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September 11, 2016

Brian Moggre And MTM Flutterby Cannot Be Caught In Black Barn $250,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Prix

Saugerties, N.Y.—Sept. 11  

When 15-year-old Brian Moggre realized he had won the $250,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Prix, his reaction was priceless.

He quickly turned around in his saddle, looking for someone to confirm his victory. A smile was glued to his face, and he grinned ear to ear. He reached down to hug his horse, and he cupped his gaping mouth with his hand. Elation.

September 11, 2016

Springsteen Gets First Five-Star Win In Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix

Saugerties, N.Y.—Sept. 11  

Jessica Springsteen won her first five-star grand prix in style.

September 11, 2016

Griffith “Scores” In Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final

Saugerties, N.Y.—Sept. 11

As Patricia Griffith rode Skorekeeper into the ring for the final round of the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final at HITS Saugerties (N.Y.), Callie Seaman didn’t know what to do with herself.

“It’s the most nerve-wracking experience,” she said. “It’s really incredible. As a rider, I get nervous, but I’ve never been that nervous in my life.”

September 10, 2016

Boccaccio and Joyce Earn Top Check In Platinum Performance $250,000 Hunter Prix Final

Saugerties, N.Y.—Sept. 10

As Allie Joyce rode Nicole Manoog’s Boccaccio back to the barn at the HITS show grounds in Saugerties, N.Y., she was treated like a movie star that had just won an Oscar. Along the horse path, a group was taking photos and videos on their phones. Others shouted their congratulations, while still more came over to shake her hand or give her a hug.

March 27, 2016

Teran Takes The Great American $1 Million In Ocala

Ocala, Fla—March 27  

First there was a clunk as a rail dropped to the ground for Andre Thieme. Then, you could hear the whooping from the schooling area. Roberto Teran’s crowd of supporters ran back from the in-gate. “You won, you WON!” you could hear them shouting.

And win he did. Teran and Woklahoma topped the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix by more than 2 seconds over a star-studded field.

March 25, 2016

Hey World, Meet Cooper Dean

Ocala, Fla.—March 25  

Cooper Dean’s the real deal. He’s the kid who grew up with ponies in the back yard, mucking stalls and lugging water buckets and dreaming of winning big classes.

And now, as a working student for grand prix rider Aaron Vale, Dean’s getting that done in a big way. With three lovely, flowing rounds, Dean, 17, topped the HITS Equitation Championship aboard Denver S during the final weekend of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit (Fla.).

March 20, 2016

Baltimore Proves He's Worth His Salt In $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Thermal Calif.—March 19

Watching Baltimore in the $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby brought the beginning of the postal service phrase: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” to mind.

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