Edith Rameika and Sara Kozumplik’s Manolo Blahnik cashed in big today at the $10,000 J.C. Chester Intermediate Challenge at the Surefire Horse Trials in Purcellville, Virginia. Sara started the morning with the 15-year-old New Zealand Thoroughbred in a tie for ninth on a score of 35.2. A double clear show jumping moved them into the fifth position, and they continued their climb to the top with a cross-country round well inside the time. Meghan O’Donoghue and Pirate also made an impressive move up the leaderboard from 17th place to second to finish on a 38.4. Sarah Cousins riding Joule and Kelly Pugh riding Copycat Chloe both ended on the score of 38.8, but Sarah finished closer to the optimum time of 5:49 so was able to take home the yellow ribbon.
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On a crisp morning in December of 2016, I dragged my husband to Penn National to look at some horses to hopefully be my next eventing partner. I also had a horse to look at in Maryland at Kate Chadderton's farm. Keep in mind every horse I wanted to look at was a gelding. I did have a couple at Penn National that I really liked and then went to look at the one Kate had. After I rode the gelding at Kate's she asked me how I felt about mares. My response was, "I don't, but bring her out."
The 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico is only one week away! Start planning your personal agenda as next week will have a jam-packed schedule starting on Wednesday, December 8 through Sunday, December 12.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to welcome back Gallops Saddlery as a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. This year’s Annual Meeting & Convention will take place at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico on December 9-12, 2021.
The USEF Board of Directors met on November 22, 2021 and approved the following Extraordinary Rule Changes that will go into effect today, December 1, 2021.