Show Hunters Take Center Stage This Week
FL February 12 The first day of the World Championship
Hunter Rider Spectacular week of the Winter Equestrian Festival
was a warm wonderful day full of great show horses competing under
sunny skies. On the Grand Prix field the Regular Conformation horses,
led the way with a Model Class which was won by Chopard, handled
by Scott Stewart and owned by Alexa Weisman. There was a Model Green
Conformation, then the over fence classes began. This is the first
time for these horses to show on the big international grass field
as opposed to their traditional hunter show rings. Saturday nights
big Hunter Classic will be held on this field under lights and the
champions and reserve champions of this weeks competition
will qualify to compete.
ridden by Emily Williams and owned by All Seasons Farm/Clara Lindner
won two over fence classes in the Regular Working Hunters today
and will most likely qualify herself. Strapless is the defending
Champion of the World Championship Hunter Classic and the only horse
to have won this Classic two times.
Chopard with Scott Stewart won one of the over fence classes for
the Regular Conformation Hunters and Hollywood won the other. Hollywood
is ridden by Tim Goguen and owned by Paula Polk Lilard. Moulin Rouge
ridden by T. Whitehead won 2 of the over fence classes in the Second
Year Green Hunter division.
beginning at 8:00 AM in the International Arena, the 2 sections
of First Year Green Hunters will get their chance to perform on
are attached. All results are posted daily at www.stadiumjumping.com.
Photos are available upon request.
to the Winter Equestrian Festival are available by phone at 793-JUMP
or at the gate. Admission is free on Wednesdays. Children 12 &
under are free all days. Senior admission is $5 every day. Adult
admission is $5 on Thursday and Friday, $10 on Saturday, and $15
on Sunday. Parking is free.
Equestrian Festival Dates:
week runs Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 8:00 AM)
Classic/WCHR Spectacular February 12 16
Florida Dressage Classic February 13 - 16
Zada Enterprises, LLC Wellington Masters February 19
Tommy Bahama Palm Beach Open February 26 March 2
Cosequin Wellington Finale March 5 9
Zada Enterprises, LLC WEF Dressage Classic March 13