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New Jersey and Pennsylvania residents included in East coast clinic

WELLINGTON, Fla.--Six Delaware Valley residents are among the 22 participants in the 2020 Gold Star Clinic on the East coast that will be held in Wellington.

Gold star clinicIncluded are Emily Dehoff of Far Hills, N.J., Julianna Empie of Chester Springs, Pa., Kailey Fuchs of Sinking Spring, Pa., Olivia Holtz of Villanova, Pa., Katherine Pugliese of Malvern, Pa., and Kendra Walmer of Reinholds, Pa.

The Gold Star Clinics are the pinnacle of the USHJA Emerging Jumper Rider Program, which identifies Jumper riders who have the skill and desire to excel in the sport, while educating riders to become well-rounded horsemen on their path to excellence.

The East Coast Clinic, led by Todd Minikus, is scheduled for Jan. 22-26, 2020 at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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MATCH races expanded to 35 stakes at eight tracks

The highly popular Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships Series (MATCH) has been renewed for 2020, with an expanded schedule and an increase in owner, trainer and breeder bonus money thanks to new partner racetracks, horsemen’s groups and breeder associations.

Bronx Beauty Match SeriesBronx Beauty, 2019 Overall Champion, leads Ms Locust Point to the wireThis year’s slate grows to 35 stakes at eight tracks.

Colonial Downs and Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, both of which were part of the MATCH Series during its initial run from 1997-2001, have rejoined the series, as have the Virginia and Charles Town HBPAs.

The 2020 Series, which expands from four divisions to five, will begin April 18 with a unique split schedule at Laurel Park and Charles Town and run until Championship Day at Parx Racing on Oct. 10.

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Jack Fisher elected President of the Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation

MONKTON, Md.--Jack Fisher, a record-setting trainer and a prominent member of the steeplechase community, has been elected president of the Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation.

Jack Fiasher Tod MarksJack Fisher (Photo by Tod Marks)Based in Monkton, Md., Fisher succeeds Charles C. Fenwick Jr., who had completed his maximum term as a foundation trustee.

Also elected by the foundation’s Board of Trustees were Emily Day, a Virginia horsewoman and member of the National Steeplechase Association’s Safety Committee, as vice president; Blair Wyatt, a Maryland horsewoman and Maryland Hunt Cup-winning rider, as secretary; and Michael Hoffman, a steeplechase owner and rider who also rode a Hunt Cup winner, as treasurer.

Fisher assumes the Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation presidency after completing his eighth straight year as the sport’s champion trainer.

In 2019, he established a record for annual earnings, nearly $1.6-million, and shattered the mark he set in 2017.

He also serves on the National Steeplechase Association’s Board of Directors.

Darry Lou and El Primero voted International and National Horses of the Year

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--Darry Lou, Abigail Wexner’s 2008 Dutch Warmblood stallion, has been voted the 2019 International Horse of the Year and El Primero, Bryan Baldwin and Meralex Farm’s 2009 Dutch Warmblood gelding, has been voted the 2019 National Horse of the Year.

Darry LouDarry Lou, 2019 International Horse of the Year (Photo by Andrea Evans/US Equestrian)Darry Lou, by Tangelo van de Zuuthoeveout of Venus, by Nabab de Reve, has become a stalwart in the talented lineup of mounts for five-time USEF Equestrian of the Year and Olympic gold medalist Beezie Madden, as the pair have captured numerous international wins since their partnership began in 2017.

The 2019 competition year was highlighted by several historic finishes for Madden and Darry Lou as they capped an exceptionally strong seasonal campaign with back-to-back wins at the prestigious Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ CSIO5*.

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Beezie Madden named International Equestrian of 2019 and also won the Steinkraus trophy along with Boyd Martin

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--Two time Olympic team gold medalist and 2019 Pan Am Games individual gold medalist Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, N.Y., was voted the 2019 International Equestrian of the Year.

Beezie Madden presentationBeezie Madden, center, is presented with the Stub Trophy by Murray Kessler (right) (Photo by Taylor Pence/US Equestrian)Nick Haness of Temecula, Calif.,was voted the 2019 National Equestrian of the Year. and Madden and Boyd Martin won the William C. Steinkraus Trophy.

