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The U.S. Driving team leads after the Marathon phase

TRYON, N.C.--The U.S. Driving Team of James “Jimmy” Fairclough, Misdee Wrigley Miller and Chester Weber steered their talented teams of four-in-hand horses through Richard Nicolls’s obstacles on the marathon course at the World Equestrian Games on Saturday to holding the lead position they also held after dressage.

Chester Webber photo by Allen MacMillan DSC 9386Chester Webber in the Dressage phase (Photo by Allen MacMillan)After confirming marathon penalties, team results were finalized and Belgium currently holds the silver-medal position on a score of 353.80, with the Netherlands in bronze on a score of 357.67.

Immediatley after the Marathon, the results posted had Netherlands first and the U.S. second.

As the trailblazer for the U.S. Driving Team, Fairclough of Newton, N.J., was the first on course and through the obstacles.

With Bento V, his 2006 Dutch Warmblood gelding; Citens, his 2007 KWPN gelding; Dapper, his 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding; and Zenden, his 2004 Dutch Warmblood gelding, Fairclough weathered the course well, but made some rein adjustments for the leaders after obstacle four.

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U.S. show jumping wins the team gold medal in a wild finish, qualifies for the Olympics

TRYON, N.C.--The U.S. show jumping team of Devin Ryan on Eddie Blue, Adrienne Sternlicht on Cristalline, Laura Kraut on Zeremonie and McLain Ward on Clinta, led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, won the gold medal on Friday, Sept. 22, but they had to win over Sweden in a jump-off after a wild three days of competition during which the lead kept changing almost round by round, and it isn't over yet.

USA Team Gold Jumpers photo by Akllen MaMillan DSC 9630USA Team Gold (Photo by Allen MaMillan)The final two rounds of competition on Sunday among the top 25 individuals will decide the individual medals, and the U.S. has four riders in the top 25, the only country to qualify all four teammates.

The win qualifies the U.S. for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and was the first gold medal for the show jumping team in the WEG since the team won on 1986.

 “It was unbelievable. To start with, this is our sport at its best,” said Ridland, who has held the U.S. Jumping Chef d’Equipe position for five years. “The odds were miniscule that there would be a jump-off for first place. We realized this was a possibility. It wasn’t what we were looking for, but the sport doesn’t get any better than that.”

After the first individual speed class, all the riders are given faults according to their times, with rider with the fastest time being given 0 faults, and that system is used just so that there won't be a tie at the end of three rounds.

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U.S. show jumpers won gold in a jump-off with Sweden

TRYON, N.C.--The U.S. Jumping Team of Laura Kraut riding Zeremonie, Devin Ryan on Eddie Blue, Adrienne Sternlicht riding Cristalline and McLain Ward on Clinta, led by Chef d'Equipe Robert Ridland, won the gold medal in a thrilling jump-off against Sweden.

McLain Ward USA Clinta AGM 1362EMcLain Ward on Clinta (All 4 photo by MacMillan PhotographyRyan finished clean in 34.88, Sternlicht had 4 faults for the dicard score, Kraut was clean in 33.21, and Ward clinched the gold with a clean round in 32,58 to beat Sweden by 2 seconds.

In an exciting final for team medals, the top three teams positions changed throughout, with Sweden finally taking the silver and Germany won the bronze.

The U.S. win secured their Olympic team qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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Laura Kraut USA Zeremonie AGM 0490ELaura Kraut on Zeremonie

 

Adrienne Sternlicht photo by Shelley Higgins DSC 2045EAdrienne Sternlicht on Cristalline

 Devin Ryan photo byShelley Higgins DSC 1408EDevin Ryan on Eddie Blue

U.S. Driving team in first after Dressage, Marathon tomorrow

TRYON, N.C.--The U.S. Driving Team are in the lead on Friday following the dressage phase, the first of three phases. 

Led by Chef d’Equipe Barry Hunter, the U.S. team of James Fairclough, Misdee Wrigley Miller, and Chester Weber aimed for high marks in the U.S. team’s strongest phase of the event. weberchesterusa weg18brinkman9 21dr2 2196 largeWeber with Asjemenou, Splash, First Edition, and Boris W (Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photo)

The team heads into Richard Nichol’s marathon course on Saturday with a score of 77.10.

