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Molly Sorge

August 29, 2008

Hong Kong Was A Pleasant Surprise

There was a lot of conversation about how the equestrian portion of the 2008 Olympic Games were going to play out in Hong Kong. It’s too hot. It’s too humid. It’s too polluted. These were all concerns bandied about in the months and years before the Games.
   

August 4, 2008

The 2008 International Roster For Olympic Show Jumping

To download the full roster in PDF format, complete with photos, click here.

Authentic And Sapphire Lead A Strong U.S. Team


The backbone of the U.S. team is Beezie Madden on Authentic and McLain Ward on Sapphire. With team
gold from the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and team silver from the 2006 World Equestrian Games (Germany) to their credit, this pair knows what needs to be done to earn medals.

August 1, 2008

The 2008 Olympic Teams - Show Jumping

To download the full roster in PDF format, complete with photos, click here.

Authentic And Sapphire Lead A Strong U.S. Team


The backbone of the U.S. team is Beezie Madden on Authentic and McLain Ward on Sapphire. With team
gold from the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and team silver from the 2006 World Equestrian Games (Germany) to their credit, this pair knows what needs to be done to earn medals.

July 4, 2008

Live Oak Dasher Carries On A Family Tradition At The Virginia Hound Show

The dog hound descends from favorite ancestors and starts a winning legacy of his own.

Live Oak Dasher ’07 has a legacy of good hounds in his bloodlines, and Live Oak (Fla.) huntsman Charles Montgomery believes he’ll carry that legacy into a bright hunting career. With the grand foxhound championship at the Virginia Hound Show, held May 25 in Leesburg, Va., Dasher is already proving himself.

July 4, 2008

Alex Warriner Hasn't Stopped Learning On The Way To The Grand Prix Ring

After trying on a few horse careers, she’s found her niche as Kent Farrington’s barn manager.

“It’s not fun to stand next to me when I’m watching one of our horses go!” Alex Warriner said. “I’m a nervous wreck. I jump up and down and talk my way through it. I’m hugely competitive.”

June 13, 2008

Hometown Hero Hits A Homerun At Devon

Meg Rhodes turns a surprise gift into a winner in the pony breeding.

“I feel like I’m going through my second childhood, playing with my pony again!” Meg Rhodes said.

Kenny Wheeler showed Rhodes’ Hometown Hero to the best young pony title at the Devon Horse Show, May 22-June 1 in Devon, Pa. “I’m from the old school, back when we did everything. I was the groom at Devon, and Kenny made me come into the ring for the picture and I was wearing jeans and all dirty,” Rhodes said.

June 13, 2008

It's The Volunteers Who Make It Happen

I don’t know quite how to feel about the fact that the young man who supervises the parking area at the Devon Horse Show greeted me this year with a “Hello Molly! Did you get a new car?”

June 13, 2008

Night Train On Time For Victory In Grand Prix Of Devon

Clean was the key for Darragh Kerins.

Darragh Kerins wasn’t thrilled with the task before him in the jump-off for the $100,000 Budweiser Grand Prix of Devon.

“I just hate that situation—going in and knowing you have to jump a clear round and you’re last to go,” he said.

June 6, 2008

Keenan Captures Another Clean Sweep At Devon

The prolific pony rider does it again after her domination at the 2007 USEF Pony Finals.

As Lillie Keenan cantered around the ring during Devon Junior Weekend, her long braids bounced with blue, red and yellow ribbons. They were a hint of things to come.

May 31, 2008

Emotional Wins For The Amateurs

Caroline Clark Morrison was in tears after collecting her grand amateur-owner hunter and amateur-owner hunter, 36 & over championships at Devon on May 31.  “He’s just a really good horse and he always wins when it really matters,” she said of Milan.  “I’ve been showing here for 32 years and it means a lot.”

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