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Thursday, September 29, 2022

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World #3 Tim Price entered at Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill

FAIR HILL, Md.--New Zealand’s two-time Olympic veteran Tim Price has joined the all-star list of entries set to compete at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill.

Tim Price Eclipse Sportswire Tim Price at the 2021 Md.5* (Photo by Eclipse Sportswire)Fresh off his double bronze medal performance at the Eventing World Championship in Pratoni, Italy, Price is hoping to move up from his #3 spot on the FEI Eventing World Athlete Rankings, with just one point between him and World #2 Piggy March of Great Britain.

The Maryland 5 Star, October 13-16, is one of only two 5 Star level equestrian events of its kind in the United States and just the seventh worldwide.

In addition to the 5 Star competition (CCI5*-L), the event also features a 3 Star competition (CCI3*-L), which serves as the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship, and the Young Event Horse East Coast Championships.

The four days of eventing competition features dressage Thursday and Friday, Cross-Country over the Ian Stark-designed course on Saturday and Show Jumping Sunday.

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World #1 Oliver Townend to compete at Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill

FAIR HILL, Md.--Oliver Townend of Great Britain, ranked #1 on the FEI Eventing World Athlete Rankings, is entered to compete in the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill on Oct. 13-16.

OliverTownend Shannon BrinkmanOliverTownend (Photo by Shannon Brinkman)Townend, who has held the #1 ranking for five years, competed in last year’s inaugural Maryland 5 Star, placing second to American Boyd Martin.

The Maryland 5 Star is one of only two 5 Star level equestrian events of its kind in the United States and just the seventh worldwide, and the event made a spectacular debut last year, welcoming a total of 20,886 spectators and 184 competitors that featured four of the top eight eventers in the world.

In addition to the 5 Star competition (CCI5*-L), the event also features a 3 Star competition (CCI3*-L), which serves as the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship, and the Young Event Horse East Coast Championships. The four days of eventing competition feature Dressage on Thursday and Friday), Cross-Country on Saturday over Ian Stark-designed courses, and Show Jumping on Sunday..

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Tickets Available for the Celebration of the "Devon Legends"

DEVON, Pa. --Join the Devon officials in celebrating the 2022 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Legends!

Devon inviteWe hope to see you Saturday, Oct. 15, at the iconic Merion Cricket Club in Haverford, Pa., for a memorable black tie evening of dining, live music and dancing.

Limited tickets are still available.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair at (610) -964-0550.


This special evening will honor many top former competitors, leaders and supporters of our heritage show.

Tickets are $325 which includes VIP early access to the event or $275 for dinner, dancing and the induction ceremony.

The 2022 Devon Legends are: Priscilla Denegre, Edith R. Dixon, Harry Gill, Robin Bacon Greenwood, Rodney Hicks, Lore Homer, Anne Kursinski, Jane MacElree, Misdee Wrigley Miller, Todd Minikus, Captain Mark Phillips, Isabel Robson, Susan Sisco, Scott Stewart, Jimmy Torano, Karen Waldron, and Harvey Waller.

Buy your tickets today and be sure to be a part of Devon history in the making!

The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is the longest running and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in North America.

With the grandeur of Philadelphia's prestigious Main Line setting the stage, the event features a world-class field that annually ranks among the most prominent internationally.

The event also includes the country fair, which offers world-class shopping, rides, games, multiple dining options and special entertainment events.

A Thank You Letter From Kimberly Prince

I am reaching out with the deepest heartfelt gratitude for the generous donations, texts, prayers, posts and calls from each of you.

I wish I could connect in person to share how much your support and positive energy have meant to me.

Kimberly PrinceKimberly PrinceI am also so grateful that the Kevin Babington Foundation has made it possible for me to extend my stay at the Shephard Spinal Cord Center which will allow me to make more progress before returning home to Virginia.

Once I am back home, I will continue therapy to build back my strength and mobility.

The doctors have told me to expect 50 percent of my recovery at the end of three months and 50 percent more in the next year and a half.

It will be a long road, but I know more improvement is possible.

Every day is still incredibly hard.

There are ups and downs, but also, I am seeing and feeling real progress.

The simplest things are major milestones.

I can now stand and take steps with assistance.

I can eat with a fork, as well as brush my own teeth.

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U.S. Young Rider Team and U.S. Junior Team for FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Youth Final

LEXINGTON, Ky. --US Equestrian will send two teams to represent the U.S. at the 2022 FEI Jumping Nations Cup Youth Final in Kronenberg, the Netherlands, from Sept. 20-25, with four combinations set to compete for the U.S. Young Rider Team and four for the U.S. Junior Team.

Both teams will contest a two-round Nations Cup-style class, offering valuable team experience in a championship-like environment, and will be led by Chef d’Equipe Anne Kursinski.

Young rider teamThe following have been named to the U.S. Young Rider Team and are listed in alphabetical order.

Alex Alston of Gahanna, Ohio

Charlise Casas of Kenilworth, Ill.

Elena Haas of Oakland, Calif.

Zayna Rizvi Wellington, Fla.

Audrey Schulze of Saddle River, N.J.

 

Junior teamThe following combinations have been named to the U.S. Junior Team and are listed in alphabetical order.

Elisa Broz of Freedom, Calif.

Alexa Leong of Sacramento, Calif.

Caroline Mawhinney of Wellington, Fla.

Hailey Royce of Wellington, Fla.

Della White of Newport Beach, Calif.

Tom Struzzieri retires as CEO of HITS LLC


SAUGERTIES, N.Y.--HITS LLC today announced that as planned, founder Tom Struzzieri will be stepping away from his role as Chief Executive Officer at the end of the 2022 season, after more than 40 years at the helm of HITS LLC.