The Netherlands sit in second with a score of 87.43, with France in third on a score 101.40.

First in for the U.S., James “Jimmy” Fairclough of Newton, N.J., with Bento V, his 2006 Dutch Warmblood gelding; Caletta 5, his 2002 Austrian Warmblood mare; Citens, his 2007 KWPN gelding; and Dapper, his 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding, drove down centerline to home crowd applause.

“I felt the horses performed really well,” said Fairclough. “All in all they did well. I had a couple of mistakes, a break in the walk, but the back was good and I was really pleased with them. This footing, the way that they rolled it and packed it, is quite good. I don’t mind it at all.”

Fairclough’s score of 53.15 puts him in 11th headed into the second phase.

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After 2 rounds, the U.S. team and McLain Ward as an individual both stand 2nd in show jumping at WEG

TRYON, N.C.--Following the first two rounds of team and individual competition in show jumping at the WEG, both the U.S. as a team and McLain Ward on Clinta as an individual stand second, both less than one second out of first.

MclainWardClinta brinkmaMclain Ward on Clinta from earlier this year (Photo by Brinkman)The team of Ward, Devin Ryan on Eddie Blue, Adrienne Sternlicht on Cristalline and Laura Kraut on Zeremonie have 12.59 faults, behind Switzerland, with 11.64 faults, and over Germany, with 18.09 faults.

Ward is in second individually with2.08 faults behind Lorenzo de Luca of Italy with 1.19 faults and over Steve Guerdat of Switzerland, with 4 faults.

The team competition finale is tomorrow, Friday, beginning at 1:30, and the final individual competition is Sunday at 9:45 a.m.

Rebecca Hart wins first ever Para-Dressage medal, a bronze, for the U.S.

TRYON, N.C.--Rebecca Hart, riding Corona Texel, won the Bronze Medal in the Grade III Individual Test at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon on Sept. 19.

Rebecca Hart photo by Kim MacMillan DSC 7607Rebecca Hart (Photo by Kim MacMillan)Hart, a three-time Paralympian from 2008, 2012 and 2016 and three-time WEG competitor, from 2010, 2014 and 2018, secured the medal as her first ever medal in the Para-Dressage sport since her beginnings in 1998.

It was also the first ever medal for the U.S. in Oara-Dressage.

"I have had this horse for just a year, and he is incredibly talented and young, so I am excited about my future with him," said Hart of Corona Texel, owned by Rowan O'Riley. "This was my career best at an international World Games."

Hart and her teammates Annie Peavy from Wellington, Fla., riding in Grade IV, Kate Shoemaker from Peoria, Ariz., in Grade IV, and Roxanne Trunnell from Rowlett, Texas in Grade I, each contested the individual championships with quality results.

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U.S. finishes eighth of 16 teams at WEG and misses qualification for the Olympics

TRYON, N.C.--The U.S. team of Will Coleman, Boyd Martin, Lynn Symansky and Phillip Dutton finished a very disappointing eighth of 16 teams and didn't manage to qualify for the 2020 Olympics.

Phillip Dutton 1 photo by Shelley Higgins DSC 5893Phillip Dutton (Photo by Shelley Higgins, MacMillan photography)The team's next opportunity to qualify is in the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru next year.

One big question from these Games is that, after the U.S. dominated Eventing for 40 years, why has the U.S. done so badly for the past decade.

Dutton of West Grove, Pa.,, riding Z, was the team's top finisher, 27.6 in dressage, clean cross country with 6.4 time penalties and clean in stadium jumping to finish 13th on a score of 34.0.

“I think he is the best horse I’ve ever had," said Dutton of Z. "We are going to work on his fitness. It’s not that natural for him to gallop for 10 or 11 minutes yet, but it’s like marathon runners, over time I think he’ll get better and better. He loves it, and there hasn’t been a day since I’ve had him that he hasn’t improved. He’s great, and he has a great work ethic.”

Symansky of Middleburg, Va., on Donnor, was ninth after a double clear cross country on 28.3 but fell apart in jumping with 12 faults to finish 25th on 40.3.

