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Pennsylvania National

October 16, 2010

Press Proves The Best At Penn National

Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 16

Victoria Press enjoyed the horse show of her young career at this year’s Pennsylvania National. She and Olivia Jack’s Love And Laughter claimed the large pony hunter and grand pony hunter titles, as well as topping the pony hunter classic. She also picked up two red ribbons aboard her other mounts, large pony Midnight Hour and medium pony Hillcrest Kilkenny. The judges rewarded her great riding with best child rider on a pony honors. Betsee Parker’s For The Laughter finished as the reserve large pony, with Victoria Colvin up.

October 15, 2010

Zone 2 Flies To The Top Of The Charts

Harrisburg, Pa., Oct 16

When Reed Kessler made her way into the ring for the $15,000 Randolph College/USEF Prix de States championship, she could knew she could afford to knock down a pair of rails and her Zone 2 would still win gold. But she didn’t rest on her laurels.

The 16-year-old clocked a second clear round aboard her long-time partner Flight anyway, and Zone 2 won handily with a team total of 0 faults.

“These girls are great,” said Chef d’Equipe Ralph Caristo. “They’re great riders, with great horses and great trainers. I’m just a cheerleader.”

October 15, 2010

Garfield Makes It Two In A Row

Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 15

Sam Schaefer made may have ridden Garfield to his second consecutive Pennsylvania National championship, but according to her, his success has nothing to do with her.

“He really does it all on his own,” said Schaefer, of Westminster, Md. “He’s just amazing.”

October 14, 2010

Oliver Twist Takes The NAL Pony Jumper Finals

Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 14

The course for the $5,000 NAL Pony Jumper Finals may not have been to her mount’s liking, but Jessica Karsin Landis wouldn’t let that get in the way of her mount claiming blue. Oliver Twist has a notoriously short stride, so when Steve Stephens set three in-and-outs at the Pennsylvania National, Landis knew she’d have a challenge.

August 2, 2010

Pennsylvania National Horse Show Footing To Be Upgraded

After seeing the success of the new footing in the Dixon Oval at the Devon Horse Show (Pa.), Devon and Pennsylvania National show manager Peter Doubleday announced that the Pennsylvania National show arena will also be getting a footing upgrade.

The Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania National, Oct. 14-23 in Harrisburg, Pa., approved installation of synthetic footing from Bart Poels’ Equestrian Services International company. Poels installed the footing at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong and in recently redone rings at the Winter Equestrian Festival (Fla.).

November 4, 2009

2009 Pessoa/USEF Medal Finals Order Of Go


1 Sydney Smith

2 Elizabeth Kenny

3 Christina Couper

4 Allison Fithian

5 Elizabeth Mahoney

6 Olivia Jack

7 Taylor Ann Adams

8 Shawn Casady

9 Victoria Efird

10 Abby O’Mara

11 Catie Verano

12 Carolyn VanHouten

13 Navona Gallegos

14 Piper Donnelly

15 Alison Rose

16 Michael Kocher

17 Rebecca Sexton

18 Margaret Willson SCRATCH

19 Kathryn Haley

20 Gabrielle Bausano

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