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Mollie Bailey

August 28, 2012

Changes On The Horizon For USHJA International Hunter Derby Program

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association announced updates for the USHJA International Hunter Derby program. These amendments, which begin in 2013, are part of a strategic five-year plan developed by the USHJA Derby Task Force.

August 18, 2012

Fourth Time’s A Charm For Jersey Boy At Derby Finals

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 18

It’s been a long time coming, but Jen Alfano and Jersey Boy finally topped the $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals. 

August 18, 2012

Handy Round Course and Order Of Go

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 18

August 17, 2012

Dedication Takes The Lead At USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 17

For Scott Stewart, winning the Classic Round of the USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals feels a bit like a double-edged sword. Sure, he’s glad that Dedication topped the class with marks that stretched up to 93 and only dipped as low as 91, but doing quite this well only makes tomorrow night’s Handy Round tougher.

August 16, 2012

Order Of Go For The Classic Round

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 16

The Classic Round for the 2012 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals will kick off at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16. Several late scratches, including Katie Lambert-Boone’s rides Shade and Celebrate, bring the total to 81 entries. Judges Patrick Rodes and Geoff Teall accepted all the entries.

Steve Stephens has built a gorgeous track in the Sheila C. Johnson arena, hauling in a few dozen trees and several stagecoaches. It’s his first year building for Derby Finals.

August 12, 2012

Deslauriers Gets It Done At Pony Finals

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 12

It’s Lucy Deslauriers’ last year at USEF Pony Finals, so she made it count. She outrode 188 other entries to top this year’s Equisport Insurance/USEF Pony Medal Final at USEF Pony Finals.

August 11, 2012

For The Laughter Earns His Fourth Title

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 11

Maddie Darst found the perfect way to wrap up her USEF Pony Finals career: winning the large pony hunter title on Betsee Parker’s For The Laughter.

This marks the fourth year in a row that For The Laughter earned the championship, and the second time that Darst has had the ride.

August 10, 2012

Hi Lite Stands Out At USEF Pony Finals

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 10

Maddie Schaefer has been a Pony Finals regular for as long as she can remember. Even though she’s only 11, this marked her fifth year competing at the event. This year, found the perfect way to commemorate the occasion: by winning the medium pony hunter championship aboard Hi Lite. Model winner Rafael, shown by Lili Hymowitz, earned the reserve title.

Schaefer rode Hi Lite to the top of the over fences class today to beat out 104 other ponies and earn the championship.

August 9, 2012

Roxbury Reels In A Win In Kentucky

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 9

Someone else might have thought that Yasmin Rizvi drew the short end of the straw. Her mother, P.J. Rizvi, and sisters, Zayna and Farah Rizvi, travelled to London to watch P.J.’s dressage horse, Breaking Dawn, compete in the Olympic Games with Canadian Ashley Holtzer. But Yasmin made the most of staying stateside, riding Roxbury to the medium pony hunter championship at USEF Pony Finals.

July 21, 2012

Bull Run’s Zino Platinum Smokes The Competition In Colorado

Parker, Colo., July 21

Coming back in the jump off for the $50,000 Parker Adventist Grand Prix at Summer in the Rockies VI, Kristen VanderVeen wasn’t sure she’d be the one leading the victory gallop. She and Bull Run’s Zino Platinum had conquered Peter Holmes’ first round—but so had nine other competitors.

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