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Lauren Sammis and Lombard V Awarded Lombard VFEI High Score Award in Saugerties

June 27, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Sammis to Travel to U.K. to Train with Kyra Kyrklund

Wellington, FL – June 26, 2014 – Lauren Sammis and Lombard V, a 10-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding (Lobster-Heidi, Diplomat) owned by Hope Greenfield, were on top of their game at the recent Centerline Events at HITS II in Saugerties, NY. The pair scored a 70.658 and a 71.579 percent for first place finishes in the Intermediaire II on both June 14 and 15, and earned the FEI High Score Award on June 14.

“I was very, very pleased with him on Saturday and it was a really solid test,” Sammis said. “The horse is going really well. He’s getting 8s on gaits.”

 

Sammis and Lombard V, along with another Grand Prix horse, Whitman, will depart for the United Kingdom on July 2 to spend two months training with Kyra Kyrklund in West Sussex. Whitman is an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Rhodiumr-Camora, Saluut) owned by Jane Suwalsky, and Sammis has had the ride on him for about two months.

Lauren Sammis and Lombard V, also known as Cinco. Photo by Sue Weakley.

Lauren Sammis and Lombard V, also known as Cinco. Photo by Sue Weakley.

Sammis said her main goal while there is to train and then to compete in some smaller shows.

“I plan to get the horses going and get as much consistent help as I can,” she said. “I’ve never been in that situation where I have help every day.”
Lauren Sammis and Lombard V.  Photo by Susan J. Stickle.

Lauren Sammis and Lombard V. Photo by Susan J. Stickle.

 

She plans to return in time to compete in Saugerties, NY, in September and hopes to have the scores to participate at Dressage at Devon.

Sammis is looking to friends for assistance in subsidizing her European expedition, and will update supporters with exclusive blogs and photos to include them in her adventures as she travels to learn from one of the greats. If you are interested in helping, contact her at lcsammis@gmail.com.

Meanwhile, she is packing and preparing for her two months with Kyrklund.

Lauren Sammis and Cinco. Photo by Carol Fraser.

Lauren Sammis and Cinco. Photo by Carol Fraser.

 

“I think I will come a long way, ” she said. “I’m really, really, really, really excited.”

 

To learn more about Lauren Sammis and Cinco, log onto www.sammissales.com.

Like her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaurenSammisDressage.
Click on these links to learn more about her sponsors:
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The Dressage Connection
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Nathalie Equestrian
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Lauren Sammis and Cinco. Photo by Susan J. Stickle.

Lauren Sammis and Cinco. Photo by Susan J. Stickle.

 

 

Summer in the Rockies III Wrap-Up: June 18-22 at the Colorado Horse Park

June 25, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

 

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Carly Coles and Contessa, owned by Claire Parr $1,500 Marshall & Sterling Children's Jumper Classic Winners Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Carly Coles and Contessa, owned by Claire Parr
$1,500 Marshall & Sterling Children’s Jumper Classic Winners
Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Carly Coles: “I’m leasing Contessa for the summer from Claire Parr in Matt Cyphert’s barn. The first day I showed her, I had no idea what I was doing. After that, she’s been really fun, probably one of the most fun horses I’ve ever ridden. I’m excited to show her and get to know her.”

“We just moved out to Colorado last summer from Wellington, FL, where I lived my whole life before this. We’ve been coming out here every year since I was 4. I have friends here I’ve known since I was 4. The weather is pretty nice, especially when we lived in Florida. That’s what we looked forward to – Colorado for the summer!”

Rylee Shufelt and her own Camelot $2,500 Colorado Horse Park Pony Hunter Derby Winners Small/Large Pony Hunter Champions  Photo by Flying Horse Photography

Rylee Shufelt and her own Camelot
$2,500 Colorado Horse Park Pony Hunter Derby Winners
Small/Large Pony Hunter Champions
Photo by Flying Horse Photography

Rylee Shufelt: “Camelot was awesome in the hunter derby this year. I’m very proud of him. He’s a really good pony, and he’s changed a lot over the two years I’ve had him. He moved up to another level. I’m now getting used to my junior hunter, Rock Star (Junior Hunter 3’3″ champion this week), and my eq horse, Capiche, is teaching me how to do the equitation.”

 

Emily Ecclestone: “This was our first big show and first big class at the 3′. It worked out really well! I was very nervous – we did the Non Thoroughbred Hunters at the beginning of the week and had some little kinks to work out. But the hunter derby went really well, so I was happy about that!”

 

“This is my second time competing at Summer in the Rockies, and I really like it. I used to live in Florida and ride there and go up to Kentucky, and it’s a similar environment. It’s fun, and I get to know different people and new faces every time.”

Taylor Cowles and her own Dante Z $1,500 Marshall & Sterling Adult Jumper Classic Winners Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Taylor Cowles and her own Dante Z
$1,500 Marshall & Sterling Adult Jumper Classic Winners
Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Taylor Cowles: “I got her two years ago, but I had a bad back, so I just got back into it with her about a year ago. very earnest and competitive. She’s kind of long and fast and you have to put her together, which I’m just learning how to do. I’m from Virginia and this is my second time here. It’s beautiful scenery, the people are friendly and the courses have been great.”

