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Hillary Dobbs to Celebrate Launch of Dobbs Show Jumping Syndicate at “Champagning” Event to Benefit EQUUS Foundation

Hillary Dobbs, winner of 30+ Grand Prix and youngest rider to earn over $1 Million in career prize money ready to partner with show jumping lovers around the world, with Marengo.

WESTPORT, CT – March 19, 2013 – Hillary Dobbs, international show jumping champion, will host “Champagning”, a cocktail event to celebrate the launch of her Dobbs Show Jumping syndicate on March 28, 2013 in the Gallery at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida. The proceeds of the event will benefit the EQUUS Foundation.

Building upon her success representing the USA in International Nations Cups and Grand Prix, the Harvard University graduate is now poised to partner with strategic investors to build a world class team of show jumping horses for the next phase of her professional career.

Celebrity Stylist Engie Hassan, a Contributing Editor for High Fashion Magazine, will be covering the “Champagning” scene on March 28. Show Jumpers Georgina Bloomberg, Brianne Goutal and Cassie Herman are just a few of the notable members of the Host Committee for the Champagning cocktail event that will include the elite of the Wellington community. Guests will also include Dobbs’ fellow area alumni members of the Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches.

Through the generous support of sponsors that include Roaring Thunder Media, Parlanti USA, Reserveage Organics, First Republic Bank, Dore Designs and Status Luxury Group, guests of “Champagning” will enjoy a wonderful evening of champagne, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the beautiful Gallery venue. “Champagning” will showcase some of the top champagne brands in the world, thanks to event sponsor, Status Luxury Group (SLG), a global concierge and lifestyle management company dedicated to providing the highest quality of personalized service while transcending client expectations.

Along with her success in the Grand Prix ring as a rider, Dobbs is also considered to have a great set of eyes to find and develop horses to train to become world class Show Jumpers. Dobbs Show Jumping plans to offer partners the opportunity to work with Dobbs as she identifies, purchases and trains a select group of horses based upon her past successes with her champion show jumping horses “Quincy B,” “Corlett,” and “Marengo”. The show jumping horses acquired and trained by Dobbs Show Jumping will be ridden by Dobbs as she plans to compete at the highest level in Grand Prixs in the USA and around the world.

When asked about the rationale for launching Dobbs Show Jumping, Hillary Dobbs stated, “As I get ready to enter the next phase of my Show Jumping career, it is my goal to build a world class syndicate to allow all of my supporters through the years to join me as partners to build a talented stable of horses that will allow me to compete in the top Grand Prixs.” Dobbs also added, “As we now start to see higher and higher purses for US Show Jumping, there is a tremendous business opportunity through Dobbs Show Jumping for my partners and me to share in the success of finding the best horses to allow us to continue to compete at the highest level and build a valuable stable of world class show jumpers.”

“We congratulate Hillary on the launch of Dobbs Show Jumping and look forward to her continued success as one of the top Show Jumpers in the world. We greatly appreciate her deep rooted commitment to charitable efforts that not only advance the equestrian sport, but also ensure the well-being of horses and enable the therapeutic use of horses for those with special needs,” said Lynn Coakley, president of EQUUS Foundation.

Gianluca Caron, President and CEO of Parlanti USA, says, “We have been a longtime supporter of Hillary, and are proud to help her launch the next phase of her professional career. We look forward to a continued relationship with Hillary and Dobbs Show Jumping.”

To learn more about the Dobbs Show Jumping syndicate, contact Andrew Tervooren, Dobbs Show Jumping, Mobile: 609-658-8500; E-Mail: dobbsshowjumping@gmail.com.


WHEN: Thursday, March 28th, 6-9 pm

WHERE: The Gallery at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL.

TICKETS: Can be purchased online for $50/person at http://dobbsshowjumping.eventbrite.com/# or at the Parlanti Store located onsite at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door for $75/person

About The EQUUS Foundation

The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, also known as Horse Charities of America, is dedicated to improving the quality of life of horses, advancing the use of horses to enrich the lives of people in need and educating the public about the horse’s unique ability to empower, teach and heal. What started as a local effort is now a nationwide campaign on behalf of horses. The Foundation accomplishes its mission by providing financial support to horse-related charities across the United States; connecting a network of equine organizations to equine enthusiasts; providing scholarships to reward volunteer service on behalf of horses, and conducting information outreach to educate the public about horses. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, Tele: (203) 259-1550, E-Mail: equus@equusfoundation.org, Website: www.equusfoundation.org.

