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$40,000 Stephen Silver GP

Harley Brown and Mylord Cornet
Take a Leap of Faith to Win the
$40,000 Stephen Silver
Grand Prix
2019 marks the third year that Chairman and
CEO of Stephen Silver, the leading Silicon Valley
jewelry and watch retailer, based in the Rosewood
Sand Hill Hotel, has sponsored the $40,000 Grand
Prix. Silver grew up in the local area and rst met
Betsy Glikbarg, founder of the Menlo Charity
Horse Show when he was only a teenager. Silver
and his family have attended the Menlo Charity
Horse Show since the very beginning. “We
are committed to philanthropy in our area and
have built our business according to the guiding
principles of both empathy and community. We
have been a sponsor for 9 years now and are
delighted to once again have the opportunity to be
the Grand Prix Sponsor” said Stephen Silver.
Winner of the $40,000 Stephen Silver Grand Prix Harley Brown & Mylord Cornet with Class Sponsors Stephen Silver, MCHS Executive Director
Betsy Glikbarg and MCHS Co-Chairs Photo ©Alden Corrigan Media
A Grand Prix Course by
Course Designer Bernado
Costa Cabral set a beautiful
course on the Grass Jumper
Field, challenging the
riders and their horses
with difcult turns and
“I wanted to make it a
difcult test this evening,
but I also want to make it
fair for the up and coming
riders and the younger
horses, it was such a mixed
group, so I was happy
with fourteen clear, better
fourteen than two, Cabral
laughed. I thought that the
younger group had a good
experience and did well.
When I have a larger jump
Course Designer - Bernado Costa Cabral Photo ©Alden Corrigan Media
Winner of the $40,000 Stephen Silver Grand Prix Harley Brown & Mylord Cornet
Photo ©Alden Corrigan Media
off group, I make sure that the jump off is not too
quick on purpose, this allows the good horses to
have a chance, not only the fast horses that were
lucky to go clear today. I make sure that the fences
are big enough that it is jumping rst and speed
Harley Brown and Mylord Cornet Secure the
Win in the $40,000 Stephen Silver Grand Prix
The jump off in this year’s event required riders
to take a huge risk in increasing their speed, as the
course required a steady ride, yet every attempt at
acceleration could risk a rail. Brown pushed the
limits and managed to set a time that was hard to
beat. Many were bitten by a rail as they attempted
to knock Brown off the top spot. In fact, amongst
those trying to set a faster time were students
under Brown’s tutelage.
“That was fun. Mylord Cornet is a strong horse
and he was great this evening. I had a bunch of
kids riding in the Grand Prix too, so it has all been
a bit of a blur. For me the whole evening went
very quickly, I gave them all a plan to beat me,
this time they didn’t, normally they do. I really
did not get the time to watch the other riders go, I
was busy watching my kids. I rode my rounds and
then I had to warm up another horse and rider. I
had no idea what was going on other than hearing
a loud roar from the spectators as an indicator of
someone success in the arena.
About Mylord Cornet
We bought Mylord Cornet as a six-year-old in
Europe, he did the Grand Prix once before….two
years ago here at Menlo as a seven-year-old and
placed third, he is owned by my Katherine Brewer,
who also rode tonight, and has placed second in
this Grand Prix in the past”
Results $40,000 Stephen Silver Grand Prix
1st Harley Brown and Mylord Cornet
2nd Jamie Sailor and Cucky 3
3rd Nicole Haunert and Calgary IV
4th Patrick Seaton and Veronica
5th Daniel Zilla and Venice BF
6th Lindsay Archer and Eta Beta Di San
7th Guy Thomas and Jonkheer Z
8th Emma Catherine Reichow and Apex
9th Zume Gallaher and Edita
10th Alessandra Volpi and Absolute Du Mio
11th Brooke Morin and Cassito Del Diablo
12th John Bragg and Nikh Quanto
Rose Hill Stables Photo ©Alden Corrigan Media
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Rose Hill Stables Wins the 2019 Tack Room
Hilary Johnson has wanted to win the Tack Room
Award at Menlo for years, so it was a very special
win for Hilary. It was a group effort on Sunday
assistants Harrison and Sierra started the set up,
then all their clients got involved on Monday and
Tuesday. “All the kids learned to use hammers,
which the parents loved. It was so much fun
working as a team. We made sure that the set up
was functional, the grooming stalls were properly
organized stocked, safe and clean. And this year
we added another private area to our dressing room
for the younger kids to feel comfortable while they
changed, and they loved that. We like to make
the seating area pretty but also comfortable, the
biggest danger we have a comfortable couch in
which everyone wants to take naps. We really
have had a great time.”
Rose Hill Stables Photo ©Alden Corrigan Media