Madden and Haness were presented with the Robert P. Strub Trophy at the Pegasus Awards during the U.S. Equestrian Annual Meeting.

For nearly three decades, Madden has represented the United States in the world’s most prestigious competitions, including four Olympic Games, three Pan American Games, and three FEI World Equestrian Games.

In 2019, Madden represented the U.S. at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, and helped anchor a team of rising U.S. jumping stars in their first major championship.

There, Madden and teammates Lucy Deslauriers, Alex Granato and Eve Jobs won the team bronze, while Madden also went on to win individual bronze on Breitling LS in Lima.

Earlier in the year, Madden and Breitling LS placed in the top five at the Jumping World Cup Final in Gothenburg.

She also became the first rider to win the $1 Million HITS Grand Prix in all three locations offered following her win with Darry Lou at HITS Thermal.

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  1. Bettina Jenney eulogized at Memorial Service
  2. Winston C, George Strawbridge and British Idiom are among the finalist for Eclipse Awards
  3. Honorable Mention Photo, Action category
  4. Third placed Action
  5. Jodie Clineschmidt won second place in the Photo Contest, Action
  6. Ellie Glaccum wins Photo Contest, Action, with an incredible series of fences at the Pa. Hunt Cup
  7. Bettina Jenney, breeder of top race horses, died Dec. 22
  8. Athletes for Equity in Sport, pro SafeSport but anti its procedures
  9. Kevin Babington is back teaching
  10. Ryerss Farm annual Open House cancelled due to a fire
  11. Hall of Fame jockey Tommy Walsh 's Memorial Service
  12. Facing a $5 million rehab, Dianna Babington is asking for help from charitable donations
  13. Hall of Fame Jockey Tommy Walsh died Nov. 13
  14. Entries are now being accepted for the Horse's annual Photo Contest
  15. Kevin Babington went home briefly to see his horses
  16. A 2017 fireworks law has horse and dog owners among those traumatized
  17. Great news for Kevin Babington
  18. Kevin Babington to have tracheotomy tube removed
  19. An update on Kevin Babington
  20. News Flash - Mara DePuy leads after dressage at Fair Hill
  21. A fund raiser and an update on Kevin Babington
  22. Champion jockey Doug Small died Oct. 11
  23. IHSA founder Bob Cacchione among first IHSA Hall of Fame inductees
  24. Kevin Babington taking baby steps towards improvement
  25. Memorial service for Louis "Paddy" Neilson draws a huge crowd
  26. Historic Plans for Maryland Racing, but funding is critical
  27. Babington has many visitors in rehab, including his horse Mark Q
  28. Kevin Babington has moved to rehap, go to GoFundMe to help with huge medical expenses
  29. Fund raisers raise money for critically injured Kevin Babington
  30. Letters to the Editor re Joe Drape
  31. Joe Drape doubled down on misinformation about Justify's drug test following the Santa Anita Derby
  32. Baffert responds to The N.Y. Times' article concerning Justify's failing a drug test prior to the Derby that contained many misleading accusations
  33. Paddy Neilson, top timber rider, died Sept. 5
  34. Dr. Todd Addis, MFH, died July 24.
  35. A fundraiser for Kevin Babington, who suffered catastrophic spinal cord injuries
  36. celebrates its 10th anniversary
  37. Andrews Bridge Foxhounds litigation ended with a victory for Steve and Betsy Harris
  38. Letter to the Editor concerning SafeSport
  39. Two Letters to the Editor
  40. SafeSport found the great horseman George Morris guilty without a trial
  41. Dressage Olympian Michael Barisone charged with attempted murder
  42. NEWS FLASH - U.S. leads after Eventing dressage
  43. Dressage With the Experts line up for Dresssage at Devon
  44. Lucy Deslauriers named to Pan Am Jumping team, but as Endel Otis' Lucky Strike was injured the dressage team will only have three members
  45. Jenni Autry named Managing Director of Eventing
  46. Ashley Stout, 13, died July 11 following a riding accident