Hannah Rohrbach and Ultimo DHD, owned by NTM Enterprises Green Pony Hunter Champions Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Hannah Rohrbach and Ultimo DHD, owned by NTM Enterprises
Green Pony Hunter Champions
Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Hannah Rohrbach: “He’s a very good boy and he jumps really well. I just have to make him go up the lines or he’s going to slow down and not get the right strides. This is a really nice show – I like everything about it! I’m very excited to watch my dad (Paul Rohrbach) whenever he rides in the grand prix. Let’s go, Daddy!”
Natalia De Vencenty and Golden Opportunity $1,000 North American League Children's Hunter Classic Winners Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Natalia De Vencenty and Golden Opportunity
$1,000 North American League Children’s Hunter Classic Winners
Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Natalia De Vencenty: “I got ‘Charles’ a year ago and this is our second show season. He has a prince-like personality, and he thinks he’s so cool. He is really fun to ride – he’s just fabulous. When he goes in the show ring, his ears go forward. He’s very happy to do his job. I also have quarter horses and I do the all-around with them. I plan to keep competing in both western and English.”
“The Colorado Horse Park is awesome. It is a really fun environment, it has nice arenas, and it’s a great place to show, with big numbers in the classes.”
Katie Crooks and Topper $2,500 North American League Children's Jumper Classic Winners Photo by Lauren Buettner

Katie Crooks and Topper
$2,500 North American League Children’s Jumper Classic Winners
Photo by Lauren Buettner

Kristina Matthews and Neolisto Van Het Mierenhof $2,500 North American League Adult Jumper Classic Winners Photo by Lauren Buettner

Kristina Matthews and Neolisto Van Het Mierenhof
$2,500 North American League Adult Jumper Classic Winners
Photo by Lauren Buettner

An enthusiastic participant in the stick horse race Photo by Lauren Buettner

An enthusiastic participant in the stick horse race
Photo by Lauren Buettner

A stick horse race kicked off Saturday’s $30,000 McElvain Energy Grand Prix. Following the Grand Prix, the Colorado Horse Park hosted a competitors’ party featuring an authentic chuckwagon supper provided by Kit Haddock. Live music by The Country Music Project and a mechanical bull completed the western theme.

The party was one of many fun events enjoyed by Summer in the Rockies competitors. On Thursday, the Colorado Horse Park hosted a free guided trail ride over its extensive trail system with beautiful mountain views. The Wild West Ranch provided horses for the popular trail ride, which was led by CHP’s own Carole Kenney.

The Westernaires, a mounted precision drill organization composed of Jefferson County, Colorado, youth from 9 to 19 years of age, gave an exhibition on Friday afternoon featuring a large, highly coordinated drill team as well as stunt riders.

Kit Haddock's team serves up an authentic chuckwagon supper Photo by Lauren Buettner

Kit Haddock’s team serves up an authentic chuckwagon supper
Photo by Lauren Buettner

The Westernaires Youth Drill Team Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

The Westernaires Youth Drill Team
Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

A stunt rider performs as part of the Westernaires exhibition Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

A stunt rider performs as part of the Westernaires exhibition
Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Fun and friends at Summer in the Rockies Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Fun and friends at Summer in the Rockies
Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Click here for full results from Summer in the Rockies III. Visit the Colorado Horse Park’s website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout Summer in the Rockies. 

 

The Colorado Horse Park is now set up to accept online entries for all three remaining weeks of Summer in the Rockies! Visit entries.showmanagementsystem.com to set up your account and follow the tutorial to enter. If you need stalls for Weeks IV or V, please contact Pat Boyle at (847) 274-6834 or Geoff Combs at (720) 318-5968 for availability, as those weeks are nearly sold out. 

 

The Colorado Horse Park Summer in the Rockies Fast Facts

 

What: Summer in the Rockies AA-Rated Hunter Jumper Show Series

 

Event Dates:

June 4-8 Summer in the Rockies I

June 11-15 Summer in the Rockies II

June 18-22 Summer in the Rockies III*

July 2-6 Summer in the Rockies IV

July 9-13 Summer in the Rockies V*

July 16-20 Summer in the Rockies VI

     *WCHR Member Events

 

 

Hunter Highlights:

$5,000 National Hunter Derby – Week III

$15,000 International Hunter Derby sponsored by Winsome Farm – Week III

$10,000 National Hunter Derby – Week V

$40,000 International Hunter Derby sponsored by Serenity Farm – Week V

Jumper Highlights:

$25,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by Holiday Inn of Parker Grand Prix – Week I

$25,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by Littleton Equine Medical and Platinum Performance – Week II

$30,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by McElvain Energy – Week III

$30,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by Front Range Kubota – Week IV

$50,000 Kathy and Brad Coors Family Grand Prix – Week V

$50,000 Griffis Residential Grand Prix – Week VI

$10,000 High Junior/Amateur Owner Classic sponsored by The Kathy and Brad Coors Family

$20,000 High Junior/Amateur Owner Classic sponsored by The Kathy and Brad Coors Family

 

 

 

Plus:

$10,000 July Grand Prix Rider Bonus for the Leading Grand Prix Rider sponsored by The Kathy and Brad Coors Family – Weeks IV – VI

Prize List:

Click here for an online version of the prize list.

For a hard copy of the prize list, please e-mail prizelist@cohorsepark.com with your name, address and phone number and specify which prize list you would like (spring/fall or summer).

 

 

Entries:

Mail to The Colorado Horse Park, 7522 South Pinery Drive, Parker, CO 80134 or fax to (303) 841-7879. Entries close 30 days before each show.

Contact Information:

Pat Boyle, Show Manager                     (847) 274-6834

Brian Curry, Show Manager                   (303) 918-2908

Colorado Horse Park Main Office           (303) 841-5550

Colorado Horse Park Main Office Fax    (303) 841-7879

Show Office                                             (303) 841-7461

Show Office Fax (during show only)       (303) 841-1419

Show Grounds Address:

7375 E Bayou Gulch Rd, Parker, CO 80134

 

Directions:

From North: I-25S exit Ridgegate Parkway – go east under the freeway.  Ridgegate Parkway to S. Chambers Road, approx 3 miles (Traffic light) – turn right/south onto Chambers Road. At end of Chambers Road turn left/east onto Hess Road.  Hess Road to Parker Road/Hwy 83 – turn right/south onto Hwy 83 approx 4 miles to Bayou Gulch Road. (Traffic light). Follow signs to Colorado Horse Park.

From South: I-25N, exit Founder’s Parkway.  Founder’s Parkway to Highway 86, approx 4 miles (traffic light). Turn east/left onto Hwy. 86 to Franktown/Hwy 83. At Franktown go north on 83 approx. 7 mi. to Bayou Gulch Rd. (Traffic light), turn right/east onto Bayou Gulch Rd. Follow signs to Colorado Horse Park.

