After a successful showing at the Country Classic Preview, Oz remained consistent at the Country Classic, with the barn receiving multiple championships and awards – so consistent, in fact, that Jeff and Leslie shared the same injury. They both broke their left hand on the same jump. Statistically not very likely. They should have bought lottery tickets.
Champions in the jumper divisions included Wiberra and Madison Cameron in the Medium Junior Amateur, as well as Kantos and Kimberly Bruce in the Low Adult. Chanel and Ali Majer were Reserve Champions in the High Children’s Jumper.
Oz domination was fully shown in the hunters and equitation. Shelley Campf was Champion in both the Baby Green and 4&5 Year Old with Perseverance, and Reserve Champion in the same divisions on Mon Avis. Rendition and Lexie Grant were Champions in the Children’s Hunter, while Legatus and Madison Cameron won the tri-color in the Equitation 16-17. The championships continued with Perseverance and Diane Laycoe in the Pre-Adult, Night Song and Tara Niculescu in the Pre-Green 3’3”, Mon Avis and Shelley Campf in the Pre-Green 3’, and Adriana and Tara Niculescu in the Training Hunter 2’6”. Oz swept the Junior Hunter 16-17, with Greyscale and Maggie Dennis winning the Championship and Pendleton and Paige Hamilton taking home Reserve.
Individual class winners were also abundant at the Country Classic. Shelley Campf won a First Year Green class on both Rendition and Encore, while Jeff Campf received the blue in the First Year Green under saddle aboard Exposure. Legatus and Madison Cameron were first in a Junior Working Hunter class, and Voila and Avery Worthington won the division’s under saddle class. Adriana and Jane Hood won the Long Stirrup under saddle, and Adriana and Tara Niculescu also won the Schooling Hunter 3’.
Legatus and Madison Cameron won yet another USET, and Hologram and Maggie Dennis took home 6th in the class. Paige Hamilton was 3rdin the Pessoa, while Avery Worthington received 4th. Avery Worthington and Trick also won the OHJA Junior/Senior Medal. Madison Cameron and Legatus won top billing in the $1,000 Hunter Handy Classic, followed by Greyscale and Maggie Dennis in 3rd, Exposure and Shelley Campf in 5th, and Pendleton and Tara Niculescu in 7th. Shelley Campf took home 4th on Black Pearl and 7thon Snow Patrol in the $2,500 National Hunter Derby. Despite the POURING rain on Sunday, and suffering from a broken hand, Kantos and Jeff Campf were 4thin the Mini Prix, followed by Musketeer and Kaylee Cox in 6th.
Madison Cameron was awarded the Best Child Rider award. This award is awarded to the junior rider that the judges subjectively choose to be the most consistently successful junior rider at the show.
What a great week of competing. Congratulations to all of the Ozlings!
Submitted by, Correspondent: Kaylee Cox