Buffalo, New York - SBS Farms of Buffalo, NY is pleased to announce that Jennifer Alfano has been officially selected to represent the hunter discipline in the Hunter Derby Demonstration during the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY September 25 - October 10, 2010. Filling one of only four coveted slots, Alfano said "I am so honored to have been chosen for the demonstration. The hunter discipline is of such significance in the United States, and by participating in this demonstration, I will get to be part of an incredible experience that will let the world see what the hunters are truly about."
Two World Championship Hunter Rider titles, numerous accolades, and outstanding horsemanship made Alfano an ideal candidate for demonstrating what it is that exemplifies a perfect hunter course. Recently named the Chronicle of the Horse's Show Hunter Horsewoman of the Year, Alfano is undoubtedly one of the best hunter riders of this era. After finishing an incredible year, Alfano graciously accepted the award and said, "This year was a good year for me, and we couldn't have been happier with how the horses went. They came out at every horse show wanting to win and they did. Winning this award means so much, and I'd just like to thank everyone who has supported me along the way to make my professional career what it is today."
Riding and training out of SBS Farms of Buffalo, NY, Alfano works with SBS Farms Director, Susie Schoellkopf, and together they have continuously produced phenomenally successful hunters, including 2009 Second Year Green Hunter of the Year, Jersey Boy. Alfano is no stranger to hunter derbies, in fact, they seem to be her knack as 2009 marked numerous victories in hunter derbies around the country, including the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby in Wellington, FL and the $10,000 HITS Ocala Hunter Derby, as well as an impressive second place finish in the $100,000 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals to finish off the year.
In addition to Alfano's hunter derby successes of 2009, she was also named Rider of the Year at the 2009 National Show Hunter Hall of Fame Dinner and Leading Lady Hunter Rider at the Devon Horse Show.
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Photo Credit: Jennifer Alfano and SBS Farms's Jersey Boy. Photo © 2008 Jennifer Wood/PMG.