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Mollie Bailey

October 16, 2011

U.S. Mines Gold In Guadalajara

Oct. 16—Guadalajara, Mexico­

When Steffen Peters watched teammate Heather Blitz nail her Prix St. Georges test on Paragon this afternoon, he declared the competition over.

“He said, ‘That’s it, that’s the winner,’ ” recalled U.S. Technical Advisor Anne Gribbons. “I said to myself, ‘I know he can ride. He’s such a mechanic.’ ”

October 8, 2011

Stars Go Blue Scores A Handy Win

Oct. 8—Upper Marlboro, Md.

If you ask trainer Leslie Emerson why Shawn Casady rides her charge Stars Go Blue so well, she can’t tell you.

“He rides so much through feel that I don’t even think he knows how he does it,” she said. “They are an incredible combination—nobody rides him like he does. They are made for each other.”

October 6, 2011

Invincible Scores A Big Win At Capital Challenge

Oct. 6—Upper Marlboro, Md.

Ellen Toon couldn’t have had a much better trip to Capital Challenge. She rode Invincible to a mark of 90 over fences, which earned today's EMO Trip of the Show award and helped boost them to the amateur-owner, 36 and over, reserve championship. And this afternoon she followed up with another big win: riding Invincible to the top of the WCHR Amateur-Owner Challenge.

October 5, 2011

French Finishes A Big Partnership With A Bang

Oct. 5—Upper Marlboro, Md.

John French found the perfect way to bid farewell to his top hunter: riding him to the top of their second consecutive WCHR Professional Rider Challenge at Capital Challenge.

French tacked up his partner of three years, Small Affair, to jump to the top of both rounds of tonight’s class, with Scott Stewart claiming second on Declaration and Patricia Griffith riding to third aboard Parkland.

October 4, 2011

Applications For 2012-2013 USHJA International Hunter Derby Series Re-Opened

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association has re-opened applications for USHJA International Hunter Derbies in the 2012-2013 season. Applications to host classes between June 2, 2012 and June 1, 2013 are now due Nov. 1 by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The USHJA has also removed the limit on the number of competitions allowed to host qualifying competitions.

October 4, 2011

Format For 2012 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals Announced

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association announced new specifications for the fourth USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals. The 2012 Finals will be held Aug. 17-18 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington in conjunction with the Bluegrass Festival.

August 30, 2011

Kate Haley Turned A Good Opportunity Into A Great One

For most riders, winning 30 days’ advanced training with a top instructor would have been opportunity enough. Not for Kate Haley.

August 29, 2011

Darst Resigns From USHJA And USEF Committees

Mindy Darst stepped down from five U.S. Hunter Jumper Association committees and task forces and one U.S. Equestrian Federation committee on Aug. 17.

August 26, 2011

Entries Open For Junior North American Field Hunter Championship

The ninth annual Junior North American Field Hunter Championship will take place Nov. 6 at the Warrenton Hunt kennels (Va.).

Junior foxhunters earn a spot at the championship by attending qualifier meets, where judges will evaluate the riders’ skill in the hunt field and suitability between riders and ponies or horses. At the end of each meet, judges will select riders to advance to the championship.

Three divisions will be offered: hilltoppers; first flight, 12 and under; and first flight, 13 and over.

The qualifying meets are as follows:

Southern Hunts

August 20, 2011

Round 2 Order of Go

The top 25 horses from yesterday’s qualifying round of the USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals will return with a clean slate for Round 2, the Classic Round of the Final starting at 6:45 p.m. tonight, Sat. Aug. 20. The top 12 with return in reverse order for Round 3, the handy round.

Round 2 Order of Go

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