The course that judges Cynthia Hankins and Candice King have set for this year's Pessoa/USEF Medal Finals is full of natural style obstacles, including a curved brush fence at center ring that's to be jumped twice—as the first and last jump on course.
“Wait a minute, you’re how old?” Missy Clark questioned Paraic Kenny.
When she heard that the Irishman who’s been working for her this summer is indeed still just 17, a light bulb went off in Clark’s head. She got him outfitted in show clothes, and when the Pessoa/USEF Medal Finals start on Oct. 12, Kenny will be waiting at the in-gate.
Kenny has been a working student for Clark and her husband, John Brennan, at their North Run in Warren, Vt., and Clark spotted his riding talent right away.
Live streaming of the dedication of the grand prix ring at the Tryon International Equestrian Center to George H. Morris will begin at 1:45 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 5, followed by the $100,000 Tryon International II Grand Prix.
Georgina Bloomberg laughed when she remembered what she told Mark Bellissimo when he called her and said, “I want to put on a horse show in Central Park.”
“I said ‘It can’t be done,’” Bloomberg said. “I told him that every year someone calls me and I tell them ‘Good luck and I’d love to be there and I’ll be supportive, but I’m not really sure it’ll ever happen.’”