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Zone 2 Defends Title to Take Team Gold in Neue Schule/USEF Prix des States Team Championship at Pennsylvania National Horse Show

Al Cook The team from Zone 2 took home the team gold for the second consecutive year with the best possible score to win the Neue Schule/ USEF Prix des States Team Championship and Individual Championship Phase II at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, presented by The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund.  Zone 4 won the silver and the bronze went to Zone 5. …

Equestrian Aid Foundation Celebrates Oktoberfest

Robert Ross The Equestrian Aid Foundation hosted Oktoberfest on Friday, October 14th at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). Exhibitors and local equine enthusiasts shared a festival spirit with pretzels, bratwursts and brews in hand. The evening raised funds to be distributed to those in the equestrian community in need of medical, healthcare, rehabilitation and essential expenses such as housing and…

TJ O’Mara Wins Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal Final at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show

Al Cook T.J. O’Mara was in disbelief after taking top honors in the Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal Final, presented by Randolph College, at the at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, presented by The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund. The 17-year-old Rumson, NJ, resident moved up from fifth to first to win the coveted title.  “I just can’t believe it. Two years ago I…

Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous Win the CCI*** at Fair Hill International

Shannon Brinkman Photo The final day of competition took center stage at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International CCI in Fair Hill, Maryland. Sally Ike’s show jumping course was big and forward riding in both the CCI*** and CCI** Fall Championships. Winning the USEF CCI*** Fall Championship with a double clear show jumping round was Marilyn Little with RF Scandalous….

Little Leads the CCI*** after Cross-Country at Fair Hill International

Shannon Brinkman Photo It was a stellar day of cross-country at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International CCI in Fair Hill, Maryland. Blue bird skies and crisp temperatures graced Fair Hill as riders tacked up to run renowned course designer Derek di Grazia’s bold CCI*** and CCI** cross-country courses. Marilyn Little, a Frederick, Maryland native, held onto the lead in…

Sophie Simpson and Why Not Win Opening Phase of Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper Championship at Pennsylvania National Horse Show

Al Cook Sophie Simpson and Why Not intimidated the competition jumping fast and fault-free early in the lineup to win the Individual Phase One of the Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Championship at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, presented by The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund. “My plan always for the speed is to just go have a nice clear,” said Simpson. “The…

Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous Take An Early Lead in the CCI*** at Fair Hill International

Shannon Brinkman Photo 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…

All Horses Passed at Fair Hill International CCI Inspection

Shannon Brinkman Photo 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…

TJ O’Mara Wins Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – East

The Book LLC 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…