Summer Hill Earns Second Country Heir Grand Prix Victory Gallop

Summer Hill Earns Second Country Heir Grand Prix Victory Gallop

Lexington, Ky. — June 18, 2019 — Country Heir I & II resumed at the Kentucky Horse Park for another world-class week of hunter and jumper action. Competition kicked off Tuesday with Local Day and Equitation Day, sponsored by Ashland Farms. It was World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR) week and the show featured a $40,000 USHJA National Derby, sponsored by Stal de Eyckenhoeve, the $30,000 USHJA International Derby plus two grand prix events; the $25,000 Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital Grand Prix and the $50,000 Country Heir II Grand Prix.

UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY REPEATS THE AQHA TEAM NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE HONORS

UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY REPEATS THE AQHA TEAM NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE HONORS

Syracuse, N.Y.—May 5, 2018—The final day of the 2019 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championships featured the conclusion of the Western divisions. This year, the IHSA is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Western Divisions. Young men and women from across North America qualified to compete at the Expo Center at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. The University of Findlay successfully defended their 2018 title and took home the trophy for the second consecutive year with 49 points. University of Wisconsin-River Falls was named reserve champion with 41 points and Ohio State University was a close third with 39 points.

INTERMONT EQUESTRIAN AT EMORY & HENRY COLLEGE TAKES THE COLLEGIATE CUP

INTERMONT EQUESTRIAN AT EMORY & HENRY COLLEGE TAKES THE COLLEGIATE CUP

Syracuse, N.Y.—May 4, 2019—Competition continued Saturday at the 2019 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championships at the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Syracuse. The Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry team earned 50 team points and edged out Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) who earned 43 points. Stanford took the third spot with 36.5 points. 

USEF/CACCHIONE CUP FEATURED AND WESTERN DIVISIONS CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY DURING SECOND DAY OF IHSA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

USEF/CACCHIONE CUP FEATURED AND WESTERN DIVISIONS CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY DURING SECOND DAY OF IHSA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Syracuse, N.Y.—May 3, 2019 —The 2019 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championships resumed for the second day of action at the Expo Center at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. The first two phases of the coveted USEF/Cacchione Cup, the Equitation Over Fences and the Equitation on the Flat took place. The Western riders and horses also began competition, featuring AQHA Team Open Reining and Individual Open Western Horsemanship. All teams participated in the colorful Parade of Teams.

IHSA NAMES 2019 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO INTERNS

IHSA NAMES 2019 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO INTERNS

airfield, Conn. — May 2, 2019—The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) selected four members out of 24 applicants for the 2018 IHSA National Championship Candid Photography Internship and the Video Internship. Halley Guptil, Ellyn Narodowy, Nicole Sullivan and Irina Hulse will travel to Nationals May 2–5 at the New York State Fair Expo Center in Syracuse, NY to capture the action behind the scenes. The photography interns contribute images to IHSA communications each year. This year will be the first for the IHSA to have a video intern.

New Blood Takes Victory in $25,000 EquiJet Grand Prix at 2019 Garden State Horse Show

New Blood Takes Victory in $25,000 EquiJet Grand Prix  at 2019 Garden State Horse Show

GLADSTONE, N.J. — May 4, 2019 — The pinnacle event of the 2019 Garden State Horse Show, the $25,000 EquiJet Grand Prix took place Saturday afternoon. The event follows the Thursday night $10,000 Ted Grant Welcome Stake, sponsored by the Spina family, won by top trainer Michael Desiderio. At the end of the evening, it was 17-year-old Carley McInerney who stole the victory aboard Cortina 200, while Sima Morgello took the reserve, and Colin Savaria rode to third.

Home Turf Victory for Tranquillity Farms’ Michael Desiderio in $10,000 Ted Grant Welcome Stake

Home Turf Victory for Tranquillity Farms’ Michael Desiderio in $10,000 Ted Grant Welcome Stake

GLADSTONE, N.J. — May 2, 2019 — After several days of top hunter competition, jumper riders took over the USET Main Ring Thursday at the Garden State Horse Show, produced by the Junior Essex Troop. Classes began at the .70m height and worked up to the feature class, the $10,000 Ted Grant Welcome Stake, sponsored by the Spina Family, at 1.35m. With a blazing fast time of 27.486, Tranquillity Farms’ Michael Desiderio took the victory while Hunter Champey earned second, and Pablo Mejia rounded out the top three. 

Sameth and Ward Produce Classic Victories on Fifth Day of 2019 Garden State Horse Show

Sameth and Ward Produce Classic Victories on Fifth Day of 2019 Garden State Horse Show

GLADSTONE, N.J. — May 1, 2019 — Amateur adult riders were the focus of Wednesday’s competition at the 2019 Garden State Horse Show. The day featured a full schedule of hunter competition ranging from the 3’3” Amateur-Owner Hunters to the Adult Amateur Hunters. The day also offered two classics including the $1,500 Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic and the $750 M&S/NAS/WIHS Adult Amateur Hunter Classic. Those victorious in the classics included Kristen Sameth and Lindsay Ward.