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Chester Weber third going into Driving Marathon at World Championships (2)

PRATONI DEL VIVARI, Italy--Chester Weber''s dressage score of 41.52held up for the lead in Driving Dressage at the World Championships until the very last few whips of the 37 competing, but then he was beaten by Boyd Excell of Australia,, who scored 34.13, and Marieke Harm of Germany, who scored 38.85 on Friday, Sept. 23..

1 Top 5 Driving Dressage by Allen MacMillanThe top five in Driving Dressage received a gift box. Chester Weber is  in the center (Photo by Allen MacMillan)Only 17 of the entrants are competing on teams, with the remaining 20 competing as individuals.Five of the teams have three whiis while one, Australia, has only two, and only the top two scores on each team are counted.

With the marathon on Saturday where scores can change dramatically, only seven penalties separate the top three individuals, but third through fifth is even closer, with only one point separation, as Anna Sandman of Germany scored 42.52 and Lisbrand Chardon of Netherlands scored 42.98.

The Top five after Dressage got a fancy gift box of local stuff, mostly Fancy local vintages, which was in line with recognizing the array of agricultural specialties of the region.

Germany, Michael Brauchle, Harm and von Stein, leads the team competition on 88.03, with Netherlands, Bram Chardon, Ijsbrand Chardon and Koos de Ronde, is second on 89.23,, and Australia, Excell and Tor van der Berge, is third on 91.50.


THE U.S. had originally fielded a team, but Misdee Wrigley Miller had to drop out on Sept. 13 due to her own health issues.

3 Boyd Exell by Allen MacMillanDSC 1887Boyd Exell (Photo by Allen MacMillan)Exell, who is leading individually, is defending his World Championship and has been World Champion multiple times.

 “Very pleased, horses were very light and dancing and it felt safe but showing off," said Exell of his dressage. "Maybe disappointed because it felt more like a 32 than a 34."

"This team is experienced and solid and one of the best teams that have been around the world, and I’ve had teams that got 29’s and 30’s in dressage and these are better so I’m disappointed that the judges don’t go ‘hey, this is like the Totilas and Valegro team," said Exell. "I love driving, the score is only the icing on the cake. The horses - my right leader is Checkmate and today he was the showpiece, he was a wheeler in Normandy and Tryon and now he’s a leader. He’s always been a really special horse. Celviro is my left leader, he’s the solid one, every time he delivers. I have a new wheeler called Hero and he did well, he’s a marathon specialist. I have a nice lead but it’s a three-day competition and a lot can go wrong. We had problems in Aachen in the cross-country and your five-point lead is not enough so it’s not over until Sunday afternoon."

“I’m really happy," said Harm. "I had a little bit of pressure because I had to do the dressage score for the team and we made it. It’s totally different when you are driving just for yourself, a lot more pressure. I couldn’t be happier."

"It’s a mixed team of horses, Dutch Warmblood, Oldenburger, Westphalian," said Harm. "We’ve been together as a team a long time and we know each other really well. They are aged between 11 and 16. I started riding, my mum also rode and had problems with her back so she started driving, and one day I took the reins and started driving Pony Singles and in 2010 I was here for the World Singles Championship and won the gold medal with the German team - so this is a good place for me!. After that I had four Single horses and we put them together in a team and in beginning everybody said you can’t do that as a woman, it’s too strong and too hard in the Marathon. And the Marathon is hard because the men are stronger in Marathon tomorrow for sure. But I can do a good Dressage and good Cones and try to lose not too many points in the Marathon.”

The Marathon begins Saturday, Sept. 24 at 3:2-am ET, with Exell going at 6:00 am, Weber going at 6:24 am and Harm at 7:36.

The marathon is live streamed on ClipMyHorse.

