Competitive Equestrian

September 19, 2018

UNIONVILLE, Pa. — On Sunday, Sept. 23, the on-track and off-track worlds will come together as 16 celebrities from various sectors of Thoroughbred racing will compete in the show jumping arena for the second annual Real Rider Cup at the Plantation Field International Horse Trials in Unionville, ...

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DEVON-BERWYN, Pa. — Dressage at Devon (DAD) (www.dressageatdevon.org) announced that Lisa Schmidt, founder of Adult Amateur Dressage Access) (AADA) (www.aadressageaccess.com), will present at DAD on Saturday, Sept. 29, in the picnic area near the Pub. She will provide insights and tips targeted to ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Devin Ryan of Long Valley, N.J. and McLain Ward, of Brewster, N.J. are among the definite entries for the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018. Led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, the show jumping competition kicks off on Sept. 19 and ...

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Olympic medalist Leslie Burr Howard and the late Jack Stedding, a renowned trainer, will be inducted into the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Hall of Fame at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS). The special induction ceremony will take place on Saturday evening, Oct.

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Brynn Topolski and Mercy Paine take gold in the Individual Children's and Adult Amateur Championships SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — Brynn Topolski of Charlton, N.Y., and Mercy Paine of New York City, N.Y., claimed the Individual Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championship victories, respectively, on ...

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BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. — The Hampton Classic Horse Show concluded on Sept. 2 with McLain Ward of Brewster, N.Y., capturing the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix presented by Douglas Elliman for a record seventh time. An annual tradition signifying the end of the famed Hamptons social season, for ...

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New Jersey and Pennsylvania Riders Earn Top Finishes In Illinois WAYNE, Ill. — Alice Tarjan, of Oldwick, N.J. came home with two reserve championships from the 2018 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions held at the at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Illinois, Aug. 21 to 26. In the ...

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PRINCETON, N.J. — Team and individual honors were doled out is three divisions at the USHJA Zones 1 & 2 Jumper Team Championships after  three days of competition concluded on Aug. 26, after at Princeton Show Jumping in Princeton, N.J. Highlighting individual competition, nine riders ...

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GLADSTONE, N.J. — Monmouth at the Team concluded competition at Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the USET Foundation and former training facility of the U.S. Equestrian Team on Aug. 20. One of the highlights of the show was the $10,000 Bobcat Derby, sponsored by The Nature Conservancy. The local ...

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DEVON, Pa. — Dressage at Devon is the host of the largest open breed show in the world. This year, the Individual Breed classes (IBC) have been moved to the first day of the show, Tuesday Sept. 25 instead of Thursday. This change will allow for a more relaxed time schedule and also will give the ...

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EAST DORSET, Vt. — Cynthia McGrath of Hummelstown, Pa., won the $10,000 Manchester Designer Outlets Welcome Stake on Aug. 9, during the final week of the Vermont Summer Festival at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, Vt. The class saw five entries advance to jump off over the Kenny Krome-designed ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — US Equestrian has named five athlete-and-horse combinations to the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018, which will take place Sept. 11-23, in Mill Spring, N.C. After competing in designated Observation Events throughout the summer, the ...

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GLADSTONE, N.J. — The feature class of Monmouth at the Team on Aug. 14 at Hamilton Farm was the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, sponsored by Eastern Hay. Sunny skies turned dark and rain started shortly after the first horse hit the course. After a brief delay due to lightning, the ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — Georgina Bloomberg is sponsoring Paralympian Sydney Collier in support of her bid to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. Bloomberg, who is one of the United States’ top show jumpers, has been friends with Collier for years and is excited to help the talented ...

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STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The National Standardbred Horse Show was held Aug. 10 to 12 at the Horse Park of New Jersey. Trotters and pacers proved they could do more than ust pull sulkies as they participated in western and English pleasure, gaited, roadsters, hunter, jumpers and games classes. The ...

