October 11, 1991 |
Karen Lende rode Park Hall to first place in the dressage phase of the U.S. Open Intermediate Championship feature with a score of 41.6 as the Radnor Hunt International three-day event began yesterday at the Radnor Hunt Club. Lighter than Air, ridden by Abigail Lufkin, executed the formations, like school figures in figure skating, for a second-place score of 50.2. Dressage competitions continue today and will be followed by cross-country jumping tomorrow and stadium jumping in Sunday's finale.
September 30, 1996 |
Canada's team of three riders, including an Olympian, ended the three-year victory run of the United States in the Canada-American equestrian dressage series by outpointing two U.S. teams in the Dressage at Devon competitions yesterday at the Devon Horse Show grounds. In the two-day series, Canada prevailed by 14 points over the U.S. I team, 4,728 to 4,714. The U.S. II team had a score of 4,216. The United States now leads the series by 3-1. Tom Dvorak, who was on Canada's Olympic team this year in Atlanta, finished in first place aboard Clearly Canadian yesterday with a score of 753. Tami Fleming Crawford of U.S. I, the first-place finisher on Dakota on Saturday, was fourth yesterday with 713 points.
September 28, 2012
Schedule Friday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Grand Prix Open, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Grand Prix Freestyle, 7:30 p.m. Riders to watch (Friday and Saturday): Jaimey Irwin on Lindor's Finest; Jacqueline Brooks on D-Niro (2012 Olympics for Canada); Melissa Taylor on Schumackers Solyst (won at last CDI in N.J.); Pierre St. Jacques on Lucky Tiger (team gold medal at 2003 Pan American Games); David Marcus on Chevri's Capital (2012 Olympics for Canada). Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Grand Prix Special, 12:45 p.m. Riders to watch (Sunday)
September 30, 1995 |
For Carol Lavell, it has been a long, trying journey from a bronze medal in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona to a win in yesterday's Grand Prix at Dressage at Devon. Her horse Gifted, a massive, 17.3-hand Hanoverian gelding, was a star of the dressage arena. But his disobedient behavior in competition after the Olympics was a source of chagrin for Lavell. She began to refer to him as "FOHB" or "Fat Old Has-Been. " "There were some who said I should retire him," Lavell said. "It was hard to keep my confidence under the circumstances but I kept doing what I was trained to do. " Her perseverance paid off. Last night's performance, which earned Lavell a 67.8 percent, showed Gifted as he was three years ago - brilliant, athletic, and focused.
October 4, 1999 |
Dalwhinnie's Indigo, ridden by Doylestown's Suzanne van Cuyk, took the blue ribbon yesterday in the FEI Grand Prix Special at the 25th annual Dressage at Devon competition at Dixon Oval. The 9-year-old gelded Dutch warmblood and van Cuyk, who rides internationally for the Netherlands, posted the high percentage score of 64.093. Macho, with New York's Ashley Holzer aboard, was second with a 61.767. Valdemar, ridden by Connecticut's Annie Morris, was third with a 61.628. In the afternoon's FEI Intermediaire Freestyle event, Advantige, with Anneliese Vogt-Harber riding, prevailed after compiling a score of 67.719.
October 29, 1988 |
Bruce Davidson, a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic equestrian team, rode Samuel Gwiffy to first place in the dressage phase of the Chesterland International Three-Day Event yesterday in Unionville. Davidson, a former world champion from Unionville, and his horse performed the maneuvers with 56.4 penalties, which put them 7.4 ahead of Shelbourne, ridden by Nancy Guyotte of Ashland, N.H., for the Advanced Championship. The title goes to the horse achieving the lowest number of penalties.
September 23, 2002 |
It all began when Anne Moss was a girl of 15, wandering a horse-equipment sale. A Victorian sidesaddle and habit - top hat, long skirt-looking apron - caught her eye. How regal! How ladylike! She bought it. And somehow - so what if it was just a girlish fantasy? - "it occurred to me I should go fox-hunting on Christmas Day, riding sidesaddle. " Now, 22 years later, she shrugs at the memory, grinning. "It sounded good. " Moss hasn't managed the Christmas fox hunt yet, but the anachronistic sport of "riding aside" has taken her to places even she never dreamed of. When she and her horse, Helium, enter the ring on Friday in Devon for the annual Dressage at Devon competition, she will be attempting yet another first.
October 1, 1993 |
Winter Song, top finisher in the Filly Division, won the Young Horse Championship as Dressage of Devon began a run yesterday through Sunday on the Devon Horse Show Grounds. Elise, runner-up to Winter Song in the Filly Championship, also finished runner-up for the Young Horse title. Earial Seats earned the gold medal in the American Warmbloods competition. L.A. Baltic Inspiration became Colts Champion; and Candidus, the Stallion Champion. Harmony finished first among mares.
September 29, 1991 |
Suna, ridden by Gary Rockwell, finished first in a closely contested Intermediare 1 class of the Dressage at Devon yesterday on the Devon Horse Show Grounds. Mendelson, with Bent Jensen riding, finished second, and Kronjuwel, with Ashley Munro in the stirrups, was third. The five-day competitions conclude today with morning, afternoon and night sessions. The Freestyle Fourth Level Test also resulted in a close competition. Jensen was up on Timor, the first-place finisher. Jensen also rode the second- place horse, Matisse, which trailed narrowly.
September 27, 2003 |
It is not entirely unfair to think of the horse people gathered at the fairgrounds this weekend as an aristocratic bunch, though there might not be more than a few decent trust funds among them. This tribe wears top hats and breeches and moves between the blue-striped tents and stables with the noble bearing of master equestrians. Breeding (of horses) and posture (of riders) dominate their waking thoughts. Into this picture walks Kathryn Groves, 42, the 6-foot-2 daughter of a North Carolina truck driver, having joined the horsey set only after surviving a fiery car accident with burns over 50 percent of her body and the loss of her right arm below the elbow.