Tuesday, February 28 2017 by Editor
Matt Cyphert pilots Hector to the winner’s circle in the $25,000 CWD Grand Prix Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography For Immediate Release: February 27, 2017 Gulfport, Mississippi Matt Cyphert of Northlake, Texas and Hannah Donald’s Hector won yesterday’s $25,000 CWD Grand Prix over a course designed by world-renowned course designer Leopoldo Palacios. “I think it’s really interesting how the course designers have such different styles. Last week we had Michel Vaillancourt and he is just brilliant and this week to have Leopoldo [Palacios]! Both are amazing and have such unique styles
Gulf Coast Classic Company President and Sidelines Magazine President, Bob Bell, greets Tom Brennan and Notes from the Underground in the winner’s circle Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography For Immediate Release: February 26, 2017 Gulfport, Mississippi The Hunters were happening Week III of the Gulf Coast Winter Classics ! The action kicked off with the overwhelmingly popular Sidelines Green Hunter 3′ and 3’3″ Divisions, which are offered for only $5, thanks to sponsor Sidelines Magazine! Twenty two horse and rider teams competed in the 3′ Division and eight in the 3’3″ Division. Tom Brennan and Olivia Falkenberry’s Notes from the Underground took the Championship in the 3’3″ Division and Julie Curtin of Woodstock, Georgia and Rebekah Warren’s Cassico were Reserve. Courtney Calcagnini and Lori Mathews’ Sidenote won the Sidelines 3′ Green Hunter Division Week III Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography Courtney Calcagnini and Lori Mathews’ Sidenote were champions in the 3′ Division and Tom Brennan and Riley King’s Refined were awarded Reserve Champion. Trainer Tom Brennan commented, “The division formerly known as Pre-Green, now currently Green, are the most important divisions for horse shows to pay attention to
First impressions – it was all very easy, albeit a long amount of time in the air – from the US to Heathrow, two hour layover and then another seven hours to Nairobi, whose time zone in seven hours ahead of the US, the UK is six hours ahed of the US (we think) – time has gotten surreal, but we digress. We landed at Nairobi International around 9:30 in the evening, right on time, and it was an easy walk to passport control – they sent us to desks marked Kenya only and the attendants stamped us through quite quickly (we had all applied for our visas back in the states).