Harriet Entin Dressage Foundation Century Club Bio

I have been looking forward to this milestone event for several years. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined riding my Century Club ride in the middle of a global pandemic! I am grateful to the Dressage Foundation for allowing me to complete this ride in a safe and modest format.

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ProElite Tryon CDE Marathon Competition at TIEC Sets Up ADSPreliminary & Intermediate North American Championships Finale

Alice Baughman and Captain Jack Sparro ©Pics Of You

Published with permission from Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort

Mill Spring, NC

The inaugural ProElite Tryon CDE hosted at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) at Tryon Resort showcased Marathon competition on the White Oak Cross-Country Course Saturday, where the Marathon portion of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 were also held. Thirty-four competitors over 18 classes challenged the hazards, including participants in the ADS Preliminary & Intermediate North American Championships taking place in conjunction with USEF Advanced divisions. The ProElite Tryon CDE is closed to spectators due to COVID-19 protocols. However, live scoring and competition information are available at

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From The Capitol Steps To Counting His Strides, Ryder Richardson Is Going Places

Written for The Chronicle of the Horse by Martha Drum

Ryder Richardson was already in Kentucky with his pony, RR Cool Play, when the USEF Pony Finals was canceled. The 14-year-old, who made his Pony Finals debut in 2018 with the support of a Gochman Grant, doesn’t have much of a budget for showing, so it might have been understandable if he’d spent a couple of days in mourning.

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Declan Just Gets It

Written for Covertside by Josh Walker

Megan Harris’s Connemara stallion has hunted like a pony with an old soul his entire life.

Some horses just get it. Many foxhunters can think of a special mare or gelding who took to the hunt field like they were born to do it. But what about a stallion? You might call that kind of magical mount a unicorn. Whatever you call it, *TBS Declan Pondi (“Declan” for short) is one of those.

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2020 AGM/BOG Meeting Postponed

Regretfully, but for the safety of our members, the ACPS has decided to postpone the Annual Meeting. The new dates are September 23-26, 2021.

Please make a note of the change. The meeting will be better than ever in Lexington, KY! The BOG will still meet via a virtual call so that the business of the ACPS can continue smoothly. Details will be forthcoming. Stay safe everyone and hydrate if you are experiencing this heatwave!

UPDATE: It has been decided that the 2020 ACPS Hall of Fame Awards will not be awarded in 2020. The Awards will resume in 2021 with great enthusiasm and expectation. Please familiarize yourself with the Hall of Fame, Connemara of the Year, Halfbred Connemara of the Year award criteria and nomination process. You can also review past winners of each award. It would be wonderful to have many ponies nominated for the 2021 award year and make next year's Annual Meeting and Awards gala the BEST ever.

Hope Votes

Hope is a nineteen-year-old pony who’s full name is Concord River Rachel’s Hope. She was the last pony bred by Rachel Page Elliot out of Concord River Kaleigh, a daughter of Lynfields Proud Hope, who was, in turn, the daughter of Texas Hope. Pagey chose Dobh Macduff to be the sire. It doesn’t take many generations back in either pedigree to arrive at ponies who were born at the time suffragists were working in both England and the United States to secure constitutional rights to vote, something both Hope and Susan B. Anthony insist they should have been granted without the need for a constitutional amendment.

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USEF COVID-19 Good Practices

As States start opening, we are wondering what will become of this riding and competing season. Yesterday, US Equestrian / USEF hosted an online meeting containing information and answering questions about what to expect at competitions. The meeting contains all aspects of good practices, even working around our barns. Everyone’s safety is a high priority, with that in mind to be successful we must follow all guidelines. A replay of yesterday’s meeting is available on USEF’s site. Please see the below Webinar link to watch.

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Did You Remember to Renew?

While we have this quiet period, PLEASE take advantage and check to see if you have renewed your ACPS membership. If you did, you should have received a 2020 membership card by email (it’s possible very recent renewals might not). And thanks!

If you have not renewed, click on the Membership link and follow the directions for either renewing online (recommended) or you can print out a form and mail it in. If you aren’t sure of your status, send me an email at

We mailed out the March-April magazine to everyone including last year’s members, but we have to start whittling the list with the May-June issue, so please don’t delay. Meanwhile, stay safe!

Suzanne Phelps
Membership Secretary

2020 ACPS Inspection Sites

Region 3

July 26-27, 2020
In conjunction with the Region 3 Show. Details to be announced.

Region 4

Oct 11-12, 2020
Georgia, Big Bear Farm
In conjunction with the Region 4 Show. Details to be announced.

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