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Tequilita finished third in her final race before retiring to a life as a broodmare

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla--Dorothy A. (D.D.) Matz' Tequilita, trained by Michael Matz, finished third in both her final two  Stakes races at Gulfstream Park and now will be shipped to Claiborne Farm in Lexington, Ky., to be bred to Street Sense.

Tequilita Smart Halo 2016 615x400 thumbTequilita "We'll let her settle down, and probably she'll go to Kentucky in a week or so," said D.D. Matz. "She'll stay in Kentucky to foal.I'd love to see her foal at home in Unionville, but I don't want to take any chances with her. They have all the experts in Kentucky."

Matz said she didn't care whether Tequilita has a colt or a filly.

"It doesn't matter," said Matz. "I love the fillies because I get to keep them, but hopefully she'll have more than one, so we'll sell the colts and keep the fillies."

"We're just hoping she has a healthy foal, one with all its legs going in the right direction," said Matz.

"She's been a great filly for me," said Matz. "I couldn't have asked for more."

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Sloane Coles elected to Foxcroft School Sports Hall of Fame

MIDDLEBURG, Va.--Sloane Coles, a Grand Prix champion rider and all-conference collegiate lacrosse player, has been elected to the Foxcroft School Sports Hall of Fame,,  and the 2007 Foxcroft graduate will become the 11th member of Hall at an induction ceremony on Saturday, April 13 at the all-girls’ boarding and day school.

Sloane Coles 1Sloane Coles Coles, who operates Spring Ledge LLC, a hunter/jumper training and teaching facility in The Plains, Va., was elected by a panel of eight voters that includes former and current Foxcroft athletic directors and coaches and alumnae, including two members of the Hall of Fame.

“Congratulations to Sloane on her election to the Foxcroft Sports Hall of Fame,” said Foxcroft Head of School Catherine S. McGehee. “I can't think of a more deserving candidate.”

Coles was surprised and delighted by her election.

“Cathy called me personally to let me know I was elected," said Coles. "I was definitely caught off guard, and I am truly honored to have even been considered for the Hall of Fame.”

Seldom has an athlete achieved such high standards in two such vastly different sports disciplines as riding and lacrosse.

During her senior year at Foxcroft, Coles was arguably the best junior equestrian in the country, winning the 2006 USA Equitation year-end rider award and the North American Equitation Championship.

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Something for everyone at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

DEVON, Pa--Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is the only show in this country that includes hunters, jumpers, four-in-hand driving, three- and five-gaited horses, hackneys and roadsters, but Devon offers even more, with great food, rides in the Country Fair and boutique shopping plus special events.

A kick-off party featuring a preview of art for sale in the Devon Art Gallery is held on Wednesday evening, May 22, and tickets are available to buy by visiting, selecting the Country Fair tab and the Special Events.

MclainWardClinta brinkmaMclain Ward on Clinta, last year's Devon Grand Prix winner On opening night, May 23, What A Good Dog presents the third annual dog contest at 7 p.m.

The very popular Arena Eventing returns on Sunday evening, May 25. Capt. Mark Phillips will again design the course that utilizes both rings and enncorporates both eventing and jumper fences.

This is a fast paced, exciting event and is a not-to-be-mised event.

Ladies Day is featured on May 29 with the theme "An Enchanted Garden" and events include a celebrity judged hat contest, a cocktail reception and the fairest of hats.

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Jane Simone, former Director of Development at New Bolton, died Dec. 30

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa.--Penelope Jane Simon, former Director of Development at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center, died Dec. 30 after a long and valiant fight against cancer.

Peneelope Simone photo cropped 300x300She was an excellent horsewoman and, among other things, enjoyed riding on Jaime O'Rourke's carriage.

She was a huge supporter of Ryan Wood, an Australian 5* event competitor, and attended all the events in which he competed.

Jane was also a talented golfer, and she loved the games she played with her husband Lou and brother Alistair.

Jane was a fine horsewoman, a talented writer and a great cook!

She was an avid lover of classical music, though her tastes were eclectic, and she loved to travel, she studied and understood history and was adamant that education should be the life-blood of all.

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Tack Swap to benefit Pa Racehorse Rehoming, Rehabilitation, and Rescue

HARRISBURG, Pa--If there is one thing in common among the horse community, the magnetic pull to a tack shop or tack sale is something one just cannot avoid.

Tack swap 1The 2nd Annual PARR Rescue Tack Swap and Charity Fundraiser will be taking place on Saturday April 13th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 770 Piketown Road, Harrisburg, Pa., 17112.

There were over 50 vendors and tack tables last year, making the event a fun tack-emporium for all equestrian enthusiasts.

