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The 2016 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals - East came to close on Sunday following four phases of intense competition amongst the field of 57 top young riders. Beginning Saturday with Phases I and II, the field was then narrowed down on Sunday following Phase III to the final four who performed over a shortened course on their own horse, as well as the horses of the other finalists. TJ O'Mara was ultimately crowned the 2016 champion. Riding Kaskade, O'Mara sat in fifth place overall after day one, but impressed judges Kristen Coe and Karen Healey in Sunday's Phases III and IV with impeccable performances over the challenging courses.
Photo: Shawn McMillen Photography
The Capital Challenge Horse Show, presented by World Equestrian Center, continued on Wednesday evening with a major classe for professional riders. Repeating their 2015 victory, Scott Stewart and Catch Me won the $25,000 WCHR World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR) Professional Challenge, presented by The Gochman Family. The $25,000 WCHR Pro Challenge had 33 entries, and 12 were called back for the second round. Stewart and Catch Me, a nine-year-old Holsteiner gelding by Casiro owned by David Gochman, set the scores to beat in the first round with judges’ scores of 95, 93, and 92 for an average of 93.33.
By Terisé Cole
Fall is known for its foliage, crisp weather, and if you live in New England, an influx of leaf peepers. What better way to see the turning leaves than on the back of a horse? Whether you want to stay in the Northeast or head West, we’ve found eight places that are perfect for fall trail rides.
By Terisé Cole
It’s no secret that New Hampshire is the place to be in the autumn—the swarms of leaf peepers tell us that— but there is more to the small state than just pretty trees and lake houses.
Every year at the end of September, New Hampshirites flock to the tiny town of Deerfield for their share of greasy food, livestock, and festivities. Dubbed New England’s oldest family fair, the Deerfield Fair is a local favorite for the young and old.
Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K Win $75,000 U.S. Open FEI Dressage Freestyle CDI 4* at 2016 Rolex Central Park Horse Show
Saturday night at the 2016 Rolex Central Park Horse Show (RCPHS) featured a fantastic display of world-class dressage with a win for Ireland’s Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K in the $75,000 U.S. Open FEI Dressage Freestyle CDI 4*, presented by Axel Johnson, as well as a special freestyle demonstration from three-time Olympic gold medalists Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro.