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Spring Horse Trials

Daniel Crowley on Battle and his son Daniel Crowley, Jr. on Tater Tot.

Daniel Crowley on Battle and his son Daniel Crowley, Jr. on Tater Tot. Photo by Debrah Stevens

— Hundreds of horses and riders, including at least one rider headed to London on the shortlist for the Olympics — Allison Springer — converged at Bittersweet Field this weekend, June 16-17, for the Seneca Valley Pony Club Horse Trials. Each horse-rider combination competed at one of six levels of difficulty in dressage, stadium jumping and cross country jumping. Jumps ranged from about 2.5 feet to nearly 4 feet in height, with a variety of challenges like ditches, banks and water.