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Photo Credit: Compliment and Sandy Ferrell, winners of two classes in the Green Conformation Hunters on Tuesday at the Washington International Horse Show. Photo © 2006 Diana DeRosa . This photo may be used free of charge only in relation to this press release.
Top Hunters From All Over
Some of the top names in professional and amateur hunter riding are competing this week such as adult rider Laura McPherson on
The Washington International Horse Show is one of the world’s leading equestrian events. It features top horses and riders from the
There will be a $10,000 WIHS Children’s and a $10,000 Adult Championship on Tuesday evening, October 24, 2006, and the $15,000 AHJF Nations Cup Hunter Challenge, which pairs international Open Jumper riders with American junior hunter riders, will run on Saturday, October 28, 2006.
The competition was fierce in the morning sessions. Compliment, owned by Stephanie Riggio and ridden by Sandy Ferrell, was shown to wins in both the Green Conformation Hunter Model and the Green Conformation Hunter over fences classes. Compliment came straight from being named Champion of the combined Conformation Hunters at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in
Popeye K was the Green Conformation Champion 2003 at the WIHS, and held true to his champion reputation by winning both Regular Conformation Hunter jumping classes and the model Class today. Popeye K was ridden to the wins by Tommy Serio and is owned by Elizabeth Spencer.
The 2006 High Point Qualifiers will take center stage tonight in the $10,000 WIHS Children’s and Adult Championships. Approximately 30 riders from each division will compete at the