consumption.HUMAN WARNINGS: Not for human use. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. Consult a physician in case of accidental human exposure.PRECAUTIONS: OSPHOS has been associated with renal toxicity. Concurrent administration of other potentially nephrotoxic drugs should be approached with caution and renal function should be monitored. Use of bisphosphonates in patients with conditions or diseases affecting renal function is not recommended. Horses should be well-hydrated prior to and after the administration of OSPHOS due to the potential for adverse renal events. Water intake and urine output should be monitored for 3-5 days post-treatment and any changes from baseline should elicit further evaluation. As a class, bisphosphonates may be associated with gastrointestinal and renal toxicity. Sensitivity to drug associated adverse reactions varies with the individual patient. Renal and gastrointestinal adverse reactions may be associated with plasma concentrations of the drug. Bisphosphonates are excreted by the kidney; therefore, conditions causing renal impairment may increase plasma bisphosphonate concentrations resulting in an increased risk for adverse reactions. Concurrent administration of other potentially nephrotoxic drugs should be approached with caution and renal function should be monitored. Use of bisphosphonates in patients with conditions or diseases affecting renal function is not recommended. Administration of bisphosphonates has been associated with abdominal pain (colic), discomfort, and agitation in horses. Clinical signs usually occur shortly after drug administration and may be associated with alterations in intestinal motility. In horses treated with OSPHOS these clinical signs usually began within 2 hours of treatment. Horses should be monitored for at least 2 hours following administration of OSPHOS.Bisphosphonates affect plasma concentrations of some minerals and electrolytes such as calcium, magnesium and potassium, immediately post-treatment, with effects lasting up to several hours. Caution should be used when administering bisphosphonates to horses with conditions affecting mineral or electrolyte homeostasis (e.g. hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, hypocalcemia, etc.). The safe use of OSPHOS has not been evaluated in horses less than 4 years of age. The effect of bisphospho-nates on the skeleton of growing horses has not been studied; however, bisphosphonates inhibit osteoclast activity which impacts bone turnover and may affect bone growth.Bisphosphonates should not be used in pregnant or lactating mares, or mares intended for breeding. The safe use of OSPHOS has not been evaluated in breeding horses or pregnant or lactating mares. Bisphosphonates are incorporated into the bone matrix, from where they are gradually released over periods of months to years. The extent of bisphosphonate incorporation into adult bone, and hence, the amount available for release back into the systemic circulation, is directly related to the total dose and duration of bisphosphonate use. Bisphospho-nates have been shown to cause fetal developmental abnormalities in laboratory animals. The uptake of bisphosphonates into fetal bone may be greater than into maternal bone creating a possible risk for skeletal or other abnormalities in the fetus. Many drugs, including bisphosphonates, may be excreted in milk and may be absorbed by nursing animals.Increased bone fragility has been observed in animals treated with bis-phosphonates at high doses or for long periods of time. Bisphosphonates inhibit bone resorption and decrease bone turnover which may lead to an inability to repair micro damage within the bone. In humans, atypical femur fractures have been reported in patients on long term bisphospho-nate therapy; however, a causal relationship has not been established.ADVERSE REACTIONS: The most common adverse reactions reported in the field study were clinical signs of discomfort or nervousness, colic and/or pawing. Other signs reported were lip licking, yawning, head shaking, injection site swelling, and hives/pruritus.POST-APPROVAL EXPERIENCE (December 2018): The following adverse events are based on post-approval adverse drug experience reporting. Not all adverse events are reported to FDA/CVM. It is not always possible to reliably estimate the adverse event frequency or establish a causal relationship to product exposure using these data.The following adverse events are listed in decreasing order of reporting frequency: renal failure, polyuria, polydipsia, abdominal pain, anorexia, lethargy, hypercalcemia, behavioral disorder, discomfort, hyperkalemia, hyperactivity, recumbency, hyperthermia, injection site reactions, muscle tremor, urticaria, hyperglycemia, and fracture. In some cases, death has been reported as an outcome of the adverse events listed above.INFORMATION FOR HORSE OWNERS: Owners should be advised to:• NOT administer NSAIDs.• Ensure horses have access to adequate water before and after administration of OSPHOS.• Observe their horse for at least 2 hours post-treatment for signs of colic, agitation, and/or abnormal behavior.• If a horse appears uncomfortable, nervous, or experiences cramping post-treatment, hand walk the horse for 15 minutes. If signs do not resolve contact the veterinarian.• Monitor water intake and urine output for 3-5 days post- treatment.• Contact their veterinarian if the horse displays abnormal clinical signs such as changes in drinking and urination, appetite, and attitude.Osphos_CompEQ_10.19.indd 1 10/2/19 6:57 PM

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Journey from Riding and Owning Horses to Horse Show President By Lenore Phillips Jennifer Burger’s For many equestrians, a lifelong passion for horses contributes to the trajectories of their lives. It comes on suddenly, usually in childhood, and sticks with you throughout the rest of your life. For many, that passion ebbs and ows with the additions of school, careers, growing families and life’s usual interludes. For Jennifer Burger, however, the passion that she found as a child has been able to grow to naturally t into all of the facets of her life. From a child rider in Buffalo, New York, to becoming the owner of successful show horses and then to being a founding member of the Brandywine Horse Show and the President of the National Horse Show, Jennifer’s life with horses has only ever expanded thanks to her connection with horses. They have been her passion and her guiding light as she has become a meaningful gure in the hunter and jumper industry. Born in Buffalo, New York, Jennifer McCauley Burger was rst introduced to horses through a summer camp, which ignited her passion for both the horse and the art of the horse show. After two years of summer camp and several participation ribbons, Jennifer started formal lessons at the Saddle and Bridle Club in Buffalo, which at the time was run by Mervyn and Bessie Alexander. “My grandfather promised me at the age of 8 that if I worked hard at riding lessons and learned as much as I could about horses, he would buy me one after ve years,” recalled Jennifer. “I don’t think that he thought I would actually follow through with it, but I did it and I got my rst horse at the age of 13. I fell in love rapidly with the equitation classes. I really excelled at the technical challenges and enjoyed the way I had to exercise my mind to complete the tests in what was then the AHSA Medal classes.”As her time in the Junior Hunters and Equitation came to a close and it was time for Jennifer to consider college, she was faced with yet another relatable dilemma to most young riders –what to do with her horse while she transitioned into being a more serious student. “I assumed that I was going to Hollins College in Roanoke, Virginia. It had a riding team so I thought the big decision would be if I took my horse with me to college or left her at home in Buffalo for when I went home. My parents thought it was time for focus on my studies, so I went to Hollins without a horse.” After acquiring a degree in Studio Art and History from Hollins, Jennifer moved to San Francisco. Although California provided unique opportunities for Jennifer, the East Coast, and more specically her hometown of Buffalo, was never far from her mind. Right: Jennifer Burger Photo © Lenore Phillips / Phelps Media Group

