Bridgehampton, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2015 - Victoria Colvin rode Dr. Betsee Parker's Way Cool to win the Large Junior Working Hunter High-Score Award for the fourth year in a row-scoring a 98 to win one class-on the way to the Large Junior Working Hunter, 16-17, Championship and the Grand Junior Hunter Championship.
As the Large Junior Hunter High-Score winner, Way Cool won the Deanne Vallier Dominguez Memorial Trophy.
Colvin, of Loxahatchee, Fla., also won the Small Junior Hunter, 16-17, Championship with Ovation and the Reserve Championship with Canadian Blue. Dr. Betsee Parker, of Middleburg, Va., owns both horses.
Emily Perez, of Pittsburg, N.Y., rode Cassanto, 9, to win the Large Junior Hunter, 15 and Under, Championship. "We bought him as an equitation horse a year ago, and then we turned him into a hunter-and he's been great!" said Perez, who will be a junior in high school this fall. She trains at Heritage Farm.
Perez and Cassanto won the handy hunter class and one other over-fences class on the way to the tricolor ribbon. "I think that the handy class is really our strong point, and we did really well in there. I think that he jumps really well when we're doing the short turns. He's very easy to do that stuff on," she said.
"Overall, I think that he went really well this week," added Perez. "On the second day, especially, he was jumping really great. I think he likes this ring. He doesn't mind the grass, and he doesn't look at anything."
Perez said that she too likes jumping in the Hampton Classic's Anne Aspinall Ring, where the junior hunter divisions competed. "I love the rings here. I think they're so pretty, and I love how big they are. I love it here," she said.
Coco Fath, of Fairfield, Conn., won the Small Junior Hunter, 15 and Under, Championship on Akinda.
Further information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show is available at the Hampton Classic website at www.hamptonclassic.com