On May 11, National Horse Show of America, Ltd. President Mason Phelps, Jr. along with representatives of Alltech and the Kentucky Horse Park, announced that more than $600,000 in prize money will be handed out at this year’s Alltech National Horse Show, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park from Nov. 2-6.
The National Horse Show Association of America Ltd. announced on May 4 that E. Hunter Harrison will be the new chairman of the board of directors.
Harrison served for many years as the president and CEO of Canadian National Railway before retiring in 2009. Thanks to his leadership, CN became the envy of the railway industry, and Harrison developed a reputation as one of the most successful railroaders in history.
It got so quiet in the ring during Hayley Barnhill’s first round of the ASPCA Maclay Finals that you could hear a whisper. Barnhill had all eyes on her and all the pressure of being the class favorite today in the Maclay Finals.
Judges Meredith Smith Taylor and Scott Hofstetter have set a lovely, flowing track for the first round of the Maclay. There aren't any gimmicky jumps or lines, and the course demands a forward, positive ride.
The course starts out with a single oxer, then riders jump another single oxer out of the corner, then turn back in a sweeping, wide rollback to a triple combination along the long side of the ring.
Cazenovia, NY – November 4, 2010 – The hunter divisions at the 127th National Horse Show concluded on Thursday afternoon with the presentation of championship awards followed by a special $50,000 National Horse Show Hunter Classic, held to honor Charlie Weaver. Hannah Goodson-Cutt rode Caretano to victory in the $50,000 Hunter Classic and was also named Best Child Rider on a Horse for her excellent success over the two days of hunter competition.
Organizers of the 127th National Horse Show have announced they will add a $50,000 hunter classic to this year’s Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament (N.Y.) on Nov. 2-7. The classic will be held in memory of Charlie Weaver.
Weaver was a fixture in the hunter ring for more than 30 years and rode a number of well-known show hunters, including Ruxton, Stocking Stuffer and Super Flash. He was inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame and also served on their board of directors. He suffered a broken neck in a fall on Feb. 12 and passed away on June 7.
Safari was back in his stall, relaxing and unbraided, but he wasn’t done quite yet. At the conclusion of the junior hunter divisions at the National Horse Show on Oct. 30, at the Syracuse International Sporthorse Tournament, he had to make one more trip into the ring to pick up the grand junior hunter championship.
“It was exciting because we weren’t expecting it,” said Caitlin Ziegler who rode the flashy bay gelding to the small junior, 15 & under, tricolor as well. “This is one of the most important things I’ve ever won, so it was very exciting.