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THE COMPETITIVE EQUESTRIAN
November / December 2019 Issue 24
Washington International Horse Show
Hampton Classic Horse Show
The Run For A Million
The Kids Are Alright
The American Gold Cup
Lens Envy
Taylor Pence
Balancing Act
Andrew and Alex Welles
Talk Marriage, Business and Parenting
Learn more online
www.dechra-us.com
www.osphos.com
The intramuscular
bisphosphonate injection
for control of clinical signs
associated with Navicular Syndrome
in horses 4 years of age and older
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CAUTION: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of licensed veterinarian.
As with all drugs, side effects may occur. In field studies and post-approval experience the most common side effects reported were signs of discomfort, nervousness,
and colic. Other signs reported were: renal insufficiency/failure, anorexia, lethargy, hypercalcemia, behavioral disorders, hyperkalemia, hyperactivity, recumbency,
hyperthermia, injection site reactions, muscle tremor, urticaria, hyperglycemia, and fracture. In some cases, death has been reported as an outcome of these
adverse events. The safe use of OSPHOS has not been evaluated in horses less than 4 years of age or breeding horses. OSPHOS should not be used in pregnant or
lactating mares, or mares intended for breeding. NSAIDs should not be used concurrently with OSPHOS. Concurrent use of NSAIDs with OSPHOS may increase
the risk of renal toxicity and acute renal failure. Use of OSPHOS in patients with conditions affecting renal function or mineral or electrolyte homeostasis is not
recommended. Refer to the prescribing information for complete details or visit www.dechra-us.com.
OSPHOS
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(clodronate injection)
Manufactured for: Dechra Veterinary Products
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© 2019 Dechra Ltd. OSPHOS is a registered trademark of Dechra Ltd.
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Bisphosphonate.
For use in horses only.
Brief Summary (For Full Prescribing Information, see package insert)
CAUTION: Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order
of a licensed veterinarian.
DESCRIPTION: Clodronate disodium is a non-amino, chloro-
containing bisphosphonate. Chemically, clodronate disodium is (dichloro-
methylene) diphosphonic acid disodium salt and is manufactured from
the tetrahydrate form.
INDICATION: For the control of clinical signs associated with navicular
syndrome in horses.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Horses with hypersensitivity to clodronate disodi
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um should not receive OSPHOS. Do not use in horses with impaired renal
function or with a history of renal disease.
WARNINGS: Do not use in horses intended for human consumption.
HUMAN WARNINGS: Not for human use. Keep this and all drugs out of
the reach of children. Consult a physician in case of accidental human
exposure.
PRECAUTIONS: OSPHOS has been associated with renal toxicity.
Concurrent administration of other potentially nephrotoxic drugs should
be approached with caution and renal function should be monitored.
Use of bisphosphonates in patients with conditions or diseases affecting
renal function is not recommended. Horses should be well-hydrated
prior to and after the administration of OSPHOS due to the potential for
adverse renal events. Water intake and urine output should be monitored
for 3-5 days post-treatment and any changes from baseline should elicit
further evaluation. As a class, bisphosphonates may be associated with
gastrointestinal and renal toxicity. Sensitivity to drug associated adverse
reactions varies with the individual patient. Renal and gastrointestinal
adverse reactions may be associated with plasma concentrations of the
drug. Bisphosphonates are excreted by the kidney; therefore, conditions
causing renal impairment may increase plasma bisphosphonate
concentrations resulting in an increased risk for adverse reactions.
Concurrent administration of other potentially nephrotoxic drugs should
be approached with caution and renal function should be monitored. Use
of bisphosphonates in patients with conditions or diseases affecting renal
function is not recommended. Administration of bisphosphonates has
been associated with abdominal pain (colic), discomfort, and agitation
in horses. Clinical signs usually occur shortly after drug administration
and may be associated with alterations in intestinal motility. In horses
treated with OSPHOS these clinical signs usually began within 2 hours
of treatment. Horses should be monitored for at least 2 hours following
administration of OSPHOS.
Bisphosphonates affect plasma concentrations of some minerals and
electrolytes such as calcium, magnesium and potassium, immediately
post-treatment, with effects lasting up to several hours. Caution should
be used when administering bisphosphonates to horses with conditions
affecting mineral or electrolyte homeostasis (e.g. hyperkalemic periodic
paralysis, hypocalcemia, etc.). The safe use of OSPHOS has not been
evaluated in horses less than 4 years of age. The effect of bisphospho
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nates on the skeleton of growing horses has not been studied; however,
bisphosphonates inhibit osteoclast activity which impacts bone turnover
and may affect bone growth.
Bisphosphonates should not be used in pregnant or lactating mares,
or mares intended for breeding. The safe use of OSPHOS has not
been evaluated in breeding horses or pregnant or lactating mares.
Bisphosphonates are incorporated into the bone matrix, from where they
are gradually released over periods of months to years. The extent of
bisphosphonate incorporation into adult bone, and hence, the amount
available for release back into the systemic circulation, is directly related
to the total dose and duration of bisphosphonate use. Bisphospho-
nates have been shown to cause fetal developmental abnormalities in
laboratory animals. The uptake of bisphosphonates into fetal bone may
be greater than into maternal bone creating a possible risk for skeletal or
other abnormalities in the fetus. Many drugs, including bisphosphonates,
may be excreted in milk and may be absorbed by nursing animals.
Increased bone fragility has been observed in animals treated with bis-
phosphonates at high doses or for long periods of time. Bisphosphonates
inhibit bone resorption and decrease bone turnover which may lead to
an inability to repair micro damage within the bone. In humans, atypical
femur fractures have been reported in patients on long term bisphospho-
nate therapy; however, a causal relationship has not been established.
ADVERSE REACTIONS: The most common adverse reactions reported
in the field study were clinical signs of discomfort or nervousness, colic
and/or pawing. Other signs reported were lip licking, yawning, head
shaking, injection site swelling, and hives/pruritus.
POST-APPROVAL EXPERIENCE (December 2018): The following adverse
events are based on post-approval adverse drug experience reporting.
Not all adverse events are reported to FDA/CVM. It is not always possible
to reliably estimate the adverse event frequency or establish a causal
relationship to product exposure using these data.
The following adverse events are listed in decreasing order of reporting
frequency: renal failure, polyuria, polydipsia, abdominal pain, anorexia,
lethargy, hypercalcemia, behavioral disorder, discomfort, hyperkalemia,
hyperactivity, recumbency, hyperthermia, injection site reactions, muscle
tremor, urticaria, hyperglycemia, and fracture. In some cases, death has
been reported as an outcome of the adverse events listed above.
INFORMATION FOR HORSE OWNERS: Owners should be advised to:
• NOT administer NSAIDs.
• Ensure horses have access to adequate water before and
after administration of OSPHOS.
• Observe their horse for at least 2 hours post-treatment for
signs of colic, agitation, and/or abnormal behavior.
• If a horse appears uncomfortable, nervous, or experiences
cramping post-treatment, hand walk the horse for 15 minutes.
If signs do not resolve contact the veterinarian.
• Monitor water intake and urine output for 3-5 days post-
treatment.
• Contact their veterinarian if the horse displays abnormal
clinical signs such as changes in drinking and urination,
appetite, and attitude.
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THE COMPETITIVE EQUESTRIAN
November / December 2019 Issue 24
Washington International Horse Show
Hampton Classic Horse Show
The Run For A Million
The Kids Are Alright
The American Gold Cup
Lens Envy
Taylor Pence
Balancing Act
Andrew and Alex Welles
Talk Marriage, Business and Parenting
COMPETITIVE EQUESTRIAN November   December 2019 Issue 24  THE  Washington International Horse Show Hampton Classic Horse S...
4 Balancing Act: Andrew and Alex Welles Talk Marriage, Business and Parenting
By Callie Clement
14 Five Things You May Not Know About WIHS Executive Director Mary Helen Shaughnessy
By Lindsay Brock/Jump Media
28 Laura Kraut Adds A Washington International Horse Show Win to Her Résumé
By Molly Sorge/Jump Media
38 Reining Goes Hollywood
By Simona Diale
74 Rising Grand Prix Dressage Star Micah Deligdish Turns Dreams Into Reality
By Georgie Hammond
80 Canada’s Mario Deslauriers Captures the $300,000 DOHA.INC Grand Prix CSI4*to close the
44th Hampton Classic Horse Show
Ireland’s Shane Sweetnam wins $30,000 LONGINES Rider Challenge
126 Lens Envy
Taylor Pence
138 The Kids Are Alright - The American Gold Cup
By Elaine Wessel
152 Cook Flies Home
Presented by Horseight at Split Rock Jumping Tour Sonoma International CSI2*
179
$1,500,000 Ante Up

Grand Prix
184 TCE Life
Paws Up
190 Palm Beach Masters Series Returns in 2020 with Biggest Line Up Yet
By Catie Staszac
198 Menlo Charity Horse Show
Grand Prix

