Katie Murphy and Esccord RGS “Garth” bring home the USEA Spalding Labs Young Event Horse East Coast Championship to Area 1!
We are extremely proud of Katie Murphy of Murphy Eventing and Esccord RGS for achieving a milestone in their career. Katie summed it up very well . . .
“I am very pleased to have brought this championship home to Area 1 (more on my thoughts regarding Area 1′s position in eventing later). I am also thrilled to have an American-bred horse that can compete, and win, among fine imported horses. We have capable breeders and fine horses within the US who share the international-aspirations of many American riders.
At this time last year, I had owned Garth for a little over one month. We focused on abundant long and slow hacks, ground polls and slowly progressed to small gymnastics and baby XC schooling. Gone are the days of the gangly Hanoverian who could not hold himself in the canter. Garth has evolved into a performance horse – I could not be more pleased with him. What a season. What a horse. And what curiosity lies ahead for 2013!”
The partnership between Katie Murphy and Esccord RGS “Garth” is the reason we at Page Brook Farms breed equine athletes for our North American riders. The sensation of watching our riders mount and begin their journey is extremely rewarding. When excellent results such as these are achieved between athletic competitors we become closer to our goals as North American breeders. The partnership between Katie Murphy and Esccord RGS “Garth” acknowledges the hours of research and study put into matching our proven broodmares with captivating, proven stallions. We at Page Brook Farms want to congratulate all the competitive riders and especially the outstanding achievement at Murphy Eventing. CONGRATULATIONS!
– Terry, Jayshree, and the breeding team at Page Brook Farms