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Blythe Marano and Urban Lead $50,000 Rood & Riddle Grand Prix Victory Gallop at Kentucky Summer Classic PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kendall Bierer   
Sunday, 05 August 2012 12:11
BlytheThe applause and excitement could be heard resounding throughout the Kentucky Horse Park tonight as the $50,000 Rood & Riddle Grand Prix got underway in the Rolex Stadium. It was the fifth day of the Kentucky Summer Classic, and the nation’s top riders gathered to show under the bright lights of the stadium for a share in the prize money, and the desired $8,000 SSG ‘Go Clean for the Green’ Digital Riding Glove promotion bonus. Out of 33 entries only five were able to ride the first course clear, and progress into the arduous jump-off. It was Blythe Marano and Urban who wowed the crowd tonight, taking the top earnings and the bonus money. Aaron Vale piloted Palm Sunday to the second place finish as the only other rider to go double clear.
Megan Davis and Modern Ride to the Top of the Large 16-17 Junior Hunters at Kentucky Summer Classic PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ashley N. Williams   
Saturday, 04 August 2012 11:35
DavisThe morning riding conditions were pleasant for both rider and horse as the weather stayed bright but over-casted at the Stonelea Arena for the fourth day of the Kentucky Summer Classic. It was a championship day as participants prepare to take on the last three classes of their respective divisions to earn top ribbons and ultimately the championship tricolor. Taking home the top hunter ribbons included Katherine Strauss and Rapunzel in the Large Junior 15 and Under Hunters, Megan Davis shining on Modern in the Large Junior 16-17 Hunters, Shawn Casady aboard Savant winning the Small Junior 16-17 Hunters, and Meredith Darst aboard Uns Noetzel in the Small 15 and Under Junior Hunters, on the hunt course in today’s events.
Paige Johnson Continues to Dominate High Amateur-Owner Jumpers at Kentucky Summer Classic PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kendall Bierer   
Saturday, 04 August 2012 11:33

Although storm clouds hung sullenly over the Kentucky Horse Park this afternoon, the amateur and junior jumper riders were not deterred as they tackled their respective courses to vie for the top honors in the Rolex Stadium. Paige Johnson topped today’s High Amateur-Owner Jumpers with Amagedon 3. Megan Nusz slid into the second place finish with Vesuvius, and Mallory Vale guided MI Phone to the third place award. In the High Junior Jumpers, Emanuel Andrade claimed the blue ribbon with his quick and clean effort aboard Tiny Tim, while Elizabeth Patz picked up the second place just ahead of Gabrielle Bausano.

Kaitlin Campbell Takes the 2012 Hagyard Challenge Series Lead PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kendall Bierer   
Saturday, 04 August 2012 11:31

It was an exciting Thursday night for Kaitlin Campbell as she rode not one, but two mounts to the top awards in the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic at the Kentucky Summer Classic. Her double-clear efforts knocked fellow young rider Reed Kessler from the first place position, taking over as the series leader. Campbell now holds the top spot in the 2012 Hagyard Challenge Series, sponsored by the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. Consisting of seven grand prix classes to be held during the 2012 show series at the Kentucky Horse Park, the Hagyard Challenge Series offers a $50,000 Leading Rider Award. The rider accumulating the most points throughout the series will be presented with the bonus during the $50,000 World Cup Qualifier at the Kentucky National Horse Show in September 2012. 

Vivian Yowan Takes Sweeping Victory with Parker in Junior Hunters at Kentucky Summer Classic PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ashley N. Williams   
Friday, 03 August 2012 16:27
Yowan The third day of the Kentucky Summer Classic welcomed Junior riders to the Stonelea Arena. The Kentucky Horse Park was alive with hunter action as the best horse and rider combinations competed for top honors during their respective divisions in the Small Junior 15 and Under Hunters, Small 16-17 Junior Hunters, Large 15 and Under Junior Hunters and Large 16-17 Junior Hunters. It was Vivian Yowan who made a first day impression, sweeping the Large 15 and Under Junior Hunters with Parker.

Today, Vivian Yowan did not disappoint in the Small Junior Hunter divisions, shining aboard several top mounts. She rode two mounts to the peak of the standings in the Small 15 and Under Junior Hunters, securing the day’s top scores aboard Charming and Friday Night. Atop Charming, owned by Boggs Hill of Lexington, KY, Yowan rode to the blue ribbon in the first over fences. She also showed Friday Night, owned by KAR LLC of New York, NY, to the second place award just behind Charming, as well as the fourth place award for their efforts in the second round. 
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