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Lindsay Berreth

November 29, 2016

Amateurs Like Us: Tim Jones Is Changing Lives And Conquering His Dreams

It seemed like fate that eventer Tim Jones would one day own and compete horses named Ironman and Teflon.

The amateur rider has been through a lot in his life, from putting himself through college, dealing with the death of both parents and building a business from scratch, but through it all, Jones has exuded a mental confidence and eternally positive attitude that’s helped him reach his dreams, both in and out of the saddle.

November 28, 2016

Groom Spotlight: Erin Rose Took A Chance On Grooming And Hasn’t Looked Back

Erin Rose evented growing up, but never expected to make it her career. With a degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina, she was working a full-time job at a vocational day program for adults with developmental disabilities in 2014 and thinking about applying for graduate school in social work when a chance meeting at the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** changed her path.

Now she’s head groom for four-star eventer Jennie Brannigan, taking care of nearly 20 horses including top mounts Cambalda and Catalina.

November 27, 2016

Burnett and Halliday-Sharp Close Out Ocala Jockey Club International With Wins

Reddick, Fla.—Nov. 27

Hannah Sue Burnett admitted her favorite phase is show jumping, so she was full of confidence heading into today’s final phase at the Ocala Jockey Club International CCI** with Cooley Dream.

A clear round over Richard Jeffery’s course sealed the win for the pair, who led from start to finish. Jennie Brannigan and Cool As Ice remained in second place with a clear, while Boyd Martin and Santos stayed third with a clear.

November 27, 2016

My Kinda Party Stands Out At Ocala Jockey Club International

Kylie Clarkson never had a one-star as a goal until this season when her trainer Sara Kozumplik Murphy suggested she try for one at the Ocala Jockey Club International.

Now she’s just completed her first CCI* aboard My Kinda Party, an Appaloosa gelding that stands out from the crowd.

Clarkson is originally from Texas, and her mother Laura runs an eventing barn there.

A friend of Laura’s found the now 10-year-old gelding six years ago.

November 27, 2016

81 Horses Move Forward After Final Horse Inspection At Ocala Jockey Club International

Reddick, Fla. - Nov. 27   

Sixty-three CCI* and 18 CCI** horses will show jump today at the Ocala Jockey Club International.

This morning's final horse inspection saw four horses held in the CCI*; Joe Meyer's Fashion Forward, Laura Szeremi's Quatar Z, Reagan Lafleur's Bella Van Bruxvoort and Liz Halliday-Sharp's Elarona.

Halliday-Sharp was in second place with Elarona, but she withdrew the mare in the holding box. She still leads the division on Deniro Z.

Courtney Swartz withdrew My Son MJ overnight and did not present.

November 26, 2016

Brown and Super Socks BCF Fly To A Win At Ocala Jockey Club International CIC***

Reddick, Fla.—Nov. 26   

When the final scores of the CIC*** were announced after cross-country at the Ocala Jockey Club International today with Jonathan Holling and Downtown Harrison taking the win, Matt Brown and his wife Cecily decided to double-check his dressage test with Super Socks BCF one last time since Holling had taken the win by just .1.

November 25, 2016

Payne Prevails After An Influential Show Jumping At Ocala Jockey Club International

Reddick, Fla.—Nov. 25   

Doug Payne admitted he hates to lose, and he’s put himself in a pretty good position for a win following today’s influential show jumping at the Ocala Jockey Club International CIC***.

As one of nine double-clear rounds over Richard Jeffery’s course, Payne and Vandiver moved from a tie for third after dressage into the lead heading into tomorrow’s cross-country.

Payne has been paired with the 12-year-old Trakehner gelding (Windfall—Visions Of Grandeur, Mystic Replica XX), that he co-owns with Debi Crowley, for 18 months.

November 25, 2016

Davidson and Carlevo Hold Dressage Lead At The Ocala Jockey Club International CIC***

Reddick, Fla. - Nov. 25   

On Thanksgiving weekend most people are eating turkey, watching football with their families and shopping until they drop, but eventers aren't most people.

As the saying goes, if you build it, they will come, and a large group of riders packed their bags and headed to the inaugural Ocala Jockey Club International this weekend.

November 24, 2016

One To Watch: Ashley Johnson And Tactical Maneuver Will Bring A Newfound Confidence To The Ocala Jockey Club International

It took Ashley Johnson seven years to get to her first four-star, but she finally made it to the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** this spring with Tactical Maneuver.

Now the Ocala, Fla., local is bringing her special partner to the inaugural Ocala Jockey Club International CIC*** this weekend for a chance at some big prize money.

November 22, 2016

Carolina Horse Park No Longer Hosting Stoneybrook Steeplechase

The Board of Directors at the Carolina Horse Park has elected to discontinue hosting the Stoneybrook Steeplechase.

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