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Business and Parenting
By: Callie Clement
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here is a familiar cast of characters in most
competition warm-up rings: a trainer setting
a fence for their student, fellow competitors
exchanging some advice, or a groom doing
the last minute tack-check. However, upon
further inspection into the warm-up ring,
one would notice international showjumper Andrew Welles
zeroing in on one person to ll almost all those essential
pre-competition roles:
his wife, Alexandra.
“I have had some
great inuencers in my
career, including world-
renowned equestrians,
but Alex is the constant
voice in my ear and
that has made the
biggest impact in my
riding and my career,”
Andrew commented of
their partnership. “Alex
knows me better than
anyone so standing at
that warm-up ring fence
she knows what it will
take for us to be most
successful that day, she
has an incredible eye
for that. She has always
been my go-to rock.”
Andrew and Alex
Welles met in 2010 in
Wellington, Florida,
where the two were
competing and training
separately. With an
unlikely encounter at a
popular pizza truck at
the horse show, the pair
hit it off immediately.
Over the next ve
years their relationship
progressed and the
two married in 2016 at the idyllic Casa de Campo in the
Dominican Republic, an event that was widely covered
in equestrian style magazines and immediately raised the
couples public prole.
To the average eye, Andrew and Alex’s relationship may
look like a typical one: picturesque wedding photos,
a beautiful newborn baby, and two dogs, Maizy and
Crouton. However, the pair has developed a life that is
far from normal as they have grown their marriage and
their business, Team Welles, into a dynamic lifestyle that
combines the ever changing sport of showjumping with
traditional family ideals.
Perhaps one of the most unique characteristics that Andrew
and Alex have developed into their lives over the years
is how they dene their relationship inside of the ring.
While Alex grew up competing through her junior years
with Jeffery Welles (no
relation to Andrew),
Alex now categorizes
Andrew as not only her
husband, but also her
trainer.
“We were together rst
and then tried training
together second and
it ended up really
working for us. For
every good day, you
will have a bad one and
you have to, no matter
what, leave it at the
show or leave it at the
barn. You can’t bring it
home,” Alex remarked.
Andrew, who has
spearheaded the
rebranding of his
training business under
the name Team Welles,
is an accomplished
trainer on many fronts.
Training students of
all levels, Andrew
specializes in helping
young athletes work
their way up the ranks
to compete in the
extremely competitive
Amateur and Under 25
series. In training Alex,
Andrew focuses on
bridling her competitive drive and keeping things simple,
as opposed to his generally detail-oriented style for other
students.
“She wins a lot so that is a positive,” Andrew laughed.
“But aside from that, I think it is from the bedrock of our
relationship that we work really well together, so it is a
mutually benecial relationship. For me, I help her and
we are really able to separate being a trainer and being a
spouse.”
Andrew and Alex Welles at their wedding in the Dominican Republic Photo Meg Runion
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The pair has grasped the ability to combine their
relationship goals with their business and riding goals,
something that is no easy feat and has only been mastered
by very few before them. Andrew and Alex have looked
to others in the sport for guidance on how to balance their
goals and lifestyle.
“I think McLain and Lauren [Ward] are a good model to
follow. I have picked up on some good pieces of advice
throughout conversations and our relationship with McLain
that have made a difference in how to approach things,”
Andrew noted.
In addition to looking for outside advice to help things
run smoothly, the pair is also very aware of each others
strengths in their quest to create a lifestyle that works as
they run both a family and a business.
“Andrew has the ability to solve absolutely every problem
that is thrown our way. I don’t know how but he always
comes up with a solution. Even if it doesn’t always work
out, he still found a solution,” Alex laughed of Andrew’s
dedicated problem solving skills, that play a role in every
decision they make as a family. Alternatively, Andrew
quickly noted on Alex’s strengths, not only as a mother, but
as his business partner.
“Alex has a great ability to see the big picture and for me,
zoom the lens out so that I can see the bigger picture when
we are talking about how we can do things better. I think she
is great at keeping the perspective where it needs to be.”
Andrew and Alex Welles with team members Eric Glynn and Mario Martinez Photo Callie Clement / Phelps Media Group
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As most showjumpers know,
long horse show days, strenuous
manual labor, and long stints of
travel for competition encompass
the lifestyle. Andrew and Alex,
while both experiencing all
of these characteristics, have
carefully crafted their lives to
exceed expectations and t to their
relationship, business and newborn
daughter, Anderson Reese Welles.
Born in April of 2019, Anderson
was an added compliment to the
Welles’ family and their lifestyle.
Already a staple on the scene at
horse shows, Andrew and Alex
have seamlessly added the baby to
their lives, with secret hopes she
will take a liking to the sport as
well.
“I think in an ideal world it would
be a dream to put your daughter
on a pony, especially with what
we do, but we are not pushing it
by any means. If she wants to do
it, she will do it. I think we both
secretly would love for her to
ride but again, it will be up to her
entirely,” said Alex.
With Andrew’s busy competition
schedule, both advancing his own
career and training his students
at Team Welles, it can be hard to
nd quality family time. While
Alex travels with her husband and
the team as much as possible, the
small family of three often nds
themselves separated, sometimes
at different sides of the country.
Their solution? More travel.
“Andrew does a lot of traveling
in-between shows to be able to
see her when we are not there.
He is very committed to seeing
her every week, even when he is
traveling from show to show. That
is incredibly important for our
family,” Alex said of managing
their lifestyle with a newborn
baby.
Andrew and Alex Welles with baby Anderson Photo Barre Dukes / Phelps Media Group
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Another big part of Andrew and Alex’s life includes
three very special horses: Boo Van Het Kastanjehof,
Tornado and XM. While the majority of grand prix riders
at Andrew’s high level can think back on a horse or two
that helped make their career special, very little can say
that that same horse played a role in their wife’s career as
well.
Andrew experienced an immense amount of success with
those three horses, including placings all the way up to
the 5* level. When the timing was right, the couple found
themselves making the decision to pass those horses on
to Alex as she contested, and often won, the competitive
amateur divisions. Most recently, Andrew and Alex
retired their longtime partner, XM, after Alex nished out
a successful summer on a high note, placing second in
the Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic at the American
Gold Cup.
“The horses that Alex and I have each competed have made
huge differences and had a big inuence on my career. Boo
was a really special horse so for Alex to get the opportunity
to compete with her was amazing. It was very meaningful
for me to go to the ring with them,” Andrew said of the
unique situation. “Alex knows me well as a rider and I
know her well, so a lot of times I might actually learn how
to ride a horse even better by putting Alex on it for a little
bit. I learn by watching that and it helps me do my job
better when I get back on.”
Whether they are sharing horses, on the road competing,
or spending quality time with Anderson, Andrew and Alex
have found a way to balance their marriage in a demanding
industry full of long days and constant travel. By staying
true to their core values and devoted to the growth of their
marriage and daughter, the Welles family have clearly
found the secret to mixing business with family in a way
that ensures the immeasurable success of both.
Alex and Andrew Welles with XM Photo Callie Clement / Phelps Media Group
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Andrew and Alex Welles with Boo Van Het Kastanjehof and XM
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Five Things You May
Not Know About
WIHS
Executive
Director Mary Helen
Shaughnessy
By Lindsay Brock/Jump Media
Mary Helen Shaughnessy and Avon at Old Salem Farm in New York by Jump Media
W
hen the last ribbon has been handed out at the
Washington International Horse Show, presented
by Mars Equestrian; the ice returns to Capital One
Arena, and trafc resumes on F and 6th Streets NW,
there is one person who is already thinking about next
year. Mary Helen Shaughnessy has a long-standing
history with WIHS and in early 2019, she stepped in
as the event’s Executive Director. After her rst year at
the helm, we caught up with Mary Helen to learn more
about the person, equestrian, and WIHS fan she has
become since rst attending WIHS as a child.
1. She has experienced some of her best
(and worst) memories at WIHS.
WIHS has a long and personal history for Mary Helen.
She grew up a short distance from D.C., in Baltimore
and was quickly labelled horse-crazy as a young girl.
Her mother, Mary K., attended the show for as long as
she can remember and continued the tradition with her
daughter. It was at WIHS where Mary Helen felt like she
t in among the horse-crazy and equine-minded.
“I remember walking on the concourse and ordering my
rst pair of custom chaps before watching Margie Engle
warm up for the grand prix. That was the rst time I
felt like I was actually close to this sport that I’d always
admired from afar,” said Mary Helen.
While she has tried to block most of her undesirable
riding moments from memory, a few still remain.
Nothing could distract from the pomp and circumstance
of competing at WIHS, but Mary Helen’s horses put in
considerable effort to keep her humble while showing in
the big city.
“I have the distinction of having fallen off twice while
competing at WIHS,” Mary Helen recalled. “I and my
regal steed with the very fancy show name, Chad, were
rst to go in the Children’s Jumpers one year, and I fell
off at the rst fence. Lots of time, effort, and expense for
that performance! Then, the following year I competed
with my Junior Hunter, New Hope, again falling off in
the handy round. But looking back on it, I nd it all quite
comical and just another unique memory that adds to my
relationship with WIHS.”
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2. She has a two-year-old Basset Hound,
and he’s basically Insta-famous.
Mary Helen grew up with a very surly Basset Hound, a
beginning that quickly came full circle when she added a
puppy of the same breed to the home she shares with her
husband, Dan.
“I was always in love with their clownish disposition!
We had a rescue Pit Bull that passed away, and I wanted
to go awhile without a dog. That plan lasted all of two
months when we got Avon,” Mary Helen said.
Born on Halloween, Avon has an afnity for looking
distinguished in any of his costumes, of which there are
many. He can also be spotted accompanying Mary Helen
to horse shows, guarding the entrance to the hospitality
tents with devotion. But you don’t have to wait until
your next horse show to catch a glimpse of him…. You
can nd him on Instagram! Your next follow should be
@baltimorebasset.
3. She has a strong sense of wanderlust.
When asked what she would be doing if not working
within the horse sport world, Mary Helen is assured
in her answer. She would be a bespoke travel agent,
exploring, experiencing, and then curating travel
packages for adventure-seeking wanderers like herself.
She is a passionate traveler and loves sharing her
explorations with others.
Of some of her favorite recent trips, Mary Helen shared,
“I just got back from the fjords of Norway, and that place
is on another level when it comes to beauty. I felt like I
was experiencing a kind of nature that you feel like you
should not have any business seeing. I also really enjoyed
seeing Russia and experiencing the culture there outside
of what you see in movies. Finally, I visited a friend who
is in the Peace Corps in Nicaragua and had the unique
experience of living like a Nicaraguan.”
Mary Helen Shaughnessy and Debi Coleman at Upperville courtesy of Mary Helen Shaughnessy
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4. She is a lm/
TV buff.
Mary Helen wasn’t
always destined
for a career within
horse sport. She
attended New York
University’s Tisch
School of the Arts
lm school before
working within
lm and television
production for a
time, lling various
on-set roles. In fact,
she met her husband
while working at
the reality television
company Original
Media, creating concepts for the show Swamp People on
the History Channel. She also worked in development
with the Maryland Film Festival to complete an $18
million capital campaign for the renovation of the
historic Parkway Theatre in downtown Baltimore, which
reopened its doors in 2017 as a state-of-the-art movie
theater, unique community space, and classroom for
Johns Hopkins University and MICAs lm programs.
“I studied an unusual combination of lm, creative
writing, and law. But I realized I
liked the business end more than
the production. That led me back
to horses, and eventually WIHS,”
Mary Helen said.
5. Her favorite part about
#HorsesInTheCity is just
that!
WIHS is not an average horse
show when it comes to production
and execution. It is one of the
few remaining horse shows in
North America that takes place
in the heart of one of the most
bustling cities in the United States.
While that element presents its
own set of challenges, it is also
what sets WIHS apart. The show
is continually one of the most
cherished by riders, trainers,
sponsors, spectators, and event
staff.
For Mary Helen, those challenges and the rewards they
reap are her favorite part.
“It takes 24 hours to create this year-end nal in a venue
that is normally full of ice for hockey games. For me, it’s
incredible to see the space transform from moment one of
melting ice to the rst horse being unloaded and jumping
a fence in the arena. We are literally given the keys to a
major sporting arena with no equestrian infrastructure
and in a matter of hours have it looking like it belongs
among mainstream equestrian events.”
Mary Helen also appreciates WIHS for what it brings to
the local D.C. community. Taking a moment to see the
interaction between a city and the horse show to which it
plays host is something Mary Helen makes time for each
year.
“Watching someone see a horse up close for the rst time
while on their way to work or walking to their apartment
is an experience you can’t get at many horse shows.
Some of the top riders in the world are stepping off horse
transport trucks, walking past a McDonalds, and into
Capital One Arena to compete. Watching what could
be seen as a disruption for the city become a seamless
partnership is so rewarding for me!”
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Winner of the $136,300 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Washington. Laura Kraut & Fleurette

