Devin Ryan pilots IJF/YJC Graduate No Worries (d'Accord II x Galoubet A), bred and owned by Barbara Rowland, over an oxer on their way to the win in the $25,000 EMO Grand Prix
No Worries was voted the horse with the Most Grand Prix Potential at the 2005 International Jumper Futurity Eastern Regional. He placed 3rd at the YJC Eastern League Finals as a 5YO, and 7th as a 6YO.
March 30, 2013 — It was a sold out scene in yesterday’s VIP as spectators watched Devin Ryan, from Long Valley, New Jersey make his way to the winner’s circle in the irons of Barbara Rowand’s No Worries, to win the $25,000 EMO Grand Prix! This was Ryan’s first time to the Georgia International Horse Park and the Atlanta Spring Classic and the first grand prix win for No Worries!
Frances Land of Alpharetta, Georgia in the irons on her own
Merlin, was first to go in the prix, but after a first round time of 83.230 seconds and eight time faults, the pair would settle for seventh place. Next to go was The Coverboy Group’s VDL Zedaldine ridden by Amanda Flint of Long Valley, New Jersey. With a first round time of 91.142 seconds, one time fault and twenty jumping faults, the pair would not place. Third in the line-up was Collin, owned by Positive-ism, Inc. and ridden by Amanda Wise of Fairfield, Connecticut. The pair jumped the first round in a time of 89.579 seconds and accumulated eight jump faults which would see them finish in eleventh place.
“Devin Ryan and Barbara Rowland's homebred No Worries (D'Accord II x Galoubet A) won the $30,000 Otter Creek Grand Prix, sponsored by Equinox Resort & Spa, on Saturday, July 21, at the 2012 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT." David Mullinix Photography.
East Dorset, Vermont — Devin Ryan of Long Valley, NJ, captured victory in the $30,000 Otter Creek Grand Prix, Presented by Equinox Resort & Spa, held Saturday, July 21, during the third week of the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT. The six-week equestrian competition is running at Harold Beebe Farm from July 4 through August 12, 2012.
After finishing second in Thursday’s $10,000 Vermont Bird Place and Sky Watch Open Welcome, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, Ryan returned to the grand prix ring on Saturday determined to rise to the top of the starting field of 22. Five horse/rider combinations jumped cleanly over the first round track set by 2008 Beijing Olympic course designer, Steve Stephens, to advance to the jump-off.
“I thought it was a very good course,” said Ryan. “It was the perfect number to make it through to the jump-off for a class of this size. When I walked the course it seemed a little harder and set a little bigger than you normally see in Vermont, but I think when you’re challenged like that you get much better results.”
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Darragh Kenny and Bazooka de Muze (Baloubet du Rouet x Goldstern) won the $30,000 Battenkill Grand Prix, presented by Johnson Horse Transportation, at the Vermont Summer Festival (David Mullinix Photography).
East Dorset, VT — Ireland’s Darragh Kenny won the $30,000 Battenkill Grand Prix, Presented by Johnson Horse Transportation, on Sunday, July 17, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT. The six-week equestrian competition is running at Harold Beebe Farm from July 6 through August 14, 2011.
Course designer Anthony D’Ambrosio of Red Hook, New York, set a first round track that saw five of the 15 entries advance to the jump-off. First back, Devin Ryan of Long Valley, New Jersey, and Barbara Rowland’s homebred No Worries were quick, posting a time of 34.36 seconds, but dropped a rail at the vertical two from home to eventually place third.
Kaitlin Campbell, the winner of Friday’s $10,000 Five Seasons Open Welcome Stake, was the next rider to attempt the shortened jump-off track. Riding Rocky W, Campbell of Brookeville, Maryland, left all the rails in place, crossing the timers in 36.98 seconds to move into the lead.
It was short-lived, however, as Kenny and Bazooka de Muze were also fault-free, coming home just fractions of a second faster than Campbell in 36.73 seconds.
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Devin Ryan and Barbara Rowland's homebred No Worries (d'Accord II x Galoubet A). Zara Kohr Photography.
Littlestown, Pa – June 19th, 2011— The 6th Annual PJA Grand Prix was the featured event of the PJA Jumper Classics two day all-jumper show. The change of location to the beautiful and spacious Swan Lake Stables was a huge success and resulted in opening a second ring to accommodate all the entries. Oscar Soberon of Monterey, Mexico set a challenging 17 jumping effort course for the 23 starters which resulted in 5 clean rounds, 2 with time faults and 4 with just 4 faults.
First to return was Paige Johnson aboard the Salamander Farms entry “Chiron S” who set a very fast 4 fault effort in 39.552. Next to go was double gold medalist Joe Fargis aboard Sandron’s “Lariat” (another IJF graduate), with a ride that could win the medal finals, Joe went clean in a time of 43.140 to take the lead.
Third in the jump off was speed demon Devin Ryan aboard Barbara Rowland’s hombred “No Worries” (D’Accord x Galoubet A ), Devin did not disappoint the crowd, jumping clean in the winning time of 38.781.
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Devin Ryan pilots Barb Rowland's homebred IJF graduate No Worries to the win in the $25,000 Adequan Grand Prix. ©Flashpoint Photography
Gulfport, MS.–February 27,2011–Exhibitors at the Gulf Coast Winter Classics got a taste of Mardi Gras along with scrumptious local cuisines during week three, courtesy of the fine folks from Harrison County. Serving well over 1200 pounds of crawfish (boiled right on the spot), 500 pounds of shrimp, 400 pounds of spiced blackened chicken, another 400 pounds of fried catfish and more extras than a small army could consume. Friday evening’s party even had a mini Mardi Gras float that show co-chairman, Janet McCarroll, created with her golf cart to toss the infamous beads and special treats from. And to top the night off live music kept toes tapping. “Southern Hospitality” is this community’s heritage and one they relish sharing with exhibitors each year.
“Tis the season!” laughed co-chairman Bob Bell adding, “Every year this is the party we all anticipate most and every year Mike McMillan [Director of the Harrison Co grounds] just seems to outdo himself again. Great food and fun, that’s our reputation here.”
After having seconds or even thirds, many took to the dance floor swaying the night and extra calories away.
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