USA-Bred Hemmingway Wins 6-Year-Old American Young Horse Championships Prelim
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WAYNE, Illinois, Aug. 22, 2014–Hemmingway, the American-bred stallion, was ridden by German transplant Angela Jackson to victory in the preliminary six-year-old division of the United States Young Horse Championships on Saturday, beating the two combinations that had won a place in the world championships.
Angela of Henderson, Kentucky rode the Oldenburg (Hofrat x Archipel) that was bred by the late Angela Barilar and is owned by Theresa Schnell of Rock Solid Warmbloods to a score of 8.38 for the win over Heather Blitz and the American-bred Ripline, a Danish Warmblood stallion (Hotline x Cavan) on 8.30.
Fiderhit OLD, a black mare ridden by Cesar Parra of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, that qualified for the Verden, Germany world championships but did not participate, was third on 8.14.
Doctor Wendell MF, a Hanoverian stallion and also American-bred, was ridden by James Koford, to fourth place on 8.06.
Fashion Designer, a stablemate of Fiderhit, and ridden by Nadine Buberl, another German transplant, that also qualified for Verden but did not make the trip, was fifth on 7.82.
Hemmingway was the 2012 Four-Year-Old Young Horse Champion ridden by Michael Bragdell of Hilltop Farm in Colora, Maryland.
The final will be held Sunday.