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2014 Summer in the Rockies Designated a World Champion Hunter Rider Event

April 11, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Parker, CO – March 28, 2014 – Colorado Horse Park’s six-week premiere AA-rated Summer in the Rockies show circuit is the place to be for outstanding show jumping sport in the most picturesque of settings that offers something for everyone in the family. Plus, Colorado Horse Park has increased the Summer in the Rockies cash and prizes to over $1 million for 2014.

Nicole Lyvere and All In. Lyvere was 2013 WCHR Central Mount Regional Winner in the A/O 3’6″ Division Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

The series, named by exhibitors as a United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Member’s Choice award-winning competition has been chosen as a distinguished World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR) host event during Summer in the Rockies Weeks III and V.

 

Only a handful of horse shows are chosen each year by USHJA for the distinction of being named a WCHR event host. Events are selected on an annual basis based on the evaluation of a submitted application, votes from WCHR members and selection criteria including exhibitor hospitality, event scheduling, awards presentations and the quality of the footing, courses, stabling, staff and more.

Caitin Burns and On the Money. Burns was 2013 WCHR Central Mount Regional Winner in the A/O 3’3″ Division 
Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

The USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider Program was founded in 1995 to recognize and celebrate the hunter rider. Since the inaugural WCHR Professional Finals in 1995, the WCHR program has expanded to include coveted year-end awards for professionals, developing professionals, amateur-owners, adult amateurs, juniors, and children and pony riders. WCHR program members qualify for national and regional awards by earning points at member events held across the country throughout the qualifying year.

 

In addition, during Summer in the Rockies the Colorado Horse Park will offer a $5,000 National Hunter Derby and the $15,000 International Hunter Derby, sponsored by Winsome Farm during Week III and a $10,000 National Hunter Derby and the $40,000 International Hunter Derby, sponsored by Serenity Farms during Week V.

 

“We are proud to be honored with the designation of a WCHR event,” said Helen Krieble, CEO/President of the Colorado Horse Park.  “We are very pleased that USHJA selected Colorado Horse Park’s Summer in the Rockies as a venue for this fantastic program!”

 

For more information about the WCHR program click here.

 

Haylie Jayne and Summer Place / Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

The Colorado Horse Park Summer in the Rockies Fast Facts 

 

What: Summer in the Rockies AA-Rated Hunter Jumper Show Series

Event Dates: 

 

June 4-8 Summer in the Rockies I

June 11-15 Summer in the Rockies II

June 18-22 Summer in the Rockies III*

July 2-6 Summer in the Rockies IV

July 9-13 Summer in the Rockies V*

July 16-20 Summer in the Rockies VI

*WCHR Member Events

 

Hunter Highlights:

$5,000 National Hunter Derby – Week III

$15,000 International Hunter Derby Sponsored by Winsome Farm – Week III

$10,000 National Hunter Derby – Week V

$40,000 International Hunter Derby Sponsored by Serenity Farm – Week V

 

Jumper Highlights

$25,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by Holiday Inn of Parker Grand Prix – Week I

$25,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by Littleton Equine Medical and Platinum Performance – Week II

$30,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix Sponsored by McElvain Energy – Week III

$30,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix Sponsored by Griffis Residential – Week IV

$50,000 Kathy and Brad Coors Family Grand Prix – Week V

$50,000 Parker Adventist Hospital Grand Prix – Week VI

$10,000 High Junior /Amateur Owner Classic Sponsored by The Kathy and Brad Coors Family

$20,000 High Junior /Amateur Owner Classic Sponsored by The Kathy and Brad Coors Family

 

Plus: 

$10,000 July Grand Prix Rider Bonus for the Leading Grand Prix Rider Sponsored by The Kathy and Brad Coors Family – Weeks IV – VI

 

Prize List:  Click here for an online version of the prize list.

For a hard copy of the prize list, please e-mail prizelist@cohorsepark.com with your name, address and phone number and specify which prize list you would like (spring/fall or summer).

 

Entries:  Mail to The Colorado Horse Park, 7522 South Pinery Drive, Parker, CO 80134 or fax to (303) 841-7879. Entries close 30 days before each show.

 

Contact Information:  Pat Boyle, Show Manager                             (847) 274-6834
Brian Curry, Show Manager                           (303) 918-2908
Colorado Horse Park Main Office                   (303) 841-5550
Colorado Horse Park Main Office Fax            (303) 841-7879
Show Office                                                     (303) 841-7461
Show Office Fax (during show only)               (303) 841-1419

 

Show Grounds Address: 7375 E Bayou Gulch Rd, Parker, CO 80134

From North: I-25S exit Ridgegate Parkway – go east under the freeway.  Ridgegate Parkway to S. Chambers Road, approx 3 miles (Traffic light) – turn right/south onto Chambers Road. At end of Chambers Road turn left/east onto Hess Road.  Hess Road to Parker Road/Hwy 83 – turn right/south onto Hwy 83 approx 4 miles to Bayou Gulch Road. (Traffic light). Follow signs to Colorado Horse Park.

From South: I-25N, exit Founder’s Parkway.  Founder’s Parkway to Highway 86, approx 4 miles (traffic light). Turn east/left onto Hwy. 86 to Franktown/Hwy 83. At Franktown go north on 83 approx. 7 mi. to Bayou Gulch Rd. (Traffic light), turn right/east onto Bayou Gulch Rd. Follow signs to Colorado Horse Park.

 

About the Colorado Horse Park  Celebrating its 21th Anniversary, the Colorado Horse Park was founded by visionary Helen Krieble who acknowledged the need for a high-volume horse show and horse boarding facility to serve Colorado.  The Colorado Horse Park welcomes more than 35,000 visitors per year and hosts over 40 competitions annually.  CHP features a derby arena designed by Olympic-designer Linda Allen and a cross-country course designed by Olympic Gold Medalist David O’Connor and eventing super-star James Atkinson. There are 300 permanent stalls with capacity for more than 1,000 stalls.

 

The picturesque property, located only minutes from the town of Parker, hosts international equestrian events in multiple disciplines. Visitors enjoy the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountain surroundings and access to miles of trails and open space.  The Colorado Horse Park is committed to supporting equestrian education and amateur athletics, preserving open space, fundraising for local charities and supporting the community.

