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Mollie Bailey

August 24, 2014

Davis Injures Hand

Lucy Davis, member of the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France), injured her left hand yesterday, Aug. 23.

Davis was at the Stephex Masters (Belgium) at the time, but she didn’t hurt herself while riding. While Davis was unavailable for comment, her longtime trainer Markus Beerbaum confirmed the injury.

August 12, 2014

Torano To Take Over Farmer’s Rides At Derby Championship

Jimmy Torano will be putting his saddle on the Lane Change Farm entries at this year’s USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships, Aug. 22-23 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Kelley Farmer was slated to ride seven Lane Change horses at Championships, but she broke her collarbone on Aug. 3 during a fall at a derby at Equifest II (Ill.). She went in for surgery yesterday, Aug. 11.

August 10, 2014

Clarke Turns In a Win At Menlo Charity

Menlo Park, Calif.—Aug. 9

When Lane Clarke walked the jump-off track for the $40,000 Los Gatos Luxury Cars Grand Prix, he knew he and Semira de Salieu would have the edge. There were two options after the second last fence: turn left for a longer smooth path, or turn right for a shorter path with a few fences to weave around.

August 8, 2014

Banderas Banks A Big Win At Menlo

Menlo Park, Calif.—Aug. 8

Last year Nick Haness left the Menlo Charity Horse Show with a red ribbon from the biggest hunter class of the competition, and an itch to come back and do even better. So he came back this year and made it happen.

He tacked up Ecole Lathrop’s Banderas to jump to the top of the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and edge out last year’s winners, Hope Glynn and Kings Peak. Junior Halie Robinson galloped up the standings on Captiva to take third.

August 3, 2014

Kelley Farmer Breaks Collarbone

Professional hunter rider Kelley Farmer suffered a broken collarbone today, Aug. 3, after falling during the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at Equifest II at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Ill.

Farmer fell in the handy round, off Scripted, the first of her six rides in the class. Scripted crashed at the second element of a two-stride in-and-out made of split rails. Scripted was uninjured in the fall.

July 22, 2014

Lawson Mayfield United A Community

Lawson Mayfield was just as happy to hop on a modest
foxhunter that needed a tune-up as she was to ride 
her own elite show hunter Budweis'czar.

July 11, 2014

Ben Maher Lawsuit Settled

British show jumper Ben Maher and his longtime owners Mike and Emma Phillips have reached an agreement settling legal disputes between them.

July 8, 2014

Scott Stewart Breaks Clavicle

Top hunter rider Scott Stewart broke his clavicle on July 3 while showing in a pre-green hunter class at Horse Shows By The Bay I in Traverse City, Mich.

“The horse jumped into the line fine, and he just tripped, buckled and went to his knees, and rolled into the dirt on my left clavicle,” said Stewart, Flemington, N.J. “The footing was good; it was just a freak thing. The horse is fine.”

June 26, 2014

Applications Available For Claire Mawdsley Scholarship And Rider Recognition Program

This year the Pennsylvania National Horse Show will debut the Claire Mawdsley Scholarship and Rider Recognition Program, which rewards junior hunter riders who attend traditional “brick and mortar” high school full time.

Four scholarships will be awarded, one to each of the top-placing eligible exhibitors in each section of the junior hunters. The scholarship will be held in trust and paid directly to a higher education institution, and there will also be a ribbon presentation for the top three eligible exhibitors in each section.  

June 25, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Favorites From The 1970s

Here at the Chronicle, we spend a lot of time digging through old issues to fact-check for stories—memory has a tendency to pad the placings of favorite horses—and to track down old photos and articles for various purposes. When George Morris calls the office asking for a photo of Peggy Augustus and Waiting Home to accompany his next column, I always volunteer for the task.

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