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Ann Glavan

August 31, 2014

Sunday At The Hampton Classic: Big Crowds, Fancy Tables And A Thorough Dunking

Bridgehampton, N.Y.—Aug. 31  

Kevin Babington ended his Sunday in style, but he certainly did not start out that way. Babington was the very first rider to compete in the grand prix ring Sunday morning, and he kicked off the show with a splash, literally.

August 30, 2014

Saturday At The Hampton Classic: Young Jumpers, Speed Classes And SHRIMP!

Bridgehampton, N.Y.—Aug. 30  

When the Chronicle's web editor Molly Sorge asked if I would like to go cover the Hampton Classic for the weekend, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. "Of course!" I said yes, because it’s a horse show and who doesn’t want to go to a horse show, but I severely underestimated how awesome the Hampton Classic is. Having never been to the show before, I assumed it would be just another stop on the nomadic horse show troop’s tour, the last before they all head to indoors and finals this fall.

August 1, 2014

Central Park Tickets Go On Sale August 4

Tickets for the Central Park Horse Show, presented by Rolex, will go on sale Aug. 4 via centralparkhorseshow.com. The inaugural event will take place in the Trump Rink in New York City’s Central Park from Sept. 18-21, and will feature events such as a $200,000 Rolex Central Park Grand Prix on Thursday night, which will be televised live on NBC Sports; a NYC vs. the World open jumping competition Friday evening; and a World Dressage Challenge on Saturday night.

July 31, 2014

Los Angeles Shows Moving To New Venue

Two of California’s top shows are getting new names and locations this fall. The Los Angeles National Preview and the Los Angeles National Horse Show will change venues from the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, Calif., to the Desert Horse Park in Thermal, Calif. The two shows will be called the National Sunshine I and National Sunshine II, and they will be held on the same dates they were slated to run at the Burbank facility—Oct. 29-Nov. 2 and Nov. 4-9.  

July 24, 2014

Penalized For Patting

Are some equitation judges penalizing riders who let go of a rein to pat their horse following a round? Trainer and USEF R-rated judge Ellen Shevella sparked an online conversation about this topic about two months ago. She expressed concern that judges were penalizing riders for holding the reins in one hand while patting their horse with the other on the premise that it constituted a “loss of rein” and violated a rule in the U.S. Equestrian Federation Rulebook.   

July 20, 2014

Blue Brothers Take Gold: Wilton and Lucas Porter Top NAJYRC Individual Finals

Lexington, Ky.—July 20  

When you see a show jumper on Sunday, and their white breeches have blue stains up and down the back, it’s generally safe to assume they’ve made a rough water landing in the ring.

July 19, 2014

Zones 1-9 Conquers Adequan/FEI NAJYRC Junior Team Competition, Zone 3 Takes Gold In Young Rider Team Competition

Lexington, Ky.—July 18  

Flowers to the right, medals to the left.

July 18, 2014

Alexander And Deslauriers Speed To The Top At NAJYRC

Lexington, Ky.—July 17  

Waiting to enter the ring for the speed round of NAJYRC, Young Rider Taylor Alexander knew she was not on the fastest horse. Aboard G&C Flash, a mount she’s only just started riding at the end of this March, 20-year-old Alexander of Castle Rock, Colo., went in the ring and laid down a clean, quick and precise round.

Were there faster times? Sure, but those horses had rails down. Alexander left Steve Stephen’s course the way she found it, coming out on top of the field of 26 Young Riders in the indidvudal qualifying class.

July 16, 2014

Amateurs Like Us: Molly Matthews Works Hard To Play Hard With Her Cutting Horse Turned Eventer

The average amateur eventer searching for a competition partner probably isn’t looking at failed 15.1-hand cutting horses, but then Molly Matthews is not your average amateur eventer.

A senior biologist of biodegradation at Wildlife International in Easton, Md., Matthews bought Blue Moon Alibi, a 10-year-old registered Paint gelding, after watching him go from buyer to buyer at a sale barn where she was boarding her horses.

July 3, 2014

Bruce Duchossois Dies At 64

Lifelong horseman, competitor and owner Richard Bruce Duchossois of Aiken, S.C., died following a lengthy battle with cancer on July 2. He was 64.

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