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.’”
It's been more than a decade since horses last jumped in the heart of New York City, so as the Central Park Horse Show kicks off, we take a look back at some of the legends that showed at the National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden.
The year was 1955. Wilson Dennehy won all three major equitation finals offered at the time—the AHSA Medal, the ASPCA Maclay and the USET. Top hunter Duke Of Paeonian and jumper Riviera Wonder won. And just look at the jump the small pony hunter champion is jumping!