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UK Equine Research Hall of Fame to induct three veterinary scientists, one posthumously

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By Jenny Evans Special to KyForward   The University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation will induct three scientists into the UK Equine Research Hall of Fame Oct. 9 at the UK Hilary J. Boone Center.   Michelle LeBlanc, a …

Showmanship, sportsmanship are hallmarks of the Young Guns Equestrian Drill Team

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  By Liane Crossley KyForward correspondent   Maneuvering a horse in a specific pattern can be tricky. Maneuvering a team of horses and riders is tricky multiplied by 12. But riders on the Young Guns Equestrian Drill Team appear effortless …

Small but mighty Amaretto takes top prize
in $40,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix

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  He may be the smallest horse in the class, but do not let his size fool you. The just barely 16 hand stallion Ammeretto is a fierce competitor with rider David Beisel, and he makes up for what he …

Christopher Payne guides Harlan to victory
in $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby

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  Despite a consistent drizzle for most of Sunday afternoon, the $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby displayed 46 horse and rider pairs, with Christopher Payne and Harlan claiming the blue ribbon. Molly Sewell aboard El Raymond took second …

Liza Boyd and Brunello defend USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals title

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  “I feel like it’s a bit of a dream, like pinch me. I’m still a little bit in shock.” That is what the winner of the 2014 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals had to say after her finish, and …

Search for next Ky. Horse Park executive director open, application deadline Sept. 15

The search for a new executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington is underway.   The Kentucky Horse Park Commission is looking for a new executive director for the 1,200-acre equine park that includes competition venues, museums and …

United States Pony Club presents inaugural Judy Thayer Memorial Coaching award

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The United States Pony Clubs gave the inaugural Judy Thayer Memorial Coaching Award at Show Jumping Championships held at the Kentucky Horse Park during USPC Festival. 2014 marks the first time in 30 years that Judy Thayer was not coaching …

TOBA annual National Awards Dinner set for September 5 at Lexington Convention Center

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The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s 29th Annual National Awards Dinner will be held on Friday, September 5 at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Ky. The TOBA National Awards Dinner honors the achievements of Thoroughbred owners in the four …

Race Track Chaplaincy hosts second annual golf tourney benefitting disabled jockeys

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Race Track Chaplaincy of America will host their Second Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Griffin Gate Golf Club at 1720 Newtown Pike.   The cost is $400 per team, or $100 for an individual patron. A portion …

Taylor St. Jacques tops group of 169 talented young riders in USEF Pony Medal Final

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  From 7 a.m. until well into the afternoon, talented young pony rider after talented young pony rider trotted into the Alltech Arena to vie for the win in the USEF Pony Medal Final, but Taylor St Jacques stood out …

United States Pony Club team takes gold medal in Pony Jumpers Team Competition

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  Pony Jumpers took center stage at the Alltech Arena Friday night where one of the teams competing in the Pony Jumper’s Team Competition was not like the others. Riders Elizabeth Simonian, Genevieve Munson, Magdalene Mann and Julianna Empie did …

Kirklen Petersen, For The Best are much the best in Large Green Pony at USEF Pony Finals

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  Behind every great pony is a great team, and for For the Best, that team has quite the a-list line-up.   The newly crowned 2014 Large Green Pony Hunter champion was started and trained by junior rider phenom, Tori …

Natalie Jayne, Blueberry Hill capture Small Pony Championship at USEF Pony Finals

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  Coming into Thursday’s over fences phase of the Small Pony Hunters, Blueberry Hill and Natalie Jayne were probably not the pair anyone predicted to ride away with the USEF Pony Finals championship.   Jayne and her pony sat in …

Sophia Calamari, Smitten take Small Green Pony Championship at USEF Pony Finals

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  Competing at USEF Pony Finals takes a team – a team that sometimes includes a host of people responsible for feeding, braiding and bathing the pony until it is ready to arrive ringside.   For this year’s USEF Pony …

TOBA names newly elected officers, trustees

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The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today the re-election of Peter Willmott as chairman of its Board of Trustees. Also joining Willmott on the Board of Trustees to serve three-year terms as new members are Barbara Banke, Mike Caruso, …