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Jacksonville Winter Series ready to kick off its 2014 season

December 10, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

December 8th, 2013

Contact: Equus Events, Inc

803-643-5698

The 2014 Jacksonville Winter series held January 15th-Feburary 2nd in Green Cove Springs, FL is just around the corner.  JP Godard of Equus Events, Inc. has taken over managing duties for the event which holds an “AA” USEF rating.  “I am very excited to be a part of the Jacksonville Winter Series team.  What a great way to kick of the 2014 season”, quoted Godard.

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The show series has been selected as a prestigious World Champion Hunter Rider qualifying event and will feature:

-$25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby (week 2)

– USHJA Pre-green Incentive Stakes classes (each week)

–  NAL/TIP Children’s/Adult Jumper Classics (each week)

-NAL/TIP Children’s/Adult Hunter Classic’s (each week)

-$2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby (each week)

-Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classic (each week)

– $10,000 Open Jumper Classic (week 3)

Hunter Classics will also be held throughout the series for nearly every hunter division.   As always the event will offer plenty of its well known southern hospitality and exhibitor parties which are not to be missed.

For more information on the 2014 Jacksonville Winter Series please call 904-993-2053 or log on to www.nfhja.com or www.equusevents.com

 

 

 

Molly Ashe Cawley Claims First and Third in $15,000 Holiday & Horses USHJA International Hunter Derby

December 03, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Wellington, FL – December 2, 2013 – For the last two years, Molly Ashe Cawley and Kennzo have kicked off the holiday season by earning a bit of an early Christmas present. On Sunday afternoon, that holiday gift came in the form of their second consecutive victory in the $15,000 Holiday & Horses USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

 

Molly Ashe Cawley and Kennzo

Molly Ashe Cawley and Kennzo

Ashe not only won the derby aboard Kennzo, but she also finished third in the class with Original Du Rietz, earned ribbons in the open jumpers aboard Carissimo and helped coach Norfield Stables LLC rider Francesca Dildabanian to the Large Pony Hunter Championship.

 

Thanks to their numerous wins, the Holiday & Horses Show marked a fantastic start to the holiday season for the Newtown, CT based Norfield Stables LLC, at which Ashe trains alongside Timmy Kees and her husband Chris Cawley.

 

The $15,000 Holiday & Horses USHJA International Hunter Derby also marked Kennzo’s first time in the show ring since the Hampton Classic Horse Show in August.

 

“He hasn’t done anything since then – well, clearly he’s done a lot of eating. He’s fat as a house.He should be the poster child for Jenny Craig,” joked Ashe. “But he’s really cool that way. You’re able to just sort of pull him out of the field and go right out there, and he’s so on it.”

 

All smiles after the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby victory

All smiles after the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby victory

Kennzo, owned by Kristen Abbatiello-Neff, and Ashe were undoubtedly both on it from the get-go on Sunday. Their efforts over the first round classic hunter course, designed by Jason Shelley, shot them straight to the top of the leaderboard. Scores of 88 from the first judging panel and 87 from the second panel, plus four high option bonus points added to each score, gave them a total first round score of 183.

 

 

Molly Ashe Cawley and Elisee Browchuck's Original Du Rietz

Molly Ashe Cawley and Elisee Browchuck’s Original Du Rietz

That score put Ashe and Kennzo in the top spot to return for the second round. Ashe also returned in the third place position aboard Elisee Browchuck’s Original Du Rietz, affectionately known as “Ritzy.”

 

“Ritzy, my boy! I have to say, I’m very proud of him,” Ashe said of Originial Du Rietz. “He marched right out there. He hasn’t done anything since [The Hampton Classic Horse Show] either, and he laid it down right from round one. He handled it better than people might have thought at the beginning. As the class went on, you started to say ‘oh, he’s darn good.'”

 

Molly Ashe Cawley and Original du Rietz

Molly Ashe Cawley and Original du Rietz

Ritzy cemented the third place finish with judges’ scores of 80 and 85 in the second round for a total second round score of 184, including handy bonus and high option points.

 

With riders returning in reverse order of their first round standings, it came down to Ashe on Kennzo and Kelley Farmer on Skorekeeper, owned by Larry Glefke.

 

Farmer and Skorekeeper earned impressive scores of 87 and 87.5 for a second round total of 200.5 and an overall grand total of 374, leaving it all up to Ashe and Kennzo.

 

“I felt like I had to just not mess it up, instead of trying to scratch and claw my way ahead of somebody,” Ashe explained.

 

Far from messing it up, Ashe and Kennzo turned in a beautiful trip, earning them a grand total, two-round score of 382 and ensuring them the win.

 

“I was very happy with both of them (Kennzo and Original du Rietz),” Ashe concluded. “Kennzo goes in the ring, and he knows what to do. He is so much fun. He’s so scopey, and he has a great jump. He’s really turned into such a great show horse. He really knows his job now, and he’s all business every time.”

 

  Molly Ashe Cawley and Kennzo


Molly Ashe Cawley and Kennzo

While Ashe earned her win in the Mogavero Ring, nearby in Ring 7, young Norfield Stables LLC rider Francesca Dildabanian was doing some winning of her own. The young competitor from New York, NY, and her own large pony, Pride, earned three blue ribbons over fences and the top call in the Large Pony Hunter Model before being named the Large Pony Hunter division champions.

 

“Pride was a green this past year, and he’s come a really long way,” Dildabanian explained. “He’s just naturally a really sweet pony. He’s really cooperative and pretty laid back.”

 

Dildabanian continued: “I’ve been riding with Molly for about a year now, and I love it. It’s nice to have such a good relationship with your trainer. It’s almost as if she’s a second mom to me. She’s really inspirational in how she rides. It makes you want to ride that way.”

 

Dildabanian plans to continue showing Pride in the Large Pony Hunters throughout the winter season, as well as competing in the Children’s Jumpers and equitation divisions. She and much of the Norfield Stables team will look to continue their successful 2013 show year at the upcoming Equestrian Sport Productions Holiday Horse Show Series.

 

About Norfield Stables LLC

Norfield Stables LLC is a full service hunter/jumper facility run by Molly Ashe Cawley, Chris Cawley and Timmy Kees. Ashe is an accomplished show hunter rider who joined the grand prix tour in the late ’90s. In 1999, Ashe captured her first major grand prix victory during the $50,000 Grand Prix of Lake Placid aboard Rosewood Glen Ltd. Resolute. Since then, Ashe has won awards throughout Europe and the United States. With over 25 years experience on the “A” horse show circuit, Kees is one of the country’s most prominent hunter/equitation trainers. His riders have won the ASPCA Maclay, AHSA Medal and USET Equitation Finals a total of seven times. Kees has also trained hunters such as Holy Smoke, Watership Down, So No Wonder, Castaway and Double Cinco to championships at Devon, Harrisburg, Washington and New York. He is an USEF “R” judge and conducts clinics throughout the country. For more information please email fjbmcb@gmail.com, and find Norfield Stables LLC on Facebook here!

 

Photo Credits: Photos by Emily Riden. Photos may only be used in relation to this PMG press release.

Chapot Sweeps Thursday Features at Lake Placid Horse Show

June 28, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Lake Placid, New York—June 27, 2013—Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ swept both featured classes Thursday at the 44th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.  The horse show continues through Sunday at the North Elba Showgrounds before giving way to the 36thannual I Love New York Horse Show, July 2-7.