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2019 WIHS Leading Hunter Rider Scott Stewart with Grand Green Hunter Sports Page
Winner of the WIHS Equitation Finals Presented by Lindsay Maxwell Charitable
Fund Hunter Phase Sam Walker
Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund Scholarship recipients Emma
Fletcher, Taylor Grifths & Avery Glynn
Darragh “Fred Flinstone” Kenny
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$25,000 Puissance Presented by Land Rover Co-Champion Aaron Vale & Finou
2019 WIHS Leading Hunter Rider Scott Stewart with Grand Green Hunter Sports Page $25,000 Puissance Presented by Land Rover Co-Champion Schuyler Riley & Very Chic Du Tillard
Dorli Burke & Classic
First to go clear in the $136,300 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™
Washington Andrew Welles & Primo Troy
Darragh “Fred Flinstone” Kenny
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Amanda Derbyshire’s Day of the Dead costume
Augusta Iwasaki & Small Affair Brian Moggre as McLain Ward
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A good time was had by all (Georgina Bloomberg with McLain Ward)
Avery & Hope Glynn
Amanda Derbyshire’s Day of the Dead costume
Brian Moggre as McLain Ward
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Cartello Z (Jordan Allen) meeting his newest fan
Junior Committee with Peeps Foundation Rescue Minii & Mounted Police
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Carleton Brooks & Pritchard Hill
Caroline Holman & Peeps Foundation rescue mini
Darragh “Fred Flinstone” Kenny
Jorge Luis Camacho
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Kent Farrington & Creedance
Model like you mean it. Cora & Jaime Gibson
Reserve Champion Small Junior Hunter 16-17 Luscious & Violet Lindemann-Barnett
WIHS Equitation Finals Top 3 (L-R) Dominic Gibbs, Sam Walker & Ava Stearns)
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Luscious & Violet Lindemann-Barnett
Peeps Foundation pony love
Reserve Champion Small Junior Hunter 16-17 Luscious & Violet Lindemann-Barnett
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Shetland Pony Steeplechase
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Shetland Pony Steeplechase
The Competitive Equestrian Support Team Appreciation Award Winners The WIHS Jump Crew
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There’s not much that U.S. Olympic team gold medalist Laura
Kraut hasn’t won. But before the 61st Washington International
Horse Show, presented by MARS Equestrian™on October 22 – 27
in Washington, D.C., the $136,300 Longines FEI Jumping World
Cup™ Washington, presented by Events DC for the President’s
Cup, was still on her list of career goals.
Now she can check it off. Kraut rode Fleurette to the grand prix
victory in front of a full house in Capital One Arena on a night full
of thrilling show jumping action and exciting entertainment. “It’s
been a class that I wanted to win for many, many years,” Kraut
said.
“I rst came to Washington on a small pony in 1978, and I think
I’ve been jumping in the international division here [at WIHS] since
the late ‘80s. I’ve had quite a few seconds and thirds and fourths,
but it’s just always seemed to elude me. I said at the beginning of
the week, ‘I think this is going to be my week,’” said Kraut. “This is
a fantastic horse show. I come back for it every year. I think it’s one
of the shows we don’t want to do without.”
Kraut and Fleurette were one of just two pairs to jump clean from
the 30-strong starting eld. When Andrew Welles (USA) had a
refusal early in the jump-off with Primo Troy and ended his jump-
off round with 12 faults, Kraut knew what she had to do. Even
though a rail fell for her, she clinched the title. “You’d think when
Andrew had a rail the pressure would have been off, but it’s never
off,” said Kraut.
Barb and Dave Roux of St. Bride’s Farm in Upperville, VA, Fleurette’s
proud owners, joined her in the awards ceremony.
Kraut, who is a U.S. rider but bases in England, ew Fleurette to
D.C. specically for WIHS. “She ew to New York on Sunday, was
in quarantine on Monday and Tuesday, and then got on a truck
and came straight here. She’s just amazing because not a lot of
horses could put up with that,” she said.
Fleurette joined Kraut’s string in June and she has high hopes for
the 10-year-old Selle Français mare. “She’s one of these horses
that I think has all the jump, all the scope, is careful, is brave, is
sensible, and lets you ride her,” Kraut said. “The only thing she’s
missing at this point is the mileage at this level. My goal for her
would be [the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games].”
Laura Kraut Adds A Washington
International Horse Show
Win to Her Résumé
By Molly Sorge/Jump Media
Photos By Shawn McMillen
Laura Kraut and Fleurette
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Just before Kraut was crowned the winner in the grand prix, she
joined in a ceremony inducting U.S. Show Jumping Chef d’Équipe
Robert Ridland into the WIHS Hall of Fame. Riders who have served
on teams under Ridland anked him in the ceremony, signifying his
years of contribution to the sport. Ridland competed at WIHS as
a junior and a grand prix rider, designed jumper courses at WIHS,
and served as the show’s co-manager from 2008 to 2012.
Sydney Shulman Makes An Impression
While the crowds at WIHS knew Kraut well, Sydney Shulman was
competing in the international jumper division at WIHS for the
rst time. The 24-year-old rider, who is based out of her family’s
Back Country Farm in Greenwich, CT, but rides for Israel, won
the $50,000 International Jumper Speed Final and the $35,000
International Jumper Accumulator Costume Class – dressed as
Pikachu of Pokémon – on Jill Shulman’s Villamoura.
“I’m denitely in shock!” Shulman said. “I came here with the plan
to do just these two speed classes and hopefully be in the top
ve. With all these elite riders in the classes, coming out on top
in both of these classes is denitely beyond my expectations, so
I’m thrilled.”
Villamoura, a 10-year-old Selle Français mare by Diamant de
Semilly, is a special horse for Shulman. “I’ve had her since [she
was] a six-year-old and brought her along,” she said. “I live for
this horse. She is my pride and joy. Every time I ask her to do
something, whether it’s a bigger grand prix than she’s ever done,
or any speed class, she totally steps up her game.”
In the $25,000 Land Rover Puissance, Aaron Vale (USA) and Finou
4 were hot favorites to win, having topped the class the three
previous years. But Schuyler Riley (USA) gave Vale a run for his
money with the puissance rst-timer Very Chic Du Tillard. In the
end, they tied for the win, with both Vale and Riley clearing the
6’9” height in the nal round.
“I knew he has the scope and the talent, but I knew he’d never
done one before, so I sort of expected to go in there and jump
one or maybe two [rounds] and then come out, but he jumped it
so easily,” Riley said of E2 Show Jumpers’ Very Chic Du Tillard, a
10-year-old Selle Français gelding by Diamant de Semilly. “As the
night went on, the atmosphere was helping him. He grew because
of it instead of shrinking, which was a cool experience.”
Robert Ridland Hall of Fame Induction
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Aaron Vale and Schulyer Riley
Schulyer Riley and Very Chic Du Tillard
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Walker Finds Blue With
Waldo
Sam Walker became the rst
Canadian to win the Lindsay
Maxwell Charitable Fund
WIHS Equitation Finals when
he topped the class riding
Missy Clark and North Run’s
Waldo. Walker, 17, scored a
93 in the hunter phase and a
92 in the jumper phase before
clinching the win with a lovely
work-off ride on second-
placed Ava Stearns’ ride, Acer
K.
“I was 10th place here last
year and third the year before,
so I was a little bit hungry to
get back in the ring here,”
said Walker, from Nobleton,
ON. “I always look forward to
coming to this horse show. It’s
extremely well organized and
a great atmosphere. It’s a real
show. In regard to my horse
and preparation, we just kept
it simple and tried to stick with
the plan. I’m just really happy
with how [it] went.”
“I know I’ve come close [to
sweeping the championships]
before. There was possibly
one other time that I did, but
it denitely hasn’t happened a
lot!” said Stewart, who claimed
two reserve championships
in addition to his ve division
championship titles.
Betsee Parker’s Cameo captured
both the High Performance and
Grand Hunter Championships,
in addition to the Protocol
Trophy, given to the high-point
High Performance Hunter from
the Devon Horse Show, the
Pennsylvania National Horse
Show, and WIHS.
Stewart also partnered Parker’s
Private Life to the High
Performance Conformation
Hunter Championship and Bikoff
Equestrian LLC’s Critics’ Choice
to the Green Conformation
tricolor. Love Note, owned
by Richard Prant, and Stewart
topped the Green 3’6” Hunter
Hallie Moss and Birtley’s Crowned Jewel
Both Walker and Stearns ride with Missy Clark and her North Run
team. “I’m so proud of them,” Clark said. “Ava’s horse is only eight
years old; this was his rst year doing [equitation nals], and Sam
has helped develop Waldo, another horse that we also own. Waldo
had never done equitation at this level until Sam started with him.
It’s been fun working with both kids and both those horses.”
Inspired by Walker’s win, Hallie Moss, 11, topped the WIHS Pony
Equitation Finals riding Birtley’s Crowned Jewel in her rst time
showing in the class. “It’s my last show on ‘Teddy,’ so it’s pretty
incredible,” Moss said. “I wasn’t slow, which I’ve been working
on, and I was able to nd the jumps out of stride.” Moss is leasing
Teddy, a 12-year-old Welsh Pony by Eyarth Tayma and owned by
Three Ships LLC, for the year.
Moss, from Fishers, IN, rides with Abby Blankenship at Three Ships
LLC. Her mother, Kristen Moss, teaches the beginner rider lessons
at Three Ships, while Blankenship trains the students who show.
“Hallie is essentially a working student, so she’s been put on a lot
of different ponies,” Blankenship said. “We get to try and think
about what her pony is doing in that moment and adapt. That’s
something all kids need to learn how to do, but that’s something
she’s really developing by riding all different types of ponies and
horses.”
Stewart Makes A Clean Sweep
Scott Stewart of Wellington, FL, not only claimed the 2019 WIHS
Grand Hunter Championship and his 10th WIHS Leading Hunter
Rider title, but he also swept every professional hunter division
championship along the way.
division, while Sports Page, owned by Alexa Wesiman, and Stewart
claimed the Green 3’9” Hunter title.
One of the most endearing moments of the show came when
Becky Gochman handed one of the blue ribbons she’d earned
with Catch Me in the Amateur-Owner 3’6” Hunter, Over 35 to a
child in the stands.
“I like to give away my ribbons because I know that there are a lot
of kids out there watching,” Gochman said. “It’s fun for them to
get a little more into it. It helps make the horse show a little more
special for others. I like to see the smiles on the kids’ faces. I have
a good time doing that.”
Gochman, of Wellington, FL, had plenty of ribbons to give away by
the end of her time at WIHS as she and Catch Me repeated their
2018 results, claiming the division tricolor, the Grand Amateur-
Owner 3’6” Hunter Championship, and the Leading Amateur-
Owner 3’6” Hunter Rider title.
Dorli Burke has been competing at WIHS for decades, but
success there will never lose its signicance for the Salisbury, MD-
based rider who claimed the Grand Amateur-Owner 3’3” Hunter
Championship. They topped the Amateur-Owner 3’3” Hunters,
Over 35 division as well.
“It is just a huge honor,” said Burke who earned the grand
champion title riding her own Classic. “My horse was so fantastic.
I’m beside myself. It means a lot. I’ve shown for a long time, and I
used to show my ponies at Washington years ago. It was exciting
then, and it’s exciting now.”
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Dreams Come True
Small Affair has a storied history at WIHS,
having previously claimed the Grand
Junior Hunter Champion title with Tori
Colvin riding in 2015, and earning the
Large Junior Hunter, 15 and Under,
championship with Augusta Iwasaki in
2017.
This year, Iwasaki, of Calabasas, CA,
returned to WIHS with the 16-year-old
Selle Français gelding to collect the Grand
Junior Hunter Championship again. “It’s
such a dream to be able to showcase him
like this because he really is a horse of a
lifetime. I can’t imagine having a better
partner,” said Iwasaski.
Iwasaki, 15, and Lyn Pederson’s Small
Affair took the Large Junior Hunter, 15
and Under, title before returning to the
ring to claim the Grand Junior Hunter
Championship. Iwasaki was thrilled
with the result, as she and her family have
decided that this year’s WIHS would be Small
Affair’s last indoor show appearance. “In
the beginning, I thought it was a little bit of
pressure, but I’ve had him for so long that
even if it didn’t go the way I wanted, I’d still
be so happy with what we’ve done. I’m over
the moon,” she said.
Samantha Takacs, 14, rode Brighton to the
Grand Pony Hunter Championship title after
winning the Large Pony Hunter championship
and also claimed the Best Child Rider on a
Pony title. “It feels so good!” said Takacs of
her major victory. “I can’t even describe how
happy I am feeling right now. It’s such an
honor at this amazing horse show.”
Takacs, of Oldwick, NJ, topped the WIHS
Pony Equitation Finals last year riding
Storyteller, and this year, she got the ride
on Brighton from her good friend and fellow
rider, Ellie Sadrian. “They’re so nice to let
me ride him!” said Takacs, who began
showing the 10-year-old German Riding
Pony gelding in May of this year. “He’s so
amazing. He rides like a little horse. His
canter is so smooth, and he jumps so nice.”
Keeping It Fun
While the competition at WIHS keeps
spectators on the edge of their seats,
there’s plenty of other entertainment at
the show during the themed Barn Night,
Military Night, presented by Caterpillar,
Inc., and Kids’ Day.
The Garrison Forest School’s spooky video
earned them a 2020 clinic with top grand prix
rider Aaron Vale, thanks to BarnManager,
when they won the video contest with the
theme “Halloween on Horseback.” Other
groups won a United Metro golf cart, Dover
Saddlery gift certicates, and more.
Hallie Moss and Birtley’s Crowned Jewel
Scott Stewart and Cameo Samantha Takacs and Brighton
Children took over WIHS on Saturday as Kids’ Day, a free and family-friendly
event, welcomed local families to Capital One Arena for hands-on educational
and fun activities. Children took advantage of face painting, a donkey kissing
booth, pony rides, the horseless horse show, pony brushing lessons, and more.
WIHS thanks its dedicated sponsors, supporters, and fans for making the 61st
year successful and special in bringing the past, present, and future of the sport
together in the heart of the nation’s capital. The 62nd Washington International
Horse Show returns on October 20-25, 2020, at Capital One Arena in Washington,
D.C.! For more information, visit www.wihs.org.
Shetland Pony Steeplechase
Augusta Iwasaki and Small Affair
Becky Gochman and Catch Me
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Augusta Iwasaki and Small Affair
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REINING GOES
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uccessful Hollywood actor, director, producer and
Academy Award Nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan
grew up on a ranch in a small West Texas town outside of
Waco. He admits that along his busy life journey he needed
horses to bring balance to his life and when, in 2011, he
discovered reining he was fascinated by “the bond and trust
between the horse and rider, how simple and hidden the
cues were, and yet how complicated it was.” Once he ‘got
the bug,’ he said, it never left him, leading him to write and
produce Paramount Network’s hit TV series Yellowstone with
Kevin Costner and the reality series The Last Cowboy which
led to the historic event: The Run For A Million. Thanks to
Sheridan’s vision, the western industry was promoted through
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sport, a purse worth one million dollars was offered in a Reining
competition.
Under the Las Vegas lights, the sport of Reining took a turn and
will never be the same again.
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HOLLYWOOD
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From the Rookie Championship — which opened the event — to
the $100,000 Open Shootout, $50,000 Non Pro Championship,
$50,000 Freestyle, and the closing Million Dollar Invitational,
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Enthusiastic fans, as well as spectators new to the sport, never let
their energy level down and once Saturday night came along, the
energy hit the roof. The Run For A Million was a ticketed event with
over 5500 seats available in the arena, hotel management stated,
“We sold 95% of the tickets for this event and gave the other 5% to
management to use at their discretion.
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session, which lasted close to three hours on Saturday afternoon,
and spectators had waited patiently in an amazingly long line to
make their way to their seats, the show was on. Everyone knew who
the riders were, nobody knew which of their horses they would be
riding, except for a handful who had only brought one horse.
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the arena was NRHA Six Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida aboard
Spooks Gotta Spark (NRHA Million Dollar Sire Spooks Gotta Whiz
x Dolittle Lena) for owner Gaynia Revenberg. The duo did not let
       