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Old Salem Farm Welcomes Hillary Dobbs to Coaching Staff

Hillary Dobbs joins Frank Madden

Dobbs on Quincy B. Photos: AK Dragoo

North Salem, NY – December 11, 2012: Old Salem Farm is proud to announce the addition of notable Grand Prix competitor and rising star Hillary Dobbs to their prestigious coaching staff. Dobbs, a seasoned competitor, will join Frank Madden as an assistant trainer as Old Salem Farm continues to build and solidify their elite team. “I am excited to train talented equestrians on fundamentals, good horsemanship, perseverance, and hard work,” remarked Dobbs shortly after accepting the position with Old Salem Farm. The twenty-four-year-old hails from Sussex, New Jersey where she began riding at the age of four on her family farm.

Hillary Dobbs has experienced a multitude of successes in both national and international competition. Her most notable accomplishments include being the recipient of USET’s prestigious Lionel Guerrand-Hermès Trophy and the Maxine Beard Show Jumping Developing Rider Award, as well as winning the 2008 Hampton Classic Grand Prix/FEI World Cup Qualifier and the 2008 Swedbank Derby thereby becoming the youngest rider in history to win these classes. Dobbs finished in the top 20 at the Rolex/FEI World Cup Finals in 2009 and earned a spot on the USEF Show Jumping Long List for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Dobbs is also the youngest rider to win over $1,000,000 in prize money.

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Hillary Dobbs and Marengo Win $6,000 Spy Coast Farm 1.40m Speed Challenge

Stevenson and Lennox Capture Ariat National Adult Medal Victory

Hillary Dobbs and Marengo. Photo © Sportfot

Wellington, FL – March 16, 2012 – Hillary Dobbs, of Sussex, NJ, rode her speedy mount Marengo to victory in Friday morning’s $6,000 Spy Coast Farm 1.40m Speed Challenge at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF). Other top finishers for the day included Ireland’s Conor Swail and Donatello, owned by Hara de la Rogue and Normandie Connection, in the $32,000 G&C Farm 1.45m Classic. Laura Chapot (USA) and Umberto won the $6,000 Spy Coast Farm 1.40m jump-off class.

Sponsored by Artisan Farms, week ten features two classes on Sunday, March 18, on the grass field at The Stadium. Starting at 10:30 a.m., the $15,000 Artisan Farms Young Rider Grand Prix Final runs first and is followed by the $80,000 Pennfield Feeds Grand Prix CSI 2* at 2 p.m.

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Brazilian Grand Prix Icon Paulo Santana Wins Step by Step Foundation’s All In for Charity Poker Tournament Championship

Step by Step Founder Liliane Stransky & Grand Prix rider Paulo Santana, who was the evening's Poker Champion, by Mancini Photos

International Equestrians Unite to Raise Funds & Awareness for Children in Need at Dinner Benefit at Winter Equestrian Festival

Wellington, FL – Olympic show jumping legend Margie Engle and international children’s charity founder Liliane Stransky joined forces for the Step by Step Foundation’s second annual All In for Charity Poker Tournament and dinner benefit on Sunday, March 13 in Wellington, FL.  After Richard Spooner rode to victory in the $25,000 Suncast Jumper Classic, the action shifted to the tents for some fast paced, high stakes gaming in the Grand Prix Pavilion at the Winter Equestrian Festival.

Engle, who was the Event Chair, was on hand with Stransky to welcome guests to the fun filled evening that featured fine food and good times for a great cause. Guests enjoyed a lovely buffet dinner as DJ Mario kept the music pumping, but it was the poker action that drew in the serious players and international teams.  Stransky had assembled a strong lineup of lovely ladies on her team including Engle, event organizer Kathy Andersen, Junior Jumper champion Daniela Stransky, and grand prix veteran Hillary Dobbs.  After donning their bright orange team Polos, the girls sat down to take on all challengers and raise funds for the children.

