Finish Lines: Southern Pines II to Feature World-Class Competition, ‘Britches and Bling’ Party
Several local and U.S. team riders are slated to compete in the March 25-27 Southern Pines II Horse Trials at the Carolina Horse Park.
Will Faudree, of Hoffman, will ride two horses — Andromaque and Pawlow, both owned by Jennifer Mosing — in the advanced division.
Bobby Costello, of Southern Pines, is also entered at advanced with Dustin. Phillip Dutton, who rode on the U.S. team at the World Equestrian Games last fall, will ride three advanced horses, and his WEG teammate Boyd Martin will ride Remington.
Attendance to the event is free, but patron tickets entitling the bearer to a box lunch at the Water Jump tent (Saturday) and a ringside tent luncheon (Sunday) can be purchased for $75 (adults) or $50 (children under 12).
Tickets to the “Britches and Bling” event, a fashion show/party to be held at the CHP Market Place on Saturday night, can be purchased for $45 (adult) and $25 (children under 12).
The fashion show will feature riders including Jan Bynny, Will Coleman, Costello, Mara Dupay, Dutton, Faudree, Martin and Allison Springer modeling clothing supplied by local shops and vendors.
For more information, call (910) 875-2074.
Beebee On Track For Smashing Season
Susan Beebee has Kentucky on her mind. But, first things first.
Beebee, 41, who recently relocated to Vass from Charlotte, won the open preliminary division at Southern Pines I last weekend with her 16.3 Dutch warmblood gelding Wolf.
In the same division, Beebee ran Prowler, a former timber horse she hopes to take to the Rolex Three-Day Event in April. The sporty bay thoroughbred gelding finished ninth on his dressage score of 36.10.
“I just brought him out for a ‘fun run,’” Beebee said, laughing. “He’s my little Ferrari.”
A native of Charlottesville, Va., Beebee bought Prowler six years ago with Rolex in the back of her mind. “I wanted a thoroughbred, very gung-ho about cross country,” she said. “He can be tricky but he’s a really great horse. He’s given me some good miles and I owe a lot to him.”
Beebee is also excited about the prospect of taking Wolf up the levels. Bought in Holland, Wolf was imported as a potential sales prospect.
“He only has a year and a half of riding on him,” Beebee said. “He’s the best jumper. When I sit on him, the words ‘horse of a lifetime’ come to mind.”
Full results for Southern Pines I can be found at www.carolinahorsepark.com
Carolina Polocrosse Kicks Off Season In Impressive Fashion
The Carolina Polocrosse Club opened the 2011 season with two divisional wins in a tournament hosted by Charlie Horse Polocrosse Club at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala.
Crawford Liner, Maggie Tally and Jen Umland placed first in “E” grade and were undefeated. In “C” grade action, Kat Liner’s Posh, the 2003 American Polocrosse Association Horse of the Year, was named Best Horse.
Manny Diemer, Von Lennox and David Thornton finished second on a tie-breaker in “B” grade play. Diemer took home a Best Player award and his Argentine mare, Pancha, was named Best Horse for the fourth time in the last six tournaments.
CPC won the “A” grade division, with Greensboro-based World Cup team member Ryan Murphy taking home the Best Player award.
CPC sent 21 players to Ocala, and fielded one or more players in each division.
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