Dorothy Douglas knew what she had to do. She went fourth in the first round, was the first to post a clear round and was the first to return in the six-horse jump-off during the $30,000 Walter Oil & Gas Grand Prix.
"It feels like for those 42 seconds I actually knew what I was doing!" said Douglas, whose winning jump-off time couldn't be caught.
The class was the featured event on March 28 during Week II of the 70th Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, presented by Irish Day Farm.
By Tim Hayes
Sergeant Francis Kirkson, United States Marine Corps, part Austrian, part Polish, part Norwegian. She was exactly five feet tall, weighed an even one hundred pounds, and had been born into a large family in Rochester, Minnesota. At home her friends called her Frannie.
Frannie got her first rifle when she was nine. Her father sent her out to kill squirrels and rabbits for dinner. She loved playing soldier. When she was twenty, she joined up. They shipped her to Parris Island, South Carolina, to learn how to kill people. She told her family she was proud to be accepted into what she called “America’s best fighting force.”
The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) to create a new type of competition for the IDA Nationals, the 2015 USDF/IDA National Quiz Challenge. This competition is open to all IDA members and consists of two rounds of competition; the first round takes place online through USDF’s eTRAK, focusing on classical dressage theory related to the rider’s seat, position, and aids.
Despite an uncertain forecast, droves of spectators packed two VIP tents and filled the grandstands for the return of the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix to the Ocala Horse Properties Stadium at HITS Post Time Farm. With hopes for a battle of the best, onlookers received just that when Charlie Jayne, of Elgin, Illinois, aboard Chill R Z, owned by Alex Jayne and Maura Thatcher, hustled his way to the win.
Top-seeded and second-ranked Georgia won the 2015 Southeastern Conference Equestrian Championship on Saturday at the Thomas G. Hildebrand Equine Complex at Texas A&M University.
The Bulldogs defeated the host and third-seeded Aggies 12-5 in the championship round to take home Georgia’s first league crown since the SEC began sponsoring equestrian in advance of the 2012-13 season. UGA improves to 11-4 on the season, while Texas A&M drops to 8-6.