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Molly Sorge

May 23, 2008

Junior Weekend Day Two

The second day of junior rider action at Devon today, May 23, included equitation, junior hunter, pony hunter and junior jumper classes. 

Jacqueline Lubrano kicked off the day—and celebrated her 17th birthday!—by claiming the R.W. Mutch Equitation Championship.  Lubrano was second in a section of the ASPCA Maclay, third in a section of the USEF Show Jumping Talent Search and won a section of the WIHS Equitation Classic.

May 16, 2008

Hayley Hanson's Days Are Packed

But she makes time to fit the Chronicle’s new social network,, into her day.

Young riders don’t come much more well rounded than Hayley Hanson.

The 14-year-old not only events at the training level, but also serves as a whipper-in for the Juan Tomas Hounds (N.M.), is a bronze-medal holder in vaulting and plans to hit the jumper ring this year.

May 8, 2008

Cammy O’Rourke Is The New Face In Town At Rolex Kentucky

When Cammy O’Rourke bought Kirby Park Irish Jamie in 1999, she was 14, and the gray gelding was 5. Four-star three-days were a distant dream. Fast-forward nine years, and now the long-time partners have three four-star finishes on their resume, including 11th at this year’s Rolex Kentucky.

O’Rourke rides for Australia, but she’ll be a familiar face at U.S. horse trials this year as she’s moved to Ocala, Fla. She graduated from veterinary school last year and has a job at a small and exotic animal clinic in Ocala waiting for her after Rolex Kentucky.

May 8, 2008

Ransehousen Puts It All Together At Rolex Kentucky

In the Chronicle’s Rolex Kentucky Preview issue, Jim Wofford said that Missy Ransehousen and Critical Decision “have all the elements of success, but that success has eluded them so far.”

At the Rolex Kentucky CCI****, Ransehousen finally grabbed that success, placing third aboard Critical Decision. “I never thought I’d make it to a four-star, much less to the top three of one!” she said.

April 18, 2008

Images Of Rolex Kentucky

Selected photographers—who have been capturing images of the Rolex Kentucky CCI for many years—share their favorites.


Karl Leck

April 18, 2008

It's The Moments That Make Rolex Kentucky Great

Each year in this magazine we publish photos of the top horses and riders from the Rolex Kentucky CCI****. We show you the glamour of the awards ceremony, the emotion of a clean stadium round, the grit and determination of a foot-perfect cross-country round.

April 18, 2008

Rock Star Headlines The Wrenwood Hunter Derby

This talented hunter and his rider, Jennifer Alfano, put on quite a show for the top check.

Inside turns and a rolling gallop don’t usually win a hunter class, but Jennifer Alfano’s daring and elegant handy hunter round put her and Rock Star on top of the $20,000 Wrenwood Farms ASG Software Solutions USHJA International Hunter Derby, April 6 in Naples, Fla.

April 18, 2008

Sapphire Storms To The Top Of The $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational

Neither rain, nor wind, nor mud can keep the unflappable mare and McLain Ward from jumping clean.

The rails came raining down as Sapphire and McLain Ward progressed around the first round of the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational.

But it wasn’t the veteran chestnut mare toppling the timber—it was a sudden storm that blew over Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., midway through Ward’s round.

April 18, 2008

Cathy Ann Savino-Kedzierski Has Found Her Way Back To Horses

Part of the Chronicle’s new social network,, she’s gotten back in the saddle.

Cathy Ann Savino-Kedzierski hadn’t had a horse for more than 17 years when the off-the-track Thoroughbred Class Always Shows came into her life in 2006.

March 21, 2008

Meet Your Olympic Show Jumping Short List Members

They're the 10 horses and riders from which the Olympic team will be named.

Laura Kraut said that “you always expect the unexpected in these trials,” and that quote rang true through the U.S. Equestrian Federation Olympic Show Jumping Selection Trials, Feb. 28-March 9 in Wellington, Fla.

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