 

Visit CHP at: http://coloradohorsepark.com/

 

2014 Colorado Horse Park Schedule:

 

About the Colorado Horse Park

Celebrating its 21th Anniversary, the Colorado Horse Park was founded by visionary Helen Krieble who acknowledged the need for a high-volume horse show and horse boarding facility to serve Colorado. The Colorado Horse Park welcomes more than 35,000 visitors per year and hosts over 40 competitions annually. CHP features a derby arena designed by Olympic-designer Linda Allen and a cross-country course designed by Olympic Gold Medalist, David O’Connor. There are 300 permanent stalls with capacity to house more than 1,000

The picturesque property, located only minutes from the town of Parker, hosts international equestrian events in multiple disciplines. Visitors enjoy the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountain surroundings and access to miles of trails and open space. The Colorado Horse Park is committed to supporting equestrian education and amateur athletics, preserving open space, fundraising for local charities and supporting the community.

Visit CHP at: http://coloradohorsepark.com/

To access the schedule: http://coloradohorsepark.com/events

 

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Victoria Colvin Rides in Style to Win $10,000 North American Junior/Amateur-Owner Challenge Cup • Daisy Farish and Hillcrest Blue Halo Win Grand Pony Hunter Championship

October 07, 2012 By: janwest Category: General

Barbara Ruziska and Victoire van het Dingeshof
© Shawn McMillen Photography

Upper Marlboro, MD – October 6, 2012 – The $10,000 North American Junior/Amateur-Owner Challenge Cup Final Round highlighted the evening session today at the Capital Challenge Horse Show. Fourteen-year-old Victoria Colvin of Loxahatchee, FL, sped to the win in the jump-off on Monsieur du Reverdy and captured first place, despite finishing the course with no stirrups. That also gave her the overall win for the North American Junior/Amateur Challenge Cup, sponsored by Ariat, for which she was awarded the Ariat Congressional Cup. Earlier in the day, the Grand Pony Hunter Championship was presented to Hillcrest Blue Halo, ridden by Daisy Farish for Bill Schaub. The Capital Challenge Horse Show, held at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center, will run through Sunday, October 7.

There were 30 entries in tonight’s final round, which was held in jump-off format. There were four clear rounds, and they went for speed over the shortened course, designed by Steve Stephens. First to go was Nathaniel Britell on Kimberlite. They had one rail in 41.064 seconds and finished in third place. Haley Schaufeld and Ana Sia also had four faults, but with a slower time of 43.165 seconds, they placed fourth. Barbara Ruziska and Victoire van het Dingeshof were faster in 42.343 seconds and a clear round, but they would have to wait and see what Colvin could do.
It turns out, Colvin could do quite a lot. She and Monsieur du Reverdy, a 12-year-old Selle Francais gelding by Quidam de Revel, started out with speed, but had a hiccup after landing from the liverpool oxer into the corner. The horse tripped and caught his shoe, pulling it off, and Colvin lost a stirrup. She continued through the double combination, but after that finished the rest of the course with no stirrups.

When asked about her jump-off plan, she said with a smile, “I didn’t know if I was going to go inside or around to the second jump. I wasn’t deciding to drop my stirrups either. I jumped the liverpool and kind of fell down, and he pulled a shoe. Then I almost fell off. Then I jumped the in and out with one stirrup. I couldn’t get it back, so I just decided to drop my stirrups since it was much easier.”

 

 

Monsieur du Reverdy and Victoria Colvin. © Shawn McMillen Photography

Colvin said that the same thing happened at the Devon Horse Show where she lost one stirrup but decided to drop both of them and was able to win there too. Last weekend, Colvin finished second in the equitation finals after completing a work-off without stirrups. She compared, “This was easier than the equitation because I didn’t have to think about my position, even though I almost fell off!”

 

 

Victoria Colvin crossing the finish line with no stirrups
© Shawn McMillen Photography

Despite winning by two seconds, Colvin didn’t think she was fast enough for victory. “I didn’t think I had the time because I slipped and thought that would take time. I didn’t think I was going that fast,” she acknowledged. “Maybe because I was without stirrups, it seemed slower or something.”

Colvin was excited to add this win to her career highlights after finishing in second place last year with Waminka. She remarked, “This one is pretty cool. Since it’s indoors, it’s pretty prestigious. It’s pretty nice to win this.”

 

 

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For their win in the final round, Colvin was presented with the Remy Martin Perpetual Trophy, donated by Rolling Acres and Melanie Wright. The Best Junior Jumper Rider Award, sponsored by Back Country Farm, was given to Victoria Colvin, while Darby Toben won the Best Amateur Jumper Rider Award sponsored by Lyman T. Whitehead and Eight Fences, LLC.

Daisy Farish Cleans Up Pony Awards

The Grand Pony Hunter Championship, sponsored by Lochmoor Stables/Mindy and Greg Darst, went to Hillcrest Blue Halo, owned by Bill Schaub and ridden by 11-year-old Daisy Farish of Versailles, KY. They won three out of four classes in the small pony hunter division and placed second in the remaining class.

 

 

Daisy Farish and Hillcrest Blue Halo. © Shawn McMillen Photography

They were awarded with the VanderMoore Designs Trophy, donated by VanderMoore Designs. Farish was named the Best Pony Rider, an award sponsored by Archibald Cox and Brookway Stables. They were presented with the Kitty Borisoff Memorial Trophy donated by her many friends. They also won the EMO Trip of the Show with a score of 88. The reserve championship went to Rico Suave and Isabella Russekoff, who rode for Suave Pony, LLC. They placed first, third, and fourth.

The Harper Taskier Wright Memorial Trophy, given in memory of Harper by her loving parents Michael and Alexandra Borissoff Wright, friends, and family whose lives she touched was given to Farish for winning the Small Pony Hunter championship.

 

 

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Schaub bought Hillcrest Blue Halo, a nine-year-old Welsh mare by Vida Blue, as a five-year-old, and his student Parker Wright started the pony in competition. Farish started riding her this year at the Winter Equestrian Festival. Schaub said, “It’s a good match. The pony wants you to be confident because she’s such a careful jumper. She wants a rider who sits still and gives her confidence. Daisy does a good job at it. The pony is just nine now; she’s just coming into her own. It’s her time.”

