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Molly Sorge

January 28, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Oscar Brought Big Ears To Leadline

Jennifer on Oscar mid-bray while showing
in leadline with her father, Johnny Barker.
The famous judge Artie Hawkins
is in the background.

You’d think that the daughter of two hunter trainers—Johnny Barker and Parker Haynes Minchin—would have had a fancy, big-name pony to show in the leadline.

But no.

January 26, 2015

11.7 Wasn't A Misprint!

Alexis Brown thought for sure there’d been a miscalculation when she checked the scores for the Novice Horse-B division. Her dressage score read 11.7. “I thought it was a misprint,” she said.

January 26, 2015

Who Won What This Weekend?

At the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla.

Georgina Bloomberg won her first big WEF grand prix under the Saturday night lights in the $127,000 Adequan Grand Prix. She left her top mount, Juvina, in the barn and turned instead to the younger Lilli for the class. 

January 26, 2015

Ringside Chat: Will Simpson Is One Winning Dude

Four grand prix starts. Four wins. That’s Will Simpson’s record at the HITS Desert Circuit so far. It’s a remarkable start to 2015 for the California rider, who in 2008 helped the U.S. team earn gold in the Olympic Games in Hong Kong with the talented but quirky Carlsson vom Dach.

Carlsson was sold after the Games and went on to different riders, and Simpson has been building his string ever since. When The Dude walked into his barn aisle in March 2014, Simpson thought the future might look pretty bright.

January 19, 2015

Gracia Found Her Way Home

Gabrielle Miller's post asking if anyone 
recognized "Grace."

Gabrielle Miller figured she’d take a chance and post some photos on Facebook and see if anyone recognized the bay mare she’d just bought.

January 19, 2015

Every Second Counts: Ian Millar Outruns And Outguns Brianne Goutal At WEF

Just 2/100ths of a second was all Ian Millar needed to capture the $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix over Brianne Goutal on Jan. 17 at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla.

A 10-time Olympic veteran for Canada and one of the sport's most illustrious stars, Millar had a fantastic 2014 season with Dixson, including a big win in the $1.5 Million CP International Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows and a trip to France for the Canadian show jumping team at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

January 19, 2015

Who Won What This Weekend?

At the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla.

Just 2/100ths of a second was all Ian Millar needed to capture the $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix over Brianne Goutal.

January 13, 2015

Every Second Counts: 2015 WEF Todd Minikus vs. Conor Swail

Todd Minikus hasn’t known Cordonos very long. In fact, the 14-year-old gelding arrived in his barn just two weeks ago.

But that didn’t stop him from riding the Oldenburg to the top of the first grand prix of the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival, the $30,000 WEF 1 Grand Prix held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla., on Jan. 11.

Minikus and Cordonos topped a massive 22-horse jump-off with some of the fastest riders in the world; Ireland's Conor Swail and Grafton finished second and U.S. rider McLain Ward and HH Ashley were third.

January 5, 2015

Every Little Girl Dreams Of A Pony For Christmas

It’s what every little girl dreams of on Christmas morning–the pony of her dreams in the barn with a bow on the stall. And that dream came true for 6-year-old Sayla Dougherty!

Sayla’s mother, Theresa, sent us this wonderful video of Sayla discovering that Dude, the pony she’d been riding in lessons and fallen in love with, was actually hers.

January 3, 2015

2015 $125,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix Video

ALERT:  The availability of this stream has been delayed until approximately 9:30 PM.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Want to see what happened during the $125,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix presented by Rolex on Jan. 4 in Palm Beach, Fla., at the Mar-a-Lago estate? View a recorded video of the class at 8:30 p.m., EST, on Sunday, Jan. 4. At 8:30, the below image will switch to a video player.

 

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