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Mollie Bailey

March 28, 2015

Mindful And Farmer Are On Form In Round 1 of the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

March 28—Wellington, Fla.

Kelley Farmer and Mindful topped Round 1 of the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby today at the Winter Equestrian Festival. The 2014 Chronicle of the Horse Hunter Horse of the Year earned matching scores of 90 and topped all the high option fences on their way to the top of Round 1. She has a 10-point lead over Say When and Canadian Darcy Hayes, with Tori Colvin riding Heritage Farms’ Vaillero into third.

March 27, 2015

From The Round Pen To The International Ring

March 27—Wellington, Fla.

It’s not very often that the horse you pick out as a yearling goes on to win in the International Ring at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center under your saddle. But Sarah Scheiring did just that when she piloted Eros SCF to the top of the $15,000 Adequan 6-year-old Classic today at the Winter Equestrian Festival.  

March 24, 2015

Video: Watch Chill R Z and Charlie Jayne Win The Great American $1 Million

Charlie Jayne smoked the competition in the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix with Chill R Z. Check out his flawless first round, then watch all six competitors jump off, with six rounds from Baronez (Kirsten Coe, fifth), Ohlala (Lauren Hough, fourth), Aristotles V (Jonathan McCrea, sixth), Rothchild (McLain Ward, second), Chill R Z and VDL Wizard (Callan Solem). 

Chill R Z's first round:

March 23, 2015

Chill R Z Grabs His First Million At HITS Ocala

Ocala, Fla.—March 23   

March 22, 2015

Fandango HX Proves A Precocious Charge In The $25,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix

Ocala, Fla.—March 22   

When there’s a line-up full of experienced hunters competing for the biggest hunter paycheck of the HITS Ocala circuit, you don’t expect a 5-year-old to step up for blue. But rider Adrienne Iverson wasn’t surprised that her partner Fandango HX earned a serious payday. He’s been a natural in the hunter ring since he started just six weeks ago.

March 21, 2015

O’Connor Test Drives Good Luck To A Major Win At Live Oak International

March 21—Ocala, Fla.

As the final east coast qualifier of the season, the lineup of the $50,000 Live Oak International CSI-W included an awful lot of ambitious riders all jockeying for an invitation to the Longines FEI World Cup Final in Las Vegas this April. But Cian O’Connor had a much more modest goal: He just wanted to test out his rising star, Good Luck, with an outing on the grass. And that stallion outdid himself, rising to the top of the 46-horse class in a competitive class to earn blue for the Irish rider and owner Adena Springs. 

March 20, 2015

Top Moments From Friday At HITS Ocala

March 20—Ocala, Fla.

There's plenty to see around the HITS Ocala showgrounds, and it doesn't all happen in the show ring. Here are a few of our favorite moments from today. Want to see more from HITS Ocala? Check out this gallery from yesterday's action.

March 11, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Fleet Apple Was The One Right Horse For DiAnn Langer

Fleet Apple and DiAnn Langer in 1969

March 8, 2015

Between Horse Deals And Grand Prix Wins

Gulfport, Miss.March 8  

For most riders, winning a grand prix would be the main focus of their day. But for Andy Kocher, his time in the show ring is a short respite between selling horses. Lucky for him, he’s gotten quite good at both. 

March 7, 2015

Gold Panda Stands Out In The Hunter Ring

When Mark Mead walks Gold Panda into schooling ring at a horse show, he immediately knows all eyes are on him. After all, it’s pretty hard to miss a palomino Thoroughbred in a hunter schooling area these days.

“If I’m at a place where people have never seen him before, when I’m riding around people are looking at me like ‘What’s he doing with a cow horse?’ ” said Mead. “But then they see me pick up canter, and he’s got an 18-foot beautiful lopey stride, and I know their view changes. It’s really cool.”

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