Articles: Press Release
Foxy's Magic Gift Wins 2008 Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF National Hunter
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September 4, 2008
By Stacey Meier
Lexington, KY- With two phases of competition on both sides of the
country, it was Foxy's Magic Gift who earned the title of Overall Grand
Champion of the 2008 Sallie B. Wheeler/United States Equestrian
Federation (USEF) National Hunter Breeding Championship. Even though it
was his first time showing in the Hunter Breeding Championship, Foxy's
Magic Gift proved that he has a promising career ahead of him by winning
Best Young Horse in the Hunter Breeding Championship - East Coast along
with the title of Best Hunter Breeding Yearling Colt/Gelding.
The USEF Hunter Breeding Championship showcases some of the best hunter
breeding horses in the country. As in the past, the championship took
place on both coasts- the West Coast phase was held at the Show Park All
Seasons Summer Tournament in Del Mar, CA on August 27 and the East Coast
phase of the championship was held at the Warrenton Horse Show on August
30. From there, the West and East Coast competitors are compared to
determine the Overall Best Young Horse.
Owned and bred by John W. Kelly, Jr., Foxy's Magic Gift (Absolut x
Autumn's Magic Fox, by Castle Magic) is a chestnut Thoroughbred gelding
and was shown by handler Oliver Brown. With his win of Overall Grand
Hunter Breeding Champion, Foxy's Magic Gift was awarded the Dave Kelley
Perpetual Trophy and as his breeder, Kelly was awarded the J. Arthur
Reynolds Memorial Trophy.
Taking Overall Reserve Champion was Capitol Hill, who was also the
Reserve Champion of the East Coast phase of the Hunter Breeding
Championship. Capitol Hill's accomplishments solidify him as a top
hunter breeding horse as he was also Best Young Horse in 2007. Capitol
Hill (Nob Hill x Pardon Me Mister, by Mr. Inspector) is an American
Warmblood stallion bred by Diana Dodge and owned by Cismont Manor Farm.
The Best Young Horse - West Coast went to Wow (Popeye K x Holy Cow, by
Fire Jade), a Thoroughbred/Warmblood-cross filly owned and bred by
Leslie Nelson-Pinkerton and handled by Richard Taylor. Taking Reserve
Champion of the West Coast was Pops Panda (Paparrazzo x Wyvern, by
Wetherson) owned and bred by Lisa Stroway and handled by Carleton
The Leading Sire award went to Popeye K on the West Coast and on the
East Coast, the leading sire was Absolut.
For more information, please contact Marion Maybank, USEF's Director of
Hunter Disciplines at (859) 225-2033 or via email at email@example.com.
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of excellence from the grassroots to the Olympic Games, based on a
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