Top riders from across New England gathered at the Fieldstone Show Park for the 2013 Massachusetts Hunter Jumper Finals. After working all year to qualify for the prestigious event, riders competed in their respective divisions to earn the championship honors. The Junior Medal was award to Rhian Murphy, while Rebecca Clawson took home the winning honors in the Adult 18-35 Medal Final, presented by Draper Equine Therapies. In the Adult 30 & Over Medal Final, it was Robin Harkins and Swiss Miss taking home the top honors, and Taylor Svenconis led the Mini Medal lap of honor.
Top Young Horses Ready to Be Presented at 2013 Sallie B. Wheeler/US National Hunter Breeding Championship
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The country’s best examples of hunter breeding will be on display this week on both coasts to compete in the 2013 Sallie B. Wheeler/US National Hunter Breeding Championship. Judges of Sharon Stewart-Wells of Ruidoso, NM and Deborah Sands of Encinitas, CA will travel to both coasts to assess the entrants.
Penny Brennan and Greater Good Jump to the $7,500 EquiFit Speed Stake Victory at the Fieldstone Summer Showcase II
Despite cloudy conditions, Penny Brennan once again shone through during the Fieldstone Summer Showcase II to win the $7,500 EquiFit Speed Derby aboard Great Good. Torrential downpours threatened the Fieldstone Show Park Thursday, but that did not deter riders from competing for the prize. Brennan captured first place, outriding her competitors by nearly 14 seconds. Kristen Bumpus and Cupid rode to the second place finish, while Rebecca Lituchy and Volare finished third.
The one-year countdown to the Opening Ceremony of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian GamesTM 2014 in Normandy began today. In just 365 days, the streets of Caen will overflow with excitement as Normandy opens its doors to 1,000 international competitors, their families, trainers, more than 1,000 horses, 1,200 journalists, and more than 500,000 fans and spectators from 60 countries for 16 days of world championship sport from Aug. 23 until Sept. 7. Alltech, a leader in optimal animal health, nutrition and performance, is the proud title sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian GamesTM 2014 in Normandy, and will make history in France with the largest equestrian event ever held on French soil.
IHSA mourns one of its early key figures this week, as Penn State's Jane Flynn passed away last weekend after a struggle with Alzheimer’s. She was 70 years old and living in a nursing home in State College for the past couple years, after leaving the hunter farm she built and ran near Southern Pines, North Carolina.