Articles: Press Release
Walker Wins ASPCA Maclay Northeast Regional
Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810, email@example.com
WESTBROOK, CT-September 24, 2001-Brian Walker of St. Lazare, Quebec won the
ASPCA Maclay Northeast Regional Final (Region 1) at the Grand Fall Classic
in Westbrook, CT on September 23.
With his victory, Walker qualified for the Maclay National Championships
for the ASPCA Horsemanship classes at the National Horse Show Presented by
Budweiser at Madison Square Garden in New York City, November 2-4. Also
qualifying were Caitlyn Shields of Sheffield, MA (2nd), Jennifer Hannan of
Wakefield, RI (3rd), Cody Baird of Greenwich, CT (4th), Whitney Hollinger of
Medfield, MA (5th), Elizabeth Saunders of New Canaan, CT (6th), Lara Gay of
Ridgefield, CT (7th), Hannah Wirfel of Westport, CT (8th), and Abby
Carpenter of Greenwich, CT (9th).
Fifty finalists from eight Maclay Regional Championships will qualify to
compete for the Maclay National Championships for the ASPCA Horsemanship
classes. The other qualifying events are:
East (Region 2), held at the Autumn Classic in Port Jervis, NY on September
8 included competitors from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
Northwest (Region 7), held at the Northwest Autumn Finals in Monroe, WA on
September 8 included competitors from Arkansas, Idaho, Montana, Oregon,
Washington and Wyoming.
Central (Region 5), held at the St. Louis National Charity in St. Louis, MO
on September 15 included competitors from Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana,
Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas,
West (Region 8), held at The Oaks Fall Classic in San Juan, Capistrano, CA
on September 15 included competitors from California, Hawaii and Nevada.
Mountain (Region 6), held at the High Prairie Fall Classic in Parker, CO on
September 15 included competitors from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and
Southeast (Region 3), held in Alpharetta, GA on September 16 included
competitors from Alabama, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia,
Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia,
and West Virginia.
Midwest (Region 4), held at the Kentucky National in Lexington, KY on
September 22 included competitors from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky,
Michigan, and Ohio.
The Maclay National Championships for the ASPCA Horsemanship classes, which
is open to riders under the age of 18, is a showcase of future show jumping
champions. Each year more than 1,000 riders participate in local and
regional events to earn the right to compete in the National Horse Show's
Finals. Fifty of the country's top riders demonstrate their talents to a
panel of three judges for the most prestigious title for young hunt seat
The opening rounds of the prestigious Maclay National Championship for the
ASPCA Horsemanship classes will be held at Madison Square Garden during the
National Horse Show Presented by Budweiser in New York City on Saturday,
November 3 while the final rounds of the Maclay Championship will take place
on Sunday, November 4.
Past winners of the ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Trophy include such top riders
as Olympic veterans William Steinkraus, George Morris, Frank and Mary
Chapot, and Leslie Burr.
For more information, please visit www.nhs.org.