Washington, D.C. –The $10,000 WIHS Adult Jumper Championship was held next in the evening session with a win for Tegan Elizabeth Treacy (19) of Needham, MA, riding Starlight Farms LLC’s Catalyst. Thirty-one entries started over the first round course set by Anthony D’Ambrosio, and 17 advanced to the jump-off, where only seven cleared the short course without fault in a competitive race against the clock.
Sydney Crenshaw and Fit to Print Farm’s Camera Ready were fast in 30.03 seconds to finish third. Dean Dignelli and Heritage Farm, Inc.’s Redefin blazed through the course, taking a hard inside turn that gave him the edge in 29.78 seconds, but the pair eventually settled for second place. In the end, Treacy and Catalyst, a 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare (Cruising x Ceredigion) clocked the winning time of 29.38 seconds. They were presented the Dorothy Foote “Goodie” Taylor Memorial Perpetual Trophy donated by Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ashton Hill and Miss Linden Joan Hill.
“I haven’t ridden much in the past few months, I started at Duke University in the fall, so I think I have ridden possibly five times just including Capital Challenge, Harrisburg and now Washington,” Treacy detailed. “She is a jumper that I got at the beginning of the season after I aged out of the equitation and I did a lot with her in Florida and all around New England for the summer. I definitely trust her a lot. I made several mistakes undoubtedly in the jump-off, but having such a loyal mare by my side definitely makes me comfortable to be able to kind of let go and let her take care of me.”
This was Treacy’s first time competing at WIHS and a great experience, though she immediately heads back to school on Thursday.
“I’m only here unfortunately for a very short period of time. I flew in this afternoon and fly out at 6 a.m. tomorrow, but what I have seen of it I love,” she noted. “It was a lot of fun to come. Washington has definitely been like no show I have experienced before – just the fact that we are in the city – the stabling is literally hundreds of feet away from my hotel. It is way different than a lot of other shows, and I think the excitement of the city itself definitely shows through.”
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Final Results: $10,000 WIHS Adult Jumper Championship
Placing/Horse/Rider//Rd. 1 Faults/Rd. 2 Faults/Time Owner
1 188 CATALYST TEGAN ELIZABETH TREACY 0.00 0.00 29.38 STARLIGHT FARMS LLC
2 806 REDEFIN DEAN DIGNELLI 0.00 0.00 29.78 HERITAGE FARM, INC.
3 CAMERA READY SYDNEY CRENSHAW 0.00 0.00 30.03 FIT TO PRINT FARM
4 WANANT WHITNEY LIND 0.00 0.00 30.63 WHISH LLC
5 CORDELIA KELSEY PISCITELLO 0.00 0.00 30.76 KELSEY PISCITELLO
6 TANGELO NORA VAN VEEN 0.00 0.00 33.59 NORA VAN VEEN
7 ULTIMATE VDL MEGAN FITZGERALD 0.00 0.00 34.55 DARPRIN ENTERPRISES LLC
8 EQUIFIT CAYENNE 178 ALEXANDRA CHERUBINI 0.00 4.00 32.07 LOVELITE LLC
9 CORA CHRISTINA COUPER 0.00 4.00 32.17 CHRISTINA COUPER
10 DON LOMA LINDSAY SIMMONS 0.00 4.00 32.28 LINDSAY SIMMONS
11 KEC MAXIMUS BARI FRIEDMAN 0.00 4.00 32.35 BARI FRIEDMAN
12 MADRID D’AUVRAY ELIZABETH PORATH 0.00 4.00 32.53 ELIZABETH PORATH