Chester Weber fourth going into Cones at Driving World Championships (2)

PRATONI DEL VIVARO, Italy--Chester Weber with his four-in-hand team is fourth overall after he finished ninth in the marathon phase at the Driving World Championships on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Chester Weber by Kim MacMillan DSC 7658Chester Weber (Photo by Kim MacMillan)Weber completed Phase A of the marathon and Phase B, featuring eight different obstacles, for a total score of 159.88 after dressage and marathon.

Boyd Exell, 50 of Australia, who has been World Champion eight times including individually for the last five World Championships, leads individually on 150.14, followed by Michael Brauchle of Germany, who finished first in the Marathon phase to move from ninth to second on 156.18.

Ijsbrand Chardon of Netherlands is third on 157.47, with Weber fourth on 159.88, Koos de Ronde of Netherlands is fifth on 162.10, and Mareike Harm of Germany is sixth on 163.87

Weber guided the team of Amadeus, Boris W, Gouveneur, and Julius V, through the challenging terrain and intense course designed by Josef Middendorf of Germany.


“THE COURSE was hilly up and down and it was really a nice challenge," said Weber. "There are a lot of shows where we’ve driven the same track so many times, and that experience can be invaluable, but when you come to a competition like here in Pratoni, and this was a really new feeling and test, and you really had to be a clever driver and know where your strengths are and what you can and can’t do.”

Boyd Exell by Allen MacMillan DSC 5051Boyd Exell (Photo by Allen MacMillan)With two newer combinations debuting in their first world championship, in both Amadeus and Julius V, the pair rose to the occasion and strengthened the team’s overall score with their agility and responsiveness to the questions asked throughout track.

“I felt like the first four obstacles were really strong," said Weber. "They handled it really well. I lost a little bit of pressure on the leaders after the fifth obstacle, but this team is a little inexperienced and completely new leaders from Tryon and they showed a lot of promise today. We’ve been working really hard at home to try and get them faster and certainly what I saw in the first four obstacles is the talent we need for the future and standing on another podium.”

Weber was quick to compliment the team behind him who help him continually produce top results on the international stage, nothing that without their commitment and support, it would be impossible to succeed.

He thanked his team of Philipp Graffe, Lennart Kindt, Kurt Deruyck, Sarah Schumann, Jolien Morrthamers, Adine Söderström, and Garbielle Grasso.

“I was super pleased with the team of people around me," said Weber. "This isn’t an individual sport. I’m the guy who gets to sit there and hold the reins and take the glory or the blame, but it truly takes a village to make this happen. I’m not a Formula One driver, but I can imagine without an engine guy and a tire person there’s no way you can be a Max Verstappen or be successful in sport, and I’m really proud of the way the team has handled these championships and we still have one more day to go.”

Looking ahead to tomorrow’s final cones phase, Weber is looking to produce a fast, accurate round with his horses in hopes of securing a third consecutive individual medal at the world championships.

“Tomorrow’s a new day and we’ll show up the best we can. These championships always end on Sunday,” he said.

Netherlands leads in the team competition on 311.58, with Germany second on 314.85 and Belgium third on 335.2.

The Cones competition begins at 6:30 am ET and competitors go in reverse order of standing with Weber fourth from last, possibly around 10 am, as the Cones awards presentation is scheduled for 10:45.

Chester Weber eighth in Driving World Championships (2)

PRATONI DEL VIVARO, Italy--Chester Weber of Ocala, Fla., finished eighth in the Driving World Championship for Four-in-Hands after the final phase of cones on the grass on Sunday,Sept. 25.

Weber added nine faults to his overnight combined score, and finished the course in 208.04 seconds, for a final competition total of 175.90.

Chester Weber in Cones by Allen MacMillanChester Weber in Cones (Photo by Allen MacMillan)It was pouring rain on the final day of competition that had 36 teams complete the cones course designed by Josef Middendorf of Germany.

With two new horses in the team’s lineup this year, Weber’s KWPN geldings gained valuable experience at a new venue with challenging terrain and technicality throughout the weekend.

