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Mollie Bailey

November 14, 2012

Perseverance Is Luke Olsen’s Middle Name

In the winter of 2011, Luke Olsen was confined to bed after a serious car accident. The 16-year-old distracted himself from the discomfort by watching rounds from top hunter and jumper competitions online, including the best trips from the Pessoa/USEF Medal Finals and ASPCA Maclay Finals. 

“At the time I was thinking ‘Wow, what if I ever did this?’ ” said Olsen, now 18.

October 28, 2012

Deslauriers Goes Out With A Bang

Washington, D.C.—Oct. 28

Coming to the Washington International, Lucy Deslauriers knew she’d have her last trip ever aboard Centerfield. So she made that time together count, winning the Washington International Horse Show Pony Equitation Classic.

October 26, 2012

Plenty of Good Times For Cunniffe At Washington

Washington D.C.—Oct. 26

As the daughter of two trainers, Ailish Cunniffe more or less grew up in the show world. But that doesn’t mean she’s always had the fanciest horses in the barn. But at Washington International Horse Show, she was the one leading Good Times into the ring to collect the grand championship ribbon.

October 25, 2012

Brennan Breaks Out At Washington

Washington, D.C.—Oct. 25

In the tackroom at Winter Hill Farm, there’s a shadowbox with a picture of Tony Workman winning the regular working hunter stakes at Washington International Horse Show in 1999 aboard Tracey Weinberg's San Siro. Hopefully that wall’s not too crowded, because after yesterday there's going to be three more photos to hang up.

October 24, 2012

Enjoy Makes The Most Of His Trip To Washington

Washington, D.C.—Oct. 24

No one paying attention to the hunter divisions would be surprised to hear that Scott Stewart picked up his seventh career leading hunter rider title at this year’s Washington International Horse Show. But the honor wasn’t lost on Stewart, as he still remembers the first time he came to the show, around 1986, when he was a young pro working for Ox Ridge.

October 20, 2012

Farrington Nabs His Third Grand Prix De Penn National CSI-W Title

Harrisburg, Pa.—Oct. 20

October 19, 2012

Nusz Shortens Her To-Do List At Harrisburg

Harrisburg, Pa.—Oct. 19

When Kent Farrington sat down with Meagan Nusz for lunch two years ago to discuss training her, he suggested she write a list of her longterm goals. But Nusz was way ahead of him. She reached into her purse and pulled out a two-page list she’d compiled ages ago and passed it across the table. That’s when they both knew their partnership would be a good fit.

October 18, 2012

Cold Harbor Cleans Up At The Pennsylvania National

Harrisburg, Pa.—Oct. 18

It’s never terribly convenient to feel under the weather, but if you’re a top hunter rider, being sick the week of Pennsylvania National is about as bad as it gets.

October 18, 2012

Unex Omelli’s Back On The Scene At The Pennsylvania Big Jump

Harrisburg, Pa.—Oct. 18.

Unex Omelli has been out of major competition for eight months, but he wasted no time getting back in the swing of things at his first big show back. He and British rider Tim Gredley scooped up the top prize in the $40,000 Pennsylvania Big Jump at the Pennsylvania National with a speedy jump-off round.

October 5, 2012

Stewart Makes It Five At The WCHR Professional Rider Finals

Upper Marlboro, Md.—Oct. 5

Scott Stewart jumped into the lead of Round 1 of the World Champion Hunter Rider Pro Hunter Rider Finals, and he never let go. Over four rounds of competition, Stewart laid down one stellar round after another to earn his fifth career title at Capital Challenge.

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