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8TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june /2020“Once I graduated from college, I was no longer receiving any nancial assistance from my parents. I recall very vividly having to sit myself down and recognize that although I loved the artistic portion of design, I wasn’t making any money! I wanted to do something in the creative eld that could provide a steady income for myself,” said Jennifer. “So I got a job as an Art Director and within two years I had started my own advertising agency. As Jennifer worked diligently to build her business, she was also starting the next stage of her personal life by getting married and becoming the mother to a son and daughter. Her reentry into horses came at the time that her children were two and three years old, respectively, and wanted to ride a horse. By then, the young family had moved from Buffalo to Vero Beach, Florida, and Jennifer was able to sell her business and be a full-time mom. Jennifer found a barn in Florida that allowed them to ride and slowly got more involved in the sport that she fell in love with as a young woman. After the family made another move back to Buffalo, Jennifer enrolled her daughter in her childhood riding program that had grown to become the Buffalo Equestrian Center. Although Jennifer’s son’s passion for horses waned, her daughter’s blossomed. “After about a year of watching my daughter learn to ride competitively, Susie Schoellkopf approached me and said, ‘ You know Jen, you are sitting in the box posting in the chair, why don’t you just get on a horse again?’ It was through her encouragement that I leased a horse and started riding again,” reected Jennifer. She continued with Susie and rider Jennifer Alfano for years of successful horses and shows. Another formative time in Jennifer’s life with horses was her introduction to renowned hunter rider, Louise Serio. The two women instantly shared a bond that not only allowed them to grow close as horsewomen, but also as friends. “When I was making the decision to move my horses to Louise, I was nervous to call her,” recalled Jennifer. “I had her number in my pocket and I called her and told her that in all my years of owning horses, I had never seen or heard her do or say anything that I did not like, honor or respect. There simply was no one else but her for me to consider and, although it was hard for me to become an absentee owner, it was the right thing to do.”As the relationship progressed, Jennifer would travel south to Derbydown in Pennsylvania once a month and spend a long weekend with Louise, but the majority of her time in the saddle came during the Wellington winter show season. After three years of riding in Wellington, Jennifer came to the realization that showing and riding was not what made her passionate about the horses anymore. Jennifer transferred her focus to being an owner. Jennifer Burger Photo © Lenore Phillips / Phelps Media Group

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9 TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june / 2020Jennifer Burger presenting at the National Horse Show with Mason Phelps and Shelia Johnson Photo © Elaine Wessel / Phelps Media GroupJennifer Burger presenting the inaugural Hamel Foundation Equitation Championship to Dominic Gibbs Photo © Shawn McMillen

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10TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june /2020Outside of owning horses together, the relationship between Jennifer and Louise produced the now-popular Brandywine Horse Shows that started in 2010. The concept seemed easy at rst, but as the pair dove into the tasks that it takes to produce a horse show from a concept to a reality, the effort and weight of what they were doing sunk in. “Unless you have ever been involved with a horse show, you will never know the amount of work they take to produce. It was a huge lesson for me and, quite frankly, it was easier to start my ad agency than it was to start a horse show,” laughed Jennifer. The Brandywine Horse Shows set the stage for Jennifer’s eventual transition into the United States Hunter Jumper Association Foundation (USHJA), where she would go on to be recognized as a force for positive change and growth in the hunter/jumper industry. After an introduction to the USHJA Foundation through Louise and fellow Buffalo native, Geoff Teall, Jennifer used her position on the Board of Directors as an opportunity to continue to learn about the sport and use her imagination to help develop lasting initiatives. “I have never worked with such a collective group as I did during my time with the USHJA Foundation. If we had challenges, we worked together to gure them out and we raised a lot of money together that did a lot of good for many people,” she recalls. “We were able to make a lot of opportunities for people, and that was such a wonderful feeling knowing that you were helping horsemen in need. The assistance we were able to provide is a lasting reward from that period of my life.” After her time at the USHJA Foundation came to a close, Jennifer was recruited by her friend, Mason Phelps, Jr., to join the Board of Directors of the National Horse Show. As the longtime Chairman of the Board, Mason saw that Jennifer possessed a passion for excellence and an excitement about horse shows that he wanted to harness. Jennifer had held a role on the Ladies Committee but had that role expanded greatly as she became the President of the Board of Directors in 2017. She took to heart that Mason had worked to elevate the jumpers in the early 2000’s but knew instinctively that times were changing and that it was time for the equitation and the hunters to take center stage. She immediately began working on implementing her vision for an expanded role of those divisions at the event. The “Equitation Weekend,” is now headed into its third year and has grown to encompass increasingly important classes like the Hamel Foundation NHS 3’3” Equitation Championship and the Taylor Harris Insurance Services NHS Adult Equitation Championship. Both classes have given even more people the opportunity to have their time to shine and be part of the legacy of the event. “It has all been a very natural progression,” mused Jennifer of her life with horses. “I love learning and being able to do more. Everything that I learn, I feel that it enables me to do more and help in other ways. I love my involvement with the National Horse Show, the Devon Horse Show, the USET Foundation and Brandywine, and I am excited to see where it all takes me next.” Thanks to her lifelong involvement with horses spurned by her love for the animals, Jennifer has managed to create lasting memories and movements in the equestrian industry. If her past and positive motivations are any indication, then the horse show community can continue to expect positive change from Jennifer for years to come. Jennifer Burger Photo ©Lenore Phillips / Phelps Media Group

