Only two Oz horses, Exposure and Greyscale, made the flight to The Capital Challenge in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The entire Oz Team consisted of Shelley, Maggie, Zizi, Diane and Betsy. We all had a great experience and lots of laughs.
Although Shelley and Maggie both rode well and had solid rounds at Capital Challenge, it was clear that Alexandra Zell and Exposurewere the star Ozlings of the week. The pair laid down a spectacular second round in the Adult Amateur 51 and Over Hunters, earning them a score of 87, the class win and clinching the Reserve Championshipfor the division. This was an impressive feat; The Capital Challenge brings together the top flight groups from each region to compete and this particular division was no exception with a field of 31 horses and riders. Congratulations Zizi!
The Capital Challenge also hosts the WCHR National Finals for the World Champion Hunter Rider Program. Alexandra Zell won the Adult Amateur National WCHR Owner award. Madison Cameron was named Reserve National Champion Handy Hunter Rider, while Maggie Dennis earned third. Shelley Campf finished second in the National Handy Hunter Trainer standings and Erica Hass was fourth in the WCHR National Emerging Professional Owner category. Congratulations to everyone. These are outstanding results!