Category archives for: Hunters

Brunello, Peace of Mind Earn USEF HOTY Honors

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The 17-year-old Hanoverian hunter Brunello earned the coveted USEF National Horse of the Year title, while combined driving dynamo PVF Peace of Mind was crowned USEF International Horse of the year. The honors were bestowed at the United States Equestrian Federation’s Pegasus Awards gala on Jan. 16 in Lexington, KY. Brunello, owned by Janet Peterson and […]

Cox Fights USEF Drug Charge

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Trainer Archie Cox is taking on the United States Equestrian Federation over a 2014 allegation that a rider in his program was in violation of USEF rules by presenting a horse with a higher than acceptable amount of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in its system. The charge stems from the August Blenheim Summer Classic II Horse Show in August […]

Zone 10 Equ Champs Ridin’ On Sunshine

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Stephanie Goodson, Grace Tuton and Grady Lyman took home the Zone 10 USHJA Equitation Championships in a spirited competition at the HITS National Sunshine Series II, Nov. 4-8 at the HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, CA. The Championship consisted of three phases spanning two days, and included over fences in phase one, a flat in […]

Farmer Reaps Derby Prize

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Kelly Farmer took home the blue and yellow ribbons at HITS’ first of four $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derbies this week at the Desert Horse Park in Thermal, CA. Riding under the lights in the grand prix stadium, Farmer took home the $30,000 first prize for her textbook tour on Dalliance, owned by Avatar Real Estate […]

Pint-Sized Prize-Seekers on Display in PA

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They might be pint sized but there is nothing small about the competition among the riders vying for top honors in the Pony Hunter Divisions at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. The Medium Pony Hunter Champion was Swingtown with 10 year old Zayna Rizvi in the irons. A point total of 16 gave Rizvi, of […]

Ponies, Ice Cream, Rainbows at M&S

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Pony power was going full bore at the Marshall & Sterling Insurance League National Finals, Sept. 9-13, 2015, at the HITS on the Hudson in Saugerties, NY. The show included special events like an Ice Cream Social and gala awards dinner hosted at the Diamond Mills Hotel restaurant The Tavern. And while it rained a […]

Sterling Finish for M&S Finals

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With classes in Children’s and Adult Hunter, Jumper and Equitation, the Marshall & Sterling Insurance League National Finals at HITS on the Hudson, Sept. 9-13, saw some of the best riders the country finding their way into the spotlight. Marshall & Sterling Junior/Amateur Horsemanship Final Grace Saad and Amendment 15, owned by Darren Chiacchia, finished first in the Marshall […]

M&S League Finals Full House

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The Marshall & Sterling Insurance League Finals, which runs through Sunday at HITS Saugerties, is at capacity, according to show management, who welcomed riders from around the country to compete at a national level. “It’s sold out again,” HITS CEO Tom Struzzieri said. “We can only take 500 horses.” Now in its 24th year, the […]

Vale & Balou Blue in $500K Hunter Prix

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Aaron Vale and Dress Balou took blue and a stunning $150,000 check in the HITS Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Finals. The event is the richest hunter rider competition in the world, and played out over three days, Sept. 4-6, at HITS’ headquaters in Saugerties, NY. A total of 75 riders qualified, based on their […]

Peroni & Orlon Top $250K Hunters

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Margot Peroni and Orlon took the blue in the HITS Platinum Performance $250,000 Hunter Prix Final in Saugerties, NY, taking home a $75,000 share of the prize purse. It as a dramatic ascent for Peroni, of Califon, NJ, from last year’s 25th place finish in the competition riding the same horse. After Friday’s two preliminary rounds, […]

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