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U.S. Dressage team prepares for Aachen

AACHEN, Germany--This week, The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team aims to earn top marks at the FEI Dressage Nations Cup Germany.

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Chef d’Equipe Robert Dover will lead the team of Laura Graves and Verdades, Adrienne Lyle and Salvino, Kasey Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards Dublet, and Steffen Peters and Rosamunde at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen, July 19-22.

Individual U.S. CDI4* big tour competitors Shelly Francis and Danilo, Ashley Holzer and Havanna 145, Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Lonoir, and Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper, join the team combinations in Aachen.

The Nations Cup CDIO5* and CDI4* serve as designated observation events for determining the 2018 The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team for the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018, which will take place Sept. 11-23 in Mill Spring, N.C.

The U.S. contingent at CHIO Aachen will also include CDIO-U25 individual competitor Natalie Pai and Unlimited. Peters will also ride Donovan, Four Wind Farm’s 10-year-old KWPN gelding, in the CDI4* Small Tour.

Six Pony Club members received college scholarships

LEXINGTON, Ky.-- Six outstanding Pony Club members were awarded college scholarships through The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. for excellent sportsmanship, stewardship, and leadership through horsemanship.

USPC SloganRThe recipients are chosen based on essay applications by a scholarship committee and administered by Pony Club according to the requirements for each opportunity.

The Dorothy Renfro Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually for higher education to an active Pony Club member who exhibits the qualities that Dorothy Renfro valued most: leadership, horse management, and volunteering time and energy to beneficial activities.

Renfro hoped to encourage horsemen and women in their academic pursuits.

This year’s recipient of the Renfro Memorial Scholarship is Kassidy Woody, a C-1 Traditional/C-2 Horse Management/C-2 Flat member of Paradise Creek Pony Club in Colton, Wash.

Kassidy will be studying equine/animal science, pre-veterinarian major.

The Stanley R. and Martha C. Helbert Scholarship is awarded annually to a Pony Club member pursuing a Liberal Arts degree in areas such as literature, music, theater, and visual arts, who have an overall GPA of at least 2.0.

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Youngsters from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia to participate in the 2018 The National Steeplechase Foundation Domestic Young Rider Trip.

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The National Steeplechase Foundation Domestic Young Rider Trip is a 5-day overnight experience structured towards providing the participant with an in-depth experience of what steeplechase racing in the USA is all about.

Janet Elliots sweater frontJanet Elliot, who will work with these six participants It is for teenagers who are familiar with jump racing and who have a demonstrated interest in learning more about the sport.

The ideal candidate will have expressed interest in being involved with steeplechase racing in the future.

Activities include a hands-on visit to trainers’ barns in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia; attending lectures and discussion sessions with trainers, jockeys, owners and stewards; and attending races at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York.

The 2018 participants include:

HEIDI HERZOG, who won this year's Jonathan Kiser Memorial Scholarship, presented by the Maryland Steeplechase Association.

The scholarship is presented in recognition of a Junior Rider’s race participation, horsemanship, sportsmanship, talent, and dedication to the sport of steeplechasing, and the recipient is selected by the MSA Board from among all Junior Riders currently riding in Junior and Pony races.

The recipient receives a position as a working student for a week with NSA trainer Todd Wyatt and tuition to the National Steeplechase Foundation Domestic Young Rider Trip.

Congratulations to Heidi for being chosen for the scholarship this year.

Heidi lives in Maryland and works for steeplechase trainer Tara Elmore, aas well as helping her mother run Good to Go Farm.

She hunts with a number of hunts in Maryland, and rides in pony races.

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Photo and story of Skeeter wins first in Pets & Pet Stories, Lucy and a "custom canine egress" second with the love getween the horse Thunder and the dog Mugsy third

The top three in the Pets and Pet Stories Contest were so close that it was difficult to decide between them.

The love between Catherie Magrogan's two dogs, the adorable face of Skeeter and the ingenuity of the tiny jockey affixed to his back were the things that tipped the scales in his behalf, although the ingenuity of the "custom canine egress" and the athleticism of Lucy made it a very close call.

And what a wonderful story of the love between the horse Thunder and the dog Mugsy sent in by Debra Malinics.


This photo of Skeeter and his story by Catherine Magrogan won first prize in the Pets & Pet Stories June contest.

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I got Skeeter as a pup for my 5-year-old Jack Russell, Annie.

I was managing a waterfront inn on Maryland's Eastern Shore which was pet friendly, and Annie was always a bit sad when they would leave.

Skeeter and Annie were like two peas in a pod, they truly loved one another.

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Jonathan Sheppard bred two Pa-bred champions and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award

HERSHEY, Pa.--Jonathan Sheppard of West Grove, Pa., bred both the 2-Year-Old Filly Champion, Daisy, and the Steeplechase Champion, All the Way Jose, and he accepted those awards at the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association annual dinner in May at the Hotel Hershey.

jonathonsheppardSheppard was also honored with the presentation of the PHBA's first Lifetime Achievement Award

"We were honored to present the first annual Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in breeding in the state of Pennsylvania to Jonathan Sheppard, was the caption under this award. "Jonathan has been breeding in Pennsylvania since 1970 with a mare named Martie’s Mad.
Inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in 1990, Jonathan has trained numerous multiple graded stakes winners over jumps and on the flat, including notable Pa-Breds Flatterer, Storm Cat, With Anticipation and Divine Fortune.We thank Jonathan for his continued support of the Pennsylvania breeding program."

