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Molly Sorge

July 3, 2009

Ornament Is A Precious Gift For Darcy Gaines

Winning at Prix St. Georges at Majestic View I and II was just the icing on the cake after a long, hard road.

“Every time I finish a test on him, I am 50 percent smiling and 50 percent wanting to cry. I just can’t believe he’s come back and that I’m riding him,” Darcy Gaines said of Ornament.

Gaines has beat the odds of limited funds and a serious injury to bring Ornament back to winning form. At the Majestic View I and II, June 12-14 in Batavia, Ohio, they topped one Prix St. Georges class (66.05%) and were second in another (60.26%).

June 29, 2009

Potomac's Driftwood Takes Over At Bryn Mawr Hound Show

The unentered bitch pulls off a big win over esteemed company.

As the hounds started posing and pouncing on biscuits at the Bryn Mawr Hound Show, May 20 in Malvern, Pa., Potomac (Md.) Huntsman Larry Pitts was optimistic about his chances.

Potomac Jacket ’06 had been reserve grand champion foxhound at the Virginia Hound Show a week earlier and topped the American dog hound championship at Bryn Mawr. But in the final judging for the American foxhound title, an unentered hound took over the winning.

June 29, 2009

Bryn Mawr Hound Show Tidbits

• When staff of the Elkridge-Harford Hunt (Md.)—a Crossbred pack—was looking for new blood, they turned to a Live Oak hound. They drafted Elkridge-Harford Ranger ’03 (College Valley Robot ‘98—Live Oak Trusty ’00) and put him to work as a stallion hound.

June 26, 2009

Nitro Can't Be Stopped At Ft. Howes

Julie Jackson-Biegart might not have been able to see very well, but she found the finish line first.

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow could keep Julie Jackson-Biegart and Nitro from galloping across the finish line first.

Jackson-Biegart had packed her shorts and warm-weather gear for the Ft. Howes CEI 100-mile ride, anticipating nice spring weather for the June 5-7 weekend in Ashland, Mont. But the weather turned ugly, making Jackson-Biegart’s 18-minute victory all the more remarkable.

June 26, 2009

Potomac's Driftwood Takes Over At Bryn Mawr Hound Show

The unentered bitch pulls off a big win over esteemed company.

  As the hounds started posing and pouncing on biscuits at the Bryn Mawr Hound Show, May 20 in Malvern, Pa., Potomac (Md.) Huntsman Larry Pitts was optimistic about his chances.

Potomac Jacket ’06 had been reserve grand champion foxhound at the Virginia Hound Show a week earlier and topped the American dog hound championship at Bryn Mawr. But in the final judging for the American foxhound title, an unentered hound took over the winning.

June 26, 2009

Early Applause Wins Rave Reviews At Showplace

Maggie Jayne rides the elegant bay to the top of the $15,000 The Chronicle of the Horse USHJA International Hunter Derby.

Maggie Jayne hasn’t had much time to get to know Early Applause. She’d just shown him once before they took the green conformation hunter tricolor at the Devon Horse Show (Pa.) at the end of May.

June 19, 2009

Sagacious Steals The Show At Raleigh CDI-W

Lauren Sammis has made a big impression aboard this talented gelding in his first Grand Prix season.

June 19, 2009

Warco Van De Halhoeve Aces The Test At Thunderbird British Columbia Open

Ali Nilforushan says winning the grand prix is a big step in the brown gelding’s education.

 Ali Nilforushan knows that Warco Van De Halhoeve is a good horse. But he also knows that “Warco” has some rough edges.

Those edges are looking a little smoother after the $47,438 Thunderbird British Columbia Open Grand Prix, held May 31 in Langley, B.C. Nilforushan and Warco blazed to victory more than 2 seconds faster than Jennifer Crooks on S.F. Sadin.

June 12, 2009

Holden Has What It Takes At Devon

A special young horse brought Mary Jane Hunt back to her roots.

June 5, 2009

Weeks Returns Home To Win At Old Salem

She rides her old friend Madison to her first major grand prix victory.

Alexa Weeks grew up riding ponies at shows at Old Salem Farm, so it’s only appropriate that she scored her biggest grand prix win so far there as well.

Weeks rode Madison to the top of the $75,000 Empire State Grand Prix during the Old Salem Farm May II show, May 12-17, in North Salem, N.Y. A blazingly fast jump-off ride relegated speedsters McLain Ward and Darragh Kerins to second and third places, respectively.

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