After finishing a close second in Saturday’s First Level Open Championship, Stacey Hastings of Mooresville, N.C. (Region 1) with hers and Ronald Woodcock’s five-year-old Oldenburg gelding Fürst Aurum (Fürst Romancier x Kapela by Rohdiamant), she returned to the ring determined to emerge the... Read More
Cypus was ready to move up to Young Riders, but because her horse is not a big Warmblood, she wanted to take a year to confirm him at Prix St. Georges. Her trainer, Nancy Hinz, suggested she compete in Open classes and Cyprus and Gareth moved up the ranks from local, to regional to the national... Read More
"I knew Lloyd well," said Rebecca. "I have competed at a multitude of shows he managed over the years. He helped me in the very beginning of my Young Horse career when the program was just getting started in the USA, and I didn't have a clue. It seems so strange not to have him here at the Finals... Read More
“John McGuire recently passed away, so it was a hard show for me but this was his dream for Saphira to succeed like this,” McCarthy explained. “I really went for it today and I think it was one of the most fun rides I’ve ever had. We look forward to coming to the Finals all year – when we’re at... Read More
If you have ever wondered why you received a certain score on your walk pirouettes or turns on the haunches, we hope to clarify for you and break down the many components that go into coming up with that score. And with winter fast approaching, this could be a good time to work on perfecting... Read More
“I was immensely happy with my ride today. For me, it was a shot at redemption because we went to the Developing Horse National Championships at Lamplight in August, and I just did not have the results I wanted. This was our chance at a second shot and it worked out,” said Koford after the ride. Read More
Coming into the final day of competition, equine orthopedic surgeon Ashlee Watts of College Station, Texas (Region 9) had already had a successful Finals as she previously earned her division’s First Level Reserve Championship. Despite an early morning ride time, she trotted into the picturesque... Read More
This was the pair’s third trip to the Finals, where they were crowned as the First Level Adult Amateur Champions last year. “It’s such a blast riding a freestyle! My horse likes to go with the music and her forte is flying changes so we do a lot of those,” said McCrady. “She traveled well coming... Read More
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Their precise routine was highlighted by single-handed one-tempi’s on the final centerline that even prompted a grin from judge Lilo Fore. “I don’t love the music but it works so well for him – he may not be the biggest mover but it highlights his precision,” she noted. “It’s not the first time... Read More