Equisport Express Summer 2019

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We’re pleased to announce our inaugural Equisport Express Newsletter! We hope you enjoy the news, updates, insurance information, awards, latest standings and much more. Please let us know what you think, and we hope you’ll send us your own news, awards, testimonials and questions for future newsletters!

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He's Blue Takes Home the Blue in the $5,000 Marshall & Sterling Classic Hunter Derby

Lee Hughes and He’s Blue

Lee Hughes and He’s Blue

Aiken Summer Classics Wrap-Up Release

Aiken, South Carolina, June 23, 2019 - Lee Hughes, of Athens, Georgia, piloted Wolver Hollow’s He’s Blue to the win in the $5,000 Marshall & Sterling Classic Hunter Derby, besting a field of 27 horse-and-rider teams.

“I thought it was a nice mix of Pros, Amateurs and Juniors, which made for an even playing field,” commented Hughes. “The course posed lots of questions, but overall it was very fair. There were sweeping, bending lines, which I love, and the course was very presentable. There were natural obstacles with the hay bales, and there was a split rail with wine barrels as a high option, which we took—we took all the high options,” she said. “That one rode a little tricky and a few peeked at it. It was off a short turn, so you had to catch it just right.”

Hughes has been riding He’s Blue since November. “He came out of the jumpers, and we decided to try him in the hunters. He’s very brave with a huge stride but can turn really easily. I have a blast with him. We won our first Derby we did together. This is our third one and his second win. He’s only 7, so there’s a lot ahead for him,” she added.

Brad Pitt, owned by Palmyra Enterprises and ridden by Sheridan Johnson, of Raleigh, North Carolina, earned second-place honors as well as winning the $500 Marshall & Sterling 3’3” Non Pro Rider Bonus.

Valentine, owned and ridden by Liddy Strickland, of Mcdonough, Georgia, earned a third-place ribbon as well as the $300 Marshall & Sterling 3’3” Non Pro Rider Bonus. Haute Couture, owned and ridden by Sheridan Johnson, of Raleigh, North Carolina, took home the fourth-place ribbon as well as the $200 Marshall & Sterling 3’3” Non Pro Rider Bonus.

Empire Show Stables’ Ayla, ridden by Kris Killam, of Naples, Florida, earned a fifth-place ribbon and Masterpiece, owned and ridden by Paige Moose, of Tampa, Florida, took home sixth as well as the $500 Marshall & Sterling 3’ Non Pro Rider Bonus.

Carnaval Elite, owned by Whish LLC and ridden by Whitney Lind, of Bethesda, Maryland, rode away with the seventh-place ribbon as well as the $300 Marshall & Sterling 3’ Non Pro Rider Bonus.

Eighth place finisher, Versailles, owned and ridden by Allison Wegmann, of Saint Rose, Louisiana, also won the $200 Marshall & Sterling 3’ Non Pro Rider Bonus. Scout, owned and ridden by Mattie Worsham, of Cumming, Georgia, earned a ninth-place finish, and Mandolin, owned by Lynn Laird and ridden by Josie Evans, of Covington, Georgia, placed 10th.

Carolyn Bell, of Alpharetta, Georgia, piloted her own Corleando to an 11th-place finish, and Isabel Harbour, also of Alpharetta, Georgia, wrapped up the class with 12th in the irons of Showcase Limited’s In The Black. For more information on this class, please visit horseshowsonline.com.

ABOUT MARSHALL & STERLING INSURANCE

Marshall & Sterling Insurance is the title sponsor of all Marshall & Sterling Classic Hunter Derbies at the Gulf Coast Winter Classic and Classic Company shows in 2019.

Marshall & Sterling’s Equisport Division was created by insurance professionals to meet the demands of horse owners from competing professionals, dedicated amateurs and those who just plain love horses.

Their client service and claims team is dedicated exclusively to support their horse insurance clients. One quick call to their office will provide instant answers to your questions. Claims are handled quickly and efficiently. They work to exceed every customer’s expectation for quality and service.

Marshall & Sterling Insurance specializes in personalized plans that encompass a full range of extensive coverage options, uniquely tailored to fit your distinctive needs.

Marshall & Sterling Insurance is your true advocate when it matters most—when you apply for insurance, and when your horse has an accident, becomes sick, or injured. For more information, visit them on the web or call their office at 800-836-3046.

Out and About on the Winter Equestrian Festival Circuit

(Wellington, FL) $209,000 Marshall & Sterling Insurance/Great American CSI 4* Grand Prix. Beezie Madden and Darry Lou for the win! McLain Ward and Tradition de La Roque place second, and Kent Farrington and Gazelle take third. Sportfot Photo

(Wellington, FL) $209,000 Marshall & Sterling Insurance/Great American CSI 4* Grand Prix. Beezie Madden and Darry Lou for the win! McLain Ward and Tradition de La Roque place second, and Kent Farrington and Gazelle take third. Sportfot Photo

Marshall & Sterling Insurance Equisport Division WEF Updates

Congratulations to Penelope Ayers and Kings Road! Champion of Week 4 Marshall & Sterling Insurance Older Adult Amateur Hunter Sec. B.  📸 Elizabeth MacWilliam

Congratulations to Penelope Ayers and Kings Road! Champion of Week 4 Marshall & Sterling Insurance Older Adult Amateur Hunter Sec. B.
📸 Elizabeth MacWilliam

Even horses love our insurance agents! 😂🦄😍 Congratulations to Brad Wolf and Private Practice  WEF - Winter Equestrian Festival Week 1 Champions in the Marshall & Sterling Insurance Older Adult Amateurs. 📸 Sportfot

Even horses love our insurance agents! 😂🦄😍 Congratulations to Brad Wolf and Private Practice
WEF - Winter Equestrian Festival Week 1 Champions in the Marshall & Sterling Insurance Older Adult Amateurs. 📸 Sportfot

Insurance is all about protecting your valuable assets. As horse people, we at M&S Insurance understand how important your equine operations are. We can help you see how our insurance can benefit your horse business. Honored to sponsor week 4 at the 2019 WEF - Winter Equestrian Festival 😍🦄🌴 📸 Elizabeth MacWilliam

Insurance is all about protecting your valuable assets. As horse people, we at M&S Insurance understand how important your equine operations are. We can help you see how our insurance can benefit your horse business. Honored to sponsor week 4 at the 2019 WEF - Winter Equestrian Festival 😍🦄🌴 📸 Elizabeth MacWilliam

Happy WEF Week 1 😍🦄

Happy WEF Week 1 😍🦄

Proud sponsors of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

Proud sponsors of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.