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11 TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june / 2020Jennifer Burger Photo ©Lenore Phillips / Phelps Media Group

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12TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june /2020Jennifer Burger Photo ©Lenore Phillips / Phelps Media Group

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In the nal event of the 2020 Palm Beach Masters Series®, Israel’s Dani G. Waldman and new mount Queensland E took the win in the $300,000 CSI5* CP Palm Beach Masters Final Sunday at Deeridge Farms, conquering an especially challenging 1.60m track designed by Ireland’s Alan Wade.“[Queensland] jumped unbelievable,” Waldman said of the 11-year-old Zangersheide stallion, her partner of just over one month. “I actually thought he started a little plain in the warm-up, and then he jumped incredible in the rst round. I’d been struggling to sort of put it all together, and I felt like [today], I nally did.”Wade’s 14-obstacle, rst-round track made use of every corner of the Deeridge Farms Grass Arena and asked no shortage of questions from the 40-horse start list. Rails fell from start to nish, but the course built in difculty, beginning with the open water at Jump 7, followed by a large, square oxer at Jump 10b of the triple combination, and nally with a very short four strides from the Jump 12 triple bar to a tall, upright vertical at Jump 13.“I thought it walked very big today, and normally, I never say that!” said Waldman. “But for me, the distances were in my favor, as my horse doesn’t have the longest stride, so I had [a range of] options.”Six riders would ultimately solve Wade’s riddle to gain admittance to the jump-off, where Waldman planned to be quick yet conservative, making the most of her stallion’s speed across the ground.“I don’t know [Queensland] all that well, so my strategy was to go as fast as I could where I still felt I could leave the jumps up. It wasn’t lightening-fast, but it was [fast] enough. Luckily, the horse is so quick naturally,” she reected.First to go on the jump-off course, Eve Jobs (USA) pulled a rail with Venue d’Fees des Hazalles, nishing fourth overall. Next in the order, Waldman’s clear time of 38.01 seconds was enough to hold-off second and third place nishers, American riders Brian Moggre (MTM Vivre le Reve) and Jessica Springsteen (RMF Zecilie), both of whom completed Round Two on four faults. Last to go, Billy Twomey of Ireland jumped clear and Dani G. Waldman and Queensland E

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ahead of Waldman’s time but was not compliant with the FEI blood rule, resulting in subsequent disqualication from jump-off competition and a sixth-place nish.This is the rst major victory for Waldman and Queensland E, who ofcially joined her string in Wellington this winter, following his tenure with Dutch rider Frank Schuttert. In fact, Waldman says she has her husband, Alan Waldman, to thank for their budding partnership.“[We] had been looking for another horse to jump the big classes, and [Alan] had his eye on this horse for a while. We didn’t know if it was the best horse we’d ever seen, but Alan was sure it was my horse,” she said.“He trusted that I could ride him, and I trusted Alan!”

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Brian Moggre (USA) and MTM Vivre le Reve

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Results: $300,000 CSI5* CP Palm Beach Masters Final1. Dani G. Waldman (ISR), Queensland E 0/38.012. Brian Moggre (USA), MTM Vivre le Reve 4/37.523. Jessica Springsteen (USA), RMF Zecile 4/37.784. Eve Jobs (USA), Venue d’Fees des Hazalles 4/40.855. Jorge Matte Capdevile (CHI), Dublin van Overis 4/41.486. Billy Twomey (IRL), Lady Lou EL7. Paul O’Shea (IRL), Imerald van’t Voorhof 1 84.088. Lorenzo de Luca (ITA), Dinky Toy vd Kranenburg 1 84.239. Katie Dinan (USA), Brego R’ N B 1 84.5510. Alexandra Thornton (GBR), Cornetto K 1 84.76Jessica Springsteen (USA) and RMF Zecile

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24TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june /2020EMILY MOFFITT AND TIPSY DU TERRAL FIND THE EDGE IN THE $137,000 CSI5* PALM BEACH MASTERS CLASSICPHOTO BY ©KATHY RUSSELL PHOTOGRAPHYWhen Emily Moftt (GBR) walked the course for the $137,000 CSI5* Palm Beach Masters Classic, she was not feeling overly condent. Alan Wade’s (IRL) 1.55m track didn’t pull any punches, and Moftt worried it was a big step up from her warm-up class with Tipsy du Terral two days earlier.“It was tough. There were quite a few big verticals and wide oxers, and seeing as I raced her around a 1.45m course [in Thursday’s $36,600 CSI5* Suncast Welcome Stake], I was walking, and I was thinking, ‘Hmm, Tipsy is not going to be expecting this!’” Moftt said.“She just stepped up, as always, so it was great.”As one of the last of 13 riders to return for the shortened course, Moftt had the advantage of watching others who jumped earlier in the eld, and she had her sights set squarely on pathnder Lucas Porter’s (USA) then-leading 39.36-second time aboard C Hunter.Navigating the winding jump-off course’s multiple rollback turns with ease, before nding a spot-on galloping stride to the last oxer, Moftt and her veteran partner shot straight to the top of the leaderboard, clinching their third victory of the 2020 Palm Beach Masters Series® on a winning time of 38.20 seconds.“I think the nal line [is where I won it],” Moftt said. “I kept going the entire way; I never took one pull, so I think that’s probably where I got [the advantage].”Porter’s time, which held for more than 10 riders, proved good enough for third place. Ireland’s Conor Swail, last to jump on GK Coco Chanel, took the runner-up spot on 38.57 seconds.Moftt’s impressive season at the Palm Beach Masters Series® began with two, 1.45m wins aboard Tipsy du Terral during Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Week CSI4*-W/CSI2. One event later, Moftt also rode Winning Good to a double-clear performance for Great Britain in the $230,000 CSIO5* Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ USA, leading her team to a second-place nish.For Moftt, the success is especially sweet when she considers the mindset with which she began her 2020 season. She credits much of the turnaround to her longtime partnership with the 13-year-old Selle Français mare, Tipsy du Terral.“I denitely was in a rut coming here,” Moftt said. “Tipsy has been my go-to for a few years now, and she’s always been one that, even when I was in that rut, I [could] get on her and immediately feel condence.