 

 

About the Colorado Horse Park:

Celebrating its 21st Anniversary, the Colorado Horse Park was founded by visionary Helen Krieble who acknowledged the need for a high-volume horse show and horse boarding facility to serve Colorado.  The Colorado Horse Park welcomes more than 35,000 visitors per year and hosts over 40 competitions annually.  CHP features a derby arena designed by Olympic-designer Linda Allen and a cross-country course designed by Olympic Gold Medalist David O’Connor and eventing super-star James Atkinson. There are 300 permanent stalls with capacity for more than 1,000 stalls.

The picturesque property, located only minutes from the town of Parker, hosts international equestrian events in multiple disciplines. Visitors enjoy the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountain surroundings and access to miles of trails and open space.  The Colorado Horse Park is committed to supporting equestrian education and amateur athletics, preserving open space, fundraising for local charities and supporting the community.

 

 

Visit CHP at:

http://coloradohorsepark.com/ 

To access the schedule: http://coloradohorsepark.com/events  

 

Al-Marah Arabians Holds BBQ Open House and Horse Sale on July 6

June 24, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Al-Marah

This is the LAST CHANCE to purchase Arabian Nights horses; tack used in the famous dinner show also for sale 

CLERMONT, Fla. (June 20, 2014) – Horse lovers can wrap up their Independence Day weekend with a bang at Al-Marah Arabians’ BBQ Bash Open House and final Arabian Nights horse sale on Sunday, July 6 from 9 am to 4 pm.

This will be the LAST CHANCE to purchase horses from the famous Arabian Nights attraction. A silent auction will be held for all non-Arabian breeds, including Appaloosas, Quarter Horses, Saddlebred, Morgan Cross and Belgian/Paint Cross. The top bidders will become the new owners of these fantastic horses!

Arabian horses will also be for sale at fixed prices starting at $7,500.

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Tack used in the Arabian Nights show will also be for sale, including:

  • Western saddles
  • Dressage saddles
  • Trick saddles
  • Sets of Roman pads
  • Bareback pads
  • Draft horse harnesses

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All tack is in great condition and is a rare opportunity for people to own actual items used in the Arabian Nights show. Saddle prices start at $300; some tack will be sold through a silent auction and some will have fixed prices.

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In addition to the sale, the public is also invited to a BBQ Bash and Open House, which will include:

  • Riding demonstrations by Greta Wrigley and Heather Stalker
  • Riding demonstrations by National Champions Kassie Barteau and Keeley Clark
  • Free burgers and hot dogs  
  • “Meet the herd” tours with owner Mark Miller

Al-Marah Arabians is now offering summer riding lessons for both adults and children and hands-on farm tours.

For updates and the latest news from Al-Marah Arabians, follow us on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/almaraharabianhorses

Show Jumping Mare Sapphire Dies 1995-2014

June 23, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Lexington, Ky.– The United States Equestrian Federation mourns the loss of the great show jumping mare Sapphire who died on June 22, 2014 following complications from colic. With longtime rider, McLain Ward, the 1995 Belgian Warmblood mare was a stalwart of U.S. Jumping Teams for years helping the United States to capture Team Gold at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games and Team Silver at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games.

“Sapphire epitomized a great mare, and if you have a great mare; you have a great horse,” remembered legendary horseman and former U.S. Show Jumping Chef d’Equipe George Morris. “She was the anchor of so many U.S. teams; she had the scope, she was careful, I can’t say enough good things about her. She was one of the greatest horses of the century.”

McLain Ward and Sapphire at the 2008 Olympic Games (Bob Langrish)

McLain Ward and Sapphire at the 2008 Olympic Games (Bob Langrish)

In addition to great team successes, Ward and “Sara” earned top honors in many of the world’s most prestigious competitions and Grand Prixes, including a second-place finish at the 2009 Rolex/FEI World Cup Final in Las Vegas. The duo  twice claimed victory in the FTI Consulting Finale Grand Prix (2009, 2010), the Grand Prix of Devon (2007, 2009), the Hampton Classic Grand Prix (2009, 2010), and the President’s Cup at the Washington International Horse Show (2008, 2010). Sapphire’s extensive resume also includes wins at the 2008 Budweiser Invitational, 2009 $1 Million CN International at Spruce Meadows, 2010 La Baule Grand Prix, 2010 Rome Grand Prix, and 2010 Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix.

“Our entire Castle Hill family and every person she has touched has lost a great friend. Thank you Sara not just for all the dreams you made come true but simply for being who you were,” said Ward. “You always will be my champion in every way. Godspeed, good friend.”

Link to Sapphire Tribute Below  

http:/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0msZJaeWr1o&feature=youtu.be

The USEF extends its deepest condolences to Ward, Castle Hill Farm team and all of Sapphire’s owners throughout her storied career; Tom Grossman, Blue Chip Bloodstock, McLain Ward, Double H Farm, Missy Clark and Harry Gill.

Hannah Holik and Cupido de Laubry Clear Winners of 1.40m Open Jumpers at Summer in the Rockies III

June 19, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

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Parker, CO – June 18, 2014 – Hannah Holik and Czech Mate LLC’s Cupido de Laubry were on fire as Summer in the Rockies III kicked off today. They raced through a speedy jump-off round and earned first place in the $2,500 Open Jumper 1.40m. Not only were they the only ones to go double clear in the class of 15, but they were two seconds ahead of the next fastest pair in the jump-off. “I always go in, especially with him, hoping and thinking that we could win,” Holik, of Jackson Hole, WY, said. “I know he has the scope and the speed and the stamina to win every class – it’s really up to me and how well I ride him that day.”