Chapot rode Bradberry to victory in the High Peaks Resort 1.40 meter speed class and then followed that up with a win on Umberto in the WPTZ News Channel 5 1.30 meter class.

In the 1.40 meter class, Chapot completed the 11-jump, one-round course fault-free in 45.765 seconds to claim the win over Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL who finished in 46.331 seconds on Tuxedo.  In the 1.30 meter class, she topped of field of 54 horses by covering the 12-jump course fault-free in 56.202 seconds.  Minikus again placed second, finishing in 56.701 seconds on Romeo.

The Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows host all levels of competition ranging from young children on ponies to grand prix competitors and Olympic medalists, all competing for over $535,000 in prizes. The horse show begins at 8:00 am each day, with competition running in four rings simultaneously.

Highlighting the two weeks of competition are the $75,000 Equine Insurance Services/Great American Grand Prix of Lake Placid on Sunday, June 30, and the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix on Saturday, July 6, both presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.  These are the pinnacle of show jumping competition and are guaranteed to be action packed events with even bigger prize money this year as the horse shows are offering a $100,000 Grand Prix for the first time ever!

Another highlighted competition is the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Eastern Hay & Grain and Purina Animal Nutrition. This event, held in the Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field on Sunday, July 7, features jumps that resemble natural obstacles seen in the hunt field with a variety of challenges including stone walls, hedges, logs, banks and ditches.

Upcoming highlights of the Lake Placid Horse Show include:

Friday, June 28 – 1.35m ADK Flying Svc Jumper Class; $30,000 Devoucoux, Inc. Open Jumper Classic; 1.40m CMJ Sporthorse Jumper Speed Stake; Adult Medal Hunter Class; Various Jumper & Hunter Classes

Saturday, June 29 – Crowne Plaza Resort NAL & WIHS Adult Amateur Jumper Classics; J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Whiteface Mountain Low Junior Jumper Classic; 1.35 Beacon Hill Horse Transportation Jumper Class; Various Jumper & Hunter Classes

Sunday, June 30 – $75,000 Equine Insurance Service/Great American Grand Prix of Lake Placid, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.; Mirror Lake Inn High Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; North Star High Junior Jumper Classic; Juliam Farm Lead Line; C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery Parade of Champions; Price Chopper NAL & WIHS Children’s Jumper Classics; MME Adult Amateur & Children’s Hunter Classics; Hunter & Equitation Classes

A generous thank you to this year’s horse show sponsors including: 17 Hands Gallery, Abba Vet Supply, Adirondack Flying Service, Adirondack Life, Animal Planet, Anonymous, Arbor Hill Farm (The Boggio Family), Bainbridge Farms, LLC, Beacon Hill Farm, Beacon Hill Horse Transportation, Inc., Beval Saddlery, Debbie & Jim Burrows, C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery, Inc., Carr-Hughes Productions, Casella Waste Management, Champlain Valley Equipment, Jane Forbes Clark, Clifton Park Rental Center, CMJ Sporthorse, Community Bank NA, Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club, Dartbrook Rustic Goods, David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Deeridge Farms, Der-Dau Custom Made Boots, Devoucoux, Inc., Eastern Hay & Grain, Equifit, Inc., Equine Insurance Services/Great American, FarmVet, Inc., Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, Hannaford Supermarkets, High Peaks Resort, Hollow Brook Wealth Management, LLC, The Hooker Family, Horse Watch, Horseshoe Trail Farm, LLC, Hunt LTD, J Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Jamaica Tent Company, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC., Jetway Private Air, Juliam Farm, The Keith and Shilen Families, KJ Robinson, Lake Placid CVB, Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid Summit Resort Hotel & Suites, The Levy Family, Dan & Cynthia Lufkin, Michael Morrissey Enterprises LLC, Mirror Lake Inn / The Cottage Cafe, Mountain Horse, North Star, Northwoods Inn, On A Fence Designs, ORDA – Whiteface Mountain, Pepsico, P.F. Farm, Price Chopper, Purina Animal Nutrition, Quiet Hill Farm, Ruthie’s Run, Sand Castle Farm, Michael Schultz, Sea Shore Stables LLC, Sidelines, Dennis Sisco & Alexine Lesko, Storm Ridge Capital, Stretton Enterprises, Inc., The Brown Dog Deli & Wine Bar, The Tack Shelter, The Whiteface Lodge, The Wild Center, Time Warner Cable, Town of North Elba Park District, Woodlea Farms, WPTZ News Channel 5, and Y-106.3 FM.  Special event sponsors include: Hannaford Supermarkets (Horse Club Junior Day); Beval Saddlery Ltd. (Golf Tournament); Animal Planet, The Brown Dog Deli & Wine Bar (Doggie Costume Contest); Horse Watch (Young Riders Clinics); and Juliam Farm (Lead Line Class).

For the first time ever, show jumping fans across the country and around the world are able to watch competition from the Lake Placid Horse Shows live as it happens.  HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, is offering free live webcasts of all classes in the horse shows’ Grand Prix Field.  The live webcasts, produced by ShowNet, are available free of charge at www.hrtv.com and through a link at the horse shows’ website at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.

Admission to the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows is just $2.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Tickets are available at the gate. The horse shows are located at the North Elba Showgrounds, 5514 Cascade Road (Route 73) in Lake Placid, directly across from the ski jumps.

For a special behind-the-scenes look at the horse shows, guided walking tours are offered both weeks on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m.  The tour costs just $1.00 and starts at the Lake Placid Horse Show’s Retail Booth.

Further information on the Lake Placid Horse Shows presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC is available by calling the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at 518-523-9625 or on line at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.

Chapot and Corrigan Win Wednesday Features at Lake Placid Horse Show

June 27, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Lake Placid, New York—June 26, 2013—Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ and Johnathan Corrigan of Oyster Bay, NY won the two sections of the Hollow Brook Wealth Management 1.35m jump-off classes, Wednesday’s main events at the 44th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.  The horse show continues through Sunday at the North Elba Showgrounds before giving way to the 36thannual I Love New York Horse Show, July 2-7.

Chapot rode Umberto to two fault-free rides and a jump-off time of 35.012 seconds to claim her win over former Canadian Olympian Mario Deslauriers of New York, NY who finished in 38.594 seconds on Ardeche van Dezelm.  U.S. Olympic veteran Anne Kursinski of Frenchtown, NJ finished third with four jump-off faults and a time of 35.994 seconds on Diva.

In the other section, Corrigan rode Olympic de Chamant to a time of 31.044 seconds to edge Chapot who finished in 32.225 seconds on her other mount, Shooting Star.  Deslauriers was third with a time of 33.145 on Hester.

The WildCenter  1.30m Jumper Class was run in three sections which were won by Chapot on Castellana, Corrigan on Avenir L and Candice King of Wellington, FL on Antigone Quality.  The day’s other winners included Spencer Smith of Wellington, FL on Courant in the Platinum Performance Show Jumping Talent Search.

The Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows host all levels of competition ranging from young children on ponies to grand prix competitors and Olympic medalists, all competing for over $535,000 in prizes. The horse show begins at 8:00 am each day, with competition running in four rings simultaneously.

Highlighting the two weeks of competition are the $75,000 Equine Insurance Services/Great American Grand Prix of Lake Placid on Sunday, June 30, and the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix on Saturday, July 6, both presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.  These are the pinnacle of show jumping competition and are guaranteed to be action packed events with even bigger prize money this year as the horse shows are offering a $100,000 Grand Prix for the first time ever!