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25 TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june / 20204. Eduardo Menezes (BRA), Magnolia Mystic Rose 0/39.695. Beezie Madden (USA), Chic Hin D Hyrencourt 0/39.936. Daniel Bluman (ISR), Colestina H 0/39.947. Mario Deslauriers (CAN), Cloud 0/40/488. Jens Baackmann (GER), Caprice 0/50.089. Billy Twomey (IRL), Kimba Flamenco 4/37.8310. Darragh Kenny (IRL), Billy Dorito 4/39.03“She’s super special to me, and you don’t come across many horses that can give you that feeling. I’m really lucky to have her.”Results: $137,000 CSI5* Palm Beach Masters Classic1. Emily Moftt (GBR), Tipsy du Terral 0/38.202. Conor Swail (IRL), GK Coco Chanel 0/38.573. Lucas Porter (USA), C Hunter 0/39.36Emily Moftt (GBR) and Tipsy du Terral

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27 TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june / 2020With 17 combinations returning for the jump-off in the CSI2* $36,600 Bruins Tour Challenge Friday night at Deeridge Farms, Stephen Moore (IRL) had time to watch some of his competition prior to entering the ring, and he came away with one conclusion: He’d need to pull out all the stops to win.He did just that, riding Team de Coquerie to the top of the nal Sunset Challenge event of the 2020 Palm Beach Masters Series®.Moore and the 13-year-old Selle Francais gelding crossed the timers of Alan Wade’s 1.45m shortened track in 37.24 seconds, besting Eve Jobs (USA) and Valentino Tuiliere on 38.37 seconds and Beat Mändli (SUI) and Dibatsja on 38.96 seconds.“I saw [fourth-place nisher Spencer Smith] go early on, and I knew he was very fast, and I knew that Eve was even faster than him, so I thought, ‘I just need to go with everything I possibly can here if I want to win,’” Moore said. “It’s a good way to end circuit now for him.”Jobs held the lead for much of the jump-off, until Moore caught her time with just three combinations remaining. He identied an oxer midway through the jump-off, along with the last line on course, as areas where he was able to pick up valuable time on the clock. He said he was able to take risks on course, thanks to his mount’s footspeed and reliability over the fences.“He’s just a naturally very fast horse. He’s always looking for the next jump and he just always wants to go,” Moore detailed. “He’s so careful as well, that I knew I could just take a few chances everywhere.”Moore has been partnered on and off with the gelding, owned by Vlock Show Stables, for the past four years but only recently reunited with the bay this winter after he was campaigned with success by Darragh Kenny (IRL), another member of the Vlock Show Stables team.“He’s a great horse, and we’ve had him for a while. Teddy Vlock owns him, and he bought him as a 9-year-old. I rode him for a year, and then Darragh Kenny, whom we all work together with, campaigned him for a while,” Moore detailed. “He had some great results on him as well, and now he’s ended up back with me. I’m just happy to have him and keep him going.”Stephen Moore (IRL), Team de CoquerieSTEPHEN MOORE AND TEAM DE COQUERIE GO ALL OUT TO WIN $36,600 CSI2* BRUINS TOUR CHALLENGEPHOTO BY ©KATHY RUSSELL PHOTOGRAPHY

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28TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june /2020LESS IS MORE FOR JORDAN COYLE AND ERISTOV IN $89,500 CSI5* PALM BEACH MASTERS QUALIFIERPHOTO BY ©KATHY RUSSELL PHOTOGRAPHYThings didn’t go according to plan for Jordan Coyle (IRL) and Eristov in the $89,500 CSI5* Palm Beach Masters Qualier, and it was all the better for them.“It wasn’t really part of the plan; this season [we had] a few hiccups. This wouldn’t normally be [Eristov’s] class. The [$300,000 CSI5* CP Palm Beach Masters Final on Sunday] would be his class, but with everything that’s [been] happening, I thought I should go out today and try to win,” Coyle said.Win they did over a competitive, 56-horse eld, which saw 22 riders jump clear by the end of the afternoon. Maximizing Eristov’s impressive stride, Coyle pulled out all the stops, dashing through the timers on 67.27 seconds, just ahead of Ben Maher (GBR) and Explosion W on 68.63 seconds, and Coyle’s countryman, Billy Twomey and Lady Lou, on 69.62.Jumping in the bottom third of the order, Coyle had the benet of watching the majority of the class ahead of him and thought there was still work left to be done. “I watched Billy [Twomey and] I didn’t even think [he] was going that fast, so I couldn’t believe that no one had gone faster,” Coyle said.“From [Jumps] 7 to 8, it’s seven strides, but for [Eristov], it’s a normal six. And then after the double [9a-b], it’s six strides [to Jump 10], but you can do ve normally on him. He just has a massive, massive stride, so on a eld like this, when the jumps are set like this, then it’s perfect.”In fact, the Irish rider said, Alan Wade’s 1.55m speed track, which offered several places for riders to cut corners and allow their horses to gallop unrestrained, had all the ingredients necessary for the 11-year-old KWPN gelding’s success. “He loves grass, and he loves when he can leave out strides, because it’s just easier for him.“I think today he felt free,” Coyle continued. “When you’re doing the ‘right’ numbers all the time, it takes a lot of control. I don’t have much control over him much of the time. So today, wherever we were able to not have control [on course], it suited him.”With a strong group of owners, Coyle is working to develop a string of new horses, a fact that has changed the way he rides Eristov, among others. “I jumped the 1.45m [$36,600 Suncast Welcome Stake] yesterday and went fast, which is something I never would do with him, and then also [went for the win] today. I think, actually, after doing it, it’s

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29 TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june / 2020 Jordan Coyle (IRL) and Eristov something I should do more often, because he came in and he enjoyed it.“A year [or] six months ago, I would have never been able to do this, because I only had [Eristov in my string]. So, to be able to then go into the [$300,000 CSI5* CP Palm Beach Masters Final] on Sunday, you leave yourself no chance,” said Coyle, who plans to compete his second horse, Essenar Crixus, in Sunday’s 1.60m Grand Prix. “It’s great that we can use all the horses now.”

