Thursday, May. 23, 2024

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Shows I & II

Blowing Rock, N.C., July 30-Aug. 10






Lucille Oken dominated the pony ranks, earning all three regular pony hunter championships both weeks, including the grand pony and small pony championships aboard Hi Lite (pictured). The judges also named Oken best child rider on a pony at the two shows.







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Blowing Rock, N.C., July 30-Aug. 10

Lucille Oken dominated the pony ranks, earning all three regular pony hunter championships both weeks, including the grand pony and small pony championships aboard Hi Lite (pictured). The judges also named Oken best child rider on a pony at the two shows.

Alise Oken joined her sister Lucille in the winner’s circle, riding Take Away to the large junior hunter, 16-17, tricolors both weeks.

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Lily Hahn literally traveled around the world to find her winning partner in the Russell Hall Memorial Speed Classic,
testing out horses across the United States and South America before finding Lucky One in Copenhagen, Denmark. “He’s the first horse I’ve ever done a grand prix on, and he’s just fantastic,” she said.  Hahn, Tryon, N.C., finished on top of the junior/amateur- owner jumper division during week II and also had her name engraved on the Spin The Night Challenge Trophy, awarded to the leading jumper rider at the show.

Bishonen captured the amateur-owner, 18-35, tricolor with Marianna Bishop-Wade aboard during week II. She also rode the gelding to reserve honors in the second year ring.

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Katie Dawson earned the children’s hunter, 14 and under, championship both weeks aboard her Nevada.

Helen Scot Milner’s Enticer
outjumped all of the other champions during week I to capture the $25,000 Challenge Of Champions Hunter Classic
with Liza Towell-Boyd aboard. The 8-year-old Hanoverian qualified for the classic by earning the reserve ribbon
in the first year green division.

Photos by Cathrin Cammett

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