Carly Dvorkin
Junior Rider
Date of Birth: January 1, 2001
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Amateur rider Carly Dvorkin is an up-and-coming rider who has had tremendous success in the Junior Jumper divisions. Under the guidance of her trainer David Blake, Carly has won on numerous Pine Hollow Farm horses including Carlotta 168, Catch Me Z, and Zelaleen.

She has placed in the top three at prestigious shows including the Winter Equestrian Festival, Tryon International Horse Show, Kentucky Summer Classic, Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, American Gold Cup, and the Rolex Central Park Horse Show. With the help of the Pine Hollow team, Carly finished with a Gold medal, representing the USA in the 2019 Maccabi Games in Budapest, Hungary.

Carly actively supports charitable fundraising through her riding, having raised over $500,000 for organizations such as Communities & Schools, Dandelion Eatery, Quantum House, and Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse. Carly is a proud ambassador for CWD Saddles and Connolly’s Red Mills.

Results:

2021:

2nd Low Amateur Jumpers, Tryon Spring 4
2nd Low Amateur Jumpers, WEF 8
1st $10,000 Low Amateur Owner Classic, WEF 4

2020:

2nd $5,000 Medium Jr/ Amateur Classic, Tryon August I
1st Medium Jr/ Amateur Jumpers, Tryon August I
2nd $5,000 Medium Jr/ Amateur Classic, Tryon Summer 6
3rd Medium Jr/ Amateur Jumpers, Tryon Summer 6
3rd $5,000 Medium Jr/ Amateur Classic, Tryon Summer 4
1st Medium Jr/ Amateur Jumpers, Tryon Summer 4
4th Medium Amateur Jumpers, Tryon Summer 4
1st $5,000 Medium Jr/ Amateur Classic, Tryon Summer 2
2nd $5,000 Medium Jr/ Amateur Classic, Tryon Summer 2
4th $5,000 Medium Jr/ Amateur Classic, Tryon Summer 1
1st $5,000 Medium Jr/ Amateur Classic, Tryon Spring 6
1st Medium Jr/ Amateur Jumpers, Tryon Spring 6
3rd Great Charity Challenge, WEF 4

2019:

2nd $2,500 Medium Junior/ AO Classic, ESP Holiday I
1st Medium Junior/ AO Jumper, ESP Holiday I
1st $2,000 Medium Junior/AO Classic, Tryon Fall 1
3rd Medium Junior Jumpers, Tryon Fall 1
Individual Team Gold, European Maccabi Games 2019
USA Team Bronze, European Maccabi Games 2019
3rd $10,000 High Junior/Amateur Classic, Tryon Summer 6
1st Zone 3/4 Championship, Tryon Summer 5
1st Medium Junior Jumpers, Tryon Summer 4
2nd Medium Junior Jumpers, Tryon Summer 4
4th $5,000 Medium Junior Jumper Classic, Tryon Spring 6
1st Medium Junior Jumpers, Tryon Spring 6
2nd $5,000 Medium Junior Classic, Tryon Spring 5
3rd $5,000 Medium Junior Classic, Tryon Spring 5
2nd Medium Junior Jumpers, Tryon Spring 5
5th Medium Tour 2*, GCT Miami Beach
3rd Medium Tour 2*, GCT Miami Beach
4th Medium Junior Jumpers, WEF 12
3rd $10,000 Medium Junior Classic, WEF 10
2nd Medium Junior Jumpers, WEF 10
3rd 1.40m Team Competition, CSI Juniors Nations Cup
2nd Power& Speed, CSI Juniors Nations Cup
3rd $10,000 Medium Junior Classic, WEF 6
1st Great Charity Challenge, WEF 4
5th Gold Champion Tour, Palm Beach Masters
3rd $10,000 Medium Junior Classic, WEF 2
3rd Medium Junior Jumpers, WEF 2
6th High Junior Jumpers, WEF 2

2018:

