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Vermont Summer Festival $10,000 NYDJ Open Welcome Stake

Four horses advanced to the jump-off with Hanley finishing clear and fast in 32.67 seconds. Ian Silitch of Ocala, FL, had the winning time, but pulled a single rail to finish on four faults over the short course. He and Cordovo, owned by Gaston Family Investments, LLC, took second. Agatha D'Ambra...

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Position Available: Foreman

Landscape Foreman wanted for world class horse farm and rental properties. Excellent opportunity for a hands-on, working manager with experience with landscaping and outdoor work.  Responsibilities include but not limited to:  lawn and pasture care, supervising and working alongside a small group...

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Show jumping: D’Ambra making her way to the top

On Sept. 8, Agatha D’Ambra made a breakthrough leap into the international level of the sport, at the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix Class in Saugerties. It was part of a progression that could bring her to events like the Olympics, World Equestrian Games, World Cup and Nations Cup.   Contributor:...

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The WoSJ guest blogger from the Zoetis $1 Million Dollar Grand Prix; Agatha D’Ambra

I was very excited to have qualified for and competed in the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix. It was a goal for myself to reach in the 2013 season and a highlight of my career.

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World of Showjumping: Agatha D’Ambra guest blogging from the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix

"Agatha owns and operates Trade Winds Farm, a state-of-the-art facility that she built from the ground up. She regularly competes successfully in international Grand Prix competitions ranging from the International Bromont in Quebec to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto and the Hampton Classic. Most...

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Forbes: “For Agatha D’Ambra, A Dream Come True In A $1 Million Horse Show”

"This weekend’s Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix equestrian event in Saugerties, New York is a long way from a trail ride in the Catskills, but for 26-year-old Agatha D’Ambra, the journey has been a relatively quick one. One of the competitors in this weekend’s event, D’Ambra grew up in Rexford,...

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WNYT: Local Woman Rides High

"A local woman is living her dreams of being a professional show jumper. Agatha D'Ambra has been training since she was a child and today is winning awards."   Contributor: Elaine Houston

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Vermont Summer Festival: Peter Wylde Clinches Back-to-Back Grand Prix Victories at Vermont Summer Festival

"Wylde edged out student Agatha D’Ambra and Udiana for the first place finish with just over a second to spare.  D’Ambra and Wylde were the only riders to advance to the jump-off out of the 22 entries that contested the Grand Prix.  Wylde also qualified on his second mount, Wiesielotte, but settled...

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The Times Union

"D'Ambra's horses know they're under a talented show-jumping competitor who turned pro this year, recently won the $75,000 HITS Grand Prix and just acquired sponsorship from Elite Equine Veterinary Practice, based in Oneida County. She's devoted her life to horses, from the moment of her first trail...

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Vermont Summer Festival: Colombia’s Mark Bluman Receives Warm Welcome in Vermont

A total of 10 horse-rider combinations jumped clear in the opening round over the track set by course designer Alan Wade of Ireland to advance to the jump-off.  Three of those horses were ridden by Bluman, and it all came down to his third and final ride in the jump-off.  Agatha D’Ambra riding Udiana...

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Saratogian: Five Questions for Agatha D’Ambra

What is it like running your own horse farm?   When we're not competing, there is so much that goes into it: the riding, training, care of the horses. When you run your own facility, you have to oversee everything that happens there, including constant renovations and repairs and therapy for the horses...

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World of Showjumping: Agatha D’Ambra and Udiana cash in at HITS Saugerties

Agatha and Udiana have been partnered in the show ring for just over a year and this weekend marked the second-ever grand prix win for both of them. The Rexford, New York professional and her 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare jumped to a $22,500 payday in the $75,000 HITS Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis,...

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The Daily Freeman: HITS Jumps High

Some of the highlights at HITS this year include the U.S. Junior Hunter National Championship from July 29-31 and the New York Horse and Pony Show and Children’s Hunter Pony Final Aug. 3-4. Highlights during the week of Sept. 4-8 include the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Children’s and Adult...

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Phelps Media Group: Matthias Hollberg and Orphan Car Prevail Over Talented Field at The Ridge at Wellington $15,000 Grand Prix

Agatha D’Ambra and Airbus closed out the top four with the only other double clear round of the day. “He was very good,” D’Ambra, who was making her debut in the series, said. “I think overall the relaxed feeling here just helps all around. It helps the horses, the riders, and the trainers....

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