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Weg set to begin with Endurance, Dressage, Reining and Eventing scheduled for the first week (2)

By Louise Parkes, with editing and additions

TRYON, N.C.--The World Equestrian Games begin Sept. 12, with Endurance, Dressage, Reining and Eventing, with a 349 athletes from 54 countries competing for the first-week medals.

Laura Graves wins Aaschen GPPresntation to Laura Graves, winner of the Aachen GPNBC will air 57 hours of live coverage across its networks beginning on Sept. 12, and the complete televison coverage can be seen at the bottom of this article.

Endurance will be first off, with 124 athletes from 40 countries tackling the 160-kilometre course, which has been designed to be technically demanding, with twists and turns and plenty of hills.

Entries include defending individual champion HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum from the UAE and Jaume Punti Dachs who led the Spanish team to victory on French soil in Normandy four years ago.

It was Becky Hart of the United States with her Arabian R.O. Grand Sultan who won the individual title at the inaugural Games 28 years ago, when 81 horse-and-rider partnerships from 19 countries competed and Great Britain topped the team podium.

America holds the record for the most individual Endurance titles having posted three-in-a-row in 1990, 1994 and 1998, however France has claimed the most medals with 10 in total including three gold, four silver and five bronze.

Endurance runs from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12 with live coverage on NBC Sports Netwok at 8 p.m.

 

DRESSAGE also begins on Sept. 12, and the big question here will be whether Germany’s Isabell Werth can add to the seven gold medals she has previously won.

Laura Graves on Verdades Feb. 9Laura Graves on Verdades There are three separate competitions: the Team event, the Grand Prix Special and the Grand Prix Freestyle.

Werth won her first gold in the Special in 1994 on the road to becoming the most medalled athlete in the history of equestrian sport today.

A total of 61 riders from 23 countries participated that year, and this time there will be 78 representing 31 nations.

The fairytale success of Charlotte Dujardin (GBR) and her brilliant gelding Valegro who, at the height of their career together, collected both the Special and Freestyle titles in Normandy (FRA) four years ago, has been largely responsible for a massive surge in the popularity of modern Dressage.

The British rider will defend her titles, but this time around with the relatively untried Mount St John in Freestyle while Werth has decided to swap her world number one ride, Weihegold, for her personal favourite Bella Rose ,whose march to the podium in Caen was abruptly halted by injury.

Germany claimed team gold for the 11th time in 2014 and holds the record for most medals, 22 in total, at the WEG.

However the hosts from the USA are tipped to turn the tide, led by the world number three combination of Laura Graves and Verdades who have been showing fantastic recent form.

The Grand Prix runs from 8:45 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, team medals and the Individual Qualifier is Thursday from 8:45 yp 6 p.m., and the individual competiton, the Grand Prix Special, with medal presentation, is Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

North America has completely dominated the REINING medal podium since joining the WEG programme back in 1992, with the USA claiming seven titles and Canada’s Duane Latimer coming out on top at Aachen in 2006.

This sport was hugely popular from the outset, with spectators enjoying every moment of the razzmatazz, hootin’ and hollerin’ that accompanies the “run down”, “roll back” and “sliding stop” manoeuvres performed by the world’s top partnerships.

Mandy McCutcheon (USA, bronze in 2014) and Shawna Sapergia (CAN, bronze in 2002) are the only female athletes to have won a medal in the individual event.

With six gold medals, America’s Shawn Flarida is the most successful Reining competitor in WEG history, but he’s not coming back to defend the title he won once more last time around.

However the McCutcheon name is likely to be prominent as Mandy’s husband Tom, who claimed team gold and individual silver in 2002 and double-gold on home ground in Kentucky eight years later will be joined on the US side by son Cade.

A total of 64 horse-and-rider combinations from 20 countries will do battle for the team and individual Reining titles.

Reining is competed from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 and 4;00 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Webnesday and 2 p.m. to 4:30 on Thusday.

