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By Lori Sears | October 24, 2002
They're graceful, agile and mighty athletes. And they're showing off their horse power today through Sunday at the Washington International Horse Show at the MCI Center. Horses will compete in barrel-racing, high-jump, obstacle-running, chariot-racing and more, and they'll show off their maneuvers in trick-riding and at musical freestyle dressage exhibitions. Visitors can get hands-on with free pony rides and learn all about horses. In addition to the equine events, visitors can watch a "Challenge of Champions" bull-riding competition with top-ranked professional bull-riders.
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April 8, 2014
Email sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. Monday. Horses The Maryland Open Horse Show Series kicks off its inaugural show this weekend, April 13, at Schooley Mill Park in Highland. The first of seven shows offered this year, the Maryland Open Horse Show Series presents a series of schooling events designed to help both horses and riders. Classes will be offered for all levels of riding and ages. Other show dates are May 18, June 21, July 20, Aug 24, Sept.
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By Peg Adamarczyk and Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 20, 2001
ON A BRIGHT afternoon late in September, daily life for a local family was forever changed when a mother and her two daughters engaged in a sport they loved - riding at a Mountain Road stable. Linda Leonard Simmont, 47, was with daughters Jesse, 13, and Alexis, 11, when she fell from her bucking horse in the riding ring. In the blink of an eye, Linda Simmont was transformed from average working wife and mother into a quadriplegic. Six months later, after stints at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and several rehabilitation hospitals, Linda came home to begin a new life.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | July 15, 2012
Major League Lacrosse Bayhawks humble Rattlers on road, 13-7 The Chesapeake Bayhawks handed the Rochester Rattlers their first loss at home this season, winning, 13-7, Saturday night. The Bayhawks (8-2) never trailed and improved their record to a Major League Lacrosse-best 8-2, while the Rattlers, who are battling the Long Island Lizards for the final playoff spot, fell to 5-5. Bayhawks midfielder Michael Kimmel (Johns Hopkins) had a goal and four assists, and attackman Danny Glading added two goals and two assists.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff Writer | November 4, 1993
"Watch this!" says Ira Zimmerman as he stoops on his kitchen floor and makes a hoop with his arms.His orange tabby Ben sits at attention until prompted and then leaps cleanly through his master's arms."We teach everything to jump around here," says Mr. Zimmerman as the cat returns to the kitchen counter of the Glenelg home and resumes eating out of a silver trophy cup.Mr. Zimmerman, now 42, won the cup when he was 12 by teaching a horse to perform similar feats, and he has been collecting trophies ever since.
SPORTS
By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Staff Writer | September 19, 1993
The routine that Glena Wirtanen goes through in any given week from the spring into the fall usually includes horse shows and golf tournaments.This way of life was recently compressed into a span of 16 hours, during which she got home from officiating at a horse show in Pittsburgh, ran one round of the two-day Women's Golf Association stroke-play championship and was back on a plane to Buffalo for another show.Although every sport survives by its rules, perhaps none do so more intensely than horse shows and golf.
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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.
NEWS
August 5, 2003
The Howard County Fairgrounds are at Exit 80 of Interstate 70 in West Friendship. The fair ends Saturday. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Parking is free. Admission is free for children younger than 10, $4 for age 10 and older; and $2 for seniors 62 and older. Information and complete schedule: www.howardcountyfair.com or 410-442-1022. Today: Seniors admitted free 9 a.m. to noon. Rides $1 each all day; 8 a.m., Arabian, half-Arabian and open horse shows; 9 a.m., Shetland and Welsh pony shows; 10 a.m., senior expo.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | July 11, 2000
Allison Taylor Stevens, a champion jumper and accomplished horsewoman, died Friday of injuries she suffered in a fall at a horse show in Pennsylvania. Miss Stevens was 16 and lived in Owings Mills. Miss Stevens, who had completed her sophomore year at Garrison Forest School, was injured when her horse, Turbo, stumbled taking a jump at the Lion Country Horse Show in State College, Pa., threw her and fell on her. Known as Ally, Miss Stevens often said that "going fast and jumping high" were two of the most important things in her life, her parents said.
