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Molly Sorge

October 20, 2007

Taylor Ann Adams and Lillie Keenan Headline Hunter Champions At Pennsylvania National Junior Weekend

Some of the champions at the Pennsylvania National Junior Weekend, Oct. 18-20 in Harrisburg, Pa., surprised even themselves, and some were confirmed winners adding another line to their resume.  In just her first year of riding horses, Taylor Ann Adams, 13, guided Don Stewart’s veteran gray gelding Lyle to the small junior hunter, 15 & under title. 

October 19, 2007

Romeo Rules At Great American/USDF Region 6 Championships


Tanja Hennes has big goals in mind for next year after her adult amateur success.

When Tanja Hennes traveled to the Netherlands two years ago looking for a dressage prospect, an unlikely horse caught her eye.
   
“He was very Thoroughbredy looking.

October 12, 2007

Imperial Crown Sparkles At International Hunter Futurity Finals


The 4-year-old just keeps getting better.


It’s tough to be a returning champion. Especially when you’re only 4 years old.
   
But Imperial Crown handled the challenge with flair, following up his 3-year-old grand championship in the International Hunter Futurity Finals last year with the 4-year-old grand championship this year, Sept. 26-27 in Lexington, Ky.

October 12, 2007

Farrington Cashes In At Lexington CSI-W


Up Chiqui just can’t be stopped.


When you’re hot, you’re hot. And right now, Up Chiqui and Kent Farrington are smoking.
   
They put on a show at the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Grand Prix CSI-W on Sept. 28 during the Lexington National (Ky.), turning and burning for the top check. And two days later, they added to the week’s paycheck with second place in the $85,000 New Albany Classic (Ohio).

October 5, 2007

Deslauriers Gets It Done At Wachovia Securities American Gold Cup


A big track makes for just one clean round.

The spectators at the $100,000 Wachovia Securities American Gold Cup CSI-W got a little reminder that patience is a virtue.

They’d watched 20 horses jump around the tough course, and the best score was 4 faults. Steve Stephens’ course had gotten the best of horse after horse, with rails falling like rain.

September 27, 2007

Be The Strike Hound

On a clean, crisp autumn day, with your horse galloping keenly beneath you  and the hounds in full cry ahead, it’s easy to live in the moment, rave about the day’s thrills at the hunt breakfast, and look forward to the next day of hunting.

But ask yourself this question: are you doing anything to help ensure that there will be a next day of hunting?

September 26, 2007

Horse Of A Lifetime: Leica

Leica may just be Julie McKee’s horse of a lifetime, but she’s also the most exacerbating, frustrating horse she’s ever dealt with.
   
But McKee has persevered, and after 20 years together she and Leica have hunted with 19 different hunts, shown in the amateur-owner hunters and jumpers and evented to the preliminary level.

September 23, 2007

Deslauriers Puts It All Together To Win $100,000 Wachovia Securities American Gold Cup

After walking the course for the $100,000 Wachovia Securities American Gold Cup CSI-W, on Sept. 23 in Moreland Hills, Ohio, the riders knew they had their work cut out for them.  “I thought it was very imposing.  It was big, technical, and I only thought there’d be one or two clean,” said Anne Kursinski.

September 21, 2007

Capitol Hill Presides Over Sallie B. Wheeler National Hunter Breeding Championship.


The 2-year-old carries on a long winning tradition.

This spring, Capitol Hill caught Kenny Wheeler’s eye. And he’s spent the summer winning for Wheeler
ever since.

Capitol Hill (Nob Hill—Pardon Me Mister, Mr. Inspector) followed up his Devon Horse Show (Pa.) Best Young Horse title by taking the crown of the Sallie B. Wheeler National Hunter Breeding Championship.

September 14, 2007

Win The Test, Not The Warm-Up


Make sure your horse is prepared, relaxed and ready to win with these warm-up tips from top riders.

Your horse’s every movement feels effortless. He responds to aids as light as a feather. You’re in perfect harmony, and each movement seems to flow from one to the next. The only problem? Your ride time is still 30 minutes away.

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