Hampshire, IL – October 21, 2010 – Trainer Diane Carney of Telluride Farm teamed up with rider Richard Rinehart in Kansas City, MO, for a fantastic horse show at the American Royal last week. Carney and Rhinehart have been very successful working together recently and proved that success once again with several big wins at the Royal. Showing in Kemper Arena over courses set by Phil DeVita, Rhinehart rode Kathleen O. Hope’s Total Touch as well as his own horse Hobby De La Cense to exciting victories over the three days of competition.
Rhinehart began the week on Thursday with a victory in the 1.20m Open Jumpers riding Total Touch and followed that up with a victory in the $25,000 Grand Prix riding Hobby De La Cense. Rhinehart then finished second and fourth in the $30,000 Grand Prix on Saturday night, jumping double clear with both horses and placing second with Hobby De La Cense and fourth with Total Touch.
“It is always great to work with Diane and I think that we make a good team,” Rhinehart noted. “The horses jumped really well and the competition was good. More horses jumped double clear rounds than we expected in Saturday’s Grand Prix and the jump off was pretty fast. I have had Hobby for ten years so it is nice to have him feeling so good. I have shown Total Touch a few times before but this was the first big grand prix that I have done with him. He is a great horse; he has tremendous ability, a really good disposition and he tries hard.”
Carney stated, “Richard did an exceptional job with both horses; he is a great professional. Phil DeVita did a fantastic job setting the courses in that arena. The arena is small; it is just like showing at Madison Square Garden. It was a cool experience and we had a nice crowd.”
Carney looks forward to her next exciting event, which will be a George H. Morris Riding Clinic and USHJA Trainer Certification Clinic conducted on November 26, 27, & 28 at Canterbury Farm in Hampshire, IL. For more information, please contact Diane Carney at email@example.com or 847-922-6167.
Carney, a USEF “r” Hunter/Equitation Licensed Official, is based out of Hampshire, IL, at her hunter/jumper show stable, Telluride Farm. She has been both an active participant and influential trainer in the hunter and jumper community for many years. Her contributions to the industry extend to the many clinics that she teaches every year, in addition to those that she hosts annually for U.S. Show Jumping Chef d’Equipe George H. Morris and top hunter/jumper trainer Don Stewart Jr. Carney was also voted Illinois Hunter/Jumper Horse Person of the Year for 2008. For more information about Diane Carney and Telluride Farm please visit www.TellurideFarm.com