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Run faster, jump higher: Equestrian event showcases US team

Aug. 28, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

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 Tokyo Olympics, they and other top eventers were in Virginia for another international competition. The first phase...

Judge detains former Olympian charged in shooting at farm

Aug. 14, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

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 the target of threats and harassment by the victim and her fiance. Michael Barisone is charged with two counts...

Ex-US Olympic dressage athlete charged with attempted murder

Aug. 9, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A history of disputes between a former Olympic equestrian athlete and two people who rented from him at a farm where he trains riders apparently turned violent this week, leaving a woman with life-threatening gunshot wounds. Prosecutors in Morris County on Thursday charged Michael...

US equestrian Eve Jobs makes jumping debut at Pan Am Games

Aug. 6, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

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, Steve Jobs, is so far ranked sixth overall among 50 participants. The U.S. jumping team's first qualifier was held in...

Renowned equestrian trainer George Morris banned for life

Aug. 6, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

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 he will appeal. The U.S. Center for SafeSport placed the ban for the 81-year-old Morris on its website...