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Lynndee Kemmet

August 15, 2008

Piro Aims For The Stars With Fernhill Fullmoon At Fitch's Corner

A little good luck mixed with excellent preparation made for a weekend of firsts.

Samantha Piro and Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials had something in common this year. It was the first CIC* for each.

Piro, a 23-year-old from Norwich, Vt., won the inaugural Fitch’s Corner CIC*, held July 25-27, in Millbrook, N.Y. Although an eventer since childhood, she’d never competed in an international horse trial.

May 30, 2008

Rocher Returns And Wins At Paxton Farm

She and George Williams start winning as soon as they get back from Europe.

George Williams and Michael Barisone both got a boost at the Paxton Farm CDI in their goal of competing at the Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions, June 20-22 and June 27-29 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., which will also serve as the Olympic selection trials.

April 18, 2008

Brentina Is Back At Festival Of The Horse CDI-W

She’s been out of action since 2006, but Debbie McDonald has a plan to get her mare to the Olympics.

The Olympic contenders on hand at the Cornerstone Event Management Festival Of The Horse CDI-W included a pair not seen in the show ring for a long time—Debbie McDonald and Brentina.

April 11, 2008

BeSe Is Best At Zada Enterprises LLC WEF Dressage Classic

Cathy Morelli earns an emotional victory in Florida.

Just competing at the Zada Enterprises LLC WEF Dressage Classic was a victory for Cathy Morelli. Winning the Grand Prix Special was icing on the cake.

March 21, 2008

Holzer Is A Hit At Palm Beach Dressage Derby

With two wins and top scores, she qualifies for the Canadian Olympic team as U.S. riders earn spots for the World Cup Final.

Much was decided at this year’s Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI-W/Y in Loxahatchee, Fla., Feb. 28- March 2. Canadian riders Ashley Holzer and Jacqueline Brooks earned the qualifying scores they needed for the Canadian Olympic Dressage Team. And, U.S. riders Jane Hannigan and Courtney King-Dye earned the scores they needed to send them to the FEI Dressage World Cup Final.

January 10, 2008

The Art Of Riding A Dressage Test

Four top trainers believe that emerging at the head of the pack takes good riding, proper training, ample preparation and brilliance.

Ask most top competitive dressage riders what attracted them to their sport, and “challenge” is a word frequently given in response.

November 2, 2007

Corrigan Honors The Past With BLM Championships Win


Her long-ago lessons with the master laid the foundation for her upper-level success with Wenzel Lad.


As a teenager, Kelly Corrigan got the rare opportunity to ride with Col. Bengt Ljungquist.
   
That first-hand experience working with Ljungquist made this year’s Grand Prix win in the Col. Bengt
Ljungquist Memorial Championships all the more special to her.

October 5, 2007

Hardy Works For The Win At Great American/USDF Region 8 Championships


The amateur rider’s dedication pays off with two titles.


Abby Hardy knew from the beginning that she belonged in the dressage ring.
   

September 14, 2007

Chowanec Is On A Winning Roll At Youth Dressage Festival


It was a long and productive week for the teenager.

It was tough to tell if Rachel Chowanec was tired from six days of showing, or from climbing up and down the awards podium at this year’s Youth Dressage Festival.
   

September 7, 2007

Thomas Travels To The Top Of The USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals.


The young rider wins on a borrowed horse in her second performance at the equitation finals.


Christina Thomas traveled all the way from Washington state to compete in the USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals, and it was well worth the trip.
   
The 14-year-old from Kennewick, Wash., topped the 13 and under division of the Finals, which were held during the Centerline Events CDI-W/Y/J/P at the HITS-On-The-Hudson show grounds in Saugerties, N.Y.

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