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Phyllis Wyeth, 78, carriage driving enthusiast and thoroughbred breeder, died Jan. 14

CHADDS FORD, Pa.--Phyllis Mills Wyeth, a breeder of thoroughbred horses, race horse owner and carriage whip, died on Jan. 14 at the age of 78.

Phyllis WyethShe bred Union Rags, who won the Belmont and went on to become a top producing stallion.

Wyeth was a philanthropist, conservationist and arts supporter who was an early and major supporter of the fledgling Tri-County Conservancy, which became the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, and was a founding member of its Board.

In addition to her work with the Brandywine she was a noted philanthropist, conservationist, environmentalist, arts supporter, accomplished horsewoman and a staunch advocate for the rights of the handicapped and disabled.

"This was a big loss for me personally, a big loss for the community and a big loss for the horse world," said Russell Jones, who advised Wyeth on her thoroughbred breeding and whose wife Donnan is Wyeth's cousin. "Her shoes won't be easily filled."

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Ryan Keefe awarded $5,000 training grant for Eventing

GLADSTONE, N.J.--The United States Equestrian Team Foundation awarded the 2019 Amanda Pirie Warrington Grant to up-and-coming eventing rider Ryan Keefe of Sandy Spring, Md.

Ryan KeefeRyan Keefe on Flintstar (Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography)"It's a really big honor to be chosen for the Grant because I know that a lot of other great riders before me have received it," said Keefe. "It definitely feels good to have the support of the USET Foundation and other people behind the grant who believe in me."

The Amanda Pirie Warrington Grant is awarded through the USET Foundation Amanda Pirie Warrington Fund.

Keefe, this year's winner, has demonstrated her talent at many of the nation's top CCI1* and CCI2* events.

At just 18 years old and a freshman at the University of Kentucky, Keefe has piloted her top mount, Flintstar, to a number of impressive finishes, including winning the Virginia Horse Trials CCI1* in 2017 and finishing 11th overall at their first CCI2* at Fair Hill International in 2018.

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Jessie Allred, foxhunter and owner of a Md. Hunt Cup winner, died Jan. 2

COATESVILLE, Pa.--Jessie Moore Allred passed away peacefully at her home on January 2, 2019 at the age of 99.

Jessie Moore AllredJessie Moore AllredAllred moved to Chester County at the age of 16 and quickly immersed herself in the local horse world.

Following her mother's love of horses, Allred dedicated her life to racing horses and foxhunting.

She was a long-standing member of Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Fox Hounds, and also hunted with other local Fox Hunts, including the Brandywine and Radnor Hunts.

In 1952, she was the first woman to win the Brandywine Point-to-Point against men riders.

Then in 1956, she and her husband realized a dream when their horse, Gallant Ship, won the Maryland Hunt Cup.

Jessie continued to breed and raise thoroughbreds for racing until her retirement in the mid-1990s, and her greatest thrill was being on the rail whenever her horses were working or racing.

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Clineschmidt, Glaccum and Sherman took the top three Action photos in the Photo Contest

Jodie Clineschnidt, Ellie Glaccum and Nikki Sherman placed first, second and third in The Horse's Photo Contest, Action category. Honorable Mention photos will be run through the rest of this month.

Candid and Pet photo winners will be announced in mid-January, and Candid photos Winners and Honorable Mentions will be posted through February with Pet photos featured in March.


JODIE CLINESCHMIDT of Perkiomenville, Pa., took the winning Action photo of Boyd Martin of Cochranville, Pa., on Tsetserleg at the Land Rover Kentucky 3-Day Event last spring.

She used a Nikon 750 camera to get this dramatic close-up shot of Martin's determination.

"I've been taking photos for most of my life," said Clineschmidt. "I'm an amateur, but I belong to  the Upper Marion Club for photographers.

"We meet Wednesday evenings, three times a month in King of Prussia. It's a fun group. At the last meeting of the month, there's a judged competition.

"The other photograph that I submitted to The Horse (of Ryan Wood, which our subscribers will see in a few days) did really well at the Wilmington International Competition and got a ribbon," said Clineschmidt. I'm going to enter this photograph this year."

CONTEST ACTION Boyd clineschmidt Baymares


ELLIE GLACCUM of Unionville, Pa., won second place in the Action category with a photograph of Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds' Huntman Ivan Dowling jumping a line fence out of Broadlawn towards Newark Rd., with his hounds following him.