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GLADSTONE, N.J. — Competition at Monmouth at the Team begins Monday, Aug. 13 with pony classes, equitation competition and breeding classes. The show is held at Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation, and run through Aug. 20. Action gets underway 7 a.m. each ...

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DEVON, Pa. — Ever wonder what the judges are really thinking? How they came up with the scores? Dressage with the Experts gives you the inside track. An over-ear style personal receiver allows spectators to follow all the commentary of some of the foremost experts in the world of dressage. For ...

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EAST DORSET, Vt. — Jonathan Corrigan of Southampton, N.Y., claimed both first and second place in the $30,000 Manchester & the Mountains Grand Prix, presented by Purina Horse Feed, on Aug. 4, at the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival, which continues through August 12 at Harold Beebe Farm in ...

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EAST DORSET, Vt. — Riders from New York and New Jersey headed north for the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival. Competition at the Vermont Summer Festival runs for six consecutive weeks through Aug. 12 at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, Vt. Simons Back in the Tack After 17-Year ...

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DEVON, Pa. — With pony fever sweeping the nation, Dressage at Devon has now announced the addition of an all-new sport horse breeding division devoted to showcasing the talents of ponies. In addition, Devon has also joined the National Dressage Pony Cup’s (NDPC) international network of Partner ...

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EAST DORSET, Vt. — World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) events for competitors hoping to qualify for WCHR Finals, held at the Capital Challenge Horse Show, highlighted the third week of competition at the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, Vt. In WCHR ...

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AACHEN, Germany — Against a field of some of the best show jumpers in the world, the U.S. show jumping contingent showed its depth and talent in the Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen at CHIO Aachen July 22 As the first leg of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, the Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen puts one ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Debbie Dolan-Sweeney stands atop the Amateur-Owner Jumper Division of the Hollow Brook Wealth Management Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series at the midpoint of the 2018 Series.  The Show Jumping Hall of Fame conducts the Hollow Brook Wealth Management Show Jumping ...

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DEVON, Pa. — Dianne Boyd, Dressage at Devon Show Manager announced the judges line up for 2018 Dressage at Devon. Breed Division Christel Carlson (S-WA) “R” DSHB “S” Dressage Christel Carlson is an “S” dressage, “R” DSHB and FEI 3* paraequestrian judge. She owns Spokane Sport Horse Farm, a ...

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GLADSTONE, N.J. — Entries close Aug. 1 for Monmouth at the Team and exhibitors are encouraged to reserve their stalls and enter now for the popular hunter/jumper event, scheduled for Aug. 13–20. This year, the show includes an additional full day of equitation and children’s hunter competition ...

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WAYNE, Ill. — New Jersey riders and their horses made the trek to Illinois for the 2018 National Dressage Pony Cup (NDPC) and Small Horse Championship Show, held July 20-22. A perennial winner at the Pony Cup, Lauren Chumley of Pittstown, N.J. added yet more wins to her resume. On day one, she ...

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OLDSMAR, Fla. — The term “versatile” is applied to lots of horses and riders, but there are few pairings as versatile as that of Janelle Campbell and her 12-year-old chestnut thoroughbred gelding. It’s almost a case of you-name-it-they’ve-done-it, and now they are beginning the horse show chapter ...

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GLADSTONE, N.J. — Celebrating three years of supporting Monmouth at the Team, presented by Precise Buildings, The Nature Conservancy returns to sponsor the Second Annual $10,000 Bobcat Derby Day, Thursday, Aug. 16. The popular boutique hunter/jumper horse show runs Aug.12 to 20 at historic Hamilton ...

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DEVON, Pa. — Dressage at Devon will have more classes for ponies and renovations to the show grounds have been completed in time for the show in September. “These classes will ‘mirror’ the breed division in-hand classes. While ponies were included, we felt that classes specifically for ponies ...

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BEDMINSTER TWP., N.J. — The backdrop of historic Hamilton Farm was appropriate for a horse show that was reminiscent of a time long ago. All the classes in the show on July 14 were ridden in side saddles. The show followed three days of Camp Leaping Horn where riders learned from top clinicians ...

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