By Nancy Jaffer
Daisy Farish on Arsouille des Etangs with the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation stable in the background. (Photo©2018 by Nancy Jaffer)
At the end of three phases of competition, 2017 ASPCA Maclay winner Maddy Goetzmann and 2018 North American Young Rider show jumping individual gold medalist Daisy Farish were 1-2 in the Platinum Performance USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals East. But it wasn’t over yet. Continue reading
By Nancy Jaffer
August 20, 2018
Michael Dowling and Tucker Ericson. (Photo©2018 by Nancy Jaffer)
While a number of shows in its region have been scratching for participants this summer, Monmouth at the Team is so well-attended that part of the mandate for next year is figuring out a way to limit entries for certain competitions.
The show, with an eight-day run through Monday Aug. 20 at the historic U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation facility in Gladstone, has an appeal that is more than just location, location, location. It’s also a well-run show, owned by insurance executive Tucker Ericson and his cousin, professional horseman Michael Dowling, who has a stable nearby and is a coach of the Centenary University equestrian team. Continue reading
Sima Morgello and Orientales. Photo by Anne Gittins Photography
GLADSTONE, N.J. – Aug. 19, 2018 –Monmouth at the Team presented an exciting $10,000 Mini-Prix, sponsored by Horseflight, at Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the USET Foundation, on Sunday. The event brought the entire community together. Riders, owners, friends and family gathered in the hospitality pavilion for music, food and an afternoon of great show jumping.
Out of 28 entries, 12 progressed to the jump off of Skip Bailey’s technical course. First to go in the jump-off was amateur rider Sima Morgello and Orientales, owned by Double S Farms. The pair successfully attempted a tough inside turn after the first fence and left all the rails in their cups. They would be the only horse-and-rider combination to go double clear. Penny Brennan (Loxahatchee, Florida) and her own Vertigo Delorme, the second-place finisher, attempted the turn, jumped clean but incurred time faults. Douglas King and Zeno, owned by Royal Crown Stables LLC, clinched third and Devin Ryan and his own Florida were fourth.