Farish described, “She has a huge stride and she has no problem with any division. She can do it very easily. She’s really good.” Farish also said that the pony is “easy to handle” at home and her six-year-old sister, Coco, is able to ride her as well. There isn’t really a difference between at home and the shows. “She likes to come up to the challenge at the shows, but she’s always good at home too,” she said. “She’s a clever pony and she can learn things very fast.”

Farish won the championship in the same division at Capital Challenge last year and said, “I love this horse show. I like the rings and their shape. I like the way you can ride in them.”

 

Daisy Farish and Northwind Marin. © Parker/Russell – The Book LLC

Farish also won the Children’s Pony Hunter championship on Northwind Marin, a six-year-old Crossbred gelding by Small-Land Martello and owned by Prue Richardson. They won an over fences class and the under saddle. The reserve champion was Woodlands Not Quite White, ridden and owned by Chloe White. They were first and third in the division.

In the Medium Pony Hunters, sponsored by Jeff and Keeley Gogul/Flagship Ltd, Topeka King and 13-year-old Taylor St. Jacques of Glen Allen, VA, won the championship. The pair won two classes in the division. St. Jacques rode for her trainer, Kim Stewart, who she thanked for the opportunity to ride Topeka King. The reserve champion was Trillville, ridden by Lili Hymowitz and owned by Rose Hill Farm. They placed first, third, and fourth in the division.

 

Taylor St. Jacques and Topeka King. © Shawn McMillen Photography

The pair won the handy hunter class, and St. Jacques said it is one of her favorite classes. “I like doing the handy because it’s really fun and energetic. You get to do lots of turns, so it makes it more fun than just doing outside-diagonal, outside-diagonal,” she explained.

St. Jacques started riding when she was six years old, but only started riding Topeka King, a 10-year-old Welsh gelding by Stonehedge Spectacular, two months ago. This is only their fourth show, and this is St. Jacques’ first time at Capital Challenge. She described, “The pony is really fun and really easy. He really is a good pony and I’m so happy that I got to ride him here. He’s been doing shows for a year or two now. He takes a lot of leg. He’s really lazy, but when you ask him to go, he goes really easily. He’s very responsive.”

The Large Pony Hunter championship went to Aladdin, ridden by Emma Kurtz for Spencer Chapin. Kurtz, a 12-year-old rider from Hudson, OH, rode Aladdin to first, second, and third place ribbons. The reserve champion was Reservations Required, ridden by Meredith Darst and owned by Alicia Moellering. They received three second place ribbons.

 

 

Emma Kurtz and Aladdin. © Shawn McMillen Photography

Kurtz has been riding Aladdin for a year and got the ride since the pony is for sale. She noted that Aladdin is “usually really laid-back.” This was her first time at Capital Challenge and said it “feels good to win.” Kurtz and Aladdin will also compete at the Pennsylvania National and Washington International Horse Shows.

The Small Junior 16-17 Hunter championship was awarded to Peakewood Pharm Inc.’s Photo Shoot, ridden by Shawn Casady of Harriman, TN. They placed first, second, third and fifth in the division. The reserve champion was Parkland, ridden by Barbara Ann Merryman for Jennifer Gates. They placed first, second, and fourth.

 

 

Shawn Casady and Photo Shoot. © Parker/Russell – The Book LLC

The nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding was originally a low-level event horse when trainer Bill Schaub found him. Schaub noted that he is a “really, really good jumper,” but at the time, “He wasn’t a good mover and he wasn’t very pretty at that time. He was all bony. But he jumped everything really well and that’s what I liked about him.”

Photo Shoot started out in the First Year Green Hunters with professional rider Molly Sewell, and has since shown in the junior hunters with Casady, Barbara Ann Merryman, Porter Allen, and Victoria Press. Press will continue on with Photo Shoot in the remaining indoor horse shows.

“We just had to work through some greenness about horse shows,” Schaub said of the horse’s early show career. “He was lazy and didn’t know to go forward. Now all of a sudden he’s just decided that he’s a show horse. He’s figured it all out. We named him Photo Shoot because he’s always looking like he wants to get his picture taken. It makes me really proud that he won here because it’s one we picked as a baby.”

Schaub added, “It’s nice because this is Shawn’s last junior ride on him and he was champion, so that meant a lot to us.”

Mahala Rummel’s Charade and rider Ashley Foster of Brookeville, MD, took the championship in the Large Junior 16-17 Hunters, sponsored by Beacon Hill Stables and RC Stables. They finished first, second, and fifth in the division. Savant, ridden by Shawn Casady and owned by First Partners LP, was the reserve champion after placing first, fifth, and sixth.

 

 

Ashley Foster and Charade. © Parker/Russell – The Book LLC

Foster started riding Charade, a 12-year-old Warmblood gelding, last November to help sell him. They are qualified for all four indoor shows, and she believes that his qualities are that “he’s very slow and he has a very low attitude. He really doesn’t care and is totally chill.”

Foster said that since she started riding him, their partnership has grown. “I think we’ve gotten to know each other much better. We get along and we’re a pretty good pair,” she said.

This is Foster’s first hunter championship at Capital Challenge. “It’s great; I love showing here,” she remarked.

The winner of the $5,000 WCHR Handy Hunter Challenge, sponsored by Johnson Horse Transportation Inc., was Nick Haness on Gelato.

The Capital Challenge Horse Show concludes tomorrow with championships for the 15 & Under sections of the junior hunters, both sections of the Children’s Hunters, the WCHR Pony Challenge, WCHR Junior Challenge, WCHR Children’s Hunter Finals, and the World Champion Hunter Under Saddle Junior class.

If you can’t attend the Capital Challenge Horse Show, remember you can see all the action live and find full results at www.capitalchallenge.org. For live scoring please visit www.equestrianlive.com.