1st Medium Jr/AO Jumpers, ESP Year End Show
1st Medium Jr/AO Jumpers, ESP Holiday and Horses
3rd Medium Jr/AO Jumpers, Tryon Fall 4
1st $5,000 Medium Jr/AO Classic, Tryon Fall 3
4th Medium Jr/AO Jumpers, Tryon Fall 3
2nd $7,500 Medium Jr/AO Final, SRJT Columbus International
3rd Medium Jr/AO Jumpers, SRJT Columbus International
2nd Medium Jr/AO Jumpers, HITS Chicago
3rd $3,000 Medium Jr/AO Classic, HITS Chicago
3rd $3,000 Low Jr/AO Classic, HITS Chicago
2nd Medium Jr/AO Jumpers, HITS Chicago
4th $5,000 Medium Jr/AO Classic, Tryon Summer 6
2nd Medium Jr. Speed, Tryon Summer 6
1st $1,600 Medium Jr/AO Classic, Tryon Summer 2
1st $1,600 Medium Jr/AO Classic, Tryon Summer 1
2nd Medium Jr/AO Jumpers, Tryon Spring 6
1st $5,000 Medium Jr/AO Classic, Tryon Spring 2
1st NAL Low Junior Classic, ESP Spring 4
3rd 1.30m CSI 2*, LGCT Miami Beach
2nd Medium Junior Jumpers, WEF 11
3rd Medium Jr. Speed, WEF 9
3rd Medium Junior Jumpers, WEF 9
2nd $10,000 Low Junior Classic, WEF 5
4th Medium Junior Jumpers, WEF 5
3rd $1,600 Medium Jr/AO Classic, Tryon Summer 1
3rd Medium Jr/AO Jumpers, Tryon Summer 1
3rd Medium Jr/AO Jumpers, Tryon Spring 6
2nd $5,000 Medium Jr/AO Final, SRJT Lexington International
4th Medium Jr/AO Speed, SRJT Lexington International
2nd $5,000 Medium Jr/AO Classic, Tryon Spring 2
3rd Medium Jr/AO Speed, Tryon Spring 2
1st Low Junior Jumpers, Tryon Spring 2
4th Medium Jr. Speed, WEF 12
4th Low Junior Jumpers, WEF 11
2nd Medium Jr/AO Speed, Tryon Spring 2
3rd $10,000 Low Junior Classic, WEF 11
4th Low Junior Jumpers, Wef 7
3rd Low Jr. Speed, Tryon Spring 6
3rd Low Junior Jumpers, Tryon Spring 6
2nd Great Charity Challenge, Wef 4

2017:

USEF 1st Horse Of The Year 2017, Medium Junior Jumpers: Carlotta 168
Ranked 3rd Nationally, Medium Junior Jumpers
3rd $7,500 1.30m Junior Classic, GLEF VI
2nd Junior/ AO, GLEF VI
1st Low Junior Jumpers, GLEF VI
1st Junior/ AO Speed, GLEF V
2nd $5,000 Medium Junior Classic, Tryon Summer VII
2nd Medium Jr. Speed, Tryon Summer VII
4th Low Junior Jumpers Summer IV
6th $2,000 Low Junior Classic, Tryon Summer IV
2nd Low Junior Jumpers, Tryon Summer IV
2nd $5,000 Medium Junior Classic, Tryon Summer V
2nd $5,000 Medium Junior Classic, Tryon Summer III
1st Medium Junior Jumpers, Tryon Summer III
2nd Medium Junior Jumpers, Tryon Summer III
1st Modified Childrens, Tryon Summer III
2nd $5,000 Medium Junior Classic, Tryon May IV
3rd $5,000 Medium Junior Classic, Tryon May IV
1st Medium Junior Jumpers, Tryon May IV
4th Medium Junior Jumpers, Tryon May IV
2nd $5,000 Medium Junior Classic, Tryon May III
1st Medium Jr. Speed, Tryon May III
4th $10,000 Medium Junior Classic, WEF 12
4th Medium Jr. Speed, WEF 12
6th $10,000 Medium Junior Classic, WEF 11
1st Medium Jr. Speed, WEF 10
6th $10,000 Medium Junior Classic, WEF 8
2nd Medium Jr. Speed, WEF 8

2016:

