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The final European CCI4* of the year kicks off in France today at Les Etoiles de Pau CCI4*. The first horse inspection will be held early in the morning French time, followed by the first part of dressage starting at 1 p.m. CEST/7 a.m. EST. We have a strong American contingent competing at Pau, plus two roving reporters on the grounds to bring you all the behind-the-scenes news.
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Indian eventer Dinesh Kumar has been suspended and fined by the FEI Tribunal after his horse Jeet tested positive for two controlled medications at a CCI* in India in October 2017. 4-Methylaminophenazone is a metabolic byproduct of dipyrone, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Mepivacaine is a local anesthetic used for peripheral nerve block. [FEI Tribunal Ruling]
The Irish Sport Horse Studbook won the overall title for the second consecutive year at Le Lion d’Angers. The title is decided by the best three scores of each studbook in both the 6- and 7-year-old Championship categories. Piggy French’s mount Emerald Jonny, Liz Halliday-Sharp’s mount Cooley Moonshine, and Millie Dumas’s mount Universal Cooley finished second, third and fourth in the 6-year-old Championship to secure the title for the ISH studbook. [Irish Sport Horse Studbook]
There are two days left in the online raffle to support Area I eventer Jessica Halliday in her fight against stage 4 colon cancer. Tickets are $5 each with a slew of amazing prizes up for grabs: SmartPak gift certificates, show braiding and body clipping, PEMF sessions, cross country schooling, saddle pads and much more. [Online Auction for Jessica Halliday]
A golf tournament to benefit the Retired Racehorse Project will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Stone Creek Golf Club in Ocala during the week of the Ocala Jockey Club Three-Day Event. Buck Davidson and I Love My Horse Equestrian Boutique are presenting the tournament, which will start at 11:30 a.m. with lunch, followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $110 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Call Terry for reservations at 727-871-5728 or email [email protected].