Another highlighted competition is the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Eastern Hay & Grain and Purina Animal Nutrition. This event, held in the Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field on Sunday, July 7, features jumps that resemble natural obstacles seen in the hunt field with a variety of challenges including stone walls, hedges, logs, banks and ditches.

Upcoming highlights of the Lake Placid Horse Show include:

Thursday, June 27 – 1.40m HighPeaks Resort Jumper Class; 1.30m WPTZ News Channel 5 Jumper Class; Various Jumper & Hunter Classes

Friday, June 28 – 1.35m ADK Flying Svc Jumper Class; $30,000 Devoucoux, Inc. Open Jumper Classic; 1.40m CMJ Sporthorse Jumper Speed Stake; Adult Medal Hunter Class; Various Jumper & Hunter Classes

Saturday, June 29 – Crowne Plaza Resort NAL & WIHS Adult Amateur Jumper Classics; J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Whiteface Mountain Low Junior Jumper Classic; 1.35 Beacon Hill Horse Transportation Jumper Class; Various Jumper & Hunter Classes

Sunday, June 30 – $75,000 Equine Insurance Service/Great American Grand Prix of Lake Placid, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.; Mirror Lake Inn High Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; North Star High Junior Jumper Classic; Juliam Farm Lead Line; C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery Parade of Champions; Price Chopper NAL & WIHS Children’s Jumper Classics; MME Adult Amateur & Children’s Hunter Classics; Hunter & Equitation Classes

A generous thank you to this year’s horse show sponsors including: 17 Hands Gallery, Abba Vet Supply, Adirondack Flying Service, Adirondack Life, Animal Planet, Anonymous, Arbor Hill Farm (The Boggio Family), Bainbridge Farms, LLC, Beacon Hill Farm, Beacon Hill Horse Transportation, Inc., Beval Saddlery, Debbie & Jim Burrows, C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery, Inc., Carr-Hughes Productions, Casella Waste Management, Champlain Valley Equipment, Jane Forbes Clark, Clifton Park Rental Center, CMJ Sporthorse, Community Bank NA, Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club, Dartbrook Rustic Goods, David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Deeridge Farms, Der-Dau Custom Made Boots, Devoucoux, Inc., Eastern Hay & Grain, Equifit, Inc., Equine Insurance Services/Great American, FarmVet, Inc., Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, Hannaford Supermarkets, High Peaks Resort, Hollow Brook Wealth Management, LLC, The Hooker Family, Horse Watch, Horseshoe Trail Farm, LLC, Hunt LTD, J Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Jamaica Tent Company, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC., Jetway Private Air, Juliam Farm, The Keith and Shilen Families, KJ Robinson, Lake Placid CVB, Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid Summit Resort Hotel & Suites, The Levy Family, Dan & Cynthia Lufkin, Michael Morrissey Enterprises LLC, Mirror Lake Inn / The Cottage Cafe, Mountain Horse, North Star, Northwoods Inn, On A Fence Designs, ORDA – Whiteface Mountain, Pepsico, P.F. Farm, Price Chopper, Purina Animal Nutrition, Quiet Hill Farm, Ruthie’s Run, Sand Castle Farm, Michael Schultz, Sea Shore Stables LLC, Sidelines, Dennis Sisco & Alexine Lesko, Storm Ridge Capital, Stretton Enterprises, Inc., The Brown Dog Deli & Wine Bar, The Tack Shelter, The Whiteface Lodge, The Wild Center, Time Warner Cable, Town of North Elba Park District, Woodlea Farms, WPTZ News Channel 5, and Y-106.3 FM.  Special event sponsors include: Hannaford Supermarkets (Horse Club Junior Day); Beval Saddlery Ltd. (Golf Tournament); Animal Planet, The Brown Dog Deli & Wine Bar (Doggie Costume Contest); Horse Watch (Young Riders Clinics); and Juliam Farm (Lead Line Class).

For the first time ever, show jumping fans across the country and around the world are able to watch competition from the Lake Placid Horse Shows live as it happens.  HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, is offering free live webcasts of all classes in the horse shows’ Grand Prix Field.  The live webcasts, produced by ShowNet, are available free of charge at www.hrtv.com and through a link at the horse shows’ website at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.

Admission to the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows is just $2.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Tickets are available at the gate. The horse shows are located at the North Elba Showgrounds, 5514 Cascade Road (Route 73) in Lake Placid, directly across from the ski jumps.

For a special behind-the-scenes look at the horse shows, guided walking tours are offered Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m.  The tour costs just $1.00 and starts at the Lake Placid Horse Show’s Retail Booth.

Further information on the Lake Placid Horse Shows presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC is available by calling the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at 518-523-9625 or on line at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.

THREE Hunter Derbies at Brandywine Valley Summer Series Thanks to Generous Sponsors

June 12, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Devon, PA – June 10, 2013 – Johnson Horse Transportation has been a top supporter of the

Brandywine Valley Summer Series since its inception, and this year the leading shipping company continues it’s support as the sponsor of the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. The popular Brandywine Valley Summer Series horse shows, presented by Taylor Harris Insurance Services, are a highlight of the summer with hunter, jumper and equitation classes offered June 26-30, 2013 and July 3-7, 2013 and a local day held July 8, 2013. The $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby will be the Sunday spotlight on June 30, during the first week of competition.

 

“We’ve supported Louise Serio and her team since the inception of the Brandywine Valley Summer Series. We know she does a great job and that it’s a great horse show,” Johnson Horse Transportation Founder DJ Johnson shared. “It’s only going to keep getting bigger and better.”

 

Show management is pleased to announce sponsorships from Concord Pet Food and Supplies and Outer Beaches Realty. Thanks to the support of these generous sponsors, this year, for the first time, the show series will feature a $5,000 National Hunter Derby during both weeks of competition. The National Hunter Derbies will take center stage on Saturday, June 29 and Saturday, July 6, with the first class made possible by Outer Beaches Realty and the Risser family and the second class presented by Concord Pet Food and Supplies and the Mutschler family. The Risser and Mutschler families will be on hand to graciously present the top honors to the winners of the first and second week classes, respectively.

 

It’s not to late for exhibitors to enter to compete in this year’s derbies and various divisions at the Brandywine Valley Summer Series. For more information, prize lists and entry blanks please visit www.brandywinevalleysummerseries.com.

 

About the 2013 Brandywine Valley Summer Series Derby Sponsors:

 

Johnson Horse Transportation

 

Johnson Horse Transportation, Inc. has been in business for over 20 years, and has been a member of the National Horse Carriers Association since 1999. The company has built a reputation for reliability and promptness. They work with their customers daily to accommodate every need, answer all questions, and in the end, exceed their expectations. Johnson Horse Transportation, Inc. has set the highest standards and strives to make their customers feel at ease and take the pressure off of shipping their horses. The company has built its winning reputation through their dedicated, cherished customers and outstanding services. Visit Johnson Horse Transportation’s website at www.johnsonhorsetransporation.com.

 

Outer Beaches Realty

 

Alex and Patty Risser purchased Outer Beaches Realty in 1986, and over the past 18 years they have grown the company from 106 rental homes to more than 550 gorgeous vacation homes throughout the Outer Banks and Cape Hatteras. How did they do it? By treating their customers as top priority. Whether it is offering a payment plan to a guest, replacing a cottage’s refrigerator during a guest’s vacation or simply telling the guest to have a good day when speaking with them on the phone, Alex and Patty have insisted from the very beginning that their guests be treated with the utmost standard of customer service and care. The Rissers remain committed to family, value and professionalism throughout their business. To find out more and to book your vacation rental today visit: www.outerbeaches.com.