USEF 1st Horse Of The Year 2016 , Low Junior Jumpers: Catch Me Z
Junior Jumpers, Circuit Champion Tryon Spring
2nd Low Junior/ AO Speed, GLEF VII
1st Low Junior/ AO Speed, GLEF VI
2nd $3,000 Low Junior/ AO Classic, Tryon August I
1st Low Junior/ AO Jumpers, Tryon August I
2nd $3,000 Low Junior Classic, Tryon Summer 3
2nd Low Jr. Jumper, Tryon Summer 3
2nd Low Jr. Speed, Tryon Summer 2
3rd Low Jr. Jumper, Tryon Summer 2
1st GCC of the Carolinas, Tryon Summer 1
1st $3,000 Low Junior Classic, Tryon Spring 8
1st Low Jr. Speed, Tryon Spring 8
3rd Low Junior Jumpers, Tryon Spring 8
2nd $3,000 Low Junior Classic, Tryon Spring 7
1st Low Jr. Speed, Tryon Spring 7
4th Medium Jr. Speed, Tryon Spring 6
3rd $5,000 Medium Junior Classic, Tryon Spring 4
1st Medium Jr. Speed, Tryon Spring 4
2nd $3,000 Low Junior Classic, Tryon Spring 3
1st Low Jr. Speed, Wef 11
1st Low Jr. Speed, Wef 10
4th Low Jr. Speed, Wef 8
4th Low Junior Jumper, Wef 5
2nd Low Jr. Speed, Wef 1
4th $3,000 Low Junior Classic, Tryon Fall 5
1st Low Jr. Speed, Tryon Fall 5
3rd Low Jr. Jumpers, GLEF VI
2nd Low Jr. Speed, Tryon Summer 3
1st $3,000 Low Junior Classic, Tryon Summer 1
2nd Low Jr. Speed, Tryon Spring 8
2nd $1,500 NAL Classic, ESP Pre Charity
1st $1,500 NAL Classic, ESP Fall Finale

2015:

USEF 4th Horse of the Year, Low Junior Jumpers: Zelaleen
Junior Jumper, Reserve Circuit Champion Tryon Summer
5th $5,000 U.S Price Waterhouse Jr./ AO Classic, Rolex Central Park Invitational
10th Low Junior Jumper, American Gold Cup
1st $5,000 NAL Low Junior/ AO Classic, Tryon August IV
1st Low Junior/ AO Speed, Tryon August IV
1st $5,000 NAL Low Junior/ AO Classic, Tryon August I
3rd Low Junior/ AO Speed, Tryon Summer 4
2nd Low Junior/ AO Jumper, Tryon Summer 4
2nd Low Junior/ AO Jumper, Tryon Summer 2
4th Low Junior/ AO Jumper, Tryon Summer 2
3rd Low Junior/ AO Speed, Tryon Summer 1
2nd $5,000 NAL Low Jr./AO Classic, Tryon Spring 8
2nd Low Junior/ AO Speed, Tryon Spring 8
3rd Low Junior/ AO Jumper, Tryon Spring 8
1st Low Junior/ AO Jumper, Tryon Spring 6

2014:

1st Horse of the Year- Low Children’s Jumper- Joe Saltim Z
WEF Reserve Circuit Champion, Low Children’s Jumper
1st $1,500 Low Children’s Jumper, WEF 11
1st $1,500 Low Children’s Jumper, WEF 10
1st $1,500 Low Children’s Jumper, WEF 8
1st $1,500 Low Children’s Jumper, WEF 7
1st $1,500 Low Children’s Jumper, WEF 6
1st $1,500 Low Children’s Jumper Classic, WEF 3
2nd Low Childrens Jumper Stake, Tryon Summer 2
3rd Low Childrens Jumper Stake, Tryon Summer 2
2nd Low Childrens Jumper Stake, Tryon Summer 2
1st Childrens Jumpers, Atlanta Summer Classic I
3rd Low Childrens Classic, ESP Spring 2
2nd Low Childrens Classic, WEF Week 12