Final Results: $10,000 North American Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Final Round
1   MONSIEUR DU REVERDY  VICTORIA COLVIN: 0/0/40.832
2   VICTOIRE VAN HET BARBARA RUZISKA: 0/0/42.343
3   KIMBERLITE      NATHANIEL BRITELL: 0/4/41.064
4   ANA SIA         HALEY SCHAUFELD: 0/4/43.165
5   VICKY           TAYLOR ALEXANDER: 0/8/72.117
6   SALERNO         KILIAN MCGRATH: 0/8/75.108
7   KING OF HEARTS  CHLOE REID: 0/8/77.081
8   TORSINAA        MEGAN CACCHIO: 0/9/78.058
9   UPSTAIRE        CALLIE SMITH: 0/12/69.309
10  KASKADE         SHAWN CASADY: 0/12/73.745
11  CHAUCER         DARBY TOBEN: 0/13/78.294
12  PRINCETON       DARBY TOBEN: 0/15/80.939

About Capital Challenge
In its 19th year, the Capital Challenge Horse Show sets itself apart with a distinct and unique focus on preeminent hunter competition. Held each autumn at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD, this year’s show will take place on September 29-October 7.

 

Top competitions include the ARIAT National Adult Medal Finals and the THIS National Children’s Medal Finals, along with the Capital Challenge Equitation Weekend, presented by Bigeq.com. In addition to these prestigious equitation events, the Capital Challenge Horse Show will once again host the World Champion Hunter Rider Finals and will assemble the country’s best horses and riders to compete in junior, amateur, and professional hunter classes.

For more information, please visit www.capitalchallenge.org or visit the Capital Challenge Horse Show page  on Facebook!

Photos © Shawn McMillen Photography – www.shawnmcmillen.com, Parker/Russell – The Book LLC, and © Jennifer Wood Media, Inc. These photos may only be used in relation to this press release and with full photo credit.

 

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Scott Stewart Rides to Fifth All-Time Win in WCHR Professional Finals ● Annie Finch Finishes at Top of ARIAT National Adult Medal Finals

October 06, 2012 By: janwest Category: General

Scott Stewart and VIP Z. © Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

Upper Marlboro, MD – October 5, 2012 – The best six hunter riders in the country this year  – Peter Pletcher, Scott Stewart, Elizabeth Boyd, Kelley Farmer, Hunt Tosh, and John French – competed in the WCHR Professional Finals sponsored by the John R. Ingram Fund. The head-to-head unique competition saw Scott Stewart ride four different horses for his fifth win, the most of any rider in the 19 year history of the class. In the afternoon session, Annie Finch was honored as the winner of the ARIAT National Adult Medal Finals sponsored by ARIAT International. The Capital Challenge Horse Show, held at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center, will run through Sunday, October 7.

It was a great night for Stewart, who led the class from the very start when he rode his horse VIP Z to a score of 91.33. In the second round, he and Winnetou had another fantastic round and the judges rewarded them with a score of 90. The third round had Stewart up on Capilan 2, and he received his highest score of the night, a 91.66. The final round was a handy hunter class, and Stewart rode Savvy to another high score of 90. Stewart finished with a total of 362.99, almost eight more points that the second-placed rider, Peter Pletcher.
“The horses went really well and the courses were a little bit more challenging than past years,” Stewart said. “Everybody did a great job and the horses were super.”

Pletcher brought his new junior hunter horse Savvy to the competition, and they scored an 81.33 after an unfortunate rail. His second ride on CR Carolato II scored an 88.66, and his third ride was on Sander, who helped him score a 90.5. Pletcher excelled in the handy hunter class, scoring a 94.33 on equitation horse VIP Z.

 

Peter Pletcher and VIP Z. © Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

Pletcher said, “It was excellent to get to ride with these guys and girls. The horses were probably the best they’ve been.” He noted that he knew VIP Z could handle the tricky inside turn he did in the handy course because he saw Victoria Colvin accomplish it during Equitation Weekend. Pletcher brought Savvy to this class because he felt that the horse has “a great attitude, excellent personality, and he always tries.” He added, “He’s a good hunter choice. I thought it would be nice to have more of a hunter type for the class.”

John French brought Sander who was named the Best Horse. They scored an 89.66 to start out French’s night, and French went on to have a 90.66 on VIP Z, an 89.16 on Winnetou, and an 84.33 on Capilan 2 for a total of 353.81 and third place.

 

John French and Winnetou. © Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

“I was really happy with the horse that I brought and that he ended up winning the high score horse,” French remarked. “Even if I didn’t win, it was good he won. I’ve done a few derbies on him. He wasn’t supposed to come to this show; he came two days ago and he’s doing the Children’s Hunters here. I knew he would be a great horse for the class. I said to his owner before, ‘He’s probably going to get leading horse.’ Afterward I saw her and she said, ‘You called that one.’”

Elizabeth Boyd of Camden, SC, finished in fourth place with a total of 346.33. She received scores of 84 (Winnetou), 86 (Capilan 2), 86 (Savvy), and 90.33 (CR Carolato II).

 

Elizabeth Boyd and Capilan 2. © Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

She said, “This class was good quality and they were great courses. Everybody did a great job and it was fun to be a part of it.” Boyd noted that Winnetou has not had as much hunter experience after moving from the jumper ring, but that he was “cute and a good boy.” She added, “It was nice of them to let me use him.”

Fifth place went to Hunt Tosh, who received scores of 87.33 (CR Carolato II), 90.66 (Sander), 83 (VIP Z), and 82 (Winnetou) for a total of 346.33.

 

Hunt Tosh and Sander. © Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

Tosh noted that while all of the riders are very serious during the week, this night class lets them have a good time. In the handy class, he said he “had nothing to lose,” so he tried an inside turn that no one else attempted. It didn’t quite work for Tosh, but he had fun in the class nevertheless.

Of the horse he brought, he noted, “He behaved for everyone. He was fun to ride.”

Kelley Farmer finished up in sixth place after her horse Red Sky was replaced after her round. She scored a 35 in the first round after Red Sky had a refusal and looked uncomfortable in the ring. The WCHR Appeal Committee for the show decided that Farmer would have to keep her score since it was her horse that she brought for the class, but replaced Red Sky with the alternate horse, Capilan 2.

Farmer rebounded for her final three rounds, scoring 83.33 (Savvy), 90 (CR Carolato II), and 90.66 (Sander) for a total of 298.99.