 

Concord Pet Food and Supply

 

Concord Pet started in 1978 out of a trailer at Larry’s Mobile. Originally the Mutschler Family was looking for a way to feed the family horses. In 1981, Larry Mutschler opened his first retail location on Concord Pike in Wilmington, Delaware. The company grew to 9 locations by 1998. Today Larry solely owns the company and has grown to 18 locations from West Chester to Rehoboth. For over 25 years the company has been locally owned and operated and the staff at Concord Pet knows what that means to their customers. At Concord Pet customers are treated as family. The company strives to be the best in the area, from carrying bags to hiring a knowledgeable staff. Stop by Concord Pet Food and Supply or visit their website at www.concordpetfoods.com.

 

Patricia Griffith and Sienna, winners of last year’s USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Brandywine Valley Summer Series

 

 

BRANDYWINE VALLEY SUMMER SERIES FAST FACTS:

WHAT: An ‘AA’ hunter/jumper/equitation horse show presented by Taylor Harris Insurance Services benefitting Danny and Ron’s Rescue and Main Line Animal Rescue.

WHEN: Week I: June 26 -June 30, 2013 and Week II: July 3-7, 2013, with a local day of competition on Monday, July 8, 2013.

WHERE: The prestigious Devon Show Grounds in Devon, PA.

FEATURES:
* Johnson Horse Transportation $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
* Week 1 $5,000 National Hunter Derby Sponsored by Outer Beaches Realty and the Risser Family
* Week 2 $5,000 National Hunter Derby Sponsored by Concord Pet Food and Supplies

* $5,000 M&T Bank High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Hall of Fame Classic

* $3,500 Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Hall of Fame Classic

* Hunter and Jumper Grooms Classes

* Leadline

* Designated WCHR Member Event

* PHSA Hunter Classic

BENEFICIARIES:

The mission of our show is to provide ‘AA’ quality competition that benefits other non-profit organizations. The opportunity to include Danny and Ron’s Rescue and Main Line Animal Rescue as beneficiaries ties directly to that goal.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Louise Serio – Executive Director – (610) 636-0678
Jennifer Burger – Sponsor Relations – (716)830-8544
Gillian Grant – Sponsors/Beneficiaries- (302) 427-9622
Blair Balmer – Vendors – blair.balmer@gmail.com
Emily Riden – Marketing & Press – (717) 368-8102 or emr@phelpsmediagroup.com
Mike Rheinheimer – Horse Show Manager – mwrheinheimer@msn.com
Website: www.brandywinevalleysummerseries.com

DIRECTIONS:
From Philadelphia International Airport:
Follow signs to I-95 South and follow I-95 South approximately 5 miles. Merge onto I-476 North via exit 7 toward Plymouth Meeting. Follow I-476 North for approximately 13 miles to exit 13, US-30. Turn left onto US-30 West. Follow US-30 West for approximately 3 miles and the Devon Horse Show will be on your left.

From the Northeast:
Follow I-95 South. Look for I-476 approximately 5 miles South of the Philadelphia International Airport. Merge onto I-476 North via exit 7 toward Plymouth Meeting. Follow I-476 North for approximately 13 miles to exit 13, US-30. Turn left onto US-30 West. Follow US-30 West for approximately 3 miles and the Devon Horse Show will be on your left.

From the South:
Follow I-95 North toward Philadelphia. Once you’ve crossed into Delaware, keep right and take I-495 North via exit 5D toward Port of Wilmington / Philadelphia. Follow for I-495 North and remerge onto I-95 North (Crossing into Pennsylvania). Follow I-95 North to I-476 North. Take I-476 N via exit 7 toward Plymouth Meeting. Follow I-476 North for approximately 13 miles to exit 13, US-30. Turn left onto US-30 West. Follow US-30 West for approximately 3 miles and the Devon Horse Show will be on your left.

From the East:
Follow the Schuylkill Expressway / I-76 West to I-476 South. Merge onto I-476 South via exit 331A on the left toward Chester. Follow I-476 South for approximately 2 miles to exit 13, US-30. Turn left onto US-30 West. Follow US-30 West for approximately 3 miles and the Devon Horse Show will be on your left.

From the West:
Follow the Pennsylvania Turnpike / I-76 E toward Philadelphia. Take exit 326 toward Valley Forge. Stay in right lane after the tolls. Merge onto US-202 South via exit 328A toward West Chester. Follow US-202 South for approximately 2 miles. Take the PA-252 North exit toward Devon. Make a left onto Valley Forge Road / PA-252. Continue to follow Valley Forge Road for approximately .5 miles and make a slight right turn onto Devon State Road. Follow Devon State road for approximately 1 mile until you reach a dead end. Make a left onto Old Lancaster Road and then an immediate right onto Waterloo Road. Turn left on to Lancaster Avenue / US-30 East and the Devon Horse Show will be on your right within .2 miles.

HOTELS:

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Courtyard Marriott – Devon
762 West Lancaster Pike (Rt. 30)
Wayne, PA 19087
610-687-6633

Best Western The Inn at King of Prussia
127 South Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Clarion Park Ridge Hotel
480 North Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Comfort Inn Valley Forge
550 West DeKalb Pike
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Courtyard Marriott – Malvern
280 Old Morehall Road
Malvern, PA 19355

Courtyard Marriott – Valley Forge King of Prussia
1100 Drummers Lane
610-687-6700

Crowne Plaza – Valley Forge
260 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA 19406

MEDIA CONTACT:
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12230 Forest Hill Blvd.
Suite 214
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)
pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com
www.phelpsmediagroup.com

For more information about the Brandywine Summer Series please visit www.brandywinevalleysummerseries.com or call Louise Serio at (610) 636-0678.

Victoria Colvin and Kelley Farmer dominated $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

June 09, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

By Sara Cavanagh

 

Victoria Colvin, who had dominated Junior Weekend, and Kelley Farmer, who had dominated the hunter divisions on Monday through Wednesday, on Sunday dominated the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.

 

Colvin, 15 of Loxahatchee, Fla., won the two round Derby on Dr. Betsee Parker’s Inclusive, winning the first round with a score of 187 and the second round with a 189.5 for a total of 376.5

 

Farmer was second on Commentary with a score of 373, third on Skorekeeper with a score of 364.5 and fifth on Mythical with 361.

 

Hope Glynn on SVS Caremunde Z was fourth, also with a score of 361, but she won the tie breaker.

 

The first round of 29 horses competed over a regular course of hunter fences, with options of jumping bigger fences for added points, then the top 12 returned for a second round over a handy hunter course.

 

“My plan in the handy was to put in a nice, smooth round, just hoping to get in the top three,” said Colvin. “I liked the courses. The options were like mirror images.

 

“Inclusive is a very sweet horse,” said Colvin. “He’s the easiest horse to get prepared. I’ve been riding him for two years. He was a little green when I got him. He’s easier now. He’s a very laid back horse.”

 

“He has a very powerful jump over an oxer,” said Colvin. “It’s hard to stay on.”

 

“I’ve never done a Derby at Devon before,” said Colvin. “It’s amazing to win anything at Devon. It’s such a prestigious show.”

