November 6, 1989 |
In an upset that surprised the professionals and the onlookers, an amateur from New Hope, Pa., defeated the top riders in the country to win the $50,000 Big Apple Grand Prix last night at the National Horse Show. Hiro Tomizawa, who lives in New Hope and competes for his native Japan, was one of five riders to jump without fault in the initial round of competition and the only rider to go clear in a time of 32.01 seconds in the jump-off. This was the first Grand Prix victory for Tomizawa, 27, who has been competing on the Grand Prix ciruit for seven years.
September 28, 1992 |
Nancy Polozker rode Mikado to victory in the Grand Prix as the five-day Dressage at Devon ended yesterday on the Devon Horse Show Grounds. Mikado won by a margin of more than five points, with a score of 65.854. Arion, with Todd Flettrich in the saddle, and Gonzales, ridden by Jessica Ransehousen, finished in a tie for first place in Section 1 of the Prix St. Georges Team event. Brenda Doudican triumphed on Franky Boy in Section 2 of the same competition. Emily Rawle earned the Young Rider championship aboard Able Spirit.
November 3, 1991 |
After several years of placing second or third in jumping competition, Connecticut rider Jeffrey Welles emerged victorious in the $100,000 Mercedes Grand Prix of New York last night at the National Horse Show. Welles rode his mount of six years, the 11-year-old Holsteiner mare Serengeti, owned by the Lloyd family of Mahwah, N.J. He won one of the most difficult jumping classes at the National by defeating 32 other riders. Of the 33 starters, 10 rode over the 13-obstacle course without knocking down rails.
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.
June 4, 2010
Peter Leone rode Select to the $100,000 Grand Prix of Devon championship Thursday in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. "This show has one of the most exciting, electric grand prix in the country, and it's an educated crowd," said Leone, who lives in Greenwich, Conn. Nine horses from a starting field of 21 qualified for the timed jump-off, and the first four to go in the jump-off knocked down rails. Margie Engle rode Hidden Creek's Campella to a clean round and finished second.
May 29, 1987 |
Jumping high and faultlessly, Aerobic soared over a six-obstacle jump-off course last night to win the $50,000 Devon Grand Prix. The only other horse to qualify for the jump-off, Sugar Ray, dropped the second part of a two-fence combination on the Devon Horse Show's Dixon Oval. Rider Rodney Jenkins only had to clear the course without jumping faults to gain the victory over Sugar Ray and claim the $15,000 first-place money, but he sent Aerobic strongly over the fences and stopped the timer in 37.3 seconds, two-tenths faster than Sugar Ray, who was ridden by Buddy Brown.
October 31, 1990 |
Alice Debany defeated a field of 34 international riders at the National Horse Show to win last night's $25,000 grand prix, which also was a World Cup qualifying class. Unlike most of the other, more seasoned competitors, Debany, 22, of New York, made her last appearance at the show three years ago as a junior rider. However, her mount, the Natural, was no stranger to international show jumping, and Debany said she was banking on his ability not only to set an unbeatable pace in the 12 horse jump-off, but to leave the jumps up as well.
November 4, 1992 |
Peter Leone of Greenwich, Conn., won the $25,000 World Cup Grand Prix as the National Horse Show got underway yesterday. Leone attributed his success to the many years of grand-prix jumping experience he had with his 16-year-old horse, Crown Royal Oxo. "He understands what to do, and he is able to make the tight turns," Leone said. Leone hopes to qualify for the World Cup Championships in Sweden in April. He will let Crown Royal Oxo rest until Sunday's $100,000 American Grand Prix Association Championship.
November 4, 1990 |
French rider Herve Godignon believes he discovered his next Olympic mount after a dramatic win at last night's $100,000 Mercedes Grand Prix at the National Horse Show. Godignon rode the agile Moet et Chandon Quidam and proved that his horse, a newcomer to grand prix jumping, could maneuver around sharp turns, jump clear and gallop with the best. He defeated a field of 37 international riders, including favorites Greg Best, the United States Equestrian Team rider, on Moet et Chandon Gem Twist and Canadian Equestrian Team rider Ian Millar on Big Ben. Both were the riders' Olympic mounts.
November 8, 1987 |
Canadian Equestrian Team rider Ian Millar scored a repeat victory in last night's $50,000 Mercedes Grand Prix of New York at the National Horse Show. His victory came in a manner that was eerily like the way he won it a year ago. As he was last year, Millar was the final rider to negotiate the tricky 11- jump course. Also like last year, on his unusually large Belgian-bred gelding, Big Ben, he jumped clean. As she had a year ago, Katie Monohan Prudent set a scorching pace over the jump-off course on the 9-year-old Selle Francais Make My Day. None of the nine riders to follow was able to beat her clear round and time of 31.05 seconds.