back by the judges with a 228. The legendary rider left the pen by
setting the bar — and the pace — for those that followed.
Second in the draw, with Maria Cecilia Fiorucci’s Custom
Made Gun between the reins, 19-year-old Cade McCutcheon
was determined to repeat his 2018 World Equestrian Games
performance where, aboard the 8-year-old stallion by NRHAs
Eleven Million Dollar Sire Gunner and out of Custom Made
Dunit, he had worn both the team gold medal and individual
bronze medal. “I’ve been showing this horse since he was 4
and he gets better and better all the time,” said the young rider
before his run. “He’s a show horse. A lot of horses at this age will
start to cheat you, but now he knows when he goes in there that
it’s time to play.” And play they did: Once they left the arena, a
229.5 appeared on the score board, score which held until, six
great runs later, NRHA Four Million Dollar Rider Craig Schmersal
and No Smoking Required (Gunner x Icing Required) owned
by Wranglen Partnership ran a beautiful, precise and powerful
pattern which kept the crowd on their feet cheering non-stop.
The announced score was a 229.5 and, once the curtain fell on
the prestigious arena, the two horse-rider-combinations were
tied. NRHA Five Million Dollar Rider Andrea Fappani, who once
again showed off his skill and talent, as well as his mounts
Platinum Vintage (A Sparkling Vintage x Starjac Miss) owned
by Silver Spurs Equine, came dangerously close by closing his
stellar ride with a 229.
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Both McCutcheon and Schmersal chose to share the title. The riders decided unanimously that
a run-off was not going to happen — they both cared about their horse’s welfare above all else.
“Co-champion or champion, you are still a champion,” said Schmersal. “It would be a shame
to go out there to run-off, make a mistake, or even worse get in an accident and be reserve
champions. It is not worth it for my clients or myself to put my horse’s health in jeopardy after
he just gave me everything he had. In coming here my horse chose himself and as long as he

