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Props to the person whose been taking pictures for the Chronicle at WEF

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  • Props to the person whose been taking pictures for the Chronicle at WEF

    There are some AMAZING pictures from this week. Especially some extra cute candids.



    Also! Did anyone see Sara Ward and Isaac's handy course when he jumped the shadow?!

  • #2
    Agreed! There are some great shots! Loved the ones of Isaac jumping the shadow
    Proudly blogging for The Chronicle of the Horse!


    • #3
      I am such a sucker for cute candids! Sometimes I flip through those albums like "pretty horse, pretty horse, pretty horse, AAWWW KID KISSING PONYYY!"

      I like this one, where the rider has a giant grin on her face.
      Last edited by kateh; Feb. 18, 2012, 04:12 PM. Reason: To actually, you know, link to the picture...
      "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." ~John Wooden

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      • Original Poster

        Originally posted by kateh View Post
        I am such a sucker for cute candids! Sometimes I flip through those albums like "pretty horse, pretty horse, pretty horse, AAWWW KID KISSING PONYYY!"

        I like this one, where the rider has a giant grin on her face.
        Carol Hoffman and True Story?! I looked at the results, and they didn't even win a class, so it's so nice to see that riders are happy with their horses even if they don't win.


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          Don't forget about tonight's big class!

          Thanks for the kind words everyone!

          Don't forget tonight's the big USHJA/WCHR Hunter Spectacular of Palm Beach, and it's streaming live on usefnetwork.com. The action kicks off at 7p.m., but I've heard there's a big name retirement (or two) beforehand, so get there early if you're in town.

          I'll be there shooting and reporting from ringside for the Chronicle. We're going back to the original format this year, with juniors and amateurs going head to head with the professionals. I don't think that means it'll be a shoo-in for the pros though. One set of judges gave Tori Colvin and Betsee Parker's Ovation a 96 today in the small junior hunter, 15 and under, stakes—and judges haven't even been scoring especially high overall!

          The defending professional champions, Castle Rock and Louise Serio are on the show grounds, but I haven't seen Small Affair or Olivia Esse, who won last year's junior/amateur-owner class. There are plenty of other amazing combinations here though—it should be a great class.

          Anyway, check back tomorrow morning (or very late tonight if you're a night owl) for photos and a report from today's big class. And in case you missed it, the Chronicle has a gallery from Thursday's open hunter divisions.

          Mollie Bailey
          Editorial Staff, The Chronicle of the Horse


          • #6
            I agree! the photos are gorgeous! I've used several COTH photos as my desktop background!

            Good job COTH!


            • #7
              Originally posted by supershorty628 View Post
              Agreed! There are some great shots! Loved the ones of Isaac jumping the shadow
              Yes, the pictures are beautiful and loved Isaac jumping the shadow! I laughed thinking my mare would probably jump the shadow if she went through there at all.

              Can't wait to watch the big class tonight!!!


              • Original Poster

                It's nice to see some juniors in it this year, last year it was all adults/professionals. It's nice to see some young talent in it (Schaefer Raposa, Lillie Keenan, Tori Colvin, Kristen Lutz). Fabulous job with the pictures!


                • #9
                  Originally posted by dp1092 View Post
                  It's nice to see some juniors in it this year, last year it was all adults/professionals. It's nice to see some young talent in it (Schaefer Raposa, Lillie Keenan, Tori Colvin, Kristen Lutz).
                  It has always been this way except for last year, when they tried a different format with two separate classics for the professionals and the juniors/amateurs.

                  Juniors have won this class more than once in the past!