Competitive Equestrian

January 15, 2019

WELLINGTON, Fla. — The late Hunter Harrison, prominent owner of Double H Farm and driving force behind the corporate sponsorship of CN and CP in the horse show world, was awarded a Richard E. McDevitt Award of Merit at the Pegasus Awards Ceremony on Jan. 10 during the 2019 US Equestrian Annual ...

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — An exceptional rodeo, a pleasure draft show and speed horses had their turns at the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Show which concluded on Jan. 12. The Exceptional Rodeo took place the afternoon before First Frontier Rodeo Circuit Finals on Jan. 10. Kids with physical or mental ...

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pulling horses continued a long-time tradition at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show. The sport of horse pulling likely began in the early 1900s with farmers competing against other farmers to prove who had the strongest horse, according to www.horsepull.com. Now, most ...

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Farm Show is underway with horses showcasing their many roles in agriculture in the Keystone State in competition and demonstrations. Huston’s Belle exhibited by Joseph Mark Ryburn of Ryburn Homestead, Washington, Washington County, was named the Supreme ...

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Maccabi USA is seeking qualified Jewish riders to represent the United States in the Equestrian Show Jumping competition at the 14th Pan American Maccabi Games in Mexico City, Mexico, July 5-15, 2019. The Pan American Maccabi Games are a high-level athletic competition for ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — Top show jumper Georgina Bloomberg of New York City is aiming for the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden in April. After top placings with Chameur 137 in fall World Cup qualifying classes, she’s ranked sixth in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Time is running out to comply with US Equestrian’s new safe sport requirements. On Aug. 27 the US Equestrian Board of Directors approved a rule change requiring that effective Jan. 1, 2019, all US Equestrian (USEF) adult members with a Competing Membership must complete USEF’s ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Ashley Holzer, of New York, N.Y. and Havanna 145, an 11-year-old Hanoverian mare owned by Diane Fellows, were named to the US Equestrian’s dressage pre-elite list. Holzer, 55, and Havanna are currently ranked 56th on the FEI World list. Holzer is a three-time Olympian but ...

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.— New Jersey and Pennsylvania residents were chosen to participate in the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association’s Gold Star Clinic-East Coast. They are among only 21 riders who were invited to learn from lead clinician Richard Spooner. The four-day intensive clinic will take place ...

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YOUNGSTOWN, N.Y. — Karsten, a horse trained at Lorick Stables in Youngstown, N.Y. is among US Equestrian's National Horses of Honor and is in the running for Horse of the Year. When Kirk and Sally Allgaier spotted this flashy, charismatic black Friesian stallion in Holland, they had a hunch his ...

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LONG VALLEY, N.J. — Eddie Blue, trained and ridden by Devin Ryan of Long Valley, N.J. is among the 2018 US Equestrian's International Horses of Honor. Eddie Blue’s talent was evident as soon as he entered the show ring. His stellar scope and powerful height over fences make him a “must-watch” ...

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NEW YORK CITY —The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has granted $225,000 to nine equine rescue groups to support their efforts to rehabilitate and retrain retired racehorses. Launched in 2010, the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative has awarded over $2 million to ...

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BREWSTER, N.Y. — McLain Ward is once again in the running for Equestrian of the Year. Ward, of Brewster, N.Y., was one of the 2018 Equestrians of Honor named by US Equestrian. The winners will be determined via voting which is now open online through Thursday, Jan. 3 at midnight. The 2018 ...

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TAMPA, Fla. — Several New York residents were among those honored by the United States Hunter Jumper Association at the USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by World Equestrian Center, in Tampa, Fla., on Dec. 11. The USHJA Lifetime Achievement Award honors members whose lifelong involvement in the ...

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TAMPA, Fla. — The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Board of Directors elected members to several positions during the USHJA annual meeting, held Dec. 9 to 13. Four at-large board members, secretary, and treasurer, and ratified Hunter and Jumper Working Group appointments for discipline vice ...

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STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The Horse Park of New Jersey has announced its 2019 Winter Dressage series. Open schooling dressage shows will be held at the park Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 16 and March 31. The shows are ESDCTA and ECRDA recognized. Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark, 609-351-1054 or ...

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WAYMART, Pa. — Read a typical, classical dressage test and it will say “Trot down the center line.” It won’t say amble, running walk, pace nor paso corto. Therefore, for those with horses that do these gaits, dressage is not an option....or is it? Julie Druga Lamberton and her 13-year-old Paso ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) announces steps to build on the success of the 60th Anniversary Show by establishing a special committee for the WIHS Regional Horse Show and naming U.S. Olympic gold medalist Beezie Madden as the new WIHS International Show Advisor ...

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PARIS, France — New Jersey native Jessica Springsteen earned the lone victory for the United States as the Longines Masters Series officially got underway at the Longines Masters of Paris on Dec. 1. The Riders Masters Cup is an innovative show jumping competition launched in 2017 by EEM and ...

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Danielle N. Robinson, of Hainesport, N.J., got off to a rough start at the seventh Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival held at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md., Nov. 15 to 18. However, she was all smiles as she exited the indoor ring aboard Juilliard after winning ...

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FAIR HILL, Md. — The Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show (FHTHS) (www.fairhillthoroughbredshow) enjoyed another successful year, with competitors, many from as far away as Richmond, Va.  More than $20,000 was awarded to beneficiaries, more than $2,000 in scholarships were awarded to individuals, and 15 ...

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BREWSTER, N.Y. — Lee McKeever, groom to four-time Olympian McLain Ward, has won the 2018 FEI Best Groom Award. Outgoing FEI Bureau members Hanfried Haring and John McEwen presented McKeever with the prestigious honor at the FEI Awards Gala in Manama, Bahrain, in front of hundreds of equestrian ...

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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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