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Ireland’s David Blake claims third place finish in Lexington Longines FEI World Cup
November 3, 2019
A superb performance in the early hours of this morning (Sunday) from Co Clare’s David Blake, saw him claim a hugely impressive third place finish in the $225,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Grand Prix at Lexington in Kentucky, USA, which boosts his chances of making it through to the 2020 World Cup Final.
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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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Co Clare’s David Blake claims fifth place finish in Florida’s $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix
March 31, 2019
Blake and Keoki, a 10-year-old gelding by Catoki x Cassini I. had jumped double clear in the Grand Prix qualifier in Florida earlier in the week. They were among eight combinations who kept all the poles standing in the opening round of last night’s (Saturday) feature Rolex Grand Prix, over a course set by 2016 Rio Olympic Games designer Guilherme Jorge of Brazil.
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Holy Ground Shelter Strikes Gold in 10th Annual Great Charity Challenge, Presented by Fidelity Investments®
February 2, 2019
Wellington, Fla. – Feb. 2, 2019 – Saturday night at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) took spectators on a trip around the world in the 10th annual Great Charity Challenge celebrating “We Are The World.” Twenty-six teams of three riders, one professional and two amateurs raced to complete a relay-style course of 21 fences. Team Holy Ground Shelter for the Homeless emerged victorious, finishing in a fault-free time of 91.904 seconds by riders Madelyn Ruskin, Carly Dvorkin and David Blake. The team represented the country of Ireland, dressed in green, white and orange, as they jumped to first.
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Ireland's David Blake revs up to win at SRJT International Columbus CSI 2*
September 29, 2018
The national anthem of Ireland played over the loudspeakers at the Split Rock Jumping Tour’s Columbus International CSI 2*, as David Blake and Keoki, owned by Pine Hollow Farm, galloped away with the $35,000 FEI Welcome Stake CSI 2* with two faultless rounds and a jump-off time of 47.49 seconds. Blake and Keoki, a 9-year-old bay Holsteiner stallion (Catoki x Cassini I), bested a field of 48 starters for the win. Ten of the original starters advanced to the jump-off and the rounds kept getting faster and faster before Blake, the last to go, entered the ring.
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David Blake Scores Victory During Tryon Spring II at TIEC
May 16, 2018
Mill Spring, NC – May 16, 2018 – The Tryon Spring II competition concluded on Sunday, May 13, at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) and saw a win for David Blake of Wellington, FL, aboard Pine Hollow Farm’s DY Zento in the $25,000 McCurry-Deck Chevrolet Buick GMC Grand Prix.
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Palm Beach County Charities: Celebrities of the Ninth Annual Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments
February 3, 2018
Coming in second place was the team for Quantum House, sponsored by Pine Hollow as well as corporate sponsor, The Shaughnessy Family. The team consisted of Carly Dvorkin, Daisy Farish, and David Blake, who finished with a combined time of 89.918 seconds to earn $125,000 for their charity.
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Dandelion Eatery Accepts $75,000 Prize As Winners of Inaugural Great Charity Challenge of the Carolinas at TIEC
June 5, 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.
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David Blake Earns Another Grand Prix Victory at TIEC in $25,000 Odom Engineering, PLLC Grand Prix at Tryon Spring 5
May 25, 2016
David Blake continued his dominance at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) this past week, picking up another Grand Prix win aboard Baron in the $25,000 Odom Engineering, PLLC Grand Prix on Saturday, May 21.
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David Blake Finishes Winning Week at Tryon
May 8, 2016
David Blake of Wellington, FL, finished a winning week at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), capturing two major stake classes during Tryon Spring 4, taking the $10,000 Suncast® 1.40m Welcome Stake aboard Bella Donna and the $25,000 Tryon Resort Grand Prix with Park Lane.
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Pine Hollow Horse trainer recognized saving man's life
March 2, 2016
Parkland, FL - The City of Parkland City Commission Recognized Pine Hollow Farm Trainer, Meghan Green, for her life-saving actions when a rider suffered cardiac arrest during a ride through the course.