Weber, understandingly upset after an uncharacteristically poor Cones competition, did not stop at the area for media to interview competitors.

The cones course was particularly difficult, both in the weaving lines and uneven pacing between the obstacles, the tight spacing between the cones and the width of the carriage wheels, and the short time allowed, according to the top drivers on the gold medal Dutch Team.


CHEf d’EQUIPE Marice Quist was pleased with the week, and is already looking ahead to how the program can return to the podium as a team with a repeat of the gold medal success in Tryon four years ago.

Boyd Exell by Allen MacMillan DSC 3083Boyd Exell Photo by Allen MacMillan)“It was a great week for U.S. Driving," said Quist. "Chester is a professional competitor, and his team is very experienced and hardworking. I appreciate working with such a focused and positive team. Going forward, I am really looking forward to learning more skills to support the energy and positivity around our team, and I cannot extend enough thanks to the USEF and Danielle Aamodt for their continued support of our program and athletes.”

Boyd Exell of Australia won the Individual gold medal, finishing on a score of 156.06, while Ijsbrand Chardon of Netherlands won the Individual silver medal on a 159.82, and Michael Brauchle of Germany too the Iindividual bronze on a score of 163.89.

Exell and Isjbrand Chardon renewed a long rivalry, with Exell having replaced the elder Chardon as top dog a few years ago.

This was Exell's nine driving gold medal and his sixth consecutive Individual gold medal.

Michael "Micky" Brauchle is a full-time farrier and finances his driving competitions by shoeing horses, an art particularly important to driving enthusiasts.

He and his wife also had twins not long ago according to what Excell said in the press conference.

The Netherlands team of Isjbrand Chardon and his son Bram and Koos de Ronde won the Team gold on a final team score of 313.93, with Germany taking silver on a score of 327.45, and Belgium finished with bronze on a final total of 356.39

Bram Chardon was the first double-clear in Cones, no balls on the cones knocked off and no time penalties. 

“Everyone had to wait a long time, including myself, for that performance this week," said Bram Chardon  immediately after completing Cones."I knew when I made the change of horse before the vet-check that dressage and marathon was going to be hard but I still had my A-team for Cones. We are under pressure from Germany and still have two Dutch to go so this score will count for sure. This was the maximum I could do today, they felt amazing and I knew I had to put the pressure on the rest and we’ll see where it ends."

"I’m the current Dutch, European and World Cup champion, but on the World Championship I had unusual mistakes, the same as Tryon," he said. "I needed the revenge on the Sunday, I needed it today as well to show that I can do it."

Storm Team wins the Shawan Downs Timber Stakes for Jack Fisher (2)

HUNT VALLEY, Md.--Storm Team won the $40,000, 3 1/8 mile Brown Advisory Timber Stakes by 5 3/4 lengths at Shawan Downs on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Storm Team leads over last in 5th 1Storm Team leads over last fence in the Timber Stakes (Photo by Tod Marks)Owned by Sheila Williams and Northwoods Stable, trained by Jack Fisher and ridden by Graham Watters, Storm Team inherited the lead after Junior Senator, who had charged out to a 30 lengths lead, fell heavily at the second fence but got up to gallop off.

Storm Team was tracked throughout by race favorite Andi'amu, trained by Leslie Young, who was never able to get to Storm Team.

This was the second time Storm Team has beaten Andi'amu.

"Andi'amu likes soft going, and Storm Team likes hard going," said Fisher, who said the plan had not been to go to the lead.

"We knew the other horse (Junior Senator) would go to the lead, although I thought he'd stay there longer," said Fisher. "Storm Team doesn't need the lead any more. He's matured, and as horses mature they can be rated more easily."

Fisher said Storm Team would go next to Middleburg and then to the Gold Cup.


STORM TEAM raced on the flat for his breeder, Colts Neck Stable, as a 3-year-old.

