The Low Country Hunt, whose territory encompasses land southeast of the South Carolina city of Walterboro – approximately half way between Charleston and Hilton Head – was formed in 2006 which places it among the newer Recognized Hunts in the United States. That youth is belied by the passion and ability of the field, the staff and the hounds. Jointly led by four Masters, the chase for quarry carries over onto private plantations owned by family, friends and supporters who generously open their land to the Hunt.
It was 1982, and I was 17 years old. I was one of the kids that could win the finals — one of the riders people threw out as a possible winner of the biggest equitation class on earth and quite possibly the single biggest class a junior rider could win
Two weeks ago I left the rolling green hills of Pennsylvania and flew to the flat brown mesas of New Mexico to join up with Caza Ladron, a hunt organized out of Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Caza Ladron is a recognized hunt with the Masters of Foxhounds Association, one of some 165 hunts in the United States, so you might think they might be stuffy, but one of the Joint Masters told me before I even sent in my check that this is a hunt that “has fun”.
Friday, October 05 2012 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan A few years ago I was at my farm outside of Wellington, Florida, when Sidelines contributing writer Sydney Masters called me and asked if I wanted to catch the jitney with her that weekend and go watch the Hampton Classic Horse Show! Well of course I said YES! But of course I also couldn’t go.
It’s Fall And that means it is Dressage at Devon Saturday, September 30, 2012 7:30 P.M. FEI Grand Prix Freestyle – $10,000 In Reverse order of Win: 10. Barbara Strawson on Amicelli (Holsteiner) (U.S.) 9. Annie Desranleau on Magruin (Canadian) (Can) 8. Susanne Hassler on Harmony’s Baroncelli (Hanovarian) (U.S.) 7. Nicholas Fyffe on Sentimiento I (P.R.E.) (Aus) 6. James Koford on Rhett (DWB) (U.S.) 5. Diane Creech on Devon L (Hanovarian) (Can) 4. Jaimey Irwin on Lindor’s Finest (DWB) (Can) 3. David Marcus on Chrevi’s Capital (DanWB) (Can) 2. Pierre St
Dressage at Devon Day 6: Freestyle, Juniors and Much More Conclude the Final Day of the 2012 Dressage at Devon
Monday, October 01 2012 by Editor
September 30, 2012 (Devon, PA) – Much of the concluding day at Dressage at Devon was composed of Freestyle classes – from the FEI Junior Freestyle to the FEI Intermediare Freestyle CDI W. The afternoon also featured the FEI Olympic Grand Prix Special CDI W. FEI Young Rider Freestyle Alexandra Reid on V.I.P.
September 13 through the 16th saw the inauguration of the Devon Fall Classic. Parking and admission to the new event were entirely free, a pleasant surprise after I had pulled a twenty out of my wallet to enter the lot. The event, dedicated to jumpers of all ages and education, was punctuated on Saturday evening by a $7500 High Junior Amateur Owner and the signature event, the $25,000 Devon Fall Classic.
For as many years as I can remember, Gerry Hoover has been the Field Master for Mr.
In Cheshire Country education of the young hounds has progressed to the point that they are now leaving the kennels under the direction of the Huntsman, Ivan Dowling. The hounds bound out of the kennel yard precisely at 7 A.M.
It is surely coming as no surprise to you that McLain Ward won the Grand Prix on Thursday night, but I thought you’d like to see how he did it. This is a photo essay about Ward and his mount, since 2010, Antares F, an 11 year old Wurtemburger grey gelding ( http://www.theequinest.com/breeds/wurttemberger ) and Margie Engle and her horse, Indigo, a 12 year old gelding who was second. Chill R Z, ridden by Charlie Jayne was third; Cedric, ridden by Laura Kraut was fourth; and Vornado Van Den Hoendrik, ridden by Jessica Springsteen was fifth. Less than one second separated first and second place in the jump off, Ward having ridden it in 34.32 seconds and Engle in 35.28. McLain Ward and Antares F The First Round Leaving the ring after the first round, Ward communes with his horse. The Jump Off begins….. …..and ends. Leaving the ring after the awards ceremony and victory gallop. Margie Engle and Indigo in their first round. The Jump Off Charlie Jayne and Chill R Z Laura Kraut and Cedric Jessica Springsteen and Vornado Van Den Hoendrik