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Molly Sorge

September 18, 2009

The Tide Has Turned

Horses like this don’t happen often.

September 18, 2009

Wow Puts An Exclamation Point On The IHF Western Regional

Leslie Nelson fulfills a lifelong dream by riding her homebred 3-year-old to top honors

September 11, 2009

Dutch Go For Dramatic Double Gold In World Pair Driving

The U.S. team has a disappointing finish despite a strong start.

September 11, 2009

World Pair Driving Championship Tidbits

•    69 competitors from 21 nations competed, with teams from 17 nations.

•    The field included five former individual World Champions: Zoltán Lázár of Hungary, World Champion in 1997; his brother Vilmos Lázár of Hungary, World Champion in 1999, 2001 and 2007; Riny Rutjens of the Netherlands, World Champion in 2003; fellow Dutch driver Mieke van Tergouw, World Champion in 1995; and Rainer Pointl of Austria, World Champion in 2005.

September 4, 2009

Soft Spoken Multi-Tasks His Way To The Win In The Thunderbird Hunter Derby

Junior rider Jocelyn Evans’ horse can do it all and win.

Soft Spoken is a jack-of-all-trades, and at the Thunderbird WCHR Summer Classic, Aug. 12-16, he was also the master of one: the $10,000 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby.

Jocelyn Evans’ well-rounded gelding took time out from a busy career as a junior hunter, equitation horse and junior jumper, to top the class in Langley, B.C.

“He’s my only one, and he does it all,” Evans said.

September 3, 2009

Freund Bids Farewell With One More Win At Gothenburg

Germany’s Michael Freund could not have dreamed of a better ending to his active driving career than winning the FEI World Cup Driving Final. But his dream came true in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Feb. 25.

After a thrilling drive-off, Freund passed the finish line just 0.6 seconds ahead of title defender Ysbrand Char-don and was crowned FEI World Cup Driving champion for the fifth time in his career.

August 28, 2009

Westcott Bay Shows His Winning Ways At Evergreen Hunter Derby

Professional rider Jodie Davis makes every point count.

August 28, 2009

Small Town Elected To Big Win At USEF Junior Hunter Finals West Coast

“When I was little, I would watch the junior hunter ring and think ‘Wow, it would be so amazing to be like them someday.’ And now it seems like I’m living that dream,” said Caroline Ingalls.

Ingalls is living the dream indeed, riding Small Town to the grand and large junior hunter, 16-17, championships at the USEF Junior Hunter Finals West Coast, held Aug. 11-12 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

August 28, 2009

Peter Rabbit Hops Away With A Big Win

When Kilian McGrath’s invitation to show Peter Rabbit at the USEF Junior Hunter Finals West Coast arrived in the mail, her mother threw it away. “We thought it would be too much because Peter is so green, especially because we’d heard about how spooky and hard the courses can be,” McGrath said.

But trainer Leslie Steele talked them into entering, even if it was just for the experience and mileage.

August 21, 2009

Lola K Towers Over The Competition At IHF Mid-West Regional

Three years ago, Jane LaGrow had to take a break from showing her adult amateur hunter and came up with a plan. “I got pregnant, so I figured she should get pregnant too!” LaGrow said.

Fast-forward to today, and LaGrow now has a bouncing 3-year-old daughter who can’t wait to ride a pony and a strikingly gorgeous 2-year-old mare—Lola K—with a collection of blue ribbons.

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