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A heavy morning fog over the dressage rings greeted riders and spectators during the first day of competition at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International in Fair Hill, MD. Marilyn Little rode to an early lead with RF Scandalous in the CCI*** with a dressage score of 41.5. In the CCI**, Emily Beshear with Silver Night Lady currently sits in first with a 43.0. Rounding out the day's dressage phase was the USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Championships. Dressage will resume for the remaining CCI*** and CCI** competitors on Friday.
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The autumn sun was bright and bold at the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International as competitors dressed to impress for the formal horse inspection. Located in beautiful Fair Hill, Maryland, the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International is one of the most prestigious international three-day events in the United States, and draws some of the world's top eventing horses and riders. This year, the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International will once again host the CCI3* along with a CCI2* and the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships.
By Jane Carlton
Mane hair and tail hair and feather—oh my! Horse breeds with voluptuous locks such as the Gypsy, Friesian, and Andalusian are certainly easy on the eyes. With great manes, however, comes great responsibility. There’s no need to rip your hair out over the care of long locks. Check out our top tips for grooming the ever-hairy equine—your horse’s ‘do will be shiny, tangle-free, and flowing in no time.
SBS Farm's clients had a standout weekend at the 70th Annual Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS) winning multiple tricolor ribbons. Alexis Mierzwa claimed the Championship in the 1.0m Low Children's/Adult Jumpers aboard Jessica Sciarra's Caspian, a 14-year-old Holsteiner gelding. The pair took home second place in the $1,500 S.A. Comunale Low Children's/Adult Jumper Classic.
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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.