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30TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june /2020SERGIO ALVAREZ MOYA PUTS THE PIECES TOGETHER IN THE $36,600 CSI5* NETJETS SPEED CHALLENGEPHOTO BY ©KATHY RUSSELL PHOTOGRAPHYSergio Alvarez Moya (ESP) and Charmeur earned their second win of the 2020 Palm Beach Masters Series® in the $36,600 CSI5* NetJets Speed Challenge, recording a blisteringly fast time of 58.43 seconds. Amanda Derbyshire (GBR) was second with Lady Maria BH (62.44 seconds), while Egypt’s Nayel Nassar and Igor van de Wittemoere were third (62.73 seconds).Twentieth to go in the eld of 36, Moya put the pedal down from start to nish over Course Designer Alan Wade’s (IRL) 1.45m track, improving on his performance one day earlier in the $36,600 CSI5* Suncast Welcome Stake.“Yesterday, I went fast, but I had a bit too much control in some of the turns, an extra stride, and I had the last fence down,” Moya said.“[Charmeur] really enjoys going fast. I knew McLain was coming behind me [today, and also] has a naturally very fast horse [in Catoki]. So I said, ‘I have to try from [Jump] 1 to the last.’”The plan paid off for the longtime partners, who also won the $72,900 CSI4*-W Candy Tribble Qualier during Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Week at Deeridge Farms in January. Charmeur’s competitive re was on full display as the gelding bounded around the course, putting forth great effort across several oxers, while never letting up on his gallop.“He’s not the most scopey [horse], but he’s very careful and a ghter; he never gives up. Obviously, when you go fast, he doesn’t need to try as hard. He uses his speed a little bit,” Moya said, adding that Charmeur seems to have a preference for Deeridge Farms’ Grass Arena.“He has a big personality; you can [really tell] what he likes and doesn’t like.”Sergio Alvarez Moya (ESP) and Charmeur

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31 TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june / 2020MCLAIN WARD AND CATOKI CAN’T BE CAUGHT IN $36,600 CSI5* SUNCAST WELCOME STAKEPHOTOS BY ©KATHY RUSSELL PHOTOGRAPHYMcLain Ward (USA) continued to ride his recent wave of success Thursday at Deeridge Farms, piloting the swift 11-year-old Westphalian gelding Catoki to the top of the $36,600 CSI5* Suncast Welcome Stake, part of the Palm Beach Open CSI5*/CSI2*.The duo topped a strong eld of 44 competitors, jumping just past the halfway mark of the class and holding strong throughout the remaining entries. Their nal time over Alan Wade’s (IRL) 1.45m speed track was 57.91 seconds. Jessica Springsteen (USA) and Volage du val Henry gave good chase to nish second on 59.00 seconds, with Ben Maher (GBR) and Tic Tac just behind them in third (59.29 seconds).The win marked Ward’s third with the horse, who stands just 15.2 hands high, in international competition since acquiring the gelding last November. He considers the bay to be among the fastest horses he’s ever ridden.“He doesn’t have the hugest stride, and the lines weren’t very long, so that helped a little bit. He’s just so naturally quick across the ground,” Ward said. “To be frank, you’re almost slowing down in a few places [so] that he doesn’t get away from you. He’s just naturally an incredibly fast horse.”Ward, who has recorded three ve-star grand prix victories since Feb. 8, will seek his fourth this week, as he brings back Noche de Ronda to Deeridge Farms for the rst time since he and the mare topped the $213,300 CSIO5* Longines Grand Prix on Feb. 14.“Ronda” will contest Friday’s $72,900 CSI5* Palm Beach Masters Qualier, while Catoki will jump again in Friday’s $36,600 CSI5* NetJets Speed Challenge.“It’s been a great start to the season. We have great horses and great people, and everybody’s been going really well,” Ward said. “Sometimes, especially down here in Florida, you get a little bit on a run, good or bad—I’ve been on both—and we’re just going to try to keep it going and stay focused and look at the next event.”McLain Ward (USA) and Catoki

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33 TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june / 2020KRISTEN VANDERVEEN MAKES A WINNING DEBUT AT DEERIDGE FARMS IN $10,000 CSI5* PALM BEACH MASTERS WARM-UPPHOTO BY ©KATHY RUSSELL PHOTOGRAPHYKristen Vanderveen (USA) rode Bull Run’s Divine Fortune to the rst CSI5* victory of the week, coming away with the blue in the $10,000 CSI5* Palm Beach Masters Warm-up.Vanderveen and her longtime mount entered the ring with purpose and carried a strong pace throughout Alan Wade’s (IRL) 1.40m track, which was contested in a two phases special format. They crossed the timers in an unbeatable 24.57 seconds—nearly two full seconds faster than the runners-up. Second-place honors went to Daniel Bluman (ISR) and Colestina H, who led for much of the class on a nal time of 26.41 seconds, while Cormac Hanley (IRL) and Cora rounded out the top three (27.06 seconds).McLain Ward (USA) and Catoki“She does the best when you just keep going fast. It’s her little niche,” Vanderveen said. “My plan was to go fast from the beginning, and it seemed to work out.”The victory marked Vanderveen’s rst ever at the Palm Beach Masters Series®, as she makes her Deeridge Farms debut this week.“I love it! This is a great start, but everyone has been very accommodating, and the ground feels great,” Vanderveen said. “My grand prix horse this year [Bull Run’s Risen] is good on the grass, and I’m excited to give it a try!”Kristen Vanderveen (USA) and Bull Run’s Divine Fortune