in my horse as Cade was in his. No Smoking Required is super gritty, super fun to ride, and he
has been easy to maintain. He deserves the co-championship.
McCutcheon was quick to agree. “I have had a lot of success with Custom Made Gun in the past
four years and the owner, Maria Cecilia [Fiorucci], made the decision to send him over for this
event at The Rome Shoot In held last March,” he said. “I never considered coming here with
another horse because I knew that we could win. I went in determined to slide to the top spot
and we did it. This is once in a lifetime horse; I trust him completely and am overwhelmed with
the result and the great crowd.
“Never in my lifetime have I ever seen a show like The Run For A Million,” added Schmersal
about the great attendance.We have never shown to a crowd as large and welcoming as the
fans of Reining and ‘The Last Cowboy.’ There were around 5,000 people in the stands cheering
for all of the riders and they did not care if there was a mistake; they still cheered each rider
on to the end and participated in many standing ovations. The Run For A Million was evidence
of the TV shows’ ability to reach a new audience. The trickle-down effect from what Taylor has
done will be felt for years. I can honestly say now that the season has ended it was one of the
best experiences of my career. I am proud to say my horse, No Smoking Required, gave me
everything I asked for. He has been an incredible partner, and I am so happy the world was able
to see and share in the incredible animal I know.
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The twelve horses and riders that took part in the Invitational left an incredible
mark in Las Vegas, showing off great horsemanship and great athletes. On top
of ‘the big cash prize,’ the sponsors were extremely generous and duplicated
every champion’s award, starting from the custom six horse Bloomer horse
trailer [donated by Randy Bloomer], to the custom-made gold buckle from Gist
Silversmiths, the one of a kind Bob’s Custom Saddle by Andreas Maschke, and
the MS Diamonds TX $100,000 Owners Champion Ring by Sleipnir.
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 TCE 
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The Run For
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Winner of the $100,000 Open Shootout Dany Tremblay & PS Mega Shine Chic
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Winner of the $100,000 Open Shootout Dany Tremblay (on PS Mega Shine Chic)
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Andrea Fappani & Epic Titan
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Craig Schmersal & Phantom Face
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Matt Mills & Wimps Cool Breeze
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Jason Vanlandingham & Gotta Get A Diamond COLOR
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Abby Lengel
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Andrea “Rocky” Fappani & Custom Spook
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Debi Murnam’s Pirates & Red Coats Freestyle on Jacs Red Pine
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Kirstin Booth’s Fairytale Freestyle on Babys Got Blue Eyes
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Making an entrance.....The Italian Stallion aka Andrea Fappani on a bridleless Custom Spook
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#Winning Andrea Fappani & Custom Spook
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Emily Emerson & Voodoo Smokin Annie
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USMC Freestyle by Randy Dooley & Nite N Gail
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Maverick aka Drake Johnson
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Captain Jack Sparrow Debi Murnam’s Pirates & Red Coats Freestyle on Jacs Red Pine
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Dan James
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Dan James and his posse
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Rising
Grand Prix
Dressage
Star Micah
Deligdish
Turns
Dreams Into
Reality
By Georgie Hammond
F
amously wrien by Norman Vincent Peale,
the quote “Shoot for the moon. Even if you
miss it, you’ll land among the stars,” has
inspired individuals around the world to push
outside their comfort zones. Living by her own version,
28-year-old Grand Prix dressage competitor Micah
Deligdish oen falls back on her similar self-mantra:
Aim high and set unaainable goals. Through trying
to accomplish what seems to be an unaainable goal,
you will achieve many other goals and experience new
opportunities that you didn’t even know existed.” It has
been a driving force behind the young athlete from the
very beginning, even fueling her Olympic dreams of
today.
Born in Brevard County, Florida, Micah’s interest in
horses began at a young age. Aer visiting Wellington,
the winter equestrian capital, as a child, she was awe-
struck by the quality of riding and she hoped that one
day she would have the opportunity to ride into the
stadium. However, upon the conclusion of her junior
years, she made the tough decision to put her dreams
of riding professionally aside and focus her efforts
on her academics. She aended American University
in Washington D.C. where she earned her degree
in broadcast journalism. Following graduation, the
aspiring professional jumped into the corporate world,
working in the nation’s capital.
The direction of Micah’s life took a turn however when
she made the life-altering decision to quit her corporate
job to follow her dreams of working in the equestrian
industry. She gained barn management experience as
a working student in Maryland for a few years before
launching her own business, Gemini Dressage, in 2014
at only 23-years-old.
“It was very intimidating starting a new career path
aer I had already been to university and had a full-
time job in a corporate environment. It was also very
intimidating to figure out how I was going to build a
livable career following my passion,” Micah shared. “It
wasn’t always easy and I had to take a lot of lile side
jobs to carve my own path, but in the end, it has been
extremely rewarding and I would say that if you can
make it work, follow your passion.
Though small in stature (4’11’’), Micah’s size has never
stopped her from showing the strength and heart
she possesses both in and out of the ring. While the
Israeli dressage rider and trainer’s career began down a
different path than other top riders, she has paved her
own way into the industry. In all stages of life, from her
philanthropic work to her goal of representing Israel in
more international championships, Micah is dedicated
to turning dreams into reality,
The young entrepreneur successfully built Gemini
Dressage into a boutique business offering personalized
training, coaching and sales services. With more time
spent in the saddle, Micah also began to reap the rewards
of her dedication to her own riding career, becoming a
United States Dressage Federation bronze, silver and
gold medalist.
In what was only the beginning of a record year in her
career, Micah declared for the State of Israel in February
of 2019, making her the only woman currently
represented on the Israeli dressage national team.
Micah is a dual citizen of Israel and the United States
Destiny & Micah Deligdish Photo by Annan Hepner
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and her grandparents were Holocaust survivors from Poland
and Austria. Deeply rooted in her Israeli heritage, Micah’s
primary goal is to bring awareness and positive aention to
put Israeli athletes competing on the map.
“Long term, I would like to help develop the Israeli national
dressage team and continue to promote the team through
international competitions. The Israeli jumping team has
done an amazing job in their progress over the past few
years. They qualified for an Olympic team slot and I hope
by 2024, myself, along with the other Israeli riders, will
be able to build a dressage team,” Micah explained. “I also
try to represent Israeli dressage by aending events that
promote Israel within the United States. I think participating
in fundraising events is an important aspect of raising
awareness and I enjoy being very active within the American
Jewish community.
A few months aer announcing her declaration, Micah was
presented with an exciting new partnership with Destiny,
a 16-year-old Danish Warmblood owned by Diamante
Farms. Although a new partnership, Micah added one of
her lifetime goals — qualifying and competing at the FEI
European Championships, at the top of her to-do list.
Micah made her Grand Prix CDI debut in Tryon, North
Carolina this spring before heading north to compete in
Canada for the remainder of the spring season. As summer
rolled around, the pair made the trip overseas to compete
in Europe to earn their qualifying scores for the 2019 FEI
European Championships.
July brought one of the most exciting moments of Micah’s
career. Her summer of training at Hof Kasselmann in Hagen,
Germany, with Destiny, as well as her small tour mount,
Santos, paid off as they joined fellow Israeli rider, Eyal
Zlatin, in qualifying for the FEI European Championships
aer her performance at the CDI3* in Falsterbo, Sweden.
The accomplishment was a monumental moment for Israel
Equestrian Federation, as it was the first time since 2001
Israel had dressage riders qualified.
This summer we gave ourselves this massive goal to qualify
for the 2020 Olympics and even though we may not have
Micah Deligdish & Destiny at the European Championships Photo by Lily Forado
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reached it this time, we have done so many other amazing
things that I didn’t even know I wanted to learn or needed
to do in that process. Qualifying for [the FEI European
Championships] and competing in Europe felt surreal – I
still feel like I’m living a dream. I have always heard that it
is about the process and journey, and not the end result that
maers. I kind of rolled my eyes, but this summer has taught
me it’s really true.
With her sights still set on representing Israel in the 2020 FEI
World Cup Finals in Las Vegas and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic
Games, Micah will continue to develop her relationship with
Destiny in hopes of qualifying within the coming months.
Throughout her journey, Micah has kept at the forefront of
her mind what she considers to be the biggest contributing
factor to her success — the people who accompany her to the
top.
There are going to be times when you don’t think you can
do something, so you need to surround yourself with a team
that really believes in you. You can be really hard on yourself
and maybe lose sight of your goals, but those people will
always stand by you. I have faced moments of wondering if
I was good enough, but because I had a supportive team who
believed in me, I kept going and I was able to show other
people that I belonged.
Destiny & Micah Deligdish Photo by Annan Hepner
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Canada’s
Mario Deslauriers
Captures the
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Grand Prix CSI4*
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th
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Winner of the $300,000 Doha.Inc Grand Prix CSI4*
Mario Deslauriers & Bardolina 2
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The 44
th
edition of the Hampton Classic Horse Show ended in
spectacular fashion, with two-time Canadian Olympic veteran,
Mario Deslauriers, capturing the $300,000 DOHA.INC Grand Prix
on his mount Bardolina.
An annual tradition signaling the end of summer and the famed
Hamptons social season, the Classic hosts every level of horse
and rider from the smallest lead-line competitor up to World
Cup, World and Olympic champions.
The Deslauriers family will have extra celebrating to do after
this particular win. Mario’s daughter, Lucy, who just returned
from being part of the U.S. bronze-medal winning team at the
Pan American Games, had a stellar week at the Classic. She
followed a win on Friday in the $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand
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event. Lisa Deslauriers (wife of Mario and mother of Lucy,) a past
Grand Prix and USET competitor, is Chairman of the Board of the
Hampton Classic.
Course Designer Michel Vaillancourt built a challenging course
at the maximum height of 1.60m, including a triple combination
which took the competitors nearly the entire length of the packed
VIP tent. The tough course was a true test of ability, resulting in
just three of 39 combinations progressing to the jump-off.
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Winner of the Longines Rider Challenge Shane Sweetnam
Winner of the $300,000 Doha.Inc Grand Prix CSI4* Mario Deslauriers & Bardolina 2
2nd Place nisher in the $300,000 Doha.Inc Grand Prix CSI4* Lucy Deslauriers & Hester
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Winner of the $300,000 Doha.Inc Grand Prix CSI4* Mario Deslauriers & Bardolina 2
Lucy Deslauriers & Hester
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meant the better you did Friday, the later in the order
you went on Sunday. Lucy Deslauriers had the luxury of
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gold medalist from the 2018 World Equestrian Games,
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sandwiching Mario Deslauriers in the middle.
The jump-off course consisted of eight jumping efforts, in
a series of S-curves across the ring from side to side, and
a long gallop down to the last fence headed toward the
in-gate. Ryan misjudged the striding to the second fence
and Eddie Blue had it down. They were able to hold it to
just the four faults, crossing the timers in 42.66 seconds.
Next to go, the senior Deslauriers executed a masterful
pivot turn with Bardolina from the third fence in front of
the VIP tents, to cross in front of the open water, cutting
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were slightly off Ryan’s time, but more importantly they
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seconds.
Last to go, Deslauriers’s 20-year-old daughter also took
the inside turn with long-time partner Hester, and with
his effortless galloping stride they easily had the best
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on a score of four faults. “I got a little excited,” admitted
Deslauriers as she recounted her jump-off round. “If I had
it to do over again, I should have pulled a little harder to
the last fence.
Lucy Deslauriers & Hester
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Adrienne Sternlicht & Just A Gamble
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When asked what he was thinking
as he watched Lucy follow him
in the jump-off, knowing that if
she had a rail, he would win the
class, Mario replied: “Lucy won
on Friday so today was my turn!
Seriously, she and Hester make
a great pair, and I know they are
very quick. I did what I had to do
to put a little pressure on her.
Mario Deslauriers received a
beautiful new timepiece courtesy
of LONGINES for his win, as well
as a check for $99,000.00 and a
beautiful award of a large format
bottle of Whispering Angel wine
from Chateau D’Esclans. Lucy’s
check was for $60,000, but she
had to ask her mom to carry her
wine – she’s not old enough to
drink yet!
For each of the seven years the
$30,000 LONGINES Leading
Rider Challenge has been in
place, it has been won by an
Irish rider, going back and
forth between Sweetnam and
countryman Richie Moloney. With
his consistent results this week,
Shane Sweetnam secured another
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on top for an incredible third year.
He received the $30,000 prize as
well as a lovely new timepiece
courtesy of LONGINES.
The Hampton Cottages &
Gardens Table Décor Awards
were presented Sunday, with
tables in the two VIP tents
decorated in spectacular fashion.
First place was awarded to the
table of Whispering Angel/
Chateau D’Esclans. Second went
to Bridgehampton Florist and
third to CMC Bridge.
The 44
th
Hampton Classic featured
over 200 classes in six beautifully
manicured show rings. One of
the most spectacular equestrian
events in the nation showcasing
the highest levels of hunter-
jumper competition, the world-
class event hosts hundreds of top
riders and horses from all over the
nation and world.
First of only 3 to go clear Devin Ryan & Eddie Blue
The Hampton Classic
Photo Gallery by ©Alden Corrigan Media
Sports Page
The Hampton Classic
Photo Gallery by ©Alden Corrigan Media
Scott Stewart & Everwonder
McLain Ward & Rapidash
Kat Fuqua & Grand Remo
Winner of the $10,000 Open Jumper 1.40m McLain Ward & Silberrose
Luiz Francisco De Azevedo & Collin
Becky Gochman & Catch Me
Lee Kellogg Sandrian & Raki
Lee Kellogg Sandrian & Raki
McLain Ward takes the time to hi-ve a young boy on the rail
Scott Stewart & Cabrio
Lee McKeever & Franka Trichta
Nicki Shahinian Simpson & Akuna Mattata
Winner of the $72,000 Longines Cup CSI4* Shane Sweetnam & Kirschwasser SCF
Richie Moloney & Boriena H
Molly Ashe Cawley
Private Life & Scott Stewart