He began his jumping career for his present owners over hurdles at Radnor as a 4-year-old, winning three times over hurdles, including the AFLAC Supreme Hurdle Stakes at Pine Mountain in 2019 as a 5-year-old, before being switched to timber in 2020.

This was his third stakes win over timber.

Fisher also saddled Riverdee Stables and Ten Strike Racing's Awakened, ridden by Jamie Bargary, to win the $30,000, 2 mile Maiden Hurdle by 7 1/2 lengths over Uco Valley, trained by Young, in the fastest time of the four hurdle races of 3:30.

"Sean Clancy found him," said Fisher."He had some bone bruising, so we gave him time off."

Awakened, by Curlin out of an A.P. Indy mare, was bred by Phipps Stable and was raced by Phipps as a 3- and 4-year-old in 2020 and 2021, winning a maiden special weight race before being bought by Clancy for his Riverdee syndicate.

Awakened finished twice second and once fourth over fences earlier this year before winning a flat race for horses that had started over fences at Colonial Downs.

"He won that race very professionally,"said Clancy of his win at Shawan Downs. "He'd been close all year. He's been honest and solid all year."

"He's got a great pedigree," said Clancy. "I've found over the years that pedigree is important when you're looking for jump prospects. The Phipps have a great breeding program, and they take good care of their horses and have a great trainer in Shug McGaughey."

Sean McDermott trained and rode Ciarrai Bloodstock's Fleeting Atte to win the $20,000 Maiden 3-Year-Old Hurdle by 4 1/4 lengths over Keys Discount, trained by Sam Cockburn.

Ricky Hendriks saddled Daniel M. Denefrio's Fightinirishtabit to win the $25,000 Ratings Handicap Hurdle by a neck over Telegram, trained by Elizabeth Voss.

Step to the Bar, owned by Del Rio Racing, trained by Kate Dalton and ridden by Bernie Dalton, won the $35,000 Allowance Hurdle by 1 1/4 lengths over Bright Eyed Eagle, trained by Kathy Neilson.

Mark Beecher saddled The Hundred Acre Field's Cracker Factory, ridden by Bargary, to win the $15,000 Maiden Timber by 8 lengths over Cause for Pardon, trained by Young.

Grey Falcon, trained by Voss, won section one of the Training Flat, and Gold (Fr), trained by Todd Wyatt, won section two,



World #1 Oliver Townend to compete at Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill (3)

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..


“I’M EXCITED to be returning to the U.S. for the Maryland 5 Star,” Townend said. “I thoroughly enjoyed the event last year and maybe I can move up a notch this time!”

“It was incredibly exciting to have Oliver Townend with us last year, and I think his choosing to return this year is a real testament to our event,” said Jeff Newman, President & CEO of the Maryland 5 Star Event Committee. “Our entry list features 188 horses and many of the sport’s top riders; there will be lots of excitement in the air!”

A full list of entries is available online at Maryland 5 Star entries. FEI definite entries close on Sept. 30.

Tickets for the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill are available at Maryland5Star.us/tickets.

A variety of single and multi-day ticket packages along with exclusive Club and VIP Hospitality packages, General Admission tickets starting at just $15 and much more are available.

Reserved Tailgate spots right next to the dynamic Cross-Country action are available.

Fans are encouraged to follow the event on social media @maryland5star and/or sign up to receive the event e-newsletter for all the latest news and information at maryland5star.us/newsletter-sign-up/, including details on this year’s new additions.

Houghton 1st & 2nd in Stakes, Motion, Brion and Matz have winners (2)

BENSALEM, Pa.--Bernie Houghton saddled a pair of horses bred by his mother Betsy to win one stakes and place second in another on Pa. Day at the Races at Parx on Sept. 24.

