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Mollie Bailey

August 10, 2013

Westside Makes A Big Impression At USEF Pony Finals

Lexington, Ky—Aug. 10

At USEF Pony Finals, the in-gate staff don’t let the ring sit empty for a second. So when Emma Kurtz trotted into the ring for the large pony hunter over-fences class on Westside, the previous pony’s score hadn’t been announced. As Kurtz struck a canter, the crowd erupted into hooting and hollering as the marks for Aleece Jarman and Valentino—87.2, 83.5 and 84.5—were announced.

“That made me a little nervous,” Kurtz admitted.

August 9, 2013

Bieling's Prince Came Back At USEF Pony Finals

Aug. 9—Lexington, Ky

In the three months leading up to USEF Pony Finals, Hana Bieling developed a ritual. Every day she would look up at the calendar, and count down the days until she would get to see Canterbrook Prince Charming at the Kentucky Horse Park.

August 8, 2013

Sassafras Creek Snags The Medium Pony Hunter Title At USEF Pony Finals

Aug. 8—Lexington, Ky.   

Awards ceremonies at USEF Pony Finals are a drawn out affair. There are 20 ribbons for both the over-fences and overall awards, not to mention daily sportsmanship awards, owner-rider awards, rosettes for top Welsh and part-Welsh awards—you get the picture.

August 7, 2013

It’s All About Attitude For Stone McCormick And All Natural

At first glance, All Natural isn’t the kind of small pony hunter most people would want in their barn. She’s quirky, she’s moody, she hates to practice, and at 17, none of that is changing any time soon. But none of that bothers Stone McCormick. He couldn’t be more excited to take her to this year’s USEF Pony Finals in Lexington, Ky.

June 11, 2013

Updated: Eventer-Turned-Hunter Raises USEF Record Keeping Questions

Larry Glefke and Ken Garber’s newest hunter star, Commentary, raised questions about industry-wide record keeping at the Upperville Colt and Horse Show (Va.), June 3-9.

June 4, 2013

Can Horse Sports Face The Central Park Test?

For former U.S. Equestrian Federation President and current U.S. Eventing Team Coach David O’Connor, defining what’s appropriate behavior when it comes to horse welfare isn’t hard to do.

“Could I go to the middle of Central Park with an NBC camera following me around as I get my horse ready to go into competition?” he asked in the June 3 USEF Town Hall Meeting. “Will you show anybody anything you’re doing? If you can’t, there’s a problem.”

May 30, 2013

Upper-Level Eventer Debuting As A Hunter At Devon

This year’s leading hunter rider at the Devon Horse Show has a new horse with an unusual background. RF Amber Eyes evented through the CCI** level with Karen O’Connor, finishing fifth at the Bromont CCI** (Quebec) in 2012. Most recently Hannah Sue Burnett filled in while O’Connor recovered from a broken back, riding her to eighth at the Jersey Fresh CIC** (N.J.) this May.

May 27, 2013

From The Racetrack To The Dixon Oval

What’s striking about Star Street is how much he doesn’t stand out.  He’s a big bay gelding with a star, and he has the shiny coat and lovely build typical of an elite show hunter. But Star Street is definitely different from the second year green mounts he competed against at this year’s Devon Horse Show and County Fair.

May 22, 2013

Pessoa And Double H Farm Part Ways

After a seven-year partnership, Olympic gold medalist Rodrigo Pessoa and Double H Farm will part ways. Pessoa has been the principal rider for the Ridgefield, Conn., and Wellington, Fla., based farm since 2006.

May 5, 2013

From The State Pen To The Hunt Field

When most people go looking for a prospective hunt horse they’ll visit a nearby farm or perhaps attend an auction, but not David Fortenberry. He went to a prison.

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