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16 Days in Peru: Blog #9 – So Close … and Leaving Lima

The Individual Final was super-exciting, and once again it was a Brazilian, Marlon Modolo Zanotelli aboard the brilliant mare Sirene de La Motte, who snatched the gold medal (which seems to be a running theme at these Games). The silver was won not b...

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Lucky Merv is on His Way to the Jockey Club TIP Championships

The little bay Thoroughbred who was too slow to race, sure can dance!...

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Pan Am Games Special Feature: Double Deslauriers

While it is not uncommon for sons and daughters of top riders to be competing against their parents in the show jumping ring – think Ian, Jonathon and Amy Millar, or the Whitaker dynasty in the UK – it is unusual for them to be representing diffe...

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16 Days in Peru: Blog #8 – Fourth Place, Falling Down, and Craptacular Photos

Those darn Brazilians (again). And Mexicans. And Americans. They all prevented us from winning a medal today (booo!) but we qualified a team for Tokyo anyway (yay!) seeing as there were three spots available and the US had already qualified. (Phew.)...

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16 Days in Peru: Blog #7 – Happiness and Heartbreak

The much-anticipated first jumping competition at the Escuela de Equitacion del Ejercito in La Molina started out with a bang for Canada with a clear round for Lisa Carlsen and Parette ... and then the proverbial horse poo hit the fan. The pair were ...

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16 Days in Peru: Eventing Show Jumping – Bittersweet Bronze

We began the final day of eventing with just three horses, as Dana Cooke's lovely mare Mississippi had scraped her elbows on one of the cross-country fences and needed a few stitches. Jessie, Karl and Colleen did an awesome job with clear rounds acro...

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16 Days in Peru: Blog #5 – Cross-Country Highs and Lows

So the sun shone as promised on cross-country day – but not particularly on the Canadians. While Jessica Phoenix and her reliable partner Pavarotti showed once again that they are the cross-country machines of legend, having a clear ride on this di...

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16 Days in Peru: Blog #4 – Anticipation

Well, the eventing dressage is over and the Canadians did a super job, placing 4th, 5th, 6th and 13th to lock down second place as a team, a scant 4.9 points behind the US but also just 4.6 points ahead of a very determined Brazilian team who want th...

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Building the Pan Am Field of Cross Country Dreams: Dylan Barry

The cross-country course builder at the 2019 Pan Am Games is Dylan Barry, son of Canadian eventer Peter Barry. Horse Sport spoke with him about the unique and beautiful cross-country fences and their Peruvian vibe....

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16 Days in Peru: Hi Ho Silver!

Tina Irwin and Laurencio nailed a lovely freestyle test to grab the silver medal for Canada. While it was gold that was in her sights, unfortunately there was a stunning stallion, First Apple, and his American rider Sarah Lockman who had other ideas ...

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