Quentin, PA - Horses and riders weren't the only things working together at the 2011 St. Christopher's Horse Show, which returned to Pennsylvania’s picturesque Lebanon Valley region at the historic Quentin Riding Club in Quentin, PA, May 11-15. Mother nature cooperated with the horse show's busy schedule, holding her forecasted thunderstorms at bay until competitors in the final class lined up to receive their awards.
Once again the St. Christopher’s Horse Show, which was awarded the '2010 Horse Show of the Year' Award by the Pennsylvania Horse Show Association (PHSA), featured an exciting schedule of hunter-jumper competition for riders of all ages and skill levels.
Highlighting the show was the $10,000 Mini Prix, won by Brittany Hurst and Vicky, owned by Redfield Farm, LLC. In addition to the Olisco Trophy, which was presented to Hurst for her Mini Prix victory, she also took home the Grand Couer Trophy given to the horse show's Leading Jumper Rider.
Grand Championship Awards were presented to Kendell Adelberger who piloted Midnight Swing, owned by Zoe Beckerman, to the Grand Pony Championship, sponsored by Outlaw Stables; Ashley Foster who rode Kori Pickett's Pacifica to the Grand Junior Hunter Championship, sponsored by Perry County Excavating; and Jeffrey S. Ayers who rode his own Abercrombie to the Grand Hunter Championship, sponsored by Perry County Excavating, as well as Jessica Ungerer's Samba to the Grand Pre-Green Hunter Championship.
Ayres also took home the Leading Hunter Rider Award, sponsored by Perry County Excavating, for the Bittersweet Trophy. The Best Young Horse Award, sponsored by Holly McPherson, was won by Furst Look, owned by Lauren Glowzenski and held by Ray Francis. The Best Young Pony Award, sponsored by The Equine Marketer, was also presented to Francis, who rode Denise Hankinson's Diggory Delvet.
Additional special awards were presented to Ashley Foster who was named as the Best Child Rider on a Horse, sponsored by Outlaw Stables, for the Elizabeth Brennan Trophy; Kendell Adelberger who was named as the Best Child Rider on a Pony, sponsored by The Equine Marketer, for the Cd Shiah Memorial Trophy; and Amanda Steege who won the Mill Spring Trophy for Best Professional Round on San Remo, owned by Penelope Ayers.
"We'd like to congratulate all of our competitors on a successful 2011 St. Christopher's Horse Show," said show producer Lloyd Longenecker of Ryegate Show Services. "We are looking forward to seeing everyone again in 2012!"
Additional St. Christopher's Horse Show sponsors included: EquestrianCollegeRecruiter.com, Dietrich Insurance, Double G Stables, EquestrianConnect.com, Gerald Camera/Amerprise Financial, Johnson Horse Transportation, Inc., Kimber View Stables, Klick Lewis/Annville Auto Center, LRJ Enterprises, Mary Beth Lanza, Mona's Embroidery & Engraving, North Ridge Farm, Rolling Acres, Uma Farm, and Windy Willow Farm & Christi Schuman Campbell.
The St. Christopher’s Horse Show is a member event of the Pennsylvania Horse Show Association. It is also recognized by the USEF and is a regular member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Professional Horsemen’s Association. It is also recognized by the Eastern Pennsylvania Professional Horsemen’s Association, Pennsylvania Jumper Association, Maryland Horse Shows Association, North American League, Washington International Horse Show, Central Pennsylvania Junior Horse Show Association, Marshall & Sterling, and the Young Jumper Championships (YJC).
For more information on this year’s St. Christopher’s Horse Show please contact Ryegate Show Services at (717) 867-5643 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Ryegate’s website at www.ryegate.com.
Photos: Jeffrey S. Ayers rode Abercrombie to the Grand Hunter Championship, sponsored by Perry County Excavating. Ayres also took home the Leading Hunter Rider Award, sponsored by Perry County Excavating. Photo © Hoof Print Images.
Ashley Foster rode Kori Pickett's Pacifica to the Grand Junior Hunter Championship, sponsored by Perry County Excavating. Foster was also named as the Best Child Rider on a Horse. Photo © Hoof Print Images.