Articles: Horse News
Victoria Colvin Wins the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
at the 36th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show
Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810,
Bridgehampton, NY -- September 3, 2011 -- Victoria Colvin, 13, of Loxahatchee, FL, took top honors on Inclusive, owned
by Scott Stewart, in the Inaugural $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
at the 36th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY, on
Colvin finished third in Round One and first in the Handy Hunter for an
overall score of 398.500 points. Colvins trainer, Scott Stewart of
Wellington, FL, finished second, third, and fourth, receiving an overall
score of 396.00 on Dedication, owned by Fashion Farm, third on Garfield with
an overall score of 378.500 points, owned by Steeplechase Farm, Inc., and
fourth on Declaration, also owned by Fashion Farm.
The Handy Hunter course included several options for bonus points and Colvin
took them all with Captain, as he is affectionately called.
I wanted to take all the options in the Handy, said Colvin. They had really
tight turns, so it was a little tough, but I wanted to take all of them.
Colvin was surprised that she finished ahead of her trainer. Scott had five
in the class and he had three left after I went, so I was surprised that I
won, said Colvin. Scott is always amazing.
Stewart was not surprised. She and Captain are always hard to beat," said
Stewart. I was really happy for them.
Stewart was also happy that the Hunter Derby made it to the Classic. "This
is one of our favorite shows," said Stewart. "Its great to have the Derby
here because it is so good for the sport."
One of the most prestigious horse shows in the nation, the Hampton Classic
managed to keep almost its entire competition schedule, albeit compressed
from eight days into five. The Classic runs through Sunday, September 4
when it culminates with the $250,000 FTI Grand Prix and FEI World Cup
The Classics revised show schedule is available on line at the Hampton
Classic website at www.hamptonclassic.com. The Classic is also providing
frequent updates on its Facebook page.
For those who cant make it to the show grounds, WVVH-TV, the
official Long Island television station of the Hampton Classic,
broadcasts up to five hours of competition and highlights each
day during the Classic. These broadcasts can also be seen
online at www.wvvh.tv.
Further information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show is
available on the Hampton Classic website at
www.hamptonclassic.com or by calling (631) 537-3177. Hampton
Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) charitable corporation.