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Bridgehampton, NY - Aug. 31, 2014
Babington Victorious In The $250,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix
Kevin Babington of Ireland guided the young mare Shorapur to the fastest fault-free jump-off time (39.16 seconds) to claim the $250,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix, presented by Land Rover, in an exciting climax to the 39th Annual Hampton Classic. (Image: ©Shawn McMillen)
Bridgehampton, NY - Aug. 29, 2014
Ashe-Cawley Captures $50,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier at Hampton Classic
Molly Ashe-Cawley and Carissimo scored a comeback victory in the $50,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier, presented by Longines, at the Hampton Classic. Their jump-off time of 43.80 seconds defeated Karen Polle, representing Japan, on With Wings (44.38) and Ronan McGuigan, representing Ireland, on Capall Zidane (46.99). (Image: ©Shawn McMillen)
Saugerties, NY - August 4, 2014
Mark Q Jumps Kevin Babington to Redeeming Win in $100,000 Strongid© C 2X™ Grand Prix
The pair won the $100,000 Strongid© C 2X™ Grand Prix presented by Zoetis, taking home a $30,000 check. Mark Q, a 12-year old Irish Sport Horse gelding, has been Babington’s ride for three years, but the best may still be yet to come. “He’s an extremely sensitive horse and always been tricky to ride,” said Babington. “But recently he’s come into his own and mellowed out. He knows his job now.” (Image:©ESI Photography)
Saugerties, NY - August 1, 2014
Kevin Babington and Shorapur Shine in $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
When Kevin Babington first laid eyes on Shorapur he knew there was something special about the mare. Despite being told she was too hot for his liking, he had to try her. That first ride was a year and a half ago. Yet, Friday they won the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix presented by Zoetis as if they'd been together forever.
“I was like a kid in a candy store the first time I sat on her,” he said of the now nine-year old Hanoverian mare by Stakkato Gold. “I knew I had to own this horse,” he added. Babington’s instinct proved spot on. Shorapur was one of the least experienced horses in Friday’s field of 34 contenders, but won. (Image:©ESI Photography)
Traverse City, MI - July 25, 2014
Molly Ashe and Kennzo Claim the Walgreens $2500 USHJA National Hunter Derby at Horse Shows by The Bay
Redemption was the name of the game during the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Walgreens, the featured hunter class on July 25 during Horse Shows by the Bay Series IV.
Molly Ashe and Kennzo had returned to the Traverse City show this year as the defending champions in the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by The Gochman Family, held during Series III. An unfortunate rail in the Classic Hunter Round, however, cut short their time in the show ring that day.
So, Ashe, of Newtown Connecticut, changed her plans for Series IV, and she and Kennzo led the victory gallop on July 25 after the class of 46 starters concluded. [ Read More ]
Jul 06, 2014
Wellington Investors Spend Up on Equestrian Estate in North Carolina
Some of the biggest players in the equestrian heart of Wellington, Florida, are investing heavily in a new resort in North Carolina.
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