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PALM BEACH OPEN WEEKPALM BEACH MASTERS SERIES CSI5* & CSI2*GALLERY BY ALDEN CORRIGAN MEDIAWinner of the $300,000 CSI5* CP Palm Beach Masters Final 1.60M Dani G. Waldman & Queensland E

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Winner of the $137,000 CSI5* Palm Beach Masters Classic Emily Moftt & Tipsy du Terral

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Winner of the $36,600 CSI5* Suncast Welcome Stake McLain Ward & Catoki

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Winner of the $36,600 CSI5* Suncast Welcome Stake Catoki

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Winner of the $10,000 CSI5* Palm Beach Masters Warm Up Kristen Vanderveen & Bull Run’s Divine Fortune

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#1 Ranked horse and rider team in the world Ben Maher & Explosion W

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Another day in paradise courtesy of Ferretti Group/Riva

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Georgina Bloomberg & Paola

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Ferretti Group/Riva ringside cafe

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Mario Deslauriers & Cloud

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Petronella Andersson & Davarusa

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Lorenzo DeLuca & Catwalk Harry

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Homeward bound Lee McKeever, McLain Ward on Noche de Ronda with her human Corey Gallais

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SHOW JUMPINGRELIEF FUNDThe Show Jumping Relief Fund was formed out of necessity by a dedicated and passion-ate group of our collective Horse Show Family. Our mission is simple, to help the members of our community who cannot make ends meet during this unprecidented time in our his-tory. Our primary focus is on support sta. (ie. Crew, Braiders, Stewards, Admin Sta, etc.)#showjumpingrelieffund#horseshowfamilywww.showjumpingrelieffund.orgPlease help us to help our Horse Show Family. 100% of your donations will go directly to the SJRF grant recipients.

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KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILYFrom left, Steven, Daniel, Mark and Ilan Bluman at Bluman Equestrian in Wellington. Photo by Allyson Lagiovane / Phelps Media GroupBluman Equestrian Navigates Life and Business as a TeamBy: Elaine Wessel

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108TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june /2020For the ve cousins that make up Bluman Equestrian, family is a way of life. What began merely as riding lessons in Colombia for the eldest, Joseph Bluman, has grown into a family-run international enterprise that has seen success on the world stage thanks to the collective efforts of the team composed of Daniel, Steven, Ilan, Mark and Joseph Bluman. Since its ofcial inception in 2010, Bluman Equestrian has relied on its founding principles of proper horsemanship and familial respect, which have served as key cornerstones of the business’ daily decisions and achievements. From humble beginnings to a widely-recognized name as some of the best in the industry, the one constant that has remained is the Blumans’ commitment to doing everything together as a family.The story began in Colombia when Joseph started riding at a local stable, which then prompted the rest of the Bluman boys to follow suit. Fast forward twenty years and Bluman Equestrian is a thriving show jumping powerhouse with three bases and victories around the globe on home-trained horses that will likely spend their entire careers with a Bluman in the saddle. Achievements aside, the Bluman squad is an anomaly given that all ve men, each of whom are under the age of 35 and compete at the grand prix level, participate in the equestrian industry. One would be hard-pressed to think of another last name that could show up ve times at a given show, or even in one class.“Even though many equestrian businesses may be run by married couples or include a child or two, I think we are unique in that all ve cousins operate the business together and ride at the top level, plus we have partners that are included in the business and children that are growing up in it,” remarked Daniel. “Regardless of industry, it feels like a rare thing to have so many family members, especially so many close in age, have aligned interests that allow them to go through life together in this way.” With years of history behind them, the Bluman men have managed to use their rsthand knowledge of each person’s strengths and weaknesses to streamline their operation, which has contributed to their ongoing success. By relying on their close-knit relationships, the team has forged a path that works for them and allows growth for both the group and the individuals.“As a family, we are able to connect on a different level and we care so much more about the success of each other. Every single person is fully invested and cares so much about the success of the business, which feels especially important and special because of the implications it has for our family,” remarked Steven. “Plus, our status as a family allows us to be more open with each other and to challenge one another in ways that a normal employee-employer relationship may not be able to since we feel safer to express ideas and thoughts.” As many family-run operations can probably agree, working so closely with family can cause friction just as easily as it can lead to success. To combat this pitfall, the ve Blumans have discovered a method that allows them to work in sync with one another rather than against someone else’s efforts.“On the ip side, working together as a family can, of course, cause some difculties that other businesses may not face in the same way. Sometimes there is tough love or good-intentioned arguments, but it is because we all care so much and have such a stake in the team that those emotions can The Bluman men have accrued a long list of accolades, many of which hang in their home in Wellington. Photo by Elaine Wessel / Phelps Media Group

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109 TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june / 2020run high,” noted Mark. “We have found it is helpful to have well-dened roles so that everyone knows what their duties are, and we all support each other in every aspect.”Thanks to those clear responsibilities, the Blumans have managed to form a well-rounded team that can be a one-stop shop for clients of any experience level. While Daniel is recognized as the member of the Bluman family that most frequently competes the horses at the highest level, his brother, Steven, is the go-to source for all things related to horse management. Brother to Mark and Joseph, Ilan mainly splits his time between coaching clients and training young horses, while Mark is a gifted catch rider who can ride any of the horses in their care to a top result. The only Bluman that resides in Colombia instead of the United States, Joseph focuses on the family business from afar to allow his brothers and cousins to fully devote their efforts to the equestrian enterprise.The Bluman men have accrued a long list of accolades, many of which hang in their home in Wellington. Photo by Elaine Wessel / Phelps Media Group

