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Riders took to their mounts again on Wednesday, the second day, of the Professional Hunters and Performance Hunters at the Kentucky Summer Classic.
First Year Working Hunters saw Holly Orlando and Cornerstone take the top position, while Christopher Payne won the championship in his divisions aboard Lugano and Holden on Wednesday at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Hunt Tosh guided two horses, Lone Star and Cold Harbor, to champion titles.
Tosh and Lone Star rode to second place finishes in the first round over fences and the handy class, complimenting Tuesday’s scores to equal the championship tri-color ribbon. The reserve championship was awarded to Erica Quinn and Chit Chat.
Tosh and Cold Harbor earned the top honors in the Regular Conformation Hunters.
“In the first class on the second jump he had a small rub, but after that he jumped outrageous,” recalled Tosh. “He was really sharp and jumped beautifully. He tries hard and goes in to win every time. He always jumps really hard and high, he’s a really good show horse. He’s elegant and really fun to ride.”
Shawn Casady exhibited Picasso to top placings today. The pair earned the third place ribbon in the over fences, the first in the handy round and the second in the under saddle. They were awarded with the reserve championship.
Other notable top ranks for Wednesday’s events include the championship placing by Christopher Payne and Luganoin the Green Conformation Hunters. Lugano respectively received top prizes in four out of five classes earning the tricolor ribbon in the division.
Payne continued with success in the Second Year Green Working Hunters aboard Holden. The pair won high ranks-first place in the handy, and second place in the over fences to total a championship standing.
Cody Lewis-Schultz rode Wish List to the reserve championship honors for the Second Year Working Hunters. Lewis-Schultz rode to the first and fourth place finishes over fences, as well as the first in the under saddle.
In the Six-Year-Old and Seven/Eight-Year-Old Jumper classes, Christian Heineking and Aaron Vale captured victories Wednesday in their respective classes.
In the Seven/Eight-Year-Old Young Jumper, Vale completed the first round with Spirit of Alena to advance to the immediate jump-off. They left all rails in their cups as they broke the beam in 33.643 seconds to claim the first place prize.
Shortly after the Seven/Eight-Year-Old Young Jumpers came to a close, Christian Heineking rode NTEC Quanto to the Six-Year-Old Young Jumpers first place finish. The pair completed a double-clear effort in 35.573 seconds, a full two seconds ahead of second place finisher Richard Reinhart and Comet who finished at 37.588 seconds.
For more information about the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows, please visit kentuckyhorseshows.com.
From Phelps Media Group