Hannah Holik and Cupido de Laubry

Hannah Holik and Cupido de Laubry

Guilherme Jorge built an inviting course to get the week started in the Kathy and Brad Coors Family Grand Prix Arena, with straightforward lines and two double combinations. Riders were able to give their horses confident, forward rides in preparation for the days to come. Rails were scattered around the course, with the first double combination (fences 6ab) tripping up a number of horses. For the jump-off, riders began over the same line as the first round course, an oxer to a vertical, and then had a tight rollback turn to the right to fence 13, a tall red-and-white vertical that horses were seeing for the first time. From there, they headed to the in-and-out, fences 8ab, and then made a rollback to the left to reach an oxer. They executed another right-hand rollback to the Holiday Inn/Hampton Inn vertical and finished over the last red-and-white vertical. The first two to go, Matt Cyphert on Carat V and John Pearce on Chantico, both moved on to the jump-off but had a rail each there, with Cyphert’s time of 39.754 seconds giving him the early lead over Pearce’s 41.167 seconds. Holik and Cupido de Laubry quickly stole that lead away with their fast double clear in 35.378 seconds.

Matt Cyphert and Carat V

Matt Cyphert and Carat V

None of the next eight riders were able to join the fray in the jump-off, many dropping just a single rail to prevent them from moving on. Bjorn Ikast and Iz’s Viva La Vida broke that streak with a clear first round, but had fences 13 and 11 down in the jump-off for eight jumping faults in a time of 37.640 seconds. Janet Hischer and Livia Z followed suit, incurring faults for rails at fences 8a and 11 and coming home in 39.406 seconds. Ikast and Hischer took fourth and fifth place respectively behind Holik, Cyphert, and Pearce. Holik said the distances in the jump-off rode well, and she focused on a few fences in particular to ensure a clear round. “I wanted to make sure he cleared the beige rails (of fence 2, the Parker Adventist Hospital vertical) since we’ve had trouble with that one in the past,” she said. “It was a tight rollback to the candy stripe vertical (fence 13), and I just wanted to be efficient there in the least amount of strides. After the in-and-out, I wanted to make sure he got his eye on the oxer soon enough and cleared the back side. He was perfect – he knew it was coming.”

Hannah Holik and Cupido de Laubry

Hannah Holik and Cupido de Laubry

Holik has fine-tuned the warm-up routine for “Cupi” so that he has the right energy level when he enters the ring. “When we first got him, we did harder flat lessons in the morning,” she explained. “But he’s slowly transformed. He can do a light workout in the morning and then a harder workout before we go in to jump, and he seems to be happy with that. We sometimes go on trail rides before the class or take it easy in the morning, and then we gear him up for the class later in the day.” She takes advantage of the Colorado Horse Park’s extensive trail system to keep her horses fresh during the show. “Here, where they have great trails, we take them for a nice trail ride on Tuesdays just so they can relax,” she said. Holik is keeping busy with schooling and competing her horses at Summer in the Rockies, but she fit in some time for a college visit as well, touring the University of Denver. The rising senior at Jackson Hole Community School is hoping to attend a large university and keep riding and competing at a high level on the side. $2,500 Open Jumper 1.30m John McConnell and new mount La Bella Soiree may be just getting to know each other, but their partnership was strong enough today to claim the winner’s check in the $2,500 Open Jumper 1.30m. This is the first horse show for La Bella Soiree, a 9-year-old Hanoverian mare owned by Molly Precourt, since she was imported from Germany about three months ago. She competed at the 1.40m level in Germany, and McConnell’s goal is to step her up to the grand prix. While she didn’t fare as well as hoped in the last week’s $25,000 Littleton Equine Medical Center/Platinum Performance Grand Prix, she showed she is back in the game today, and McConnell plans to give Thursday’s $15,000 Open Welcome Stake a try.

John McConnell and La Bella Soiree

John McConnell and La Bella Soiree

“We’re trying to move up to do the big courses,” McConnell explained. “We stepped up last week and weren’t so fortunate, but we’ll do the Welcome again tomorrow and see where we’re at.” “She’s got a great attitude and a really sweet disposition, and she’s great in the barn,” he added. “She can be a little strong in the bridle sometimes, but goes in a loose ring snaffle. She’s really a nice horse.” Thirteen horse and rider combinations gave Jorge’s first round course a try, and seven of those advanced to the jump-off. Delaney Flynn and Quite Quick posted the first double clear midway through the class, finishing in 39.346 seconds. McConnell was next to reach the jump-off and took a neat, efficient track, making the best of opportunities to save ground and leave out strides. He and La Bella Soiree clocked in at 38.639 seconds, moving into the lead. The three pairs immediately following them were all double clear, but none managed as quick a time, leaving McConnell and La Bella Soiree to take home the top prize. McConnell said the course rode well and was a perfect way to start out Summer in the Rockies III. “Guilherme (Jorge) is a great course designer,” he said. “Everything is set to make the horses get better as the week goes on. There are no traps out there. Everything is set to make them jump, and he’ll build as the week goes on.” Jumper competition returns Thursday with the $15,000 Open Welcome Stake. The week’s feature is Saturday’s $30,000 McElvain Energy Grand Prix. Click here for full results from Wednesday. Visit the Colorado Horse Park’s website and follow them on Facebook andTwitter for updates throughout Summer in the Rockies.

John McConnell and La Bella Soiree

John McConnell and La Bella Soiree

Results: Summer in the Rockies III – Wednesday, June 18

(Number/Horse/Owner/Rider/Prize Money)

 

$2,500 Open Jumper 1.40m

1. 280/Cupido de Laubry/Czech Mate, LLC/Hannah Holik/730.00

2. 199/Carat V/Claire Hyde/Matt Cyphert/482.50

3. 402/Chantico/Forest View Farm & Karen Ball/John Pearce/357.50

4. 310/Iz’s Viva La Vida/Bjorn Ikast/Bjorn Ikast/230.00

5. 283/Livia Z/Sharon Granberg/Janet Hischer/175.00

6. 312/Royal Flush/Bjorn Ikast/Bjorn Ikast/175.00

7. 450/Akkato/Wells Bridge Farm Inc/Paul Rohrbach/175.00

8. 495/Super Bad/Blair Cudmore/Brooke Cudmore/175.00

 

