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$15,000 WIHS Hunter Derby Classic Victory Goes to Scott Stewart and World Time at 2008 Washi
ngton International Horse Show
Photo Credit: World Time and Scott Stewart, winners of the $15,000 WIHS Hunter Derby Classic. Photo
(C) 2008 Rebecca Walton/PMG.
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Washington, D.C. - October 25, 2008 - It was another
exciting day downtown at the Washington International Horse Show, hosted at
Verizon Center. In the $15,000 WIHS Hunter
Classic, Scott Stewart piloted World Time to the win. The class was by
invitation only; extended to those horse and riders who won championship honors
in this week's hunter divisions.
Today's Hunter Classic co
urse included tight rollbacks, as
well as an intricate snake fence. During his first round, Stewart received a
score of 90.333 with World Time, which put him in the lead going into the
second round. Jessica Springsteen and Tiziano returned to the second round in
the fourth place position. Their second round was impeccable, taking a very
tight inside option after a two-stride. The performance would earn them a score
of 95.333 and total of 176.333, as well as resounding cheers from the audience.
Stewart would not be outdone though, and returned to the ring to produce
another terrific round. He received a score of 91.666, resulting in total of 181.999
and today's trophy.
World Time and Stewart qualified for the $15,000 WIHS Hun
Derby Classic by winning the championship in the First Year Green Working
Hunters. Although World Time is a first year horse, Stewart was confident that
he would handle the derby format well. "World Time is a little bit of a small
horse and a little handier. He isn't fazed by anything," Stewart explained.
"His best class is always his first class. He is not spooky at all, so I was
confident that he could do it. He hasn't done that much, but he is easy. He is
very laid back and takes everything in stride."
After Springsteen's impr
essive second course, Stewart knew
he would have to put in a top round to win. "I did not see her go, but she did
tell me how she rode the course. I was nine points ahead of her so I wanted to
go in and be handy, but not lose it," he noted. "During the second round, I was
going to try and take the inside route, but he spent so much time in the air
and I wanted to give him a nice turn, so I opted to go around. Jessica's horse
took the inside turn and it looked nice, but her horse is more experienced."
/o:p>Springsteen and Tiziano's incredible second round earned
them the reserve honors in the Hunter Classic. Katie Dinan and Angelo also
produced two solid efforts, for a total score of 167.333 and the third place
Tomorrow is the last day of competition at the 2008 WIHS.
Highlights for the day include the concluding classes for the pony hunters,
championship presentations, Grand Champion Pony Hunter award, Best Child Rider
on a Pony award, and Local Hunter finals with award presentation. Scheduled to
be held at 1:45 p.m. will be the Autism Speaks Day of Champions Pageant
featuring Chester Weber Four in Hand driving demonstration.
For more informat
ion and full results, please visit www.wihs.org
$15,000 WIHS HUNTER DERBY
1. WORLD TIME, SCOTT STEWART, SCOTT STEWART: 181.999
2. TIZIANO, STONE HILL FARM, JESSICA SPRINGSTEEN: 176.333
3. ANGELO, KATIE DINAN LLC, TIM GO
4. OVATION, SCOTT STEWART, SCOTT
5. RENAISSANCE, SOUTH POINT FARMS, DAVID Q WRIGHT: 148.666
GINA DAY, KEN BERKLEY: 80.333
7. LAVARI, TRACY SCHERIFF, TRACY SCHERIFF: 77
TOWN, MONARCH INTL,
NICOLETTA VON HEIDEGGER: 73
9. SMITTEN, STEPHANIE DANHAKL, LESLIE STEELE: 46
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