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Jumping Radio Show Episode 42 by Back on Track – Hillary Dobbs, Grand Prix Show Jumper & Dr Tania Cubitt, Performance Horse Nutrition

Hillary Dobbs joins us this week to tell us about her season and winter plans and what Christmas holds in store for her as she chats with Brianne. Plus Dr Tania Cubitt offers another nutritional tip for the horses in our lives. All that and more on this week’s show right here.

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Hillary Dobbs and Corlett Capture Victory in $30,000 Holiday & Horses Opener

Corlett and Hillary Dobbs were victorious in the $30,000 Holiday & Horses Opener at the 2010 Holiday & Horses Show. Photo © Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

Wellington, FL – December 2, 2010 – At the Holiday & Horses Show at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, the $30,000 Holiday & Horses Opener was the main class in the International Arena today. Hillary Dobbs of Sussex, NJ, rode Corlett, owned by The Dobbs Group, to victory.

The Holiday & Horses Show is the first competition in the Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) Holiday Series, which consists of seven shows through the beginning of January. The highlight class of the week is the $50,000 FEI World Cup Grand Prix, CSI 2* on Saturday, December 4, at 7 p.m. The Holiday & Horses Show runs through Sunday, December 5.

The course designer in the International Arena this week is Anthony D’Ambrosio of Red Hook, NY. There were 40 entries in today’s $30,000 Holiday & Horses Opener, and the class was a Time First Round speed format. There were nine clear rounds in the class. The very first into the ring was Hugh Graham of Schomberg, Ontario, on King Ridge Stables’ Fifth Estate 3E. They led the class for 24 trips with a clear round in 66.96 seconds until Dobbs and Corlett entered the ring.

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Hillary Dobbs at the 2010 Washington International Horse Show

Photos by Diana De Rosa.

Former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs’s daughter Hillary showed her wining style at the 2010 Washington International Horse Show in DC the last week. The 22 year old, who lives between Palm Beach, FL and Sussex, NJ, competed as “The Flash” aboard Marengo placing in second during always colorful and exciting $20,000 Gambler’s Choice Costume Class. Rodrigo Pessoa won the class, decked out in an authentic Formula One racing outfit, complete with helmet.  Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s daughter Georgina (also of Palm Beach and NYC) placed 6th, in a full nun’s habit.  The 3rd place ribbon in the costume class went to Shane Sweetnam, who partnered with Dobbs to win Saturday night’s $15,000 Open Jumper Pair Relay.

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News Bits about Hillary Dobbs, Liliane Stransky, and Roger Young Stables

Photo by David Mullinix Photography

Hillary Dobbs
Hillary Dobbs hit the million dollar mark in winnings during the 41st annual Lake Placid Horse Shows.  The 22 year old Harvard graduate placed second aboard Marengo in the $30,000 Intercat, Inc. Open Jumper Classic CSI 2* pushed jumped her past the million dollar mark. Her victory in the $30,000 Battenkill Grand Prix, the 2nd year she has won it, also on Marengo at the Vermont Summer Festival WEEK 2 put her total earnings to date at $1,023,785.75.

Liliane Stransky/Stransky Mission Farms/Step by Step Foundation

Photo by Kathy Anderson

The tornado that slammed into the Olympic stadium may have delayed the XXI Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, but it didn’t dampen the competition or spectators’ spirits. “You can plan for almost anything,” stated Liliane Stransky, the owner of Stransky’s Mission Farm and founder of the Step by Step charity. “I have learned the hard way, there is no plan with nature.  Every day is unexpected, and thank God no people, or horses, were seriously hurt.” Stransky celebrated the finishing of the Step by Step Foundation’s new Tipa Tipa Elementary School in Haiti with her 14 year old daughter Daniela by cheering on both Hector Florentino (Dominican Republic) riding their bay Ultimo, and Diego Muyshodndt (El Salvador) on their jumper Ikarus, in the CAC show jumping competitions. 31 nations were scheduled to participate.

Photo Courtesy of Roger Young Stables

Congratulations to rider, trainer, and judge Gary Young of Roger Young Stables and his lovely wife Michaela on the opening of Camden Equine Rehabilitation & Conditioning Center in South Carolina. Soon their two year old daughter Stella will be able to take the reins in the family business!

By Sydney Masters-Durieux