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Local Horses Overcome Hardship To Win At US Dressage Finals

November 12, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. — All equestrians know that life with horses can be an emotional roller coaster. Riders from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York rode that roller coaster all the way the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan, held Nov. 8-11 in Lexington, Ky.

“With all the ups come some pretty big downs,” said Gimbel, Amy Gimbel of Tewksbury Township, N.J., who owns the ...

New Jersey Riders Kick Off National Dressage Championships Victoriously

LEXINGTON, Ky. — It’s hard to miss New Jersey’s Alice Tarjan and Candescent when they enter the ring, and the elegant black Hanoverian mare’s extravagant movement and mistake-free performance caught the attention of not only spectators but also the judges on the first day of the 2018 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan, being held Nov. 8-11 in Lexington, Ky.

The ...

M. Michael Meller Presents Style Award to Molly Ashe Cawley at the National Horse Show

LEXINGTON, Ky. — M. Michael Meller and Gallagher/Meller Sport Horses presented this year's M. Michael Meller Style of Riding Award to Molly Ashe Cawley at the National Horse Show, held, Oct. 27-Nov. 4 in Lexington, Ky.

The M. Michael Meller Style of Riding Award is presented to the rider who best demonstrates the values of horsemanship, skill and presentation in the show ...

Malvern, Pa. Rider Wins NAL Final In First Try

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Leslie Schillat of Malvern, Pa. made her debut in the North American League (NAL) National Finals a winning one.

After a year of earning points to qualify, riders headed to the 2018 finals at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, held Oct. 11-20, 2018, in Harrisburg, Pa.

The winners of each Final were presented awards including gift certificates donated by EquiFit, ...

M. Michael Meller Presents "Doc Spirit" Award to Devin Ryan's Eddie Blue

WASHINGTON, D.C. — M. Michael Meller of Gallagher/Meller Sport Horses presented the second annual "Doc Spirit" Award during the Washington International Horse Show in Washington, D.C. to Eddie Blue, a 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by LL Show Jumpers LLC and shown by World Equestrian Games gold medalist Devin Ryan.

The "Doc Spirit" Award is presented ...

Gwen Stableford's Legacy Lives On At New Jersey Horse Park

STONE  TAVERN, N.J. — The Horse Park of New Jersey at Stone Tavern, Inc. officially dedicated the Gwen Stableford Winners Circle on Oct. 28.

The Winners Circle is located in the paddock area of the park, between the east and west show rings. Work on the area was completed earlier this year and exhibitors have been using it for photos.

While it will give winners a nice ...

$132,000 Prix De Penn National Winner Determined After 6-Horse Jump Off

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Swiss Olympic veteran Beat Mändli bested a six horse jump-off on Oct. 20 to win the marquee event at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, the $132,000 Prix De Penn National on Dibatsja, owned by Grant Road Partners, LLC. Mändli won this class in 2014 but was still surprised to win again.

"I didn't expect to win. I was already happy with my first ...

Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds Are Winners On Hunt Night At The Pennsylvania National

Olympic eventer Boyd Martin wins the Gentleman's Hunter Hack

HARRISBURG, Pa. — History and pageantry were evident in the arena at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, as competitors in the Hunt Night classes brought their unique style, foxhounds and fun-loving attitude to this traditional facet of riding.

Members from 13 recognized or registered Hunts, from all across ...

Mentor/Student Among National Champions Crowned At Garden State Driving Event

STONE TAVERN, N.J. – Five USEF Preliminary Combined Driving National Champions were crowned at the Garden State Combined Driving Event CDE at the Horse Park of New Jersey on Oct. 14.

It was the debut of national championships at the preliminary level in order to serve as a catalyst to ignite further interest in the combined driving discipline, and cultivate combinations for the ...

Pennsylvania Junior Wins Barrel Racing At Thoroughbred Makeover

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A junior rider from Pennsylvania won the barrel racing division at the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover.

Jade Wirick, of Windber, Pa. and Miss Classy posted the fastest times in all three runs, competing against professionals, adult amateurs and other juniors.

Miss Classy is a 2013, 15.2 hand tall, grey mare by Old Fashioned out of Annika Rules, ...

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