$2,500 Open Jumper 1.30m

1. 369/La Bella Soiree/Molly Precourt/John Mc Connell/730.00

2. 306/Quite Quick/Irish Rose Stables/Delaney Flynn/482.50

3. 367/Leon D’Or/James Mc Connell/Amanda Mc Connell/357.50

4. 241/Quickie/Natascha Gates/Natascha Gates/230.00

5. 256/Girl Scout/High Standard Equestrian, LLC/Megan Ghere/175.00

6. 293/Cutler/Twisted Tree Farm/Janet Hischer/175.00

7. 257/Renoir Du Buisson/Jed Cogan/Megan Ghere/175.00

8. 452/Celina/Jacqueline Toomey/Jacqueline Toomey/175.00

 

$500 1.25m Jumper

1. 137/Barlando/Farfetched Farm/Kristen Blomstrom/150.00

2. 257/Renoir Du Buisson/Jed Cogan/Megan Ghere/110.00

3. 323/GSCO Excello/Michelle Ebert/Megan Jordan/80.00

4. 113/Livorno/Molly Precourt/Karen Banister/60.00

5. 261/Cici’s Angel/Palmer Divide Ranch/Haley Griffis/50.00

6. 103/Diamond/Anastasia Stewart/Colleen Acosta/50.00

7. 540/Conjure/Taylor Ross/Suzanne Suttles/0.00

8. 557/Tea Party/Treesdale Farms/Bethany Bolen/0.00

 

Young Jumper 6/7/8 Year Old

1. 471/J.E.S. Quito/Nicki Wilcox/Nicki Wilcox

2. 352/Mabel/Brita Wallace/Rachel Lindsey

3. 395/Vanessa/Ceinwen Muma/Ceinwen Muma

4. 315/Supernatural/Bjorn Ikast/Bjorn Ikast

5. 277/Saveur de B’Neville/MHJ Sales, LLC/Armando Hassey

6. 426/Catoctin/Kathryn Kantes/Mickie Sage

7. 289/Collin/Paige Waslewski/Samantha Waslewski

8. 276/Cassino/Armando Hassey/Armando Hassey

 

The Colorado Horse Park Summer in the Rockies Fast Facts

What: Summer in the Rockies AA-Rated Hunter Jumper Show Series

Event Dates:

June 4-8 Summer in the Rockies I

June 11-15 Summer in the Rockies II

June 18-22 Summer in the Rockies III*

July 2-6 Summer in the Rockies IV

July 9-13 Summer in the Rockies V*

July 16-20 Summer in the Rockies VI

*WCHR Member Events

Hunter Highlights:

$5,000 National Hunter Derby – Week III

$15,000 International Hunter Derby sponsored by Winsome Farm – Week III

$10,000 National Hunter Derby – Week V

$40,000 International Hunter Derby sponsored by Serenity Farm – Week V

Jumper Highlights:

$25,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by Holiday Inn of Parker Grand Prix – Week I

$25,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by Littleton Equine Medical and Platinum Performance – Week II

$30,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by McElvain Energy – Week III

$30,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by Griffis Residential – Week IV

$50,000 Kathy and Brad Coors Family Grand Prix – Week V

$50,000 Parker Adventist Hospital Grand Prix – Week VI

$10,000 High Junior/Amateur Owner Classic sponsored by The Kathy and Brad Coors Family

$20,000 High Junior/Amateur Owner Classic sponsored by The Kathy and Brad Coors Family

Plus:

$10,000 July Grand Prix Rider Bonus for the Leading Grand Prix Rider sponsored by The Kathy and Brad Coors Family – Weeks IV – VI

Prize List:

Click here for an online version of the prize list.

For a hard copy of the prize list, please e-mailprizelist@cohorsepark.com with your name, address and phone number and specify which prize list you would like (spring/fall or summer).

Entries:

Mail to The Colorado Horse Park, 7522 South Pinery Drive, Parker, CO 80134 or fax to (303) 841-7879. Entries close 30 days before each show.

Contact Information:

Pat Boyle, Show Manager                     (847) 274-6834

Brian Curry, Show Manager                   (303) 918-2908

Colorado Horse Park Main Office           (303) 841-5550

Colorado Horse Park Main Office Fax    (303) 841-7879

Show Office                                             (303) 841-7461

Show Office Fax (during show only)       (303) 841-1419

Show Grounds Address:

7375 E Bayou Gulch Rd, Parker, CO 80134

From North: I-25S exit Ridgegate Parkway – go east under the freeway.  Ridgegate Parkway to S. Chambers Road, approx 3 miles (Traffic light) – turn right/south onto Chambers Road. At end of Chambers Road turn left/east onto Hess Road.  Hess Road to Parker Road/Hwy 83 – turn right/south onto Hwy 83 approx 4 miles to Bayou Gulch Road. (Traffic light). Follow signs to Colorado Horse Park.

From South: I-25N, exit Founder’s Parkway.  Founder’s Parkway to Highway 86, approx 4 miles (traffic light). Turn east/left onto Hwy. 86 to Franktown/Hwy 83. At Franktown go north on 83 approx. 7 mi. to Bayou Gulch Rd. (Traffic light), turn right/east onto Bayou Gulch Rd. Follow signs to Colorado Horse Park.

About the Colorado Horse Park:

Celebrating its 21st Anniversary, the Colorado Horse Park was founded by visionary Helen Krieble who acknowledged the need for a high-volume horse show and horse boarding facility to serve Colorado.  The Colorado Horse Park welcomes more than 35,000 visitors per year and hosts over 40 competitions annually.  CHP features a derby arena designed by Olympic-designer Linda Allen and a cross-country course designed by Olympic Gold Medalist David O’Connor and eventing super-star James Atkinson. There are 300 permanent stalls with capacity for more than 1,000 stalls.

 

The picturesque property, located only minutes from the town of Parker, hosts international equestrian events in multiple disciplines. Visitors enjoy the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountain surroundings and access to miles of trails and open space.  The Colorado Horse Park is committed to supporting equestrian education and amateur athletics, preserving open space, fundraising for local charities and supporting the community.

