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Washington International Horse Show

October 29, 2011

Carlo Keeps All The Rails Up To Win President's Cup Grand Prix At Washington International

Washington, D.C.—Oct. 29

It might have been that Michel Vaillancourt set a course difficult enough to provide the crowd with an evening’s entertainment. It might have been, like Nick Skelton suggested, that many competitive riders who normally compete in the grand prix at the Washington International (D.C.) were competing at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

October 29, 2011

Boggio Bags A Washington Win

Oct. 29—Washington D.C.

It might have taken him five years, but tonight at the Washington International Horse Show, Chase Boggio finally won the WIHS Equitation Classic.

October 29, 2011

Benson Is Best In WIHS Jumper Phase

Washington, D.C.—Oct. 29

Elizabeth Benson could only improve her hunter phase placing by moving up one spot, so she did just that. Finishing yesterday’s hunter phase of the Washington International Equitation Classic in second place, Benson, 17, entered the ring this afternoon after seeing 33 of her competitors tackle the jumper course set by Michel Vaillancourt, as the riders returned in reverse order. Her scores of 92, 91.5 and 87.5 gave her the round’s highest score of 90.33, and she sits in the top spot going into tonight’s work-off phase.

October 28, 2011

Casady Clinches First Round Of WIHS Equitation Classic

Oct. 28—Washington, D.C.

Shawn Casady only needed to see seven riders go before him to know exactly what he needed to do to win the hunter round of the Washington International Horse Show Equitation Classic. The 17-year-old rider from Midtown, Tenn., posted the highest scores of the day aboard Worlds Fair. His average mark of 87.66 sits just ahead of Elizabeth Benson (87). Last year's ASPCA Maclay Finals and Pessoa/USEF Medal Finals winner, Hayley Barnhill, earned an identical mark as Benson, but the tie-breaking procedures technically have her third.

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