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June 8, 2014

Paul O’Shea Goes One-Two At Upperville Grand Prix Debut

Upperville, Va.—June 8

When Ireland’s Paul O’Shea headed into the jump-off of the $75,000 Jumper Classic at the Upperville Horse Show with Skara Glen’s Sienna, his strategy wasn’t about speed. 

As the last to go, the pair had some cushion since O’Shea’s first entry, River Dance Semilly, and Candice King on Pjotter Van De Zonnehoeve, were his only competition out of 28 starters to face Marina Azevedo’s second track. 

June 8, 2014

Farmer Bests Her Derby Foes At Upperville

Upperville, Va.—June 7

Any derby competitors hoping handiness could redeem their first round scores were sure to be disappointed Saturday, as a late start time and loss of daylight caused show management to pin Upperville Horse Show’s $20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby following the first round.

Kelley Farmer took the top call in the class aboard Glefke and Kensel LLC’s Point Being, one of her many young up-and-coming hunters, who Farmer says is holding his own despite having considerably less experience than his fellow competitors.

June 5, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Rodney Jenkins And San Felipe Were Classic In Every Sense Of The Word

The hunter courses at the Upperville Colt and Horse Show (Va.) are some of the most picturesque in history, with the classic oak trees shading the track. But 40 years ago, there was a jump on the course that seemed to belong more on a cross-country course than in a hunter ring.

In 1974, Upperville featured a large bank in both the amateur-owner and regular working hunter classic rounds. The Chronicle report from the show—written by Ruth Meredith and appearing in the June 21, 1974 issue of the Chronicle—discussed it:

June 9, 2013

Amigo Stands Out At the Upperville Grand Prix

Upperville, Va.—June 9   

The jump crew at the $75,000 Upperville Jumper Classic got quite a workout picking up poles when no horse jumped a clean first round.

When the three 4-faulters returned for the jump-off, it looked like it might be more of the same. Kyle Timm had a rail aboard Wadisson, leaving the crowd wondering if they would see a clear round at all.

But then Angel Karolyi gave the crowd what they'd been waiting for: a clean go aboard Amigo.

June 9, 2013

Inclusive Loves Wearing Derby Blue

Upperville, Va. – June 8 

For the second weekend running, Betsee Parker's Inclusive has come out on top of a U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Hunter Derby. Last weekend, he won the derby at the Devon Horse Show. Now he did it again by winning the $20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby for the second year in a row at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show.

June 10, 2012

Admiral Clover And Vale Steal The Show At The Upperville Grand Prix

June 10—Upperville, Va.

While several of the six horse-and-rider teams in the jump-off round came close, no one could beat Admiral Clover and Aaron Vale’s round of 42.38 seconds on the grass field at the $75,000 Upperville Jumper Classic at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show.

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