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Victories big and small at horse trials

tarak@lakevillejournal.com
Dick Bayly of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and his horse, Sifton, sailed over the last jump of the cross-country course in the preliminary division of the Millbrook Horse Trials on Saturday, Aug. 6. They finished the event in first place. Photo by Tara Kelly

MILLBROOK — Hundreds of competitors and spectators flocked to Millbrook last weekend, Aug. 4 through 7, for the Millbrook Horse Trials (MHT). The competition, which benefits the Dutchess Land Conservancy, is particularly popular because it offers all six levels of eventing, from beginner novice through advanced.

This year’s trials saw the greatest number of competitiors in its 11-year history, with more than 500 horse-and-rider teams entered and more than 460 going into the competition.

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