The Esther Everhart Memorial Invitational Side Saddle Chase

The Esther Everhart Memorial Invitational Side Saddle Chase The Mrs. George Everhart Memorial Invitational Chase is the first side saddle race to be held in Ame
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George Everhart Memorial Chase is the first side saddle race to be held in the United States since the 1930s. This invitational race will be held during the Loudoun Hunt Point to Point Races, Oatlands Plantation, Leesburg, VA on Sunday, April 12, 2015. It will be a primarily flat race for a distance of approximately 1 mile, run on natural turf. It is open to women, men, and juniors - they just mus

t be riding aside! In addition to a prize for the race winner and ribbons through sixth place, there will be two additional awards for Fastest Junior Rider (under 18 yrs) and Best Turned Out.

11/05/2015

We are 10 days away from the informational meeting on the 2016 race! If you are interested in running in the 2016 race, you will need to attend in-person or by conference call. Please RSVP to [email protected]. An agenda and meeting information will be distributed by email shortly. The meeting will be held at Oatlands in Leesburg, VA beginning at 5 pm on Sunday November 15, 2015. *** Please remember to "LIKE" the race's *NEW* FB page, the "Mrs. George C. Everhart Memorial Invitational Race," at https://www.facebook.com/EverhartSideSaddleRace. All information on the 2016 race and other events will be posted there!

The Mrs. George C. Everhart Memorial Invitational Side Saddle Race is the first side saddle-only rac

08/26/2015

Please "LIKE" the race's new FB page, the Mrs. George C. Everhart Memorial Invitational Race, at https://www.facebook.com/EverhartSideSaddleRace. All information on the 2016 race and other events will be posted there.

The Mrs. George C. Everhart Memorial Invitational Side Saddle Race is the first side saddle-only rac

A few photos taken by Richard Clay: http://www.richardclayphotography.com/g/exhibition_races_-_2015 -pp-2015-021_121_6_1
04/20/2015

A few photos taken by Richard Clay: http://www.richardclayphotography.com/g/exhibition_races_-_2015 -pp-2015-021_121_6_1

Original images are 8x12. Sizes other than 4x6 and 8x12 will be cropped at the left/right edges. The 'panorama' type images can only be ordered as an 8x12 (They will actually be printed as 6x12 with a 1" inch border on the top and bottom).

How about this for next year, ladies? :)
04/16/2015

How about this for next year, ladies? :)

Thank you, Scout Guide!
04/15/2015

Thank you, Scout Guide!

Coverage in the UK!
04/15/2015

Coverage in the UK!

We spotted a great article in The Times newspaper this morning about the growing popularity of Side Saddle in America. Well done ladies!

Washington Post coverage!
04/13/2015

Washington Post coverage!

It was the first time in more than a half-century that such a competition was held in the United States.

What a grand group of ladies!
04/13/2015

What a grand group of ladies!

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The two winners, Anne Sittmann and Devon Zebrovious, having some celebratory champagne after the race!
04/13/2015

The two winners, Anne Sittmann and Devon Zebrovious, having some celebratory champagne after the race!

04/13/2015

A huge thank you to race rider Cathi Grove, who generously made up individualized gift bags for each rider/horse! It was such a thoughtful and appreciated gesture, and was a true demonstration of the kind of classy, competitive, gutsy rider that the race was designed to showcase. Thanks again Cathi!

04/13/2015
04/12/2015

Anne Sittmann on Moneytrain winning the flat section

04/12/2015

Congratulations to all of the riders in the race today! What a fantastic group of riders and horses. The jumping group almost ended in a photofinish! Here are the results:

Jumping Section:
1. Devon Zebrovious/Quest
2. Sarah O'Halloran/Patrick
3. Bernadette Boland/King of Hearts
4. Maureen Britell/Gentleman Jack
5. Cathi Grove/ R Montana
6. Tracey Cover/Brandywine
7. Dillyn Ketterman/Always Elegant

Flat Section:
1. Anne Sittmann/Moneytrain
2. Christina Mulqueen/Figure It Out
3. Mrs. Eric Strom/Noble
4. Amy Wodaski/Copperline
5. Riot's Maeve/Kelly Borkowski
6. Mrs. Robert Johnson III/Cattywampus

04/12/2015

Tomorrow is the big day! Post time for the jumping group is 12:00 pm, and the non-jumping group goes at 12:30 pm. The horses will be in the paddock 15 min before each race. We are looking forward to seeing our supporters and sponsors there! Please remember that the traffic on rte 15 will be VERY heavy, with typical delays of 15-30+ min to get into Oatlands, so please leave early enough so that you don't miss the ladies!

Thank you to all of our award sponsors!
04/07/2015

Thank you to all of our award sponsors!

04/07/2015

**BREAKING NEWS**
Sunday’s Side Saddle Race has been split! The first group of lady riders will run at 12:00 noon. This will be the jumping group. The second group will be the racers who will run on the flat. They will begin at 12:30 PM.

Awards will be presented first to the jumping group, then to the flat racers. The silver perpetual tray to the 1st place rider will reflect both race winners, on the flat and over the fence. Our presenters will now have the opportunity to present their awards twice, giving them additional exposure at this high-profile event!

We realize that this is a somewhat last minute change, however this is being done with the safety of our riders and horses in mind. Races are routinely split with 10 or more riders, and we have 14 entered.

So get ready to experience twice the sideways excitement on Sunday!

We have been very fortunate to have the volunteer support of legends in the world of steeplechase racing and side saddle...
04/07/2015

We have been very fortunate to have the volunteer support of legends in the world of steeplechase racing and side saddle as we have been organizing this race. Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Fishback will lead the ladies on their course walk this Saturday. Attached is a brief biography and some amazing shots of Jerry during his racing years. Also, Denise Lee Hamilton, of Aiken, SC, will judge the best turned out award. She has a long history of riding, showing, and hunting side saddle. Her biography is also attached.

03/31/2015

We are excited to announce that the following riders have accepted their invitations to compete in the Mrs. George C. Everhart Memorial Invitational Race on Sunday, April 12:

Bernadette Boland
Kelly Borkowski
Maureen Conroy Britell
Tracey Cover
Teresa Croce
Cathi Grove
Maggie Johnston
Dillyn Riley Ketterman-Millnick
Christina Mulqueen
Sarah Cole O'Halloran
Anne Sittmann
Robin Somers-Strom
Amy Wodaski
Devon Zebrovious

Post time is 12:00 noon -- see you there!

03/30/2015

All of the rider assessments have been completed, and invitations to compete were sent out this morning. We will post a final list of the competing riders this week - stay tuned!

03/25/2015
03/23/2015

Video of some of the ladies out with Snickersville yesterday. Are you ready to watch them on April 12?? :)

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