Archives July 2011

Show Shots: Up, Up and Away with Uppsala

July 17, 2011

Since we're on the topic of Laura Linback... we realized she not only won the high a/o jumper class, but also won the $15,000 Brook Ledge Mini Prix later on Friday at Culpeper. What was particularly fun about that win, was the exuberance of her mount Uppsala. "Up" is a good word to describe the 10 year-old Dutch warmblood mare by Andiaamo Z- since she got major "air" both over the fences, and all around the course. ;)

no jump in sight, but Uppsala is getting her hops in

one last buck - just after crossing the timers in the winning time!

Hot on Uppsala's heels was second-place finisher - also a feisty mare - Violet, a 12 year-old warmblood mare owned by Stephanie Barnes of Rockville, MD, and ridden by Benjamin Meredith.

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Awesome Amateurs: Laura Linback & Casino

July 15, 2011

Stopped by HITS Culpeper today to watch some jumpers... and saw some great performances on an unseasonably nice (i.e. not unbearably hot) summer day.

One star of the day was Laura Linback, who rode Casino to first place in the high amateur/owner jumper class.

A well deserved pat for Casino, a 2002 Holsteiner gelding by Casco owned by Woodrun, in Mundelein, Illinois. The pair have had a great year so far, winning several classes in Ocala, at Showplace, and now Culpeper.

Second place in the junior/a/o jumper class went to KT Champ, ridden by Hasbrouck Donovan. The 2000 bay gelding is owned by Michael Kirby, of Madison, Connecticut.

What fine form!

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