The photo was taken with a Canon EOS 40 during last fall's cubbing season.

"It was a great day," said Glaccum. "Three foxes all came out of Broadlawn that day, It was something special seeing the foxes and hounds where Mrs. Hannum used to live."

"My camera died at the end of that day," said Glaccum, who got a replacement and sent in a number of additional photos, including a number of excellent fox pictures.

Glaccum is the Secretary of Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds, and she also sent in winning photos for  last year's Photo Contest.

CONTEST ACTION Ivan jump Glaccum


NIKKI SHERMAN of Willow Grove, Pa., took this photo of Uptowncharliebrown during the Diamond B Farm open house in February 2018 with a Canon 7D and f/2.8 70-200 lens.

Sherman is the Marketing Director for the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association, which is based at Parx Racing.

She is a freelance photographer, so she says she supplements her marketing work with her photography, which is actually what her college degree is in.

"I regularly take action shots as the track, as well as conformation photos of retiring racehorses for our Turning for Home program." said Sherman. "Through the racetrack, I hooked up with Uptowncharlybrown Stud, and I was shooting for them at the Diamond B Farm open house. Both for them and for private clients at the track, I do conformation and headshots (specifically black backgrounds).

"I’ve been shooting since I was a kid. The first thing I ever remember taking pictures of was the 1994 Pennsylvania Derby when I was 9 years old, on a terrible film camera. I’ve since shot for the Daily Racing Form, Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, and many other track photographers, which has led me to be published in a lot of other industry magazines. But I’m happy now at Parx with regular day to day happenings. I’m done traveling.

"I’m trained for people portraits, but I don’t really have the opportunity to take the kind of shots I’d like," said Sherman. "I am more ESPN Mag portraits of athletes for my style."

CONTEST ACTION Uptown Charlie Brown Sherman

Ricky Hendriks has 2 in contention for Eclipse Awards, two Pa-breds also in contention

Ricky Hendriks trains two of the three finalists for steeplechasings Eclipse Award, Optimus Prime and Zanjabeel, both G1 winners.

Zanjabeel leads Optimus Prime to wire in Lonesome Glory 5Zanjabeel leads Optimus Prime to the wire in the G1 Lonesome Glory The third finalist is Jury Duty, owned by Sideways Syndicate and trained by top Irish horseman Gordon Elliott.

But Jury Duty only raced once in this country, winning the G1 $450,000 Grand National at Far Hills, America’s richest steeplechase race, by 3 1/4 lengths, and then was shipped back across the pond.

Zanjabeel, owned by Rosbrian Farm and Meadow Run Farm, won two G1 races in 2018, the Calvin Houghland at the Iroquois meet in May and the Lonesome Glory Handicap at Belmont Park in September as well as finishing second in the G1 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup and the G2 Temple Gwathmey Handicap last spring.

