Young Equestrians

December 16, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — College-bound equestrians should mark their calendars for the ninth Annual College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) Florida Horse Show, scheduled for Jan. 17-20, 2019 in West Palm Beach. This year the event kicks off with a welcome reception for all riders, trainers and ...

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SUDLERSVILLE, Md. — The Harness Horse Youth Foundation has launched an improved website. Now easier to use both for potential summer program participants and donors, the address remains the same www.hhyf.org. Allison Conte, chairperson of HHYF Public Relations Committee, explained “HHYF is ...

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) is celebrating their 40-year anniversary of the Western disciplines. Recently, the organization’s leadership announced the locations for their Western Semi-Finals, sponsored by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), ...

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WELLINGTON, Fla. — New York riders finished second and third overall in the $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship at the Holiday & Horses Show which concluded on Dec. 3. The U25 athletes competed in the $25,000 two-round competition over Anthony D'Ambrosio’s two challenging ...

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WELLINGTON, Fla. — Samantha Cohen, 17, of New York City and Carmen sped to the lead, winning the first competition of the $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship. The $10,000 faults-converted competition started off competition at the Holiday & Horses Show over Anthony ...

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Management of the 2019 College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) announced that Chris Mitchell, head coach of the Randolph College equestrian team, will serve as clinician and CPI “Hire-a-Coach” at the Florida Horse Show. CPI Florida is scheduled for Jan. 17-20, 2019 at the Jim ...

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FINDLAY, Ohio — Maura Cherny of Cazenovia, N.Y. was named reserve champion at the 2018 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session, hosted by The University of Findlay, Nov. 9-13, in Findlay, Ohio. On the final day of the session, after watching each ...

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The defending national hunt seat champions, Skidmore College closed out the fall Intercollegiate Horse Show Association season unbeaten with an 11-point win over second place Colgate on Nov. 17 at the Van Lennep Riding Center. The day started out with Maeve Foley winning ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Skidmore College IHSA team and Lucky C Stables’ IEA team will be honored at US Equestrian’s Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla.in January. New to the Pegasus Awards celebratory evening, the 2018 Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Equestrian Team Awards will be presented Thursday ...

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WACO, Texas — The National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced the last Farnam Team Rankings of the fall season for collegiate equestrian, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee. Auburn remained in the top position where they have been since the 2018 Preseason Poll. SMU holds ...

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HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — How far can an Appaloosa horse take you? For one New Jersey teen — all the way to the Czech Republic. Alexis Grogan, a high school senior from Hackettstown, N.J., has been an active member of the Appaloosa Horse Club since 2013. “This year through the club, I was selected ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — US Equestrian is accepting applications for the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team. During years that the Saddle Seat World Cup competition is not held, members of the Young Rider Team will be eligible to represent the United States in other international competitions, whether ...

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two members from New Jersey won first place in their competitions at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup. In the Horse Bowl competition, Anthony Leone of Somerset County was the high point individual while the New Jersey team finished as reserve champions. In Horse Bowl, ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — After narrowly missing out on the championship title at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in October, 17-year-old Emma Walters of Lancaster, N.Y. and the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC)’s Crisp redeemed themselves and concluded hunter competition at the 2018 National ...

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LEXINGTON, Va. — On the final day of the Virginia Horse Trials, on Noc. 4, Isabel Finemore, of Clinton Corners, N.Y., and Rutherglen turned in a clear round in show jumping  to earn the title in the USEF CCI1*-JR/YR Eventing National Championship. Finemore was the highest-placed U.S. athlete ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y. — Dressage4Kids and Anne Baber Wallis announced that Emily Gill is the first ever recipient of the new D4K Christian Kennedy Young Adult Scholarship. Baber thanks the many generous donors who have helped make this scholarship a reality. This scholarship is awarded in memory of ...

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WACO, Texas — The National Collegiate Equestrian Association on Tuesday announced the latest Farnam Team Rankings for collegiate equestrian, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee. The top 4 spots remain the same in this week's poll with Auburn coming in at No. 1. Texas A&M at No. 2, ...

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Family Fun Day was in full swing at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS) on Oct. 13 as children and their parents filled the stands to watch pony hunters of all sizes and colors compete for champion ribbons while also enjoying story hour and craft activities. Surrounded ...

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Madison Goetzmann, 17, of Skaneateles, N.Y.had a successful outing at the 73rd Pennsylvania National Horse Show. On Oct. 12, Goetzmann was on the Zone 2 team with Samantha Cohen, New York, N.Y., with Carmen; Carolina Villanueva Suarez, New York, N.Y., with Think Big Van TL; ...

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RARITAN TWP. N.J. — A group of young riders directly impacted by breast cancer, has been working to raise funds and awareness about the disease. Four years ago the Pink Ladies was formed by members of the Round Valley Riders 4-H club in Hunterdon County after one of the members’ mother was ...

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UPPER MARLBORO, MD —The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival, presented by County Saddlery, will be celebrating its seventh anniversary this year at the Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md, from Nov. 16 to 18. As one of the most celebrated events in equestrian competition, MAEF has continued to ...

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WACO, Texas — There was plenty of movement in the latest National Collegiate Equestrian Association Farnam Team Rankings as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee with local riders making an impact. As of Oct. 9, No. 1 Auburn remained on top of the coach's poll with Texas A&M sliding ...

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GLADSTONE, N.J. — Four solid rounds on four different horses put 17-year-old Daisy Farish on top of the 2018 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – East, held Oct. 6-7, 2018, in Gladstone, N.J. “This is one final I’ve been close to winning before, but I had yet to put it ...

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WACO, Texas — The Delaware State equestrian team achieved their highest national ranking in team history, holding the No. 8 spot in the latest National Collegiate Equestrian Association Farnam Team Rankings. New Jersey natives helped get them there. DSU’s best previous ranking was No. 10 in the ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y. — In 1999 a young rider was encouraged by her barn mates to attend a new show called the Northeast Junior/Young Rider Championships. That show later became Lendon’s Youth Dressage Festival and Dressage4Kids soon evolved out of that event. The Youth Dressage Festival at ...

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SARATOGA, N.Y. — Three Thoroughbred owners received The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Young Rider of the Year Awards, for 2018. The young rider award, which recognizes riders 18 or younger who own or lease a Thoroughbred for use in 4-H, Pony Club, or other activities, has ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — Taylor Griffiths of Brewster, N.Y. captured the Region 2 ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay Championship at Old Salem Farm. Old Salem Farm hosted both the Region 1 and 2 championships on Sept. 22. Elite equitation riders from both regions competed at Old Salem Farm with hopes to qualify ...

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WACO, Texas — Auburn University will kick off the 2018-19 The National Collegiate Equestrian Association on season ranked No. 1 in the preseason national team rankings, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee. The 2018-19 collegiate equestrian season officially begins on Thursday, Sept.

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SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — A field of 20 set out on Sept. 11 in the NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal Finals East with Kierstin Antoniadis coming out on top. The NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal Finals were developed for athletes interested in competing on intercollegiate team during their college career. The ...

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ASBURY, N.J. — The College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) New Jersey was held Sept. 15 and 16 at The Ridge, Asbury, N.J. USHJA President Mary Babick judged the horse show on Sept. 16. The day before, young riders learned from Olympian Nona Garson, who owns The Ridge. There was also a college ...

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