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111 TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june / 2020“So far, our greatest achievements have been operating Bluman Equestrian in three locations – Florida, New York and Europe – as well as being able to balance the sport with our family. Working together every day can be challenging, and I think we are all proud of how well we have managed to respect each other’s ideas and goals to become successful as a team,” commented Ilan. “While the victories in the ring are incredible, behind those wins are the teamwork that it took to get there, so that is the real accomplishment.”In the ring, the Blumans are riding for more than just a share of the prize money. Proud of their heritage, the members of Bluman Equestrian consider themselves torchbearers for their namesake and know that every ride in the ring is representative of the Bluman name and values. Coming from a Jewish background, the team took that history so much to heart that both Daniel and Steven began representing Israel in competition after successful tenures as Colombian athletes.“Although we compete against one another, we always cheer each other on, which I think has been a part of our recipe for success as friendly rivalry helps us to push ourselves to be better,” remarked Joseph. “In the future, we would love to see Blumans riding on more Nations Cup teams together! I would not be participating since I am technically an amateur, but Daniel and Steven would be competing for Israel, while Mark and Ilan would ride for Colombia. How awesome would it be to have four Blumans competing in such a big event together?” Navigating the equestrian industry together as a family, the ve Bluman men of Daniel, Steven, Ilan, Mark and Joseph have managed to nd a way to weave their bonds into the fabric of their livelihoods. As their business expands and their children grow up in the equestrian industry, as well, it is a good bet that you can expect the Bluman name to be ringside for years to come.

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The Blumans riding together at their farm in Wellington. Photo by Allyson Lagiovane / Phelps Media Group

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116TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june /2020DONOHUELENS ENVYMATTHEWMatthew Donohue is an internationally published photojournalist and author who has lived behind the lens since he was 15. Growing up near Unionville, Pennsylvania, Donohue had an early introduction to the beautiful world of the Equestrian while feeding carrots to the neighborhood horses, or accompanying his cousin, an equine veterinarian, on house calls. Following an artist’s intuition, Donohue found himself in New York City, where he graduated from Pratt Institute. Before long, he moved to South Korea to pursue a life in photography and journalism. He would spend the following years living and traveling through the Middle East, Africa, and Asia while working for a variety of publications, namely Bazaar magazine, covering what he describes as “the human condition.”After the birth of Donohue’s daughter Olivia, he settled on Long Island. Here, his fond childhood memories of horses were to materialize into a life of dedicated equestrian White Backs. Bluman Equestrian, Brewster New York 2019

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117 TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / junr / 2020LENS ENVYshooting. He began by showing up at local barns, point to points, and polo games, camera in hand and ready for an opportunity. It was here where he met Juan Vasquez, polo referee and farrier. It is with great appreciation for Vasquez who would became instrumental in Donohue’s growth in the eld as he brought him along to work and other Equine related events such as Horse Ability Gala’s, Longines Masters, and the track. Not long after Donohue would be photographing in Wellington, Belmont, Saratoga, and even at the 144th Kentucky Derby.Donohue currently lives in Yaphank, New York, where he fosters a powerful connection to the Friesian breed that continues to mystify and drive his artistic endeavors.By Dylan

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Appaloosa portrait Northport, New York 2019

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Baci. Warmblood barrel racing pony. West Hills New York 2015

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New York BC, 7 year old Belgian Warmblood out of double Gold Medal Champion Sapphire

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2016 US Arena Polo Championship Matias Magrini goes for the goal

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124TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june /2020Friesian Draft, Upper Brookville, New York 2017Buckwheat - wild mustang trained in the 2018 Mustang Makeover by Michael Simmonetti in Islip, New York

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Memoria the polo pony East Hampton, New York

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Juan Vasquez- Farrier works into the late afternoon. Upper Brookville, New York 2016

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128TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june /2020Friesian Draft Upper Brookville, New York 2017

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Shire portrait Islip, New York 2018

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Wellington Skies - La Sina KWPN in Wellington, Florida

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Saratoga Sporings Race Course 2019 On assignment with Junior Alvarado who rides in the middle

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143 TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june / 2020ADEQUAN GLOBAL DRESSAGE FESTIVAL CDIO3*Winner of the FEI Grand Prix Special CDIO3* Steffen Peters (USA) Photo Gallery By ©Alden Corrigan Media

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144TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june /2020Winner of the FEI Grand Prix Special CDIO3* Steffen Peters (USA) & Suppenkasper

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146TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june /2020Winner of the FEI Grand Prix Special CDIO3* Steffen Peters (USA) & Suppenkasper

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147 TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june / 2020Winner of the FEI Intermediate II 16-25 CDIOU25 Natalie Pai (USA)

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150TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june /2020Adrienne Lyle (USA) & Harmony’s Duvall

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152TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june /2020Signe Kirk Kristiansen (DEN) & Her Highness O

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154TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june /2020Winner of the FEI Grand Prix Special CDIO3* Steffen Peters (USA) & Suppenkasper

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156TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june /2020Ben Ebeling (USA) celebrating with Emma Asher (USA)

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158TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june /2020Akane Kuroki (JPN) & Zuidenwind 1187

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Camille Carier Bergeron (CAN) & AcoeurTo the victor go the spoils

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161 TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june / 2020Camille Carier Bergeron (CAN) & Acoeur

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162TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june /2020Bringing bling to the ring Team USA’s Utopie Douilly

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163 TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june / 2020Katherine Bateson Chandler (USA) & Alcazar

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164TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june /2020Harmony’s Duvall (USA) & his human Monica Stanke (Adrienne Lyle)

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Team Israel Show Jumper Dani G.Waldman showing her support for her Dressage peers

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Team USA polo wrapsTeam USA colors right down to the “accessories”

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174TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june /2020Proud papa Jan Ebeling (USA)