Visit CHP at:

http://coloradohorsepark.com/ 

To access the schedule: http://coloradohorsepark.com/events  

Hampton Classic Horse Show Returns for the 39th Year

June 18, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Bridgehampton, NY-June 18, 2014 -The 39th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show returns to Bridgehampton, NY, August 24-31, to showcase the highest levels of equestrian show jumping competition.  The Hampton Classic features six show rings, a Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options, and a new Farmer’s Market, all on its 60-acre show grounds. “The Hampton Classic offers something for everyone,” explains Shanette Barth Cohen, the horse show’s Executive Director. “From our world-class equestrian competition, to our distinguished high-end shopping boutiques and gourmet cuisine, the Hampton Classic provides spectators and exhibitors alike with a bounty of activity and excitement.”

The Hampton Classic hosts more than 100 classes of competition for horses and riders of all ages and abilities. A wide range of hunter, jumper and equitation classes are offered from leadline classes all the way up to the grand prix level with riders ranging from young children to Olympic medalists. The Classic also has classes for riders with disabilities.

Tuesday, August 26 sees the start of the Classic’s jumper divisions, including some big opportunities for prize money with the $20,000 Hampton Classic Jumper Challenge and the $10,000 Newsday Open Jumper class. Wednesday, August 27 also features the $10,000 Wolffer Estate Open Jumper class and the start of the Young Jumper Championship Finals.

 

Kent Farrington, winner of the $250,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix in 2013

Kent Farrington, winner of the $250,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix in 2013

On Thursday, August 28, the Grand Prix  Ring hosts the $10,000 Douglas Elliman  Open Jumper class, followed by the  $10,000 Sam Edelman Equitation  Championship. The highlights of Friday  include the $50,000 Grand Prix Qualifier  presented by Longines and the $15,000  Speed Derby presented by Sotheby’s  International Realty.

The opening of the weekend competition on Saturday, August 30 showcases the $40,000 Longines Cup, the $20,000 SHF Enterprises 5-Year-Old Young Jumper Championship Finals, the $30,000 6-Year-Old Young Jumper Championship Finals and the $15,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic. In addition, Saturday is the longstanding favorite Optimum®Kids’ Day which features children’s activities throughout the day. Kids under the age of 12 receive a complimentary pony ride. There are also circus performers, face painting and a magician.

The final day of the Hampton Classic, Sunday, August 31, features the $30,000 7 & 8 Year-Old Young Jumper Championship Finals, the $25,000 Hampton Classic Jumping Derby and the $10,000 Hermès Hunter Classic.  The week of competition culminates with the $250,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix & FEI World CupTM Qualifier presented by Land Rover. The Grand Prix, features Olympians, World Champions, and show jumping veterans and helps riders earn coveted points for the 2015 Longines FEI World Cup Finals in Las Vegas next April.

The Hampton Classic is famous not only for its world-class equestrian competition, but also for its celebrity sightings throughout the week. Among those who were present in recent years were TV personalities Matt Lauer, Jerry Seinfeld and Kelly Ripa, actors Sofia Vergara, Mary-Kate Olsen and Julianne Moore, musicians Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel and L.A. Reid, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, hoteliers Rick and Kathy Hilton, and supermodel Christie Brinkley.

For those who are not able to make it to the show grounds, WVVH-TV, the official Long Island television station of the Hampton Classic, airs a daily 4-hour telecast live from the Hampton Classic. Additionally, ShowNet vision offers webcasts of all Grand Prix Ring competition at no charge on the Hampton Classic website.

For a link to this coverage and for more information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show, please visit the Hampton Classic website at www.hamptonclassic.com or call (631) 537-3177.

Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation.

Equine Non-Profits Granted Nearly $300,000 By USA Equestrian Trust

June 18, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

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June 17, 2014 — Lexington, KY — USA Equestrian Trust has awarded nearly $300,000 in grants to help fund more than a dozen projects by equine non-profits. Since the inception of the Trust’s grants program, the organization has awarded more than $1.8 million in grants.

 

The projects funded as part of the grant application period ending in May were:

 

AMERICAN MORGAN HORSE EDUCATIONAL CHARITABLE TRUST ($44,500) to develop an online home school module that teaches courses through horsemanship and to purchase online testing software, which can also be used in other programs. Additional funded projects include researching new programs to engage youth and launching a series of educational videos and podcasts.

 

CALIFORNIA DRESSAGE SOCIETY — SACRAMENTO VALLEY CHAPTER ($5,000) to support PSS University, a two-day equine educational event in Northern California.

 

EQUUS FOUNDATION ($5,050) to expand its Equine Welfare Network online database that allows website visitors to search for equine organizations near their homes. With the expansion, the database will include information on equestrian sport and recreational horseback riding facilities, as well as colleges and universities offering equine studies programs.

 

HARNESS HORSE YOUTH FOUNDATION, INC. ($500) to offer field trips during a summer camp held at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame.

 

HEALING HORSES & ARMED FORCES ($15,600) to assist its equine therapy program for veterans.

 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS ($37,164) to help its safety and ambulance program purchase a new truck and replace a mannequin horse used for training.

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THERAPEUTIC HORSEMANSHIP INTERNATIONAL ($17,700) to webcast educational sessions from its annual conference so they can be viewed by members unable to attend.

 

SACRAMENTO AREA HUNTER JUMPER ASSOCIATION ($5,000) to offer a free training clinic to its members, who are entry-level exhibitors and low-budget owners. The money for this grant was allocated from funding reserved for Hunter/Jumper activities in California and Nevada.

 


USEF EQUINE HEALTH RESEARCH FUND ($74,706) to support research projects at Auburn University, University of California and The Ohio State University. The projects examine the effect of arena surfaces on the fore and hind limbs of jumping horses, the impact of mare behavioral drugs on foal performance and fertility, and the use of intravenous magnesium sulfate in horses.