2019 VIP Table Decor Winner Chateau D’Esclans/Whispering Angel
2nd Place VIP Table Decor Contest Bridgehampton Florist
Bloomberg
Callan Solem Show Stables
Campbell Stables
Designer of the Winning Chateau D’Esclans/Whispering Angel table Christy Doramus
Bikoff Equestrian topiary inspired table & chairs
Lilee Fell Flowers
Carolex
Designers of the 2nd place Bridgehampton Florist table Jim Osoburn (L) & MIchael Grim (R)
Doha.Inc complete with opera glasses
Corcoran Group
Ford
Campbell Stables
Pfeffer
Hermès
Koenigsberg
NetJets
Jos. M. Troffa Materials Corp.
Lynnewood
Robbins Wolfe
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Split Rock Farm
Swede Ventures
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Wölffer Estate Vineyard & Stables
Mane’N Tail table with hand painted Hampton Classic scene settings
©Liz Soroka photo
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The Hampton Classic
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August 23 - 30, 2020
Congratulations to all 2019 competitors!
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Taylor currently serves as the Social Media Manager at
US Equestrian after receiving a Bachelor of Science in
Business Marketing from the University of Kentucky with a
concentration in Digital Media.
Taylors work has been featured in Noelle Floyd, Horse
Network, Chronicle of the Horse, Sidelines Magazine,
Young Rider, Jumper Nation, Warmblood’s Today, US
Equestrian magazine, and World of Show Jumping to
name a few.
During Taylors time at the University of Kentucky she served
as Photo Editor for the university’s independent student
newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel. In 2015, Taylor was a top
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Award program and has since won numerous awards from
the Kentucky Press Association and the Kentucky News
Photographers Association. In 2017, Taylor was selected
as a Student Travel Award Winner by the American Horse
Publications.
Taylor currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky and is available
for freelance assignments, portrait sessions, as well as
private clients at shows.
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11.2 acres
2 barns | 6 stalls
60’x90’ covered arena
Mountain views surround
Offered at $1,100,000
4,274 sf | 5 bed | 3.5 bath
4.3 acres
6 stall barn | utility barn
70’x200’ partially covered arena
Access to Tolt Pipeline Trail
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The Kids Are Alright:
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 Kids Are Alright
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American Gold Cup crowd. Photo by Elaine Wessel - Phelps Media Group

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In recent years, horse shows around the country and the world
have seen a surge of success from the younger generation of
riders in addition to growth in the number of up-and-coming
athletes that are competitive at the highest levels. The 30-and-
under crowd is no longer perceived as a contingent of rookies,
but rather a steady threat to veteran equestrians, oftentimes
knocking their more seasoned counterparts off the podium.
At the 2019 American Gold Cup, presented by CaptiveOne
Advisors, LLC, in September, the trend continued as young
talent consistently earned top results throughout the week in FEI
competition. Returning to Old Salem Farm for the eighth time
and celebrating the event’s 49th anniversary, the American Gold
Cup is a symbol of American show jumping history, but give
one look at the week’s results lists and it is clear that the youthful
competitors are ushering in a new age to the prestigious horse
show.
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Jumping World Cup™ - New York CSI4*-W, presented by
CaptiveOne Advisors, LLC, only seven duos out of the original
start list of 40 managed to master designer Alan Wade’s (IRL)
expert track by leaving all the rails in the cups without time
“My day was great and I was super happy with it. I am so happy
that I came and being second to Beezie Madden
– it’s not really like I am second”
Karl Cook
Karl Cook and Caillou_Photo by Elaine Wessel - Phelps Media Group
faults to advance to the jump-off. Of those seven pairs, three
riders were under the age of 30. Though Beezie Madden (USA)
emerged victorious aboard Abigail Wexner’s Garant, marking
the champion equestrian’s return to the winner’s circle and the
third time her name will be etched into the American Gold Cup
trophy, the remainder of the day’s medals were claimed by the
younger demographic. Just fractions of a second off the pace
with Signe Ostby’s Caillou, the United States’ 29-year-old Karl
Cook captured second place honors, while 26-year-old Katie
Dinan, also from the United States, piloted De heer A. Vos’ Brego
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Olympic and World champions and medalists.
“My day was great and I was super happy with it. I am so happy
that I came and being second to Beezie Madden – it’s not really
like I am second,” commented Cook following the class. “Our
sport is really an old sport and such a traditional sport, so when
you are able to come to places that have that tradition, it is
really special and makes you sit up and think about the past and
everything that it has taken to get the sport here.
“Our sport is really an old sport and such a
traditional sport, so when you are able to come to places
that have that tradition, it is really special and makes you sit
up and think about the past and everything that
it has taken to get the sport here.
Karl Cook
Katie Dinan and Brego R’n B. Photo by Barre Dukes-Phelps Media Group
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which horse-and-rider combinations vied for a spot in the
weekend’s World Cup™ class, Cook earned another impressive
result of third to easily secure his spot in the crowd favorite on
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bested by Irishman Cormac Hanley, who at only 22 years old was
perhaps one of the most consistent performers of the week. The
Irish contender’s highlight accomplishment was earning reserve
honors in the $75,000 contest riding Heathman Farm LLC’s VDL
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contenders to earn a qualifying spot in Sunday’s titular Longines
FEI Jumping World Cup™ class.
“I have been lucky in that over the past 18 months to two years I
have really stepped up to those 4* and 5* levels. It has become
sort of normal that I am competing against the likes of Beezie
Madden and McLain Ward, which is pretty cool as they are
people I always looked up to when I was a kid and I wanted to be
like them,” commented Hanley. “We just go in and try to do our
best. We are starting to knock on the door and get some results,
but I have been punching my way in there for the last year. I think
you always have to aim for more than you are capable of, and one
day you may achieve it, that is my thinking behind it all.
Adding international clout to the collective resume of the young
riders, Hanley impressively jockeyed three different horses to
        
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CSI4*-rated classes. Beginning the horse show on a high note,
Hanley rode Heathman Farm LLC’s Alma Z to second position in
Cormac Hanley and VDL Cartello_Photo by Elaine Wessel - Phelps Media Group
“It has become sort of normal that I am competing
against the likes of Beezie Madden and McLain Ward,
which is pretty cool as they are people I always looked up to
when I was a kid and I wanted to be like them”
Cormac Hanley
Cormac Hanley and VDL Cartello_Photo by Elaine Wessel - Phelps Media Group
Cormac Hanley and Copain Z. Photo by Barre Dukes-Phelps Media Group
the $10,000 Douglas Elliman 1.40m Jumper CSI4*, then returned
to the pristine grass ring Thursday to match his previous efforts,
earning the red ribbon in the $35,700 Staller Welcome Stake
CSI4* on another Heathman Farm mount, Copain Z, with whom
he also earned ninth place in the $71,200 Fidelity Investments®
Classic CSI4*. While Hanley’s accolades are a testament to
his talent as well as the skill and training of his horses, the
advancement of show jumping around the world for all ages is
another evident factor.
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Brian Moggre and MTM Vivre le Reve. Photo by Barre Dukes-Phelps Media Group
“The sport is evolving and becoming more professional, even
in my home country of Ireland. I was back there for the Dublin
Horse Show and watched the little ponies go around, and all the
kids have their trainers, they are well turned-out and take it very
seriously. That is obviously coming through to the bigger level
of the sport, too. If you get the correct training and everything
at a young age then you only grow,” explained Hanley. “With all
the U25 classes now, some at big 5* shows, there are chances
to give you the experience to go to these bigger venues and at
least sample it a little bit. There is obviously more interest all the
time, and the sport is growing. That just means there will be more
people and the competition will get tougher. It makes everybody
better, I think.
The youngest exhibitor in CSI4* competition during the week at
only 18 years old, Brian Moggre of the U.S. was one of the seven
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placing sixth overall riding Major Wager LLC’s MTM Vivre le
Reve. Coming off a series of summer grand prix wins, Moggre
maintained momentum in New York with four top-12 placings
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highlighted by his fourth-place ranking in the $35,700 Staller
Welcome Stake CSI4* following a foot-perfect trip in the irons
aboard Major Wager LLC’s MTM Flutterby out of 63 entries.
“I’m a dreamer, so we set goals and do everything we can to try
and achieve them. The feeling is something I never imagined.
I am so proud of my horses, my team and myself for doing
everything we can to try and make it big. This is a tough sport
which makes every success mean the world,” remarked Moggre.
At such a young age, Moggre is already a household name, with
one of his most renowned victories coming during his World
Cup™ debut in March of 2019 when he topped the leaderboard
with MTM Vivre Le Reve in the $100,000 Longines FEI Jumping
World Cup™ Live Oak in Ocala, Florida, after also winning the
qualifying class.
This is a tough sport which makes every success mean the world”
Cormac Hanley
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“I think each year the foundation of our American riding system
get stronger and stronger. Our generation has been very well
educated and with the strong emphasis of the American style of
riding, we have been able to reach a high level of show jumping
at a faster rate,” explained Goetzmann. “For a young rider, dealing
with added pressure is a crucial lesson to learn. The American
Gold Cup allows me to experience the pressures of competing
against the best in the world, and after each year at the show I
come out a stronger rider.
Just one year older than Moggre, 19-year-old Madison
Goetzmann (USA) slightly bested him at Old Salem Farm in the
$35,700 Staller Welcome Stake CSI4*, duplicating her efforts
from the 2018 installment of the class to clinch third position for
the second year in a row on her own Prestigious. As the sport
has progressed, top riders on the international stage with ages
ending in “teen” have grown increasingly common, and the
results at the American Gold Cup are no longer be considered
anomaly as the average age of top show jumping competitors
falls.
Madison Goetzmann and Prestigious_Photo by Elaine Wessel - Phelps Media Group
The American Gold Cup allows me to experience the pressures
of competing against the best in the world, and aer each year at
the show I come out a stronger rider.
Madison Goetzmann
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Kristen Vanderveen and Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili. Photo by Barre Dukes-Phelps Media Group
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“I think FEI has really grown in the last few years in North America,
or maybe I have just become more aware of it. In my opinion, it
has raised the level and the professionalism of our sport. With the
FEI being so prevalent now in the United States, it has raised the
younger crowd’s level of competition and gives us a chance to
see what the standard is around the world,” commented 30-year-
old Kristen Vanderveen (USA), the champion in the $35,700
Staller Welcome Stake CSI4*.
Topping the leaderboard as the fastest duo throughout the one-
round class, Vanderveen and Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili, owned
by Bull Run Jumpers Six LLC, emerged victorious to defend their
title in the Welcome Stake, the second year in a row for the team
after leading the lap of honor in the $35,000 Trelawny Farm
Welcome Stake CSI4* in 2018. That same year, the partnership
won the $8,000 Porsche Danbury & Danbury Audi 1.40m Jumper
class, and Vanderveen accrued another top result in 2019 with a
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Investments® Classic CSI4*.
“I really enjoy watching the veteran riders and I think it is super
           
from watching the rounds and just seeing them. It is important
to surround yourself with the veteran riders and the top riders,
whether they are young or older. That is what raises your level of

