Emily Miles Rides Daily Show to Victory, Sole Mio 3rd in Festival of Champions Developing St. Georges

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Emily Miles on Daily Show in the 2021 Festival of Champions. © 2021 SusanJStickle.com

Aug. 26, 2021

Emily Miles rode Daily Show to victory and placed third on Sole Mio in the Festival of Champions Developing Prix St. Georges preliminary competition Thursday, another step in the rider building a pipeline from the heartland that is in its second generation of developing horses from youngsters to top sport.

The results for Emily on the seven-year-old stallions, were 73.137% for Daily Show (Danciano x Stockholm) placing first and 70.636% for Sole Mio (Stanford x Hardenberg Donnerschwee) for third. Cyndi Jackson on Florisson was second on 71.568%.

Emily, 33, who operates from the family farm in La Cygne in Kansas where she is coached by her mother, had success with Sole Mio, a Rhinelander, in both the Festival’s four and five-year-old divisions in 2018 and 2019. The Hanoverian Daily Show also competed at 2018.

Both horses were competed by Emily at the world championships in 2019.

She is getting help from U.S. team coach Debbie McDonald, online up to now but in-person here for the first time.

The pathway Emily is following is similar to that she pursued with the homebred Wakeup (Wagnis x Macho).

Emily and Wakeup won the 2011 national championships for six-year-olds, Developing Prix St. Georges reserve champion in 2012 and captured the title in 2013, then became Developing Grand Prix champion in 2014.

In other of the 14 divisions being contested at these championships, Alice Tarjan of Oldwick, New Jersey won the Grand Prix on  73.673% and placed second on Donatella M on 71.782% and Marcus Orlob on Glory Day won the 5-year-old preliminary on 9.140.

No championships have yet been decided.