Competitive Equestrian

November 17, 2018

Ava Lindsay UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival, presented by County Saddlery, remained unfazed by the northern winter storm and opened the Indoor ring to competitors early Friday morning at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro Md., for the first classes of MAEF ...

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TORONTO, Ontario  — Two-time U.S Olympic team gold medalist McLain Ward, of Brewster, N.Y., claimed the $205,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Toronto, presented by GroupBy, in front of a sold-out crowd on Nov. 10, at the CSI4*-W Royal Horse Show in Toronto, Ontario. Ward topped a 21-horse ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Combined driving competitors have gathered at The Horse Park of New Jersey for a shot at winning a national title at the Garden State Combined Driving Event (CDE) set to run Oct. 12 to 14. There are 21 entrants across six USEF Preliminary Combined Driving National Championship ...

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GARWOOD, N.J. — The father of a young mustang trainer hopes to bring the Extreme Mustang Makeover back to New Jersey. Jerry Duffey, father of James, said there was talk by the Mustang Heritage Foundation in June at their Lexington event about holding a Makeover to New Jersey in 2019. However, on ...

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The NetJets U.S. Jumping Team earned best of September honors from the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, the United States Olympic Committee announced. Also honored was indoor volleyball player Matt Anderson, of West Seneca, N.Y. and shooter Caitlin Connor, of ...

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BARCELONA, Spain — The NetJets U.S. Jumping Team battled for second in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final Challenge Cup on Oct. 6. It came down to the final combinations, and a clear round from Germany meant the U.S. would miss out on a jump-off by a mere four faults. Led by Chef ...

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BREWSTER, N.Y. — Lee McKeever who grooms for show jumper, McLain Ward is a finalist for the FEI’s best groom award. He has been working with Ward for 30 years. According to his nomination, he “ seems just as enthusiastic about what he does and his dedication to the horses as he did then. Not ...

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DEVON, Pa. — Dressage at Devon wrapped up for 2018 on Sept. 30. Riders and spectators alike look forward to Saturday night under the lights as the horses compete for the coveted title of the winner of the Grand Prix Freestyle. Months are spent preparing the right mix of music and choreography, ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — The Old Salem Farm Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to legendary horseman Ralph Caristo during the American Gold Cup CSI 4*-W on Sunday, Sept. 30, at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, N.Y. The Old Salem Farm Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award was created by ...

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DEVON, Pa. — Two horses stood out in the breed division of Dressage At Devon which took place Sept. 25 to 27. The performance classes then run through Sept. 30. One of the standouts is Summersby II (Sezuan), bred by Nicole Wanning and owned by Grand Prix rider, Alice Tarjan of Oldwick, N.J. The ...

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ALLENTOWN, N.J. — Although everybody was declared a winner at the third annual Standardbred Makeover, some won the ultimate prize — a new home. Among the big winners was Sears Tower, a.k.a. Korra, trained by Brielle Roman, of Allentown, N.J. She was named "Best English Pleasure Potential," ...

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STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The sport of combined driving will take over the Horse Park of New Jersey, Oct. 12 to 14. All three days are open to spectators but the highlight is marathon day on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to about 2 p.m. Tailgating spaces are available for $50 each with funds ...

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MILL SPRING, N.C. — James “Jimmy" Fairclough, of Newton, N.J. helped the U.S. team win the gold medal at the World Equestrian Games. He along with Misdee Wrigley Miller and Chester Weber  won the United States Equestrian Team’s first-ever four-in-hand team gold medal at Tryon 2018 in the ...

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MILL SPRING, N.C. — To the roars of the home crowd, the NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team secured an historic gold medal in a thrilling jump-off against Sweden on Sept. 21, in the FEI World Team Jumping Championship at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018. McLain War, of Brewster, N.Y.

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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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