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Thieriot Stutes Shines on Final Day of The 2018 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International

©Shannon Brinkman Frankie Thieriot Stutes’ trek from California to The 2018 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event proved to be worth every mile Sunday as the amateur rider was crowned The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3* Eventing National Champion. She is joined in the winners circle by Boyd Martin who was both winner of the CCI2* and Reserve Champion of the…

Switzerland’s Beat Mändli Bests Six-Horse Tiebreaker to Win $132,000 Prix De Penn National At Pennsylvania National Horse Show

©Al Cook Swiss Olympic veteran Beat Mändli bested a six horse jump-off to win the marquee event at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, the $132,000 Prix De Penn National on Dibatsja, owned by Grant Road Partners, LLC. Mändli won this class in 2014 and he wasn’t sure he would win again. “I didn’t expect to win. I was already happy with my first…

Thieriot Stutes Keeps Control of CCI3* at The 2018 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International

©Shannon Brinkman Spectators were on the edge of their seats until the very last horse came through the finish flags Saturday at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event. While Derek di Grazia’s challenging cross-country course shuffled much of the leaderboard, overnight leader Frankie Thieriot Stutes rose to the challenge, holding her lead of The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3* Eventing…

Grace Debney and Byolga Win North American League Children’s Jumper Final at Pennsylvania National Horse Show

©Al Cook Grace Debney, 14, Hampden, MA and Byolga, owned by Emily Reder, capped an already successful year with a win in the $10,000 North American League (NAL) Children’s Jumper Final, presented by EquiFit, at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show on Saturday afternoon. The pair has dominated the division in 2018. They finished on top of the year-long regular season…

California Girls Rock The 2018 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International

©Shannon Brinkman It was a West Coast invasion Friday at the 2018 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International with Californians sweeping International and young horse divisions. Frankie Thieriot Stutes leads The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3* Eventing National Championship, and Heather Morris took over The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI2* Eventing National Championship. Three-star winners once already this year, Thieriot Stutes and The Chatwin Group’s…

Meyerhoff Makes Moves in CCI2* at The 2018 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International

©Shannon Brinkman The 2018 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International (FHI) was buzzing with excitement Thursday as International competitors and young horses performed their dressage tests. By day’s end Bobby Meyerhoff led the way in The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI2* Eventing National Championship with his own Almanac. Meyerhoff piloted the 9-year-old Hanoverian straight to the top of the leaderboard on a score…

Brian Moggre Wins 2018 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final At The Pennsylvania National Horse Show

©Al Cook After a year of qualifying, 238 riders started their quest for the top prize in the Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final at The Pennsylvania National Horse Show. All the hopefuls have one goal in mind, to add their name to the illustrious list of riders who have preceded them, names like Steinkraus, Chapot, and Morris. At the…

Sophie Gochman Crowned the 2018 Neue Schule/USEF Jr. Jumper Individual Champion at the 73rd Pennsylvania National Horse Show

©Al Cook You could hear a pin drop in the main arena as Sophie Gochman and Carola BH, rode towards victory in the 2018 Neue Schule/USEF Jr. Jumper Champion title. The pair posted a combined total, over three days of competition, of six faults to win the title at the 73rd Pennsylvania National Horse Show. Gochman will take home a…

Zone 7 Clinches Team Gold in the Neue Schule/USEF Prix des States Team Championship at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show

Defending their historic 2017 team win, Zone 7 were once again victorious, bringing home team gold in the 2018 Neue Schule/USEF Prix des States Team Championship at the 73rd Pennsylvania National Horse Show. The gold medal team, comprised of Briley Koerner 18, of The Woodlands, TX, riding For Jef VD Wezelse, owned by Bks Horse Farms, LLC; Sloan Hopson, 17,…

Elisa Wallace and Reloaded Are Crowned America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred

©GRC Photo Several times, Elisa Wallace has come tantalizingly close to winning the top prize at the $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, but things have never quite gone her way in the Finale. This year, she doubled her chances by finishing first and third in the initial round of the Eventing competition and qualifying two horses for…