WINS ASPCA MACLAY NORTHEAST REGIONAL FINAL
24, 2001-Brian Walker of St. Lazare, Quebec won the ASPCA Maclay Northeast
Regional Final (Region 1) at the Grand Fall Classic in Westbrook, CT on
With his victory, Walker qualified for the Maclay National Championships
for the ASPCA Horsemanship classes at the National Horse Show Presented
by Budweiser at Madison Square Garden in New York City, November 2-4.
Also qualifying were Caitlyn Shields of Sheffield, MA (2nd), Jennifer
Hannan of Wakefield, RI (3rd), Cody Baird of Greenwich, CT (4th), Whitney
Hollinger of Medfield, MA (5th), Elizabeth Saunders of New Canaan, CT
(6th), Lara Gay of Ridgefield, CT (7th), Hannah Wirfel of Westport, CT
(8th), and Abby Carpenter of Greenwich, CT (9th).
Fifty finalists from eight Maclay Regional Championships will qualify
to compete for the Maclay National Championships for the ASPCA Horsemanship
classes. The other qualifying events are:
East (Region 2), held at the Autumn Classic in Port Jervis, NY on September
8 included competitors from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
Northwest (Region 7), held at the Northwest Autumn Finals in Monroe, WA
on September 8 included competitors from Arkansas, Idaho, Montana, Oregon,
Washington and Wyoming.
Central (Region 5), held at the St. Louis National Charity in St. Louis,
MO on September 15 included competitors from Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana,
Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas,
West (Region 8), held at The Oaks Fall Classic in San Juan, Capistrano,
CA on September 15 included competitors from California, Hawaii and Nevada.
Mountain (Region 6), held at the High Prairie Fall Classic in Parker,
CO on September 15 included competitors from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico,
Southeast (Region 3), held in Alpharetta, GA on September 16 included
competitors from Alabama, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia,
Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia,
and West Virginia.
Midwest (Region 4), held at the Kentucky National in Lexington, KY on
September 22 included competitors from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan,
The Maclay National Championships for the ASPCA Horsemanship classes,
which is open to riders under the age of 18, is a showcase of future show
jumping champions. Each year more than 1,000 riders participate in local
and regional events to earn the right to compete in the National Horse
Show's Finals. Fifty of the country's top riders demonstrate their talents
to a panel of three judges for the most prestigious title for young hunt
The opening rounds of the prestigious Maclay National Championship for
the ASPCA Horsemanship classes will be held at Madison Square Garden during
the National Horse Show Presented by Budweiser in New York City on Saturday,
November 3 while the final rounds of the Maclay Championship will take
place on Sunday, November 4.
Past winners of the ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Trophy include such top
riders as Olympic veterans William Steinkraus, George Morris, Frank and
Mary Chapot, and Leslie Burr.
For more information, please visit www.nhs.org.