Daisy, by Blame out of Lovely Stay, by Flower Alley, was the richest Pa-bred juvenile of 2017.

She won her first two starts by a combined 12 1/4 lengths.

She won the G3 Tempted Stakes at Aqueduct in her second start and was fourth in her only other race of 2017, the G2 Demoiselle Stakes.

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  2. Kenny Kraus, longtime Devon announcer, died June 26
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  4. 24 Delaware Valley riders in the Joe Fargis clinic for the Emerging Athletes Program
  5. Eugene duPont Weymouth, top steeplechase jockey and trainer, died June 11
  6. Norman Dello Joio and Authentic two of four inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame
  7. Letter to the Editor
  8. Sports betting in long prepared Delaware and New Jersey will benefit horsemen
  9. Pennsylvania lags behind neighboring states in getting a share from legalized sports betting for horsemen
  10. Fair Hill receives $1 million funding to upgrade facility
  11. PHBA investigates new drug testing for racing
  12. NEW CONTEST- photos and stories about your pets
  13. Kent Farrington wins the FEI World’s Best Jumping Rider, HH Azur named World’s Best Jumping Horse, and dressage and jumping short lists for World Championships announced
  14. Paddy Neilson and Dixon Stroud elected co-masters of Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds
  15. The Brandywine Polo School: “The most fun you can have on 4 legs!”
  16. Two past winners among the 11 entered for the Maryland Hunt Cup
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  20. Her Majesty The Queen's Supreme Ridden Showing Champion, Barbers Shop, set to retire at the 75TH Annual CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show
  21. McLain Ward to defend his World Cup title beginning April 11 in Paris, France
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  50. Four Foxcroft School girls qualify for Zone 3 IEA Finals
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  52. Elizabeth Bewley wins Photo Contest Pet with a photo of "Jungle Cat," Adrienne Morella is 2nd & Karen Kennedy 3rd
  53. Team named for Wellington Nations Cup, Laura Chapot dominates in Leading Open Jumper Rider circuit standings
  54. North American Riders Group refocuses its attention but continues to work to improve shows
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  56. Gillian King wins USEF Side Saddle Horse of the Year Award on Alta Mira
  57. Triumph in Tryon raised over a half million dollars for the USET Foundation
  58. Palm Beach Masters features a World Cup Qualifying Grand Prix.
  59. McLain Ward awarded Equestrian of the Year and HH Azur wins International Horse of the Year title
  60. Erik Duvander, new Eventing Performance Director, aims for successful WEG
  61. Show manager and course designer Michael Rheinheimer died
  62. Letter to the Editor
  63. Maryland trainer Jack Stedding died on Oct. 23 after a long illness
  64. Hunter Harrison, a major benefactor of show jumping, died Dec. 16
  65. Show jumping gold medalist Bill Steinkraus died Nov. 29
  66. February Barns and Equipment issue
  67. Devon donates $400,000 to Bryn Mawr, reaching over $15 million in total
  68. Leading Mid-Atlantic freshman sire El Padrino died Nov. 22
  69. Carmella Clark, rider, biochemist and cancer researcher, died Sept. 4
  70. Wendy Lofting, actress and artist, died at 70
  71. Headline in the Trainers section is incorrect - Kai Handt is chef d'equipe of para-equestrian
  72. Devon's Gold Ring renamed in honor of Sallie and Kenny Wheeler family
  73. Martin's Fall Auction, Oct. 20-21, features five auction rings
  74. Top horseman J. Arthur (Bucky) Reynolds died July 24
  75. Elizabeth (Binnie) Houghton, TB breeder and animal lover, died Aug. 7
  76. Thom Brede, longtime Orefield, Pa. resident, a thoroughbred breeder and top horse show judge, died April 20 at age 78
  77. Ginny Jenkins returns as Ad Director, themed ad months return with Real Estate in Sept.
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  79. Pa. Breeders’ Awards stable for four years, nationwide uniform standard For drug violations
  80. Todd McKenna suspended for just a year, a sentence many felt too lenient. Trevor McKenna also suspend one year, both for actions at Md. Hunt Cup
  81. Boyd Martin a favorite to win Devon Horse Show’s exciting new competition, Arena Eventing
  82. Jersey-bred Irish War Cry among early favorites to win Ky. Derby. Fillies by Union Rags among those aimed at Ky. Oaks
  83. Randy Rouse, of Arlington, Va., dies at 100
  84. World Cup Champion McLain Ward will defend his Devon Horse Show titles
  85. Many more improvements at Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
  86. Wyck Cushny, former steeplechase jockey and sports enthusiast, died at age 35
  87. Memorial service for Georgie Stapleton, 73, who was instrumental in saving Cheshire Hunt country.
  88. Cheshire, unable to ready course, forced to cancel March 26 Point-to-Point
  89. Devon Horse Show adds exciting new Eventing competition

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