 

Kelley Farmer and Savvy. © Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

Farmer explained of the situation, “He felt like he hit himself or stung himself. I wouldn’t have walked in the ring if he didn’t feel great. He showed here this week. He can be a little quirky, but that had nothing to do with it. He warmed up perfectly. From the first jump, I knew something was wrong, and I didn’t know if he was going to level out. He obviously didn’t; the more he jumped, the worse it felt.”

The Chair of USHJA WCHR Committee, Geoff Teall, also explained, “This is the procedure and why we have an alternate horse in case something went wrong. We ultimately made the right decision. We want it to be even for everybody. It was not an easy choice, but we made the right choice.” Teall noted that this was the third time in the 19-year history of the class that the alternate horse was needed.

Stewart won his first WCHR Professional Finals in 1998, and then again in 1999, 2003, and 2010. He expressed, “It’s always an honor to be in the group of top riders. This was probably the most relaxed I’ve been. I had a really good week here, so it was really just a nice, fun class to do.”

 

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For his win tonight in the WCHR Professional Finals, Stewart was presented with the “All the Way” trophy. The Far West Farms Perpetual Trophy donated by the Karazissis Family was given to Sander as the Best Horse.

 

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All of the riders thanked the owners for letting them use their horses in the WCHR Professional Finals. The horses in tonight’s class were:

Hunt Tosh
CR Carolato II
12-year-old Holsteiner gelding
(O) Buddrus Equine LLC
(T) Jordan Seigel and Laura Hightower

Scott Stewart
VIP Z
9-year-old Zangersheide gelding
Sire: Hemmingway
Dam: My Illusion
(O) Scott Stewart
(T) Scott Stewart

Liza Boyd
Winnetou
Nine-year-old KWPN gelding
(O) Ponies and Palms LLC.
(T) Gary Duffy

Kelly Farmer
Red Sky
Nine-year-old DWB gelding
(O) Ken and Selma Garber
(T) Larry Glefke

John French
Sander
13-year-old KWPN gelding
(O) Lily Blavin
(T) Archie Cox

Peter Pletcher
Savvy
Nine-year-old German Sporthorse gelding
(O) Ashley Cross
(T) Peter Pletcher

Alternate Horse
Capilan 2
Seven-year-old Holsteiner Gelding
(O) Georgie Maskray Segesman
(T) Karen Healey

Annie Finch Clinches Second Finals Win

Annie Finch of Rancho Santa Fe, CA, and W.C. Swing, a 14-year-old KWPN gelding by Guidam, led the victory gallop for the second time this week in the ARIAT National Adult Medal Finals. Just five days ago, Finch won the North American Adult Amateur Equitation Finals. Finch beat 28 other riders in the competitive class by scoring 87.45 in the first round and an 85.4 in the second round for a total of 172.85. Elysse Ruschmeyer and Metro finished second with a total of 168.05, while while Quinn Traendly and Parcheesi were third with 165.8.

 

Annie Finch and W.C. Swing. © Shawn McMillen Photography

After her win last weekend, Finch felt nervous today. “We waited all week because I don’t do the hunters,” she explained. My mom and I had the best time, hanging out and watching everyone. Then there was pressure, everyone’s saying, ‘You won last week so you’re going to win this week.’”

Finch remarked, “I don’t ever think I’m going to win, I just think I don’t want to make a mistake. My goal has always been to fit in, I really have a hard time watching other people. I’m always like, ‘Oh you’re so good, what am I doing here?’ I’m just trying to go around!”

 

Elysse Ruschmeyer and Metro. © Shawn McMillen Photography

Her plan for today’s second round course changed when they decided to leave a stride out in the last line, which was a bending seven or direct six strides to a one-stride combination. Finch urged “Swing” down the line and he made it look easy. “My horse is so good, whatever you ask him to do, he‘ll do,” Finch said. “We could do eight or five (strides). I just do what my trainer (Chance Arakelian) tells me to do. He says slice it this way to that way, land left but don’t swap. The horse is amazing—he won those rounds. Last weekend was good, but he helped me out a lot today.”

Finch has ridden Swing for two years, and the talented horse has plenty of experience in the equitation ring – he won the USEF Talent Search Finals – West twice, plus numerous other classes.

 


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Of her win, she said, “I said my goal is to have a good time, since this is my first time here! I’m still in shock from last weekend!”

Earlier in the afternoon, Debbie Kelly and Say What, owned by Rodney Bross, were victorious in the WCHR Adult Amateur Finals.

Round 1 of the North American Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Challenge Cup sponsored by Kate Considine/Willow Brook Stables kicked off this afternoon with a speed class. Victoria Colvin and Monsieur du Reverdy were the fastest to win in 65.682 seconds. Second place went to Alexandra Crown and Starnato in 70.200 seconds, while Vivian Yowan and Coral Z were third in 73.509 seconds. The jumpers will return tomorrow night for their final round, the $10,000 North American Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Challenge Cup.

The Capital Challenge Horse Show continues tomorrow with championships for the 16-17 sections of the junior hunters, the pony hunters, the Children’s Pony Hunters, the WCHR Handy Hunter Challenge, and the final round for the junior/amateur-owner jumpers.

If you can’t attend the Capital Challenge Horse Show, remember you can see all the action live and find full results at www.capitalchallenge.org. For live scoring please visit www.equestrianlive.com.