09 24 22 P04 Midnight Parade FIN 01Midnight Parade winning the Imply Stakes (Photo by EquiPhoto)Hillman Racing's Midnight Parade, bred by Elizabeth Houghton, won the $200,000, 6 11//2 lengths Imply Stakes for 2-year-old fillies by 2 lengths over Pachelbel, trained by John Servis.

"Midnight Parade is a filly we bred and sol to Joe Hillman as a baby,"said Houghton, "I thought she was good before she ran in her first race. She can run. She won her first race by 9 lengths, and from then on I planned on this race. She's one of those 2 year olds that is very professional and mature."

"Joe Hillman has been in this sport through good times and bad," said Houghton. "His wife June works for Peter Gianguilio at Castle Rock Farm. He was very excited for the win."

Midnight Hauler, owned by Betsy Houghton's Sylmar Farm and bred by her, placed second by 3 1/4 lengths to Buy Land and See, trained by Guadalupe Preciado, in the $200,000, 1 1/16 mile Alphabet Soup Turf Stakes.


"MIDNIGHT HAULER won a stakes at Penn National before this," said Houghton."He ran good here but he was second best."

"Mom came to the race, too," said Houghton. "I drove her here. We had a good day."

Another trained by Houghton, Recycle, bred and owned by Barlar, won a 25,000, 1 mile and 70 yards Starter Optional Claiming Race on the turf at Parx  by 11 1/4 lengths on Sept.18.

"It's been hard to find races for him because he's a turf horse," said Houghton.

 GRAHAM MOTION had an allowance winner and three maiden special weight winners in 10 days.

Kitten's Collusion, bred and owned by Isabell deTomaso, who is the aunt  of Bambi Glaccum, Plantation Field's secretary/treasurer, won a $56,250, 1 1/16 mile Allowance Optional Claiming race on the turf at Meadowlands on Sept.23.

Running four wide early, Kitten's Collusion rallied steadily and finished best to win by 1/2 length.

Nagirroc, owned by Madaket Stables, Little Red Feather Racing and William Strauss and trained by Motion, won a $95,000, 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight on the turf at Aqueduct of Sept. 24 by 3 1/2 lengths.

Jack Swain's homebred Whistlejacket won a $58,650.6 furlong Maiden Special Weight by 3/4 length at Monmouth on Sept. 18.

Motion's third Maiden Special Weight winner was Essaquirq, bred and owned by Al Shaqab, who won a $42,000, 1 mile and 70 yards Maiden race at Delaware Park by 4 1/2 lengths on Sept. 14.

KERI BRION, who is expanding into flat racing after being steeplechasing's leading trainer in 2021, her first year of training after being Jonathan Sheppard's assistant trainer for almost a decade, won another flat race on Sept. 25.

Mariano Brothers Stable's Heymacit'sjack won a $77,000,6 furlong Maiden Special Weight race at Aqueduct by 2 3/4 lengths.

MICHAEL MATZ saddled Runnymoore Racing's Late Frostto win a $32,000, 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Delaware Park by 1 1 1/4 lengths on Sept.16.




James Jackson won Adult Amateur Handler at Dressage at Devon (2)

DEVON, Pa.--Dressage at Devon began with individual breed classes and young horse classes, and In the Wheeler Ring, James Jackson was named the top Adult Amateur Handler, showing Springborgs Device in his Devon debut.

DADJames Jackson with Springborgs Device Emma MillerJames Jackson with Springborgs Device (Photo by Emma Miller)Jackson said that he and Springborgs Device, a 10-year-old mare owned by Renee Oleary, have a great partnership and frequently spend time trail riding at home together.

Jackson scored 80.1 percent, and Rachel Hosier placed second place with Raycita WS, her own yearling filly, with a score of 79.6 percent, while Jordan Gray and Attis, Renee Tucci’s yearling colt, finished third with a score of 78.1 percent.

"Springborgs Device is 10 and she’s a Danish mare," said Jackson. "She shows under saddle too. She is good in the barn, she is way better at home. We do a lot of trail riding and walking. She gets along great with other horses, they all go out together. She loves to stay out all night. We just started showing this year together. It feels really good [to have a blue ribbon].”

