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By [DANA KINKER] | August 26, 2007
See one of the oldest hunter and jumper horse shows in the U.S. -- the 108th annual Warrenton Horse Show in Virginia. The show includes horse and rider competitions in classes for hunters, jumpers, junior hunters, ladies sidesaddle, hunt teams and more. The event kicks off at 1 p.m. Wednesday, then continues through Sept. 2 with competitions starting at 8 a.m. at the horse show grounds, 60 E. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Tickets are $5, and children 12 and younger are admitted free. Call 540-347-9442 or go to warrentonhorseshow.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
Anyone who's watched the final leg of the Preakness recognizes that both horses and the people who ride them are impressive athletes. But horse and rider don't have to be Triple Crown contenders to get a good workout - even an introductory lesson works muscles all over the body. As a bonus, learning to ride exercises the mind, too. At Graham Equestrian Center (GEC), a nonprofit horse boarding and instruction facility in Gunpowder State Park, an hourlong private lesson began inside a small office, where professional horse trainer Jim McDonald instructed me on the key tenets of horsemanship and riding - from keeping a soft, open gaze to staying grounded through the horse - as I perched atop “Missy,” a mechanical horse McDonald uses to teach students.
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SPORTS
By Special to The Sun | April 4, 1993
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. -- One horse was destroyed and one jockey injured in a four-horse spill last night at the Charles Town Races.The spill occurred in the 4 1/2 -furlong seventh race when No Problem Harry, ridden by jockey Richard Conrnwell, broke down while leading in the far turn, throwing the rider to the track. Wayne Barnett, aboard Harvest's Pro, Mark Munden, On Arkansas Drive, and Rick Ruhge, riding Mr. Plum, also wre unseated attempting to avoid the fallen horse and rider.Munden was taken to nearby Jefferson Memorial Hospital after complaining of lower-back pain.
TRAVEL
By [DANA KINKER] | August 26, 2007
See one of the oldest hunter and jumper horse shows in the U.S. -- the 108th annual Warrenton Horse Show in Virginia. The show includes horse and rider competitions in classes for hunters, jumpers, junior hunters, ladies sidesaddle, hunt teams and more. The event kicks off at 1 p.m. Wednesday, then continues through Sept. 2 with competitions starting at 8 a.m. at the horse show grounds, 60 E. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Tickets are $5, and children 12 and younger are admitted free. Call 540-347-9442 or go to warrentonhorseshow.
FEATURES
By Lita Solis-Cohen | November 18, 1990
A small watercolor of a colonial lady on horseback and brandishing a tulip set another Americana record on Oct. 20, when a collector paid $110,000 for this Pennsylvania German fraktur. (Fraktur refers to the watercolor drawings that decorate Pennsylvania German copy books and documents.)Sotheby's auctioneer William Stahl hammered down the 8-by-6 1/2 -inch watercolor drawing inscribed "Laedy Waschington" (sic) to a New York collector, who always requests anonymity, bidding from the wings of the salesroom.
SPORTS
By MUPHEN WHITNEY | August 29, 1993
Vicki Bazan of Saddleview Ranch near Ijamsville characterized last weekend's walk-trot show as "a place to get new riders and new horses out for some experience in the show ring."That philosophy was amply demonstrated by 11-year-old Linsey Yetter and her 17-year-old partner, Mr. Raider G, a sorrel American quarter horse.Linsey, who is in her first year of showing, took home a clutch of ribbons in the Novice Rider Under 15 division.The young Western rider finished second, third and fourth in the walk-trot and walk-trot-canter classes in that division.
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By Chris Lazzarino and Chris Lazzarino,Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | June 21, 1994
The New York Legislature passed a bill last week allowing jockeys to sell advertising on their personal clothing.That means turtlenecks, pants and boots. Silks are the property of horse owners and are not included.In racing's big picture, this might seem to be a minor item. It is not.The issue of advertising anywhere near a horse or rider cuts to the heart of racing's marvelous heritage and the direction racing will move in the future.It's virtually impossible to find precise, analytical reasons why jockeys should be barred from wearing advertising on their own clothes.
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By Nancy Menefee Jackson and Nancy Menefee Jackson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 13, 2000
Dressage, a disciplined style of horseback riding that can become a lifetime sport, grew out of a cavalry tradition, but riders now test themselves in the show ring rather than on the battlefield. This equestrian competition, most often seen by the public in the Olympic Games, is growing in popularity nationwide, and young Howard County riders are no exception. "It's the fastest-growing horse sport in the nation," said Clarksville's Linda Speer, a dressage instructor as well as director of the 1,200-member Potomac Valley Dressage Association.
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By Muphen R. Whitney | April 1, 1992
Carroll County riders swept the top honors in one of the most difficult divisions at the first show put on by the newly formed Mid-Maryland Horse and Pony Association.Heather Gee of Taylorsville, Kim Foreman of Woodbine and Jason Wiles of New Windsor each won a class in the Western Command division Sunday at the Howard County Fairgrounds here.In a Command Class, the show announcer relays the judge's commands to the riders over the loudspeaker. The riders must immediately cuetheir horses to execute the new command.
