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October 6, 2013

Rolling Stone Gathers WCHR Blue

Oct.  6 - Upper Marlboro, Md.   

There aren’t many pony riders who can say one of their trainers phones in advice from thousands of miles away. But Madeline Schafer, winner of the WCHR Pony Challenge at the Capital Challenge Horse Show, had a bit of help from her sister, Samantha, in Texas.

Samantha, who rides for Baylor University (Texas) and was a decorated junior hunter rider, couldn’t make it to Capital Challenge this weekend, but communicated with their mom, Stacy Schaefer, nonstop.

October 4, 2013

Boyd’s Best In The WCHR Pro Finals

Oct. 4--Upper Marlboro, Md.   

Liza Boyd’s had to endure a lot of teasing lately.

It started in Kentucky, after she won the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship. That’s when Peter Pletcher started in on her, telling her it was time to have a second baby.

And after she won the WCHR Profressional Finals today, Oct. 4, other top professionals have joined in, eager to get their top competition out of the show ring.

October 2, 2013

Crolick Comes Out On Top Of WCHR Developing Pro Rider Challenge

Oct. 2 – Upper Marlboro, Md.

Greg Crolick had to endure some good-natured joking from fellow riders all week at the Capital Challenge Horse Show as he prepared to ride Grey Street in the WCHR Developing Pro Challenge.

He’s been a professional for several years, but even at age 41, the Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based rider was technically qualified for the class.

October 8, 2012

Colvin Wins Second WCHR Junior Hunter Challenge

Oct. 7—Upper Marlboro, Md.

Tori Colvin, junior superstar rider, earned her second consecutive World Champion Hunter Rider Junior Hunter Challenge Championship title, this year with Inclusive, owned by Dr. Betsee Parker.

Inclusive was the only horse in the class to score in the 90s, putting them ahead of reserve champion Parker with rider Vivian Yowan.

“It was a nice, smooth course. You had to start with a good gallop because it started with a line, so that was nice; it was like a derby,” said Colvin. “Inclusive is great at derbies, so I think he was ready.”

October 6, 2012

A Gamble For Haness Pays Off In The WCHR Handy Hunter Challenge

Upper Marlboro - Oct. 6

Nick Haness describes himself as a gambler, and at the World Champion Hunter Rider Handy Hunter Challenge at the Capital Challenge Horse Show, he made one gamble that paid off in spades.

Near the end of the course, a small tree forced all of the other riders to make an outside turn, but Haness knew his mount, Gelato, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood (Cavalier—Patricia) owned by Conor Perrin, would be able to make the extreme inside turn.

October 5, 2012

Stewart Makes It Five At The WCHR Professional Rider Finals

Upper Marlboro, Md.—Oct. 5

Scott Stewart jumped into the lead of Round 1 of the World Champion Hunter Rider Pro Hunter Rider Finals, and he never let go. Over four rounds of competition, Stewart laid down one stellar round after another to earn his fifth career title at Capital Challenge.

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