"Showing at Dressage at Devon is great," said Jackson, "I have two more classes on Wednesday and Thursday. This is it for her this year, then we will start over for next year. This is the best she has ever been this year. She likes to stay busy.”


IN THE YOUTH Handler class, Georgia Brame won with Laudable VT on a score of 82.1percent, with Ella Rose Trull handling Roosewelt, placing second on a score of 76.3 percent, while Noelle Telep was third with HD Victory on a score of 76 percent.

The highlighted individual breed class of the day, the Hanoverian Class had a competitive field of 23 horses and handlers take to the ring.

Quinnten Alston with Frida Kahlo QC won with a score of 85.95 percent, King Santacruz with Roosewelt finished second with a score of 79.7 percent, while Elizabeth Schneider with Cadence LSR finished third with a 79.675 percent.

Iron Spring Farm’s stallion Tjalbert 460, a 16-year-old Friesian stallion handled by Quinnten Alston, was the Get of Sire winner with a score of 78.35 percent following the presentation of several of his progeny.

Vasari, a 6-year-old Hanoverian stallion, finished second  with Samantha Kidd on a score of 78.15 percent and Lindegaards Elliot, a 9-year-old Knabstrupper stallion, was third with Meagan Maloney on 73.9%.

Waikiki, a 19-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, and Katie Cook was champion of the Produce of Dam class with a score of 79.8 percent.

Dynastie Damon’s D’amara, a 9-year-old Hanoverian mare owned by Sue Anne Wells, finished close behind in second place with Bruce Griffin III on a score of 79.1 percent, and Florida May K, Olga Iglikova’s own 7-year-old Hanoverian mare, was third with 75 percent.

In the Breeder’s Group class, Iron Spring Farm with Quinnten Alston won with a score of 82 percent.

Hilltop Farm Breeder’s Group was second with King Santacruz, on a score of 80.95 percent, while MP Sporthorses with Melanie Harper finished third with 79.2 percent.

Under the stadium lights of the Dixon Oval, Angela Mirarchi’s Princi, a 12-year-old Sport Pony mare, won with King Santacruz in the Young/Mature Pony Championship.

“I got into breeding way back in 2005, and Princi was the reason I came to Devon so long ago," said Mirachi. "She showed in this ring as a weanling, and she hadn’t been back since. So we came this time because of her colt, and I thought ‘I might as well just throw her in a class.’ So it was actually a last minute entry.”

“I remember her scores being in the high 70’s because we didn’t have pony classes, so she showed in the open class," said Mirachi. "It was unheard of back then to put a pony with a warmblood, so that was really fun to see her do well.”

“I firmly believe in giving a small athlete that has very competitive gaits, like the horses, to our kids because they need a good base," said Mirachi. "Our kids are competitive, and I thought, if I can breed a pony that’s competitive with the warmbloods, it’ll get the adults riding and then they’ll hand these ponies down to the kids. I’ve been pushing for that for a long time – I think our sport needs it, and it’ll help strengthen our support for our kids.”

Georgia Brame with Kitsune PA, a 4-year-old Arabian mare owned by Gali Rogers was the reserve champion of the night, and Ellen Ziemer’s Dresscode Dancing Date, a 3-year-old German Riding Pony, finished third.

In the Pony Foal/Yearling Championship, GWS Chicago, a Westphalian colt owned and shown by Amy Brumbach and bred by Mirarchi, took the top honors.

Phable of Rapunzel, a yearling filly owned and show by Keri Blizniak and also bred by Mirarchi, was second, while Fox Hills Knight’s Tale, a Hanoverian yearling colt owned, shown, and bred by Brigitte Deitz, finished third.


World #3 Tim Price entered at Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill (2)

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.