Final Results: WCHR Professional Finals
1 SCOTT STEWART
90    92    92      91.33
90    89    91      90.00
93    92    90      91.66
92    88    90      90.00 362.99

2 PETER PLETCHER
85    78    81      81.33
86    90    90      88.66
91    91.5  89      90.50
95    95    93      94.33 354.82

3 JOHN FRENCH
91    90    88      89.66
92    89.5  90.5    90.66
92    85    90.5    89.16
87    81    85      84.33 353.81

4 ELIZABETH BOYD
81    86    85      84.00
83    86    89      86.00
84    87    87      86.00
94    89    88      90.33 346.33

5 WINNETOU        HUNT TOSH
87    89    86      87.33
89    91    92      90.66
82    82    85      83.00
84    80    82      82.00 342.99

6 KELLEY FARMER
35    30    40      35.00
85    81    84      83.33
88    91    91      90.00
93    90    89      90.66 298.99

Final Results: ARIAT National Adult Medal Finals
1   W. C. SWING     ANNIE FINCH
87    84    88    89    89.25   87.45
87    87    83    83.5  86.5    85.40 172.85

2   METRO           ELYSSE RUSCHMEYER
89    85    81    81    85.75   84.35
81.5  81    85    85    86      83.70 168.05

3   PARCHEESI       QUINN TRAENDLY
82    81    79.75 79.5  82.75   81.00
84    85    84    84    87      84.80 165.80

4   LOGAN           SARAH FLINK
78    83.75 87    87    80.5    83.25
81    80    82    83    78      80.80 164.05

5   LEONETTI        STEPHANIE GOODSON
78.75 80    84.25 86    84.9    82.78
82    79    78    79    81.5    79.90 162.68

6   LIGHTNING       APRIL WEHLE
85    83    79    82    82.25   82.25
77    76    79    80    79      78.20 160.45

7   LION KING       ASHLEY TICE
81    77    84    85    88      83.00
79    78    76    74    74      76.20 159.20

8   ROSSO ROSSINI   MIRANDA SCARPONE
86    83.5  83    80    83      83.10
78    76.5  73    75.5  75      75.60 158.70

9   LINDEGARDENS LOR  ALEXA BAYKO
84    78.5  86.25 77    77.9    80.73
80    77    74    73    77.1    76.22 156.95

10  SPYGLASS        AMY COOPER
78.5  83.8  80.5  82.5  78      80.66
69    70    77    75    76.75   73.55 154.21

About Capital Challenge
In its 19th year, the Capital Challenge Horse Show sets itself apart with a distinct and unique focus on preeminent hunter competition. Held each autumn at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD, this year’s show will take place on September 29-October 7.

Top competitions include the ARIAT National Adult Medal Finals and the THIS National Children’s Medal Finals, along with the Capital Challenge Equitation Weekend, presented by Bigeq.com. In addition to these prestigious equitation events, the Capital Challenge Horse Show will once again host the World Champion Hunter Rider Finals and will assemble the country’s best horses and riders to compete in junior, amateur, and professional hunter classes.

For more information, please visit www.capitalchallenge.org or visit the Capital Challenge Horse Show page on Facebook!

Photos © Shawn McMillen Photography – www.shawnmcmillen.com, and © Jennifer Wood Media, Inc. These photos may only be used in relation to this press release and with full photo credit.

 

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Three Grand Champion Awards Presented in Amateur and Adult Hunters at 2012 Capital Challenge Horse Show

October 05, 2012 By: janwest Category: General

Tracy Scheriff-Muser with Absolut and Macallan. © Shawn McMillen Photography


Upper Marlboro, MD –  The 2012 Capital Challenge Horse Show continued today with competition for the amateur and adult hunter riders, along with a evening session final for Children’s/Adult Jumpers. Tracy Scheriff-Muser and Absolut captured the Grand Amateur-Owner 3’6” Hunter Championship, while Nancy Hooker and Castlewalk were named the Grand Amateur-Owner 3’3” Hunter Champions. Alexa Weisman rode Showman to the Grand Adult Hunter Championship. The winner of the $10,000 Children’s/Adult Jumper Challenge sponsored by Peacock Ridge was Kaley Pratt, winning for the second year in a row, this time on Tjardin.

In the Amateur-Owner 3’6” Hunter 18-35 division, sponsored by The Hallman Family and MerryLegs South, Tracy Scheriff-Muser of Wellington, FL, swept the tricolor presentations. She and Absolut were named champions, while Macallan took the reserve champion ribbon. Absolut finished first and second over fences, second in the stake, and third in the under saddle. Macallan placed first and third over fences and was fifth in the under saddle.

For their top finish, Scheriff-Muser and Absolut won the Grand Amateur-Owner 3’6” Hunter Championship, sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Will Roberts. They were presented with the Dr. Harold M.C. Smith Trophy, donated by Dr. Suzanne Smith and Dr. Peter Craig. Scheriff-Muser was named the Best Amateur-Owner Rider, which was sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest M. Oare. She was presented with The So Many Ways Challenge Trophy, donated by Karen Kramer.

To cap off their amazing day, Absolut and Scheriff-Muser won the $2,500 WCHR Amateur-Owner 3’6” Challenge, sponsored by John Turner and ThumbsUp Farm.

“This is one of my favorite horse shows,” Scheriff-Muser said with a smile. While she has been reserve champion before at Capital Challenge, this was her first championship.

Tracy Scheriff-Muser with Absolut and Macallan. © Shawn McMillen Photography

Scheriff-Muser found Absolut, a 10-year-old KWPN gelding by Cassini, in 2007 when he had just been imported from Europe and had no show experience. Trainer Havens Schatt campaigned him in the Pre-Green Hunters before he became a solid show horse for Scheriff-Muser. “Havens did a phenomenal job with him. Now he’s all mine. He’s my go-to horse. I can always count on him. He’s always right there whenever I need him,” she said. “I love grey horses and I always wanted a grey. That’s kind of how I ended up with him. We never really thought he’d get this far. He has far exceeded all of our expectations. I love him so much, especially since my old horse retired. Absolut had to step up to the plate and he has. I’m very lucky to have him.”

Macallan is a newer partner for her, and they have been together for a year and a half. She described, “He’s a funny horse. He’s lazy. You have to wake him up before you go in the ring. Absolut, once you get him going he will carry you but Mac, you have to kick him the whole way around the ring. Macallan and I are still getting used to each other a little bit. A lot of times he’s second behind his brother.”

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The Grand Amateur-Owner 3’3” Champion, sponsored by Augusta Pines, was Castlewalk, ridden by Nancy Hooker of Wellington, FL, and owned by Richard Prant. They were tops in the 36 & Over division, sponsored by Wood Run Farm/The Tredennick Family and Woodland Way, Inc. after they won two classes. Hooker also won the Best Amateur-Owner 3’3” Rider Award, sponsored by Team Rakowski, and she and Castlewalk won the EMO Trip of the Show for the 3’3” division with a score of 87.5. The reserve champion in the Amateur-Owner 3’3” Hunters was Winner, ridden by Daryl Portela. They were first, second, and fourth over fences and placed sixth in the under saddle.

