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Mollie Bailey

March 9, 2014

Bugatti Breaks Out In The $77,000 Governor’s Cup Grand Prix

Gulfport, Miss.—March 9

Bugatti may be new to grand prix competition, but now that he’s in the game, he’s not wasting any time. He and Wilhelm Genn topped today’s $77,000 Governor’s Cup Grand Prix, in that horse's fourth grand prix start.

“I thought he’d be in the ribbons, but I didn’t think he’d win,” admitted owner Eduardo Leon.

March 8, 2014

Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

Tom Brennan’s not one to let anyone get him down, and this week at Gulfport he had an opportunity to spread that positive attitude.

It started, as so many things do these days, with a Facebook post.

March 7, 2014

Eloise Rules At Gulf Coast Sunshine Classic V

Gulfport, Miss.—March 7

Most hunter riders worry about making sure their horse will be relaxed and comfortable in the environment when it’s time to show, but Tim Maddrix has the opposite plan with Eloise. With her, the spookier the venue, the better she is.

February 16, 2014

Diaz Scores Big In The $50,000 Equestrian Sotheby’s Jumping Derby

Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 16

Santiago Diaz was hardly the odds on favorite heading into today’s $50,000 Equestrian Sotheby’s Jumping Derby. After all, he’d never won a class of this caliber before, and his mount, Tizimin La Silla, is just 8 and consequently short on experience. But the pair still rode away with the win, getting the edge over Nick Dello Joio and Ganjana, with James North and The Man To See taking third. 

February 15, 2014

It's A Three-Peat For Tori Colvin

Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 15   

As soon as tonight’s USHJA World Champion Hunter Rider Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular wrapped up, Larry Glefke knew exactly where he’d gone wrong.

“The only mistake I made tonight is that I should have locked Tori in the bathroom,” he joked.

February 14, 2014

Farrington Makes It Two In A Row

Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 13

It was déjà vu for Kent Farrington and Blue Angel, who scored their second victory in as many days tonight. This time they topped the $84,000 Salamander Resort and Spa Valentine’s Day Grand Prix.

February 13, 2014

Blue Angel Flies Ahead To Win The $34,000 Ruby Et Violette WEF 6 Challenge Cup

Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 13

When you sit first and second with just a handful left to go in a big, hard class, it’s easy to get comfortable. But Kevin Babington knows better than that.

“It’s never over until Kent has gone,” he said.

Boy was he right.

February 13, 2014

Check Out That Stickability

Wellington, Fla—Feb. 13

During today’s $34,000 Ruby Et Violette WEF 6 Challenge Cup at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, Beezie Madden showed off some serious riding skills, demonstrating exactly why she's the defending Rolex FEI World Cup Champion and the Chronicle's Overall and Show Jumping Horseman of the Year.

January 24, 2014

Mr. Whoopy Sold To Saer Coulter

Jumper rider Saer Coulter will be adding a new grand prix mount to her stable: Mr. Whoopy. Coulter’s family farm, Copernicus Stables, purchased the Hanoverian stallion (Contendro—Whoopy, Watzmann) from Simone Otus Coxe earlier this week.

January 6, 2014

Liza Boyd Pregnant

Reigning USHJA International Hunter Derby Champion Liza Boyd will be sitting out the first half of the 2014 show season as she’s pregnant with her second child. She and husband Blake Boyd are expecting another girl to join their 4-year-old daughter Elle in early June.

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