FOLLOWING his third-place finish at the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill last year, Price will rejoin his fellow podium finisher and previously announced entry, World #1 Oliver Townendof Great Britain, who finished second last year.

Also joining Price and Townend in this year’s event is the entire U.S. World Championship Silver Medal team from Pratoni of Will Coleman, a  2012 Olympic veteran ranked #8 in the world, Boyd Martin, a three-time Olympic veteran ranked #7 in the world and the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill winner, Lauren Nicholson, a 2016 Olympic veteran ranked #17 in the world, and Tamie Smith, a 2021 Olympic veteran ranked #29 in the world.

Other top U.S. riders vying for the podium are 2021 Olympic veteran Doug Payne (World #15), Buck Davidson (#23), seven-time Olympic veteran Philip Dutton (#24), Liz Halliday-Sharp (#26) and Jennie Brannigan (#27).

Additional international stars on the entry list include Leslie Law (#34), a two-time British Olympic veteran who won individual Gold in 2004; 2016 Olympic veteran Astier Nicolas of France (#38); and Great Britain’s Harry Meade (#51).

A full list of entries is available on Maryland5Star.us/entries.

FEI definite entries close Friday, Sept. 30.

Malvern Bank President Tony Weagley's Simply Statutory a World Champion (2)

MALVERN, Pa.--Malvern Bank launched its Equestrian Division in 2017, and the passion that birthed this business came from the top of the Bank, President, and CEO Anthony C. Weagley, and extends throughout the bank to other executives and team members.

Tony WeagleyTony WeagleyWe feel that this connection, makes us uniquely qualified to understand the complexities within the equestrian business including challenges you must sometimes truly live in order to fully grasp.

Malvern Bank’s Equestrian Division – and all Bank employees – would like to congratulate our leader, Tony, who is part owner of Blue Mountain Quarter Horses, and Delbert Hostetler on their 2022 NSBA World Championship title.

Simply Statutory, a homebred filly, won the coveted title in Tulsa, bringing home the prestigious belt buckle and trophy.

Blue Mountain Quarter Horses, a boutique breeding farm in Slatington, Pa., has made a name for itself in the show pen.

Delbert has always been interested in bloodlines, producing his own line of Quarter Horses which also show in the Halter classes.

Simply StatutorySimply StatutoryEarly on, Delbert believed Simply Statutory wouldn’t have the height needed to be competitive in the future in Halter, so he asked his trainer, Kristy Lee Smith, to break her under saddle.

The filly showed in Performance Halter, Ranch Riding, Ranch Trail and Barrels this year at the NSBA World Show.

Simply Statutory is a special horse, and she truly shows what a versatile breed the Quarter Horse is.

Tony, Delbert, and Kristy - Congratulations on being 2022 World Champions!

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  • July
    Equine Education & Colleges, Pets, Pet Supplies & Pest Control, & Footing and Fencing
  • August
    Fall Show Previews, Equine Education & Colleges, Equine Insurance, Legal & Accounting
  • September
    Fall Show Previews, Equine Feed & Supplies, Equine Insurance, Legal, & Accounting
  • October
    Trailers & Equine Transportation, Equine Artists & Photographers, & Equine Feed & Supplies
  • November
    Holiday Gift Guide, Trailers & Equine Transportation
  • December
    Stallions & Breeding, Gift Guide
  • January
    Stallions & Breeding, Photo Contest & Winter Care
  • February
    Barns & Equipment, Photo Contest 2022
  • March
    Spring/Summer Show Previews, Barns & Equipment, Saddles & Tack
  • April
    All Natural Products & Services, Spring/Summer Show Previews, Saddles & Tack
  • May
    DEVON HORSE SHOW, All Natural Products & Services, Equine Vets & Caregivers
  • June
    Equine Vets & Caregivers, Pets, Pet Supplies & Pest Control, & Footing and Fencing

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Holiday Promo Ad
Trailer Promo Ad