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  3. Laura Chapot is in a familiar spot, leading the Circuit Standings for Overall Jumper Rider at WEF
  4. Samuel McMichael's edits and comments on Andrews Bridge article
  5. Dispute continues despite Judge's ruling on Andrews Bridge Foxhounds
  6. All recognized steeplechase races will be steamed live starting this spring
  7. Exhibition honoring the late Phyllis Mills Wyeth
  8. Three Differences Between The American Grand National and English Counterpart
  9. Rosbrian Farm is Steeplechasing's Leading Owner, and Jack Fisher is Leading Trainer
  10. Dr. Matthew Mackay-Smith, 86, died Dec. 8
  11. Phyllis Wyeth, 78, carriage driving enthusiast and thoroughbred breeder, died Jan. 14
  12. Ryan Keefe awarded $5,000 training grant for Eventing
  13. Jessie Allred, foxhunter and owner of a Md. Hunt Cup winner, died Jan. 2
  14. Clineschmidt, Glaccum and Sherman took the top three Action photos in the Photo Contest
  15. Ricky Hendriks has 2 in contention for Eclipse Awards, two Pa-breds also in contention
  16. Phillip Dutton and Olivia LaGoy Weltz are on Eventing & Dressage Elite lists
  17. Tobey McWilliams of Oley, Pa., elected as USHJA director at-large, four Delaware Valley residents named as Discipline Directors
  18. The Kentucky Three-Day Event Receives Five-Star Status from FEI
  19. New programs at The Horse and members of its staff
  20. Ralph Caristo presented with USHJA Lifetime Achievement Award
  21. The father of Emanuel Andrade, a fixture at the WEF, to be sentenced Nov. 27 for money laundering
  22. Entries now being accepted for The Horse's 23rd Annual Photo Contest
  23. Lee McKeever, McLain Ward's longtime groom, wins the 2018 FEI Best Groom Award
  24. Top N.J. trainer J. Willard Thompson died Nov. 6 at 83
  25. Bob Levy, a top thoroughbred racehorse owner, died Nov. 7
  26. Eventing Performance Director Erik Duvander's thoughts on improving the U.S. team
  27. New York trainer Rick Violette died Oct. 21 of lung cancer
  28. Russell Jones inducted into Parx Hall of Fame
  29. The 2019 Nations Cup qualifier for the Finals will be held at Palm Beach Masters
  30. Laura Graves and Verdades first ever Americans to top FEI Dressage World Rankings
  31. Devon's new parking lot, to be competed in a couple of years, will double the present lot size.
  32. The U.S. show jumping team earned Best of September honors, announced the U.S. Olympic Committee
  33. Kathee Rengert, executive director of the Pa. Hunt Cup, died Oct. 6
  34. U.S. teams outdo themselves in 5 of 6 disciplines competed at WEG
  35. Long time Zone 2 chef d'equpe ralph Caristo wins the Old Salem Farm Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
  36. Ronnie Houghton, jockey, trainer and breeder, dies at 79
  37. Amwell Valley Hounds on Sept. 29 has relocated to The Ridge
  38. Lynn Symansky 9th individually in Eventing, the U.S. team is eighth. Dressage Freestyle is cancelled
  39. Endurance competition cancelled at WEG, U.S. stands third halfway thru team Dressage
  40. Update to weather conditions at WEG
  41. World Equestrian Games are threatened by hurricane Florence
  42. Weg set to begin with Endurance, Dressage, Reining and Eventing scheduled for the first week
  43. Jimmy Fairclough, Misdee Miller and Chester Weber to compete in Driving at the WEG
  44. Leo Kuntz, founder of the Nokota Horse Conservancy, died
  45. The show jumping team for the WEG
  46. Pa-bred Unique Bella retired to be a broodmare after fracturing a sesamoid during a morning work on Aug. 18
  47. Renowned artist Peter Williams died Aug. 13
  48. Olympic team gold medal veteran Laura Kraut headlines U.S. show jumping team for Dublin
  49. Devon H.S. & Country Fair enjoyed a banner year
  50. U.S. Dressage team prepares for Aachen
  51. Youngsters from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia to participate in the 2018 The National Steeplechase Foundation Domestic Young Rider Trip.
  52. Six Pony Club members received college scholarships
  53. 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
  54. Jonathan Sheppard bred two Pa-bred champions and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award
  55. Kenny Kraus, longtime Devon announcer, died June 26
  56. William D. Teter died
  57. 24 Delaware Valley riders in the Joe Fargis clinic for the Emerging Athletes Program
  58. "The Mission", Bank Official Dreams Big, Risks All in New Novel by J. Willard Thompson
  59. Norman Dello Joio and Authentic two of four inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame
  60. Letter to the Editor
  61. Sports betting in long prepared Delaware and New Jersey will benefit horsemen
  62. Eugene duPont Weymouth, top steeplechase jockey and trainer, died June 11
  63. Fair Hill receives $1 million funding to upgrade facility
  64. Pennsylvania lags behind neighboring states in getting a share from legalized sports betting for horsemen
  65. NEW CONTEST- photos and stories about your pets
  66. 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
  67. PHBA investigates new drug testing for racing
  68. North American Riders Group refocuses its attention but continues to work to improve shows
  69. Paddy Neilson and Dixon Stroud elected co-masters of Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds
  70. The Brandywine Polo School: “The most fun you can have on 4 legs!”
  71. Two past winners among the 11 entered for the Maryland Hunt Cup
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  75. Her Majesty The Queen's Supreme Ridden Showing Champion, Barbers Shop, set to retire at the 75TH Annual CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show
  76. McLain Ward to defend his World Cup title beginning April 11 in Paris, France
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  90. Visitors to The Horse's Facebook commented on one of The Horse's Marketplace advertisers
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  92. Thrilling competition and much, much more for Devon spectators
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