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Mollie Bailey

December 4, 2012

Bill Moroney Re-Elected USHJA President

Bill Moroney has been re-elected president of the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association today, Dec. 4, at the USHJA Annual Meeting in Miami, Fla. Moroney will serve a four-year term, and this is the last term for which he is eligible.

“I believe out of every challenge comes positive results,” said Moroney. “The next few years of the USHJA governance transition will require commitment equal to starting the organization. We are all volunteers, working to steer this organization in the direction that best benefits our members and our sport.”

December 3, 2012

Karl Cook Rebuilds His Riding Style For A Vegas Win

Karl Cook couldn’t have had a much better trip to the Las Vegas National. He earned the top two spots in the $50,000 Fisker Automotive Grand Prix CSI-W, the feature class of the competition held Nov. 13-18, winning on Jonkheer Z and taking second on ASB Conquistador. To top it off, Cook took blue in the $30,000 Las Vegas Speed Classic on Notories Utopia.

Not bad considering that just six months ago, he nearly quit the sport.

November 15, 2012

Bill Moroney To Challenge Mary Babick For USHJA Presidency

Current U.S. Hunter Jumper Association President Bill Moroney will run for a third term as president of that association. This announcement, made on Nov. 12, came a few weeks after Moroney had endorsed Mary Babick for the position. Babick was the sole candidate put forth by the USHJA Nominating Committee. Moroney was nominated from the floor shortly before the Nov. 10 deadline for those nominations.

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.

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