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Team Telluride Gets It Right in Junior Hunters, Equitation, and Grand Prix at Ledges Summertime Horse Show

Roscoe, IL - July 22, 2008 - Telluride Farm's Caitie Hope of Barrington, IL, had a stellar week of competition at the Ledges Summertime Horse Show. The event was held in Roscoe, IL, from July 16-20, 2008. Sixteen-year-old Hope trains with Diane Carney of Telluride Farm, located in Hampshire, IL.

The young rider dominated the Large Junior 16-17 Hunter division with her two mounts, Caped Crusader and Carmachone. She guided Caped Crusader, owned by Missy Clark and North Run, to three first place ribbons and one second place. They came away with the championship award after their consistent success in the show ring. Hope took home another blue ribbon in the older Large Juniors aboard Carmachone, owned by her mother Kathleen Hope. The pair also earned second place over fences.

Caped Crusader continued his winning ways with Hope in the $1,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic, and they earned another blue rosette. "Caitie's hitting a nice groove with Caped Crusader," commented Carney. "The hunter courses were nice this past week, with some unrelated distances. The kids had to balance their horses correctly, and Caitie did an excellent job with both of her horses."

Hope's winning streak followed her to the equitation ring, where she executed beautiful winning rounds in the USEF Show Jumping Talent Search and the WIHS Equitation class. Aboard Carmachone, she won the WIHS Hunter Phase, as well as the WIHS Jumper Phase, which gave her the overall win.

"We gave Carmachone some down time during the Florida circuit because we wanted to save him for the summer," explained Carney. "Now we are getting ready for the finals that come in the fall, and he has been spectacular. He is a wonderful equitation horse, with a beautiful jump and a really nice temperament. Caitie also rides him well in the junior hunters; they are especially good at the handy courses because he is so supple."

Hope rode brilliantly in the $25,000 Ledges Grand Prix, finishing fourth with her jumper La Paz. "There were only nine clean in the first round," revealed Carney. "It was a difficult course. There were places where you really had to gallop and then steady to a careful line of jumps. It was clear that Caitie had an understanding of the mechanics, and she was really solid in jump-off. She was very smooth and fast. The top four were all very close in time."

"I'm very proud of her," added Carney. "We've had a strategy over the years with short term and long term goals. This year we took on some more advanced challenges, such as going to Spruce Meadows. You hope that everything comes together and you peak at the same time, and that's what has happened with Caitie." She concluded, "Her success this year speaks to her discipline and consistency, as well as her horsemanship. After she shows, she takes off her riding coat and helps load the trailer and take care of her horses. She has an appreciation for the dedication and horsemanship required for the sport."

Hope will compete next in Saugerties, NY, in the older Small Junior Hunters aboard Lyle. Lyle is owned by Stephanie Keen. Later this summer, she will show at the Junior Hunter Finals, also held in Saugerties.

Carney is based out of Hampshire, IL, at her hunter/jumper show stable, Telluride Farm. She 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.

Photo: Caitie Hope on La Paz. Photo (C) 2008 Jennifer Wood. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.


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