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October 24, 2012

Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival On Track For Debut Nov. 17-18

The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival and Country Life Holiday Shopping Expo ( will welcome competitors, spectators and shoppers to the Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro, MD for the first time this month. Entries are still being accepted for all classes and sections as well as for the Saturday evening Medal, Maclay, WIHS and USEF Talent Search.

October 17, 2012

Vilhelmson-Silfven Sells Favourit

Favourit, one of Swedish rider Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven’s Grand Prix mounts, has been sold to Germany’s Sanneke Rothenberger, according to

The 13-year-old Rhinelander (Fidermark—Wapita, Worldchamp) will go to Rothenberger, 19, after Vilhelmson-Silfven competes the gelding at the CDI-W Odense (Denmark) this weekend.

October 14, 2012

The Pessoa/USEF Medal Finals Are Underway

Harrisburg, Pa. – Oct. 14

The Pessoa/USEF Hunter Seat Equitation Medal Finals are underway at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, and the Chronicle is here to provide coverage of all the action.

October 14, 2012

Behind The Scenes At Medal Finals

While 265 riders impress the judges with their calm and collected equitation skills, a beehive of activity behind the scenes at the 2012 Pessoa/USEF Medal Finals reminds us of the work that goes into a perfect round in the arena:

More Medal Finals coverage from the Chronicle.

October 10, 2012

Greenhalgh’s Death Ruled A Homicide

The death of Sarah Libbey Greenhalgh, a journalist who contributed regularly to the Chronicle and worked for the Winchester Star, was ruled a homicide after a medical examiner discovered a gunshot wound to her neck during the autopsy.

Greenhalgh, 48, was found dead in her burning home near Upperville, Va., on July 9.

October 8, 2012

Colvin Wins Second WCHR Junior Hunter Challenge

Oct. 7—Upper Marlboro, Md.

Tori Colvin, junior superstar rider, earned her second consecutive World Champion Hunter Rider Junior Hunter Challenge Championship title, this year with Inclusive, owned by Dr. Betsee Parker.

Inclusive was the only horse in the class to score in the 90s, putting them ahead of reserve champion Parker with rider Vivian Yowan.

“It was a nice, smooth course. You had to start with a good gallop because it started with a line, so that was nice; it was like a derby,” said Colvin. “Inclusive is great at derbies, so I think he was ready.”

October 6, 2012

A Gamble For Haness Pays Off In The WCHR Handy Hunter Challenge

Upper Marlboro - Oct. 6

Nick Haness describes himself as a gambler, and at the World Champion Hunter Rider Handy Hunter Challenge at the Capital Challenge Horse Show, he made one gamble that paid off in spades.

Near the end of the course, a small tree forced all of the other riders to make an outside turn, but Haness knew his mount, Gelato, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood (Cavalier—Patricia) owned by Conor Perrin, would be able to make the extreme inside turn.

October 3, 2012

Pletcher Named WCHR Professional National Champion

Upper Marlboro, Md., Oct. 3

After two rounds going against the top hunter riders in the country, Peter Pletcher won the $25,000 World Champion Hunter Rider Professional Challenge, clinching the WCHR year-end titles as well at Capital Challenge. 

October 3, 2012

The Ark Fall Horse Trials Canceled

Organizers were forced to cancel the Fall Horse Trials at the Ark in Monroe, N.C., due to lack of entries. The event was scheduled for Oct. 13.

“We only had 23 entries at closing date,” said event organizer and secretary Abbey Dondanville. Dondanville added that she expected about 125 horses to run at the competition. Typically 60-80 people enter before the closing date and another 50 enter late.

September 30, 2012

Marcus Collects A Third Grand Prix Win At Devon

Sept. 30—Devon, Pa.

David Marcus picked up his third blue ribbon of the weekend at Dressage At Devon when he and Don Kontes won the Grand Prix Special on a score of 69.4 percent. The pair also won the qualifying round on Friday.

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