Nancy Szakacs, Markel Adult High Point Winner
As Adult Amateurs go, Nancy Szakacs is well established in the saddle. “I’ve been riding many, many years… Do I have to give you a number?” laughed Szakacs of Northern California. Markel’s Adult Amateur High Point Winner, Szakacs and her imported 6-year-old Rhinelander/Trakehner gelding, Ruschkoi went on to win with a 70% at First Level, Test 3. Szakacs’ was not aware of her win until she was phoned for an interview. When asked about her weekend at Woodside a humble Szakacs replied, “Winning was very exciting and it’s always an unexpected thing. It’s a great surprise when something like that happens. Glenda [of Cornerstone Event Management] is always so gracious with what she does and the thoughts that she puts behind things. Even with the CDI, the Open Show was going quite well and everyone seemed to be pretty happy. I probably couldn’t have done it without my trainer.” Szakacs is currently a student of Heidi Gaian.
Eighteen-year-old Jennifer McCormick has aspirations to compete in Young Riders and as Markel’s Junior High Point Winner is seems as if she is well underway to the winners circle. Astride Valentino, a 15 year old Hanoverian gelding owned by Dr. Janet Verplank, McCormick went on to receive a 66% at Second Level, Test 1 thus winning Junior High Point. “It was a fun show,” beamed McCormick, “thanks for Dr. Verplank for letting me show [Valentino] and to my trainer Ann Reynolds.” McCormick is spending her summer as an ever-busy working student.
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