 

When it comes to EVENTING, which begins on Thursday, Sept. 13, all eyes will be on the New Zealand husband-and-wife duo of Tim and Jonelle Price, because the pair of them are on fire right now,

Jonelle bagging the big prize at Badminton in May and Tim topping the line-up at Burghley last weekend.

And Jonelle will be saddling up her brilliant Badminton winner, Classic Moet.

Remarkably the Kiwi team will also include both Blyth Tait, who claimed double-gold at the first WEG in Stockholm 1990, and his team-mate, the legendary Mark Todd, who was already a double-Olympic champion.

The New Zealand record at the WEG is highly impressive, Vaughn Jefferis taking all the individual glory in 1994 and Tait pipping Todd for the individual honours in 1998 when they again topped the team table.

The phenomenal Michael Jung gave Germany its first taste of individual success in 2010 and was just pipped by team-mate Sandra Auffarth last time around in France.

Auffarth comes back to defend her title and even in Jung’s absence the German side looks more than formidable as 83 riders from 23 countries set off in their quest for that coveted top step of the Eventing medal podium.

Tryon 2018 is the eighth edition of the eight-discipline Games which are held on a four-year cycle and which previously visited Stockholm (SWE) in 1990, The Hague (NED) in 1994, Rome (ITA) in 1998, Jerez (ESP) in 2002, Aachen (GER) in 1996, Kentucky (USA) in 2010 and Normandy (FRA) in 2014.

TELEVISION COVERAGE BELOW

Date                              Time                         Event                                                                                        Network


Wed., Sept. 12           2 p.m.          Dressage Team & Individual Grand Prix: Session 2 (LIVE)              Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

Wed., Sept. 12           8 p.m.          Endurance Team & Individual Ride (LIVE)                                       NBCSN

Thurs., Sept. 13         2 p.m.         Dressage Team & Individual Grand Prix: Session 4 (LIVE)              Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

Thurs., Sept. 13         7 p.m.          Dressage Team & Individual Grand Prix                                          NBCSN

Fri., Sept. 14              2:30 p.m.     Dressage Individual Grand Prix Special: Session 2 (LIVE)              Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

Fri., Sept. 14              9 p.m.          Dressage                                                                                         NBCSN

Sat., Sept. 15            Noon            Eventing Cross-Country Test (LIVE)                                                Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

Sat., Sept. 15           11:30 p.m.    Eventing                                                                                           NBCSN

Sun., Sept. 16           8:30 a.m.     Dressage Individual Grand Prix Freestyle (LIVE)                              Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

Sun., Sept. 16           3 p.m.          Eventing Jumping Test (LIVE)                                                           Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

Sun., Sept. 16           4 p.m.         Eventing Jumping Test (LIVE)                                                             NBC

Tues., Sept. 18          1:30 p.m.    Vaulting Individual Female Compulsory Competition (LIVE)              Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

Tues., Sept. 18          4 p.m.         Vaulting Squad Compulsory Competition (LIVE)                                Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

Tues., Sept. 18         6 p.m.          Vaulting Individual Male Compulsory Competition (LIVE)                   NBCSN

Wed., Sept. 19         9 a.m.          Jumping Team Competition / Individual Round 1, Session 1 (LIVE)   Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

Wed., Sept. 19        1:30 p.m.     Jumping Team Competition / Individual Round 1, Session 2 (LIVE)    Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

Wed., Sept. 19          6 p.m.        Vaulting Nations Teams Freestyle: Individual & Squad (LIVE)              NBCSN

Thurs., Sept. 20        9 a.m.        Jumping Team Competition /Individual Qualifier: Session 1 (LIVE)     Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

Thurs., Sept. 20        1:30 p.m.   Jumping Team Competition /Individual Qualifier: Session 2 (LIVE)      Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

Thurs., Sept. 20       6 p.m.         Vaulting Pas de Deux Freestyle (LIVE)                                                  NBCSN