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Despite a rough cross country day, the U.S. in 8th is one slot from qualifying for the Olympics. Jumping is at 10 a.m. Monday

TRYON, N.C.--Cross Country day for the U.S. set off on a bad foot as Will Coleman on Tight Lines had a stop in the water complex that caused numerous problems and then had a second run-out at one of the corners to finish on 87.2, 68th of the 72 finishers from 82 starters.

duttonphillipz weg18gilmore exc largePhillip Dutton on Z in the water complex (Photo by Erin Gilmore for Shannon Brinkman Photo)Then Boyd Martin on Tsetserleg, who was standing on a terrific dressage score of 27.1, also had a run-out in the same water complex when he hit the second element on an off stride, so he finished on 58.7, destroying the team's chance to medal.

"We all know that a life with horses can bring you the highest of victories and the lowest defeat," said Martin on his Facebook page. "We're still in the game, but today was a tough one. One thing is for sure, Tsetserleg stepped to the plate and was a champion out there, and on the upside Team USA is still in the hunt for Olympic qualification."

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Belgium wins gold, the U.S. wins silver and bronze medals in Reining

TRYON, N.C--History was made in Reining as a European, Bernard Fonck of Belgium riding What A Wave won the gold medal, defeating the previously untouchable Americans, who have dominated the sport ever since it was added to the World Equestrian Games.

Bernard Fonck on What A Wave of Belgium Photo bu FEILiz GreggBernard Fonck on What A Wave (Photo by FEI/Liz Gregg)Fonck and What A Wave claimed the gold medal for Belgium with a perfect execution of pattern #12.

The Belgian rider has won close to $1,800,000 in reining competition and his mount, an 11-year-old American Quarter Horse stallion who has left his mark in many an international arena with Fonck in the saddle, scored a 227 for the win.

“This is the first time in history that a European rider leaves the World Equestrian Games with the individual gold medal, and I could not be any prouder,” said Fonck. “What A Wave is the sweetest horse I have ever had the pleasure of riding. I am very fortunate to have had more than one ‘once in a lifetime’ horse, and he is at the top of this list. Every time we show, he gives me all he has, and every time it gets better and better. When I came here I knew that we could probably make it to the top five positions but I would have never imagined that we would claim the gold.” .

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Despite a rough cross country day, the U.S. in 8th is one slot from qualifying for the Olympics. Dressage Freestyle is cancelled

TRYON, N.C.--Cross Country day for the U.S. set off on a bad foot as Will Coleman on Tight Lines had a stop in the water complex that caused numerous problems and then had a second sun-out at one of the corners to finish on 87.2, 68th of the 72 finishers from 82 starters.

duttonphillipz weg18gilmore exc largePhillip Dutton on Z in the water complex (Photo by Erin Gilmore for Shannon Brinkman Photo)Then Boyd Martin on Tsetserleg, who was standing on a terrific dressage score of 27.1, also had a run-out in the same water complex when he hit the second element on an off stride, so he finished on 58.7, destroying the team's chance to medal.

"We all know that a life with horses can bring you the highest of victories and the lowest defeat," said Martin on his Facebook page. "We're still in the game, but today was a tough one. One thing is for sure, Tsetserleg stepped to the plate and was a champion out there, and on the upside Team USA is still in the hunt for Olympic qualification."

Lynn Symanski on Donner was terrific, finishing double clear, no jumping and no time faults, to end up in ninth on her dressage score of 28.3, and Phillip Dutton on Z was clear but had 6.4 time penalties to add to his dressage score of 27.6 to finish on 34.0, in 21st place.

“I am pretty lucky to be on this horse today,” Symansky said. “I trust him and he trusts me and it really did just ride completely according to plan. I was a little bit down on my minutes midway through the course but didn’t panic too much. I gave him his time through the middle because I know I can really rely on the fact that he is a Thoroughbred. At the end of that hill, he just dug so deep for me today. He was awesome.”

“I think the hardest thing for him is how close the ropes are, that really is always the biggest challenge for him," said Symansky. "I took a bit of time in some of the trickier lines and some of the combinations where there is a lot to look at is where I wasted a little bit of time with him but I knew I could make it up at the end. He felt awesome; he is so cool. I am so lucky.”

“He was very good," said Dutton of Z. "The priority at this stage was for me to jump a clear round, not take too many risks, but go as fast as I could to get close to the time. At this stage, he did exactly what I asked him to do.”

For Dutton, obviously, the most important thing was to jump a clear round to give the team any chance at all of qualifying for the Olympics, so that's what he did.

