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June 10, 2016

Clark Montgomery Leads At Bramham ERM CIC***

West Yorkshire, England—June 10  

U.S. rider Clark Montgomery has taken the lead in the Event Rider Masters CIC*** division at the Bramham International Horse Trials (England).

Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen cantered into the lead in the ERM CIC*** division at the Bramham International Horse Trials. Photo by Libby Law

June 2, 2016

Kevin Babington Cuts McLain Ward's Streak Short At Devon

Devon, Pa.—June 2  

Horses are for sure the ultimate humblers, as Rothchild proved tonight. McLain Ward rode a remarkable winning streak into the Devon Horse Show.

He'd won grand prix classes at the Old Salem Farm horse shows (N.Y.) and the Rome CSIO before coming to Devon and quickly winning three of the FEI open jumper classes in the week's schedule. So, he was for sure the hot favorite to top the $225,000 Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon. And as he and Rothchild landed off the next-to-last fence of the jump-off, he was well on his way to a winning time. 

June 2, 2016

Like I Said Rises To The Occasion In Devon's $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Devon, Pa.—June 2  

"You'd better step back, Jack's going to go crazy," Louise Serio advised the group of people standing at the in-gate of the Dixon Oval watching Liza Boyd's handy round aboard Like I Said. 

Jack Towell was there, watching his daughter intently. And as she landed over the last, huge oxer, he jumped up and down, whooping and clapping, proving Serio right. "See, I told you. Crazy!" Serio said with a laugh.

June 1, 2016

Liza Boyd And Hunt Tosh Lend A Hand At Devon

Devon, Pa.—June 1  

Jen Alfano hadn't even made it into the ambulance after her fall on May 31 at Devon before she started arranging other riders to take over on her remaining mounts. 

When Hunt Tosh was asked when he got the nod to take over the reins on Alfano's usual ride Miss Lucy, he replied: "When she was sitting in the dirt yesterday!" And he wasn't joking.

June 1, 2016

Meet The Devon Open Hunter Champions

Devon, Pa.—June 1  

A Million Reasons

Grand Hunter Champion, Leading Mare, High Performance Hunter Champion.
Scott Stewart: Leading Rider

A Million Reasons and Scott Stewart. Photo by Molly Sorge

May 31, 2016

Jennifer Alfano Injured At Devon

Devon, Pa.—May 31  

Professional hunter rider Jennifer Alfano fractured her left knee in a fall while competing at the Devon Horse Show. Alfano was riding Miss Lucy in the first high performance hunter class of the day when she got unseated a few strides after landing off one jump and fell. Miss Lucy was unharmed in the incident.

Alfano was transported to a local hospital and may have to undergo surgery to repair the damage.

May 31, 2016

McLain Ward Goes One-Two To Start Devon

Devon, Pa.—May 31  

Just 24 hours before the $50,000 Welcome Stake at the Devon Horse Show, McLain Ward was just flying in from Europe after having stormed to a dominant weekend at the Rome CSIO5*. The morning of the class, he took a few hours to teach some students and show some sales horses. 

May 31, 2016

Open Hunters Making Headlines At Devon

Devon, Pa.—May 31  

Two scores of 95. Cut-offs of 85 for jogs. It was a day of amazing jumping in the open hunter divisions at Devon. Here are some of the horses making headlines on Day 2 out of three days of the open hunters (All photos by Molly Sorge)...

Nick Haness and Technicolor picked up three blue ribbons in the first year green division on their way to the division championship. 

May 31, 2016

Behind The Stall Door With: The Steeplechasing Shetlands

You know them from the famous WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase Championship series. You've seen them parade around dressed to run. You've seen them gallop and jump

And now you get to meet the tiny ambassadors of racing up close and personal, as we went Behind The Stall Door with seven of the ponies of U.S. Pony Racing. Meet Truffles, Olney Quick Draw McGraw, Frosted Flakes, Knight's Taffy, Olney Victor, Cricket and Sail The Sun:

May 30, 2016

Skys Burnin Blue Goes From Rescue To Devon Blue

Devon, Pa.—May 30   

It’s been a long and very bumpy road for both Phoenix Cooke and Skys Burnin Blue on the way to their big wins at Devon—one filled with tragedy, second chances, and hope.

When Stefanie Portman and Cooke started working with Skys Burnin Blue a few years ago, they never imagined the game gray mare would take them to some of the biggest shows in the country—and to the awards ceremony at the Devon Horse Show.

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