“Anthony and his handsome gray were not only congratulated with a standing ovation, but a cheering and general uproar that might have been heard at the White House, 10 miles away,” read the Chronicle’s coverage of Anthony d’Ambrosio’s capturing of the indoor world puissance record.
In 1983, d’Ambrosio and the 17.1-hand Thoroughbred Sweet’N Low jumped 7’ 7 ½” to win the puissance in front of a crowd of 15,630 at the Washington International and set the record, which has held for the last 30 years.
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.