Individual Lauren Kieffer on Vermiculus fell on the landing side of the Land Rover Turn combination for elimination, but both horse and rider are fine.

The team is eighth on 121.0 behind the leaders, Great Britain, 80.8, Ireland, 89.0, France, 91.8, Japan, 100.9, Australia, 112.2, Germany, 114.2 and Sweden, 115.5.

In my post yesterday I mistakenly reported that Japan was third, but France is third and Japan fourth.

As Martin pointed out, the one good thing is the U.S. is still in the hunt for gaining Olympic qualification.

With Japan currently sitting in fourth and a secured Tokyo 2020 spot as the host nation, the U.S. team needs to place seventh or better to secure their own Olympic team qualification.

The U.S. has to have a good stadium jumping, as it is two rails out of jumping over either Australia, Germany or Sweden.

EquiRatings has the following statistics:

  • 66.7% of competitors went clear across the course. Tryon is the only World Championships to ever have higher than a 50% clear jumping rate on cross country day.
  • 21% of pairs jumped inside the time (including Chris Burton, who made the time with a stop). That is the largest percentage ever to make time at a World Championships. The previous high was 19% in 2010 (when two riders also made time with a stop).
  • This is the first time since 1996 that all teams have remained in the competition at a World Championships following cross country.

Some of the surprising results, particularly with so many jumping clear, is how many top riders had problems.

Martin was one of them, but Blyth Tate of New Zealand, an Olympic champion, was eliminated, and Germany's Julia Ktajewski on Chipmunk, leader after dressage, had a stop as did Christopher Burton of Australia and Sir Mark Todd of New Zealand.

One of the fences in the water complex that caused so many problems was a jump out of the water with a waterfall under the top rail.

Some horses wouldn't even go near it, and as reports of the many problems it caused got back to the start box most of the riders in the second half of the competition went to the left of that fence, taking a slightly longer but obviously safer route.

The final horse inspection too place Sunday at 3 p.m., and the competition now will conclude on Monday with the show jumping phase in the U.S. Trust Arena and will be streamed live on FEI TV.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Belgium wins gold, the U.S. is silver and bronze medals in Reining

TRYON, N.C--History was made in Reining as a European, Bernard Fonck of Belgium riding What A Wave won the gold medal, defeating the previously untouchable Americans, who have dominated the sport ever since it was added to the World Equestrian Games.

Bernard Fonck on What A Wave of Belgium Photo bu FEILiz GreggBernard Fonck on What A Wave (Photo bu FEI/Liz Gregg)Fonck and What A Wave claimed the gold medal for Belgium with a perfect execution of pattern #12.

The Belgian rider has won close to $1,800,000 in reining competition and his mount, an 11-year-old American Quarter Horse stallion who has left his mark in many an international arena with Fonck in the saddle, scored a 227 for the win.

“This is the first time in history that a European rider leaves the World Equestrian Games with the individual gold medal, and I could not be any prouder,” said Fonck. “What A Wave is the sweetest horse I have ever had the pleasure of riding. I am very fortunate to have had more than one ‘once in a lifetime’ horse, and he is at the top of this list. Every time we show, he gives me all he has, and every time it gets better and better. When I came here I knew that we could probably make it to the top five positions but I would have never imagined that we would claim the gold.” .

There was an electrifying crowd and highly competitive runs from 22 combinations in the individual competition.

U.S. reiners Dan Huss and Cade McCutcheon fhad to fight for their spots on the podium Saturday evening.

Fresh off their gold-medal finish with the U.S. Reining Team on Wednesday evening, Huss of Scottsdale, Ariz., and McCutcheon of Aubrey, Texas were the final U.S. runs of the night, going back-to-back as the home crowd waited in anticipation to see if the U.S. would claim not one, but two medals.

Huss and Ms Dream laid down a competitive run, and the home crowd cheered them on.

They needed a score better than 225.0 to land a spot on the podium, and with easy precision and smoothly executed lead changes, the athletic, sorrel mare and Huss slid into a score of 226.5 to sit in the silver-medal position.

