Articles: Press Release
Julie Welles Wins SHALANNO Style of Riding Award
at the 31st Annual Hampton Classic
Marty Bauman (508) 698-6810,
Bridgehampton, NY=97 September 27, 2006 =97 Julie Welles of West
won the SHALANNO Style of Riding Award Perpetual Trophy at the 31st
Hampton Classic Horse Show.
The SHALANNO Style of Riding Award Perpetual Trophy is
to the Junior Jumper rider who best exemplifies the American style of
equitation as modeled by Olympic medalists Joe Fargis, Conrad Homfeld
George Morris. The award recipient must have the respectful, dignified,
courteous and workmanlike manner of a true sportsman.
Welles, 18, was selected by the jumper judges at the Hampton
Classic as well as by horse show personnel (jumper ring in-gate,
and announcer) who were in a position to observe the necessary
qualities of the horse show=92s Junior Jumper riders and who have the
knowledge of equitation riding necessary to make this judgment.
=93The Hampton Classic is proud to continue this award and
think of no better choice than Julie Welles,=94 said Hampton Classic
Director Shanette Barth. =93At her young age, she has earned the
all who know her and we think it=92s great that her name go on this
At the Hampton Classic, Welles placed fifth in the $10,000
W=F6lffer Estate Equitation Championship, which encourages younger
compete on jumpers by today=92s international standards. The
held over two rounds, two different courses and on two separate days.
Welles, who trains with Missy Clark of North Run, won a team
Gold Medal at this year=92s CN North American Young Riders=92
had a major victory when she won the $10,000 Pepsi Bottling Company High
Junior Jumper Classic at the Lake Placid Horse Show which then
her to the top of the pack in the junior division of the East Conference
the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series.
In 2005, Welles earned two major wins during the show
First, she was named the co-equitation champion at Devon with Carolyn
A few months later, she won the Kathy Scholl Equitation Championship at
Placid. Welles also has experience winning at major finals, with her
championships at the ASPCA Maclay and the WIHS Equitation Classic in
The Hampton Classic's sole beneficiary is Southampton
Full results and further information on the Hampton Classic
Horse Show are available at the Hampton Classic website at
call (631) 537-3177.