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May 28, 2015

The Answer Says Yes To The Devon Derby

Devon, Pa.--May 28  

Maggie Jayne had better get her sister Haylie a nice baby shower gift. When Haylie found out she was pregnant this spring, she turned the reins of The Answer over to Maggie. And then Maggie promptly rode him to the win in the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at Devon.

“She was watching on the computer and was texting me. She was hysterical, she was so excited. She told me, ‘It’s the hormones!’ She’s very supportive,” Maggie said of Haylie. “This is my fourth show with him. He’s a blast! He tries really hard and he’s a lot of fun.”

May 27, 2015

Mindful Makes Devon His Own With Grand Hunter Championship

Devon, Pa.—May 27  

“Congratulations again!” called out a spectator over the fence rail to Kelley Farmer after she collected yet another blue ribbon at Devon with Mindful.

“Thanks!” Farmer replied. “He’s an unbelievable horse.”

May 27, 2015

Amateurs Like Us: Caroline Johnson Has Gone From 4-H To Devon With Distance

Caroline Johnson stood at the in-gate of the Dixon Oval at Devon, towel tucked in her back pocket and heart in her throat as her horse Distance trotted into the ring to show in the first year green division with Joey Barley aboard.

“It was a little surreal. Seeing her on the Jumbotron playing over the ring was cool. I thought to myself, ‘She actually looks like all these other horses that are here! She fits in,’” Johnson said.

May 26, 2015

Seven Open Hunters Making Headlines At Devon

Devon, Pa.—May 26  

It's not hard to fall in love with the gorgeous hunters showing off in the Dixon Oval, and on a day full of five different open hunter divisions, there were lots of stunners who caught the eye (and impressed the judges!). Here are a few...


May 25, 2015

Olney Phunny Bones Wins Devon Shetland Pony Steeplechase In Wire-To-Wire Run

Devon, Pa.—May 25  

They might be one of the newest traditions at the Devon Horse Show, but they're also one of the most popular. The children and ponies of U.S. Pony Racing took the Dixon Oval for two races in the WIHS Shetland Pony Championship Races on May 24 and 25 during Devon, madly dashing with fluffy manes a'flying around two circuits of the ring with jumps and then a stretch run down the middle of the ring.

May 21, 2015

One To Watch: Kelli Cruciotti Is Doing The Work To Get To Devon

If you’re looking for Kelli Cruciotti after a day of showing at Devon (Pa.), don’t look in the stands. Or at the fudge booth. Or even back at the hotel.

Odds are Cruciotti, 17, will be back at the barn, grooming and wrapping a horse or cleaning tack. She might have help, since she’s got five horses showing at Devon, but Cruciotti makes it a priority to do as much as she can of her horses’ care.

May 14, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Jack Melville Made The Horse That Made George Morris

It’s a note that Mitch Melville treasures. Legendary horseman George H. Morris handed it to her one day 14 years ago while he was teaching a clinic.

“I shall never forget Jack Melville,” it reads. “He made the horse who made me.”

May 13, 2015

Ringside Chat: McLain Ward Has Some Exciting New Horses In The Barn

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are just a little more than a year away, so the top U.S. riders are making sure their stalls are occupied with horses capable of helping the U.S. team win medals.

May 4, 2015

Can You Tell An Upper Level Event Prospect?

“Will he make an upper-level eventer?”

It started like many threads on the Chronicle discussion forums start—with a link to a set of photos of a scruffy, recently off-the-track Thoroughbred and a request for input on a horse’s conformation and possible suitability for a career in eventing.

The answers varied. Some winced at the horse’s lack of condition. Some liked his build beneath the long hair.

April 26, 2015

Watch Cross-Country Masters At Work At Rolex Kentucky

Cross-country day at the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** was full of drama, dashed dreams and awe-inspiring performances. Tim Price and Michael Jung solidified their places at the top of the leaderboard with masterful rounds and are now in first, second and third. Watch their trips...

Tim Price on Wesko...

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