Molly Sewell and MTM Caruso S Take Home the $5,000 USHJA Hunter Classic

Molly Sewell and MTM Caruso S in their presentation ceremony with ringmaster

Molly Sewell and MTM Caruso S in their presentation ceremony with ringmaster Christian Craig. (Photo: ©ManciniPhotos)

Wellington, FL- Molly Sewell of Winter Park, FL, and MTM Caruso S, owned by Brynn Hanson finished the week with a the win in the $5,000 USHJA Hunter Classic, earning an overall score of 170.5 from the judging panel.

Michael Zukerman of Huntington, NY, piloted Denmark, owned by Patricia Adikes-Hill to second place with a 164.5, while Katie Schell of Cleveland, OH, and Candor, owned by Redfield Farm, took third place honors with a score of 159.

Sewell earned an 83.5 in the first road aboard MTM Caruso S, and followed in the second round with an 87, to secure the win. Fifteen entries vied for top honors. Sewell also rode E.L. Raymond, owned by Leslie Campbell to a sixth place finish.

Coco Fath of Fairfield, CT, and Akinda rode to the top of the $1,000 3'6" Junior/Amateur Owner Hunter Classic presented by Sweet Oak Farm. Adam Edgar of Leesburg, VA, and Candescence owned by Clare Sargent finished in second, while Madelyn Porter and Dragonfly's Encore, owned by Dragonfly Farms finished in third.

Continuing with consistency throughout the week, Molly Sewell added another win at ESP Spring II in the $1,000 Pre-Green Incentive aboard Dragonfly's Cellestine, owned by Dragonfly Farms. Taylor Kain of Boynton Beach, FL, and Market Trend, owned by Daryl Ziegler Henning earned second place, while Sewell picked up another top three finish, piloting Quentin, owned by Janice Cannizzo to third place.

Hannah Janson of Berkley, MA, and Cascor's Splendor owned by Maria Moalli topped a competitive division in the Pessoa/USEF Hunt Seat Medal presented by Randolph College. Dannie Murphy of Charlottetown, PE, and Elmo, owned by Martie Murphy finished in second, while Catherine Stafford of Worthington, OH, and Alando, owned by Victoria Hoft earned third.

Competition at PBIEC resumes Wednesday, April 20, with the start of ESP Spring III, which will feature $10,000 Open Stakes Class presented by Accuhorsemat on Thursday, April 21, and the $30,000 PonyUp Horse Treats Grand Prix on Sunday, April 24. For more information on PBIEC and to see a full list of weekly results, please visit