An outbreak of equine herpes virus myeloencephalopathy, the neurological form of equine herpes virus (EHV-1), has been reported in eight western U.S. states, prompting the cancellation of 19 U.S. Equestrian Federation competitions.
Kelley Farmer couldn’t have had a much better trip to the Lexington Spring Encore. She topped the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on her newest partner, Praise, and rounded out the top three on Madison Free’s Bases Loaded and Nancy Amling’s Taken.
Liza Boyd’s not the type of rider to leave anything at the in-gate when she trots her derby partner Brunello into the ring for the handy round. So when she lay second heading into the final round of the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Aiken Spring Classic Masters, she put in a round that left no doubt who the winner would be.
“We have a saying around here: Leave it to Liza,” said commentator Danny Robertshaw.
Sure enough, Boyd’s bold second round clinched the top spot on her birth-day weekend, April 20-24, aboard Bru-nello, whom she owns with Janet Peterson.
Kelley Farmer couldn’t have had a much better trip to the Lexington Spring Encore. She rode the top three horses in the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, claiming first with Larry Glefke and Selma Garber’s Praise, second with Bases Loaded for Madison Free and third with Taken for Nancy Amling.
Liza Boyd found a perfect way to celebrate her 32nd birthday: riding Brunello to the top of the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Aiken Spring Classic. She had to face some fierce competition to get there, especially from Kelley Farmer, who brought a trailer load of horses to Aiken, S.C., to take a run at the title.
Farmer still left with plenty of loot, having picked up second (Praise), third (Taken), fourth (Crown And Scepter) and 10th (Bases Loaded).
The Japanese Equestrian Federation released an update on the state of the Japanese equestrian community in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country. Northeast Japan, where the disasters struck, is home to many breeding and training operations, especially in the Tohoku region.