Hooker got the ride on Castlewalk, formerly her daughter Heather’s junior hunter, when Heather went to college this fall. “I went into her closet, stole some of her clothes, and got one of her horses! It was fun,” she laughed.

Nancy Hooker and Castlewalk. © Shawn McMillen Photography

Castlewalk, an 11-year-old Wurttenberger gelding by Araconit, has been a part of their family for five years, and competed in his first show in the Future Hunters at Capital Challenge with Scott Stewart. Hooker said, “I’ve known him for years, and I’ve been his exercise rider. That’s what made it fun today. We had a relationship when we got to the horse show.”

Hooker said she was “very nervous” coming into the show, but knew she could count on Castlewalk. “In a show like this, he’s very keen and he’s a show horse. He likes to go in the ring and look where he’s going. He wants to win, which made it fun today.”

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Hooker took satisfaction in the fact that she was able to win the handy class this year, the same feat Heather accomplished last year with Castlewalk. “I had a little pressure on me because Heather won. She’s been texting me all morning from the middle of a lecture, saying, ‘Remember, I won the handy last year.’ I had to text her back in the middle of her class and say, ‘I won it this year!’ Turnaround was fair play,” she remarked.

Showman kept his winning streak going with his owner Alexa Weisman of Sherborn, MA, in the saddle after his successful outing earlier in the week with Scott Stewart in the Regular Conformation Hunters. They were division champions in the Adult Amateur 18-35 Hunters, sponsored by Lainie Wimberly and Brigadoon Show Stables, Inc. Weisman also picked up the reserve championship on Content, owned by Scott Stewart. They placed second in both over fences classes and were fourth in the under saddle.

Showman and Weisman’s top finishes of first and third over fences plus a second under saddle gave them the Grand Adult Hunter Championship, which is sponsored by Steve Martines. They were presented with the Equus Entries Challenge Trophy, donated by Equus Entries and Sue and Ralph Caggiano. Weisman won the Best Adult Amateur Rider Award, sponsored by Phoebe Weseley and River Run Farm, LLC. Weisman’s trainer, Scott Stewart, was presented with the Gail Knieriem Memorial Trophy, donated by Lynley Reilly and Randy Johnson.

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Showman, a 10-year-old Westphalian gelding by Showstar, was imported by Stewart. He had no show experience, “had barely jumped and didn’t have shoes on,” Weisman said. After some early professional rides, Weisman started showing him in the Adult Hunters and moved up to the 3’6”. However, now that she has a full-time job, Weisman has moved back down to the adult division.

“He’s so wonderful. It’s so nice to have one for long enough, to where I got here late last night and I got on him today. I know him well enough that it was easy to just hop on and go ride him,” she said. “He’s always good. It’s always dependent on me!”

Over the years, Weisman said that Showman has “gotten more mature and that he knows his job.” She added, “If he’s at a horse show, he knows what he’s doing and I feel like I can depend on him to know what to do. When he was just starting out, he would get a little nervous once in awhile. But he’s always been so laid-back and so easy. Now we joke that when he’s at the farm, he’s Dylan, but once he gets to the horse show, he’s Showman. I really think that stands true. Once the knots are in his mane, he is good to go.”

Alexa Weisman and Showman. © Parker/Russell – The Book

This was Weisman’s first championship at Capital Challenge. “It feels great. I’m so excited. It almost doesn’t seem like it’s happened yet,” she expressed.

The Amateur-Owner 3’6” Hunter champion, sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest M. Oare, was Rock Steady, ridden by Katie Robinson of Bronxville, NY, for KJ Robinson LLC. They placed first and second over fences and were first in the under saddle. The reserve champion was Sambalino, ridden by Becky Gochman. There were second and third over fences and second in the under saddle.

This is the second year that Robinson has ridden Rock Steady, a 12-year-old Warmblood gelding. The pair won the same championship at last year’s Capital Challenge. “He’s my steady guy for sure,” Robinson said. “I gave him two and a half months off, and this was really our first show back together. I was happy to see he felt good and remembered how to do it all. I was really proud of him.”

Katie Robinson and Rock Steady. © Shawn McMillen Photography

She said of his demeanor over the past two days, “He was really relaxed. His stride was huge and he just felt great. Everybody works so hard and my trainers – Andre Dignelli, Patricia Griffith, Brady Mitchell – they were really excited. I was happy to win for them.“

The Amateur-Owner 3’6” EMO High Point Trip of the Show was an 88.5 from Lisa Williams and San Morino.

In the Amateur-Owner 3’3” 18-35 Hunters, sponsored by Doug and Missy Smith, Castleton and Marianna Wade of Charlottesville, VA, won the handy hunter class and placed second in another class to capture the championship. The pair also won the $2,500 WCHR Amateur-Owner 3’3” Challenge sponsored by Milestone, LLC and Havens Schatt. The reserve champion in the division was One Shot, ridden by Sarah Sturges. They were first, fourth, and fifth over fences and fourth in the under saddle.

Marianna Wade and Castleton. © Shawn McMillen Photography

Although Wade has only been riding Castleton for a year, she has known the horse for more than six years. “We got him from one of the customers who had him for a junior hunter,” she said. “I never rode him though, before November.” After Wade sold her horse in March 2011 and took six months off riding to be with her family, she got the itch to ride and show again that December. “It was time to show and everybody was getting ready to start the new year,” she recalled. “I thought, ‘Maybe I’m ready to ride again.’ They said if I wanted to do it, Castle was all mine.”

Castleton, a 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Corismo, also shows in the derby classes with Wade’s sister, Maria Shannon, a trainer at The Barracks. Wade said that her horse is a real “show horse” and loves the handy classes. She described, “He goes in the ring and puts his ears forward. You go to the jump, he knows his job. He’s very handy; he could jump fire backwards.”

It’s been 16 years since Wade last showed at Capital Challenge as a junior rider and she noted, “It was amazing to win here.”