Fri., Sept. 21            1:30 p.m.    Jumping Team Medals (LIVE)                                                               Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

Fri., Sept. 21            11:30 p.m.  Jumping Team Medals                                                                         NBCSN

Sat., Sept. 22           11 a.m.      Driving Marathon Test (LIVE)                                                                 Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

Sun., Sept. 23           1 a.m.       Driving Marathon Test                                                                             NBCSN

Sun., Sept. 23          Noon         Jumping Individual Third Competition: Round B (LIVE)                          NBC

Sun., Sept. 23         1:30 p.m.    Driving Cones Test                                                                               Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

 

 

Sheppard saddled Rose Tree to win the Mrs. Penny Stakes, Unionizer wins the Sapling (2)

WEST GROVE, Pa.--Jonathan Sheppard of West Grove saddled Buttonwood Farm's Rose Tree to win the $107,750 Mrs. Penny Stakes at Parx Racing on Sept. 1 to run her record to two stakes wins from two starts this year.

Rose Tree winning the Mrs. Penny Stakes Photo By Taylor EjdysEQUI PHOTORose Tree winning the Mrs. Penny Stakes {Photo By Taylor EjdysEQUI PHOTO)Rose Tree, bred by Mr. and Mrs. Rodman W. Moorhead, who own Buttonwood Farm, was ridden  by Andrew Wolfsont, in the 1 1/16 race on the dirt, originally scheduled for the turf, to win by a nose over Barlar LLC's Imply, trained by Bernie Houghton and ridden by Jack Hernandez.

Earlier this year, Rose Tree won the $103,500 Northern Flings Stakes on the all-weather track at Presque Isle by 1 3/4 lengths.

In 2016, Rose Tree, as a 2-year-old, won a maiden race and then the Blue Mountain Juvenile Fillies Stakes and was named Champion Pa-bred 2-year-old Filly.

Then in 2017, she placed second in two stakes but at the end of the year only placed seventh in Stakes, one at Laurel and one at Gulfstream on Dec. 30..

 

"WE TOOK HER to Florida, and we ran her in a pretty tough stake," said Sheppard. "She was only beaten by 3 lengths. "If she'd had a proper ride, she would have been in the top four."

Rose Tree was checked sharply nearing the first turn in the 1 1/16 mile turf race, which pretty much finished her chances.

"She came out of that race not quite right," said Sheppard. "she had some arthritis in her knees. We gave her some time off. The rest was what she needed."

With six months off from racing, Rose Tree came back sharp for the two wins.

"She's been a very nice edition to the stable," said Sheppard. "We haven't got the ammunition that we've had in past years. I'm happy for the Moorheads. They've been very supportive."

Despite losing two of his best owners, George Strawbridge and William Pape, Sheppard continues to saddle winners both on the flat and over fences, where he stands second in Trainer, Races Won.

He now races a number of horses that he bred himself with great success, the latest victory being Penitence's win in an allowance race at Presque Isle

For many years, Sheppard rented Buttonwood Farm to keep his broodmares, and about six years ago, after Mr. Moorhead retired, the Moorheads, who enjoyed watching the foals playing in the spring, decided that they would like some broodmares of their own.

They commissioned Sheppard to buy them a few mares, and Rose Tree's dam, Amusing, by Distorted Humor, was one of his first buys.

"I bought her in foal to Harlan's Holiday," said Sheppard, who purchased the mare for$280,000. That foal was Rose Tree.

"Amusing has a very nice 2-year-old, What a Laugh, by Hard Spun," said Sheppard. "We thought enough of him that we took him to Saratoga."

But What a Laugh didn't run in Saratoga. and he hasn't started yet.

Amusing also has a weanling by Elusive Quality and is in foal to Into Mischief.

 

UNIONIZER won the $75,000 Sapling Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sept. 1 to continue the skein of stakes victories by the get of Union Rags.