With just McCutcheon to follow, Huss and Ms Dreamy had secured at least a medal in their first individual competition at a WEG.
Huss and Ms Dreamy (Photo by Erin Gilmore for Shannon Brinkman Photo)

“I loved the reining here,” said Huss about his first experience at the WEG. “The enthusiasm and support you get from the audience and your fellow countryman, and also your teammates, it’s a feeling you don’t get a lot of. Our team members, we make it easy for one another.”

“Your better mares, even though they are a little more sensitive, they’ll have some grit to them," said Huss. "They will step up there and compete with the boys. This mare, she does that. She has probably taught me more than I have taught her, so it has been a great experience.”

Eighteen-year-old McCutcheon and Custom Made Gun, a seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion, followed just behind Huss.

Having led the team event with a score of 229.0, the combination loped into the show pen looking to lay down another flawless run.

However, with a few small mistakes in the circles, McCutcheon and Custom Made Gun scored a 225.0, tying them with Brazil’s João Felipe Andrade C S Lacerda and Gunner Dun It Again for third.

A run-off of the same pattern would determine the bronze medal.
McCutcheon and Custom Made Gun (Photo by Erin Gilmore for Shannon Brinkman Photo)

McCutcheon was second to go after watching Lacerda lay down a clean run that earned them a score of 227.0.

With the home crowd behind them, McCutcheon and the palomino stallion entered the covered arena to a thunderous applause from U.S. fans.

The cheers of support seemed to propel the combination as they executed nearly a flawless pattern, tipping their hat as the crowd roared and a final score of 228.0 sealed the bronze-medal victory.

“I was a little disappointed in my first run, but I just had to flip the page, have a short-term memory, and go try again,” said McCutcheon. “I didn’t do anything different with Custom Made Gun. I just tried to let him catch his breath, head into the arena, and be safe in spots. I talked to my dad a lot, because he was in the same situation in 2002 and he helped me. Pretty much everyone around me had a word of advice for me. I took it all in and it helped me.”

McCutcheon is an amateur but is coonsidering turning professional.

“I’m looking at it," said McCutcheon. "It would have to be at the right time. I’m not really trying to plan it. I’m going to keep going and try to get better as a non-pro and when I feel ready, I’ll go to the open.”

Earlier in the evening fellow U.S. reiner Casey Deary of Weatherford, Texas and Heavy Duty Chex put in a solid performance, earning them a score of 219.0.

Jordan Larson of Valley View, Texas and ARC Gunnabeabigstar put on a show for the home crowd with their last ride together before the stallion’s retirement, earning a score of 215.0.

 

 

 

The U.S. wins the silver medal in team dressage and Laura Graves wins the individual silver medal, the Freestyle is cancelled

TRYON, N.C.--Laura Graves and Verdades won the individual silver medal after a uperb performance in the Grand Prix Special at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon with a score of 81.717 percent.

Laura Graves Verdadesphoto by Jen Emig MacMillan Photography DSC 9713Laura Graves Verdades (Photo by Jen Emig, MacMillan Photography)This  is the first individual silver medal to be awarded to a U.S. dressage rider at a global championship, including the World Equestrian and Olympic Games.

Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards Dublet were also successful in the Special, earning a 78.541 percent for a top-10 finish.

This followed a stellar team competition in which the U.S. won the silver medal behind Germany, with Great Britain taking the bronze medal.

In the individual, Isabell Werth and Bella Rose of Germany won the gold medal on an impressive 86.246 percent, while Charlotte Dujardin and Mount St John Freestyle from Great Britain claimed bronze with 81.489 percent.

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US wins fifth gold medal in Reining at World Equestrian Games

TRYON, N.C.--The U.S. Reining Team turned in an epic performance to start the World Equestrian Games  in Tryon on a high note for the U.S. contingent.

Cade McCutcheon on Custom Made GunCade McCutcheon on Custom Made GunIt was first time WEG competitor, 18-year-old Cade McCutcheon who produced the top ride of the day.

The American team, led by the brilliant 18-year-old Cade McCutcheon on his grandfather's horse, Custom Made Gun, claimed a comprehensive victory from Belgium in second and third-placed Germany.

It was Team USA's third successive WEG gold medal triumph as they claimed the Johnson Controls Reining crown on a team score of 681 points.

Belgium, meanwhile, completed a hat trick of silver medals, while Germany's bronze was a Reining first for them at WEG.