Kristen Vanderveen and Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili. Photo by Barre Dukes-Phelps Media Group
You learn a lot om watching the rounds and just seeing them.
It is important to surround yourself with the veteran riders and
the top riders, whether they are young or older. That is what
raises your level of competition
Kristen Vanderveen
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Perfect manifestations of Vanderveen’s words, a number of
up-and-coming riders are taking advantage of access to some
of the sports best and surrounding themselves daily with
veteran examples, which surely lends to the trend of young
athletes reaching the upper echelon of competition. A student
of Madden’s, Goetzmann trains with a multiple-time Olympic
champion and the 2013 and 2018 Longines FEI Jumping World
Cup™ Final winner, while 26-year-old Adrienne Sternlicht (USA)
is mentored by McLain Ward, whose resume rivals Madden’s
with a trophy case including Olympic, World Championship
and World Cup™ medals, among many others. Both coaches
are consistently ranked among the top on the planet, and their
       
instruction combined with careful horses and plenty of hard work.
“I think it comes and goes. Right now there are so many of us
that are really privileged to be riding great horses and have
There are so many of us that are really privileged to be riding
great horses and have great training. Our results are
the uits of that collective effort.
Adrienne Sternlicht
great training. Our results are the fruits of that collective effort.
There are moments in time when you have a lot of young up-
and-coming, 20-something riders at the top at the sport. Right
now we are in a time that is highly competitive and some of the
younger riders are able to threaten the status quo in some ways.
I think that is really valuable and it will only make our U.S. team
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Still a few years from her 30th birthday, Sternlicht has already
achieved the status of a World Equestrian Games victor, a feat
that is frequently repeated by the announcer when she enters
the ring and that will accompany her name for her lifetime. In
the American Gold Cup’s $71,200 Fidelity Investments® Classic
CSI4*, Sternlicht once again proved her prowess as the student
outperformed the teacher when she and Starlight Farms 1
LLC’s Toulago one-upped Ward and his own Rapidash with a
quick fault-free time to take the lead in the class. Though Ward
Adrienne Sternlicht and Toulago. Photo by Barre Dukes-Phelps Media Group
 TCE 
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ultimately won the contest on another mount, Sternlicht retained
second position, an accomplishment in itself considering the
collective experience of her fellow exhibitors.
“My strategy is always the same, regardless of who I am competing
against. Knowing that I train with McLain Ward and that I am
often competing against him, I know he is always a threat coming
behind me in a jump-off. I think it just pushes me to execute my
plan and be as competitive as I can,” noted Sternlicht.
The developing equestrians are also gaining traction off the
horses, which can be seen in the fact that the M. Michael Meller Style
of Riding Award was awarded to its newest recipient, 20-year-old
Lucy Deslauriers (USA). Deslauriers was hand-selected by Meller
as the 2019 honoree for exhibiting an outstanding combination
of horsemanship, skill and presentation while competing at the
prestigious and popular horse show.
Emblematic of the tradition of show jumping, the American
          
benchmark as the sport retains a strong grip on its heritage while
also welcoming a new era of change. Serving as a unique setting
for the dichotomy between the old guard and the rising stars, the
event successfully retained its historic roots as it simultaneously
witnessed the growing careers of the sport’s future, and if the
performances of the young equestrians at the 2019 American
Gold Cup are any indication, then the future of show jumping is
bright.
Style Award Winner Lucy Deslauriers. Photo by Barre Dukes-Phelps Media Group
“Right now we are in a time that is highly competitive and
some of the younger riders are able to threaten the status quo
in some ways. I think that is really valuable and
it will only make our U.S. team stronger.
Adrienne Sternlicht
 TCE 
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COOK
FLIES
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IN THE $100,000 1.45M FEI GRAND PRIX
Presented by Horseight at Split Rock Jumping Tour’s Sonoma International CSI2*
Top: Karrie Rufer, Karl Cook, Keri Potter
COOK
FLIES
HOME
Left: Winner of the $100,000 CSi2* Grand Prix Karl Cook & Fecybelle
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Earlier in the week, Karl Cook won the CaptiveOne FEI Welcome
class on Fecybelle, and mentioned that his goal was really to
prepare for the big class on Sunday. His preparation paid off in

corners in their turns, to take the top spot in the $100,000 1.45m
   
Tour’s Sonoma International CSI2* in Petaluma, CA. The class was
the culmination of a week of show jumping competition at the
Sonoma Horse Park.
Karl Cook & Karrie Rufer Champagne Celebration
 TCE 
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Cook was pleased with his ride, even if it wasn’t exactly what he
had planned.When you win, you can say it went the way you
wanted,” he said with a laugh. “But, in the jump-off I didn’t ride
exactly the plan that we had set out; between two and three I
added a stride and to the last fence I added another stride.
“She’s still a new mare and I’m still getting used to her a little bit,

two lines she was tight, she was fast, fences were on the angles
and going, and I left out a stride to the second to last (fence).
It’s still getting to know her, getting to know what I can do. With
some horses, if I turn it up to that stride, then I have a rail. So, it’s
kind of getting used to some of that stuff with her.
Karl Cook & Karrie Rufer Champagne Celebration
Karrie Rufer & Mr. Europe
 TCE 
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Ten horses out of 51 starters over Alan
Wade’s 13-jump course made it to the
jump-off, with Cook and Fecybelle going

both rounds was Mr. Europe, ridden by
Karrie Rufer, who set the bar early with
a clean round in a time of 36.680. Keri
Potter and Ariell La Sirene came the
closest in the early going, with a clean
round in a time of 37.960, but when Cook

the rails up in a time of 36.370. The last
few riders failed to leave all the rails up,
giving Cook the victory with Rufer second
and Potter third.

of a test of how you can ride the right track
for your horse, rather than something
you needed a superstar horse for. You
needed to ride accurately for what would
help the way your horse is and I think you
saw that with people where they came
with too much canter or too little canter
and they paid the price,” Cook said. “The
time allowed wasn’t super tight so you
didn’t have to take chances there, so I
thought there was absolutely a possibility
(of a big jump-off). I just try to focus on
what I have to do.
“I mean, you always hope for a smaller
      
do well,” he continued with a laugh.
“But, its always more fun when you get a
competition where you have to go. Even
if you have a lower chance of winning, it’s
fun. We get excited to show, you want to
feel like you’ve earned it.
Cook has only had Fecybelle since April,
but she’s already proving herself a strong
addition to his stable. He says the trick
now is to continue to take his time to
solidify their partnership.
“She will come with us to all the shows
we’re going to on the west coast. I don’t
      
classes, but we’ll do the Friday classes
until we get to know her,” he said. “I need
to learn her, she needs to learn me and
      
She’s been doing super and consistent
and that’s great, but at the same time you
can’t get greedy. Like, ‘she’s doing great,
let’s keep going up,’ until the wheels start
falling off the wagon. You have to take a
step back and make sure you don’t get
greedy.
Earlier in the day, Nick Dello Joio put his
week as a bridesmaid with Catemaco
LS behind him with a decisive win in
the $5,000 Animo Youngster Bowl, for 7
and 8-year-old horses. The 7-year-olds
jumped 1.30m, while the 8-year-olds
jumped 1.40m.
Winner of the $100,000 CSI2* Grand Prix Karl Cook & Fecybelle
 TCE 
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Eric Navet of France aboard the 7-year-
    
the jumpoff, before Dello Joio, going
last, bested his time on the 8- year-old by
nearly a full second. Eric Lawler and For

“We’ve had him since the beginning of his
7-year-old year; he’s great, he’s quirky and
a heck of a jumper, but he’s green for his
age,” Dello Joio said. “He’s had a couple
of unfortunate setbacks-he did a split on
the hotwalker with his front legs, which
is like a one in a million-so we didn’t get
to show him much in Florida and then he
was amazing at Spruce Meadows, he went
right out there with no real experience
and jumped the youngster tour there,
which was big and demanding and he
came out a way more mature horse. He’s
fresh and he’s had great mileage here this
week. I’m thrilled with him.
Catamaco LS has been second twice this
week in other classes, and Dello Joio
     

be on top. “I thought he was the best
today,” he said. “He can be a bit of a tense
horse and I thought today he was actually
the most relaxed. Yesterday he should
have won and then we had the last jump
down with the fastest time in the jump-off.
It was my mistake, but today he was just a
little more settled.
Also concluding in ring one Sunday
    
