Paige Johnson Wins $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic At Kentucky Summer Horse Show PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kendall Bierer   
Friday, 27 July 2012 17:36
PaigeThunderstorms plagued the Kentucky Horse Park as riders gathered beneath the lights of the Rolex Stadium to compete in the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic at the Kentucky Summer Horse Show. Paige Johnson proved to be the best of the best, controlling the jump-off with one of only seven double-clear efforts aboard Chiron S to lead the victory gallop. Shane Sweetnam and Danielle Goldstein also tackled the short course, but their times could not catch Johnson’s speed, each placed second and third, respectively.

Marina Azevedo designed tonight’s course, using obstacles such as a vertical-oxer-vertical triple combination, bending lines, an oxer-oxer double combination, a triple bar, roll backs and tight turns. The jump-off allowed 47 seconds for horse and rider to break the beam, using a serpentine path to guide them to the finish. Starting over the first oxer and making a right to a vertical, riders then took a standalone red-and-white vertical to the oxer-oxer double combination. Upon landing, they were in full gear, racing against the seconds as they maneuvered over the SSG Digital Riding Gloves vertical and finished over the final oxer.
Christopher Payne and Dominus Dominate Second Day Hunters At Kentucky Summer Horse Show PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ashley N. Williams   
Friday, 27 July 2012 17:33
Payne The quiet morning greeted professional riders at the Stonelea Arena for the second day of the Kentucky Summer Horse Show, where spectators gathered to watch as top hunter riders competed for the championship prizes. Prince navigated Ace of Spades to the Performance 3’6” Hunter Championship with three blues. Christopher Payne led the way with Dominus in the Performance 3’3” Hunters, dominating with a clean sweep of the division. Payne also took a second championship tricolor aboard Lugano in the Regular Conformation Hunters, as well as the Combined Hunter Championship with Holden. 

Christopher Payne and Dominus, owned by Maria Takacs of Rumson, NJ, were named the victors at the end of the day in the Performance 3’3” Hunters. They caught the attention of their competitors, yesterday, when they were awarded two first place ribbons in the over fences. Their success continued into the afternoon where they swept the second day of the division, and earning the championship. Rebecca Conway and In To the Blue, owned by Moonlite Beach LLC of Encinitas, CA, took the reserve championship. 
The $45,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series Continues This Sunday at the Kentucky Summer Horse Show PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kendall Bierer   
Friday, 27 July 2012 17:31
Hallway The Kentucky Summer Horse Show began on Wednesday, July 24, 2012, at the prestigious Kentucky Horse Park, kicking-off the Kentucky Summer Series. This Sunday, the third leg of the 2012 $45,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby Series, sponsored by Hallway Feeds will take place in the Stonelea Arena. The Hallway Feeds Series consists of six national hunter derby events to be held during the 2012 show series at the Kentucky Horse Park. Following the final event, cash prizes totaling $15,000 will be awarded to the series’ leading riders

The Kentucky Summer Horse Show, held July 24-29, 2012, features the third event of the series on Sunday afternoon with the $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby. The top riders from across the nation will gather to compete over a classic hunter course and vie for the winning title and valuable points towards the $15,000 Leading Rider Awards. 
During the Kentucky Spring Horse Show, professional rider Louise Serio led the victory gallop for her high scores in the lead-off $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby. Although Serio earned the third place during the second event, she currently leads the standings with 900 points. Lourdes de Guardiola rose in the ranks with her blue ribbon win during the Kentucky Summer CLassic to take the second place spot in the competition for the $10,000 Professional Leading Rider Bonus with a total of 500 points. Shawn Casady continues to lead the junior standings with 700 points, aiming to win the $2,500 Junior Leading Rider Bonus, with Mackenzie Maclean leading the top ranks with 350 points for the $2,500 Amateur Leading Rider Bonus.
Genevieve Zock Rises to the Top Winning 2012 USHJA Hunterdon Cup at Kentucky Summer Horse Show PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 27 July 2012 17:29
Zock As the sun began to set on the Kentucky Horse Park, the final work-off of the USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic got underway. The prestigious championship prize was only a test away from being revealed, and four riders were vying for the top honors. It came down to Meredith Darst, Lillie Keenan, Hasbrouck Donovan and Genevieve Zock as they completed the final event of the long-awaited 2012 USHJA East Coast Junior Hunter Finals. Sixty-two riders showed over the first-round course, showcasing their equitation skills with a classic flare. The riders with the top 15 scores returned for the handy round, and the top four returned to the ring aboard one another’s mounts to complete the final test. Genevieve Zock rose in the ranks, placing consistently high scores, and completing a picture-perfect final test. She took the championship prize with Confession, leading the victory gallop in the Rolex Stadium.
Inclusive and Victoria Colvin Capture 2012 USEF East Coast Junior Hunter Finals Grand Championship PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 27 July 2012 17:26
ColvinThe sweat beaded off the competitors’ brow today at the Kentucky Horse Park. It was the final day of the USEF East Coast Junior Hunter Finals, and the final determinant would be the handy round. Today’s second round course determined both Champion and Reserve Champion for each division, as well as overall High Point Mare, Reserve Grand Champion and Grand Champion. It was Victoria Colvin and Inclusive who took the prestigious Grand Championship, adding their names to the perpetual trophy.

Today’s course was designed by Bobby Murphy and involved tight inside turns, bending lines, rollback combinations, an in-and-out, and a strong hand gallop over the final oxer. The course proved difficult for many, testing both horse and rider alike with natural fences, hedges and brush.

The Small 15 & Under Junior Hunters were first in the order of go, and it was 14-year-old Victoria Colvin aboard Ovation, owned by Dr. Betsee Parker, who posted a clear comeback from yesterday’s Classic Round to receive scores 92, 90 and 88 for a total of 270 points and the blue ribbon in the Handy Round. 
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