 

USEF U.S. SADDLE SEAT EQUITATION WORLD CUP AND YOUNG RIDERS TEAMS ($90,000) to assist the teams in attending events from 2015 to 2017. The Trust previously provided funding to support the U.S. Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup team’s 2012 victory in South Africa, as well as the upcoming 2014 World Cup hosted in the United States. This funding will support the team at the 2016 Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup that’s expected to be held in South Africa. The grant will also support the 2015 and 2017 Saddle Seat Young Riders Teams, which develop riders for future World Cup competitions.

 

The Trust’s next application period will begin early in 2015. Equine non-profits wishing to make a request for funding during that application period will be required to fill out the online application form at http://trusthorses.org. To be notified once the application period has opened, please email grants@trusthorses.org.

 

About USA Equestrian Trust

USA Equestrian Trust is a New York Not-for-Profit Corporation whose mission is to assist in preserving and/or enhancing the quality of equestrian sport in the United States of America. Its objects and purposes are exclusively charitable, educational and dedicated to the fostering of equestrian sports. The Trust is a private foundation pursuant to the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

 

 

 

 

 

Para-Equestrian Sets Sights on Gold in 2014

June 17, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

 

 

Rebecca and Romani

Six-Time U.S. Para-Equestrian Champion Rebecca Hart with her mount Schroeters Romani, her groom Alex Philpin, and Margaret Duprey (co-owner of Schroeters Romani) after winning at the World Equestrian Games, selection trials and National Championships in Gladstone NJ, June 4, 2014

 

Unionville, PA. – June 17, 2014 — Born with a very rare genetic condition called hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) that keeps her from walking across a room unaided, six-time U.S. National Champion para-equestrian rider Rebecca Hart has set her sights on winning Gold at the 2014 AllTech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 (WEG) in Normandy in August.

After winning her sixth national championship on June 6, placing fourth and just behind the Bronze at the Para-Olympics in 2008 and 2012, Hart is determined to make it to the podium this time around. Hart recently returned from Denmark where she purchased what she believes is just the right mare for the job, Romani, from the prestigious Straight Horse Farm.

“What is special about this horse is she combines the athleticism and skill of a high- performance dressage horse with a very giving and adaptable intelligence and temperament,” says Hart. “It took a long time to find her, but with a horse like Romani, gold is definitely in reach.”

Riders like Hart, whose legs are less responsive and nimble than more able-bodied riders, require an animal with just the right mix of attitude and performance. If the horse is too responsive, then Hart will have trouble controlling the animal. If the horse is to slow, then Hart will not be able to complete the complex and precision steps Dressage demands.

This requires para-equestrian riders to become far more proficient than their able-bodied counterparts.

Backed by sponsors Starbucks, Margaret Duprey of Cherry Knoll Farm, William and Sandy Kimmel, and many friends and family, Hart is also riding in support of the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation and its efforts to find a cure for HSP and its ultra-rare cousin, primary lateral sclerosis (PLS). Both HSP and PLS are related to other serious central nervous systems disorders like ALS and Huntington’s disease.

This year’s WEG is special because it is the only international competition where para-athletes compete on the same stage as their able-bodied counterparts. Usually, para-equestrian competitions are held in the same venues but on separate dates thus lowering the profile of the riders.

“To be able to be there, we can show we are high-powered riders and equally qualified to compete on any stage in the world,” says Hart. “Yes, we have disabilities, but our abilities parallel those of able-bodied competitors. Having our events going off at the same time, being side by side, we can effectively demonstrate this.”

Rio or Bust

While the WEGs are perhaps more prestigious than the Olympics, Hart has her sights set squarely on winning Gold in Rio in 2016. If she is successful, she will significantly raise the profile of American para-equestrian riders everywhere and give the sport the big boost it needs to survive and flourish in the U.S.

“That is our ultimate goal,” says Hart. “I’ve been close to the podium a couple of times, and it would be as much their win as it would be my own. It would be amazing to stand on the podium and see our flag go up.”

Hart rides out of Blue Hill Farms in Unionville, PA. and, like all top-level athletes, trains at least six days a week — in between fund raising events and a full time job as a financial analyst as well as another part time job at Starbucks. She will be heading to West Palm Beach FL. in March to compete in the Certified Para-Equestrian Dressage International (CPEDI) qualifier and then on to Europe for two more qualifiers in Belgium and France.

Six-Time U.S. Para-Equestrian Champion Rebecca Hart on Schroeters Romani competing at the CPEDI3* in Moorsele, Belgium, April 2014

About HSP and PLS
Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP) is a group of rare, inherited neurological disorders. Their primary symptoms are progressive spasticity and weakness of the leg and hip muscles. Researchers estimate that some 30 different types of HSP exist. The HSP incidence rate in the United States is 20,000 people. Worldwide it is estimated there are 180,000 affected individuals of all ages, genders and nationalities.

Research is progressing rapidly,  and it is hoped that advances in the understanding of HSP will lead to treatments for other related disorders as well such Charcot Marie Tooth – Type II, neuropathies, ataxias, MS, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, ALS, PLS, and a host of other rare and widely feared conditions.

Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) is a group of ultra-rare neurological disorders caused primarily by degeneration of the upper motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord, which results in increasing spasticity and weakness of voluntary muscles. It is often referred to as a benign variant of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The primary difference between the ALS and PLS is, in PLS, the spinal motor neurons, or lower motor neurons (LMNs), stay intact. Thus, there is no muscle wasting (amyotrophy), which is the symptom that ultimately causes fatal complications in ALS.

About United States Para Equestrian Association
The United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) includes every equestrian discipline that is practiced by athletes with physical disabilities. Each rider or driver competes under the eighth discipline, The Para-Equestrian discipline, of the United States Equestrian Federation.  The USPEA is a network of riders, judges, national federation board members, and equestrian enthusiasts.  The association gives athletes the ability to get involved and expand their knowledge and experience in the sport of Para-Equestrian.

