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Billy and Kelsey center. Photo by Elisabeth Harpham

Stakes winner Billy Gilman wins PA National

Stakes winner Billy Gilman and his 11-year-old rider took the Pennsylvania National Horse Show by storm last week. The big, bay champ who won the Danzig Stakes in 2003, and earned a total of $181,471 in his racing career, calmly packed about the large stadium, taking young rider Kelsey Roland on a blue ribbon ride. Gilman rode Billy in the team hunt division representing River Hills Foxhounds with teammates Kelly Conner, the riding coach and owner of Billy, and fellow young equestrian Ella Brophy. Witnessing the champion ex-racehorse carefully carry his tiny rider around the ring, following second in a […]