By Sophie St. Clair Twenty-three-year-old Nayel Nassar and his team of talented horses have racked up some impressive accolades, especially remarkable considering his age. In 2011, he competed in Doha, Qatar, placing fifth individually and winning a team bronze for Egypt at the Pan Arab Games. In 2012, he won the Artisan Farms Young Rider
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Tuesday, June 11 2013 by Editor
©ESI Photography Kids day festivities. Purina Animal Nutrition closes out the spring series of shows with the highly anticipated Purina Animal Nutrition Kids’ Day. The day of family fun will provide a host of activities for everyone to enjoy, including the crowd-pleasing Horseless Horse Show, sponsored by Eastern Hay & Grain, as well as arts and crafts, face painting and FREE Pony Rides! Festivities started at noon on Sunday.
Sunday, June 09 2013 by Editor
SAUGERTIES, NY (June 1, 2013) – After two in-the-money finishes last week at HITS Saugerties , Todd Minikus and Quality Girl kicked off Week II grand prix action by topping a ten-horse jump-off in the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis . Minikus won the Week I $10,000 Brook Ledge Open Welcome at HITS Saugerties and picked up sixth and eighth-place ribbons in last week’s grand prix classes, but his spring circuit reached its pinnacle on Friday when he cashed a $7,500 check. “She has really matured a lot over the winter,” said Minikus of Quality Girl, a ten-year-old Oldenburg mare by Quidam’s Rubin x Dobrock.
Monday, June 03 2013 by Editor
SAUGERTIES, NY (May 27, 2013) – It was her first Devoucoux Hunter Prix and she sat on a young horse, but the stars aligned for Caitlin Venezia this weekend at HITS Saugerties. The Holly Hill Farm rider of Marston Mill’s, Massachusetts piloted 7-year-old Comex Gold, owned by Jennifer Combs, to a pair of 88’s and the win in the first $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix of the HITS Saugerties season.
Christine McCrea Doubles Down and Wins $50,000 EMO Grand Prix, Presented by Zoetis, at HITS Saugerties
Thursday, May 30 2013 by Editor
SAUGERTIES, NY (May 27, 2013) – Christine McCrea finished the first week of spring competition at HITS Saugerties with a hot hand.