Unionizer winning Sapling Photo By Ryan DenverEQUI PHOTOUnionizer winning the Sapling (Photo By Ryan DenverEQUI PHOTO)Out of Mind Eraser, by Unbridled's Song, Unionizer, who was bred and is owned by Peter Vegso, won the 1 mile race for 2 year olds by  1 1/2 lengths over Successful Zip.

Earlier, Unionizer won a maiden Special Weight at Saratoga on Aug. 11 and now has started three times with two wins.

In the Sapling, Unionizer was fractious in the gate and pulled on the first turn before settling nicely, then taking charge midway on the far turn and kicking clear through the stretch.

On the same day, Union Blues, by Union Rags, finished third in the $75,000 Maryland Coalition Stakes at Laurel.

 

DELTA EXPRESS, a Pa-bred by Weigelia, won  the $114,750, 6 furlong Mark McDermott Stakes for 2 year olds at Presque isle on Sept. 2.

Delta Express mark McDermott SDelta Express (Photo by Coady Photography)Owned by Jason DaCosta and Calypso Stable, trained by DaCost and ridden by Waler De La Cruz, Delta Express was bred by Scott Bunker and Cynthis Bartkowski.

Delta Express sprinted right to the lead, led throughout the race and opened up in the stretch to win by 3 3/4 lengths over Ron Potts' Amy Farah, trained by Potts and ridden by Huber Villa-Gomez.

From three starts, Delta Express has now won three times, taking a maiden race on June 13 and then winning an allowance race at Presque Isle on July 16 prior to this Stakes win.

 

 

McLain Ward on HH Gigi's Girl wins $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix (2)

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y.--McLain Ward of Brewster, N.Y., riding HH Gigi's Girl, won the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix for a record seventh time on Sept. 2, beating Shane Sweetnam by almost two seconds.

McLain Ward on HHGigis Girl photo by Shawn McMillanMcLain Ward on HH Gigis Girl (Photo by Shawn McMillan)Course Designer Michel Vaillancourt built a challenging course at the maximum height of 1.60m, including a line of jumps taking the competitors nearly the entire length of the packed VIP tent.

The tough course was a true test of ability, resulting in just five advancing to the jump-off round.

The start order was determined by the final placings in the $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier earlier in the week, which meant the better you did Friday, the further down in the order you went on Sunday.

Ward was in the bottom third, but Friday’s winner, Ireland’s Shane Sweetnam, on Main Road, was the last rider to go in Sunday’s Grand Prix.

 

SWEETNAM was also clean in the first round, which meant he jumped last in the jump-off.

Ward, never one to ride for second place, pulled out all the stops with HH Gigi’s Girl, the 10-year-old grey mare owned by Double H Farm.

They cleared the course and flew across the finish line in a time of 39.32 seconds, knowing speedy Sweetnam was yet to come.

The only time Ward let up on the gas was heading to the very last fence, and only for a split second, knowing that if he pushed any more, he would risk having the last jump down.

“The line from the Jaguar vertical to the last jump ended up being a steady seven strides,” said Ward in the press conference following the awards. “But it was one of those lines where although the seven seemed steady, almost holding, doing six strides would become kamikaze. I also didn’t know what quality the jump would be off the full rollback to the Jaguar. Gigi slipped just a tiny bit on the tight rollback turn she made to the Jaguar fence, which actually worked out perfectly because it meant I could support and push up to it. However, she is young and still a bit inexperienced. I knew I had done a lot already and heading down that last line, I had to take a bit off the gas pedal.”

Ward and HH Gigi’s Girl finished with a clean score, in a time of 39.32.

Eventual third-place finisher Lucy Davis was unable to catch Ward’s time. Caracho left the jumps up, but they crossed the timers in 42.47 seconds.

Last to jump, Sweetnam had to contend with Main Road bucking sporadically in the jump-off, both upon landing and while galloping between fences, so they crossed through the timers with no jumping faults in a time of 41.24 seconds to finish in second place.

