Recently, Brady Cully (ADM Equine Nutrition supporter and user) located in the Harrisburg, PA area competed at the United States Pony Club Championships in Tryon, NC with about 500 riders from Florida through New England and as far west as the Mississippi River. This is a team event, and scored as such, with teams of 3 to 4 riders. In addition to the riding competition, the participants are subject to horse management which encompasses quality of care/grooming of your horse, proper turnout/personal attire and the quality of which you manage your stable area during the competition.
Brady and his team competed in the Advanced Division which is the highest level of Show Jumping at the event. Brady and the crew won first place for both riding and horse management. This was a great accomplishment for the team!
Following the USPC Championships, Brady has been focusing on Fox Hunting with Rose Tree-Blue Mountain Hunt which will keep him very busy, as there are 15 meets in August alone. The Fox Hunting season continues through March with somewhere around 90 total meets. Brady is a Whipper-in for RT-BMH. Whipper-ins work with the Huntsman to flank the hounds and assist in the maintaining control of the pack.
Congratulations Brady and thanks for being such a strong supporter of ADM Equine Nutrition!
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Brady Cully is 17 years old and lives on a farm in New Bloomfield, PA with his parents and sister. The Cully’s own 9 horses and operate the mounted fox hunting club, Rose Tree-Blue Mountain Hunt. Brady has been riding horses since he was 5 years old when he began taking English riding lessons. Brady began foxhunting with his Dad at the age of 8. Brady’s many years of English riding lessons led him to join the United States Pony Club (USPC). He has been a member of Blue Mountain Pony Club and Chestnut Hill Pony Club which are both local clubs that operate within the United States Pony Club. Through pony club Brady has developed a passion for Show Jumping. Brady competes in regional competitions through pony club called “rallies” and has qualified and competed at the USPC national championships for that last 3 years. He just recently qualified to participate at this year’s championships which will take place at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Tryon, NC in July. Brady will be competing in the Horse 1 division jumping 3’ – 3’3”. In addition to pony club, Brady competes at shows throughout Central PA and Maryland. He is currently riding a 17.1, 6 year old OTTB, that he has been training himself named Neko Lad (aka Ernie). Brady also competes a 7 year old OTTB named No Score (aka Ian). Brady competed with Ian last year at the USPC championships placing 1st with his team in the Horse 1 division.
Brady works daily with his 2 horses, as well as, a handful of the other horses on their farm. From April to August, Brady helps to exercise the 6 horses that they keep for fox hunting. Then, from August to April, Brady fox hunts with RT-BMH as much as he can around his school schedule. He is one of 6 whipper – ins for the club – Brady being the only youth whip. Being a whip requires the ability to understand the fox hunt and to make sure you are in the right place at the right time and to anticipate what the huntsman expects and needs for help with the hounds. The job also requires you to be a superb rider so, you can get from one place to another, most of the time, very quickly over all kinds of terrain including: hills, valleys, streams, woods, vast fields, ditches, etc. Brady is equally passionate about fox hunting and hopes to someday follow in his fathers’ footsteps and be a huntsman.
Brady is a senior at West Perry High School where he is participating in a community outreach program which involves working at a paying job after attending school for 3 hours each morning. Brady is working for C&C Construction learning to be a finish carpenter. After graduation, he will continue to work for C&C while he continues to “build” his skills in show jumping and fox hunting. Ultimately, Brady would like to find a professional position at a fox hunting club.
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