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October 12, 2013

Keenan Surprises Herself In Harrisburg

Harrisburg, Pa.—Oct. 12

Lillie Keenan wasn’t so happy with herself when she walked out of the ring after the last round of tonight’s Randolph College/USEF Individual Junior Jumper Championship on Londinium.

“I don’t think I rode well today,” said Keenan, New York City. “My horse was a total gem and saved me. For the first half of the course I was on my game, and I misjudged one of the lines. Luckily my horse has seen that before and knew how to take care of me. So I finished up with only one rail today. Today, it’s all my horse.”

October 12, 2013

Who's The Cutest Pony In Harrisburg?

Harrisburg, Pa.—Oct. 11

There are so many talented and darling ponies and riders at the Pennsylvania National, it’s tough to pick just a few to feature. Which is your favorite?

October 11, 2013

Zone 5 Keeps Their Winning Streak Alive

Harrisburg, Pa. - Oct. 12

Heading into tonight’s Randolph College/USEF Junior Jumper Prix des States, there was plenty of pressure on Kalvin Dobbs. After all, he was the only rider who had experience representing Zone 5 at the Pennsylvania National, and Chef d’Equipe Alex Jayne shifted him into the anchor spot from his usual pathfinder position. On top of that, his team was defending their gold medal from last year.

October 11, 2013

Waking Up in Vegas… Err, Harrisburg

I feel like I’m in Las Vegas.

Of course, the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex doesn’t have a wide array of singing slot machines, gaudy red carpets, or drinks on the house, but it definitely doesn’t sleep. Just like a casino, there are no windows and no clocks.

October 11, 2013

One Hundred And One Is Easy To Spot

In most ways, One Hundred And One is your typical top junior hunter. He’s a gorgeous mover and athletic jumper who regularly claims championships at A-rated horse shows. But that doesn’t mean he blends in with the competition.

In the procession of bays and chestnuts, punctuated by the occasional gray, One Hundred And One bursts into the ring with a coat full of color.

But that’s not why rider Jenna Petrie-Moran loves him. She’s been a part of One Hundred And One’s life since Day 1, and transformed him from a super green horse to a reliable charge.

October 11, 2013

Dr. Jekyll—Or Mr. Hyde?

Harrisburg, Pa. - Oct. 11  

When you’re a top hunter rider, it’s your job to make your horse look good. Some days that’s easier to do than others.

Tori Colvin and Betsee Parker walked out of the ring together after accepting Way Cool’s large junior hunter, 15 and under, championship ribbon today at the Pennsylvania National. As soon as they got to the ramp they started feeding him treats, then turned to each other and said, “He’s done.”

October 20, 2012

Farrington Nabs His Third Grand Prix De Penn National CSI-W Title

Harrisburg, Pa.—Oct. 20

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