The top three riders each received beautiful new timepieces courtesy of Longines.

Although Sweetnam would have to be content with second in the class, his lead in the $30,000 Longines Rider Challenge was so strong that he easily held onto first place and took the title for the second time.

Having been awarded one Longines watch for finishing second in the Grand Prix, Sweetnam received a second watch for securing the Longines Rider Challenge.

Adding these to the watches he won in Friday’s $75,000 Grand Prix Qualifier and Saturday’s $70,000 Longines Cup, Sweetnam, with four watches, certainly won’t have an excuse to ever be late.

 

IN THE $75,000 Grand Prix Qualifier on Friday, Sweetnam had two horses in the jump-off, and he took full advantage of having a second opportunity to ride the course, putting into place changes that would ultimately help him win the class.

 Shane Sweetnam with Indra van de Oude Heihoef Shane Sweetnam with Indra van de Oude Heihoef (Photo by Shawn McMillan)Nine were clean in the first round, and Sweetnam, riding main Road, was first to go in the jump-off and set the early lead, jumping clean in a time of 39.42 seconds.

He then had to turn his attention to his second horse, Indra van de Oude Heihoef and plan his return.

Sweetnam, who was second with Indra in the $10,000 Palm Beach Masters 1.45m class Wednesday, made no bones that having the chance to go in and do it again, is a huge advantage.

“I was lucky to have both go clear,” said Sweetnam. “The plan is for Main Road to jump Sunday, so I was never going to go all out with him today. I was lucky enough to go quick enough to still get a good piece of it with him and finish fourth.

“Having been around once, it gave me the real advantage of knowing the route, how it felt, and where I could leave a stride out. I had to work for it, but she does cover the ground.”

Sweetnam left out a stride out between fences one and two and finished in 37.72 seconds for the win.

Mexico’s Fernando Martinez Sommer finished in 38.19 seconds with Cor Bakker to place second, and Devin Ryan, who will be part of Team USA at next month’s World Equestrian Games, finished third with Cooper in 38.25 seconds.

 Then Sweetnam won Saturday’s $70,000 Longines Cup with Indra van de Oude Heihoe. making it also two years in a row for Sweetnam, as he won this class in 2017 with Main Road.

Just five of the 33 starterst were clean rounds and progress to the jump-off.

Sweetnam won in 36.61, with Ireland's Richie Maloney second on Rocksy Music in 36.90 and Canada’s Mario Deslauriers third on Amsterdam in 38.53.

“She’s super talented,” Sweetnam said of Indra. “She showed real heart and desire to get the job done two days in a row. Last year was her first grand prix, here in the Hamptons, and she’s really a bright light for the future.”

An annual tradition signifying the end of the famed Hamptons social season, for eight days the Classic hosted every level of horse and rider from the smallest leadline competitor up to World Cup, World and Olympic Champions such as Sunday’s winner, McLain Ward.

The Barefield team wins at the Brandywine Polo Club (2)

TOUGHKENAMON, Pa.-- The Barefield team of Hernan Tasso, Marcos Onetto, Mark Mulligan and Adam Lipsome defeated the New Hope team of Pelon Escapite, Denis A. Santana, Tim Cheronmcka and Rhea Lowenthal by a score of 14 to 12 in the Gerald Balding Memorial Tournament 6-8 goal final tournament at the Brandywine Polo Club on Labor Day, Sept. 3.

BPCGerBald WinningTeam2AdamLipsomMarkMulliganMarcosOnettoHernanTassoThe winning team of Adam Lipsom, Mark Mulligan, Marcos Onetto and Hernan TassoBoth teams traveled from Tinicum in Delaware County, Pa., to compete in the tournament that began with four teams and narrowed down to the two finalists.

“It was a great competitive match," said Mulligan from the winning Barefield team. "I wasn’t sure we could pull it off, but when Hernan Tasso made four goals in the fourth chukker, I knew our luck had changed.”