Tom Struzzieri 2Tom Struzzieri Under Struzzieri’s leadership, HITS has conducted world-class hunter/jumper competitions in the United States.

HITS will be led by their world class management team, while the Company actively engages in a search for a new CEO.

Struzzieri will remain a part owner and Director of HITS, and will continue to provide strategic consulting to the company as well as significant involvement in the launch of the Del Mar, Calif., Showpark in 2023.

“I have been extremely fortunate over the 4 decades of running HITS to have a terrific group of employees who have been by my side through some very hard climbs as we together have grown the company.," said Struzzieri. "I remain committed to those people and will be in constant touch as a consultant as we face the next challenges together. On a parallel course I have also been blessed to have very loyal clients and because of that loyalty they too can continue to count on me as a liaison to all things HITS related. The future of HITS is bright and I plan on doing what I can behind the scenes to help it shine.”

“It has been a pleasure to witness the industry through Tom’s eyes. He has been, and will continue to be, a guide and advisor to us all.” said Mortimer Singer, managing partner of Traub Capital Partners. “Tom has built a great business and we look forward to continuing our work together as partners."

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Devon Fall Classic Entry Closing Date Has Been Extended

DEVON, Pa.--The entry closing date for the Devon Fall Classic, presented by Bryn Mawr Hospital, has been extended.

Devon Fall Classic entriesEntries for the 2022 Devon Fall Classic are still open through showmanagementsystem.com.

The post entry fee has been waived until Wednesday, September 14.

Returning for its ninth year, the Devon Fall Classic benefits the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that allows the historic venue the support it needs to continue improvements to the showground.

During the Devon Fall Classic, watch exhilarating jumper competition in a variety of divisions, including Open Jumpers, Young Jumpers, Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers, Children’s and Adult-Amateur Jumpers, as well as the Thoroughbred Jumpers.

Competition will take center stage in the Dixon Oval, beginning promptly at 8 am each morning, except Saturday, which will start at 7:30 am.

Thursday evening will host the $5,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake, and the $5,000 Speed Stake will take place Friday evening.

Saturday evening events will kick-off with the $7500 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic.

The night concludes with the highly anticipated $25,000 Devon Fall Classic Grand Prix.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to compete at the Devon Fall Classic!

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

You may purchase tickets for the Devon Fall Classic online, as a walk-in, or by phone.

To purchase tickets online, we invite you to visit the website.

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  1. Skip Achuff, Radnor Races Director, died Aug. 28
  2. U.S. team for Spruce Meadows Nations Cup includes Kent Farrington and McLain Ward
  3. Jessica Ransehousen to be honored at Plantation Field International
  4. The Devon Fall Classic welcomes exhibitors back to the Dixon Oval
  5. Proposed expansion of equestrian sport in Wellington
  6. Letters to the Editor
  7. Letter to the Editor re the name Untouchable
  8. Teams for Dublin and World Championship Eventing and Driving
  9. Leadline to be featured at the Devon Fall Classic
  10. Service dog Samantha and Kevin Babington
  11. Tickets Now on Sale for 2022 Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill
  12. The Willam Entenmann Novice and Lonesome Glory Stakes to be held at Aqueduct
  13. Amos Fenstermacher died July 13
  14. First Show Jumping Hall of Fame dinner engendered renewed support
  15. Devon Fall Classic features jumper competition and great entertainment
  16. Good news on Kevin Babington and Kim Prince
  17. McLain Ward anchors team for the World Championships
  18. Spectators, buy tickets for Devon Fall Classic and exhibitors make your entries
  19. U.S. team for Knokke, Belgium, final observation site for World Championships
  20. Devon Fall Classic, Sept. 15 - 18, Prize List now available
  21. Kevin Babington Foundation looks at safety issues
  22. Kim Prince is making progress following a fall at Upperville
  23. Taylor Kingsley, Tom Young and Eliza Edwards chosen to go on Developing Rider Tour to Ireland
  24. Sam Slater, steeplechasing's most recognized filmmaker
  25. McLain Ward leads U.S. team to compete at Aachen
  26. The costs and problems of live streaming steeplechase races
  27. Patrick Boyle and Phil Devito, new Show Managers for the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
  28. Brandywine Horse Shows cancelled
  29. WEF grounds to have three new barns
  30. Kim Prince suffered a serious spinal injury, and she needs our help
  31. Mimi Gochman Selected to Represent United States at FEI Youth Equestrian Games 2022 in Aachen, Germany
  32. Devon co-managers David Distler and Peter Doubleday retire
  33. Remembering Triple Crown heroes Billy Turner and Seattle Slew
  34. Devon Grand Prix live on ESPN3 tonight
  35. Meister mastery: An American steeplechase dynasty
  36. Joe Clancy received Old Hilltop Award at Pimlico
  37. World Equestrian Center gets permission to hold USEF rated shows
  38. Local star Alex Matz to compete in Nations Cup in Lisbon and Madrid
  39. Devon Arena Eventing to take place Sunday evening, May 29
  40. Helen Kleberg Groves, great horsewoman, mother of DD Matz, died May 6
  41. Olympian Laura Kraut leads U.S. team to compete at Rome Nations Cup
  42. Star-studded lineup of entries at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
  43. Devon Horse Show and Country Fair celebrates its 125th anniversary with a gala dinner dance
  44. Speedy Smithwick, jockey and trainer, died April 23
  45. Five essential tips to make a smart bet In the Preakness Stakes
  46. DAILY RECAPS OF CLASSES AT DEVON WITH QUOTES FROM WINNERS
  47. Show Jumping Hall of Fame staged its first dinner to induct new members
  48. Devon is BACK, and American Saddlebreds will compete again
  49. The U.S. Jumping team short list for the World Championship
  50. Wicomico Point-to-Point is set on a gorgeous, historic property

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