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Sandy Ferrell Amasses Tricolors in Professional Hunter Divisions at Kentucky Summer Horse Show
Indian Summer and Sandy Ferrell, champions of
the Second Year Green Working Hunter division. Photo (C) 2007 Jenny Ross/Phelps Media
Jenny Ross of
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Lexington, KY - August 2,
2007 - Sunny skies greeted exhibitors this morning at the Kentucky Summer Horse
Show, currently underway at the picturesque Kentucky
in Lexington. Produced
by Kentucky Horse Shows LLC, the competition continues through Sunday, August
5, and the Kentucky Summer Classic follows next week from August 8-12. Professional
hunter divisions were held in the Stonelea Arena over courses designed by
Philip J. Devita of Apopka,
The First Year Green Working Hunters started off the
morning, and Walk The Line and Sandy Ferrell jumped their way to the
championship. The pair captured two blue ribbons over fences, along with a
fifth place under saddle. Adding to their second and third from yesterday,
their top placings resulted in the division championship. Walk The Line is
owned by DHS Farms in Westonville,
OH. Reserve champion was awarded to
Ferrell aboard Cabaret, a horse she piloted for Kelsey Delaplaine of Gettysburg, PA.
"Walk The Line was fantastic," glowed Ferrell. "He is a
beautiful, natural jumper and is very scopey and very athletic. He maybe tries
to outdo himself once in awhile, but between yesterday and today he took a deep
breath and he rode around the ring beautifully. As long as you get him to the
jump correctly, he's going to give you a beautiful jump."
"The courses rode very nicely," she added. "Phil [Devita]
changed it up a little bit with oxers to verticals and oxers to oxers, and it
rode nicely. It's a beautiful facility with a beautiful ring and great footing.
It's definitely a great place to show your hunters."
Green/Regular Conformation Hunters were next up in the
order, and From Day One stole the show with three first place finishes and the
top tricolor. From Day One, ridden by Michael Dorman for Bonnie Lee Mandich,
also won first place over fences yesterday. Dorman finished with the reserve championship
with Just James, another horse owned by Mandich.
In the Second Year Green Working Hunters, Ferrell and Indian
Summer continued their winning ways and took first place in the first over fences
class. They pinned second in the second class and in the under saddle, which
added to their two wins from yesterday for the championship. Indian Summer is
owned by Stephanie Riggio of New York,
NY. Riggio's second mount,
Breitling, also shared the winner's circle after he won the second class and
the under saddle. Breitling pinned second and third yesterday and also took
home the reserve championship this afternoon.
"I started riding Indian Summer about four years ago for
Ralph and Holly Caristo through his Pre-green and First Year [Green] year,"
smiled Ferrell. "He won everything and was very, very successful. Then he took
a year off from the professional divisions and did the Adults with Holly, and
then he was purchased by the Riggio's last fall. Luckily I get to do him in the
Second Years a couple of times a year. He's what a hunter is supposed to be,
and that's the bottom line," she disclosed. "He has a beautiful style, and he
does everything correctly. I'm really the lucky one!"
The Regular Working Hunters wrapped up the professional
hunter divisions today, and Jenny Miller had a clean sweep aboard Magic Darco.
The duo won every class in their division and amassed 50 points for the
championship award. Miller showed Magic Darco for owner Anne Koch of Citra, FL.
Rated hunter divisions continue tomorrow, and the Stonelea
Arena will play host to the Junior Hunters. The juniors will conclude on
Saturday for championships, and the Amateur-Owner Hunters will be held on
Saturday and Sunday.
For a full set of horse show results or to learn more about
the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows, please visit www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.
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relation to this PMG press release.
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