Cade McCutcheon and Custom Made Gun

For Cade, who was joined in the team by Casey Deary, Daniel L Huss and Jordan Larson, it continued the family's remarkable connection to WEG success, given that his father won Individual Gold in 2010 and his mother Mandy claimed silver four years ago.

"I was real nervous, but all the guys really helped me and that made a huge difference," Cade said. "My grandfather owns my horse and he's trained it as well. He is a pretty good owner to work for."

And Deary added, "Cade did an amazing job. He showed all that he had and we are all extremely proud of the job he did."

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Beezie Madden double clear in U.S. fourth place finish in Calgary nations Cup

CALGARY, Canada--Olympic two-time team gold medalist Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, N.Y., riding Breitling LS posted a double clear roundin the Nations Cup on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ in Calgary, but despite that the U.S. Team missed the podium, placing fourth.

Beezie Madden and Breitling LS by Jump Media 06602Beezie Madden and Breitling LS Photo by Jump Media)The team of Andrew Welles on Brindis Bogibo, Zazou Hoffman on Samson II, Lucy Deslauriers riding Hester, and Madden, led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, finished with 20 faults.

Germany won gold with six faults, while home team Canada earned silver with 13 faults followed by Ireland with 15 faults for bronze.

“Beezie goes without saying," said Ridland. "Her double clean is what you’re used to expecting from her as anchor rider.”

For the other three riders, who only have three Senior Nations Cup performances between them before this week, Ridland said, “This is their most important Nations Cup experience, and certainly the most prize money they’ve jumped for in a Nations Cup. It was a respectable day, finishing fourth with a tough course but a really good course. Leopoldo Palacios did a great job. We hoped to do a little better, but it was a good finish. To have these three riders get that experience is invaluable. It was absolutely a productive day.”

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U.S. wins the Challenge Cup at FEI Youth Finals

The U.S. Team ended their FEI Jumping Nations Cup Youth Finals experience on a high-note, winning the Young Rider ‘Challenge Cup’ on Saturday at SenTower Park in Belgium.

Challenge Cup photo 2The Finals began Friday with nine teams competing in the first, qualifying round, with only the top six qualiying for Sunday's Final.

The Saturday Challenge Cup was for those teams that didn't qualify for the finals.

The team of Samantha Cohen, Daisy Farish, Madison Goetzmann and Mckayla Langmeier, led by Anne Kursinski, produced four perfect rounds to guarantee the gold medal in the Challenge Cup.

France won the silver medal and The Netherlands earned bronze.

“This was a great experience for the girls." said Kursinski. "There may have been some first time nerves. After having yesterday under their belts, everyone rode amazing and like they are capable of. Other teams were impressed that we had four clear rounds. Of course, we were disappointed that we didn’t get in tomorrow’s final round, but today we got everybody’s attention.”

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Willemena Horzepa and Doug King place one, two in Ludwig Corner's Mini Prix

GLENMOORE, Pa--Young trainer and versatile competitor Willemena Horzepa and veteran trainer Doug King placed first and second in the $7,500 Mini Prix at the Ludwig's Corner Horse Show over Labor Day weekend.

Willemena Horzepa and Doug KingWillemena Horzepa and Doug King (Photo by Alix Coleman)Horzepa, who has been a trainer with her own facility for six years, rode Quincey, an 11 year-old that she has had for almost four years, to win the Mini Prix in a nine horse jump-off.

From a starting field of 19, nine were clear, and Horzepa jumped clean in 32.01 to just edge out King on Zino, who finished in 32.09.

"Willemena is a young pro that I've known for years," said King. "I remember her when she was showing pony jumpers against my daughter Gillian."

"She's put together her own business now," said King. "She not only won the Mini Prix, she competed in barrel racing at Cowtown Saturday night before the Mini Prix."

