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Shawn Casady Maintains Consistent Lead in Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Standings PDF Print E-mail
Written by Emily Riden   
Saturday, 24 August 2013 15:05
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Shawn Casady won the opening class in the 2013 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series, and he’s been a front runner in the series’ leading rider standings ever since. Following last weeks Bluegrass Festival Horse Show, Casady tops the standings with a total of 975 points.

With both a first and second place finish in the Bluegrass Festival’s $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby, Meredith Darst sits second with 800 points. Darst’s points also position her as the leading junior rider in the series.

The Hallway Feeds Series consists of seven national hunter derby events held throughout the 2013 show series at the Kentucky Horse Park. Following the final event, the $15,000 Hallway Feeds Leading Rider Awards will present a $10,000 cash prize to the professional rider accumulating the most points in the seven classes that make up the series. The amateur rider and junior rider accumulating the most points will each receive a $2,500 cash prize.

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Pablo Barrios Increases Lead in Hagyard Challenge Series Standings PDF Print E-mail
Written by Emily Riden   
Saturday, 24 August 2013 15:02
Pablo

Pablos Barrios and his talented mare Zara Leandra have been almost unstable thus far in the 2013 Hagyard Challenge Series. The pair kicked things off by winning the first class in May, and they then garnered wins in both the third and fourth classes of the series. Most recently, Barrios and Zara Leandra finished second in the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic at the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show, further increasing their lead in the hunt for the $50,000 Hagyard Leading Rider Award.

The Hagyard Challenge Series is a summer-long series of seven show jumping events at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The rider who accumulates the most points in the series will receive a $50,000 Leading Rider Award, presented during the Kentucky National Horse Show in September. The sixth event in the series will be held this week at the KHJA Horse Show, running August 21-25.

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Pablo Barrios and Zara Leandra Leap to Victory in $40,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge   
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 11:33
Pablo

Pablo Barrios and Zara Leandra returned to the Rolex Stadium with a vengeance after a close second place finish in Friday’s $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic. They edged out Kristen VanderVeen and Bull Run’s Eternal by less than .2 seconds in the jump-off to claim the title in today’s $40,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix, sponsored by Audi of Lexington.

Eight riders from the field of 31 starters advanced to the jump-off after clear trips over the first round course set by Allen Rheinheimer. The time allowed for the first course was 92 seconds, with most competitors finishing well within that. The course included a liverpool-liverpool combination, an oxer-oxer combination, and an oxer-vertical combination.

“The course was very fair for the group of riders,” Barrios said. “Again, like Thursday, it was a mixed group – amateurs, juniors, and professionals. I think [Rheinheimer] did a great job.”

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Meredith Darst Finishes One-Two in $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby at Bluegrass Festival Horse Show PDF Print E-mail
Written by Emily Riden   
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 11:32
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A week of the nation’s best hunter derby competition came to a close today at the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show with the final hunter highlight event, the $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby.

Today’s USHJA National Hunter Derby at the Kentucky Horse Park marked the fifth event in the seven-part Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series, throughout which Meredith Darst has been extremely successful. She currently stands as the leading junior in the series, and she widened that lead today. Darst finished first in the 42-horse class aboard Lightning Z and second in the class aboard last week’s second place finisher, Capstone. Finishing in third place were Kelli Cruciotti and Premonition, owned by Serenity Farm of Elizabeth, CO.

Following the completion of the first hunter round, Darst sat in the fourth place position aboard Capstone, owned by Norgan, Inc. of Wellington, FL, and in first place aboard Lightning Z, owned by her family’s Lochmoor Stables of Lebanon, OH.  

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Liza Boyd and Brunello Named 2013 USHJA International Hunter Derby Champions at Bluegrass Festival Horse Show PDF Print E-mail
Written by Emily Riden   
Sunday, 18 August 2013 11:25
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Liza Boyd and Brunello have consistently been top contenders at the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships, but they have always come just short of the victory. Tonight at the Kentucky Horse Park Boyd and Brunello made the shot when it really counted, finally securing the win and earning the title of 2013 USHJA International Hunter Derby Tier I Champions. With a huge smile on her face, Boyd led the victory gallop in the Rolex Stadium with reserve champion Kelley Farmer following aboard Mythical.

“I don’t know where to start,” Boyd said following her win. “I’m really happy with the horse. He was third one year and second last year. He really deserves it; he’s amazing.”

Rounding out the top four in this year’s prestigious USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships at the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show were Kelsie Brittan on Argentum and Shawn Casady aboard Ascot. Their finishes also earned them the top two spots in the overall Tier II standings.

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