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Wednesday, 03 Sep 2014


Kenny clocks the fastest time in $40,000 Longines Cup at The Hampton Classic

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KennyDarragh Kenny and Picolo won the $40,000 Longines Cup.Darragh Kenny of Ireland galloped Picolo to the fastest jump-off time to claim the $40,000 Longines Cup, presented by the Crown Family, at the Hampton Classic. Seven of the nine riders who reached the jump-off by recording faultless first rounds repeated their efforts in the jump-off. Kenny, the final rider on course, stopped the timers in the fastest time 40.32 seconds. Ramiro Quintana of Argentina, riding Versus, stopped the clock a fraction slower: 41.73 seconds. Lillie Keenan, of New York City, finished in 42.53 seconds, on Balance.




Ashe-Cawley captures Douglas Elliman Grand Prix qualifier at Hampton Classic

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asheMolly Ashe-Cawley with Carissimo. Photo by the 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).

Kenny claims Merrill Lynch Speed Derby at Hampton Classic

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kennyDarragh Kenny with Gatsby. Photo by the Hampton Classic.With a scorching round on Gatsby in the $15,000 Merrill Lynch Speed Derby, Darragh Kenny padded his lead in the $30,000 Longines Rider Challenge, the bonus that goes to the rider who earns the most open jumper points during the Hampton Classic.


Gatsby's time of 71.765 seconds created a gap of more than 1 second between him and KM What Ever RV (Jeffery Welles/72.664) and Fineman (Shane Sweetnam/72.997). Kenny stands atop the Longines Rider Challenge with 208 points, ahead of fellow Irishmen Richie Moloney (155) and Sweetnam (140). Welles stands fourth with 115 points.

Dello Joio wins in Angelstone debut

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delloNick Dello Joio with Contiki. Photo by Dello Joio and Contiki captured the $33,500 Premeire Equipment Open Welcome last night at Angelstone! Thirty seven horse rider combinations tackled the first round course and of the thirty seven, nine returned for the race against the clock. Dello Joio blazed the track in a time if 31.67 which looked to be uncatchable until the last combination of the evening took to the course. Mac Cone and Vanity B gave it everything they had, but came up just short in a time of 32.07 to claim second place. Third went to Angela Covert and Utan.

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.

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