Don't forget tonight's the big USHJA/WCHR Hunter Spectacular of Palm Beach, and it's streaming live on usefnetwork.com. The action kicks off at 7p.m., but I've heard there's a big name retirement (or two) beforehand, so get there early if you're in town.
I'll be there shooting and reporting from ringside for the Chronicle. We're going back to the original format this year, with juniors and amateurs going head to head with the professionals. I don't think that means it'll be a shoo-in for the pros though. One set of judges gave Tori Colvin and Betsee Parker's Ovation a 96 today in the small junior hunter, 15 and under, stakes—and judges haven't even been scoring especially high overall!
The defending professional champions, Castle Rock and Louise Serio are on the show grounds, but I haven't seen Small Affair or Olivia Esse, who won last year's junior/amateur-owner class. There are plenty of other amazing combinations here though—it should be a great class.
Anyway, check back tomorrow morning (or very late tonight if you're a night owl) for photos and a report from today's big class. And in case you missed it, the Chronicle has a gallery from Thursday's open hunter divisions.
Editorial Staff, The Chronicle of the Horse
It's nice to see some juniors in it this year, last year it was all adults/professionals. It's nice to see some young talent in it (Schaefer Raposa, Lillie Keenan, Tori Colvin, Kristen Lutz). Fabulous job with the pictures!