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Telluride Farm's Riders Accrue Impressive Ribbons Across the Country

Hampshire, IL - August 4, 2008 - This past week Telluride Farm of Hampshire, IL, continued its winning ways, and Telluride's riders came away with top awards at Equifest in Wayne, IL, and Hits-on-the-Hudson V in Saugerties, NY. Additionally, stellar ribbons were captured at the Colorado Hunter Jumper Festival in Estes Park, CO. The horses and riders at Telluride Farm train with Diane Carney.

In Wayne, IL, Stephanie Pearson piloted her horse Sympathico III to first and second place ribbons in the Low Junior Jumpers. The pair also earned the championship award for the division. Pearson's success continued in the High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers as well. Aboard Don Stewart's horse Wild Cat, Pearson came home with another blue ribbon win. Along with winning two seventh places in the high juniors, Pearson and Wild Cat pinned fourth in the $7,500 Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic.

Wild Cat and Pearson tied with La Paz and Caitie Hope for the reserve championship award in the High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers. Hope, who also trains with Carney at Telluride Farm, won first place with La Paz on Wednesday, July 30. She also pinned fifth in the Low Junior Jumpers aboard Jennifer Hauser's horse Corrato.

After her success at Equifest I, Hope traveled to compete at the Hits-on-the-Hudson V Horse Show in Saugerties, NY. Coming off a reserve championship win in the Small Junior 16-17 Hunter division the previous week in Saugerties, Hope improved upon her performance and earned the championship ribbon at Hits-on-the-Hudson V. She earned the small junior tricolor aboard Lyle, owned by Stephanie Keen.

"It's fun for me to be the chef d'equipe for this group of horses and riders," commented Diane Carney. "Each team at each location, between Colorado, Chicago and New York, is giving 100 percent. I appreciate Greg Franklin taking over for me in Chicago on Sunday as I traveled to Junior Hunter Finals," she noted. "He had a great day winning in the hunter and jumper rings. He said the group was like a well-oiled machine and the horses were ready!"

Across the country, Tina Judge and Brenda Mueller competed at the Colorado Hunter Jumper Festival in Estes Park, CO. Judge won the USHJA International Hunter Derby on Trust Me. Mueller finished up in fifth place overall in the derby on Saint Exupery, owned by Dunwalke LLC.

"The derby course was wonderful," commented Mueller. "The jumps were beautiful. The track was challenging, but it didn't overface anyone. It was really nice because they held a breakfast for everyone during the derby, and there was a good spectator turnout for a class that started at eight in the morning."

"There were 23 horses in the class, and the top 12 came back for the second round," she revealed. "Tina [Judge] and I both came back. After the first round, I was ranked in ninth and Tina was in second. The handy round had a gymnastic exercise, and you could do a two stride or a more direct one stride. We both picked the one stride, and we both earned good scores. I finished up in fifth and Tina moved up for the win."

"Saint Exupery was fantastic; he really tried hard and jumped great," she added. "Tina's horse was really consistent. He also did well in the younger amateur-owner division during the week with his owner Shannon Kelly."

Next week Diane Carney will attend the USEF Junior Hunter National Championships in Saugerties, NY, with Caitie Hope. Hope will compete with Lyle in the Small Junior 16-17 Hunter division and with Carmachone in the equitation classes.

Carney has been both an active participant and influential trainer in the hunter and jumper community for many years. Her contributions to the industry extend to the many clinics that she teaches every year, in addition to those that she hosts annually for U.S. Show Jumping Chef d'Equipe George H. Morris and top hunter/jumper trainer Don Stewart Jr.


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