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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.
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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
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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.

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

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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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Kaitlin Campbell and Rocky W Lead $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic at Kentucky Summer Classic PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kendall Bierer   
Friday, 03 August 2012 16:25
CampbellThe Rolex Stadium was alive with the nation’s top horse and rider combinations gathering to compete beneath the lights in the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic during the Kentucky Summer Classic. Kaitlin Campbell and Rocky W topped tonight’s seven-horse jump-off with a beautiful double-clear effort. Campbell also was the last to compete with Grand Pleasure, riding to the only other double-clear score and nabbing the second place prize. 

Forty-eight riders tackled tonight’s opening track, designed by Anthony D’Ambrosio. For the first round, riders had to show over a triple bar, an open water jump, an oxer-vertical double combination, and a vertical-oxer-vertical triple combination. Faults were wide spread throughout the course, causing many riders to incur penalties that proved costly to their qualification for the jump-off. *Fence seven was the open water jump off of a right turn from an oxer coming out of the ending line of the double combination, and shortly after was followed by a five-stride line leading into the square triple combination. Nine horses had rails at obstacle seven, while 13 horses saw fault in the triple combination, and 10 horses went on to add penalties to their score throughout the double.
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