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Mollie Bailey

January 3, 2017

A Country Hound Goes To The Big City

This year when Laura Pitts headed to the Jingle All The Way 5K in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 10, she brought along a partner, the retired foxhound Potomac Jacket, who trotted ahead of her in holiday attire.

Pitts, the daughter of retired Potomac Hunt (Md.) huntsman Larry Pitts, serves as an honorary whipper-in for Potomac, and always had a soft spot for Jacket. She showed him to his American foxhound championship and foxhound reserve grand championship at the 2009 Virginia Hound Show. He is by Potomac Jefferson ’05 and out of Potomac Jacquard ’02.

December 8, 2016

Catch Up On Proposed Rule Changes Before The USHJA Annual Meeting

You can watch the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Board of Directors meeting—where the board will make their final votes on each rule change proposal to send to the U.S. Equestrian Federation —live-streamed on COTH TV on Dec. 15 at 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. PST (11 a.m.-3 p.m. EST).

October 29, 2016

Holloway’s A Washington Bridesmaid No More

Washington, D.C.—Oct. 29

She’s been third. She’s been second. And this year Hunter Holloway finally led the victory gallop for the Washington International Horse Show Equitation Final.

Holloway led the class from start to finish ,winning all three rounds to win over Madison Goetzmann, with Lucy Deslauriers slipping from second to third after the work-off. 

October 28, 2016

Revers Wins Big In Washington

Washington, D.C.—Oct. 28 

For trainer Peter Wylde, Annabel Revers’ big wins at the Washington International Horse Show aren’t a surprise, they’re based of plenty of hard work getting to know her horses and catering to their needs.

“When you work with a rider, yes you have to work on the rider, but with her we’re really working on making each horse go better,” said Wylde. “How can we make this part better? What can we do?

October 27, 2016

What’s That Grand Prix Rider Doing In A Clown Outfit?

Washington, D.C.—Oct. 27  

When you see big-time jumper riders walking around downtown D.C. wearing capes and grease paint, it can only mean one thing: it’s barn night–and the costume class!—at the Washington International Horse Show.

Skip right to the awesome photos here.

October 26, 2016

Dignelli Doubles Up On Indoors Wins

Washington, D.C.—Oct. 26

What do you do after you win a major class at the one of the fall indoor horse shows? If you’re Dean Dignelli you do it again the next comptition. 

Dignelli piloted Redefin to his second big win in as many weeks when he topped the WIHS Adult Amateur Jumper Championship at the Washington International, having earned blue the week before at the Pennsylvania National. He outran Tequila Girl and Elizabeth Porath in the jump-off for the top check.

October 26, 2016

Stewart Scores His Namesake Award

Washington, D.C.—Oct. 26

This year Betsee Parker decided to dedicate the leading hunter rider award that she sponsors to Scott Stewart. So when Stewart won that award—for the ninth time—it felt extra special.

“She mentioned it about a month ago,” said Stewart. “It’s very nice of her, but I’m a little embarrassed. I feel a little old!” 

October 3, 2016

From The Magazine: Taking A Tough Look At Blood

The lead story of the Chronicle's Sept. 26 & Oct. 3 issue, the Olympic Analysis issue, is "Re-Examining The Blood Rule After Rio." We talked to officials and riders about whether the Fédération Equestre Internationale's rule article 243.3.1—the so-called "blood rule"—is working.

October 2, 2016

Deusser Goes All Out To Claim The $377,500 Longines Grand Prix of Los Angeles

Long Beach, Calif.—Oct. 2  

When Daniel Deusser was about to go in the ring at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles for his first class on Equita van’t Zorgvliet he had a sudden realization: he’d never shown the horse indoors before.

But when crunch time came, that didn’t matter, and “Equita” put all the pieces together to win the  $377,500 Longines Grand Prix of Los Angeles.

“The adjustment was quite quick with her,” said Deusser, who represents Germany but is based in Belgium.

October 2, 2016

Not Your Mother's Costume Class

Long Beach, Calif.—Oct. 1

When a Hollywood horse show sets out to raise money through a costume class, you can bet it won't be anything like the friendly competition your barn puts on around Halloween. 

The Charity Pro-Am Challenge at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles pairs a professional and amateur rider for a relay class that's really secondary to the flair and fun of costumes, music and performances.


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