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By MUPHEN WHITNEY | April 4, 1993
This is the 12th year that I have written at least weekly about horses, and for several years I did a horse sports radio program five days a week and was in touch with the horse world on a daily basis.In all of those years, I can only think of one or two horse events that had to be canceled or postponed. Then came the winter of 1993 and its record precipitation.There has been at least one cancellation or postponement of a horse event each of the past few weeks.What causes a horse show committee or race committee to cancel an event?
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2012
A growing number of thoroughbreds are being groomed for new roles following their days on the race track, including assignments as fox hunters, riding horses, pets and show jumpers. Maryland thoroughbred trainer Rodney Jenkins points to the intelligence of a horse as one of the reasons why the animal is able to easily make the transition into the next stage of its life. "It's really a thrilling thing to watch a horse in action," Jenkins said. "They're beautiful animals. They're not dumb.
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By Donna M. Owens, Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2012
Kentucky has the Derby. Maryland, of course, is home to the Preakness Stakes. And Pennsylvania boasts the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, an annual celebration of all things equestrian that dates back well over a century. "It started as a one-day horse show in 1896," says Leonard A. King, Jr., 80, a longtime leader in the equestrian community who chairs the event. "We're now in the 116th year, and we'll go for 11 days. Over the years, we've had presidents, celebrities and visitors from across the country, and foreign countries, in attendance.
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By Katie V. Jones | June 25, 2011
As the chair for the eighth annual Ride for Life — an equestrian event benefiting the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center — Michele Wellman was tasked with a variety of responsibilities that kept the 32-year-old hopping as she tried to balance her full-time job with Northrop Grumman in Sykesville, her horse boarding company in Union Bridge, and her personal life. Days before this weekend's event, Wellman was already amazed at the experience … and willing to tackle it again.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | September 16, 2007
Lois Szymanski vividly recalled the day Carollynn Suplee bought her daughters, Shannon and Ashley, a pony from Chincoteague Island. The girls had saved $500, but it wasn't nearly enough to buy one of the wild ponies they coveted. "At first we told her that we couldn't accept the pony," said Szymanski, 50, of Westminster. "But she persisted until we agreed." That was 1995, and the pony, named Sea Feather, started a tradition that Suplee continued until she died in 2003. Szymanski wanted to continue the tradition, so in 2004, she helped start the Feather Fund, which helps buy Chincoteague ponies for children.
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.
NEWS
July 29, 2007
What: Eight days of animal shows, exhibits, rides, contests, entertainment and demonstrations. When: Aug. 4 through 11, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Where: Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairground Road, West Friendship. Take Exit 80 off Interstate 70. Admission: $5 for guests ages 10 and older, $2 for those ages 62 and older, free for children younger than 10. Parking: Free at the fairgrounds. Information: www.howardcountyfair.org, or 410-442-1022. Daily highlights Amusement rides and games begin at noon Aug 4, at 11 a.m. Aug. 11 and at 1 p.m. every other day. A petting zoo and education center is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Chain-saw carving, pig races and performances by magicians and clowns happen throughout the day. Saturday, Aug. 4 (Preview Day)
SPORTS
By MUPHEN WHITNEY | August 15, 1993
What would you do if you won $25 at a horse show? Justin Morgan is going to use the money he won at last weekend's Mid-Maryland Horse and Pony Show to buy a dirt bike."
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Reporter | July 22, 2007
In a driveway along a country road, a sculpture pig sits atop a welcome sign with four residents' names etched above the green clover symbolic of 4-H. The Barbens of Jarrettsville are a 4-H family, steeped in the traditions of the century-old organization that stresses hands-on learning. The pigs, raised in their backyard, will promenade in the show ring this week at the Harford County Farm Fair, a four-day event that highlights local 4-H achievements. Paul and Karen Barben and their sons, Jake and Josh, are used to showing off their pigs.
NEWS
May 27, 2007
As reported May 29, 1932, in The Sun: Drawn by the sparkling weather and the unusually large number of stellar entries, a gallery of 2,500 turned out for the Tenth annual Howard County Horse Show at Doughoregan Manor yesterday. Among the major victories they witnessed was the triumph of Fayeway, entry of Augustus Riggs 3d in competition for the T. Stickton Matthews cup, for horses owned and hunted regularly during the past season by members of the Howard County Hunt. Judging is on the basis of performance and conformation.
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