 

Commentary had been an event horse ridden by Marilyn Little, and Farmer said she heard about the mare through a friend.

 

“She had just finished a two star event the day before I tried her,” said Farmer, who only got the mare a few weeks ago. “She hasn’t had much time to learn to be a hunter. I knew I was throwing a lot at her, but if they jump those things (event fences), you know they’re going to be brave.”

 

“In the first round, she over-jumped a shade,” said Farmer. “Then in the second round she realized she wasn’t eventing.”

 

“I was just hoping that she’d get in the top 12 and qualify for the Derby Finals,” said Farmer.

 

2013 Atlanta Spring Kicks off

May 19, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

May 18th, 2013– The 2013 Atlanta Spring Challenge Horse Show kicked off on Wednesday to blue skies at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, GA. The show in its 10th year is produced by Aiken, SC based Equus Events and show manager JP Godard. The popular event is a USHJA Members Choice Award winning horse show and attracts some of the top hunter and jumper talent from across the country.

 

Thursday afternoon featured the 1.40 $5,000 Open Welcome Stake which took place in the International Arena. 21 horse rider combinations tried their luck against internationally famed course designer Michel Vaillancourt, but it was Frances Land and her Vieanne who came home the victors with a speedy jump off time of 37.83 just edging out Derek Peterson’s Titus 2:11 and rider Jared Peterson. Theo Genn and Bridlebourne Stable’s Winchester rounded out the top three. Complete results are as followed:

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$5000 OPEN WELCOME CLASSIC 1.40M

Place Horse Owner Rider

1 VIEANNE: LAND, FRANCES: LAND, FRANCES

2 TITUS 2:11: PETERSEN, DEREK: PETERSEN, JARED

3 WINCHESTER: BRIDLEBOURNE STABLES LLC: GENN, THEO

4 BULL RUN’S ZINO PLATINUM: ISRAEL, CHRISTI: ISRAEL, CHRISTI

5 CALANDO Z: BURNS, PADDY ANN: CHOPPING, HAROLD

6 MERLIN: LAND, FRANCES: LAND, FRANCES

7 CADENCE: PROCEDURES, INC: WEXLER, MEGAN

8 CARDELLA: PROCEDURES, INC: WEXLER, MEGAN

9 HENNESSEY: BOGGIO, CHASEN:BOGGIO, CHASEN

10 LAZARO: COYNE, JORDAN: COYNE, JORDAN

 

The hunter divisions took center stage on Thursday and Friday with many championships being awarded as well as the USHJA International Hunter Derby taking place Friday night. Liza Boyd of Camden, SC made her presence known taking home multiple championships as well as the win in the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby with her and Mrs. Janet Peterson’s Brunello. In the first year green division Boyd took home the championship honors with Chestnut Avenue owned by Joann Loheac, the conformation hunter championship honors went to Erin McGuire’s Casallo also ridden by Liza, and in the performance 3’6 -3’9 division it was Friday’s Farm Banderas with Boyd again in the irons. Liza also took home the win in the popular new $1,000 USHJA pre green incentive class on Sarah Orberson’s First Dance.

 

Friday evening featured the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Brick Church Farm and Reflections Farm. Exhibitors and spectators enjoyed a beautiful evening complete with a cool breeze while watching some of the country’s top hunter riders compete under the lights. While the action was taking place in the ring everyone ringside enjoyed the Derby Party catered by Proof of the Pudding and sponsored by the 2013 hospitality sponsors;

 

-Arbor Hill Farm and the Boggio Family

-Booth Parker

-Brad Spragg and the Atlanta Hunt Club

-Brick Church Farm

-DFG Stables and Daniel and Cathy Geitner

-Don Stewart Stables

-Finally Farm and the Towell Family

-Four Seasons Farm

-The Friedman Family

 

-Hot To Trot Boutique

-Janet Salem and Patchwork Farm

-Juan and Jennifer Gamboa

-Liz Tarumianz

-Meadow Hill Stables and the Porath Family

-Mike and Laura Regan

-Proof of The Pudding

– Market Place/Matt Martin and Raffi Kechejian

-Reflections Farm

 

Boyd continued her winning ways taking home first and second place honors in the Hunter Derby with Brunello taking the top spot and Quatrain owned by Finally Farm and Mrs. Janet Peterson taking home second place. Brunello and Boyd are no strangers to the derby winner circle taking home an impressive 15 wins to date. Course designer JP Godard produced a long and flowing course with many 4’ options that were aimed to test the horse’s athletic ability and the rider’s accuracy. “It was such a fun course”, said Karen Kelly of Brick Church Farm who rode Reflection’s Farm Uncle Luc in the class to the overall 11th place finish. “It’s a great warm up for finals in Kentucky because of the size and openness of the ring”. Awards were presented by Meredith Mateo and Matthew Bravo representing Reflections Farm and Brick Church Farm, many thanks to these generous sponsor’s for hosting this year’s derby class.

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$10,000 USHJA INTERNATIONAL HUNTER DERBY OVERALL

Place Horse Owner Rider

1 BRUNELLO: BOYD & JANET PETERSON, LIZA: BOYD, ELIZABETH

2 QUATRAIN: FARM & JANET PETERSON, FINALLY: BOYD, ELIZABETH

3 LIFE IS GOOD: NOLEN, MARY ELISE: MADDRIX, TIMOTHY

4 FIEONA: TOWELL & KELLY MALONEY, HARDIN: BOYD, ELIZABETH

5 DAMOCLES: PETERSON, JANET: GEITNER, DANIEL

6 CARAMO: RUSSELL HOWE, CAROLINE: CHOPPING, HAROLD

7 ELOISE: STYSLINGER, CLAUDIA: MADDRIX, TIMOTHY

8 LEAD STORY: FIT TO PRINT FARM: CRENSHAW, KELCI

9 HANOVER ON THE ROCKS: CONNELY, MORGAN: CURTIN, JULIE

10 TRENDING: STYSLINGER, STELLA: MADDRIX, TIMOTHY

11 UNCLE LUC: REFLECTIONS FARM: KELLEY, KAREN

12 BLUE STEEL: MANERS, MADISON: YOUNG, GARY

New this year was a high point award sponsored by Fenwick Equestrian for the junior or amateur rider accumulating the highest two round total in the derby. Maddison Manners and her Blue Steele took home this award with their two round total of 286. The pair won a Fenwick high performance soft shell jacket donated by Fenwick Equestrian.

 

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The Atlanta Spring Challenge continues today featuring the $30,000 Atlanta Spring Challenge Grand Prix sponsored by Fenwick Equestrian taking place at 6:30 in the International Arena. The annual Preakness Party sponsored by DFG Stables and Cathy and Daniel Geitner will also be taking place ringside along with viewing of the 138th Preakness Stakes. Post time for the Preakness is approximately 6:20.

Derby Day at Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show – Adrienne Iverson and Salto Mortale Win $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, Beezie Madden and Mademoiselle Are Fastest in $20,000 Speed Derby of North Salem

May 19, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

North Salem, NY – May 18, 2013 – It was derby day at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show with two featured events in the schedule. Adrienne Iverson and Redfield Farm’s Salto Mortale captured the top prize in the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate, while Beezie Madden and Mademoiselle sped to the win in the $20,000 Speed Derby of North Salem. On hand at the show today as well was Robert Astorino, the County Executive for Westchester County. Astorino met riders and enjoyed the show jumping competition as he helped support the event that brings thousands of equestrians to the county every year. The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show concludes tomorrow with the highlight event, the $100,000 Empire State Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group, at 2:30 pm.