 “Amazing match," said Joseph Gantert, who was a spectator but is also a polo player. "Two amazing teams. Super close. Incredible riding as well as back to back goals . 14 -12. Great to have seen it. Bravo to all.”

 

 

ESCAPITE  of the New Hope team was named the Most Valuable Player, and this award was doubly gratifying as Labor Day was also his BPCGerBald MVP Pelon Escapite243MVP Pelon Escapitebirthday.

The Best Playing Pony award and congratulations go to Tasso's BBP Dalmiro, who is out of his mare, Dalma, and by Chalo Compinche.

Chalo Compinche is the stallion of Bartolome Castagnol.

The Gerald Balding Tournament is named for a great English player of early 20th century, born in 1909.

Balding was the last 10-goal British player to date.

Gerald and his two brothers, Ivor and Barney, played in the United States throughout the golden age of polo in the 1920s and 30s, mostly at the famous Meadowbrook Polo Club on Long Island.

Gerald Balding went on to captain the British national polo team in 1936 and 1938.

BPCGerBald 62DenisSantanaDenis SantanaThe Gerald Balding tournament, first played in 1958, has traditionally been the Brandywine Polo Club's most competitive trophy.

Names of past winners are affixed to the wooden, custom-made trophy case.

These nameplates make for interesting reading, as they include a large number of great players and teams not only from Brandywine, but also from the entire East coast.

Dixon Stroud serves as president of the Club, with the polo professional from Argentina, Charly Quincoces, serving as the polo manager.

The Brandywine Polo Club is located at  232 Polo Road in Toughkenamon.

The polo season runs from May 28 to Sept 30, and spectators are invited to attend polo matches on Fridays and Sundays.

On Fridays, the gate opens at 5 p.m., and the match begins at 5:30.

BPCGerBald 153ActionTimCheromckaTim Cheromcka taking a shotOn Sundays, the gate opens at 1:30 p.m., and the match begins at 3:00.

General Admission tickets are available for $15 at www.brandywinepolo.com or at the gate the day of the event.

Discounted tickets are available at Landhope Farms, at the 101 E. Street Location, for $10.

Children under 12 and adults over 75, free.

Daily tailgates available on line and at the gate for $35. Parking Free.

If it rains, as weather can cause games to be postponed or cancelled, it is recommended that spectators watch the Brandywine facebook page for latest updates or sign up for TEXT CONNECT prior to attending.

Sign up for TEXT CONNECT by texting the word Brandywinepolo to 84483.

BPCGerBald 212WinnersBarefieldTwo of the winners celebrtingDress comfortably, but hats are encouraged, flat shoes are suggested and shorts, sun dresses and jeans are welcoThere is plenty of room to sit field side either on bleachers or bring a blanket or folding chairs.

There is a coke machine, but no food vendors, so best to take your own food and drink, and adult beverages are allowed, but glass is discouraged.

Dogs are allowed but must remain on a leash at all times.

Also, please be prepared to take your trash with you.

Brandywine offers polo lessons, and all are welcome to take private, group or Intro To Polo, polo lessons at Brandywine no matter what your age,skill level or equine experience.

Contact: Lory at poloschool@brandywinepol>

 

 

Letter to the editor (2)

In the Brandywine Polo article - neither teams travelled from Delaware County, Pa.

BPCGerBald 180ActionThe New Hope team was from Bucks County, Pa. and Barefield Polo Team came from New Jersey.

I know this as the patrons of both of these teams are also members of the Tinicum Park Polo Club, in Bucks County, Pa.


I board my polo ponies with the New Hope team - and I know I don’t live in Delaware County!

They did have a great time!

Just thought I should let you know!

I like on The Horse on line —But I really loved the paper format so much better —we get too bombarded with internet that sometimes it is nice for the paper between to hands to read!!

But I do understand.

Keep up the great work!


Carol Hail

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