Kent Farrington was on fire Saturday, topping the $50,000 Hermès Classic with his talented mount Willow by besting a nine-horse jump-off with a double clear effort in 37.91 seconds. Forty-one of the country's top equestrian athletes turned out for the event at the 2013 American Gold Cup CSI4*-W, held at Old Salem Farm, but it was Farrington who had all the answers to beat Ireland's Darragh Kenny with Prof De La Roque and Argentina's Max Amaya riding Cartier, finishing second and third, respectively.
McLain Ward and Cadence Capture $33,000 Don Little Memorial Welcome Stake at 2013 American Gold Cup CSI4*-W
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Passing thunderstorms did not deter the exciting action during the second day of the 2013 American Gold Cup CSI4*-W. The international jumping competition featured the $33,000 Don Little Memorial Welcome Stake, where McLain Ward of Brewster, NY bested 60 entries to capture the winning honors on the Grand Prix Field at Old Salem Farm. Earlier in the day, Michael Hughes and Dromma topped a 19-horse jump-off during the $3,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper class, presented by Gotham North.
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In July, Dale County 4-H member, Mary Kilpatrick, traveled to Montgomery, Alabama, to compete in her last annual state horse show before reaching the age limit for the 4-H program. In her first event, horse judging, Mary placed tenth in oral reasoning and tenth overall, competing against 32 other teens.
Competitors in the horse judging class evaluate and place horses as a real judge should. After actual judging is finished, each competitor must verbally explain his or her placings before a panel of actual judges. The score given to competitors is a compilation of verbal justifications and placing matches to official judges’ placings.
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Mexico will make its debut on Saturday, September 14th at 4pm in the Newport International Polo Series, Presented by BMW, as a highlight of the 2013 season. The match will feature USA vs. Mexico in a 6-chukker match on the polo grounds of historic Glen Farm at 715 East Main Road/Rte.138 in Portsmouth, RI.
Competing for Mexico will be four players from Mexico City, home of Mexico’s oldest polo club, including Miguel Gomez de Parada, Guillermo Steta, Alejandro Gonzalez Gracida, and Rodolfo Ramos.
Nayel Nassar of Stanford, California proved that a 3,000-mile trip across the U.S. was well worth the effort Sunday when he rode Lordan to a hard-fought victory in the fourth-annual Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix at HITS Saugerties. With the post-competition tunes of Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell playing in the background, Nassar prepared to make the trip home to Stanford, California $350,000 richer.