 

There were 46 entries in the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate. The top 12 returned for a second round. Iverson and Salto Mortale scored a 180 in the first round and jumped up to a high score of 196 in the second round for a total of 376 for the win. They took all four high options in both rounds as well.

 

Watch an interview with Adrienne Iverson on her first hunter derby win!

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Second place went to Louise Serio on Bonaparte, owned by Annette Lauer. They won the first round of the derby and finished on a score of 371. Victoria Press rode Mayfair to a score of 365 for third place.

 

Iverson, who is originally from Oakville, ON, Canada, has worked for Emil Spadone’s Redfield Farm for two and a half years. Her relationship with Salto Mortale, an eight-year-old Westphalian gelding by Sandro Boy, is significantly shorter. Having just been imported from Europe two months ago, he has quickly adapted to his new life as a hunter. The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows are his first competition in the United States. Salto Mortale showed in the First Year Green Hunters for the first time last week, showed again this week, and entered the derby.

 

Adrienne Iverson and Salto Mortale

Adrienne Iverson and Salto Mortale

 

“I didn’t have these expectations,” Iverson admitted. “I knew he was brave and going to do well, but this was beyond what we were expecting for this horse. He was easy from the first day. He’s just a sweet, easy horse. I knew he would be easy, but the quality we were shocked by a little bit. It takes a lot for a horse who’s only been here for a month, to step up and do something like this, especially at this late in the day. I’m really proud of him.”

 

Iverson said in the short time they’ve been together, she has worked on smoothing out the time between the jumps. “He’s picked it up really quickly. He’s really become a lot more fluent in the two weeks he’s been here at this horse show,” she noted. “This was the third handy course in his life and the third jump he’s trotted (at a show) in his life. I couldn’t be happier with how he handled everything, being such a newbie to this game.”

 

Iverson praised the courses designed by Paul Jewel. “It was really fun to ride,” she said. She described of her derby rides, “I was planning one inside turn after the fifth jump, but I got my eye on it a little bit late. I think he could have done it. We did some tighter turns. From being a jumper, that I think he’s used to. He just stayed slow and relaxed. He’s a natural at it.”

 

This was Iverson’s fifth international hunter derby. “I’d like to do more,” she said. “I really enjoy them. It gives a little bit more interest and sponsorship to hunters in this country. It’s my first win (in an international derby), and it’s exciting.”

 

 

Final Results: $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate

1 SALTO MORTALEADRIENNE IVERSON

R1/J1 85 4

R1/J2 87 4 180.00

R2/J1 87 7 4

R2/J2 88 6 4 196.00 376.00

2 BONAPARTE LOUISE SERIO

R1/J1 94 1

R1/J2 90 1 186.00

R2/J1 85.5 6 2

R2/J2 84.5 5 2 185.00 371.00

3 MAYFAIR VICTORIA PRESS

R1/J1 84.25 4

R1/J2 83.25 4 175.50

R2/J1 85 5 4

R2/J2 85.5 6 4 189.50 365.00

4 SIENNA LEXI MAOUNIS

R1/J1 85.25 1

R1/J2 86.5 1 173.75

R2/J1 86 8 1

R2/J2 85 7 1 188.00 361.75

5 SUNDANCE MEREDITH LIPKE

R1/J1 85.3 3

R1/J2 84.25 3 175.55

R2/J1 82.5 7 3

R2/J2 84 6 3 185.50 361.05

6 CINEMAGIC LOUISE SERIO

R1/J1 86 1

R1/J2 88 1 176.00

R2/J1 82 6 2

R2/J2 86 5 2 183.00 359.00

7 MEDALIST BRADY MITCHELL

R1/J1 83.5 4

R1/J2 83.75 4 175.25

R2/J1 83 6 4

R2/J2 83 3 4 183.00 358.25

8 POOLSIDE HOLLY ORLANDO

R1/J1 89 4

R1/J2 85.5 4 182.50

R2/J1 78 5 4

R2/J2 79 5 4 175.00 357.50

9 ALASKA TODD MINIKUS

R1/J1 82 4

R1/J2 85 4 175.00

R2/J1 79 7 4

R2/J2 78 10 4 182.00 357.00

10 TIDAL WAVE HOLLY ORLANDO

R1/J1 84 1

R1/J2 86 1 172.00

R2/J1 84 4 2

R2/J2 82 4 2 178.00 350.00

11 DYNASTY BRIAN FEIGUS

R1/J1 80.5 4

R1/J2 84.5 4 173.00

R2/J1 70 7 4

R2/J2 75 6 4 166.00 339.00

12 SKYFALL ADRIENNE IVERSON

R1/J1 85.5 4

R1/J2 87.5 4 181.00

R2/J1 50 5 4

R2/J2 58 5 4 126.00 307.00

Speed is the Name of the Game

 

The $20,000 Speed Derby of North Salem featured a field of 35 competitors as they galloped through a course of 15 numbered obstacles and 18 efforts on a course that included the Devil’s Dyke and table bank designed by Anthony D’Ambrosio of Red Hook, NY. Any rails down added four seconds to a rider’s final time, so speed was imperative in today’s class. Going 29th in the order, Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, NY, rode Abigail Wexner’s Mademoiselle to victory in a time of 75.567 seconds. A clear round didn’t add any seconds to their time.

 

Beezie Madden and Mademoiselle

Beezie Madden and Mademoiselle

 

Madden was chasing a time of 76.353 seconds, set by McLain Ward and Emma. They had four seconds added to their time after a rail down. A close challenge to Madden’s victory came from 15-year-old Lillie Keenan and Vanhattan, owned by Chansonette Farm LLC. They were clear and finished just off the pace in 75.768 seconds for second place.

 

Madden saw Ward’s early ride. “He was blazing,” she remarked. “By the end, my strategy was just to try to go fast enough to beat his added time and hope the others after me couldn’t catch me as well.”

 

While Mademoiselle, a 16-year-old Holsteiner mare by Libertino I x Silvester, has plenty of experience showing on grass fields at Spruce Meadows and in Europe, Madden was using this class to see if she would be good for the speed derbies in Calgary.

 

“This was a little bit of an experiment,” she conceded. “I was pretty sure she’d do well, but it was also to see if we want to do these kinds of classes with her in Spruce Meadows. She felt great. I haven’t done so many natural obstacles, like the Devil’s Dyke and the bank, with her in her career because she’s been doing grand prix, really. It was nice to see she didn’t bat an eye at them. I probably could have done five strides after the table (bank) like they were doing at the beginning of the class. I wasn’t quite sure if she’d be bold off the table, but I think in hindsight, or next time, I can probably leave a stride out. At the end I thought it was good.”

 

Beezie Madden and Mademoiselle negotiate the table bank

Beezie Madden and Mademoiselle negotiate the table bank

 

Madden felt today’s class was an easy transition for Mademoiselle from the grand prix ring. “She’s always been a fast horse. The going fast part she knows, and she turns well. She’s very rideable, so you can run early in the course and still have control at the end. She’s always been good with that,” she said.

 

In addition to being comfortable with speed, Madden felt the mare’s fitness was ideal for a speed derby. “I think she has a lot of Thoroughbred blood in her and she has a lot of fitness on her own,” she commented. “Even though it’s a longer course and a faster pace, I think it’s easy for her.”