About SPF
The Spastic Paraplegia Foundation, Inc. (SPF) is a national, not-for-profit, voluntary organization incorporated in February, 2002. It is the only organization in the Americas dedicated to Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) and Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP). SPF is committed to providing information about these disorders, creating opportunities for mutual support and sharing, and discovering the cures for HSP and PLS by funding research. These closely related upper motor neuron disorders affect some 24,000 children and adults across the United States and Canada. The SPF is dedicated to finding the cures for these conditions and providing information and support services.

 

More information: http://www.sp-foundation.org/

 

-Photos Courtest of Rebbeca Hart

Parent Lead Line Class Returns to Southeast Medal Finals

June 17, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Jacksonville, FL – June 16, 2014 – Last year’s Southeast Medal Finals, launched the Parent Lead Line Class, a fun new class and an opportunity for parents to have their moment in the spotlight in the coliseum at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center. The tongue-in-cheek class returns this year to Southeast Medal Finals, which runs from Sept. 18-21.

Riders are encouraged to enter their parents, with or without their knowledge,  to vie for top honors as well as additional awards in fun categories such as, the Most Confident, Most Likely to Turn Professional, Best Outfit, Most Terrified and Most Medicated.

Don Stewart participated in the Parent Lead Line class at the 2013 Southeast Medal Finals.  Photo by Carrie Wirth

Don Stewart participated in the Parent Lead Line class at the 2013 Southeast Medal Finals.
Photo by Carrie Wirth

 

“This class was truly one of the highlights last year,” said James Lala, from Lala Land Productions, who will manage the 2014 show alongside Stadium Jumping, Inc. “We couldn’t stop laughing. The parents really got into the spirit and came up with some really hilarious costumes.”

Parent Lead Line is open to parents of exhibitors.  Competitors must lead their parent on horseback. Parents must wear an approved helmet and suitable shoes. Creativity is encouraged.  All proceeds generated from this class will be donated to a soon-to-be-named charity.

Southeast Medal Finals Parent Lead Line Class will be held on Saturday, September 20, following the completion of round one of the Phelps Media Group Southeast Medal Finals.

In addition to the Parent Lead Line Class, highlights of the Southeast Medal Finals line-up include the $25,000 Jacksonville Grand Prix the Phelps Media Group Southeast Junior Medal and the ASPCA Maclay Regionals.

Southeast Medal Finals Fast Facts:

 

WHAT:

The Southeast Medal Finals is an A-rated indoor and outdoor hunter, jumper, and equitation horse show attracting top riders.

 

WEBSITE:

http://www.southeastmedalfinals.com/

 

WHEN:

September 18-21, 2014

 

WHERE:

The Jacksonville Equestrian Center, Jacksonville, FL, featuring a large indoor coliseum with over 3,000 seats, two outdoor rings and a turf arena plus schooling rings and 500 permanent stalls. Located at: 13611 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32221

 

FEATURES

4-Day Premier “A”/Jumper Level 3 USEF-Rated Horse Show

The Phelps Media Group Southeast Junior Medal Finals

Southeast Adult Medal Finals

$25,000 Jacksonville Grand Prix & $5,000 Welcome

Region 3 ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay

$3,500 WIHS / NAL Child / Adult Jumper Classic

Southeast Medal Finals Children & Adult 3′ Hunter Finals

Southeast Medal Finals Children & Adult 2’6″ Hunter Finals

Southeast Children/Adult 2’6” Medal Finals

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Managers:
James Lala (561) 906-6668
jdlala@aol.com

Michael Morrissey (941) 915-3449
michael.morrrissey@stadiumjumping.com

 

Secretary:
Susie Morrissey (941) 527-6602
susiemorr@aol.com

Sponsorship and Advertising:
Christian Palmer (612) 618-8216
clpalmer287@gmail.com

Media and Public Relations:

Carrie Wirth, Phelps Media Group (561) 753-3389
cw@phelpsmediagroup.com

Jump for the Children’ Horse Show-benefitting Duke Children’s Hospital wins Prestigious award from USEF

June 17, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Jump For The Children Horse Show

Jump For The Children Horse Show

Jump for the Children’ Horse Show-benefitting Duke Children’s Hospital, earned the prestigious Heritage Competition designation from the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).  The USEF is the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport.  The Heritage designation is reserved for competitions that have been established for a long period of time and have made substantial contributions toward the development and promotion of the sport within the broader community, by achieving, maintaining and promoting the equestrian ideals of sportsmanship and competition.  Nationwide, only seventeen other horse shows have been awarded this honor.

In 2013 ‘Jump for the Children’, celebrated thirty years of service and commitment to Duke Children’s Hospital in Durham NC, raising over $1.6 million for Duke Children’s since the horse show’s humble beginnings in 1984.  ‘Jump for the Children’ Horse Show is the longest, continuously-held, annual fund-raiser for Duke Children’s.  This year’s show will be held at the Gov. James B. Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh NC, November 4-9, 2014.

Under the expert management of  Triangle Farms, Inc. the show has grown to a six-day, USEF Premier rated horse show.  ‘Jump for the Children’ annually attracts over 600 horses and is the largest hunter/jumper horse show in North Carolina.  Show highlights include the $10,000 Welcome Jumper Stake, sponsored by Dover Saddlery, the $10,000 United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) International Hunter Derby, sponsored by Dr. Betsee Parker and Huntland and the $30,000 Duke Children’s Hospital Grand Prix.  Duke Children’s Hospital Grand Prix winners include U. S. Show Jumping Olympic and/or International team members, Laura Kraut, Peter Wylde, Lisa Jacquin, Marilyn Little, Kent Farrington, Meagan Nusz and Joe Fargis.

See www.jumpforthechildren.org  for more information.
Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center, located in Durham, N.C., is nationally ranked among the best in pediatric health care programs. Duke Children’s cares for children from around the world. It is also a critical local resource – taking care of 60 percent of Durham’s children with more than 70 percent of patients coming from central North Carolina. 
For more information please visit  www.dukechildrens.org.