Scenes From Day 1 Of WCHR Week At WEF

Feb 14, 2018 - 2:46 PM

Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 14 

The hunters are taking over the international ring at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center for World Champion Hunter Rider Week at the Winter Equestrian Festival! This week, hunters will get the chance to qualify out of their regular divisions to compete under the lights on Saturday night in the $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular. Horses earning champion or reserve in divisions jumping 3’6″ and over will qualify.

Wednesday kicked off with the green conformation division—check out our photos from Day 1!  

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Nick Haness rode the beautifully dappled Winterfell to fifth in the first class. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Seriously—look at those dapples. We have dapple envy over here. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Tori Colvin won the handy class catch riding Grand Affair for Huckleberry Farm. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Tori Colvin and Grand Affair. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Amanda Steege and Zara kicked off WCHR week as the first pair on course in the first hunter class. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Amanda Steege and Lafitte De Muze took second in the first class. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Capital Base jumped super for Melissandre Lincourt. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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He’s got chrome on his toes and chrome on his nose! Fibonacci strutting his stuff for Chris Payne. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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He’s not just a pretty chrome face—look at this guy jump! Fibonacci and Chris Payne. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Google It tried his heart out for Jennifer Bliss. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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True Story looking cute as a button with Holly Orlando. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Two fighter jets flew over the hunter ring a little after 8:30 a.m.—they were running a scheduled practice flight preparing for President Trump to come to vacation at Mar-a-Lago this weekend. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Amanda Steege and Zara catching the morning light. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Sandy Ferrell and Moonshot took second in the handy round. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Peter Pletcher and Kennedy took ninth in the handy. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Sandy Ferrell broke her back in a bad riding fall, so now you won’t see her showing without a crash vest. Shown here riding Hemingway. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Sandy Ferrell and Hemingway took fourth in the first over-fences class. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Scott Stewart and Harvard Hall won the first class. Photo by Ann Glavan.

IMPORTANT LINKS: All the COTH WCHR week coverage  |  the WEF show website  |  results  |  live streaming

Category: Hunters
Tags: 2018 WEF, WCHR, WEF
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