Nick Haness & Queen Celeste. Picture © Sportfot.
From throughout North America, the highest horses and riders within the hunter self-discipline flocked to Wellington, FL this week for World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Week on the Winter Equestrian Pageant. The sixth week of competitors shines a highlight on all divisions of the self-discipline and offers amateurs, juniors, and professionals alike the prospect to qualify for Saturday evening’s $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Seashore Hunter Spectacular.
Over 100 of the nation’s greatest efficiency hunter horses took middle stage in Wellington Worldwide’s Worldwide Ring. Two champions had been topped within the California Cut up Rein Household 3’6” Efficiency Hunter division. The 2 tricolor awards had been introduced to Scott Stewart of Wellington, FL and Nick Haness of Temecula, CA for his or her high placings.
Mitchell and Stewart Declare Tricolors in Equine Tack & Nutritionals 3’6” Inexperienced Hunter Division
Canada’s Brady Mitchell using Epic Fashion and Scott Stewart aboard Spirit D’Intro Z shared the Equine Tack & Nutritionals 3’6” Inexperienced Hunter title within the Worldwide Ring. Thirty-six entries stepped into the ring, but it surely was Mitchell and Epic Fashion, a Warmblood gelding by Cloney owned by Rein Household LLC, in addition to Stewart and Spirit D’Intro Z, a Zangersheide gelding by Stakkato owned by Gochman Sporthorses, who had been topped champions of the division.
Mitchell was thrilled after his successful spherical and mentioned, “My horse was superb yesterday; he was Part A winner of the leaping class yesterday and he received the hack. In a method the strain was off as a result of I knew I might in all probability have the tricolor, however in fact you need him to maintain successful. He’s a horse that actually appears to rise to the event, so I really feel actually fortunate to have the ability to journey him.”
With constant high ribbons, Stewart was equally happy after taking house the tricolor with Spirit D’Intro Z. “Spirit is definitely a brand new journey for me. He’s a very proficient jumper, and earlier than circuit we determined to play with him within the hunters as a result of he’s a beautiful mover,” mentioned Stewart. “We’re all very happy. It’s all the time nice using within the Worldwide Enviornment right here at WEF. He was courageous and it rode nice on the market at this time.”