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  3. McLain Ward on HH Gigi's Girl wins $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix
  4. Dominique Damico wins both $20,000 Grand Prix and $1,500 Hunter Prix at HITS Culpeper
  5. Zone 2 won gold medals in Children's and Junior/Amateur team championships while Zone 1 won gold in Adult Amateur
  6. Daisy Farish completes a hat trick with her individual gold medal in show jumping
  7. Paul Maye won the Advance Pair Horse Combined Driving Championship
  8. Morgan Ward on Cypress wins Hunter Derby at Monmouth at the Team
  9. Two champions at the Green Hunter Incentive Championships, Endeavor ridden by Patricia Griffith and Hemingway ridden by Sandy Ferrell
  10. Laura Kraut's double clear in Dublin Nations Cup makes a statement for making the U.S. World Equestrian Games team
  11. Samantha Takacs on Galianna wins Overall Green Hunter Pony Championship, Tessa Downey wins Pony Medal
  12. Mary Lisa Leffler won Welcome Stake in Vermont
  13. Laura Kraut on Greatfull wins at Hickstead
  14. Daisy Farish wins Overall Grand Champion in the Junior Hunter National Championships
  15. Daisy Farish wins Hunterdon Cup in Saugeries, N.Y.
  16. Olivia Dutton double clear show jumping on Mr. Mendicott on winning Area II Young Riders Eventing
  17. McLain Ward wins a class at Aachen on Clinta, Beezie Madden 6th best for U.S. in GP
  18. U.S. dressage team second in Aachen Nations Cup
  19. U.S. eventing fourth in Aachen
  20. New Jerseyans Morgan Ward and Candice King finish one, two in Vermont Grand Prix
  21. Laura Graves wins Aachen Grand Prix, U.S. show jumping team 5th in Nations Cup
  22. Candice King wins Welcome Stake at Vermont Festival, Katie McVeigh wins Hunter Derby
  23. Jennifer Kocher wins $30,000 Grand Prix and tops $10,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Classic at Vermont Summer Festival, Emma Schauder won the $5,000 Hunter Derby
  24. Clementina Brown wins AO Championship at Summer Brandywine for third time
  25. Laura Chapot wins Lake Placid Grand Prix, Jimmy Torano wins Hunter Derby
  26. Will Coleman wins individual at Great Meadow Eventing 3* while Great Britain won the team competition
  27. Matthew Metell wins two, including the Grand Prix, and Morgan Ward won the Hunter Derby at Vermont Summer Festival
  28. Sandra Ferrell and Laena Romond Ride Hemingway and Traveller to USHJA Green Hunter Incentive East Championships
  29. Laura Chapot and McLain Ward both win two featured classes at Lake Placid
  30. A Kennett Square, Pa., resident, Clementina Brown was reserve AO champion at Brandywine Summer Shows
  31. Devin Ryan and Laura Chapot first and second in 1.40m at Lake Placid H.S.
  32. Kevin Babington Wins $75,000 Grand Prix at 49th Annual Lake Placid H. S,
  33. Ryan Wood won the $20,000 Preliminary Essex at the MARS Essex Horse Trials
  34. U.S. wins second consecutive Nations Cup bronze medal
  35. The U.S. team of Dressage Young riders placed sixth at Future Champions show in Europe
  36. U.S. wins bronze medal in Poland Nations Cup
  37. U.S. clinched a berth at the Barcelona Nations Cup Finals, the Junior Team wins gold and U.S. Development team wins bronze
  38. Debbie Dolan Sweeney wins AO Jumper Championship, Beth Bidgood is AO Grand Hunter Champion
  39. Renoir named Best Young Horse at Devon
  40. Andrew Kocher & Mattias Trompe share Devon Jumper Championship, Kocher wins Leading Rider Award
  41. Hunt Tosh wins $25,000 Hunter Derby at Devon
  42. McLain Ward wins Devon Grand Prix for record 10th time with super new mare Clinta
  43. Andrews Kocher wins second Devon Jumper class
  44. Scott Stewart, Devon Leading Hunter Rider
  45. Hunt Tosh rides two to hunter championships at Devon
  46. Ali Wolff wins Devon Open Jumper Welcome Stake
  47. Lindsay Tomeu sweeps Adult Amateur Jumpers
  48. Chris Talley on Sandros's Star wins Devon Eventing, Alice Nolen-Walston on Wishlea Star Dancer is Pony Jumper Champ
  49. Daisy Farish was Devon Junior Jumper Champion, Chloe White was Grand Jr. Hunter Champ and Grace Debney was Grand Pony Champ