 

Madden enjoyed her time galloping around the course too. She said, “It’s great to be out in this field. It’s fun to have a speed horse like that. It’s good for your riding to be able to go in and go fast, and have a little fun with it.”

 

Final Results: $20,000 Speed Derby of North Salem

1 MADEMOISELLE BEEZIE MADDEN: 75.567

2 VANHATTAN LILLIE KEENAN: 75.768

3 EMMA MCLAIN WARD: 76.353

4 LENNOX LEWIS 2 LESLIE HOWARD: 77.797

5 TUXEDO TODD MINIKUS: 78.278

6 WRIGLEY BEEZIE MADDEN: 79.706

7 PRINCESS EMILY ISABELLA SALLES: 82.644

8 UNEX TIMO IV MEG O’MARA: 83.240

9 CASCON DARRAGH KENNY: 84.568

10 TIBOR TODD MINIKUS: 84.734

11 G & C SACRAMENTO LUIS LARRAZABAL: 87.467

12 PELE LESLIE HOWARD: 87.630

Taylor Kwait and Perquin

Taylor Kwait and Perquin

 

Three jumper classics were held in the Grand Prix Field today as well. The winner of the $2,500 Marshall & Sterling Children’s Jumper Classic was Taylor Kwait on Perquin. They finished the jump-off double clear in a time of 34.666 seconds. Second place went to Cayla Fisher on Windo, who finished double clear in 36.350 seconds. Riding Zentina B, Madeline Placey was third in 37.158 seconds with four faults.

 

Lexi Maounis and Whisper with ringmaster Alan Keely, along with Kevin Harrop and Nick Fitzpatrick of Aden Brook

Lexi Maounis and Whisper with ringmaster Alan Keely, along with Kevin Harrop and Nick Fitzpatrick of Aden Brook

 

Victory in the $2,500 Marshall & Sterling Adult Jumper Classic sponsored by Aden Brook went to Lexi Maounis on Whisper. They stopped the timers in 30.995 seconds. Jennifer Rowland and Lux Lovely were second in 32.502 seconds. Chacca Blue, ridden by Gina Calicchio, was third in 33.376 seconds.

 

Lauren Ward and Oscar

Lauren Ward and Oscar

 

In the $7,500 Medium Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, Lauren Ward and Oscar were fastest in 37.140 seconds for the win. Lucy Deslauriers and Hester stopped the timers in 40.547 seconds for second place. With Zibon HC, Gabrielle Bausano was third in 42.126 seconds.

 

Grand Amateur-Owner Champion Honored

 

In the hunter ring, the Grand Amateur-Owner Championship was awarded to Winner, ridden by Daryl Portela and owned by James B. Pirtle Ent. The pair won the Amateur-Owner 36 & Over 3’3” division championship after they won all four over fences classes and were second in the under saddle. The reserve champion was Castelli and Jeanne Fogel.

 

The first week of the Old Salem Spring Horse Shows were Portela’s and Winner’s first show since week 11 at WEF in March. Portela acknowledged, “We were probably a little rusty last week, but I was very pleased with him. This week he felt incredible. I felt really on with him this weekend and very consistent. I was pleased after I won both yesterday and wanted to end on a good note. To win all four (classes) over jumps is very exciting.”

 

Portela is known for her great success in the Amateur-Owner Hunters with her previous horse, Frascati. After a nine-year absence from showing, she returned when her husband saw Winner in trainer Jimmy Torano’s barn. “I hadn’t been riding or anything and Jimmy had him in his barn. My husband had me try him and I fell in love with him,” she recalled. “He’s gotten me back into the ring. He’s a very, very special horse.”

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Daryl Portela and Winner

In their two years together, Portela and Winner have not overly shown, but after qualifying for indoors last year, they made the most of it with Grand Championships at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show and Washington International Horse Show. “I don’t show all the time, but I pick a few here and there. I’ve gotten really consistent with him. I know him really well and have such a great time showing him,” Portela said.

 

She went on to describe, “He’s great to ride. He’s got a great jump and a soft mouth. He’s very, very comfortable and I’m picky! He always tries his hardest. If something goes wrong, it’s usually my mistake. He’s very spoiled with candy and carrots and apples, but it’s worth it.”

 

The champion in the Amateur-Owner 36 & Over 3’6” division was Rock Steady, ridden by Katie Robinson for KJ Robinson LLC. For their win, they received a gift certificate from Hunt Ltd. The reserve champion was Do Tell, ridden by Bridget Hallman for Bridget Hallman and Merrylegs South. Champion in the Amateur-Owner 18-35 3’6” Hunters was Sienna, ridden and owned by Lexi Maounis, while the reserve championship went to Endo Fino and Lisa Arena. Stephanie Riggio won the championship in the Amateur-Owner 18-35 3’3” Hunters with Breitling, and Messina was the reserve champion with Catherine Cowie.

 

The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show continues tomorrow with $100,000 Empire State Grand Prix presented by The Kincade Group at 2:30 pm. Grand Championships for the Pony, Children’s, and Junior Hunters will be decided as well. In the jumpers, the $5,000 Low Junior Jumper Classic, the $5,000 Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, and the $15,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic will be held on the Grand Prix Field, weather pending.

 

For more information, please visit www.oldsalemfarm.net, and for full results, please visit www.horseshowsonline.com.

 

Exhibitors – Sign up for a Free Raffle in the Horse Show Offie to Win a Henry Lloyd rain jacket from Beval Ltd!

 

Sunday, May 19

Highlight Competition – 2:30 pm: $100,000 Empire State Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group

11 am – 4 pm: ASPCA Adoption Day! Meet rescued dogs, cats, and miniature horses looking for forever homes!

 

For those who can’t make it out to the show tomorrow, but still want to watch great show jumping action, our main event – the $100,000 Empire State Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group, on May 19 – will be live streamed on USEF Network presented by Smartpak. The entire Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show is also live streamed at www.shownet.biz!

 

The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows celebrate its 31st year in 2013 and offer two weeks of exceptional equestrian sport on May 7-12 and May 14–19 at one of the nation’s premier and newly renovated equestrian facilities, Old Salem Farm, in North Salem, New York. Old Salem’s beautifully manicured grounds, list of elite horses and riders, and fantastic social gatherings draw spectators from Westchester County and beyond to watch horses and ponies of every size compete for almost $500,000 in prize money. The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows feature over 130 hunter and jumper classes each week, bringing together top competitors, including Olympic show jumpers, from across the country. For more information, please visit www.oldsalemfarm.net/mayhome.

 

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Hunter Derbies Highlight Saturday Lineup at Kentucky Spring Horse Show

May 12, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Lexington, KY – May 10, 2013 – The Kentucky Spring Horse Show is excited to welcome the return of the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Dietrich Equine Insurance, and the $5,000 Hallway Feeds National Hunter Derby. The first event in the evening’s lineup is the $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Rolex Stadium in the Kentucky Horse Park. The $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, featuring the nation’s top hunter combinations vying for the winning honors, will directly follow it.

 

The $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby in the Rolex Stadium is an event riders will use to gear up for the $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals, which will be held in August. Each year the derby includes jumps reminiscent of the hunt field, such as a natural post and split rails, a stonewall, a coop, an aiken, hedges, logs, banks, and ditches.

 

Presenting sponsor Dietrich Insurance is a company offering the sport horse community numerous comprehensive equine related insurance products. By staying abreast to the latest market trends, Dietrich Insurance is able to provide programs accommodating individual requirements, through qualified companies at competitive premium prices.

