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Mollie Bailey

May 23, 2015

Horse Dies At Devon Horse Show

May 23—Devon, Pa.

Small junior hunter Cambridge suffered a fatal accident in the Dixon Oval today during the Devon Horse Show.

Cambridge was competing in the small junior hunter, 15 and under, stakes class with rider Emma Kurtz. Cambridge fell badly at the in of a two-stride in-and-out and died immediately. Kurtz was uninjured.

Cambridge, owned by Scott Stewart, was a 10-year-old German Warmblood (Catoki—Lavina, Lavall I).

May 23, 2015

Meet Coco The Horse Show Pig

March 23—Devon, Pa. 

Ellie Ferrigno has had a hard time getting around the Devon showgrounds efficiently this week. After all there are plenty of people at horse shows who carry around Jack Russell Terriers or Chihuahuas, but she’s the only one here with a mini pig in her arms.

Coco The Horse Show Pig is just shy of 7 months old, and when she’s full-grown she should be about 25-40 pounds. 

“Someone suggested a Facebook page to me, AZ Micro Mini Pigs, and as soon as I saw it I was obsessed,” said Ferrigno, who lives in Newtown, Conn.

May 23, 2015

Meet Coco The Horse Show Pig

March 23—Devon, Pa. 

Ellie Ferrigno has had a hard time getting around the Devon showgrounds efficiently this week. After all there are plenty of people at horse shows who carry around jack russell terriers or chihuahuas, but she’s the only one here with a mini pig in her arms.

Coco The Horse Show Pig is just shy of seven months old, and when she’s full-grown she should be about 25-40 pounds. 

“Someone suggested a Facebook page to me, AZ Micro Mini Pigs, and as soon as I saw it I was obsessed,” said Ferrigno, who lives in Newtown, Conn.

May 22, 2015

Trading Aces: The Equitation Horse With Plenty Of Tricks Up His Sleeve

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Trading Aces looks at home no matter what kind of saddle he's wearing.

May 22—Devon, Pa.

Trading Aces probably has the most varied career of any equitation horse at Devon.

May 22, 2015

Hunter Holloway’s Recipe For Success

May 22—Devon, Pa.

To win a major equitation championship takes more than just great position over fences and riding in a lesson or two a week. Hunter Holloway and her trainers named four components that boosted her to her win in the R. W. “Ronnie” Mutch Equitation Championship at this year’s Devon Horse Show:

May 6, 2015

Keenan Moves Forward In Her Career With A New Trainer

Lillie Keenan, who earne­d top results in the hunter, jumper and equitation rings as a junior rider, will begin training with Irish rider Cian O’Connor, who was the individual bronze medalist at the 2012 London Olympic Games.   

April 30, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Before The Go-Pro

Think those Go-Pro helmet-cam videos of cross-country rides are novel? Think again.

Back in 1978 the Chronicle ran this photo of Buddy Brown with the following caption: “Man from outer space? No, it’s Buddy Brown riding Flying John at the recent [International Jumping Derby] in Rhode Island. Brown’s helmet included a movie camera with wide-angle lens. Buddy rode the course, filming at the same time, to give viewers a rider’s perspective.”

Brown remembers that day and the horse well. 

April 22, 2015

The First Rolex Jog: Last-Minute Shopping Trips, Hitching A Ride And Lucky Socks

April 22—Lexington, Ky.

All horses presented at the first horse inspection for the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** were accepted.

Two horses were held—Laine Ashker’s Anthony Patch and Kristin Schmolze’s Ballylaffin Bracken—but both passed on re-inspection.

March 28, 2015

Ward Wears Blue In The $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix

Wellington, Fla.—March 28

McLain Ward had a slow start to his season this year, but he’s been picking up steam the last month or so. And with his latest win in tonight’s $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix on HH Carlos, he’s firmly back in the spotlight.

“As I always say to [owner Hunter Harrison], he’s one of these horses that it’s always worth getting dressed for,” said Ward, Brewster, N.Y. “He’s always going to fight and try and go big, and we really appreciate those athletes.”

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