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This question arose when we noticed that Ada Plumb was riding in the Junior Training class at the Millbrook Horse Trials, where she finished with a very respectable sixth place. We remembered that Mike Plumb rode in the MHT back when it first started in 1984. Mike was, in those days, already a senior rider, having ridden in more Olympics than any other athlete. It was Louise Meryman who lured...

by Carola Lott

The finals of the Tracey Mactaggart 12 goal polo tournament will begin at 11:00 am on Labor Day, Monday September 1.

The five teams in the tournament – Buena Vista, Smithfield, Gardenvale, Hawk Hill and Heathcote have been competing among to see who qualifies for the finals.  Philip Mactaggart’s undefeated Hawk Hill team will meet the winner of the semi-finals to be played on...

by Carola Lott

Before leaving for the World Equestrian Games at Le Pin National Stud in Normandy, members of the US Eventing Team brought their younger horses to the Millbrook Horse Trials last weekend.  Not surprisingly they took home most of the top ribbons. 

Phillip Dutton was second and third in the Advanced Division followed by Buck Davidson in fourth and fifth. Boyd Martin was second...

by Carola Lott

The Chinese Year of the Horse was the theme for this year’s Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials the weekend of July 18-13. One entered the premises through an enormous pagoda-like gate. Saturday night's Blue Jean Ball, sponsored by Berkshire Mountain Distillers featured a Chinese banquet with drinks inspired by the Far East. New York City designer Darren Henault had decorated the party tent with a...

Sandanona's connection to whomever controls rain was strong Sunday, as a morning of occasional downpours gave way to a sunny afternoon. More than 100 friends and subscribers overflowed the parking area and the ringside seating.  Very small children tore around everywhere. Our Judges,were Liz McKnight, ex-M.F.H., M.H., and Kerri Smythe, M.H., Joint-Masters of the Monkton Hall Bassets...

by Carola Lott

Seven members of the Millbrook Pony Club competed in the US Pony Club National Championships held from July 14-18 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. 

Riding on the NY/Upper CT regional team, Erica Doyle from Amenia and Cat Reuss from Dover Plains won first-place honors as the National Champion team in the Senior C division of the Quiz competition. Also competing in Quiz...

by Carola Lott

The Millbrook Horse Trials on  July31 – August 3rd at Coole Park Farm on the Bangall Amenia Road are the only three day event in the Northeast to feature an advanced level division.  Cross country course designer, Tremaine Cooper, points out that eventing is the only Olympic sport in which men and women can compete as equals. Professional and amateur riders also compete as equals as...