 

Shawna Dietrich, Founder of Dietrich and Company noted, “I am pleased to support such lovely horse shows in my own back yard.” Dietrich and company is located in Louisville and they have been sponsoring the Kentucky Horse Shows for over four years.

 

Louise Serio took home the Professional Rider Award during the 2012 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series. Photo by Shawn McMillen.

Louise Serio took home the Professional Rider Award during the 2012 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series. Photo by Shawn McMillen.

 

The USHJA National Hunter Derby program will be in its fourth year in 2013 and is growing in prestige and popularity. Amateurs, Juniors and Professional riders are eligible to compete, giving it a broad base of support and interest. The seven-part Hallway Feeds series will feature a $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby throughout the spring and summer, and at the conclusion of the series the Leading Rider Awards for the Series will be presented.

 

The $15,000 Hallway Feeds Leading Rider Awards will present a $10,000 cash prize to the professional rider accumulating the most points in the seven classes that make up the Series. The amateur rider and junior rider accumulating the most points will each receive a $2,500 cash prize. Riders will receive points only on their highest placed horse in each of the classes. The awards will be presented at the conclusion of the Hallway Feeds class at the Kentucky National Horse Show on September 21, 2013.

 

“Hallway Feeds is pleased to partner with Kentucky Horse Shows to present the 2013 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series,” noted Morgan Akers-McQuerry of Hallway Feeds. “This is a natural partnership as we both hail from the Heart of the Bluegrass, have a mutual respect of commitment to excellence for the equestrian community and the drive to remain cutting-edge to provide exciting, yet proven results.”

 

Hallway Feeds’ close proximity to the Kentucky Horse Park provides the opportunity to utilize the freshest feed, manufactured with time-honored commitments to high standards of quality and the latest scientific advances. Combining a premium nutrition package with a professional level of dedication in horsemen and women provides equine athletes with the Formula for Success.

 

For more information on Hallway Feeds please visit www.hallwayfeeds.com

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The Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series would not be possible without many generous sponsors including Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Central Equipment, Alfagreen Supreme, Sweet PDZ Horse Stall Refresher, Caddel Equine Therapy Center, KER Sport Horse Nutrition, The Tack Shop of Lexington, Turf Town Properties, Trouw Nutrition and PNC Bank.

 

Rolex FEI World Cup Final Champion Beezie Madden Returns to U.S. Competition at Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows

May 01, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

North Salem, NY – May 1, 2013 – The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows are proud to welcome the 2013 Rolex FEI World Cup Final winner, Beezie Madden, back to the United States. Her first competition will be the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, held on May 7-12 and 14-19, 2013. In addition to Madden, local rider and Olympic gold medalist McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, will be at Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows. Ward placed fifth in this year’s World Cup Final. Come watch both riders as they return to the show ring on U.S. soil!

 

Not only can you watch the world’s best at Old Salem Farm, you can also be a part of a “Welcome Back” celebration on Sunday, May 12. The party will honor Madden, Ward, and all of the United States riders from the World Cup Final. We will honor Madden on her amazing achievement of winning for the United States, and fans will be able to meet her and other riders at an autograph signing following Sunday’s grand prix class.

 

Beezie Madden holds the Rolex FEI World Cup Finals trophy

Beezie Madden holds the Rolex FEI World Cup Finals trophy

 

Madden, one of only five women to have won the Rolex FEI World Cup Finals, is looking forward to showing at the Old Salem Spring Horse Shows. “We love the facility and the improvements they’ve done there. We always look forward to jumping on the grass field,” she described.

 

Madden also pointed out that the effort that Old Salem Farm puts into their events is appreciated by the riders. “We love being at a show where they try to make the show special, and it’s nice to have a show with personality!” she remarked.

 

Some of her mounts, such as Amadora, Vanilla, and Mademoiselle will compete during the first week, and her 2012 Olympic mount, Coral Reef Via Volo, will be aimed for the grand prix during the second week.

 

The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, rated the #11 show in North America by the North American Riders Group, has a full schedule of fun events for exhibitors and spectators. General admission, set at $20.00 per car on Friday-Sunday, generates proceeds to support the Old Salem Farm Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

 

Join us at these great events!

 

Sunday, May 5

11:00am-4:00pm: Welcome Day: Off-Road Adventure – Test Drive a Land Rover!, JustWorld’s Horseless Horse Show, Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Face Painting, Make a Wolf Mask and Paw Prints with Wolf Conservation Center, Petting Zoo and Pony Rides from Cimarron Ranch, and see Seth Dale – Magicial for all ages!

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Friday, May 10

Noon: $25,000 New York Welcome Stake

3:30pm: Canine Puissance

5:00-6:30pm: Victoria’s Pizzeria “Make Your Own Pizza” Exhibitor Party

6:00pm: You’re Invited! Meet Atka the Ambassador Wolf from the Wolf Conservatory Center of North Salem

 

Saturday, May 11

1:00-3:00pm: $5,000 Equitation Challenge Reception, presented by AIG/Kaplow Insurance Agency and Heritage Farm

1:30pm: $5,000 Equitation Challenge

3:00-4:00pm: Ice Cream Social sponsored by The Gochman Family

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Sunday, May 12

2:00pm: $50,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix, presented by Suncast

 

Mother’s Day Sunday Ride for Research

 

Friday, May 17

Noon: $25,000 Grand Prix of North Salem

4:00pm: $5,000 Groom’s Class

5:00-6:30pm: Pasta Extravaganza! “Make Your Own Pasta” Exhibitor Party with Hilby the Skinny German Juggling Boy, called “Rivetingly Absurd” by The New York Times

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Saturday, May 18

1:00pm: $20,000 Speed Derby of North Salem

3:00-4:00: Ice Cream Social sponsored by Marshall & Sterling Insurance

3:30pm: $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate

5:00-6:30pm ASPCA Equine Advocacy Reception

(R.S.V.P. devia.brown@aspca.org or 212-8767700, x 4676)

 

Sunday, May 19

2:30pm: $100,000 Empire State Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group

11:00am – 4:00pm: ASPCA Adoption Day! Meet rescued dogs, cats, and miniature horses looking for forever homes!

 

Scan to enjoy the show jumping action at Old Salem

Scan to enjoy the show jumping action at Old Salem

 

The $50,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix, presented by Suncast, on May 12, the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate, on May 18, and the $100,000 Empire State Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group, on May 19 will all be broadcast on the USEF Network.com presented by Smartpak. You may watch these events LIVE as they happen at www.USEFNetwork.com or www.oldsalemfarm.net.

 

The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows celebrate its 31st year in 2013 and offer two weeks of exceptional equestrian sport on May 7-12 and May 14–19 at one of the nation’s premier and newly renovated equestrian facilities, Old Salem Farm, in North Salem, New York. Old Salem’s beautifully manicured grounds, list of elite horses and riders, and fantastic social gatherings draw spectators from Westchester County and beyond to watch horses and ponies of every size compete for almost $500,000 in prize money. The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows feature over 130 hunter and jumper classes each week, bringing together top competitors, including Olympic show jumpers, from across the country. For more information, please visit www.oldsalemfarm.net/mayhome.

 

Photo Credit: Beezie Madden – © The Chronicle of the Horse Photo. Other photos – © Parker/Russell – The Book LLC. These photos may be used only in relation to this press release and with proper credit.