Articles: Press Release
Outstanding Delivers at 2009 Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF National Hunter Breeding
Championship West Coast Phase
United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2009
By Joanie Morris
Lexington, KY -- Outstanding lived up to every letter in her name and
demonstrated the presence and conformation for handler John Ducharme to be
named best 2-year-old filly and Overall Champion at the 2009 Sallie
B. Wheeler/USEF National Hunter Breeding Championship West Coast Phase. The
West Coast class was held at Showpark All Seasons Summer Tournament in Del
Mar, CA on August 29 and judged by Carleton Brooks and Richard Taylor.
The bay filly (Popeye K x Delilah) beat a tough field of young hunter
prospects and took home top honors for owner Krishna Buyalos and Santa
Barbara, CA breeder Leslie Nelson.
Reserve champion honors overall for the West Coast Phase went to Pops Panda
from the 2-year-old colt/gelding class. Handled by John French (hot off his
win at the 2009 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby
Finals the previous week), the 2-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Paparazzo x
Wyvern) impressed the judges for owner and breeder Lisa Stroway.
The Leading Sire Trophy donated by Pam Stubbs was awarded to Popeye K, a
Dutch Warmblood stallion, who sired two class winners.
Honors for the innaugural Ted Fieger Award for leading handler, which was
given in honor of beloved Ted Fieger by Friends of Ted was a fitting tribute
to a legendary advocate and guardian for the sport. The award was given to
three handlers: John Ducharme, Matt Davis and Sue Lightner tied for the
The event was well attended and graciously supported by the West Coast horse
show community. Sponsors included: the Pacific Coast Horse Shows
Association, Archie Cox, Leslie Nelson, Diane Yeager, Crooked Willow Farm,
Jennifer Grubb-Reed,Aaron Read, Twinkle Gorman, Sue Lightner, China Blue
Farm, Barbara Ellison, Tish Quirk, Marys Tack and Feed, Antares, Erin
Elizabeth Seeds and Oceanpoint Tack Shop.
Fifty-Four young horses will line up on September 5 for the 2009 Sallie
B. Wheeler/USEF Hunter Breeding Championship East, and then one young horse
will be named the Overall Best Young Horse.
The East Coast Championship will be at the historic Warrenton Horse Show
Warrenton, VA. The Overall East Coast Best Young Horse class winners will be
compared to Outstanding for the Overall National Sallie B Wheeler/USEF
Hunter Breeding Champion.
The Luncheon will be sponsored by the Virginia Horse Show Association, the
Maryland Horse Show Association and Zone 3. Class sponsors include Spy Coast
Farm, Louisa Lenehan, Douglas Wheeler, Magic Hill Farm, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
M Oare, Dr. Betsee Parker, Mardie Faucette, Jane Dow-Burt and Anne
For more information, please contact Marion Maybank at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The vision of the United States Equestrian Federation(r) is to provide
for equestrian sport in the United States of America by promoting the
of excellence from the grassroots to the Olympic Games, based on a
foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare
of its human and equine athletes.