  50. U.S. second in 5* Rome Nations Cup
  51. Daisy Farish and Paige Matthies win Junior Jumper classes at Devon, while Ellie Yeager is Equitation Champ
  52. Boyd Martin sweeps the board at Jersey Fresh, winning the CCI3*, the CIC3* and the CCI2*
  53. Skidmore College wins the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championship
  54. Lauren Keiffer in top 10 at Badminton
  55. Oliver Townend wins Kentucky 5* Event, Marilyn Little, top American, in third
  56. U.S. 2nd in the Nations Cup in Mexico, improving U.S. chances at making Barcelona Finals
  57. Laura Chapot dominates in WEF Leading Open Jumper Rider Circuit Championship, while Robert Matz won the Junior Sportsmanship Award
  58. Laura Graves on Verdades posted a personal best in the Freestyle at the World Cup but had to settle for second behind Isabell Werth
  59. Beezie Madden wins World Cup in thrilling finish, Devin Ryan runner-up
  60. Beezie Madden wins first two legs of World Cup, goes into Sunday's final rounds with a rail in hand
  61. Laura Graves on Verdades wins Grand Prix at the World Cup
  62. Phillip Dutton on Z wins WEG Eventing Test Event at The Fork
  63. Coco Fath wins the 11th Annual George H. Morris Excellence in Equitation Championship
  64. Chile's Jorge Matte wins over Charlotte Jacobs at Palm Beach Masters
  65. Lucy Deslauriers wins $132,000 WEF Challenge Cup
  66. The US Dressage team wins the Nations Cup in Wellington
  67. Beezie Madden wins her 2nd $1 million HITS Grand Prix
  68. Beezie Madden wins 2nd $205,000 WEF Grand Prix
  69. Shelly Francis scores personal best to win the G P Special 4*
  70. Chester Weber wins 15th Championship, Lisa Stroud of Kennett Square, Pa., takes Reserve Champ
  71. Laura Chapot wins 1.50m Classic at WEF, leads in Jumper Rider circuit standings
  72. Olivia LaGoy-Weltz on Lonoir has five wins from six starts at WEF 4* dressage events
  73. McLain Ward rides Bellefleur PS Z to second 5* win in as many days at WEF
  74. Jan Eberling wins the Intermediate 1 Freestyle CDI3* in the small tour series
  75. Victoria Colvin wins again at P.B. Masters Derby, this time scoring in the $50,000 Hunter Derby
  76. Callan Solem wins $50,000 HITS Grand Prix on veteran VDL Wizard
  77. Beezie Madden wins $205,000 WEF Grand Prix
  78. Laura Graves sets a new record in Freestyle on Verdades
  79. U.S. team a disappointing seventh in Wellington Nations Cup
  80. Victoria Colvin won the International Derby during the Palm Beach Masters Series
  81. Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Ashley Holzer shine in Grand Prix and Freestyle
  82. McLain Ward wins second WEF Challenge Cup, places third in GP
  83. U.S. team third in this country's first 5* Nations Cup
  84. Louise Serio on Rock Harbor wins the $100,000 Hunter Spectacular
  85. Scott Stewart takes two championships during WCHR week at WEF
  86. Callan Solem good third to Olivier Philippaerts at WEF
  87. Daniel Bluman wins Turf Tour's $15,000 Grand Prix
  88. Adrienne Lyle on Salvino won the Grand Prix Special 5* while Katherine Bateson Chandler won the Special 3*
  89. Nations Cup, junior & children's teams announced for HITS Ocala
  90. McLain Ward & Laura Graves open WEF week five with 2 wins apiece
  91. Kelly McInerney wins $1,000 Child/Adult Classic on The Ridge's Turf Tour
  92. Ireland's Daniel Coyle wins FEI World Cup qualifier at Palm Beach Masters, while Robert Matz won the 1.15m class earlier in the day
  93. Aaron Vale wins $50,000 Grand Prix at HITS
  94. Devon H.S. features 2nd annual Arena Eventing and adds money in Friday and Saturday Open Jumping FEI classes
  95. McLain Ward wins $35,000 Welcome Stake at Palm Beach Masters
  96. Laura Graves set a new high Freestyle score at the Dressage Festival in Wellington
  97. Shelly Francis on Doktor scores double wins in Dressage at WEF
  98. McLain Ward and Laura Chapot score big wins at WEF
  99. Callan Solem has three mounts aimed for HITS Ocala
  100. Laura Chapot is set to defend her Leading Open Jumper title as 12 weeks of Winter Equestrian Festival opens
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