The Adult Amateur 36-50 Hunter championship went to Surf’s Up, ridden and owned by Missy Luczak Smith of Charlotte, NC. The pair were second over fences and won the under saddle. The reserve champion was Smith’s best friend, Lindsey Evans Thomas, who rode Fitzwilliam, owned by Shane Mackey. They won an over fences class and clinched the reserve tricolor by winning a hack-off over Lynn Ellen Rice and Purple Heart. Lynn Ellen Rice and Purple Heart won the EMO Adult Hunter Trip of the Show after they scored a 90 in their division.

Missy Luczak Smith and Surf’s Up. © Parker/Russell – The Book

Smith has been riding Surf’s Up, an eight-year-old Holsteiner gelding by Casall, for a year and a half and said they have “an interesting relationship.” She went on to say, “He has got all the personality in the world. He can be very naughty or he can be very, very good. He always steps it up for me when I need him though. The one moment when I call on him, he will step up, like he did today, and give me an 89. But, it’s his way or the highway!”

Smith thanked barn manager Holly Kinsey, rider Hayley Barnhill, and trainer Tom Wright for her success. While her focus this week was on her other 3’3” horse, she knew she would have fun on Surf’s Up.

“He’s got the best jump and when he’s good, it’s so much fun. It’s effortless. In a sport this competitive, showing against all these great horses and all these great riders, it means so much to me to win here,” she said. “You’re with the best of the best.”

The Adult Hunter 51 & Over division championship went to Laura Lee Montross of Bedford, NY, on Wind Dancer. They won an over fences class and were fourth in the under saddle. The reserve champion was Say What, ridden by Debbie Kelly for Rodney Bross. They won an over fences class.

Laura Lee Montross and Wind Dancer. © Parker/Russell – The Book

This is Montross’s fourth year riding Wind Dancer, and they won a championship at Capital Challenge in 2010. Montross credited her trainer, Jimmy Torano, for her win due to her good relationship with him and he with her horse. “He has a lot to do with it because he prepares him,” she said.
She described of Wind Dancer, “He’s like a pet and we just click. Every once in a while it works! He’s wonderful to ride, very easy, smooth gait, pleasant personality. I just love the horse.”

She said of her win, “It feels absolutely wonderful, beyond. He likes Capital Challenge!”

There were 55 entries in the $10,000 Children’s/Adult Jumper Challenge, and Kaley Pratt of Gainesville, FL, was able to win her second Challenge in a row. Last year, Pratt was the fastest to win with her horse Shane. The pair went on to win the Adult Jumper Championship at the Washington International Horse Show as well. After that, Shane was sold, and Pratt didn’t find a new horse until February of this year.

Kaley Pratt and Tjardin. © Shawn McMillen Photography

She and Tjardin, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare owned by Mahala Rummel, were able to beat out 22 other entries in the jump-off with a clear round in 30.532 seconds. Second place went to Alex Volta on Lover Boy, who finished in 31.971 seconds. Lili Hymowitz and Barbara were third with a time of 32.146. Hymowitz won the Best Children’s Jumper Rider Award, sponsored by Memorial Park Hunters. Pratt won the Best Adult Amateur Jumper Rider Award, sponsored by Meadow Grove Farm and was presented with The Belfield Trophy, donated by Julie Karpan.

Alex Volta and Lover Boy. © Shawn McMillen Photography

Pratt tried not to think about the size of the class and focused on the course and what she needed to accomplish. “That way it keeps me from getting too nervous,” she revealed.

On the jump-off, Pratt felt that she made up time and won the class on the rollback from the second to third jump, a tall vertical. “We caught it at just the right angle,” she said. “Then she actually tripped after the liverpool. Somehow I just kicked her back up and she helped me out to the last jump. I didn’t know (if we won), but I knew it was really close, especially with the trip. I was just happy because we had a great round.”

When asked about her second win in a row, Pratt expressed, “It feels amazing because I just started leasing this horse in February. She’s just been great, but it’s taken us a couple months to figure each other out. She just takes me a lot more than my last one did. My last one I had to kick, and this one I have to hold. Everything is coming together at the right time. It’s really unbelievable. It’s such a hard horse show to win at with so many people. I don’t know what to think right now!”

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The Capital Challenge continues tomorrow with the start of the junior and pony hunters and will host the WCHR Adult Amateur Finals, the ARIAT National Adult Medal Finals, and the North American Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Challenge Cup Round 1. The evening session includes one of the highlight classes of the week, the WCHR Professional Finals.

Final Results: $10,000 Children’s/Adult Jumper Challenge
1   TJARDIN         KALEY PRATT: 0/0/30.532
2   LOVER BOY       ALEX VOLTA: 0/0/31.971
3    BARBARA         LILI HYMOWITZ: 0/0/32.146
4    RIVER BIRD      JENNIFER GATES: 0/0/32.569
5    UNDERBERG       JOHN DARST: 0/0/32.573
6   CASCADINI       ERIN MCGUIRE: 0/0/32.957
7   CENTER COURT    LILI HYMOWITZ: 0/0/35.013
8   BACKLASH        KRISTEN BERIAN: 0/4/30.201
9    SHINKANSEN      DEVON MONROE: 0/4/30.356
10   CHARMEUR S      SAMANTHA WIGHT: 0/4/30.514
11   MAX             TRACY SCHERIFF-MUSER: 0/4/30.887
12  KENZO DESFI     ABBYGALE FUNK: 0/4/30.928

 

About Capital Challenge
In its 19th year, the Capital Challenge Horse Show sets itself apart with a distinct and unique focus on preeminent hunter competition. Held each autumn at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD, this year’s show will take place on September 29-October 7.
 

Top competitions include the ARIAT National Adult Medal Finals and the THIS National Children’s Medal Finals, along with the Capital Challenge Equitation Weekend, presented by Bigeq.com. In addition to these prestigious equitation events, the Capital Challenge Horse Show will once again host the World Champion Hunter Rider Finals and will assemble the country’s best horses and riders to compete in junior, amateur, and professional hunter classes.

For more information, please visit www.capitalchallenge.org or visit the Capital Challenge Horse Show page on Facebook!

Photos © Shawn McMillen Photography – www.shawnmcmillen.com, © Parker/Russell – The Book, © Jennifer Wood Media, Inc. These photos may only be used in relation to this press release and with full photo credit.

 

© 2012 Jennifer Wood Media Inc.