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Louise Serio and Rock On Win $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at
Swan Lake Stables Kickoff "AA" Show
Louise Serio and Rock On (Pictured at Brandywine Valley Summer Series) Photo
Heather Bellock for
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Littlestown, PA- June 30, 2011 - It was an excellent week for the horses and
riders of Derbydown during the Swan Lake Stables Kickoff "AA" Show, held
June 21 - 26 at Swan Lake Stables. The talented Louise Serio took home three
tricolor ribbons throughout the competition. Serio also earned the win in
the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby with Jennifer Burger's Rock
On. The talented group of riders at Derbydown earned multiple winning
results after successfully competing in the show's challenging hunter,
jumper, and equitation divisions.
Serio piloted Jennifer Burger's Rock On to the top of the $15,000 USHJA
International Hunter Derby. The pair took home the winning title after
beating out 25 competitors. Serio also garnered championship honors with
Rock On in the First Year Green Working Hunter Division. The dynamic duo
swept the division earning the blue ribbon in all of the division classes
topping out at 50 points.
Jennifer Burger also achieved her own success aboard her second mount, Rock
Star, earning a first and third place ribbon in the 3'3 Amateur-Owner 35 &
Over Hunter Division.
Serio picked up another championship, this time in the High Performance
Hunter Division aboard Phillipa owned by Jennifer Burger. Serio and Phillipa
earned four blue ribbons and a yellow ribbon throughout the division. They
racked up an impressive 44 points to secure the championship title.
The talented professional was awarded the reserve championship honors with
Merelax Farm, Inc.'s Cinemagic in the 3' Pre-Green Hunter Division. Serio
and Cinemagic earned two blue ribbons, a red ribbon, and two yellow ribbons
throughout the division.
One of Serio's talented students, Kristen Bowman, earned the reserve
championship tricolor in the 14 & Under Children's Hunter Division with her
mount Noble Blue. Bowman and Noble Blue earned a second and two third place
ribbons for their efforts throughout the division. Bowman was also
successful aboard her other mount Rhinebeck. The duo earned second place
honors in the T.H.I.S. National Children's Medal. Bowman and Rhinebeck also
took home third place ribbons in both the $1,000 NAL/WIHS/M&S Children's
Hunter Classic and the M&S Children's Medal Horse.
Rider Devon Yacka achieved success with Furst Laugh. The team took home a
blue ribbon in the MHSA Adult Amateur Medal and a yellow ribbon in the M&S
Christina Serio took home top ribbons in the Performance Hunter 3'6 Division
with All About Eve. Serio and All About Eve received a first and a second
place ribbon for their efforts throughout the division. Serio also had a
consistent effort with Navarre in the 1.25m Jumpers and Volumia in the 1.40m
Deer Hill Farm's Black Tie was consistently earning top ribbons with Blair
Balmer in the irons. The pair earned three, second place ribbons in the 3'3"
Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic as well as second and third place ribbons in
the 3'3" Amateur-Owner 35 & Over Hunter Division.
Kara Twing also earned top ribbons in the 3'3 Amateur-Owner 18-35 Hunter
Division with her mount Fashion Week.
Jennifer Rowland earned multiple accolades in the Low Children/Adult Jumpers
with Derbydown's World Lady.
Junior rider Jane Maguire had a terrific week aboard her mount Fun &
Games. They earned first place and fourth place in the Large Junior 16-17
Hunter Division. Maguire was also consistently earning top ribbons with
Brooks Barnes' Nickleback also in the Large Junior 16-17 Hunter Division.
Kathleen Fisher represented Derbydown in the Pony Divisions with Summerland
owned by Nicole Emily Gorton. The duo earned first and second place ribbons
for their efforts. Fisher also competed in the Large Junior 16-17 Hunter
division aboard North Shore, taking home a second place ribbon and two third
Serio and Derbydown are currently showing at the Brandywine Valley Summer
Series Horse Show.
About Louise Serio and Derbydown:
Owned and operated by top hunter trainer Louise Serio, Derbydown is
nationally recognized as one of the foremost show hunter barns in the
country. It is a training, boarding, showing and sales business with a
multi-level horse facility providing all levels of instruction to A-quality
showing in Kennett Square, PA. Serio began training at Derbydown in 1975 and
she consistently trains and rides champions in every division at the most
prestigious shows on the East Coast, as well as traveling the country to
judge at those top shows in which she is not competing. Some of her
championship mounts include Gray Slipper, Dream Date, Red Panda, LaFayette
and Hat Trick. Most recently, Serio was victorious in the 2011 WCHR Pro
Hunter Classic aboard Castle Rock at the Winter Equestrian Festival.
For more information please visit www.Derbydown.com