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Equestrian Carly Dvorkin hits her stride
September 26, 2019
While some top-level athletes focus on crushing the competition, acclaimed equestrian Carly Dvorkin can attest to the power of shifting her focus inward. The 18-year-old Parkland native, who admits that she sometimes “psychs [herself] out” during equestrian events, has had to learn to let her passion and confidence be her guide.
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Dvorkin Is Golden At European Maccabi Games
August 2, 2019
It was 1 a.m. in Budapest, Hungary, before Carly Dvorkin had a chance to take a break. Since she’d posted a clear jump-off round in the show jumping individual final with Carlotta 168 to win gold at the 15th European Maccabi Games, everything had been full steam ahead. Instead of presenting awards immediately following the competition, medal ceremonies occurred later that evening. In addition to her individual gold, Dvorkin, 18, Parkland, Florida, earned team bronze medal with Arly Golombek and Andrea Glazer, and Golombek also won individual silver.
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Holy Ground Shelter Strikes Gold in 10th Annual Great Charity Challenge, Presented by Fidelity Investments®
February 2, 2019
Carly Dvorkin on her experience and what it means to win: “The Great Charity Challenge has always been very unique and special to my family. We have always aimed to win and last year we came in second, so it just means a lot to me to win this year. My favorite part is seeing the look on the faces of everyone who works for the charities. They are always so grateful and appreciative. That just means so much to me because I am doing what I love while helping others. It is the most important event to me.”
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Tenth Annual Great Charity Challenge, Presented by Fidelity Investments®, Crowns Holy Ground Shelter for the Homeless as Winner at 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival
February 2, 2019
Wellington, FL – February 2, 2019 – The “Saturday Night Lights” of the 12-week Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) beamed on Palm Beach County Charities during the 10th Annual Great Charity Challenge, presented by Fidelity Investments® (GCC), on Saturday, February 2. Holy Ground Shelter for the Homeless took home $150,000 as the lion’s share of the $1.3 million in prize money on offer after their team of riders David Blake, Carly Dvorkin, and Madelyn Ruskin, along with team sponsor Pine Hollow and corporate sponsor Havensafe Farm, took the victory.
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The “Saturday Night Lights” of the 12-week Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) beamed on Palm Beach County Charities during the 10th Annual Great Charity Challenge, presented by Fidelity Investments® (GCC), on Saturday, February 2. Holy Ground Shelter for the Homeless took home $150,000 as the lion’s share of the $1.3 million in prize money on offer after their team of riders David Blake, Carly Dvorkin, and Madelyn Ruskin, along with team sponsor Pine Hollow and corporate sponsor Havensafe Farm, took the victory.
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January 13, 2016
Junior rider Carly Dvorkin is the youngest of four siblings and the only competitive rider of the family. She began riding at age 3 and by 5 she was competing in local shows. Carly rides for her family’s barn, Pine Hollow Farm, located in Parkland, Florida, formally called Hunters Run. When Carly and her ponies began winning in the pony divisions consistently, she made the jump to competing in the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida.
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They were inspired by the shooting survivors. So they walked for miles in solidarity.
February 21, 2018
Some students yelled into megaphones and others waved signs, but North Broward High junior Carly Dvorkin tried a different tack to console students overwhelmed by last week’s shooting. And what better way than with a miniature pony named Butters? All day long, students approached the 4-year-old horse and lowered their signs to pet him. Under the South Florida sun, Butters much appreciated the bottles of water his new friends would pour on him. “It’s nice to see the community come together,” Dvorkin said.
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Carly Dvorkin and Catch Me Z Take The Win
August 20, 2016
It was the very last horse and rider combination of the class who came out on top in the end: Carly Dvorkin and Pine Hollow Farm's Catch Me Z. "With the speed classes, I naturally just go straight - there's no changing the rhythm really," said Dvorkin. "Everything always comes up right with Catch Me Z. He's naturally balanced, always happy - he's perfect." Fifteen-year-old Dvorkin rode to a fast and faultless round aboard the aptly named 11-year-old Zangersheide gelding in 55.112 seconds to grab the win. "I got Catch Me Z at the start of this year," said Dvorkin. "He's the best Low Juniors horse I could ever ask for. He's just a goofball and is honestly my best friend. He's so smooth and speed rounds are my favorite with him. He's naturally so balanced and good about staying in the same rhythm.
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Dandelion Eatery Accepts $75,000 Prize As Winners of Inaugural Great Charity Challenge of the Carolinas at TIEC
July 3, 2016
Mill Spring, NC – July 3, 2016 – The first annual Great Charity Challenge of the Carolinas (GCCC) at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) concluded an incredibly successful evening, hosting 26 local charities and spotlighting their individual missions in front of an enthusiastic and passionate crowd of spectators at the George H. Morris Arena on Friday, July 1. Backed by team sponsor Specialty Concrete, Dandelion Eatery, located in Hendersonville, NC, took to the winners podium and collected a check worth $75,000, after strong performances by athletes Carly Dvorkin of Parkland, FL, and Catch Me Z, and Erynn Ballard of Tottenham, Ontario, aboard Elodie T, propelled them into first place.
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April 1, 2016
With four horses to call her own, 15-year-old Carly Dvorkin believes that horseback riding is “one of the most disciplined sports there is” and has sacrificed many typical teenage activities to follow her passion. Outside of the ring, the freshman at North Broward Preparatory School was recently elected her class’ homecoming “lady” and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. And for those chasing a dream of competing in the jumper ring, Carly urges them to break out of their comfort zones and take risks. Here, we sat down with Carly to learn more about what it takes to become an equestrian.
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