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Conversations with Equestrians: Karen Healey

Karen Healey talks about what it takes to win By Jackie McFarland, EquestriSol In our last horse show issue (LA National, November 2008) we spoke with Susan Artes about Sophie Benjamin. Sophie’s success is wrapped up in a series of key values and beliefs including commitment, never quit, hard work, focus, graciousness, guts and so […]

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Hannah Selleck Wins Platinum Performance/USEF Talent Search West

The Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals West concluded with the stadium jumping phase and the ride-off among the top four riders. The track proved challenging and a number of riders were eliminated for refusals and falls. “The five-stride to the four-stride to the bank caused problems for lots of horses,” said eventual winner […]

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Chronicle of the Horse: 2007 Horseman of the Year

Karen Healey joked that during the fall equitation finals, “I didn’t get the Academy Award, but I got a hell of a lot of nominations!” Healey’s students occupied three spots in the top 10 in the USEF/Pessoa Medal Finals (Pa.) and the ASPCA Maclay Finals (N.Y.), capping a year of success in the equitation, hunter and jumper rings. […]

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Hunter/Equitation Horseman of the Year: Karen Healey

Karen Healey joked that during the fall equitation finals, “I didn’t get the Academy Award, but I got a hell of a lot of nominations!” Healey’s students occupied three spots in the top 10 in the USEF/Pessoa Medal Finals (Pa.) and the ASPCA Maclay Finals (N.Y.), capping a year of success in the equitation, hunter, […]

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Karen Healey L(earning) Her Way

By Diana De Rosa It was raining that afternoon at Flintridge in California where a horse show was to take place. Matter-of-fact it had been raining all morning, but never mind, Karen Healey was on her next lesson with more to go. In the distance she watched as one of the other trainers headed her […]

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