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By Karen Rivers and Karen Rivers,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 24, 2003
In the spring, 16-year-old Emily Andon of Bel Air battled everything from mononucleosis to the pouring rain on almost every day of the qualifying competition for a chance to compete in the North American Young Riders Championship. Emily, who was just old enough be in the equestrian event, was chosen as an alternate for her region, just missing a spot to compete in the championship in Quebec this month. She was one of the youngest competitors and the only representative from Maryland. The NAYRC is competition for riders ages 16 to 21, and features equestrians from North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
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By Amanda Ponko and Amanda Ponko,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2004
Hundreds of horse enthusiasts gathered in Fair Hill over the weekend for the annual three-day Fair Hill International Horse Trials, where riders take part in eventing, a sport that resembles an equestrian triathlon. The competition began Friday with dressage, which involves a series of graceful movements performed by horses on flat ground to demonstrate the communication and harmony between horse and rider. Yesterday's competition featured show jumping, where horses attempted to clear a sequence of rails and hurdles in an enclosed arena.
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By Karen Rivers and Karen Rivers,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 24, 2003
In the spring, 16-year-old Emily Andon of Bel Air battled everything from mononucleosis to the pouring rain on almost every day of the qualifying competition for a chance to compete in the North American Young Riders Championship. Emily, who was just old enough be in the equestrian event, was chosen as an alternate for her region, just missing a spot to compete in the championship in Quebec this month. She was one of the youngest competitors and the only representative from Maryland. The NAYRC is competition for riders ages 16 to 21, and features equestrians from North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | August 8, 2002
Six-year-old Justice Phillips mounted a horse three times his height and calmly rode away to warm up for competition. He soon arrived at the show ring and raced the animal around three barrels as fast as he could. "The horses he rides are baby sitters," said his father, Woodrow Allen, who took up barrel racing three years ago. Justice's horses "take care of him. They are kid-proof." Allen, a tractor-trailer owner from Upper Marlboro, said he was drawn to the recreation "so we can have some fun together."
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By Nancy Menefee Jackson and Nancy Menefee Jackson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 13, 2000
Dressage, a disciplined style of horseback riding that can become a lifetime sport, grew out of a cavalry tradition, but riders now test themselves in the show ring rather than on the battlefield. This equestrian competition, most often seen by the public in the Olympic Games, is growing in popularity nationwide, and young Howard County riders are no exception. "It's the fastest-growing horse sport in the nation," said Clarksville's Linda Speer, a dressage instructor as well as director of the 1,200-member Potomac Valley Dressage Association.
SPORTS
By Chris Lazzarino and Chris Lazzarino,Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | June 21, 1994
The New York Legislature passed a bill last week allowing jockeys to sell advertising on their personal clothing.That means turtlenecks, pants and boots. Silks are the property of horse owners and are not included.In racing's big picture, this might seem to be a minor item. It is not.The issue of advertising anywhere near a horse or rider cuts to the heart of racing's marvelous heritage and the direction racing will move in the future.It's virtually impossible to find precise, analytical reasons why jockeys should be barred from wearing advertising on their own clothes.
SPORTS
By MUPHEN WHITNEY | August 29, 1993
Vicki Bazan of Saddleview Ranch near Ijamsville characterized last weekend's walk-trot show as "a place to get new riders and new horses out for some experience in the show ring."That philosophy was amply demonstrated by 11-year-old Linsey Yetter and her 17-year-old partner, Mr. Raider G, a sorrel American quarter horse.Linsey, who is in her first year of showing, took home a clutch of ribbons in the Novice Rider Under 15 division.The young Western rider finished second, third and fourth in the walk-trot and walk-trot-canter classes in that division.
NEWS
By Amanda Ponko and Amanda Ponko,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2004
Hundreds of horse enthusiasts gathered in Fair Hill over the weekend for the annual three-day Fair Hill International Horse Trials, where riders take part in eventing, a sport that resembles an equestrian triathlon. The competition began Friday with dressage, which involves a series of graceful movements performed by horses on flat ground to demonstrate the communication and harmony between horse and rider. Yesterday's competition featured show jumping, where horses attempted to clear a sequence of rails and hurdles in an enclosed arena.
NEWS
By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
Anyone who's watched the final leg of the Preakness recognizes that both horses and the people who ride them are impressive athletes. But horse and rider don't have to be Triple Crown contenders to get a good workout - even an introductory lesson works muscles all over the body. As a bonus, learning to ride exercises the mind, too. At Graham Equestrian Center (GEC), a nonprofit horse boarding and instruction facility in Gunpowder State Park, an hourlong private lesson began inside a small office, where professional horse trainer Jim McDonald instructed me on the key tenets of horsemanship and riding - from keeping a soft, open gaze to staying grounded through the horse - as I perched atop “Missy,” a mechanical horse McDonald uses to teach students.
SPORTS
By Special to The Sun | April 4, 1993
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. -- One horse was destroyed and one jockey injured in a four-horse spill last night at the Charles Town Races.The spill occurred in the 4 1/2 -furlong seventh race when No Problem Harry, ridden by jockey Richard Conrnwell, broke down while leading in the far turn, throwing the rider to the track. Wayne Barnett, aboard Harvest's Pro, Mark Munden, On Arkansas Drive, and Rick Ruhge, riding Mr. Plum, also wre unseated attempting to avoid the fallen horse and rider.Munden was taken to nearby Jefferson Memorial Hospital after complaining of lower-back pain.
FEATURES
By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Staff Writer | October 18, 1992
Equestrian events top the list of things to do next weekend. The Fair Hill International Three-Day Event will bring Olympic-caliber riders and carriage drivers to the Fair Hill course near Elkton from Friday through Sunday.This year's expanded event not only features world-class equestrian competitions, but true to its theme, "Festival in the Country," there are activities for the whole family. Attractions include a classic car expo, pony rides, demonstrations by the Coors six-horse Belgian Hitch, a country-western band and a variety of food concessions.
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