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Meg O’Mara Captures SJHF High Junior Jumper Classic Victory With Sinatra IV at Kentucky Summer Horse Show PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kendall Bierer   
Monday, 30 July 2012 13:20
Meg The final day of the Kentucky Summer Horse Show was afoot with the top amateur-owner and junior riders in the country gathering to compete at the Rolex Stadium. It was a day of domination and diligence as all of the week’s hard work culminated to the final challenging course of the jumper classics. Emanuel Andrade earned the top score in the Low Junior Jumper Classic aboard Casanova Junior, while Chloe Field guided Tiranda to the top of the standings in the Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic. Paige Johnson wrapped up her week with the three of her horses nabbing the top earnings in the Show Jumping Hall of Fame High Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic. It was Meg O’Mara who stood out above the rest in the Show Jumping Hall of Fame High Junior Jumper Classic with Sinatra IV, riding to one of only two double-clear victories in a speedy time of 42.663 seconds to lead the victory gallop.
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Aaron Vale and Tibor Take $40,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix Victory PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kendall Bierer   
Sunday, 29 July 2012 12:13
AaronThe Rolex Stadium was alive with excitement as 34 entrants competed in the $40,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix at the Kentucky Summer Horse Show. It turned into a nail-biter as five competitors progressed into the jump-off with a clear first round effort. Trailblazer Pablo Barrios aboard Zara Leandra was the first to post a double-clear effort tonight, and it seemed as though no one would be able to best the talented team. It wasn’t until Aaron Vale and Tibor took their turn at the short course that the anticipation became contagious, with the crowd holding their breath as they watched his tight turns and speedy delivery. His time of 41.889 seconds took the duo to the top of tonight’s leader board and the winning title.
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Julie Holzberger Wins Adult Hunter Classic With Revealed at Kentucky Summer Horse Show PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ashley N. Williams   
Sunday, 29 July 2012 12:09
Julie Spectators gathered on shaded picnic benches as they looked onward to the NAL/WIHS Adult Hunter Classic in the Murphy Ring at the Kentucky Horse Park on the third day of the Kentucky Summer Horse Show. They watched as the top amateur riders went against one another, showcasing their mount’s talents as they vied for the top honors. It was Julie Holzberger and Revealed who took on the Classic with a vengeance, winning the prestigious title with an overwhelming 10-point difference. Their high scoring second round set a bar no other participant could reach.

The NAL/WIHS Adult Hunter Classic consisted of two courses designed by Joe Carnicom. Each round was made up of natural obstacles, and a challenging vertical-vertical-oxer combination set down the inside of the Murphy Ring. Rachel Boggus and Cassino Z, from Toledo, OH, set the bar for other competitors with an impressive score of 85 in the first round, but it was Julie Holzberger and Revealed who overtook the competition with an 86 point score over the second course. 
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Reed Kessler Still Holds 2012 Hagyard Challenge Series Lead PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kendall Bierer   
Saturday, 28 July 2012 14:48
KesslerAlthough young rider Reed Kessler f Lexington, KY, is currently representing the United States at the Olympic World Games in London, she still 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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Maria Takacs and Dominus Lead the Way In the Amateur-Owner Hunters at Kentucky Summer Horse Show PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ashley N. Williams   
Saturday, 28 July 2012 14:46
Maria It was a moist morning as the Stonlea Arena awoke from a stormy night to the Amateur-Owner competitors ready to show off their dime piece horses in over fences this morning starting at 8am. The first division for the day was the Amateur-Owner 18-35 Hunters, where Caruso and Kelli Sherrill took the blue ribbon in the first class and a red ribbon in the second, earning the lead in the first rankings. In the Amateur-Owner 3’3 Hunters, the charming Dominus and owner Maria Takacs walked away with first and second place finishes from the Amateur-Owner 3’3 Hunters division, while Tuckahoe and owner rider Camille McNeill will be the pair to beat, earning first and third place in the Amateur-Owner 50 and Older Hunters division, as they head into tomorrow’s championship.
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