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The art of tack repair

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185 TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june / 2020stands ve breeding stallions and focuses on developing high performance dressage horses, which includes German Olympian Helen Langehanenberg, U.S. Olympian Sue Blinks and Canadian high performance rider Diane Creech. With two of their upper-level horses, Beltano and Equirelle W, in his barn, Seidel has focused on developing them into top competitors. “I have admired the Leatherdales for many years and I am honored to be a member of Louise [Leatherdale’s] team,” Seidel said about his partnership. “To have an owner like Louise, who understands the ups and downs of the sport and who has been instrumental in supporting dressage, behind you, is unbelievable.” Originally in Dorum, Germany, Beltano (Belissimo M-SPS Heavenly, Hohenstein) was imported to the U.S. with an end goal of international Grand Prix. Equirelle W (Florett AS–Orchidee T, Donnerhall) partnered with Seidel in 2019 and made her Grand Prix debut this year at the AGDF in Wellington. “We didn’t have any shows in California in January or February and with Louise’s new farm in Wellington, she invited me to bring Beltano and ‘Elle’,” Seidel explained. “How can you not like competing in Wellington? It was so convenient to arrive at the showgrounds in under a 10 minute trailer drive and the show ran smoothly. I loved every moment of it and it was a very positive learning experience for me and the horses.”“This season was a bootcamp for me because I spent so much time focusing on my own riding. The entire environment was so concentrated on training and developing the horses. I learned valuable lessons in the show ring, which was very helpful. Especially with Elle, as I am learning how to properly ride her — we had difcult moments in the show ring when I made errors of judgement. I was disappointed in myself but I don’t regret them. Sometimes issues only arise at a show. Having that experience under my belt is incredibly useful because now I have homework to do to try to get better. In that aspect, I was very thankful for the opportunity to get a lot of answers.”Although Wellington possesses a vastly different show scene from that of Southern California, Seidel welcomed the challenge upon his arrival and quickly started accumulating impressive results. With Beltano, he claimed numerous wins in the CDI Prix St. Georges throughout the season with scores consistently nearing 74%. Equirelle W had solid results in her CDI Grand Prix debut and he continued to develop the mare’s condence in the ring, even taking home top ve placings against erce competitors with scores approaching 70%. Although his winter in Wellington afforded him many learning opportunities and more time in the CDI ring, Seidel was also extremely grateful to have the rest of the Leatherdale team by his side lend a helping hand. “Prior to competing in Wellington, I didn’t have the opportunity to see Leatherdale Farm’s other riders too often because I am on the West Coast. For me it is really fun to be a part of this group of trainers and it is very unique to have a group of dressage riders from three different countries work together like this. I would get up at four in the morning to watch Helen ride Damsey FRH in Germany and other times, I have Louise, Diane, Sue and Vanessa [Creech-Terauds] on the side of the ring supporting me. It is really special to have that support for each other.” Although the dressage community on the West Coast is smaller and there are fewer opportunities to compete in CDIs, Seidel could not imagine a more perfect place to call home for nearly 30 years. Living in Southern California as part of the tight-knit dressage “family” means traveling to many of the same shows, lodging at the same hotels and going to dinner together at the end of a long day’s work — and he wouldn’t have it any other way.Right: Beltano, Guenter Seidel Photo by Emma Miller

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192TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june /2020Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas Offers Guests Travel Escapism While Staying At HomeAnantara celebrates every day with an invitation to discover a new passion, whether it’s indigenous Spice Spoons cooking classes, Anantara Spa rituals that channel local wellness traditions, or unique travel experiences that are true memory makers. With the current situation worldwide, Anantara understands that it is a difcult time for most people to travel and so their global network of Anantara Experts will be bringing their signature indigenous experiences to you at home.The philosophy of Anantara Hotels Resorts and Spas, the luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, is ‘Life Is a Journey.’ Until the time comes to start our travel journeys safely once again, the Anantara Nomads Blog will be continually connecting everyone with a steady stream of personable and authentic content and stories designed to inspire and provide a positive form of travel escapism during this period of global social distancing.Using the hashtag, #AnantaraEscapism, their distant properties from all corners of the world are sharing bitesize video content and healthy living tips to inspire and stimulate guests from their wonderful destinations

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193 TCETheCompetitiveEquestrianmay / june / 2020TCE LIFE to homes across their social media channels detailed below. Whether it’s nourishing and immunity boosting recipes from their culinary chefs from the Maldives to Oman, wellness boosting home spa ideas, or home workouts and tness tips with their exceptional team members, such as martial arts lessons from Vietnam’s Anantara Quy Nhon’s resident Việt Võ Đạo martial arts master, Mr Phuc. The Nomad’s blog will be regularly refreshed with fun recipes, experiences and bucket-list ideas for future travels.Now more than ever it’s time to look after ourselves and the world we live in and sustainable tourism has long been a key pillar of the Anantara ethos. The month of April was devoted to Earth Month, with a series of nature stories highlighting some of the projects and the incredible team members and Anantara Experts that protect and support the communities which our properties are thankful to call home. Anantara guests play an integral role in supporting these, whether it’s planting rescued coral with the Holistic Approach to Reef Protection at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort or helping to clean beaches and release baby turtles with the Mai Khao Turtle Foundation at Anantara Layan Resort and Anantara Mai Khao Resort in Phuket, Thailand. For the next few weeks they will be sharing their stunning nature inspired experiences digitally.To further calm nerves and put smiles on the faces of everyone at home, Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort have been sharing twice daily live streams from the rescued elephants that reside in the onsite elephant camp supported by Anantara’s charitable non-prot organisation, The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF). Guests will be able to virtually frolic in the Ruak River as the elephants go about their daily bathing and walk alongside the team of veterinarians elding questions via Facebook, @GTAEF.helpingelephants.At Anantara they take pride in bringing story collecting travellers closer to the colorful local traditions, intriguing heritage and breathtaking topography of some of the world’s most exotic destinations and while they waiting patiently to welcome you back to their hotels very soon they are be taking mobile technology to the next level delivering consistent experiences across all devices and enabling potential customers to enjoy a streamlined browsing experience across multiple languages on any screen size using responsive technology.For more information on Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, please visit Follow on Facebook: and Instagram: @anantara_hotels

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