Mill Spring, NC -- Megan McCann of Wrightsville, PA, and First Look, lovingly known as "Arthur" around the barn, collected championship honors in the Adult Amateur Hunter 18-35 division at Tryon Spring 6. The duo had a spectacular week, placing no lower than fourth throughout their competition in the hunter ring. McCann has been riding Arthur, owned by her sister Laura Flanagan, for the past year, and has really hit her stride with the big bay gelding.
"It was our first time showing so far this season at TIEC, and it was a really great show for us. The grounds were absolutely stunning, the footing was perfect and everything was immaculate. Arthur was just awesome too. He felt very relaxed all week and very much in his element," said McCann. "I took over the ride on him a year and a half ago after my sister had her baby, and it's been great for both of us. I train with Kitty and Johnny Barker, which is who we bought him from a few years ago when they imported him. He's become a member of the family now."
The duo collected several wins during their week, but will slow down their competition schedule this summer as McCann prepares to tie the knot in the beginning of August.
"I'm getting married in August, so we decided to aim for a little bit of a quieter summer show schedule this year," she explained. "We've had a great year so far, and he has continued to step up to the plate. At our last show in Florida he was the circuit reserve champion, and I couldn't be happier with how he went for me this week. It was a just overall a great show for us."
For more information on TIEC and for a full list of results please visit www.tryon.com.