Vermont Summer Festival Continues
Another Maryland combination has proved successful at the competitive six-week Vermont Summer Festival. Mary Lisa Leffler (pictured left) of Rolling Acres in Brookeville rode Gerona 92 to place second in the $5,000 3’3” NEHJA Hunter Derby Qualifier on July 26. The pair finished with a combined score of 167, only three points behind the winner Jimmy Toon riding Tigger.
Chloe Reid Reigns in Kentucky
The competition continued to impress in Lexington, KY, the host of the Kentucky Summer Horse Show on July 27. The competitions, held in the Rolex Stadium, garnered moments of brilliance from young riders across the United States. The weather was dismal, but that did not stop the competitors from lacing up their boots and showcasing their talents.
The courses in the jumper divisions proved to be extremely difficult, testing both horses and riders on their ability to navigate a very tight and large course. The troublesome course presented many difficult obstacles, such as large combinations as well as rollback turns and some difficult bending lines.
Chloe Reid (pictured right) of Washington D.C., topped the competition in the High Junior Jumpers, outlasting the rest of the class. Chloe was able to ride a clean first short course, then posted a second clear round in the jump-off aboard Damascus. They finished the jump off course with the quickest time recorded, 37.445 seconds. Damascus is a relatively new mount for Chloe, who has only competed with the horse twice in the U.S. this season. That did not seem to matter as Chloe blew away the competition to win the class. Chloe also placed fifth in the class aboard her other mount, Tooloun.
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