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Jennifer Alfano and Rock Star Capture Another Victory in $20,000 ASG Software Solutions USHJA International Hunter Derby in Naples
Photo Credit: Rock Star and
Jennifer Alfano, winners of the
$20,000 ASG Software Solutions USHJA International Hunter Derby at Wrenwood
FL. Photo (C) 2008 Randi Muster.
Jennifer Wood of
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
at (561) 753-3389 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
- April 7, 2008 - Proving they are one of the top hunter combinations in the
country, Jennifer Alfano of Buffalo,
NY, and Rock Star, owned by
Bright Star 158 LLC and Jennifer Burger, won the $20,000 ASG Software Solutions
USHJA International Hunter Derby. The event was held on Sunday, April 6, at
Jenny Sutton's Wrenwood Farms in Naples,
FL. The High Performance Hunter class benefited the Naples Equestrian
This is Alfano's third win in the popular new hunter derby
series and Rock Star's second. They won the event in Ocala,
FL, this winter and were third in the $50,000
class in Wellington,
FL. Yesterday's class featured two rounds over new jumps in the beautiful
competition field, such as a rolltop, coops, post and rails, and a bank.
Rock Star and Alfano had a great first round and received a
total score of 179. They were tied for first place in points, but were awarded third
place in the first round by the tiebreaking score of the judges at position
The second round was a handy hunter round. Alfano picked up
the gallop to the first jump and kept a consistent pace with good turns. Rock
Star jumped every jump out of stride in perfect form. Alfano and Rock Star
received unbelievable scores of 93 and 95 from the two judging positions. They
received another 18 points for handiness for a second round score of 206. They
won round two by 20 points. Their overall combined score for the two rounds was
385, which gave them the win in the event by ten points.
Alfano was thrilled to win another hunter derby with Rock
Star, who she said loves showing and competing in these classes. "I think that
he is truly a show horse," she remarked. "He can tell this is a big event. He
loves to show and do different stuff. I'm still constantly amazed by what a
great horse he is."
Alfano rode three other horses in the hunter derby. She
finished sixth with SBS Farms' Sting and seventh with SBS Farm's Jersey Boy.
Earlier in the week, SBS Farms competed at the Tournament of
Champions week of the Tampa Equestrian Festival. Alfano was the champion in the
Regular Working Hunters on Jersey Boy, who won four out of five classes in the
division. Jersey Boy was the Tampa Equestrian Festival circuit reserve champion
in the division. Alfano and The Specialist, owned by Meredith Lipke Bartolone,
were reserve champions in the Green Working Hunters after they won two classes.
Another reserve championship came with Bright Star 158 LLC's Kid Rock in the
Pre-Green Hunters. Lipke Bartolone picked up top ribbons with her two horses,
Once and Again and The Specialist, in the Amateur-Owner Hunters.
Alfano is the rider and trainer along with Susie Schoellkopf
at SBS Farms in Buffalo, NY. SBS Farms will compete next at the
Kentucky Spring Horse Show. For more information on SBS Farms, please visit www.thebtrc.org.
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