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  1. Phillip Dutton and Olivia LaGoy Weltz are on Eventing & Dressage Elite lists
  2. Tobey McWilliams of Oley, Pa., elected as USHJA director at-large, four Delaware Valley residents named as Discipline Directors
  3. The Kentucky Three-Day Event Receives Five-Star Status from FEI
  4. New programs at The Horse and members of its staff
  5. Ralph Caristo presented with USHJA Lifetime Achievement Award
  6. The father of Emanuel Andrade, a fixture at the WEF, to be sentenced Nov. 27 for money laundering
  7. Entries now being accepted for The Horse's 23rd Annual Photo Contest
  8. Lee McKeever, McLain Ward's longtime groom, wins the 2018 FEI Best Groom Award
  9. Top N.J. trainer J. Willard Thompson died Nov. 6 at 83
  10. Bob Levy, a top thoroughbred racehorse owner, died Nov. 7
  11. Eventing Performance Director Erik Duvander's thoughts on improving the U.S. team
  12. New York trainer Rick Violette died Oct. 21 of lung cancer
  13. Russell Jones inducted into Parx Hall of Fame
  14. The 2019 Nations Cup qualifier for the Finals will be held at Palm Beach Masters
  15. Laura Graves and Verdades first ever Americans to top FEI Dressage World Rankings
  16. Devon's new parking lot, to be competed in a couple of years, will double the present lot size.
  17. The U.S. show jumping team earned Best of September honors, announced the U.S. Olympic Committee
  18. Kathee Rengert, executive director of the Pa. Hunt Cup, died Oct. 6
  19. U.S. teams outdo themselves in 5 of 6 disciplines competed at WEG
  20. Long time Zone 2 chef d'equpe ralph Caristo wins the Old Salem Farm Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
  21. Ronnie Houghton, jockey, trainer and breeder, dies at 79
  22. Amwell Valley Hounds on Sept. 29 has relocated to The Ridge
  23. Lynn Symansky 9th individually in Eventing, the U.S. team is eighth. Dressage Freestyle is cancelled
  24. Endurance competition cancelled at WEG, U.S. stands third halfway thru team Dressage
  25. Update to weather conditions at WEG
  26. World Equestrian Games are threatened by hurricane Florence
  27. Weg set to begin with Endurance, Dressage, Reining and Eventing scheduled for the first week
  28. Jimmy Fairclough, Misdee Miller and Chester Weber to compete in Driving at the WEG
  29. Leo Kuntz, founder of the Nokota Horse Conservancy, died
  30. The show jumping team for the WEG
  31. Pa-bred Unique Bella retired to be a broodmare after fracturing a sesamoid during a morning work on Aug. 18
  32. Renowned artist Peter Williams died Aug. 13
  33. Olympic team gold medal veteran Laura Kraut headlines U.S. show jumping team for Dublin
  34. Devon H.S. & Country Fair enjoyed a banner year
  35. U.S. Dressage team prepares for Aachen
  36. Youngsters from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia to participate in the 2018 The National Steeplechase Foundation Domestic Young Rider Trip.
  37. Six Pony Club members received college scholarships
  38. 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
  39. Jonathan Sheppard bred two Pa-bred champions and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award
  40. Kenny Kraus, longtime Devon announcer, died June 26
  41. William D. Teter died
  42. 24 Delaware Valley riders in the Joe Fargis clinic for the Emerging Athletes Program
  43. "The Mission", Bank Official Dreams Big, Risks All in New Novel by J. Willard Thompson
  44. Norman Dello Joio and Authentic two of four inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame
  45. Letter to the Editor
  46. Sports betting in long prepared Delaware and New Jersey will benefit horsemen
  47. Eugene duPont Weymouth, top steeplechase jockey and trainer, died June 11
  48. Fair Hill receives $1 million funding to upgrade facility
  49. Pennsylvania lags behind neighboring states in getting a share from legalized sports betting for horsemen
  50. NEW CONTEST- photos and stories about your pets
  51. 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
  52. PHBA investigates new drug testing for racing
  53. North American Riders Group refocuses its attention but continues to work to improve shows
  54. Paddy Neilson and Dixon Stroud elected co-masters of Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds
  55. The Brandywine Polo School: “The most fun you can have on 4 legs!”
  56. Two past winners among the 11 entered for the Maryland Hunt Cup
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  60. Her Majesty The Queen's Supreme Ridden Showing Champion, Barbers Shop, set to retire at the 75TH Annual CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show
  61. McLain Ward to defend his World Cup title beginning April 11 in Paris, France
  62. Honorable Mention Pet Photos 26
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  75. Visitors to The Horse's Facebook commented on one of The Horse's Marketplace advertisers
  76. Honorable Mention Pet Photos 14
  77. Thrilling competition and much, much more for Devon spectators
  78. Honorable Mention Pet Photos 13
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  91. Four Foxcroft School girls qualify for Zone 3 IEA Finals
  92. Elizabeth Bewley wins Photo Contest Pet with a photo of "Jungle Cat," Adrienne Morella is 2nd & Karen Kennedy 3rd
  93. Team named for Wellington Nations Cup, Laura Chapot dominates in Leading Open Jumper Rider circuit standings
  94. Honorable Mention Candid Photos 8
  95. Gillian King wins USEF Side Saddle Horse of the Year Award on Alta Mira
  96. Triumph in Tryon raised over a half million dollars for the USET Foundation
  97. Palm Beach Masters features a World Cup Qualifying Grand Prix.
  98. McLain Ward awarded Equestrian of the Year and HH Azur wins International Horse of the Year title
  99. Erik Duvander, new Eventing Performance Director, aims for successful WEG
  100. Show manager and course designer Michael Rheinheimer died

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