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Devon Horse Show

May 31, 2014

Gochman Earns An Emotional Win At Devon

Devon, Pa.—May 31

You can forgive Becky Gochman for wiping away a few tears during the amateur-owner hunter awards presentations. Her partner for many major hunter wins, including the 2012 Devon amateur-owner championship, Sambalino, died of colic recently. So when her mount Empire earned the amateur-owner, 36 and over, hunter and grand amateur-owner hunter titles, as well as a new award she donated in Sambalino’s honor she felt incredibly moved. 

May 31, 2014

Quality Girl Shows Her Best Side In The $50,000 Idle Dice Stakes

Devon, Pa.—May 31

Todd Minikus and Quality Girl didn’t have the best start to the week.

On Thursday, the notoriously speedy rider came into the jump-off for the $100,000 Grand Prix of Devon looking to ride for blue. But the snaffle rein on his bridle broke en route to the second fence, and suddenly he found himself without the same control.

May 29, 2014

O'Shea Leaves His Competition In The Dust At Devon

Devon, Pa.—May 29

It’s not easy to outrun the likes of McLain Ward and Todd Minikus when they’re kicking on, but in tonight’s $100,000 Grand Prix of Devon, Paul O’Shea and Primo de Revel left them in the dust.

“Todd is one of the fastest riders in the world, and Paul kicked his butt,” said Ward who finished third behind them with a clear round on Rothchild, and took seventh as well on HH Ashley. “I don’t think it was going to be very easy to beat him tonight.

Even course designer Olaf Petersen was astounded at Primo de Revel’s footspeed.

May 29, 2014

Mindful Makes It Happen On Derby Day

Devon, Pa.—May 29

Kelley Farmer may only have shown Mindful three times, but that hasn’t stopped them from positively trouncing the field at Devon. And everyone on the show grounds is sitting up and taking notice.

Yesterday they won the high performance hunter championship, and today the pair topped today’s $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby over Hayley Barnhill and her new partner Airport 48, with three-time class winner Jennifer Alfano taking third on Maggie May.

May 28, 2014

Farmer’s On Top At Devon

Devon, Pa.—May 28

When the phone rang late one night just over a month ago Kelley Farmer assumed the worst. But on the other end of the line Evan Coluccio’s voice revealed excitement, not concern.

“We wouldn’t have this horse, Mindful, without Evan,” she recalled. “He found his video online and told me to get out of bed and open my email immediately.”

That interrupted sleep proved worth it when Mindful and Farmer clinched the high performance hunter championship today at Devon.

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