Carly Anthony and Jet Blue Fly into First Place in the $38,700 Delta Airlines FEI 4* Power & Speed Stakes at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show

Edited Press Release

Presented by MARS Equestrian™

UPPERVILLE, Va., June 7, 2024– On Thursday, Carly Anthony (USA) and Jet Blue took flight to gallop into first place in the $38,700 Delta Airlines FEI 4* Power & Speed Stakes at the 171st Upperville Colt & Horse Show presented by MARS Equestrian™. Ireland’s Nicky Galligan finished second aboard Javas Miss Jordan and Jimmy Torano (USA) was third riding Kochio Z.

“I’ve had Jet Blue for a few years, and he’s done a bit of everything for me, he’s taken me to my first 5-star grand prix and is about as handy as you can get when it comes to speed classes,”

said Carly Anthony.

Owned by Portfolio Horses, Jet Blue has been with Anthony since the beginning of his ninth year. “When I need a win, he’s my go-to horse!” she said.

Nick Granat’s flowing course presented several options to leave strides out or add strides, per riders’ discretion and last year’s winner, Cathleen Driscoll, took the lead early and held on until Anthony zipped around in 28.4 seconds.

International showjumping competition continues today through Sunday.

UCHS is the oldest horse show in the U.S. Founded in 1853 as a one-day show to encourage better breeding and care of horses, the show has grown to a weeklong tradition with more than 2000 equestrian and equine pairs competing in a variety of competitive disciplines. Many of the continent’s top professional riders as well as amateurs compete under the spectacular setting featuring the famous oaks at Grafton Farm.

In addition to presenting sponsor MARS EQUESTRIAN, UCHS is sponsored by The Ethel M® Chocolate Brand and Lugano Diamonds (Co-Presenting Sponsors of the 2024 FEI CSI4* Jumper Classic.) Other sponsors include Buckeye Nutrition, Nutro Pet Food, The Salamander Collection, B&D Builders, Delta Air Lines, Markel and Piedmont Equine Practice.

For more information on the show, visit www.upperville.com.


About the Upperville Colt & Horse Show

The Upperville Colt & Horse Show, also known as the Upperville Horse Show and UCHS, is the oldest horse show in the U.S. Founded in 1853 as a one-day show to encourage better breeding and care of horses, the show has grown to a weeklong tradition with thousands of equestrian and equine pairs competing in a variety of competitive disciplines. Many of the continent’s top professional riders as well as amateurs compete under the spectacular setting featuring the famous oaks at Grafton Farm—the same location as 1853. UCHS is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that raises funds for The Churches of Upperville Outreach Program and supports other area charities. For complete schedules and up-to-the-minute results, visit the website at www.upperville.com