Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is proud to announce that the SmartPak Adult Amateur Hunter Leading Rider for 2010 is Kathryn Clapp of Charlottesville, VA. Clapp earned the honor aboard her equine partner Donnerkind, a 16.1-hand dark brown Hannoverian owned by Thomas Bishop's The Barracks Farm also in Charlotteville.
Based on accumulative points during the 2010 competition year, the SmartPak Adult Amateur Hunter Ranking List award comes with a $500 gift certificate, a custom-embroidered dress sheet and SmartPak Nantucket hunter bridle from the USEF and SmartPak. Clapp's accumulation of 1,000 points earned her the prize by a wide margin.
Clapp, 24, said, "This past year has been one of the best opportunities of my life. He was a great horse and a lot of fun, and I want to thank all the people that helped me get there."
Competing for several years as an adult amateur, Clapp said it's the spirit of competition and work that appeal to her most. "It's nice to have goals and something to work toward," she said. "There's always something new to learn, and there are opportunities to grow."
Second on the SmartPak Adult Amateur Hunter Leading Rider List with 817 points accumulated was Michigan's Kendall Meijer aboard Casanova. Lynn Rogers of New York was third with 771 points aboard Anika B.
To the complete 2010 SmartPak Adult Amateur Leading Rider List, visit http://usef.org/_IFrames/pointsAwards/points/AAHStandings.aspx.
Photo Credit: Kathryn Clapp and Donnerkind. Photo by Al Cook.