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Callan Solem has three mounts aimed for HITS Ocala

Callan Solem of Chester Springs, Pa., has three top mounts aimed for the 10 week HITS Ocala circuit that kicks off with an A rated, USEF 5* show on Jan. 16 and ends with a $1 million Grand Prix on Sunday, March 25.

HITSA competitor at HITSWhile Ocala is a major stop for Solem on the winter circuit, she also plans to show at other venues to keep her horses sharp.

"I will be showing on occasion in Ocala this year with Imogen de Regor, Davidson, and VDL Wizard," said Solem. "I think that it is nice for the horses to have some diversity in the winter circuit. Different venues, jump material, and footing keep the horses fresh and sharp."

"Ocala is home for me, too, so that is an added bonus," said Solem. "The Live Oak International will also be on our schedule if it looks like the World Cup Finals would be in range by March."

"Finally, the $1 million dollar Grand Prix that HITS offers in their final week is always a favorite." said Solem. "So much to look forward to this winter!"

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Laura Chapot is set to defend her Leading Open Jumper title as 12 weeks of Winter Equestrian Festival opens

WELLINGTON, Fla.--Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, N.J., has a dozen horses in Wellington as she prepares to defend her title as Leading Open Jumper Rider at the Winter Equestrian Festival, which runs 12 weeks, from Jan. 10 to April 1, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

chapot laura quointreau un princeLaura Chapot on Quointreau un PrinceChapot, who has held that title for most of the past decade, has three new horses, Chambon Blue, Cybel 2nd and Gidion, along with her veteran jumpers, Quointreau un Prince, Dual Star, California, Out of Ireland, Zealous, SLF Peanut, Swimming, Shooting Star and Umberto.

She also has four students, Barbara Rochford, Michael Rothpletz and his son William and Layla Law-Gisiko.

The WEF will host 12 weeks of competition, which includes 11 FEI weeks and four CSI 5* competitions.

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Madison Goetzmann wins Maclay National Championship to conclude National Horse Show

LEXINGTON, Ky.--After spending the summer training with Beezie Madden and showing jumpers in Europe, Madison Goetzmann returned to the states to train with Stacia Madden of Colts Neck, N.J., training that paid off with her first victory in a national championship as she won the ASPCA Maclay Championship at the National Horse Show in Lexington on Nov. 5.

Madison GoetzmannMadison Goetzmann on San Remo VDLRiding San Remo VDL, Goetzmann went 128th in the first round on Saturday and finished second on the standby list behind Jordyn Rose Freedman.

The top 25 returned Sunday for the flat phase, which was divided into three sections, and a final round over fences.

Judges Ralph Caristo and Bernie Traurig tested the juniors in the flat phase with a variety of tests, including a counter-canter, flying changes, a hand gallop. extension and collection at both the trot and canter and riding without stirrups, and after the flat phase Goetzmann moved into first in the standings.

Tests in the final round over fences included fences with false ground lines, a hand gallop across the diagonal two counter canter fences and a trot fence.

Goetzmann's mount, 17-year-old San Remo VDL, is a seasoned veteran having carried a number of different riders to

Ffinals wins at Washingon and Capital Challenge.

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Laura Kraut Leading Open Jumper Rider at the National Horse Show

LEXINGTON, Ky--Laura Kraut, riding Whitney and Corfu, had one win and two seconds to take the Leading Open Jumper Rider and Leading Lady Rider titles at the National Horse Show in Lexington, Oct. 31 - Nov. 5.

Laura Kraut on WhitneyLaura Kraut on WhitneyBut it was the Irish Olympian Denis Lynch riding RMF Echo who won the final jumping class of the show and the week's top prize, Saturday evening's $250,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Lexington CSI4*-W.

Nine went clean from the starting field of 40 to make the jump-off, which Lynch won in 36.16 seconds, with Lauren Tisbo  of Wellington, Fla., and Coriandolo Di Ribano second in 36.52 and Switzerland's Beat Mändli on Dsarie third in 37.80 seconds.

"I went as quick as I could," said Lynch. "Echo' is a naturally very, very quick horse and he's been unlucky a few times this year where he's been beaten. There have been maybe three or four grand prix events where he's finished second."

"These guys are way more experienced than I am," said Tisbo of Lynch and Mändli. "My horse had a little time off, and we really geared him towards this show, so I'm thrilled with the result."

