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Grand Prix Fun Facts

Grand Prix Fun Facts

Little known trivia about the Grand Prix of Minnesota! Rider with the Most Grand Prix Wins: Donald Cheska's record stands in 2023! He won 7 Grand Prix's in 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1996, 2012 Horse with the Most Grand Prix Wins: Tretorn's record of 3 wins...

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Sponsor Highlight: NAP Foundation

Sponsor Highlight: NAP Foundation

The Nancy Allison Perkins Foundation (NAPF) is a Private Family Foundation based on the south side of Chicago which supports a variety of non-profit organizations throughout the world. Their areas of interest include education, global health, military support, Veteran...

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Oh, Romeo – His Story by Owner John Puckett

Oh, Romeo – His Story by Owner John Puckett

Romario, “Romeo” as we call in our barn, came into our lives 14 years ago. My wife Kim and trainer Nick Novak saw the recently imported beautiful grey gelding at a St. Louis horse show. Nick trotted him three steps and he smiled ear-to-ear, knowing he was special and...

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See What This Old Horse Can Do

See What This Old Horse Can Do

Gabe, known in the show ring as Greystoke, lived to be 31 years young. Patti Nelson had the pleasure of being his MOM, since he was just 4 years old. He was born in Waukesha, WI. He started his career as a Teacher, a Show Horse, a Mentor, and a Best Friend right away...

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Southern Pride… a very special”Old Horse”

Southern Pride… a very special”Old Horse”

Each year, the Minnesota Harvest Horse Show honors an “old horse” who has given their all in the show ring to the of delight spectators, riders and owners. In 2019, the focus was on the Cudmore’s “Southern Pride” and his Grand Prix adventures – many of which the MN...

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Congratulations to a Special “Old Horse” from This Old Horse

Congratulations to a Special “Old Horse” from This Old Horse

It is not often that a rider experiences a particularly unique partnership with a horse as special as Columbo, known as “Pete” by his friends and owner, Kristina “Stina” Thakor. Pete is being honored this year by This Old Horse, one of the benefactors of the Minnesota...

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Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

DONALD CHESKA | Donald began riding and competing as early as 6 years old. The entire Cheska family, including his twin brother Richard, has been involved with horses for years. In 1990 Donald was named the Rolex/NGA Rider of the Year and winner of the 1990 Zurich...

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Rider Spotlight: Charlie Carrel

Rider Spotlight: Charlie Carrel

Charlie Carrel is based in Sheridan, Wyoming and is planning to compete in the Minnesota Harvest Horse Show Grand Prix of Minnesota. We recently asked him a series of questions, with the idea of helping you get to know the riders who are planning to compete in our...

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