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Carly Dvorkin: Focused On Her Dreams
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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Blake and Binkie Keep Irish Win Streak Alive in $34,000 Suncast® Welcome 1.50m FEI
July 9, 2015
The luck of the Irish continued in the George H. Morris Arena at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), as David Blake (IRL) aboard Binkie, owned by Pine Hollow Farm, captured their third FEI win at TIEC this season. Blake piloted Binkie to the only double-clear round in the $34,000 Suncast® Classic 1.50m FEI, edging out Alison Robitaille (USA) and Cassinja, who dropped a rail in the jump-off, finishing in 39.84 seconds.
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Moloney & Blake hit winning trail in US
July 9, 2015
Irish riders have now won the feature classes on the first two days of the four-star show in Tryon, North Carolina, with Richie Moloney and David Blake claiming the laurels. Co Clare’s David Blake and Pine Hollow Farm’s nine year-old gelding Binkie recorded the only double clear round of the 1m 50 jump-off today in the Welcome Classic competition to collect an identical amount to Moloney in prize money.
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Every Second Counts: David Blake Plays It Cool To Win In Tryon
June 29, 2015
Speed wasn't really the name of the game in the $127,000 Adequan Grand Prix in Tryon, N.C., on June 27, as David Blake won the night with a slow and careful clear jump-off round aboard Binkie over Lauren Tisbo on Entre Nous...
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David Blake and Binkie Kick Off "Saturday Night Lights" Summer Series With Win in $127,000 Adequan® Grand Prix CSI3*
June 28, 2015
In another action-packed Saturday evening at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), David Blake (IRL) and Binkie, owned by Pine Hollow Farm, cruised to victory in the $127,000 Adequan® Grand Prix CSI 3*. The duo bested a class of 35 entries to take top honors. Lauren Tisbo (USA) aboard Entre Nous followed in second with Andrew Welles (USA) and Boo Van Het Kastanjehof rounding out the top three. Competition at Tryon Summer 1 continues Sunday with the $25,000 Under 25 Grand Prix at 2pm in the George Morris Arena at the Tryon Stadium. The Tryon Summer Series will continue through Sunday, July 19.
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David Blake and Binkie Start Tryon Spring 7 Off With Win in $34,000 Suncast® FEI Tryon Welcome
May 27, 2015
David Blake (IRL) and Pine Hollow Farm’s Binkie kicked off Tryon Spring 7 with a win in the $34,000 Suncast® FEI Tryon Welcome at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), the first FEI class to ever be offered at the venue. FEI CSI 3* classes, alongside national level hunter and jumper competition, continue at TIEC throughout the week with the highlight, the $127,000 Kingsland Equestrian Grand Prix CSI3* on Saturday, May 30, beginning at 7pm.
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Communities In Schools rides into fifth place with winnings of $80,000
May 27, 2015
The Communities In Schools of Palm Beach County team rides away with fifth place, earning $80,000 in 2015 Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments® What a great night! Thank you to our team sponsor, Pine Hollow Farm, for providing such a marvelous riding team. David Blake, Michael Blake and Carly Dvorkin made fifth place for us coming in with a marvelous time of 96.109. Thanks to our corporate sponsor PanaPesca as well.
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A Day with a Duke
July 8, 2014
It was a beautiful day for a morning drive in the country and the scenery of Parkland was picturesque with the lush green grass of manicured lawns and verdant trees that lined the roadway. As I turned off the main road and turned again towards Pine Hollow Farm Equestrian Center, a majestic stallion galloped back and forth across a field enclosed by white fences.
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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Team Tops 4th Annual FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge
January 28, 2013
Wellington, FL – Riders Darragh Kenny, Catherine Pasmore, and Meg O’Mara were the winning team of the fourth annual FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments® (FTI GCC) on behalf of their charity JDRF (the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) on Saturday evening at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF).
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