"Coriandolo Di Ribano goes in a racing saddle," said Tisbo. "He likes it, and he's happy with it so I'm not going to change it. I've had him for about two years in February. He'll be 11 next year. He's the best horse I have, and I really took my time and gave him more than he needed to come back, so he kind of missed a lot this year. I'm really quite pleased with how he's come off his break."

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Scott Stewart sweeps hunter division at Pa. National H.S.

HARRISBURG, Pa--Scott Stewart of Flemington, N.J., dominated the open hunter divisions, taking three of the five championships and a reserve in a fourth, and he was the Leading Hunter Rider for the third time in a row at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Oct. 12-21 in Harrisburg, but Canada ruled in the open jumper division.

Wonderly and Scott Stewart. Photo by Al CookWonderly and Scott Stewart (Photo by Al Cook)Almost all of Stewart's wins came on horses ownd by Dr. Betsee Parker of Middleburg, Va.

Stewart first rode Wonderly to the championship in the 3'6" Green Hunter section and to the Grand Green Hunter Championship on Oct. 17.

Wonderly, an 8-year-old gelding, won four of the five classes contested, and the only class he didn't win went to Parker's other horse in the division, Luster, also ridden by Stewart, who was Reserve Champion.

After the conformation sections were run on the next two days, Wonderly's wins stood up, and he was awarded the Pennsylvania National Grand Hunter Championship and the Beaufort Hunt Perpetual Trophy.

One of the two championships Stewart didn't win was the 3'9" Green Hunter tricolor, which went to Patriot with Hunt Tosh riding for the Wheeler Family.

But Stewart did take the Reserve Championship with the Fashion Farm's Captivate.

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  1. Taylor St. Jacques, second in Talent Search, East, wins Medal in Harrisburg
  2. Cheshire Hunt dominates Pa. National Hunt Night with help of two fresh from Fair Hill Event
  3. Canadian Selena O'Hanlon wins Dutta Fair Hill 3*, Kevin Keene Leading 2* Amateur
  4. U.S. ends spectacular year of Nations Cup competitions with a second at the Finals in Barcelona
  5. Andre Thieme won the $1 Million Grand Prix at HITS Saugerties to win his third $1 Million GP
  6. Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border win 3* Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials
  7. U.S. wins Nations Cup at Spruce Meadows in a nail-biter
  8. Laura Chapot wins Grand Prix and Championhip at Devon Fall Classic
  9. Buck Davidson, determined to win at Plantation Field, does just that on Copper Beech
  10. Matt Brown on BCF Belicoso wins National Open Horse Trials
  11. Scott Steward wins Green Hunter Incentive for third straight time
  12. U.S. team wins Nations Cup in Dublin, second in Aachen
  13. Laura Graves and Verdades win Grand Prix Special at Aachen, move into 2nd in World Rankings
  14. La La La La wins $7,500 Jumper Stakes at Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show
  15. U.S. team wins FEI Nations Cup held in The Plains, Va.
  16. Devon show bigger and better than ever with record crowds, record revenue
  17. McLain Ward won the $225,000 Devon Grand Prix for the ninth time, but a newcomer took the championship and Leading Rider title
  18. Scott Stewart reigns supreme once more at Devon Horse Show
  19. U.S. win Nations Cup in Canada, qualifies for Barcelona Finals
  20. Sarah Murphy triumphed over Jennie Brannigan and Erika Nesler in an exciting first presentation of Eventing at Devon Horse Show
  21. Taylor St. Jacques wins Devon’s Equitation Championship, Sophie Gochman and Garfield Grand Junior Hunter Champions
  22. Mexico won the second Nations Cup qualifier for Barcelona, making the final in Canada vitally important for the U.S.
  23. Photo Gallery from Rolex, 2017
  24. Phillip Dutton repeats as Eventing’s National Champion, places three in top 10 at Rolex CCC**** Championship
  25. Chapot and Stewart repeat as WEF circuit Leading Riders
  26. U.S. wins Nations Cup CDIO-U25, second in CDIO3*
  27. McLain Ward on HH Azur faultless to win World Cup
  28. The Ridge hosted a 13-week greatly expanded series of Wellington shows, offering a great alternative to WEF
  29. Laura Graves on Verdades placed second in World Cup
  30. U.S. leads in Nations Cup competition to qualify for Barcelona finals
  31. Graves impresses with fifth score in the 80s in Wellington Large Tour
  32. Boyd Martin threepeats in $100,000 Wellington Eventing
  33. Springsteen speeds to win over 76 competitors at WEF, Ward wins $380,000 GP and Little returns to win after bad fall
  34. Chapot takes Winterfest by storm
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