Spring National Hunter – April 7 – 12, 2015

The cool weather and green trees in Oregon were welcome changes coming back from a couple months in the desert. We were all glad to have some down time, but now we’re ready to kick off the Northwest show season with the Spring National Hunter in Monroe!

Let’s start with the special awards presented at the show: Shelley was awarded Leading Professional Hunter Rider and the Braid Laird Perpetual Trophy; STEPHANIE VON GORTLER earned the title of Leading Adult Amateur Hunter Rider; EMILY PERKINS’ NEW ENGLAND won the prestigious Betty Heisly Trophy for the best overall Green Working Hunter. Nice job, everyone :)

Champions this week:

LAGO W and Dustin in the High Performance Working Hunter

ALEXANDRA ZELL’s PLAYLIST and Shelley in the combined Green & Regular Conformation Hunter

EMILY PERKINS’ NEW ENGLAND and Shelley in the combined 1st & 2nd Year Green Working Hunter

KILKENNY ESQUIRE and STEPHANIE VON GORTLER in the Adult Amateur Working Hunter

PLAYLIST and owner ALEXANDRA ZELL in the Amateur Owner Working Hunter 3’3”

Reserve Champions:

KERA MCCANDLESS’ SORCERER and Dustin in the Performance Working Hunter 3’6”

EMILY PERKINS’ NEW ENGLAND and Shelley in the combined Green & Regular Conformation Hunter

ALEXANDRA ZELL’s PLAYLIST and Shelley in the combined 1st & 2nd Year Green Working Hunter

SORCERER and KERA MCCANDLESS in the Junior Working Hunter 15 & Under

Additional Class Winners:

KILKENNY ESQUIRE and Shelley in the Pre-Green Working Hunter 3’

FIRST LADY and owner LAUREN RANSONE in the Amateur Owner Working Hunter 3’3”

ALEXANDRA ZELL with her PLAYLIST in the Ariat National Adult Medal

Congratulations, everyone!


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