Matz narrow down the entries to the overall champion. Hall of Fame Show Jumper Matz trains racehorses out of Fair Hill Training Cen- ter in Elkton. At the end of the four classes, GreenMount

Farm’s fi lly by Bernardini out of Mystic Love (by Not For Love) was named Grand Champion. “I thought the last [class], that the [cham- pion] fi lly won, was the stron- gest group,” Matz stated, add- ing, “She was a nice mover. She just had an overall look. I thought she was well-made and pretty well-balanced.” Class IV was for fi llies foaled in Maryland, the produce of mares covered in states other than Maryland. T e Green- Mount Farm (Reisterstown) fi lly beat out 16 other fi llies in that class. T is year’s Reserve Champi-

onship honors went to Whe- nigettoheaven,

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geldings foaled in Maryland, the produce of mares covered in states other than Maryland). T e colt is owned and bred by Dark Hollow Farm, Dorsey Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Davidov, and Mr. and Mrs. David Schwaber (Upperco).

a race in 2020. From 2021 to 2023, 2-year-old races and graded stakes will be carded Lasix- free. T e agreement also calls for a study on Lasix-free racing and states, “T e parties agree to discuss in good faith, in consultation with the MRC, the development, implementation and funding of a study and re- lated protocols for post-race scoping of horses to obtain rel- evant data.”

Letter to the Editor Dona J. Hoff man sent the fol-

lowing statement in response to T e Equiery’s July feature “T e Ins & Outs of Competing Dur- ing COVID-19”. “I will not be showing or vol-

Pictured from left: Michelle Jennings representing class sponsor The Mill, Bill Reightler representing Grooms awards sponsor EMO Insurance Agen- cy, owners/breeders Angie Moore and Sabrina Moore of GreenMount- Farm with MHBA Grand Champion a Bernardini fi lly out of Mystic Love.

bred by R. Larry Johnson of Bluemont, VA. T e colt, who is by Street Ma- gician out of Heaven Knows What, by Holy Bull, won Class I (for colts and geldings foaled in Maryland, the produce of mares covered in Maryland). Johnson also won Class III (for fi l- lies foaled in Maryland, the produce of mares covered in Maryland) with a chestnut Street Magician fi lly out of A Lover’s Question, by Spring At Last. Street Magician was awarded the Northview

Stallion Station Challenge Trophy as the lead- ing sire of the show. A bay colt by Maclean’s Music out of Dream, by Malibu Moon, won Class II (for colts and

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unteering if face masks are re- quired on the show grounds at any dressage competitions this year. I fi nd it not only unneces- sary, but a health hazard to have to wear such things during the heat of a Maryland summer. “I am NOT afraid of exposure

to COVID-19, especially outside at a show! “I wish Gov. Hogan, the MD Horse Council, and the USEF had more common sense and courage to do the right thing instead on trying to protect themselves from being blamed for something they should not be held responsible for. In the fi nal analysis, it is the INDIVID- UAL’S right to choose to compete and “risk” exposure, not the show organizers job to be a policeman.”


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