Articles: Press Release
Katherine Newman Goes Back to Back with Nairobi at Wachovia Showplace Spring Spectacular II
Photo Credit: Nairobi
and Katherine Newman. Photo (C) 2007 Jenny Ross.
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Wayne, IL - June 25, 2007 - Katherine Newman and Nairobi earned the Large
Junior 16-17 Hunter division championship once again this past weekend at the
Wachovia Showplace Spring Spectacular II. This is the second tricolor for the
pair at the Lamplight Equestrian Center
in Wayne, IL.
The previous week, they championed at the Showplace Spring Spectacular I Horse
Show after winning top ribbons.
Sixteen-year-old Newman rides at her family's farm, Allwyn Court, and
trains with her parents Kathy and Gerry Newman. Based out of Wellington, FL,
the young rider travels to shows to compete with horses from her farm, and she
often picks up catch-rides on horses owned by other riders. This weekend she
for trainers Nora and Morgan Thomas. The bay gelding is owned by Kimberly Wang,
and Newman started showing the mount this spring.
was awesome," she commented. "We won three classes this weekend! We were also
fourth over fences and fourth in the hack. Nairobi and I were ninth in the hunter classic
on Friday, and in yesterday's classic, we scored an 87 and 88.5 and ended up
third. He really felt great. He seems to get better and better every time he
goes in the ring."
She also rode Cayman in the Large Junior Hunters for Amelia
McArdle. "Amelia went to Spruce Meadows to show her jumpers,
so I showed Cayman for her," explained Newman. "I had never ridden
him before, but he was really fun. He has a great jump, and you can really trust
him." The duo captured three seconds, a third, and a seventh place. They also
finished fifth in the hunter classic on Saturday after they earned scores of 84
Newman will meet up with her parents and the rest of Allwyn Court at the
Lake Placid Horse Shows in New York
on June 27. She will compete in the junior hunters, the equitation, and the
junior jumper division. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.
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