Katie Robinson Leads Amateur Hunters at I Love New York Horse Show
Saturday, July 13, 2013
East Aurora, NY and Wellington, FL - Katie Robinson of Deeridge Farms and her newest mount Sutton Place have continued their winning ways in the Adult Amateur Hunter division, this time capturing the championship tricolor at the I Love New York Horse Show in Lake Placid, NY. The pair won three over fences classes to capture the top honor in the 36-49 age group. Robinson also took home the reserve championship award in the Amateur-Owner 35 and Over Hunters with her longtime partner Rock Steady.
Just coming off of their Grand Adult Hunter Championship at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show, Robinson and Sutton Place once again had the winning ticket. Although Robinson has only been riding the five-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Valentino for a few short months, they are showcasing their instant chemistry in the ring. After earning good ribbons in the Pre-Green Hunters with trainer Brady Mitchell of Heritage Farm, Sutton Place was ready to win in the Adult Amateur Hunters.
On the first day, Robinson and Sutton Place claimed a blue ribbon over fences, and then returned to the ring on Saturday for two more victories to claim the Adult Amateur 36-49 Hunter Championship. "Sutton Place was a super star," expressed Robinson. "He has really figured out his job, and it's very exciting to have such a nice young horse. Every time he goes in the ring he wants to win. He's so smart and he really gets it, so it's very fun to take him to the shows."
Robinson also competed in the Amateur-Owner 35 and Over Hunters with her second mount Rock Steady. The pair earned two second place ribbons over fences on Wednesday, and then won the under saddle and an over fences class on Thursday. Their beautiful rounds helped clinch the division's reserve championship.
"I can always depend on Rock Steady," noted Robinson. "He has a great rhythm and he loves to show. I always feel confident when I go in the ring with him because I know he is going to be perfect." Now Robinson will compete at Horse Shows by the Bay in Traverse City, MI, with Deeridge Farms before wrapping up the summer at the Hampton Classic and beginning to prepare for Indoors.