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October 1, 2014

Metzner Scores A Redemptive Win In WCHR Professional Challenge

Upper Marlboro, Md.—Oct. 1  

When Tara Metzner's mare Come Monday shook her head in excitement when they picked up the canter to start their final round in the World Champion Hunter Rider Professional Challenge at the Capital Challenge Horse Show, Metzner took it as a good sign. 

"That was her [saying], 'I'm ready guys!' Sometimes she gets a little excited but it's just her getting into gear," said Metzner, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., who was in second place when the top 12 were called back to compete for ribbons in the class. 

September 29, 2014

Tori Colvin Kicks Off Fall With Capital Challenge Equitation Win

Upper Marlboro, Md.—Sept. 28 

They’ve both done their share of winning, and now that top junior rider Victoria Colvin and superstar equitation horse Clearway have come together, big things are on the horizon.

The pair kicked off their fall indoor campaign with the win in the Private Tutoring Services North American Junior Equitation Championships.

October 6, 2013

Rolling Stone Gathers WCHR Blue

Oct.  6 - Upper Marlboro, Md.   

There aren’t many pony riders who can say one of their trainers phones in advice from thousands of miles away. But Madeline Schafer, winner of the WCHR Pony Challenge at the Capital Challenge Horse Show, had a bit of help from her sister, Samantha, in Texas.

Samantha, who rides for Baylor University (Texas) and was a decorated junior hunter rider, couldn’t make it to Capital Challenge this weekend, but communicated with their mom, Stacy Schaefer, nonstop.

October 4, 2013

Boyd’s Best In The WCHR Pro Finals

Oct. 4--Upper Marlboro, Md.   

Liza Boyd’s had to endure a lot of teasing lately.

It started in Kentucky, after she won the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship. That’s when Peter Pletcher started in on her, telling her it was time to have a second baby.

And after she won the WCHR Profressional Finals today, Oct. 4, other top professionals have joined in, eager to get their top competition out of the show ring.

October 2, 2013

Crolick Comes Out On Top Of WCHR Developing Pro Rider Challenge

Oct. 2 – Upper Marlboro, Md.

Greg Crolick had to endure some good-natured joking from fellow riders all week at the Capital Challenge Horse Show as he prepared to ride Grey Street in the WCHR Developing Pro Challenge.

He’s been a professional for several years, but even at age 41, the Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based rider was technically qualified for the class.

October 8, 2012

Colvin Wins Second WCHR Junior Hunter Challenge

Oct. 7—Upper Marlboro, Md.

Tori Colvin, junior superstar rider, earned her second consecutive World Champion Hunter Rider Junior Hunter Challenge Championship title, this year with Inclusive, owned by Dr. Betsee Parker.

Inclusive was the only horse in the class to score in the 90s, putting them ahead of reserve champion Parker with rider Vivian Yowan.

“It was a nice, smooth course. You had to start with a good gallop because it started with a line, so that was nice; it was like a derby,” said Colvin. “Inclusive is great at derbies, so I think he was ready.”

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