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November 2, 2014

Colvin Goes Inside To Win ASPCA Maclay Finals

Lexington, Ky.—Nov. 2  

It was a stride Hunter Holloway will relive in her nightmares for a while. She landed off the next-to-last jump, looked to her left to the ASPCA wall jump and then settled in for a wide turn and seven strides. 

It was a stride too much, and Holloway got Patrick just a little too close to the final jump. Trainer Don Stewart slumped a bit, the crowd sighed, and Holloway shook her head. 

November 2, 2014

2014 ASPCA Maclay Finals Commentary

The judges, McLain Ward and Chystine Tauber, have decided that they want to see Hunter Holloway and Tori Colvin ride again. They're calling them back to switch horses and jump the second round course again.

Tori is back on Any Given Sunday, and she turns in a fantastic round. Maybe a bit of a reach through one of the combinations, but really fantastic.

November 1, 2014

Madden Pushes The Limit In The $250,000 CP Grand Prix

Lexington, Ky.—Nov. 1  

They couldn’t be more different. Cortes ‘C’ is a tall, jet-black hunk of a horse, with a big, slow stride and an easy-going manner. His ears are always at attention, his expression calm and composed. Beezie Madden says he’d like to live life as a lap-dog. 

Rothchild is a small, scrappy fighter who looks like he’s spitting nails as he gallops around. He has a rapid stride and a chaotic style as McLain Ward pilots him around. He doesn’t stand still for awards ceremonies. 

November 1, 2014

Top 10 Ways To Not Win An Equitation Final

Wondering how to guarantee yourself a place in the second round of an equitation final? YouTube sensation Ainsley Carter shared a few tongue-in-cheek tips on how to make sure the judges really remember you...


October 31, 2014

Two Scholars, A Judge And An Accountant Walk Into A Ring

Lexington, Ky.—Oct. 31  

The title sounds like the lead-in to a joke, but it's what happened over the last few days of the National Horse Show in the amateur-owner hunter divisions. Four champions were crowned—two of them are graduate students, one an insurance agent and judge, and one an accountant.

October 31, 2014

Less Is More For Lillie Keenan

Sharp-eyed internet viewers of the Chronicle’s photo gallery of the costume class at the Washington International Horse Show noticed that Lillie Keenan has gone retro with her saddle choice.

October 30, 2014

One To Watch: Kennedy Knapic's Children's Hunter Plays Maclay Final Mount

When the time came for 17-year-old Kennedy Knapic to start competing in the big equitation classes, she did not scour the circuit for a new mount—she turned to her children’s hunter.

“This year we’re looking at colleges, and for the NCAA they want you to do equitation. We couldn’t afford to get an equitation horse,” Knapic explained. “So we said, let's see if Marlon could jump a little higher!” 

October 30, 2014

Stranded, Then Saved By Cowboys

Sloane Coles thought she’d already had a great day when she loaded Autumn Rhythm onto her two-horse trailer for the long ride home from the National Horse Show in Lexington, Ky., to her farm in The Plains, Va. Little did she know just how she’d define that great day 12 hours later.

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