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Friday, 29 Aug 2014


Moloney scores in Hampton Classic $10,000 Royalton Farm Open Jumper

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moloneyRichie Moloney won his second class this week at the 39th Annual Hampton Classic.Richie Moloney won his second class this week at the 39th Annual Hampton Classic, guiding Asvid to the top prize in the $10,000 Royalton Farm Open Jumper during the Wednesday morning session. His jump-off time of 39.173 seconds nipped Ramiro Quintana on Versus (39.562) and Michael Hughes on MacArthur (41.462). On Tuesday, Moloney, 32, won the $10,000 Newsday Open jumper, on Bailey.


Victory in the $10,000 Royalton Farm Open Jumper added 50 points to Moloney's total in the $30,000 Longines Rider Challenge, which he won in 2013. Moloney's 125 points puts him second to fellow Irishman Darragh Kenny (158). Shane Sweetnam, another U.S.-based Irishman, is third (105), with American Lillie Keenan fourth (90).




Irish riders shine brightest in the Grand Prix Ring at the Hampton Classic

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KennyGatsbyDarragh Kenny continues his great form at the Hampton Classic.With a victory in the $10,000 Open Jumper class, Irish rider Darragh Kenny, who lives in Ocala, FL, led an Irish sweep in the Grand Prix Ring at the Hampton Classic. On Gatsby, his jump-off time of 36.629 seconds nipped Shane Sweetnam on Cyklon 1083 (37.45) and Sweetnam again on Buzonder (38.38). The 39th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show runs Aug. 24-31, in Bridgehampton, NY. The Hampton Classic features world-class equestrian competition, with more than 100 classes of competition including jumper, hunter, equitation, short stirrup and leadline classes, as well as competitions for riders with disabilities.

The Stephex Masters in images - part two

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TerriAlienWith deep apologies to Terri for not having a photo of Cornet's Cristallo - aka Alien - winning a Land Rover on Friday at the Stephex Masters. Photos by World of Showjumping.

Millar wins FEI Champions Grand Prix at Angelstone Stadium

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ianIan Millar and Star Power. Photo by Angelstone.In the first outdoor evening event under the lightsat Angelstone, Captain Canada Ian Millar claimed the second annual Champions Grand Prix Presented by the Canadian Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze.


Of the 27 first round starters, 5 managed to jump faultlessly over the first round. Ireland's Andrew Bourns jumped clear on both his mounts, Denise Wilson of the USA stuck to form with Winter, Luibov Kutchatova of Russia was clear aboard Wilford and Ian on Star Power.

Aaron Vale adds another feather to his victory hat on Quidam’s Good Luck in HITS Culpeper Grand Prix

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aaronAaron Vale and Quidam's Good Luck. Photo by ©ESI Photography.Of the four horses Aaron Vale entered in Sunday's $40,000 Grand Prix presented by Zoetis at HITS Culpeper, his confidence was vested in an unlikely candidate. Eight-year old Quidam's Good Luck, owned by Troy Glaus, was the youngest of Vale's rides, but stood as a prime example that pure talent was enough for a win.

Hutchinson flawless in Bryan Anderson Memorial Grand Prix at Thunderbird Show Park

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SusanHutchisonBryanAndersonSusan Hutchison with Ziedento. Photo by Aimee Makris of MOI Photography.The Summer Fort Festival at Thunderbird Show Park concluded on Sunday as Susan Hutchison jumped to victory in the inaugural $55k CSI** Bryan Anderson Memorial Grand Prix. In what was possibly the most exciting round the year, it came down to just a few tenths of a second between the top three spots. "That's not even a breath," Hutchison laughed.

The Stephex Masters in images - part one

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KentWillowKent Farrington continued his tremendous form at Stephex Masters this weekend, and ended up winning Sunday's Grand Prix on the lovely Willow. All photos by World of Showjumping.

Video | The winners of the Stephex Masters Grand Prix: Kent Farrington and Willow

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Kent Farrington wins the Stephex Masters Grand Prix

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KentGp2-nyKent Farrington won the three star Grand Prix at the Stephex Masters on Willow. Photos by World of Showjumping.As last to go in a four-horse jump-off, Kent Farrington won the Stephex Masters Grand Prix aboard Willow (Guidam x Little Rock). It was a determined Farrington that went to work, after being second on the same horse in Friday's big class – losing out on a brand new Land Rover. This time around it was clear that the American rider wanted to make it to the top – and so he did. A great performance from Lauren Hough secured double American on top at Stephex Stables in Wolvertem, Belgium.

Sunday's Grand Prix winners

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GielenKevin-nyKevin Gielen was one of the Grand Prix winners this weekend, taking home the two star Grand Prix at the Stephex Masters. Photo by World of Showjumping.Laura Kraut was unbetable in the CSI3* Verbier Grand Prix. The American rider rode the only eight year old mare Carolina (Colman x Ramirado) that her partner Nick Skelton has been riding earlier on. Second place went to home rider Hansueli Sprunger with Faith vd Mullegracht (Darco x Carthago). Kraut and Sprunger were the only two that were clear in round two of the Grand Prix. Marc Bettinger was the fastest four faulter in round two aboard Bacardi (Balou du Rouet x Argentinus) and took home the third place to Germany.

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