  47. Maj. Gen. Jonathan Burton died after an illustrious career in the army and eventing
  48. A new Jumper Classic series for 1.10m to 1.40m to debut in 2020
  49. Nations Cup team for Falsterbo includes Jessie Springsteen
  50. Jumping, dressage and driving teams announced for Aachen
  51. The dressage team for the Pan Am Games was announced
  52. Two of six awarded scholarships by the U.S. Pony Clubs are from the Delaware Valley
  53. Boyd Martin one of four named to the Pan Am Eventing team
  54. Fair Hill Hounds hosted author Rita Mae Brown, MFH
  55. A competitive dressage team announced for The Netherlands
  56. H.L. (Sandy) Schwartz III, founder and publisher of The Horse of Delaware Valley, died June 11
  57. Attendance at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair rose four percent
  58. Penn Med correctons to article entited Gene Doping addressed at PHBA Meeting
  59. North American Riders Group is back with a full agenda, new board members and the return of the NARG Top 25
  60. Gene doping addressed at PHBA Annual Meeting
  61. Blue Mountain Pony Club places in Fox Hunting Challenge
  62. The 2019 Devon Horse Show & Country Fair Returns May 23 With Special Events Sure to Please the Entire Family
  63. Horse Power for Life Summer camp for cancer survivors
  64. Winterthur Races cancelled
  65. U.S. team for Mexico Nations Cup on May 5
  66. Winterthur races features the Winterthur Bowl Stakes
  67. Adele Paxson, side saddle competitor at Devon and thoroughbred breeder
  68. Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Named Horse Show of the Year by National Show Hunter Hall of Fame
  69. Dolores A. Swann, Ashley Meadows Farm show manager, died Feb. 7
  70. World Cup qualifiers include Devin Ryan of Long Valley, N.J.
  71. Devon co-manager Peter Doubleday elected to the Show Jumping Hall of Fame
  72. Letter to the Editor 4
  73. Tequilita finished third in her final race before retiring to a life as a broodmare
  74. Sloane Coles elected to Foxcroft School Sports Hall of Fame
  75. Something for everyone at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
  76. Jane Simone, former Director of Development at New Bolton, died Dec. 30
  77. Tack Swap to benefit Pa Racehorse Rehoming, Rehabilitation, and Rescue
  78. Letter to the Editor 3
  79. Letter to the Editor 2
  80. Laura Chapot is in a familiar spot, leading the Circuit Standings for Overall Jumper Rider at WEF
  81. Samuel McMichael's edits and comments on Andrews Bridge article
  82. Dispute continues despite Judge's ruling on Andrews Bridge Foxhounds
  83. All recognized steeplechase races will be steamed live starting this spring
  84. Exhibition honoring the late Phyllis Mills Wyeth
  85. Three Differences Between The American Grand National and English Counterpart
  86. Rosbrian Farm is Steeplechasing's Leading Owner, and Jack Fisher is Leading Trainer
  87. Dr. Matthew Mackay-Smith, 86, died Dec. 8
  88. Phyllis Wyeth, 78, carriage driving enthusiast and thoroughbred breeder, died Jan. 14
  89. Ryan Keefe awarded $5,000 training grant for Eventing
  90. Jessie Allred, foxhunter and owner of a Md. Hunt Cup winner, died Jan. 2
  91. Clineschmidt, Glaccum and Sherman took the top three Action photos in the Photo Contest
  92. Ricky Hendriks has 2 in contention for Eclipse Awards, two Pa-breds also in contention
  93. Phillip Dutton and Olivia LaGoy Weltz are on Eventing & Dressage Elite lists
  94. Tobey McWilliams of Oley, Pa., elected as USHJA director at-large, four Delaware Valley residents named as Discipline Directors
  95. The Kentucky Three-Day Event Receives Five-Star Status from FEI
  96. New programs at The Horse and members of its staff
  97. Ralph Caristo presented with USHJA Lifetime Achievement Award
  98. The father of Emanuel Andrade, a fixture at the WEF, to be sentenced Nov. 27 for money laundering
  99. Entries now being accepted for The Horse's 23rd Annual Photo Contest
  100. Lee McKeever, McLain Ward's longtime groom, wins the 2018 FEI Best Groom Award

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