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Maggie Kehring and Cole Haan taking
the top spot over Katelyn Denby Edwards
on Cetello and Laura Hite riding Solos
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the jump-off with no clean rounds, but
Kehring’s time of 37.990 was two seconds
faster than Edwards’.
The day kicked off in ring 2 with Susan
Artes and Mr. Sanchez taking the top prize
in the $2,500 Dalman 1.25m Mini Prix
over Tiffany Martin and Clio 35 and Ashlin
Bowen and Cin City BA.
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renowned for revolutionizing the
sport of show jumping in the U.S. and
creating an “Unparalleled Show Jumping
Experience.” The SRJT gives competitors,
sponsors and spectators an “Unparalleled
Show Jumping Experience” by hosting
competitions with world-class venues, top
prize money, extravagant awards, special
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amenities for riders, horses, owners,
sponsors, and spectators, with close
attention paid to every detail. The SRJT
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venues as part of its 2019 Tour.
Winner of the Captive one $36,000 CSI2* 1.45m Welcome Karl Cook & Fecybelle
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Jumping Tour
The Sonoma International 2*
Photo Gallery © Alden Corrigan Media
Winner of the $7,500 Callidae 1.30m Junior/Amateur
Final Violet Lindemann Barnett & Harriri
Winner of the $9,000 NetJets 1.40m FEI Speed
Cup Kaitlin Campbell & Palina De L’Escaut
Winner of the $10,000 Rhys Farm 1.35m
National Prix Joie Gatlin & Sandetto
Welcome to Split Rock Sonoma what’s your pleasure
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Winner of the $1,000 Animo 5 Year Old
Final Soehnke Theymann Cequera La Beau
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Winner of the Charleigh’s Cookies $500 1.10m Children’s
Adult Amateur Jumper Class Leyla H (Lena Van Duzer)
FEI jog sponsored by Hyaluronex
Winner of the 1.40m Class Kaitlin Campbell & Ilan
Laila Murad, Farmore Good As Gold & Patrick Seaton
Mandy Porter & Milano
Rich Fellers & Balboa SH
Karl Cook & Menelik
Candy Bar
#HappyPlace Rich Fellers Stables
Lauren Whitlock & Djin Djin
Winner of the $7,500 Callidae 1.30m Junior/Amateur Final Violet Lindemann Barnett & Harriri
Lindsay Archer & Jarpur
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Winner of the 1.35m Class Joie Gatlin & Sandetto
Winner of the 1.10M Jumpers Matt Sereni & Titan De Medi
Winner of the $9,000 NetJets 1.40m FEI Speed
Cup Kaitlin Campbell & Palina De L’Escaut
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Winner of the 1.10M Jumpers Matt Sereni & Titan De Medi
Lucrecia Winner of the $400 1.30m Class
Winner of the 1.20m Class Kaitlin Campbell & Stakato Onyx
A picture’s worth a thousand words
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GROUNDBREAKING
$1,500,000 Ante Up”Grand Prix
to Debut in April
Split Rock Jumping Tour to Host New Concept in Show Jumping as Part of 2020 Tour
T
he Split Rock Jumping Tour (SRJT) will host a
new concept in show jumping as part of its 2020
national tour. The $1.5 Million “Ante Up” Grand
Prix will debut April 7 at Pomponio Ranch in
Rancho Santa Fe, CA.
“The main purpose of the Ante Up Grand Prix is to introduce
a completely new dynamic to show jumping that currently
does not exist at the highest level,” said Derek Braun,
Founder and CEO of the Split Rock Jumping Tour. “Riders,
owners, sponsors, and spectators will each play a valuable
part in helping the sport progress to unprecedented
heights. The format will allow each participant to be part
of a unique, high intensity Grand Prix that is sure to draw
attention and raise awareness around the world.
“In this unique format, riders and owners will have a chance
for a pay day unmatched in American show jumping.
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or choose to have their entry paid for them and compete
for 25% of the prize money with the remaining 75% going
to whomever invested in them to compete. It will be
completely their choice. Having fewer riders competing
will give each entry a better chance of winning the highest
pay day in show jumping.
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SRJT’s $1.5 MILLION “Ante Up” Grand Prix
hosted @ Pomponio Ranch
The Grand Prix will consist of 15 riders only. For year one, each rider/owner/sponsor
would enter into the Grand Prix at $125,000 each.
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1st place $1,000,000
2nd place $350,000
3rd place $150,000
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April 6, 2020 - 2:00pm (PDT)
Warm-Up
April 7, 2020 - 10:30am (PDT)
$1,500,000 ANTE UP Grand Prix
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Winning Round Format - Table II.2e
• First Round against the clock
• Top 33% (5 riders) return for second round in reverse
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• Faults carry over into 2nd Round.
• Time in 2nd round breaks all ties.
• Fence Height up to 1.60m
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• Top 5 entered foreign riders based on the
Longines FEI World Ranking*
• Top 5 entered US riders based on the
Longines FEI World Ranking
• 5 OC Wild Cards
• 2 onsite reserves
*The Split Rock Jumping Tour Ante Up Show is a national event and is not FEI sanctioned. As such, this show falls
under FEI Article 101.3.2. We will invite foreign riders representing a maximum of 3 additional National Federations
other than US Athletes (not including foreign riders residing outside of their country of nationality). Invitation will
continue down the ranking list to the next ranked athlete under one of the previously invited National Federations
or an Athlete residing outside of their country of nationality.
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The main purpose of the “Ante Up” Grand Prix is to introduce a new format that currently does not exist in the
sport of showjumping in America. In doing so, riders, owners, sponsors, and a variety of spectators can each play a
valuable part in progressing showjumping to greater heights. This format allows each participant from near and far
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Pomponio Ranch
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“This format lends itself perfectly to a television
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and-a-half hour time slot which will be nationally
televised live on April 7. This will build excitement,
raise awareness for the sport, and draw a new,
expanded viewership base beyond anything we’ve
ever had before in American show jumping.
Braun concluded by thanking Karl Cook for
hosting the event. “Karl has competed at many
of our events in the past and he has been a great
supporter of our Tour. His farm will be a great
location for what we are planning and his letting
us host the event there is truly amazing.
Braun reminded riders that anyone interested in
competing in the “Ante Up” Grand Prix should
contact him as soon as possible.
Additional information including schedules,
news and ticket information, will be available in
the near future at the Split Rock Jumping Tour
website at www.SplitRockJumpingTour.com. For
all sponsorship opportunities please contact Meg
Kruger at meg@splitrockjumpingtour.com.
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Established in 2015, the Split Rock Jumping
Tour has been revolutionizing the sport of
show jumping in the United States, creating an
“unparalleled show jumping experience” for
competitors, sponsors and spectators alike. SRJT
competitions offer top prize money, extravagant
awards, special entry packages, and numerous
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other horse show. The SRJT presented six FEI
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new Fort Worth International CSI4*-W, which will
also debut in 2020, was recently selected as one of
just eight events in the newly-formatted Longines
FEI Jumping World Cup™ Series’ North American
League (NAL).
Derek Braun
Pomponio Ranch
Pomponio Ranch
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Round up your nearest and dearest and
leave the crowds behind.
Nestled amid the snow-covered peaks of Montana lies
your picture-perfect holiday getaway. At The Resort at
Paws Up®, you’ll nd all the comforts of home plus
plenty of over-the-top details to make your celebrations
unforgettable. Best of all, you won’t need to lift a
nger. They have thought of everything, from twinkling
decorations and ve-star feasts to family craft nights and
exhilarating outdoor adventures. Without all the hustle
and bustle that usually take over the season, you’re free
to focus on what matters most: spending time
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About The Resort at Paws Up
The Resort at Paws Up combines
luxury with unforgettable adventure
on 37,000 acres of untamed
Montana wilderness. Paws Up
offers accommodations for a
maximum of 275 guests in 36
safari-style tents (seasonally) and
28 vacation homes, ranging from
the two-bedroom Meadow Homes
and three-bedroom Wilderness
Estates to the charming four-bedroom
Morris Ranch House. The Resort is
located in the heart of the Blackfoot
Valley in western Montana, just 35
miles from Missoula International
Airport. Travelers can access Missoula
via ights from Chicago, Dallas,
Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,
Minneapolis, Phoenix, Salt Lake City,
San Francisco and Seattle.
The Resort at Paws Up
Greenough, Montana
www.pawsup.com
©The Resort at Paws Up and Stuart Thurlkill
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What’s on the menu this Thanksgiving?
How about hayrides, horseback riding and ATV tours
with second helpings of family time? Kick off the
holiday season with an adventurous family-style
weekend in Montana. Young or old, indoor or outdoor
types—there’s truly something to satisfy everyone’s
appetites. Enjoy Thanksgiving crafts, wagon rides and
reside s’mores with your little ones, and t in some
grown-up fun with wine tastings, pro football viewing
and outdoor adventures in the breathtaking Montana
wilderness.
And we can’t forget the main course of the weekend:
Thanksgiving dinner. Executive Chef Sunny Jin will be
joined by special guest chef and BBQ legend Chef Sam
Huff to prepare a lavish spread with all the farm-to-
table trimings. It’s sure to be a standout meal amongst
an entire weekend lled with gourmet cuisine and
exquisite wine pairings. This is just a taste of what
you’ll experience at The Rsort at Paws Up.
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Thanksgiving at The Resort at Paws Up
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©The Resort at Paws Up and Dan Goldberg
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Christmas cheer spread across 37,000 acres.
What if you could take away the hectic parts
of the holidays—and double the magic? That’s
Christmastime at Paws Up. A thick layer of snow
means you can get around any way you like:
whether that’s on a snowmobile, a dogsled or even
a real-life sleigh. You’ll dine on gourmet holiday
spreads dreamed up by renowned Paws Up
Executive Chef Sunny Jin. And whether you’re
building gingerbread houses, downhill tubing or
simply watching the snow fall from your cozy
reside perch, you’ll get the gift you wanted most:
time spent together with your favorite people.
Of course, don’t forget to treat yourself this
Christmas. Browse for something special at the
Wilderness Outpost or enjoy some me-time at
with a day at the spa. When you’re ready to retire
each night, your private luxury home will feel like
just that—home. Covered in twinkling lights and
decked inside with stockings and a tree, it’s the
perfect place to wake up on Christmas morning.
A personal visit from Santa is simply the icing on
the gingerbread cookie.
Christmas at The Resort at Paws Up
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©The Resort at Paws Up
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IF YOU LISTEN CLOSELY, YOU MIGHT STILL HEAR THE CHEERS.
RETURNS IN 2020 WITH BIGGEST LINEUP YET
PALM BEACH
MASTERS SERIES
BY CATIE STASZAK
®
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IF YOU LISTEN CLOSELY, YOU MIGHT STILL HEAR THE CHEERS.
RETURNS IN 2020 WITH BIGGEST LINEUP YET
PALM BEACH
MASTERS SERIES
BY CATIE STASZAK
Palm Beach Masters Nations Cup Photo © Kathy Russell Photography
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T
eam Mexico won the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping
Nations Cup
USA at the Palm Beach Masters
Series
®
, and celebration ensued, from chants of “Olé!”
during the press conference, to a champagne spray
for the ages atop the podium, followed by a team
cannonball into the facility’s normally tranquil lake.
Needless to say, the Palm Beach Masters Series’
®
fourth
season might just have been its most memorable. The
2019 Nations Cup marked the rst time the Jacobs
family’s Deeridge Farms had hosted the event, the
only qualier in the country for Nations Cup Finals.
They’re set to host it at least through 2021. The venue
also recently announced its renewed partnership with
the restructured Longines FEI Jumping World Cup
North American League, meaning the Longines FEI
Jumping World Cup
Wellington, hosted at the venue
since 2016, will continue through at least 2023.
That inaugural World Cup marked the rst time
Jeremy and Peggy Jacobs graciously opened their
magnicent home in Wellington, FL, renowned for its
spectacular landscape and state-of-the-art facilities,
to the equestrian community. In the years since, their
commitment to high performance show jumping has
only been reafrmed by the Series’ growth. The Palm
Beach Masters Series
®
returns in 2020 with another
collection of elite events, including a brand new ve-
star competition in the Palm Beach Open.
Things kick off Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2020, featuring
the CSI4*-W Longines FEI Jumping World Cup
Wellington, one of seven east coast qualiers for the
Longines FEI Jumping World Cup
Final in Las Vegas,
NV. The CSIO5* Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup
USA returns February 11-16, 2020; and the Palm Beach
Open makes its CSI5* debut March 10-15, 2020. The
Series will consist entirely of FEI competition for the
rst time, as all three events will be coupled with a
Alex Granato Photo © Kathy Russell Photography
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CSI2* division, with class heights ranging from 1.10m
to 1.40m/1.45m.
For the rst time, Deeridge Farms will also host
competition under lights. The brand new Sunset
Challenge will take place in the early evening,
redening cocktail hour in Wellington. There will be
Sunset Challenge divisions at either the 1.30m or
1.40m/1.45m height at all 2020 Palm Beach Masters
Series
®
events.
Winning at the Palm Beach Masters Series
®
has
proven to be precursor to future success. Not only did
Team Mexico go on to sweep the North and Central
America and Caribbean division of the Nations
Cup, but they also jumped to team silver at the Pan
American Games, securing their place in Tokyo for
the 2020 Olympics. Alex Granato, winner of the 2019
Longines FEI Jumping World Cup
Wellington with
Carlchen W, also made it to the Pan Ams, marking
his rst major Championship appearance for Team
USA, while Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs won his long-
awaited individual gold medal at the FEI European
Championships after making his Palm Beach Masters
Series
®
debut in January.
There’s no doubt about it: The 2020 Palm Beach
Masters Series
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will host the world’s best athletes,
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