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Aces and Eights Earns USHJA National Hunter Derby Title with Patricia Griffith PDF Print E-mail
Written by Elaine Wessel   
Monday, 21 August 2017 12:01
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Closing out a competitive week of hunter competition at the Kentucky Horse Park, the USHJA National Hunter Derby title presented one final chance for hunter riders to earn the championship honors before week’s end. Nearly 50 pairs made their way to the Alltech Arena Sunday afternoon to tackle designer Joseph Carnicorn’s classic round course, each hoping to garner enough points to qualify for the handy round as one of the top 12 contenders. Rewarded with the highest score in each of the two rounds was Patricia Griffith and Aces and Eights, owned by Double Down Farm, LLC, to earn the lead spot in the victory gallop as the USHJA National Hunter Derby champions.

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Victoria Colvin and Cuba Capture 2017 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship Honors PDF Print E-mail
Written by Elaine Wessel   
Sunday, 20 August 2017 11:28
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The country’s best hunter horses and riders returned to the Rolex Stadium Saturday evening for the second and final phase of competition in the 2017 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship. Competitors returned with their classic round scores in tow, and had one last chance to show off their horses and their skills around designers Allan Lohman and Danny Moore’s skillfully-planned course. John French, the 2009 champion, sat in the prime position with the one-two lead after day one, trailed by Victoria Colvin and rookie Geoffrey Hesslink in the next two spots. As the early leaders, these three were targets for their counterparts, with Colvin and Cuba ultimately pulling away from the pack with a standout round to secure the 2017 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship Honors.

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Sharn Wordley and Famoso D Ive Z Retain Hagyard Challenge Series Lead with Grand Prix Win PDF Print E-mail
Written by Elaine Wessel   
Saturday, 19 August 2017 11:11
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More than 40 pairs took to the Rolex Stadium under the lights Friday evening, each hoping to produce the quickest clear round to claim the top prize in the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic Grand Prix, the fifth jewel in the series of seven. Sharn Wordley held the lead in the Hagyard Challenge Series standings with the most cumulative points entering the night’s competition, and fought to keep it that way, riding Famoso D Ive Z, owned by Sky Group, to a blazing time in the jump-off ahead of the eight other pairs that made it to the final portion of the grand prix.

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Veteran Scott Stewart and Playbook On Top in the Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships PDF Print E-mail
Written by Elaine Wessel   
Thursday, 17 August 2017 12:48
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The Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships returned to the Walnut Ring for the second phase of competition Wednesday, allowing horses and riders one further chance to ride to a top 30 overall score, thus earning a place in Thursday’s finale. Entering the day, Scott Stewart and Playbook sat 9 points behind the day one leaders, Victoria Colvin and Flint, but the steady duo managed to surpass them with another top round over Patrick Rodes’ hunter course to climb to the top of the overall leaderboard.

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Victoria Colvin and Flint Capture Early Lead at Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships PDF Print E-mail
Written by Elaine Wessel   
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 12:53
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More than 140 qualified horses and riders took to the famed Walnut Ring at the Kentucky Horse Park Tuesday, each aiming to lead the Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship at the conclusion of the first round of competition. Course designer Patrick Rodes tested entries over a series of obstacles measuring in at either 3’ or 3’3”, with riders using their discretion to determine which fence height was optimal for their mount. Riding at the 3’3” height, Victoria Colvin and Flint, owned by John & Stephanie Ingram, LLC, navigated a masterful round to earn the highest score of the day and claim the lion’s share of the prize money.

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